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Raw Food

I remember the first time I heard someone say “raw food diet” I pictured raw broccoli, cauliflower and salad, a diet that I imagined leaving me starving and full of gas!!

Then I met Shawna Barker BSc, RHN at Synergy Nutrition who changed my idea of raw food completely.  Her passion for nutrient dense holistic food inspired me, her recipes and the food she prepares out of this world.

I has the good fortune to attend a raw food workshop with Shawna and have now incorporated much more raw food into my diet. I can feel the difference really feeding my body makes, and WOW I love it!!

Check out her recipes and your taste buds and cells will do the happy dance!

Mindfulness and Cancer Care

The folks over at Inspire Health, Integrative Cancer Care Centre are not only offering mindfulness meditation but yoga and stress reduction techniques in addition to nutritional consultations, counselling, and exercise therapy to complete a well rounded program for those diagnosed with cancer.

I have witnessed both first hand and in others the effects that stress can play on our bodies and our lives, and I am thrilled to see such a well rounded program include things like meditation and yoga. Feedback I’ve heard on the mindfulness program in particular was very good, it was an 8 week program that really empowered a young woman to approach her journey with cancer differently. She specifically mentioned how impactful and powerful the simple exercise of mindfulness was for her.

If you know someone working with cancer who may be looking for some extra assistance check out their site.


What is Energy Healing?

Energy Healing

Energy Healing practitioners use their hands to balance and clear the energy moving through and around your body. One of the results of balancing the energy in and around the body is a state of deep relaxation, which reduces tension in the body, increases oxygen  and blood flow  thereby creating the optimal environment for healing to take place. Using awareness dialogue, the practitioner and client work together to address the clients needs and facilitate a path to wellness of their body mind and spirit.

Benefits of Energy Healing:

  • relieves both physical and emotional pain
  • helps to strengthen the immune system and build resistance to disease
  • assists in relieving stress, anxiety, and trauma
  • brings about deep awareness and understanding of the physical body and its emotional/spiritual connection