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What is Metabolism?

What is Metabolism?

This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the...

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DIY Nourishing + Exfoliating Mask

DIY Nourishing + Exfoliating Mask

Lentils have been used in skincare for ages.  They are great exfoliants and are gentle enough for the soft skin of your face.  We love Province Apothecary's Regenerating + Stimulating Exfoliator.  Its made with lentil and oat flour, with the...

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Graydon Skincare Fullmoon Serum - New Launch!

Graydon Skincare Fullmoon Serum - New Launch!

We're obsessed with the Fullmoon serum by Graydon skincare!  This plant powered serum is loaded with active ingredients to keep your skin plump, youthful, protect it from environmental damage and so much more.  Here is a breakdown of what's in...

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December Favourites

December Favourites

I've put together a list of things I use that help me remember to practice self care, and are also devoid of toxins - good for my health and good for the planet.
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Homeopathic solutions for Allergies

Homeopathic solutions for Allergies

If you are looking for natural ways to treat your allergies, Homeopathic medicine offers a safe & effective solution. Common allergy symptoms include sneezing with a runny nose, coughing, and/or red, itchy or watery eyes. Triggers include pollen, dust, or weeds. Before prescribing a remedy, I often evaluate food allergies and look at the Vitamin D status of my patient
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Sunscreen Basics

Sunscreen Basics

With so many sunscreens on the market claiming to be the perfect sunscreen, how do you decide which one is safe and effective? Here are 5 things to look for to help you with the selection process: Mechanism of Action...

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Do you really need an antibiotic?

Do you really need an antibiotic?

What would it be like living in a world without antibiotics, where a simple infection could kill you? It could happen, as increasing numbers of bacteria are resistant to antibiotics. But there are ways to bypass antibiotics so this frightening scenario doesn’t occur. One herbal remedy, recently imported from Europe, can help to end the remark, “We know where you’re going!”
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The Acid Alkaline Balance

The Acid Alkaline Balance

It’s a self-regulating, self-healing organism that’s capable of finding balance in a chaotic world. Let’s just think about the number of things we do every day that are a strain on our body. We eat food which may or may not be what our body is looking for, we move into different temperature environments
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Lavender Essential Oil For Stress

Lavender Essential Oil For Stress

New Roots Lavender oil is steam-distilled from the flowers of the lavender plant. The unique mosaic of naturally occurring phytochemicals includes two active ingredients:  Linalool and Linalyl acetate.  Linalool exerts a relaxing effect on smooth muscles by inhibiting release of the compound acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that acts within the neuromuscular junction.

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