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Time For A Fresh Start: Back To School Nutrition Tips

After a summer of visits to the ice cream truck and bike rides to the corner store for treats, it’s time to get our kid’s diets back on track for the school year. It’s also an opportunity for us to challenge ourselves to improve the way we handle what I call “school day nutrition”. Easy, […]

Natural Cures for Holiday Indulgences

‘Tis the season to be jolly and indulge in holiday cheer, but let’s be honest. This is when your healthy lifestyle goes out the window as you fall prey to the temptations of holiday goodies. But, before you throw in the towel and write off your health this month, here are some suggestions that may […]

April Showers Bring….(Ah-Choo)…Allergies!!

The flowers will soon be blooming, the grass growing and the spring winds blowing. Sounds wonderful, unless you happen to be one of the unlucky ones who dreads the onset of spring allergies. If sneezing, watering and puffy eyes, a runny nose and overall feeling of blahness is the way your body greets springtime, consider […]

Be Allergy Free!

While most of us eagerly welcome this time of year, for others, springtime brings sniffles, sneezes and many other distressing symptoms. Allergies are the result of an imbalanced immune system. When exposed to allergens, the body overreacts and produces histamine which causes redness, swelling, warmth, itching and tickling sensations. While conventional medicine focuses on blocking […]

Start the Year Off Right With a Good Clean Out

Out with the old and in with the new! A cleanse is a perfect way to start off the New Year in optimum health and rid your body of all the junk you may have indulged in over the holidays. What is a cleanse/detox? Most of us shower everyday, and we appear clean and fresh, […]

Get down with The Beet!

The Beet Organic Café and Market is a new hot spot in The Junction (2945 Dundas Street West, just west of Keele). If you have not yet been in, it’s time to check out the spring spread of delicious organic meals, select organic groceries and produce, and totally innovative eco-design. Whether you’re grabbing something quick like […]

Simple tips for maintaining optimum health

Sleep. Good quality sleep is the time when your body regenerates itself, healing damaged cells and giving your organs a much needed rest. Diet. Increase raw fruit and veggies. Avoid processed food, refined carbs, greasy foods, and remember sugary foods lower your immunity dramatically. Water. Fill up a litre bottle twice per day and make […]

Organic Café and Market in the Junction!

The Beet Organic Café and Market is here! The Beet is the new west end hot spot for organic and healthy living. The Beet is owned by two health professionals: Heather Osler, Homeopathic Doctor and Director of the Bloor West Homeopathic and Wellness Clinic, and Michelle Vella, Certified Nutritional Practitioner. The Beet features: an organic […]

Preventative Health Care: The Optimal Approach To Staying Well

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is an expression that certainly holds true when it comes to family health care. A little bit of effort and awareness regarding our health can prevent serious life-altering disease. It is amazing to see how much time and money we are willing to spend fixing […]

Six Reasons to Go Organic

To Reduce Pesticides (only organic foods are pesticide free) A Toxic Nation Adult Study tested 11 Canadians from across the country for 88 chemicals in their blood and urine. The results showed an average of 44 chemicals in each volunteer: 41 carcinogens, 27 hormone disruptors, 21 respiratory toxins, 53 reproductive developmental toxins.The World Health Organization […]


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