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HEALTH & WELLNESS

The Roots of Modern Postural Yoga

Yoga has become such a mainstream activity that people in the urban areas of Vancouver Island speak about the principal challenges and benefits with some agreement. For example, flexibility,... 



Spring Clean by Building Your Fire

As we emerge from the slow darkness of winter to the excitement of spring, we often feel like we are ready for a new beginning. Spring is a time of renewal when we look at old things... 



Recipe: Apple Apricot Walnut Muffins

This is a simple and delicious recipe using in season apples. • The whole wheat flour and apples add necessary dietary fibre. • The walnuts provide protein and omega 3 fatty acids... 



Multivitamins

One of the questions my patients ask me most frequently is, "Why do I need to take a multivitamin when I can get all the nutrients I need from the food I eat?” Well, that just... 



Asthma in the 21st Century

It seems it was a lifetime ago, that I heard my judo instructor’s voice saying to me that I need to relax, flow and cultivate the mindset of Mushin or "no mind". I was... 



Tooth Aches

In case you believed the toothache that subsided was from sweets and chocolate, this article encourages you to reconsider that notion. Did you know that each tooth has an organ-gland-joint... 



Not a resolution but a REAL life change

Did you make a resolution to yourself this January to lose weight? How is that going? Are you losing, are you going to the gym? Have you started yet? So often our resolutions start... 



Pet Wellness: What’s Not to Understand?

Like most dog owners, I think my dogs are pretty smart. After all, they learned everything I taught them. My Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Chester and Devon, were particularly bright:... 



From the Editor

The theme for this issue is "Doing My Part”: it is all about BEING the change we want to see in the world. This means we simultaneously keep the big picture in our hearts... 



Collecting the Sun

Sunlight pours along the Vancouver Island country roads of Cedar, leading me a bright chase through dappled woods and freshening spring fields. Revelling in the glory of the day with... 



Synergy Magazine, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada