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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Backyard Apothecary: It’s time we made an ally of the sun

At this time, and always, it is of utmost importance to have a healthy working relationship with the great ball of energy in the sky. With the discovery of the depletion of the... 



Depression – Part 1

These next two columns I am devoting to the subject of depression. I have chosen to give the topic so much space because of the very high number of anti-depressants that are being... 



Wellness

Wellness is the buzzword for health these days and I like it. It implies a much wider scope of fitness than a balanced diet, regular exercise or a well-toned body. It speaks of a... 



Habit of Health

Recently I was at a presentation by Dr. Hugo Rodier, M.D., a man after my own heart. This doctor was different! He talked about diet and supplementation which I will give you a summary... 



What We Do To Our Teeth!

The average life expectancy in British Columbia has increased to over 78 years. With the advances of modern dentistry it is now quite possible to keep your teeth for your lifetime.... 



The Art of Living Colour

"Come in, come in,” invites Kristeen Verge, waving me into her Nanaimo studio with the wet end of a loaded paintbrush. "I’m doing a red wash,” she divulges, grinning... 



From Good to Great

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Niels Gram sees the truth of this old saying played out weekly at Community... 



Thunderstorms and Rainbows: The Extraordinary Life of a Child with Behavioural Challenges

I am the single mother of an extraordinary boy. He arrived in this world on May 27, l997 at 2:30 a.m. after an interminable amount of hard work and coaxing, an attitude, I must confess,... 



Yoga poses and Practice

Yoga is an ancient systematic technology. The techniques of yoga are methods of purifying the nervous system, allowing us a greater degree of consciousness and to be an increasingly... 



Beyond Exercise – Physical Activity and Lifestyle Wellness

Polls and studies in the Campbell River community have shown that many people forfeit participating in physical activity due to a lack of time. It is no surprise as we truly do have... 



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