Pet Health: Holistic Approaches

“What I see commonly in dogs and cats is arthritis. So, increasing blood flow is really beneficial for the circulation and with that brings anti-inflammatory properties – and pain relief.” Sharlene McInnes is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultant and veterinary acupuncturist, based in Wellington, New Zealand. She specializes in the field of holistic animal...

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Detoxify and relax with the raindrop technique

 “It’s as gentle as acupuncture; but as effective as a deep tissue massage. I left feeling blissful and slept like a baby.” This individual is referring to Raindrop Technique Therapy (RT) – an increasing popular alternative to a full body massage – using medicinal essential oils. RT has been shown to benefit clients who suffer...

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Safe use of personal insect repellents

Enjoy the warm summer weather without the bug bites! Climate and environmental changes have led to an increased risk of tick and mosquito borne diseases in Canada. Health Canada is reminding Canadians to protect themselves from bug bites by safely using bug spray and other insect repellents. Bug bites can cause a number of health...

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Holistic homes and essential oils

“Many essential oils are antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and effective against grease or mold. What’s more, they will not pollute your home, the water supply, or the environment.” Rachel Raba is an aromatherapist, in Washington DC. For years she has been using essential oils to create a healthy-home lifestyle. This includes alternatives for cleaning and personal...

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Aromatherapy, essential oils and wellness

“Many people assume that aromatherapy is about diffusing essential oils – instead of using air fresheners – to make your home smell nice, or encourage relaxation…. but that doesn’t even scratch the surface.” Rachel Raba is a certified aromatherapist, based in Washington, DC. She says many people are looking for natural ways to reduce anxious...

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A sea of purple

For hours, people’s heads bobbed up and down amongst a sea of purple. It was the annual lavender festival at Seafoam Lavender Company and Gardens, and Phyllis-Ann Downey and Carolyn Lee made the trip from Halifax specifically for the event. “We heard about it through Facebook,” said Lee. “We’re both big lavender fans.” It was...

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