Wellness blog

  • Kardish Health Food Centre, Ottawa’s largest health food retailer, today announced that they have restocked the exclusive Ottawa Mask. This high performing mask was developed by CHEO researchers, in partnership with EcoEquitable and Dessuis, as a means to help reduce community transmission of COVID-19.

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  • This winter we’re all facing the challenge of finding ways to be healthy at home. We want to share our journeys to better health with our community to help support and motivate each other. What are the best ways you’ve found to be healthy at home? We want to know! Share them with us by posting your image to Instagram, tagging us and using the hashtag #HealthyAtHome.

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  •   ‘Tis the season of giving back—but with many traditional forms of volunteering off the table this year due to the pandemic, it may be tough to figure out how you can help others in your community. Still, there are plenty of ways you can make a difference locally this season if you know where to look. Here are a few of our best ideas for giving back over the holidays. Organize a contactless food drive To arrange a local food drive, there is no need for a crowded event. All that’s required is a vehicle and a community that...

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  • Let’s introduce you to another one of our employees. Meet Athena, our talented team member at Barrhaven. She is Vietnamese and born and raised in Ottawa. She’s also one of our youngest team members! Athena is a senior in high school, who’s super excited to graduate this coming spring. Given how covid has changed our social gatherings, Athena hopes to have a normal graduation next year. Her plans after graduation include enrolling in the royal military college and studying psychology.  Athena started working at Kardish as a co-op student in our accounting department and before completing her placement, she was...

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  • In a time of so much upheaval, adjusting to working from home is anything but easy. It’s always challenging to juggle personal and professional responsibilities while also caring for your own well-being—and with the future so uncertain, it has become more difficult than ever. 

    We want to help. Here are a few of our top tips to keep your stress levels low and your spirits high right now.

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  • 24-year-old Victoria Laforty Cirne has been assistant manager at Kardish’s barrhaven location for just over three months. 

    The Brockville native moved to Ottawa three years ago. She has family here, and began working at Kardish in February. Right before joining the Kardish team, Victoria decided to give vegetarianism a try. 

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  • Stress levels seem to be at an all-time high as we approach what feels like day 487 of COVID-quarantine. If you find yourself feeling a little more worn-out than usual, know that you are not alone – stress and anxiety are natural reactions to adverse and unwanted circumstances, and the current situation is nothing if not unwanted.

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  •  Join Kardish and plant-based chef and nutritionist Amy Longard for an interactive and informative webinar about healthy quarantine snacks, and ways to keep hydrated. Amy will teach viewers how to make homemade chocolate ice cream, talk about healthy snack options and even share some special recipes. There will also be a draw at the end of the webinar where one lucky viewer will win a $50 Kardish gift card. Join us for an evening of virtual fun!   Click here to register

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  • Being active is an important part of getting back to your routine and living a healthy lifestyle, but with the current state of the world, it feels more difficult than ever for a lot of usActivity is an incredible and natural way to boost your mental and physical health, and incorporating it as a "must" into your weekly routine will help you and your whole family thrive during this difficult time. Try out these 3 fresh ways to get the whole family moving.

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  • Woman is sick in bed with medicine and supplements scattered about

    No one likes catching a cold or flu, period. It's always important to take care of our immunity and health, but in the wake of fear surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we know many are searching for immune-boosting solutions. Luckily we’ve put together a Tool Kit of immune-boosting staples that will help turn your immune system into a bug-fighting machine, and ensure a speedier recovery if you do happen to fall sick.

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