wellness-blog

  • In the cleaning aisle, you’ve likely perused the natural cleaner section and considered reaching for one of the greener options on the shelf. But with so many options available, the choices can be overwhelming. We’ve put together some of our top reasons to make the switch to natural products. If you’ve ever thought about swapping out your regular cleaners for natural alternatives, here’s what you need to know.  Skip the allergens Most natural cleaning products are free of ingredients that can cause allergic reactions and skin irritation, making them a friendly option for those with sensitive skin. In particular, switching...

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  •   Let us introduce you to Twinkle. Her personality is as bright as her name! She recently moved to Canada with her husband from India and by profession is a pharmacist. She currently works at Kardish full-time, and also manages a youtube channel! 
When she moved to Ottawa, she found that Kardish was a place where she could incorporate all her past knowledge. Kardish was a perfect fit!  “I like having different areas to chat with customers about. I’m a talkative person, so it’s a perfect match,” said Twinkle.  Although Twinkle is a vegetarian, she is a big foodie. “I’m...

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  • Are you living with gut issues? You’re not alone. According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, approximately 20 million Canadians are affected by digestive disorders each year.  Strong gut health is integral to your overall well-being. Digestive problems have a tremendous impact on your body, causing stomach troubles, unintentional weight changes, fatigue, skin irritation, and even food intolerances.  Here’s the good news. If you’re living with gut problems, there are everyday solutions that you can incorporate into your routine to feel healthier. Here are some of the best natural remedies to improve your gut health. Boost your probiotics Probiotics are...

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  • It’s time we explored a food category that we don’t often consider—seeds.  These chronically underappreciated additives are too often overlooked, despite their many benefits. Chock full of nutrients and flavour, seeds are stellar additions to a vast array of dishes, from salads to breakfast staples to baked goods.  Whether you’re looking to expand your culinary horizons, attempting to add more protein and minerals to your diet, or just hoping to incorporate some new flavours to your favourite meals, seeds are a great solution. Take some time to familiarize yourself with some of the seeds most commonly used in cooking. Then,...

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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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  • Who says you need a recipe to create a stunner salad dressing? As it turns out, it’s shockingly simple to mix up your own tasty dressings from scratch. All it takes is a few pantry staples and pinch of creativity. Intimidated? Don’t be! Every vinaigrette only takes a few ingredients and the same basic principles. Plus, once you get the hang of the basics, you can start freestyling your own custom dressings for every variety of salad imaginable.  As the name suggests, a vinaigrette starts with vinegar. The variety you select depends on the flavor profile you’re targeting. For a...

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