wellness-blog

  • Even if you’re a seasoned home cook, there’s one food group you might still be sleeping on—pulses. Although many people aren’t familiar with the term, most have heard of the major members of the pulse family, which include lentils, chickpeas, dried beans, and dried peas. They’re foods that often aren’t given too much thought.

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  • If you spent any time in grocery stores during the nineties, you may remember the barrage of ‘low-fat’ and ‘no-fat’ items that filled grocery store shelves. From low-fat snack cakes to no-fat drinks, we knew fat was bad. But what if I told you that there are good fats – fats our bodies need to survive? Say hello to the Omega fatty acids – specifically, the Omega-3, 6, and 9 varieties. These fatty acids are all important dietary fats that provide a number of health benefits, so keep reading to learn about how you can incorporate these advantageous acids into...

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  • The shift to working from home has disrupted so many people’s regular routines, changing how they do just about everything—including exercise. Whether you used to hit the gym in the mornings, walked at lunch with coworkers, or biked to work, the pandemic has probably thrown a wrench in your workout schedule.

    Need to get back to exercising regularly? Here are some tips to help you get back on track.

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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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  • Essential oils have been used in aromatherapy and healing practices for several years, but with so many to choose from, how do you decide which one is right for you?  Essential oils are “a natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted.” With so many uses and different scents the options are endless! 

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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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