wellness-blog

  • Has the upcoming holiday season left you idealess when it comes to gift-giving? If you have a natural health lover in your life, or you’re just hoping to buy more sustainable, natural, non-toxic, plant-based, ethical, local, or even organic gifts, our guide is sure to help point you in the right direction. 

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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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  • When we talk about wellness, we often contain the conversation to diet and exercise, and forget one of the most vital componentssleep. A good night’s sleep is an integral element of a healthy lifestyle. 

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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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