wellness-blog

  • This year, staying healthy has been on everyone’s mind, to say the least. But what can you really do to help your body fight infections?

    As it turns out, there are plenty of simple, everyday actions you can take to strengthen your immune system. Unsurprisingly, most of these behaviors are habits that doctors frequently suggest to boost your overall health and wellbeing as well.

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  • BY: AMY WILSON Adjusting to the “new norm” of COVID-19 has led to a drastic increase in hygiene practices. To protect our health, businesses and organizations are following protocols and adhering to recommendations made for our safety. Unfortunately, a lot of these hygiene practices include harsh disinfectants and chemicals that kill off our natural microflora. While we still learn about this emerging new disease, it is definitely important that we take all measures to protect ourselves and others. However, to keep ourselves safe, it is also vitally important that we keep our immune system strong. In order to do this,...

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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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  • 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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  •  Nora Munro Registered Holistic Nutritionist Meet Nora, our Westgate manager! She was born and raised in Ottawa and has always been much of a natural! “I grew up eating healthy. I always ate seasonal foods, fresh foods and I love gardening!” Built on an internal interest, she took some courses on Alive academy which officially led her into the health food industry. After working in several health food retail stores, she planted her feet in management. She definitely is a people person! She loves working with her colleagues!  So being in a health food store and working with people is...

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  • Ingrid is one of the hardworking team members at our Bells Corner location. She was born and raised in Ottawa and has two children that she is very proud of. On the weekends, you can find her cooking a mean steak on the Barbeque. Before starting at Kardish, she ran a home daycare for about 18 years. When she finished this endeavour, Ingrid wasn’t sure what the next chapter of her life would hold until she saw an ad. Kardish was hiring!  Ingrid has worked at Kardish for three years now! She’s pleased to have an opportunity to work with...

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