Wellness blog

  • It’s smoothie season! With summer in full swing, what better time to enjoy a refreshing blended drink?

    Creating the perfect smoothie is both an art and a science. It must be tasty—of course—but a great smoothie should also be nutritious.

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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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  • 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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  • Do you know what’s in your makeup? Most people don’t. But if you take a good look at the labels of your favourite products, you might be surprised by what you find. 

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  • Health has always been a passion of Kristy’s. Before starting at Kardish, Kristy had 15 years of experience working in retirement homes and with adults experiencing dementia-related disorders. As much as she loved this job, she has always had a particular interest and fascination with food and nutrition. She applied for the Holistic Nutrition program with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, fell in love with the material and chose to fully immerse herself into the world of natural health. She is now a registered holistic nutritionist. This has come in very handy while working as assistant manager of the...

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  • Mike has been managing the Barrhaven Kardish location for three years, but he’s been with the Ottawa company for much longer than that. 

    He got his start with Kardish 10 years ago, working at the Merivale store. He was inspired to start working there because of his background in sports. 

    At the time Mike was playing hockey, hardball baseball, tennis, golf, and regularly rollerblading. Nutrition wasn’t something he was overly concerned about, but since joining Kardish it’s become a staple. 

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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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  •   Tyler started working at Kardish last June. He said it’s a company like no other. Coming to work is like coming home. “More like family than a job” says Tyler. The 26-year-old Ottawa native is going back to school in the fall to complete a social service worker program through Algonquin College. He is also in training with the Ottawa Inner City Ministries – a not for profit community outreach program. He was drawn to start working at Kardish last June out of personal interest. Tyler was working at Movati, and into personal fitness himself. He thought the next...

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