Wellness blog

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    Welcome to our July edition of DISH. We compiled the latest in scientific research to help keep you informed and well. Come visit any of our stores and find out why there is always a better life in store at Kardish.

    OUR PROMISE is to help make it easy for you to discover the latest in well-being. It can be hard to find time and trusted information in today's world, which is why we set out to create a place for our customers to find the latest in well-being, both in and out of our stores.

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  • You have trillions of little critters, crawling through your intestines. In fact, you have more bacteria in your gut than you have cells in your body!

    The question is: Who’s winning?

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  • Supplements are designed to support different parts of the body, reduce symptoms associated with various health concerns and to promote overall well-being. There are also supplements designed for specific age groups and gender. You can purchase a multivitamin for kids, saw palmetto for prostate health, vitamin D for vegans, and the list goes on!  Sometimes it can be a challenge to figure out what is the right product for you.

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  • Need a lactose-free option for your holiday party? Zengarry Cashew Cheese not only a delicious and 100% dairy-free option, it's also local! Scroll down to watch our interview with Lynda Turner, owner and founder of Fauxmagerie Zengarry. Lynda produces her vegan cashew cheese in Alexandria, Ontario, just an hour's drive outside of Ottawa.

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  • The truth is, at many stores it can be a challenge to find a chocolate bar which you can feel genuinely good about. And there’s still the matter of taste, because if the chocolate doesn’t taste good, it’s going to make a lousy stocking-stuffer.

    We’ve pulled together a list of five chocolate makers who not only make delicious chocolatebut go a step further by making their chocolate stand for something good.

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  • Nothing says summer more than cooking and eating our food outdoors, feeling the breeze against our skin and feasting our eyes on the lush summer landscape. While most of our summer eating tends to be lighter fare, this sometimes doesn’t hold up when it comes to our beloved BBQ grill.  

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  • Fermentation is everywhere right now. Just about anything that can be fermented has been - vegetables, dairy,  tea, and even poop (don’t worry, we’ll explain)! Fermented products are not just for your European grandmother or hemp wearing uncle anymore. The average consumer now enjoys sauerkraut and miso on a regular basis, and probiotic supplements are nearly as common as daily multis.

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  • We’ve had a pretty grey and dreary winter, and the sun is indeed a sight for sore eyes.  And while we certainly don’t want to block out all of its health-giving attributes (vitamin D, anyone?), rates of melanoma – the deadliest skin cancer – have tripled over the past few decades.

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  • What is orange in colour, sour in taste, and grown in areas throughout Europe and Asian?  Why, Sea Buckthorn berries (also known as hippophae rhamnoides) of course! Clinical investigation suggests that the oil, which is available in supplement, topical oil and cream forms, has a wide range of positive effects.

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  • Does anyone else’s house need a bit of a dusting and a refresh? Okay who am I kidding, my house needs a full-on deep clean, and if you’re anything like me, yours probably does too. Many people are interested in opting for greener and healthier cleaners over conventional chemical cocktails, but are not certain of the benefits of these healthier products, or of their efficacy. If you are about to bust out or re-stock your cleaning products, there are a few things you might want to keep in mind.

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