wellness-blog

  • If you’re looking to adopt more planet-friendly practices in your home, the next area to tackle might just be your refrigerator. 

    Food waste is a tremendous and growing problem in Canada and around the world. Each year, 396 kilograms of food are thrown away per person in Canada, and that number is only growing.

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  • Quick Tips for reducing your blood pressure: 1. Eat healthy. 2. Exercise regularly. 3. Lose the extra pounds. 4. Quit smoking. 5. Limit your alcohol. 6 Limit your sodium in your diet. 7. Limit your caffeine intake 8. Relax! 9. Get your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. Clinical Blood Pressure High blood pressure or hypertension is a risk to both your heart and your kidneys. Your blood pressure is based on two measurements (systolic and diastolic).  A reading of more than 140/90 mmHg may indicate you have high blood pressure. If you have diabetes, 130/80 mmHg may be...

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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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