Volume 24 Issue 6 March/April 2019
Cree Sisters Presereve Their Healing Traditions and Language
by Moh O’Brien and Hawk Caribou
Tansi – Hello
Moh O’Brien is a traditional herbalist, crafter, educator, and healthcare worker. She presently works at La Ronge hospital as a health care worker in long-term care. She was recognized by the Saskatchewan Health Excellence Awards in 2003, which is a very prestigious award. She is fluent in Cree and volunteers her services to many schools and cultural events. Her passion is sharing her knowledge in the art of boreal forest herbal harvesting of medicinal healing herbs and foods.
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Nutrition for Vitality
by Stacey Tress
Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells, and each one of them needs proper nourishment to maintain a high level of energy and vitality. This is why it serves your highest good to try and only consume foods and beverages that align with your true intentions. If you eat high-energy, high-vibrational foods, then cells will mimic that energy and vibration. As you eat and drink different things, your body is absorbing the life force, the true essence and energy of those substances. This is circulated to your cells and this is what influences your mood, your motivation, your creativity, your wellness.
Keto Lifestyle 101
by Taranum Sultana
Keto diet has gained immense popularity during the past few years, for losing stubborn fat relatively quickly in a safe manner, accompanied by countless other health benefits. For instance, people on a keto lifestyle experience increased mental focus and clarity, greater cognition, reduced inflammation, appetite control, clear skin, sound sleep, higher energy levels, and endurance.
Feeling Sluggish? Lacking Energy? Fighting Colds or Allergies?
A Spring Cleanse May Be Just Right for You!
by Dolphyn Boschman
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), each season correlates with an organ system and spring is liver/gall bladder season. The liver is our dominant cleansing organ working closely with the kidneys. It is called the General of the body as it communicates and directs all the other organ systems. If the liver is out of balance, it doesn’t take long for the other systems to become unbalanced.
Healthy Fats for Optimal Health
by Nina Lane
Healthy dietary fat is now being recognised an essential part of a healthy diet. That wasn’t always the case. Up until recent years dietary fat, particularly saturated fat, has been blamed for the increasing numbers of heart disease. Thankfully, after nearly 100 years the diet-heart hypothesis, along with its low fat–high carbohydrate diet, is losing steam. Healthy fats are now being praised for their benefits and contribution to good health. In fact, they may even be the answer to our culture’s current health crisis of rising obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Have you ever wondered how we got here?
The Combination to Unlocking the Power of Your Mind
by Sarah Sand
Together, the logical mind and the intuitive mind desire to work in harmony. They need to align like pen and paper, lock and key, bat and ball. One without the other is rendered ineffective. We need to reconcile both to unlock, create, and enjoy. This is our natural state and in this state we can live more joyously and on purpose. In this article we explore the differences between our intuitive and logical minds as well as how we can balance these two minds.
What is Yoga Therapy?
by Joanne Alexander
Many years ago on my path of recovery, I discovered yoga. It was a time, after having my three children, when I really needed a big fix for my physical body. Life was so busy, yet I could manage a three-minute sun salutation before my morning coffee. As my practice grew, shavasana (deep relaxation) was always the reward to get me on the mat. When my children were older, I started to travel in search of various yoga teachings. There was so much to learn and my ego flew through the challenges before me. I noticed changes in my posture, balance, energy, moodiness, sleeping, and self-image. Bit by bit, I continued to explore the body-mind-breath connection that yoga encompasses and completed my yoga teacher training in 2008.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
by Mackenzie Jardine
Naturopathic Medicine is the art and science of diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease using natural therapies with a focus on optimizing health and well-being through individualized patient care and public education. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) operate on a wellness rather than an illness model.
by Melva Armstrong
As I write this editorial, there is gorgeous sunshine streaming into the house and the temperature outside is –15º C, which has taken us slightly out of the deep cold we’ve been in for most of February. I’m sure every winter there are many of us who question why we live in this part of the world, yet we always get through winter and eagerly look forward to the beauty and excitement of spring, summer, and autumn. As we live with the cold and snow, I can visualize many of you sitting indoors reading your seed catalogues and getting your material ready to start planting those little bundles of nourishment into small containers to start them growing. These activities are exciting and provide people with something to do where it is warm and cozy as they anticipate the coming spring season.
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Book Mention: UnDo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases by Dean Ornish, MD, and Anne Ornish
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