Thursday, March 31, 2011

Know your cleaners.

Check out Dr. Mercola explaining household cleaners.  What is needed and what is not.  Be aware of what ingredients are disguised....

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Think Globally, Eat Locally
Have Fun and Save the Planet
Now it is more important than ever to eat locally and shop your local farmer's market and small grocery store.

We all know that our planet needs our help right now, but we often feel unsure about what to do, where to make an effort, and what will really help. The good news is that we can heal the planet on a daily basis simply by buying and eating food that is grown locally. Food that has been transported long distances doesn't contain much life force by the time it gets to your kitchen. Making a commitment to shop, buy, and eat locally is not only a very important part of creating positive change, it can also be delicious fun.

One of the best places to begin the adventure of eating locally is a farmer's market. Stalls brim with fresh fruits and vegetables grown on nearby farms. Not only is this good for the environment, it's good for the farmers since they benefit from selling directly to the consumer. The consumer benefits, too, from the intimate experience of buying food from the hand of the person who grew it. In addition, the food is fresher and more diverse. In supermarkets, particular varieties of fruits and vegetables are favored due to their ability to survive transport to a far destination. Alternately, at a farmer's market, you will find versions of the fruits and vegetables you know that will surprise and delight your senses—green striped heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, white carrots, and edible flowers, just to name a few.

Make an effort to buy as much of your food as possible directly from local farmers. You will become one of a growing number of people eating delicious food to save the planet and having fun doing it. 

Enjoy the weekly farmer's market at Rotary Park and Baynes Lake.  Support local farmers and eat healthier.  Check out Cincott's new Organic market location.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Africa Bound!

Chiropractors with Compassion (CWC) is a movement dedicated to transforming the lives of children around the world. Chiropractors from around North America have joined hands together with Compassion to fund holistic child centered projects around the globe.
Dr. Mike is participating in the next visit to Kenya and Uganda, Africa.  Stay tuned as we follow him on his exciting dream to help those less fortunate.
Each CWC project is focused on transforming children from the inside-out by serving their spiritual, educational, economic, social and physical needs.
By focusing on developing the child, we help break the cycle of poverty.
We believe that these children have the potential not only to survive, but to thrive; to become leaders in their community who will in turn bring change to the world around them.
Every project is funded by CWC doctors, who have each committed to donate $20 from every new patient exam.
CWC is bringing help and hope to impoverished children and is allowing the hearts of individual chiropractors to grow as they serve and give to those in need.
Chiropractors of all practice philosophies and styles are coming together to serve children in a tangible way.
Healing hands have joined together to transform the world one child at a time and we’re just getting started…
Chiropractors with Compassion is a partner with Warrior Coaching and Compassion Canada.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Get Outside!

Getting out into nature is good for your health. I don't have any gold standard, double-blind, randomised control studies to prove it, but I innately know it to be true - and there are very sound reasons as to why.

Island Lake Road, Fernie, BC

Firstly, spending time in nature incorporates exercise. In almost every instance, getting out into nature involves walking, running, climbing or paddling your way around, and I don't think I need to spend too much time here explaining to you just how good that is.

Secondly, it involves fresh air. You only need to go for a stroll around the inner city for 10 minutes to realise that the quality of the air we breathe isn't what it used to be. The more we can get out into nature, get some fresh air into our lungs and reduce the chemical (pollution) load on our lungs, the better we will be.

Thirdly. it involves de-stressing. There is just something about nature that is great for reducing stress. The exercise plays a significant role, as does the fresh air and the quiet thinking time. Whatever it is, though, there is no doubt that getting into nature will leave you feeling less stressed, and given the links between stress and chronic disease, this will have an impact on your health.

Fourthly, it involves getting in touch with nature. This is one of those intangible benefits, but there is no doubt that getting into nature and seeing the beautiful balance of a natural, undisturbed ecosystem at work gives us pause to think about our own bodies and what kind of ecosystem we are maintaining. We understand that a forest needs nutrients (minerals, sunlight, water) and we understand that it needs no toxicity (pollution, woodchoppers, chemical sprays), and so it causes us to think (consciously or subconsciously) about the kinds of nutrients and toxicities we are creating around our own body.

So spend some time out in nature - you will feel and function better for it. By Dr. Brett Hill, DC.

De stress!  Enjoy the wonderful surroundings of our Elk Valley environment.   It is REALLY good for you!