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Book Club: The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda

Michelle S Fondin. Build Optimal Energy and Health in Body, Mind, and Spirit Ever wondered why you’re feeling out of balance, stressed-out, sick, and exhausted but still can’t sleep? Western medicine often ignores the underlying issues that can lead to fatigue, illness, and disease, but there is a way to revitalize your body and mind without drugs or dangerous side effects. Ayurveda, the “science of life,” is a complete wellness system that includes all that we associate with medical care – prevention of disease, observation, diagnosis, and treatment – as well as self-care practices that are generally absent from Western medicine. This truly holistic approach considers not just diet, exercise, and genetics but also relationships, life purpose, finances, environment, and past experiences. In this thorough and practical book, Michelle Fondin guides you gently through self-assessment questions designed to zero in on your needs and the best practices for addressing them, such as eating plans, addiction treatment, detoxification, and techniques for improving relationships. She outlines steps you can take, with minimal cost, to heal common ailments such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, excess weight, anxiety, and depression. These time-tested methods for body, mind, and spirit wellness offer benefits to anyone at any age.

Holistic Health Coaching: Superfoods

Superfoods include foods that have a dozen or more unique properties such as source of complete protein, immune-stimulating, liver-cleansing, and anti-aging substances, antioxidants and many minerals. Superfoods greatly increase the vital force and energy of one’s body, improve overall health, boost your immune system, enhance sexuality, and cleanse and alkalize your body. By consuming superfoods we could dramatically easier achieve our ideal weight, diet, and food habits. Help nourish the brain, bones, muscle, skin, hair, nails, heart, lungs, liver, immune system and much more. Over the long term of using, correct imbalances and help to guide us toward a natural diet. Superfoods give us more nutrition with less eating. The top ten superfoods are: Goji berries, Cacao, Maca, Bee products, Spirulina, AFA blue-green algae, Marine phytoplankton, Aloe Vera, Hempseed, Coconuts products.

Martina Vantuchova


A Solution for Cellulite

When we fall from balance, the cells in the body are at war with gravity. The tissue has to find a way to keep us upright, and it does this by gripping on to the bony surfaces to create stability. This is what creates the appearance of cellulite. Fascia curls around the bones in our legs, gripping the bone and curling more and more as the fascia ‘freezes’ and increases in size. The ‘frozen’ fascia pulls the skin down toward the bone in the leg. This causes a ‘dimpling’ of the skin on the surface, creating cellulite.

The solution to cellulite is to melt the fascia in the legs. To do this we use the block with block therapy and diaphragmatic breathing. As we melt through the frozen fascia in the leg, it releases the pressure on the skin, therefore reversing the ‘dimpling’. The skin becomes more healthy and vibrant, looking younger and the cellulite begins to vanish.

Deanna Hansen

Lace Up with Team Diabetes

Canadian Diabetes Association is excited to announce “the Run” is coming to Winnipeg on Sunday, May 24th, at Assiniboine Park. This family-friendly run will feature a 15 km individual or relay run, a 10 km and a 5 km walk/run and a FREE Kids 200 m dash. Sign up today by visiting any Winnipeg Running Room location. Prizes will be awarded for top individual and team fundraisers. In addition, all fundraisers over $150 will be entered to win some great prizes. Canadian Diabetes Association Manitoba has a new Facebook page. Visit to see weekly updates on healthy living tips, research and our upcoming events.

Want to get involved in another way? Sign up to volunteer at the Lace Up with Team Diabetes by emailing or make a donation online at Help support the 116,000 Manitobans living with diabetes.

Pet Health: Canicross

Canicross is the sport of running with your dog. Let’s face it. When it comes to running, six legs are better than two. Running with your dog is a great way to enjoy the world, get fit, and bond with your dog. However, before you get started here are some tips.

Tip #1 – You want to check with your family doctor and your dog’s veterinarian to make sure you and your dog have no restrictions when it comes to running.

Tip #2 – Making sure you have the proper gear such as a running harness for your dog, a bungee tether that connects you and your dog and a thick belt that lessens the load on your lower back. Having proper clothing and shoes are excellent tools for preventing injuries.

Tip #3 – Do not be a weekend warrior. Start slow, be consistent and build up to a fitness goal for both human and dog.

Shalin Hustad

Clean Eating: Arugula & Strawberry Salad


1 tbsp organic ghee
1 tbsp fennel seeds
1 tsp cardamom,
1 quart fresh strawberries, halved
2 bunches arugula
1 cucumber, chopped
2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 lemon, freshly juiced
2 tbsp warm water
1/2 tsp black pepper


Heat ghee in small skillet over medium heat.
Add fennel seeds and roast until golden brown.
Add cardamom.
Combine ghee and fennel mixture with strawberries in salad bowl.
Wash arugula, tear and toss with strawberries.
Combine honey, lemon juice, water and black pepper in jar and shake well.
Pour over salad and serve.

Serves 6

Kalee Mund

Lampe Berger and Animal Hospital of MB

The perfect fit! The Lampe Berger removes odors, kills bacteria and fragrances the air. Developed by a pharmaceutical chemist, each lamp features under its stylish cap, a patented catalytic burner that destroys odors and helps purify the air – eliminating up to 68% of any airborne bacteria before the fragrance is dispersed. Destroy a whole range of odors at the molecular level including; pet odors, and many other forms of household pollution. Berger lamps and Berger line of unique technology that purifies the air in closed rooms like no other system. This little lamp will freshen and fragrance the air as much or as little as you would like. The Animal Hospital of Manitoba conveniently carries a wide range Lampe Berger’s to eradicate pet odors in your home.

Book Club: Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections

Complementary And Holistic Treatments For Bartonella and Mycoplasma, by Stephen Harrod Buhner.

A guide to the natural treatment of two of the most common and damaging co-infections of Lyme disease–Bartonella and Mycoplasma. Reveals how these conditions often go undiagnosed, complicate Lyme treatment, and cause a host of symptoms–from arthritis to severe brain dysfunction. Outlines natural treatments for both infections, with herbs and supplements for specific symptoms and to combat overreactions of the immune system. Reviews the latest scientific research on Bartonella and Mycoplasma coinfections and how treatment with antibiotics is often ineffective.

Shingles Vaccine: Should you get it?

Shingles is a viral infection that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you’ve had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue and can reactivate as shingles years later. Shingles can occur anywhere on your body but it most often appears as a very painful, blistering rash along your torso. It’s estimated that nearly 1 in 3 people will experience shingles in their lifetime, with an increased risk if you’re over 50 years old.

The shingles vaccine, Zostavax II, is approved for adults age 50 or older and it’s recommended if you’re 60 or above, even if you’ve had shingles before. This is because shingles can occur more than once! The vaccine decreases the risk of shingles by about half. While it cannot completely prevent everyone that receives it from getting shingles, it can help reduce the intensity and duration of shingles related pain in these people.

Talk to your pharmacist or physician to see if the shingles vaccine is right for you!

Jasdeep Ruprai

Holistic Health Coaching

The role of a health coach is to help you achieve an improved state of health. By educating you to better understand and enhance your body’s own innate healing capacity and changing your approach to food, we will create healthy patterns and choices to enhance your overall well-being. I have a holistic approach to health coaching which includes the use of Reiki energy medicine.

During an initial health consultation we will discuss your unique situation in depth and determine how we can reach your personal goals together. Everything we work on including food and lifestyle choices will be in partnership with any medical intervention chosen by you and your doctor and will serve as a support to that treatment path. I neither diagnose nor directly treat disease. I respect your physiological and emotional individuality and all recommendations will take into account your particular situation.

Brown Water?

Brown-colored water is a common complaint of householders. Elevated levels of manganese are the major cause of the significant increase in reports of brown water. Manganese levels have risen over the years in Shoal Lake, Winnipeg’s water source. Another common cause of brown-colored water is a rusty pipe. Pressure fluctuations inside a water pipe tend to loosen the rust that had been clinging to the inner walls.

Rusty water is a breeding ground for illness-causing bacteria. Also, a build-up of rust tends to corrode and crack pipes that in turn, exposes your water supply to contaminants in the air and also increases the chances of leaks in your home. Leaky pipes are one of the most common causes of mold and mildew infestation in homes. So, there you go; the rust in your brown-colored water actually has the potential to escalate into a major health hazard!

Blue Bison Water