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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

Pet Health

Want to get fit while hanging out with your dog?

No longer do owners need to choose between going to the gym and spending time with their own dogs. These classes are the first of their kind to be offered in Winnipeg and are designed for humans and dogs of all fitness levels and all fitness goals. Our goal is to create an environment where each individual team can be nurtured and supported in getting fit and having fun together, all while building a beautiful connection with each other. These classes can be used for socializing puppies and adult dogs, connecting with your dog, creating family time, getting an overweight dog in shape, having fun while burning off the dogs’ energy and the list goes on and on!

Contact Grassroots Canine today to get started on a new leash on life!

Shalin Hustad

Book Club: The pH Miracle

Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health
by Robert O. Young, PhD, and Shelley Redford Young.

Never count calories, fat grams, or portion size again! Your body’s pH balance is the key to optimal health, weight, mental clarity, and overall vigor. Strike the right balance by nourishing your body with certain foods to create an alkaline environment, and say good-bye to low energy, poor digestion, extra pounds, aches and pains, and disease. This innovative program, proven effective over decades, works with your body’s chemistry to revitalize and maintain your health. Now completely revised, updated, and expanded, this classic guide includes the latest research and reveals the secrets of an alkaline-based diet (think plant-based, non-processed whole foods). Learn about how to remove toxins and balance your life with the incredible health benefits of this program.

Clean Eating: Spring Masala

Help balance your digestive system.


1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. cardamom seeds
2 tbsp. coriander seeds
1 tsp. black peppercorns
1 tbsp. yellow mustard seeds.

Dry roast seeds together in a cast iron frying pan, until mustard seeds start to pop.
Grind all seeds and spices using hand grinder or mortar and pestle into a fine powder and store in an airtight glass jar.
Great on steamed vegetables, stir fry, soups, popcorn.

Kalee Mund

Made in Manitoba: Rawnata

Need a light, healthy snack to munch on during your coffee break?
Try Rawnata Hemp Snackers, available in chocolate, vanilla, and goji. Hemp Snackers are crunchy energy bars that supply protein, fibre, and Omega 3’s.

Need a healthy cracker that contains no flour?
Flax Crackers may be the solution! Pair them with cheese, gourmet jams, gourmet mustards, salsas, and hummus for a wonderful treat.

Rawnata is a modern twist on the Latin name “renate”, which means “reborn”. Rawnata is a Manitoba company that focuses on utilizing raw flax, hemp, and chia seeds. No flour, no additives, no preservatives and no empty calories. We use nothing but raw organic seeds, other nutrient-dense and purposeful vegan ingredients to renew and energize you. Ingredients are sourced locally, where and when possible.