All posts by Georgia Wilson

Man getting a cold, refreshing drink from the water cooler.

Cleaning Your Water Cooler

Asked by Susy, Vernon, BC

The water in my home water cooler has recently developed a bad taste. What is the best way to clean the cooler?

That’s a very good question, Susy! Here’s a thorough cleaning method recommended by Health Canada.
Note: Clean your bottled water cooler before every bottle change. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Staying Hydrated

By KyLee Fournier

Reasons to pay attention to your fluid intake – and easy ways to do it!

Water is one of the elements essential to our wellbeing. Our bodies consist of anywhere from 50 to 70 percent water depending on sex, age and body type, so staying hydrated is vitally important for overall health. It’s easy to forget that large amounts of water are lost daily through simple body functions like breathing, going to the washroom and evaporation on our skin. It’s important to be conscious of these things so we can take steps to avoid dehydration. Common symptoms include headaches, dark yellow urine, sluggishness and even bad breath. Continue reading

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One tool to boost your self-confidence: Letting go of “good enough”

By Leanne Doering

What are you good at? This can be a scary question for many people because before they even say something, they are worried about being judged, and perhaps not being “good enough” at the thing they were thinking of saying.

Now, what does “good enough” even mean? Who defines “enough”? Where do your parameters come from? Why do some people get anxious when talking about things they know the most about? Continue reading

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Natural Solutions for Seasonal Allergies

By Michale Hartte, BASc (Nutr), NNCP, CH

If springtime signals itchy eyes and a stuffy nose, here’s an alternative to conventional medical treatment.

It’s springtime and the plants are now coming to life! We all love the warmth of the sun; however, a high pollen count spells bad news for some.

Allergy sufferers may blame the stirred-up dust, but did you know that it is NOT the dust causing the annoying itchy eyes and stuffy nose—it’s how the body REACTS to the dust. Sure, some people are more sensitive than others, but that just means their immune system is overloaded with more toxins than they are getting out. Continue reading

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How Do I Take Better Photos of my Pet?

By Caitlyn Chapman

When I tell people that I am a pet photographer, very often I get a response like, “I wish I had photos taken of old so-and-so before he passed—he was so special.” The Internet is awash with cell phone snaps of people’s pets—we are photographing them more than ever and though the best intentions are there, not every snapshot captures the true essence of your pet. I always suggest having professional portraits taken of your furry friends, but if you don’t have the means to hire a professional pet photographer and want to give it a try yourself, here are six tips that may help you get some shots you’ll treasure forever. Continue reading

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