Category Archives: Natural Health

OHW Magazine’s Summer Issue

ohw website summer 13 front coverIt’s summer in the Okanagan and at OHW Magazine we are overjoyed at its arrival! Like most locals, we’re looking forward to those warm summer days, balmy summer nights, and all those other wonderful things that are associated with summer in the Valley. Like the vast variety of outdoor activities that are just outside our doors, the loads of fresh produce available from our own gardens or the local farmers markets, the beautiful scenery that ranges from rolling farmland to dry desert beauty, and just an overall feeling of wellbeing.
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Spring Issue of OHW Magazine Now Available!

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First of all, we’d like to thank everyone who picked up and read our first issue of Okanagan Health and Wellness Magazine; judging by the feedback we’ve received there were lots of you! Thank you all for your positive feedback, ideas and suggestions, we’re looking forward to incorporating many of these into future issues.

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The Coconut Oil Myth

decanter with coconut oil and coconuts on green backgroundLike many foods we eat, there has been much debate over the health effects of coconut oil. Naysayers claim that coconut oil contains saturated fats and, as a result, can cause problems like heart disease and obesity. Others claim that coconut oil is composed of medium chain triglycerides that can actually increase good HDL cholesterol and lower bad LDL cholesterol levels. As a consumer it’s often difficult to determine the truth around this highly controversial food.

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Rejuvenating Mind, Body and Cells!

Rejuvenating Mind PicWhen asked about rejuvenation, many people think of a relaxing trip to Mexico with sun, sand, a slight breeze, a tropical drink and maybe even a day at the spa. To others, rejuvenation involves going to a yoga class, playing a round of golf, or, on the other extreme, base-jumping. And still to others, rejuvenation may involve using a cayenne pepper and lemon water cleanse to shock the body back into order! While some of these methods may hold some scientific validity, the truth to rejuvenation lies within every single one of us, and it’s in our cells. There is no magic potion or lotion that will create the kind of cellular change, turnover, and replication that your body does. Continue reading

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How I Woke Up with Yoga

Lisa DumasHow I Woke Up with Yoga

Written by local Yoga Instructor Lisa Dumas

It wasn’t part of the plan. I had left my career as a radio broadcaster to raise my young daughter and support my husband as he focused on his own flourishing radio career in a brand new city. My little family of three had accepted the adventure to move off to San Diego, leaving our loved ones behind in Canada. Life had offered me a beautiful new city to explore and the opportunity to spend time with my daughter. I never could have imagined that soon I would shift my entire way of thinking and become a teacher of yoga. Continue reading

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