As is typical of autumn, the days are shorter, the evenings are cooler and there’s a fragrance in the air that’s a mix of falling leaves and misty mornings. For some, autumn is like a new start to the year, or, simply, it means life as we knew it before summer–our company has gone home, the kids are immersed in school and we’re all back to busy schedules.
It promises to be a day of extraordinary discoveries, presented by cutting-edge speakers and workshop leaders who are dedicated to showing you simple strategies for making positive transformations in your life. Learn how your power of belief has been scientifically proven to be a stronger indicator of your life’s path than your genetics (and how to change negative beliefs); how to harness and use your intuition to help you navigate the twists and turns of life; get a health tune-up; explore your innate creativity; discover the benefits of a ph-balanced diet, and more. Continue reading
We often hear about the dangers of eating too much sodium, but it’s possible that some of us may not be getting enough.
Salt, or more specifically the sodium component of sodium chloride, is often the target of health warnings about high blood pressure. With all of the messages to “‘lower your intake,” it’s easy to believe that salt falls into the same category as hydrogenated fats, or high fructose corn syrup, which should be eliminated from your diet because they do more harm than good. Remember, however, that sodium is an essential nutrient which is found in every cell of our bodies. It is used for many things, including the maintenance of our body’s water content, the transfer of electrical signals for muscle contractions and nerve signals, and the movement of other nutrients across cells. Salt is also important for the maintenance of proper blood pressure. Continue reading
It’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.