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.
Like 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.
When 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
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
The most exclusive of all oils, Rose Oil, heralded for its emotional and psychological benefits. It is a natural anti-depressant and aphrodisiac. No wonder the rose is the choice of valentines! 70% of the world’s Rose Oil is produced in Bulgaria. Harvesting of the flowers is done by hand in the morning before the sun rises and the oil must be distilled the same day. A very fragile caring process very fitting to the purpose it was made ~ to look after our hearts. Interestingly it takes 60,000 roses to produce 1 ounce of Rose Oil. Happy Valentine’s Day
by Audrey Cranston
The Oil Factory