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Spring is in the Air!

By: Dr. Melissa Lee ND With the flowers blooming, the sound of birds chirping, and warmer weather around the corner, it’s time to check in with your body and overall health. How are you feeling after a winter season of fluctuating temperatures between -20 to +10 degrees Celsius? How are you handling the transition into spring with variable barometric pressures? If you are feeling not so great, it’s time to think about simple ways to get your health into shape! One of the main questions I often get around this time of year is: what is best way to detox? Well, here are five simple ways to start your spring detox: 1. Get Moving We all know the benefits of exercise:...

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The Best Time to Eat Local

By: Fresh City Farms Despite the farming challenges of a dryer and hotter season, the summer was generous and our fall harvest has been bountiful! In fact, October is among the best months of the year to enjoy locally grown produce. From rainbow carrots to watermelon radish, and butternut squash to Ontario apples. But eating local isn’t only something we can do during the summer and fall months. Here at Fresh City, we think it’s possible to eat more local and organic food all year long! Fresh City has been delivering local food to our members’ homes since 2011. In our first week we did six deliveries. Now we do over 1,500! It all began when Ran Goel quit his Wall Street Lawyer job and moved back...

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Holistic Fall Skincare

Featuring Neal’s Yard Remedies Written by: Kelsey Schiavon Skin can be finicky. Its delicate balance is affected by so many things: stress, diet, product sensitivities, and even seasonal changes can create imbalances that leave your skin looking dull, dry and irritated. Luckily, as we move into fall, there are a few easy steps you can take to ensure you don’t lose that beautiful summer glow. SWITCH IT UP Excess water (especially hot water) can strip the skin of the natural oils that protect and nourish it in the drier seasons. Your best bet? Put down your gel cleanser and try a milky one to balance your skin’s natural oil production–without leaving you high and dry. I love using our Frankincense Refining Cleanser for...

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Summer Essentials

It seems like we've waited all year for the sun and warmth to arrive, and as Canadians, it’s safe to say we’ll be living outdoors well into September!  While fresh air, sunshine, lush greenery and increased activity are synonymous with better health, the summer season brings its own set of wellness concerns. Be sure to pack these natural essentials for your next weekend adventure: Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen Preservatives, artificial fragrances, alcohol, emulsifiers and mineral oils add to the toxic load of conventional chemical sunscreens, creating real cause for concern: these products are potent endocrine disruptors, which means they interfere with normal hormone function, and they generate free radicals, which cause cell damage. Pregnant women and children are at greatest...

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Supercharge Your Workout

You’ve started a new fitness regime, you’re loving the results and you’re considering a supplement to supercharge your workout. Gone are the days when sport supplements were designed exclusively for professional athletes and body builders, but the aisles of protein powders, electrolyte drinks and other mysterious concoctions are confusing and intimidating for most of us amateur athletes. (They’re often full of artificial colours, sweeteners and fillers too!) Whether your sweat session of choice is hot yoga, crossfit or gentle jogging, choosing a natural, clinically-proven supplement is a great way to boost your performance and recovery. Here’s our Peaches & Green guide to sport supplements: Before/During Your Workout Fueling your body before you are physically active can make a huge difference...

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