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Publisher's Message ~ November 2016 Issue
Greetings
This month we would like to remind everyone in the Okanagan that the Kelowna Holistic Market is on Sunday November 20th at the Laurel Packing House on Ellis St. 
The Illuminate Psychic Fair is also coming back to Kelowna January 20 & 21, 2017 and you can now book your booths.

I have two new events to announce. These are fun and very affordable 10 days tours to Ireland for small groups of 10.  So come on your own or grab a few friends and join us in Ireland. The August tour is ideal for teachers as it has cultural, museums, art, history and lots of information to share with your students. Also is a lot of fun with biking and walking during days with live Irish music at night.


EVENTS WITH MARIA,  Rosie and Guest Host
April 6-15 – Ireland Spring-time FUN Holiday Tour - Killarney & Dublin - 9 night (small group 10) (plus Opt Scotland)
April 21-30- Kryon Ireland Tour (Maria & Lee Carroll)
May 6-18 - Mystical Ireland Sacred Tour (with South African Andean Shaman, Linda Jordaan & Maria) 12 nights
May 20-Jun 2nd – Irish Gardens Ireland & Sacred Sites Tour (Maria & Jane Donald) 13 nights
Aug 20-31 -  Ireland Summer-time  FUN, Bike, Hike and relax Ireland Holiday Tour of Killarney & Dublin - 10 nights
Sept 7-22 – Private Tour. Spirit of Ireland

More workshops & events

Keep an eye on our website, Facebook and social media pages and our monthly eMagazine for more updates of our special events. See our event directory for locations, details and event information. You will also find a wide range of local events &  workshops posted by our OK In Health members.

We invite you to visit our community event directory for more workshops and event information.

Check out our community Wellness directory for local wellness practitioners and our new articles below. 

Please take a moment to read this month's eMagazine below and see what inspires YOU!

From Maria O'Farrell Carr and the OK In Health Team

 

Featured Wellness Practitioner of the Month

Health is Bliss with Shannon Bliss, CNP, ROHP - Kelowna & Vernon Area.
Health is Bliss is owned and operated by Shannon Bliss, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner and Live Blood Analyst. Specialties: Cleansing & Detox, Health Clinics & Wellness Centers, Live Blood Cell Analysis, Nutrition Coach. Phone: 2508012798

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Recipes
Shannon BlissRecipe Host Manager - Shannon Bliss, manages the recipe Section. CNP, ROHP is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Certified Live Cell Microscopist, Weight Loss and Healthy Eating Specialist. Do you have a recipe you would like to share with our members?
Click on the add a recipe link on our recipe page.


Arugula Mango Salad

Description:
The Health Benefits Of Arugula. All salad greens are healthy, right? Most are very low in calories, but not all give you a good dose of nutrients. Isn't it time to ditch the iceberg lettuce and try something different? Discover the delicious health benefits of arugula. Arugula, also known as salad or garden rocket, is a nutritious leafy green vegetable of Mediterranean origin. It belongs to the brassicaceae family like mustard greens, cauliflower, kale…etc and has scientific name Eruca sativa. Salad rocket is a low growing annual herb features dandelion like succulent, elongated, lobular leaves with green veins. Young plant features plain light green color leaves, which appear identical to that of spinach. Young, tender leaves feature sweet, nutty, flavor with less peppery taste than strong spicy flavored mature greens. Rocket salad is rich source of certain phytochemicals such as indoles, thiocyanates, sulforaphane and iso­thiocyanates. Together they have been found to counter carcinogenic effects of estrogen and thus help benefit against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers by virtue of their cancer cell growth inhibition, cytotoxic effects on cancer cells. Rocket is very good source of folates. 100 g of fresh greens contain 97 mcg or 24% of folic acid. When given around conception period it helps prevent neural tube defects in the newborns. This vegetable also rich Vitamin A, C and in B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), and pantothenic acid those are essential for optimum cellular enzymatic and metabolic functions.


Granola with Wheat Germ, Seeds and Blackstrap Molasses

Description:
The advantage of making your own healthy homemade granola is that you can avoid some of the hydrogenated fats and corn syrup found in many of the commercial brands. Granola made this way is also a heart-healthy snack food because of the relatively low fat content and the vitamins and minerals supplied by the grains, seeds, nuts and fruits. Oats and other grains are rich in magnesium and other minerals and vitamins which help keep cholesterol low. This recipe I like because of the blackstrap molasses. Blackstrap molasses is a very good source of iron. Particularly for menstruating women, who are more at risk for iron deficiency, boosting iron stores with blackstrap molasses is a good idea--especially because, in comparison to red meat, a well known source of iron, blackstrap molasses provides more iron for less calories and is totally fat-free. Iron is an integral component of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen from the lungs to all body cells, and is also part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism. So, granola can be a quite healthy as part of a diet rich in natural grains and vegetables - and as a welcome treat for when you are working or playing extra hard.

Almost No Fat Vegan Brownies

Description:
These brownies are a delicious, low-fat, high-fiber indulgence. Vegans and omnivores will enjoy their rich flavor.

Wellness Directory
Focus Bodywork at The Wellness Spa - 250-215-1564
Akashic Records with Alara - 250-309-0411
An Energetic Life - How You Get It! - (250) 826-2788
Ashley Piderman ~ Registered Acupuncturist ~ Vernon, BC - 778-475-4265
Barbara Resendes Homeopath - 250-540-1830
Being Wellness and Healing ~ Dylan Smeaton - 250-460-1693
Celtic Wisdom Keeper, Healer and Intuitive Readings with Maria O'Farrell Carr, AEP - 250 493 0106
Certified Craniosacral Therapy ~ 'Nurture' ~ Pam Tilitzky - 2504886796
Certified Emotion Code & Metatronia Therapy ~ On-line or in person with Kveta Jasek - 250-866-5677
Daydream Esthetics Studio with Deanna Klan - 2504901233
Health is Bliss - 2508012798
Hypnotherapist Ruth Hart - 250 707 0770
Itzá Rainbow - 2508089318
Jese Wiens Naturopathic Doctor - 250-494-3321
Kate Young RHN ` Registered Holistic Nutritionistat Happily Holistic - 250-491-7559
Massage by Donlea - 250-306-3935
Wholistic Essentials - 778 754 7388
Wind in the Willow Creative & Healing Arts Studio - 250-276-5308
Questions & Answers
Cindy AtkinsonYou Ask – We Answer! . . . your road map to health & wellness.
HAVE A QUESTION? LET US HELP! - We are here to help you with any of your health-related questions – nothing’s too big or too small! Our professional expert panel will do our best to provide you with information, suggestions, and resources.
The Q and A column is managed by Cindy Atkinson, BA Science in Genetics & Cell Biology.
Click here to ask a question on our Q & A page.


Healthy Tips for Men

Breakfast
Dieticians eating something for breakfast each day. If you normally skip this meal, consider trying to eat breakfast at least 3 days next week. Quick and healthy choices include dry whole grain cereal, dried or fresh fruit, whole wheat toast lightly spread with peanut butter, low fat yogurt, soy milk, a small piece of cheese, or oatmeal. It is not necessary to eat a lot of volume or a lot of fat, but eating something for breakfast can help maintain better energy during the morning hours.

Five Blocks to Better Health
There are 336 30-minute blocks of time in one week. The American Heart Association recommends that you commit five or more "blocks" to exercise. In the time it takes you to watch five sit-coms you could be on your way to better health!

To Lighten Up the Sandwich
Looking for ways to lighten up your sandwiches? There are two easy approaches: cut unnecessary calories; and opt for healthy or at least healthier fats. Here are some examples. If you love mayo, ask for light; you can save 50 calories and 6 grams of fat per Tbsp. Better yet, use a little liquid oil & vinegar dressing. Cheese? Use reduced fat cheese to save 50 calories and 5 grams of saturated. To remove even more saturated fat, drop the cheese entirely.

Exercise Cool Down
Fitness experts recommend cooling down after a moderate to high intensity exercise session. This prevents sudden pooling of blood in the muscles. Slowly cooling down also prevents sudden drops in blood pressure that can lead to dizziness and falls. During the last 3-5 minutes of your workout, gradually decrease the exercise intensity. Gently approach your resting state before coming to a complete stop.

Get Those Fluids
People are mostly made of water, and adults generally need about 10-12 cups (8 oz. each) of fluids each day. Most fluids, even chicken soup and orange juice, count as part of your 10-12 cups. If a glass of water sounds boring, spruce it up. Garnish your glass with a mint
sprig and a slice of lime, lemon, orange, pineapple, kiwi, star fruit or even a few fresh berries.

Supreme Events
Reiki Level 1 and 2 Certificate classes
November 14, 2016
Holistic Market Okanagan
November 20 - 11, 2016
Are You Coming to Peru?
December 11, 2016
Illuminate 2017 Psychic Fair & More
January 21 - 22, 2017
RAC Certified Foot Reflexology Course
February 8 - 30, 2017
Ireland SPRING Time Fun Tour - April 2017 ( 10 Nights with optional Scotland Tour)
April 6, 2017
KYRON Ireland Tour with LEE CARROLL (April 2017 )
April 21, 2017
Irish Gardens & Sacred Sites Tour - May 2017 - Maria Carr & Jane Donald
May 20, 2017
OKanagan's Largest Summer Solstice Gathering - June 21st, 2017
June 21, 2017
IRELAND SUMMER Time Fun Tour (Fun, Bike, Music & Cultural) - AUGUST 2017
August 20, 2017
Sacred Journey to Peru
December 11, 2017
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Ongoing
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Ongoing
Counselling Hypnotherapy Program - Basic and Diploma
Ongoing
Gateway To Oasis Reiki School
Ongoing
Herbology I ~ by Dr. Terry Willard
Ongoing
Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Ongoing
Noontime Tai Chi with Claudia
Ongoing
Penticton's Leggotts School of Rock and Roll - Join a Rock band!
Ongoing
Penticton's Guitar Circle ~ South Okanagan ~ Come Join us!
Ongoing
Articles
Ginger Greetings by Raina Dawn Lutz
OK in Health columnist writer Raina Lutz writes about brewing a summer ginger ale in your own kitchen. A short look into the creation of ginger beer and the benefits of ginger and fermented foods...
Let's Hear it for the Boys! by Deanna Klan
Often I am asked by women if I do treatments for men as they think that their boyfriend or husbands would enjoy the same services that they do. Men are always welcome at aesthetic salons and spas, and there are a number of services that are designed to specifically for them.
Pain by Carole Fawcett
It drains you of energy, depletes your creativity, lightens your memory and exhausts you beyond any known definition of the word exhaustion. Your view of the world changes radically and sometimes the worlds view of you changes too (at least, it becomes easy to think that it has). The 'it' I am referring to is pain. The pervasive, invasive, all encompassing personal warning that-something-is-wrong-signal...
Sacred Sites and Earth’s Power Places by Monika Muranyi
There are numerous sacred sites and power places all over the planet. What makes them sacred? Why do humans feel “power” emanating from the Earth? The answers are different for each person because we all feel things differently based on what is happening with our spiritual core, our connection with Gaia (Mother Nature), and our Akashic maturity (our cumulative past lives).
The Acid/Alkaline Balancing Act by Lila Elliott
The body needs acid and alkiline in a careful balance. Most people don’t know that the pH of the blood and tissue is the single most important measurement of the body.
The Art of Napping by Miscellaneous
What are some tips for napping? Take a few minutes to prepare for a good nap and though some of these points seem obvious, many people do not do them and miss out on a good nap:....
The Benefits of Fiber: For Your Heart, Weight, and Energy by Miscellaneous
Confused about fiber? You’re not alone. Dietary fiber is a misunderstood nutrient. Many people know it is important, but not much more than that. This article fills you in on the two main types of fiber – soluble and insoluble -- where to find them, and the health benefits they provide. Dietary fibers are found naturally in the plants that we eat. They are parts of plant that do not break down in our stomachs, and instead pass through our system undigested. All dietary fibers are either soluble or insoluble. Both types of fiber are equally important for health, digestion, and preventing conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, diverticulitis, and constipation...
The Health Benefits of Essential Fats by Nelson Narciso
The quality of the fats we consume has become a commonly discussed topic, and many people are now recognizing that they are not created equal. Omega-6 and omega-3, the Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s), have a profound impact on our health and well being.
The Power of Conscious Parenting by Maggie Reigh
Studies reveal that you are likely to replicate 85% of your parents’ behaviours! And of course, that means that you will pass them along to your children unless you understand how to interrupt the cycle. Discover how you can shift subconscious programming that no longer works for you and make your dreams of a happy, harmonious home life a reality this year....
Tips to Improve your happiness from around the World by Miscellaneous
Here are some from around the world on how people improve their happiness...
What is Coenzyme Q10 used for? by David Dixon
Many people refer to it as CoQ10 but its full name is Coenzyme Q10. First, there are at least two forms of this little gem; Ubiquinone is the less expensive form and the poorer absorbed. The other form, Ubiquinol, is already converted, (which our system tends to do, before it is in a usable form), so it is more of a ready-to-use variety...
Connect with Yourself Weekly ~ Soular Rhythms
Michael O'ConnorTake time in your busy week to reflect on your inner rhythms of yourself and your life. OK In Health's Soular Rhythms column managed by Michael O'Connor.
Astrologer/Numerologist and a popular columnist, lecturer, presenter and workshop facilitator, Michael brings enthusiasm, passion and a wealth of knowledge.

Click here to see Michael's ideas for reflection.


November 2016

Tip of the Month:

At this time when the veils are thin between dimensions the embodied and the disembodied, or what is usually referred to as dead, are invited to commune. When confronted with this great mystery and combined with morbidity associated with the frail physical body imaginations dive deep and soar high. Thus is the theme of Scorpio in the second decant, the 10 degrees of Scorpio overlaid with Pisces.

Of all the signs of the Zodiac, Pisces is the one which represents the veil between dimensions. The emphasis is upon altered perceptions, to see into the unusual and to bring forth imagination as means of adapting. Metamorphosis, transcendence, and ascension are keywords that belong to this mystical realm where purely empirical convictions cannot and dare not enter.

The New Moon in Scorpio on October 30th or what has come to be known as ‘Mat Night’, in some regions, and Devil’s Night in others, an informal intrusion inviting the expression of pranks a...
Free Admission Events
Caroline Sutherland's - Free Monday Night Teleconference
Every Monday - 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET - Everywhere

FREE Teleconference - Ask a Question - Each week, Internationally Recognized Medical Intuitive, Caroline discuss a topical health issue that affect us all. Then she opens up the phone lines, does some spot readings.
Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings
Every Sunday at 10.30am - 2965 South Main Street, BC , Penticton

Everyone is welcome. We invite you to come and celebrate the joy of life through body, mind and spirit. Each week we have a different meditation and speakers.
Buddhist Discourse and Meditation
Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 - Kelowna

Buddhist Meditation and Discourse Thursday evenings at Heartwood Buddhist Meditation Centre. 7-8:30pm #3 2979 S. Pandosy St. By Donation
Concerned about your Diabetes? - Terrace
Tuesday Afternoons 1:30 - 2:45 - Terrace

FREE Diabetes information event - Different subject every week. Limited seating. Please RSVP and mention OK In Health as your referral.
Do You Suffer from Anxiety?
Every Wednesday 11am to 12 - Penticton

Join us for a relaxation workshop at the Penticton Wellness Centre.
Free Course - Families and friends of individuals diagnosed with any mental illness
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm - - Kelowna

A FREE Course For families and friends of individuals diagnosed with any mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bi-polar, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsion.
Goddess Circle
ongoing: Second Tuesday of each month 7 pm - Lake Country

Women's sharing circle. Connect with other heart centered women on thier spiritual journey. All are welcome. No charge, no experience needed. 7 pm on the Second Tuesday of each month.
Guided Hiking - Free
10am - Kelowna

Mt. Baldy (Dilworth) Rifle Rd. Join our walking instructors as they guide you on the path to physical health and well being. Meet new friends, and get fit at the same time! Please arrive on time
Kelowna Gifts to Grandmothers
Every Thursday morning 9:30 a.m. - Kelowna

Dedicated volunteers assist vulnerable women & children in Africa along with grandmothers who are raising orphaned grandchildren due to the HIV/Aids pandemic
Meditation Support Group
Each Wednesday 7-8:30 pm - Kelowna

We meet to support each other in tranquility meditation and sit for 45 minutes. Both beginners and experienced welcome.
Penticton Green Drinks
1st Thursday of the month at 5pm at the Barley Mill - Penticton

People who take sustainability seriously in the South Okanagan now have an opportunity to meet up on the first Thursday of every month at an informal session known internationally as Green Drinks.
Festivals & Fairs
Kelowna Wellness Fair 2016
November 6, 2016

This is the sister fair to the Vernon Body and Soul Wellness Fair. The Vernon event is beginning of March, the Kelowna event in October.
Holistic Market Okanagan
November 20, 2016

The Holistic Market brings together healing arts practitioners, artists, holistic vendors & speakers in Kelowna every month. Market dates are Sundays 11-4
Illuminate 2017 Psychic Fair & More
January 21, 2017

New Venue: Takes place at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in downtown Kelowna.
Vernon's Mosaic Market
Every Saturday 9am to 12pm - Vernon

We have a variety of vendors with locally grown/made products at Westshore Estates Community Park
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