All Posts Tagged: Holidays

Banish the Holiday Bloat! Tips from the Toronto Wellness Centre’s Naturopath Dr. Kate!

We have all been there, with an endless supply of wine and cheeses, family members encouraging thirds of Christmas dinner, or the cornucopia of decadent desserts, eventually your digestion system will tell you “enough is enough” and make it known its not too happy with what you are putting it through. Despite the endorphin release from indulging in your favourite foods, bloating, flatulence, excess abdominal fat and indigestion often ensue to help steer you towards more health conscious choices.

Here are few of the main culprits that can be behind your bloated belly and a few tips to help your body cope:

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Toronto Wellness Centre’s Healthy Happy Holidays 2017 Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for giving! If you’re looking for a gift that will benefit your loved ones well into the New Year, you’ve come to the right place! The Toronto Wellness Centre’s Healthy Happy Holidays 2017 Gift Guide is here to help you choose the best present for the wellness focused on your list!

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Father’s Day Massage Contest – Enter Today!

Visit us on Facebook or at 12 Wellesley St. West for your chance to win a 1 hour massage with Nick Furgiuele RMT! Enjoy the massage yourself (you deserve it!) or gift the prize to a Toronto father that you love!

 

Contest Rules:

No Purchase Necessary.
Prize: One (1) 60 minute massage at the Toronto Wellness Centre with Nick Furgiuele RMT. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash value, or used for any other service at the Toronto Wellness Centre or elsewhere. Massage cannot be split into two or more sessions.
To enter online: Applicant “Like” the Toronto Wellness Centre’s official Facebook page (Facebook.com/torontowellnesscentre) and comment on the Father’s Day Massage Contest Post (pinned to top of page).

To enter in person: Visit the Toronto Wellness Centre at 12 Wellesley St. West, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1E7, and submit a draw entry.
All applicants must enter by 12pm (EST) on Friday June 16th, 2017.
Winner will be contacted by 5pm (EST) on Friday June 16th, 2017.

Winner may transfer prize to one other individual as a gift.
Winner does not need to be anyone’s father.

To redeem prize, the winner must contact the Toronto Wellness Centre via Facebook, by calling 416-920-2722, or by booking online.

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Mother’s Day Massage Contest – Enter Today!

Visit us on Facebook or at 12 Wellesley St. West for your chance to win a 1 hour massage with Almarielsa Cansino! Enjoy the massage yourself (you deserve it!) or gift the prize to a Toronto mom that you love!

 

Contest Rules:

No Purchase Necessary.
Prize: One (1) 60 minute massage at the Toronto Wellness Centre with Almarielsa Cansino RMT. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash value, or used for any other service at the Toronto Wellness Centre or elsewhere. Massage cannot be split into two or more sessions.
To enter online: Applicant “Like” the Toronto Wellness Centre’s official Facebook page (Facebook.com/torontowellnesscentre) and comment on the Mother’s Day Massage Contest Post (pinned to top of page).

To enter in person: Visit the Toronto Wellness Centre at 12 Wellesley St. West, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1E7, and submit a draw entry.
All applicants must enter by 12pm (EST) on Friday May 12th, 2017.
Winner will be contacted by 5pm (EST) on Friday May 12th, 2017.

Winner may transfer prize to one other individual as a gift.
Winner does not need to be anyone’s mother.

To redeem prize, the winner must contact the Toronto Wellness Centre via Facebook, by calling 416-920-2722, or booking online.

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A Heart-Healthy Meal for Your Valentine

Guest Blog by Office Manager Margaret Craig

Valentine’s Day is coming up: a day for celebrating romance and affairs of the heart! So what better day to treat your loved one to a meal that is is both romantic AND heart healthy?

If you are looking for a special February 14th date-night menu, you’re in luck! Using Naturopathic doctor Dr. Kate McLaird’s guidance, we’ve planned a meal sure to impress!

Appetizer:

Start your Valentine’s evening off with some Beet Hummus and fresh vegetables such as carrot sticks and heart-healthy celery. The vibrant Beet Hummus looks beautiful for the Holiday, and contains cardiovascular-friendly ingredients such as garlic and walnuts!

Entrée:

Wow your partner with beautiful Baked Wild Salmon, full of Omega-3 fatty acids and delicious flavor. No need to be intimidated by cooking fish, it couldn’t be easier when you use your oven! Pair the salmon with a lush Kale salad, with crunchy toasted almonds and filling quinoa.

Dessert:

No Valentine’s meal would be complete without a show-stopping dessert. There is no need to sacrifice the heart-healthy theme of your menu when it comes to the temptation of a little something sweet for your sweetheart. Luckily for all of us, Dark Chocolate (70% Cocoa content and higher) is decadent, delicious, and a great choice when keeping your heart in mind. We recommend nibbling on deceptively fancy and tantalizing Spicy Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Bark while you cuddle up this Valentine’s. It is just the thing to wow your date and spice up the end of your evening!

Want to learn more about how you can improve your cardiovascular health naturally and safely? Schedule a 15-minute complimentary consultation with Dr. Kate McLaird here at the Toronto Wellness Centre. Remember: the best gift you can give your Valentine is many years together in happiness and good health!

Don’t miss your chance to win a free relaxation supplement in our Valentine’s Day Facebook Giveaway!

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Healthy Travelling!

There is absolutely no time to be sick on a holiday! By taking the time to integrate these natural medical supports, you can decrease the potential of falling ill during your holidays and maximize the amount of relaxation, rejuvenation, and enjoyment in each and every day.

Reasons our health becomes unbalanced over the holidays are numerous, however a few of the most common would include:

  • The adrenaline crash after overextending yourself for a long period of time, leaving you vulnerable to developing colds
  • Exposure to foreign viruses or bacteria that trigger your immune system causing illness
  • Lack of sleep due to jet-lag
  • Possible injuries from adventurous activities
  • Digestive and hormonal changes commonly affected by travel
  • Over consumption and indulgence in alcohol and rich foods

…the list could continue

Continue reading to see Dr. Kate’s staples for travelling.

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Gift the Gift of Feeling Great!

The perfect gift for someone who has everything! Give the gift of relaxation and stress relief this holiday season. All massages at the Toronto Wellness Centre are with qualified, experienced, and talented Registered Massage Therapists.

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