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January 04 2017

Neuroplasticity VIII with Dr. Strauss

The ability of the brain to adapt to new circumstances and its ability to create pathways and connections to manage those circumstances is called neuroplasticity. I remember many years ago in medical school one of my lecturers telling us that the brain has a finite number of neurons and that every time, for instance, one […]

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January 04 2017

2017 Health Challenge – January

January. It’s that time of year of again. When New Year’s Resolutions are made, gym memberships are purchased, and pounds of Christmas chocolates are thrown away. NEW YEAR… NEW ME is declared worldwide; with the ultimate goal of becoming healthier and sexier.  All too often this goal is never realized and the idea is simply recycled […]

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January 04 2017

Farm To Table – Chickpea Flour

Chickpea Flour is “the” new Gluten-Free Ingredient Chickpeas were one of the first cultivated crops by humans and are still one of the most popular legumes around the world today, so it’s not surprising that some cultures have used chickpeas to make a grain-free, versatile flour for centuries. Eating more chickpeas and chickpea flour is […]

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January 04 2017

Winter Wellness Tips

1. Stay hydrated The dry hot air from the heaters in your homes, offices, and cars can be just as dehydrating as a sweat filled workout. Dehydration makes you more prone to infection, and also makes cold and flu symptoms worse if you are already sick! Try to drink 2-3 liters of fluids per day. […]

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January 04 2017

Crystal Gem of the Month: Brandy

Work Related 1. How long have you been with us at Sparkling Hill? I have been here for 8 months, since May. 2. What do you like most about working for a Health and Wellness Resort? I like people to feel good about themselves, it is also why I became a personal trainer previously. I […]

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November 16 2016

Neuroplasticity VII with Dr. Strauss

As regular readers of my series on neuroplasticity know, I am fascinated and in awe of how our brain changes and how much control we have in the process of that change. Before I visit two aspects of neuroplasticity today, I want to talk about how it works that the brain creates permanent memories only […]

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November 16 2016

Exercising In The Cold

  With winter just around the corner; don’t let cold be an excuse to stop exercising outdoors. Exercising in the cold can be just as comfortable as in the heat, as long as you prepare and use some common sense. Here are some tips to help keep you warm, comfortable, and safe while exercising in […]

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November 16 2016

Winterizing Your Hair

With winter fast approaching, we need to ensure we are protecting and keeping our hair healthy from the elements. Snow, rain, blistering cold winds and high heat from the indoors can wreak havoc on our hair causing it to be dry and brittle. With a few easy pointers this doesn’t have to happen. Minimal washing: […]

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November 16 2016

Farm to Table – Pomegranates

For the winter season, Sparkling Hill Resort will feature different winterized fruits and vegetables that hold key health benefits from their natural makeup. Chances are you’ve tasted pomegranates in their newly popular juice form. And from a heart-health perspective, that’s probably a good thing. Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants (more so than other fruit […]

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November 15 2016

Crystal Gem of the Month: Yara

Work Related 1. How long have you been with us at Sparkling Hill? I have been here since April this year – 7 months. 2. What do you like most about working for a Health and Wellness Resort? I enjoy working with the fresh food, it is something I love and I have always cooked […]

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October 27 2016

The Health Benefits of KingFisher Heliskiing with Sparkling Hill Resort

At Sparkling Hill Resort our priority is your health and wellness. So we understand how hard you work to maintain your life and focus on living a fulfilling life. Maintaining a healthy routine alongside your day-to-day activity is essential – you need energy both physical and mental to perform your best. Physical activity boosts your […]

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October 27 2016

Neuroplasticity VI with Dr. Strauss

After an absence of one month, I am continuing to talk today about two more factors involved in getting the most out of our ability to rewire our brains. You will remember that we spoke about how the brain can be rewired in a positive and a negative direction: we can get our brain to […]

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October 25 2016

KurSpa Health & Wellness Activities

KurSpa Health & Wellness Activities ‘KurSpa’ comes from the German word kur (which means ‘healing’) and spa (Latin for ‘water’) to mean ‘health by water’, which epitomizes the philosophy behind Sparkling Hill’s luxury wellness spa. Housed in one of the best spa hotels in British Columbia, KurSpa is the largest among luxury spas in Canada […]

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October 25 2016

10 Ways to Stop Food Cravings

10 WAYS TO STOP FOOD CRAVINGS When eating healthy, the golden rule of “everything in moderation” is a pretty good rule. But sometimes you find yourself overcome with evil food cravings that seem to have a mind of their own… Try these tips to help overcome your urges. 1. Stay hydrated! Often our bodies mistake […]

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October 25 2016

Crystal Gem of the Month: Jymm

Work Related 1. How long have you been with us at Sparkling Hill? I have been working for Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa for just over 4 years now, I moved here from Prince George, located in Northern BC. 2. What do you like most about working for a Health and Wellness Resort? I love interacting with the […]

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