August 01 2017

August Health Challenge – Creating & Maintaining BALANCE

Balance is an ideal that most of us strive for when creating a healthy lifestyle… Exercising consistently but still having time to Netflix and chill. Enjoy a summer day with some burgers and hot dogs without the guilt. Throughout the Sparkling Hill Healthy Lifestyle Challenge we have been implementing small and manageable changes to our […]

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August 01 2017

Hydro – Power

Does your skin feel tight, have some fine lines and look rather tired and exhausted? This may be the result many reasons including stress related irritations, climatic influences, unsuitable care, age related factors and of course one of the largest contributing factors, lack of hydration. There are many good reasons why we should drink water. […]

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August 01 2017

Organ IV with Dr. Strauss

The kidney is our topic for the Sparkling Hill newsletter this month. Anybody who is healthy has two of these, although one can survive quite well with just one. They are bean-shaped organs located high up in the abdomen, at the back, on both sides of the spine. The right kidney usually lies slightly lower […]

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August 01 2017

CRYSTAL GEM OF THE MONTH: CHERIE

Work Related 1. How long have you been with us at Sparkling Hill? I started working for Sparkling Hill Resort in September 2012 2. What do you like most about working for a Health and Wellness Resort? It is gratifying working in a wellness resort that offers holistic treatments that help guests achieve both physical […]

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August 01 2017

“Heiße Liebe” [Hot Love] Dessert

For the month of August “Heiße Liebe” will be our feature dessert at PeakFine. The recipe is quite simple and the flavors blend together wonderfully. Pastry Chef Justine follows suit to stay true to Executive Head Chef Romaine Newell’s constant mission of fresh made in-house dishes and whips up a house made warm raspberry sauce […]

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July 01 2017

Health & Wellness Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM), which is a system of medicine over 3000 years old.  According to TCM, the body is composed of qi (pronounced chee) and yin and yang.  Qi is life force, which moves through our body along meridians, that correlate with the body’s internal organs.  Yin and […]

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July 01 2017

July Health Challenge – Using MINDFULNESS for Health

Summer is officially here and this month we are going put a new spin on what it takes to be healthy. Up to this point the Healthy Lifestyle Challenge has been dedicated to improving nutrition, exercise, and even sleep. This month we take on our first mental challenge: Become MINDFUL of our healthy lifestyle Instead […]

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July 01 2017

Cooling Cucumber

If you want a happy skin, then cucumber is the answer. Due to its cooling effect it is soothing for any skin problems. The cleaning and detoxifying properties also help your skin, making it soft and supple. The flesh of a cucumber is mostly water, but also contains ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and caffeic acid, […]

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July 01 2017

Featured New Menu Plate – Smoked Pineapple Beef Carpaccio

Here is a little history about classical carpaccio Beef carpaccio known to Italians simply as carpaccio, is one of the most famous of Italian antipasti but the version most people are familiar with, thin beef slices macerated in olive oil and lemon, adorned with arugula and shavings of Parmesan cheese; is actually more precisely carne […]

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July 01 2017

CRYSTAL GEM OF THE MONTH: MAGALY

CRYSTAL GEM OF THE MONTH – July 2017 – Magaly Work Related 1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH US AT SPARKLING HILL? 1st time here for a year, second time so far 9 months. 2. WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT WORKING FOR A HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESORT? Guest can focus on SELF CARE […]

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June 01 2017

Farm to Table – With Chef Romaine

At Sparkling Hill Resort, we are proud to focus our efforts with Chef Romaine Newell to ensure we are providing the best Farm to Table quality in all of our Fine Dining experiences. Always learning as we grow, we strive for excellence in quality, consistency and healthy choices. With summer upon us, it is the […]

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June 01 2017

Simple, After-Sun Skin Care Tips from Anna

Hello Beauties, Enjoy this month´s beauty letter. “Follow My Simple, After-Sun Skin Care Tips.” – Anna With summer now upon us, who doesn’t love a little fun in the sun? When the beach beckons and the pool pulls you in, stay smart and protected with all the right practices for a safe time in the […]

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June 01 2017

CRYSTAL GEM OF THE MONTH: JESSICA

Work Related 1. How long have you been with us at Sparkling Hill? It will be four years at the end of summer. 2. What do you like most about working for a Health and Wellness Resort? I like the atmosphere! Everyone is always so friendly and relaxed. 3. What is your role and what […]

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June 01 2017

June Health Challenge – Lift something HEAVY

Six months down, six to go. Congratulations, you are halfway through the Sparkling Hill Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. Now isn’t the time to give up! Hopefully you have been able to keep up and are seeing some positive changes to your health and well being. As we move into the summer, for many of us, our […]

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May 31 2017

Cryo Cold Chamber Treatment

Experience Sparkling Hill’s Cryo Cold Chamber; KurSpa’s signature wellness treatment and begin to feel the benefits within your first session. With the guidance and direction of our health professionals’ onsite, this Cold Chamber provides a Cryo treatment. This involves spending up to three minutes in a room set at -110°C. The chamber is dry cold […]

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May 01 2017

Welcome Dr. Krista Ingram, BSc, ND

Dr. Krista Ingram, BSc, ND, graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ont., in 2006. Prior to her naturopathic training, she graduated from the University of Victoria in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in biology.  She has practiced in two multidisciplinary clinics in Vernon, BC since 2007. Dr. Ingram uses homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine […]

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May 01 2017

The Endocrine System with Dr. Strauss

As readers of my part of the blogspot for Sparkling Hill may recall, this year I am looking more closely at an organ system every month; discuss what it does; and what we can do to help do that best. This month it is the turn of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is the […]

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May 01 2017

CRYSTAL GEM OF THE MONTH: SHARLENE

Work Related 1. How long have you been with us at Sparkling Hill? I moved to Kelowna in May of last year and joined SHR in August, 2017. 2. What do you like most about working for a Health and Wellness Resort? I focus on health and wellness in my day to day living and […]

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May 01 2017

May Health Challenge – Finding Your Portion Size

Health is a multi-faceted discipline and when most people start changing their habits to create a healthy lifestyle, they commit to eating healthy first. Over the past 5 months we have introduced a few healthy eating practices like eating more fruits and vegetables, as well as setting up your kitchen to insure that you make […]

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May 01 2017

Farm to Table – Incorporating Vitamin D into your Diet

Challenges of incorporating Vitamin d into your diet: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. This means that your body can store extra amounts of vitamin D. It is important to get enough vitamin D from your diet because it helps our bodies absorb and use calcium and phosphorous for strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D […]

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