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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April 01 2017

Reconnect with Your Mind, Body & Soul in Silence

KurSpa at Sparkling Hill Resort is a place of serenity, where the outside world is shut off and put on hold if only for a moment. KurSpas’ focus is to promote the absence of noise or bustle; silence and calm. Learn to live with your thoughts and reactivate your mindfulness again without the distraction of […]

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April 01 2017

The Digestive System with Dr. Strauss

The digestive system, our topic for the Sparkling Hill newsletter this month, is probably the least glamorous of all the organ systems in the body. We will not survive for very long if we did not have this system, though. Without it, food cannot be broken down into the nutrients which the body uses for […]

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April 01 2017

April Health Challenge – Improve Sleeping Habits

4 Months into the Sparkling Hill Healthy Lifestyle Challenge and hopefully you are already feeling the benefits of adopting some pretty easy healthy habits. April is no different, as we show you yet another easy change that will have immediate and long term health benefits. This month: It’s time to improve your sleep habits. During […]

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April 01 2017

Crystal Gem of the Month: Cheryl

Work Related 1. How long have you been with us at Sparkling Hill? I joined SHR in July of 2011 and have worked in many capacities in the Resort~ initially as a Spa Receptionist, then as Spa Manager. After helping out in various capacities in the Resort, I now work in our lovely Gift Shop, […]

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April 01 2017

Farm to Table – Spring Diet to Improve Your Mood & Energy

With spring comes the need for cleansing and need to improve your mood and energy. There are foods that you can introduce to your diet for these specific needs. Understand specific place and time to have these items can lend to high energy and productive days. With a busy lifestyle these simply items can build […]

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March 02 2017

Sparkling Skin for Spring at KurSpa

Cold winter weather may have left your skin looking dull, dry and lackluster while late March marks the beginning of spring, warmer days and finer weather. After months of heavy winter clothing, it’s time to shed some layers and show some skin. Light dresses and sandals await but first let’s rejuvenate our bodies and make […]

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March 02 2017

March Health Challenge – Get Active

March signals the end of winter and the start of spring, and for many of us the first real chance to get outside. The winter months wreak havoc on many of our fitness plans, leading to inactivity and the dreaded winter weight gain! As the temperature starts to rise it’s time to make a plan […]

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March 02 2017

The Heart with Dr. Strauss

The heart is surrounded by the lungs, and all three are surrounded by the ribs, a highly protective casing. At the bottom of the heart is the diaphragm. The space, in which the heart and the lungs sit, surrounded by the ribs in front, the sides, the back and above is called the thorax. The […]

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March 01 2017

Farm to Table – Spruce Up Your Spring Diet

Top 5 Food Items to Add to Your Spring Diet Legumes Beans are one of your best bets if you’re trying to drop pounds, says Joseph Colella, MD, a bariatric surgeon at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. “Your body has to work to break down the bean to get through the fiber,” he explains, “so you’re […]

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March 01 2017

Crystal Gem of the Month: Ben

Work Related 1. How long have you been with us at Sparkling Hill? I have been working for Sparkling Hill Resort for a year and half. 2. What do you like most about working for a Health and Wellness Resort? That for the most part you have guests coming that want to relax and get […]

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