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Source Centre Holiday Party & Photography Exhibition

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Events, Featured | Comments Off on Source Centre Holiday Party & Photography Exhibition

Source Centre Holiday Party & Photography Exhibition

Thursday, December 19th 7:00pm – 9:00pm Source Centre for Health & Wellness 326 Adelaide Street West, Suite 202   To all our Source Centre Clients and Friends: you are cordially invited to our Annual Holiday Party. In addition to our merrymaking, this year we are very excited to launch a photo exhibit by our friend, local artist, Tatyana Xsenya. Drop by for a glass of apple cider and a cabbage roll and check out some lovely art pieces. Journey to see the ancient cherry blossoms, the healing waters from Hell Valley, the exquisite pink lotus blooms, the rare opening of the world’s tallest flower, the majestic Rockies and be surrounded by a double circle rainbow. Each room at Source Centre holds a careful selection of images to reflect the identity of the space. All photographs are available for purchasing – each with a certificate stating its limited edition, the artist’s statement and a travel article. See below for a sampling of Tatyana’s imagery. Please RSVP by calling 416-923-4325 or email us...

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Eating Well While Traveling this Holiday Season

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Featured, Health, How-To's | Comments Off on Eating Well While Traveling this Holiday Season

Eating Well While Traveling this Holiday Season

(Image: ‘Airport’ by africa/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net) Holiday season is fast approaching and for some of us this means traveling. Looking to keep eating healthy while traveling? It’s not as difficult at it may seem at first. We’re pleased to have guest blogger , Cole Millen, share his experiences and insights in this blog. Thanks, Cole! Avoiding Airport Dietary Disasters Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or business, if you’ve established a healthy diet, the last thing you want to do is ruin it. Unfortunately, airports are a smorgasbord of tasty but unhealthy foods designed to tempt hungry people with little time to spare. When faced with everything from sugary lattes to fresh-baked cinnamon buns, it can be a challenge to resist such indulgence. Fortunately, by taking the proper steps, you can reduce the temptation and maintain your health and figure. Here are some of the ways that you can avoid airport dietary disasters. Eat Before You Leave Going to the airport hungry is a lot like going to the store hungry – it’s not a wise decision. Hunger drives impulsiveness, making you much more likely to eat things you know you shouldn’t. It’s always better to eat before leaving for the airport. If you’re really pressed for time before your trip, consider preparing something the night before. Anything you make at home is virtually guaranteed to be healthier and more satisfying than anything you’ll find at airport restaurants. Bring Your Own Food If you’re on a long-haul flight, you’re probably going to get hungry at some point. While most airlines provide meals and snacks for such trips, they’re not usually the healthiest fare. For this reason, it’s recommended that you bring your own foods that fit your dietary needs and preferences. Sandwiches, salads, cereal bars, nuts, dried or fresh fruit, jerky and yogurt are all fantastic options. Do Your Homework Once you’ve found out which airport you’ll be departing from, do a search online to see what kinds of restaurants it harbors. Also learn about the restaurants and hotels in the nearby area. You never know when you are going to be stuck over night on a layover. I had a flight cancelled recently while I was in Boston after a Red Sox game and thought I was in a trouble. I did a quick search and found a great list of hotels and restaurants in Boston that could cater to the health conscious. Researching everything is extremely important.  By doing this, you’ll be better able to gauge the availability of health-conscious menu items. Steer clear of places serving junk foods, barbecue, fried foods and other health nightmares. You’re much better off with places that serve Mediterranean fare, salads, soups and lean meats. Drink Plenty of Water Many people don’t realize that thirst can be mistaken for hunger, and they eat needlessly as a result. Meanwhile, what your body really wants is water, so it’s important that you stay properly hydrated on your trip. Unfortunately, recent security measures forbid you from bringing more than three ounces of liquid through the terminal gates. To make matters worse, you can expect to pay an obscene amount of money for a bottle of water once you’re on the plane. That said, there is one way around this problem. Simply bring an empty bottle and fill it in the restroom or from a water fountain once you’ve gone through security. Get Some Exercise Sitting around waiting for your flight can drive you to eat out of boredom, which is the worst dietary mistake you can make. Instead of sitting there and snacking needlessly, get up...

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VIP Event – You’re Invited! Health & Wellness Made Fun & Easy

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Events, Featured | Comments Off on VIP Event – You’re Invited! Health & Wellness Made Fun & Easy

VIP Event – You’re Invited! Health & Wellness Made Fun & Easy

Health & WellnessMade Fun & Easy VIP Event – You’re Invited! Tuesday, October 8, 2013 5:30pm – 8:00pm At Source Centre for Health & Wellness326 Adelaide Street West, Suite 202416-923-4325   Mark your calendars, you’re invited to Source Centre’s VIP Event: Health & Wellness Made Fun & Easy! Join us for healthy and delicious refreshments, we’ll have a sampling of our services on offer, draws for great prizes, specials on services and great health and wellness talks and demonstrations. Meet our Expert Health Panel and learn how you can: Feel Young Lose Weight Optimize Health   Highlights of the event: Complimentary health checks, massages and acupuncture. Gain valuable advice from our health talks. One-night only special offers and prizes Healthy snacks and refreshments   Can health and wellness be fun and easy? Come join us and find out. Limited seating is available so please RSVP by October 4, 2013 to reserve your spot. Call 416-923-4325 or email health@sourcecentre.ca. Tweet...

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‘Dip-Off’ Winning Recipe!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Featured, Recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on ‘Dip-Off’ Winning Recipe!

‘Dip-Off’ Winning Recipe!

(Image: Bowl of Green Olives by adamr / FreeDigitalPhotos.net) We’re pleased to bring you the crowd’s favourite dip from our Source Centre Social ‘Dip-Off’ event. Brought to the Social by Dr. Allison Barriscale and adapted from the Moosewood Resaurant – New Classics, this dip is great served with crackers or crisp toast or your carb of choice. It’s also extremely easy and quick to make. GREEN OLIVE & ARTICHOKE TAMPENADEYields about 3 cupsTotal time: 30 minutes   Ingredients:5 artichoke hearts (14-ounce can, drained)1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped1 cup pitted green or Spanish garlic olives2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel (optional) to 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oilcracked or ground black pepper to taste Toast walnuts at 350º in a single layer on an unoiled baking tray for about 5 minutes, until fragrant. In the bowl of a food processor*, whirl the artichoke hearts, walnuts, olives, garlic, parsley, and lemon peel, if using, for a few seconds until everything is uniformly minced. Scrape down the sides if necessary, add the lemon juice and olive oil, and process for a few more seconds until the mixture forms a rough paste (not a smooth puree but a cohesive paste). Season with pepper to taste.  Enjoy! *Can also be done in a blender, if a food processor is unavailable.Tapenade is best served at room temperature and can be stored, covered and refrigerated, for up to a week. PER 1-OUNCE SERVIING: 77 CALORIES, 1.4 G PROTEIN, 7.4 G FAT, 2.5 G ARBOHYDRATES, 0.8 G SATURATED FATTY ACIDS, 0 MG CHOLESTEROL, 241 MG SODIUM, .4 G TOTAL DIETARY...

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Source Centre Social

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Events, Featured | Comments Off on Source Centre Social

Source Centre Social

Great to Connect! We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all who attended our Source Centre Social on Wednesday, October 10th.   It was an amazing celebration of community, wellness and life!  We are grateful to all of our wonderful practice members who inspire and uplift us and help create this healing space full of good energy. We hope you’ll be able to join us next time for some organic wine, delicious treats, games and a fun social atmosphere. Stay tuned! In the meantime, please enjoy some pictures from the Social and the winning ‘Dip-Off’ recipe...

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