Posted on April 13th, 2014

Our skin is the largest organ we have, especially when it comes to the roles of absorbtion and elimination.  Our skin on our body gets clogged and when it is not exfoliated regularly, it cannot properly eliminate waste and toxins. We tend to take excellent care of the skin on our faces, however forget about the rest of our body.  Dry skin brushing on a daily basis can provide numerous benefits, such as improved circulation, stimulating lymph drainage, stimulating hormones, and firming the skin.

 
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Posted on April 6th, 2014

At Alma Natural Spa we exclusively carry loose leaf teas from Steeped and Infused.  Our tea of the month for April is the delicious Rooibos Chocolate Mint so we thought we would ask the founder of Steeped and Infused, Jennifer Best, to share some of her knowledge on the benefits of Rooibos.
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Posted on March 23rd, 2014

Even though it is still quite chilly outside, allergy season has started for some and it's definitely just around the corner for many.  Here a few tips to help naturally treat allergies and perhaps provide a little bit of prevention.
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Posted on March 16th, 2014

March seems to be the month of Green, especially with St. Patrick's Day and the first day of Spring!  So keeping with that theme, today we're going to share a few tips on how to incorporate more green into your diet, along with a delicious greens drink recipe.

Dark leafy greens are superfoods and potent in essential nutrients; vitamins, minerals, are rich in fibre and low in calories.  We all should be consuming daily, dark leafy greens such as kale, swiss chard, spinach and dandelion, just to name a few .

Studies have shown that we really need to eat 4-6 servings of greens each day and so many of us are not even meeting a minimum requirement of 2-3 servings.  We live in a fast-paced, constantly on-the-go world and our diets and health are paying for it.  However, they don't have to.  By making conscious choices every day and with a little bit of planning, consuming greens is relatively easy.  Be sure to either steam or make a salad with a variety of greens at each meal and start having 1 greens drink per day.  If you can make it 2, great!
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Posted on March 9th, 2014

Now that we have turned the clocks forward that means the days are going to be even longer!  That is exciting.  For some reason it feels like we have a little bit more of a life when it's still daylight when getting home at the end of the day.  It's also better for our health.  We start to come out from hibernating all winter - especially this winter! We feel a little more inclined to perhaps make plans in the evenings, be more social, get out for walks or go to a yoga class instead of coming home and putting on our pajamas at 6:30 pm!  But with the moving of the clock forward that means we lose an hour sleep.  Believe it or not, this can actually have a big impact on our health and takes a few days to adjust to.

Good quality sleep is critical to our overall well-being.  Unfortunatley we live in a day and age where too many of us are sleep deprived as a result of not getting enough or not being able to sleep well.  Below are a few tips that can help you sleep better as well as aid in the transition of losing that 1 hour this past weekend.

 
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