About

OUR OK TEAM

Publisher/ Founder

Maria Carr

Web OK Team

Trevor
- Web Programmer
Charleen
- Web Designer
Maria
- Web Editing

Sales OK Team

Head Office
 - Maria Carr
South OKanagan
 - Darleen Craine

Central Okanagan
 - Shannon Bliss

North OKanagan
 - Nora Donovan-Ward

Northern BC
 - Laurie Hoas

TBA
- Alberta
- Vancouver
- Vancouver Island
- Kootenays
- Ireland
- Other Areas

OK Managers
Maria Carr
-  Customer Service

Shannon Bliss
- Recipes Manager

Cindy Atkinson
- Q & A Column Manager

Micheal O'Connor
- Soular Rhythms Column

Sheila Stephenson
- Proofing

 

E-Flyer Manager

 
- Maria Carr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy's /Standards
Joan Moffet

 

Consultants:

Health & Wellness

- Dr. Tamara Browne

Enviroment

- Dr. David Suzuki
- Dr. Faisal Moola

Spiritual Guidance
 - Pamela Shelly
 - Sharon Taphorn

Positive Living

- Lyndsay Blais

- Shari Montgomery

- Carole Fawcett

- Linda Andersson
- Sue Chambers

Supplements & Health

 - David Dixon
 - Norm Danniels (BP)
 - Nelson Narciso (BP)
 - Joanne Carr (BP)

Health and Beauty
- Deanna Klan

Fitness
- Sonya Patrick

Creativity

Patrisha Aherne O'Farrell

Family Wellness

- Maggie Reigh

Nutritionist
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Shannon Bliss

- Alexis Costello
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Lisa Kilgour

- Cleo Murray

Healthy Recipes

- Shannon Bliss
- Cleo Murray

OK Pet Wellness
 
 - Dr. Moira Drosdovech

 - Linda Buhler

Soular Rhythms

- Michael O'Connor

Gardening
- open

OK In Health Presents
Event Manager
Maria Carr

Health Shows
OK Members

OK Distributors
(poster, leaflets, biz cards)

-- South to North Okanagan
Marion Desborough
-- Summerland
Denise DeLeeuw
-- Kamloops
Elaine Nolan
-- Calgary
Adele Graner
- Kootenays
Eveline John
Leeza Trione

About OK In Health

The CENTRE for INTEGRATIVE HEALTH and HEALING EST. 2004

Your support is greatly appreciated for this
integrative health & healing community website.

Lavender and a fairy in OK In Health's gardens
' OK in Health's Garden' © Photo by Maria Carr

 

Our members are like-minded people of all backgrounds, lay and professional, who support an interest in a natural approach to health care, from all over British Columbia and across Canada and the world, that support this OK In Health network.

Established in 2004, we provide workshops, health care practitioner listings, articles, health tips, recipes, and more, for our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.

One of our main focuses is Health and Healing Workshops. We also provide specialty coverage for natural health related issues such as maternity, women’s and families, our environment, natural animal care, practice & support groups, health stores & natural businesses, local health events, and workshops.

           

The reason why we started this website in 2004 was because it is so much better to hear about a workshop or course before, rather than after the event. Together with strong community support, we developed this website to help promote local practitioners, workshops and events plus provide informative, educational information for our 3,000+ readers. One of the best advantages of the OK In Health website is that we can publish last minute events or events months ahead of time, all for the same low cost.

We have OK In Health representatives in Okanagan, Northern BC, Vancouver & Island, Kootenays, Alberta, across Canada, and Western USA. In 2006 we launched OK In Health In Ireland too. 

 


2008 SOSHF Health & Fitness Educator Award

We also provide a free monthly newsletter, which reaches over 3,000+ homes. If you would like you receive a monthly OK In Health eMagazine with information on upcoming workshops and events, articles, featured local practitioners and monthly free give away prizes, then please Sign up.

The reason why we started this website in 2004 was because it is so much better to hear about a workshop or course before, rather than after the event. Together with strong community volunteer support, we worked with developing the website to help promote local practitioners, health related workshops and events.

 

 

Penticton Health Show
OK In Health Booth at  Okanagan health shows

 

We have over 3,000 members that receive our monthly eMagazine and "OK In Health" Web stats continue to grow:

- Unique visits 750 per day / 14,000 per month (people that visit the site)
- Hits 300,000 per day / 3.5 million per year

 

 

 

Workshops, Courses & Events Directory

One of the best advantages of the OK In Health website is that we can publish last minute workshops, events or changes - so we are up to date with news of workshops or local events. We recommend posting your event up to 3 months ahead of time.

 

Health & wellness educator award
2008 SOHF Health & Wellness Award

 

 

Affordable Rates

We aim to have reasonable, affordable listing prices for everyone, so that every type of health related event, workshop or business, can be listed.

+ Free membership & subscription to our monthly eMagazine
+ Support groups & meetings - Free
+ Advertisements & Practitioner listings
+ Workshops & Events Listings

 

 

 

Win a Contest

Each month, we have 25 to 35 Contest prizes of healing treatments, workshop/event tickets or healthy gift baskets donated by practitioners and health related businesses. We also have new monthly articles written by knowledgeable members of our communities.

 

 

     
Cranio-Sacral Reflexology International Teachers Course        

OK In Health Presents
Hosting Special Events

Maria and OK In Health host some of the world's most renown teachers, each year. In 2005, 2006, and 2007, Maria brought Chris Stormer from South Africa to the Okanagan, in BC. In 2008, Maria invited Dr. Martine Faure Alderson from England to come to teach her Cranial Sacral Reflexology course, which was a great success. Due to this course filling up so fast, we plan to bring Dr. Faure Alderson over from England again.  In 2010, we were very involved with bringing Dr. Deepak Chopra to the Okanagan.

 

Next, we will be hosting some other speakers to come and to teach courses: such as an Anatomy & Physiology course. We will be attending many more health shows and festivals this year, as well as some OK In Health " Meet & Greet" nights in different areas.

 

 

 


How we promote OK In Health

We invest in promoting the OK In Health website by advertisement on TV and in newspapers plus health magazines such as: Issues, Gala, Common Ground, Aromascent Journal, Canadian and Irish health magazines, and community newspapers like: Penticton Herald and Tourist magazines, Kelowna Courier, Kelowna and Penticton Rec Guides, South Okanagan Desert Connections, Vernon, Kootenay's newspapers.
You can also find our posters in health stores and health & wellness businesses. We attend health shows and provide brochures to Canadian & Irish Health Fairs, BC Parades, Practitioner offices, at workshop and events. For more details see our promotional page and testimonials.

 

 

 

If you would like to support this website, please sign up for our free newsletter or request a poster for your office or local area notice boards.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You To Our Members

Thank you, to everyone who has helped us, with creating the OK In Health Website. We welcome all feedback. If you find this website helpful or if there are any changes you would like to see made, please e-mail us, or phone us.

 

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Registered Reflexology Therapist Certificate Course - Penticton


Wellness Tip
Black cumin seed oil
The subject of numerous scientific studies and clinical trials, including its beneficial impact on the immune system, black cumin seed oil's antioxidant levels are among the very highest of all plant oils.


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Wellness Directory
CranioSacral Therapy & Rhythmic Reflexology with Judy Lamb-Richardson
Specialty: Reflexology
Every session is an ecclectic mix of various training modalities that best suits the client on any given day. Judy offers treatments in South Slocan, BC
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Event
FASCIAL STRETCHING BASICS with Ross Short
Date: Sep 27, 2014
Location: Kelowna & Central Okanagan
This 2 day course on Fascial Stretching Basics. Lunch will be catered both days. Offered on either Aug. 23/24, Sept 27/28, Oct 18/19, or Nov 22/23...
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Adam McLeod, Dreamhealer in Kelowna


Article
Embracing Change - Transition
The topic of managing life transitions is something I speak about quite frequently. I have found that being able to successfully weather the storm that change can bring is more complex than whether or not someone is capable of, or simply willing to embrace change.
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Recipe
Tuscan Leek & Bean Soup
Category: Soup
Description: Welcome those crisp winter days with a pot of hearty Tuscan bean soup. Leeks are a unique combination of flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients, the allium vegetables belong in your diet on a regular basis. Like their allium cousins, onions and garlic, let leeks sit for at least 5 minutes after cutting and before cooking to enhance their health-promoting qualities.
A good source of dietary fiber, leeks also contain goodly amounts of folic acid, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. Easier to digest than standard onions, leeks have laxative, antiseptic, diuretic, and anti-arthritic properties.
Leeks contain many noteworthy flavonoid anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins that have proven health benefits.
Leeks are low in calories. 100 g fresh stalks contain 61 calories. Further, their elongated stalks provide good amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber.
Laboratory studies show that allicin reduces cholesterol production by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme in the liver cells. Further, it also found to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activities.
Allicin also decreases blood vessel stiffness by release of nitric oxide (NO); thereby bring reduction in the total blood pressure. It also blocks platelet clot formation and has fibrinolytic action in the blood vessels, which helps decrease overall risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular diseases (PVD), and stroke.
Leeks are great source of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Their leafy stems indeed contain several vital vitamins such as pyridoxine, folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin in healthy proportions. 100 g fresh stalks provide 64 µg of folates. Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis and cell division. Their adequate levels in the diet during pregnancy can help prevent neural tube defects in the newborn babies.
In addition, leeks are one of the good source of vitamin A (1667 IU or 55% of RDA per 100 g) and other flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants such as carotenes, xanthin, and lutein. They also have some other essential vitamins such as vitamin C, K, and vitamin E. Vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. Further, its stalks have small amounts of minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium.
Often overlooked in leeks is their important concentration of the B vitamin folate. Folate is present in leeks in one of its bioactive forms (5-methyltetrahydrofolate, or 5MTHF) and it is present throughout the plant (including the full leaf portion, not only the lower leaf and bulb).
Fresh leeks should be stored unwashed and untrimmed in the refrigerator, where they will keep fresh for between one and two weeks. Wrapping them loosely in a plastic bag will help them to retain moisture.
Tips for Preparing Leeks - Cut off green tops of leeks and remove outer tough leaves. Cut off root and cut leeks in half lengthwise. Fan out the leeks and rinse well under running water, leaving them intact. Cut leeks into 2-inch lengths. Holding the leek sections cut side up, cut lengthwise so that you end up with thin strips, known as the chiffonade cut, slicing until you reach the green portion. Make sure slices are cut very thin to shorten cooking time. Let leeks sit for at least 5 minutes before cooking.
With a more delicate and sweeter flavor than onions, leeks add a subtle touch to recipes without overpowering the other flavors that are present. Although leeks are available throughout the year they are in season from the fall through the early part of spring when they are at their best.
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