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About Maria Carr
The Publisher, Editor, and Founder of OK In Health

 

Maria Carr grew up in Ireland and after years of studying, travelling, and working in Ireland, Europe, Canada, Australia, and other places, she settled in beautiful Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, in the Okanagan Valley in 1992. She continues to have adventures and recently has explored Paris, Mexico, and South America (Costa Rica, Columbia, Panama Jungles).

Maria Carr has worked in the health field for over 25 years. She was a Dental Surgery Assistant (DSA) for 18 years and she went on to work at an Okanagan health food store for five years as a Natural Health Consultant and Digestive Care advisor.  Maria also spent many years as a Cadet Youth Leader in St. John's Ambulance and extensive work with brain injury recovery patients. Maria is also a Certified Reflexology RAC Practitioner. She has a private practice called 'Celtic Healing Centre' in Penticton, B.C. She has also specialized in Healing Touch & Healing Touch Support for Pregnancy and Childbirth, Cranio-Sacral Reflexology, Medical Intuitive and has created the organic "Celtic-Healing Creams".

Maria started the "OK In Health" website in 2004, as she felt there was a real need for networking and supporting of our Health and Wellness Community. She felt there was also a need for a main place to post all workshops and natural health related information in the Okanagan, B.C., & AB...  
In 2006, Maria went to Ireland to launch OK In Health - In Ireland.

Having a completely green business was a very important part of the goals for OK In Health, hence why we only offer an e-Magazine. 

Maria met and attended training by digestive care expert Brenda Watson, metabolism expert Brad King, hormone expert Lorna Vanderhaeghe, herbalists & medicinal mushroom expert Terry Willard, fats, oils & nutrition expert Udo Erasmus. Maria represented OK In Health and had special one on one meetings with Neale Donald Walsch, Dr. Gabor Mate, and attended lectures by Dr. David Suzuki and Barbara Coloroso and others.

Maria also had the chance to meet and attend lectures by Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, Caroline Myss, Doreen Virtue and even had a reading from Sylvia Browne, plus she met spiritual intuitive Colette Baron-Reid, stress management, humour consultant Loretta LaRoche, and psychic medium Lisa Williams!

Maria hosts a weekly Health Column in 5 Okanagan newspapers and was invited to give a talk to 200 people at the "2008-The Year to Create". Maria's topic was called - "Create Your Dream!"

Maria is the founder, editor, and web designer of the ‘OK In Health’ website and is enjoying watching the growth of the website, thanks to the tremendous support from all our 3,000+ members.

OK In Health has been highlighted on the success of OK In Health on "Okanagan To-day" tv show on Shaw Cable.  OK In Health was also featured on TV when awarded the 2008 SOHF Health & Fitness Educator Award by MLA Rich Thorpe.

In 2008, OK In Health was awarded the South Okanagan Health Fair's
SOHF Health & Fitness Educator Award and Maria was awarded the
2008 SOWINS, Women Up Front and Centre - Health & Wellness Award
for her work on OK In Health and the community.

In 2009, Maria has started her training as a Medical Intuitive with Kim Seer and in 2010 became the first western Canada's Cranio-Sacral Reflexology Instructor.

Maria started OK In Health Presents in 2008. Maria is the event co-ordinator and has organized such events as a St. Patrick's Day Community celebration, Relexology courses with Chris Stormer from South Africia, Cranio Sacral Reflexology courses with Dr. Martine Faure Alderson from England, an anatomy and physiology course with Joan Moffet and Healing Touch for Babies with Rita Kluny, from Texas.

Maria was involved at the grass-root level with working with producer Paul MacInnes to bring Deepak Chopra to Penticton, BC. OK In Health Presents,  plans to continue to bring more wonderful speakers to the Okanagan, with the support of the OK In Health team and members.

Maria and the OK In Health team travel around B.C providing presentations, talks and attending health shows to share the news about the OK In Health network.

OK In Health has over 3,000 signed up for their free membership & e-Magazine.

Maria continues to enjoy studying, travelling, working on OK In Health and life in the beautiful Okanagan Valley with her family and friends.  

Come visit our website at www.OKinHealth.com

 

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Wellness Tip
Playground safety
The National Safety Council reports that playground injuries send more than 200,000 children to hospital emergency rooms each year. Keep your children and loved ones safe. Check your backyard and neighborhood playgrounds for safety. Key safety needs include smooth edged equipment, guardrails, and soft, yielding ground surfaces, such as mulch or pea gravel.


Irish Gardens and Sacred Sites Holiday Tour 2017


Wellness Directory
Daydream Esthetics Studio with Deanna Klan
Specialty: Spa
Deanna Klan has an impressive line-up of facial techniques including crystal therapy, healing energy and harmonic frequencies. Using organic and wild-crafted skin care products.
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Ireland Spring Fun Tour - April 6 - 15, 2017


Event
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
Date: Feb 25, 2017
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
Would you like a stronger, closer relationship with your partner? Is your relationship good, but you would like to make it better? Then this workshop is for you.
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Bodysentials


Article
Incarnated Angels and Starpeople
People have come from all over the universe to live upon earth. In my private psychic counseling practice, I've been able to get to know many people whose origins are not of this earth. I've learned that there are many incarnated extraterrestrials (ETs), angels, and walk-ins upon the planet right now. The first time I worked with an incarnated ET—what I call a "star person," I was startled. She defied all of my stereotypes about extraterrestrials. She looked a lot like an ordinary person (although there are some...
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Ireland Sacred and Holiday Tours with Maria


Recipe
Fresh Cherry Crisp
Category: Desserts
Description: What says summer more than cherries?
A fruit crisp offers the luscious flavor of a fresh fruit pie without the fuss of making a crust. Celebrate the arrival of cherries with this rich-tasting crisp. The nut-studded topping works great with other fruit combinations too.
This is a delicious cherry crisp made with fresh cherries instead of canned. It may take a little longer to make because you need to pit the cherries, but it is well worth it when you taste the finished product.

The nutritional benefits of cherries are pretty big, particularly when you consider their small size. Many of the health benefits of cherries are related to the natural chemical that gives them their color.

Anthocyanins give flowers, berries and other fruits the colors ranging from red to blue. Some of the best food sources of anthocyanins are red grapes, chokeberry, eggplant and, of course, cherries.
These pigments attract pollinators, act as a “sunscreen” and protect the plant from radicals formed by UV light, so they act as antioxidants. The antioxidant benefits are transferred to people when the fruits or vegetables are eaten.

Anthocyanins are also natural pain relievers and anti-inflammatories. They inhibit the production of COX-2 enzymes, as do over the counter and prescription pain relievers. Natural anti-inflammatories are believed to reduce the risk of many types of cancer. But, there are more nutritional benefits of cherries.

Cherries contain melatonin, another natural pain reliever and COX-2 inhibitor. Melatonin also helps to regulate sleep cycles and has been sold as a natural sleep aid. Reduced levels of melatonin have been associated with heart disease and increased cancer rates in night workers. The human body naturally produces melatonin, but primarily in darkness.
Constant artificial lighting present in most homes and work places reduces the amount of melatonin that the body produces. So, one of the health benefits of cherries to modern day man has to do with replacing some of the melatonin that has been lost to artificial light, unhealthy work schedules and unnatural sleep patterns. And, there are more nutritional benefits of cherries.

Cherries, like most fruits, contain vitamin C. The proven and suspected health benefits of cherries and other vitamin C rich foods are too numerous to be covered in this recipe.
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