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.
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|The Bread Test|
|The loaf should feel heavy and look dense. Black is beautiful. Put your fingers and thumb around the top of the loaf. If you can squeeze the loaf from the outside more than an inch towards the centre with very little pressure, it fails the test. Read the label. If the bread contains white flour, sugar, hydrogenated fat or salt, it fails the test.|
|Okanagan Thought-Field Therapy|
|Specialty: Energy Workers|
Discomfort levels gradually fall to zero and laughter is often experienced. Clients are amazed at what this Therapy can do and leave with greater levels of Hope, Empowerment and Improved Health.
|Rapid Restriction Release Techniques - 2 day courses or on-line course|
|Date: Aug 29, 2015|
Location: Kelowna & Central Okanagan
This 2 day course workshop is offered in February, May, August and November and is online (as of March 1, 2015). Three packages: Bronze; Silver and Gold
|Oats! To Eat or Not to Eat?|
|Can oats be a safe part of a gluten free diet - That is the question plaguing many celiacs and those with gluten intolerance. For those newly diagnosed it is a question that they get mixed answers about and adds to the confusion they already feel. It is also a question that our editor has been asked often at events she attends and is unsure of the proper answer to give people. Armed with Health Canada and the Canadian Celiac Association’s position on oats this will hopefully help you to make an informed decision for yourself...|
|Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Healthy Guacamole|
|Category: Vegetarian Entrees|
Description: It's perfect for a potluck party because you make the components ahead of time or then bring your pastry bag to the event to stuff the tomatoes.
Tomatoes are the best when they are in season from July through September.
The carotenoid found in tomatoes (and everything made from them) has been extensively studied for its antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties. The antioxidant function of lycopene-its ability to help protect cells and other structures in the body from oxygen damage-has been linked in human research to the protection of DNA (our genetic material) inside of white blood cells. Prevention of heart disease has been shown to be another antioxidant role played by lycopene.
Lycopene has been shown to help protect not only against prostate, but breast, pancreatic and intestinal cancers, especially when consumed with fat-rich foods, such as avocado, olive oil or nuts. (This is because carotenoids are fat-soluble, meaning they are absorbed into the body along with fats).
So this recipes makes a great team.