Salt Therapy

Salt Therapy supports the immune, nervous, and lymphatic systems and has proven to benefit sufferers of allergies, asthma, colds, and even skin issues.

Do you find your thoughts drifting to that last beach vacation, or that one you've been planning for some time now? A place where you are in your most relaxed state. You may be laying on the Australian silica sands of the Whitsunday islands or, for me, on a 43-foot catamaran sailing the British Virgin Islands (the British Virgin Islands are awesome by the way!). Wherever that place is for you, that wondrous salty sea air sure is intoxicating – it's responsible for the added boost of energy and leaves you with a carefree glow. Bliss filled, isn’t it?!

The great news is that we don't need to travel far to reap the benefits of that salty air, thanks to Salt Therapy. Imagine breathing better, feeling more energized, and carrying that glow with you on a regular basis. Yes, please! Salt Therapy rooms are becoming more popular, and more of a ritual, for those seeking natural healing alternatives for certain health conditions. We can all benefit from the healing powers of Salt Therapy, kids too, which supports the immune, nervous, and lymphatic systems and has proven to benefit sufferers of allergies, asthma, colds, and even skin issues.

Salt Therapy rooms today are designed to reproduce the therapeutic salt caves and mines that were discovered in Eastern Europe back in the 1800’s. This therapy is far from new! True Salt Therapy is also known as Halotherapy. Halo is the Greek word for Salt. Halo-generators have the powerful ability to mimic that same deep underground environment - walls and ceilings beautifully coated with salt and a few inches deep on the floor - it’s an environment that is dry and full of the purest pharmaceutical grade of Salt. This empty processed form of salt is a natural disinfectant, antimicrobial, and antibacterial. It's the negatively charged ions in the salt that have been proven to better our health and mood which explains why we feel so invigorated from that salty sea air. Fascinating!

If you are searching for a holistic alternative for the ailments listed above, then Salt Therapy may be your answer. I suggest you start by searching for salt or halo therapy clinics in your city and book your first session today. For Vancouver residents, Breathe Salt Wellness is the place. The owner, Tara Martinez, will happily answer any of your questions and take the best care of you as you embark on your journey to wellness. Just tell her ava + mum sent you!

Almond Smoothie

Crazy about your heart? Then go nuts!

Did you know that the almond nut is technically a seed of the fruit of the almond tree? A tree that bears fragrant pink and white flowers just like it's cousins, the peach, cherry, and apricot trees and grows in dry and warm climates. Almonds are packed with amazing benefits for our bodies. Full of healthy fats and fiber that can aid in weight loss, help control blood sugar levels as well as lower common diabetic risks, they are rich in oxidants that support a healthy heart, reduce inflammation, and maintain healthy skin thanks to Vitamin E. Sign me up!

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Given all of these benefits, we recommend trying our favorite almond smoothie. Only 5 wholesome ingredients are needed, and a blender of course. So simple and so yummy! Make it just for yourself, or share it with an awesome little person like I am with in the photo above. Yep, that's Ava. But be aware, if you do share it with an awesome little person, you may not be able to get your straw in more than a few times - it's really that good!

3 cups of Whole Organic Milk (or a milk of your choice - homemade cashew milk works well!)
1/2 cup of Dry Roasted Almonds
2-3 Organic Medjool Dates
1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
Ice (optional)

Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high until smooth. If you are adding ice, you probably just need a handful for a nice cold almond smoothie treat.