Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Giveaway!!!

Exodus Colon Health & Wellness offers a unique selection of specialty treatments and therapies that complement detoxification and promote health, relaxation and wellness.

Grape & Algae Body Wrap

Indulge in a rich grape and algae wrap, a rejuvenating treatment with powerful antioxidant and anti-aging properties. 

Aside from the rejuvenating effects of the body wrap, it is also known to effectively detoxify while boosting the elimination of toxins, excess fluid and impurities from the skin.

The Grape & Algae Body Wrap treatment is deeply relaxing for the mind and richly nourishing and moisturizing for the skin. The combination of algae and grape permits a slimming action due to the seaweed and an anti-aging action due to the red grape.

Benefits of Seaweed and Grape:

  • Enhances detoxification
  • Nourishes & Hydrates the skin
  • Relaxing & Rejuvenation
  • Stimulates the thyroid
  • Increases circulation
  • Helps manage headaches & migraines
  • Refines curves
  • Enhances elasticity
*Not recommended for individuals with iodine allergy
This 60 minute body wrap begins with a gentle dry full body exfoliation that boosts circulation, removes dead skin cells and leaves skin with a silky smooth appearance. Includes 15 point acupressure facial massage.

You will feel DIVINE after this nutrient rich body wrap!


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CONTEST CLOSES: December 22nd 12:00 am 

The Gift Of Health & Wellness

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

On the 12th Day.. A Holiday Give -E- Way!

The Holiday Season can be a very stressful time of the year. Are you paying attention to your overall health? If you've neglected taking care of your own needs, it's not surprising that you're feeling anxious and overly stressed. Taking care of yourself will help you keep your mind and body primed to deal with stressful situations. Here are some telltale signs of stress:

Some of the symptoms can be physical and mental so pay attention and recognize the signs.

Some Common Symptoms Of Physical Stress:
  • "Upset stomach, nausea or diarrhea" (remember that commercial?)
  • Rapid breathing & heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Muscle tension & pain
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
Some Common Symptoms of Mental Stress:
  • Irritability or Anger
  • Anxiousness
  • Sadness or depression
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Lack of motivation
  • Worrisome
Exodus Colon Health and Wellness is in the "Spirit Of Giving"!

Drum Roll please! Exodus Colon Health and Wellness is giving you the gift that keeps giving..."The Gift Of Health"  

The Algae & Grape Body wrap is the perfect way to detoxify the body, relieve stress and tension and leave you feeling rejuvenated.

How to Enter:

To qualify "Like Us" on Facebook Share the posts and write a comment telling us why you would like to WIN. Would you like to "gift" this to someone special?  Tell us who and why.

Winner will be announced Dec. 14th

Good Luck to all and happy holidays!

This Give-E-Way is open to Vancouver residents
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Monday, December 10, 2012

The 7 Powerful Benefits Of Raindrop Therapy

This Months Special Feature

If you want to invigorate tired and stressed muscles, relieve neck and back pain, de-stress or simply slip into a blissful state of relaxation.

What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils are the concentrated essences extracted from raw materials such as; plants, flowers, herbs, resin, leaves, seeds, wood, bark, fruit and grasses.

What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the systematic use of volatile plant oils known as essential oils. Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy designed to treat the "whole" person by assisting the body's natural ability to regulate, balance and maintain itself. The therapeutic essential oils support the body by bringing it back to balance without harmful side effects of chemical based products.

What is Raindrop Therapy?

This 75 minute therapy is a wonderfully rejuvenating and deeply relaxing topical application of therapeutic essential oils. Raindrop Therapy combines several holistic modalities to bring balance to the body in a non-invasive manner. It also stimulates all of the body systems on a physical and emotional level.  The oils used in Raindrop are therapeutic grade and NOT adulterated oils. Adulterated oils contain synthetic chemicals or compounds and can be harmful to the body.

What Does It Involve?

The relaxing and mild application of the therapeutic-grade oils are gently dispensed like "little raindrops" up along the spine and back. The oils are worked into the skin by using soft feather-like movements and strokes. The essential oils are also applied to soles of feet and shoulders for reinforced benefits. 
Why Is It Called Raindrop?

The essential oils are gently  dispensed like "little raindrops" along the spine and back.


 1. Reduces Pain - Since its development, it is becoming clear that the elements of Raindrop therapy not only reduces chronic back pain but also benefits other body systems. The analgesic ingredients in the essential oils help reduce pain and discomfort.

2. Helps Relief Stress & Emotional Well-being  Therapeutic essential oils have a normalizing effect on the nervous system making them ideal for reducing stress, anxiety and tension.

The oils can immediately penetrate cell membranes and diffuse through the blood and tissues instantly in a matter of seconds! The oils also cross the brain-blood barrier and effect the limbic system (the Amygdale) parts of the brain that control our mood, behavior and emotions. So if you've lost your  "Joie de Vivre" Raindrop therapy will have you smiling and back to your normal self in no time. 

3. Relax Muscles - Muscles that are sore, spastic or stressed will also benefit from Raindrop Therapy. Basil, wintergreen, marjoram, cypress and peppermint essential oils help with all the common muscle conditions.

4. Helps Reduce Inflammation - World wide studies have identified several essential oils as powerful anti-inflammatory agents. These include wintergreen, peppermint and thyme. These essential oils are all used in the Raindrop essential oil body therapy.
5. Helps Improve Circulation - Essential oils can be most beneficial in boosting circulation due to oxygenating properties. The essential oils of cypress, thyme, marjoram and peppermint all have properties that increase circulation and act as a circulatory stimulant.

6 Helps Detox the Body Systems - The therapeutic oils used in Raindrop therapy are high in phenols hence, cleanse cellular receptor sites and enhance the lymphatic system.

7. Helps improve Immune function  - Thyme and oregano essential oils are known to support the immune system. They also create an unfavorable environment for harmful viruses and bacteria that can hibernate and lay dormant in the body.

In short, the benefits of this therapy go well beyond the physical benefits. Raindrop can not only help relieve pain and restore immediate physical well-being, but it can set in motion the healing processes that will last for weeks.

Breathe deeply and enjoy the experience!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Health & Wellness Fair Maple Ridge 2012

The greenery-layden City of Maple Ridge  is nestled against the Coast mountains and a 45 minute drive east of downtown Vancouver. Maple Ridge has recently become known for hosting an array of festivals and community events including a blend of authentic rural activities.

This upcoming event is all about Health and Wellness! Mark your calendars and put it into your Smartphone. Come join us and  meet some of the local businesses.

Admission is cash or food donation to the Friends in Need Food bank. Let's be joyful givers - make a difference in our community and ensure that we meet the rapidly growing need for food assistance this holiday season. 

December is  generally the busiest time of the year and often the most difficult for many needy families. When we extend a hand of compassion, we join them in their suffering. You may want to extend your hand of contribution and financial aid because "No one has ever become poor by giving" (Anne Frank, Diary of Anne Frank).  Someone once said, "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle"

Let's impact the City of Maple Ridge and our beautiful community by actively demonstrating kindness, meeting needs and impacting lives with love. 

I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions that you may you.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Vancouver Health Show

The 22nd Annual Vancouver Health Show was in full swing today. The health show provides healthy living, healthy body and great family ideas. My first stop was booth #216 Carrotlines!  "Make Healthier Choices Faster" The First Canadian iPhone App to help shoppers make healthy choices. 

Do you detest shopping because it takes forever to read and interpret the nutritional content on the label? Would you like to cut your shopping time so you can accomplish more during the day? Carrotlines has put the JOY back into shopping with this amazing innovative app. It has an average of 10 ratings!  Scan and go with Carrotlines today!

A warm thank you to everyone at Carrotlines. I was honored to be your special guest. For More Information

Enter the Carrotlines Giveaway and win some prizes! Shop early for the holidays, pick-up a copy of Gloria Tsang's book tomorrow and give the gift of health this Christmas. Gloria is an accomplished nutrition expert, committed to helping people lead a healthier lifestyle. Don't leave without sampling my favorite Gluten-Free Gourmet Crisps by Martin's Marvelous. You'll be so glad you did.  

Gloria Tsang, RD

Some of today's presentations and keynote speakers included:

Inflammation Management: A Natural Food Based Approach

Presenter: Lisa Kilgour - Genuine Health
Lisa Kilgour, RHN voted BC's favourite Nutritionist specializes in digestion and inflammation. She is also on the Nutrition Team at InspireHealth, Canada's only government-funded integrative Cancer Care Centre. Her outspoken, sometimes controversial views has made her a prominent and authoritative speaker in Canada.

Gluten Intolerance? Now What?

Presenter: RoseMarie guides you on a path to optimal, gluten-free nutrition. She creates a "natural prescription" to support the digestive and nutritional needs of people with gluten intolerance. From digestive enzymes to protein smoothies. RoseMarie's gluten-free healthy living program gives you the nutritional tools you need to be and feel well every day. 

The Impressive line-up of Speakers for Sunday, November 11, 2012 include: Click Here Some of the topics: Making Sense Of Women's Health & Get Fit, Stay Fit: 4 Week To A New You! Get there early, you don't want to miss a thing.

Some Other Exhibitors Included:  The Exhibits highlight food preparation ideas, fitness, mind and body wellness, beauty products, lifestyle, supplements, alternative therapies and more. Enjoy free samples, testers and seminars featured throughout the day. 

So if you missed The Vancouver Health Show today, swing-on by tomorrow!  Call up some friends or take your loved one. More great pictures from today's HealthShow

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Feeling Healthy, Being Alive!

Clive Langton, Director of RawBC

The increasing interest in health information, prevention and knowledge continues to grow in the Maple Ridge community. Individuals are looking for more ways to achieve the best possible level of health and well-being and last night's attendance was evidence of that. The interest in healthy living and the raw food lifestyle is on the rise and it is exciting. We can all feel healthier and  more alive by introducing great tasting raw foods to our diet.

A heartfelt thank you to Clive Langton, Director of RawBC for the educational, and entertaining evening. Clive inspired us as he shared his own personal journey. His presentation exuded passion, enthusiasm and a nice dose of humor which I always appreciate and enjoy. 

A shout out to Maple Ridge Naturopathic Clinic for organizing and hosting the event. Dr. Jason Hughes a Naturopathic doctor, clinical supervisor and teacher at the Boucher Institute Of Naturopathic Medicine launched the evening with a brief informative presentation on "cell" function. His teaching abilities are quite evident.

Dr. J. Hughes, Gina Huges

Gina K Hughes a Raw Food Chef and real food mentor made delicious treats for everyone to sample. People's facial expressions painted a thousand words as they bit into the raw treats. I glanced over my shoulder and noticed a woman who had just bitten gingerly into the raw vegan dessert ball. Her eyebrows rounded, a grin began to form and then she lifted her head in amazement "It doesn't taste vegan, raw or healthy! she replied. 

Gina K. Hughes will also be hosting the Golden Ears Raw Food meetup once a month in Maple Ridge. Gina's passion is to support you through your raw food journey and to cheer you on into great health. More details will follow with location and time.

Special thanks to Roots Natural Organic Foods for donating the lovely door prizes. Roots continues to be an active participant in promoting health in the community of Maple Ridge. They are exceptional!

Louella & Me
Overall, it was a wonderful educational community event. I foresee many more in 2013.  Staying healthy together!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Immune Boosting Foods & Nutrients

As autumn progresses and winter approaches staying positive and optimistic can be a challenge. Do waves of disappointment sweep over you? 

Maintaining health this time of year doesn't have to be a losing battle. Keeping your body healthy and in "harmony" during the seasonal transition is possible.

The much dreaded flu and cold season is upon us. So, how can you bolster your defenses against these lurking invaders?  

A strong immune response is crucial to protect the body against disease and illness. Here are some immune boosting foods & nutrients to fight off those "pesky" bugs.

Onion & Garlic: When combined these flavorful healers contain numerous antiseptic and immune boosting properties. Garlic, this potent onion relative contains the active ingredient allicin, which fights infection and bacteria. 

Yogurt: The "live active cultures" found in yogurt, are healthy bacteria that keep the gut and intestinal tract free of disease-causing germs. Studies show that eating a cup of low-fat yogurt each day can reduce your susceptibility to colds by 25 percent. 

Honey: Honey has numerous medicinal properties and is a natural way to soothe sore throats. It also has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties to help fight infections from viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Fish: Salmon, mackerel, and herring are rich in omega-3 fats,which reduce inflammation, increasing airflow and protecting lungs from colds and respiratory infections.

Bone Broth: My Mama and Nonna/Grandma know best and they were right. Home made soup is one of the greatest remedies to strengthen your immune and  most importantly the digestive system.  Use pasture raised beef or chicken and to Increase soup's immune-boosting power add some onions and garlic.

Mushrooms: Studies show that mushrooms increase the production and activity of white blood cells, making them more aggressive. Shiitake, maitake, and reishi mushrooms appear to pack the biggest immunity punch

Green Tea: Polyphenols, potent plant antioxidants, is what gives green tea its immune-boosting effects. So drink up!  

Vitamin D: Laboratory studies indicate that the nutrient may help immune cells identify and destroy bacteria and viruses that make us sick. An immune-booster must!

Vitamin C: Is a powerful antioxidant that protects against infection and enhances immunity. Vitamin C works by increasing the production of white blood cells. 

Probiotic: While yogurt is a good source of probiotics, I highly recommend an additional high potency multi-strain probiotic supplement. Probiotics support the immune system,balance the intestinal environment and inhibit the growth of pathogenic organisms. 

"Stay committed to your goal of maintaining a healthy lifestyle this Fall. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy"

Don't fall back into bad habits, fall into health! Stay Active, Eat Well & Take To Relax!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's All It's Wrapped Up To Be!

Body treatments have gained vast popularity since it was discovered that they are not solely for beautification purposes. Some of their numerous therapeutic benefits include cleansing, detoxifying, and nourishing the skin. 

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body. The epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin accumulates dead skin cells that need to be removed.

Body treatments start with a body polish, scrub or dry skin brushing. This exfoliates the skin sloughing off dead dry skin.

It's All It's Wrapped Up to Be!

Body wraps begin with exfoliation by utilizing skin brushing, salt scrub or a dry exfoliating glove. Exfoliating before a wrap helps rid the skin of dead cells  and opens pores to prepare the skin to receive the nourishing properties. This will increase the effectiveness of the body wrap.

The body mask is delicately applied all over the body using smooth strokes.     The body is gently cocooned with warm linens, heat retaining foils and  a thermal blanket. The warm linens assist the skin to open pores and allow the toxins to be excreted and deeply absorb the nutrients.

While relaxing, Exodus Colon Health & Wellness clients will receive  a 15 point acupressure facial, facial massage and a light oil-free mini-scalp massage. The treatment is completed with a liberal application of one of the following: moisturizer, lotion, oil or cream to leave your skin feeling  hydrated, soft and supple.

Exodus Colon Health & Wellness offers a selection of holistic and therapeutic modalities that complement and promote the detoxification process; leaving you relaxed, rejuvenated and re-energized.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Greetings Everyone!

Summer is finally here and in full swing! It's hard to believe that we were experiencing cool and rainy temperatures just a week ago. Our average June temperature was 15C/59F and a low of 11C/52F

I posted this exotic vegetarian soup on my official Facebook page on July 2nd. This warm and comforting dish was fitting for the below seasonal temperatures. So, due to popular demand ...Voila!

Moroccan Lentil Soup: (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Laced with pungent spices and punctuated with the freshness of  chopped tomatoes and cilantro.

2 cups dried green lentils
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil 
l large onion, diced
1/2 cup diced carrot, l large peeled carrot
l large stalk celery, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/.2 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp.. each turmeric, ground cumin, cinnamon and ginger
Juice of 1 lemon
2 fresh tomatoes, seeded and diced
Chopped fresh cilantro

Place lentils in a bowl and cover with 6 cups cold water. Soak for 1 hour. Then strain and rinse well. Heat oil in a large saucepan.  Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and saute over medium heat, stirring often until soft, about 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle with seasonings and lemon juice. Add soaked and rinsed lentils along with 6 cups fresh cold water. Stir together and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend and lentils to soften.  Stir in tomatoes.  Heat through.  Serve soup with cilantro sprinkled over top.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Therapeutic & Aromatic Body Therapy

Raindrop Therapy- a therapeutic & aromatic essential oil bodywork therapy

Raindrop Therapy is a powerful, non-invasive technique utilizing the antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory action of several key essential oils. As a result, this therapy enhances immunity and supports the body's natural defenses. Essential oils have the ability to penetrate the skin quickly and pass into bodily tissues to produce amazing therapeutic effects. This incredible therapy is also mood elevating and relaxing therefore enhancing overall health and vitality; leaving you with a rejuvenated sensation.

Calming & Relaxing

Soothes Tense Muscles

Stimulates Circulation

Promotes Lymphatic Drainage

Enhances Immunity

Enables Detoxification

In short, the benefits of this therapy go well beyond the physical benefits. Raindrop can not only help relieve pain and restore immediate physical well-being, but it can set in motion the healing processes that will last for weeks.

75 Minutes of pure Luxury!

Gift Certificates Available!

The Purr....fect Mother's Day Gift

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Have You Purchased Your Daffodils?

Since 1950's, bright yellow daffodils have arrived in communities across Canada to mark the beginning of Daffodil Month. To this day,the daffodil continues to symbolize strength and courage in the fight against cancer.

Fresh daffodils will be sold in communities across Canada on the following dates: See Hear

At times we get so busy, we miss out on the precious little things that life has to offer.  Take the time to appreciate and smell...the daffodils.  Sunny yellow daffodils are a cheerful harbinger of Spring.  It may not be bright and sunny outdoors but it won't take long for these vibrant yellow beauties to spread a sort of joy that will make you smile.  Daffodils make a lovely long-lasting cut flower. Share the love and bring a smile to someone's face today.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

JOIN US! For a relaxing and enjoyable evening.

NORWEX Fundraiser Party

Have you been Norwexed?
Norwex is a dynamic, expanding worldwide organization. In 1994 the Norwegian company set out to create a very unique, environmentally friendly concept of Clean without Chemicals.

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the (CCAC) Colorectal Cancer Association Of Canada.

Please RSVP on my official Exodus Colon Health & Wellness Facebook page or call the office @ 604-465-4363.

We will also be taking outside orders if you are unable to attend.

Fabulous Door Prizes! I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Support Group

The Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Support Group is dedicated to providing support, information and assistance for a joyful gluten-free life.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone for attending our official launch on Saturday, March 10th & Sunday, March 11th. The weekend was a great success and you all made it possible. 

Our Next Meeting:

Date:  Monday, April 30th 2012

Time: 7:00pm

Cost: None

Location: Westgate Wellness Centre
#200-20395 Lougheed, Hwy
Maple Ridge

RSVP  Limited Seating

Sunday, March 18, 2012


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness - Get screened! Early detection saves lives!! Photo courtesy CCAC

Butt Cancer

Advocacy group claims hot dogs cause "butt cancer" on Chicago billboard

(CBS News) - Hot dog happy Chicago residents are being told that their favorite meat may cause colon cancer. A new billboard has popped up in the skyline featuring a man in a hospital gown looking at this rear next to the words "Hot dogs cause butt cancer. Processed meats increase colorectal cancer risks." Read More

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness


According to the Colorectal Cancer Association Of Canada, cancers of the colon and rectum are the second-leading cause of cancer death of Canada.  Colorectal cancer does not discriminate and can develop in both men and women. Often times colorectal cancer first develops with minor, if any, symptoms. 

Colorectal Cancer Statistics for 2011 include an estimated 22,200 Canadian (12,500 men / 9,700 women)  

British Columbia - 2,700 estimated new colorectal cancer cases (1,500 men/1,150 women) Read More  

Article published by Carrotlines

Colon Cancer Prevention

Throughout March, which is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Canadian Cancer Society is encouraging people 50 years of age and over to fight back against colorectal cancer by getting checked before symptoms appear. Read

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hold The Gluten

The response for the upcoming Gluten-Free Support Group has been outstanding!  Here's a short and sweet update ~smile~

Who's Providing the Snacks?

Gluten-Free snacks kindly provided by Martin's Marvelous, Kinnikinnick Foods Inc and  Panne Rizo.  Other contributors include Delight Gluten-Free Magazine CarrotLines, Silver Hills and Roots Naturals from Maple Ridge. A heart felt thank you to everyone for making this event extra special! 

I will  also have some lovely treats from Zena's Gluten-Free Bakery. I recently purchased some cupcakes and some squares for a baby shower and they were  such a hit! They couldn't believe the beautifully decorated goodies were gluten-free.  You will have a hard time believing it too ~smile~ I bet you just can't have ONE. Zena's bakery also offers dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free or vegan options.

To add a  very special touch to our event we will be serving "Tea the elixir of life" Tega Tea is Organic and Fair Trade this means that all ingredients in their teas are grown and harvested using organic methods. Fair Trade is about making a difference in communities all around the world. There will be several varieties and flavours! Some include:

Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos- Sweet & tangy NEW Hibiscus is sure to delight your senses!

Masala Chai - A twist of the traditional blend of sweet & sultry masala spices.

Orange Spice Roobios - Sweet cinnamon spices with the tangy taste of orange and earthy rooiblos gives this tea a beautiful taste. Aromatic!

 ~There will be plenty of Door Prizes to give away~