Benefits of Collagen

November 18, 2016

What if I told you that there is a food that can help decrease wrinkles, improve joint stiffness, soothe your intestinal lining and help strengthen your nails and teeth?  Enter collagen.

Listing the benefits of consuming collagen makes it seem like a miracle drug, but studies are confirming that this nutritional powerhouse can benefit almost every part of our body.

What is collagen?

Collagen makes up one-third of the protein found in the human body. It provides strength and structure to our bones, muscles, tendons and skin. It is made up of amino acids ...

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Krystle Colting Krystle Colting
November 18, 2016 November 18, 2016

Top 4 Cosmetic Chemicals to Avoid

September 27, 2016

When was the last time you read the ingredients on your make-up and skin-care products? We often glaze over the long list of hard to pronounce words, like diethyl phthalate, or abbreviations for even more complex words…butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) anyone?

These labels make it difficult to actually know what we’re putting on or in our bodies. The problem is many of our beauty and personal care products contain toxic chemicals. In fact, according to the David Suzuki Foundation, 80% of products used by Canadians contain one or more toxic chemicals!

Well I’m here to help clarify these confounding ...

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Krystle Colting Krystle Colting
September 27, 2016 September 27, 2016
Province Apothecary

Province Apothecary

March 6, 2015

Province Apothecary have created pure, effective skincare products that benefit even the most sensitive complexions so that you can feel beautiful in your skin.  Province Apothecary began with the mission to produce the best skincare products using only high quality, certified organic, biodynamic and wildcrafted ingredients sourced from each Canadian province.  Julie Clark expertly formulates, blends, and packages all products by hand in small batches, ensuring the highest quality skincare for you.  She is blending the wilds of Canada into nourishing and balancing skincare.  Some of Julie’s favourite ingredients are organic seaweed from Nova Scotia, maple syrup from Quebec, ...

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Lisa Bender Lisa Bender
March 6, 2015 March 6, 2015
Leaves of Trees

Leaves of Trees

December 19, 2014

Leaves of Trees are all-natural, made by hand, products with a pinch of Morocco and other exotic flavours.  Most products are actually based on unrefined argan which come from a women's cooperative in Morocco.  This oil moisturizes without leaving you feeling greasy and is full of anti-oxidants to reduce the skin damage caused by free radicals.   

All of Leaves of Trees products are based on organic and fair trade sources wherever possible and use the most non-reactive packaging available to minimize packaging waste for our precious environment.

One of the products I am most excited about is an all-natural deodorant and this ...

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Lisa Bender Lisa Bender
December 19, 2014 December 19, 2014
Pilates with Lisa Bender

Welcome to our new website!

August 11, 2014

A whole new look with Spine Stretch Pilates Studio

Welcome to our new website! This has been a labour of love for many months now and I am so excited that you are now able to see what we have been working so hard at. It's a fresh new look, mobile friendly, and full of all the info you need about the studio. Peruse the site, click on the photos for further studio details and let us know what you think.

Thank you so much to Iconic Design for their hard work and patience. Their ideas and creative insight have been ...

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Lisa Bender Lisa Bender
August 11, 2014 August 11, 2014

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