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I was recently contacted by Lyn-Genet Recitas, holistic health expert and author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Plan, who told me she will be visiting Toronto Feb 4 – 7, 2017, to promote her exciting new book  THE METABOLISM PLAN: Discover the Foods and Exercises that Work for Your Body to Reduce Inflammation and Drop Pounds Fast.  Torontonians will be able to see her live on Citytv’s Breakfast TV and  CTV’s The Social on Monday Feb 6, then on Global’s Morning Show the following day with more appearances being added.thLyn-Genet’s latest soon-to-be best seller, THE METABOLISM PLAN takes The Plan to a new level with a revolutionary 30-day diet that’s customized to boost one’s metabolism to burn fat, reduce inflammation, increase weight loss and energy. THE METABOLISM PLAN includes new recipes and an exciting new exercise plan that teaches readers why it’s best to workout smarter, not harder. In fact, readers can get in optimal shape in as little as 12 minutes, 3 times a week! THE METABOLISM PLAN addresses many hidden issues that can sabotage one’s metabolism and inhibit weight loss.image003About the Author:  Lyn-Genet Recitas is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Plan and The Plan Cookbook, which offers an effective way to lose weight, improve health and reverse the aging process. A sports and holistic nutritionist, Recitas has helped hundreds of thousands of men and women reach their best health by finding their chemical responses to food, not counting calories. Recitas has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show (see below), Fox & Friends, and Fox News, and in Women’s RunningFitness, and More magazines, among others.th (3)

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If you are an online influencer/blogger in the food, weight mgmn’t, anti-aging or health & wellness sectors, I would be happy arrange an interview with Lyn-Genet or fwd a review copy of her book, so please contact me a.s.a.p.  If you want to make a healthy (and simple) change to your lifestyle & eating habits, watch for Lyn-Genet on your favourite morning tv shows.th (2)



I had the opportunity to attend the opening of the NATURAL LIVING WELLNESS CENTRE, Toronto’s newest pain management and natural wellness centre located at 200 Spadina Ave (between Queen W & Dundas W Streets). The Centre’s principal owner KEVIN HALL (pictured below L with massage therapist Andrew Foster RMT, ART, CST) invited his good friend and international award-winning recording artist RON KORB to come play for the guests so the flutist/composer obliged with excerpts from his brilliant Grammy-nominated album Asia Beauty.20160607_20085520160607_194526The Centre focuses on education as much as treatment, and aims to empower clients/patients with access to research, publications and seminars, and partners with allied organizations, doctors and other pain clinics across the country.  The beautifully appointed, loft-style offices offer 2,300 sq. feet of space dedicated to treatments, classes and consultation rooms, along with a well-stocked boutique carrying a wide variety of products for mind, body and spirit.20160607_191807 20160607_192037 20160607_192057But no smiling buddhas or incense sticks here – you’ll see clean urban design featuring exposed brick, dark wood floors, stylish lighting, elegant wall tiling and state-of-the-art equipment and fixtures. Services provided include: Chiropractic, RMT & Occupational therapy, music & art therapy, chronic pain support, cannabis education, hypnotherapy, integrative wellness services and products, group classes (yoga, nutrition, mindfulness) and guest speakers, plus a full teaching kitchen for those (like me!) who need a good kickstart to preparing & eating healthy food choices. Below, Kevin introduces everyone to the Centre and Ron’s performance….20160607_194223

….then I managed to wrangle Kevin’s very busy colleagues Lauri-Anne and Jessica (below L to R) into posing for a quick pic with Ron in between topping up the catering platters and greeting guests!20160607_192200Thank you to Ron for his invitation, and a big thanks to Kevin, Lauri-Anne and Jessica for your warm hospitality – I look forward to sharing your story as you grow the business. www.natural-livingcentre.com20160607_201219(0)




Yesterday (Sunday) I spent some time strolling the aisles of the annual Total Health Show down at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), learning about new health & wellness products and protocols. It was great to run into Greg Emerson of THE EDGE, who was a client several years ago when he and his wife Stella introduced the unique blue-green algae supplements for humans and animals. Here’s Greg (below) manning The Edge booth – I encourage you to check out the product  for yourself here: www.theEdgeUp.ca20160410_14222820160410_142242Along another aisle, I was immediately drawn to the jewellery designed and created by Veronica Ciandre of iSOLA Jewellery (below). She uses semi-precious stones and crystals, then threads them together using nature’s numbers in the form of the ‘Fibonacci Sequence’, also known as ‘The Divine Code’ or ‘The Pattern of Creation’ (if you’ve seen The DaVinci Code movie, you’ll understand this). Veronica told me this brings increased harmony and balance to the body and mind when worn, and exponential growth in all areas of your life when used to focus the mind in meditation.  All the materials used have healing properties whose frequencies are increased by the use of the Sequence in the beading pattern. www.iloveisola.com20160410_143332 20160410_144637 20160410_144625Veronica is taking her iSOLA Jewellery to next weekend’s Green Living Show, also at the MTCC, so be sure to drop by and tell her I sent you.

I really liked the Gel Heating Pads and various cooling wraps ideal for “ladies of a certain age”…LOL! Sold online as well as at consumer shows like Total Health Show, they come in various sizes and colours and are perfect for temperature control – I picked up a couple of mini heat pads for my bestie, Erena, who is always cold so hopefully she’ll make good use of them during these last few chilly days of April.  www.heatinaclick.com20160410_143253 20160410_143236 20160410_143156One the best new products I found (and yes, I purchased a couple) are these CLEAN SIP drinking straws (below) that are actually water filters that you can take with you anywhere so you can drink tap water at restaurants, sports stadiums, campgrounds, other countries where contaminents may be an issue (you can avoid Delhi belly or Montezuma’s revenge!!) and airline water (I always doubt the quality of water stored in metal drums in the belly of planes!!)  Check it out yourself: www.cleansip.com 20160410_150215 20160410_132729This truly portable personal water filter lasts for upto 6 months and inside the straw there’s activated charcoal, a microfilter and other patented material that ensures clean water via this revolutionary ionic water purifier. Definitely recommend you check it out. While I was at the booth, a Serbian TV news crew was taping an interview with the boss (below) so the word is spreading around the world about this Canadian company, CleanSip. 20160410_150221For all my friends in the incentives business – Clean Sip straws are ideal as corporate gifts or merchandise as it allows for logos and other messages printed on the straw casing itself.

This year’s Total Health Show was filled with food and supplement samples, demonstrations and daily presentations and guest speakers to enlighten, educate and astound us. Make sure you visit next year: www.totalhealthshow.com 20160410_151051