Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Winner for Integrated Pharmacy Program, Commitment to Care & Service Awards

I accepted the second award in November this year.

I want to thank all my supporters and sponsors. Our efforts in health promotion will continue stronger than ever in the coming year!

Happy New Year!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Another Successful Diabetes Clinic

November is Diabetes Month. Our Diabetes Clinic on last Saturday November 19th was another huge success. The clinic was sponsored by Lifescan, the maker of OneTouch Ultra2 meters. There were originally 7 appointments and all were taken up in a week. We opened 2 more spots and both were taken up soon after.

All our participants had a one-on-one diabetes education session with a RD/CDE, which took about 1/2 hour for each patient. Everyone learned about how to manage their condition with proper nutrition and blood glucose monitoring. All participants walked away with knowledge and a "Company's Coming Diabetic Dinner" cookbook!

We also provided a free sample of our gluten-free, low-glycemic whole grain, Cavena Naked Oats and a copy of the diabetes edition of Alive magazine to each participant. Special thanks to Anne Clark from Lifescan and Laurel, RD/CDE for spending the time with our patients.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Our Second Annual Diabetes Clinic is This Saturday, November 19th

This Saturday, November 19th is our 2nd annual Diabetes Clinic. We are completely booked! Our patients will have a chance to sit down with a Certified Diabetes Educator (and she is a Registered Dietitian as well) one on one in a private setting to go over dietary issues.

This clinic is sponsored by Lifescan, the maker of OneTouch Ultra meters.

Cancer Prevention Seminar, Our BIGGEST Seminar Ever!

Our Cancer Prevention Seminar on September 15th was a huge success! Over 2 dozen participants came to learn about how nutrition and lifestyle change can help prevent one of the most deadly diseases in modern society.

Nelson spent 2 hours on the topic and all the participants were absolutely stunned about the negative health effects from processed foods and what fresh, organic foods can do to help prevent cancer. He was so involved with our participants he almost missed his train to go back to Toronto!

I'd like to thank Nelson for taking the time to come to Woodstock and Melissa from Body Plus for providing goodie bags to all our participants.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cancer Prevention and Healthy Living Seminar, September 15th

We are very lucky to be able to invite Nelson Narciso, D.N.M to our store to discuss cancer prevention and proper nutrition through diet and supplementation. With 15 years experience in health and wellness field, Holistic Nutritionist, herbalist and Reiki practicioner Nelson is a well respected writer and educator on Natural Health Products. He frequently speaks at holistic conventions, a frequent radio guest and recognized as one of Canada's leading sports nutrition educators. He can be seen weekly on his Rogers TV show "Precision Fitness Challenge". Learn preventative diet and lifestyle tips from Nelson on Thursday, September 15th at our store location on 357 Norwich Ave, Woodstock. Seminar starts at 6pm.

Monday, May 16, 2011

1-Year Anniversary Photo Album

Our sampling table for I-Plx, VegeGreens and PhytoBerry

This is April from Body Plus. Don't mess with her! (she's actually very sweet)

Lise and one of many customers who came in to see her

Lise was talking about natural skin care with our customers

Our refreshment table. Organic oatmeal raisin cookies, too!

A chance to win this wellness basket when signing up for eNewsletter

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Our 1 Year Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, May 14th

We had a wonderful 1-year anniversary celebration event last Saturday, May 14th. The weather was a bit rainy, but that didn't stop our supporters and customers. Lise Lapierre, founder of Amaravati Beauty Care, provided a informative "beauty booth" with information and product samples on her beauty line. She met with customers individually and discussed about the beauty of natural skin care. April from Body Plus also set up a table for our customers to sample some of our best selling VegeGreens and PhytoBerry, along with our newest and the most advanced protein supplement, I-Plx. Every customer received discount on the purchases. The introduction of Amaravati Skin Care line also gave our store another high-end natural skin care offering, along with our already extensive natural skin care products. Customers who signed up to our eNewsletter also got a chance to win a wellness gift basket, courtesy of Purity Life. Check out the photo album I posted for our anniversary event.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Healthy Leg Day, Another Successful Clinic

Today was our Healthy Leg Day, sponsored by Sigvaris, the maker of therapeutic compression stockings. Brad, the rep and educator from Sigvaris took on the fully booked appointment list and met with every patient to go over their individual needs and concerns about their legs.
Started at 10am, we saw patients with different leg conditions related to vein issues. From leg eczema possibly caused by varicose veins to patients with chronic medical condition with poor circulation, this was an eye opener for myself and all the patients who attended this clinic. During the consultation, when we felt there is a need for compression stockings, we offered a prescription to the patient to bring back to his/her physician to sign so we can schedule a fitting appointment after the actual diagnosis is made.
I learned today that diabetes and arterial disease which compression stockings are contraindicated. We wrapped up the clinic just after 1pm. I believe that all the patients who attended this clinic learned something new about their current conditions. Thanks to Brad for conducting this informative clinic.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Healthy Leg Day, Thursday, February 24th

Varicose veins are enlarged bulging veins with purple or blue colouring that are commonly found on the backs of calves or on the inside of the leg. They usually cause aching or swelling in the legs and are unsightly to look at. In serious cases, varicose veins can lead to complications such as dermatitis, skin ulcers and blood clotting.
Women are more likely to have varicose veins than men. Some other factors that cause varicose veins are pregnancy, obesity, long periods of standing, menopause, and aging.
Join us for our Healthy Leg Day on Thursday, February 24th from 10am until 1pm. You'll get to sit down with a vein specialist to assess your condition and answer any question you may have about keeping your legs healthy. This clinic is FREE! Hurry up and register. Spaces are limited.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

All About Health 1st Annual Mini Expo, it was a hit!

We wrapped up our very first annual mini expo today. The events were informative and fun. I'd like to send special thanks to Dr. Pamela Thornton-Pow for her presentation on Healthy Kids; Elizabeth Stewart, RHN from Puresource for her presentation on Digestive Health and Detox; and all our audience for joining us to support our events. Also thanks to all our sponsors: Puresource, Purity Life, Body Plus and Sequel Naturals for their product samples door prizes.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

First Ever All About Health Mini Expo

All About Health Remedy'sRx is having the first ever mini health expo this week. On Thursday January 20th evening at 7pm, Lee is presenting a Weight Management seminar. Friday, January 21st evening at 7pm, Digestive Health Seminar is conducted by Lee and Elizabeth Stewart, RHP from Puresource, Inc. with product demonstrations and sampling. Saturday, January 22nd, Dr. Pamela Thornton-Pow is presenting the Healthy Kids seminar at 10:30am. Erin, personal trainer from F.I.T Institute will present a parent and kids "Fun and Fit" demonstration. Lee will prepare 4 different kinds of smoothies at 11:30am for the "Power Smoothies". There will also be gluten-free cookie samples, lots of free natural product samples to take home and many new products to try out.
All the events are free. Donations to support Walk for Memories benefiting Alzheimer Society of Oxford is encouraged. The first ever All About Health Mini Expo is sponsored by Puresource, Purity Life, Body Plus and Vega.