Author: Amber McKenzie

Lift Your Mood and More with Vitamin D

by Kim White 

Vitamin D is called the “sunshine vitamin” because our bodies naturally produce vitamin D when our skin is exposed to sunlight. The winter light, more time indoors, and the increasing use of sunscreen all contribute to lower levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is prevalent in both adults and children. Studies vary in reporting these rates, but it is generally agreed that vitamin D deficiency is a widespread issue. For children, deficiency estimates range from 50 to 70 percent and adults are between 40 and 50 percent. Many of us living in the...

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Sprinkle Some Spice in Your Diet

by Karmen Gregg Everybody has to eat, but oftentimes we get in a rut of eating the same old foods—especially if we’re maintaining a diet for specific health reasons. However, special diets don’t automatically have to translate to tasteless and boring. The cure for any cravings for variety and flavor is easy—just spice up your life! A quick raid of your spice cabinet can help you create a vivid, vibrant and healthful experience every time you sit down for a meal. Why spices? 
Spices contain an impressive list of plant-derived chemical compounds (phytochemicals) that are known to have health-promoting...

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Northside Yoga Studio Adds More Classes

YogaJoy North, a mother-daughter owned independent yoga studio, opened its doors in May 2017 and has been offering unique and traditional yoga classes, previously unavailable on the north side. The studio features many traditional gentle, beginner, restorative and senior yoga classes, to name a few, at popular times throughout the day, seven days a week. YogaJoy North also offers Buti, Dance Bliss, vinyasa and pre-natal yoga. In addition, partnerships with a personal trainer, barre teacher, nutritionist and teachers with graphic art, mental health, yoga therapy and other specialties bring a rich variety of classes and workshops for clients to...

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Pawpular Companions Moving to a New Location

Carl and Mara Crowell, owners of Pawpular Companions Pet Supplies, are excited to announce their move to a new retail location in Liberty Lake happening this April.  “Our new space will be much bigger with improved parking. This gives us the opportunity to offer more products to our customers and their beloved pets,” says Mara, who shares that they will announce the store’s grand opening celebration at a later date. Pawpular Companions Pet Supplies features a large variety of organic and natural food and treats for all stages of a pet’s life, as well as special dietary needs. “We...

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Northwest Pet Expo is March 24

The Northwest Pet Expo, a community fundraiser for SCRAPS, is being held March 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center in Spokane. “Do you love pets?” asks Suzie Dunn, pet expo organizer and Sponsorship and Events Director for KXLY. “Then this is a must-see event for you. It’s all about pets and fun for the whole family.” The expo features exhibits from a variety of local and national pet businesses. Attendees will get a chance to visit a wide selection of pet retailers, watch educational talks, and participate in fun kid-friendly...

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