Feeling Earthy?

 

 

Happy Earth Day Everyone!

 

Earth Full South Pacific

Earth Full South Pacific (Photo credit: FlyingSinger)

As spring is trying to spring up here in town, a little post about things to keep in mind this Earth Day. A lot of what people think of when they think naturopathic medicine or naturopathic doctor is about earth friendly, natural alternatives to whatever is ailing them. Because of this it is fitting to do little things to keep supporting nature around us, keeping the environment healthy keeps us healthy.

 

Nature bird

Nature bird (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

So this Earth day how will you be celebrating? What changes can you make in your day to day routines to help keep things spinning? This week many communities are starting green initiatives such as contests to promote alternative transportation, recycling programs and co-operatives where people can reuse, recycle or upcycle. This evening I will be attending a special presentation by Dr. Jane Goodall with some very special ladies, through the Unique Lives & Experiences Lecture Series.

 

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall (Photo credit: nick step)

If a lecture series isn’t your thing, perhaps a movie might be an option? Grab the kids or your friends and see Revolution The Movie, made by the same individual that did Shark Water a few years earlier. A tree will be planted for every person who goes to see this movie before the end of today.

 

Tree - leaf canopy

Tree – leaf canopy (Photo credit: blmiers2)

A great resource for Earth Day, and all the days in between, is the Environmental Working Group. EWG is committed to helping people make the best choices for their health, the health of their family and the environment. They have compiled some fantastic resources that are available to everyone! Skin Deep is a cosmetic guide where you can check the cosmetics and bath products you currently use or look for a healthy alternative to what you have. Their Guide to Healthy Cleaning is updated regularly and even has information on how to read labels to really know what you are using to keep your home spic and span. And there are several food resources to help you buy pesticide free food and stay away from products that have been genetically modified.

 

green box 004

green box 004 (Photo credit: iammikeb)

So whatever you decide to do today and however you keep the spirit going throughout the year consider joining the Earth Day Network. We can all be the face of change, so make a statement with that face and make a difference.

Recycling Walls

Recycling Walls (Photo credit: Roberto Baibich)

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About Dr. Kyley, ND

Dr. Kyley Hunt graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary prior to completing her studies in Naturopathic Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Kyley is a general ND with special interest in women's health, preventative medicine, clinical nutrition, athletic health and training and global health. She has training in various clinical modalities including Bowen Therapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, spinal manipulation, botanical medicine and Neural Therapy. After volunteering as an ND with Natural Doctors International on the island of Ometepe in Nicaragua she has returned to practice in her hometown of Calgary, Alberta.
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2 Responses to Feeling Earthy?

  1. Bradley says:

    Both organic and conventional produce is safe. Don’t fall prey to fear tactics by a fundraising organization. Learn the Facts here http://bit.ly/ZJBsHZ

    • Thank you for the comment. It is important that people aren’t scared away from eating fruits and vegetables. Often the recommended shopping lists are for when people have the opportunity and choice, and to help reduce overall exposure to various chemicals used in commercial farming. An article on this subject has been put up on the peer-reviewed http://www.wellnesswriters.com.

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