All-Natural Easter Egg Dye Recipes

Use these all-natural dye recipes made from household ingredients to create Easter eggs in beautifully subdued shades. Leave eggs soaking in the dye in the refrigerator overnight for the richest colors.

Bluish-Gray
Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water, bring to room temperature, and remove blueberries.

Blue
Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar. Let cool to room temperature and remove cabbage with a slotted spoon.

Jade Green
Peel the skin from 6 red onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 tsp. white vinegar.

Faint Green-Yellow
Peel the skin from 6 yellow apples. Simmer in 1-1/2 cups water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar. Simmer 4 oz. chopped fennel tops in 1-1/2 cups of water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Orange
Take the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 tsp. white vinegar.

Faint Red-Orange
Stir 2 Tbsp. paprika into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Yellow
Rich yellow: Simmer 4 oz. chopped carrot tops in 1-1/2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Mustard-yellow: Stir 2 Tbsp. turmeric into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Various shades: Steep 4 bags of chamomile or green tea in 1 cup boiling water for 5 minutes.
Pale yellow: Chop 4 oz. goldenrod and simmer in 2 cups water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Faint yellow: Simmer the peels of 6 oranges in 1-1/2 cups water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. vinegar.

Brown-Gold
Simmer 2 Tbsp. dill seed in 1 cup water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Brown
Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup strong coffee.

Pink
Faint pink: Chop 4 oz. amaranth flowers and simmer in 2 cups water; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar. Simmer the skins from 6 avocados in 1-1/2 cup water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar. Mix 1 cup pickled beet juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.
Dark pink: Cut 1 medium beet into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar and let cool to room temperature; remove beets.

Lavender
Mix 1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.

Congratulations Monika & Mark

Olea Health would like to congratulate Dr Monika and Mark Russo on the birth of their healthy baby boy, Jack Michael Russo, born September 13 2011. Mom, dad and baby are doing great

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Group Fall Detox

Next Group Fall Detox is scheduled for WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12 2011. Call our office (705.429.0015) to put your name on our waiting list if you are interested. We will send a confirmation email in the next few weeks.

Olea Health would like to announce some new changes at the office

For the months of September and October- Olea health will be open Tuesday from 11AM – 6PM, Wednesday from 9AM -1PM, Thursday from 9AM – 5PM (with Naturopathic visits) and Friday from 9AM -3PM.

Olea Health will still be offering our regular registered massage therapy hours while Dr. Monika is away on maternity leave starting Aug 29th.

Kathleen will be in the office Tuesday from 11AM – 6PM, Thursday 10AM – 5PM and Friday from 10AM – 3PM. Please call the office to book an appointment. 705.429.0015

For anyone who needs to stop into our office for information or supplements, please note the Carmen will be here, happy to assist anyone.

Holidays

Olea Health Naturopathic clinic will be closed for Holiday’s from Aug 1st until Aug 5th.
We will reopen on Tues. Aug 9th. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Admin assistant change

Olea health would like to announce some new changes at the office. Cheryl , our admin assistant has accepted a new position. We are sad to see her go since she has been with Olea Health for 3.5 years. We wish her all the best in her new adventure. We welcome to our team, Carmen Arbon.

Yoga On The Beach This Summer

Yoga, as commonly practiced in the west, is an ancient system of postures, breathing exercises and relaxation that can benefit body and mind, bringing the body energy and balance. Yoga compliments all other forms of exercise by working in a subtle way on stretching, toning and strengthening. Yoga postures are more than physical poses; they work on the mind and spirit, and promote increased awareness, vitality and inner peace. Some of the benefits that can be enjoyed through the various asana groups are strengthening, lengthening and toning of the muscles; improved flexibility and balance; improved stamina and endurance; better blood circulation, digestion and elimination of toxins; balancing of hormones and emotions; and helps with depression and anxiety. Yoga work to relax the mind and body and can help lower cortisol levels in the body, which in turn can decrease abdominal fat. Find your inner balance and join our sunset or sunrise yoga (source: Yoga Burn).

Olea Health Naturopathic Clinic is offering Sunset yoga starting on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:30 p.m. and Sunrise yoga starting on Tuesday, June 21st at 8:30 a.m. Sessions run for 8 weeks. Classes will be approximately 1 hour in duration.

The location will be between Beach 5/6 and parking is available at Oakview Park (doggy park) adjacent to the Rec Plex and there is a path that takes you to the beach.

You will need a yoga mat, towel, water, and appropriate clothing for the weather.

The cost is $90.00 plus HST for the 8 week session and full payment is required before will you will be registered. Payment method is Visa, Mastercard, Debit, Cheque or Cash. We cannot guarantee your spot without advance payment.

Olea Health is located at 587 River Road West, Suite 3, Wasaga Beach or call us at 705-429-0015.

This is a great way to unwind and enjoy the amazing beach we live so close to! We hope you can attend.

YOGA ON THE BEACH this summer

We will be offering our seasonal YOGA ON THE BEACH this summer.

Classes will be starting in June. We will be offering a sunrise yoga and a sunset yoga.

Please contact us if you are interested. These classes fill up quickly and were a great success last summer. DATES & TIMES are yet to be decided.

Clean, Lean and Green: Getting Rid of The Toxins That Make You Fat

Our friends at StoneTree Clinic are bringing one of the world’s leading experts on environmental medicine to Collingwood on May 13 for a live talk at the Gayety Theatre.

Dr. Walter Crinnion, the author of the book Clean, Lean and Green: Getting Rid of The Toxins That Make You Fat, is going to speak on the hidden causes of cancer and other chronic diseases, and health care solutions for dealing with their impact.

If you’re interested, tickets are just $12. Here’s the link for more information and online ticket sales:

http://crinnion.eventbrite.com/

All proceeds from the event are going to support the Environment Network of Collingwood.