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Cultivate Better Health With Gardening


With spring now upon us, vibrant fruits, vegetables and flowers will be bursting forth from the good earth. Whether we plant our own or visit a local one, gardens are great for us in many ways.

Toiling in a garden gets us out in the sunshine and is a fantastic way to work out. Gardening also has emotional health benefits. From planting bulbs to pruning roses, tasks involved in gardening can reduce stress and boost one’s mood. Seeing the results of your work crop up is also enormously gratifying. So if you’ve never gardened before, now is a great time to do so!

The Buzz About Bees

While some may view bees as just stinging pests, bees are hard-working insects that play an essential role in pollination, which is needed for plants to reproduce.

The Role of the Beautiful Butterfly

Though they’re exquisite winged-creatures worthy of our admiration, butterflies do more than look lovely. Like bees, butterflies are pollinators; specifically, they help flowers pollinate, and they serve as a source of food for other animals. This season take time to appreciate the beloved butterfly.

Eat Locally and Seasonally

With so many farmers markets sprinkled around Christchurch, it’s easier than ever to eat locally and seasonally. Here are some of the fruits and vegetables that are in season in September:

  • Leeks
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Parsnip
  • Rhubarb
  • Tangelos
  • Yams

For more information go to the 5+ a day fresh fruit & vegetables website.

Choose Organic

When you’re choosing produce to put on your table, always make sure that it’s organic. That’s because pesticides are highly toxic to the body. They can result in cancer, neurological problems, allergic reactions and more.

If aches and pains have cropped up due to gardening, we can provide relief through natural chiropractic adjustments.

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