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Here you will find articles I have written for the BScene paper, on everything from PH balance to Leaky Gut Syndrome to crystal meanings.  Enjoy! You can read the paper online at http://www.bscene.ca/ or pick up your free hardcopy at the shoppe each month. 


April 2015:  Cleansing. It’s finally officially spring! The days are getting longer & the sun is shining more brightly! It’s time for spring cleaning, but not just for your house. It’s also a great time of year to cleanse yourself & your surroundings on many levels. Physically, emotionally, spiritually & also to purify the air around you. Tip Top Health Shoppe has everything you need to do this! Read more...


May 2015:  PH Balance. 
A very important thing you can do for optimal health is to make sure you are alkaline, & your PH is at about 7.4.Over 7.8 or below 6.8 the body dies! Cancer cannot survive in an oxygenated, alkaline environment. Cancer replicates and thrives in an acidic, low oxygen environment. Also bacteria, viruses and fungi too! Tip Top Health Shoppe has everything you need to adjust your PH!  Read more...


June 2015:  Leaky Gut Syndrome. Do you have Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS)?A healthy gut is key to a healthy immune system, and if it becomes permeable, or leaky, it can cause a whole host of health problems. ADD or ADHD, anxiety, depression.Rashes, eczema, acne, psoriasis & rosacea. Digestive complaints, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation celiac disease or IBS.Asthma or seasonal allergies. Hormone imbalances like PCOS or PMS. Many autoimmune diseases: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, RA & lupus. Food sensitivities or allergies,especially gluten.Nutrient deficiencies/malabsorption. Yeast overgrowth (Candida) or parasites.Leaky Gut Syndrome is sometimes hard to diagnose but is definitely treatable. Read more...


July 2015:  Himalayan Crystal Salt, Salt Lamps, Salt Therapy.  What do you think of when you hear the phrase “salt of the earth”? It usually refers to a person of fundamental goodness. Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt is the true “salt of the earth” & is jam-packed with goodness!  Read More...


August 2015:  Essential oils have been used for medicinal & spiritual purposes for centuries. Now people are using them every day as their benefits become backed up by science. We all know lavender is calming, but did you know helichrysum can nerve damage, thyme oil kills 97% of breast cancer cells, Frankincense also shows remarkable healing properties for cancer, seizures, more! There is a reason it was one of the gifts of the Magi! Some popular oils and their benefits:  Read More...


September 2015: Diatomaceous Earth.  If I had to pick the one Tip Top Health Shoppe product that does the most good for the most customers, & inexpensively, it would have to be food grade fossil shell flour, aka diatomaceous earth (DTE)! Not your garden variety, this is food grade DTE, perfectly safe for adults & kids & pets. From digestive issues to joint pain, healthy hair to more energy, blood pressure balance to strong bones, this fine white powder does it all!  Read more... 


October 2015:  Our Healing Modalities.  Tip Top Health Shoppe is a place of healing, not just physically, but also mentally, emotionally & spiritually. We have a wonderful group of people that offer services & facilitate events through the shoppe that help people to heal emotionally and grow spiritually. Raising our vibration & bringing our community, all people, together in mind, body & spirit.  Read more...  



November 2015:  Gut Health and Immunity.  Well we are heading into cold & flu season, but Tip Top Health Shoppe & Crystal Salt Spa has everything you need to keep you & your family happy & healthy! Your first line of defence to stay well is your immune system, & believe it or not a big part of that system is your gut. Your good intestinal flora not only break down the food you consume down to the vital nutrients your body requires to thrive, but they also keep bad bacteria, parasites, yeast & fungi in check. Eating cultured foods like sauerkraut, yogurt, & drinking Kobucha & Kefir all help maintain a healthy gut balance.  Read more.... 



December 2015:  Stress free holidays and relaxing gifts.  The holidays can be a stressful time of year, especially for those who have lost loved ones. Tip Top Health Shoppe has everything you need to stay relaxed and happy, and something for everyone’s budget.  Read more...



January 2016:  Heavy Metals & Toxic Chemicals--the root cause of Alzheimers, Parkinson's and other diseases?  Many people are aware of the various types of cleansing that are essential for good health. Colon cleansing,yeast & parasite cleansing,salt lamps/halotherapy for cleansing our air,lungs & sinuses,smudging for cleansing negative energies. But many haven’t considered the heavy metal (HM) & environmental chemical load they might be carrying. We are bombarded with HMs & toxic chemicals,from sources as diverse as shampoo,skin cream,aluminum cans,non-stick & aluminum cookware,pharmaceutical drugs, antacids, ceramics, furniture, fungicides,mercury fillings,pesticides,fluoridated water & toothpaste,canned food,fish,glossy newsprint,artist’s paint,lead paint,lead water pipes,vaccinations,processed foods,even baby formula! It’s in our air,our food,our water! One 2004 study found babies were born with an average of 287 toxins,including HM’s,just from the toxic load of their mothers!   Read more...

Feb 2016 It’s resolution time, time to get fit & healthy, & for many to lose weight.  But with so many weight loss supplements & different diets around, how do we choose the right one for us? Below are some of the popular diet supplements we carry & how & why they work. Read more....