Odessa Thornhill

About the Author Odessa Thornhill


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Energy 101

The field that surrounds us Scientifically speaking every living thing has a cloud of activity surrounding it that is measurable and quantifiable. This field is called the EMF,  the Electromagnetic Field. If you have ever heard of Kirlian photography then you’re one step ahead. Kirlian photography is a special kind of imagery that can take a photo of this energy field some call an aura that surrounds the body. It has been noted that the aura around a person can vary in colour and size. More notable is that if an individual is not well it is possible to see …

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Get alkalinity levels right

Maybe this is why you’re not feeling 100% An alkaline diet is when the foods you consume have a pH of  7 and higher. The body needs acidity and alkalinity to function regularly, but if there is too much acidic content moving through the system this creates an environment for bacteria and viruses to thrive. Increasing your alkalinity re-boots the system and causes it to eliminate excessive toxins. This kind of diet can be followed for long periods of time as it nourishing in nature. Alkaline minerals such as potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron and calcium would be purposely integrated into …

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What is Serial Monogamy?

The way the “system” and its institutions are training professionals to understand our ‘behaviour’ as a culture is troubling The term “serial monogamy” was introduced to me during a program I was facilitating. The topic being discussed was around Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (Joy DeGury), something we all deal with and don’t recognize. As the topic unfolded, we began to examine the sexual habits of the Black community. The only white woman in the group spoke out saying that she was having a revelation. During her training to become a nurse there was a term that was used in relation …

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Natural Healing

“Prevention is better than cure.” As far back as I can remember helping others feel good about themselves has always been an innate desire of mine. Many know me as a professional performer –singing on international stages with Cirque du Soleil or dancing with the African Contemporary Company Nyata Nyata (Zab Maboungou). The transition into alternative health care was a natural and gradual evolution, one I saw coming years before. At the age of 14,  I can recall reading a novel about surgeons and the extremely intricate work they do. My decision then was to become a doctor. Since that …

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New foods

I challenge you to take a big step and approach your meals differently The biggest fad right now is healthy eating. This is one wave I’ll support and promote until my time to move along has come. One of the popular questions I’m asked as a Naturopath is “What other foods can I eat?” The answer lies in being open to trying new things and giving it more than one chance. For example, many of us are raised on rice; long grain parboiled rice was our “go to staple” in my mother’s home. My first challenge for you is to …

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Bread: White or Whole Grain?

The debate between white and brown bread IS real, and not to be vetoed by the mere fact that white bread is considered de-natured …   Most people will argue that bread w ith whole grain content is the better to consume. Why? Because it contains all of the nutrients that white bread has been stripped of, it is heavier and satisfies the appetite more than white bread. White bread is said to be denatured and stripped of its nutrients. It has been called white glue, garbage and all sorts of other names. When we look at the process of …

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Odessa Thornhill: Preparing for the winter months

As the summer months fade… and the cool winds of autumn and reminder of winter settle in we are presently in between seasons, making many of us vulnerable and susceptible to cold and flu viruses. One way to combat illness is to stock up on orange and grapefruit (and other citrus fruits) which are an excellent source of vitamin C and easily found in North American stores. They are a very good source of dietary fibre and a good source of B vitamins, including vitamin B1, pantothenic acid B5, and folate. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition …

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