Because Your Way of Life Matters....
Know your health. You don't need to be a physician, or go to a physician, to appreciate, fully experience, or have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of your own body. No one is going to better, or more intimately, understand how you feel physically, mentally or emotionally, than you. Hello, I am Carola Schleuss, founder of, and a practitioner at, Way of Life Matters, a wonderful place for learning about how to enjoy a natural healthy life, for people and their animal friends. My interest in healing and health were born of necessity. I felt uncomfortable, or sick, most of my childhood and teenage years. My childhood medical history was filled with vaccinations and antibiotics. By the age of 25, still feeling terribly unwell, I realized I must learn to take care of myself; no one else could, would, or should. I needed to become an adult, to mature, to not solely depend upon conventional medicine to tell me what to believe. I began to see beyond my little terrarium of conditioned beliefs, the world opened up, life appeared brighter, and nature became, once again, my guide, my reward and my soul healer. As I've traveled through my life, I've opened and operated a wonderful herb shop, Simple Remedies Herbal Solutions in Victoria B.C., and become a certified nutritional consultant and a multiple modality massage practitioner.
Herbal remedies have been used successfully used for over 5000 years in many cultures. Traditional Chinese Medicine is an excellent example. I used Chinese Medicine when I began looking for natural ways to heal my many ailments constantly feeling fatigued, moody, emotional, angry, bloated, gassy, body pain, constipation, seasonal allergies and asthma. I began with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Remedies, along with Whole Food Therapy, and it was working!
Herbal Medicine is common practice in Europe. The German Commission E is a publication of 390 monographs which evaluate the safety and efficacy of herbs for prescribing in Germany. The scientific review board which is the governing body for herbal medicine in Germany, is the “Bundesinstitut für Arzeimittel und Medizinprodukte”. The Commission E became known beyond Germany in the 1990s and is used as a reference book for doctors and herbalists.
We are here to assist you by providing whole food nutrition, herbal blends, techniques for stress reduction,
home assessments, and modalities for the body and mind, for you and your animal
Walter (Skip) LaFleur, having experienced head trauma and subsequent rather severe dysregulation as a youth in Montreal, truly understands how trauma, both physical and emotional, can create dysregulation, and why a person can feel insecure, angry, anxious, depressed or lost. EEG-Neurofeedback, in conjunction with whole foods and Traditional Chinese Medicine, helped Skip and led to him becoming an EEG-Neurofeedback practitioner.
Many people suffer from brain fog, insomnia, difficulty focusing, fatigue and body pain, which can create moodiness. By knowing your health, you can learn how to ease these symptoms through food and other modalities.
We have the ability to change some of the stress we have in our life when it is related the food we eat and the products we purchase, but as for stress from life we have to learn to find a balance through self-care.
Know your health and which foods and herbs can support the physical body and emotions. What causes stress? Good question — there are many factors and facets to stress; there is emotional stress and physical stress.
Commercial strawberries are a good example of a food with too many chemicals, which is why many people are highly allergic to them and they cause both physical and emotional stress. Look into commercial strawberries: it will change the way you buy your food.
For many of us, our animal friends become our family; they live in the house, sleep on the couch and/or bed, and go for lots of car rides and play time, and because we love them so much we want to be able to take care of them naturally.
Food and love are the foundation to health, and therefore you want to begin with only natural pet food.
Life can be very busy and full, often making it a bit challenging to try and take care of ourselves. Therefore, working with an experienced practitioner is very beneficial. Here is a list of modalities we recommend and use ourselves, because even practitioners need to receive!
If you are unable to come to Nelson, our distance learning classes, Roots to Your Wellness - Digestive Health, provide the tools you need for learning about health and balance. Knowing your health is self-care, which can be as simple as:
Either in the mountains or at a distance, we at Way of Life Matters have committed our professional lives to helping others return to a harmonious state, free of dis-ease. We are here to assist, teach and help you put it all together by making it simple and enjoyable.
By learning how your body works and how your emotions are tied to your body’s systems you can better help yourself be well and stay well.
We invite you to come and learn about your health and regenerate in Nelson, on Kootenay Lake, for a 4-day to 21-day stay, leaving with a wealth of knowledge that you can integrate into your life for a healthy balance.
Do you want to truly learn how to know your health? Come to the Kootenays in British Columbia, Canada, one of the most beautiful pristine places on Earth! The city of Nelson is attractively nestled in the Selkirk Mountains and is known worldwide for its functional, or as some say, alternative health practitioners, many outdoor activities, hot springs, free ferry rides (longest distance, most beautiful, free ferry in the world) and much more.
I know that, for me, it is very important to get away from daily life and go to a place that is quiet so I am able to rest or play and/or go to a place where I can learn about myself.