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Clean Eating: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups milk or milk substitute, 1 1/2 cups water, 2 1/2 cups quick oats, 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup, 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp salt. Direction: Bring the milk and water to a boil in a saucepan that’s large enough to prevent boil-overs. Reduce the heat to low. Add the oats and then stir in all other ingredients. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until oats are done and oatmeal is thickened to your liking. Enjoy!

Words to Live By

“Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” – Sarah Bernhardt

8 Fall Prevention Tips

• Don’t get up quickly after lying down or after eating.
• Don’t walk around with only socks on. Wear proper, non-skid footwear.
• Don’t walk on wet surfaces unassisted.
• Get yearly vision check-ups.
• Make sure canes and walkers are in good condition and are the proper height.
• Make sure trousers, nightgowns and housecoat are not too long to avoid tripping.
• Sit down when putting on hip protectors, underwear, trousers, socks or shoes.
• Stay physically active to maintain strength and mobility.

The New Earth Expo

Oct 18-20. Presentations, demonstrations, entertainment and learning – meet practitioners from all over Western Canada who focus on many areas of health & wellness including Alternative Healing Practices, Physical, Metaphysical, Spiritual, Nutritional, Holistic and Environmental. Join us at the Prairie Pavilion at Westerner Park. Free admission ticket found in this edition!

Consider Yourself Invited

Laugh, dance, mingle and raise funds for Red Deer Maternal Mental Health at Bayshore Home Health’s Mix & Mingle Fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov 5 at Bo’s Bar & Stage. Entertainment by Funhouse Dance Band, Wellnessnews contributors providing Silent Auction items! Free to attend but donations will be accepted at door. Visit the Wellnessnews Central Alberta Facebook page for details. RSVP you and your friends or co-workers by Oct 30. Call 403-896-9255 or email

Drop-In Diabetes Discussions

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin and/or when the body does not properly use the insulin produced. Whether it’s a new diagnosis or not, you can find value in these discussions. Learn how to successfully manage this condition with these eight (8), 2-hour weekly discussions that include info sharing and skill building around nutrition (meal planning, snacks, carb counting), exercise, lab results and targets, preventing complications, psychological factors and financial burden, medications, supplements, illness and dehydration. Choose the sessions you want to attend. See ‘Group Programs’ for more information.

Healing Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu

Jin Shin Jyutsu has been recognized in hospitals and clinics all over the world as an integrative healing practice, supporting complex health issues. It helps release blockages in energy pathways since accumulation of tension can lead to illness, disease, emotional and/or mental suffering. Areas of our bodies can be overloaded when we experience traumatic or daily stress. Through simple exercises that can be applied by a practitioner as well as oneself through gentle touch in specific places on the body, energy blockages open and allow the body to heal itself.

The Trauma/Stress Cycle

When we experience trauma or an upsetting event it leads to emotional stress. We may then stuff or store emotional attachments to the trauma and upset in our subconscious minds and create beliefs about life and ourselves that may not serve us well. Stuffed emotions and non-serving beliefs create stress. Too much stress equals physical, and mental/emotional symptoms. Physical and mental/emotional health issues may cause more stress and trauma. Gentle processes like emotional wellness and tapping enable you to release emotional attachments to trauma, stress, and non-serving beliefs to create calm, clarity, confidence, and peace.

Feeling Sleepy During the Day?

Untreated obstructive sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness. Obstructive sleep apnea is defined as episodes of apneas (not breathing) which last more than 10 seconds and that occur during sleep. These episodes may occur hundreds of times per night and can lead to fragmented sleep. During these events, the individual’s oxygen level can fall to dangerously low levels (hypoxemia) and may result in cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), which can at times be fatal. Also, individuals with obstructive sleep apnea are far more prone to heart attacks and strokes.

Quality Service with Integrity

A family owned and operated business, the Bowmont Denture Clinic features Graham Haraldson, DD, who has been in the denture industry for 30 years and helping people in Central Alberta smile confidently and chew with comfort since 1994. Aspiring to the highest industry standards, they believe every patient is unique, so your treatment plan is tailored to your specific needs and to provide full satisfaction. Continuing education is their priority so you can be assured to receive the most up-to-date care in the industry. They welcome new patients and love what they do to help change lives.