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Prepare & Strengthen Your Immune System

Do you have an underlying health condition that stops your immune system from protecting you the way it should? In today’s world you need a healthy body and immune system to protect yourself. Now is the perfect time to strengthen your immune system and increase your body’s ability to fight off infection. Your body needs to stock up on the immune boosting essentials it requires to fight the flu virus and Covid-19. Specific nutrients for the adrenals, spleen, lungs and lymph nodes are vital to boost your immunity. Now is the time to give your body what it needs to prepare for the months ahead.

Natural Health Products for Arthritis

More than 100 different kinds of arthritis have been identified, but two of the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis involves the breakdown of the cartilage that forms a cushion between two joints. As this cartilage is eaten away, the two bones of the joint start rubbing together and wearing down. In contrast, rheumatoid arthritis is caused from a swelling and inflammation of the synovial membrane, the lining of the joint. Natural health products from Young Living such as essential oils, pain relief creams and supplements are recognized by Health Canada for relieving symptoms associated with arthritis.

Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder problems not only keep you from doing the things you enjoy but may also make your daily routine daunting and difficult. The fact is, more than 70% of people will suffer the effects of shoulder pain. Acupuncture is an essential pain management approach for relieving this type of pain. Acupuncture can increase blood flow and circulation to your shoulder joint by balancing the electrical gradient in the fascia, nerves, and cells. This medical specialty relieves pain, promotes healing, and increases the production of synovial fluid in your shoulder to encourage smoother movement. Acupuncture is a non-drug therapy being used more and more as it is side-effect-free, safe and affective.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that destroys brain cells, causing thinking ability and memory to deteriorate over time. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging and is irreversible. While it’s difficult to predict symptoms, the order in which they will appear or the speed of their progression, there are some warning signs you can look out for. Sudden changes to your loved one’s personality are often another sign that something is not right. These changes can include anxiety, paranoia, depression, and socially inappropriate behaviors, as well as sudden mood swings and physical aggression.

Cannabis for Arthritis Pain

Did you know that cannabis is gaining popularity as a treatment for arthritis? Cannabis can be used to ease pain and reduce swelling related to arthritis. It can also be a far less harmful and less addictive way to treat those suffering from chronic pain associated with arthritis. This can be done without getting “stoned” or feeling “high”. Products that are CBD-based (cannabidiol) can help manage pain and relieve symptoms without any “high”, while THC-based products (tetrahydrocannabinol) can cause a more intoxicated feeling. Some products offer a balance of both CBD and THC for another effective option for pain relief.

Treat Your Jaw Pain

Clenching and grinding your teeth, whether during the day or at night, is the most common cause of jaw pain. Over time, the heightened muscle activity can lead to trigger points within the chewing muscles that may cause pain, soreness, limited mouth opening, and even headaches. Physiotherapy can provide effective treatment for temporomandibular dysfunction. Your therapist may use a combination of manual therapy, intra-oral massage, dry needling, and home exercises to decrease muscle tone and encourage relaxation. Try to avoid the forward head posture, common when in front of a computer, as it negatively affects the biomechanics of the jaw.

Maintaining Oral Health

Here are some tips to improve your dental health: – Brush your teeth two times per day with fluoridated toothpaste. – Use an antibacterial mouthwash daily to rinse germs down the drain. – Floss daily to remove food particles that get caught in your teeth. – Don’t smoke! Smoking harms the body’s immune system, which makes it difficult to heal tissues, including those in the mouth. Smoking is a risk factor for gum disease, among other things. – Rethink your drink. Drinking sweetened beverages increases your risk of getting cavities. Visit Holt Dental regularly. When you take care of your oral health, you take care of your overall health.

Meet Your Local Financial Expert

As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Doug Buss is honoured to be celebrating his 34th year in the financial services industry. Doug was born and raised in Winnipeg, is married to his beautiful wife Loreen and they proudly have 5 children and one awesome grandson. At Your Style Financial, Doug focuses on the complete financial picture, not just investments or insurance products. He works to develop a Personal Financial Action Plan detailing your personal objectives, so you can achieve your goals and ultimately your dreams. Are you ready to take control of your financial future?

A Balanced Outlook on Life

Many circumstances in life are beyond our control. Experts claim that our stresses most often have to do with how we interact with ourselves, our world, and others. Many people even take medications to help them cope with problematic situations. Luckily there is a drug free and effective treatment. It is called cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). CBT explores and addresses what lies beneath the surface and equips you with skills to take control of what you have control over – your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Being in control helps you manage life’s challenging situations in ways that are realistic, balanced and healthy for mind and body.

Fall Back Into Fitness!

September is coming and what better time to start a new fitness plan! The kids are back in school and summer vacation is in the rear-view mirror, which makes getting into a fitness routine that much easier. Take some much-needed time to focus on you! Just 30 minutes dedicated to your workout, this is often referred to as “The best 30 minutes of the day!” Start September off with a challenge at 30 Minute Hit! We are having a Sticker Challenge! This is a great way to stay committed and a chance to win some prizes! Book your Free Trial today and find out all the details.

Daily Routine Important for Seniors

People are afraid of the unknown. If an older adult is losing control over their physical abilities, independence, or cognitive abilities, their world gets filled with more and more unknowns. Establishing routine is extremely important for seniors. A daily routine offers a level of stability that individuals often enjoy, as it allows them to settle into a schedule they understand. Doing the same basic activities like eating, dressing, and bathing at the same time every day is known to improve sleep quality. A predictable routine also helps to reduce stress and anxiety.