Poor posture has been linked to numerous side effects including the most obvious – muscle/joint pain. Headaches commonly occur with a chin forward posture because it causes your teeth to clench. These headaches have the potential to turn into migraines if severe enough. Shoulder pain is common from the shoulders being in a forward position. This causes the space between the bones in the shoulder to become smaller putting the rotator cuff tendons more at risk for impingement and possibly tearing. The nerves running through this area can be pinched from tight muscles causing numbness and tingling to go down the arm. However, posture can affect more than just our musculoskeletal system. Posture can cause reduced lung function, clouded thinking, fatigue and slower digestion. If you are interested in improving your posture and don’t know where to start, book an appointment with a physiotherapist for an assessment today!
Kristi Hunter MPT, BSc, www.prairietrailphysio.ca
Life Assure Medical Alert is Canada’s foremost provider of medical alert devices for seniors. Our goal is simple, to keep seniors safe and allows them to live comfortably in their homes while remaining independent. Life Assure provides state of the art technology with each one of our extremely affordable and reliable units. With Life Assure Medical Alert Units, you can have peace of mind knowing that at any time, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, help is available at the push of a button. Whether you need to contact a family member, friend, or the local paramedics, our team of highly trained and dedicated staff is available whenever you need. Our simple and low monthly prices provide premium services with no hidden charges or extra costs. Additionally, our lifetime guarantee makes it easy for you to maintain the lifestyle you enjoy, while also staying safe. Remain independent and protect your life with Life Assure
Medical Alert. Life Assure, www.lifeassure.com
Do you ever wonder what your animal is thinking or trying to tell you? Do you ever wish your animal could understand what you are saying? Do you wish your animals would get along better? Animal communication sessions can help! Animal Communicators are able to liaise between you and your animal(s) to resolve any issues that may have gotten in the way of household harmony. Communicators understand how cats and dogs think and feel and can respond in kind. We are gifted with the ability to intuit any ill health in cats and dogs; physically, emotionally and spiritually. Animal Communicators are often well versed in many holistic therapies including Reiki, herbal supplementation, acupressure, food therapy, crystal reflexology and crystal healing among several others. In a session, the communicator “speaks” with the animal to discern the best course of action for treatment.
Jill Saifer, Animal Communicator/Healer, www.soulsticespirithealing.wordpress.com
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND & Robert Ullman, ND
Ritalin-Free Kids offers a natural alternative to Ritalin and other drugs such as Adderal and Dexedrine for the treatment of ADHD. The authors describe their experiences with more than 400 ADHD patients whom they have treated. You will learn how lives have been dramatically changed and improved through the use of homeopathy. Before parents agree to give children stimulants, they should read this book. http://healthyhomeopathy.com
Dr. Anke Zimmermann, BSc, ND, FCAH, www.drzimmermann.org
1/2 cup coconut flour (sifted)
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar (or any natural sweetener)
1/4 cup nut butter of choice (optional)
- Line a small baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine your coconut flour and coconut palm sugar and mix well.
- Add your applesauce and nut butter (if using it) and mix until a very thick batter is formed.
- Transfer the batter to the lined baking tray, top with cinnamon and refrigerate for an hour or so, until it has firmed up slightly.
- Cut into brownie-sized pieces and enjoy.
Depending on the brand of coconut flour, you may need more applesauce. Keep adding more in until a thick batter is formed- Firm but still quite moist. Brownies are best kept refrigerated and can be frozen.
With the Prevail line of functional beverages, people all over the world are experiencing a new kind of health and vitality. Formulated with purest natural ingredients from some of the most pristine locations on the planet, we pride ourselves not only on creating product that get results, but on creating products that are good for your body. From our flagship product that many are calling the best energy product EVER, to our super-antioxidant Immune Boost, to Trim – our incredible new weight management drink. The Prevail line of products by Valentus is second to none. And as if the health benefits weren’t enough, just wait until you taste these amazing drinks. They are delicious!
Brett Griffin, Valentus Canada, www.valentus.com
It can be difficult to be a caregiver and manage multiple or complex medications for a loved one. It is important to ensure medications are taken appropriately to help maintain good health. A visiting pharmacist provides personal support with regular medication delivery and home consultations. The pharmacist reviews a client’s prescription drugs and over the counter medications to advise if there are any drug interactions and makes adjustments as necessary. This level of support can reduce emergency room visits and hospital stays and results in strong, trusting relationships between clients, caregivers and pharmacists. The visiting pharmacist also provides seamless care for hospital discharge patients and works closely with other health professionals to deliver a high level of care to the client. Care is tailored to specific individual needs such as assisting with blood pressure readings, adding medications as needed to adherence packaging and making changes in an timely manner.
Care At Home Pharmacy, www.careathomepharmacy.ca
When the energy inside of us awakens it connects us to a life force that we call intuition and synchronicity. As we begin to pay more attention to the little things that come our way like a song on the radio, a book or blog being mentioned or an idea that is shared in passing they call us to attention. Synchronicities arrive when you least expect them and open up a path that allows for an easier flow for new learning to come.
When we stay open to the messages that come our way and don’t shut them down, they offer us insight and guidance and can open up new doors for opportunities to grow and learn. These “signs” are messengers that come to share information to guide us and help us say YES to fully living life!
D’Arcy Bruning-Haid, www.souls-journey.com
December 7 @ 6:15pm
Holiday Stress Busters Advanced Workshop @ Academy Chiropractic
2-525 Academy Road
Holiday Toy Drive @ Academy Chiropractic
2-525 Academy Road
Let’s make sure every child has a toy for Christmas!
Thursday, November 26 – Sunday November 29
Holiday shopping in one place!
It’s our annual Forum Art Fair at the Forum Art Centre
120 Eugenie Street & Tache
Give the Gift of Art Classes starting January 11
Registration starts November 28
Free admission, free parking, and wheelchair access.
Call 204-235-1069 or visit www.forumartcentre.com
Recently there’s been some controversy with regards to icing when injury takes place. The question that raises this controversy is: Does the body do an effective job of self-regulation, or is it’s response to inflammation excessive, causing additional damage to surrounding tissues? According to several studies, ice in the first 48 hours is still appropriate when inflammation is present. There are five cardinal signs of inflammation including redness, heat, pain, swelling, and loss of function. The acronym P.O.L.I.C.E stands for Protection, Optimal loading, Ice, Compression and Elevation. It takes a knowledgeable professional to determine what optimal loading is, based upon the area of injury, degree of damage, activity to be resumed, and many other factors. So the next time you sustain such an injury, slap on the ice and slip into your local physiotherapy clinic so that we can help optimize your recovery!
Susanne Robson BMR(PT)
1. Stop smoking. Smoking hardens the arteries and increases inflammation. Research shows you can reverse all the damaging effects to your arteries within 10 years of quitting.
2. Think olive oil, fish, and nuts. People who stick with a Mediterranean-style diet based on fruits, vegetables, nuts, and olive oil can lower their levels of inflammation. It works by increasing omega-3 fats to fight inflammation.
3. Get active. Exercise is a great way to lower inflammation without any of the side effects. Shrink your waist size. If you’re a woman with a waist of over 35” or a man with a waist of over 40”, you probably have high inflammation.
4. Get enough sleep. A new study shows that elderly people with high blood pressure who sleep less than 7.5 hours a night have dramatically elevated chances of having a stroke or heart attack.
5. Reduce stress. High levels of stress hormones can lead to the release of excess inflammatory chemicals.