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Ditch the Detox Diet

Cleansing is often promoted to improve health by ‘cleansing’ the bowel and removing toxins from the body. It has been claimed that it can boost energy and immunity, promote healthy intestinal bacteria and start weight loss. The truth is, there is no scientific evidence to show that cleansing maintains or improves bowel health, prevents colon cancer or achieves lasting weight loss. Your intestine, lungs, liver and kidneys already effectively remove waste from your body every day. These diets can be harmful and cause unpleasant side effects such as cramping, nausea, vomiting, headaches, lack of energy; or more serious side effects, such as dehydration, low/high blood pressure, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and many more. Instead look for effective and trusted ways to improve your health, boost your energy and maybe lose some pounds along the way by seeking professional help from a registered dietitian.

Rochelle Tinumpit

Winter Wellness for Cats & Dogs 

With cooling temperatures, it can be hard to get your animals to stay outside to get enough exercise to maintain their health. Even with fur coats, temperatures that feel chilly to us do feel unpleasant for them. Due to more sedentary lifestyles in the winter months, companion animals are prone to weight gain, lethargy and aching joints. Some easy suggestions to combat these conditions include: Feed your animals smaller food portions. They may seem extra hungry at first but will surely adjust. If they are not burning calories with exercise, the calories can add up! There are also fun indoor methods of exercise that can be fun. Any exercise, even indoors, will burn calories, increase circulation and increase the morale of your animals.  Remember- your animal’s quality of life and longevity are important! Overweight animals are targets for early organ failure and arthritis. For a happy, healthy animal, make fitness and nutrition a priority!

Jill Saifer

Clean Eating: Spicy Cabbage Soup 


1 Onion sliced
3 Garlic cloves minced
2 diced Jalapeno
2 tsp Coriander
5 C Vegetable broth
1 15oz can diced Tomatoes
3 C thinly sliced Cabbage
2 diced Bell Peppers
8 Stalks of chopped Celery
2 Tbsp. Basil
2 Tbsp. Oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Combine onion, garlic, salt and pepper, japaleno, peppers, celery and herbs and sauté until tender.
2. Add the tomatoes, cabbage and broth and bring to a simmer.
3. Cook for 45 minutes on low heat until cabbage is tender.
4. Serve and enjoy!

Myles Fanjoy

Business Spotlight 

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 provide’s 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

Book Club: Wheat Belly: 10-Day Grain Detox

Through the New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly, millions of people learned how to reverse years of chronic health problems by removing wheat from their daily diets. Now, Dr. William Davis has created an easy and accessible 10-day detox program. Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox supplies you with carefully designed meal plans and delicious recipes to fully eliminate wheat and related grains in the shortest time possible. Perfect for those who may have fallen off the gluten-free wagon or for newcomers who need a jump-start to weight loss, this new addition to the Wheat Belly phenomenon guides you through the complete detox experience.

William Davis

The Gift of Gratitude & Reflection

As we move into the darkest and shortest day of the year on December 21st,  we enter  a month of  reflection and appreciation for what we have and who we have in our lives. Creating a gratitude list, sending notes of thanks and appreciation, taking inventory of the significant moments of our past year in review. Taking the time to refect sets the stage and allows us to better figure out where we want to put our energy and move towards in the new year to come.

D’Arcy Bruning-Haid


Medication Reviews

When managing multiple or complex medications, it is key to have an awareness of all of the potential side effects and possible drug interactions.  This includes all over the counter medications.  A pharmacist will review all of these products and help to ensure that you are taking the right products at the right times.  Pharmacists conducting home visits can help to monitor the effects on a regular basis.  If there are any concerns, the pharmacist will contact the physician to discuss possible adjustments in doses.  The goal in all medication reviews is to prevent any issues before they happen. Medication reviews can often prevent falls, visit to hospitals or emergency rooms and help people stay in their own homes as long as possible.  This provides peace of mind to both patients and caregivers, allowing them to more fully enjoy their lives. Call our pharmacist for a medication review in the comfort of your home.

Care At Home Pharmacy


If you have gotten “lucky” by ordering your eyeglasses online meaning you can actually wear them on your face and see through the lenses, good for you!  Unfortunately, luck has a LOT to do with it.


We take a huge risk when we can’t even try on our glasses first, and can’t hold them in our hands to feel every little creak.  Plus how do you actually measure your eyes? Taking the individual distances between them to a fraction of a millimetre can obviously be difficult,  and guessing at your optical centre height without the frame present is next to impossible!  Licensed opticians still make mistakes at taking pupil heights  when their patient is present, so I’m not exactly sure how late person is supposed to guess over a computer screen?


In addition to these challenges, virtually every lab returns a small percentage of eyeglasses that somehow slipped through the final check, and are made wrong.  This is why a reputable surfacing/edging Iab will check many times throughout the edging process by a different set of eyes, and your trusted optician will do a final check when the glasses arrive at their office.   But who checks out your Internet glasses? Who even makes them?


Fortunately today there are better choices!  Many licensed opticians have frames and lenses that are extremely well-priced and will even check or fix your internet glasses!  Call one today!
Christine Neustaeter, Eye GO Mobile Optical,


November 20 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
November 21 – 10:00 – 5:00 pm

Aromatic Earth Aromatherapy Christmas Open House
Free Product Draws, Free Refreshments!
417 Haney Street
Sue Mazur, 204-232-1194


November 19
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dog Body Language Seminar:
Learn to read your dog better, thus understand them better.

4180 Waverley Street. Grassroots Canine.


November 14 & 28

Christmas Shopping?
Rides to St. Vital Shopping Center or Polo Park Mall.
$10 round trip!
Call to reserve your seat.
Triple L at Your Service, 204-261-0155


November 15
10:00 – 3:00 pm

Optima Modern Apothecary Grand Opening & Christmas Sale
Custom Beauty Bar & Holistic Day Spa.
487 Provencher Blvd.


November 20
7:30 – 9:00 pm

Juice Plus+, Prevention Plus+, The Power of Whole Foods.
Inspiring Healthy Living Seminar – FREE @ Canad Inns St. James.
Alisa Herriman, RNCP ROHP CHCP.


November 26 – 6:30 – 9:30 pm
November 27 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

A Journey through the Chakra system & how it connects to your emotional body:
A hands on workshop with D’Arcy Bruning-Haid.
Wellnessnews discount: $150 (regularly $175)

Evergreen Holistic Health Centre

Do you suffer from allergies, chronic illness or a weak immune system? Evergreen Holistic Health Centre can help eliminate allergies, detoxify metals and toxins, strengthen your immune system, revitalize organs plus test products for toxins. All by utilizing a technology that has been used in Europe for over 20 years. Bioresonance Therapy. Computer hookups collect data while the electrodes are testing the body. Based on the collected data, the electrodes can be focused on a particular portion of the body in order to address a blockage of energy flow. The computer has an electronic filter that can harmonize the frequencies in the body so every organ can work properly. This machine strengthens the natural vibrations to return their electromagnetic fields to optimal levels.

Evergreen Holistic Health Centre

Book Club: The Highly Sensitive Person 

How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, by Elaine N. Aron.

Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Are you “too shy” or “too sensitive” according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? Discover how to embrace your sensitivities in this international best-selling book.