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Clean Eating Recipe

Anti-Inflammatory Cherry-Spinach Smoothie. This healthy smoothie is not only delicious–it also boosts your daily dose of anti-inflammatory foods. 1 cup plain low-fat kefir. 1 cup frozen cherries. ½ cup baby spinach leaves. ¼ cup mashed ripe avocado. 1 tablespoon salted almond butter. 1 (1/2 inch) piece peeled ginger. 1 teaspoon chia seeds. Place kefir in a blender. Add cherries, spinach, avocado, almond butter, ginger and chia seeds; puree until smooth. Pour into a glass; garnish with more chia seeds, if desired.

Product Review:

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Allergy Season Is Back

Many people suffering from head pressure, itchy eyes, and a runny or stuffy nose this allergy season will find only temporary relief, or no relief at all, from over-the-counter remedies. Alternative approaches, such as nutritional supplementation and Biofeedback focus on more than just symptomatic relief. They enable the body’s ability to remove existing allergens embedded in the sinus tissues, thereby minimizing the histamine and inflammatory reactions. This stops the over-production of mucus that the body makes to try and push the allergens out. Take a different approach this allergy season – treat the cause, not just the symptoms.

Connecting With Our Many Selves

Our identity is made up of many different selves. There is a responsible adult part, a wild, shy and spirited child, creative dreamer, caretaker, vulnerable pleaser, rescuer, adventurer and the list continues. Not all these different aspects blend easily together and some even conflict or oppose one another. When the different parts clash such as the child and responsible adult, we end up compartmentalizing and suppressing an aspect of ourselves to ease the conflict. While in the short term it feels better, the longer more sustainable solution is for the two selves to exist peacefully inside us. Journaling can help identify and integrate to discover what is needed for more harmony to exist within. When the many selves interconnect, they become more integrated and whole.

Nature Coaching

Nature Coaching is an approach developed in connection with nature. Coaching sessions are carried out in the natural environment. This generates relaxation and enjoyment for the Coachee through sounds, scents, and visuals. Research shows that nature positively impacts our well-being. It helps you feel centered and aligned with your needs, values, objectives, and actions. It strengthens your decision-making skills and self-esteem. You feel more yourself and discover your uniqueness. The role of the Coach is to unite you with the natural elements around you, either created indoors or outdoors, to facilitate expanded awareness, observation, listening, and general connection to nature.

Product Review:

Evolution Trillium Series Walker. The Evolution Trillium Series Walker is one of the most comfortable, safe, and easy to use walkers on the market. The Trillium offers a removable quilted padded seat cushion and wide back strap that’s as stylish as it is comfortable. With an all-new cable-free braking system, the Trillium provides both easy maintenance and effortless handle height adjustment. Choose from three walker models in the Evolution Trillium series, offering sizes to suit anyone: Trillium Mini, Trillium Regular, and Trillium Tall. The Trillium also includes a foldable and removable collapsible basket, lightweight wheels, a contoured backrest, and many colours to choose from!

6 Benefits of Re Sauna

Want to know more about the benefits of infrared sauna? Here are six to consider: 1) Pain Relief – delivers oxygenated blood to muscles and soft tissue injuries, relaxes muscles. 2) Stress and Fatigue Reduction – can help reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic fatigue. 3) Increased Metabolism and Calorie Burning – increases blood flow, heart rate, and sweat production like a cardiovascular workout. 4) Boosted Immune System – stimulates white blood cell and antibody production. 5) Reduced Toxins – improves elimination of toxins to support the lymphatic system. 6) Improved Skin Appearance – increases circulation for improved tone, elasticity, texture, and overall appearance.

Validating Your Own Feelings

Being as compassionate to ourselves as we are to others will rewire a new way of responding to our world. In order to maintain choice in our life, it’s important to consider practicing self-compassion. This might sound like: 1) My feelings are normal and valid. 2) My reaction to my life may be different than others and that’s okay. 3) I can learn to voice my feelings. 4) I can learn to create and practice healthy boundaries. To learn more about practicing self-compassion, listen to the full podcast by Julie Long, Founder and Counsellor at Safe Harbour Therapy Centre:

Say Goodbye to Stubborn Body Fat

Many of us carry extra weight along our midsections. Did you know that kickboxing is one of the best exercises to burn fat? According to research, the cardio-conditioning involved in kickboxing is a highly effective way to burn stubborn belly fat. One study, published in the American Journal of Physiology found that aerobic exercise reduces belly fat better than resistance training because it burns 67 percent more calories, on average. Also, while kickboxing you are engaging every muscle group in your body, including working your back, and trimming your waistline, as a result of the core power required to execute the moves.

Do The Twist!

This spring, be sure to consider the mobility and strength required to do yard work and play sports like baseball or golf. The mid-back, or thoracic spine, is designed to twist, allowing for smooth motion while doing these activities. If your thoracic spine lacks the ability to twist, or has strength deficits, other areas may compensate for this, potentially resulting in injury to the low back, or lumbar spine. If you find these spring twisting activities are irritating your low back, consider addressing the strength and mobility of your thoracic spine. A strong and healthy thoracic spine can help take the load off of the already stressed lumbar spine.

Questions for Your Denturist

Getting your dentures fitted for the first time? Some important questions to ask your denturist include: 1) What precautions should I take when wearing dentures? 2) What kind of dentures are available? 3) How much do dentures cost? 4) Does it hurt to get dentures fitted? 5) How often will I need checkups? 6) How do I take care of my dentures? 7) Will dentures cause problems when eating? 8) Is it OK to sleep in my dentures? Knowing how to care for and get used to your dentures will help you maintain and enjoy them for years to come!