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Communicating With Your Animal 

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,

Book Club: Ritalin-Free Kids 

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.

Dr. Anke Zimmermann, BSc, ND, FCAH,

Clean Eating: 3 Ingredient No-Bake Applesauce Brownies 


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)


  1. Line a small baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine your coconut flour and coconut palm sugar and mix well.
  3. Add your applesauce and nut butter (if using it) and mix until a very thick batter is formed.
  4. Transfer the batter to the lined baking tray, top with cinnamon and refrigerate for an hour or so, until it has firmed up slightly.
  5. 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.

Healthy Never Tasted So Good!

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,

Caregiver Pharmacy Support

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,

Synchronicity Is The Universe Saying YES!

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,


December 7 @ 6:15pm
Holiday Stress Busters Advanced Workshop @ Academy Chiropractic
2-525 Academy Road


December 16
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

To Ice or Not to Ice 

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)

5 Ways to Reduce Inflamed Arteries 

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.

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