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Natural Product Spotlight: Colflex® by Innotech™

ColFlex® Super Oregano Oil Spray is a great-tasting 4-in-1 oral spray containing essential oils of oregano, thyme, and spearmint oil in an extra virgin olive oil base, sweetened with stevia and fortified with vitamin D3. Spray orally to help relieve coughs, sore throat, travelling challenges, that “under the weather feeling” and for general oral hygiene and fresher breath. Lab tests show that ColFlex inhibited the growth of bacteria such as S. aureus and S. pneumonia after 27 minutes and inhibited the growth of E. coli and S. typhi after 9 minutes. Colflex® is proudly made right here in Winnipeg.

Kickboxing Benefits for Women

Kickboxing is one of the best cardiovascular and muscle conditioning activities for women of all ages, offering many health benefits. Some benefits include: 1) Toning your whole body. Kickboxing helps engage all of the muscle groups in your body, and helps strengthen your core. 2) Burning fat and calories fast. Kickboxing can burn about 750 calories an hour and help burn belly fat. 3) Helping with stress relief. Kickboxing can release endorphins and help you release stress. 4) Teaching self-defense moves. You can learn how to protect yourself. 5) Boosting confidence. You’ll feel a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Wellness Tea of the Month

Prairie Berry is a delicious, fruity tisane blend of apple pieces, blueberries, hibiscus, rosehips, orange peels, blackberry leaves and cornflower petals. With the weather warming up, this fruit-filled tea makes a tasty iced beverage, but is equally delicious hot or cold. Blueberries and apples are the perfect combination of fibre, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and folate. Blueberries, blackberry leaves, rosehips, and hibiscus have powerful antioxidants; apples help maintain a healthy gut; and hibiscus helps lower your blood pressure. This is the perfect tea for providing you an all-around wellness boost whenever you need it!

Avoid Injury This Spring

Spring means two things: yard work and stiff, sore muscles. Stretching to prepare muscles for strenuous activities that have not been done since fall is very important. Simple things like doing arm circles, shrugging your shoulders, and touching your toes should be done before and after activity. If you do over exert and your neck, shoulder, arm, or back pain is not going away within a week, there are natural alternatives that can help. Options such as NIR Therapy and designed nutritional formulations will reduce inflammation and stimulate muscle repair to help you recover quickly and get back to enjoying spring.

Laser Treatment for Snoring?

NightLase is a leading-edge laser procedure using energy to stimulate the tissues of the airway causing a tightening effect which helps keep your airway open, thus improving your daily sleep. Simply put, research has shown that NightLase® reduces snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea WITHOUT requiring a device to be worn during sleep. This laser therapy involves no chemical treatment, and no anesthesia. It is a gentle and easy way for you and your loved ones to regain a good night’s rest.

When to Call a Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioners (NP) are growing in number in Manitoba. With our wide scope of practice, we function much like your family doctor or urgent care doctor. Most people don’t know what we do let alone when to call us. Nurse Practitioners can assess, diagnose, treat, prescribe order tests and perform minor surgeries. For example, an elderly person who can’t get out of their home and may be suffering a chest infection or leg wound should give us a call. We can treat wounds, infections, abscesses, coughs and colds and sprains, amongst other ailments. So, if you’re finding it hard to get to a doctor or an urgent care call a Nurse Practitioner.

Embodied Trauma

Most people will experience some sort of trauma in their lifetime. Trauma is something that happens to you that feels too difficult to bear so we learn to quickly compartmentalize, minimize or numb it out. The obvious big ones are surviving an accident, natural disaster, illness, death of a loved one, abuse, end of a relationship or experiencing something you didn’t see coming. Going through trauma challenges and changes us and imprints itself on our nervous system and bodies. You can’t think your way out of trauma. It affects mood, sleep, appetite and relationships and can leave us stressed, depressed, anxious and unable to cope well with daily life. EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a powerful way to release the nervous system and regain a calm balance from within.

Product Review: RELEAF Stick

ACTIVE RELEAF aims to encourage active wellness through the use of nature’s most powerful ingredients. With a synergistic blend of coconut oil, shea butter, essential oils, and broad spectrum cannabinoid-rich hemp plant extract, ACTIVE RELEAF’s topicals offer a natural alternative for pain relief. Try the Original Formula RELEAF Stick as a reliable remedy to soothe everyday aches and pains. For extra stubborn discomfort associated with joint stiffness, and inflammation, the Extra Strength RELEAF+ Stick is specially formulated to soothe quickly and be long lasting. Apply liberally to affected areas 3 – 4 times a day or as needed.

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Book Club: Throw Your Scale Away

By Kathryn McKenzie who is reclaiming the True Meaning of Health and Fitness. Is it time to re-examine your perception of health and fitness? Throw Your Scale Away! Reclaiming the True Meaning of Health and Fitness contains thought-provoking and humorous stories to highlight how measurements and expectations can affect your feelings and behaviours with regards to healthy living. This book is designed to help you discover refreshing insights, practical ideas, and sustainable solutions to help you focus on what is really important for true health and happiness.

Reach Your Potential and Invest in Self Care

When you are on an airplane, the flight attendant always tells you to put on your mask before helping anyone else. Why? Because you are no good to anyone else if you aren’t well. The same goes for everyday life. If you want to reach your potential, invest in self-care. Here are two tips. 1) Schedule YOU time in your calendar as if it were an important meeting. Start with once a week and eventually, try for once a day. 2) Use that YOU time to do anything that helps YOU be well. Take a bath, read a book, watch a show, go for a walk, or, practice mindfulness.