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Chiropractic Care for Children

Why would a child need a chiropractic adjustment? Because they have spines and nervous systems, too! Being birthed, growing, learning to crawl, walking, and moving all have major impacts on the body. We are often diligent about getting our children in for other check-ups. Why not make sure their nervous system is functioning optimally, too? Babies and children don’t have the same musculature and ligament development, so they don’t need drastic or aggressive adjustments. Regularly adjusted children benefit from proper spinal and pelvic movement which allows the nervous system to work the best it can, giving them a great chance at a healthy and happy life!

Dehydration: A Serious Health Risk For Seniors

As you age, your sense of thirst diminishes. So even when your body needs to be replenished with water, you might not realize it. Because of that, many seniors do not drink enough liquids. By the time they are thirsty, it is already an indication of early dehydration. The consequences of dehydration are well known. Dehydration is a common cause of hospitalization among elderly people that can have serious health consequences. Water can get boring but don’t limit yourself – supplement with juices, milk and summer fruits containing high water content! Stay hydrated in the summer heat and drink up!

Freedom at Any Age

These days the mobility market is full of possibilities. Rather than being confined to the inside of your home or relying on friends and family to take you out, consider the freedom of a mobility scooter. Battery powered scooters have come a long way and are now more affordable than ever. They provide the freedom to get around, they conserve physical energy, and they also provide you access to places you may not have previously been able to go. Along with the freedom, mobility scooters offer an element of safety.

Music and Dementia

The effects of dementia are devastating to individuals and their families. Researchers are keen to find ways to ease its symptoms and restore abilities and memory. Studies on music and dementia have shown promising findings. Did you know that the area of the brain associated with musical memory tends to be least affected by dementia? Music therapy may help reduce cognitive decline while improving the memory of people with dementia. In one study, test subjects performed better on memory tests when they listened to music. It has also been found that the emotional content of music can bring back emotional memories.

Get Energized!

Boost your pre or post workout by incorporating chlorophyll-rich greens with Coconut MCT into your daily routine. Studies have shown when taken before exercising, Coconut MCT may reduce lactic acid build up and encourage the body to burn more fat instead of carbs for energy. These can be found in a greens powder formula at your health food store and added to smoothies or water. Taking it in the morning can also make you feel more energized throughout the day. Look for a greens product with Coconut MCT and Maca for sustained energy plus shelf-stable probiotics included to lighten your supplement load!

Product Spotlight: KetoPro Protein Powder

Prairie Naturals® KetoPro Protein Powder is a 100% natural and delicious protein powder for anyone, including those on a low-carb or ketogenic diet. KetoPro Protein Powder is formulated with a keto friendly blend of Organic Chicken Bone Broth (rich in collagen, amino acids, minerals and connective tissue building ingredients); New Zealand Whey Protein Isolate (easily digestible low carb protein); and MCT Oil (helps support the high fat macros of a keto diet). This awesome tasting protein comes in chocolate or vanilla natural, made with no added sugar, artificial sweeteners, flavours or colours. (Available at our Southdale and Grant Park locations)

Life, Our Best Teacher

What if we begin to see our life as an amazing spiritual classroom and treat every situation that we encounter as a spiritual endeavour? Experiencing life as an ongoing dance that allows us to learn when to hold on and let go. A sacred opportunity to take full ownership of all our feelings, thoughts, and old stories that we tell ourselves. Then let us be guided inwards and enlightened about what we need to learn, rather than blame, judge, or play victim to ourselves or others. Allowing more compassion, love, wisdom, joy, and ease into every action we choose.

Martial Arts for Children

Martial Art holds a high reputation among many who have watched their young ones grow through the practice. Most parents say their children develop discipline, respect and concentration, along with better strength, endurance and balance. These transferable skills will often follow students into adulthood and continue to shape their actions and worldview. Science is beginning to document improved resiliency and symptoms of autism and ADHD among those who practice on a regular basis, including social interactions, self-regulation, attention, memory and cognitive functioning.

Increase Your Strength Naturally!

Many people are searching for ways to relieve pain through safe and natural products. Specially designed insoles have been tested and proven to ease discomfort, increase strength and mobility, improve focus, and even help people sleep better. Do you have an athlete in your home? Athletic Socks that increase movement, strength, balance and stability could help! How about a arm Neuropatch designed to improve all of that instantly? Interested in a natural and drug free wellness product for your whole family? Reach out to a supplier of safe and proven products today! It could change everything.

Abs of Steel or Jelly Belly?

Your pelvis is a ring of bones held together by ligaments and muscles. These muscles engage every time you walk, sit, stand, run, or even breathe! Weak stabilizing muscles cause your pelvis to move too much and surrounding muscles contract to control the excess movement, leading to chronic muscle tightness. By strengthening the core, our bodies are able to withstand these forces without muscle spasms. Some of the best exercises for core involve maintaining a neutral spine position and resisting forces. Your physiotherapist can give you specific exercises to improve your strength, while relaxing other muscles through manual therapy techniques.

Words to Live By

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw