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Energizing Date and Almond Shake

A little something to keep you warm and cozy this winter!

This is a creamy, delicious, soothing for the digestive system, helps build iron and perfect for a cold day.

Prep Time: 10 min (plus overnight soaking)
Serves: 2 – 3

Ingredients:

10 
medium dates, pitted and soaked.
1 tsp soaked fennel seeds.
25 soaked whole raw almonds or you can use cashews too!
2-3c warm water for the “milk” plus a cup boiling hot for blanching.
2 pinches cardamom.
1 pinch nutmeg.
2 pinches saffron (optional)

Directions:

Soak the pitted dates with fennel seeds and the almonds in separate bowls overnight. In the morning, drain and peel almonds. Pour some boiling hot water over almonds to blanch and then peel them easily (slip skins while the water is still hot or they stick again). *almond skins are hard to digest that is why they are skinned. Try it and see the difference! Blend with 3 cups fresh warm water and all other ingredients for 2 minutes or until smooth.

Comments and Tips: The added cardamom and nutmeg is delicious and really helps us handle the almond digestion and prevent water retention. Please be creative and add any spices you like to this.

Flatter Belly this Holiday Season?

As we age, we often feel the middle expanding.
Have you noticed we become shorter and wider? 

Fortunately, this is reversible! Block Therapy addresses the reasons tissue ages and safely and effectively teaches you how to take your body back to a more youthful place. Although it treats the whole body, it largely focuses on the foundational component, the rib cage and the core. This allows you to access proper diaphragmatic breathing, which creates the most optimal environment for the body to function. The results are improved digestion and elimination, and a waistline you will love.

It doesn’t matter your age, sex or physical condition, Block Therapy will teach you how to use your body the way it was designed, resulting in the healthiest version of yourself.

Kansa Vatki Foot Massage

Kansa Vatki Foot Massage works with Marma points, pressure or reflex points as in reflexology. These points work the receptors in the feet and lower leg which corresponds with major organs in the body. There are 107 Marma points, which form vital energy meridians running throughout the body. Several of these Marma points are worked on the legs & feet (the true place of ‘prana’ – the body’s vital energy), stimulating the body’s own innate ability to rebalance and harmonize the ‘doshas’.

Another important part of Kansa Vatki Foot Massage is the small bowl that has been carefully prepared with metals of copper, and zinc. Copper is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve joint pain. Zinc is known for its antiseptic properties in treating and preventing skin disorders. The Kansa Vatki bowl balances the energies of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, detoxifies and draws out excess heat from your body.

Sacred Source Medicine
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Heart Health

Heart Disease has become the most fatal condition in the world!

One out of every two people are having strokes and heart attacks, but also death in many cases. Depending on diet, family history, stress and inactive lifestyles, this silent killer, attacks! High cholesterol is also seen as a culprit, however there is huge benefit to having high HDL (good cholesterol). Having high LDL (bad cholesterol) can also be controlled by diet and lifestyle changes. It is recommended to have your blood pressure checked regularly and reduce high fat diets. Exercising daily not only is beneficial for your heart but also assists in stress reduction. Specific medical devices on the market can offer great health advice on your arteries along with stress testing such as the PulseWave and CardioWave. The medical award winning amino acid Arginine has also been proven to flush plaque from the arteries and assist with several health benefits! Together, lets help prevent heart disease!

Christy Kim, Cardiovascular Specialist, Face Up Health
www.faceupsalon.ca

Viewing Our Life as a Spiritual Teacher

There is an old Buddhist proverb…”When the student is ready, the teacher and lessons appear”.

With all the unrest and negativity in the world today it is easy to become disillusioned and disgruntled with life. Seeing the world through a loving lens can be challenging at times…but when you can embrace it, it offers meaning and purpose in our lives. Our life is a mirror that reflects and shows us exactly what is working and highlights old patterns, addictions, beliefs that aren’t working as well as they could. It is up to us to change, uncover, heal and transform old patterns to bring forward new opportunities to embody our greatness and compassion for ourselves and others. When we boldly step into the fire of our life, embrace it with an open heart and a firm yes, taking full responsibility for our growth and learning, doors open and opportunity is provided to grow spiritually.

A Soul’s Journey
www.souls-journey.com

Ask Your Life Coach

Kelly from St. James asks: I feel like I am frozen in time. I’m stuck in a rut. I can’t seem to move for fear or apprehension about what people will think of me. What if I say the wrong thing? What if I don’t have the right answer or an answer at all? What will they think of me? What if they don’t like me, or what I am sharing? I want people to like me and hear what I have to say but…what if?”

Coach Gina: I have one thing for you to ponder: What people think of you, is none of your business!”

Send your Ask Your Life Coach questions to www.ginadebrincat.com

Men think it can’t happen to them

Osteoporosis, also called the “silent thief”, impacts men too!

During their lifetime, at least one in five Canadian men will suffer a broken bone from osteoporosis, a disease that can result in disfigurement, lowered self-esteem, reduction or loss of mobility and decreased independence – it may even lead to death. Lawrence McCaffrey is one of 113,000 Manitobans living with osteoporosis. McCaffrey suffered his first wrist and hip fractures at age 32, but due to the lack of information about men and osteoporosis, it was not until six years later that his doctor diagnosed McCaffrey with the disease. Osteoporosis can strike anyone at any age, so know your risks.

Contact the Manitoba Chapter of Osteoporosis Canada at 204-772-3498 or manitoba@osteoporosis.ca to register to attend our free Public Forum on Wednesday, November 5th at the Eastern Star Chalet in Charleswood.

Flowers Improve Emotional Health

Nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health – flowers. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. People studies feel less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction. “Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being.”

www.academyflorist.com

Stop Viruses Before They Stop You!

Viral attack? Fight back! ECHINAMIDE® Anti-Viral – Soft gels or Liquid. Anti-Viral & Anti-Cold Formulas with Clinically-Proven ECHINAMIDE®. Protect your family year round with a proven herbal formula. Contains ECHINAMIDE, astragalus, lomatium, reishi, and licorice. Effective against all viral conditions, from colds and flus to herpes, laryngitis and tonsillitis. Most potent immune support, clinically proven effective to stimulate your immune system to fight colds and viruses. Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial are your most potent ally against viral and bacterial infections. It contains the clinically tested and patented ECHINAMIDE® formulation, along with four other herbs that have demonstrated immune stimulation properties. Stop viruses before they stop YOU.

Scoop & Save Natural Health Foods
www.scoopandsave.com

MELT, Mat and Myofascia Program Results Are In!

What difference did you see and feel?

#1 response: I was and felt more relaxed!
2. Better posture and less chronic pain.
3. It is a program that I actually stayed with and did not give up on!
4. it is actually stuff I used i.e. keep doing the stretches that I remember, breathing when I am walking and pulling in my abs.
5. Felt less tightness.
6. Feel better and move more stable when standing.
7. Both MELT & Pilates feel good at stretching the body safely.
8. I set out to fix my bad back and scoliosis and sciatic pain and this is working!
9. I lowered my Blood Pressure and Blood sugar!
10. Feel more positive and happy!
11. MELT was a way for me to release tension on my own and fairly quickly; Pilates involves longer term regular practice and this program integrates the two nicely.
12. I actually use this for relaxation, posture and engaging my pelvic floor when my back starts to ache.
13. Definitely more energy, less headaches and less pain especially muscle tension-I met my goal I wanted to decrease muscle tension in my body and it happened!!!
www.pilatesmanitoba.com

Therapeutic Massage Helps

Everybody knows that Massage Therapy is relaxing and feels good, but did you know that regular Massage Therapy has many medical benefits as well? When some people think of Massage they visualize going to a spa, a way to treat yourself, maybe once a year. But many do not realize that Therapeutic Massage performed in a clinic by a Registered Massage Therapist can improve your overall health and well-being as well. Therapeutic Massage has been shown to help with a variety of conditions including arthritis, muscle and joint pain, headaches and fibromyalgia. As well, Massage Therapy can be used to treat insomnia, anxiety and depression, and stress and stress related conditions. Massage has also been shown to increase circulation, lower blood pressure and strengthen the immune system.

www.ravemassage.com