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ASEA for Athletes

It’s no secret to athletes that even a small increase in their ability to perform or recover can make a significant difference in achieving their goals. ASEA, the original and only Redox Signaling product available today, provides the body with two perfectly balanced sets of reactive molecules – the same molecules produced naturally by the mitochondria in every cell of our body. These vitally important molecules support the production of the ATP energy that fuels our cells, help activate antioxidants, minimize cellular damage, enhance cellular communication, and speed the healing response – all functions critical to athletic performance, endurance, and recovery.

Safe for the Holidays

Keeping you or your loved ones safe this holiday season should be a top priority. One way to do that is to use a personal medical alarm. Personal medical alarms are recommended not just for seniors, but for anyone who has a disability or who suffers from a medical condition that could put them at risk for falling while at home. Statistics show that 60% of falls occur in the home, so a personal medical alarm can help provide independence and a sense of safety for anyone who could be at risk. An alarm can also make a thoughtful gift!

Effectively Managing Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition and requires specific, lifelong management. It’s estimated that more than 6 million Canadians are at risk of developing diabetes. Prediabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not enough to be type 2 diabetes. Managing your health is critical to helping delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Your pharmacist can support you in managing your diabetes effectively by reviewing any current medications, educating you about diabetes symptoms to be aware of, supporting you with healthy lifestyle changes, and offering products and tools to monitor your blood glucose.

Choosing an Orthopedic Brace

Orthopedic braces are medical devices designed to address musculoskeletal issues that may arise from disease, a congenital condition, or an injury. They are used to properly align, correct the position, support, stabilize, and protect certain parts of the body (particularly the muscles, joints, and bones) as they heal from injury or trauma. Orthopedic braces are available for many parts of the body, including knees, shoulders, back, hands, and feet. A qualified medical professional can determine what type of orthopedic brace is ideal for you, as well as the fit, type of support, function, and level of stability or protection.

Caregiver Burnout is Real!

The never-ending tasks that are involved in caring for a loved one can play havoc on the caregiver’s personal life, as well as their health. Many caregivers will die before the person with dementia that they are caring for does. It is vital that caregivers take care of their own health by attending their own doctor appointments, eating well, exercising, and spending quality time doing things that bring them joy. Caregivers should also reach out to other family members and professionals with experience caring for a person living with dementia for support, guidance, and help caring for their loved one.

Natural Product Spotlight

eSmartr’s Cognitive Boost Technology(tm) translates skin sensation into neural activity for a drug-free, non-invasive approach to feel more connected, less stressed and just a lot more mindful. The proprietary Cognitive Boost Technology(tm) pattern embedded in every Sleev is designed to optimize neural communications. Through vibrotactile stimulation, skin receptors are triggered to generate a combination of signals. These signals are processed by the cognitive networks to allow users to naturally experience their passions more fully with focus, clarity and calmness. The combination of these signals helps to streamline the cognitive networks, resulting in scientifically-proven amplified cognitive abilities.

Letting Go of Stress

Did you know stress is energy-based and one cannot see stress in the body under a microscope? We can only see the effects of stress and what it does to the body and mind. Never relaxing fully, never truly breathing deeply – your body is unable to go into parasympathetic mode, which means there is no healing and no digesting. What are you doing daily to allow your body to de-stress? Bars sessions are like cleaning out the hard drive of your brain to be more in the now and to think clearer. Are you ready to let go of stress now?

Magnesium Deficiency?

Symptoms of Magnesium deficiency include restless leg syndrome, irritability, and insomnia. Some experts estimate that over 80% of the population are deficient in Magnesium, while others argue it’s closer to 95%. Either way, the statistics aren’t good, and it is something we need to remedy. That’s where Magnesium Premium Lotion by Pure Joy Naturals comes in. This gentle concentration of magnesium chloride is a nourishing natural skin product which is fragrance-free and contains Arnica essential oil for effective symptomatic relief. It takes advantage of the absorptive properties of your skin (your body’s largest organ), putting it to work so you can reap the benefits.

Prevent Holiday Stomach Issues

Enjoy the holidays, and the food, without stomach troubles. Here’s how! 1. Walk it off. This helps with digestion. 2. Drink herbal tea. Steep 1 teaspoon each of mint, rosemary, oregano, cilantro, sage, and basil in a cup of hot water and drink. 3. Try apple cider vinegar. Mix 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar with 12 ounces of warm water, and drink in the morning on an empty stomach. 4. Eat right. Get enough fibre and protein. 5. Drink enough water. Drink a few glasses of room temperature, filtered water to rehydrate and remove toxins.

This Season, Don’t Shop ‘Til You Drop

There are ways to avoid holiday shopping strains. Many shoppers are not accustomed to long hours of walking malls Wear comfortable and supportive footwear. Perhaps even take a pair of walking shoes with you. Take care when loading and unloading your shopping cart(s). Take care with heavy items as not to strain your back. Have an employee take your heavy item directly to the till for you. Take frequent breaks. Take your water bottle and stay hydrated. Care when loading and unloading vehicle, avoid twisting if possible. Place heavy objects on a seat versus deep in the trunk. Have a safe and healthy holiday season.