Community News
How Does Bee Pollen Help Allergies?

An allergy happens when your body develops an immune response to an allergen, creating antibodies. These antibodies then activate certain receptors on your cells to release histamine, resulting in an allergic reaction. Bee Pollen reduces histamine, which is the same target over-the-counter medications act upon. It can be effective for a wide range of respiratory diseases, ranging from asthma to chronic sinus infections. So, what exactly IS bee pollen? High in protein, antioxidants and vitamins, it is one of nature’s perfect superfoods. Forever Bee Pollen is all-natural and contains no preservatives, artificial flavors, or colors. Research by scientists suggest that Bee Pollen provides energy and may enhance stamina.

Children Have Stress Too!

A major study found one in five children and youth suffer from a mental disorder. Youth, especially those in foster care, have a higher percentage of PTSD symptoms than those of military, and emergency personnel. Have you checked your child lately? There are symptoms you may be missing. Early detection and help, gives the child a strong foundation, increasing his success as a healthy adult. There are many ways to help a child with anxiety and calm. Within my practice, I have found the Access BARS to be one modality, that has shown promise to those with PTSD, stress, and insomnia

A Man’s Worst Enemy

In cardiovascular disease, cholesterol plaques block the arteries in the heart and brain. If a plaque becomes unstable, a blood clot forms, blocking the artery and causing a heart attack or stroke. Cardiovascular disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. But there are ways to improve this statistic: Get your cholesterol and blood pressure checked and manage your blood sugars. If you smoke, stop. Reduce your inflammation by adjusting your diet, reducing stress and regular exercise.
There’s a saying: children should know their grandparents.

Age-Defying Antioxidant Smoothie

1 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries and mango. 1 kiwi fruit. 1 handful baby spinach, lightly steamed.
1 cup of almond milk. 1/4 of an avocado. 1 Tbsp. almond butter. 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup. Add spinach, kiwi fruit, 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1/4 avocado, and 1 Tbsp. maple syrup to blender. Process and pour into a glass. Rinse blender and then add chopped strawberries & mango, 1/2 cup of almond milk, almond butter, and 1 Tbsp. maple syrup to blender. Process and pour into second half of glass to make a delicious bi-coloured smoothie.

Dig It!

Gardening season is finally here! Whether it’s vegetables or flowers, proper planting techniques are essential to prevent injury. Raised garden beds are wonderful, as they eliminate the need to bend over. If you must bend, you should squat or hinge forward at your hips, engaging your buttock muscles as you rise up. Use a foam pad when kneeling on one or both knees, or try sitting on a garden seat. A wheelbarrow or cart is a great way to move items around that may be awkward to carry. Choose lightweight garden tools with ergonomic handles. Now watch it grow!

The Little Miracle Enzyme!

Proven to be a safe and effective natural alternative to NSAIDs (drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen), Serrapeptase breaks down long protein chains into amino acids that the body needs. It helps to reduce pain and swelling associated with osteoarthritis, joint pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, and post-operative swelling. It even thins out mucous which in turn eases chronic sinusitis. Serrapeptase should be a delayed release or enteric-coated capsule taken on an empty stomach. This allows the Serrapeptase to pass through the stomach to the small intestine, where the enzyme is then released.

Product Review: Women’s Sage Blend

Are you menopausal and experiencing hot flashes, hormone unbalance, mood unbalance, irritation, and low energy? Beneficial for unwanted menopausal symptoms, the Women’s Sage Blend contains the essential oils of clary sage, lemon, geranium, cypress, peppermint and chamomile. Add 4-5 drops of Women’s Sage blend to your diffuser at night or 4 drops to 1oz of coconut oil and massage on your neck, chest and feet both morning and night. During the day, apply 1 drop to your Aromatherapy Necklace or Lava Bead Bracelet. Essential oils are one way to manage symptoms and as a bonus: you’ll smell great!

Community Profile: Kelburn Estates

Kelburn Estates Mental Health & Addictions Recovery Centre is a private residential wellness centre on 45 beautiful acres along the red river, here in Manitoba. We pride ourselves in providing confidential and multi-disciplinary expertise for our guests to reclaim, develop, and sustain a meaningful life. A life free from the destructive mental health disease and related substance abuse. Our mission is to create and maintain a lasting relationship with our guests, families, and community service providers. At Kelburn Estates, we will walk with you on your journey to recovery.

Not All Water Is Created Equal

Water is essential for your health. It is also very important to consume the right KIND of water. Drink ‘GOOD WATER’ such as mineral water or hard water, which has lots of calcium and magnesium. Find water with a strong reduction power that has not been polluted with chemical substances. This can help keep your body at an optimal alkaline pH levels. Some say that alkaline water can help prevent disease, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, and also aid with digesting acidic foods. Besides the possible health benefits, it can also be used for cooking, beauty, and cleaning.

Reducing Anxiety with B Vitamins

There are a number of nutrients that are important when it comes to reducing anxiety levels. Consider the B Vitamins. Vitamin B1 is important for balancing blood sugar levels, which are a significant factor in anxiety stress levels. Vitamin B3 plays a crucial role in the synthesis of serotonin and has been shown to help anxiety. Vitamin B5 supports the adrenal glands, which reduces stress and anxiety levels. Vitamin B9 (folic acid), and B12 are important in balancing out depressive moods. It is always a good idea to take a good B complex alongside individual B vitamins, as they work synergistically.