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Support for Dystonia

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions, which force certain parts of the body into abnormal, sometimes painful movements or postures. Approximately 50,000 people in Canada have dystonia, which is the third most common movement disorder following essential tremor and Parkinson’s. Dystonia can often be misdiagnosed for extended periods of time. The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is the only charitable organization that is dedicated to supporting dystonia patients, and their families, in Canada. The DMRF Winnipeg Support Group is here to help you:,

Physiotherapy for Headaches

Most of the people who read this will have suffered a headache. The most common type of headache and one that generally responds well to physiotherapy treatment is called a cervicogenic headache. Physiotherapists can help address some of the key causes of cervicogenic headaches. The major contributing factors include poor posture, stiffness of the joints in the neck and upper back, muscle imbalances (muscle tightness and weakness), and previous neck trauma (whiplash, sports injury). Treatment methods include neck mobilizations, modalities, soft tissue/trigger point release, acupuncture, and home exercises. So, if you suffer from headaches, see a physiotherapist!

Healthcare Aids for Daily Living

Did you know there is a wide range of healthcare aids available that can assist with daily comfort and mobility? Whether you need assistance in the bathroom or kitchen, or need help with dressing or participating in leisure activities, there’s likely something that can make your life much easier! A great example is the Urban Pole Adventure Series, a supportive walking pole that can be folded for easy transport when traveling. This new three-piece design has two locks and can be shortened to only 25.5”. It’s lightweight, strong, and comes with snow and trekking baskets perfect for travel.

Community Event

October 27. 9:00AM-5:00PM
ACCESS THE BARS. Come for a day of learning Access Consciousness Bars at Inspire You Studio. A tool all about changing all aspects of your life where you feel stuck or stagnant. You learn the body process technique called “the Bars” in which we gently touch parts on the head to release stress in the body. So easy to learn and so easy to do. You also learn tools to use in everyday life. Email Alanna at to register or txt Robin at 204-573-5275

Clean Eating Recipe: Almond Butter Pancakes

Makes 7 – 8 pancakes. Ingredients: 1/2 cup almond butter. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce. 2 whole eggs. 1/2 tsp baking soda. 1/2 tsp cinnamon. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Directions: In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix until a smooth, uniform batter is created. Cook on pre-heated non-stick frying pan medium heat, with a small amount of oil. Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Serve with fresh fruit, berries, dollop of plain Greek yogurt with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Words to Live By

“Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours.”

~ Swedish Proverb

Hemp Oil for Health

Hemp seed carrier oil contains high volumes of linoleic acids, also known as omega-6. These acids offer a variety of health benefits, and hemp seed carrier oil can be used in a few different ways. When applied topically, hemp seed carrier oil can refresh and strengthen the skin, even out the complexion, as well as promote wound healing. It can also calm scalp inflammation and condition hair to improve its texture. Hemp seed carrier oil can act medicinally, facilitating the healing of infections, improving circulation, promoting the body’s detoxification, easing muscle and joint pain, and balancing hormones.

Serrapeptase – 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 in 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.

Are You Too Acidic?

If you have acid reflux, gout, kidney stones, osteoporosis, dental disease, or cancer, these all can be considered symptoms of chronic acid states.
We can do better! Stop covering up symptoms with prescription medications and start managing the symptoms from the root cause.
Help your body out by eating a diet of plant-based whole foods that are rich in fibre, such as whole grains, vegetables, and fruit. The take-home message here is to start restoring equilibrium and physiology with lifestyle choices that will help return the body to a more balanced, alkaline state. Ionized alkaline water helps support this effort!

How can ASEA help me?

Supported by over 18 years’ of foundational research, ASEA is a cutting edge health product in a class of its own. Importantly, the components in ASEA are all native to the body and are therefore consistent with its natural chemical balance. ASEA protects you against free radical damage. Antioxidants are incapable of fighting free radicals without the help of these reactive molecules. Is the first and only source of balanced Redox Signalling molecules in stable form. It boosts glutathione effectiveness by over 500% and supports the vital activity of cellular communication.

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.