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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 buildup and encourage the body to burn more fat instead of carbs for energy. This 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!

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.

Book Club: Regaining Who You Are

(By Cindy Matychak, Spiritual Author, Advanced Life Coach, Reiki Master.) You are not who you think you are. There is much more to you and your world. Each of us has come into this lifetime to expand our consciousness and find our true place. In Regaining Who You Are you will discover why you are here and what you are being asked to heal in this lifetime.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Waking up with numbness and tingling in your hands and fingers? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome – a condition that occurs when the median nerve is compressed or pinched as it travels through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. This is caused by swelling of the tendons running adjacent to the nerve, often caused by repetitive hand use. Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome may involve activity changes – particularly with the hands, nighttime splinting to reduce pressure off the nerve, or surgical intervention. Talk to your doctor or healthcare practitioner to see what’s right for you!

Benefits of Companionship

Whether it is a close friendship or an intimate relationship, social interaction is needed to prevent health decline in seniors. Loneliness is a risk factor for functional decline in adults over the age of 60. Something as simple as a friendship can enhance aging hearts and strengthen the immune system. Companionship can decrease the physical risk of disease by lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol. The psychological benefits include increased self-esteem, decreased stress, and a sense of belonging. Older adults can also benefit from having a pet. Dogs, in particular, can open seniors up to new activities and interests.

How to Maintain a Healthy Body & Mind

Your body needs to be in proper acid/alkaline balance to maintain good Health. Therefore it is important to be mindful of what you EAT, DRINK and THINK! First, eat more raw foods and avoid overly processed and high sugar content foods. Secondly, drink Alkaline electron-rich water to promote superior hydration, detoxification and antioxidation to neutralize the acids that are caused by foods, drinks and lifestyle choices. Thirdly, stress can cause over acidity in your body. Find effective ways to de-stress your mind and body by getting enough rest, exercising, breathing and meditation, and doing things that give you more energy and make you happy!

What is VOXX HPT?

VOXX HPT is a specific sequence and pattern of neuroreceptor activation on the bottom of the feet which triggers a signal to help your brainstem reach homeostasis. Some mechanisms of homeostasis are body temperature, hormone release, blood sugar and blood pressure. A deviation from any normal set point can cause pain. HPT can reduce pain, increase strength, increase stability and balance, as well as enhance a range of motions and provide for faster reaction times. The VOXX HPT pattern is woven or molded into different iterations of products including hosiery and footwear accessories. The science is proven. The results are extraordinary!

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.