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Give the Gift of Wellness

Indulge in the warmth of the season with our specially curated selection of teas. Elevate the joy of gifting with the perfect blend of exquisite teas that are a great addition to your wellness daily routine. Our teas include a selection of hibiscus flower tea, Kenyan purple tea, Kenyan black tea and red rooibos tea. Gift the glow of indulgence and self-care with our Skincare Collection, including shea body butter for a rich and luxurious moisturizer that is perfect for the colder months of the year. Place your order now and share the joy to make this holiday season truly memorable. Free delivery/pickup in Winnipeg.

Seasons Greetings: Tax Benefit Opportunities

“As the year draws to a close, it’s a time to reflect on gratitude and generosity. I wish you joy and cheer this season. Remember, amidst the festivities, there may be untapped opportunities to ensure financial wellness. As a disability tax specialist, I encourage you to explore potential tax benefits available to you. Let this season be not only about celebration but also about securing your financial future. May the holidays bring you comfort, and may the new year shine light on possibilities for a more prosperous tomorrow. Wishing you and your loved ones a season filled with happiness, while keeping your financial well-being in mind.”

Avoid Holiday Denture Issues

For many, the holiday season is an exciting time filled with wonder, great food, and plenty of chatting and laughing. Those people obviously don’t have denture problems. Worrying about your dentures falling out while talking to loved ones or waiting anxiously for the meal to end because your gums are too sore and you can’t chew another bite certainly takes the magic out of the holiday season! If you find yourself with ill-fitting dentures, contact your denturist today to get some relief before holiday parties and gatherings begin. Then you can focus on enjoying yourself and not on problem dentures!

Handling The Holidays

Whatever holiday you celebrate this season, even if you’re surrounded by family and friends, it can be stressful. Making sure that your body and mind can handle stress is the best gift that you can give yourself. One of the best ways to improve your overall health and stress-handling ability is through Bioenergetics. Bioenergetics uses computerized testing and treatment to effectively determine and treat any imbalance or weakness in the body that is preventing you from achieving both optimal stress management and improved health. This holiday season, make sure that stress isn’t an unwanted gift that you can’t give back.

A Fitness Resolution

With a new year approaching, embracing fitness as a priority is a perfect resolution. Elevating physical well-being not only enhances physical health but also promotes mental resilience. At Fitness On The Go, we make fitness easy and accessible to everyone. This is why we bring an individualized exercise program to YOU! All we ask is about 6ft by 6ft of floor space and a solid 50-55 minutes of your time. We bring all the necessary fitness equipment such as exercise mats, swiss balls, medicine balls, elastics, etc to your door, and one of our certified personal trainers will create a customized training schedule and routine specifically targeting your goals!

Words to Live By

“Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyful holiday season. Invest time for everyday wellness and create great choices for self-care and healthy living throughout 2024. Thank you for supporting Local” – Happy Holidays from the Wellnessnews Team

Vibroacoustic Therapy for Dementia

The prevalence of dementia is increasing with the ever-growing population of older adults. Non-pharmacological, vibration and sound-based interventions were reported by the Lancet Commission in 2020 to be the first-choice approach for managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms. Vibroacoustic Therapy is a therapeutic approach that harnesses the power of vibration and sound to alleviate some of the cognitive and emotional challenges faced by individuals living with dementia. Vibroacoustic therapy can trigger positive emotional responses, evoke memories, and enhance communication among dementia patients. It offers a non-pharmacological complement to manage symptoms and enhance the quality of life for both patients and their caregivers, fostering a sense of connection and comfort during a challenging journey.

Why Drink Red Rooibos?

Red rooibos tea offers a plethora of health benefits and sensory delights. It’s naturally caffeine-free, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a soothing, non-stimulating beverage. Rich in antioxidants, it bolsters the immune system and helps combat oxidative stress, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Red rooibos is also appreciated for its potential to lower blood pressure and promote good cholesterol levels. Its anti-inflammatory properties may alleviate allergy symptoms and skin conditions. Furthermore, the tea is a source of essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and zinc, benefiting bone health. Beyond health advantages, its earthy, slightly sweet flavor makes it a comforting and satisfying drink.

Denture Fit and Health

Improperly fitting dentures can cause mouth damage, including blisters, sores, cuts, and scrapes. These injuries lead to inflammation, bleeding, and increased risk of infection. Ill-fitting dentures may also hinder chewing, resulting in poor nutrition and health problems. Jaw pain caused by poorly fitting dentures can lead to headaches and earaches due to inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). A misaligned bite affects facial muscles, leading to TMJ pain and temporomandibular disorder (TMD). TMD limits mouth opening, impacting eating, speaking, and oral health. Book your yearly exam to make sure your dentures still fit you perfectly.

Local Spotlight: Monarch Family Therapy

At Monarch Family Therapy, we offer a variety of therapeutic and educational services for children, adults, families, and professionals across Manitoba and provide an inclusive atmosphere that welcomes all identities and abilities. We provide children and their parents/caregivers opportunities to build connection and healing with an emphasis on developing secure attachment relationships. Areas of support include: Attachment & Parenting; Grief & Loss (death, divorce, child welfare involvement/foster care, ambiguous loss); Complex Developmental Trauma/Childhood Trauma; Emotion Regulation (ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing & Trauma); Behaviour Challenges (home/school/community); Sensory Processing Disorders; Developmental Delays; Depression & Anxiety; Adoption; Abuse, Neglect & Child Welfare Involvement; Children in Care & Permanency Planning; and Developmental Assessments by our on-site occupational therapist.

Community Announcement

Intimate partner violence (IPV), also know as spousal or domestic violence is a prevalent form of gender-based violence (GBV). It refers to multiple forms of harm caused by current or former intimate partner
or spouse. Children who are exposed to IPV have serious impacts, and is considered a form of child maltreatment. IPV can happen in many forms of relationships including:
• Within a marriage, common-law, or dating relationship
• Regardless of the gender and sexual orientation of the partner
• At any time during a relationship even after it has ended
• Whether or not partners live together or are sexually intimate with one another

IT IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM: The World Health Organization (WH0) identifies IPV as a major global public health concern, and a pervasive public health, human rights & development challenge. It affects millions of people, resulting in immediate long-lasting health, social and economic consequences. Its effects reverberates through families, and across generations. It is a leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults in most parts of the world. Exposure to IVP increases individual’s lifelong vulnerability to a broad range of emotional, behavioural, and physical health problems. IPV directly effects health care expenditures, & indirectly national and local economies worldwide.(WHO).