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Amputees all have something in common. Going through daily life as a new amputee can be a challenge and everyone deals with it differently. A great way to help with the adjustment is to meet with other amputees who have gone through or are going through what you are. Whether it’s about dealing with daily struggles, getting back to work, or rekindling interest in recreational activities, meeting and talking with other amputees who are in a similar situation is a great way to feel supported, reassuring you that you’re not alone. Our on-site Peer Support Specialist is happy to help.

Senior Strength Training

Strength training is good for balance, immune function, cardiovascular health, bone health, and more, and it’s never too late to start building muscle. Sedentary adults over the age of 50 lose an average of .4 pounds of muscle mass a year, which adds up over time. For seniors, establishing a new strength-training program should be done under the care of an experienced trainer who understands the issues people face as they age, including loss of balance, and can make modifications during weight lifting sessions. In general, seniors should train about three days per week and add more weight when it’s no longer hard to lift the weight they’ve been using.

What is Computerized Biofeedback?

Computerized Biofeedback testing and Bioresonance treatment is a highly effective way of testing and treating the body. This computerized analysis identifies underlying imbalances in organs and tissues. It also identifies impurities such as, chemicals, metals, toxins, yeasts and viruses, that can cause or trigger health problems. Additionally, the testing will indicate if there is a deficiency of vitamins, minerals and proteins in the body. If an imbalance, deficiency or impurity is identified, they can then be treated with a Bioresonance wave or frequency. This wave helps to stimulate correction of the affected area or imbalance, to help your body function optimally.

Do’s and Don’ts of Dating

In today’s distracted world, where people are panicked when they don’t have instant access to their electronics, face-to-face meetings can be a foreign concept. When getting to know someone, it is important that they feel you are giving them your undivided attention. Cell phones need to be on silent and put away while on a date. Communication needs to be real. Take the time to call them and have a real conversation. Do an activity on your date where you have ample time to get to learn more about the person.

Product Review: Immunade

 

Each year millions of international travelers experience Traveler’s Diarrhea (TD). High-risk destinations for TD include Central and South America, Mexico, Africa, the Middle East and most of Asia. When traveling to another country, take Immunade along – a daily serving of extra immunity to help your Immune System control bad bacteria overgrowth, inflammation and related health disorders. Manitoba made Immunade will keep you company during your adventures and make sure you experience places for what they really are. Immunade comes in great tasting chewable lozenges. It’s Natural, Unique and your Kids will love it too!

Ask a Pharmacist, Your Local Medication Expert!

Medication mix-ups can and do happen. It’s easy for people to lose track of what they are taking and how often they are taking it. Asking a pharmacist questions is a powerful action that can improve medication safety, they are an expert in medications. Patients are also a very important partner in medication safety. Ask questions every time a new medication is prescribed, given or purchased. A full understanding of all aspects of medication is so important to help patients manage their health. Questions save lives, it’s safe to ask.

Know the Signs of Stroke

Stroke is the No. 2 cause of death worldwide, which means it’s important to know the warning signs. Remember F.A.S.T. (face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty or slurred speech – if you see any of these signs, it’s time to call 911). Other signs that someone is suffering from a stroke include sudden vision loss, a severe headache (caused by swelling in the brain), dizziness or imbalance, and nausea and vomiting (both of which are very common early signs of stroke). By understanding what to look for and taking the signs of stroke seriously, you could save a life!

Manitoba’s Wellness Road Trips

Located just an hour’s drive from Winnipeg, the community of La Broquerie is home to a healing gem called Calder House. Take an easy road trip and experience all that Calder House has to offer, including solo and group retreats with yoga, meditation, spa therapies, detox programs, and spiritual teachings. Learn how to integrate your mind, body, and spirit for total wellness. Enjoy the journey as you leave the city behind and immerse yourself deeper into nature. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells while you travel to your wellness destination, and practice your deep breathing while you drive!

Product Review: Ideal Protein

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method was developed by Dr. Tran Tieh Chanh, MD, PhD, who spent much of his career conducting research on nutrition and the treatment of obesity. The method consists of four phases that have a beginning and an end. It is a medically derived weight loss method that is predictable, repeatable, and measurable. By carefully following the Ideal Protein Protocol, your body will respond by using the fat as its primary source of energy, rather than carbohydrates first. The method also involves personal coaching to ensure your weight loss journey is successful and has long-term results.

ADHD vs. Visual Dysfunction

Children diagnosed with Learning-Related Visual Dysfunction and children diagnosed with ADHD experience many of the same signs and symptoms:
• Failure to pay close attention to details or making careless mistakes
• Difficulty sustaining attention
• Failure to follow through on instructions or to finish work
• Easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
• Fidgeting in seat or having trouble staying seated. As a result, unfortunately, children can sometimes be misdiagnosed. A developmental eye evaluation can determine whether a Learning-Related Visual Dysfunction is causing behavior that may otherwise be attributed to ADHD.

Coping with SAD

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is more than just what people refer to as the “winter blues”. Those who have it find it difficult to function in daily life. So, what can you do if you find yourself experiencing seasonal sadness? 1. Increase sunlight exposure (even if it is a scare amount). Consider getting an artificial sunlight lamp. 2. Exercise. This can relieve stress, build energy levels, and improve physical well-being. 3. Take a supplement. Vitamin D3, specifically, has positive effects on mood and seasonal affective disorder. 4. Get a massage. Besides feeling great, it can also improve your mood.