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Would you like to test your cardiovascular health? Natural dietary supplements may reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors by improving blood lipid profiles, reducing inflammation and improving endothelial function. The purpose of this study is to see if the dietary supplement Cardioflex can improve cardiovascular disease risk factors in healthy adults. Are you healthy and between the ages of 30 to 65? Are you willing to commit to drinking a supplement once per day for 90 days? Have not used prescription cholesterol or blood pressure medication in the last 3 months. Receive a Free comprehensive cardiovascular disease assessment testing and Free supplements. For more information, Contact CardioFlex@umanitoba.ca OR (204) 272-1555.

Manitoba’s Wellness Road Trips

Take a beautiful two-hour drive from Winnipeg and you’ll find Journey Home Artist Retreat in Waldersee, MB. You’ll stay in a hand-crafted, authentic Mongolian yurt, enjoy healthy and delicious home-cooked meals, and explore your inner creativity and positive self, all while surrounded by 28 stunning acres of the great outdoors. During your drive out to Waldersee, start to tap into feelings of wellness and rejuvenation so that by the time you’re there, you’ll be in the perfect mindset. Pack some healthy snacks like cut up veggies and fruit, veggie chips, or dried fruit and nuts and enjoy the ride! Marc Alary, Birchwood Toyota – Your Environmental Car Specialist

How Is Your Cardiovascular Health?

Did you know that you can have cardiovascular disease without experiencing any symptoms? Many people are not diagnosed until the condition worsens to the point where they have angina, stroke, or heart failure: that’s why it is important to start taking steps towards a healthy heart and arteries today. A good screening test for early signs of disease is Digital Pulsewave Analysis (DPA). This Health Canada approved, non-invasive method will show you how your cardiovascular system is working. This information can then be used to devise a specific program to improve your cardiovascular health before symptoms occur.

Problem Gambling Among Seniors

Many seniors enjoy gambling, whether it be bingo, racetrack betting, or casino gambling. For most, it is a harmless form of entertainment. But how do you know when a senior loved one’s gambling has become a problem? Some signs might be 1) bragging about gambling and exaggerating wins while ignoring or minimizing losses, 2) borrowing money for gambling, and 3) lying about the amount of time/money they spend gambling. Talk to your senior loved one about their problem gambling and determine what possible causes may exist. Encourage them to get help and let them know they have your support.

Do You Have a Valentine?

Are you single on Valentine’s Day? Although it is only a day, it is representative of where your love life is at. Finding yourself single can be very isolating in today’s couples’ oriented society. People often start out with online dating and become increasingly frustrated and disappointed with the games and lack of accountability. As a professional matchmaker with over 25 years of experience, I have facilitated thousands of successful love connections that are still going strong many years later. As a matter of fact, I just received a call from a couple I matched 23 years ago. They called to thank me and let me know I enabled them to live a life of love.

Massage for Dealing with Cancer

Few things are as stressful as the experience of having cancer and going through chemotherapy or radiation. That’s why massage is becoming increasingly popular for cancer patients. Some treatment facilities even have massage therapists come in as volunteers to provide hand and foot massages during treatment. The benefit comes from the fact that massage transforms an anxiety-producing treatment into a relaxing experience. Patients report that massage has helped them by reducing pain and fatigue, lifting their spirits, raising white blood cell counts, enhancing sleep, and dealing with side effects. It brings about the relaxation response, which puts us back into balance, helping us heal.

Safely Dispose of Unused Drugs

Ensure that unwanted prescriptions don’t pose a risk to you and others. Instead of flushing them down the toilet or throwing them into the garbage, which can harm the environment, follow these tips for disposing of unused or expired medications safely: Check your medicine cabinet at least twice a year for expired prescription and non-prescription medications (including vitamins and other natural supplements), as well as any medications you no longer need. Look at the medication for signs of discolouration or strange odours. Place expired medications in a paper bag and take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal.

Structured Water

Science proves waters responsible for longevity. Dr. Marcel Vogel (Father of Structured Water Science) calls it ‘liquid crystal’ completely compatible with instant cell wall entry & exit. Natural Action Technologies Structuring Devices mimic nature, transforming any water energetically by double vortexing, creating a 6 molecule cluster, an easy uptake into each cell’s aquaporin channel. “Water inside your cells is absolutely critical for health”, Dr. Mercola. Suzanne Forcese. SunriseStructuredWellness.com

Children Who Struggle to Read

A child who really struggles to learn to read could be among the 1 in 4 children who suffer from learning-related vision disorders. It’s important that parents and teachers recognize the signs and symptoms that indicate a vision problem (unrelated to glasses) that is interfering with a child’s ability to read and learn. To ensure a child is not suffering from a hidden visual dysfunction, a developmental visual evaluation is required. This evaluation looks at 16 other visual skills required for learning that regular eye exams do not address. Through vision therapy, these vision problems can be fixed.

Prosthetics & Orthotics Q&A

Can a prosthetic leg be worn in the shower? A: The quick answer is…maybe? Most common prosthetic components are sensitive to moisture; therefore most amputees need to take their prosthesis off when showering/swimming. However, many amputees prefer a waterproof prosthesis while showering to prevent slips and falls. Some prefer to do water sports or swim with their prosthesis on. This may be for practical reasons, ease of getting in and out of a swimming pool or lake or for aesthetic reasons, as some feel more self-conscious without their prosthesis. Whatever the reason let us know if you’re interested in discussing the options available to you.

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