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You Are Not Overweight, You Are Overacidic

Are you looking to achieve optimal health, all while shedding excess weight? Over-acidification of the body sets in motion a destructive cycle of imbalance, disease and obesity. Too much acid in the body robs the blood of oxygen, and without oxygen, the metabolism slows. Food digests more slowly, inducing weight gain and sluggishness, and worse still, causing the food to ferment. It is vital to balance your pH level by reducing your acidity through drinking good pure water, eating natural foods, and eliminating highly processed high sugar content foods.

3 Ingredient Frozen Yogurt Bark

Here’s a healthy, low sugar treat perfect for summertime! Ingredients: 2 cups vanilla greek yogurt, 1 cup chopped fresh fruit, handful of dark chocolate chips. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Place 2 cups of greek yogurt in the middle of the dish and spread it around evenly with a spatula until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of chopped fruit and a handful of chocolate chips. Freeze for at least 4 hours. Once frozen, use a large knife to break it apart, and then store it in a freezer bag.

Digestive Problems? Treat The Cause!

More than 20 million Canadians suffer from digestive disorders every year. Whether it’s heartburn, reflux, indigestion, abdominal pain, bloating, irritable bowel, or colitis, those suffering seldom find long term solutions. Conventional medicines offer temporary relief but rarely address the cause. If you do not find the cause, the symptoms will continue to worsen. One of the best ways to determine the cause of your condition is with nutritional testing. This non-invasive testing will let you know if you are lacking specific nutrients essential for proper digestion. If deficiencies are found, specific nutritional formulations can be given to address the cause and heal the area.

Community Announcement

Health Canada sanctioned phase 2 clinical trial of novel cure for C Difficile Infection. C Difficile Infection (CDI) is caused by Clostridioides Difficile bacteria, a gram-positive spore forming pathogen that causes severe diarrhea. ImmuniMed Inc, a Winnipeg based Biopharmaceutical company is the trial sponsor and developer of the novel treatment. Eligible patients will have what is considered mild to moderate C Diff Infection, with associated clinical symptoms. For further information, patients should ask their physician to contact the sponsor or Trial Study Nurse to see if they are eligible to participate. ImmuniMed Inc John Hare, 204-955-8495 Trial Study Nurse Karen Babaian, 204-292-6038

The Stress/Sleep Connection

Stress is the number one cause of sleep difficulties. If you don’t sleep enough at night, your body actually boosts your level of stress hormones. The brain chemicals connected with deep sleep are the same ones that tell he body to stop the production of stress hormones. As a result, when you don’t sleep well, your body keeps pumping out those hormones. The many costs of lack of sleep include but aren’t limited to:
• Brain and nervous system functioning. Your memory actually worsens.
• Poor metabolic functioning
• Lowered immune system functioning
• Higher chances of obesity and metabolic syndrome
• Risk of cancer rises
• Poor mood stabilization

Wearing a Prosthesis Can Be Frustrating!

As an amputee, you will have to learn how to successfully use a prosthesis, and, yes, it requires work on your part. Many reasons could result in your residual limb not fitting into the prosthetic socket the same way each day or even throughout the day. Being sensitive to what/how you are feeling in the socket and learn what you can do to effect positive changes in your socket fit/comfort is important. Knowing when adding or removing full-length or partial-length prosthetic socks or removing and re-donning a liner a different way is the key. Don’t get frustrated, we’re here to help.

Stop Procrastinating When Looking for Love

So, you’ve tried online dating and found it’s not the right fit for you. That doesn’t mean your chances of finding your soulmate aren’t still there! Some people spawn the internet looking for a hookup and others have their confidence shattered because of the online games. A good matchmaker works with people who go through an integral interview process and criminal record check to show they are serious about their commitment to finding long-term love. Your time could be now. Maybe fate is waiting for you to take a step forward to meet your destiny. Why wait?

Digital vs Text Book?

Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. We’ve seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks. The question is, do we learn better from printed books than digital versions? The answer from researchers is a qualified yes. Print books are tangible; the act of turning pages, dragging highlighters across information, and seeing progress has been shown to leave spatial impressions on your mind that help absorb content. And print books don’t have online distractions!

Walking Your Dog in the Summer Heat

When walking your dog, keep in mind that if it feels hot enough to fry an egg outside, it probably is. When the air temperature is 30 degrees, the asphalt can reach a sizzling 60 degrees Celsius—hot enough to cause blistering, burns, permanent damage and scarring after just one minute of contact. Hot pavement can not only burn paws, they also reflect heat onto dogs’ bodies, increasing their risk of deadly heatstroke. To reduce the risk of blistered paws, test the surface with the back of your hand. If you can’t keep it there for five seconds, it’s too hot. Stay on grass and in shaded areas.

Pregnancy & Chiropractic Care

Why is chiropractic care so important during pregnancy? At its most basic premise, chiropractic will help you and your nervous system adapt during this major shift. It will help you deal with all the structural, hormonal and emotional stressors. Structurally, chiropractic will help keep your joints moving appropriately so you can make room for your growing baby. When the pelvis and low back vertebrae are moving appropriately, your nerves can freely flow to all your muscles and organs, which may result in less pain and more nutrients to baby. Other benefits seen during chiropractic during pregnancy include headache relief, decrease in nausea and overall stress reduction.

Manitoba’s Wellness Road Trips

Pack your bags and take a wellness road trip to Teulon from August 16 to 18 for the I Am Festival. In less than an hour’s drive, you’ll find Manitoba’s only full mind, body, and soul festival and personal retreat weekend. While you travel to your destination, get in the mood with relaxing music and beautiful scenery. Once you reach the festival, take part in yoga classes, learn to meditate, enjoy live music at the Stage in the Woods, take in the nature that surrounds you, and meet other like-minded festival-goers. Then, on the trip home, reflect on your experience.