Community News
Addressing Perfectionistic Behaviours

Perfectionism, or striving to achieve excessively high standards of excellence, can contribute to higher levels of motivation, goal-achievement, and performance. But it can also contribute to self-judgment, comparison, and other self-defeating behaviours, as well as more anxiety and stress. Questions to ask yourself related to perfectionism include: 1) Is this goal something that brings me joy and satisfaction? 2) What is the underlying motivation for my goal? If it’s not that it will bring you personal joy and satisfaction, reconsider the goal. If it is, think of ways you can break this goal up into smaller, more manageable tasks.

Keeping Your Immune System Strong

The good news about Covid-19 is that we’re getting through it day by day. The bad news is that we will be exposed to more viruses in the future, whether it’s a second wave of Covid-19 this fall, or another viral threat all together. The issue isn’t how strong is the virus, it’s how strong is your immune system? Now is the time to focus on strengthening your immune system so your body is ready, willing and able to deal with the next viral exposure. Experts such as Dr. Alex Vasquez DO, DC, ND, FACN recommends anti-viral formulas that contain a combination of hesperidin, zinc, vitamin D, C, A, curcumin and rutin, to name a few. Strengthening your immune system not only helps to protect you, it helps to protect your loved ones and the community.

Travelling Boosts Mental Health

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, travel is not an option, but don’t let that stop you from dreaming big. Travel is beneficial to our mental health, helping to enhance creativity, improve mental stability, provide stress relief, broaden perspective, strengthen relationships, and boost mood. Some ways you can continue to incorporate travel into your life while social distancing include planning your next trip, taking virtual tours online of various destinations and attractions, researching festivals and other events you’d like to attend, and watching travel videos online. After the pandemic ends, the world will be yours to explore once again! Megan Reimer, Cruise Vacations.

Pets and Bee Stings

Warmer weather, blooming plants and buzzing insects can all spell trouble for your pets. If your curious pooch or pouncing feline gets stung by a bee, here’s what you can do: Scrape away the stinger if you can find it. Pulling the stinger with fingers or tweezers could rupture the poison sac allowing toxin to enter the bloodstream. If no medical history or treatments contraindicate, administer 1 mg Benadryl® per pound of your pet’s body weight and apply a cold pack for short periods at a time. If swelling is severe or if ANY breathing difficulties develop, do not delay—seek veterinary attention immediately.

Are You Fatigued?

You may need vitamin B! Lack of vitamin B in your regimen may impact your physical health in different ways. Hundreds of bodily biochemical reactions are supported by B-vitamins, and deficiency in vitamin B can lead to fatigue and lethargy. A B-complex vitamin is a mixture of eight essential B-vitamins that are critical to metabolism at the cellular level. Isotonix Activated B-complex helps to maintain healthy levels of serotonin, increase energy and decrease stress. It also delivers metabolically active forms of several vitamins and minerals in isotonic form, ensuring that your body receives and uses vital nutrients quickly and efficiently.

Dehydration: A Serious Health Risk for Seniors

As you age, your sense of thirst diminishes. So even when your body needs to be replenished with water, you might not realize it. Because of that, many seniors do not drink enough liquids. By the time they are thirsty, it is already an indication of early dehydration. The consequences of dehydration are well known. Dehydration is a common cause of hospitalization among elderly people that can have serious health consequences. Water can get boring but don’t limit yourself – supplement with juices, milk, fruits and vegetables that contain high water content!

Preventing Screen-Related Eye Strain

Most of us spend a lot of time on computers and other digital devices, and this can take a toll on our eyesight in the form of computer vision syndrome. This is a temporary vision condition that results from staring at a screen too long. Although you may wear regular glasses to correct vision problems, they are not the same as computer glasses, which can help with computer vision syndrome. Wearing prescription or non-prescription computer glasses, along with taking frequent breaks from looking at a screen, can help reduce eye strain and prevent related problems like headaches and dry eyes.


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Community Announcements

At Anderson Family Vision Care, the health and safety of our patients and staff are top priority. As such, our optometrists will temporarily only be seeing urgent and emergent care cases (eye trauma, vision loss, pain, and redness). Our opticians will also accept appointments on a case-by-case basis to limit the number of patients at any given time. To help our patients, we are offering: free contact lens shipment directly from our suppliers, and 25% off computer glasses. We are also accepting payments by e-transfer, or over the phone with a credit card. We look forward to hearing from you! Dr. Matthew Anderson, OD, FCOVD Dr. Andrea D’Mello, OD
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba CPPHO has directed all non-essential businesses to close and remain closed until further notice. Unfortunately, the government has included TCM practitioners as part of the list of non-essential businesses that must remain closed. This means patients aren’t able to seek acupuncture treatment for their pain and health conditions. Provinces like Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, and BC have allowed TCM practitioners to continue working and treating their essential cases. If you believe TCM practitioners should be considered an essential health service that should continue to operate under the appropriate safety guidelines, please contact the Manitoba government! Dr. Priscilla Kerr, Prairie Medical Acupuncture Clinic
Currently Lisa Reid Audiology are only offering curbside repairs/service and supply pick up (e.g. batteries) by appointment. If you have questions please contact our offices at 204-977-6867 or Please expect a response within 24-48 hours.

Vision Problems or ADD/ADHD?

Eye coordination and eye movement disorders have very similar symptoms to ADD/ADHD. When you have a child who has difficulty concentrating while you are trying your best to home-school, especially with reading or writing assignments, it is vital that you rule out the possibility that a vision problem may be contributing to your child’s difficulties, before you assume that it’s ADD/ADHD. Not all eye doctors test for vision problems that interfere with reading, learning, and paying attention. Do some research on our website, contact us and we will follow-up to schedule an appointment.

Words to Live By

“There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.” -Elbert Hubbard