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ASEA for Athletes

It’s no secret to athletes that even a small increase in their ability to perform or recover can make a significant difference in achieving their goals. ASEA, the original and only Redox Signaling product available today, provides the body with two perfectly balanced sets of reactive molecules – the same molecules produced naturally by the mitochondria in every cell of our body. These vitally important molecules support the production of the ATP energy that fuels our cells, help activate antioxidants, minimize cellular damage, enhance cellular communication, and speed the healing response – all functions critical to athletic performance, endurance, and recovery.

Single For The Holidays?

Finding love is possible any time of the year, but the holidays are a wonderful time to look for romance. There’s no shortage of festive music, delicious food, whimsical decorations, and most importantly, holiday cheer. Everyone seems to be slightly more upbeat in the lead-up to Christmas, which can make dating during the holidays surprisingly ideal. All the warm and fuzzy feelings floating around make the holidays a great time to meet a potential romantic partner. If you’ve tried to find love season and season again to no avail, maybe it’s time to trust in your local matchmaker. Everyone deserves love, and love sure makes special times so much better.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are nurses with an advanced degree or doctorate who can perform most of the same skills that a physician can. NPs cannot bill for services, but the client has to cover the necessary costs. NP skills include conducting assessments, diagnosing, writing prescriptions for all medications, and performing procedures like draining abscesses, inserting IUDs, performing PAP tests, casting, reading x-rays, suturing, and performing some surgeries. NPs can also make referrals to other physicians or services, complete required government forms, admit and discharge patients to and from the hospital, prescribe medicinal marijuana, and perform medical assistance in dying (MAID).

Stress Handling With Biofeedback

Every day, we have an estimated 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts running through our minds. Considering that our minds can only handle 7-10 bits of information at a time, no wonder we start to feel overwhelmed, especially at this time of the year. Unmanaged stress contributes to many health issues, such as headaches, exhaustion, insomnia, chronic pain, and depression, to name a few. Alternative approaches such as Biofeedback testing and treatment are very effective at handling stress. It detects imbalances, or weaknesses, in the stress handling areas of the body, and in turn, stimulates the affected areas to help the mind and body process and handle stress better.

Smart in Everything but Reading?

Children who are considered bright underachievers often have vision problems that make reading difficult. Sometimes they’re described as auditory learners because they can remember things they’ve heard much faster and easier than anything they’ve read. A clear sign that a vision problem may be at the root of your child’s difficulties is poor performance on written or standardized tests. It may surprise you to learn that many children who have vision problems interfering with learning actually have 20/20 eyesight (with or without glasses). A Developmental Vision Evaluation is needed to determine if a vision problem is interfering with reading.

Get a Yearly Denture Check-up

Your dentures should be checked on an annual basis to ensure you still have a correct fit. Your face and the tissues in your mouth change over the years, while your dentures are rigid and stay the same. Your appearance and comfort can be compromised the longer you delay receiving care from your denturist. Annual visits to your denture clinic can help ward off many potential problems including headaches, neck and joint pain, irritated gums, indigestion, problems with chewing, and even bone loss and occasionally changes in facial contour. Are you due for a check-up?

Safe Travels!

Our travel health consultation service will provide you with a comprehensive travel plan including vaccinations, preventative medications and detailed advice. We have not one, but two pharmacists who have received their Certificate in Travel Health® from the International Society of Travel Medicine. All consultations also include a video chat with our partner physician to ensure the highest level of medical care. We are one of only a few travel clinics in Winnipeg that have been designated as a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre by the Public Health Agency of Canada. We are conveniently located in west Winnipeg and have plenty of free parking.

Acupuncture for Infertility

Around 16% of couples in Canada experience infertility, or the inability to conceive a child. Infertility can be the result of a female factor, a male factor, or a combination of both. Sometimes, no cause can be determined, and this is referred to as unexplained infertility. Acupuncture performed by a fertility acupuncture specialist can be a helpful treatment for restoring fertility in patients, by improving sperm quality and/or ovary function and balancing the endocrine system and hormones. Prairie Medical acupuncture Clinic in past 12 years followed numerous infertile patients from beginning to end of their journey and 72.6% got pregnant.

Holiday Health for Seniors

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be hard for everyone, but can especially take a toll on seniors and their health. It’s important to continue making healthy, balanced meal choices and working to stay well hydrated during the holidays. Stick to any dietary restrictions you may have, even at family gatherings. If hosting gatherings becomes too difficult, have other family members take on hosting duties. Ensure the busyness of the holidays doesn’t result in clutter that could be a trip hazard, and be sure to take frequent breaks and stay well rested despite all of the excitement. Wishing all of you a safe and happy holiday season!

Daily Disposable Contact Lenses: For Kids & Adults

The original idea of contact lenses goes back to the year 1508 and the Italian inventor, Leonardo DaVinci who was the first on record to come up with this idea. Naturally, technology has advanced incredibly over the 500+ years since then. More recently over the past few years, contact lens manufacturers continually come up with different ways to make contact lenses more comfortable and the safest they have ever been. People often complain of dry, red, irritated eyes when wearing contact lenses. Thanks to technology, advances keep making contacts more permeable, moist and comfortable. For more information visit: