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Bandits Wellness Essential Oil Blend

Bandits Wellness Blend is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. This blend is a powerhouse of usefulness and supports overall wellness! As one of our most popular products, it is no wonder that Bandits Blend is added to so many home diffusers, cleaning and personal care products. Add several drops of Bandits Blend to a spray bottle with water and mist the air in your room, car or office as needed to leave your space smelling fresh and clean.

What’s Keto All About?

You have more than likely heard about Keto, Ketones, or the Ketogenic Diet. Ketosis is a metabolic state that causes your body to switch from using glucose (sugar) as its primary source of fuel to running on ketones (fat). A ketogenic diet (consuming high fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrates), fasting for extended periods, or simply consuming exogenous ketones can improve mental clarity, sleep, energy, fat loss, appetite control, mood, immune function, blood sugar, metabolic function, and exercise recovery. Talk to a health provider with keto diet experience if you have any questions about the lifestyle and its benefits.

Weight Gain During Quarantine

Has the Covid-19 pandemic added extra stress to your relationship with food? You aren’t alone. The “Quarantine 15” – a reference to weight gain during quarantine has caused much anxiety. Instead of causing yourself more stress by researching yet another diet, eat mindfully and observe how adaptable your body is. Do your best to choose self-care which means sometimes choosing comfort food without judgement within and overall eating pattern that gives you energy, clarity, strength, and vitality. True self-care also means gently questioning what is leading to comfort eating and finding a way to address this in a way that will leave you feeling peaceful.

Best Treatment For Osteoarthritis

When it comes to osteoarthritis, the best approach is to treat it from the inside and the outside. Specialized nutritional formulations work on the inside of the body by turning off the inflammation producing mechanisms and strengthening the joints. N.I.R. Laser Therapy works on the outside of the body by decreasing inflammation, thereby reducing pain and stiffness. The laser penetrates to a level that breaks up scar tissue to shrink nodules and increase mobility. Following a multi-faceted approach that feeds and stimulates the joints at the same time greatly enhances the body’s ability to respond. That is why even long-term, severe arthritis sufferers can get relief.

Fitness Goals for Better Health

Fitness On The Go Personal Training provides customized in-home fitness and personal training to help clients reach their fitness goals. The company strives to make fitness easy and accessible to everyone by bringing an individualized exercise program and a qualified personal trainer to you! All necessary fitness equipment such as exercise mats, swiss balls, medicine balls, elastics, etc. is brought right to your door. All you need to provide is about 6 feet by 6 feet of floor space and a solid 50-55 minutes of your time to work towards your personal fitness goals and better overall health.

Laser Treatment for Snoring?

NightLase is a leading-edge laser procedure using energy to stimulate the tissues of the airway causing a tightening effect which helps keep your airway open, thus improving your daily sleep. Simply put, research has shown that NightLase® reduces snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea WITHOUT requiring a device to be worn during sleep. This laser therapy involves no chemical treatment, and no anesthesia. It is a gentle and easy way for you and your loved ones to regain a good night’s rest.

The Dangers of Stress

Stress causes or contributes to 85% of all your illnesses. Stress leads to heart attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure, headaches, cancer, depression – basically anything. Today, more than any other time in history, we live in a stressful environment. Once stressed, you enter into survival mode and your body produces cortisol for the fight or flight, and your metabolism and body functions change to preserve energy. Stress also makes it difficult to think clearly, as you become focused on the problem and not on the solution, which causes a revolving thought pattern. How healthy would we be if we could just learn to control stress or eliminate it altogether?

4 Tips for Better Heart Health

1. Get good sleep. Adults who experience good-quality sleep typically have healthier arteries than those who don’t sleep as soundly.
2. Adopt healthy eating habits. Cut back on salt, limit alcohol to no more than one to two drinks a day, and nourish your body with fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.
3. Slash bad fats. Cut down on saturated fats, which are mainly found in meat and full-fat dairy products. You should totally ban trans-fats from your diet, which are found in processed foods.
4. Get checked for diabetes. Over time, high blood sugar damages arteries and makes heart disease more likely.

Have a Healthy Fall Season!

With all the changes and uncertainty these days, it is important that we remember to focus on our health and wellbeing. While we have had to modify our procedures, we are now happy to offer FREE telephone nutritional and wellness consultations. These consultations are safe, convenient and will provide you with the tools you need to stay well and feel your best. Contact Chelsy today at sby5094wnsc@sobeys.com to book your appointment.

Mindfulness and Physiotherapy

What do mindfulness and physiotherapy have in common? First, what is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the awareness of our thoughts, feelings and movements throughout the day. Mindfulness teaches the art of letting our thoughts happen without judging them as positive or negative. Physiotherapy often deals with patients who are in pain which can be a combination of physical and mental factors. Stress is one of the mental factors that can negatively impact our nervous system by activating it and causing more pain. With our physiotherapy sessions we try to address the physical sources of pain but practicing mindfulness lets patients address the mental factors as well.

Product Review: Colflex® by Innotech™

ColFlex® Super Oregano Oil Spray is a great-tasting 4-in-1 oral spray containing essential oils of oregano, thyme, and spearmint oil in an extra virgin olive oil base, sweetened with stevia and fortified with vitamin D3. Spray orally to help relieve coughs, sore throat, travelling challenges, that “under the weather feeling” and for general oral hygiene and fresher breath. Lab tests show that ColFlex inhibited the growth of bacteria such as S. aureus and S. pneumonia after 27 minutes and inhibited the growth of E. coli and S. typhi after 9 minutes. Colflex® is proudly made right here in Winnipeg.