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Home Remedy for Denture Pain

Sometimes dentures can cause pain or discomfort, especially if your dentures are old or ill-fitting. Did you know that cloves are an excellent remedy for oral pain? Eugenol, the main ingredient in cloves has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Thus, it works as a pain reliever and helps disinfect your mouth. Grind a few cloves to get ½ teaspoon of powder. Mix a few drops of olive oil into the ground cloves. Apply it onto your sore gum. Wait 5 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. Repeat 2 times per day until gum feels better.

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 in school or at home, 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. To find a doctor near you who provides this type of testing, visit the website for the College of Optometrists in Vision Development,

Hemp Oil for Health

Hemp seed carrier oil contains high volumes of linoleic acids, also known as omega-6. These acids offer a variety of health benefits, and hemp seed carrier oil can be used in a few different ways. When applied topically, hemp seed carrier oil can refresh and strengthen the skin, even out the complexion, as well as promote wound healing. It can also calm scalp inflammation and condition hair to improve its texture. Hemp seed carrier oil can act medicinally, facilitating the healing of infections, improving circulation, promoting the body’s detoxification, easing muscle and joint pain, and balancing hormones.

Support for Dystonia

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions, which force certain parts of the body into abnormal, sometimes painful movements or postures. Approximately 50,000 people in Canada have dystonia, which is the third most common movement disorder following essential tremor and Parkinson’s. Dystonia can often be misdiagnosed for extended periods of time. The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is the only charitable organization that is dedicated to supporting dystonia patients, and their families, in Canada. The DMRF Winnipeg Support Group is here to help you:,

Why Get a Flu Shot?

Getting a flu shot is a great way to protect your health during flu season, so why not take advantage of free flu shots available from your healthcare provider? Flu vaccinations can help prevent many types of the influenza virus and are a safe way to keep yourself healthy in the fall and winter months. Each year, a new flu shot is provided that can help protect against that year’s most common flu viruses, so getting the flu shot annually is beneficial! Some other ways to protect yourself include washing your hands frequently and boosting your immune system.

Year-Round Eye Protection

Whether you wear contact lenses, glasses or neither, proper sun protection for your eyes is vital. The back of our eyes is made of very delicate tissues, which can be damaged by UV rays. Sun protection for your eyes is needed year-round and for all ages, from infants to the elderly. Be sure to get sunglasses to protect your eyes against UV exposure year-round, as protection isn’t needed only in summer. It is important to choose glasses that have 100% UVA and UVB protection, and there are a wide variety of sunglasses available which can be made in your prescription.

Healthcare Aids for Daily Living

Did you know there is a wide range of healthcare aids available that can assist with daily comfort and mobility? Whether you need assistance in the bathroom or kitchen, or need help with dressing or participating in leisure activities, there’s likely something that can make your life much easier! A great example is the Urban Pole Adventure Series, a supportive walking pole that can be folded for easy transport when traveling. This new three-piece design has two locks and can be shortened to only 25.5”. It’s lightweight, strong, and comes with snow and trekking baskets perfect for travel.

Home Remedy for Denture Pain

Sometimes dentures can cause pain or discomfort, especially if your dentures are old or ill-fitting. Did you know that you may be able to ease your discomfort with turmeric? Turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, while preventing growth of harmful bacteria. Make a paste of ¼ tsp of turmeric powder with a few drops of water. Apply the paste on the affected area of the gum. Leave the paste for 5 mins then gently massage into the gum for a few mins and rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water. Repeat twice daily for a week.

Take Your Water Pills!

Your heart is a pump, or rather two pumps. One pumps fluid to the lungs, and the other to the rest of the body. When the pump fails, fluid backs up. This is first observed in the feet and legs, and later in the lungs. Water pills help reduce excess fluid and thereby relieve strain on the pump. Taking your water pills as prescribed in the earlier part of the day will help decrease nighttime bathroom trips. If you don’t take these pills as prescribed, you could experience worsening complications, such as swollen feet, difficulty breathing, and higher blood pressure.

Your Body is a Bank Account

Think of your body as a bank account. When you eat electron-rich alkaline food, you’re making a deposit in your account, maintaining and investing in your health, fitness, energy, vitality, and weight. When you eat proton-saturated acidic food, you’re making an energy withdrawal from your account. If you withdraw too much, your body will have trouble maintaining a positive balance (pH). When your account is completely depleted of electrons, you are dead. To keep a good balance, you need to limit your withdrawals and make plenty of deposits in the form of electron-rich alkaline food, good fats, and electron-rich water.

Medication Review

Taking your medication properly is one of the most effective ways to manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Up to 25% of Canadians are admitted to the hospital annually because they don’t take their medications as prescribed. Schedule a Medication Review with your Pharmacist to discuss how to take your medications and for how long, understand if your medications are working properly, manage potential side effects and help you stay on track. Get the most from your medications with a Medication Review.