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Essential Oil Review: Cajeput

Cajeput 100% Pure Joy Naturals essential oil is also known as White Tea Tree. The name Cajeput is actually the Indonesian word for ‘white wood’. This camphorous essential oil is part of the Melaleuca family and is used much in the same way as its cousin, Tea Tree. Fresh and Uplifting and a must have for treating colds and flu. (Essential Oils Natural Remedies, Althea Press) This would be an excellent oil to use in your diffuser. Add 4-5 drops to your diffuser and “Just Breathe”. For a complete guide and recommendations visit PureJoyNaturals.ca

Ask a Pharmacist, Your Local Medication Expert!

Medication mix-ups can and do happen. It’s easy for people to lose track of what they are taking and how often they are taking it. Asking a pharmacist questions is a powerful action that can improve medication safety, they are an expert in medications. Patients are also a very important partner in medication safety. Ask questions every time a new medication is prescribed, given or purchased. A full understanding of all aspects of medication is so important to help patients manage their health. Questions save lives, it’s safe to ask.

ADHD vs. Visual Dysfunction

Children diagnosed with Learning-Related Visual Dysfunction and children diagnosed with ADHD experience many of the same signs and symptoms:
• Failure to pay close attention to details or making careless mistakes
• Difficulty sustaining attention
• Failure to follow through on instructions or to finish work
• Easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
• Fidgeting in seat or having trouble staying seated. As a result, unfortunately, children can sometimes be misdiagnosed. A developmental eye evaluation can determine whether a Learning-Related Visual Dysfunction is causing behavior that may otherwise be attributed to ADHD.

Gut Feeling

Poor gut health has been linked to fatigue, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and a variety of conditions associated with nutrient deficiencies, such as anemia. Fibre is a great way to keep things regular and increase the elimination of toxins and waste from your digestive tract. Eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains and grasses. If reaching the recommended 10 servings of vegetables per day seems unattainable, consider adding a greens powder to your daily routine to make things easier. Look for a product that is gluten-free, contains probiotics, and is cold-pressed, as this maintains enzymes that improve the digestion and absorption of nutrients.

The Wonders of Aloe Vera

Humans have used aloe vera therapeutically for over 5,000 years. It is truly a medicinal plant, full of nutritional benefits. It contains 20 minerals, 19 of the 20 amino acids required by the body, and 12 vitamins. Aloe vera also provides the enzymes lipases and proteases, which aid in digestion; saponins, which are substances that exert a powerful anti-microbial effect against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast; and salicylic acid, which when used topically helps to break down dead tissue. When taken orally, aloe vera acts as an anti-inflammatory. No wonder it is used for such a wide range of remedies.

Tips for Improving Mental Health

Studies show that people with untreated mental health problems visit a doctor twice as often as people who receive mental health care. One study of people with anxiety disorders showed that after psychological treatment, medical visits decreased 90%. Excessive anxiety, depression and stress can contribute to physical problems including heart disease, ulcers, headaches and musculoskeletal problems. Here are some ways to take care of your mental health:
• Exercise: Exercise reduces symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety.
• Ask For Help: Assess your mental health and ask for help if needed.
• Have Fun: Do something you are passionate once a week.

Sick and Tired, of Feeling Sick and Tired?

Everyone knows it’s no fun when you’re not feeling well or don’t have enough energy to be able to do all of the things we want to. Life is full of great moments that are meant to be enjoyed, not missed out on. That’s why so many are turning to new options like safe and delicious natural beverages and other products that are easy to use and make a real difference in improving the immune system, energy level, and more. So, take back your life and enjoy feeling good again! Every ‘body’ deserves hope. Make this your BEST year yet!

Treating Your Whiplash Injuries

If you’ve been in a motor vehicle collision and are suffering from whiplash, do you know where to seek treatment? The healthcare system provides many options, but trying to figure out the best treatment approach can be challenging. Along with conventional orthopedic and medical treatment, chiropractic care can lead to significant improvements in those with whiplash. Each chiropractic treatment program is unique to the individual and may include manual or instument adjustments of the spine/neck/joints, as well as recommendations on specific exercises and ergonomic changes. In Manitoba, Autopac covers 100% of chiropractic care for motor vehicle accident injuries.

The Benefits of Massage for Children

Kids are flexible and bounce back from injury more quickly than adults, so we don’t often think about giving them massages. But massage therapy has many benefits for children. Massage lowers stress hormones—and stress is a big problem for kids in our fast-moving, achievement-oriented society. Massage can help calm children, giving them all the benefits of reduced stress, including better sleep and a lower risk of developing the many diseases that can result from stress. Massage also helps increase range of motion and decrease tension in the muscles, helping active children recover from physical injuries more quickly and prevent future injuries.

Maintenance is Key

Just like natural teeth, dentures wear down over time. Your mouth and jaw experience change over time as well, so your dentures may become ill fitting. It is wise to see your denturist at least once a year to ensure your dentures continue to fit well and work properly. In most cases and with optimum care, dentures should last between 5 and 10 years, but may require adjusting or relining within that time frame. Being proactive with denture care is always more effective than waiting until you have a major problem and trying to backtrack.

Book Club: Hack Your Anxiety

How to Make Anxiety Work for You in Life, Love, and All That You Do. What if anxiety is not a monster to be tamed, but a resource to be tapped? In this revolutionary book, Dr. Alicia Clark recognizes anxiety as the unsung hero in the path to success and happiness. It can become the motivating force that will lead to a better you, and The Anxiety Advantage aims to restore anxiety to its rightful place as a positive resource. Reclaim your anxiety as a powerful energy source, and bring yourself peace, growth and success.