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Rylee McNeil is an experienced male R.M.T. bringing the health benefits of massage therapy right to your door or office. Rylee brings four years of quality work that involves customized treatments for every client to return to pain-free activity. Always discovering new ways to further his practice, Rylee has even journeyed to Chiang Mai, Thailand in search of authentic Thai massage. After 60 hours of practice, he achieved certificates of level 1 and level 2 Nuad Ba Rahn Thai Massage. Rylee enjoys providing convenient at-home massage for anyone with limited time or mobility, or who simply prefers the comfort of their own home.

What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is an unpredictable disorder that makes hair fall out. The condition affects about 1.7% of the population, including children, men, and women of all ages. Hair loss might occur as a solitary patch, multiple patches, or as a widespread loss. While it is considered a medically harmless, non-contagious condition, alopecia areata can affect a person’s well-being and sense of self. There is no known cure for the condition, though there are various treatments that are sometimes used to help manage it. Another option is using hair fillers and lightweight handmade wigs with refined fibres that come in a variety of styles and colours to help people regain their confidence.

#selfcompassion #healing

In our story lies the undeniable case for self-compassion. It illuminates the path to healing. Your life is a journey, one that’s unique and began long before you were born. Take a moment to reflect back: The lives of those in your personal family tree have shaped your lifestyle, reactions, and how you respond to stress. This history may have included multiple symptoms that developed and got worse over time, and some could say your biography became your biology. If this is true then some of the answers we seek for our current physical and emotional imbalances might be in our stories. As we reflect back, let self-compassion be our ultimate goal.

Take a Hike

If you think of hiking as simply taking a walk, you’re missing out on all of the great benefits that go along with it. Hiking can be a fantastic cardio workout, which can help lower your blood pressure, strengthen your heart, and even improve your lung capacity. It can also help build strength and bone density, as it is a weight-bearing exercise that uses many muscles at the same time. As well, studies have shown that hiking can improve your mood, boost your creativity, and decrease feelings of anxiety and depression. So, get out and enjoy all that the wilderness has to offer!

Avoid Denture DIY

Trying to adjust or repair your denture yourself can easily cause irreparable and permanent damage and negatively affect how they fit. If you break your denture, if a tooth falls out, if you notice they’re cracked, or if they’re simply uncomfortable and you’re feeling like they need an adjustment, a professional denturist can help. Denturists will ensure that any repairs are completed properly, eliminating any problems that could occur if you try to fix your dentures yourself. Most adjustments can be made while you wait, and today’s modern technology means that many repairs can be completed within an hour.

Start Practicing Mental Fitness

It’s a good idea to assess your emotional health regularly and to take a few moments each day to practice mental fitness. A few mental fitness practices can include: • Daydream – Think of yourself in your personal stress-free place and enjoy the sensation of being in that space. • Recall – Remember the experiences of having felt loved, comfortable, and confident. • Cope with negative thoughts – Interrupt those thoughts, reject them and know you are NOT what those negative thoughts are telling you. • Share humour – Enjoy the occasions when someone or something can make you laugh. • Exercise – Physical exercise on a regular basis helps to improve your mental well-being.

Pet Health: Product Review

Pet Wellness Essential Oil Blend. A gentle, effective blend to strengthen the immune response. Pet Wellness is a gentle yet very effective blend. The essential oils in this blend are known to support and strengthen the immune response while being safe with very low toxicity. May be helpful for those animals under a lot of stress as well as those who have recurring infections that don’t seem to be cleared up by antibiotics and medications. Ingredients: Cinnamomum camphora ct. 1,8 cineole (Ravintsara), Eucalyptus radiata (Eucalyptus Radiata), Cymbopogon martinii (Palmarosa), Melaleuca quinquenervia bs. viridiflora (Niaouli), Hemp Seed Oil.

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method – It Just Makes Sense

Do any of the following sound familiar?

I’m tired of going on a diet, reaching my goal weight, and ending up putting all those pounds back on a few months or a year later.  I’m tired of pushing clothes to the back of my closet with the hopes that I will fit into them again one day. I’m just plain tired of always feeling tired.

Many of us struggle with taking off and maintaining our ideal weight. If you have made any of the above statements at some point, then the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method may be the answer you’ve been looking for. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is unlike many other weight loss programs out there.

What is the Ideal Protein Weight Lose Method? 

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method consists of four phases that have a beginning and an end. It is a medically derived weight loss method that is predictable, repeatable and measurable. The methodology behind Ideal Protein was developed by Dr. Tran Tieh Chanh, MD PHD, who spent much of his career conducting research on nutrition and the treatment of obesity. We know that our body uses carbohydrates as our first and main source of energy. Once our body has depleted the carbohydrate reserves, it will then use the muscles and fat for energy. By carefully following the Ideal Protein Protocol, your body will respond by using the fat as its primary source of energy, rather than carbohydrates first.

How does the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method make the body use fat as its primary source of energy?

This is achieved by carefully restricting carbohydrate consumption in the first two phases of the protocol, since it is often the simple and complex carbohydrates that prevent weight loss. With Ideal Protein, dieters not only successfully lose the weight, but they also learn how and why the body responds effectively to a carbohydrate-controlled diet. The third phase is the transitional phase, which will help dieters prepare for the final lifestyle phase. In this final phase, dieters will learn how to maintain and manage their weight loss while ensuring nutritional requirements are being met.

What makes the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method stand out from all the other weight loss programs?

With many weight loss programs, it’s all up to the individual to lose the weight. With Ideal Protein, you are not alone. You will receive one-on-one personal coaching to support you throughout every stage of your weight loss journey from start to finish. We all know how difficult it is to stick with any diet, therefore, the coach is there to help support you during your weakest moments. Your Ideal Protein coach will be with you through each and every phase as your resource and to cheer you on.

How do I know if the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method a good option for me?

Please join us for an info session to learn more about the Ideal Protein Protocol, and to answer any questions you may have. Free samples will also be available for you to try.  Please call us at 204-615-1144 to see when our next info session will be, or to book your consultation with our Ideal Protein coach to get started on this new and exciting journey to a healthier lifestyle. It just makes sense.

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Snoring?

Snoring is a topic that is well known to many of us and our spouses.  If you have tried all of the pillows, mouth guards and gadgets advertised, you may want to try these simple and effective suggestions so that you can get a really good night’s rest.

Here are our choices for the most effective essential oils for snoring. Sage, Thyme, Marjoram, Lavender, and Cedarwood.

Diffusers are really a terrific way to use the following essential oils at night time.

Sage Oil

One of the best things about sage oil is the effect that it can have on the respiratory tracts. It can relieve inflammation, while also helping to quickly soothe sinus infections, making it an effective solution for acute snoring that is caused by a temporary illness.

How to Use – You can blend 5 drops of sage oil in 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and rub it on your chest or neck before going to sleep. This can help clear out your sinuses while you sleep and boost your immune system against the underlying infection.  (Also, great for hot flashes 😊)

Another really great way to use this oil is to add 4-5 drops to your diffuser.

Thyme Oil

If your snoring often causes you to wake up multiple times per night, you may need to find a deeper level of sleep! Thyme oil is known to soothe the body and nervous system, leading to uninterrupted and deeper sleep, which is really important if you want to get rid of your snoring.

How to Use – Mix equal parts thyme oil with olive oil and apply it to the wrists and the bottom of the feet before you go to sleep.

You can also add thyme oil to your diffuser for use during the night.

Lavender Oil

This legendary essential oil can be used for everything from sleeplessness to cardiovascular problems and specifically addresses many of the causes of snoring. This oil is among the most popular natural remedies for snoring.

How to Use – Some people choose to place a few drops of this essential oil on their pillow at night to promote clear breathing and stress-free sleep.

Diffusing is one of the most effective ways to use this oil.  Add 4-5 drops into your diffuser before bed time.

Cedarwood Oil 

By stimulating both the immune and respiratory systems, this oil can quickly counter the factors that lead to snoring. It can reduce inflammation to keep the airways open and calm the mind to deliver higher-quality sleep.

How to Use – This underused oil can be blended with thyme oil, lavender oil and coconut oil then applied to the neck, chest, wrists or feet before bed.

Marjoram Oil 

This sinus-clearing oil has been wildly popular in traditional medicine for its ability to stop snoring – often after only a few nights of regular use. Armed with antioxidants and stimulating active ingredients, this oil is closely linked with treatment for sleep apnea, which is one of the main causes of snoring.

How to Use – Mix 4-5 drops of marjoram oil with 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil and apply it to the outer rim of the nostrils, or directly above the top lip. If that is too intense of an aroma, simply apply it to the neck and chest before sleep.

If you would like to share your success story with us please email us at purejoynaturals@gmail.com

Please do not use this information as a substitute for medial care.

 

 

Start Practicing Mental Fitness

It’s a good idea to assess your emotional health regularly and to take a few moments each day to practice mental fitness. A few mental fitness practices can include: • Daydream – Think of yourself in your personal stress-free place and enjoy the sensation of being in that space. • Recall – Remember the experiences of having felt loved, comfortable, and confident. • Cope with negative thoughts – Interrupt those thoughts, reject them and know you are NOT what those negative thoughts are telling you. • Share humour – Enjoy the occasions when someone or something can make you laugh. • Exercise – Physical exercise on a regular basis helps to improve your mental well-being.

Travel Tip : Cindy Knows Travel

Most of us tend to stray from our normal healthy routine when on a trip, and personally, I’m okay with that. But when I’m en route to my destination, that’s a different story. On travel days, whenever possible, I try to avoid eating foods that make me feel lethargic and bloated. It can be difficult to fight the temptation to stop at fast food restaurants in the airport, load up on unhealthy treats to snack on mid-flight, or over-caffeinate to prepare for your trip. But all it takes is a little planning to avoid these common pitfalls so that you step off the plane feeling refreshed, healthy, and ready to start your adventure!