Cleaning your dentures is very important not only to their appearance, but also to their longevity. It’s a good idea to rinse them off every time you eat. In addition, they should be brushed every day using a soft toothbrush and warm (not hot) water, to remove food debris and plaque. Don’t use regular toothpaste, bleach or other abrasive agents. Dish soap is a great alternative! An occasional soak in Polident® or Renew® Denture Cleaner will work well to remove stains and loosen plaque build-up on your denture. Don’t neglect your mouth…it’s important to brush your gums and tongue too!
Starting school is the perfect time to take your kid for a comprehensive eye exam. Some eye problems can’t be corrected as well if you wait until age 8 or 10. Eye exams are child friendly – your child doesn’t need to know his/her alphabet in order to have an accurate exam. 80% of a child’s learning is based on vision. Eye sight and health are critical for doing well in school. ALL children should have a thorough eye exam before they enter school. Eye exams are covered by MH for all children under 19 yearly.
Golf, what a great game! As warmer weather approaches, what could be more frustrating than not being able to play because of an injury? The golf swing is a very athletic movement that involves the whole body, which means injuries can happen almost anywhere. One of the most common symptoms is lower back pain. It is the highest, most frequently occurring problem for any golfer, in addition to pain in the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and ankles. Each injury must be evaluated and diagnosed properly to be effectively treated. Chiropractic care can help you put the swing back in your game!
Men’s Health Week honours the importance of men’s health and wellness. Canadians believe they’re a pretty healthy nation. But in actuality, Canadian men aren’t all that healthy. It’s not because of genetics; it’s a result of lifestyle. Did you know that seventy-two percent of men regularly demonstrate two or more unhealthy habits, including a poor diet, smoking cigarettes, problem drinking, not exercising or not getting regular sleep? And that is why we have Canadian Men’s Health Week. To shine a light on men’s health. To work with other organizations and people, connecting the dots across Canada to improve the state of men’s and family health across our great nation. Find out more here: www.menshealthfoundation.ca
Canadian Mental Health Association-Central Region and Central Station have partnered with Eden Health Care Services to bring Thrive Learning Centre, a recovery college, to Winkler, MB. A recovery college provides a place in the community for individuals to learn more about mental illness, mental health, and general wellness. The primary goal of a recovery college is to give individuals the tools to take positive steps in their mental health recovery journey or to support loved ones through the process. Classes take place at Central Station Community Centre. For more information, visit central.cmha.ca/thrive.
Your body needs to be in proper acid/alkaline balance to maintain good Health. Therefore it is important to be mindful of what you EAT, DRINK and THINK! First, eat more raw foods and avoid overly processed and high sugar content foods. Secondly, drink Alkaline electron-rich water to promote superior hydration, detoxification and antioxidation to neutralize the acids that are caused by foods, drinks and lifestyle choices. Thirdly, stress can cause over acidity in your body. Find effective ways to de-stress your mind and body by getting enough rest, exercising, breathing and meditation, and doing things that give you more energy and make you happy!
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
-H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”
Water is essential for your health. It is also very important to consume the right KIND of water. Drink ‘GOOD WATER’ such as mineral water or hard water, which has lots of calcium and magnesium. Find water with a strong reduction power that has not been polluted with chemical substances. This can help keep your body at an optimal alkaline pH levels. Some say that alkaline water can help prevent disease, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, and also aid with digesting acidic foods. Besides the possible health benefits, it can also be used for cooking, beauty, and cleaning.
As we age, driving may become more difficult or stressful due to health issues, vision problems, or slower reaction times. So, how can we tell when it might be time to stop driving? If you answer yes to some of the following questions, consider having a conversation with your doctor or looking into getting a driving assessment done. Ask yourself: Have I had some accidents, even minor ones? Do I get lost even on roads I know well? Do I have trouble staying in my lane? Do other drivers often honk at me? Do things seem to appear out of nowhere?
Proven to be a safe and effective natural alternative to NSAIDs (drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen), Serrapeptase breaks down long protein chains into amino acids that the body needs. It helps to reduce pain and swelling associated with osteoarthritis, joint pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, and post-operative swelling. It even thins out mucous which in turn eases chronic sinusitis. Serrapeptase should be a delayed release or enteric-coated capsule taken on an empty stomach. This allows the Serrapeptase to pass through the stomach to the small intestine, where the enzyme is then released.