ACTIVE RELEAF is about the movement to embrace mother nature and the powerful healing ingredients she provides us with. We explore options to help both physical and mental well-being. ACTIVE RELEAF is about being good to ourselves. Providing unique and innovative products made from plants which can provide life changing benefits. These hemp-derived products are made for all lifestyles whether you are in need of everyday wellness products to support various ailments, or you are a competitive athlete, their high quality broad spectrum hemp-derived products, that are rich in cannabinoids, are made for you.
Aromatherapy is also referred to as essential oil therapy. It can be defined as the art and science of using highly concentrated medicinal plant extracts to promote mental and physical health. Did you know that one of the most effective ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils is by diffusing? Breathing deeply relaxes the body and allows the essential oil molecules to be utilized very efficiently. Massage is another wonderful way to enjoy essential oils. Add 3-4 drops to 1 oz of coconut oil and enjoy. Never use essential oils directly on your skin without a carrier oil and NEVER ingest essential oils. Just breathe!
When someone has a head injury, they typically have vision problems that can be temporary or permanent. When a vision problem is causing or contributing to a problem with reading, balance, or movement, the recovery process will move slowly until the vision component is treated. Some symptoms might disappear after a while, such as eye pain or headaches, and yet other symptoms may remain, such as blurred or double vision, or vice versa. If you suspect that a concussion has caused vision problems resulting in difficulty coping with daily activities, see a developmental optometrist for a visual evaluation.
One of the biggest issues for seniors is that their social circles begin to shrink as the years go by. Friends, significant others and family members move or pass away. Even those who still live close may be inaccessible due to limited mobility, especially once a senior can no longer drive safely. Age-related changes in one’s physical condition, such as hearing loss, can make it so difficult to communicate that it doesn’t seem worth the effort anymore. Local senior centers or agencies are great resources providing home-visitation services as well as community transportation and outings. Do you have a loved one who may be lonely? Try to put in more effort to spend time with them.
When adjusting to new dentures you may notice minor differences in your speech. Lisping or whistling is not unusual. It may take a week or two to adjust, but natural speech will return with practice. Speaking in front of a mirror and reading aloud are excellent exercises to speed up progress. Swallowing before speaking will help to secure the denture in place. Staying hydrated is important as you may experience a dry mouth, which can inhibit proper suction and your denture may drop when speaking. If the problem is chronic, your denturist may be able to make other recommendations.
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when extra fat builds up in the liver. NAFLD has become the most common liver disease in Canada (estimated 30%), with an increased risk for persons with obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and hypertension. NAFLD has serious implications for liver, heart, brain and kidney health. The University of Manitoba is conducting a study to determine how common NAFLD is and this condition’s long-term outcomes. At NAFLD clinics, ultrasound is used to detect fat in the liver. If there is fat, another ultrasound determines liver damage. For more information call C.W. Wiebe Centre 204-325-4312.
Managing your healthcare has never been easier. eCare@Pharmasave is a suite of digital tools that provides you with online access to manage your health in ways that are simple to set up and easy to maintain. With your account you can view your prescription history, order refills at your convenience and see details such as a picture of your medication and important label information. Visit Pharmasave.com or download Pharmasave’s free eCare app to set up your personal account. Then, visit the pharmacy to complete the registration process. Manage your medications as part of your healthy routine with eCare@Pharmasave. To find out more, speak to your Pharmasave Pharmacist today.
There are some surprisingly simple things we can do each day to improve our mental wellbeing. Some great examples include: 1) Practice gratitude: Make a list of everything you are grateful for, and tell those closest to you how much you appreciate them. 2) Be organized: Tidiness and organization can help you feel in control of your life and your wellbeing. Why not start by making your bed each day? 3) Get active. Physical activity can help improve your mood and focus. 4) Strive for mindfulness. Immerse yourself in each moment and let go of past and/or future concerns.
“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
Crispy Chickpeas & Pumpkin Seeds. 2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and well drained, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 2 tsp. smoked paprika, 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, grated zest 1 lime. Preheat oven to 425 °F. Combine chickpeas, oil, paprika, cumin and garlic powder. Toss until well coated. Spread mixture on large baking sheet in single layer. Bake 30 min. Stir every 10 minutes. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds, stir and bake 5 minutes more or until chickpeas are crispy. Remove from oven and toss with lime zest. Let stand 30 minutes for crisp texture and peak flavours.
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