Your immune system works hard to protect you from injury, illness, and disease. This process usually involves inflammation, a natural response to stress, tissue damage, and harmful stimuli like viruses, bacteria, and toxins. Inflammation functions similarly to an engine warning light, alerting you to the presence of a problem through symptoms such as heat, pain, redness, swelling, and/or loss of function. 85% of the immune system is located in our gut. An anti-inflammatory diet rich in vitamins A, C, and E and the mineral selenium provides your gut with the ingredients it needs to bolster immunity and achieve optimal mental and physical health.
Canadian Mental Health Association, cmhawpg.mb.ca
Purple Power! Beet Black Seed Detoxer Smoothie.
Ingredients: 1 medium raw beet, peeled, and shredded. 1 large Gala, Fuji or Honeycrisp apple, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled, and chopped fine (1 tablespoon). ½ teaspoon Enerex Black Seed Oil. ½ avocado. ½ lemon, juiced. ½ cup water (more, if needed). 2 teaspoons Chia seeds. 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup (if needed).
Directions: Place all of the ingredients into food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Serves 2.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.