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Magnesium Deficiency?

Symptoms of Magnesium deficiency include restless leg syndrome, irritability, and insomnia. Some experts estimate that over 80% of the population are deficient in Magnesium, while others argue it’s closer to 95%. Either way, the statistics aren’t good, and it is something we need to remedy. That’s where Magnesium Premium Lotion by Pure Joy Naturals comes in. This gentle concentration of magnesium chloride is a nourishing natural skin product which is fragrance-free and contains Arnica essential oil for effective symptomatic relief. It takes advantage of the absorptive properties of your skin (your body’s largest organ), putting it to work so you can reap the benefits.

Book Club: Regaining Who You Are

(By Cindy Matychak, Spiritual Author, Advanced Life Coach, Reiki Master.) You are not who you think you are. There is much more to you and your world. Each of us has come into this lifetime to expand our consciousness and find our true place. In Regaining Who You Are you will discover why you are here and what you are being asked to heal in this lifetime.

Prevent Hospital Stays with Early Treatment

Many seniors hesitate to see a doctor because they are afraid their condition may put them in the hospital. In reality, seeing a doctor sooner with a medical concern can prevent long hospital stays. A common example is found when a person develops urinary dysfunction. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common but overlooked cause of dehydration, lethargy, and altered mental status. Early detection can minimize the severity of the condition. A prolonged UTI can lead to sepsis wherein a person becomes very ill. Community Paramedics Service provides economical non-emergency assessment and transportation. Don’t wait until you become an emergency.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Waking up with numbness and tingling in your hands and fingers? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome – a condition that occurs when the median nerve is compressed or pinched as it travels through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. This is caused by swelling of the tendons running adjacent to the nerve, often caused by repetitive hand use. Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome may involve activity changes – particularly with the hands, nighttime splinting to reduce pressure off the nerve, or surgical intervention. Talk to your doctor or healthcare practitioner to see what’s right for you!

Learning-Related Vision Disorders

While 20/20 vision is a great start, our vision is also related to how well our eyes work together with our brain to process visual information. Many children who suffer with vision problems can go undiagnosed since learning-related vision disorders may not be revealed through a regular eye exam. Lack of eye movement control, focusing difficulties, poor visual memory, and much more can make learning seem overwhelming. Without fundamental visual skills, children may have more difficulty with reading, writing, and comprehension at school. A developmental optometrist diagnoses and provides treatment options for learning-related vision disorders.

Make Dentures a Priority

We all want to be healthy; however, many disregard their oral cavity and teeth (whether real or false). We forget that the body is a holistic and interconnected system; one that can only function optimally if everything runs smoothly. Old or ill-fitting dentures can cause an array of health issues. From headaches, digestive problems, and temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ) to hearing loss. It’s imperative to see the right specialist for any health issues. When it comes to dentures, that specialist is a denturist.

How to Maintain a Healthy Body & Mind

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!

Take it Step by Step

It’s been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Successful people don’t necessarily set out to do big things, but they do a lot of little things that accumulate into huge triumphs. What’s the thing you want to change in your life? A relationship, an addiction, a problem at work, your health? Even though you might have a big goal in mind, try to boil it down to one or two “next steps” and focus on those. This approach will offer up a cycle of positive reinforcement that will help achieve your bigger dreams.

In Your Neighborhood

Looking for a good summer read? Stop by the Good Neighbours Active Living Centre’s Used Bookstore, located in Bronx Park Community Centre at 720 Henderson Highway. A great variety of books, puzzles, DVD’s and CD’s are available at great prices for people of all ages! We also have a “Free Books” area outside our bookstore. Our friendly volunteers will be happy to help you. The Used Bookstore is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. If you are looking to downsize your book collection, the Used Bookstore is always happy to receive donations. For more information, please call us at 204-669-1710. Hope to see you soon!

Treat Your Jaw Pain

Clenching and grinding your teeth, whether during the day or at night, is the most common cause of jaw pain. Over time, the heightened muscle activity can lead to trigger points within the chewing muscles that may cause pain, soreness, limited mouth opening, and even headaches. Physiotherapy can provide effective treatment for temporomandibular dysfunction. Your therapist may use a combination of manual therapy, intra-oral massage, dry needling, and home exercises to decrease muscle tone and encourage relaxation. Try to avoid the forward head posture, common when in front of a computer, as it negatively affects the biomechanics of the jaw.

Drink Up!

Summer is here, and it’s extremely important to make sure you’re drinking enough water to avoid dehydration! Especially for older individuals, dehydration can result in dizziness, fainting, low blood pressure and irregular bowel movements. Most adults should drink at least 8-12 glasses of water per day for adequate hydration. Here are a few tips to ensure you’re drinking enough:
• Drink water with your meals and keep a jug of water on the table for easy access.
• Carry a water bottle with you at school, at work or when running errands.
• For flavor, try adding lime, cucumber slices or lemon to your water