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There’s a First Time for Everything

Have you thought of donating blood but haven’t gotten around to it? Here what you need to know! The entire process takes approximately one hour, but only 10 of those minutes are actually spent donating blood. The average human has anywhere from 5 – 6 litres of blood in their body. One unit of blood is 450ml or about a 1/12 of your total blood volume. You body regenerates this volume within hours. Lastly, your unit will be used to help save a patient’s life within five days of its donation. Now that’s something worth trying! Book online at

Product Review: Anti-inflammatory Releaf

ACTIVE RELEAF strives to inspire active wellness through the use of Mother Nature’s remedies. Offering a variety of applications from topicals, to tinctures, capsules and soaps, ACTIVE RELEAF’s plant based products can help support the inflammatory related pain of sore muscles and stiff joints. For fastest relief, their topical relief stick utilizes broad spectrum, cannabinoid-rich hemp plant extract combined with the additional power of essential oils increasing the anti-inflammatory properties to help combat stubborn aches and discomfort. To support more chronic inflammatory response from within, look to their tinctures and capsules for ongoing support.

Seniors and Stress

Chronic stress is harmful to people of all ages, but its impact on older adults can be particularly severe, increasing the risk of age-related diseases, hastening cognitive decline, and even triggering falls. Stressors that are common amongst the elderly include loss of control, personal loss, declining health, financial worries, personal safety, and loss of independence. To reduce stress, get regular exercise, eat balanced meals to ensure the mind and body are properly fueled, and ask for help. Talking with a trusted family member, friend, or healthcare professional, at the very least, releases pent-up stress and may even lead to a solution.

Fountain of Youth?

In nature, water flows down the mountain streams and pick up alkaline minerals from the porous rocks through which it runs, affecting its pH and making it naturally alkaline. When lightning strikes on a body of water It gives the water an electrostatic charge temporarily raising the alkalinity. When talking about being healthy and practicing an alkaline lifestyle, drinking high quality ionized water is the most simple and effective way to balance your body pH. It will also help fight against free radical damage, aging, inflammation and disease. You will start to look and feel healthier from the inside out.

Hidden Concussions May Cause Vision Challenges

Approximately 85% of concussions go undiagnosed. The reason this happens is because you do not have to lose consciousness to have a concussion. However, repeated blows to the head can accumulate and cause just as much damage as a concussion. When a vision problem is causing or contributing to a problem with reading, balance or movement, the recovery process will move very slowly until the visual component is treated. The good news is that the majority of these vision problems are fully treatable. If you or a loved one is struggling with reading, schedule an appointment today.

Local Spotlight: Pure Joy Naturals

Pure Joy Naturals is manufactured in Schanzenfeld, Manitoba just south of Winkler, and is Manitoba’s largest supplier of premium essential oils. Rob and Coral work hard to deliver the best premium essential oils and proprietary blends on the market. Their handmade natural products are for those who are encouraged to live a toxic-free lifestyle. Pure Joy Naturals believe in giving back and helping our community. When you purchase Pure Joy Naturals products, they contribute a portion of the proceeds to a project called “Community of Kindness”. This project helps to support those who are in need right here at home.

WELLness – Thank you, Live Life Alarms

My husband is in the early stages of Alzheimers. He continues to enjoy riding his bike and I used to get very worried as he would sometimes have difficulty finding his way home. Getting him a Live Life mobile alert was the best thing we have done as now I can readily find out quickly where he is. He recently went out cycling and was gone for some time so I called him on his alert pendant. Not only could I talk with him but the Mobile Alert sent me an automatic return text showing his exact location on Google Maps. This has given me so much confidence now and allows him to continue doing what he loves. Vicki Ogston.

Benefits of In-Home Pet Sitting

If work or travel keep you away from your pets, you’ve likely considered various pet-care options, from boarding your pets at a boarding facility or animal hospital, to securing the services of a professional pet sitter. More and more pet owners are taking advantage of the benefits in-home pet care provides: • Diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted. • Pets are happier and experience less stress at home. • Travel trauma for both owner and pet are eliminated. • Pet’s exposure to illness is minimized. • Untrained or unwilling friends/family/neighbors need not be called. • A professional pet sitter will maintain the visit requirements of home insurance without having to bring in another person.

Do You Know Your Numbers?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is associated with an increased risk of kidney damage, heart attacks and stroke. The most accurate way to measure blood pressure is at home using a home blood pressure monitor. Home blood pressure monitors are easy to use. It is important that the cuff of the blood pressure monitor fits you properly. Most home blood pressure machines will keep a record of your measurements, so you can share them with your health care provider. High blood pressure responds well to treatment so know your numbers and seek treatment if needed.

Eating with New Dentures (Part 2)

Food may taste different with dentures; however, your sense of taste should improve over time. When moving onto harder foods, cut your food into tiny pieces, this will help you control the bolus of food in your mouth. Chew slowly to avoid biting your cheeks or tongue. Try to chew on both sides at the same time; this will help keep your dentures more stable. Avoid tough (hard to chew) meats, instead eat poultry, fish, eggs, legumes, you can choose stewed or slow-cooked meats (which are softer). Perseverance is the key and keep your denturist updated if any problems occur.