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Business Spotlight: Innovative Medical Supplies

Innovative Medical Supplies Inc. has been serving the Winnipeg area with medical supplies since 1994 and is a trusted leader in the medical supply industry. It is also your one-stop-shop for an array of personal protective equipment (PPE). With plenty of options for hand sanitizers, infrared thermometers, protective masks (both disposable and reusable), gloves, and other PPE products, Innovative Medical Supplies has everything you need to keep you and your loved ones protected, and to help your business continue to run safely and effectively. The company is offering free city-wide delivery, as well as curbside pick-up, for customers’ convenience.

Clean Eating: Keto Pancakes

2 scoops Innotech Nutrition chocolate NaturePro grass fed whey protein. 1 cup almond flour. ¼ cup coconut flour. 3 tablespoon monk fruit. 1tsp baking powder. 5 eggs. 1/3 cup almond milk. ¼ cup avocado oil. 1 1/2tsp vanilla extract. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. If too thick, add a little more milk. Preheat an oiled pan on the stove over medium heat. Ladle some of the batter into the hot pan and form into circles. Cook for 1-2 minutes until bubbles start to form. Flip and cook another 1-2 minutes. Enjoy.

Tame the Squirrel Essential Oil Blend

It’s true: Natural oils are revered for their calming, relaxing properties, but diffusing essential oils can also come in handy when you need to stay alert and focused. Certain oils are actually able to stimulate the brain almost immediately, resulting in better focus—and sometimes a little mood boost, too. Our “Tame the Squirrel” essential oil blend includes a power combination of Frankincense, Cedarwood, Melissa, Lemon, Lavender, Sandalwood. Try it in a diffuser on you desk at work, or while your kids are doing homework.

An Important Step to Solving Reading Difficulties

When a student struggles with reading and learning it is important to first rule out the possibility of a vision problem. Often this can be an eye coordination problem which means that your child will pass most vision screenings in school and even at the pediatrician’s office. Vision screenings typically test for how clearly one can see the letters on the eye chart (“20/20”) which is only 1 of 17 visual skills required for reading and learning. If reading is difficult and homework takes longer than it should, be sure to schedule a developmental vision evaluation, with a Developmental Optometrist.

Trouble Remembering Your Daily Medications?

Talk to your pharmacist about different ways we can make things easier on you and improve compliance. Whether it’s as simple as setting a daily alarm or using easy-to-open pill bottles, pharmacists can help point you in the right direction and make sure your medication is taken properly and safely. There are many compliance packaging options available such as dosettes, medication strips and various styles of blister packs. Talk to your pharmacist to see what might be right for you!

Back-to-School Vision Care

Along with the usual back-to-school preparations, children’s vision should rank high in importance. It is not unusual for the refractive status of eyes to change up to age 18, but these changes are more likely during the early growth years. Young kids might not readily notice problems at a time when 80% of what they learn is through the eyes. In addition, eye muscle imbalances can affect reading and concentration, both of which are important for academic success and a confident student. Arrange for a professional and comprehensive oculo-visual assessment, including ocular health, for your child soon!

Laser Therapy for Quitting

Quitting smoking can be difficult and those who are looking to kick the habit can often use all the help they can get. Low level laser therapy (soft laser) can be a safe, affordable, and effective tool. Laser therapy sessions can help you quit smoking by addressing all three parts of addiction: physical, psychological, and detoxification. For the physical aspect, laser therapy helps stimulate key neuro-chemical pathways to produce endorphins and curb nicotine cravings. Laser therapy sessions can help with relaxation and allow you to focus on the psychological reasons for nicotine cravings, and as part of the sessions, detoxification techniques can also be discussed.

Natural Product Spotlight:

Innotech Nutrition Fasting Days™ – Research shows some of the main benefits of intermittent fasting include: safe weight loss of 3-5 lbs per week, more energy, improved cardio wellness, relief from aches and pains, rebuilding of liver, normalization of insulin sensitivity, and immune system optimization. Innotech Fasting Days™ is doctor-formulated to help support your goals with a balanced nutrient powder that’s very low in calories, keto-friendly, vegan, non-GMO, non-dairy, and free of sugar, gluten, artificial sweeteners/flavours and colours. It has 42 nutrients balanced for easy and SUCCESSFUL intermittent fasting, and helps with optimized energy, glucose metabolism, hydration and electrolyte balance, bone density and muscle mass, collagen formation, and hunger suppression. InnotechNutrition.com

Improve Your Focus & Concentration Naturally

Very often the brain and nervous system become fatigued and overloaded. Much like a computer receiving too much data all at once, the brain can become overwhelmed, slow down, or even crash. This can result in an inability to focus, brain fog, memory loss, ADD/ADHS-like symptoms, a “wired” feeling, or the inability to cope with daily life. Alternative approaches such as Biofeedback testing and treatment are highly effective in improving focus and concentration. It detects imbalances, or weaknesses, in the stress handling areas of the body, and in turn, stimulates the affected areas to help the mind and body better function in times of overload, overwhelm and fatigue.

Which Pet Collar is Best?

There are several types of collars and harnesses out there. A good rule to remember is “how would you feel if it were used on you?” Standard, Choke, Prong and Electrified Collars – only attach a leash if you are an expert in each one’s application. They can cause serious physical or mental harm to your pet. Head Collar/Snout Harness – great for dogs that do not make sudden dashes to the end of their leash. They can cause neck/spine injuries. Off-neck Harnesses – come in chest, back or combination attaching rings. These are all good for most dogs that pull when fit properly.

Recognizing Oral Cancer Symptoms

Each year, 3,200 Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer. When caught early, oral cancer can be effectively treated. Denturists are qualified to recognize the symptoms associated with oral cancer, as well as other oral health issues. In addition to getting regular checkups, familiarize yourself with symptoms, including: sores, particularly those that bleed or won’t heal; growths, lumps or thickened skin; trouble swallowing or chewing; pain in the tongue, jaw or throat; loose teeth; or poorly fitting dentures. If you experience one or more of these symptoms, be sure to schedule a visit with your denturist as soon as possible.