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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.

Sore, Itchy, Burning Eyes?

It could be “Dry Eye”. This is a medical condition that occurs when the eye does not produce the correct volume of tears, when tear chemistry changes, or when tears disappear too quickly. Dry eye can be a temporary or chronic condition caused by risk factors such as hormonal changes, certain medications, diseases, ageing, and laser eye surgery. Dry eyes are not vision threatening but can affect everyday life in doing things comfortably like computer use and reading. It should be managed to avoid future potential problems such as corneal scars. See your Optometrist, as they will assist in prescribing proper relief of symptoms.

Hemp-Derived Wellness Product Review

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.

Product Review: ASEA REDOX

Redox signaling molecules produced by your body enable cell communications to protect, rejuvenate, and keep your body functioning at optimal levels. But these molecules naturally decline over time, and cell communications break down, allowing aging, illness and disease to set in. ASEA REDOX is the only supplement formulated with patented redox signalling molecules that are known for their importance as cellular messengers to keep you healthy. ASEA REDOX is 100% safe, contains ingredients that are naturally occurring in the body, and is an important supplement for better energy levels and optimal health and wellness overall.

Be Mindful not Mind-Full

Thanks to the web and social media, today we’re exposed to more information than most grandparents who haven’t been online, were exposed to in a lifetime. It’s no wonder we get overwhelmed sometimes. The best way to manage a full mind, is to practice mindfulness. Being mindful allows our brains to process information, be present, and enjoy the moment. Here are three tips. One: take five minutes before getting out of the car before or after work to just BE. Two: practice the 5/5 rule by noticing five things about each of your senses once a day. Three: Stop multi-tasking at least once a day.