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Get Smart About Antibiotics

Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections but are ineffective against viral infections. The common cold and the flu are viral infections, so avoid seeking antibiotics if you suffer from either of these illnesses. Overuse of antibiotics when they are not needed is a significant factor in some bacteria becoming resistant to the antibiotic, potentially reducing that antibiotic’s future effectiveness. It’s not always obvious whether an infection is viral or bacterial. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to determine what is the right treatment for you.

Vision and Success in School

Parents want their children to do well at school. But 80% of learning depends on vision, so ensuring your child has good vision is crucial to successful learning. Your child may not realize they have a vision problem, they may simply assume everyone sees the way they do. A vision-related problem may cause: Headaches or irritability. Difficulty staying on task. Avoiding work. Covering or rubbing the eyes. Losing place or using finger to maintain place while reading. Omitting or confusing small words when reading. Performing below their potential. Eye redness or discharge.

Product Review: Kyäni Sunrise™

Kyäni Sunrise™, is a blend of Superfoods, vitamins, and trace minerals. Taken in the morning, it provides a rich blend of antioxidants that help defend against free radical damage. Kyäni Sunrise™ contains juices and extracts from some of the world’s most potent antioxidant sources, including: Wild Alaskan Blueberries, Concord and White Grapes, Red Raspberries, Pomegranate, Cranberries, Aloe Vera, Maqui and Amla Berries, Gooseberries, Ginseng, Kale, Brocolli, Ashwaganda, Spinach, Mangosteen, Acai, Aronia and Wolfberries. Natural ingredients your body needs to support heart health, healthy blood sugar levels, mental health, and immune system… all in one little pouch!

Grandma’s Home Remedy

Chicken Noodle Soup for Colds. This well-loved, homemade comfort food is perfect for any chilly day when your cold won’t go away. The carrots, celery, parsley, onions and chicken are loaded with nutrients to boost your family’s immune system and have you back on your feet in no time. A bowl of soup is packed with electrolytes that will hydrate you and your loved ones throughout the day. Delicious steam clears runny noses and sore throats and brings warm sensations to your skin. It’s no wonder this has been a family staple for generations.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Q: What did the pickle say to the sliced cucumber? A: Dill with it!
FUN FACT: Eating pickles increases good bacteria in your gut. A pickle can boost the probiotic content of any meal you eat. (find pickles without added sugar in the refrigerated section of your local health food store)

Words to Live By

There are greater things to be achieved in every New Year, and each and everyone must prepare themselves to be great, not by words of the mouth, but by a lot of sacrifices. – Michael Bassey Johnson

Managing Disagreement About Parent’s Care
Siblings w/ Parents

Conflict between siblings is relatively common when it comes to making decisions on caregiving responsibilities. Left unchecked, these spats can quickly unravel into full-blown family conflict — all while an elderly parent is waiting to receive the support he or she needs. But who’s going to pay for all of this? Money is one of the most frequent sparks that lights conflict between siblings. Some families find it’s easier to work through disagreements when there is a neutral party there to act as a ‘referee’. Someone like a family counselor or mediator can help keep the discussion moving in the right direction.

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Mindfulness Retreat

The power of mindfulness meditation is well recognized. Indeed, it is the foundation to my personal wellness. But, first I needed to understand the science behind it. Once I did, I knew it was the tool I had been seeking.
Join me at Chalet Point Retreat Centre, where I lead classes in a variety of topics: understanding the concept of self, exploring the mind-body connection, the power of focused attention, and the psychology of motivation. Overlooking beautiful Lake Winnipeg, Chalet Point is just a one-hour drive from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Perfect for small groups, with half-day, full-day, and overnight options.

Self-Care for the Holidays

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is fast approaching, it is important to be mindful of the precious little moments that we tend to take for granted. Grab a journal or a pad of paper and write down three things that you are grateful for every day. You can even make this a family project. Studies have shown that having gratitude can lower stress, anxiety, and depression. Some other tips that will keep us feeling our best:
• Drink more water
• Eat a clean diet
• Go to sleep earlier
• Volunteer at a local shelter or organization
• Practice mindful breathing
• Exercise daily
• Spend time with people who make you happy.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Every human possesses this advanced physiological system that is already making cannabinoid-like structures that foster cellular balance throughout nearly every biological system in the body. Research seems to indicate that the ECS might function more properly and efficiently through the introduction of hemp-derived cannabinoids like CBD. The ECS is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes including fertility, appetite, pain sensation, mood, and memory. The endocannabinoid system acts as a bridge between the body and mind. By understanding this system, we begin to see a mechanism that explains how states of consciousness can promote health or disease.