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Importance of Safe Skincare

Skin is our body’s largest organ and our protective barrier and keeping it healthy is essential for our wellbeing. With conventional beauty products, we are exposed to numerous harmful ingredients, such as preservatives, fragrance (both synthetic and natural) and dyes. some of which can lead to skin reactions. On top of it, there have also been major concerns about side effects of long-term exposure to many of these ingredients. Natural skincare is a niche market was born out of consumers’ concerns for product safety. When properly formulated, natural products provide healthy, effective, safe and environmentally friendly solutions for your skin.

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s mission is to reach every person in Canada who is affected by a brain tumour through support, education, information, and research. Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. We work to serve the needs of both malignant and non-malignant brain tumours. Research funded by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada has helped improve the accuracy of radiation treatments, shorten treatment regimen times, limit side effects from chemo, and improve quality of life for patients after surgery. We are the sole funder of the Brain Tumour Tissue Bank, providing free samples to clinical researchers around the world to further the search for a cure.

Clean Eating Recipe

Lemon Herb Quinoa Salad INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ cups CO-OP GOLD PURE Quinoa, 2 ¼ cups water, 2 Tbsp fresh mint, leaves only, chopped, 2 Tbsp fresh basil, leaves only, chopped, 15 cherry tomatoes, halved, ⅓ cup finely diced red onion, 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest, 1½ Tbsp lemon juice, 2 Tbsp olive oil, ½ tsp salt. DIRECTIONS: Place water and quinoa in a medium pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 8 to 9 minutes, until tender. When cooked, remove from heat and spoon into a mixing bowl to cool. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well.

Relieve Anxiety with Reflexology

Reflexology is a therapy used to relieve tension and promote wellness. In Reflexology, reflex points on the feet, hands, and head are stimulated by acupressure which in turn reflex to corresponding parts of the body thereby helping to restore its natural energy flow. It also, promotes homeostasis, which is the balancing of a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. One of the most common benefits of reflexology therapy is a reduction of stress and anxiety because the hormonal glandular reflex points are activated via acupressure. Additionally, it can help to increase blood flow to the extremities, decrease blood pressure and slow down the heart rate. Reflexology therapy is relaxing and feels soothing and is a natural treatment enhancing well-being in a multifaceted way.

Get Mobile!

Do more of what you want – when you want. If you ever find yourself waiting around for people to assist you with daily tasks and errands, a mobility scooter could allow you to take matters into your own hands. Confinement can be the most depressing situation that individuals can experience. Nobody wants to stay inside for a long time, especially when it is not necessary. Battery powered scooters have come a long way and are now more affordable than ever. They provide the freedom to get around, they conserve physical energy, and they also provide you access to places you may not have previously been able to go.

Equanimity for Mental Health

When we face discomfort or don’t like something (including aspects of our selves like the shape of our body, a particular trait, or habit) our natural tendency is to get down on ourselves. What if instead of wanting and wishing for it to be different, we simply acknowledge it for what it is and let it be? Noticing a feeling and letting it be allows it to pass without the need for distracting, numbing or compensating behaviours that sabotage our efforts for mental and physical health. Equanimity is not the same as giving up. Equanimity is powerful and cathartic.

Bioresonance Therapy and Hypertension

May is Hypertension Awareness Month, which is used to highlight the health issues associated with the condition. Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, means that your blood pressure is higher than normal. This results from the heart working too hard to push blood through arterial circulation. Chronic and untreated hypertension can lead to damage or weakening of the blood vessels or scarring of blood vessel walls, which can increase the risk of coronary heart disease. Along with making healthy lifestyle changes, those with hypertension may find that Bioresonance therapy is able to help with lowering and normalizing their blood pressure.

Maintaining Brain Health

When it comes to brain health, it’s always better to try to prevent any future problems rather than deal with them once it’s too late. Some ways you can help to prevent cognitive decline include: 1) Keep your fuel stable – Avoid sugary, high carb foods to minimize glucose spikes, which tax your system greatly. 2) Exercise regularly – Some exercise is better than none, especially as we age. 3) Get enough sleep – Most of the cleaning and repairing functions in the brain occur during sleep. There can be severe consequences when we try to skimp on that essential self-care step!

Disability Tax Credit Eligibility

When people have restrictions, physically or mentally, they may be entitled to apply for a tax credit. There are different ways in which a person can be eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC). In all cases, the impairment must be prolonged. Also, the person must meet one of the following criteria: 1. Is markedly restricted in at least one of the basic activities of daily living. 2. Is significantly restricted in two or more or the basic activities of daily living (can include a vision impairment). 3. Needs life-sustaining therapy. The credit can allow a person $2500 in tax savings each year as well as a $25,000 Lump Sum Refund. Expert help is available in applying for this substantial tax credit.