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Need a Lift?

Have you ever found yourself unable to get out of your chair? Although it looks like a regular recliner, a lift chair is designed with mechanisms that help it to act as a mobility aid. With the touch of a button, a lift chair can help comfortably maneuver you to a standing position with little to no help from others, providing you with increased independence. You can choose from a two position, three position, or infinite position chair, depending on whether you want to recline fully. There are lift chairs available to suit a variety of budgets and mobility needs!

The Do Diet

When we think about eating better, we often think about what we must take out of our diet – usually the things we like most! What if, instead of starting with a mindset of restriction, we start with a mindset of abundance? What if we were to focus on adding foods in, rather than removing them? This is a suggestion I regularly share with my clients and a first step that many find easy to do. Here are the top 10 foods I recommend adding as part of the Do Diet: fruit, green tea, dark chocolate, omega-3 fats, nuts & seeds, mushrooms, plain Greek yogurt, avocado, olives, and sweet potato.

Simple Balanced Nutrition

What does balanced nutrition mean to you? We are bombarded daily with the latest ‘science’ that is relentlessly moving our nutritional targets. How many times have you heard you must eliminate one of the big 3 macro nutrients? Clearly, we STILL have not learned that method doesn’t work long-term. A good mantra is to ‘keep it simple’. And for those who might need help in balancing nutrition, Sunrider’s DAILY WELLNESS PACK does that in a very simple way. It’s loaded with whole foods that have the proper balance of proteins, fats and complex carbs. Reach out to learn about Sunrider’s MONEY BACK GUARENTEE!

Product Review: Norwex Counter Cloths

Did you know: it takes about 51,000 trees and 60 million gallons of water to supply North America’s paper towel habit, and the average family of four uses about 26 rolls of paper towels a year? Replace paper towels with Norwex’s ultra-absorbent, reusable Counter Cloths to quickly wipe up spills and messes anywhere! They’re made from 70% recycled microfiber yarn and remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface with water alone (*when following proper care & instructions). PLUS, they offer continuous protection against microbes and odours within the cloth with Norwex’s Baclock® technology. Great for families and the environment!

Eat Antioxidant-Rich Fruits

Antioxidants are compounds found in foods that can help prevent cell damage, which is also known as oxidative stress. Chronic oxidative stress has been linked to a higher risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. It’s important to include antioxidant-rich fruits and other foods in your diet to help combat oxidative stress in your body. Some examples of fruits high in antioxidants include: blueberries – help with lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, delaying age-related brain conditions; strawberries – help with lowering cholesterol; raspberries – may help reduce cancer risk; and goji berries – may lower heart disease risk.

Ketones for Brain Health

March 14-20 marks Brain Awareness Week in Canada, and an important part of maintaining brain health is ensuring your brain gets the fuel it needs. In the case of brain injuries like concussion, the only gate open for the brain to get fuel is the one that allows ketones in, which are a major brain fuel source. Studies show ketones can increase blood flow up to 39%. Ketones from outside of the body will shift the brain’s reliance from glucose to ketones, improving transport and cellular metabolism. This means your brain is being fed the necessary fuel to begin recovery.

Bioresonance for Liver Health

The liver is an extremely complex organ that performs over 500 different functions in the body, including manufacturing hormones and proteins, fighting infections, and controlling blood sugar. There are over 100 forms of liver disease that have many causes, including viral infection, genetics, drugs and toxins, cancer, autoimmune disorders, and obesity. Liver disease can affect men, women, and children of any age, and can cause toxins to build up in the body, liver scarring, blood clotting issues, and even liver cancer. How healthy is your liver? It may be time to consider a liver detox!

Book Club: Helping Your Anxious Child

A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Ronald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence. Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But 10 percent of children have excessive fears and phobias. Separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder-that can hold them back and keep them from fully enjoying childhood. If your child suffers from any of these forms of anxiety, the program in this book offers practical, scientifically proven tools that can help.

Replacing Your Toothbrush

When was the last time you replaced your toothbrush? If you’re not sure, it’s probably time to swap out the old one for a new one that will do a better job of keeping your teeth and gums clean. One sign that your toothbrush has reached its lifespan is flattened, frayed or matted bristles. When bristles are flattened or misshapen, they can’t clean your teeth and gums as effectively, which could lead to dental problems. Even if bristles aren’t noticeably worn, you should replace your toothbrush every three to four months, and after having any cold or flu.

The Miracle of Everyday Loving

Try shutting your eyes after reading this editorial and think of a person in your life who loved you with their whole heart and made an impact and difference in your life. Now keep that warm feeling alive inside your heart and let it radiate through your whole body creating a chamber of compassion and love. Allow any doubt, worry or negativity to melt and dissolve in that chamber. When we start each morning bathing ourselves knowing I am loved, desired and worthy, it increases our energy vibration out into the world. When we choose to love ourselves and others it transforms our world one person at a time.

Boost Mental Health & Performance at Work

During this global pandemic, the need for mental health support has increased fourfold. As an employee, the best thing you can do for your mental health is to be vocal. If you are struggling, speak up or use the Wellness Together Canada free resources. Waiting causes longer term damage impacting productivity and quality of life. If you are an employer, ask how you can support your team every day. Then, make or get a Mental Health First Aid kit and put it somewhere visible to demonstrate mental health is just as important as physical health. Include things like motivational cards, mindfulness colouring sheets, stress balls, breathing exercises and general resilience tips.