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Supporting Someone with Depression

Chances are you know someone who is struggling with depression and want to know how to help them. Here are some things you can do to offer support: 1) Validate their condition and let them feel heard. 2) Avoid telling them to think positively or shaming them. Instead, try to focus on positive things in your conversations with them. 3) Encourage them to adhere to their medication schedule, since it can take time for medications to work. 4) Suggest that they keep a journal to write about their feelings and keep track of medication progress and their mood.

Product Review: Rebecca Lim’s Shoe’s

Our 100% cruelty-free shoes are the right choice if you suffer from poor arches, foot corns, or bunions. They are designed in a way that promotes increased foot health by containing removable inserts in each pair. Our insoles have massage points along the sides to help stimulate blood flow and increase circulation in your foot, as well as arch support that realigns your feet as you wear them. If you want a pair of breathable and lightweight shoes that rid yourself of fallen arches and prevent further foot problems to arise, visit us in one of our two mall locations!

How Healthy Is Your Home?

Are the chemicals you are using to clean your home actually doing more harm than good? The average household contains more than 60 harmful chemicals, which can negatively impact your and your family’s health. Cleaning with harsh chemicals can result in eye and throat irritation,headaches and even long-term effects like endocrine disruption (hormonal effects) and asthma. Consider using our superior Norwex® Microfiber used dry it catches the smallest dust particles to create a longer-lasting clean. Used wet it lifts and traps stuck-on messes Plus removes up to 99% of bacteria from a surface using only water, when following proper care and use instructions.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a great supplemental tool to conventional breast imaging and for general health maintenance. This safe, non-invasive therapy looks at changes in physiology based on temperature patterns and can be started in early adulthood to create a baseline and monitor for changes over time. Bodily temperature patterns should be symmetrical, so anomalies can indicate inflammation or metabolic process changes. Results can then be used to delve deeper and pursue more anatomical testing, or to monitor a known condition over time, as further subtle changes in physiology might occur before any changes in anatomy.

Plan (Far) Ahead to Protect Loved Ones

Over the course of your life, you’ll need to take steps to protect the financial wellbeing of your loved ones for after you’ve passed away. Consider pre-paying for your cemetery and funeral arrangements. You’ll offset future price increases associated with burial or cremation and just as importantly, you’ll spare you’re grieving loved ones the necessity of planning your arrangements. None of us can predict the future, so it’s important to do whatever you can, as soon as you can, to protect your loved ones.

Polar Bear Safari: November 7th 2021

Experience a one-day adventure to Churchill, to witness the magnificent polar bear in its natural environment. Each November, the bears migrate towards the coast of Hudson Bay in anticipation of the winter freeze, allowing them access to their favourite meal, the ring seal. Your adventure begins with a non-stop flight from Saskatoon with a naturalist onboard, who will provide valuable insights on this iconic mammal. Upon landing in Churchill, you will board a Tundra Buggy for a 5-6 hour guided excursion of polar bear country. A dinner flight back to Saskatoon, completes a captivating day in Canada.

Fever Can Be Helpful

Did you know that the immune system’s ability nearly doubles for every 1 degree above normal your body temperature rises? A fever is extremely beneficial to help the immune system fight off disease. Over-the-counter medications can sometimes inhibit the release of glutathione – the body’s master antioxidant – which is also beneficial for fighting disease. While there are some cautions when it comes to fever, this bodily reaction can actually be a good thing sometimes, as it shows our immune system is kicking into high-gear. A couple of easy ways to cope include getting lots of rest and plenty of fluid intake.

The Mouth/Body Health Connection

Did you know that you cannot have good general health if you have poor oral health? Gum disease (periodontitis) is an infection of the gums that can have major impacts on your oral and overall health. The bacteria in your mouth can make its way into the bloodstream and begin to cause problems elsewhere in the body. Gum disease has been linked to lung disease, cardiovascular disease, and even to Alzheimer’s. Be sure to have regular checkups and brush your teeth and gums every day for a healthier mouth and body.

Brain Teasers

.1 I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I? 2. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I? 3. What can you hold in your right hand, but never in your left hand? 4. What has to be broken before you can use it? 5. What did the doctor say to the patient when he finished removing his appendix?

Words to Live By

“How do we nurture the soul? By revering our own life. By learning to love it all, not only the joys and the victories, but also the pain and the struggles.”- Nathaniel Branden

Words to Live By

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” -Theodore Roosevelt