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Wellness Trivia Questions:

.1 More than half of your bones are located in which two parts of the body? 2. What is the scientific term for a disease that causes dizziness? 3. TRUE OR FALSE – The color orange is named after the fruit. 4. Woman’s ______ are faster than men’s? 5. Which blood type is considered a Universal Donor?

Tips for Improving Memory

Here are some easy ways you can help your loved one with dementia improve their memory: 1) Assemble a set of flash cards with simple pictures of common household objects on them. Ask the person to describe what’s on the card and how it might be used, or create a story using the pictures. 2) Help them get plenty of exercise, which can help dispel anxiety and depression, improve overall health, and contribute to clearer thinking. 3) Play simple and fun board or computer games to help keep their memory sharp and potentially help connect them to happy memories.

September is Arthritis Awareness Month

According to Stats Canada over 37% of Canadians over the age of 20 have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, mainly affecting hips and knees. This is the wear and tear condition due to breakdown of cartilage between the joints leading to pain and stiffness. Along with typical Naturopathic treatments, another beneficial treatment modality is Cold Laser, which uses light wavelengths to stimulate new energy production leading to restoration of normal function by increasing blood flow, nervous stimulation, and new cell growth. These treatments are non-invasive, painless and can be done a few times a week to stimulate that healing process.

Dentures Jeopardizing Your Health?

Many people are not aware that by not making frequent visits to their Denturist Office (every 2-3 years), their overall oral health may be jeopardized making their denture wearing ability and comfort harder to achieve. Changes occur in both the bone structure and soft tissues of your mouth. Usually, a simple reline or rebase can refit the denture to the gums causing a more comfortable and tighter fit. However, between the 5-8 year mark, the actual denture teeth may be worn down enough to cause damage to your tempo mandibular joint from over closing. This over closing can also lead to cracking of the corners of the lips, aging of the face, or even headaches.

30-Day Online Fitness Challenge

When striving to reach a fitness and/or weight loss goal, there’s nothing more powerful than a timely, focused 30-day challenge that offers you step-by-step daily activity checklists and a high level of accountability to your coach and fellow participants to keep you on track. With the right eating and training program, and the right platform to gather virtually, you have all the key ingredients for a powerful, results-producing 30-day challenge not just for weight loss, but also for better physical and mental health. For more information, check out the 30-Day September Slim Down Challenge offered by ReDefine Health & Fitness!

30-Day Online Fitness Challenge

When striving to reach a fitness and/or weight loss goal, there’s nothing more powerful than a timely, focused 30-day challenge that offers you step-by-step daily activity checklists and a high level of accountability to your coach and fellow participants to keep you on track. With the right eating and training program, and the right platform to gather virtually, you have all the key ingredients for a powerful, results-producing 30-day challenge not just for weight loss, but also for better physical and mental health. For more information, check out the 30-Day September Slim Down Challenge offered by ReDefine Health & Fitness!

Four Benefits of Funeral Pre-Planning

Peace of Mind: Leaving written instructions and setting aside adequate funds relieves you of worry, knowing that things will be easier on your family financially and emotionally. Dignity & Control: You are able to make the decisions and document every detail of your final wishes, while controlling the budget. Money when your family needs it most: Pre-paying for funeral expenses allows for funds to be available immediately to pay for funeral costs; no probate or unnecessary delays. Eligibility and Flexibility: You are eligible for benefits at any age and any health condition. There are payment options to suit anyone’s budget.

Apple Raisin Walnut Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp brown sugar, ½ apple, diced small, 3 cups SUNRYPE apple juice, ½ cup walnuts, ½ cup raisins, ¼ tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, ¼ cup water, ½ cup CO-OP GOLD Large Flake Oats, ½ cup heavy cream, 2 tbsp CO-OP GOLD PURE Maple Syrup. DIRECTIONS: Combine butter, sugar and apple in medium pot and cook over medium heat for one minute. Add apple juice, walnuts, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, and water. Bring to a simmer and add oats. Cook on low for 15 mins, stirring often. Remove from heat. Divide between four bowls and top each with heavy cream and maple syrup.

Natural Product Spotlight

The Raspberry Moisturizing Cream for dry and mature skin by Herbs & Butters Skincare is all-natural, vegan, biodegradable, and contains no parabens, sulfates or formaldehydes. Intelligently formulated with love by a local chemist, this lightweight moisturizing cream offers deep hydration and effectively improves the skin’s overall texture and elasticity. Raspberry seed oil helps to promote the regeneration of new skin cells, fights age spots and protects against premature aging. Other key ingredients like macadamia nut oil, sea buckthorn oil, oat protein, hemp seed oil, avocado oil, and olive oil help to effectively protect, soothe, moisturize, and nourish the skin.

Four Benefits of Funeral Pre-Planning

Peace of Mind: Leaving written instructions and setting aside adequate funds relieves you of worry, knowing that things will be easier on your family financially and emotionally. Dignity & Control: You are able to make the decisions and document every detail of your final wishes, while controlling the budget. Money when your family needs it most: Pre-paying for funeral expenses allows for funds to be available immediately to pay for funeral costs; no probate or unnecessary delays. Eligibility and Flexibility: You are eligible for benefits at any age and any health condition. There are payment options to suit anyone’s budget.

Natural Product Spotlight

The Raspberry Moisturizing Cream for dry and mature skin by Herbs & Butters Skincare is all-natural, vegan, biodegradable, and contains no parabens, sulfates or formaldehydes. Intelligently formulated with love by a local chemist, this lightweight moisturizing cream offers deep hydration and effectively improves the skin’s overall texture and elasticity. Raspberry seed oil helps to promote the regeneration of new skin cells, fights age spots and protects against premature aging. Other key ingredients like macadamia nut oil, sea buckthorn oil, oat protein, hemp seed oil, avocado oil, and olive oil help to effectively protect, soothe, moisturize, and nourish the skin.