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Product Review: RELEAF Stick

ACTIVE RELEAF aims to encourage active wellness through the use of nature’s most powerful ingredients. With a synergistic blend of coconut oil, shea butter, essential oils, and broad spectrum cannabinoid-rich hemp plant extract, ACTIVE RELEAF’s topicals offer a natural alternative for pain relief. Try the Original Formula RELEAF Stick as a reliable remedy to soothe everyday aches and pains. For extra stubborn discomfort associated with joint stiffness, and inflammation, the Extra Strength RELEAF+ Stick is specially formulated to soothe quickly and be long lasting. Apply liberally to affected areas 3 – 4 times a day or as needed.

Words to Live By

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” – Orison Swett Marden

Words to Live By

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

Work-Life Integration During COVID-19

Many of us have a new way of working. Working at home with kids, your spouse, pets or others. Some are working at our regular job with loads of new procedures and others are looking for new work. Navigating a new normal can be tough but it is the perfect time to start practicing integration skills. Here are some tips that will support your health and performance career and family wise. 1) Set healthy boundaries for work and life, practice saying no when you need to. 2) Prioritize and schedule YOU time every day. 3) Unplug during meal or family time. 4) Prioritize both work and family tasks every week. Cut out tasks that are not going to support your health or productivity. Stay well and remember, that to do well, you must first be well.

The Hearing Loss/Alzheimer’s Connections

Recent research suggests that improving hearing loss with hearing aids reduces the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In 2011, a team of Johns Hopkins medical school researchers discovered a significant association between hearing loss and the risk of developing these unwanted cognitive conditions. The worse someone’s hearing gets, the greater their risk of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia. The researchers believe their findings could have substantial implications for individuals and public health because hearing loss is treatable with hearing instruments. These findings underscore how important regular hearing tests are as part of preventative health care.

Are You Always in ‘Fight or Flight’ Mode?

Massage therapy is undeniably effective at getting people tapped in to their parasympathetic nervous system, which is more commonly called ‘rest and digest’. Unfortunately, many spend most of their days in ‘fight or flight’! When the parasympathetic nervous system is in charge, blood pressure and heart rate lower, breathing is fuller, oxygen and blood make it deeper into the body, tissues repair themselves, organs do their jobs better, and overall, mental health is much more relaxed and content. It’s not hard to understand why being in ‘rest and digest’ is more conducive to recovery, management and being better prepared to handle what life throws at us!

Vipassana Meditation

Research has shown that meditation can expand the brain, and help people avert stress and disease. One way to achieve this is through Vipassana meditation, a technique that emphasizes mindfulness, with the goal of seeing things as they “really are”. An ancient meditative technique from India, Vipassana was taken up by Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) just over 2,500 years ago. Vipassana meditation is an honest and direct practice: the moment-to-moment investigation of the mind-body process through calm, open, and precise awareness. This experience fosters clarity and penetrating insight into the nature of who we are, as well as increased peace in our daily lives.

Home is the Safest Place for Care

Many people want to remain in their own homes, independently, for as long as possible. The word “home” provides a sense of comfort, safety and familiarity. During the COVID pandemic, this couldn’t ring more true. With many businesses and services closed or severely limited, now is the time you may consider all inclusive home health care services. Staying home with all services provided by exclusive staff greatly reduces the risk for exposure to COVID-19 while still enabling you to remain safe, independent and alleviate potential loneliness.

Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy

Why is chiropractic care so important during pregnancy? At its most basic premise, chiropractic will help you and your nervous system adapt during this major shift. It will help you deal with structural, hormonal and emotional stressors. Structurally, chiropractic will help keep your joints moving appropriately so you can make room for your growing baby. When the pelvis and low back vertebrae are moving appropriately, information can freely flow to all your muscles and organs, via your nerves. This may result in less pain and more nutrients to baby. Other benefits often seen in pregnant women under chiropractic care include headache relief, decrease in nausea and overall stress reduction. We are so honoured to check and adjust women during this monumental time in their lives.

Practicing Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual wellness is important and can help you find meaning and purpose. Much like practicing good habits when it comes to our physical wellness, we need to make time for our spiritual wellness. Whether you’re looking to achieve spiritual healing or are seeking guidance on growing in your faith, there are tools available that can help. Books, CDs, and DVDs created by renowned spiritual leaders and individuals living their faith can be a good place to turn for information and inspiration. As well, devotional items can be a source of strength during many of life’s challenges.