Community News
Clean Eating: Prairie Buddha Bowl

Dressing: ½c. Cashew Hummus. 1c. Kefir, plain. 1 tsp salt. Bowl: 2c. cooked Lentils, drained and cooled. 2½c. chopped kale leaves. ¼ tsp salt and black pepper. Bowl Garnishes: 1½ c. diced beets, cooked. 1 c diced cooked sweet potato, 2.c sliced cucumber. ½c. cup apple. ½c. Cottage Cheese. Place dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Combine lentils, kale, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add desired amount of dressing and mix well. Divide the salad onto the bottoms of four bowls. Drizzle extra dressing on top. Garnishes: ¼c. fresh chopped dill, ¼c. toasted sunflower seeds.

Product Review: Anti-inflammatory Releaf

ACTIVE RELEAF strives to inspire active wellness through the use of Mother Nature’s remedies. Offering a variety of applications from topicals, to tinctures, capsules and soaps, ACTIVE RELEAF’s plant based products can help support the inflammatory related pain of sore muscles and stiff joints. For fastest relief, their topical relief stick utilizes broad spectrum, cannabinoid-rich hemp plant extract combined with the additional power of essential oils increasing the anti-inflammatory properties to help combat stubborn aches and discomfort. To support more chronic inflammatory response from within, look to their tinctures and capsules for ongoing support.

Words To Live By

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”-H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Aging at Home

Eighty-five percent of seniors haven’t prepared their home for aging or preventing a fall. It’s important to be aware of the day-to-day tasks your loved one may face and assess fall risks accordingly. Adapt their home to make sure they are safe on their own. Beneficial aids and home health equipment can help them maintain their dignity and self-confidence. This includes walk-in bathtubs. Minimizing fall risks and making their home safe can help support our loved ones in living healthy, independent, and enjoyable lives.

The Offline Dating Solution

Online dating can be exhausting, dangerous and demoralizing. Hours of searching profiles, followed by unsuccessful date after date can result in dating ‘burn out’. Furthermore, when it comes to online dating, you never know who you are really meeting. You have no idea about their actual age and relationship status, their true intentions or if they have a criminal history. Online dating can be extremely dangerous. This is why I recommend a professional matchmaker. An experienced matchmaker will introduce you to the right match, who is screened, and handpicked for you. Finding true love is important and hiring a matchmaker could be the best decision you ever make.

Dehydration: A Serious Health Risk For Seniors

As you age, your sense of thirst diminishes. So even when your body needs to be replenished with water, you might not realize it. Because of that, many seniors do not drink enough liquids. By the time they are thirsty, it is already an indication of early dehydration. The consequences of dehydration are well known. Dehydration is a common cause of hospitalization among elderly people that can have serious health consequences. Water can get boring but don’t limit yourself – supplement with juices, milk, fruits and vegetables that contain high water content!

6 Benefits of Thai Massage

Thai massage is thought to have been developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand 2,500 years ago, and people around the world still seek its benefits today. These benefits include: 1) Improving posture and body alignment by relaxing the muscles. 2) Improving breathing by encouraging slower, deeper breaths. 3) Reducing stress and anxiety by using deep stretches and gentle pressure on energy lines. 4) Increasing circulation by using movement to increase blood flow. 5) Increasing flexibility and range of motion through specific stretching. 6) Relieving muscle tension and soreness by working on muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints.

Who and When to Ask for Help

If you or a loved one are finding that a situation is affecting your physical or mental health, and making you feel less in control and more isolated, it may be time to ask for help. Forgetfulness can also be an indication that something is wrong, when it comes to things like missed appointments or missed medications. It can be hard to accept change, but asking for help is a sign of strength, not of weakness. Getting assistance can help make your or your loved one’s day easier, safer, and healthier. In-home care can be a great option!

Meet Your Practitioner

Dr. Sheila Bonnett obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan. She then attended Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX and graduated with honours in 2008. Following a Chiropractic Pediatric internship in Australia, Dr. Sheila started practicing in Saskatoon in 2009. Dr. Sheila brings her personal experiences of motherhood to the care of families in her practice, and takes special interest in dealing with birth trauma. She also practices prenatal techniques to promote physiologic birth experiences for both mother and infant. In her spare time, Dr. Sheila can often be found spending time with her family camping at the lake, travelling or biking around the city.

Community Event

June 19-21: LOVE YOURSELF HOME RETREAT is a weekend retreat for the woman who is doing double time caring for others, and ready to take time for herself to create, realize and activate the next phase of her life. She is ready to know herself deeply and love herself completely. Change takes energy and you will be nourished and nurtured with healthy food, a natural environment to enjoy, self-care opportunities and 5 transformational sessions helping changes occur both within and without. Return home feeling happier and confident in the new life design you’ve created to enter the next phase of your life in an empowered and fulfilling way. INCLUDED: 4 meals, Sunday brunch, 2 nights accommodation, 5 transformational sessions, many healing modalities and more. EARLY BIRD PRICE: $650.00 UNTIL April 20. For more information contact Patricia Barclay at 1.306.717.4329

Hearing Loss and the Risk of Falling

A study led by Frank Lin, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, suggests that hearing loss may also be a risk factor for a huge public health problem: falls. The study found that people with a mild hearing loss, were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling. Every additional 10-decibels of hearing loss increased the chances of falling by 1.4 fold. If you or a family member are concerned about hearing loss, visit your local hearing specialist today.