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Best Treatment For Osteoarthritis

When it comes to osteoarthritis, the best approach is to treat it from the inside and the outside. Specialized nutritional formulations work on the inside of the body by turning off the inflammation-producing mechanisms and strengthening the joints. N.I.R. Laser Therapy works on the outside of the body by decreasing inflammation, thereby reducing pain and stiffness. The laser penetrates to a level that breaks up scar tissue to shrink nodules and increase mobility. Following a multi-faceted approach that feeds and stimulates the joints at the same time greatly enhances the body’s ability to respond. That is why even long-term, severe arthritis sufferers can get relief.

Healing Cell Signaling

The human body has between fifty and three hundred billion cells. Inside every cell, we have mitochondria (some cells have thousands). Mitochondria, when functioning properly, produce redox signaling molecules. Cell signaling carry life-sustaining messages to cells, and your cells respond to those messages, keeping you alive and healthy. As we age, cell signal weakens they can disrupt gene expression. But if you had a way to regulate gene activity with redox signaling molecules, cellular communication would remain strong. Our bodies heal on a cellular level, and the genetic instructions that dictate healthy body function don’t get through without redox signaling.

Laser Treatments from Your Family Doctor!

Did you know that you can now receive private laser treatment services from your family doctor for a range of health concerns? The Fotona SP laser is an award-winning treatment that can help with conditions such as snoring and sleep apnea, hair removal, skin tightening, scar revision, toenail fungus, skin resurfacing, vascular lesions, and spider veins. The Fotona combines two complementary laser wavelengths that work in harmony to create thermal effects without damaging the skin’s surface. This allows for a range of non-contact, non-invasive procedures that offer greater patient comfort, reduced downtime, and quicker healing, not to mention long-lasting results. Offering free consultations.

What Do Denturists Do?

Denturists help those who are missing some or all of their natural teeth. They design, repair and make removable dental appliances. Your denturist will collaborate with you, your family, and other healthcare professionals to promote and maintain your oral health. When making a set of dentures, the objectives are: • supporting and protecting your gums and the bones in your mouth; • enhancing your face and holding your jaws the proper distance apart; • carefully choosing individual teeth to match what you already have; and • allowing you to speak clearly and chew without stress.

Love Keeps You Healthy

Being in love not only gives you a bounce in your step, but it also has several proven health benefits. When you are in love, your brain produces a hormone called dopamine that contributes to feelings of elation, pleasure, optimism, energy, and a sense of well-being. Physical touch, such as hugging, releases a hormone called oxytocin, which lowers stress hormones. Studies have demonstrated that people releasing these hormones have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, greater resistance to colds and flus, and decreased stress and depression. Finding your life partner has more benefits than we once realized!

Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work

Occupational burnout has been defined as a recognizable syndrome by the World Health Organization. Burnout results in physical and mental fatigue, poor productivity and overall health. Employers and employees need to set healthy boundaries to create healthy, high performing workplaces. Here are some great ways to prevent burnout: Nourish a safe culture making it ok to admit if the workload is too high. Compromise and negotiate workload. Delegate. Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize. Create a ‘not-to-do’ list. Take breaks. Practice mindfulness. Practice saying no. Offer flexibility or telecommuting options Find more workplace wellness tips at

Smart in Everything but Reading?

Children who are considered bright underachievers often have vision problems that make reading difficult. Sometimes they’re described as auditory learners because they can remember things they’ve heard much faster and easier than anything they’ve read. A clear sign that a vision problem may be at the root of your child’s difficulties is poor performance on written or standardized tests. It may surprise you to learn that many children who have vision problems interfering with learning actually have 20/20 eyesight (with or without glasses). A Developmental Vision Evaluation is needed to determine if a vision problem is interfering with reading.

Quit Smoking this Winter

As the weather gets cooler, the longing to get cozy and stay inside with loved ones increases. Having even one cigarette outside in the cold (and temperatures will keep dropping!) takes you away from this. Why not look for better ways to deal with stress and pain that allow you to stay inside with your loved ones and improve your health at the same time? Consider a cardio workout at the gym – this way you can blow off steam and pump healthy endorphins through your body. Cardio exercise also helps to increase oxygen capacity in your lungs!

Is Your Spine Winter-Ready?

Are you ready for winter? Many of us would say no! After all, summer is always more pleasant, thanks to the nicer weather. A great way to make winter more pleasing is to get outside and enjoy the season by staying active! Winter activities such as walking, skiing, ice skating, and sledding demand a good degree of flexibility. Our flexibility is completely dependent on good spinal dynamics. Is your spine able to handle winter? Are you ready to tackle the challenges of the season? Visit your chiropractor to discuss how to get your spine prepped for winter fun!

Wellness Product Review

Flushing toxins with S.A. Wilsons Organic Enema Coffee.
A coffee enema is a type of colon cleanse used in alternative medicine. Discover this remedy to assist your body in flushing out toxic metabolites and heavy metals – bolstering immunity, increasing energy and balancing your mood! Coffee enemas help to pull out the endotoxins released by dying bacteria and boost our body’s natural antioxidant production. Caffeine, along with coffee’s other two power players, theobromine and theophylline, have been shown to open the bile ducts in the liver, dilate blood vessels, relax smooth muscles and encourage bile flow. When consumed rectally, coffee boosts liver enzyme activity up to 700% of normal levels. Available at Red River Coop Southdale location.