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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.

Hearing Loss and Brain Health

Hearing involves not only your ears but also the brain, so it’s no wonder that hearing loss can go hand in hand with thinking and memory problems. Studies are increasingly linking hearing loss to issues such as faster brain shrinkage, earlier onset of significant cognitive impairment, and up to a quintupled risk of dementia. Addressing conditions such as hearing loss, however, could help prevent a third of dementia cases worldwide, per a UK research collaborative. With hearing health and overall wellness so connected, it’s important to seek regular hearing checks and address listening difficulties early.

Words to Live By

“Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” – Sarah Bernhardt

Support for Dystonia

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions, which force certain parts of the body into abnormal, sometimes painful movements or postures. Approximately 50,000 people in Canada have dystonia, which is the third most common movement disorder following essential tremor and Parkinson’s. Dystonia can often be misdiagnosed for extended periods of time. The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is the only charitable organization that is dedicated to supporting dystonia patients, and their families, in Canada. The DMRF Winnipeg Support Group is here to help you: bcrow@mymts.net,

Vision Problems or ADD/ADHD?

Eye coordination and eye movement disorders have very similar symptoms to ADD/ADHD. When you have a child who has difficulty concentrating in school or at home, especially with reading or writing assignments, it is vital that you rule out the possibility that a vision problem may be contributing to your child’s difficulties, before you assume that it’s ADD/ADHD. Not all eye doctors test for vision problems that interfere with reading, learning, and paying attention. To find a doctor near you who provides this type of testing, visit the website for the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, www.covd.org.

Do You Suffer From Hypertension?

Hypertension affects more than one in five Canadians. The Government of Canada states that it is the number one reason for taking medication. Unfortunately, many people have difficulty controlling their blood pressure even with conventional medical treatments. If the cause of your hypertension is due to plaque build-up in your arteries, very often it can be helped naturally. To determine if there is arterial narrowing and restricted blood flow, a simple, non-invasive test using digital pulsewave analysis can be performed. Depending on the results, specific nutritional formulations can be taken to open the arteries, thereby decreasing blood pressure.

FALL for Someone Special

The leaves changing colour and the crispness in the air can only mean one thing. It’s fall! Those carefree summer days of soaking up the sun turn to days that are meant for curling up with that special someone and getting cozy indoors. It’s a great time to look for love if you’re single, as the distractions that often come with summer activities have come and gone. Instead, fall is the time to focus on finding a connection. Most people, however, are unsure where to find love. Reach out to a professional Matchmaker. With a long cold winter ahead, you will be thankful that you did.

Alternative Help for Preventing Miscarriages

How can Traditional Chinese Medicine help with the prevention of a miscarriage? Within fertility research, acupuncture demonstrates beneficial hormonal responses with decreased miscarriage rates, raising the possibility that acupuncture may promote specific beneficial effects in early pregnancy. The combination of proper diet, meditation, and acupuncture helps promote circulation to the uterus, support healthy egg maturation, and ensure a healthy uterine lining, thereby enhancing your chances to sustain a healthy pregnancy. In addition, acupuncture assists the body in managing stress better and reduces anxiety, which can also help create a healthy environment for pregnancy.

Get Your Mouth Checked!

An oral health exam is critical to the maintenance of your overall wellbeing. You should have your mouth checked at least once a year for prevention and treatment of any ailments. Even if you don’t have any live teeth, it’s important to make sure there are no signs of infections or early signs of cancer, growths, or cysts, and that your dentures are fitting you well. Leaving problems untreated usually leads to pain, periodontal disease, or tooth loss, and could make treatment more difficult, so it’s best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them.

Community Event

Oct 6 & Nov. 23. 9-4 pm Mindfulness Retreats at Light of the Prairies. Includes healthy lunch and Mindfulness resources. LavieMindful.com or contact Bernice Parent – bparent@mymts.net
Oct. 22 and Oct. 29. & November 5, 12 6:45-8:30 pm. Mindfulness Book club and Retreats. Mindfulness Book Club, Tuesday evenings We will read a Mindfulness book, a few chapters per week and have a discussion, incorporate a meditation and some mindful movements during the session. Pre-registration is required. RENAISSANCE Centre – 844 Autumnwood Drive. LavieMindful.com or contact Bernice Parent – bparent@mymts.net
Oct 26. 1 – 4pm. Intro to Visual Journaling. Art Therapist Renée Saurette invites you to explore your creative side and begin your very own visual journal. No art experience necessary, all materials included. RENAISSANCE Centre – 844 Autumnwood Drive. Fee: 65.00 therapy@reneesaurette.com 204-256-6750 ext. 27 Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-visual-journaling-tickets-72591652587

The Connection Between Your Eyes and Your Ears

As we age, we’re more susceptible to hearing loss and vision changes. Both conditions can creep up on us, making preventive measures essential to sustaining the quality of life we’re used to. According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), you’re at greater risk of social isolation and reduced community participation if you have a vision loss. The same goes for hearing loss. Having both a vision and hearing problem can affect your ability to lip-read, which is detrimental to communicating with co-workers, family, and friends. A decreased ability to socialize is linked to a greater risk of dementia. However, Statistics Canada reports that 90 percent of people with hearing loss can improve communication with a properly fit hearing aid, counseling, or environmental changes.