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Power Lattes! Want to add some power to your lattes this fall? Try Botanica’s Certified Organic functional mushroom and herb infused hot chocolate. A healthy alternative to a delicious warm fall drink. Upgrade your afternoon or evening ritual with a modern take on a traditional favorite to support a healthy stress response and relaxation. Made from a whole food blend of cocoa, dates, reishi, chocolate, and coconut. Available at Red River Coop Southdale location.

Benefits of Quitting Smoking

What happens after you quit smoking?
After 1 day: the risk of heart attack begins to decrease.
After 2 days: a person may notice a heightened sense of smell and more vivid tastes as their nerves heal.
After 1 month: in as little as one month, the person’s lung function begins to improve. As the lungs heal and get stronger, the capacity will improve. Former smokers may notice less coughing and shortness of breath, and snoring may even improve.
After 1 year: after one year of quitting, a person’s risk of coronary heart disease is reduced by half.

Weight Loss: The Real Truth

Weight loss is something that many of us are considering, so what is a safe weight loss goal? A weight loss goal of 1-2 lbs per week is sustainable and possible. The key word here is sustainable. There are lots of fad diets out there that promise and sometimes even deliver the weight loss levels promised. Weight loss is about changes that you make to both your activity levels as well as your food intake. The real equation for weight loss is the difference between calories in and calories out. It really is as simple as that.

Clearing up Keto Confusion

There is often some confusion between the ketosis of the keto diet and diabetic ketoacidosis. Diet ketosis is a metabolic state of low sugar levels and low to normal insulin levels, with moderate ketone levels in the blood secondary to the keto diet. Ketoacidosis is a state of extremely high glucose levels secondary to either low insulin levels or insulin resistance in diabetics. Diabetics cannot utilize glucose, so they excrete it in the urine. This causes hyperosmolality, and to sustain energy, the fat cells break down into high levels of ketones. Since they are acidic, this causes acidosis.

Need Cosmetic Dentures?

Teeth have three main functions: chewing food, lip support, and speech. The loss of your teeth can have negative effects on your self-confidence and your overall quality of life. Since your teeth provide structure and support to your cheeks, tooth loss can result in the sagging of your face. It is essential that your missing teeth are replaced as soon as possible. A new set of cosmetic dentures can instantly improve your appearance and remove facial flaws. Age is inevitable, but cosmetic dentures can help brighten your smile and make you feel young again!

How can ASEA help me?

Supported by over 18 years’ of foundational research, ASEA is a cutting edge health product in a class of its own. Importantly, the components in ASEA are all native to the body and are therefore consistent with its natural chemical balance. ASEA protects you against free radical damage. Antioxidants are incapable of fighting free radicals without the help of these reactive molecules. Is the first and only source of balanced Redox Signalling molecules in stable form. It boosts glutathione effectiveness by over 500% and supports the vital activity of cellular communication.

Matchmaking Testimonial

“I joined Camelot Introductions and found the love of my life! If it wasn’t for Lianne’s persistence, and her innate ability for matching people, then I would still be floundering. On-line dating was a waste of my time. Camelot was exactly what I was looking for – a professional service dedicated to matching people with similar interests and dreams. Getting married in November – I’ve never been happier! Thanks Lianne!”

6 Health Problems Caused by Smoking

Here are 6 health problems caused by smoking that you probably didn’t know about!
1. Going Blind – Smoking increases your risk of age-related macular degeneration.
2. Erectile Dysfunction – Tobacco causes narrowing of the blood vessels all over your body, including those that supply blood to the penis.
3. Ectopic Pregnancy – Is a life-threatening reproductive complication in women that is more likely in smokers.
4. Hip Fractures – Smokers lose bone density.
5. Colorectal Cancer – Smoking is linked to an increased risk of developing and dying from this type of cancer.
6. Rheumatoid Arthritis – It causes painful swelling that can eventually result in bone loss and joint deformity.

In Your Community: Private Wellness Consults

Do you want to implement a long-term lifestyle plan to better your overall health and wellbeing? Do you want to thrive in levels of optimal energy, stamina, and performance? Are you looking to improve your quality of sleep and combat stress? Are you preparing for a major sporting event and need the proper nutritional and mindset fuel to reach your desired result? Red River Co-op is now offering personalized Health & Wellness consultations with our resident Health & Wellness Advisor, Paige. Appointments are approximately 15-20 minutes, personalized and completely FREE! Simply fill out an application online or in store.

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.

All Chest Pain is Cardiac…

…Until proven otherwise. There are many non-cardiac reasons for chest pain. Consider cardiac etiologies first when chest pain occurs. Muscular strain or injury in the chest wall can worsen with movement. Respiratory issues can cause pain with coughing or breathing. Indigestion or heartburn can mimic cardiac pain. Fibromyalgia, arthritis, and even skin conditions can cause pain to the chest. A cardiogram offers valuable information. For more subtle cardiac events, blood work at an ER or urgent care facility is essential. You’ve gotta have heart! Never second guess chest pain.