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Strengthen Your Immune System

As we age, our immune response capability reduces, which can lead to potential infection and disease. Since our body uses food to extract nutrients that prevent disease, it’s important that our diets contain nutrient-rich foods for an overall stronger immune system. Antioxidant-rich foods help fight against free radicals that can cause damage to the body, whereas sugary foods generate an inflammatory response within the body, causing health issues and lowering the immune system. Foods high in antioxidants include berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, goji berries), red cabbage, beans, dark chocolate, pecans, spinach, carrots, and potatoes.

Should I Bring Mom or Dad Home?

If you have a parent who is in hospital, lives in a retirement home or in a long-term care facility, you may be asking yourself, “would Mom or Dad be safer staying at home with me temporarily?” Families across the country are struggling with this dilemma. Given the challenges of preventing disease transmission, some experts are recommending that seniors who can stay elsewhere should do so. If you want to bring a senior parent home temporarily but you’re worried about how you’ll provide the level of care they need, consider home health care services.

Dentures and Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a condition that involves the salivary glands not producing enough saliva to adequately keep the mouth moistened. This lack of saliva can alter the fit and comfort of dentures, since saliva helps dentures retain their suction and stay in place and also has a lubricating effect that keeps dentures from rubbing on the gums and creating sores. Those who take certain medications, are older, and use tobacco and alcohol are more susceptible to dry mouth. If you’re experiencing dry mouth symptoms as a denture-wearer, contact your denturist to discuss your options.

Local Business Spot Light

Source Nutraceutical, Inc. (SNI) is a Canadian contract research organization with a wealth of experience in clinical research. We support our clients in developing and commercializing health products and medicinal therapies to improve health and prevent disease. We have a 20+ year track record serving clients in the natural health product, food, cosmetic, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. Our recently built, state-of-the-art facility allows us to carry out cutting-edge clinical research in Winnipeg and its surrounding area. To learn more about SNI’s clinical trials services, visit; call us at 431-478-0983; or follow us on Twitter @sniclinic.

Are You at Risk for Arthritis?

Arthritis risk factors vary, impacting individuals across ages and lifestyles. Advanced age is a significant contributor, as joint wear and tear accumulate. Genetics play a role, with family history increasing susceptibility. Certain occupations involving repetitive joint movements raise the risk. Gender is a factor, as women are more prone to certain types. Obesity strains joints, heightening the likelihood. Previous joint injuries can trigger arthritis years later. Infections or autoimmune conditions can also lead to arthritis. Sedentary lifestyles weaken muscles, exacerbating risk. Understanding these factors empowers proactive measures, such as maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, and seeking medical guidance to manage arthritis risks effectively.

Disability Tax Credit Eligibility

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) eligibility hinges on three primary impairment categories, each with its own criteria: Physical Impairments. Mental Illness and Psychological Impairments. Neurological Impairments. Simply having a certified medical condition within these categories doesn’t guarantee DTC eligibility. Qualification depends on impairment severity and its impact on “Activities of Daily Living.” For more information contact

Learn a New Skill this Fall

This fall, seniors have a golden opportunity to embrace the joy of learning new skills. Whether it’s mastering digital photography, delving into creative writing, or exploring the intricacies of gardening, the season offers a perfect backdrop for growth. With a wealth of online resources and community classes, seniors can engage their minds and passions, fostering a sense of accomplishment and connection. Learning not only enhances cognitive function but also brings fulfillment and a renewed sense of purpose. Embracing the vibrant hues of autumn, seniors can embark on a rewarding journey, proving that it’s never too late to acquire fresh skills and enrich their lives.

Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Fall house cleaning is a seasonal ritual with benefits beyond tidiness. As the weather cools, it’s an ideal time to declutter and prepare your home for winter. Begin by deep cleaning and dusting often-neglected areas. Store summer items, rotating them with cold-weather gear. Inspect and clean heating systems, ensuring efficiency and safety. Focus on gutters and downspouts to prevent clogs. Consider cleaning carpets and upholstery before spending more time indoors. Don’t forget windows and light fixtures for maximum daylight during darker months. Fall cleaning rejuvenates your living space, enhances comfort, and readies your home for the upcoming season.

‘Fight or Flight’ to ‘Rest and Digest’

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!

The Value of a RESP

Parents, grandparents, and family friends can open a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for a child and make contributions up to $2,500 a year per child. This plan can be used to fund post-secondary education that a child chooses to pursue after high school. RESP savings grow tax-free and accounts can be open up to 36 years. They qualify for the Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) of 20% up to $500 a year per child until the child is age 17. Start today with a monthly contribution of just $50 to have funds available for your child’s future post-secondary education.

Clean Eating: Healthy Peach Crumble

10 ripe peaches; 2 Tbsp arrowroot powder; 1 tsp vanilla; 1 Tbsp lemon juice; 3 Tbsp coconut sugar; 1/4 tsp nutmeg; 1 cup rolled oats; 1 cup almond flour; 1/3 cup coconut sugar; 1/4 tsp salt; 1/4 tsp cinnamon; 1/3 cup almond butter; 1/2 cup melted coconut oil; 1 tsp vanilla. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare baking dish with nonstick spray. In a bowl, combine sliced peaches, arrowroot powder, vanilla, lemon, coconut sugar, and nutmeg until coated. While peaches sit, prepare crumble topping by combining oats, almond flour, coconut sugar, salt. and cinnamon. Add in almond butter, coconut oil, and vanilla and mix well. Pour peaches into dish and sprinkle crumble topping over top. Pat down. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until crust is golden brown.