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Needing Orthopedic Surgery?

Are you at your wits end? Are you in pain and tired of waiting for knee, hip, or spine surgery? ONZ Spine specializes in more than 10 years of assisting thousands of individuals in traveling to Germany for orthopedic surgery. Have you been told you are too young for knee or hip replacement? Dr Wolfram Steens at ONZ Spine in Germany can do up to 4 knee and hip replacements in a person’s lifetime, staring at a young age, if necessary, thanks to their state-of-the-art technology. Newly available to Canadian patients is knee cartilage replacement – with use of technology not yet available in Canada.

Control Your Destiny

At times, you may struggle to find you meaning. By meaning, I am speaking about your purpose or significance. This could be in a relationship, at work, or in the community. This lack of clarity impacts how you convey yourself and the quality you bring. As a Coach, I partner with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential. We will set goals that are significant, remove any obstacles or barriers to you reaching them, and ensure they are aligned with your values and passion.

Product Review:

Evolution Trillium Series Walker. The Evolution Trillium Series Walker is one of the most comfortable, safe, and easy to use walkers on the market. The Trillium offers a removable quilted padded seat cushion and wide back strap that’s as stylish as it is comfortable. With an all-new cable-free braking system, the Trillium provides both easy maintenance and effortless handle height adjustment. Choose from three walker models in the Evolution Trillium series, offering sizes to suit anyone: Trillium Mini, Trillium Regular, and Trillium Tall. The Trillium also includes a foldable and removable collapsible basket, lightweight wheels, a contoured backrest, and many colours to choose from!

Acupuncture and Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent health problems in the world today, and the number of people who have diabetes is growing dramatically. Keeping Type 2 Diabetes under control requires a lot of daily effort and working with a team of health care professionals who care about you. Acupuncture has been shown to help improve many types of disease related to endocrine function. Research has indicated that acupuncture treatment can help to reduce fasting and after-eating blood sugar levels, increase insulin production, and reduce insulin resistance. Regular follow-up appointments can result in a better maintained morning fasting blood glucose.

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

There is an old wise tale about an inner fight that goes on between two wolves in the wild. One is harsh, angry, full of sorrow, regret and arrogance. Motivated by self-pity and filled with false pride, greed and ego. The other wolf is full of joy, lightness, nurturance, hope, love, humility, kindness, generosity, compassion and trust. That same wolf struggle resides in each one of us at different times in our lives and we are often hard on ourselves when fighting our demons. When asked which wolf wins the battle? The wise one responds: “it all depends, which one you decide to feed”.

Food that Improves Brain Health

While you may not be able to completely prevent or stop cognitive decline as you age, you can reduce your risk by eating a well-balanced diet that supports cognitive functioning. Similar to other types of muscles in the body, the brain needs protein, healthy fats, and hydration to function. We’ve put together a list of brain-boosting foods for seniors: Omega-3 fatty acid foods – salmon, trout, anchovies, sardines, chia seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts.
Berries. Turmeric. Dark chocolate. Nuts – almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts. Do you have questions about senior nutrition? Download our FREE eBook at hearttohomemeals.ca.

Product Review:

Introducing the NEW pureAir 3000 with ODOGard®, the only purifier to combine both active and passive air purification technologies with the odor-eliminating power of ODOGard®. The advanced active technology includes ionization and a proprietary form of photocatalytic oxidation, active radiant catalysis (ARC®). In addition to reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the pureAir 3000 reduces allergens such as pollen, pet dander, smoke from wildfires, and odors caused by mold, bacteria, and other pollutants. Visit GTECANADA.CA to learn more and use the coupon code WN3K for a free pureAir 50 when you purchase a pureAir 3000 + ODOGard®.

What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Much like psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis occurs when the immune system targets the joints and causes inflammation and damage. Psoriatic arthritis is a possible complication due to psoriasis, although not everyone who experiences psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. Symptoms include localized tenderness, pain, and swelling, along with joint stiffness and reduced range of motion. There are also generalized symptoms that affect the entire body, such as chronic fatigue. Women and men between the ages of 30 and 50 are typically affected. Talk to your healthcare provider about treatment options that can offer the best results with minimal side effects.

Men and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, a disease that renders bones porous and frail, causes over 30,000 hip fractures annually in Canada. While most people associate osteoporosis with women, around 25% of these fractures occur in men. To help prevent osteoporosis, make sure to exercise regularly, suited to your health. This will encourage bone cell renewal. If you are not getting enough nutrients from your food, you may require a dietary supplement such as calcium and vitamin D, which are crucial for bone health. Speak to your Pharmacist for more information. LifeSmart Health | LifeSmartHealth.ca

Improve Your Focus & Concentration Naturally

Very often the brain and nervous system become fatigued and overloaded. Much like a computer receiving too much data all at once, the brain can become overwhelmed, slow down, or even crash. This can result in an inability to focus, brain fog, memory loss, ADD/ADHS-like symptoms, a “wired” feeling, or the inability to cope with daily life. Alternative approaches such as Biofeedback testing and treatment are highly effective in improving focus and concentration. It detects imbalances, or weaknesses, in the stress handling areas of the body, and in turn, stimulates the affected areas to help the mind and body better function in times of overload, overwhelm, and fatigue.

What is Financial Planning?

We all have goals and dreams, however establishing a plan to achieve them is key. Your Financial Planner will put together your Personal Financial Action Plan (PFAP) that will provide a step-by-step strategy to achieve your goals. We look at all areas of budget and cashflow management providing guidance for savings. We then look at tax effectiveness; should you use a TFSA or an RRSP, etc. Then we factor in risk management, which is looking at what you want to happen if you should die, become disabled or get sick. The final area is “estate planning”, which is a way of planning for whatever you don’t spend.