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Supporting Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a noticeable impact on the mental health of Canadians, and the federal government has taken some good initial steps towards addressing this with an economic recovery plan and the free Wellness Together Canada portal. However, about 1.6 million Canadians were living with unmet mental health needs before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Mental Health Association is working to expand and adapt its virtual services and supports countrywide, and is also calling on the federal government to take further action to support Canadians’ mental health needs. For more information, please visit:

Bandits Wellness Essential Oil Blend

Bandits Wellness Blend is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. This blend is a powerhouse of usefulness and supports overall wellness! As one of our most popular products, it is no wonder that Bandits Blend is added to so many home diffusers, cleaning and personal care products. Add several drops of Bandits Blend to a spray bottle with water and mist the air in your room, car or office as needed to leave your space smelling fresh and clean.

Martial Arts for Children

Martial Art holds a high reputation among many who have watched their young ones grow through the practice. Most parents say their children develop discipline, respect and concentration, along with better strength, endurance and balance. These transferable skills will often follow students into adulthood and continue to shape their actions and worldview. Science is beginning to document improved resiliency and symptoms of autism and ADHD among those who practice on a regular basis, including social interactions, self-regulation, attention, memory and cognitive functioning.

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.

Nutrition and the Eyes

Diet and nutrition play an important role in the overall health of the eyes and may help prevent Macular Degeneration and Dry Eye Syndrome. Omega-3’s, which can be found naturally through fish, flaxseed and walnuts, are one the most popular supplements to take today, and for good reason. Studies have also shown it may help in Dry Eye Syndrome. Things to consider in purchasing omega-3’s are purity, potency (EPA and DHA) and freshness. Vitamin A, C, E have benefits such as protecting the cornea, preventing dry eyes, night blindness and cataracts, while Lutein and Zeaxanthin may help protect the eyes against harmful blue light.

An Important Step to Solve Reading Difficulties

When a student struggles with reading and learning it is important to first rule out the possibility of a vision problem. Often this can be an eye coordination problem which means that your child will pass most vision screenings in school and even at the pediatrician’s office. Vision screenings typically test for how clearly one can see the letters on the eye chart (“20/20”) which is only 1 of 17 visual skills required for reading and learning. If reading is difficult and homework takes longer than it should, be sure to schedule a binocular vision evaluation, with a Developmental Optometrist.

Acupuncture for Gastrointestinal Disorders

If you’ve tried conventional medicine to keep digestive problems in check without success, consider acupuncture, which is a holistic health treatment without side effects. Many modern clinical studies show that acupuncture alters various biochemical and physiological states to treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal illnesses, like irritable bowel syndrome, Chron’s disease, gallstones, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea. Acupuncture may help by improving gastrointestinal motility and restoring stomach acidity to normal levels; Reducing serum levels of serotonin which can help the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Reducing inflammation by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors, and improving delayed gastric emptying.

Fitness Goals for Better Health

Fitness On The Go Personal Training provides customized in-home fitness and personal training to help clients reach their fitness goals. The company strives to make fitness easy and accessible to everyone by bringing an individualized exercise program and a qualified personal trainer to you! All necessary fitness equipment such as exercise mats, swiss balls, medicine balls, elastics, etc. is brought right to your door. All you need to provide is about 6 feet by 6 feet of floor space and a solid 50-55 minutes of your time to work towards your personal fitness goals and better overall health.

4 Tips for Better Heart Health

1. Get good sleep. Adults who experience good-quality sleep typically have healthier arteries than those who don’t sleep as soundly.
2. Adopt healthy eating habits. Cut back on salt, limit alcohol to no more than one to two drinks a day, and nourish your body with fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.
3. Slash bad fats. Cut down on saturated fats, which are mainly found in meat and full-fat dairy products. You should totally ban trans-fats from your diet, which are found in processed foods.
4. Get checked for diabetes. Over time, high blood sugar damages arteries and makes heart disease more likely.

Product Review: Colflex® by Innotech™

ColFlex® Super Oregano Oil Spray is a great-tasting 4-in-1 oral spray containing essential oils of oregano, thyme, and spearmint oil in an extra virgin olive oil base, sweetened with stevia and fortified with vitamin D3. Spray orally to help relieve coughs, sore throat, travelling challenges, that “under the weather feeling” and for general oral hygiene and fresher breath. Lab tests show that ColFlex inhibited the growth of bacteria such as S. aureus and S. pneumonia after 27 minutes and inhibited the growth of E. coli and S. typhi after 9 minutes. Colflex® is proudly made right here in Winnipeg.

What’s Keto All About?

You have more than likely heard about Keto, Ketones, or the Ketogenic Diet. Ketosis is a metabolic state that causes your body to switch from using glucose (sugar) as its primary source of fuel to running on ketones (fat). A ketogenic diet (consuming high fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrates), fasting for extended periods, or simply consuming exogenous ketones can improve mental clarity, sleep, energy, fat loss, appetite control, mood, immune function, blood sugar, metabolic function, and exercise recovery. Talk to a health provider with keto diet experience if you have any questions about the lifestyle and its benefits.