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7 Reasons to buy Organic
  1. Protect the health of children
  2. Look after your own health
  3. Safeguard the health of farm workers
  4. Preserve the soil
  5. Protect the water
  6. Conserve resources
  7. Fight global warming

Thoroughly washing conventional produce and trimming away peels will help minimize chemical residue while still retaining a high level of nutrients. If organic foods don’t fit into your budget or lifestyle, don’t worry. Most health authorities report that the health benefits that come from eating fruits and vegetables outweigh concerns of pesticide use. Whether you select organic or conventionally grown produce, eating nine to thirteen servings of fruits and vegetables each day is still the healthiest way to get the vitamins, minerals and fiber you need as a preventive health measure.

Have a Weak Immune System?

Oil of Oregano is a potent herbal antimicrobial that effectively tackles bacterial, yeast, fungal, and parasitic infections. It offers powerful antioxidant protection and immune system support, and helps relieve various respiratory conditions.

Natural Factors Organic Oil of Oregano is derived from wild-crafted Origanum vulgare using gentle steam distillation to ensure maximum purity and potency and has an optimal concentration of 80%. In addition it is hand harvested, organic certified, and uses the entire herb to maximize the synergistic effects.

So if you need something to boost your immune system this winter, pick up a bottle of Natural Factors Organic Oil of Oregano!


Men think it can’t happen to them

Osteoporosis, also called the “silent thief”, impacts men too!

During their lifetime, at least one in five Canadian men will suffer a broken bone from osteoporosis, a disease that can result in disfigurement, lowered self-esteem, reduction or loss of mobility and decreased independence – it may even lead to death. Lawrence McCaffrey is one of 113,000 Manitobans living with osteoporosis. McCaffrey suffered his first wrist and hip fractures at age 32, but due to the lack of information about men and osteoporosis, it was not until six years later that his doctor diagnosed McCaffrey with the disease. Osteoporosis can strike anyone at any age, so know your risks.

Contact the Manitoba Chapter of Osteoporosis Canada at 204-772-3498 or to register to attend our free Public Forum on Wednesday, November 5th at the Eastern Star Chalet in Charleswood.

Business Spotlight: Jimel’s International Cuisine

Looking for somewhere new and exciting to eat that will kick start your taste buds? Then Jimel’s International Cuisine is the place for you! They’re amazing international and authentic Filipino food has brought in hundreds of people, including none other than Justin Trudeau. Jimel’s uses only the finest seafood, fruits, and vegetables and only use the freshest local meats from right here in Manitoba. They can easily accommodate large dinner parties or corporate events of up to 200 people and also do catering. Stop by today and experience a truly great and memorable dining experience!

Jimel’s International Cuisine
A-1035 St. James St.

Ten Rules of External Discipline (TRED) for Healthy Living

Avoid fast food: leads to weight gain and health problems. Drink water: liquid calories don’t fill you up, but add up. Eat salad: mixed greens are loaded with nutrients and have almost no calories. Get some exercise every day: you should get moving. Make sleep a priority: if you sleep enough and soundly, you will have more control over your appetite and energy for exercise. Mind your mouth: avoid mindless eating. Eat foods with identifiable ingredients: avoid foods that contain ingredients we can’t pronounce. Plan all eating occasions: go off the “see food” diet. Tell everyone: tell the people in your life what changes you want to make and why. Choose what you chew: take control of your choices, at home and when you’re out.

Financial Well-Being

Have you ever stopped to think about the impact a change in your physical health can have on your financial well-being and goals? Fortunately, there are ways to protect ourselves beyond a clean diet and regular exercise regimen. Critical illness insurance is one of the most powerful tools in your financial arsenal against life-changing health issues. It pays out a lump sum of cash if you’ve been diagnosed with a serious medical condition; most commonly cancer, heart attack and stroke but could include dozens more. Many plans will also pay you back all of your premiums if you never make a claim! Check with your financial advisor to see how well you’re protected.

Thomas Johnson – Cascade Financial Group

Flowers Improve Emotional Health

Nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health – flowers. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. People studies feel less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction. “Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being.”

Stop Viruses Before They Stop You!

Viral attack? Fight back! ECHINAMIDE® Anti-Viral – Soft gels or Liquid. Anti-Viral & Anti-Cold Formulas with Clinically-Proven ECHINAMIDE®. Protect your family year round with a proven herbal formula. Contains ECHINAMIDE, astragalus, lomatium, reishi, and licorice. Effective against all viral conditions, from colds and flus to herpes, laryngitis and tonsillitis. Most potent immune support, clinically proven effective to stimulate your immune system to fight colds and viruses. Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial are your most potent ally against viral and bacterial infections. It contains the clinically tested and patented ECHINAMIDE® formulation, along with four other herbs that have demonstrated immune stimulation properties. Stop viruses before they stop YOU.

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MELT, Mat and Myofascia Program Results Are In!

What difference did you see and feel?

#1 response: I was and felt more relaxed!
2. Better posture and less chronic pain.
3. It is a program that I actually stayed with and did not give up on!
4. it is actually stuff I used i.e. keep doing the stretches that I remember, breathing when I am walking and pulling in my abs.
5. Felt less tightness.
6. Feel better and move more stable when standing.
7. Both MELT & Pilates feel good at stretching the body safely.
8. I set out to fix my bad back and scoliosis and sciatic pain and this is working!
9. I lowered my Blood Pressure and Blood sugar!
10. Feel more positive and happy!
11. MELT was a way for me to release tension on my own and fairly quickly; Pilates involves longer term regular practice and this program integrates the two nicely.
12. I actually use this for relaxation, posture and engaging my pelvic floor when my back starts to ache.
13. Definitely more energy, less headaches and less pain especially muscle tension-I met my goal I wanted to decrease muscle tension in my body and it happened!!!

Therapeutic Massage Helps

Everybody knows that Massage Therapy is relaxing and feels good, but did you know that regular Massage Therapy has many medical benefits as well? When some people think of Massage they visualize going to a spa, a way to treat yourself, maybe once a year. But many do not realize that Therapeutic Massage performed in a clinic by a Registered Massage Therapist can improve your overall health and well-being as well. Therapeutic Massage has been shown to help with a variety of conditions including arthritis, muscle and joint pain, headaches and fibromyalgia. As well, Massage Therapy can be used to treat insomnia, anxiety and depression, and stress and stress related conditions. Massage has also been shown to increase circulation, lower blood pressure and strengthen the immune system.

Clean Eating: Curry Sweet Potato Soup with Roasted Chic Peas


1 medium onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large sweet potato, cubed
2 tbsp yellow curry powder
1/4 tsp cayenne
3/4 tsp salt
3 cups coconut milk

Sauté onions and garlic in oil, add in potato and spices, add coconut milk cook to boiling and simmer another 25 minutes.

Chick Peas: 
1 can chickpeas (2 cups)
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ginger powder
pinch paprika

Toast in 400º oven for 5 minutes tossing often, add to soup.