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At Whole Hearted Wellness, I embrace holistic health for a balanced life—mind, body, and soul. Whether you’re looking to enhance your well-being, prevent health issues, or maintain good health, support is available for you. Whole food nutrition education is offered, focusing on using food as medicine, with a wide variety of workshops, including sourdough making, kombucha crafting, and milk kefir creations. Community gardening opportunities are available, along with various wellness practices. Guidance in mindfulness and energy practices is also provided to support your personal awakening. The commitment is to guide you through life’s transitions, promoting growth and well-being.

Wildfire Smoke Health Risks

Wildfire smoke, a blend of PM2.5 and gases like carbon monoxide, poses severe health risks in Western Canada. It obstructs oxygen intake, irritates the respiratory system, and triggers inflammation, manifesting in eye irritation, coughing, or headaches. While most symptoms are manageable, severe cases require medical attention, especially if experiencing breathlessness or chest pain. Smoke exposure heightens infection risks, including COVID-19 and ear infections in children. Minimizing exposure is crucial. HEPA air filters and sealed environments help indoors. While driving, maintain closed windows and recirculated air. During smoky periods, reduce exertion, exercise indoors, and stay hydrated. Prioritize health amidst wildfires. Source: ( use code 1. MBWN24 for a 15% discount

Send Him Some Local Love

With Men’s Mental Health and Father’s Day both in the month of June, this is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the significant men in our lives with nature’s timeless beauty. The variety of floral arrangements and lush plants mirrors the diverse personalities of men. From the classic elegance of roses to the cheerful vibrancy of sunflowers and the tranquility of green plants, each choice is crafted to uniquely honor them. This year, opt for a bouquet and a fruit gift basket, that not only shows appreciation but also symbolically enriches the enduring bond.

Surprising Sleep Tips

According to the Canadian Government, one-quarter of adults report problems with falling or staying asleep, most, or all of the time. Here are some surprising tips to improve your sleep. #1- Close your eyes and roll them backward. Rolling your eyes causes your brain to release melatonin, a natural sleep hormone. #2- Breathe through your nose, not your mouth. Breathing through the mouth can have a stress effect on the brain. Breathing through the nose sends relaxation signals to your brain. #3- Tell yourself “I’m not going to sleep”. Reverse psychology works better than you think. Give these tips a try tonight to help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Connections Matter on Father’s Day

Father’s Day offers a poignant reminder of the vital role mental health plays in the lives of our aging parents. For seniors residing in independent living homes, the benefits extend beyond physical care. These communities foster crucial social interactions that can stave off the loneliness and depression often faced by those living alone. Friendships formed in these environments provide emotional support, joy, and a sense of belonging. Celebrating Father’s Day in such a setting underscores the importance of a strong support network. By prioritizing companionship and mental well-being, we honor our fathers not just with gifts, but with the invaluable gift of connection.

Free Cooking Show

Sign up for a free Saladmaster® Cooking Show and enjoy an interactive, fun experience with great food and great people. Our Cooking Coaches will share healthier food preparation methods and demonstrate Saladmaster’s techniques. You’ll see, hear, smell, and taste the difference in our nutritious, low-fat meals. Friendly and knowledgeable, our Coaches cook and clean while you enjoy a flavorful, nutrient-dense meal. Learn new cooking techniques, gain valuable nutritional insights, and discover the Saladmaster® Cooking System. Call 204-504-6224 or email to sign up. Follow us: IG-the.greenapronofficial FB: Thé Green Apron-Saladmaster

Aging At Home

Many seniors would prefer to stay at home than move into a senior care home, but there are some challenges to consider. Factors like finances, physical mobility, social network, health concerns, and safety in the home are all things to think about. If you decide to remain in your home, discuss your plans with your family or a trusted advisor. It’s important to prepare your home to ensure you can live comfortably and safely there, using various aids and tools to make things easier. In-home care can also provide much-needed day-to-day support, as well as transportation to appointments and gatherings.

The Place to Turn for Dementia Support

After Sheila Anderson’s husband was diagnosed with dementia, she reached out to the Alzheimer Society for support. They received helpful resources and information, which gave them the opportunity to join a support group.
“The Society is a place you know you can turn to for support,” says Sheila. “Being able to talk to people in the same position as you is so helpful because we all understand what dementia is really like.”
Sheila and Bruce are now regular monthly donors. Donating to the Society helps to continue services like one-to-one counselling, support groups, education sessions, dementia-friendly programming and more. To learn more about the Alzheimer Society and how to donate, visit our website.

June Brain Teasers

.1 What can a man do standing up, a woman do sitting down, and a dog do on three legs? 2. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I? 3. What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive? 4. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a bed but never sleeps?

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

The Healthy Book Club

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men’s Health – distills 25 years of research on men’s health into a comprehensive resource. It covers diet, exercise, supplements, and diseases like prostate cancer. The guide also offers advice on alcohol consumption, stress control, and navigating the healthcare system, making it an essential reference for men’s health. Ask at your local bookstore.