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Tame the Squirrel Essential Oil Blend

It’s true: Natural oils are revered for their calming, relaxing properties, but diffusing essential oils can also come in handy when you need to stay alert and focused. Certain oils are actually able to stimulate the brain almost immediately, resulting in better focus—and sometimes a little mood boost, too. Our “Tame the Squirrel” essential oil blend includes a power combination of Frankincense, Cedarwood, Melissa, Lemon, Lavender, Sandalwood. Try it in a diffuser on you desk at work, or while your kids are doing homework.

Clean Eating: Keto Pancakes

2 scoops Innotech Nutrition chocolate NaturePro grass fed whey protein. 1 cup almond flour. ¼ cup coconut flour. 3 tablespoon monk fruit. 1tsp baking powder. 5 eggs. 1/3 cup almond milk. ¼ cup avocado oil. 1 1/2tsp vanilla extract. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. If too thick, add a little more milk. Preheat an oiled pan on the stove over medium heat. Ladle some of the batter into the hot pan and form into circles. Cook for 1-2 minutes until bubbles start to form. Flip and cook another 1-2 minutes. Enjoy.

Product Review:

LiveLife GPS Mobile Alarm. The LiveLife 4GX Mobile Alarm allows seniors to maintain their independence and remain active, while also keeping them safe. The stylish waterproof pendant uses the same cellular phone technology as a mobile phone, without any over-complicated features. Up to six emergency contacts can be stored in the device, which uses the best available 4GX/4G mobile network to notify all emergency contacts, with the push of a button, if a senior loved one is in need of help. A built-in GPS tracker allows for easy location, and the device also has a hands-free speaker-phone mode for both incoming and outgoing communication.

Resurfacing for Skin Renewal

Laser skin resurfacing involves accurate and precise treatment that helps restore the natural beauty of the skin. The long-lasting method targets imperfections in the skin, while leaving surrounding unblemished skin untouched. This allows for greater control over which parts of the skin are treated, unlike traditional treatments such as chemical peels or dermabrasion. The treatment stimulates the production of new collagen, helping to form new, tighter skin that is fresh and healthy looking. Laser skin resurfacing treatments are suitable for all skin types and tones, can involve everything from light touch-ups to deep collagen remodeling, and require minimal patient downtime. Dr. Cherine Sidhom,

Three Tips to Boost Focus

1. Practice Mindful Journaling: set aside time every day to write down how you are feeling right now, sensations you feel, and why you are feeling the way you are. Do this without judgement and be kind to yourself. 2. Practice Gratitude: every day tell a family member or colleague three things you are grateful for – your overall positivity will skyrocket after one month. 3. Try Uni-tasking. That is, focus only on one thing at a time. Want more tips? Check out our full Guide to Mindfulness at Work at wellnessworkscanada.ca.

Treating Sciatica with Acupuncture

Sciatica pain is a common issue that can affect your quality of life, but there are ways to treat and manage it. Excluding the serious cases that require surgery, acupuncture can be an effective way to reduce or eliminate sciatica pain. It works by reducing pain signals to the brain and can even help to regenerate crushed nerves. It is important to seek treatment from an accredited TCM/Acupuncture PAIN specialist, as some patients may be experiencing piriformis muscle syndrome, which has similar symptoms to sciatica. A pain specialist will ensure you are getting the right diagnosis because the treatment can be very different than treating sciatica.

Optimize Your Eyes

What many people may not know is that not all progressive lenses are the same. Sure, there are your conventional ones, but now there are also lenses equipped with computer technology in the surface region of the lens. Not your average pair of glasses! Talk about high quality. This is called Freeform Progressive Technology. Freeform lenses can sharpen vision, provide brighter colours, and reduce glare caused by light sources at night. Many leaders in the vision industry see free-form technology as the revolution of vision.

Trouble Remembering Your Daily Medications?

Talk to your pharmacist about different ways we can make things easier on you and improve compliance. Whether it’s as simple as setting a daily alarm or using easy-to-open pill bottles, pharmacists can help point you in the right direction and make sure your medication is taken properly and safely. There are many compliance packaging options available such as dosettes, medication strips and various styles of blister packs. Talk to your pharmacist to see what might be right for you!

The Wonders of Aloe Vera

Humans have used aloe vera therapeutically for over 5,000 years. It is truly a medicinal plant, full of nutritional benefits. It contains 20 minerals, 19 of the 20 amino acids required by the body, and 12 vitamins. Aloe vera also provides the enzymes lipases and proteases, which aid in digestion; saponins, which are substances that exert a powerful anti-microbial effect against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast; and salicylic acid, which when used topically helps to break down dead tissue. When taken orally, aloe vera acts as an anti-inflammatory. No wonder it is used for such a wide range of remedies.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss can often sneak up on you, as it tends to present differently from hearing loss related to other causes. Rather than making noises seem quieter, it instead causes a distortion in hearing, making it difficult to pick up certain frequency ranges. This is caused by the degradation of the Cochlea, which occurs from repeated, long-term exposure to loud noises. Things like using a lawnmower, listening to loud music, or using noisy equipment at work can all lead to noise-induced hearing loss over time. Avoiding noisy environments and using hearing protection can help prevent this issue.

Wellness Tea of the Month

FLOR DE JAMAICA. This fruit tea is not just beautiful to the eyes, but delicious to your taste buds. With the warmer days of summer, this tea will be great as an Iced Tea with a minimum or no add sweetener. It has a beautiful ruby red infusion, similar to sangria so it can be enjoyed as a mocktail or even a cocktail! This blend has some hibiscus flowers, which prevent hypertension, lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels to keep you healthy. Elderberries and currants are pack with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, perfect to boost your immune system during this tough times.