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Natural Product Spotlight:

Herbs and Butters Skincare products promote and support healthier skin using ingredients that are safe, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Formulated by a chemist in small batches, each product is carefully created with a purpose using proven botanical ingredients that work to gently transform your skin. Herbs and Butters strives to be a sustainable skincare brand by incorporating plant-based components that are biodegradable. All products are cruelty free, never tested on animals and free of harmful or controversial ingredients. Herbs and Butters boasts a full line of premium and luxurious facial and body care products including eye creams, serums, cleansers, toners, exfoliators and moisturizers.

In Your Community

Learning new skills can help you face the daily realities of living with and caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is offering free online family education to help empower and inform people with dementia, their families and friends. Join us for a wide range of topics, such as navigating the first steps after a diagnosis and end of life care, so you can feel more confident on your dementia journey. To learn more about our sessions and to register, please visit our website at Alzheimer.mb.ca.

Is Your Indoor Air Healthy?

We all care about our family’s health, but have you considered the quality of the air inside of our homes? Allergies, illness, and long-term health can all be affected either in a positive or negative fashion depending on the quality of the air inside your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the air inside your home can be 2 to 10 times more polluted than the outside air. It is difficult for our immune system to keep up with the abundance of pollen, dander, smoke, mold, bacteria, and chemical gases that are locked inside. Consider investing in an air purifier to keep your home and your family healthy.

Connecting With Connie

Our mission is to facilitate healthy aging connected to community life for older Manitobans and their families. We plan to do this by integrating program design and delivery of front-line services through leadership, learning, connection and community engagement with our members who are committed to an age friendly path. If older adults are socially isolated it may place them at an increased risk of being a victim of crime, abuse, falls, or other hazards. Maintaining meaningful social connections is important across the course of your life and can assist us all in aging well. Connect to your local senior centre/group.

Give the Gift of Wellness

Essential oils are more than nice scents. When you give someone a starter kit, you are giving them powerful plant extracts that are their path to better wellness. These natural solutions will empower them to dodge harmful chemicals. Extracted through careful steam distillation and cold pressing, only the purest essential oils are used in our products. Whether they want to boost their energy or supplement their diet, these solutions empower them to meet their wellness goals the natural way considering holistic mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Learn more about what essential oils are, how they work, their uses and benefits.

Book Review: Your Digital Undertaker

Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. Get ready for the biggest launch of the decade! Your Digital Undertaker – the book that moves the needle on the number of Canadians with a will. The world has gone digital, and so have our estates. Everyone needs a will, and in the information age your estate now includes your entire digital life and footprint. This is the first book of its kind that draws the reader into the world of estate planning with a digital twist, bringing the two worlds together. Available now in e-book formats. Ask for it now at your local bookstore. YourDigitalUnderTaker.ca

IV Nutrient Therapy for Optimal Health

IV nutrient therapy is a safe and effective treatment that delivers high dose vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the blood stream to encourage optimal health. These nutrients transfer directly into your body’s cells and create a rapid change in how you feel. Many patients report feeling a dramatic improvement that is almost immediate for many symptoms including cold or allergy symptoms, lethargy, and stress. It can also be used to safely treat fatigue, mental health concerns, focus and productivity, digestive issues, healthy aging, athletic support, inflammatory issues, and hormonal and fertility problems, to name a few.

Avoid Injury This Spring

Spring means two things: yard work and stiff, sore muscles. Stretching to prepare muscles for strenuous activities that have not been done since fall is very important. Simple things like doing arm circles, shrugging your shoulders, and touching your toes should be done before and after activity. If you do over exert and your neck, shoulder, arm, or back pain is not going away within a week, there are natural alternatives that can help. Options such as designed nutritional formulations, Biofeedback, or NIR Therapy will reduce inflammation and stimulate muscle repair to help you recover quickly and get back to enjoying spring.

Why Hire a Youth Coach?

Coaching has been proven to help young people with several challenges that they face. Things such as what career they are thinking about after high school, struggles they are currently dealing with in school, or personal stresses outside of school. As a parent you may want to handle these issues on your own, or maybe you have been trying but would like a helping hand. Coaching will not only improve the relationships they have with themselves, but with you and all those around them. Empower your youth to thrive and succeed. They are the leaders of tomorrow.

Acupuncture for Tendonitis

Tendonitis occurs when tendons become irritated or inflamed, which causes pain and tenderness in the affected area. Symptoms can affect any tendon, but most often happen in the heels, knees, wrists, elbows, and shoulders. Tendonitis is frequently caused by repetitive movements of joints, and can range from mild symptoms to more severe. Studies have shown that acupuncture can help reduce the pain symptoms related to tendonitis in both acute and chronic cases by increasing blood flow and oxygen saturation in the affected area. It’s important to seek help for tendonitis pain as soon as possible for the most effective relief.

Patient Means Being a Partner

Patient safety is everyone’s responsibility, including patients themselves! Getting involved improves your care. This is why MIPS offers free patient safety presentations to the public, providing information, resources, and tools that people can use to learn how to: 1) engage with their healthcare team 2) ask questions 3) be informed 4) take part in decision-making, and 5) advocate for themselves & others. If you are looking for valuable education for your community group or organization, and are interested in booking a virtual presentation, visit MIPS.ca/presentations.html for more details.