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Natural Foot and Back Pain Relief

Did you know that lack of stability and balance account for a large portion of foot and back pain issues? Today, wellness consumers want products to enhance their quality of life and are asking for natural, safe solutions for more energy, pain relief and enhanced mobility. VoxxLife socks and insoles with HPT optimize the user’s stability and balance at the nervous system level and provide relief from aches and pains with drug free proven technology. Voxx Human Performance Technology (HPT) is based on 45 Years of research in Neuromuscular Science, Chiropractic Neurology and Reflexology. Come see a balance demo at the Wellnessnews Women’s Expo on February 8th at the VI Conference Centre.

Loneliness May Lead to Bad Health

Several studies have shown social isolation can negatively affect your health. This National Institute on Aging primer notes that loneliness can lead to high blood pressure, depression, and put you at greater risk of illness. That could mean more doctor’s visits and higher health care costs. And what if you or your loved one takes a fall with no one around? Beyond the physical pain, the financial implications could be high. And then there’s the emotional toll of social isolation, which can be even more devastating. These are all things to consider when deciding whether you or your loved one spend the next chapter of life at home or in a senior living community.

Indulge, Escape, Shop @ the Women’s Expo

The Women’s Expo is all about empowerment, nutrition, pampering, fashion, fun, friends and wellbeing. Lots of great things to explore at the Women’s Expo with over 100 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. The third annual Women’s Expo features wellness seminars, shopping opportunities and a Fashion Show. Bring your girlfriends, your daughters, your neighbours and plan to spend the day. The Expo is FREE to attend. See you on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo.

Role of a Pharmacist

Pharmacists are experts in prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs; and are trained on diseases, symptoms, treatment and signs that require an appointment with a doctor. Your pharmacist will ensure your prescribed medication is appropriate for your health issue, is the correct dose based on your weight and kidney health and does not interact with any medication you are already taking. As appropriate, you pharmacist may suggest a complementary treatment to prevent side effects and can help ensure that you aren’t taking drugs that are no longer needed. If you feel unwell, your pharmacist may recommend an OTC medication or refer you to a health care professional.

Gambling Support and Treatment Services

Many people opt for extra support when enrolling in the Voluntary Self-Exclusion (VSE) Program. You can have a friend or family member, a GameSense Advisor, or your counsellor join you. Remember, you can access free support and treatment services any time before, during or after your VSE term through the BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program. If you wish to renew your exclusion, you can do so in person at any gaming facility in BC, via email at or by mailing a letter to: BC Lottery Corporation Manager, Casino Security and Surveillance 74 W. Seymour Street Kamloops, BC V2C 1E2

Wool Bedding Benefits

We lose an average of one liter of liquid per night. Wool is a natural hollow fiber that absorbs and wicks away that moisture preventing the conditions that allow bad bacteria to thrive. Wool absorbs 33% its own weight in moisture. Dampness aggravates muscle aches and pains and conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and diabetes. Dust mites don’t live in wool making it a natural remedy for asthmatic conditions. It promotes blood circulation for a deep, uninterrupted sleep and allows the magnetic field of the body to keep flowing! Wool is nature’s answer to many of our health and comfort needs.

How Does Prolozone Work For Chronic Pain?

Prolozone Therapy is an injection technique similar to Prolotherapy that uses ozone. Joints heal much more quickly because ozone is a highly reactive molecule & when injected into a joint capsule it is able to stimulate the fibroblastic joint repairing abilities. This allows for a healing environment within the joint to develop and results in increased range of motion and decreased pain. Because Prolozone has the ability in many cases to actually correct the pathology of the disorder, there is a 75% chance for the chronic pain sufferer to become permanently pain free. By repairing the connective tissue this is all that is needed to permanently reverse chronic pain.

Custom Hearing Solutions for Any Lifestyle

Protecting your hearing is the best way to prevent hearing loss. Custom hearing solutions are designed to match any lifestyle. Custom hearing protection for swimmers keeps the water out of the ear canal preventing irritation or infection. A single gunshot can cause permanent hearing loss, so hearing protection is essential for anything involving firearms. Custom hearing protection for hunters is specially designed to prevent against impulse noise. Musicians and anyone who enjoys music, rejoice! Now you can maintain the sound quality when listening to music and protect your hearing. Custom hearing protection for music lovers allows you to enjoy rich, natural sound.

An Eco-Friendly Goodbye

An eco-friendly, green burial takes a step back from the modern practice of cremation and returns to the root of traditional burial. Wrapped in a shroud or in a biodegradable casket, the body is returned to the earth in the most natural way possible. Over time, the cemetery is restored to the surrounding ecosystem. Beyond the ecological value of the process, there are also benefits to the grieving family. The rituals, connection, and involvement throughout the process allows them to experience, feel, and connect to their loss first hand, taking positive steps on their grieving journey.

Brighter, Clearer Skin

Glycolic Chemical Peels are a popular treatment for wrinkles, acne, rosacea and scarring. Glycolic is a fruit acid derived from sugar cane. When applied to the skin, it helps remove the “glue” that holds the older, rougher and drier skin on the surface. By peeling this layer of skin, a fresh, new layer becomes visible. This skin is brighter and exfoliated. It will look younger, with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. People with acne will often notice that their skin is less oily and much clearer. There is little recovery time and no pain relievers are necessary.

Live Theatre – Miracle on 34th Street

This is the Christmas story that we all want to believe in! Kris Kringle, a retired old man, is hired as Macy’s Santa in New York, and begins to spread Christmas cheer by directing parents to other stores, where they can find the exact special gift on their child’s Christmas list. As he threatens their commercialization of Christmas, those in charge try to have Kris committed. The stakes are raised with a court competency hearing, and the risk of one little girl’s belief in Santa. When the court confirms Kris is the true Santa, both children and adults alike experience the delight of childhood fantasy.