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Permanent Weightloss Solution

Are you looking for a structured program that can put an end to constant dieting? Ideal Protein, a medically developed weightloss protocol that focuses on education, improving health and lifestyle change offers exactly that. Your personal weight loss coach will empower you with the knowledge that you need in order to develop better living habits and smarter eating choices. Losing weight is not just about dieting and looking good, it’s about making permanent lifestyle changes. Once you have lost your excess weight, you will know what food combinations to steer clear of and how to avoid weight gain while still enjoying the foods you love.
Tammy Prince, Ideal Protein Weightloss Coach, The Medicine Shoppe at Departure Bay Road, OptimaWeightLossCentre.com

Want to Quit Smoking?

Are you tired of your addiction; blowing money in the air? Tired of being trapped in a downward spiral? Do you know someone who talks about wanting to quit and needs that extra little push to make it happen? Acupuncture is a natural way to quit smoking. Naturopathic remedies help to control the emotions that come with addictions. Look for a clinic that offers a variety of therapies including Hypnosis, Oxygen-Ozone-Therapy, Neurofeedback and TRE. Such a clinic can support you all around to be successful in stepping away from your addiction. Patients experience, after a few treatments, that a cigarette appears unappealing and may even cause nausea when smoked.
NaturallyHealthyClinic.ca

The Big Five 0! What is it about turning fifty?

Maybe your kids are gone, a career change or bankruptcy? You’re feeling new aches. Time is speeding-up. There’s lots you want to do. It’s overwhelming! How can you maintain your youthfulness and live life to the fullest, energetically, passionately? It’s time to step back and GET INSPIRED AGAIN. Believe your second fifty can be the most exciting part of your life. Limiting beliefs get passed down by family, friends, teachers, religious leaders, politicians, health practitioners, celebrities. Beliefs can change.
Laurent Goldstein, Award Winning Producer, “Your Second Fifty”, OnaScaleof1to10Film.com/events

Early Disease Detection with CRT

Computerized Regulation Thermography (CRT) is a highly effective 119 point scan health care test. It has no side effects and is safe for all ages. CRT is performed with a highly sensitive heat probe that can identify over 50 health priorities including heavy metal toxicity, systemic virus, thyroid hypofunction, potential cyst formation / tumors, and global immune stress. Based on over 30 years of patented research and clinical use by physicians in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, CRT is a dynamic, innovative way to screen for more than 40 disease patterns, finding problems up to a year ahead of other testing methods.
NaturallyHealthyClinic.ca

Teaching Gambling Sense to Children

Gambling in the 21st Century has become a sophisticated, and in some cases, a more subtle wagering activity. The Responsible & Problem Gambling Program and the Centre for Addictions Research have partnered to create lesson plans for the BC’s new K-12 curriculum. Teachings include themes such as: 1 Every human society appears to have accepted gambling in some form; 2 Gambling can be fun but can also lead to significant harm; 3 As humans, we need to learn how to manage gambling and; 4 We can learn how to control gambling by examining the different ways people have thought about it, engaging in critical self-reflection and listening to each other.
Karen Hlady, Community Engagement & Prevention Service Provider, BCResponsibleGambling.ca

Time for a Wellness Resolution

Looking to start the new year off in the right direction? How about making a wellness resolution?
Wellness is an active, lifelong process of becoming aware of your choices and making decisions that help you live a more balanced and fulfilling life. Talking to a counsellor can help you address relationship issues, learn to forgive and let go of anger and resentment. When we are compassionate to ourselves we can begin to address these issues. Now is the time to take care of yourself. You’re worth it.
Michael Kuntz, MSW, RSW, MichaelKuntzCounselling.com

Regenerate Your Back

Does your back chronically hurt? There is a method of treatment to regenerate your back called Ozone therapy. Used in combination with injection therapy, it results in about 75% of chronic pain sufferers to become permanently pain free. Chronic pain occurs in areas of the body that contain ligaments, cartilage or articular surfaces that have little circulation. This makes them especially vulnerable to the effects of decreased oxygen utilization and aging. When these areas become traumatized, there is a further decrease in circulation. Prolozone therapy with procaine, natural anti-inflammatory medications, vitamins & minerals and ozone gives the tissues what they need to heal.
Dr. Sterling Desmond, Dr. TCM, R.Ac., EvolveWithDesera.com

Reconnective Healing® Not Just for Humans

A happy dog owner shared her experience. “The Reconnective Healing® session that our 14-year old dog Penny received was a tremendous help. She was experiencing bouts of hoarse coughing, keeping both her and me awake at night. Following her first RH session, she had a very peaceful night – and so did I! The second session cleared up most of the remaining occasional cough. As an added bonus, Penny seems to be more agile and is walking more easily. I too seem to have benefited from being present for her sessions; my joints are hurting less and are more flexible than before. Thank you!” J. H., A happy client.

Wellness Travel

We all travel for a variety of reasons. For some, it’s an escape and a break from reality. For others, it’s a chance to experience the unknown, learn and get out of our comfort zones. Over the past few years, a new reason for travel has gained popularity: Traveling for your own personal health and wellness. Wellness travel is all about putting your physical, mental and spiritual health at the forefront of your trip. It’s becoming one of the fastest growing travel trends today. By combining travel and wellness, you’re fueling your sense of adventure while nourishing yourself inside and out.

How Can I Bring Joy to a Local Child this Christmas?

For 50 years, the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program has been making life a little bit brighter for local residents in-need. The program provides a special gift for children and youth and a local grocery gift cards for the adults. SOS Angel Trees are located in 46 local businesses where you can pick up an Angel ornament. Purchase the gift listed on the ornament and return your unwrapped gift to the store. A local child’s heart will fill with excitement when they find your gift, wrapped in bright paper under their tree on Christmas morning. The program also gratefully accepts monetary donations at their offices or through Canada Helps.

Fear of Falls Causes Unsafe Behavior

When someone is fearful of falling, they start to avoid everyday activities by staying at home and doing less. This lack of activity leads to loss of strength, reduced muscle tone, and loss of coordination and balance. This physical deterioration increases the risk of falling and, if a fall does occur, it further heightens the fear. Turn your fear of falling into positive actions: remain active, exercise regularly, use assistive devices such as walkers or grab bars, and wear sensible shoes. Consider joining a group session designed especially to teach balance exercises for fall prevention.