Over the last decade, there have been huge increases in ADHD, Autism, the number of people on anti-depressants and on disability receiving treatment for mental illness according to Dr. Julia Rucklidge, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology, speaker at 2013 TedTalk. Fortunately, 60-80% of patients respond favourably when given micronutrients either in addition to or instead of medications. Micronutrients are essential dietary elements that are needed in very small quantities. They include copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, magnesium, iron, cobalt and chromium. I encourage you to watch Dr. Julia’s presentation in full; TedXChristchurch.com/Julia-Rucklidge
With all the hustle and bustle of deadlines and meetings, we sometimes forget to take the time to reflect on the important things in our lives; our health, our family and our friends. We are grateful for these and many things that we take for granted; clean air, water from the tap and feelings of wellbeing. With Christmas just around the corner, we want to take the opportunity to wish our many readers, advertisers and friends, Peace, Happiness and Good Health this Holiday Season.
When counsellors say “deep breath”, there is a physiological reason why this can help with things like stress and anxiety. Super-short form, we have two systems at play here: the “GO” system, (Sympathetic Nervous System) and the “SLOW” system, (Parasympathetic Nervous System). When we are anxious, the “GO” system kicks in increasing our heart-rate, muscle tension, and making our breathing shallow and rapid. Deep belly breathing tells the body that there is no need to be so stressed right now, and invites the “SLOW” system back on board. So, as we approach the Holiday Season, breathe on!
Modern western medicine is built on a “diagnosis paradigm”, wherein therapies are initiated based upon the diagnosis. In other words, the diagnosis, rather than the patient determines the treatment. Ozone, like most natural therapies, works by correcting homeostatic imbalances in the body of each individual patient, and is not directed at any particular clinical diagnosis. Ozone therapy itself does not produce the healing effect; instead, it induces the body’s innate healing mechanisms to create the healing effect. Thus, unlike medications and herbs, it can be successfully used in essentially every medical condition regardless of the diagnosis.
If you are a care giver of a loved one, it’s important to also take care of yourself. Signs of burn out are: withdrawal from family and friends; feeling blue, irritable and helpless; changes in sleep patterns; getting sick more often; and feelings of resentment. What can you do to support yourself? Talk to a trusted friend or co-worker; set reasonable goals; be realistic about your loved one’s disease, especially if it is a progressive disease such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. Use respite care services when you need a break or while you are assessing care plan changes.
A popular woman’s magazine ranked socks as the number 2 item on the list of things men definitely do not want for Christmas. What do they know? What could be better than sharing the feeling of wellbeing with someone you love? When you fill the man of your life’s Christmas stockings with the right socks, he will enjoy a gift of wearable technology that can reduce pain, increase strength and endurance and increase stability and balance for months to come. And to make sure that you are fair in your gift giving, don’t forget the women in your life. They too will thank Santa Clause for the socks.
When your car engine is misfiring, you take it to your mechanic for a tune up. But what about you? What can you do when your body is showing signs of wear and tear and needs resetting? Bowenwork® can help the body restore its natural balance. It can help with arthritis, back and neck pain, frozen shoulders, sciatica, asthma, and migraines, headaches, and pregnancy related back pain. So if your vision is a getting blurry, go get your eyes checked. When you have aches and pain, go see a Bowenwork® practitioner.
The holiday season is a special time but for some, it can be a time of grief and sadness. Sometimes the holidays include stressful situations that lead to more time and money spent on gambling than anticipated. If you plan on gambling during the holidays, here are a couple of strategies to keep things fun and mitigate the risks: Don’t gamble alone; keep it a social activity; leave your bank cards and credit cards at home; and finally, set time and money limits and stick to them. If you feel the need for a distraction such as gambling to escape the holiday stress, look for a healthier alternative: take in a movie, go out for dinner, connect with a friend and please feel free to call our 24/7 confidential helpline at 1-888-795-6111. Our counsellors and support workers are here to help!
Serrapeptase, the little miracle enzyme! Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme, which means it breaks down long protein chains into amino acids that the body needs. These enzymes bind to the alpha 2 macroglobulin in our plasma where it is shielded from the immune system while retaining its enzymatic activity. They are then free to roam through the blood stream seeking to break down hard protein (non-living tissue), fibrin surfaces, scar tissue, granuloma, and even thin out mucous to ease conditions such as chronic sinusitis.
It’s been proven to be a safe and effective alternative to NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen) and should be taken on an empty stomach. The capsule must be a special DRcap (Delayed Release capsule) or enteric coated capsule that allows the Serrapeptase to pass through the stomach to the small intestine where the enzyme is then released. Enerex.ca
Did you know that exercise is one of the simplest, healthiest and most effective means of stress management? Movement of any kind is physically, mentally and emotionally beneficial. If we remain physically active we can counteract the body’s natural stress response. Among many other things, exercise rids the body of natural chemicals that are released during stress and releases endorphins that create a sense of well-being. Exercise is one of the best ways to get relief from irritability, depression, anxiety and anger so don’t let the rain get you down, just start moving. When exercise is not enough, speaking to a trained counsellor can be beneficial.