Community News
Why Men’s Vigor?

We understand. Sexual health and performance is a topic that men are reluctant to talk about. Research states that 40% of men have experienced some sort of sexual performance anxiety by the age of 30, and that percentage often increases with age. We all want to feel strong, confident and have intimacy with our partner. While drug therapy is the typical approach to treating inadequate blood flow, it only provides a quick fix solution and does not address the underlying physical condition. Men’s Vigor is a way to get back in the game safely and effectively. No drugs, no surgery, no downtime. Health Canada Approved.

The Rhythms of Your Heart

The rhythms of your Heart Brain communicate with the rhythms of your Conscious Brain. Heart coherence occurs when the communication between the rhythms of your heart and the rhythms of your brain are in sync and your thoughts, actions and intentions are aligned. This communication is very important, as your heart is the master coordinator of the rhythms in your body. Heart coherence has a powerful effect on your mental, emotional and physical health. The many potential benefits include *decreased stress, *better sleep, *increased energy, *enhanced creativity, *and improved quality of life. A Certified Body Code/Emotion Code Practitioner can help you keep these rhythms healthy.


In 2022, several internet sources reported that Super Bowl LVI was THE largest sports betting sporting event in North America, including an increased percentage of prop bets ( x > 60%-70%). The Lombardi Line talk show reported a record handle at $179M+ (Las Vegas oddsmakers). The days of simply predicting a win/loss, quarter points or basic point spread are far behind us. Micro-betting, early cash outs, prop bets and other in-game betting features have heightened the gambling experience, mirroring slot machines in their neuro-chemical impact on the brain. How much betting will this year’s Super Bowl draw in?

Social Connection is Important

Social isolation, especially among seniors, is a growing problem which was elevated by the pandemic. Social isolation is associated with many health risks including; high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. For seniors living alone, a daily Check-In Service can be very beneficial. A check-in service offers a daily phone call and human contact. It provides a friendly chat that gives peace of mind and ensures someone knows you are doing Ok today. Nanaimo Lifeline’s Check-In Service aims to support seniors by maintaining a social connection and referring individuals to resources and events within their community.

Are Your Hormones Out of Balance?

Hormones affect many areas of your health; mood, metabolism and sexual/reproductive function. Anyone who has been through puberty knows that hormones have a powerful effect on one’s body. Unbalanced hormones can make you feel like a stranger in your own skin. Compounded hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a way to restore balance and help you feel like yourself again. With your healthcare provider’s prescription, we can help establish a hormone replacement regimen that brings your hormones back into balance to closely mimic what your body has been doing naturally for years. Kristen offers professional consultations to women interested in hormone replacement solutions.

Free SOS Learning Series Seminar

It is impossible to get through life without adversity. With a healthy resilience practice, you can bounce back more quickly. Join us Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to noon, at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville for a free seminar led by Cindy Thompson ACC, M. Sc, RCC, where you will learn new ways to revive and restore your sense of well-being. For information about this seminar and to pre-register, go to or call SOS at 250-248-2093 by February 9. Seminar capacity is limited to the first 50 registrants. Complimentary refreshments will be available to all attendees.

Do You Live In Tune With Your Biorhythms?

We live in a fast-paced society focused on performance, speed and constant routines. Nature works differently. There are clear cycles; the four seasons are an example. Whether we realize it or not, humans operate in cycles too and we call them biorhythms (physical, emotional and intellectual). Have you ever had days when you felt invincible, full of energy with a sharp mind? On the contrary, on other days you struggle to find the right words, keep getting emotional or tire easily? Check online to calculate your biorhythms, prepare for lows and optimize your peaks. Make the most of your natural cycles.

Community Event – CNOY

Have you registered to walk? The CNOY winterrific family-friendly walk raises money for local charities supporting people in our communities who have experienced homelessness. CNOY funding goes towards life-enhancing programs such as the employability program and life skills programming for people who have languished in isolation, helping them move beyond the basics of shelter and sustenance towards real change and hope. The event takes place on February 25th and features family-friendly 2 or 5-km walks. See the website for details on how you can get involved. Join tens of thousands of Canadians in over 180 communities who are participating to support their local community.

Wellness Expo – FREE Community Event

Wellnessnews Choices for Healthy Living™ is thrilled to present the 3rd Annual Wellness Expo on February 25 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. It will be a day to explore various approaches to health, nutrition, fitness and overall wellbeing. The Expo is FREE to attend. Check the Wellness Expo website for a list of exhibitors, health talks and door prizes.

The Bathroom Scale is Not Your Friend

At this time of year, many people jump on the bathroom scale and are horrified by the number that they see, so they start a healthy eating and exercise plan. After a few weeks, the number on the scale may not change much but that doesn’t mean that healthy habits are not working. The bathroom scale is not a good indicator of health. As a coach, indicators that I prefer include looser clothing, more energy and a happier disposition. A comprehensive analysis using Dexa technology can help you better understand that your efforts are not going to waste. Please book your scan today!

Prioritize Social Interactions

The winter months can restrict our social interactions and activities if we allow them to happen. It is time to prioritize social interactions and become more active. Being social and active is associated with many health benefits; Activities help our physical and mental health while socializing promotes good mental and emotional health. Walking is a perfect activity that can be done outside when conditions permit or indoors in a mall or on a treadmill. Once we start, we tend to do more healthful things, so get out and have a walk with a friend, socialize and engage – you’ll feel better for it!