Community News
Talking about Gambling

Talking about any difficult issue such as a problem with gambling, can be challenging. Here are a few strategies that can be helpful: • Try not to judge them or use judgmental language; this will only make the person defensive. Problem gamblers already feel vulnerable. • Offer support, caring and information on help that is available. • Tell the person specifically how their actions are affecting you and your family. • Let them know you will support them in their efforts to regain control. • If your finances are linked, you may need to take immediate action to protect yourself and your family.

Lip Protection with Organic Beeswax

The skin on your lips is thin, delicate and vulnerable to dryness. Lips and the area around the mouth are among the first areas to develop fine lines and wrinkles. Beeswax can help protect and repair dry or chapped skin due to its ability to lock in moisture without clogging the pores. High in Vitamin A, beeswax has been found to support cell reconstruction and health and also fight the signs of aging. A chemical-free organic lip balm with beeswax will provide intense, long-lasting nutrition and protection for your delicate lips. Look for products with non-nano zinc oxide for natural sun protection.

Ozone Treatment for Holistic Health

Ozone is made of three oxygen molecules, providing a natural boost of healing oxygen. Ozone improves cellular metabolism, as well as aids in the regeneration of damaged cells. The extra oxygen introduced to the cells helps repair cellular mitochondria, reducing pain and improving recovery in many different tissues. Ozone therapy can be safe and effective for treating various nerve disorders, tissue inflammation, joint flexibility and regeneration, tissue rejuvenation. Ozone enhances the immune system function by eliminating bacteria, virus, fungus and parasites. Ozone therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers ozone to an injured site via injection or intravenously, stimulating healing from within the body on the cellular level.

How Loud is Too Loud?

We use decibels (dB) when we describe sound levels. Noise is considered too loud and potentially damaging when it exceeds 85 dB. Normal speech is 55 dB, a chainsaw is 95 dB, and a handgun blast can be as much as 160 dB. As a general rule, if you have to raise your voice over the noise, you should be wearing hearing protection. Levels over 120 dB can cause permanent damage even after one brief exposure. Avoid loud noise and when that is not possible, wear ear protection. If you suspect hearing loss, consult your hearing professional.

Pharmacy at Home Program

Taking multiple medications has become a way of life for many older adults and it can become a struggle to keep everything straight. Taking medications correctly is essential for treating health conditions and managing symptoms. The Pharmacy at Home program offers a complimentary, 100% patient-focused pharmacy service conducted in the comfort of your own home. The pharmacist comes to you and provides medication management, free prescription pickup and delivery and support for health and wellness. Other benefits include: personalized customer service, convenience and 25% off over-the-counter/non-prescription medications, supplements and home health products.

Concerts in the Park

What could be better this summer than listening to great music in one of Nanaimo’s most beautiful parks? The City of Nanaimo is pleased to offer free “Concerts in the Park” at both Maffeo Sutton Park and Bowen Park in July and August. Bring a picnic, your lawn chair, and take in some of Nanaimo’s amazing local talent featuring a variety of music that is great for the whole family.
For all the details, please visit our website at recreation.nanaimo.ca.
The City of Nanaimo wishes you a happy and active summer!

Planning a Service

Losing a loved one is difficult. For those tasked with planning an end of life service, the experience can be overwhelming. There are decision to be made regarding music, flowers, catering, who might wish to provide a eulogy and more. The options are abundant. As society evolves, so too do the ways in which we choose to express our grief and plan events to honour deceased loved ones or yourself if you are pre-planning. Not everyone approves of current trends and there is a delicate balance between honouring the deceased by infusing trends and being respectful to your loved one. Planning help is available.

Summer Fun

For many, summer means camping. Whether in a tent or a comfy RV, our spines can take a beating by not being able to rest in an ideal position. Improper posture while sleeping can result in a poor night’s sleep, tight muscles, pressure on nerves, and spinal misalignment. These can all contribute to a summer of aches and pains. Regular chiropractic care through the summer can help you stay balanced and help prevent aches and pains associated with misaligned spines. Proper spinal alignment can help ensure you enjoy as much of your summer as possible.

Community Update: New, Enhanced Curriculum

The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) has been Teaching the Medicine of the Future™ since 1994. Their commitment to quality education has made CSNN the largest, leading school in holistic nutrition education. The comprehensive practical foundation program in Natural Nutrition is comprised of 18 holistic nutrition courses, including four science courses. With cutting edge science and new practical tools added, CSNN will offer a new and enhanced curriculum for September 2019 in Nanaimo and Victoria. New courses will include Genetics and Epigenetics, Home Use of Herbs and Hormone Health. Students will earn a culinary certificate from 30 hours of practical, hands-on workshops.

Beauty is More than Skin Deep

At first glance skin defines how we see ourselves. It defines race, represents beauty, identifies us and gives clues about health. Skin is an amazing multi-function organ, the largest organ of the body. Skin easily absorbs lotions, potions, cosmetics & personal care products. Its past time to rethink what we put on our skin. Imagine that everything that you put on your skin is being absorbed into your body. Many are toxic hormone disruptors, neurotoxins and/or carcinogenic. This is where essential oils are your friend. Our bodies love REAL essential oils. DIY is both quick and simple.

Here is a simple safe sunscreen recipe to add to your safe & simple DIY products.

Safe Sunscreen Recipe

  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Fractionated coconut oil
  • ¼ cup beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons zinc oxide
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E
  • 2 tablespoons Shea Butter
  • 12 drops doTERRA Helicrysum Essential Oil

Dissolve first 3 ingredients over a double boiler, stir in next 3 ingredients. Once blended remove from heat and add essential oil. Once solid, use an electric mixer to whip in air and create a light cream.

 

Lee Hindrichs, RN (retired), ProactiveHealthstyle.com

Product Profile: eMuza Mobility

Are you limiting activities and travel because they involve too much walking? eMuza Mobility scooters are a combination of modern design and ultimate versatility, giving you the mobility you need without compromising style. After three years of research and design, this elegant and sleek mobility scooter has maximized functionality. eMuza Mobility scooters are empowering our friends and loved ones to live active lives! Plane, train, cruise, RV, or in the back of your vehicle, the eMuza scooters can go almost anywhere! They are eligible for Extended Health Care. Test Drives available at the Wellington Market, 3922 Corunna in Nanaimo on August 17th.