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Back to School/Work Tips with Essential Oils

With summer’s end, there is a whole lot of change going on. Any kind of change represents stress to our body which makes it more likely to get colds and flus. Here are a few simple tips to make the transition easier and healthier. *Use essential oils to help modulate feelings of anxiety around all of the challenges of either work or school. * Increase supplements during periods of transition * Incorporate exercise into your day. Exercise relieves stress and boosts the immune system. *Put a drop of Doterra On Guard on the bottom of everyone’s feet to support their immune system.

How Do Hearing Aids Help?

Most people with hearing loss can be helped by daily use of properly chosen and properly fitted hearing aids. Current hearing aid technology is very sophisticated and effective. A trial period of several weeks with hearing aids allows you to experience amplification. Your hearing care professional will coach and explain the process as you go. If you suspect hearing loss, reach out to your local Hearing Care Professional for help with your hearing and have your hearing tested. We recommend that all adults over fifty years of age should have a baseline hearing test. Call for a complimentary hearing test and consultation.

Community Profile: Paul Manley, MP

Lack of trust in elected representatives contributes to anxiety, anger, and political apathy. Paul Manly is committed to changing that. As the MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, he set a new standard for transparency, accountability and accessibility. Each week Paul was in Ottawa, he posted a report on detailing his meetings, what he spoke about in the House of Commons and how he voted on important legislation. Back home, he hosted ten non-partisan community meetings across our riding, where he reported to constituents about his work, and opened the floor for questions, issues, and concerns. Paul will continue these practices regularly for as long as he is our MP.

Symptoms of a Concussion

Many of us have suffered a concussion or know someone who has had one in the past. A loss of consciousness and vomiting does not mean a person does not have a concussion. One of the most common symptoms of a concussion is a headache. If the headache is still present over a month later, other things may be going on. An upper neck misalignment can also cause headaches. If you have had a concussion and are still suffering from headaches, talk to an upper neck chiropractor to see if you have a misalignment present.

Fall and Winter Activity Guide Now Available

The City of Nanaimo’s Fall and Winter Activity Guide is here! Within its pages you will discover over 1,000 programs that are sure to keep you active as the days get shorter and colder. There are classes in arts, crafts, dance, fitness, first aid, music, language, wellness, outdoors, sports, swimming and skating and community event details. Studies continually show the benefits of being active and socializing as an important part of being healthy – both physically and emotionally. Need some ideas to keep you active? Contact our recreation experts or visit our website.

Product Profile: VoxxLife Wearable Technology

Great Socks for All has introduced pain relief and enhanced balance to the people in Central Vancouver Island for over two years. You may have seen the VOXXLife booth at expos and markets around the community. A Canadian, searching for drug free pain relief for his mother’s MS symptoms, spent several years and millions of dollars analysing brainstem functionality and the peripheral nervous system. The result of the research is a very specific sequence and pattern of neuroreceptor activation on the bottom of the feet. This pattern is incorporated into VOXXLife socks and insoles. Benefits include enhanced pain relief and management, especially PDN pain, enhanced postural stability and balance, improved mobility and higher energy levels

Games of Chance

Many people find gambling fun and exciting… you never know if you are going to win big! It is important to understand the reason why you never know if you are going to win big. It is because all gambling games are influenced by chance; the outcome of the games cannot be controlled or predicted with certainty. If a game’s outcome was certain, it wouldn’t be gambling. Gambling games are designed to favour “the house” meaning the game operator or vendor. This is true for casino games, online games, horse racing, bingo, sports and lottery games.

Benefits of Holistic Nutrition

A Holistic Nutritionist can help you with a natural approach to a healthy diet. This natural approach incorporates emotional, spiritual and physical health to restore balance within your body and improve your quality of life. A Holistic Nutritionist can identify and assist with overcoming nutritional deficiencies, menu planning, making lifestyle choices and stress management. Clinical research shows holistic nutrition improves neurological, inflammatory & digestive issues. Benefits of working with a holistic nutritionist can include: Increased energy, Improved sleep, Happier mood with less depression, Increased weight loss, Lowered cholesterol, Improved digestion, Reduced stress levels, Disease prevention and Pain management.

My Ears are Ringing!

Can something be done about the ringing in my ears? Tinnitus, the ringing in a person’s ear should be evaluated by a qualified Hearing Care Professional and initial treatment should be directed toward ruling out a medical cause. Tinnitus is not curable but there are many ways to manage it. Utilizing counseling, stress management techniques, having a low sodium diet, using hearing aids, and using sound masking devices can help people that experience tinnitus. If you are suffering from ringing in the ears, book an evaluation with qualified Hearing Care Professional today.

Plan for the Future

There are many conversations that families should have. One of those concerns your final wishes. Planning your funeral and cemetery arrangements in advance means you can discuss the options with family in a relaxed, stress-free environment. The other conversation is planning for your future health care. If you were sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family know your wishes? You might be surprised by the space between what you want for future care and what your loved ones think you want. It’s important that they know your values, what is meaningful in your life, and how you would like decisions to be made.

Suffering from Vertigo?

Vertigo is an unsettling feeling of everything around you spinning that can be difficult to control. Vertigo is caused by a problem in the inner ear that causes brief vertigo spells that come and go. The spells can last a few hours or up to a few weeks. It best to seek medical help for vertigo. Most doctors and physiotherapists can do vertigo treatments to help relieve the dizziness and the sudden urge to feel ill. Treatment is available that helps release the crystals in the inner ear to relieve the dizziness. Contact your doctor or a physiotherapist to find out more about treatments for vertigo.