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Changing our Perception

We’ve been conditioned to be rewarded with unhealthy food. I am sure you’ve heard.. “If you finish your broccoli, you can have a piece of cake!” Food is there to nourish you. Not to be a burden, a stressor nor a reward for good behavior. After a week of hard work, you reward yourself with pizza and beer; nothing wrong with it occasionally if your body can process it, but you notice you are not feeling well afterwards. How was that a reward? What about rewarding yourself with a meal that nourishes your body and leaves you feeling good and energized. By changing our perception towards food, we can change our relationship with food.

The Great September Reset

This September feels truly like a new start. A time to reset and recharge, the break from the heat of summer and a new season, back to school, or work, new routines, new wardrobe (masks). There is momentum, it is time to take charge, get inspired, and tackle all those goals you’ve been “getting around to.” It is a perfect time to take control of your health. To help you start those new habits come to our OPEN HOUSE September 19th. Come see what we have or participate through our social media pages. Health is Wealth!

“Fight or Flight’ to ‘Rest and Digest’

Massage therapy is undeniably effective at getting people tapped in to their parasympathetic nervous system, which is more commonly called ‘rest and digest’. Unfortunately, many spend most of their days in ‘fight or flight’! When the parasympathetic nervous system is in charge, blood pressure and heart rate lower, breathing is fuller, oxygen and blood make it deeper into the body, tissues repair themselves, organs do their jobs better, and overall, mental health is much more relaxed and content. It’s not hard to understand why being in ‘rest and digest’ is more conducive to recovery, management and being better prepared to handle what life throws at us!

Book Club

Living Well with Arthritis: A Sourcebook for Understanding and Managing Your Arthritis Living Well with Arthritis is written by Canadian doctors for Canadians. Its authors, all respected experts in the field, focus not only on medications and complementary treatments, but also on management of the many aspects of life that arthritis can affect. Topics such as dealing with chronic pain and fatigue, developing emotional and social coping strategies, and managing relationships are all explored, taking readers through the steps of how the body is affected, and ways to manage the disease.

Clean Eating Recipe

Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps. 1 lb lean ground chicken; 2 shallots, thinly sliced; ½ red pepper, diced; 1 tbsp chili powder; 2 tbsp lime juice; 2 tbsp orange juice; 1 tbsp fish sauce; 1 tbsp honey; 1 tbsp sriracha; 1/3 c fresh cilantro leaves, chopped; 12 iceberg lettuce leaves; 1/3 c chopped peanuts. Sauté chicken, shallots, red pepper, and chili powder 5-8 min, until chicken is brown. Stir in lime juice, orange juice, fish sauce, honey and Sriracha. Cook 3-5 min, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir 2 tbsp cilantro into the mixture. Remove from heat. Serve in lettuce leaves. Garnish with cilantro and peanuts. Enjoy!

Early Signs of Dementia

Some forgetfulness is a normal part of growing older, but it’s important to be aware of memory changes as they can be a sign of a serious problem. Along with memory changes, sudden changes to your loved one’s personality, such as paranoia and aggression, are often early signs of Dementia. For some, another early sign of dementia is having changes in vision. Your loved one may have trouble reading or seeing the differences in color. Other changes may include problems with speech and writing, poor judgment, having trouble with finances, withdrawal from social activities, and carelessness. Early diagnosis can assist you in getting help for your loved one.

Introducing BodyFX Body Sculpting

BodyFX is a long lasting, non-invasive solution, that will reshape your body to provide a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. BodyFX utilizes radiofrequency to break down fat deposits in larger areas of the body. These kinds of bodily regions include the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, bra areas and flanks. The goal of a BodyFX treatment is to reduce stubborn fat deposits, improving the appearance of cellulite and overall body contours. The result is not just a reduction in fat, but also a remodeling and tightening of the skin – which is everyone’s dream goal for body sculpting.

The Sober Connection

Connection holds a remarkable power in our lives—especially in the relationships we nurture with ourselves, our community, and out in nature. Without connection, it’s easy to fall into the “half-life” I was stuck in, an existence haunted by ancestral pain and the constant playing out of old patterns.
Without connection, humans wither and decline. That’s why I created Solbrü elixirs. Solbrü is designed from the ground up to bolster connection, compassion, and self-healing. Embrace a healthier lifestyle, feel empowered—not disheartened. Set a positive example for yourself and others around you, I want you to feel loved—not shunned.

Overcoming Challenges & Gaining Confidence

Many women avoid gym programs for their exercise routines because they are self-conscious. It’s normal to feel this way, especially at the start of a weight loss program. So first, give yourself a break. Then, give yourself a kick. The hardest part is showing up, so think about what might help you do that. Here are some tips: Mid-morning and mid-afternoon are likely to be less crowded than lunchtime or before or after work. Bring a friend! It’s easier to try something new when you have support. Also find comfort in knowing that many of the women you see in the gym are embarking on the same journey as you.

There’s No Place Like Home

Many seniors, whether they need short term or long-term care, prefer remaining in a place most familiar to them – their home. By removing elderly loved ones from their home we often take away years of memories, relationships with neighbors and communities which can lead to a decline in health and leave them feeling sad and isolated. If Mom or Dad is willing to explore the idea of home care, involve them in the process and remember to take it slow at first. Home is still the safest place to receive care!

Don’t Ignore Chipped Teeth

A chipped tooth can happen for a variety of reasons, including biting something hard, hitting your mouth, having tooth decay, or grinding your teeth. While you might think having a chipped tooth is no big deal, this can lead to some problems. Sharp edges can cut your inner mouth, while deep chips can impact tooth roots (possibly leading to infections or toothaches), as well as tooth decay (which can cause sensitivity and bad breath). To avoid needing a root canal or extraction, it’s important to have a dentist examine and fix a chipped tooth before the problem gets any worse.