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Overcoming Dentist Anxiety

Dental phobia has become ingrained into our society with phrases like ‘pulling teeth’ being used to mean difficult and unpleasant. As a result, an important part of the dentist’s role has become putting the patient at ease, making them secure and comfortable. Those with dental phobia tend to avoid dentists. Unfortunately, putting off regular checkups is a good way to end up with gum disease or other problems, which is why establishing a good patient-dentist relationship is so important. If you are a person who suffers from dental anxiety, mention it to your dentist and they will work with you to find a way to alleviate the stress.

0% Alcohol, 0% Sugar, 100% Clarity

Summer is in full-swing, and that means friends, family, and finally, Cocktails. Looking for a healthy and happy tasting – alcohol free – option? Us too! Here are 3 of our classic favorites, just in time for the sunshine… please the crowd and ENJOY! Sol’d Fashioned: 2 oz Solbrü Restore, 2 dashes bitters, 1 tsp maraschino cherry syrup, orange slice or smoked orange peel, Ice. Brü-jito: 2 oz Solbrü Elevate, 3 muddled mint leaves, 3 oz Soda, splash of lime juice, Ice, to sweeten add simple syrup. Grounded Müle: 2 oz Solbrü Elevate, 3 oz ginger beer, 1/2 lime juice, lime wedge.

Natural Product Spotlight

300g jar…Just add 3 scoops in a 2 Litre Jug of ice water, immune support for the whole family for pennies per cup! Help support your body’s natural immune function with a quick refreshing drink of lemonade. Innotech Nutrition’s Immune Essentials is more than just a refreshing beverage. This vegan friendly, non-GMO, non-dairy, no sugar alternative helps support your body’s natural immune function with Zinc, Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, Vitamin K2, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Potassium, Selenium and fermented amino acids. With 2.5 grams of amino acids, 10 vitamins and minerals including your daily electrolyte requirement. Available at Edible Island Whole Food Market

Local Spotlight: Origin Integrated Health

Origin Integrated Health, located at 1261 Noel Avenue, is the home of Comox Valley’s leading experts in health, injury and rehabilitation. Dr. Brittany Filipetti & Dr. Kyle Salloum are Modern Chiropractors who collaborate with Athletic Therapists, Kinesiologists, Acupuncturists, Medical doctors, Physiotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, and Naturopaths to find the most efficient and cost-effective treatment plan for you! They treat the tissues that are dysfunctional, tight and hypoxic (lack oxygen due to poor circulation). Following treatment, we will send you to one of ORIGIN’s rehabilitation experts to get you back to doing what you love! Some techniques include: Graston Technique, Active Release, Shockwave Therapy, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy and more.

The Art of Healthy Aging

Yang Sheng (养⽣) is a formula for human behaviour to promote longevity and vitality. Guided by Chinese Medicine philosophy, a simple, effective guide exists to prevent disease and extend the quality and quantity of
life. These five main areas have the most influence on staying healthy as
we age: 1. Living in Accordance to Nature 2. Union of Body and Mind 3.
Balance of Work and Rest. 4. Preserving Mental Health 5. Regulating Diet. The benefits of Yang Sheng practice include maintaining a sense of
youthfulness, muscle flexibility and strength, strong bones, healthy joints and a sharp, healthy mind.

Local Love: Courtenay Pharmacy

Courtenay Pharmacy is a local, family-owned and operated pharmacy, dedicated to serve the community. We take pride in our welcoming environment that is comfortable for clients and staff, with an at home feel where we can provide the personal, client centered approach to your care and your health goals that we believe in. We offer prompt prescription filling, medication counselling services and advice. We blister pack medications and help build custom medication strategies that include your vitamins and other non-prescription products. Choosing a pharmacist is an important decision in your healthcare. Let us take the time to get to know you and become your pharmacy of choice.

New in Comox: Get Fit in 30

Located in the Comox Mall and owned by Darcelle Hartling, Get Fit in 30 (formerly Curves) has something to offer every woman. The low impact exercise is a proven formula for a huge range of women; add circuit strength training to the mix and you have a well-balanced multi-muscle group workout! The equipment here are resistance-based and give your muscle groups a workout in both directions. The circuit is 30 seconds on a machine, then 30 seconds cardio on a mat. It’s a quick and easy format that is done in under 30 minutes!

LED Light Therapy to the Rescue!

Over time, healthy skin cells become unable to renew themselves normally. This may be due to a skin problem or a consequence of sun exposure or aging. LED light recharges these cells, energising them to heal and rejuvenate faster, promoting healing from the inside out. The cell metabolism then builds collagen, increases elasticity, boosts circulation, accelerates tissue repair or kills bacteria. Laboratory studies have shown up to 150 to 200 per cent faster skin cell regeneration and increased hydration up to 600%. LED therapy is suitable for all skin types. It can also be used to treat inflammatory problems such as acne and rosacea.

Senior Summer Safety Tips

Skin cancer is one of the most common and preventable forms of cancer. Apply SPF of at least 30 to 50—every two to four hours you are outdoors or riding in a car. Routinely wearing a quality pair of sunglasses protects the eyes from cataracts, a condition common among older adults. Look for a pair with a label showing they block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. As we grow older, the body doesn’t adjust to changes in temperature and humidity as quickly as in younger days. This puts seniors at higher risk for dehydration and sun-related illnesses, like heat stroke – so make sure to keep hydrated!

A Yoga Therapy Journey

In western society, a Yoga class is often seen as a fitness venture, but 1:1 yoga therapy gives us the opportunity to take it deeper. It’s a melding of the mind, body and breath, and it’s an opportunity to clean up paths of communication between our brain and our muscles. As we move with more ease and efficacy, our muscles are better able to leverage our bodies. As a result, you WILL start to notice a lengthening of your muscles and a new-found strength and tone, but it’s a happy by-product of the journey, rather than the target.