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Composite Bonding

Did you know there are more ways to achieve your perfect smile than crowns, implants or veneers? If your teeth have a solid base, you can work with what you have and try composite bonding. It keeps your teeth feeling natural while filling in the gaps and even brightening your smile. It is more cost effective and faster at achieving your healthy, beautiful smile. Be sure to talk to your dentist about what options are right for you.

Pain vs. Function

Pain is not a good indicator of health. It is a signal from your body to indicate that something is not happy and that you should pay attention. But what do most people do? They ignore it and get on with their lives, until the wheels fall off and it can no longer be ignored. They live life by the 5 most dangerous words, “Maybe it will go away.” What if we switched our thinking away from pain and focused more on function and how well we move? Often the source of your pain is dysfunctional movement, compounded over years. Better function is what leads to good health and less pain.

Words to Live By

“You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day – unless you’re too busy; then you should sit and meditate for an hour.” Zen Proverb

Into-Me-I-See

When we hear the word Intimacy, we often think it means our relationship with others.
But Intimacy is foundationally about your relationship with yourself. Do you expect others to provide you with Attention, Acceptance, Appreciation, Affection, and Allowing, while not providing this for yourself?
Do you know what you really want? Do you give yourself these things? This is where Intimacy begins. With you. You generate goals, you practise the skills, and then you go out to the world and you put it into action. This is the journey.

The Facts about Whitening Toothpastes

Whitening toothpastes don’t necessarily whiten your teeth. In fact, it can damage your enamel. It can temporarily remove surface stains but it doesn’t change the natural color of your teeth or lighten stains deeper than the surface. They should not be used for extended periods of time. If you want to really improve the color of your smile, talk to your dentist about the options they have available. It may cost more in the short term, but you will get longer term results.

Words to Live By

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” – Orison Swett Marden

Reiki Really Works

Reiki is an energy healing treatment that works holistically; on the whole body, mind and spirit. Natural healing vibrations are transmitted through the hands of a Reiki practitioner to the body of the recipient. Reiki treatment can relieve stress and pain, induce relaxation, release emotional blockages, accelerate natural healing, balance subtle energies, and support other medical modalities, including traditional therapies. Reputable medical facilities are now offering patients alternative healing programs such as Reiki, and are analyzing the benefits and submitting them for review and compilation. Look at your options on how you can learn Reiki to experience personal healing and also to help others.

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!

Wearing the Right Socks!

Have you ever worn socks were too tight around the calf and left an ugly red welt? Or the ones that fall down and work their way under your foot? Traditional cotton socks hold water and leave feet clammy and wet and not smelling very nice. Wearing the right socks make a difference in your day. Look for socks that have a soft touch top and an ergonomic y-heel that keeps the heel from slipping or socks that guard against blisters with moisture resistance and anti-bacterial protection. Voxxlife socks with HPT technology can also provide stability, support and increased balance.

Alcohol Free Elixirs

Ancient wisdom describes an elixir as a magical or medicinal potion designed to cure. Solbrü has redefined a modern elixir as a liquid infusion of herbs that serves a function in the body. They have soulfully infused a blend of balancing herbs and adaptogenic mushrooms, to raise vibes and ground souls. Their Brü replaces alcoholic spirits in a sophisticated way, with its own unique flavours and novel functionality, delivering a bold authentic bite without the hangover. Drink it as a shot, sip it on the rocks; or enjoy it in an AF (alcohol-free) cocktail. Pour over a glass of nut or oat milk or mix it with orange or grapefruit juice for an extra Vitamin C punch.

AJ Pedal Wheelchair

Whether your mobility has been impacted by Parkinson’s, MS, a stroke, or knee or hip trouble, the AJ Pedal Wheelchair is designed to get you moving again. Like a bike, it’s powered by you – so you can reconnect with your body, rebuild muscle tone and improve your cardiovascular system. Designed to maneuver in tight spaces like narrow halls and doorways, the AJ rides easily into elevators, buildings and shopping centres. More robust than a wheelchair, the AJ allows you to pedal through parks, along sidewalks and even ride public transit. One-handed, dual hydraulic brakes allow you to stop quickly with just a gentle squeeze of the brake handle. The comfort-ride shock and pneumatic tires keep you comfortable and confidently in control. Each AJ is hand built in Victoria, BC, using the highest grade aluminum and other durable materials for a safe and sturdy ride.