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Why Saunas Offer More Benefits Than Just Relaxation

From improved performance to faster recovery time, here’s why you may want to stand the heat. If you’re an active woman, you’ll know the glow that’s associated with a good, hard sweat. You feel invigorated and accomplished, and you know you’ve done something beneficial for your body. But what if you could achieve that glisten without putting yourself through a rigorous workout? Enter the sauna. While saunas have become more trendy recently, they’ve been used in different cultures for thousands of years. The original use for saunas is a topic of hot debate, but nowadays, many people regularly use them to relax or recover from workouts. But that’s just the beginning of the health benefits that a sauna can provide. What health benefits can you expect from the sauna? Thanks to the heat, the majority of health benefits that a sauna provides are related to blood circulation. A recent study

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Joyful Movement for Health
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Joyful Movement for Health

Deciding to lose weight or get healthier is a big decision, one that many people put off. When they finally decide, they are immediately out of their comfort zone. If they sign up for a gym membership, a dance club, or even a walking group, they will immediately be surrounded by people who have been there, done that, and have a certain look and confidence. At least that’s how it seems to someone just starting out. One of the first steps many people take is to sign up for a gym membership. Few things are more intimidating than walking into a gym for the first time. Every direction you turn you see fit people, complicated machines, and endless walls of mirrors. Asking for help is beyond overwhelming, so you march yourself over to the treadmills and spend an hour walking in place. While walking is great and a perfectly valid

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Magnesium
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Can a Magnesium Supplement Help You Relax?

Many modern diets don’t contain enough of this mineral to enjoy restful sleep and a calm mood. In our fast-paced society, we’re constantly looking for new ways to combat stress, boost our moods, and clock more restful sleep—and that’s no easy feat amid career demands, family responsibilities, and looking after our health. But if there’s one supplement that aims to support feeling calm, it’s magnesium—even the #1 selling magnesium in North America, Natural Calm, cut straight to the point when naming their brand. But feeling calm is just the beginning of this mineral’s powerful benefits. BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM Magnesium is an essential mineral for anyone who’s invested in their health. It supports resilient muscles, nerves, and bones, and even helps regulate blood sugar levels. In addition to helping your body function optimally, regularly taking magnesium supplements can create noticeable improvements in the following areas: Mental Health Magnesium has been shown

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Memory Boosters: Cognitive Health Strategies

Unlocking Your Brain’s Full Potential Memory is a precious asset that allows us to recall cherished moments, learn new skills, and navigate daily life. As we age, concerns about memory loss and cognitive decline become more prevalent. However, the good news is that there are various strategies and lifestyle choices that can help boost and maintain cognitive health. In this article, we will explore effective memory boosters that seniors can incorporate into their lives to enhance cognitive function, promote brain health, and enjoy a fulfilling and vibrant lifestyle. Engage in Regular Physical Exercise: Physical exercise isn’t just beneficial for the body; it also has a profound impact on cognitive health. Regular aerobic exercises, such as walking, swimming, or cycling, increase blood flow to the brain, delivering essential oxygen and nutrients. Exercise also stimulates the release of growth factors that promote the growth of new brain cells and improve memory and

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Knowledge is Power When it Comes to Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – which offers a timely opportunity to shine a light on an organization determined to end the disease. Breast Cancer Canada is a national charity that is laser-focused on one thing: saving lives through science. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Treatments for breast cancer are more effective and are better tolerated when started early. Parminder Punia of Brampton, Ontario, has heard the words “you have breast cancer” and knows what it’s like to have her life changed forever. In August 2021, at the age of 46, Parminder felt a lump in her right breast. After weeks of exploration and tests, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. If routine screening had been accessible to Parminder at age 40, her breast cancer could have been caught earlier, before the disease advanced. Parminder is passionate about advocating for better

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SFHF Deep Immune Kids
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How Herbs Help Keep Kids Healthy

Fall is back in full swing. And along with the excitement for kids to be back at school and in their extracurricular activities comes the added worry of increased exposure to illness-causing germs. As any parent knows: Once one kid on the playground or in the classroom gets sick, it’s simply a matter of time before your own kid is trading in a day of school for one spent in bed. Fortunately, there are easy ways to help your kid feel their best all season long. With a combination proactive and reactive gameplan to support their immune health, powerful plant medicine can aid in warding off illness by making them less susceptible to the latest bug. Fewer sick days for your child, added peace of mind for you. But First, Prevention Supporting kids’ immune systems has never been more important, and for keeping children healthy, – prevention is key. Greater

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Canadian Bitters
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Bitters for Naturally Strong Digestion

Heartburn, indigestion, constipation, and bloating are all familiar – and uncomfortable – symptoms of sluggish digestion. But there’s a way to stimulate your digestion and address the underlying issues of digestive discomfort – naturally and simply. Digestion is a cascade of physiological events that starts before you even put food in your mouth. That anticipatory “mouth watering” effect that happens before a delicious meal is your digestive process being sparked by sight and aroma! Bitters provide a similar effect when taken before a meal. When we eat bitter foods, it stimulates specific receptors on the tongue that send messages to the brain, which prompts the release of a hormone known as “gastrin”, promoting the secretion of gastric acid. Using traditional bitters strengthens digestion and helps to set its process in motion, with benefits including: Reduce heartburn and indigestion – Contrary to popular belief, inadequate stomach acid production is often responsible

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Improved vision after cataract surgery possible thanks to innovations in lenses

Cataract surgeries have been performed for centuries, significant and rapid innovation in surgery advancements has occurred in the past 20 years with Alcon, one of the global leaders in eye care, at the helm. Modern cataract surgery uses state-of-the-art technology at every step – from diagnostics and surgical instruments for delicate incisions to novel intraocular lens (IOL) materials – all to provide patients with the best possible outcomes. “Every year there’s something new and exciting in cataract surgery innovation,” says ophthalmologist Dr. French. “Over the years, we’ve seen incredible improvements in the actual material of IOLs, multifocal technology and how the surgery is performed.” More lens options to provide patients with exceptional clarity Traditionally during cataract surgery, a standard monofocal lens is selected for patients. This allows them to see clearly at one – typically far – distance, assuming they do not have astigmatism. They generally need glasses to see

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Facing Your Health
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Facing Your Health

As you read this – please start to be aware of your breathing. Are you breathing fast? Shallow breaths? As you bring awareness to your breathing, begin to focus and feel your body. Let’s really dive deep. Let’s do a body scan. Close your eyes and tap into your breathing and how you feel. Start with your toes and move up all the way to the top of your head. Try to release and relax your body as you move up from your toes. Imagine if you are being “beamed up” like in Star Trek. Your body is made of millions of particles. Feel your body and its deepest parts. Is everything okay? You know better than anyone how you are feeling and your health. Take an honest assessment. Are there any problem areas that need to be addressed? Anything sore? Does anything feel stiff or stuck? Digestion? Heartbeat? What

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