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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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Your Guide to Complete Seasonal Allergy Relief

Hello Spring! Bringing longer, warmer, brighter days… and hay fever. While budding trees and blooming flowers are beautiful, they can also trigger seasonal symptoms, including runny nose, itching, coughing, and sneezing (oh – the sneezing!), which affect between 20-25% of Canadians. Sure, there are over-the-counter antihistamines and allergy sprays, but they can come with side effects like drowsiness, dry mouth, and fatigue – and the symptoms still come back in full force. What you may not know is there is an alternative solution that addresses these issues! Treat General Allergy Symptoms PLUS Get to The Root of The Issue So, what causes hay fever? Lifestyle factors such as reduced contact with nature, compromised gut flora, environmental pollution, and high stress levels can all contribute to the root of the problem: an unbalanced, over-reactive immune system. When the immune system is out of balance, it triggers excessive histamine production as a

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Amy Sky talks music and hope: ‘We like to be each other’s cheerleaders’

By Cece M. Scott Amy Sky has a knack for being where the action is. Her talent for singing and songwriting was recognized early and she has collaborated with some of music’s biggest names, including international artists such as Olivia Newton-John and Ann Wilson of Heart, and fellow Canadians Anne Murray and Ronnie Hawkins. She is also a dramatic actress with a flair for difficult roles. Amy Sky is also a humanitarian whose success has been matched by her fair share of tough times. She has experienced grief and depression and is a passionate advocate for mental health and continues to champion that cause in everyday lives. It’s a combination we can all learn from. “Music is the portal to spirituality for me,” she says. The next episode of Creative Aging Books & Ideas hosts Amy Sky on February 23, at 2 p.m. EST. During the show, Amy will discuss

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