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Trusted Saskatoon Natural Health expert shares a tip on 10 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water Every Day

Trusted share's a healthy tip on Water

 

I start out each day with a large glass of room temperature lemon water. Lemons are rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C, an antioxidant that boosts the immune system, protects against cardiovascular disease and even has cancer-fighting properties. Incorporating warm water with lemon juice into your diet is an easy way to meet the daily recommended allowance for vitamin C and keep your body functioning smoothly.

According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down.

1. Boosts your immune system 

Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They're high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.

2. Hydrates the lymph system 

This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can't perform all of it's proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on. Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don't want to mess with a deep state of dehydration(2)!

3. Enhances Mood 

Lemon energizes you and it enhances your mood. The energy a human receives from food comes from the atoms and molecules in your food. A reaction occurs when the positive charged ions from food enter the digestive tract and interact with the negative charged enzymes.

Lemon is one of the few foods that contain more negative charged ions, providing your body with more energy when it enters the digestive tract. The scent of lemon also has mood enhancing and energizing properties. The smell of lemon juice can brighten your mood and help clear your mind. Lemon can also help reduce anxiety and depression.

4. Detoxes the Liver 

According to NaturalNews.com, the citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification.

5. Aids in Digestion 

Not only will this killer combination relive indigestion, it will also help flush you out. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.

6. Balances pH 

Drink lemon water every day and you'll reduce your body's overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.

7. Helps with weight loss 

Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet (see #6) lose weight faster.

8. Acts as a gentle, Natural Diuretic 

Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

9. Clears skin 

The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.

10. Freshens breath 

Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should monitor this. I admit, I'm slightly worried about it.

Alright I know I said 10 but lemons are so incredible I had to share 2 more reasons to start your day with warm lemon water!

11. Stress Relief 

Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you subject your mind and body to stress. As mentioned previously, lemons are chock full of vitamin C.

12. Whole Body Health 

Lemons and limes are high in potassium. Potassium is an important mineral that works with sodium for smooth electrical transmission in the brain and nervous system. Depression, anxiety, fogginess, and forgetfulness can often be traced to low potassium blood levels. That same nervous system needs potassium to assure steady signals to the heart. So your heart health is improved from the lemon water's potassium(3).

* Don't use bottled lemon juice as it can contain sulphites which a lot of people are allergic to and well, are just plain unhealthy.

 


Trusted Saskatoon directory team share a testimonial from a happy Superior Auto Body customer

The Trusted directories were set up based upon the principals of good business, and the foundation of good business is integrity. Simply put, if you don't care about your customers needs as a business then you will never be trusted.

When Sara the Trusted founder came up with the ' Trusted directories concept '  she wanted to have clear, simple guidelines or ' guarantees' laid out for all to see , and she knew it was important for the Trusted partners to sign contracts to uphold those guarantees (and for the partners to be held to them by Trusted).  

Read The Trusted Guarantees here

 

On a regular basis we get feedback from YOU the public when they have used the directory to find a Trusted business and we like to share it with you  ..here we document some real words from a REAL customer about one of our Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Shops 

SUPERIOR AUTO BODY

"after our vehicle had been hit and it needed to be repaired – again went to the Trusted site to find someone. We chose to go to Superior Auto Body, and we had GREAT service! As they needed to have the vehicle for a few days, they had a complimentary vehicle for us. What impressed me with this is that it wasn’t just a small little vehicle it was a van. As I was giving up a SUV, I was glad to still be getting a replacement vehicle that was going to accommodate my family. They knew when I was going to be dropping off my vehicle so they had the courtesy car with all the snow brushed off and already warm and toasty for me. The drop-off process was so easy I thought they must have forgotten something and was almost expecting a call from them later – but no. When the vehicle was done, that process was also very easy and done quickly. I was very happy with the work and extremely happy with the service and am happy to say I would have no hesitation to recommend them to anyone!" Jocelyn & Riley, Saskatoon

 

Great job Superior Auto Body team , and thank you Jocelyn for taking the time to let us know how great they are!!

When we give the Thumbs up to a business IT MEANS something!

 

 

Trusted Saskatoon Real Estate Expert shares a tip on the Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Listings


A great tip on the Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Listings: 

 

Listing and selling a house during the holidays is different from the rest of the year. Sellers’ lives are more chaotic when they’re focused on buying gifts, hosting parties, entertaining out-of-town family and friends, and, maybe, coping with bad weather.

In fact, many home owners’ first inclination is to take their house off the market until after the new year. Advise them not to go that direction.

In years past, the spring buying season kicked off in February; nowadays, buying takes place year-round.

“Anyone who’s willing to brave 16 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures during the Christmas and New Year’s season is serious, and I’d advise sellers to let them in,” says Jason Abrams, sales associate with Keller Williams in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

Jennifer Schneider, broker-owner of AMSI Real Estate in Southern California sees the motivation from the sellers’ point of view as well. “I tell buyers that any sellers willing to open their house to strangers [during the holidays] are motivated,” she says.

Stephanie Mallios of Towne Realty Group in Short Hills, N.J., says it’s also a good time for buyers relocating from out of state to look at homes since they may have more vacation time to travel.

And yet one more reason to encourage sales during the holidays is that many lenders typically have less volume, so approvals may go faster, says Schneider.

Here are a baker’s dozen ideas for your sellers consider when it comes to the holidays. In the spirit of the season, recommend that they check the list twice!

1. It may be inconvenient to show a house with family and friends visiting, but if buyers can’t view a house, they may go elsewhere. Schneider suggests sellers provide a schedule of good days and times that show their flexibility.

2. Photos may need to be taken multiple times, which may be intrusive, yet essential. Images on a website or MLS listing can’t reflect holidays past: no pictures with Halloween pumpkins or Thanksgiving decor come Christmas, and after January 1, no signs of Christmas or Hanukkah, says Mallios.

3. Even though relatives and friends may visit and bring suitcases, gifts, and lots of stuff, sellers must still keep homes as neat as at other times. “If they host a big party one night, don’t show their house that day or the next,” says broker Cannon Christian with Renovation Realty in San Diego.

4. A house without any holiday decoration looks unfriendly to some, yet going overboard can be equally bad. What’s a good balance? Sellers should focus on a hotel lobby look, says Schneider, which can translate to a classy tree with limited ornaments, a wreath or two, some garlands, but not too much of anything. Excess may camouflage architectural features such as a beautiful mantel or banister. And definitely have sellers avoid over-the-top touches such as giant inflatable reindeer pulling a sled across a front lawn, says Mallios.

5. Tell sellers to put away excessive personal touches­ — family photos and holiday cards. Those make it tougher for buyers to imagine themselves in the house.

6. They should also be neutral when it comes to religious symbols — discreet signs are OK, but don’t put a giant manger or menorah on a front lawn, says Christian.

7. Even though it might seem Scrooge-like, have them curtail presents under a tree, especially small ones, which are easy to take. “Why tempt anyone?” says Schneider.

8. Minimize smells. Few buyers object to yummy odors of cookies baking, and having something for them to munch on offers the potential to get them to stay longer, says salesman Bill Golden with RE/MAX Metro Atlanta Cityside in Atlanta. Too many fragrant candles or room sprays can be a turn off, especially when there’s a different smell in each room, Abrams says.

9. Since darkness settles in earlier during winter, be sure sellers use sufficient lighting to illuminate the exterior and For Sale signs, says Abrams. Advise that they use white lighting rather than Christmas red and green. Again, they should err on being conservative rather than mimic a shopping center look.

10. Remind sellers living in cold climates to shovel walks and driveways, have a place for boots and coats inside, and maybe offer slippers for cold feet. Although entering through a garage or back door and not the front is taboo at other times, during the holidays it offers a place to leave winter belongings, says Abrams. “Some home owners might even let them park a car in the garage,” he says.

11. Advise they avoid starting major construction projects before the holidays since they may not get finished on time, says Christian, also a contractor. “A quick remodeling change is different,” he says.

12. Suggest a nice token gift for sellers to give potential buyers, such as a holiday card with a candy cane that thanks them for taking the time to look. “It will be remembered as a great send-off at this time of year,” Abrams says.

13. The day after New Year’s Day, all decorations come down, Abrams says.

And to all, a happy and healthy holiday season, peace, and prosperity in the coming year. 


 

Trusted Saskatoon Air Quality Experts share a tip on Household Products

 

great tip on Household Products: 

You’d like to think your home or office is a safe place. Yet most people’s homes are filled with potentially dangerous substances. These include oven and drain cleaners, laundry powder, floor polish, paint and pesticides. Even arts and crafts supplies and yard care products can be hazardous.

Several household products can harm children, pets and the environment if not used and stored correctly. Toxic substances in these products can cause harm if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through the skin. People respond to toxic substances in different ways. At high doses a toxic substance might cause birth defects or other serious problems, including brain damage or death.

To avoid these problems, keep products in the containers they come in and use them exactly as the label describes. Seek medical help if you swallow, inhale or get products on your skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crestview Auto Service your TRUSTED SASKATOON AUTO REPAIR tip on the benefits of regular maintenance

Let's face it, most of us do not think about our vehicles until we run into a problem....and that problem may be a major inconvenience at best; an accident at worst. Having your vehicle serviced by people that you trust is an absolute must. Let Don and the highly trained technicians at Crestview Auto Service work with you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the road.

Crestview Auto Service is your Trusted Saskatoon Tire Expert and they also offer full Trusted Auto Service and Repair in Saskatoon

Here Don Klassen shares a tip on the benefits of properly maintaining a vehicle instead of replacing it every few years:

                 

Have you ever thought of the money you spend maintaining your vehicle as an investment? Not many people do. When we sell or trade our present vehicle in for a new one we get very little compared to what the vehicle cost us in the first place. So how can we justify spending money on a car or truck when it looses so much of its value in just a few short years? Read on, I want to show you how you can literally save hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime of driving. Most of us need our vehicle to get to work and back, take the kids to sports and piano lessons or visit family and friends. The money we spend keeping our vehicle fit for the road can seem to be a drain on the bank account and at times we only spend the money when problems get bad enough and the car won’t work right. At this point it costs more to make the repair than if we had serviced the car at the first sign of trouble. Better yet, would be having the car inspected and appropriate servicing done before we are inconvenienced with a break down.

Preventative maintenance is when we have a service schedule set out to inspect known wearing components on the vehicle and to routinely perform the needed servicing to extend the life of the vehicle. This keeps your car young a long time. It doesn’t ever feel old because it has been looked after.

Lets face it; car payments get old in a hurry. When we buy that new car we are excited and don’t mind having the $400 or $600 a month payment. The vehicle sales marketing has been talking about bi-weekly payments to make the amount you owe appear less. But a year after the payments start the car has lost more value than what we still owe on it. That’s no fun. Vehicle manufactures have gotten car payments out to 7 years (84 months) just so that you can afford the payment. Do you really want a car payment for the rest of your life? When we look at the vehicle purchase price and maintaining the vehicle, as “the cost of transportation” it shows that we can cut our cost of transportation substantially by keeping and properly maintaining the vehicle we have instead of replacing it every few years. It will still need to be replaced but not nearly as often and the savings can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

Have a look at the chart below. Both people buy the same vehicle; the first person replaces the vehicle at 5 years and keeps the payment cycle going. The second person is on a preventative maintenance plan to “keep their car young” and keeps the vehicle for 15 years before replacing it. Look at the difference in the costs over 30 years. The person keeping and maintaining the vehicle for 15 years before replacement has a nice little “nest egg” set aside after 30 years of driving even with the increased cost of maintenance on the older vehicle.

 

Average Price of a vehicle in Canada 2012  $32,210.00  $32,210.00
     
Average monthly payment  $528.00  $528.00
Years you plan to own the vehicle 5 years 15 years
Number of years to calculate vehicle cost 30 years 30 years
Number of cars purchased 6 2
Total spent in car payments  $190,080.00  $63,360.00
Total spent on maintenance and repairs  $37,500.00  $52,500.00
Cost of transportation excluding fuel and insurance  $227,580.00  $115,860.00
Investing the difference in vehicle cost at 4% return will result in a savings of $0    $192,737.00

 

At Crestview Auto Service we want to help you  “Keep Your Car Young Along time”! 

Find Crestview at 24, 23rd Street East  or online at www.crestviewautoservice.ca - they are a fullservice Saskatoon Tire and Auto Repair & Service business and they can be found on the Saskatoon Directory under TIRES SASKATOON    and in  TRUSTED SASKATOON AUTO REPAIR EXPERTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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