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Trusted Saskatoon Natural Health Expert shares a tip on healthy shots!

 Trusted shares a tip on  HAPPY PLANET SHOTS!

 

Happy Planet is a Canadian company, established in Vancouver in 1994. They are leaders in natural and organic foods, and recently introduced a line of all natural vitamin/mineral supplements, in ...the form of “shots”.

At 40 calories each and sweetened with nothing but all-natural fruit juice, the four nutrient supplements, in Energy+, Immunity, Detox and Glow, are made for different occasions in which an extra concentrated dose of nutrients is needed.

Energy+ Contains Cha de Bugre, an all natural South American stimulant, as well as Ginkgo Biloba, which increases blood and oxygen levels to the brain, giving you and instant and lasting energy boost!

Immunity These shots are meant to be a “defense mechanism” to boost your immune system. They contain Fucoidan, an algae that is known to prevent cold and flu, as well as Echinacea, which has long been praised as an immune enhancer.

Detox is meant to be drunk as a hangover tonic. Boosting with Burdock, an allover cleasner and Milk Thistle, a liver detoxifier and kidney protector, it’s a great way to bounce back after a night of bad choices.

Glow is a shot specifically designed to enhance your skin, providing a shot of antioxidants, and ingredients known to be anti-agers including the skin restoring Sea Buckthorn Berry and CoEnzyme Q-10.


Trusted Saskatoon Massage Experts Give Us Great Tips on Massage Therapy

 

Here we provide a Trusted tip on Massage Therapy: 

How can Massage Therapy help you?
 
General massage can help lower stress levels and blood pressure by influencing the calming aspect of the nervous system. It also stimulates blood circulation, allowing the built up cellular waste products that initiate the pain response to be cleaned out with fresh oxygenated blood.

Specific therapeutic massage can increase joint range of motion and improve postural imbalance by lengthening muscles that have been shortened from scar tissue (when a tear in the muscle is repaired with a non-elastic tissue unlike the fibre itself) from acute or repetitive strain injuries, along with all the benefits of general massage.
 
What types of injuries and conditions do you treat?
 
Sports injuries like muscle strains and ligament sprains, frozen shoulder, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain/tension, numbness/tingling in extremities (most that are impingement related, not neural disorders), carpal tunnel syndrome, MS muscle/nerve pain, radiating pain, headaches, TMJ disorder, shin splints, and sciatica are a few examples of what conditions will benefit from massage therapy.
 
Is Massage Therapy always appropriate?
 
There are a few conditions for which certain types of massage therapy is not indicated as a beneficial treatment, most are related to systemic diseases such as cancer, blood clots, and viral or bacterial infection. As the increase of circulation from the massage can risk further spreading of the disease or infection. Your therapist is trained to know when massage is appropriate for most afflictions, however if you do suffer from systemic disease (cardiac, lymphatic, or nervous) please talk to your doctor for their recommendations.
 
Is Massage Therapy safe during pregnancy?
 
Not only is it safe, it is recommended!* Massage Therapy can help Mom's body adjust to the fast dramatic changes in the early stages and then relieve discomfort in the lower back and hips from the extra weight bearing in the later months. As well as helping to decrease the swelling of the extremities if necessary.
*In normal pregnancy, and only by a Registered Massage Therapist.
 

What should I expect during the first Massage Therapy visit?
 
There will be a few pages of paperwork to fill out that include an Informed Consent that you will read and sign stating you give the Therapist permission to provide you with massage therapy. Then a couple pages of health history for the Therapist to ensure it is safe to treat you based on any of the conditions listed.
 
The Therapist will then go over the finer details of the history form to gain insight into what your main issue is you are seeking treatment for. They will then conduct an assessment that could include any active, passive, resisted range of motion, as well as special testing to determine what muscles need to be addressed in the session for the individual's best results.
 
They will instruct you how to get on the table, then step out for you to do so while they sanitize their hands. They will return and begin the session with some gentle body rocking techniques to get the client accustomed to their touch, and then proceed with discreet sheet draping techniques to access the areas of the body that are being worked on.
 
The session will end with the client being completely covered once again and more gentle rocking to re-integrate full body awareness and conclude the treatment. They will step out for you to get off the table, return to inform you of any other issues they noted during the session. They will also demonstrate stretches or strengthening exercises to help you maintain your progress, other home care such as the use of hot/cold modalities and give you their recommended treatment plan.
 
What should I wear during the massage?
 
The standard is the client will dress down to their underwear and then get underneath the sheet and blanket provided. However, if the client is not comfortable with this, we recommend bringing a bathing suit (for women) or loose shorts (for men along with a sports bra for women).
 
What should I do during the massage?
 
Our Therapists encourage you to rest as much as possible during the session. Don't feel obligated to make conversation, you are not there to entertain them! However if conversation is what enables you to relax, you're more than welcome to strike it up. The only other thing we encourage is that the you let us do as much of the work as possible, let them lift your limbs and position them as they need to. This allows for a deeper sense of relaxation for you, and actually makes their job of draping easier.
 
After my massage therapy treatment, is there anything I need to have on hand or specific I should do?
 
It is recommended that you try to drink at least 3-4 cups of water post treatment to help eliminate the cellular waste products released from the muscles during the massage. As well as some hydrotherapy such as soaking in a warm epsom salts bath for 10-20 min for further the detoxing and increased relaxation. Your Therapist may also suggest the use of an ice pack over a specific area that was treated to decrease any inflammation.

 

Do I need a Doctor's referral for Massage Therapy?

Only if you are suffering from a systemic disease that may be contraindicated to receive massage therapy, or if your extended health care benefits require it before they will grant you coverage.

Do you do direct billing?

No we do not. The treatment will have to be paid for up front, then we will give you a receipt to submit to your insurance company.

Does your clinic accept auto accident insurance?

At present we do not have any therapists with the association that is recognized by SGI. Does my extended medical plan cover your treatments? As we have only Registered Massage Therapists, yes we are recognized by extended health care plan coverage.

see the listing on the Saskatoon Directory under Health & wellness if you would like more information on TRUSTED SASKATOON MASSAGE EXPERTS  contact us !

 

Trusted Saskatoon shares a tip on the Coco nut oil and it's many uses on the Saskatoon directory


 

 

So what’s the deal with coconut oil?

Offering a myriad of health benefits, coconut oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural. I have completely fallen in love with coconut oil and use it for EVERYTHING. Literally. I buy it in 5 gallon increments and keep it all over my house. I even have some in the car.

So here is a little information to inspire you to check out this amazing oil including 80 uses for it!

General information about Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Is:

· Anti-inflammatory

· Antimicrobial

· Antifungal

· Antiviral

· Improves nutrient absorption

Daily Dosage:

Here is a chart outlining the recommended daily dosage of virgin coconut oil for persons over the age of 12. Coconut oil may be consumed by children under 12 but it is advisable to check with a healthcare practitioner on the proper dosage. Any good naturopath will have the information at the ready.

 

 

Type to use:

· Expeller pressed coconut oil can be used for anything. It does not have a coconutty smell of taste. ·

 Virgin coconut oil tastes coconutty and is great for cooking and baking where you want that flavor.

· Food grade should always be used.

 

80 Uses for Coconut Oil

 

Personal Hygiene/Body

1. Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face.

2. Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.

3. Preshave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.

4. Aftershave – coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores.

5. Deodorant – coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda!

6. Hair Conditioner/Deep Treatment – use as a leave in hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of coconut oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest! For a deeper treatment, rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.

7. Hair Gel/Defrizzer – rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).

8. Toothpaste – there are numerous recipes out there but I just mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.

9. Make up remover – use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!

10. Chapstick – just rub a little into lips and it not only acts as a softening agent but it also has an SPF of about 4 so you get a little protection!

11. Massage Oil – pretty simple; grab some and rub!

12. Lubricant – it is an all natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant. Not compatible with latex!

13. Sunscreen – see my post on natural sunscreen for more detailed information.

14. Stretch Mark Cream – coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure but it will help.

15. Nipple Cream – works great to nourish cracked, sore, or dry nipples. Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings. 16. Diaper salve – very comforting on a rashy bum with no harsh chemicals. Also safe for cloth diapers.

17. Cradle cap – having issues with dry skin on your baby’s scalp? Coconut oil will not only nourish your baby’s skin, it also helps eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.

18. Body scrub – mix coconut oil and sugar together and rub all over! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft! You can add in essential oils if you would like a specific smell.

19. Healing – when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues. Plus, it smells a heck-of-a-lot better than anything from the pharmacy.

20. Bug Bites – when applied directly to a bug bite, coconut oil can stop the itching and burning sensation as well as hasten the healing process.

21. Skin problems – coconut oil relieves skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.

22. Swimmers Ear – mix garlic oil and coconut oil and put a few drops in affected ear for about 10 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day and it usually works within one or two days.

 

 

General Health and Wellness

23. Stress Relief – relieve mental fatigue by applying coconut oil to the head in a circular, massaging motion. The natural aroma of coconuts is extremely soothing thus helping to lower your stress level. 2

4. Digestion – the saturated fats in coconut oil have anti-bacterial properties that help control, parasites, and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making you healthier all around.

25. Fitness – coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat, while increasing muscle.

26. Nose bleeds – coconut oil can prevent nose bleeding that is caused by sensitivity to weather such as extreme hotness and extreme coldness. This condition happens when the nasal passages become dry because of cold or dry air resulting to burns and cracks in the mucus membranes so bleeding happens. To prevent this just put coconut oil in you nostrils. Coat your finger with coconut oil and then lie down and coat your finger inside your nose. Doing this will strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages. A Vitamin C supplement will also help prevent nose bleeding.

27. For breastfeeding moms, consuming 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil daily will enrich your milk supply.

28. Helps with weight loss & controlling cravings.

29. Helps keep blood sugar levels stable and/or helps with cravings in those with diabetes.

Health Problems (that coconut oil is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing when taken internally)

30. Eczema – in addition to taking it internally, many have success applying it externally, some don’t

31. Skin problems

32. Toenail fungus

33. Hot flashes

34. Bleeding hemorrhoids (can also be applied externally twice a day)

35. HIV

36. Head lice

37. Improvements in menstruation regarding pain/cramps and heavy blood flow

38. Migraines (with regular use)

39. Mononucleosis

40. Parasites

41. Thrush

42. Relieve gallbladder pain

43. Has helped some people improve symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland, results have shown subsequent thyroid blood tests becoming normal

44. Energy boost

45. Flaky, dry skin

46. May relieve acid reflux and indigestion when taken with each meal

47. Adrenal fatigue

48. Alzheimers

49. H. pylori

50. Candida albicans

51. Asthma, even in children

52. Autism

53. Cholesterol – improves HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) to HDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) ratio in people with high cholesterol

54. Chronic fatigue

55. Circulation/feeling cold all the time

56. Stronger immune system

57. Mental Clarity

58. Depression

59. Helps with inflammation in Crohns

 

 

Health Problems (that coconut oil is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing when applied topically)

60. Athletes foot

61. Back pain/sore muscles

62. Canker sores

63. Acne

64. Cellulite

65. Herpes (applied topically and taken internally) 6

6. Genital warts (through topical application over 6 weeks, and coconut oil enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts)

67. Circumcision healing – although I am personally against circumcision, I have read that coconut oil is a really great healer for this.

Cooking

68. Use 1 cup to 1 cup ratio when replacing other oils/butter in recipes with coconut oil.

69. Replacement for butter/lard/Crisco/PAM in it’s solid form – greasing pans, pie crusts, etc.

70. Replacement for various oils in liquid form – baking, cooking, sautéing, etc.

71. Nutritional supplement – melt and add to smoothies.

Other Uses

72. Insect repellent – mix coconut oil with peppermint oil extract and rub it all over exposed skin. Keeps insects off better than anything with Deet! Tons safer too.

73. Great for dogs and cats for general wellness. Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily.

74. Goo Gone – just mix equal parts coconut oil and baking soda into a paste. Apply to the “sticky” area and let it set for a minute. Then scrub off with an old toothbrush or the scrubby side of a sponge.

75. Chewing Gum in Hair Remover – just rub some coconut oil over the stuck chewing gum, leave in for about 30 minutes, then roll the gum between your fingertip. Voila! It’s out!

76. Polish Furniture – coconut oil with a little bit of lemon juice to polish wood furniture. However, I recommend you test it first on a very small, unobtrusive part of your furniture to make sure it works the way you’d like.

77. Polishing Bronze – all you have to do is rub a little oil into a cotton towel and then wipe down the statue. It cleans and helps deepen the color of your bronze.

78. Seasoning animal hide drums

79. Seasoning cookware

80. Moisturizing and cleaning leather products

TrustedSaskatoon.com Talk to the Experts- The Trusted SASKATOON Business & Professional Services Show

Trusted Saskatoon.com THE Saskatoon Directory   is proud to be hosting a Talk to the Experts show " The Trusted Show' Every Month on Newstalk 650 ..the first show aired June 9th.  Find them all on our Trusted Channel on You Tube which is a fabulous resource of Tips , Interviews, Demos and Tours.

What this means is you can listen to all the shows ON DEMAND, you can share them with friends who may be interested in the shows subjects and this makes sure you never have to miss a Trusted Show - we think out of the Box when it comes to marketing, so we can provide the BEST Possible service for YOU the public- we are the Ony Local Directory that works for you!  

This latest show we are featuring is the TRUSTED SASKATOON  BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SHOW

The show that aired on Newstalk 650 CKOM in september 2012 features Sara the Trusted Founder chatting to Brent Loucks about Trusted and how it works,  along with some of the the Saskatoon Trusted Partners on the Saskatoon Directory of excellence. 

All of the questions on the show have been submitted by our wonderful Trusted saskatoon Facebook Fans  ad one lucky fans question was chosen by Brent to win the Prize package submitted by the 3 Trusted Businesses worth over $200!

 

 

 

 The 2nd part of the show featured Bridge City Computers your . Bridge City had the most questions submitted from the Trusted Saskatoon Facebook Fans, and he revealed some pretty interesting dos and dont's when it comes to looking after your laptop or home computer.

The show was wrapped up by Virgil Reed from Reed Securities our Trusted Saskatoon Alarm & Securities Company . Reed Securities have had an amazing 2012 and were revealed as the 2012 SABEX Award winners in 2 categories- Customer Service ( Go figure..they are Trusted !) and Small Business of the Year! Virgil built Reed Securities from scratch and he answers some great questions from our Clever fans...including the one we ALL wanted to know ...how come it only costs $5 a month for monitoring to be a REED Security domestic Client ?  

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS Trish Plancot Voldeng - your question was chosen and you won a $50 VISA gift Certificate from Bodnrus auctioneering, 2 x $25 Gift Certificates from Reed Securities and a fabulous Gaming Mouse from Bridge City computers- they are your Trusted saskatoon Business and Professional Services Experts!

Trish has been a winner in our Facebook contests more than once , winning concet tickets, Gift Certificates and more in the last 12 months alone -----WHY? Simple ..she always enters!

it always pays to be a fan or a follower  ( on twitter @Trustedcanada ) of Trusted! 

Contests and things to be won all the time!

Health & Fitness a Trusted Saskatoon Gym -Personal Training Life Style Assessment - The Trusted Challenge Part 1

 

Here is her first installment and 1st VLOGS- be sure to follow along on her journey for the next 3 months  ..maybe it will inspire you to take the first step on your journey to a healthier fitter you!

 

 

The Trusted Challenge- Saras Journey -Part 1 

18 months ago I made the huge decision to risk everything and start my own business, lots of people thought I was crazy to leave a 'safe career'  to do this, especially as a single Mum with 3 small kids, some even told me i couldn't do it...one thing I knew was that it wasn't going to be easy , and to make a success of it I would have to sacrifice lots in my life and work harder and with more intensity than I ever had before.

This meant that other things that I deemed ' less important'  like working out, going to the gym and maintaining a healthy lifestyle were really put on hold till I felt I could give them my time and attention again. I now know that this was a mistake , and when I was challenged me to work  to get fit and healthy , I knew that I had to accept for my family , myself and my businesss..as all have been negatively affected by my sedentary ( working 70 hour weeks and sat tapping away on  the computer for 40+ of those hours) and somewhat unhealthy lifestyle ( too much wine and restaurant food)  for the last year and a half!

The biggest attraction to me was working with a personal trainer ( I have never done this before) ...this meant that I HAD TO SUCCEED and take it seriously, or I would let them down. Having a stranger invest their time and energy into helping me achieve my goals means I will not skip training or cheat ...I accepted the challenge immediately and I will share my journey in regular blogs and VLOGs so you can see whats involved when you work with a  Personal Trainer. I  expect this to be really hard..but I commit to give it my best shot , so wish me luck!  

The first 2 VLOGS below are what happend in my first Meeting with my Personal Trainer ( and perhaps my nemesis !)   

VLOG 1 is the Lifestyle Consultation and Assessment meeting - ( how unhealthy am I ?) and VLOG 2 is the dreaded Weigh in and BMI results ( how much of me is FAT) .....and yes I do share all the numbers...eeeeeek!

 

 

So there we have it 20+ lbs to go and 3 months to do it in, be sure to read the next blog as you see me tackle Tims dreaded Fitness Challenge - which had quite the dramatic and unexpected ending! 

Stay Trusted my friends!

Sara

 

 

 

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