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Weekly Schedule Update September 18th, 2017

Diabetes Type 2: Now Choosing Lifestyle or Drugs

Diabetes is a real problem in Canada and here is some information on the disease.

The most common form of diabetes is type 2

Here is the difference between the two types of Diabetes

Here is more specifically how Type 2 Diabetes occurs

What Diabetes can do to you and what you can do to avoid it

Diabetes stats in Canada

Diabetes prevalence in the world

Diabetes in our society, which is mostly Type 2, is by far a preventable disease because it is lifestyle driven. The biggest part of our diet that links Diabetes to Heart Disease and Stroke, the major killers in our country, is sugar. The second biggest part is lack of activity.

In a recent article on CBC by Kelly Crowe called Reversing Type 2 diabetes? Yes, it can be done, many doctors lean heavily on drugs to control Diabetes. The problem with Pharmaceutical companies is that the money made with treating a disease is much greater than curing one. In my line of work thinking differently about what food you consume, and what amount of activity you partake in, can do much more than thinking how much easier it is to swallow a pill without thinking of the costs related to it.

If we continue to believe that we can consume anything and everything provided to us by the food industry, which influences government policy through lobbying, which produces “products” to society labelled as “food”, which uses the cheapest ingredients that are scientifically calculated to have use wanting and buying more because their ultimate goal is profit not nutrition, then these numbers will continue to grow and grow and grow.


Here is this week’s schedule:

Mon         Sept 18th         4pm, 5:15pm, 7:45pm

Tues         Sept 19th         9am, 7:45pm

Wed         Sept 20th        10:15am, 11:30am, 6:30pm, 7:45pm

Thurs       Sept 21st         9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 4pm, 5:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:45pm

Fri             Sept 22nd       9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm


Quote of the Week:


Video of the Week:

This is an oldie, but a goldie…one of my all time favorites.


Have a great week


Weekly Schedule Update September 11th, 2017

Do You Remember Where You Were 16 Years Ago?

It’s hard to forget the moment I found out about the 9/11 incident. I was on days off and had stayed at a friends place overnight because of over-indulging the night before.  I woke up to every news station showing the first tower attack had just happened, and then feeling glued to the screen as the rest of the days events unfolded.  It was during that day that I one of very few moments, where everything felt surreal; I questioned if I wasn’t dreaming, if I was really awake.

In 1999 my grandfather died when I was 20, my grandmother in 2000, 9/11 in 2001 and my father in 2002 . I learned that a young age that loss was something that can change you, both for the good and the bad.  In those years I believe I matured significantly, and I made sure I didn’t let those experiences keep me down. Personal growth can only happen when you have both the good and the bad, and at that time in my life there were a lot of negatives. However, life went on.

I guess what I’m getting at is that it’s important to reflect on the past once in a while to see who you are. Reflection helps you look forward to who you want to be and how you want to live your life. Nothing is for certain, but retrospect will useful to shape the things that are yet to come.

I started donating blood in my early 20’s as I found it was something that I knew I could easily contribute and help someone directly and immensely. Blood isn’t the only thing that you can give. Blood, organ and tissue donations are in demand, and sadly the number of people taking the steps to become a donor has decreased.

National information can be found here:

Government of Canada – Blood, Organ and Tissue Donation

Alberta information can be found here:


Here is this week’s schedule update:

Mon         Sept 11th         5:15pm, 6:30pm

Tues         Sept 12th         6:30m

Wed         Sept 13th         11:30am, 5:15pm, 7:45pm

Thurs       Sept 14th         9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 4pm, 7:45pm

Fri            Sept 15th         9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm


Quote of the Week:


Video of the Week:

This video will help put some perspective on the storms that have been hitting the Gulf of Mexico and Carbbean Sea.


Have a great week,


Weekly Schedule Update September 5th, 2017

The first day of school is here and this is how lots of parents might feel after a long, hard summer.

For some of the teachers, maybe their thoughts are more like this?

All jokes aside, some of the dangers of school time once again is that there will be lots of kids walking around. Please don’t forget the school zones have an allowed speed of 30km/h and pay attention to the hours of enforcement. Lake enforcement will be patrolling heavily, and you don’t want to get a ticket or worse yet cause someone harm.

Another thing to look out for is the addd traffic when around school busses.  Know the rules of the road when you encounter a school bus.

I hope everyone took time to enjoy a great labour day long weekend.

This was the labour day weekend and I will say it was full of labour. I built 3 sets of shelves in my garage and a work bench for my wife’s soap making area. Here is a picture of me at work doing some demolition.

Wife must have watched some Red/Green shows: if she can’t find you handsome, then she might as well find you handy.

Here is this week’s schedule update:

Tues         Sept 5th         5:15pm

Wed         Sept 6th         11:30am, 4pm, 6:3opm, 7:45pm

Thurs       Sept 7th         9am, 11:3oam, 4pm

Fri             Sept 8th         9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm

Mon          Sept 11th        11:30am, 4pm, 6:30pm


Quote of the Week:


Video of the Week:

If you haven’t seen this you may want to. Sometimes doing your job correctly will get you in trouble when it shouldn’t.


Have a great week,


Weekly Schedule Update August 28th, 2017

Kids Are Impressionable, The Food Industry Knows It All Too Well

Of the 5 largest industries that use social media to advertise their products, the food industry is right behind the retail industry. However, don’t let this label fool you. What you are buying isn’t as much food as it is a product, which has a brand that companies want you to recognize.

Here is an example of what companies competed for advertising exposure

Here’s an example of where companies in the food industry placed their ads. Does this look familiar?

Apps and internet sites under the guise of interactive fun hook kids using technology

The medium and the methods are constantly being updated to push their product

In a recent CBC article by Anne Gaviola called “Food fight: Health Canada, advertisers argue over protecting kids from junk food ads“. Quebec is the only province which has made any moves to restrict advertising to children. According to Lesley James of the Heart and Stroke Foundation,

“Quebec households have a lower likelihood to purchase fast food. They have the highest rates of fruit and vegetable consumption, and Quebec youth and children have the lowest rates of obesity,”

“So overall, we’re seeing that these regulations are nudging Quebecers in the right direction. They’re consuming more good food, less harmful food and seeing great positive health outcomes as a result.”

If we as parents don’t pay attention to this, it may turn out to be a bigger problem than expected.


Here is this week’s schedule update:

Mon         Aug 28th         10:15am, 5:15pm

Tues         Aug 29th         4pm

Wed         Aug 30th         11:30am, 6:30pm, 7:45pm

Thurs      Aug 31st           11:30am, 4pm, 6:30pm

Fri            Sept 1st            9am, 10:15am, 11:30am


Quote of the Week:


Video of the Week:

Embarrassing to boxing, but at least Ozzy Guy makes it entertaining. Warning – Language


Have a great week,



Weekly Schedule Update August 21st, 2017

In a recent article on CBC called “Skeletons say arthritis isn’t about aging – it’s about activity“, the changes in our society as a whole have affected the how people are developing osteoarthritis compared to hundreds of years ago. It is suggested that the decrease in activity and increase in obesity have lead to a change in the prevalence of osteoarthritis. The Mayo Clinic gives some of the options for the medications, therapy and surgery for this condition, but don’t forget how massage can help with the compensatory patterns that can develop when dealing with this disease.

With summer coming to an end and school starting just around the corner, remember to take time for yourself after a busy season. There are lots of times available right now, but I’m the go to therapist at Cold Lake Chiropractic and Wellness Centre for therapeutic massage. Take the time to book your appointment and plan for getting some needed TLC.

Here is this week’s schedule update:

Mon        Aug 21st      11:30am, 4pm, 7:45pm

Tues        Aug 22nd    9am, 6:30pm

Wed         Aug 23rd    9am, 11:30am, 6:30pm, 7:45pm

Thurs       Aug 24th    9am, 11:30am, 4pm, 5:15pm, 7:45pm

Fri             Aug 25th    9am, 11:30am


Quote of the Week:


Video of the Week:

Sheet Caking?!?


Have a great week,