All Natural Help for Cold & Flu Season

Natural Remedy for Cold and Flu Windsor Ontario Huron Church Chiropractic No one wants to be sick with the cold or flu. Many of us simply can’t afford to miss time away from work or school… not to mention enjoyable times!

We have homoeopathic supplements to help you and your family during flu and cold season.

There are 3 tinctures taken together; VAC-Tox, DRG Milieu and Fl Milieu.

These products can be taken by the whole family during cold and flu season to help prevent or lessen the symptoms related to a cold and flu in a natural way.

Please refer to Dr. Colasanti for direction on how, when and the dosage to take. Give us a call for your appointment or for more information: 519-258-8544

Back to School Tips

Happy Healthy Back to school TipsWe all want our children to be happy and succeed in school. A successful school year begins with a success start to the school year.

Here are our ideas to help you prepare yourself, your children and your house for a great school year.

Reset internal sleep clocks

Returning to a normal sleep schedule can be the most challenging part of children going back to school.

Get your kids into bed 15 minutes earlier than their summer normal, and awake 15 minutes early each day until they are back on their school sleep routine well in advance of the first day.

Get organized

Reduce stress on the entire house by getting organized. Create a family calendar and a calendar for each child. It’s the perfect place to document all after school activities, field trips, doctor appointments and assignment deadlines.

Involve the children in updating their calendars and checking in daily to see upcoming priorities.

Shop, but don’t over shop

Most children will require some clothes and supplies for back to school, but this is a good opportunity to demonstrate to your kids that a happy life doesn’t revolve around owning “things” – just buy them the necessities and the basics.

A good life is focused on what’s important; family, experience, personal growth and expression.

Plan meals ahead of time

  • Take the time to prepare a week’s menu in advance to help:
  • Remove much of the stress related to meal planning
  • Avoid time consuming extra trips to the grocery store
  • Eliminate expensive and unhealthy fast food meals

Involve your children in choosing school lunches and meal planning to help them understand the importance of making healthy decisions.

Appointments

Use the last few weeks of summer to take care of your child’s health. Taking care of doctor visits now (including your chiropractor!) will ease the stress of a new school year.

Getting into a well organized back to school routine will help establish lasting good habits. Reducing stress within the family dynamic will help everyone focus on what’s important; another successful school year.

From our families to yours, we wish you all the best!

Have a Great Day – Start with a Great Morning

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. — Marcus Aurelius

Happy and Healthy Morning HabitsResearch has shown that the most successful people in the world share similar morning habits. Many of these habits involve establishing a healthy start to the day. To find the extra time to add these healthy actions into your day, it’s recommended that going to bed at night and rising in the morning 5 minutes earlier, each day for a week.

Consider adding one of the following healthy morning ideas to your new routine each week.

  • Avoid sensory overload for the first half hour in the day and leave cell phones, TVs and other electronic devices off.
  • Drink water immediately after waking to help start your digestion and hydrate your body.
  • Open the blinds and if possible spend a few quiet moments outside.
  • Take 5 minutes to stretch, breathe deeply and listen to your body.
  • Spend 5 minutes doing one of the following:
    • Reading something positive or motivating
    • Meditate
    • Write in a journal
    • Listing things that you’re grateful for
    • Listen to music
  • Repeat positive affirmations to yourself
  • Take a few minutes to review your plan for the day and prioritize based on importance.
  • Eat a healthy, fresh and well-balanced breakfast.

When you are able to approach your day in a purposeful and calm manner, the benefits will last throughout even a hectic day. The healthy actions in your morning will compound and spread, positively affecting your entire life.

A Happy, Healthy and Active Summer

Fun things to do in Windsor Essex Summer bucket list School’s out for the children in Windsor and Essex County and many parents and caregivers are wondering how to keep their kids active this summer. Perhaps you want to limit the time your children spend on electronic devices, keep their brains active, encourage creativity and build family memories.

We suggest creating a healthy and active summer bucket list as a family.

Here are some fun, healthy and low-cost considerations for your family’s summer bucket list.

  • Visit a farmer’s market and see if your family can make a full day’s healthy menu from only local products
  • Create a goal of how far to walk along Windsor’s Riverfront
  • Challenge your family to bike a lengthy portion of the Greenway
  • Walk all the way from the Visitor’s Centre at Point Pelee to the very tip of the Point
  • Be “junk food free” for an entire week
  • Work together on a low-cost backyard project, such as building a campfire pit, a fairy garden or a pallet project
  • Disconnect everyone from wifi and cellular data for a day and spend the time working on a family project or playing board games

A bucket list can create lasting family memories, and adding healthy challenges may just become healthy habits.

Let us know your healthy bucket list items! Good luck and enjoy!

Canada Day Fun in Windsor – Essex

Canada Day Fun Windsor EssexIt’s a special day for Canadians and Canada as we come together to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday!

How you are celebrating? Whether you’re a die-hard patriot or use this holiday as relaxing downtime away from work; there are so many fun activities happening in Windsor – Essex.

Here are a few fun suggestions for a fun and active Canada Day:

  • Parades – there are several family-friendly parades and activities happening in Windsor and Essex County communities. Check out the local community calendar in your municipality.
  • Explore – visit a community you haven’t been to in a while. Rediscover their parks, beaches and green spaces.
  • Prepare a fresh summer meal – check out a local farmer’s market and challenge your family to prepare and enjoy a “local-only” meal.
  • Create a summer bucket list – involve your family to create a list of all the fun things you plan on doing together this summer.

From all of us at Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre, we wish you a fun and active Canada Day. Enjoy!