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to 8:30pm. Tim Horton’s, 17310 Yonge St.
SOUTHLAKE CINEMANIA PRESENTS...
EAST GWILLIMBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY Visit our
NEWMARKET (VPAN) Presenting the 17th annual
(just north of the York Region Administrative
“JULIETA” Spanish Master Pedro Almodovar
Centre, west side). Web: http://bit.ly/partagez_
returns to the screen with “Julieta” based
to offer including: Children Storytimes & Children’s
conversation Email: Partagez.York@yahoo.ca.
on stories by Alice Munro. Tickets $10.
Activities, Teens & Tweens & Adult Programs.
Jake Runeckles (actor) and The Irish Dance Studio
Holland Landing Branch, 19513 Yonge St. 905-836-
at 2pm at the Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Albert Libraries and at the door at 6:30pm.
Crescent. $20 (students $10 and family of 4 $40).
THE AURORA CULTURAL CENTRE 22 Church
Silvercity Theatre Newmarket. Film 7pm.
473-2472. See more details at www.egpl.ca
Street, Aurora, in conjunction with The Aurora
CONVERSATION skills into action. 6:30pm
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Sold at Holland Landing Library & Mount
Winter Blues Festival, proudly presents Diana
ORTA HIKES FOR FEBRUARY Come & join us on
FEBRUARY 5 & 19
Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley in a Friday Night
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
ourhikesonover300kmofmorainetrail! ORTA offers
FREE FRENCH LANGUAGE CONVERSATION
Blues Party. A raucous good time of hot blues
guided hikes of all difficulties & lengths, weekdays
GROUP This group welcomes adults (from
awaits! Tickets $30 Advance, $35 Day of Concert.
Meet at 7:30pm at 20 Oak Ave. River Drive Park
& weekends. Some are targeted at families; others
francophones to beginners) looking to put their
For information, visit auroraculturalcentre.ca, or
Community Centre. Guest Speaker: Shannon
are oriented towards adults while others have
French language CONVERSATION skills into action.
purchase over the phone at 905-713-1818.
Ritchie of The Rouge Park – Winter Ecology of
a strong nature focus. Hike schedules & related
3pm to 5pm. Country Style Deli/Bistro, 14980
information can be found under the ‘Hiking’ tab at
Yonge St. (just south of the library on the west side)
ONTARIO EARLY YEARS, YORK NORTH
refreshments available. New Members always
in Aurora. Web: http://bit.ly/partagez_conversation
Registration for March and April 2017 infant
welcome. Visitors can attend for free. Visit: www.
programs begins at 1pm by phone or in person.
ysnaturalists.com for more information.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Blanding’s Turtles in a Restored Wetland. Light
Programs for children from birth to 6 years old
AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY Money Talk$
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Series. The Real Economics of RRSPs, RIFs, and
AURORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
are free and centres offer registered programs
MEN’S PROBUS CLUB OF NEWMARKET
TFSAs!! 7pm. Magna Room. FREE informal
General Meeting at 7pm in the Magna Room at the
as well as drop-in, resources & referrals. Visit us
Meeting the third Wednesday each month at Seton
monthly discussion/education group, to share
Aurora Public Library, 15145 Yonge St., Aurora. Guest
online at www.yorkchild.ca or at our main sites:
Hall (17955 Leslie Street) from 10am to noon. Call
unbiased knowledge in economics & financial
Speaker Jacqueline Stuart’s topic will be “What Else
Newmarket, 17310 Yonge Street, 905-853-
Jay at 905-727-4089 or come to a meeting.
planning. Call Aurora Public Library Adult
Happened in 1867?” followed by the year in review,
0754. Georgina (Keswick), 70 Biscayne Blvd.,
Information Desk: 905-727-9494, ext. 275 or visit
AHS business, plans for 2017, and elections for the
2017 Board of Directors. All are welcome. AHS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 9, 16 & 23
will take registration from 2pm on. All programs
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15
NEWMARKET HISTORICAL SOCIETY Bring and Brag. Always a favourite event – members
membership required to vote. www.aurorahs.com
EUCHRE NIGHT A fund raiser organized by
are invited to bring in a treasure to share with
the Rotary Club of Newmarket. Please join
other members. It could be a mystery to solve,
this Progressive Euchre Game of 8 rounds, at
a family heirloom, a letter or document, or a
UNITY OF NEWMARKET Book Study and Discussion Group – 7:30 to 9pm at
FEBRUARY 7 TO APRIL 29
6:45pm for the games starting at 7pm sharp.
curiosity and could come with an interesting,
Budokan Judo Club, Unit 3, 620 Steven Court,
55 Forhan Drive, Newmarket. $10 each includes
tragic or amusing story. 7:30pm. Lions Hall,
Newmarket. “THE UNTETHERED SOUL –
Exhibit: Exploration & Survey: Our part of the
light snacks. New players welcome. Contact Guy
Community Centre, Riverwalk Commons.
the journey beyond yourself” by Michael A.
Story. This exciting exhibit recounts the amazing
Sovak at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
career of David Thompson, “The greatest land
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
trapper for both the Hudson’s Bay Company and
AURORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Jewellery
the North West Company at the turn of the 19th
Making Workshop. Just in time for Valentine’s
Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place, 474 Davis
Century. Thompson is credited with mapping
Day, join us at Hillary House National Historic Site,
Drive, Halls 4 & 5, Newmarket. Meet and greet
2,000,000 square miles of early North America.
15372 Yonge Street, Aurora to make one hex nut
at 6:30 with meeting 7 to 9pm. The February
Visit www.townofws.ca/museum for details!
bracelet, giftbox and card for your loved one. Cost:
meeting will be a Peer-to-Peer discussion group.
$12. Workshop runs from 11am-12pm. 10 spaces
Bring your questions. Everyone is welcome.
FEBRUARY 2 & 16 FREE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
geographer who ever lived”. A surveyor and
welcomes adults (from francophones to beginners) looking to put their French language
PROSTATE CANCER CANADA NETWORK
CONVERSATION skills into action. 6pm to 8pm.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
available. Minimum 16 years of age to participate.
Contact Phone Number: 905-895-1975. Web
Covernotes Tea & Coffee House, 10268 Yonge
PUTTING PEN TO PAPER Bethel Christian
For more information, or to reserve your seat contact
St. (beside the Richmond Hill Centre for the
Reformed Church, 333 Davis Drive, Newmarket.
905-727-8991 or email@example.com.
Performing Arts). Web: http://bit.ly/partagez_
9:15-11:15am. Enjoy a Morning Out for just $6
conversation Email: Partagez.York@yahoo.ca.
(first-timers $4). Please Lug-a-Mug. Babysitting
NEWMARKET FOLK SOCIETY Presenting
provided upon request. Feature: Blogging –
Sweets & Treats Workshop, 10am to 12pm. Got
Sultans of String at 8pm at Newmarket Royal
Why not share your thoughts? Speaker: Brenda
a sweet tooth? Learn to make a variety of sweet
Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley St., Newmarket.
WRITING YOUR FAITH STORY Presented
Wood “The Healing Power of Laughter”.
treats to take home – stay to create a heritage
Tickets $25 and can be purchased by phone at
by “Friends in The Word”. 1-5pm. Cedarview
Presented by Newmarket Christian Women’s
craft and tour the Museum. Recommended ages:
905-836-9073 (Carol or Dave) or from Café
Connection in Association with RSVP Ministries.
8-12. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.
and Things at 208 Main St. South in Newmarket.
Cost $25. Includes copy of a book entitled “As
For reservations and cancellations please call
townofws.ca/museum for details!
Licenced facility which holds 200 in a cabaret
the Ink Flows” Devotions to Inspire Christian
Marietta at 905-895-9312 or email Carol Ford at
Writers & Speakers”, handouts, a resource
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
legion but parking will be available just across
UNITY OF NEWMARKET Sunday Service,
the road at Prince Charles Public School.
10:30am at Newmarket Public Library, 438 Park
Refreshments provided before the show and
Avenue. “UNDERSTANDING – Something To
during intermission by The Maid’s Cottage.
Stand On” – relating to the World in a Spiritual
Doors open at 7:15pm, come early and enjoy a
welcomes adults (from francophones to
Way. Info: 416-627-2380, 905-830-0331, www.
coffee and butter tart.
beginners) looking to put their French language
Networking, Panel of writers, Writing practice
FEBRUARY 9 & 23
and feedback. Contact Carol Ford for registration
seating arrangement. Limited parking at the
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
list & refreshments. The afternoon includes:
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
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Site, 15372 Yonge Street, Aurora. Join the Aurora
INTERNAL ARTS Chi Kung, Nei Kung, Tai Chi, Lok
Historical Society as we continue our 2017 Speaker
Hup Ba Fa, Tao Yin. Preventative and tonic exercises
Series with Wendy Rowney and the Clues and
forbones andjoints,breathing,repetitive strain,lower
Conundrums: Historical Mysteries, Unusual Tales
back. Join us for your weekly work out. All ages, all
and the Founding Families of Black Creek Pioneer
levels. www.greentiger.ca 905-853-9891.
Village. $7/each, $5 for AHS Members. For more
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20
information or to reserve your seat contact 905-737-
8991 or firstname.lastname@example.org
familyandfriendsattheMagnaCentre(800Mulock Drive) from 9am to 4pm. Discounted admission
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
fees for swimming, skating and gym activities will be
EUCHRE PARTY AT BRADFORD UNITED
offered as a special Family Day holiday gesture. For
CHURCH 1:30-3:30 at 66 Barrie Street in Bradford
(telephone 905-775-7268). Tickets are $10/person
activities, please view the Winter Activity Guide, call
and may be obtained at the door. Proceeds to
905-895-5193 or visit Newmarket.ca
support Bradford United Church and its charities. Refreshments and prizes will be provided. Come and
TOYLAND AT THE MUSEUM Family Day fun
join us for an enjoyable social afternoon of cards. We
at the Elman W. Campbell Museum. Try our old-
look forward to seeing you.
fashioned wooden toys and activities involving our antique toys. See our model train, Nursery Rhyme
TREASURES SALE – BRADFORD UNITED
and Fairy Tale Displays. Suitable for ages 4-10. Drop-
CHURCH 8-11am, 66 Barrie Street in Bradford,
in 11am to 3pm. $3/participant with donation of non-
telephone 905-775-7268. Make a donation to make
perishable food item for the Newmarket Food Pantry.
these treasures your own. Proceeds to support
The Museum is located at 134 Main St., South,
Bradford United Church and its charities. If you have
goods that you wish to sell at prices you determine, a
table may be rented for $15 – contact the Church for table rentals. Hope to see you at the Treasures Sale!
WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE MUSEUM Family Fun Day, 12-4pm. Come enjoy some
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26
quality family time by sampling fresh local maple
UNITY OF NEWMARKET Sunday Service,
syrup & other treats, experience snowshoeing
10:30am at Newmarket Public Library, 438
in the park (weather permitting!) and check out
Park Avenue. “LOVE IS THE ANSWER”.
the activities in the heritage buildings. Visit www.
“Love is an inner quality that sees good
townofws.ca/museum for details!
everywhere and in everyone” – (The Revealing Word). Info:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 EAST EAST
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Join us at 7:30pm
for the first general meeting of the year at the Mt.
“MANCHESTER BY THE SEA” Strong Oscar
Albert Community Centre, 53 Main Street, in
contender drama set in Boston features: Casey
Mount Albert: The speaker will be Andee Pelan
Afflick (Golden Globe winner 2017), Michelle
from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
who will talk about “From Home to Lake”. All
$10. Sold at Holland Landing Library & Mount
Welcome. Refreshments served. For info call
Albert Libraries and at the door at 6:30pm.
905-478-8450 or email us at eggardeners@
Silvercity Theatre Newmarket. Film 7pm.
gmail.com or visit us on our Facebook page at
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 NEWMARKET GARDEN CLUB
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CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY
Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the
WOMEN AURORA/NEWMARKET (CFUW)
month at 8pm at the Newmarket Community
Celebrating 60 years of membership in 2017.
Centre –Lions Hall, Doug Duncan Drive,
Monthly meetings are at the Royal Canadian
Newmarket. The topic is “Bees in your Bonnet”
Legion, 105 Industrial Pkwy. N. Please note
with Cathy Kozma. Members enjoy our annual
CHANGE of TIME for this month only to 1pm for
summer Garden Tour, Bus Trip, & November
meeting at 1:30pm. CFUW empowers the lives
Potluck Dinner. There is a nominal guest charge
of ANY woman through friendship, education,
at the door or sign up to become a member for
outreach and advocacy. For more information
the 2017 year. Visit www.gardenewmarket.ca.
contact www.cfuwaurora/Newmarket.com or Syl at 905-836-4291. This meeting, Meredith Allan and
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
AURORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2017 Speaker
Engaging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the
Series. 7-9pm. Hillary House National Historic
community. Come and check us out!
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connecting with community members who
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ONTARIO EARLY YEARS, YORK NORTH
are passionate about the environment and
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sustainable development? Location: Aw Shucks
and a passion for fundraising contact us at 905-884-
Seafood Bar & Bistro, 15230 Yonge Street, Aurora.
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free services, including registered programs,
YORK SINGLES CLUB If you are over 55 & single,
drop-in, resources & referrals. Visit us on-line at
why not join the YORK SINGLES CLUB. Activities
Free. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or
BRAD JONES SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO
www.yorkchild.ca or at our main sites: Newmarket
905-503-5008 for more information.
& FITNESS CENTRE New courses starting in
– 17310 Yonge Street, 905-853-0754. Georgina
theatre, pub nights and special events. Contact us at:
Shotokan Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Aikido, Fitness
(Keswick) – 70 Biscayne Blvd., 905-476-3834.
email@example.com, or visit our website at www.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
Kickboxing, Yoga & Zen meditation. 244 Main St. S.,
Newmarket. Please call 905-895-9636 for further
THE LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION
World” at 7:30pm. Conductor: Mark Chambers.
OF YORK REGION Have a passion for working with
children? Become an LDAYR Tutor and gain valuable
TOASTMASTERS Learn how to get your
work experience! For information call 905-844-7933
point across. At Speak for Success, York-Simcoe
ext 26 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Toastmasters, you will experience the skills required
Mozart Clarinet Concerto: Soloist-Patricia Wait.
A&B COURIER BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE
DISTRESSED? When someone has been stuck
Newmarket 1-3pm. Stellar Lanes. We hope you will
for a while, is anxious, or feeling emotionally off
join in the fun again this year. Wear your red & white
balance, there is a need for knowledgeable support.
THE KEYNOTES SENIORS CHOIR We are a
3 elements, speaking, listening & leadership.
and celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday! New this
A psychotherapist can provide that support – a
group of 40 seniors who love to sing and who enjoy
Meetings are the 2nd, 4th, & occasional 5th
year, we have weeknight bowling on Wednesday
safe place where concerns can be understood &
each other’s company. Under the direction of Keith
Tuesday, 7-9pm. at the BWG Leisure Centre,
April 5th. Register your team today! Visit BBBSY.CA
worked through. For more information, please
Profit the group meets each Friday morning at the
471 West Park Ave., 2nd Floor, Bradford. Guests
or call 905-726-2149 ext. 324.
call Luanne Jakobi, Registered Psychotherapist,
Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place at 10am for two
are always welcome. For more information
CRPO, Clinical Member - Ontario Society of
hours of music and fellowship. If you are looking to
contact Marsha Field at 416-476-6558 or visit
ROAST BEEF DINNER AT BRADFORD
join, contact Blair Hammond at blair.hammond@
UNITED CHURCH A hearty dinner of roast
rogers.com or 289-338-1947.
salad, bread/rolls, dessert, and tea/coffee/juice
CRYSTAL REFLEXOLOGY EST. 1995 Painful Feet?
FRIENDS IN BRADFORD (EUCHRE) Our group
enhancing the quality of life for individuals through
is being served from 4:30-7pm. Tickets $18/
Numbness or Tingling Due to Diabetes? Plantar
is inviting people with the interest of playing Euchre
education support, community service and
adults, $9/children, available by calling 905-775-
Fasciitis? Arthritis? Relief from your discomfort is just
in the Bradford area. There are no membership fees
citizenship programs. Supporting our community
7268 and also at the door. The Church is located
or costs! We play every 3rd Friday going forward.
since 1987; helping families, schools, and individuals
at 66 Barrie Street, in Bradford. Proceeds to
Massage. Gift certificates available for all occasions.
Please contact us at email@example.com. We have now
in need. We are women dedicated to a better
support Bradford United Church and its charities.
expanded to accept members outside of Bradford!!
Canada. We usually meet the second Tuesday of
MAX MEDITATION SYSTEMTM ON MONDAY
BECOME A VOLUNTEER TUTOR An amazing
SUNDAY, MARCH 5
NIGHTS Learn to meditate deeply with ease,
opportunity for those who have a passion to work
DO YOU WORRY ABOUT THE WAY YOU
A&B COURIER BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE
to achieve the relaxation and revitalization you
with children. The Learning Disabilities Association
EAT? Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a 12
Bradford 1pm. Bradford Underground. We hope
deserve. Spiritual lineage classes, such as Sacred
of York Region. Call: 905-884-7933 ext. 26 or Email:
step program of recovery from compulsive
you will join in the fun again this year. Wear your
Geometry, Astral Travel, and the Empower Thyself
overeating & food addiction. The Newmarket
red & white and celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!
New this year, we have weeknight bowling on
at jeannievassos.ca 905-717-5907, Bayview/Mulock
HAS YOUR LIFE BEEN AFFECTED BY
Wednesday April 5th. Register your team today!
SOMEONE ELSE’S DRINKING? If so, Al-Anon or
Drive. For further information, contact Leo at
Alateen is for you! Al-Anon Support Group meets
to improve your communication. We focus on
beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables,
IODE HOLLAND LANDING Dedicated to
We look forward to seeing you!
every month. Info: Call Melissa at 905-806-3636.
Visit BBBSY.CA or call 905-726-2149 ext. 324.
group of OA meets each Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30pm. at the Taylor Funeral Home, 524 Davis
FREE TRIAL PASS. YOUR FIRST WORKOUT
at 8pm Mon. & Thurs. in Newmarket at St. Andrew’s
IS FREE!Enjoy working out with a small group and
Presbyterian Church; Tues. in Aurora at 8 pm at St.
NORTHERN LIGHTS TOASTMASTERS 1st & 3rd
(VPAN) Presents Maxim Bernard (piano) in concert
personalized attention. Burn fat and tone muscles
Andrew’s Presbyterian Church; Wed. in Bradford at
Mondays every month, 7 to 9pm. Town of Aurora,
at 2pm at the Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering
in just 30 minutes with H.I.I.T., the hottest trend in
Leksand Room, 100 John West Way, Aurora. An
Crescent. $30 (adults), $25 (seniors), $10 (students).
fitness. Email me, Natasha@NCFitness.ca or visit our
Sun. in Aurora at 8pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian
Advanced Evaluations Club for people looking for
website at NCFitness.ca
Church (Mosley St & Victoria-2nd floor). For info call
more in depth feedback to improve their speaking,
1-888-425-2666 or http://al-anon.alateen.on.ca.
presentation & leadership skills. Guests & guest
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 ONECHURCH
YOGA FOR BEGINNER AND THE SEASONED
speakers welcome. VP Membership, Louisa Steele,
Have you wanted to try yoga but are hesitant?
firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-543-8936 for more
BREAKFAST 7:30-9am. Power in Unity Prayer.
Experience a small class with personalized attention
Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall,
at your level. Vinyasa style yoga improves muscle
one-on-one sighted assistance with reading,
200 Doug Duncan Dr. Tickets $25. Reservation
tone, flexibility, balance and breath. Call Lynne, 905-
organizing, walking, errands, outings & socializing or
required. Call 647-722-4649 for more details.
715-9296 to book a free trial. Invite a friend, too.
driving, make a difference in your own community,
EUCHRE Did you play euchre at lunch hour in high
be part of a team, share an experience, learn new
school? Would you like to play again? Join us on
THE GOLDEN ANCHOR SENIORS CLUB –
CANADIAN TAI CHI ACADEMY Learn to relax
skills, & develop lasting friendships. To apply or for
Tuesdays at 7pm for a fun game of euchre with prizes
and improve your health. Try one of our tai chi classes
further information please contact Filomena Di
& refreshments. The cost is only $2. Time: 7 to 10pm.
anytime this month. 1220 Stellar Dr., Unit 203B,
Ruscio at 1-800-563-0887 ext. 5207 or via email
Date: Every Tuesday. Location: Holland Landing
PSYCHOTHERAPY & EFT Do you feel stalled
Community Centre (lower level). 19513 Yonge Street,
in your life? Unable to move through a situation,
Canadian Tai Chi Academy is a registered charitable
find a solution, improve a relationship, release
organization No. 85630 8366 RR0001. For class
LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF
your fears & anxiety, enjoy life? Psychotherapy
information please call 289-366-9956 or see
YORK REGION We are recruiting for Fundraising
can provide a safe space for support & insight.
Committee Members. If you have innovative ideas
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“Manipulation [chiropractic adjustments], with or without exercise, improved symptoms more than medical care did after both 3 and 12 months.”– British Medical Journal
Do you have any of the following symptoms... • • • • •
Pins and needles feeling Numbness in the hands or feet Tingling or burning sensations Weakness in the arms or legs Sharp shooting or burning pains
If so you may have a condition called peripheral neuropathy. My name is Dr. Joshua Nikkanen, clinic director at Crossroads Chiropractic. I’ve been helping people with neuropathy and nerve problems for more than 15 years. More than 5 million Canadians suffer from peripheral neuropathy, a problem caused by damage to the nerves that supply your arms and legs. This painful condition interferes with your body’s ability to transmit messages to your muscles, skin, joints, or internal organs. If ignored or mistreated, neuropathy can lead to irreversible health conditions. Why not get help by those trained to correct the major cause of peripheral neuropathy? Data from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ Job Analysis of Chiropractic lists arm and leg neuropathy as the second most common nerve problem treated by chiropractors. Often neuropathy is caused by a degenerating spine pressing on the nerve roots. This can happen in any of the vertebral joints from the neck all the way down to the tail bone.
Patients showed an 85.5% resolution of the nerve symptoms after only 9 chiropractic treatments. - Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2008 With chiropractic care, patients had “significant improvement in perceived comfort and function, nerve conduction and finger sensation overall.” – JMPT 1998 “Significant increase in grip strength and normalization of motor and sensory latencies were noted. Orthopedic tests were negative. Symptoms dissipated.” – JMPT 1994 What these studies mean is that with chiropractic care, you could soon be enjoying life...without those aggravating nerve problems.
How To Find Out If This Will Work For You It’s time for you to find out if chiropractic will be your neuropathy solution. For 14 days only, $35 will get you all the services I normally charge new patients $240 for!
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The Single Most Important Solution To Your Neuropathy By using gentle techniques, I’m able to release the pressure that has built up on the nerve. This allows the nerve to heal and the symptoms to go away.
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Here’s What To Do Now The offer is only good until February 28. Call today 905-830-1146 and we can get you scheduled for your consultation, exam and x-rays as soon as there’s an opening. Our office is located just east of Yonge St., just a few minutes from you. When you call, tell the receptionist you’d like to come in for the Neuropathy Evaluation so she can get you on the schedule and make sure you receive proper credit for this special offer.
Sincerely, Dr. Joshua Nikkanen, D.C.
P.S. At our office, we have specialized treatment programs for treating patients who suffer from neuropathy. Why suffer with years of misery? That’s no way to live, not when there could be an easy solution to your problem Don’t live in pain when we may have the solution you’ve been looking for all along.
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There are a few reasons why calcium levels are threatened as the body ages. There is a decrease in the intestines ability to absorb the nutrient. Also, there may be less frequent exposure to sunlight that can lead to a deficiency in Vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced in the body when skin is exposed to the sun’s rays. The vitamin is needed to help the body absorb calcium. Even with an adequate amount of sunlight, older skin produces less Vitamin D than younger skin. And if that is not enough, the kidneys become less efficient in storing calcium and more of the nutrient is lost in the urine. A lack of calcium can lead to a several health problems including Osteoporosis. The condition is characterized by a deterioration of bone tissue that leaves bones weak and more susceptible to breakage. One in three Canadian women and one in five Canadian men will suffer a broken bone because of Osteoporosis. How is it possible to sustain a healthy level of calcium and avoid health issues? Eat. Quite simply, add foods that contain calcium to your daily diet. The most common source of calcium is milk. The dairy delight joins other products in the dairy category including yogurt and cheese. These products all contain forms of calcium that are easily absorbed in the body because they are fortified with Vitamin D. Green leafy vegetables including kale, collards, bok choy and broccoli also contain levels of calcium that can help round out a bone-strengthening diet. If a calcium packed snack is on the menu, try a handful of almonds, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds or dried beans. There are other foods that have had calcium added to them. These include cereals, breads, orange juice, and soy milk. They are also acceptable ways to top up the calcium levels. Not all foods with calcium are ideal. Experts say to be careful to avoid those with wheat germ, spinach and rhubarb. These foods have oxalic acid that binds to calcium and prevents it from being absorbed. Just how much calcium should be on the menu each day? Canada’s Food Guide recommends 3 servings of milk and alternatives a day for those who are over 50. Essentially, that translates to a serving of a calcium-enriched food at each meal. If you are unsure about what to take or how much, speak to your doctor.
Youth BEAT Fight the Winter Blahs By Samantha Forani, Graduate of McMaster University It is that time of year everyone! It is February. It is the dead of winter, it is cold, cloudy, and I cannot remember the last time I saw the sun. Everyone is scraping the ice off their cars and the only exercise we get is shovelling our driveways. It is because of this and much more, that many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) this time of year. SAD, also known as the February Blahs or the Winter Blues, is a type of depression related to changes in the seasons. While SAD can happen at any time of the year, it is most common during the winter. Symptoms of SAD include loss of interest in activities, withdrawal from social interaction, difficulty with concentration and decisions, a lack of energy, or agitation. Other symptoms also include oversleeping or difficulty waking up in the morning, nausea, and a tendency to overeat, often with a craving for carbohydrates, which leads to weight gain. Thankfully, there are ways to overcome SAD, many of which you can do right at home. A major cause of SAD is a decrease in the amount of sunlight we get, so getting outside on sunny days is extremely beneficial. Sunlight helps our bodies produce Vitamin D, which is important to our overall health
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Recipe of the Month Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs
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1 large spaghetti squash 32 lean meatballs 1/4 cup (50 mL) grated parmesan cheese 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups (375 g) button or cremini mushrooms, sliced 1 bag (8 oz/227 g) fresh spinach, trimmed and chopped 1 jar (700 mL) tomato and basil pasta sauce 1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes (optional)
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Spray large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
Cut squash in half. Remove seeds. Place cut side down on baking sheet; bake for 30 minutes. Arrange meatballs in single layer on same baking sheet; bake for 14 to 16 minutes. Using fork, scrape squash strands into a bowl; stir in parmesan cheese. Transfer to serving dish; keep warm. Cover meatballs to hold warmth.
Meanwhile, in large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook garlic, mushrooms, and hot pepper flakes for about 5 minutes. Add spinach in two batches; cook for about 2 minutes or until slightly wilted. Stir in pasta sauce and hot meatballs; reduce heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes or until heated through. Spoon over squash.
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