Are you prepared for the move?

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We also have a new Neurochangers logo !

This year we have made some new changes with our neurological centre Aim2Walk in Toronto. With many ideas and discussions regarding our name, we have decided to go ahead and change our name to Neurochangers. Our second location in Whitby is also named Neurochangers which made our decision and transition easier. With this going forward we have also amalgamated our blog into our website. Although this Neurochangers blog has been a successful way to create and share information to our readers for the past 5 years, this will be our last post on this site. We ask kindly that you take the time to follow us at our new site where we will continue to share health tips, technology and keep you updated on the latest events and compelling client progress stories. We thank you for your love and support over the past 5 years and we look forward to having you stop by our newest site! Click here to subscribe.

From Aim2Walk’s Neurochangers Family, we thank you!

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Choose the clean 15 and be Cautious of the Dirty Dozen

The dirty dozen and the clean 15 refers to fruits and vegetables and their pesticide contamination levels according to the Environmental Working Group.

We live in a society where creating a higher yield with larger and stronger plants is more important to the producer than it is to create healthy whole food to feed the buyer. Due to our extremely competitive market, pesticides are being used on all of our fruits and vegetables.

Unfortunately, pesticides are terribly toxic to the human body. Many pesticides are being linked to serious health problems, some of which are even deadly, including hormone disruption, cancer, and brain toxicity, just to name a few.

David Suzuki shares this brief document that reviews the 61 pesticides that are banned in other industrialized countries but are still widely used in Canada.
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/publications/reports/2006/pesticide-use-in-canada/

What does the dirty dozen mean?

The dirty dozen are 12 fruits and vegetables that have the highest level of contamination. These are the 12 that you want to buy organic when possible!

2016ShoppersGuideIn order of most contamination to least:
– Strawberries
– Apples
– Nectarines
– Peaches
– Celery
– Grapes
– Cherries
– Spinach
– Tomatoes
– Sweet bell peppers
– Cherry tomatoes
– Cucumbers

Of course it’s understandable that choosing organic for all of your produce can often mean spending more money in the grocery stores. For some households this can cause financial struggles. To keep that grocery bill down we have the clean 15, the list of produce that contains a much lower amount of pesticides. Although it’s generally better to buy organic as often as possible, when eating these clean 15 you can be happy to know you aren’t ingesting a high dose of chemical toxins.

The Clean 15 (in order of least contamination)

– Avocado
– Sweet corn
– Pineapples
– Cabbage
– Sweet peas frozen
– Onions
– Asparagus
– Mangos
– Papayas
– Kiwi
– Eggplant
– Honeydew Melon
– Grapefruit
– Cantaloupe
– Cauliflower

If you can’t go organic should you stay away from the dirty dozen?

Absolutely not! Eating non-organic fruits and vegetables (even the dirty dozen) is a much better choice than eating something from a box, which is probably filled with toxic chemicals. However, if you can stick to choosing organic for the toxin filled dirty dozen, your body will thank you!

Michelle Wolfe, RMT
Protocol Therapist, Director of Social Media

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Wheelchair Stunt Man

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Aaron Fotheringham, aka Wheelz, is inspiring people around the world, especially people who use wheelchairs to mobilize. He travels with Nitrus Circus riding WCMX (Wheelchair Motocross.) Wheelz was born with Spinabifida and his doctors told him he would forever need assistance from others to get around and to survive. He has definitely showed them wrong and created his own destiny and legacy. As Wheelz says, “you’re only as disabled as you feel” which is surely the attitude that enables him to hit so many ramps and jumps while using his wheelchair. The way he goes about his day to day is equally as inspiring. He’s able to go up and down stairs with his chair, take escalators and hop in and out of a vehicle without hesitation. There are endless videos of him training and performing dangerous jumps all over YouTube. Here are a few videos that would inspire anyone with any type of mobility!

Wheelchair skatboarding trickster.

His story,

Michelle Wolfe
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