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Newsletter May 2009

Disher Courier Newsletter
Your Courier Source  May 2009 
In This Issue
Did You Know?
Achieve Optimum Health Through Positive Thinking
Disher Courier Reliable and Rapid GTA Same Day Deliveries
Canadian Children Low on Vitamin D
Did You Know?
  • Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.
  • The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
  • The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
  • If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
  • Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

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Dear Subscriber,
Every month Disher Courier wants to let you know what we're doing, what we're talking about and share some good news about the people of the Greater Toronto Area.  We hope you enjoy our words and hopefully learn something new!
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The Disher Team

Achieve Optimum Health Through Positive Thinking

The number one reason that people get sick all the time is that they accept that being sick is a normal, if not even necessary way of life. We are constantly inundated by the message that we should be sick. Advertising for remedies we don't need, preventative measures, and the confirmation by our friends and coworkers about this week's novelty bug that is going around make our bodies constantly in a state of expectation for the next illness.
By affirming and focusing on the fact that your body is meant to be healthy, vibrant, and energetic, you help to preserve your body in that state much more often. At the first sign of sickness, simply take some vitamin C, drink some orange juice or chicken soup, and be sure that you are aware of the fact that you are SUPPOSED to be healthy, not ill, and the power of your own body and of your free will can help keep you healthy.
By living a positive lifestyle you can help prevent the toxins which cause illness from accumulating within your body. By eating healthy and maintaining natural diet, by getting lots of exercise, and by finding creative outlets which help to release your stress you can help ensure that your body never gets worn down to the point where it may be vulnerable to sickness.
Remember though, if you do feel seriously ill, do seek the attention of a doctor. This mindset is about preventing illness, not curing existing conditions.
Disher Courier Reliable and Rapid GTA Same Day Deliveries
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Disher Courier is proud to present you the best offering of any courier when it comes to same day delivery within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Instead of simply offering a blanket same day service when you don't know WHEN your package will actually arrive at its destination, Disher has created a tiered series of delivery options, all of which offer different levels of speed within a same day delivery structure all over the greater Toronto area.
The fastest service available is the Screamer (SCR) services. This is as fast as it gets, with the next driver possible coming straight to your location to make your delivery. Screamer service availability is subject to traffic conditions and peak rush hours, but generally speaking, nothing is going to get your package there quicker than the Screamer!
Next up is the Direct or DIR service. Depending on how far your package has to go within the GTA, Disher will get it there in 60, 75, or 90 minutes. If you have a little more time to spare, you can go for the Express (XPR) option which extends those times to 90, 120, and 150 minutes. You also have the option of regular (REG) service which takes 2,3, or 4 hours, and end of day (EOD) guaranteed delivery.
Don't forget if you're using any of these shipping options that cutoff times apply. For XPR service, cutoff is 2:00 PM, and with REG service it is 1:00 PM. EOD is cut off at 10:00 AM.
We Deliver Peace of Mind! Call us at 1-800-463-1035 to schedule your courier service today.
Broker/Employee of the Month
This month we've decided to combine our Broker of the Month award program with Employee of the Month. There are many reasons why, in our 23 year history, we've survived two other recessions, technology (the fax machine, email, etc.), the influx of the Big 3 (UPS, Fedex & Purolator) into the overnight market, the cut throat industry we were in the 90's and many other obstacles that were thrown our way. The main reason is the people we have on staff and on the roads servicing you.
Linda Ott is a perfect example of this. They don't come more dedicated to their work or more loyal to their company than Linda has for the past 18 years or so. She is proud of her work and is driven by her aspirations to please our clients. She is also the executive assistant of Roger and Colin and we would not be able to get half of what we get done without her.
Recently, Linda spent one of her evenings working closely with a Telus CSR to solve an ongoing problem we've had with our two way radios/GPS systems. The result was tremendous. They ended up cutting our monthly bill and will apply an additional discount to future invoices for the next 6 months for the grief we've been through. 
Congratulations Linda! Keep up the good work.

Canadian Children Low on Vitamin D

A recent study completed in Canada shows that the young children in the country are surprisingly low on Vitamin D. This is the first study to determine the levels of Vitamin D in toddlers in the country, and the researchers were not happy with the results. Low levels of Vitamin D can increase the risk of many different conditions, including diabetes and even cancer, and the prevalence of the vitamin deficiency was frightening. A full third of those who were tested had such low levels of the vitamin that they would be diagnosed deficient, while close to half still had levels that were lower than the recommended amount.
There is a link between the lack of Vitamin D in toddlers and behaviors which are also linked to other health risks. For instance, children with a higher body mass index (BMI), which can also raise the risk for a number of health issues, were found to be more likely to be Vitamin D deficient. Secondly, children who snacked while watching TV, another predictor of the higher BMI, were also found to be more likely to be D deficient than those who did not snack in front of the television. The other finding suggested that children who drank less milk were also more commonly going to be short on the Vitamin. The study suggests that doctors and pediatricians may have to begin paying closer attention to the levels of certain Vitamins amongst toddlers, as the situation appears to be much more severe than originally anticipated. 
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