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Benefits of Companionship

Whether it is a close friendship or an intimate relationship, social interaction is needed to prevent health decline in seniors. Loneliness is a risk factor for functional decline in adults over the age of 60. Something as simple as a friendship can enhance aging hearts and strengthen the immune system. Companionship can decrease the physical risk of disease by lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol. The psychological benefits include increased self-esteem, decreased stress, and a sense of belonging. Older adults can also benefit from having a pet. Dogs, in particular, can open seniors up to new activities and interests.

Drink Water on an Empty Stomach

Drinking water on an empty stomach right upon waking up and before brushing your teeth helps with some illnesses, such as headaches, body pains, asthma, TB, bronchitis, epilepsy, heart issues, kidney issues, and meningitis. Drink a total of 640 ml of water, brush your teeth, then wait 45 minutes before eating or drinking anything. After 45 minutes, you can eat and drink as normal. Even if you aren’t suffering from a particular illness or condition, you will likely find that you experience more vitality and energy using this method, particularly if you drink ionized antioxidant-rich water.

Product Review: Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox

The Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox is a trusted 12-day program, used in clinical settings for over 30 years to encourage detoxification of the pollution and toxins we are exposed to every day through our food, water, and environment. It also aids in the elimination of accumulated wastes produced through normal bodily functions. By improving and supporting healthy metabolism and encouraging proper assimilation and elimination, the program acts on the whole body. All participants are provided with simple dietary guidelines to help support the cleansing process, alongside delicious recipes. Considering cleansing to improve your overall health and look your best!

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. Over time, high blood glucose levels can damage the small blood vessels that nourish your nerves with oxygen and nutrients. Without enough oxygen and nutrients, your damaged nerves can cause a loss of sensation in your feet, while others may experience a burning or shooting pain in their lower legs. VoxxLife HPT has been proven to improve circulation. In a clinical study involving 1,000 participants, more than 90% reported significant reduction in pain from diabetic neuropathy by using VoxxLife HPT technology.

Clean Eating Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a no-cook oatmeal that you make by letting them rest overnight. Enjoy this decadent (but healthy) recipe! Ingredients: 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup (heaping) rolled oats, 2/3 cup full-fat coconut milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax meal, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, Pinch of salt, 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut. Instructions: Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Close and refrigerate overnight.

Book Club: Regaining Who You Are

By Cindy Matychak, Spiritual Author, Advanced Life Coach, Reiki Master. You are not who you think you are. There is much more to you and your world. Each of us has come into this lifetime to expand our consciousness and find our true place. In Regaining Who You Are you will discover why you are here and what you are being asked to heal in this lifetime.

ASEA for Athletes

It’s no secret to athletes that even a small increase in their ability to perform or recover can make a significant difference in achieving their goals. ASEA, the original and only Redox Signaling product available today, provides the body with two perfectly balanced sets of reactive molecules – the same molecules produced naturally by the mitochondria in every cell of our body. These vitally important molecules support the production of the ATP energy that fuels our cells, help activate antioxidants, minimize cellular damage, enhance cellular communication, and speed the healing response – all functions critical to athletic performance, endurance, and recovery.

Safe for the Holidays

Keeping you or your loved ones safe this holiday season should be a top priority. One way to do that is to use a personal medical alarm. Personal medical alarms are recommended not just for seniors, but for anyone who has a disability or who suffers from a medical condition that could put them at risk for falling while at home. Statistics show that 60% of falls occur in the home, so a personal medical alarm can help provide independence and a sense of safety for anyone who could be at risk. An alarm can also make a thoughtful gift!

Effectively Managing Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition and requires specific, lifelong management. It’s estimated that more than 6 million Canadians are at risk of developing diabetes. Prediabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not enough to be type 2 diabetes. Managing your health is critical to helping delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Your pharmacist can support you in managing your diabetes effectively by reviewing any current medications, educating you about diabetes symptoms to be aware of, supporting you with healthy lifestyle changes, and offering products and tools to monitor your blood glucose.

Choosing an Orthopedic Brace

Orthopedic braces are medical devices designed to address musculoskeletal issues that may arise from disease, a congenital condition, or an injury. They are used to properly align, correct the position, support, stabilize, and protect certain parts of the body (particularly the muscles, joints, and bones) as they heal from injury or trauma. Orthopedic braces are available for many parts of the body, including knees, shoulders, back, hands, and feet. A qualified medical professional can determine what type of orthopedic brace is ideal for you, as well as the fit, type of support, function, and level of stability or protection.