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5 Ways to Improve Sleep for Seniors

If you have trouble falling asleep, you might need to shake things up a bit in order to make good sleep a habit. Avoiding artificial light such as from a laptop, smartphone and so on a few hours before you sleep will help your body release melatonin. Next, adapt your clothes and how many blankets you use to the season as our bodies respond to temperature fluctuations similar to how they respond to light. In addition to the above, a consistent sleep schedule, less sugary food and a regular bedtime ritual will all work in conjunction with each other so that you feel rested.

Neurology & Your Health

Optimize your neurology and you optimize your health! Did you know that the metatarsal area of your foot has over 10,000 nerve receptors? Their main purpose in life is to report back to your brain, via your nervous system, what is happening in your body. A neurological problem, such as MS, Parkinson’s, and Fibromyalgia can compromise messaging to the brain. Voxxlife HPT helps to improve that communication. VOXX HPT is a very specific sequence and pattern of neuro-receptor activation on the bottom of the feet that triggers a signal that aides in the brainstem reaching homeostasis.

Choosing Your Best Eyewear

Choosing the right frame for you can be a challenge. Most opticians have special training in how to choose the right frame. They know what styles look best on each face shape and what will also work with your new prescription. They also have a good sense of colour and design. If you are having a hard time deciding, perhaps you should consider a rimless frame – these work no matter what the occasion! Once the frame is chosen, now you have lens choices, and lens treatments. Stay tuned for our article next month to help guide you through those decisions.

Using Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is also referred to as essential oil therapy. It can be defined as the art and science of using highly concentrated medicinal plant extracts to promote mental and physical health. Did you know that one of the most effective ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils is by diffusing? Breathing deeply relaxes the body and allows the essential oil molecules to be utilized very efficiently. Massage is another wonderful way to enjoy essential oils. Add 3-4 drops to 1 oz of coconut oil and enjoy. Never use essential oils directly on your skin without a carrier oil and NEVER ingest essential oils. Just breathe!

Words to Live By

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller

Year-Round Eye Protection

Whether you wear contact lenses, glasses or neither, proper sun protection for your eyes is vital. The back of our eyes is made of very delicate tissues, which can be damaged by UV rays. Sun protection for your eyes is needed year-round and for all ages, from infants to the elderly. Be sure to get sunglasses to protect your eyes against UV exposure year-round, as protection isn’t needed only in summer. It is important to choose glasses that have 100% UVA and UVB protection, and there are a wide variety of sunglasses available which can be made in your prescription.

Medication Review

Taking your medication properly is one of the most effective ways to manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Up to 25% of Canadians are admitted to the hospital annually because they don’t take their medications as prescribed. Schedule a Medication Review with your Pharmacist to discuss how to take your medications and for how long, understand if your medications are working properly, manage potential side effects and help you stay on track. Get the most from your medications with a Medication Review.

Do You Suffer From Hypertension?

Hypertension affects more than one in five Canadians. The Government of Canada states that it is the number one reason for taking medication. Unfortunately, many people have difficulty controlling their blood pressure even with conventional medical treatments. If the cause of your hypertension is due to plaque build-up in your arteries, very often it can be helped naturally. To determine if there is arterial narrowing and restricted blood flow, a simple, non-invasive test using digital pulsewave analysis can be performed. Depending on the results, specific nutritional formulations can be taken to open the arteries, thereby decreasing blood pressure.

Business Spotlight: Heavenly Care

Business Spotlight: Heavenly Care
Heavenly Care provides a caring, nurturing, and respectful environment for anyone who requires some level of support to improve their quality of life. Whether you are a senior, have a disability, or are ill or injured, Heavenly Care is there for you by providing assistance with daily living activities. Heavenly Care can provide support with eating, grooming, getting dressed, full housekeeping, transferring to and from bed, and toileting. They can also provide support with medical appointments, as well as companionship, which can include conversation, participating in your favourite activities, and attending social events. Heavenly Care makes quality care a priority!

Improve Your Neurology, Improve Your Life!

In the metatarsal part of your foot, you have over 10,000 receptors, each designed to give bio feedback to your brain. This feedback system is your neurology. The brain uses that feedback to create homeostasis. Voxxlife’s HPT technology improves that feedback so your brain can achieve homeostasis. By improving homeostasis in the brain, you put your body’s “self-healing mechanism” in the best position to work on your wellness.

FALL for Someone Special

The leaves changing colour and the crispness in the air can only mean one thing. It’s fall! Those carefree summer days of soaking up the sun turn to days that are meant for curling up with that special someone and getting cozy indoors. It’s a great time to look for love if you’re single, as the distractions that often come with summer activities have come and gone. Instead, fall is the time to focus on finding a connection. Most people, however, are unsure where to find love. Reach out to a professional Matchmaker. With a long cold winter ahead, you will be thankful that you did.