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Healing Cell Signaling

The human body has between fifty and three hundred billion cells. Inside every cell, we have mitochondria (some cells have thousands). Mitochondria, when functioning properly, produce redox signaling molecules. Cell signaling carry life-sustaining messages to cells, and your cells respond to those messages, keeping you alive and healthy. As we age, cell signal weakens they can disrupt gene expression. But if you had a way to regulate gene activity with redox signaling molecules, cellular communication would remain strong. Our bodies heal on a cellular level, and the genetic instructions that dictate healthy body function don’t get through without redox signaling.

10-Point Risk Assessment

Is it time to get a medical alert system in your home? If you answer “yes” to most of these, maybe it’s time to consider one. Are you over the age of 55? Do you live alone? Do you use a cane or walker to assist you? Have you fallen in the past year? Do you take daily medication? Have you been hospitalized in the past 3 years? Do you sometimes feel weak or dizzy? Is it important for you to continue living independently? With a medical alert unit, you can have peace of mind knowing that help is available at the push of a button, anywhere you go!

Cleaning Your Velour Blanket

Is there anything more comforting than cuddling up in your favourite warm blanket on a cold winter’s night? If you have a cozy velour blanket and it’s been a while since it’s been washed, here are a few tips to keep it soft and fresh. It’s best to wash a velour blanket on its own to prevent any matting, pilling, or shedding. Wash in cold water, use a gentle cycle, and be sure to use a minimal amount of detergent to prevent the fabric from feeling too stiff. Shake out before drying in a dryer using a no heat setting.

Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work

Occupational burnout has been defined as a recognizable syndrome by the World Health Organization. Burnout results in physical and mental fatigue, poor productivity and overall health. Employers and employees need to set healthy boundaries to create healthy, high performing workplaces. Here are some great ways to prevent burnout: Nourish a safe culture making it ok to admit if the workload is too high. Compromise and negotiate workload. Delegate. Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize. Create a ‘not-to-do’ list. Take breaks. Practice mindfulness. Practice saying no. Offer flexibility or telecommuting options Find more workplace wellness tips at

Healing with IV Therapy

Intravenous vitamin therapy offers plenty of benefits, including reducing pain and speeding up recovery time after surgery, helping to increase the intensity of workouts, preventing illness, restoring skin’s youthful glow, and boosting energy. But how does it actually work? Sometimes vitamins and minerals we consume can bypass our digestive system and not be absorbed properly. Intravenous vitamin therapy gets important vitamins and minerals directly to the bloodstream to help the body heal. Popular IV cocktails include Myers’ cocktail, glutathione and collagen boost, all delivered while you relax in a comfy chair in a spa-like setting.

Have a Dietitian on Your Team

What you eat is important to prevent or manage chronic health conditions. Dietitians look at the big picture and focus on chronic disease management and prevention of heart disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, cancer, and other chronic health conditions. They provide a healthy long-term sustainable nutritional plan based on your specific nutritional goals and concerns, not a strict diet. By making dietary recommendations that are practical and easy to follow, dietitians encourage a balanced approach to eating, with an emphasis on moderation and variety, whole foods, and simple recipes that are easy for you to prepare for yourself at home.

IV Conscious Sedation

IV sedation can be used for general anesthesia as well as for conscious sedation. This type of sedation brings about an altered state of consciousness, known as a “twilight” state. This mode of sedation reduces pain and discomfort with the use of pain relievers and sedatives. Patients who undergo treatments using conscious sedation generally are able to speak to verbal cues while the procedure is underway, conveying any discomfort being felt to the dentist. Once the procedure ends, a small period of amnesia could negate any recollection of the treatment. The sedative will wear off completely within 24 hours, so that you can resume day-to-day activities.

Senior Active in Winter

Physical activity is a fundamental component of maintaining good health. Unfortunately, cold weather can be a difficult time for elderly people to stay physically active as everybody wants to stay in and hibernate. Remember that the benefit of engaging in some form of exercise during the short, dreary days of winter is crucial for maintaining mental well-being and physical health. Check out your community recreation centre for classes such as gentle yoga or leisure swimming. Depression is one of the side effects of cloudy days so, don’t let cold days stop you from going out and being active.

Refresh with Ultherapy®

Ultherapy® introduces an effective, non-invasive alternative to surgery for a lift of the skin on the neck, jawline or brow. Harnessing the power of ultrasonic energy, Ultherapy® reaches deeply into the dermis to stimulate collagen production without the use of knives, needles, or fillers! Designed to treat skin laxity, this advanced ultrasound device delivers energy into the foundational layers of the skin to help promote the development of beautiful, natural-looking skin from the inside out without harming the surrounding or surface level tissue. From a single treatment, skin lifts and firms for improved skin tone and youthful definition.

Do I Have Tinnitus

Described as ear or head noises, tinnitus can take the form of ringing, buzzing, hissing, or similar sounds, and it can be constant or intermittent. In some cases, tinnitus can result from medical conditions such as wax buildup or ear infection, which can be treated, often resulting in total relief of symptoms. In many cases, tinnitus is the first sign of hearing loss. The first step in managing any type of tinnitus is to undergo a complete hearing assessment by a hearing professional. If hearing loss is found and medical intervention is not the answer, your hearing health professional will go over additional treatment solutions with you, such as tinnitus maskers or hearing aids.

Daily Routine Important for Seniors

People are afraid of the unknown. If an older adult is losing control
over their physical abilities, independence, or cognitive abilities,
their world gets filled with more and more unknowns. Establishing
routine is extremely important for seniors. A daily routine offers a
level of stability that individuals often enjoy, as it allows them to
settle into a schedule they understand. Doing the same basic
activities like eating, dressing, and bathing at the same time every
day is known to improve sleep quality. A predictable routine also
helps to reduce stress and anxiety.