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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.

Look Good & Refreshed for the Holidays

Injectables make it possible to look your best during this festive season without having to take time off for recovery or extended downtime and is an effective way to rejuvenate your appearance without the need for surgery. There are many varieties of cosmetic dermal fillers, as well as neuromodulators such as BOTOX COSMETIC®. These products are designed to treat signs of aging and enhance your facial appearance. Depending on the areas you would like to improve, we may recommend a single injectable or a combination of them that will best help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Preventing Falls in Older Adults

Every year, thousands of older adults fall and hurt themselves. Falls are one of the main causes of injury and loss of independence for people age 65 and older. There are many reasons older people fall. They may lose their footing or fall after getting dizzy from taking medication. Some falls may be related to the effects of aging, such as from muscle weakness or delayed reflexes. Experts agree that some falls in older adults can be prevented. Since each person’s risks are a bit different, talk to a local expert on fall prevention tips for you or your loved one.

Mediterranean Diet for Health

Over the last 60 years, the Mediterranean Diet (a traditional dietary pattern) has become one of the most-studied diets in the world. Research shows time and time again the benefits in preventing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other chronic health conditions such as Alzheimer’s and depression. It’s focus is on eating whole foods, limiting processed foods, incorporating more plant based proteins, vegetables and fruit, along with eating less meat, more fish and seafood. Drizzling with olive oil and using nuts/seeds and avocados are the predominant source of oils, while limiting saturated fat. A simple yet healthy way of eating for a long and healthy life.

Seniors and Stress

Chronic stress is harmful to people of all ages, but its impact on older adults can be particularly severe, increasing the risk of age-related diseases, hastening cognitive decline, and even triggering falls. Stressors that are common amongst the elderly include loss of control, personal loss, declining health, financial worries, personal safety, and loss of independence. To reduce stress, get regular exercise, eat balanced meals to ensure the mind and body are properly fueled, and ask for help. Talking with a trusted family member, friend, or healthcare professional, at the very least, releases pent-up stress and may even lead to a solution.

Are dental implants a risky treatment?

Implant therapy is not an experimental approach; rather it is a well-proven, state-of-the-art medical dental technique that has been scientifically tested and used for decades by surgeons worldwide. Depending on the condition of each patient, potential risk factors may vary. Bad oral hygiene or limited healing of the wound due to pre-existing medical conditions (for example diabetes and osteoporosis medications i.e. Bisphosphonates) may reduce the odds of the implant remaining in place. Since every surgical procedure carries potential risks, your surgeon will evaluate whether dental implants are the option for you.

Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

Lions Gate Hospital Foundation invests your donations in new facilities, enhanced infrastructure and medical technology to bridge the gap between what the government can provide and what our community needs right now. They are currently raising funds to support the growing number of patients in our community who require critical care services. The right equipment and technology will enable their staff to better care for seriously ill patients who are dealing with multiple health issues that could become life-threatening. 100 per cent of all donations received go directly to support critical care facilities and equipment at LGH.

Ready for Homeownership?

Ready for Homeownership? Here are three steps when considering buying a home: 1. Create a detailed budget in the rental world. Include the financial demands of your social life, hobbies, and other key priorities of your life. 2. Do a second budget, remove the rental items, and include property tax estimate, hydro, water, insurance, and repair estimates. Once you have accounted for all annual required miscellaneous savings that you will put away for monthly, what is left is the mortgage payment you can afford. 3. If you are happy with your numbers from the steps above, it may be time to meet with a professional mortgage broker to get pre-approved and see what amount of mortgage your payment will buy.

Dentures Jeopardizing Your Health?

Many people are not aware that by not making frequent visits to their Denturist Office (every 2-3 years), their overall oral health may be jeopardized making their denture wearing ability and comfort harder to achieve. Changes occur in both the bone structure and soft tissues of your mouth. However, between the 5-8 year mark, the actual denture teeth may be worn down enough to cause damage to your tempo mandibular joint from over closing. This can also lead to cracking of the corners of the lips, aging of the face, or even headaches.

Clean Eating: Simple Vegan Eggnog

Ingredients: 1 15-ounce can coconut milk (400 ml), 1/2 cup raw cashews, 1/4 cup water, 3 tbsp maple syrup, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon. Directions: Soak the cashews overnight or for at least 1 hour. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve the eggnog chilled, so keep it in the fridge for at least 1 or 2 hours. Enjoy the Holiday Season! A Woman’s Touch Cleaning, WomansTouchCleaning.com

Hearing Loss and Depression

Research continues to prove a strong connection between hearing loss and depression. The two are referred to as invisible conditions, as you cannot see their effects at first glance. Because of this, their effects can often go unacknowledged, unrecognized, and untreated. Hearing loss affects one’s ability to communicate, which can cause stress, fatigue, social isolation, and, in turn, depression. Along with depression, clients with untreated hearing loss are known to experience anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, stress, and other negative emotions. However, hearing aids have been found to help combat these issues.