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Meal Prep for Seniors

For seniors, failing to eat properly isn’t unusual. One way to help may be by getting involved with meal prep! Assisting your loved one with cooking meals in advance can make it easier for them to get the nutrition they need. Protein-packed foods can help slow muscle loss and keep your loved one from feeling too weak. Think nuts, yogurt, mashed avocado, eggs, tuna fish, or a protein powder added to smoothies. Whole grains can help with heart health and digestion. Remember, many older adults have problems with chewing and swallowing, so you may want to focus on preparing softer foods.

Are You Too Acidic?

If you have acid reflux, gout, kidney stones, osteoporosis, dental disease, or cancer, these all can be considered symptoms of chronic acid states.
We can do better! Stop covering up symptoms with prescription medications and start managing the symptoms from the root cause.
Help your body out by eating a diet of plant-based whole foods that are rich in fibre, such as whole grains, vegetables, and fruit. The take-home message here is to start restoring equilibrium and physiology with lifestyle choices that will help return the body to a more balanced, alkaline state. Ionized alkaline water helps support this effort!

How can ASEA help me?

Supported by over 18 years’ of foundational research, ASEA is a cutting edge health product in a class of its own. Importantly, the components in ASEA are all native to the body and are therefore consistent with its natural chemical balance. ASEA protects you against free radical damage. Antioxidants are incapable of fighting free radicals without the help of these reactive molecules. Is the first and only source of balanced Redox Signalling molecules in stable form. It boosts glutathione effectiveness by over 500% and supports the vital activity of cellular communication.

Matchmaking Testimonial

“I joined Camelot Introductions and found the love of my life! If it wasn’t for Lianne’s persistence, and her innate ability for matching people, then I would still be floundering. On-line dating was a waste of my time. Camelot was exactly what I was looking for – a professional service dedicated to matching people with similar interests and dreams. Getting married in November – I’ve never been happier! Thanks Lianne!”
~Brian.

Home Remedy for Denture Pain

Sometimes dentures can cause pain or discomfort, especially if your dentures are old or ill-fitting. An effective home remedy you could try is using black tea bags! Black Tea is full of tannic acid, an astringent that helps reduce pain, as well as, reduces swelling of the gums. Tannic acid also repels harmful bacteria. Steep a black tea bag in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag and set aside to cool off. Hold it on the affected gum area for 10-15 minutes then rinse your mouth with warm water. Repeat 1-2 times daily. (Note: not intended to replace consultation with a medical professional.)

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.

All Chest Pain is Cardiac…

…Until proven otherwise. There are many non-cardiac reasons for chest pain. Consider cardiac etiologies first when chest pain occurs. Muscular strain or injury in the chest wall can worsen with movement. Respiratory issues can cause pain with coughing or breathing. Indigestion or heartburn can mimic cardiac pain. Fibromyalgia, arthritis, and even skin conditions can cause pain to the chest. A cardiogram offers valuable information. For more subtle cardiac events, blood work at an ER or urgent care facility is essential. You’ve gotta have heart! Never second guess chest pain.

In Your Neighborhood

Good Neighbours Active Living Centre offers a variety of presentations that are of interest to those 55+. Coming up in September, we will be offering the following presentations:
• Turning Pages – program for individuals 50-70 who are struggling with sadness, anxiety or later life transitions • Winnipeg General Strike • Coffee & Conversation with the Rainbow Resource Centre • When We Were Growing Up • Falls Prevention • Vacation Properties • Travel Talk: Africa • Ukulele 101 • Estate Planning
For more information, please call 204-669-1710, or email admin@gnalc.ca.

6 Health Problems Caused by Smoking

Here are 6 health problems caused by smoking that you probably didn’t know about!
1. Going Blind – Smoking increases your risk of age-related macular degeneration.
2. Erectile Dysfunction – Tobacco causes narrowing of the blood vessels all over your body, including those that supply blood to the penis.
3. Ectopic Pregnancy – Is a life-threatening reproductive complication in women that is more likely in smokers.
4. Hip Fractures – Smokers lose bone density.
5. Colorectal Cancer – Smoking is linked to an increased risk of developing and dying from this type of cancer.
6. Rheumatoid Arthritis – It causes painful swelling that can eventually result in bone loss and joint deformity.

Sore, Itchy, Burning Eyes?

It could be “Dry Eye”. This is a medical condition that occurs when the eye does not produce the correct volume of tears, when tear chemistry changes, or when tears disappear too quickly. Dry eye can be a temporary or chronic condition caused by risk factors such as hormonal changes, certain medications, diseases, ageing, and laser eye surgery. Dry eyes are not vision threatening but can affect everyday life in doing things comfortably like computer use and reading. It should be managed to avoid future potential problems such as corneal scars. See your Optometrist, as they will assist in prescribing proper relief of symptoms.

Book Club: Beyond the Label

Beyond the Label offers a unique perspective on mental health: it shares the author’s own recovery from four major mental health conditions: anxiety, depression (attempted suicide), bulimia, and bipolar disorder type 1. The book outlines a detailed, step-by-step plan for how others can achieve optimal mental health. A combination of practical clinical experience and years of lived experience, the book shares insight into how diet, exercise, and sleep can be optimized for improved mental wellbeing, as well as strategies for coping with negative thoughts and emotions, and building self-love and compassion, among other skills.