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Naturopathic Medicine Week: May 14-20

This week looks to highlight what Naturopathic Medicine is and how it could be of benefit to you. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the natural healing properties of the body and treat the underlying cause of dysfunction. You can utilize naturopathic medicine along in conjunction with conventional medical therapies to achieve optimal health, as Naturopathic Medicine has a large priority on preventative medicine. This could include dietary and lifestyle advice, herbal medicine, acupuncture amongst other modalities. In these times of stress and uncertainty, check us out to see how we can help support your goals.

Mediterranean Health Principles

Research has shown that following a Mediterranean diet can reduce the chance of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The individual foods within the diet are particularly beneficial to health – using a wide range of organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs gives the body maximum access to sources of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. The Mediterranean Diet offers a scientifically researched, affordable, balanced and health-promoting lifestyle choice. Help reduce your risk of a premature death and increase the chance of a healthy retirement.

Regaining Mobility & Independence

Our day-to-day lives often involve activities that require us to venture out into public, whether it’s going to the bank, attending medical appointments, shopping, or spending time with friends and family. For those who experience mobility challenges, simple errands can be more difficult and less convenient, especially when having to rely on others for transport. Mobility scooters can help you or your loved one regain a sense of independence and control as errands become easier and access to more destinations becomes possible again. Regaining mobility and independence can simplify our daily tasks and offer us more choices.

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.

Feeling Restless?

With everything that’s currently going on in the world, it’s easy to feel restless, overwhelmed or anxious. Rather than stressing about all the uncertainty, now is the time to put your efforts and focus into what you actually can control. Taking time every day for movement or exercise, meditation, gentle stretching, or getting outside for a walk or run in the fresh air will make a world of difference for both your physical and mental well-being. As we navigate these uncertain times, keep on moving!

Is Your Retirement Plan Complete?

Are pre-arranged funeral arrangements missing from your retirement plan? Here are three reasons to make pre-arranged plans that fit your personality and values, no matter how your lifestyle changes in the years to come: 1. Life insurance does not cover the cost of funerals. Planning helps pay for the full cost before your death. 2. Funeral planning is part of your legacy for your children. With planning, you have peace of mind knowing that your children are protected from certain monetary pressures. 3. Inflation affects lifestyle and funeral plans. We are here to help. Visit our website today and book a spot in one of our free preplanning seminars.

Words to Live By

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

Government Grant for Hip/Knee Replacements

Did you know that those with a prolonged disability or a medical condition that cause restrictions in daily activities can qualify for a $2,500 yearly credit, as well as a $30,000 Lump Sum Refund. Whatever the medical condition that cause you difficulties with walking, dressing, preparing food, hearing, sight, speech, etc, we have assisted thousands of Canadians get this credit and can help you get the money you deserve. For the most reliable service in Canada and the lowest fee, call Brett Scott 1-844-453-5372

The Effects of Stress on Your Hair

It has been said that stress can make you go gray or cause you to lose your hair. But can it? Hair loss due to stress can occur after a traumatic life event such as divorce, death, or severe financial worries. This temporary hair loss, called ‘telogen effluvium,’ can also be caused by factors such as hormonal changes, illness, or poor diet. Hair evolves in a cycle of growth (anagen); transition (catagen); and resting (telogen). Prolonged or extreme stress can cause hair to prematurely enter telogen and break more easily. Stressful events can shock the hair cycle, pushing more hair into the shedding phase.

Housekeeping Services

Saskatoon Services for Seniors offers housekeeping services for all seniors in Saskatoon. Our staff is screened and fully insured. We are here to assist with many household cleaning services such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry, dusting and wall washing. We only provide the services that you require and as such only have a one hour minimum for each appointment. We can provide regular weekly service, bi-weekly services or just when you need us. The fee involved is based on the seniors’ income and if cost is a barrier, though our donors we can usually overcome this barrier to be able to get seniors the help they need.