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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.

Benefits of Around The Clock Care

There may come a time when you or someone you love requires full-time care and support at home. Around the clock care is ideal for those coming home from the hospital after surgery, suffering from a debilitating condition, or even for family caregivers who require time away. Ensure your loved one has someone to assist them with the activities of everyday life with personal, consistent, one-to-one attention and assistance. Have peace of mind knowing there’s 24-hr companionship, and no need to worry about waiting for help to arrive if something goes wrong.

Don’t Be an Obesity Statistic

About 26.7% of Canadians were obese in 2015, with projections that it will be 34% by 2025. This is a serious burden to the healthcare system. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions, associated with obesity and inactivity, that increases the risk of high blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. Take stock of all of the sources of simple carbs in your diet, including staples like white potatoes, white flour, white rice, and pasta, as well as any obvious junk food. Favour instead low-starch and high-fibre vegetables, and get 20-30 minutes of dedicated exercise per day to reduce obesity risk.

Don’t Let Missing Teeth Affect Your Life

Do you hide your mouth because you feel embarrassed about missing teeth? Missing teeth not only affects your general health and appearance, it may also contribute to depression and low self-esteem. Social embarrassment as a result of missing teeth and poorly fitting dentures may result in people avoiding social interactions. Don’t let tooth loss or improperly fitting dentures affect the quality of your life. Your denturist can explain the best ways to restore the function and appearance of your smile. Properly fitting dentures can help restore your self-esteem and bring back your smile.

Why Use Energy Healing?

We all develop emotional and energetic attachments that can cause us suffering and hold us back from healing, growing, and making major leaps in our lives. These attachments disrupt the optimal flow of energy and magnetism through and around your body. If left untreated, this can lead to bigger problems, even physical disease. Reiki and other energy-healing modalities, like laser-light, sound, and crystal therapy, work to remove blockages, repair damaged and weakened spots, and increase the energetic flow of light through your system, creating a sense of wholeness and peace that allows you to move forward with grace and confidence.

Boosting Your Body’s Biofeedback

In the metatarsal part of your foot (the ball of your foot), you have over 10,000 receptors, each designed to give biofeedback to your brain. This feedback system is your neurological system. The brain uses that feedback to create homeostasis, or balance in your body of your various biological systems. VoxxLife’s HPT technology is based on decades of research and improves that biofeedback so your brain can better achieve homeostasis. By improving homeostasis in the brain, you put your body’s “self-healing mechanism” in the best position to work on your overall wellness.

Benefits of Companionship

Whether it is a close friendship or an intimate relationship, social interaction is needed to prevent health decline in seniors. Loneliness is a risk factor for functional decline in adults over the age of 60. Something as simple as a friendship can enhance aging hearts and strengthen the immune system. Companionship can decrease the physical risk of disease by lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol. The psychological benefits include increased self-esteem, decreased stress, and a sense of belonging. If you are finding yourself lonely, while living on your own, you may want to connect with others by joining senior’s fitness classes, activity groups, or learning a new hobby.

Book Club

The Gratitude-Driven Life by Marissa Alarcon. Why is it so difficult to be grateful for the things we have? Human nature seems designed to keep us focused on what we do not have. We compete and think only of getting more. However, we can be happy. The Gratitude-Driven Life is an exploration to change our attitude and be more grateful.

The Safe Alternative To Online Dating

Online dating can be exhausting, dangerous and demoralizing. Hours of searching profiles, followed by unsuccessful date after date can result in dating ‘burn out’. Furthermore, when it comes to online dating, you never know who you are really meeting. You have no idea about their actual age and relationship status, their true intentions or if they have a criminal history. Online dating can be extremely dangerous. This is why I recommend a professional matchmaker. An experienced matchmaker will introduce you to the right match, who is screened, and hand picked for you. Finding true love is important and hiring a matchmaker could be the best decision you ever make.

Dental Care for Children

When your child can write, not print, their name, they have the ability to do a thorough job of brushing and flossing. Until then, have them try brushing their teeth first on their own and then help them do a more thorough job after. For flossing, have your child lie down on a bed or floor so you can see what you’re doing and limit their movement. Begin cleaning your child’s mouth before their first tooth appears, and have your child see a dentist by 12 months of age or within 6 months of eruption of the first tooth.

Book Club: Lovely

In Lovely, Amanda Martinez Beck talks openly about the purpose of bodies, what makes a body good, and the need to reframe the way we think and speak about our own bodies and the bodies of the people around us. Much more than a “self-image” read, Lovely will retrain you to think about your whole self — body and soul — in terms of mercy, kindness, and wonder rather than criticism, failure, and self-loathing. Don’t let the scale, the mirror, your interior critic, or the world around you keep you trapped in lies. All bodies are good bodies, including yours.