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Socks for Christmas

What are you getting your family and friends for Christmas this year? How about a gift of Wellness? This year, give your loved ones a pair of socks. But not just any sock. Socks with wearable technology that works with the brain to reduce pain, increase strength and endurance and enhance stability and balance for months to come. Knee high socks with mild compression are great for the travellers on your list. For the hikers, chose wool sock that hug the feet and keeps them warm in the outdoors. And don’t forget yourself, you too deserve a gift of wellness.

DANGER of Stored Emotional TRAUMA

When a traumatic event happens, emotional information is created and then stored in two places – as a memory in our brain and as an emotion/feeling in the body! Stored and unprocessed emotional trauma is the root cause of many health issues as proven in numerous scientific clinical research studies around the world. The energetic stored negative emotion can be easily removed without pain through the use of a new 3-D-Healing application based on Quantum Hypnotherapy. If you experienced a traumatic event, seek help. PTSD can be resolved so that life can continue to be in a happy place.

Community Profile – Soul Comfort

Soul Comfort Sheepskin, Sheep’s Wool & Hemp has been dedicated to creating natural wool products for more than 38 years. Wool’s natural healing qualities have been known by holistic practitioners around the world for centuries. Soul Comfort’s goal is to spread the word to healthcare professionals and patients that health-grade wool offers both preventive medicine and pain relief. They have extensive knowledge of the benefits of wool and are always learning more to help create even better products for you and your loved ones. Soul Comfort is continuously committed to bringing you the finest quality sheep’s wool products.

Travelling? Visit Your Pharmacist First

Travelling is a rewarding experience that will expose you to new languages, foods and cultures. Whether you travel for fun or for work you want to ensure the health of you and your family. Your pharmacist is a good resource to ensure you have everything you need for your trip. When travelling, you are at increased risk of contracting illnesses due to exposure to different environments. Some questions for your pharmacist regarding your destination includes, are any vaccines required and do I need to take any other precautions? Make sure you benefit from his or her advice before you leave. Enjoy your travels!

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 that 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.

Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program

Do you find yourself gambling too much? Has gambling stopped being a game? The Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program (VSE) can be a useful tool to help you gain control of your gambling. The VSE Program enables you to voluntarily exclude yourself for 6 months, 1, 2, or 3 years from all facilities with slot machines, commercial bingo halls, or from accessing PlayNow.com, BCLC’s online gambling site. Excluding yourself from a gambling facility, automatically excludes you from PlayNow.com for the same period of time. Only you can sign yourself up; another person cannot do so on your behalf.

Treatment For Chronic Pain

Patients ask “How Does Prolozone Work?” because they want to explain to others why their chronic pain has improved significantly. Prolozone is a connective tissue injection therapy of collagen producing natural substances and ozone gas which can reconstruct damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints. The technique causes repair & tightening of the lax structures, partially torn connective tissue, ligaments and halts the pain/inflammation cycle. This allows for better circulation, increase blood flow carrying nutrition, hydration to the damaged tissues. Prolozone therapy offers a non-surgical, ligament reconstruction option and is a permanent treatment for chronic pain.

Support Locals This Christmas

For more than 50 years, the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program has been creating the magic of Christmas. The program provides a gift for children and youth so there is something special for them under the tree on Christmas morning. Adults receive local grocery store gift cards so they may choose food that is meaningful to them. To support the program, find an SOS Angel Tree in a local business, or attend a local event that benefits the program. Drop off a new, unwrapped gift or monetary donation to the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville or donate online.

Keeping Busy In the Winter

Winter can be chilly and uninviting. As the days grow short and cold, excursions become tricky in the ice and cold. If there is nothing to do, evenings become long. Take this time to explore new things; read a new author; stretch your mind with a brain game; perhaps you prefer a puzzle; or you can learning an instrument! A home-care service can facilitate you or your loved one staying at home safely. They will get you to errands, help cook a lovely meal or just engage in some good old conversation; whatever is needed

Community Profile – Nanaimo Lifeline

Helping seniors and others since 1987, Nanaimo Lifeline has been providing service to people in the communities of Central Vancouver Island, British Columbia, for over 30 years. Nanaimo Lifeline is a Social Enterprise of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. Proceeds from Nanaimo Lifeline support the health care needs of our community. Medically at risk individuals and people with disabilities are able to live independently with the help of Lifeline. Family caregivers, friends and neighbours experience improved peace of mind knowing a loved one has access to help 24 hours a day at the push of a button.

Easy Steps to Protect Your Ears and Hearing

Proper ear care will protect your hearing and the effectiveness of your hearing aids. The best way to clean your ears is not to clean them. Your ears are self-cleaning. Cotton swabs and ear candles can damage your ear drum, which can lead to conductive hearing loss. See your hearing healthcare professional if you are experiencing excessive wax buildup. Protect your ears if you work or live in a noisy environment. Your ears are sensitive, and experiencing sounds above 85 decibels can damage your hearing—permanently. Wear protective earmuffs or earplugs if you know you’re going to be exposed to loud noises.