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Dehydration: Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of dehydration in an elderly person can be virtually identical to those for dementia. The most common signs and symptoms of dehydration include persistent fatigue, lethargy, muscle weakness or cramps, headaches, dizziness, nausea, forgetfulness, confusion, deep rapid breathing or an increased heart rate. Because seniors often have a reduced sense of thirst, dehydration is one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization after the age 65. Make sure the senior in your life is eating enough and drinking the daily recommended amount of water.

Collagen Activation Therapy

Are you looking to rejuvenate your skin? The use of Ultrasonic skin cleansing and Microneedling, stimulates and activates the body’s own natural collagen healing process that restore skin to a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that works wonders with minimal downtime. It is an ideal choice for those wishing to naturally lift and tighten skin elasticity, lessen wrinkles and fine lines, lighten age spots, minimize pore size, reduce scars, stretch marks, hyper-pigmentation and even rosacea. The process can be done anywhere on the body and each treatment is individualized for the client’s needs.

Ozone Anti Aging

Ozone has remarkable versatility for disease management because of the increased oxygen utilization at a cellular level. The success of the treatment is dependent on the practitioner’s skill, judgment & the proper integration of other skills including acupuncture, detoxification, nutrition, herbal medicines, etc. I have many patients who follow my recommendations to resolve a specific acute or chronic ailment and then continue with ozone treatments as an anti-aging tool. My patients report increased energy, increased stamina, increased resistance to cold and flu’s and an overall increase sense of well-being. I recommend these anti-aging remedy treatments for all patients when they reach their 60th Birthday.

Colon Hydrotherapy – Help your Body Detoxify

Today’s average diet promotes constipation and poor bowel function. Most of us try eating healthy food and getting plenty of exercise but sometimes it is just not enough. Colon Hydrotherapy cleanses and tones the entire 5’5” of the colon after a series of treatments. Results can include more energy, improved concentration and focus, clear complexion, and a boost to the immune system from whole body detoxification. By removing low fibre foods that linger in the colon, weight loss can be jumpstarted. When choosing a colon hydrotherapy provider, look for one that uses the most advanced equipment available today boasting the best sanitizing and safety technology.

When not to Engage in Gambling

When post-holiday debt piles up, it is easy to become overwhelmed and unwittingly allow our financial pressures to influence our judgement. The stress of overdue bills can tempt us to seek a quick fix to get some financial relief. This is one of the riskiest times to engage in gambling activities. Gambling is meant to be a form of entertainment. It is not a high-risk high-reward bail out or windfall. Avoid stoking the campfire into a blazing forest fire. Talk to a credit counsellor, financial advisor, pastor or trusted friend. Get financial advice, seek assistance and ask for support.

Squeaky Clean Ultrasonic Facial

An Utrasonic facial will help you look younger! As we get older, the skin’s natural ability to shed dead skin cells slows causing wrinkles and fine lines to stand out. The ultrasonic, state of the art skin machine, cleanses and exfoliates the skin using low frequency sound waves. This gentle process works deep in the pores to remove trapped oils and debris. Its benefits include: improved texture of dry, flaky and rough skin; more even skin tone; better absorption of your skincare products; and it prevents breakouts by keeping pores clean and clear. It is suitable for all skin types as a gentle and effective method of skin care.

Community profile – New Hope Wellness

New Hope Wellness is a natural health clinic that offers iridology, electro-magnetic scans and live blood analysis to assess your health and wellness. Do you know what your personal nutritional needs are or what your iris says about your genetic strengths and weaknesses? Have you ever seen your own blood cells under a microscope? Wellness is intentional. Our choices dictate the life we lead and the quality of the future we will experience. Come in and tell us what wellness looks like for you and let us help you achieve your goals. Grand Opening, Monday, Feb. 5th, 9 – 5 pm at #2-211 2nd Ave. W, Qualicum Beach.

The Healing Power of Vibration and Sound

“Sound healing uses a frequency and vibration that is conducive for healing,” says Joshua Leeds, the author of The Power of Sound and an expert in the field of psychoacoustics, the study of the effects of sound on the human nervous system. Sounds, vibrations and frequencies support the immune system, help with insomnia and assist in relaxing muscle spasms. Neuroacoustic Research found that different frequencies target the various densities in the body. British doctors have developed a revolutionary new therapy using high power sound waves that can precisely target tumours without surgery.

Concussion – Help is Possible

“I tumbled around in the dark; the car was hit three times. I was left with a severe concussion/brain injury. The consequences were; poor balance, anxiety, sleep problems, dizzy spells, double visions, poor memory, and pain in head, neck and back”.
As a holistic health practitioner I knew about possible effects of such an injury; constant pain, dementia, Parkinson`s, Alzheimer`s. I will be forever grateful for Reconnective Healing® and my special ‘GIFT of HEALING’ that a client called Brain-Rejuvenation. I can use it on my own body. Now all of my problems and the pain are gone and my memory is excellent.

Wellnessnews Women’s Expo – February 10

The Wellnessnews Women’s Expo is the place to Explore, Indulge, Escape & Shop. It will be a day of fun and new approaches to nutrition, fitness and overall wellbeing. Bring your girlfriends, mom and neighbours to visit over 80 exhibits, indulge in pampering in the Diva Oasis, participate in the activity area and attend sessions on Nutrition/Healthy Aging. The Expo is FREE. VIP tickets can be found where you get your Wellnessnews, from an exhibitors or off our website. While not required to attend, tickets redeemed raise funds to help women in our communities. See you on February 10th at the VI Conference Centre in Nanaimo.

Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massage is a light form of massage assisting the lymph flow. The lymph is a liquid that flows throughout our body by stimulation from muscle contractions or outward pressure applied via gentle manipulation. It collects wastes and toxins that cannot be absorbed through the blood capillary vessels. Our lymphatic fluid is cleaned via lymphatic nodes that are found all over the body; especially in the groin, armpits and trunk. Lymphatic congestion may result from many health conditions. The lymph drainage massage helps lymph to circulate thus assisting the immune system in its effort to keep the body healthy and clear of edema (swelling in tissues) and a buildup of toxins.