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Easing the Move to Long Term Care

When you have made the decision to move a loved one into a long term care community, here are some tips to help with the transition: – Be open with family members – talk about the decision; – Arrange for your loved one to visit the community where they will be going; – Determine what can be done before moving day such as preparing their room with personal items and labeling clothing; – Take moving day off and spend it with them; and – Introduce your loved one to the staff members. Keeping these tips in mind will help make the move easier for everyone.

Ideal Skin Care Regime

With our busy lives we want a skin care regime that is simple and effective. Choose a product line that provides ideal skin care with four easy steps: 1) Cleanse, 2) Eye treatment, 3) Antioxidant Serum for the day or Retinol Serum for night and 4) Moisturizer. Look for a skin care line with the highest standard of ingredients that has been developed for all skin types. Riversol, Alumier, Cellex- C and Vivier offer medical grade quality. Skin care should protect your skin, while fighting multiple signs of aging that includes fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage.

Immune System Therapy with Ozone

Prolozone or Ozone Therapy has remarkable functions for immune management because of the increased oxygen utilization at a cellular level. Patients report increased energy, increased stamina, increased resistance to cold and flu’s, the disappearance of unresolved symptoms and an overall increased sense of well-being. The success of the ozone treatment is dependent on the practitioner’s skill, judgment & the proper integration of other skills including, nutrition, natural medicines, acupuncture, detoxification. Many patients follow these recommendations to resolve a specific acute or chronic ailment and then continue periodically with ozone treatments as an immune system seasonal tune-up.

Lasers for Smoking Cessation?

Tobacco, in the form of cigarettes, is the most addictive drug in the world. It is true that one of the benefits of smoking is the brief relief of internal tension; unfortunately, within 20 minutes the tension is back stronger than before, demanding another fix. Low level laser (soft laser) therapy is safe, easy, and can be highly effective – well documented 85 to 94% success rate, when it comes to quitting smoking. It is also an affordable option, as it costs less than buying one month’s worth of cigarettes (for the average smoker). Low level laser therapy sessions take about an hour and doesn’t require any pills, patches, or gum to be effective.

Holiday Wishes

This past year, there were times when we needed to remind ourselves to be grateful. Grateful that our family is supportive and near. Grateful that when we needed community resources we knew who to call. Grateful for friends who would pour the wine and listen to our tales of woes. Grateful for our readers who tell us how much they enjoy our newsletters. Grateful that when there was “one more thing” in a busy day, it meant that we were connected with our community. It is from this place of gratefulness that we wish our many readers, advertisers and friends, Peace, Happiness and Good Health this Holiday Season.

Stress and Hearing Loss

Long-term stress can have taxing effects on our health; our hearing health is no exception to this. Our hearing relies on tiny sensory hairs in the inner ear to translate sound frequencies into electrical pulses that can then be received and interpreted by our brains. These tiny hairs rely on oxygen from blood circulation to function. When our bodies experience stress, our adrenaline increases to prepare our bodies to act— we breathe faster to divert oxygen to our muscles. This isn’t harmful in the short term, but long-term stress can suppress our bodily systems and lead to a variety of illnesses. Taking deep breaths, exercising, and taking time out of your day to spend time with loved ones can help to reduce stress and guard against the illnesses that may result.

Bring Joy to a Child this Christmas

For more than 50 years, The SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program has been making life a little bit brighter for local residents in-need. The program provides a special gift for children and youth, and adults receive local grocery store gift cards. Find an SOS Angel Tree in one of dozens of local businesses, purchase the gift listed, and return your unwrapped gift to the store. A local child’s heart will fill with excitement when they find your gift on Christmas morning. The program also gratefully accepts monetary donations to ensure adults can purchase food that is important to them over the holidays.

Squeaky Clean Ultrasonic Facial

The Squeaky Clean Ultrasonic Facial is a quick, pain free beauty service that turns your complexion from dull and dry to bright, vibrant, and smooth in under an hour! Regular ultrasonic facials can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and keep your skin much softer. Sound waves are used to gently and thoroughly exfoliate the skin. Skin that is not blocked by layers of dead skin and dirt can absorb serums and moisturizers more effectively. This is also true for makeup and sunscreen; application will be smoother and more even. Consider Gift Certificates for holiday giving.

Healing with Reflexology

There are reflex points on your feet that are thought to relate to specific organs and glands in the body. Through the application of pressure on these reflexes using specific hand and finger techniques, reflexology therapy can relieve tension, improve blood circulation and support the body’s efforts to function optimally. The benefits of reflexology include its ability to stimulate nerve function, increase energy, boost circulation, induce a deep state of relaxation and eliminate toxins from the body. Your feet will love the pampering and you may feel calm and a sense of well-being.

Meet the Practitioner – Dr. Dan Marwood

Dr. Dan Marwood joined the professional team at Adora Medical Esthetics Clinic eight years ago. He brings with him a background in Family Medicine as well as his expertise as an ER Physician. An experienced physician ensures flawless, professional and painless Botox and Juvederm injections. Juverderm filler replenishes volume to help smooth wrinkles. Common areas for Juvederm are cheeks, nasolabial lines and lip lines. Botox is used to treat many age related symptoms such as frown lines and crows feet around the eyes, bunny lines around the nose, and smoker’s lines around the mouth.

Keys to Lifelong Change

A nutritious diet, exercise and stress management are part of developing a healthy relationship with yourself. It did not take you one day to become overweight and out of shape, so you can’t expect to change overnight! Many of us live as “subconscious beings” reverting to unhealthy habits such as binge TV watching, processed foods and drinking alcohol daily. To truly change your health, you need to set slow, manageable goals. The choices you make on a daily basis determine the long term outcome. Consult a Holistic Health Practitioner to find out how you can achieve lifelong change by making small changes today.