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Keep Living Your Best Life

A good retirement residence is not just a convenient place to live, it’s an environment in which you can pursue your passions, thrive and continue living with purpose. It may be daunting to think about moving into a retirement home, but have you considered how your life might improve by making this change? Meet a new network of friends, build new relationships, and take part in activities you once enjoyed, or commit to learning something new! Leave the worrying behind when it comes to home maintenance, meal preparation and your own safety – and have us do it for you!

Suffering from Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. Some warning signs that can signal a problem include gums that bleed easily; red, swollen, and tender gums; receding gumline; and persistent bad breath. See your dentist if you suspect you have gum disease because the sooner you treat it the better.

Local Health Spotlight

Origin Integrated Health – leading experts in health, injury and rehabilitation. Are you tired of going for the same treatment week after week trying to get by and living with a chronic injury? You don’t have to live this way. The practitioners at Origin Integrated Health are revolutionizing the face of chronic pain and injury management! Chiropractors, Athletic Therapists, Kinesiologists, Acupuncturists, Registered Massage Therapists, and Naturopaths all under one roof collaborate and combine therapies to get you better and back to doing what you love. JOINT THE MOVEMENT @ ORIGIN INTEGRATED HEALTH!

Acupuncture for Less Anxiety

Research has shown that acupuncture may specifically benefit symptoms of stress by deactivating the ‘analytical’ brain, which is responsible for anxiety and worry. Acupuncture can help the body relax in a variety of ways, including 1) prompting the parasympathetic nervous system to release signals for relaxation; 2) improving the heart rate variability, which helps the body cope with stress; 3) calming the hypothalamus, which releases neurochemicals when we are under stress; and 4) helping with the flow of endorphins, the body’s own “feel good” chemicals. If you have any questions, book your free 20 minute consultation online at Kayla Storkson, R. Ac Registered Acupuncturist, Red Sage Wellness.

Ask The Expert

Q: My sister-in-law said she had a stroke in her eye. Is this really a thing? A: Yes – if you can imagine a stroke as interrupted blood flow to the brain, the same problem can occur to the nerve tissue within the eye when an artery in the retina becomes blocked. This can result in some vision loss, but more importantly can be an indicator of other unhealthy arteries in the body.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

According to a recent survey, 90% of North American homeowners between the ages of 55 and 75 would like to stay in their long-time home as they get older. And, not surprisingly, 66% of seniors believe their home is where they will be most comfortable, with 53% believing they will stay healthier in their own home. But living out that scenario and remaining in the driver’s seat calls for a plan of action – and an understanding of potential safety risks in the home. Home care makes it possible to remain home despite physical challenges. From respite care to 24-hour in-home care, services can be tailored to meet your needs.

Boosting Your Brainpower

Brain function is vital to your quality of life. Whether you have an injured brain, an aging brain, or a perfectly healthy brain that you want to make even better, there are numerous tools available to help boost your brainpower. The interdisciplinary team at Broken Squirrel Wellness is passionate about brain health and can prescribe a variety of options to suit your needs. We have everything from mindfulness and meditation to somatics and yoga classes supplemented by mental health therapies and nutritional practices to support happy, healthy neurons (and a happy, healthy YOU). Come check us out at the Collective Building at 445 10th Street.

What is an AFA Chemical Peel?

“AFA” is Amino acid Filaggrin based Antioxidants. Filaggrin is a protein in your skin. It is a natural moisturizer, containing amino acids capable of increasing the water-holding capacity of the skin. AFA peeling utilizes these valuable amino acids to promote healthier and brighter skin. AFA’s can benefit all skin types and are an ideal peel option for people with sensitive skin as well as those who suffer from rosacea, as there is little to no “down time” with AFA peeling. Other benefits include greater moisture retention, anti-aging benefits, reduction of hyper-pigmentation, deep exfoliation and less irritation than other chemical peels.

The Magic Solution

You know the feeling, you’ve tried it all: the anti-inflammatory diet, mindfulness, aerobics, probiotics, prebiotics, hiking, swimming in the ocean, self-help, TM, Atkins, Keto, injections, even contemplated more invasive treatments. Some worked short term, some not at all. Frustrating, your health and wellness still isn’t what you want. The perfect solution isn’t one thing, it’s a lifestyle, the daily/weekly practice of habits that are the perfect combination for you! Like the combination for a padlock, knowing and practicing your combination is key to “Owning YOU!”. Curious about your combination? Book a clarity call with Denise Ropp, White Cedar Integrated Wellness Inc.

The Power Within You

‘Taking control of your health’ means reminding ourselves of our innate ability to heal and feel. You are powerful, with many defensive mechanisms allowing you to push through negative sensations, thoughts, and feelings. Sometimes, we fail to recognize our own power, with a veil of comfort shielding us from that which would cause us distress and harm. It becomes crucial to ‘tune-in’ and build awareness of Body, Mind, and Breath – remembering what our personal ‘normals’ feel like. In doing so, you are able to sense changed states, sensations and qualities. Connecting with your deeper awareness allows you to take action early and move towards wellness.

Exercise Helps Depression, Anxiety & Stress

During these times we must take care of our emotional health. Strength training provides similar improvements in depression as anti-depressant medications. Currently, it is not known if this is because people feel better when they are stronger or if strength training produces a helpful biochemical change to the brain. It is most likely a combination of the two. Strength training helps to ease stress and anxiety by reducing stress, it helps sharpen brain-power and increasing self-esteem. Lifting your mood can help relieve depression, boost your energy level helping you cope better with whatever comes your way in the run of a day.