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10-Point Risk Assessment

Is it time to get a medical alert system in your home? If you answer “yes” to most of these, maybe it’s time to consider one. Are you over the age of 55? Do you live alone? Do you use a cane or walker to assist you? Have you fallen in the past year? Do you take daily medication? Have you been hospitalized in the past 3 years? Do you sometimes feel weak or dizzy? Is it important for you to continue living independently? With a medical alert unit, you can have peace of mind knowing that help is available at the push of a button, anywhere you go!

Aromatherapy for Anxiety

Chronic anxiety is unpredictable and overpowering. Did you know that caffeine has been associated with anxiety? Caffeine increases alertness by blocking a brain chemical (adenosine) that makes you feel tired, and overuse can cause anxiety. The essential oils suggested to help with anxiety are Basil, Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Melissa, Marjoram, and Patchouli. Inhaling a couple of deep breaths of your chosen essential oil will help calm down that feeling of being overwhelmed. Better still is having a diffuser in your home, car or workplace. This will diffuse the essential oils into the air. Now all you have to do is breathe and relax.

Get Your Mouth Checked!

An oral health exam is critical to the maintenance of your overall wellbeing. You should have your mouth checked at least once a year for prevention and treatment of any ailments. Even if you don’t have any live teeth, it’s important to make sure there are no signs of infections or early signs of cancer, growths, or cysts, and that your dentures are fitting you well. Leaving problems untreated usually leads to pain, periodontal disease, or tooth loss, and could make treatment more difficult, so it’s best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them.

Hemp Oil for Health

Hemp seed carrier oil contains high volumes of linoleic acids, also known as omega-6. These acids offer a variety of health benefits, and hemp seed carrier oil can be used in a few different ways. When applied topically, hemp seed carrier oil can refresh and strengthen the skin, even out the complexion, as well as promote wound healing. It can also calm scalp inflammation and condition hair to improve its texture. Hemp seed carrier oil can act medicinally, facilitating the healing of infections, improving circulation, promoting the body’s detoxification, easing muscle and joint pain, and balancing hormones.

Redox Signalling Molecules

“All disease begins with damaged cells.” Dr Gary Samuelson. PhD. Redox Signalling Molecules are native to our bodies. As we age production of these molecules slows down, resulting in aging skin, fatigue, disease, weight gain to name a few consequences. Increasing proper Redox Signalling Molecules in your body is the most important thing you can do for your health. Your body is the most complex communication network on earth. These molecules communicate with each other to repair or eradicate damaged cells for optimal healthy living. Isn’t it time for you to live your best life?

Face to Face

We live in an age of much concern over “Fake News”, and misleading online promotions, particularly regarding Health Care, especially Skin Care. How does one verify information concerning Skin Care? Simple: Seek a Face to Face consultation with a Proper Dermatologist, full FRCP(C), not just an online “diploma”. Even then however, you need to check their field of interest. Some Dermatologists have lasers and an interest in Cosmetic Dermatology, some only do medical (ie MSP Dermatology), and others will do their own surgeries. All FRCP(C) Dermatologists will have had years of training in Medical Dermatology. Usually the Dermatologist’s own website will advise you of their particular fields of interest/expertise, if no website, phone their office!

Road Rage Reducer

Road Rage is a comparatively new disorder with nearly 80% of drivers exhibiting some type of road rage – and every year 30 murders are linked to road rage. A car diffuser can help and everyone in the car receives the benefits! Visiting Vancouver? Stressed out from all the traffic and noise? Road Scents contains, Benzoin, Lavender, Litsea Cubeba and Ylang Ylang. These essential oils are very calming and help with emotional anxiety. While diffusing Road Scents in your car, if you get into a situation where you are getting tense take 2-3 deep breaths and exhale slowly.

Sore, Itchy, Burning Eyes?

It could be “Dry Eye”. This is a medical condition that occurs when the eye does not produce the correct volume of tears, when tear chemistry changes, or when tears disappear too quickly. Dry eye can be a temporary or chronic condition caused by risk factors such as hormonal changes, certain medications, diseases, ageing, and eye surgery. Dry eyes are not usually vision threatening but can affect everyday life in doing things comfortably like computer use, driving and reading. It should be managed to avoid future potential problems such as corneal scars. See us at Royal Oak Optometry, as we will assist in prescribing proper relief of symptoms.

Health of “Real Wellth”

Building on the concept of “Real Wellth”, the common themes that emerge as we look at what “health” means in today’s society explain how health is complex, multifaceted, a function of both individual and community/society, more than a lack of disease, both a process and a resource, and health can be gained and/or lost. Understanding what “health” means and then proactively focusing on building both personal and community health perpetuates more health for everyone. Pay attention to your health, engage in healthy living, and make it a priority!

Music, Flow, and Vibrations

Thinking about music stimulates flow. How does it do this? Music is sound in motion, which involves vibrations, and creates flow. Playing an instrument or singing requires energy and focus; in return, the musical vibrations stimulate more energy, initiating a cycle of flowing energy. This can help you lose feelings of self-consciousness and become completely immersed in the music. Just thinking about a piece of music that you love sets in motion a chain reaction in the mind and body that shifts energy in one way or another. Dancing and creating art are other examples of energy flowing cycles.

Information and Energy are Key to Health

Have you ever considered that in a state of total wellness, the body’s cells and organs always know what to do, and do it perfectly? The latest science is revealing the mechanisms that allow the body’s optimal functioning, and also what can cause it to lose resilience and efficacy, and to even malfunction. All of the science, along with NES’s extensive research and testing, has demonstrated that the root cause of malfunction – as well as the source of optimal functioning – exists beneath the physiology of the body. We must look to the physics underlying our biochemistry.