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The Healthy Book Club

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men’s Health – distills 25 years of research on men’s health into a comprehensive resource. It covers diet, exercise, supplements, and diseases like prostate cancer. The guide also offers advice on alcohol consumption, stress control, and navigating the healthcare system, making it an essential reference for men’s health. Ask at your local bookstore.

Wildfire Smoke Health Risks

Wildfire smoke, a blend of PM2.5 and gases like carbon monoxide, poses severe health risks in Western Canada. It obstructs oxygen intake, irritates the respiratory system, and triggers inflammation, manifesting in eye irritation, coughing, or headaches. While most symptoms are manageable, severe cases require medical attention, especially if experiencing breathlessness or chest pain. Smoke exposure heightens infection risks and even ear infections in children. Minimizing exposure is crucial. HEPA air filters like PureHEPA+ and sealed environments help indoors. While driving, maintain closed windows and recirculated air. During smoky periods, reduce exertion, exercise indoors, and stay hydrated. Prioritize health amidst wildfires. Source: www.bccdc.ca/health-info/prevention-public-health/wildfire-smoke. use code CVWN24 or a 15% discount

June Reflection

June marks Men’s Mental Health Month, a vital time to highlight the often-overlooked struggles men face. Coupled with Father’s Day, this period serves as a poignant reminder of the emotional burdens fathers silently bear. At our cemetery, we honor the legacies of fathers past and present, acknowledging the weight of their responsibilities. We encourage families to visit and reflect, fostering open conversations about mental health. By breaking the silence, we support fathers in nurturing their well-being. Let us cherish their memories and advocate for a future where every father’s mental health is prioritized and valued.

Stoking Our Inner Warrior

An inner warrior is someone who has the strength to stand up for what they believe in and speak their truth. Someone who perseveres in the face of adversity and challenge and who acts with integrity despite their challenges. Someone who knows how to love fully and generously shares their love. One way to cultivate the presence of your inner warrior is to choose a role model who embodies the quality of bravery, inner strength and courage. Close your eyes and each day contemplate the quality of energy that attracts you to this person and know this energy lies within you to receive and use fully.

Happy Healthy Feet

As temperatures rise, care for your feet during summer activities is crucial. Hydrate by drinking water to prevent dryness and cracking. Choose breathable footwear to avoid sweat buildup and fungal infections. Wash feet thoroughly, especially between toes, and apply sunscreen to protect from sunburn. Trim toenails straight across to prevent ingrown nails. Moisturize daily, focusing on dry areas like heels. Take breaks to rest and elevate feet to reduce swelling. Rotate shoes to prevent odor and bacterial growth. Seek professional help for persistent issues. So, slip on those sandals, hit the beach, and let your feet take you on your next summer adventure!

Maximizing Impact – Matching Donations

Peace Arch Hospital urgently needs to upgrade its medical imaging department. Outdated equipment causes inefficiencies and discomfort for patients. We’re close to reaching our $10 million goal for new equipment but need $1 million by August 25. Generous matching donors, the Surrey and White Rock Firefighters Charitable Societies, will match donations up to $500,000. Your contribution, big or small, will have double the impact. Together, let’s transform healthcare. Join us in Making a Difference. Support is crucial for this project. Whether through donations, advocacy, or spreading the word, every action shapes our community’s healthcare future. Donate today –

June is Migraine Awareness Month

Migraines impact one billion people across the globe and is recognized as the #2 cause of disability worldwide. While a migraine is a headache, a headache isn’t always a migraine. Headaches cause pain in the neck, sinuses, face, and head. Migraines, however, cause debilitating pain, visual disturbances, or both. They can last for hours or days and are often chronic. Without relief, migraines can cause other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness and can also lead to depression. Some of the most common triggers include stress, bright lights, sleep changes, alcohol, foods such as aged cheeses, and changes in exercise habits. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice on prevention and treatment.

Chiropractic Care for Migraines

Do you suffer from migraines? Chiropractors can help, by using various techniques targeting spinal alignment and nervous system function. Misalignments in the spine can create tension and disrupt nerve communication, contributing to migraine episodes. Through spinal adjustments, chiropractors realign the spine, relieving pressure on nerves and reducing migraine triggers. They may also employ massage therapy, stretching exercises, and lifestyle recommendations to address underlying causes like muscle tension and poor posture. By addressing these root issues, chiropractors help improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, and enhance overall nervous system function, providing holistic relief for migraine sufferers. Dr. Priscilla Narotam who specializes in migraine therapy can also recommend nutritional advice to alleviate/avoid triggers.

Downsizing Solutions

In an evolving real estate market, many clients are turning to reverse mortgages to secure new properties for downsizing. Reverse mortgages provide financial flexibility, allowing clients to buy a new home before selling their current one. Some keep the old home as a backup, while others move out and renovate it for a higher sale price. With traditional mortgages and secured lines of credit becoming harder to qualify for, homeowners are leveraging reverse mortgages, which have no income requirements, to position themselves advantageously.

Local Spotlight: Angels There For You

At Angels There For You – Home Care, it is our mission to uplift seniors and support their families in Langley, Surrey and Richmond. We fulfill this by providing compassionate, person centered, and holistic home care provided by a network of highly competent caregivers and nurses. Our care vision is to help seniors to age in health and wholeness. Our holistic approach to home care is provided by our team of caregivers who are passionate about what they do. Angels prides itself on its record of caring for thousands of seniors and people for the past 24 years. Reach out to our team today so you can start experiencing our care.

Anxiety / Depression / PTSD / Stress

Some of the most impactful health issues of our time and some of the most common with current economic conditions. Imagine Laserworks unique protocols are designed to help you tackle these debilitating issues; they help your body mitigate the effects of stress and the impact of the resultant anxiety or depression; helping you regain your focus and control. The services help to rebalance your system, creating hormonal equilibrium and stimulating natural balanced endorphin production. No drugs, no needles and the support and guidance you need as well. “In many cases the effects can be felt before you even leave the office