Chamomile Soothes Anxiety and Insomnia

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For centuries, people around the world have been turning to chamomile as a natural remedy for anxiety, insomnia, and other ailments. References to the medicinal use of chamomile appear as early as Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman texts. The Ancient Egyptians used chamomile to treat colds, fevers and skin conditions and it was used in [. . . more]

Valerian Can Help Improve Sleep

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Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a tall, flowering perennial plant, native to Europe and Asia. Its root extracts have widely been used as a natural remedy to treat anxiety, insomnia and other ailments since ancient times and references to valerian are found as early as 1st century AD Ancient Greek medical texts. Valerian root has a [. . . more]

Elder Abuse on the Rise

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Domestic Violence in Canada According to a 2016 study released by the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly, 766,000 Canadian seniors suffered some form of abuse in 2015. It’s expected that reported incidents of elder abuse will continue to rise with the growing senior population — Statistics Canada data shows that seniors in [. . . more]

Compassion Care Community Helps the Vulnerable

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The Windsor-Essex Compassion Care Community (WECCC) is a non-profit coalition that brings together over 300 champions and 100 agencies to provide a fully effective community care system for elderly and vulnerable citizens in Windsor-Essex County. Comprised of associations from education, health care, social services, municipal, cultural and faith communities, business, non-profit, volunteer and informal sectors, [. . . more]

Passionflower for Anxiety and Insomnia

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A 2017 Statistics Canada report reveals that one-third of Canadian adults have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. The study looked at over 10,000 Canadians aged 18 to 79 over a six-year period. Overall, one-third of adults are not sleeping the recommended amount, with 55% of women aged 18 to 64 and [. . . more]

Vitamins Boost Longevity Science Review Proves

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A new scientific review suggests that certain vitamins may help prolong your life and maintain good health and wellness into old age. Identified as “longevity nutrients” these vitamins are necessary to repair DNA, maintain cardiovascular health and to prevent cellular damage. The review was conducted by Dr. Bruce Ames, Senior scientist at Children’s Hospital Oakland [. . . more]

Vegan Diet on the Rise Worldwide

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Statistics show that more people across the world are choosing to follow a vegan diet. According to Google Trends data, search interest around veganism has increased significantly from 2004 to 2017, with the highest level of interest in Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand and Austria. In Canada specifically, B.C., Yukon, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Alberta [. . . more]

Remedies for Cold Sores

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It’s the day before your big holiday party or your family reunion and the inevitable happens – you develop a painful and unattractive cold sore. Most cold sores appear on the mouth or lips, but they can also appear on your nose, fingers, chin or cheek. Cold sores are highly contagious blisters caused by the [. . . more]

Nursing Home Shortage Looms as Aging Baby Boomer Population Grows

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According to demographic projections by Statistics Canada, the number of seniors in Canada will increase rapidly by 2031 when the youngest baby boomers will have reached age 65. By 2036, seniors will represent 23-25% of the population – a total of around 10 million seniors. The growing number of older adults in Canada will put [. . . more]

High Protein Diets May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

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A new Australian study reveals that eating a diet high in protein may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, was conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University’s School of Medical and Health Sciences near Perth, Australia. Researchers looked at the diets of [. . . more]