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 Combats Anxiety and Insomnia

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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]

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]

New Online Community to Combat Social Isolation for 50+ Adults

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A new social club and online community called Amintro was created to make it easier for 50+ adults to find new friends. Already launched across Canada, Amintro is not a dating service but matches like-minded adults with similar adults to combat loneliness and social isolation among older adults. We discovered Amintro, a social app intended [. . . more]

Are You Ready for 3D-Printed Food?

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Back in 2016 The Medical Futurist Institute described the future of food as using innovation and technology in food production. As odd as it sounds, 3D-printed food is here and the technology is already being used in geriatric nutrition.   Food technology has grown alongside the explosion of technological growth in most every other industry. [. . . more]

Black Tea Contributes to Weight Loss

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Natural health enthusiasts for years have hailed the benefits of drinking an assortment of teas for weight loss but now scientific research not only supports that claim, it explains exactly how that can happen. A study [1] published in the European Journal of Nutrition has discovered that both black and green tea influenced the ratio [. . . more]

Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASU) for Joint Pain

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Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASU) are natural vegetable extracts made from avocado and soybean oils. They contain anti-inflammatory substances known as phytosterols. Phytosterols (plant sterols) from ASU preparations are thought to be the primary sources of protective activity for cartilage-producing cells. ASU reduces damage to cartilage by increasing the synthesis of collagen and proteoglycan (aggrecan), and [. . . more]