Support Your Local Health Fairs

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Spring and summer bring a fresh new crop of health fairs in many communities. Often held annually or semi-annually, health fairs make for a wonderful day out with friends and family, and are usually open to the general public with free admission. Sometimes they are themed particularly for one or more segments of the general [. . . more]

Meditation: Beneficial for Stress Relief & Much More

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One of the best treatments for anxiety and stress relief, meditation is at the top of the list for most people because it is free of any cost, has no negative side effects and is limited only by one’s imagination and time. Unlike natural and pharmaceutical drugs or preparations which may carry some unwanted side [. . . 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]

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]

Light Exercise Improves Memory

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Anyone over 50 usually notices their memory isn’t what it used to be. However, research has recently found that just 10 minutes of light exercise can help improve memory.  Memory loss is not uncommon for older adults and its one of the first symptoms of aging noticed. We enter a room and realize we forgot [. . . 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]

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]

Breast Cancer Survivors Improve Cognition with Exercise

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A pilot study was recently published which claims that increased physical activity helped boost breast cancer survivors’ memory and cognitive function. It’s known that increased physical activity improves cognition in cognitively impaired or even healthy adults, but the benefits for cancer survivors were undetermined. Many breast cancer survivors report poor memory or reduced ability to [. . . more]

Physical Fitness Lowers Risk of Dementia

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Health experts agree that lifestyle plays an important role in whether or not a person develops dementia. Two recent scientific studies further support evidence that living a healthy, active life and being physically fit can reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life. An English study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics [. . . more]

Innovations in AI and Apps for Health Care

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Interacting with AI, or artificial intelligence, has already become a way of life for most people, from email applications that automatically route spam to your junk box, to the recommendations that Netflix makes based on your viewing history, to dealing with personal assistants, like Siri or Alexa. AI technology is now becoming more prominent in [. . . more]