Category Archives for Healthy Aging

Natural treatments for spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition where the openings in the vertebrae through which the spinal cord or spinal nerves pass become narrower. Symptoms associated with these narrower openings are numbness, weakness,

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Insomnia: What causes it?

There are five main causes of insomnia: medical conditions prescription drugs stress behaviours surrounding sleep beliefs about sleep Medical Conditions If you have any of these medical conditions, they

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Will I get Alzheimer’s disease?

For most of us, losing our memory and ability to function as we age is one of our biggest fears, especially if we saw it happen to a loved one. Alzheimer’s disease is the main cause of disability

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Healthy Food is the Best Dentist

The Ontario government has recently announced that more children from low-income families will be receiving free dental care. Ontario’s health minister was quoted as saying that “Good oral

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Will you end up in a nursing home?

Today, people over 65 years old have a 25% chance of ending up in a nursing home or long-term care facility. Usually, it’s because they have two or three chronic conditions that no longer allow them

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Prevent Cancer: Maintain Microbiome Health

All the good bacteria in and on your body constitute what is known as your microbiome. Your microbiome is made up of bacteria, viruses, fungi, archaea, and protozoa. There are 10 times as many of them

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Prevent cancer: Reduce your sugar intake!

Because cancer has become so prevalent in our society, cancer prevention is an important topic for healthy aging. This blog post is the third in a series on cancer prevention. Besides reducing your exposure

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Prevent Cancer: Reduce Your Exposure to Toxins

According to Health Canada, one in two Canadians will get cancer in their lifetimes, and one in four Canadians will die of cancer. In other words, half of the people who get cancer in Canada will die of

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Preventing Cancer

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, about half of Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes and a quarter of Canadians will die of cancer. Cancer mainly affects Canadians over the age of 50,

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Healthy Aging and Stress

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about exercise and healthy eating as important aspects of healthy aging. Another very important aspect is reducing stress. Stress Affects Your Body, Mind, and Behaviour Stress

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