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Hey Seniors of Halton – Let’s Get Healthy!

Many parents are living into their 80’s in various states of health. Nothing is more defeating when they ask for help with health complaints and are simply told, “It’s your age”. Many seniors receive this prognosis each day and accept it. Consider the following:

1. Energize! All cells have energy producers called mitochondria. Organs like the heart and brain are intense users of energy and have more mitochondria per cell to meet those high demands. It’s true that as we age, the mitochondria aren’t as efficient. There are many chemicals in the world that reduce their function too. If you take a statin medication to lower cholesterol, it interferes with CoQ10 which is necessary for mitochondria to produce energy: you should be taking a supplement. Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an amino acid that also increases energy output from mitochondria. Research shows this form of carnitine crosses the blood brain barrier and can improve cognitive function.

2. Oxygenize with exercise! Now that spring is here, there is no excuse for not getting outside for brisk walks each day to send more oxygen to your brain cells, helping your brain work better. Exercise is the #1 recommendation from geriatric specialists, based on current research. If you can’t walk, there are other forms of exercise you can be involved in at your local seniors centre or residence. Seniors Zumba is very popular. Find an aerobic exercise that works for you, and do it everyday.

3. You’re never too old to learn: Current research support the concept of neuroplasticity, which is the ability to build new memories in your brain to improve cognition. Learn a language, or how to play an instrument. Sign up for courses on history or art at your local college or university campus. It’s time to start rebuilding your brain.

For more tips please visit the Oakville Naturopathic Wellness Centre booth at the Forever Young exhibition in Burlington on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Or better yet, call and book a consultation at ONWC today! Call 905-825-9996.

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Dr. Clack offers a holistic health care solution to families that promotes wellness by understanding the unique aspects of each member including their diet, lifestyle, environmental and social considerations.

By combining the latest scientific knowledge with traditional and natural remedies, we are able to provide non-toxic natural therapies to restore a healthy balance.

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