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Apr 17 / Natasha Gayle

A Healthier Easter for Your Grandchildren

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With Easter only a few days away, there is still a lot of preparation needed to make this Easter one of the best for your grandchildren. But how do you do that? Buy a lot of candy? That’s the typical fallback, but there are actually many ways to make this Easter a little healthier while still allowing your grandchildren to have a great time.

How to Have a Healthier Easter

  1. Easter Egg Hunts. Take your grandchildren to multiple Easter egg hunts this year. It’s a fun way for them to be active. Look for Easter egg hunts in your community, or host one yourself. Make sure you have good boundaries set so kids don’t end up where they’re not supposed to be.

  2. Homemade Easter Brunch. Some families like to go out for lunch on Easter, but one healthier recommendation to consider is having a homemade Easter brunch. Cook some healthier food, have the family over and enjoy your time together. You’ll probably save money this way too, especially if you have everyone bring something.
  3. Be Like the Easter Bunny. Bunnies like carrots, don’t they? Tell your grandchildren about how much the Easter Bunny likes eating carrots and they may want to eat them too!
  4. Take Care of Their Oral Health. Whether you stuff their whole Easter basket with candy (not something I recommend) or if you just have a few pieces of candy in the basket with some of the other items listed in this article, make sure you are taking care of your their oral health.
  5. Make a Healthier Easter Basket. Fill their Easter baskets and Easter eggs with fun treats and toys that won’t rot their teeth or detract from their health. Here are some ideas:

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Apr 15 / Natasha Gayle

How Technology Can Benefit Seniors’ Health

Senior Couple Looking At Laptop

Although some of you may not be up-to-date on the latest technology, it’s this technology that could actually be of great help to you when it comes to your health.

Whether it’s a website offering diagnosis for different conditions or ailments or mobile apps that track your blood pressure, there’s something for just about everyone. And now, you can even meet with your doctor over the phone or through online video calls.

The idea of using the newest technology may seem a bit daunting at first, but many of these services are offered on technology that isn’t actually that new at all. While there are a lot of mobile apps out there that can be beneficial in the health sphere, many of the latest health services can be accessed with a quick phone call or online.

Keep in mind that none of these services are to be used in times of emergency! You will need to go to an urgent care or hospital in those situations.
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Apr 10 / Natasha Gayle

How Overall Health Impacts Dental Visits

Have you ever wondered why your dentist makes you fill out a detailed medical history form before your appointment? Ever wondered why your dentist asks what medications you’re taking? Or how about why your dentist needs to take your blood pressure before beginning your dental work?

Just as your oral health can impact your overall health, your overall health can impact your oral health. It’s a two-way street—one that dentists take very seriously.

Here we’ll give you a glimpse of some of the things your dentist is looking for when gathering all of this information.
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Apr 8 / Natasha Gayle

21 Natural Ways to Relieve Pain

While I would never want to discourage anyone from taking medications that can offer pain relief, it’s no mystery that many of our medications have some pretty serious risks involved with taking them. Some of these risks include: liver problems, ulcers, decreased kidney function, stomach bleeding, etc.

As easy as it may be to pop the pain medicines whenever you get a headache or stomachache or back pain, consider some natural remedies every now and again to give your liver some respite.
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Apr 3 / Natasha Gayle

What to Do When Your Vision Starts Failing

As you age, your eyes age with you. They wear out just as easily as your body, if not more. And while you can’t avoid the vision problems that will come, there are ways to cope with them and prevent total vision loss.

How is it possible? By making some simple changes to how you live.

Step One: Identify that Your Vision Is Failing

Fortunately, there are many signs that can warn you of age-related vision loss, including:

  • Difficulty reading and doing fine work
  • Seeing stars or shadows
  • Your prescription changes frequently
  • You can never seem to get enough light to see well
  • Double vision

(Source: http://www.the-lasik-directory.com/article-10-warning-signs.html)

If you experience any or all of these problems, your vision may be failing you.
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