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Grey Sisters – Caritas Residence

Join us for a fun and informative talk about eating for heart health and blood sugar balance, healthy seniors, mindfulness, belly breathing, and seasonal affective disorder. This is a private event.

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Silverthreads – Heart Health

Thursday, November 13th – 1:00 pm –  1163 Victoria St. Petawawa – Lions Club building The Petawawa Silverthreads Present – Eating for heart health with Katrina Traikov ND Come learn about The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet – even without weight loss (eg. prevention of heart attack and stroke, helping to normalize blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels) How to incorporate some aspects of the Mediterranean diet into our busy lives Practical ideas to support healthy eating Tips for eating for blood sugar balance For more information or to register please call 613-687-6574 or e-mail silverthreadspetawawa@hotmail.ca 

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Pembroke Seniors Information and Active Living Fair

Wednesday, November 5th 12:30 pm – Pembroke Senior Drop-in Centre – Seniors information and active living fair. The fair will be ongoing from 10 am – 3 pm and is free to attend. At 12:30 pm Katrina will be speaking about – What does taking control of your health as a senior mean to you? Please call to register 613-735-1226 or visit www.seniordropin.com for further information.

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Seniors’ Health

Want to achieve your health goals, improve your quality of life, and achieve a better level of health? It’s never too late to make positive changes in your everyday life that can have a big impact on your health and quality of life for years to come. Katrina enjoys working with seniors, as she finds they have the time, patience, and life skills to implement simple changes that can make a big difference. Click here to learn more about our Healthy Seniors program. Feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions! Here are 4 specific Seniors’ Health issues we can help with 1) Preparing …

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What about celiac disease?

Celiac disease is not mediated by IgE antibodies and so it is considered a food intolerance by mainstream medicine. Celiac disease results in dysfunction of the immune system, especially of the gut, because of a reaction to gluten, a protein found in many grains. Patients with celiac disease can also suffer from a variety of other autoimmune conditions (where the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues, because it has lost some of its ability to tell the difference between self and non-self). For celiacs, the intestine can heal with removal of gluten from the diet. However, the damage returns if gluten is put …

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Preparing for and Recovering from Surgery

Surgery, though often times necessary or even life-saving, can be taxing on the body. There are lots of things we can do to help patients prepare for and recover from surgery including optimizing nutrition before a surgery to ensure your body has access to the nutrients it needs to heal, (this can be especially important in the elderly population), reducing healing time, reducing pain, reducing scarring, reducing the risk of infection, and even improving outcomes and/or decreasing the risk of complications in some cases. Know someone who is preparing for or recovering from surgery and could use our help? For …

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6 changes to the skin as we age

Our skin changes as we age. Some important changes include: 1) Thinning of the skin, loss of elasticity, and weakening of the skin’s ability to act as an effective barrier This can result in dryness, roughness, wrinkling, looseness, and increased vulnerability to injury such as blistering or tearing. It can also increase the absorption of some household products, personal care products or even medications we put on our skin, which is something to be mindful of. Our skin may need more care as we age, and a hypoallergenic moisturizing cream may be helpful here among other approaches. Also, the blood …

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Tai Chi

Tai chi and mindful movement for seniors

Tai chi and mindful movement have shown specific benefit with seniors in terms of increasing balance and coordination, decreasing pain, decreasing the risk of falling, and increasing confidence in daily activities. Some local resources for tai chi and mindful movement in the community Upper Ottawa valley tai chi club – www.ottawavalleytaichi.ca– 613-732-9689 Ray Parchelo MSW – Beachburg – bmindful.blogspot.ca – Mindful movement programs – 20 Robertson Drive Beachburg- For information or to Register please call 613-582-3685 If you know of other resources in the community for mindful movement or tai chi, please let us know! info@valleynaturopath.ca

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Cobden-Westmeath Seniors Group – Healthy Living at 60+

Join us as for a lively discussion on the following topics! What is Naturopathic medicine? What makes a healthy senior? – establishing the conditions for health How health conditions may look and feel different in seniors. What are the different aspects of health? What are some challenges to the health of seniors in your community? What are the strengths, resources and programs that promote health in your community? What do you do on a daily basis that supports your health? Detracts from your health? How does our body change as we age and how can we support it? What does …

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    1035 O'Brien Road #23
    Renfrew, Ontario,
    (out of Renfrew Chiropractic)


    Thursdays 12 pm - 7 pm

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    Valley Naturopath is the Ottawa Valley’s choice for personalized alternative, integrative and holistic health solutions. Serving Pembroke, Petawawa, Renfrew, Cobden, Eganville, Killaloe, Barry's Bay and Renfrew County.

  • Request Katrina as a Guest Speaker

    Request Katrina as a guest speaker

    Katrina enjoys speaking on a variety of health topics. Her talks are fun and engaging. From stress management and relaxation, to eating for heart health, to healthy aging, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Click here to request Katrina as a guest speaker at your next community group, support group, or office meeting today!

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    Any information presented here is provided for educational purposes only and is general in nature. It is not intended to be health advice for any individual. Please speak to your health provider before making any changes – dietary, lifestyle or otherwise - for direct and individualized advice. As information changes constantly, the accuracy and completeness of any information presented here cannot be guaranteed. Access of the information presented is solely at your own risk. It will be assumed that access indemnifies Valley Naturopath and any person involved in the preparation of the information presented here from any and all injury or damage arising from such use.