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Eating for the Heart: Diet and Your Overall Heart Health

Eating for the Heart: Diet and Your Overall Heart Health

Numerous studies have shown that the foods we eat have a direct impact on hypertension and overall heart health. A diet built around fresh fruits and vegetables is better than a diet loaded with sugar, sodium, and saturated fat, all three of which should be avoided. However, knowing what to eat is only half the battle. You also need to build good habits and follow through to make sure you actually eat those healthy foods and avoid the temptation of processed foods like chips and other snacks. For many people, that can prove to be far more of a challenge. Grocery store...
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How to Find the Right Mental Health Specialist

How to Find the Right Mental Health Specialist

Mental health often manifests without any physical symptoms. This can make it difficult to diagnose, which in turn can make it even more difficult to get a long-term disability claim recognized. Unlike a broken arm or a torn ACL, there’s simply no way to make an irrefutable mental health diagnosis based on an x-ray or an MRI. That’s why getting the support of a medical professional is absolutely essential when filing a long-term disability claim related to your mental health. A trained therapist will be able to corroborate your experience and verify that you have a...
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Resources for Those with Depression

Resources for Those with Depression

Depression Depression is an insidious disease. Often regarded as an “invisible illness”, as with many other mental illnesses, depression affects roughly 8% of Canadians. Those under the age of 20 are most likely to exhibit symptoms of depression, and it is the fourth leading cause of disability in the world. It affects women in different ways than men, as they are 1.5 times more likely than men to be hospitalized for depression, and are twice as likely to experience depression. 90% of people suffering from depression never seek treatment. However, 80% of people who do...
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How Owning a Pet Can Help Your Mental Health

How Owning a Pet Can Help Your Mental Health

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, animals can greatly assist in the day to day lives of those with disabilities In a study conducted by HABRI, the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, nearly 75% of pet owners said that owning a pet has had a positive impact on their sense of mental and emotional well-being. There are several areas of life that are improved by owning a pet. Social 98% of pet owners consider their pet a member of their family. For those suffering from feelings of loneliness and isolation, a pet can be a loyal ally. Forming a bond with a pet gives...
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Housing Information: Ontario

Housing Information: Ontario

Whether you are renting your property, are a renter, own your home, or are in between living situations, it’s essential to know what resources and services are available to you in your area. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of Ontario housing information and resources for those who call Ontario home. Ontario Housing Information Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Assistance Programs For more information are available to first-time homeowners visit the CMHC website. Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada Ontario Region ………. 1-800-268-2537 CHF Canada works to...
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Housing Information: Alberta

Housing Information: Alberta

Whether you are renting your property, are a renter, own your home, or are in between living situations, it’s essential to know what resources and services are available to you in your area. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of Alberta housing information and resources for those who call Alberta their home. Alberta Housing Information Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Assistance Programs For more information are available to first time homeowners visit the CMHC website. Ministry of Seniors and Housing ………. 1-877-644-9992 The Alberta government works with...