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We are overjoyed to announce the introduction of Cocooning Love to our elite list of available products.
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With a passion for sustainable, environmentally conscious packaging, Cocooning Love brings a cost-effective natural skin care line to Ottawa for the first time. 

GOOD NEWS!
 
Sun Life Insurance has changed their policy to reflect the growing demand for safe and reliable Nursing Foot Care.

Depending on your coverage, Sun Life will cover IN CLINIC Nursing Lower Limb and Foot Care with a referral from your primary health care provider. If you need assistance with your claim do not hesitate to contact us.  

If you are a client of Sun Life and would like a copy of your receipt or a copy of your referral to make your claim, please call us at 613-761-6060 and we can email you a copy. 

NOW AVAILABLE!!!

We are pleased to offer GIFT CERTIFICATES for our clients. Available in any amount for our Holistic Medi-Spa Services! Call us to arrange details and give a loved one the gift of wellness.

Sarah suggests...


Caring for Your Skin During Cancer Treatment

Taking care of your skin during one of the most difficult times of your life may feel like the lowest priority. Many cancer treatments have adverse effects on your skin. So basic skin care may be the secret to keeping you feeling comfortable and confident.

Radiation and chemotherapy may cause dry, peeling, or itchy skin. It can also cause sunburn, tanned appearance, swelling, puffiness, rashes, and skin sensitivity.
Here are some tips to combat these issues:
  • Use mild, gentle soaps.
  • Use lotions and creams.
  • Avoid products with alcohol or perfume.
  • Don’t use “anti-aging” products. Retinol can irritate the skin.
  • If you wear makeup, remove it with special cloths made for this purpose.
  • Avoid the sun.
  • Always wear sunscreen and lip balm with SPF when outdoors.
  • Do not use tanning beds.
  • Limit your showers or baths, and use warm, not hot, water.
  • Avoid rubbing dry; instead, pat your skin dry.
  • Dust your skin with cornstarch, which can soothe irritated areas. 
  • Limit shaving, or stop altogether if your skin is too sore.
  • If you are receiving radiation, avoid heating pads, ice packs, and bandages on that area.
Here at Natural Sole Wellness Centre we offer a natural alternative to many skin care products. We carry Cocooning Love, a Canadian brand that is 100% natural, with less irritants and many pure ingredients to soothe and care for your skin.
 
 

Sarah Cephas - Licensed Skin Care Aesthetician

Evelyn recommends...


The Use of Acupuncture During Cancer Treatment

Acupuncture can be used to care for some of the symptoms of cancer treatment. The effects of acupuncture can feel different from person to person — you may feel relaxed, or you may feel energized. 

Along with practices such as tai chi, acupuncture is a central part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an ancient system of medicine. In Chinese medicine, it is believed that vital energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee"), flows through 20 pathways, or "meridians," which are connected by acupuncture points. According to TCM, if qi is blocked, the body can't function at its peak. The goal of acupuncture is to open certain points on these pathways and release blocked qi.

Much research is being done on how acupuncture can help relieve some of the symptoms of cancer and side effects of cancer treatment. Acupuncture has been shown to help relieve fatigue, hot flashes, nausea, vomiting, and pain.

The most thorough study of acupuncture in breast cancer patients was published in Journal of the American Medical Association in 2000. In the study, 104 women undergoing high-dose chemotherapy were given traditional anti-nausea medication. In addition to taking the medication, the women were randomly chosen to receive 5 days of electroacupuncture (acupuncture in which needles are stimulated with a mild electrical current), acupuncture without an electrical current, or no acupuncture. The women who had acupuncture had significantly fewer nausea episodes than those who did not.

Evelyn Huer - Certified Reflexologist
Licensed Acupuncturist

Nurse Sarab answers...


How Can Cancer Impact my Feet?

Your feet are the foundation of your wellness. You walk, you run, you stand, you dance, you tip toe and you sprint your way through your day. However, we don’t often hear about breast cancer and foot health in the same conversation. But why today? Because I believe that foot health is an important indicator to your quality of life!
 
Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy have a series of side effects; one common side effect is called the “Hand-foot syndrome”. This happens when a small amount of the medicine gets filtered into the skin, especially in the soles of the feet, causing symptoms such as tingling, burning, redness, swelling, discomfort or even rashes. When undergoing chemotherapy, our bodies also become immunosuppressed which puts us at a greater risk of developing infections, even through minor cuts and scratches. Other dermatological complications include:
  • Chemotherapy induced neuropathy (loss of sensation to the legs/feet)
  • Lymphedema
  • Skin and nail infections
  • Nail deformities
  • Lower limb and foot pain
  • Altered skin conditions causing blisters and sores to feet
These conditions can affect our ability to walk and perform our daily activities, which can contribute to affecting our emotional and social well-being.
 
Unfortunately, many individuals are unaware that cancer treatments can cause potential foot complications. Our feet are the furthest part of our body from our eyes and hands which means they can be easily forgotten. They are also the furthest from our heart which means that proper blood circulation can be impaired. If you or a loved one is going through chemotherapy, know that as a Foot Care Nurse, I can play an important role in helping to prevent, assess and manage many of these foot related symptoms. As a nurse, I offer many health assessments as well as providing proper nail and skin care. I can also make referral letters to your primary health care provider to ensure continuity of care.
 
Cancer is complex. But there is “CAN” in cancer. Because we CAN beat it and we CAN take care of ourselves and our loved ones.  Stay Strong & Stay Safe – Nurse Sarab
 
*Please note that the information above is not a substitute for medical advice. Speak to your primary health care provider today for any questions or concerns.

 

Sarab A Dormani, Registered Nurse & Podortho Nurse

Katherine addresses...

 
Preventative Nutrition


Breast cancer is the most common cancer amongst women worldwide and many studies have shown correlation between lifestyle and diet directly linked to incidences of breast cancer.

Eating a nutrient dense diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and daily movement with physical activity are all preventative measures in reducing our risk of developing breast cancer.

Plant foods are also sources of fibre which helps bind and eliminate toxins including excess estrogen - a factor in breast cancer. They are also source of natural anti inflammatory agents such as turmeric, ginger and garlic.

Aim to fill half your plate with plant foods at each meal.

Some of the best cancer fighting plant foods include:
  • Leafy greens - kale, spinach, arugula
  • Citrus fruit - lemon, lime, grapefruit
  • Berries - blueberries, blackberries, strawberries
  • Cruciferous vegetables - cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli
  • Beans and legumes
  • Herbs and spices
How to incorporate more plant foods in your diet?
  • Snack on raw nuts - almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts
  • Snack on low sugar fruit - berries, apples, under ripe bananas, pears
  • Make smoothies for breakfast or a snack with fruits and veggies that incorporate easily - berries, banana, spinach, cauliflower, avocado
  • Sprinkle seeds on salads - pumpkin, sesame, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseed
  • Substitute black beans, mushrooms or eggplant in tacos instead of meat
  • Make plant based burgers or meatballs using beans, chickpeas and mushroom, nuts and seeds
  • Use hummus or other plant based dips as a sandwich spread
  • Season foods with garlic, ginger and turmeric

Need guidance on a healthy, nutrient dense diet? Feel free to reach out with any questions or schedule a discovery session to learn more!

Read this month's blog post (Click here!) to learn more about which foods are ideal for the prevention of Breast Cancer
 

Katherine Krivanek - R.H.N. 

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