to accompany and give back hope

 
Our Views on Health

 

  What are our views on health ?  
 
 
 

Parish Nursing sees health as moving torward wholeness and adapting to changing conditions and stress. Health involves a focus on abilities rather than on dis-abilities. It is growth toward potential. It flowers in the context of meaningful relationships. It goes hand in hand with hope. Health is not a state of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual perfection.

 
  Health Promotion Theme of the Month

Good Digestive Health

The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada informs us that more than 20 million Canadians experience some form of digestive problem.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the country and this type of cancer is preventable. If it is detected early, 90 per cent of diagnosed cases can be cured.

Letís look at some of the Prevention Basics.

- Eat a healthy balanced diet which includes a variety of fruits and vegetable
and whole grains and lean protein and milk products.
    
- Drink a lot of water six to eight glasses per day is a good starting point.

- Eat fibre rich foods which includes: whole grains, vegetables and fruits, dried fruits and seeds.

- Use moderation when consuming caffeinated beverages, and alcoholic drinks.

- If you are over fifty years of age, have a family history of colorectal cancer or other genetic risk factors, get screened regularly.

For more information and more details look at the website:

www.colorectalcancercanada.com

 

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