HERBS FOR HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Herbs are a foundational root in medicine and health treatments, dating back thousands of years throughout every culture around the world. Modern Western herbalism comes from ancient Egypt. The Greeks developed a comprehensive philosophy of herbal medicine by 100 BCE and the Romans built upon it to create a variety of medical practices, some of which are still used today.

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IMPACTS PSYCHOLOGICAL HARDINESS

Psychological hardiness is an individual’s resistance to stress, anxiety and depression. It includes the ability to withstand grief and accept the loss of loved ones. Alternative medicine is a more popular term for health and wellness therapies that have typically not been part of conventional Western medical approaches but are often used along with conventional medicinal protocols.  Coping and dealing with stress in a positive manner play a major role in maintaining the balance needed for health and well-being.

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ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Interest in complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing as consumers and health care professionals search for additional ways to treat anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders. Some of these remedies include:

St. John’s Wort.  More than 30 studies show it to be effective for treatment of mild forms of depression,…

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LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER HELPS FAMILIES NAVIGATE SENIOR LIVING CHOICES

guidance was great… but her personality is what connected me.” Ruth Perry, client of Silver Lexington The senior population is growing and so are the senior living communities in Lexington. “There is a misconception that a nursing home is the only option for seniors. That is so far from the truth. Lexington and surrounding counties have some great communities with more opening soon. There are a lot of advantages to senior living communities such as maintenance-free living, restaurant style dining, transportation, social engagement and exer- cise,” says Susan.

Finding a senior living community for a loved one can be difficult and can cause loved ones and family members great frustration and, often times, disappointment.


That is what Susan Neville, owner of Lexington’s newest Senior Living Placement service, saw when she was working in the industry over the last 8-plus years. She has worked in all levels of care including independent living, assisted living, personal care, skilled care, home care and memory care. “I saw a need that families have when they are faced with these decisions. I took a leap in faith and started Silver Lexington. I saw the need to have someone local (I am a Lexington native) who knows the senior living industry and use my knowledge to help seniors and their families. This can be a very overwhelming process.”


That is what Ruth Perry realized before she met Susan. “One of the biggest advantages to using a senior living placement service like Silver Lexington is that the owner, Susan Neville is local. Having her knowledge on all the senior living communities was very beneficial for me. I was still in physical therapy rehab when I met Susan, she was readily available to come and meet with me. After our meeting, Susan set up appointments for her and I to go and tour different senior living communities. I had very specific needs and Susan narrowed down my choice to a couple of communities that were most appropriate for me. Having someone to accompany me on the tours and having the