CANNABIS, YOUR HEART… AND OTHER POT STUFF TOO

Next Wednesday, June 10th our Zoom meeting will be exploring the important topic of cannabis use by individuals with cardiovascular disease and cannabis use by… well, everybody else!

Our members have been asking about this topic for quite some time – and here it is. Together, we’ll be viewing an excellent video by the University Health Network’s Dr. Paul Oh about the topic. Followed by a lively Q&A with our very own pharmacist Bryce Miller whose knowledge about the plant and all its various forms will certainly be both educational and entertaining.

Come with your questions. No question about cannabis use is too silly or outrageous. And I can guarantee you that even your kids won’t find out you were getting your pot questions answered!

Peter will be sending you the ID and Password numbers to our Zoom meeting which begins at 1:15 pm, our session starts at approximately 1:30 pm and will end about 3 pm.

This will be our last meeting until September.

don

Yes, this Wednesday is all about nutritional traps…

Alex Burghardt, a Registered Dietician with the Peterborough Family Health Team give us the facts about fat, booze, salt and sugar – eating traps that catch everyone of us almost every day.

Please join us at 115 pm on Wednesday, May 13th in our Zoom meeting room. Peter will have sent you our meeting ID and Password numbers. It’s easy to join the meeting.

See you there, eh?

Don Herald

SALT, SUGAR, FAT AND BOOZE – THEY’RE OH SO GOOD BUT NOT REALLY… LEARN WHY ON MAY 13TH

Here’s a confession – way too much salt, a bit too much sugar, too much fat makes my dietary world go round and booze – well, that’s the only one I’m good at managing to keep at a very modest dietary level.

I’m looking forward to Alex Burghardt’s talk next Wednesday afternoon on how to deal with these common nutritional traps while still managing to enjoy what I eat and drink. Alex is a Registered Dietician with the Peterborough Family Health Team. She loves to talk about avoiding common nutritional traps in our daily lives.

Of course, we can’t meet in person, so we’re going with a Zoom group meeting. Peter will send out the meeting ID number and password on Monday, May 11th. We invite you to arrive early – about 1:15 to hang out for a bit, then at 1:30, we’ll open our meeting up to Alex for some excellent learning and discussion. We should finish up by 2:30 pm.

Will you please join us next Wednesday, May 13th?

At our June 3rd meeting, we’ll be learning about cannabis use in individuals with cardiovascular disease. Cannabis is a popular topic among our members, so we’re delighted to be able to offer you our very first cannabis themed topic. More details on the content as we get closer to the June meeting date.

Don Herald – Chair, Member Education Programs

COMING MAY 13TH – A VIRTUAL MEETING ABOUT THOSE OH SO TEMPTING NUTRITION TRAPS


We’re going live on Zoom again with Alex Burghardt, a Registered Dietician from the Peterborough Family Health Team.

SALT – FAT – SUGAR – BOOZE – for some, maybe all of us, these four nutritional traps often find their way into our daily nutrition. But – they’re called ‘TRAPS’ for very good reasons. Please join us via Zoom on May 13th at 130 pm for a lively discussion about how to eliminate or treat with more respect each of these items. You’ll learn the health risks. You’ll learn how to enjoy a heart-healthy nutritional lifestyle by avoiding falling into those traps.

If you’d like to join us on Zoom but aren’t sure about this popular online format, please get in touch with Don and he’ll walk you through the easy steps to get digital. Email Don at dherald@cogeco.ca

See you on May 13th.

COMING TO A SCREEN NEXT TO YOU ON JUNE 3RD

Members have been asking for some factual information on cannabis use for individuals with cardiovascular disease. We have an excellent program for you with our in house ‘expert’, pharmacist Bryce Miller on hand to answer your questions and do a bit of educating about cannabis. More information to come closer to June 3rd. Mark the date in your calendar. It will be a Zoom meeting format which worked well for us in April. See you then.

Cannabis – Marijuana oil extracts in jars and leaves for treatment.

JOIN US THIS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15TH – IT’S A VIRTUAL MEETING

Please join fellow members of our group online this Wednesday at 130 pm, as we hold a virtual ‘check-in’ and ‘check-up’ with everyone. We invite you to share how you’re doing during the extended shut down, stay at home period. What’s working for you apart from doing a large 3,000 piece puzzle without having a picture to go from.

Peter will be sending you the details of how to access the ZOOM (yes, the same Zoom you’ve been hearing about from your friends) online meeting site. Helen will be our discussion facilitator, Peter will our technical navigator if needed.

Bye. don, mike, helen and peter

IT’S THE PERFECT TIME TO TRY SOMETHING NEW…

We all have lots of free time these days. It’s the perfect time to explore all the great heart-healthy internet links along the right side of our web page. Since September in our monthly meetings, we’ve explored stretching, balancing, resistance training with weights or resistance bands. Today I went exploring in some of the UHN links and discovered so many excellent ‘how to…’ videos on all of our topics.

There’s also excellent videos on planning and maintaining a heart-healthy diet – which many of us might need a refresh on since nibbling and snacking during the day and evening while in self-isolation, well… let’s just say there’s been some back-sliding on our normal eating patterns!

So – how about it? Put your cursor on a couple of the links and explore the videos. Find something you like and GET ACTIVE again!

Stay safe, everyone.

Don, Mike, Peter and Helen

Tomorrow – Plain Talk – Help From The Front Lines

Tomorrow afternoon at the Wellness Centre – 130 pm to 330 pm – we’ll be talking about lessons you learned or are continuing to learn about recovery from a cardiovascular event or news that you have cardiovascular disease.

Please join us. Everyone can benefit from hearing what is working – or not working – for you on your rehabilitation or prevention journey.

Don Herald

SHARE, LEARN, LIVE

BOTH THE HEAD AND HEART: HEALING STRATEGIES FROM THE FRONT LINE MARCH 11TH

All of us in the Cardiac Rehab Alumni Group have been confronted with the realization that we have cardiovascular disease. Some of us have had a cardiac event such as a heart attack or stroke. Others have had heart surgery – bypass, stents or both. A few of us have had neither an event or surgery; you’re with us to learn more about cardiovascular disease and how to adopt heart-healthy habits in order to avoid a cardiac event or surgery.

In our March 11th meeting, we want to hear about your physical and emotional symptoms and reactions after you were told you have cardiovascular disease. More importantly, we want to hear about what you did or are still doing to manage the physical and psychological ‘fall out’.

Once again, Don will facilitate a safe ‘share and learn’ discussion about what physical, feeling and lifestyle strategies work for us and why. This will be good opportunity to hear and learn from other’s experiences while sharing your own.

As usual, this session will be held at the Wellness Centre beginning at 1:30 pm.

Yeah, I know the photo with this post doesn’t really fit the message, but it’s mid-winter and all of us could use a good giggle. Besides, isn’t humour one of the helpful strategies some people use to banish the blues when confronted with the realization that you’ve got cardiovascular disease?