Episode 6: Stroke Awareness and Healing with Essential Oils

Stroke Awareness Sisterhood of the Second Act

Stroke Awareness

According to the CDC, Stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer, making stroke the third leading cause of death for women.  Sabrina Royall is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner in this edition she talks about stroke awareness: the warning warning signs and stroke prevention.

The acronym “FAST” is used as mnemonic to help a person having a stroke. “FAST” stands for “facial drooping”, “arm weakness”, “speech difficulties” and “time to call emergency services”.

At least 20% of women aged 55 to 75 will have a stroke. Four out of five strokes are preventable, that is why it is important to know your risk. Be stroke aware. Learn the warning signs of a stroke and how you can prevent one.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, here are the signs of a stroke:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech.
  • Unexplainable trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

Women can present differently and are susceptible at any age because of hormones. Learn more in this episode of Sisterhood of the Second Act.

Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for centuries

Patrice Freeland is a Natural Wellness Consultant. Through her business Wonderful Land of Oils, she develops individual wellness plans to address her clients physical and emotional health. More and more people are turning to essential oils to improve their health.

Essential oils are extracted from plants. People have used essential oils medicinally for centuries, but not so much in western culture. In recent years essential oils have cropped up in stories in magazines and television health reports. Essential oils are not created equally. Freeland walks you through choosing an essential oil and how to use it this edition of Sisterhood of the Second Act.

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Sisterhood of the Second Act (SSA) is a production of New Moon Creative Media, LLC for the New Moon Network.  SSA is a lifestyle talk show for women entering a new phase of their lives.  These women may be changing careers.  Retirement might be on the horizon.  They may be caring for elderly parents while raising their own children.  They could also be experiencing an empty nest for the first time in decades.  Whatever their situation, Sisterhood of the Second Act provides trustworthy information they can use to create a joyful, prosperous second act.

Show Notes

Sabrina Royall is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at New Horizons Healthcare

Patrice Freeland Wonderful Land of Oils wonderfullandofoils@gmail.com

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