The gut-brain connection: How can it help us achieve gut and …

The gut-brain connection: How can it help us achieve gut and brain health?

Dr. Chelsea Matisz
Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:00 PM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization

There is a wealth of evidence highlighting the bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain. This communication highway, facilitated by many pathways, forms the cornerstone of what we now recognize as the gut-brain axis. But why should we care about this intricate web of connections? The answer lies in the profound implications it holds for our overall health and wellness. Research has shown that disruptions in the delicate balance of the gut-brain axis can contribute to a wide array of health issues, ranging from gastrointestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to neurological conditions such as anxiety and depression.

Is the UCP’s Alberta Pension Plan just Pixie Dust and …

Is the UCP’s Alberta Pension Plan just Pixie Dust and Unicorns?

David Bruce Carpenter, Chartered accountant
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 12:00 PM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization

The session will address the history of CPP, who governs CPP, relationship to QPP, funding methodology for pensions, necessary changes to ensure viability in the 1990s, the unfunded liability, viability of the current plan, fiduciary responsibilities of decision makers, ownership of the assets, who gets the liability on separation, the UCP proposal, gaping holes in their promises, UCP’s ability to manage the referendum, and finally serious questions for Albertans to ponder.