TheGlobe and Mail just released a story about obesity. And just when I thought we were “beating a dead horse” in trying to sound the alarm bells about this problem. Turns out that in Ontario, 75% of adults are overweight and we are closing in on the Americans for the world obesity record! Yikes!
Simple things, such as exercise are suggested to start to combat this. And of course there is diet. Perhaps we should have a special tax on all things
“Dairy Queen” just like we do with cigarettes. Because, bottom line, we are all going to have to pay the bill for this epidemic. Sooner or later, the health
costs will go out of site as our population enlarges.
If you have been to …
A recent article in Lancet, the British Medical Journal, has concluded that the placebo effect, or "fake treatment" is stronger than medical doctors believed.
“international experts say there is increasing evidence that fake treatments, or placebos, have an actual biological effect in the body. …researchers cite studies where patients with Parkinson’s disease were given dummy pills. That led their brains to release dopamine, a feel-good chemical, and also resulted in other changes in brain activity.”
Wow, isn’t that something. And don’t you love how they call placebo treatments “fake treatments”? If the drug companies aren’t involved, the …
I had a young mother bring in her 9 year old daughter the other day. Lets call her Anna, who came in with an upset stomach with nausea and vomiting. That in addition to the headaches.
“What headaches” I asked. Used to be one a week , but lately twice a week, said the mom. When I asked Anna how bad they were, from a little bit to a whole bunch, she told me they were bad, a whole bunch bad. With questioning, I discovered that they were one…
It has been demonstrated that IBMT or Integrative Body-Mind Training not only helps with stress but actually builds brain cells.
Apparently this meditation technique, combined with breathing techniques and body relaxation result in measurable improvement of the connections between
different parts of the brain.
A recent study reported by the
BBC says that swearing reduces stress and can build team spirit. In fact, it says that attempts to stop team members from swearing can increase stress.
Obviously, swearing in front of customers isn’t a good idea, nor is swearing at fellow employees. For managers, “The challenge is to master the art of
knowing when to turn a blind eye to communication that does not meet with their own standards.”
But was he some medical heretic or a pioneering hero of the new world?
I remember seeing a statue of Death fighting Medicine, it was on a wall at some medical school. I wish I could remember where so I could show it to you, but the point is that medicine and society in general seem to think that death is something that is to be avoided at all costs.
Lots of ways to look at it, from a…
You see, she used to personally write a birthday letter to every one of her subjects on their 100th birthday. And as a loyal subject of the crown, it was
something we had to look forward to when we reached that magic number.
But, she has given up doing this. Wouldn’t you know it. I’m just beginning to feel my age and the Queen has given up the birthday cards.
And don’t you wonder why she has done this? ????
It’s because … Read More
Well, it makes me think of the American Idol winner Scotty McCreery who was rejected again and again in the early rounds by his fellow contestants. They had to form groups of 3 to 4
people and audition before the judges. Time after time, the groups that were to perform rejected ..