How-To – Dealing With Depression

When you think of a person being depressed, how do you describe it? Many people are completely clueless when it comes to recognizing the signs and symptoms, and sometimes it is a hard disease to pinpoint. Yes, depression is a disease. It is one of the few diseases that not only effects the body, but also the mind, and therefore the emotions.

Depression used to be found only in adults, but it is becoming more common in teens and even children. This is becoming more and more common as scholastic become more and more important.

Some of the symptoms of depression are listlessness, chronic fatigue, weakness, frequent crying jags and the list could go on. This will often interfere with a person’s ability to do their work properly.

There are many different groups of people who are depressed, mainly because of the fast paced life that we live today.

There are many different groups of people that suffer from depression.

So what causes a person to develop depression? There are many and divers reasons that a person may have depression. Job insecurities, physical illness of one’s self or a family member, financial woes, marital problems, odd family dynamics, these are just a few off the causes.

Depression not only effects a person physically, but also emotionally and mentally. They may have unexplainable periods of sadness etc.

Do not be terribly surprised if your loved one suffering from depression becomes very short tempered and gets very frustrated at the drop of a hat. They will probably also develop very negative thinking.

There are many physical problems that depression can cause. Some of these can include severe migraine headaches, and heart problems. Depression seems to lower the immune system and cause other sickness. In extreme cases, depression can lead to suicide.

If you or a loved one suffers from depression, don’t give up. There are many treatments available to you, but you need to seek help from a qualified professional. It may also help to talk to friends and family that have had similar experiences.

Dental Services To Improve Your Smile

Dental services are usually performed in the dental office and can cover a wide variety of dental treatments. Today dental services can be as simple as cleaning the teeth or as complicated as putting someone to sleep in order to do an extensive amount of dental work in less time. If someone suffers from dental problems and want to have their teeth worked on, there are simple procedures that make dental work less evasive and more productive.

An examination is always performed as part of routine dental services. An examination needs to be done before any other procedure is done. During an examination, a dentist will take x-rays and discuss what teeth will need to fixed and what treatment can be done with each tooth. It is important to work hard in order to fix the teeth in less time and minimal discomfort.

Once you get the initial visit over with, you will be able to start the process of fixing your teeth and taking care of them in order to prevent further damage done. Dental services also include educational information on how to take care of the teeth so your teeth will remain as healthy as possible so you will be able to keep your teeth longer.

Tooth whitening is the most popular type of dental service offered today. Most people want to have whiter brighter teeth and going to a dentist for this service is not only common but affordable as well. When you go to a dentist for this service, your dentist will have several techniques that he or she can use in order to put the whitening on the teeth. You can provide tooth whitening at home for your teeth but this is not always an effective way to handle whitening your teeth.

There are many types of dental services offered by many types of dentist. Some dentist provides several different techniques besides what is listed here. You need to talk to your dentist if you are interested in other dental procedures to help strengthen your teeth and make them whiter and brighter.

Your teeth are one of the first characteristics that shine through when people see you. It’s important to look your best always and to feel as confident as you possible can when you have the opportunity. It’s also important that you accept the teeth you have and take care of them. When you determine what you like about your smile then enhance it by brushing them on a regular basis and be careful about what you eat or drink.

Paying for dental services can be expensive however if you don’t have dental insurance your dentist may let you make payments for your dental services in order to help you achieve the look that you want at a price you can afford. Your smile is your signature and you want to sign off on a good note. Let everyone know how proud you are of your natural beauty which can be maintained easily.

Hands-On Learning: Best 4 Ways to Find Time to Work With Your Child

You know you need to spend time working with your child.

You’ve even gone so far as to schedule it into your calendar. Somehow, though, life steps in, and by the time you’ve cleaned up the Cheerios on the rug and the mess made by the 3 year old in the bathroom (who couldn’t read the “we aim to please-please aim too please” sign), the day is over, and you’re dead tired.

Another day has passed, and you feel like kicking yourself: how are you supposed to teach your child and deal with life too?

Fortunately, with a bit of planning, you don’t have to make the choice between working with your child, and tackling the never-ending stack of laundry. By following these 4 tips, you’ll have plenty of time to work with your child, and keep up with the rest of life’s demands.

1) Think of every moment as a teachable opportunity.

A lot of parents assume teaching your child means sitting at the table with a basketful of materials. That’s a big mistake. Sure, learning can and does take place during these sessions, but why ignore the literally hundreds of opportunities a day your child has to practice his skills?

A pile of laundry is a great chance for your child to practice numerous skills.

  • Sorting: Have your child dig out her clothing from the pile. Then have her sort out the socks, pants, shirts, etc. into baskets or piles on her bed.
  • Fine Motor Skills: Letting your child practice folding towels and pants will not only help improve his fine motor coordination, but will strengthen his motor memory as well.
  • Listening Skills: When you tell your child where to put the clothing away, she must interpret and carefully execute what you say. Use one step directions in the beginning, gradually building up to 2 step and then 3 step instructions.

2) Know what your child’s goals are.

If you keep track of what skills you want your child to accomplish, you’ll have an easier time incorporating learning time into your daily routine.

Write down 2 or 3 simple goals in a place where you are likely to see them several times a day, and keep looking at them. Doing this will make it easier for you to remember what you’re doing, so that you can stick it into your day to day activities.

3.) Involve the whole family.

When I was teaching my foster daughter colors, I wrote the names of the colors on index cards, and put them up on the refrigerator. I also colored a section of the index card with the appropriate color.

Then I told everyone-husband, kids, and friends, that we were working on the colors red and blue. When my oldest daughter made a strawberry jelly sandwich for lunch for my foster daughter, she pointed out the color.

When we chose clothing in the morning, she pointed to all the clothing that had blue in it. When my 7 year old supervised toy clean up, he told her to pick up only the red clicks.

4. Be proud of what you accomplish. I sometimes have to remind myself to be happy with whatever I accomplish that day. Moms have a tendency to feel guilty about the fact that they could have accomplished so much more, if x,y, and z hadn’t occurred.

Don’t do this. It’s not only not counter-productive, it’s simply not true. Just tell yourself out loud that you did the best you could today, and pat yourself on the back for what you did accomplish. And if you didn’t do anything, don’t let that stop you from trying again tomorrow.

How to Avoid Colorectal Cancer

Going Nuts with Rainbow of Colors

The general definition of cancer is when normal cells start to change and grow uncontrollably and form tumors. Tumors can be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Colorectal cancer is when the cells in the lining starts to change and grow rapidly and continue to multiply without dying as a result developing into polyp that can over time develop into cancerous tumor.

What are the triggers or carcinogen that makes a normal healthy cell to change into abnormal cell?

  • Environment
  • Poor nutritional diet
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity

How to avoid colorectal cancer by at least 80% by:

  • Eating less red and processed meat, fried food, and high in saturated fat.
  • Avoid being over weight, especially around your waist has about 45% avoidance rate.
  • Try and exercise 30 minutes a day either by going to gym or at work. According to American cancer society, active people have 24% less likely to get cancer.
  • Low fat diet that includes plenty of fiber and at least five servings of fruits and vegetables day. Eating fat stimulates bile production which is needed to digest fat. When access bile is produced and is allowed to stagnate in intestine for a long period of time it converts to apcholic acid, which is proven carcinogen for colorectal cancer.
  • Not smoking or if you are a smoker should think about stopping. Recent studies have shown that smokers are more likely to die from colorectal cancer than non smokers.
  • Cut back on alcohol consumption. Scientific reasoning is it reduces the natural level of B vitamin (folic). Folate is considered major player in protection against cancerous cell growth. In order to boost the natural levels of folate, you should eat vegetable such as asparagus, beans, peas, and spinach or supplements.

Going nuts with rainbow of colors in your every day diet will help avoid colorectal cancer. Peanuts are not a nut it is a lagoon. Peanuts have 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients and have more protein than nuts. It has 7 grams per once and contains high level of arginine and resveratrol, which studies show it lowers the risk of cancer. Other nutrients peanuts have are Vitamin E, folate, niacin, magnesium, copper, and phosphorus. Macadamia Nuts contain significant amount of calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, vitamine E, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, panothenic acid and folate. Cashew nut also contains folate which protects against cancerous cell. Generally speaking nuts are high in fiber and good for digestive health and promoting the feeling of being full. It is a good source of protein which is essential for body’s growth and repair and immune function, and production of enzymes and hormones. Iron gives energy, better metabolism, and healthy blood cell activity. The B vitamins promote energy, metabolism, and new cell synthesis which support healthy nervous system function. 1-2 ounces of nuts a day either by eating raw nuts or by using nut butter such as peanut butter, cashew, and almonds which is good alternative to cheese and meat. This is one of the best of source protein. Daily nutrition consisting rainbows of color in vegetables and fruits such as Asparagus, beans, peas, and spinach or supplements will help avoid colorectal cancer. A fruit, such as Acai berry that is found in Amazon Rain Forest, is rich in antioxidants, amino acids (cell building blocks), essential fatty acids (good fats), fiber for digestive health, phytosterol’s (immune support), and trace minerals.

  • Helps defend the body from radical damage.
  • Lower cholesterol and boost energy
  • Help reduce inflammation
  • Enhances immune defense
  • Promotes the health of our skin, muscle, heart, and digestive system

Half a cup of Wild Blue Berries can provide up to five times the antioxidant than other common fruits and vegetables, such as peas, apples, and broccoli etc….

Antioxidant in the form of anthocyanins and other polyphenols are thought to help body from free radicals which damage our bodies and contribute to the aging process. They are 25 to 30 different types of anthocyanins. USDA recommends 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 4 servings of fruits a day. A survey conducted by National Cancer Institute in 1991 found that 42% of American eats less than two servings per day. Vitamin D is important in regulating the balance between calcium and phosphorus in our body tissues, including the kidneys, intestines, parathyroid, and bones. One recent study concluded that women taking calcium and vitamin D supplement had 60% lower incidence of all cancers than women not taking the supplement. The foods contain vitamin D are: Tuna, mackerels, cod liver oil, sardines, smaller amounts are available in eggs, beef liver, and Swiss cheese. Only significant food source of a vitamin D is in fortified milk. It’s important to recognize that the vitamin D requires adequate calcium and phosphorus in take as well. Most of your vitamin D is produce by sunlight absorption by your skin. Because of fear of skin cancer, we protect our skin by lathering on sunscreen. The sunscreen blocks the vitamin D which causes our deficiency. So in order to get enough we have to take supplements. According to Anthony Norman, international expert on vitamin D, published a paper in August 2008, he listed 36 organs tissues that respond biologically to vitamin D and which may affect negatively to the decencies. The list includes bone marrow breast, colon, intestine, kidney, lung, prostate, retina, skin, stomach, and uterus.

By avoiding the triggers and consuming at least 9 servings of vegetables and fruits, adding nuts in your diet so that you get plenty of fiber and taking supplements will help with healthy balance of your body and avoid most cancers.