- Producer25/10/2016HIV: STEM CELL BREAKTHROUGH CURE FOR PATIENTS IN BERLIN AND BARCELONAAn illustration of how stem cell research worksBarcelona – Research using man-made, blood-forming stem cells has shown great promise in animal experiments in suppressing HIV. But now a grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine...
- Producer19/10/2016Complicated life ahead.Living in a world of change with tons of opportunities can get pretty complicated as well. Opportunities on the technological frontier will challenge societal aspects we really have to address, we have to make choices. What : Recently I...
Comments21/10/2016 #10 AnonymousThis is reality. Star Trek days are here and we do have many ethical issues to put on the table as part of the discussion. Data is valuable, yes. But much of what has value cannot be measured. Thank you @Lucien Engelen View moreThis is reality. Star Trek days are here and we do have many ethical issues to put on the table as part of the discussion. Data is valuable, yes. But much of what has value cannot be measured. Thank you @Lucien Engelen, this is the type of quality content that is making beBee the professional SM network that it is. Close19/10/2016 #4 Deb HelfrichLife is complicated. The 'organic' part always will be, but we are on the cusp of making a great deal of the 'administrative' headaches a thing of the past as we are on the cusp of exponential technologies which should enable us to start fixing humanity's problems in an iterative way - trying something, seeing it in action, and then tweaking for better results.
- Producer17/10/2016The Mundane, Magic and MetamorphosisThose who have been following my Journey will know that my Story runs much deeper than just a return to Health, They will have followed my Thought Patterns, because I've recorded them all in the Moment, in the Flow as they came. They will know...
Comments20/10/2016 #21 Jared WiesePoetic, Gary!
Sounds in alignment with The Miracle Morning's "mediocrity" for the Mundane.
For more info, see the hive, http://halelrod.com/ep-27-the-95-reality-check/ View morePoetic, Gary!
Sounds in alignment with The Miracle Morning's "mediocrity" for the Mundane.
For more info, see the hive, http://halelrod.com/ep-27-the-95-reality-check/
Also struck me as relevant to Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now. Close18/10/2016 #20 Praveen Raj GullepalliVery inspiring dear Gary! You truly are mind over matter. Magic is all in the mind. For thoughts become things. Here's something from recent memory that resonates with it all...I was out of town last week with Dad, his childhood friend and my bro in law on some work of my Dad's childhood friend. We travelled to Bangalore and back. I remember him from the time I was 4, almost 45 years ago. 25 years ago, he developed Parkinsons...and has been battling it ever since. Tooth and nail. He is around 74 now. Trembles all the time...can't hold a glass of water or a cuppa by himself. But his mind is razor sharp and he plans meticulously, though he tends to be overbearingly repetitive. Walks 4 kms morning and 5 kms evening everyday...been doing it for years. Invests in properties and sell them to builders and makes enough to add to things. He amazes me with his tenacity and sense of purpose and his self-discipline in his daily routine. Isn't that magic!18/10/2016 #19 Dean OwenI've been thinking hard how to respond to this and have written comments only to delete them. I believe the power comes from within and you have that power. I don't. If I was diagnosed like you were, I would probably sit around and let rigidity take me, and I'd be OK with that mainly because I feel I've had my lifetime share of living life to the fullest. Now obviously this is hypothetical. Who knows. I too might have some semblance of your power. What I do know is that you are an inspiration to all the fighters out there.17/10/2016 #9 AnonymousWoooohoooooo!!! Oh oh ho ho it's MAGIC (sings Pilot... it's getting sparky up in here!)! Here's my foolish formula, and I decidedly believe words are spells; thought+heart=awareness of serendipitous miracles. :) Now, I have to work on my communication. Maybe I ought to write music. Hmmmm. Danke!17/10/2016 #8 Mohammed SultanDear Gary sharpe,Your simplicity is an ultimate sophistication.The magic of words lies in its simplicity,they often provide audiences with a vivid picture of what you are trying to say or do.When you reveal yourself telling your story or telling something about yourself in a simple way'you can easily not only get others acceptance but also can change their perception.Words sometimes become vivid and powerful like metaphors or analogies because you use them in such a big way that create an intimacy between you and the reader.Big long words mean little things and big things often use little words .Look how powerful are names like HP,IBM,GM and recently beBee,People don't like to be locked in by a sugar coated words that hide facts.it's far better to be simple ,honest and direct to stick in people's mind.If you are going to change something ,change your perception and the way your mind and body work.17/10/2016 #7 Ali Anani@Gary Sharpe- you asked me if I believe in the power of words. Now, I have the proof reading your buzz and finding myself acting by the power of your words. I shared, liked and now commenting. You have many similarities with me such as your writing THinking Patterns. I wrote recently a buzz on Patterns ARe the Mirrors of Future. I totally agree with you.
I loved these extracts from your buzz:
What we have is Dogma, Ingrained Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Myopic Perspectives, Unacceptance, Self-Inflicted Unawareness.
Friends, us Humans were never, ever meant to Live without Magic in our lives. Trapping ourselves in the Mundane is precisely what is slowly Killing us.
You remind me of a buzz that I intend to write soon on how the flytrap plant taps an insect and how we should trap what is benefit o us and how o do that. Only if we appreciate what we still yet don't know.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful buzz.
- ProducerSTROKESNew research suggests that looking at structures in the right side of the brain may help predict who will better recover from language problems after a stroke, according to a study published in Neurology. Neurology researchers and Physicians...
Comments14/10/2016 #5 Dean OwenAll this is gobbledygook to me, but I am petrified of strokes especially since someone told that a precursor to strokes is numbness in the hands and I often wake up with a numb hand, but am usually quite relieved to discover that is because I slept on it. Sorry I can't make a more sensical comment. Write an article about greeks in options trading and I might offer up something useful! :)
- 12/10/2016It's What You Don't See That Can Kill Youwww.bebee.com When you look in the mirror, what do you see? It’s obvious: You see your face, your hair, and all your external body parts, and lots and lots of...
- Producer08/09/2016Backpack and Back Pain 2016/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / This article was previously published for wide distribution on Dr Aranda's Perseverance blog. Is it just me?Or do you see?Children with backpacks to their knees.This is worse that just "not a breeze."It's...
Comments16/09/2016 #21 Jared WieseGreat article for awareness and prevention, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! I agree, it is horrendous what the kids have to carry nowadays!
On the topic of prevention and treatment, have you heard of Egoscue? A simple Google search:
"Egoscue is a postural therapy designed to eliminate chronic pain without drugs or surgery. Founded by Pete Egoscue in 1978, the Egoscue Method focuses on a series of gentle stretches and exercises to correct misalignments in the musculoskeletal system of the body."
I would add that it is not chiropractic, nor PT. It is more like gentle yoga poses.
For backpack pain, see Backpacks Are Affecting Children’s Posture,
It has six exercises to help correct posture.
Google "backpack egoscue" for more!
Let me know if you'd like more information. I am stirring up more honey about Egoscue! See the Chronic Pain section of my first honey on the topic:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-could-health-be-impacting-your-life09/09/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDTagging @Michele Williams, @Lisa Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @Bill SerGio The Infomercial King, @Randy Keho, @debasish majumder, @Mohammed A. Jawad, @mohammed khalaf, @Gary Sharpe, @Deb Helfrich, @Aurorasa Sima, @Nicole Chardenet, @Charlene Burke, @Milos Djukic, @Ali Anani, Ph.D.09/09/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 Waltzed right into my Reply 2 lines below! Current Studies that Dr Sean Mackey is doing at Stanford: (1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; (2) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and (3) Acupuncture. Stanford Pain Management is well-entrenched in Acupuncture. I 'grew up' with it and it is definitely a first-line avenue for many. (Has to be done in the right hands, literally!) RE: Chiropractors, I could write a Production on that. In short, I think that depending on your situation, you are literally putting your life in a person's hands. You've got to know your body infinitely well, speak up, advocate for yourself and enter with both eyes wide opened. #1 is that not all patients can do that. If you've been going to a chiropractor for a time and you've gotten QoL (Quality of Life) back, then hey...many times a chiropractors are a last resort. On that note, many people don't know that Medical Licenses are divided into 2 Types: Allopathic Medicine = MD; Osteopathic Medicine = DO. The Doctors of Osteopathy are trained to do chiropractic manipulations of the neck, for example. Huge Topic begging for a Production. Boy, are you guys keeping me busy! Tagging @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Ray Looker, @Renée Cormier, @Donald Grandy, @Randy Smith, @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad, @bebee stories, for advancing social media presence in this unofficial "Drive" that is simply thriving! Tagging @Lance Scoular, @Matt Sweetwood, @David B. Grinberg, @Stacy Hall, @Victoria Lewin, @Gordon Pye, @John White, MBA.09/09/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 Absolutely, and that's why I focused on children in an article on back pain. As adults, it's all too easy to look backwards and have regrets for not being as fastidious as we should be...but when this affects our children ~just think, as you said...a SuperParent would see that (s)he carries the full responsibility. And if it's too later for you and chronic back pain is an affliction, not only is Stanford holding the 9/11 #BackPain2016 Stream, but here's the link to look at their research programs. COMPLETED Studies: (1) genetic variation of opioid effect; (2) beta blockers and effect of increasing pain sensitivity with opioids; and (3) brain changes with opioids vs. placebo. CURRENT Studies (Enrollment Closed): (1) 5HT3 Antagonists to halt opioid withdrawal; (2) opioids and whether/how they effect body inflammation; (3) opioid withdrawal and ondansetron vs placebo effect on the brain. FUTURE studies: (1) effect of mHEALTH app for pain management and (2) QoL and validation of pain patients when using digital health tools. OPEN Studies: (1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; (2) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and (3) Acupuncture.
- Producer06/10/2016Kicking Off ObesityPerhaps, like any other traits or looks, obesity has become a part of human life. Oftentimes, when people become obese, they, in the least sense, are bothered and embrace obesity without any strict control on food and reckless lifestyle....
Comments07/10/2016 #16 Mohammed A. Jawad#14 @David Lisle Thanks for your comments that come as a wise counsel. Greed to fill our bellies just for the sake of appealing taste is truly harmful. It's high time that we cultivate good, healthy eating habits. ..that too in moderation. There's a dictum that says 'When our stomachs are full, our souls become bodies and when we eat moderately our bodies become souls'. Perhaps, we are turning so greedy, with appetizing food, that we are bereft of simple sensibilities.07/10/2016 #15 David LisleI need to correct any misunderstandings before they occur. I am not advising becoming religious if one is not already in that place. Rather I am advising that most of the problems around this 'weighty' issue have been dealt with by belief systems and are therefore worth a visit for this aspect of life.07/10/2016 #14 David LisleAn interesting perspective Mohammed, in much of the world obesity is a result of plenty. Curious that we should fail our health when we have plenty. But then getting good perspective on almost anything humans do is quite difficult and often times we appear, even to ourselves, as living an absurd life. Obesity is a result of improper eating habits often driven by trying to adapt our bodies to the current life styles prevalent in the world. I have personally had to deal with massive weight gain and eventually subsequent weight loss to a more healthful size. The biggest problem with obesity is the costs to our overall health. Heart problems and an inability to actually use all that stored energy with consequent problems with our kidneys and livers. One of the most prominent features of my own weight loss was the awareness I needed to get about what is passed off as food. Much of what is marketed in glitzy packaging and fast food is just garbage, no real nutritional value, excessive amounts of wheat products and sugars, and chemicals that are not food at all!
Corporate food manufacturers do not care, they are simply following the mantra of making a profit and the phrase, "there is a sucker born every minute," qualifies their efforts as there are truly 'suckers' out there. Education should include healthy eating and to remind us of this any brief encounter with religious beliefs will surely also reveal admonitions to eat proper foods and the right kinds of foods. There is wisdom in ancient models, more so than medical intervention to relieve obesity.06/10/2016 #13 Mohammed A. Jawad#10 @Richard Buse Aha...you have refreshed your memory with your sweetest, stable past. After all, olden days were golden days. From the age of 4, when I was in kindergarten, I was made to walk 4 kms (to and fro) daily to the school. Perhaps, good food, daily essential walking and sound sleep kept us fit. Now-a-days, children do have best food abd snacks, but they lack minimal walking and average sleeping hours. As children are bereft of fit living, so they miserably grow into obese adults. Who's to be blamed???06/10/2016 #10 Richard BuseThanks for sharing this. As adults, we have the knowledge needed to make good choices, but I think we really need to consider how the ways we live affect our children’s current health and their futures.
I was fortunate to grow up in a crowded, older urban area that was built out in the late 1800s and early 1900s, before automobiles became the predominant way of getting around. Everything one needed for everyday living was within walking distance, including grade schools, a junior high and a high school.
I was fortunate as well to be raised by working class parents who abhorred taking on any debt beyond the house mortgage. We always had a small vegetable garden and visits to a McDonald’s or other fast food restaurant were regarded as rare and expensive treats.
Regular exercise and better food choices resulted from all of that.
It may be difficult, but we need to work on making healthier lifestyles more routine for our children.06/10/2016 #9 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Mohammed. In the USA, we have an obesity epidemic which includes children. I know losing weight is difficult, but Americans need to be more conscious about healthy eating choices and avoiding too much "fast food" (like McDonald's, for example). Healthy living is a choice, not a given. Buzz on, my friend!06/10/2016 #8 Josh LeBlanc-ShulmanThank you for sharing your thoughts on a quite controversial topic, it's very courageous of you.
I find it very difficult to separate the human body from the mind, heart, and soul. Addressing physical symptoms outside of the context of the holistic human experience may be doing a disservice, and may be the reason why so many people can't seem to maintain healthy bodies.06/10/2016 #6 Mohammed A. Jawad#1 @Aaron Skogen I find your comments nothing but wise counsel....I presume that every reader, to this article, too takes heed of your wisdom. After all, we ought to take lessons from good parables, and by taking inspiration from others' sensible, good lifestyles. :)06/10/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad#3 @Renée Cormier First of all thanks so much for your comments. Aha…that’s good to know that my article coincides with your motivational session. Eat good, healthy food, and do whatever you want to in terms of exercises, drills or anything worthwhile. But definitely, taking austere food is no answer. So, when it comes to weight-loss program, every obese person has to realize that what the best, safe remedy to reduce weight is.06/10/2016 #3 Renée CormierGood timing, @Mohammed A. Jawad. I just did a Live Buzz today about how to keep yourself motivated to exercise. Diet is about 80% of the equation when it comes to weight loss. Starving is not the answer. I avoid packaged foods and wheat based foods as well as anything with a high sugar content. Building muscle will increase your metabolism. Spending an hour on a treadmill won't help you much if your diet is terrible. You can't outrun a muffin. My workouts have cardio built into my weight training so I actually sweat when I am working out. You need to be sweating to burn fat. I try to eat two vegetarian dinners a week and two low carbohydrate dinners a week. What you eat at night makes a big difference. Also, educating yourself about nutrition and exercise will help put your head in the right place. We often eat the wrong foods and do the wrong exercise out of complete ignorance and then get discouraged because we have no results. It's all hard work and you need to help yourself be successful by embracing the fact that you are fat and unfit because of choices you made. The good news is that we can all make different choices and get a different result.06/10/2016 #2 Ken BoddieBold topic to write about, Mohd. Weight loss, and its failure, ignites so many arguments and frustrations with so many people. We do know, however, that a lot of people are making a lot of money running exercise regimes and that gymnasiums are only used by a fraction of those who subscribe. Similarly, crash diets are a teaser and also largely appear to fail, time and again, when attempted in isolation. The wealth of medical opinion, certainly according to 'I Google, MD', lies, as you suggest, in a modest balanced diet, with plenty fruit and vegetables and daily exercise. Easier said than done, however, for many of us, when we have moulded our body shapes and attitudes by years of abuse caused by the various stresses associated with living. I guess many of us know the answer, but the question is do we really want to get out of our comfort zone and change our lifestyle permanently? Heck, if it was easy getting slim and staying slim, then we'd all be walking around like stick insects, then who'd play Santa Clause?06/10/2016 #1 Aaron SkogenInteresting story about the millionaire couple @Mohammed A. Jawad.
There is much truth in this post. There is no silver bullet for weight loss despite the claims made by so many weight loss products. It boils down to a healthy diet and exercise. It takes hard work and commitment in this age of grab and go convenience, but it can be done. I think perhaps the most difficult part for people is the differing definitions of a "healthy diet". I am in the best shape of my life now in my early forties and I attribute it to eliminating refined sugar from my diet, eating well, and a daily dose of cycling. The thing is, it hasn't been a "diet", its been a chance in lifestyle. Therein, I think lies the answer.
Nice post SIr!
- 03/10/2016My sister, Rebecca, has been developing an application that isn't about playing games or watching videos. It's about helping those who are voiceless and cannot speak for themselves when they need it the most. It's been in development for a while now. Please take a look for yourselves.UT nurse develops app to help voiceless patientswww.wbir.com A UT nurse is developing a mobile app to help nonverbal patients communicate with their...
- Producer27/09/2016Grinding it out and being embracedThe following is an update I posted on Kickstarter today: This Kickstarter experience is new to me. I came into it with enthusiasm and frankly few expectations. I just didn't know what kind of reaction we'd get to this initiative. Now, with 16 days...
Comments30/09/2016 #21 Jena Ball@Don Kerr @Donna-Luisa Eversley
Shared across my SM streams. Your journey has touched me, bringing up old memories that still sting even after 40+ years. I was 17, and still hoping to qualify for the Olympic swimming team, when my aunt was dying from cancer. My mother, grandmother and uncle's agony was palpable. I was sent out to play with my cousins to "take their minds off of it." The stark contrast between my reality and what my aunt as going through was more than I could take in. Now that I am grown and more able to deal with mortality I wish I had been able to help more, to console my uncle, and "be" there with my aunt so she didn't feel so alone. This book needs to be written for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which because it will help us remember that sometimes the greatest gift we can give is love.30/09/2016 #16 Ivan CamposIrmanarmos em torno das necessidades de nossos semelhantes é uma grande gesto de humanidade. Não poderei contribuir financeiramente ,porque estou muito doente, mas tenho certeza que ao compartilhar em meu perfil em diversas redes sociais em que participo ,dará enfase á campanha.29/09/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa EversleyFriends, and this includes those not tagged I'm not sure if you have seen this, but I am gonna ask you to help get this message out, ..@Vincent Andrew @Andrew Books Andrew @Andrew Porter @Laura Mikolaitis @Laurent Boscherini @Julie Hickman @Renée Cormier @Jena Ball @Ken Boddie @Chas Wyatt @Michele Williams @Fatima Williams @Ivan Campos @Jim Cody @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Milos Djukic @Mamen Delgado ... Thanks very much 😘😍🤗
- Producer15/09/2016Social isolation ‘as bad for your health as smoking’Having a small social network is as bad for your health as smoking, according to a new study. Researchers from Yale University showed that a person’s position in the social network is associated with blood markers of stress. They discovered that the...
- Producer13/09/2016On "Here Comes The Sun"Increasingly evidence is mounting that mood disorders, including, but not limited to the DSM-V diagnosis of "treatment resistant major depressive disorder" (one of the most significant risk factors in predicting suicide attempts, a number of which,...
Comments22/10/2016 #38 María Teresa Redondo InfantesMr Gerad,
What are you thinking of the depression?
Are one psico are people crazy are one not good feeling?
Why sometime people like suicide self?
Why of people have depression why, have money o no have money love family job luxury why people have depression?
Are possibilities you reply me cuestión?
Thanks whit empathy Maria17/09/2016 #30 Pamela L. WilliamsGerald, I can't pretend to understand this subject at the depth of you and John Byler, but as they say: I know what I know and I know and what I know and witnessed what a lack of understanding and yes the competency of those treating my brother did to him and now my nephew. As John states "Our authority figures tend to let us down, especially when prescribing toxic chemicals that assault our natural-born brain chemicals". I saw a potential livable future degenerate into living an almost intolerable existence. For my brother it was intolerable and eventually that which was meant to 'help' him was instead used to disappear into himself. He had a brilliant mind that he kept muted because existence was easier that way. Keep the words coming Gerald.17/09/2016 #29 Gerald Hecht#28 @debasish majumder thank you for your interest in the work; for the difficulty is great and the rewards (to this point) are all internal, i.e. The kind and hopeful words of support from people such as yourself and @John Byler for these, things I cannot thank you enough17/09/2016 #27 Gerald Hecht#26 @John Byler The only difference between a medicine and a poison is the idiosyncratic effective dose/activity at the pharmacodynamic sites they reach; and the equally idiosyncratic pharmacokinetic parameters (in as as much as all of these vary genetically, epigenetically, psychophysically, cognitively, and behaviorally. Let's face face David Foster Wallace was murdered by the love and kindness of the most sincere admirers of his work...look at what our naturally, organically, endogenous urea can do when injected at pharmacological dose into another (see John Cade and the discovery of Lithium). In the end...it's a very long and narrow path to liberation. You, of course, know all of this far better than I17/09/2016 #26 John BylerExcellent Gerry, thank you for this TBI shoutout. As I say in my presentation Reclaim Your Brain!, NASA can have Mars because Neuro Trauma Rehabilitation is the Great New Frontier. The more neuroscientists who "put their hand to the plow" on this the better (that's how we talk in Kansas)! There is a world of hurt out there, and very few authority figures left to believe in. Our authority figures tend to let us down, especially when prescribing toxic chemicals that assault our natural-born brain chemicals.14/09/2016 #20 Franci Eugenia HoffmanThank you for the tag @David B. Grinberg. This a deep read filled with technical knowledge and perhaps over my head but I am all for research and discoveries that will help those with mood disorders no matter what the cause. I feel recognition of same is swept under the rug or shuffled to the back burner. Is it because there is so much gray area surrounding depression and mood disorders? Personally, I am all for the holistic approach to seeking treatment for imbalances. A balanced lifestyle should be achievable and @Gerald Hecht, I am impressed with your enthusiasm.14/09/2016 #19 Gerald Hecht#18 @Ian Weinberg I am on the same page as you here; and history has demonstrated it in many "out of balance lives; I see my enthusiasm pushing me towards The overly mechanistic stance I rail against in my teaching and life approach...still; Descartes' mechanism (although zany, with "joystick like homunculi" perched on the bridge of the SS Pineal, etc.) was an "interactive mechanism"; not taking the machine as entirely cause or entirely effect; both may put blinders on us...I'm probably more of a David Kessler (although the idea didn't originate with him out of the blue) "Capture", and Victor Frankl type thinker. Y nature...but, part of the promise in this aren't the degenerative conditions brought on by decades of self destructive thought pattern traps...but the person who suffers a massive stroke, or TBI...it seems that at certain ends of the spectrum; this would be the more expeditious approach, followed by the relearning of how better to live...I foresee a similar trap in the reports of a single ketamine injection reversing an intractable, sustained, treatment resistant depression; and I ask myself: " If that's all you do, and them "release them back into their habitat"...how long before old habits, old patterns...but then, lately I see some benefit from the "Neuro" side too...life is short, and I think Hebb was onto a "close enough for folksinging" neuroscience explanation of William James' poetic explanation of habit; if that makes sense; my mind is on fire with all this mixing with the "New Baton Rouge normal. Is it not feasible to "blow up" a maladaptive cell assembly or phase sequence and then start the work on "keeping them blown up"...to me it seems reasonable; but I subscribe to Keith Richards philosophy of "always took candy from strangers, always had holes in my pants, never made my school mama happy, but never blew a second chance", lol14/09/2016 #18 Ian Weinberg#17 @Gerald Hecht Bearing in mind that I've been the sole PNI clinician for the past 22 years promoting the ills of raised pro-inflammatory cytokines, this is indeed a major convergence point. Don't want to detract from the importance of the moment, but need to still harp on that niggling point - let's not become too mechanistic about the chemistry. There is after all the neuropsychology-neurophysiology integration supporting a mind state, reflecting a nurture heritage and life experience that has a major part to bear on the generation of the inflammatory cascade and its consequences (chronic hopeless-helpless). No point in reversing cognitive degeneration and setting off the same cascade again when threshold cognitive function returns. Touching on themes of longevity and quality of life, purpose of existence, value contribution to patient and family etc. In other words, an holistic approach to healing. Just some thoughts!
- Producer06/09/2016Is Provasil The Most Effective Memory Supplement?Alzheimer’s Society reports that around two-thirds of people with dementia are female patients. They also report that there are around 40,000 young people that suffer from dementia in the United Kingdoms. A total of about 80% of seniors living in a...
Comments09/09/2016 #1 Don GrahamMy problem with taking pills for memory is (and no, I'm not trying to be funny) I keep forgetting to take them! I went to the doctor as my memory was becoming horrible. My wife was very concerned. I had a CAT scan. It came back normal. I started getting back into learning a new Language. Within a week, my memory started improving. I realize your topic was more along the lines of Alzheimer disease. I understand that for Alzheimer patients, learning language, a musical instrument, and a couple of other things which I don't recall, are awesome aids.
- Producer08/09/2016The Sound of Silence: When Thoughts Consume Your ThoughtsMusic has long been a tapestry that chronicles my life -- a timeline, if your will.It's like an unending spool of thread that sews the bits and pieces of my life together. Some good, some bad.For me, nothing conjures up memories like a favorite...
Comments12/09/2016 #14 Randy KehoShe responded with a smile, which is the most I could have expected. She's mostly bedridden or in a wheelchair at best. She's been in hospice care for months, weighing maybe 80 pounds. She's a fighter, always has been, and the staff often falls victim to a punch or two on a daily basis. She doesn't like to be touched, but she needs help doing everything. They nicknamed her "Tyson," after the professional boxer.#611/09/2016 #12 Praveen Raj GullepalliArresting thoughts dear @Randy Keho...kind of an eye opener to another perspective on music too for me. Can't believe you would not turn on that music sitting right in front of the radio! I always felt music was the water that could cleanse and transform everything ...thought, mood, motive in a few minutes; but you gotta drink a bit of it first! :) I can switch off my entire thought process in a few seconds just by turning on a song...and shift into whatever mood I want to get into. I have felt healthy in the middle of a severe viral fever...forgotten the discomfort...if only for a few moments...listening to a song i like...and I suspect that it accelerates healing too! I have ignored heartache, headaches, pain of personal loss and lots more, just by immersing myself into music. It is such a fabulous escape too, come to think of it! I have even brought on depression deliberately in moments of happiness, just by listening to a particular kind of music. Such is the power of music over mood. Eating breakfast before starting for school early morning in the late seventies, in my hometown in south India...decades ago...sitting at the small table with my brothers chomping it all down...i can vividly recall the daily requests for Denver, George Baker, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Cliff Richard, Jimmy Cliff, Beatles, Linda Ronstadt, Olivia, Boney M, Abba...and more... on that old box Murphy Monitor! Took away the schoolboy blues! There was a smaller Philips transistor too... playing Hindi or Telugu songs for my grandma in the other room. Ahh the longing for those moments hurts! And I feel terrible about Mom...it must be so damn hard to come to terms with it...you stirred up so many memories Randy! Thank you.11/09/2016 #10 Phil FriedmanTruly terrific piece, @Randy Keho. Because you avoid celebrating your issues in the all-to-common form of emotional exhibitionism. You convey the depth of your feelings and the seriousness of the subject, not to mention your feeling toward your mom, without inviting shallow expressions of sympathy. But instead share what you've learned about copy. Well done, indeed. Sharing this now.11/09/2016 #9 Dale MastersBeing a singer/songwriter who (thankfully) was able to conquer the deep depression that fuels much our music, I can relate, @Randy Keho. Sometimes the music we write acts as a sort of bloodletting for the soul. They're purifying tears of emotional blood and sound, taking out the "old, bad" blood to make room for the nourishment every soul needs. I think it's understood only by those who have experienced the same thing. It's literally beyond words...but not outside the language of music, which is the language of the soul.09/09/2016 #6 Sara JacoboviciAn important story @Randy Keho, beautifully communicated and one that needs to be "heard". If I may suggest, from my perspective, there is a difference between not being able to hear something and silence. Mozart (don't hold the fact that he was a classical composer against him ;) said: “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between." Nothing can take the sound of music away from you, it's always there when you can hear it and its silence.
PS Did your mother respond to hearing the Irish reels?09/09/2016 #5 Aurorasa SimaConsider me highly entertained and interested. I even learned a new word. Caca ... ca ... cacophony. I did not imagine you being a dancer. Any videos? I´ll invite you to my next webinar when I talk about the default state of the brain. It shows how depression looks in your brain and how you can work on gaining power over the single thought of darkness. Depression, Anxiety, Burnout are conditions that are visible in a brain scan. Thank you and @Lisa Gallagher for sharing and helping to raise awareness. I can imagine how much strength it takes to take care of your parents.08/09/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher#3 Thanks @Randy Keho, it's been my hope by sharing my own personal stories that others would feel free to as well. I'm glad you shared yours! I also appreciate the fact that you were open, it does take a bit of courage. Each time I post something new, I swear I sweat bullets for a while before I finally hit post. I would love to see the photo, I bet you have many stories to tell about your mom's time as an Irish dancer. My husband's father had dementia and it was tough on the entire family. Will keep you in my thoughts (and your mom)!08/09/2016 #3 Randy KehoThank you for your reply @Lisa Gallagher#2 I tagged you because I've read your personal battles with anxiety and admire your courage to speak openly about it. I appreciate your efforts to help dispel the stigma of mental illness.
I believe I do have a black-and-white photo of mom in one of her outfits and some medals, too. The aunt who practically raised her was a dance teacher in Belfast -- very old school.08/09/2016 #2 Lisa GallagherHi @Randy Keho, thanks for tagging me. I'm really sorry to hear about your mom, dementia is tough illness to watch a loved one 'wither' away from as you put it. Keep hanging on to those happy memories, even now! I had so many wonderful memories of my mom and I can honestly say they helped me to cope when she became bedridden. I didn't realize they were helping at the time but they did. I'm also sorry you suffer from depression. I can really relate to jumping from one topic to another, the brain tends to run in circles at times, faster than the physical body. Depression is a lonely and frustrating illness. I'm glad you're able to recognize your triggers. Keep listening to the music you enjoy, even if you feel you haven't heard it- it may be helping. You are proof that we can never assume that someone lives a carefree life because you are the jokester and you have provided so many visually lovely stories. I know everyone has their battles but there are many battles that seem socially acceptable to speak of while depression and other illnesses still take a back burner to what's considered socially acceptable. I think social media is helping to change that perception, or that is my hope. I remember not that long ago, it was something people kept hush for major fear of being rejected by others who didn't understand it at all. I hope the stigma is completely gone one day because it is a medical illness. Your right- there are many positives in life and I try to hang on to those too. My kids bring me a lot of joy. I'm glad you are able to do that. Lastly, I think it's so cool that your mom was an award winning Irish dancer, are there any photos? Thanks for sharing this and love the poster, darn those voices lol.
- Producer07/09/2016Normal Behaviour of DogsSo last night my dog "discovered" a mouse in the backyard, and, well, he went dog on it and put it in his mouth, killing it. Fortunately he had the rabies vaccine, and while I don't, I made sure to not touch him anywhere near where he ate the mouse....
- Producer31/08/2016Invisible Illnesses: Intracranial Hypertension and Chiari Malformation/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / This is a medical discussion with graphic pictures. It is not suitable for minors. Parents, please use discretion. Have you ever wondered why a baby's head is so, so soft? It really is. This is because all the bones on the...
Comments02/09/2016 #21 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#11 I know right? It is a lot of information. I added more history, and an epilogue after doing further research. Also, I'd like to ask what the Emergency phone number is in Spain and Portugal. Are there other countries I should include on an International List of Resources, as well? @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, @Matt Sweetwood, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz? Give me your best number ~ And and Open Invitation for others to ask me to list resources for their country. Happy to do that.02/09/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 Perfect solution ~ as I also don't particularly like to ask people to "Share" as a 'jump-start.' My thinking here in not posting to beBee EN was that I believe I'm the only doctor - introducing a medical image in a venue where this is a newbee post uniquely, I really didn't want a very very huge audience to get 'pounced on' with this article. There are more subject matters of impending delicate topics, and I'm paving the road step-by-step. Love your suggestions ~I'll take them all!01/09/2016 #9 Deb Helfrich"Anything that makes the face red also increases blood supply to the brain" Been learning about this in some of my own brain studies, but the way you just stated this makes me curious about my rosacea.. Thanks for an arresting image and informative post, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD01/09/2016 #6 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianJust a suggestion, Mags. It's good to found your own hives. Posting only to them limits your distribution. The strongest part of publishing on beBee is that Hives handle distribution. Distribution begets Views. Views Beget Followers. Followers beget Comments. Comments beget shares.
That sounds almost Biblical.
Few of us, myself included, have the follower strength to float a hive, let alone three. Here's my thought: Post to 1 of yours and to 2 established hives that are pertinent to the subject matter. That's a compromise solution. You can build your own hive while still getting Views.
I shared this to Lifestyles. I'll go see what other busy hives make sense for this subject. That's important. I see recipes posted to IT professionals and Marketing... BAD IDEA!01/09/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian: Thank you so much for taking the time to read. You know I started to get that pit in my stomach since there were no Comments for over 12 hours. I'll be writing these very specifically, and as far as I know, this format is not found on any one else's blog.I'll be reaching out to all my Contacts in Invisible Illnesses, and ask that the beBee Community reach out to people afflicted with various syndromes that are bound to affect even one of us. If we help one person, it's all worth it. Thank you, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian ~reaching out to support this is just incredibly ...awesome. Thank you with my heartfelt appreciation.01/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDThis is my first 'medical' article, meant for patient education, medical students, interns and residents. Empowering for RebelPatients(TM). In every medical article that I write, I will include a sample exam question in the typical format of the American National Medical Board Examination. @Charles David Upchurch, @Phillip Louis D 'Amato, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise Summers, @Randy Smith, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Matt Sweetwood, @Lisa Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Michele Williams, @Tommy McElroy, MD, @Cristian Randieri, PhD -President & CEO of Intellisystem.it @C_Randieri, @Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI, @Tosin Ojajuni, PhD, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz. Adding another layer of patient education and academic medicine to beBee~
- Producer31/08/2016How Often Should I Visit the Doctor? The frequency of doctor visits is specified for medical conditions. For example, the diabetic patient needs a regular checkup every three months. If diagnosed with stage one hypertension, you will be seeing your physician once each month until your...
Comments31/08/2016 #2 Robert CormackNice eye-opener, Kenneth. I've spent 25 years as a medical copywriter, and I've long believed we're running into doctor's offices way more than we should. My girlfriend probably hits up some specialist or GP ten or twelve times a year. I see mine once every three or four years. I think healthcare systems can only survive when we take more responsibility for our health and stop expecting doctors to act like parents.31/08/2016 #1 Gordon PyeI don't trust my local Clitheroe doctors as far as I can throw them ! https://nollyprott.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/unlawfully-killed-by-our-nhs/
- Producer25/08/2016Unconditional Love and SurvivalThis goes out to anyone who is struggling. I shared this with my good friend who had a double lung transplant 2 years ago. She had a rare disease of her lungs similar to that of Cystic Fibrosis. She was closing in on death's door just prior to...
Comments29/08/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher#4 What a moving comment @Fatima Williams, thank you! My friend's name is Claudia, I hope that helps you to know her name now. :) She is a beautiful soul who has taught me so much through out her journey. I feel fortunate to have her in my life. Her husband and son have also shown how it's possible for men to nurture, and show deep compassion. They are a wonderful family. I pray I won't 'fear that fall,' either!29/08/2016 #4 Fatima WilliamsThis is such a beautiful story and as I kept reading I wish that she will now live for many many years . With beautiful souls like yourselves around her I'm sure she will. I wish I knew atleast her atleast her first name because I now feel more connected to her through your story and I wish everyone in this world supports their loved ones in times of need and I wish I had read this buzz 2 years ago. Thank you @Lisa Gallagher I hope when I take that jump I won't fear and fall.25/08/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher#1 Hi @Ben Pinto, I had a strong gut feeling she would survive. When she would start to feel hopeless, I'd remind her of her bucket list and it would help her to feel she had something to look forward to. Yes, it should for many, come easy or be second nature to think of others first. Thanks so much for reading!25/08/2016 #1 Ben PintoHi Lisa, I like stories with a happy ending. This one gives us the opportunity to try to visit the doormat in front of death's door, but we really will never know unless we have a warning. I cannot even put myself in your shoes at that time in your life. The most important lesson is to go out of your way for loved ones; secondly, to create a bucket list and be vigilant in striking out the lines one by one. Thank you.
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- Producer18/07/2016Honey Heals Wounds!Almost a lifetime ago (in beBee long form time) I wrote about the magical healing powers of Manuka honey, ending with:"Honey is a wonderful healer of wounds!!!!!!!Of course we bees on beBee already know this, yes?"My personal experience on this,...
Comments28/08/2016 #15 Ken BoddieHi @Lisa Gallagher. Just back from an extended trip to remoter parts of Indonesia so have been off line for about a month. To answer your question about the validity of Manuka honey I suggest that you should ask if is produced by the European bee and are the hives near Manuka Trees (also referred as tea trees)? Ordinary honey also reportedly assists with wound healing but Manuka honey (if you can source it) has additional benefits for the reasons given in my buzz. #1327/08/2016 #14 Praveen Raj GullepalliVery true about Honey dear @Ken Boddie...both figuratively and literally! There is a lot of sweetness here anyway, laced with an occasional pinch of black pepper! Even as part of ancient folklore, there have been numerous mentions about honey and its healing properties. I have seen it used on cuts, wounds and as part of medicinal/herbal concoctions. Am sure there is medicine in it, by the powers that bee!
It has become a challenge sourcing pure honey for us here, these days. Too many processed syrups masquerading as honey am told. Un-bear-able deprivation! Am making do with a brand that says it is sourced from a tribal cooperative in a nearby jungle. Hope that's true. Gotta ask the next bear I see ;)27/08/2016 #13 Lisa GallagherI'm glad this popped back up @Ken Boddie! Very interesting to read about Manuka Honey. I've seen it in some of our 'fancier' stores on the shelves. If it's from Australia, would this be the form you're speaking of? We can't get scripts for honey in the US. The older I become, the more interested I am in alternative medicines that have been studied & have positive results that really do work. And, I love how your article began, pollinate & heal. Missed you, by the way!!19/07/2016 #12 Ken Boddie#4 Sorry, Kev, I accidentally missed your comment. Perhaps I should have said "saving the best for last"? So I suggest that you check in with my good lady wife who had to put up with my tantrums during this treatment and recovery process. I'm sure she would say that my mood was inversely proportional to the amount of honey being used on my leg. 😏19/07/2016 #11 Ken BoddieYour comments appear to agree with what I have read, @Deb Helfrich. I guess the difference is when there may be a need to guard against further infection, such as in a deep and open wound which is slow to heal due to the size, etc (don't really want to get too graphic here). I understand that this is where the non-peroxide activity can come in to play, so that when ordinary honeys are neutralised, Manuka honey is still active. But there again I am no medical expert, but merely repeating what I have read. Is there a medic in the house? 💼19/07/2016 #7 Ken Boddie#1 I have read quite a few papers, Dean-san, on this subject, as I was personally involved - my leg, my wound. Many of these papers were obviously peer reviewed from various medical journals. Very few were produced commercially. I have given a few links at the bottom of my post, some medical and a couple of commercial, to assist individuals with their own research. It is really up to you, and your medical practitioner, to decide how much benefit there is in Manuka honey over non-Manuka honey (for want of a generic term). There are a lot of publications out there, world-wide. I remember tracking down, some time ago, a couple of very graphic articles from India. Just let me put it this way - If you had a very nasty infection like I had, and a huge multicoloured leg, getting bigger, faced with a choice between buying ordinary honey over the shelf, cheap honey marked as Manuka but with no evidence of laboratory confirmatory testing (i.e. no NPA and MGO ratings), and one of the many 'medical grade' honeys sold here in Oz, I wonder which you would choose? 😕18/07/2016 #6 Deb HelfrichI absolutely concur, @Ken Boddie. Honey is the nectar of the gods when it comes to wounds. I've been using it exclusively for at least 10 years. I can add a few more pointers. Sore throats and mouth blisters. Pimples. Paper cuts. Last year, my dog had a persistent wound on her paw from pine needles. For over a week, I would clean it, do foot soaks for her and nothing started it on the path to healing - not to mention she was always licking that paw. So I got out the honey and a head cone. Two days later her foot was back to health.
In response to @Dean Owen - pretty much any completely raw honey will work for surface wounds. I buy a lot of local honey - typically blackberry - and have a jar of official UMF 15. I have not noticed any difference except that I really hate the taste of the manuka - it is bitter and astrigent.
Last, but far from least, I haven't had chapped lips since I started using honey as my lip balm - it is fabulous as a humectant.18/07/2016 #1 Dean OwenWhat a mind blowing article Ken-san. I am however a little skeptical about the properties you mention that are "unique" to Manuka honey. I would like to see non-biased evidence supporting these claims, i.e. not from Aussies or Kiwis. I have seen Manuka jars of honey sell for up to $500 here. I am reminded of a certain Martin Shkreli who raised prices of his HIV drug by 5000%.
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