Monthly Archives: November 2014

Break Blog Wk.4: All-in-all this has been a great start to a great summer ahead

So, this week started off just the same as last week with studying, so no excitement there.  Then Wednesday came along and by noon I was officially finished my first year.  The biology exam, I think, went al-right.  Wednesday was a bit of a blur in celebration, Thursday was recovery, Friday volunteering (art therapy with the elderly), and Saturday I completed my first obstacle 10km fun run for charity, called the Stampede.  All-in-all this has been a great start a great summer ahead.  I have 2 weeks until I go off to Canada for xmas holidays so, I’m going to spend this time to lounge in the sun before going to the frozen North!  I don’t have a lot more to say about this week except that I can’t wait to get a bit more sleep.  Thanks for reading.  Be aware and eat with care :)

2 Articles: “Effects of Micronutrients on Heavy Metals” and “Nutrition and metal toxicity”

micronutrients effects on heavy metals article

micronutrient effects on heavy metals 2

Click on the underlined links above to read a really interesting articles on how important it is to keep on a healthy diet in order to lower the damage of heavy metals on the mind and body. Heavy metals are found everywhere, from seafood, to city air, to tap water…. it’s everywhere. Heavy metals include Cadmium, Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Aluminium, etc…  which all pose major health risks if kept unchecked.  A lot of research I have read has concluded that there is a correlation between aluminium toxicity and development of dementia. I’ll try to find some articles on that for next week’s post.  In the mean time enjoy learning about heavy metal toxicity and health.  Don’t get scared, get informed, research what can be done, treatment wise, if you think you have heavy metal toxicity or you would just be keen to detox, there are plenty of options out there, just be careful and always do your research.  Thanks for reading!  Be aware and eat with care :)

References:

Article 1: Marjorie A. Peraza, Felix Ayala-Fierro, David S. Barber,
Elizabeth Casarez, and Leonard T. Rael
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy,
The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Environ Health Perspect 106(Suppl 1): 203-216 (1998). http://ehpnetl.niehs.nih.gov/docs/1998/Suppl-1/203-216peraza/abstract.html

Article 2: By Robert A Goyer, publication The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1995

Break blog Wk.3: Studying, studying, studying….

So this week has pretty much been how the title indicates, I have been studying.  Like I said in last week’s post, human biology is no easy pass.  I have “memorized” 10 out of 13 conceptual questions, which adds up to about 25 pages (typed in 11 font) worth of information.  I decided to take out 2 questions because when I get 5, and if the 2 I took out are there, then I still have 3 to focus on (if you don’t know what I’m talking about then read break blog wk.2, and it will all make sense).  There was a fun couple days in between my studying.  It was my birthday! Which then proceeded into the next day, due to a nasty hang-over.  I figured I give myself a couple days to recharge and then I got back on the studying horse today.  I know I probably sound like a huge nerd, but I just can’t let myself not be prepared for any exam.  It gives to total anxiety.  I believe it is called “anal-retentive” and perfectionism.  Which, in itself, is anxiety-creating.  Any-ways, I don’t want to ramble on about my idiosyncrasies and personality faults, just know that I am extremely driven and passionate about what I am learning.  I fully believe that if you do not understand the basics of human anatomy and physiology, that you will be lacking in fundamental knowledge, and what kind of naturopathic practitioner would I be without fundamental human biology knowledge??!!  Well, that’s about all I have to say about this week, seriously uneventful to be honest.  Thanks for reading!n  Be aware and eat with care :)