Monthly Archives: December 2014

Article: The dubious practice of detox by Harvard Medical School

Link to article:  Harvard Detox Article

So this article dabbles into detoxifying programs.  It gives a nice definition of detox and some of the most popular ones, their effects, their effectiveness, as well as, prices, which is nice. Detox programs are tricky and there is way too much choice out there that can make it extremely confusing.  It is always recommended to visit and consult your health practitioner before going on a detox program, especially if you are a diabetic.  I suggest going to a Naturopath, as they specialise in herbal treatments, and most detox programs include herbal remedies. Naturopath’s might even be able to make a detox program specifically for you.  I had this done for me for my erratic hormones and I could not be happier with the outcome.  Always read reviews on detox programs, do some research and keep informed.  Its better to take the time do some due-diligence so you do the detox the right way, the first time, or you can end up making yourself very sick.  I hope this article helps with some of your choices.  Cheers and happy reading!  Be aware and eat with care 🙂

Ref:  Harvard Women’s Health Watch (HARV WOMENS HEALTH WATCH), 2008 May; 15 (9): 1-3.

 

Article: Ethical Considerations of Doll Therapy for people with Dementia

Article Link:  Ethical considerations of doll therapy for people with dementia

Click on the underlined link above to read an informative article on Doll Therapy for people with dementia.  I found it interesting because I volunteer in an elderly home for people with dementia, and I always wondered why some of the residents had dolls in their rooms.  I find its an interesting article that delves into some of the techniques for treatment.  I understand some of the ethical considerations that are discussed, like the topic of the potential infancy angle, but from my experience, some people with level 4 dementia (Australia scale) completely revert back to an infant state.  Not saying they should be treated as infants, but sometimes one must get into that mindset in order to actually communicate with the resident.  Well, I hope you enjoy reading this article as it is a good start off point for understanding the interesting treatment techniques used when dealing with persons with dementia.  Thanks as always, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

Ref:  Mitchell, Gary; Templeton, & Michelle, Queen’s University Belfast, UKSource:Nursing Ethics (NURS ETHICS), 2014 Sep; 21 (6): 720-30.

Article: Building Positivity!

Article link: Building positivity

Click on the underlined link above to read a nice little section of a book that gives you tips on how to become a more positive person.  It really made me feel better to know that there are some little tips and tricks to become the person I have always wanted to be, and probably the person you want to be as well, whomever that may be.  It gives you a couple little exercises that help build self-esteem and dive deeper into other ways to look at negative thinking or situations.  I recommended this if your feeling stagnate, just give it a try!  Happy reading! Be aware and eat with care 🙂

Ref:  Malouf, D, 1998, Power up your people skills: communicating in the new millenium, Business & Professional Publishing, Warriewood, NSW.