Holistic medicine treats the body as a whole instead of parts. Conventional medicine is used to cure disease, while holistic medicine will balance the body. The practice of holistic medicine has been used in many different cultures and in many different ways to bring a balance within the body and mind. Current holistic principles are to obtain optimal health by helping the patient mentally, physically, and spiritually; treat with love and unconditional acceptance, and establish a relationship so the patient realizes they are not a statistic to you.
Are we ever in control of our own destiny? I am in my fifties and at one time I thought that I had my life all planned out. No husband, no children, I was going to do as much traveling as possible and I was going to work as hard as I could so that I could retire by the time I was thirty. A wise woman once told me that, "PLANS CHANGE" and boy, did they ever. Thinking back, when did it all really change for me? I would have to say that every ten-year milestone had some impact on my life choices. It is how I decided to handle those choices that make me the person that I turned out to be.
Humanity has always been fixated on things that reduce aging. What 40-year-old wouldn't want to look (and feel) 20 again? Who hasn't heard about explorers dying to discover the Fountain of Youth?
There are plenty of people out there who believe that PMDD can be successfully combated with mind over matter and that we should just buck up or get over whatever it is we’re feeling. They have no idea what they are talking about nor the challenges we face.
When I first expressed my desire to go vegan, it is unsurprising that the response I received was overwhelmingly negative. I was fifteen and still in the grips of a severe eating disorder that had been a part of my life for the past three years. Whilst I was convinced that my desire to go vegan was entirely unrelated: I'd done the research and was horrified by the ethical and environmental repercussions of animal agriculture; in hindsight, at the time, all of my thoughts and wants were dominated by anorexia.
You don't have to change your diet to the extreme.
If you have been following me on Vocal this is my second post for my ‘healthy eating challenge.’ Today is my first day of dieting and I am already feeling a load off my body. The food I have chosen absolutely fills me up. It’s amazing that what I have chosen, I would already feel like this. For my first day, you will have seen or will see the foods I had chosen from breakfast right through dinner time. However, I have not added in the snacks I had eaten which I will do when I post day 2 of the challenge.
The representatives of the beautiful sex are trapped in depression three times more often than the male half of the poopulation. This has its logical explanation based on the psychological, physiological, and situational aspects of life as a woman. Thankfully, there are ways to help alleviate the stress — and improve women's wellbeing naturally.
I was recently on Facebook when I came across a post from an irate mother whose child ended up in hospital care as she came into contact with another child who had not been vaccinated against chicken pox. The young girl who ended up in the hospital also had not been vaccinated as during the time she was scheduled to have the vaccination herself she was immune-suppressed and on medication from a kidney transplant; therefore having the vaccination would have given her the illness and made her susceptible to reacting to it very badly. The mother of the child used the word "smartass" to describe parents who do not allow their children to be vaccinated or believe that vaccinations are something that is the choice of the parent and if the child is truly safe from the illness through this procedure then they have nothing to worry about if another child is not vaccinated. I am neither agreeing nor disagreeing with this statement, I am simply highlighting the facts surrounding the pros and cons of this jab or not to jab conundrum to help provide informative advice and facts so you can make a decision that is right for you and your child.
Heroic measures. What do these words mean? In a hospital, when this phrase is heard, it means that if a patient's body tries to quit, a group of people will do everything in their power to keep the person alive. The group of people is the "code team". There are doctors, nurses, nurse's aides, x-ray techs, and respiratory therapists on the code team. Their goal is to keep you alive, according to your wishes. It will be assumed that these are your wishes unless there is a POLST or DNR in your chart, signed by yourself and your physician. Basically, A POLST/DNR says, "Let me die naturally, according to the function of my body". It means "no heroic measures".
The more I experience and learn of PMDD, the more I think its treatment may actually be in the mind, not by altering it with prescription drugs like anti-depressants or even, necessarily, traditional “talk” therapies, but through retraining it to think different thoughts and take on new habits, to the extent we can, at any rate.