Q: Ageism or necessaryism?
Age discrimination in hiring is even harder to prove, which accounts for the high number of older workers who are long-term unemployed.
Ageism (age discrimination) violates every dimension of wellness. Without wellness, health is impossible, and chronic disease is inevitable. The longer healthcare providers, payors, and policy makers continue to ignore this sector, the more pervasive, and potentially irreparable the societal harm will become.
Discrimination against older workers is no different than a society shooting itself in the foot.
-S. L. Efua Joe, PharmD
No better example of how the dimensions of wellness are the pillars of health than seeing recovering addicts like Steve Ricker (heroin dependence and homeless) get back to work through a recent recovery-friendly job fair held in Portsmouth, N.H.
“I gotta get something,” Mr. Ricker said. “Work to me offers stability."
I can buy my kids stuff. I can go back to being a dad and not a drug addict.
In truth, all companies hire, albeit unknowingly, (recovering) addicts.
Considering that Dana Lariviere, president of Chameleon Group LLC, a Portsmouth (N.H.) telemarketing company, began recruiting people recovering from addictions after a good experience hiring a recovering heroin addict who rose to management and coupled with Republican New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu's effort to tackle two acute struggles facing the state of New Hampshire (extremely low unemployment and extremely high levels of opioid addiction), recovery-friendly job fairs may be taking hold not only in New Hampshire, but in states like Colorado and Nebraska, as well.
Nationally, opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone and hydrocodone killed more than 34,500 people last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This is good news.
if we could only place out-of-work victims of ageism in hiring
(like yours truly)
what a wonderful world this would be.
...BUT THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR HUMANS IS NOT
The 32nd Annual Celebration For The Turkeys was held last week in Watkins Glen, NY and earlier in November in Acton, CA. The proverbial shoe is on the other foot as turkeys (and other Farm Sanctuary animals) enjoy a humane Thanksgiving meal, free of any humans or human parts. After the turkeys festively dine on their favorites, a vegetarian meal is enjoyed by humans that don't care to see a dead animal on the center of their Thanksgiving table, Susie Coston, FarmSanctuary's National Shelter Director added.
When the shoe is on the other foot, turkeys are so humane.
So, friggin' forget humanity. It's turkey justice that's going to save this world.
A yearly survey conducted by Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center rates the food of 12 airlines based on criteria that includes health and calorie levels of meals and snack boxes and individual snacks. The 12 day Thanksgiving season is the busiest travel time of the year and today's travelers who are extremely conscious of choosing healthier, organic, non-GMO, nutritious foods, find great utility in the results of this tool and so nutritional wellness doesn't have to be compromised while away from home.
Airline Food Investigation (Annual Airline Food Investigation 2017-2018, Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center & DIetDetective.com Study)
The study assigned a “Health Score” (5 stars = highest rate, 0 star = lowest) based on ten criteria including health and calorie levels of meals, snack boxes and individual snacks, level of transparency (display nutrient information & ingredients), improvement and maintenance of healthy offerings, menu innovation and cooperation in providing nutritional information. The survey includes health ratings, average calories per airline, comments, best bets, food offerings, costs, nutrition information (e.g., calories, and exercise equivalents.)
Delta and Virgin America tied for 1st place in healthiest food options and Air Canada and Jet Blue tied for 2nd place.
Supertracker is a a free, online food,
physical activity, and weight tracking tool from ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Individuals can use SuperTracker on their desktop, phone, or tablet
to create a personalized plan and see how their choices stack up.
Plus, users can get tips and support as they work toward their goals.
We created an infograph to facilitate visualization.
"This is a must-see interview for anyone who wants to protect their heart health and improve their longevity."
1. Conventional cardiologists are not trained in prevention/preventative medicine (=nutritional wellness, environmental wellness, physical wellness/sufficient rest/plenty of sunshine)
2. Patients are dying unnecessarily because of misinformation.
3. Millions of lives can be saved-there's a better way
5. Holistic Cardiologist
6. Doctors of Chiropractic (chiropractors) are uniquely positioned to be primary care providers, the go-to-person for all things health and wellness
7. The current sick care model isn't sustainable
There is no shortcut to health.
And while I understand the desire to treat "naturally," it's imperative to note that natural medication, as it relates to herbal and dietary supplements are still drugs-chemical substances with potential toxicities and adverse reactions when administered or applied.
Perhaps confusing because "natural" seems to imply some higher level of safety, it cannot be forgotten that natural merely refers to a natural source, e.g. plants, as opposed to synthetic drugs or pharmaceutical drugs.
A recent New York Times piece promotes the idea that herbs are safer and more effective than pharmaceuticals. The reality is, both are drugs, with risks and benefits that need to be assessed and considered. Where they differ is in the degree of scrutiny and evidence required – extensive amounts for drugs, almost none for herbs.
Our position at There's A Pharmacist In The House is one that supports root cause analysis, determining disease cause (s) and determinants, and prevention as 1st-line.
Chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, depression and others are largely attributable to nutritional assaults and deficits that if were corrected by merely replenishing the deficit and/or removing the assault, would not require use of synthetic, pharmaceutical, or natural medications.
While pharmaceutical drugs claim evidence-based use, the fact remains that
adverse reactions, disease suppression (not disease eradication), side effects, drug-drug/drug-food interactions, toxicities, idiosyncratic reactions, deficits not captured during research or clinical trials, financial toxicities and other unforeseen situations-
lie outside the grasp of evidence-based science's reach.
Concerns with natural medication are the lack of regulation, the variance from brand to brand and batch to batch, drug interactions, side effects, frequently ineffective, contamination and substitution, and labeled claims that aren't always scientifically supported.
Subsequently it should be clear that and re-emphasized that use of any medication should not be in the absence of a certified health care professional.
Our belief is that the same principled medical care should be provided for pets and animals, as well, and so we found it incredibly irresponsible, to read of UK pet (cat) owner, Denise Smith, 58, per the "advice" of an online forum, apply manuka honey to her cat Blacky's leg believing it had healing properties which would help him. But the cat, who had cancer, was forced to have its leg amputated and despite treatment from a vet later died.
Now while we respect that frequently the costs of veterinary medical care are outlandish and can present financial hardships, particularly for un-pet-insured, Blacky most likely would not have suffered with the large and cancerous wound on her leg which was so deep it had gone down to her tendon and subsequently required amputation.
Ultimately, despite the amputation and an additional period of time, Blacky had to be put down as the cancer returned.
(We note that the this case also represents a missed opportunity to determine the cause of the cancer-prevention, as with humans, treating with potential toxic and lethal medications without root cause analysis also represents a level of irresponsibility.)
Without having first hand-knowledge of the case, we also have some hesitation about the severity of punishment levied against Ms. Smith: disqualification from keeping animals for 12 months and ordered to pay £615 (approximately $815 U.S. dollars) in fines during the hearing.
...Many skin conditions can be healed with ointments, Manuka honey, and other topical solutions. However, if the condition becomes critical, such as the bacterial infection going into the blood or deep in the tissue, other treatment options are considered. Cats with abscesses need to go to the vet...
Manuka Honey USA's website probably could have used stronger wording against using Manuka Honey as an alternative to proper veterinary medical care. Subsequently, a monetary fine levied against the actual online forum/website that Ms. Smith used, would have also been in order in our opinion.
Frankly my own turkey neck is developing rather "nicely" as I navigate these stressful days without proper regard to my protein and water intake. And gray hair has surely been conversating and planning its union with turkey neck. This pair is pretty sinister in its plan of attack, but they would be well-reminded that I am coming for them with nutritional wellness and decreasing stress so they better get ready to go down-details for another blog post entry, of course.
So, you might imagine how incredibly forlorn I became when I discovered that now, tech/text neck was trying to get equal time with turkey neck, and gray hair in violating physical wellness! What the french fried potato is going on here?
Oh my-so get this-it seems that the our smartphones and other intelligent devices are creating a bit of dare I say-"dumbness numbness" as we angle our heads to accommodate viewing the devices, we are adding up to 60 pounds of added weight on our cervical spine, depending on the position angle of the head.
I do see a product called Posture Pump that seems absolutely right and effective in treating tech neck, although more than likely not with the same efficacy of chiropractic treatment. Yet, I am always pro-use what you have at home behaviorally first. And towards that end I would certainly bird-dog it , neck stretch it and/or attempt to correct my posture first.
Is it time that we adopt the plastic cone our pets wear after surgery to keep our heads at "0?" Hmmm, I do believe the jury remains out on that one; but, as Judy Tenuta would say, it could happen!
In case you were wondering, then, it seems men also get turkey necks-their version, however is more aptly referred to as a turkey gobbler neck.
(Removal of Hanging Turkey Neck In A Man)
Welp-that's enough neck talk (and gray hair tales) for one blog. And truthfully, I don't mind it so much, for we each vary in our genetic predispositions. All that we can do is our best by trying to maintain good posture even when we are engaged with our mobile devices, get plenty of water and sufficient protein, behavioral exercises and frequent breaks from our desks, especially if we have desk-bound jobs. This is the neck-ed truth.
It's FASS Food Friday at the HOUSE, and I am really concerned. Why? Because, I am certain that if you really slowed down for one minute and remembered that in order for food to be convenient, something (s) has to be added and typically it's Fat, Additives, Salt, and/or Sugar (the only marathon we're trying to win here is called the life-wellness-health race and the winners are the ones who sustain the pace, not break the tape) Rarely is any of this added stuff considered healthy. Rarely.
Yet the c-stores that eagerly and happily dispense gasoline, snacky-snack, and cigarette cocktails celebrated "innovation" two weeks ago at NACS 2017 by "holding court with new prepared-food products and innovative dispensed beverage flavors and equipment."
One of the kings in this court, Hunt Brothers Big Meaty Pizza, with its appeal to the heartier appetites of the younger, core c-store consumer, is available for a limited time (thank goodness) while supplies last. A reasonable attempt to find the nutritional "value" of the Big Meaty came up short. However this 14 second FB video will have you holding your heart to keep it from drowning in grease and fat and additives.
Hunt Brothers Pizza is an American food chain located in convenience stores, gas stations, country markets, sports arenas, and schools. It has more than 7,300 locations in 28 states as well as some international United States military bases. In fact, Hunt Brothers Pizza is quietly winning over the rural South by slipping into places big-name pizza chains probably couldn't survive. It has installed its pizza ovens at so many gas stations and convenience stores that it has more U.S. locations than either Domino's or Pizza Hut.
Probably most telling, or at least a big indicator, Hunt Brothers Pizza, website indicates that by partnering with them, profits can increase by selling the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the c-store industry. We consistently deliver profit margins up to 50% and we charge no franchise fees whatsoever. With over 7,000 stores in 28 states, we’re always looking for more partners.
Sadly, and significantly, there isn't an indication that the pizza offers c-store consumers a healthy option nor are there any reminders that the top two chronic disease deaths in 2014 were heart disease and cancer.
Ten Foods That Cause Heart Attacks, #2→ Sausages. #6→Pizza. These 10 Foods Affect Your Risk of Heart Disease The Most. Eat less of sodium, processed meats, and red meats. And consider 17 Worst Habits for Your Heart while pondering Top 10 Cancer Causing Foods that include white flour and hydrogenated oils.
In truth, it is probably impossible to avoid every source of cancer, as carcinogens are pervasive and in much of our food, atmosphere, cosmetics, environment and a result of stress, as well. Best practice then would definitely be to avoid regular consumption of known carcinogenic food. Toss Big Meaty for some little vegetables-not laced in herbicides and pesticides, of course.
Our success is working for you...sadly, I don't believe this image from a Hunt Brother Pizza brochure is addressing their success in terms of providing healthy, nutritious food.
Rather, capitalizing on your impulsiveness and lack of making a connection between your food and your health, is their success.
We all have a right to success and to health.
Please don't be robbed of your health, however, because a business engaged in providing food values dollars higher than your health.
Slow down. You're going too fass.
Dramatic improvements in survival have been achieved for children and adolescents with cancer.
Tell that to Ayden Brown and his family.
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