"The debate about an exact cause behind autism is likely to continue and is probably going to be fruitless. Evidence points to a combination of factors that most likely includes antibiotics and disruption of normal tissue flora, vaccines, environmental toxins, and candida. A child who is predisposed by the health of the parents, and then has exposures to environmental toxins, is vaccinated, and then given antibiotics has the odds stacked against them. Restoring health and balance will provide the greatest opportunity for resolution."
-Jeffrey McCombs, DC, Dr. McCombs Candida Plan
Nice story from USP's True Impact Stories. Sarah Erush, pharmacist at Children's Hosp of Phila, (CHOP) describes potential side effects and Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) with dietary supplements. Many individuals believe that natural products are ADR and side effect free, but this is not true, particularly in light of the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimate that approximately 50,000 adverse reactions to dietary supplements occur every year. According to Erush, CHOP patient and families receive education and interventions that allow them to understand the need to look for certified natural products.
Chef Marcus Guiliano is an award-winning chef, green restaurateur, author, real food activist, professional speaker, restaurant consultant & ultra-marathoner. In addition to successfully owning and operating the first Green Certified restaurant in the Hudson Valley, Aroma Thyme Bistro, Chef Marcus has begun to devote his time consulting and trouble shooting for other restaurants.
Marriage is difficult...yep, hard, in fact. But as Discovery Twins dad Justin McClure has so stated, we don't appreciate things that come easy. And I think most of us would agree with that. I know that I do, especially when I think of these past few years that have nearly broken my personal infrastructure into pieces, as I have sustained joblessness, homelessness, and hopelessness, after taking many things for granted during the 1st two thirds of my life.
Justin and Ami McClure are an interracial couple with three children, two of which are the Discovery Twins. I, and you will too, appreciate all of the dynamics of the show, including the relationship between Justin and Ami.
If it's worth it, it will require some work. You (nor I) would have no other way !
Note: I was fortunate enough to find the Discovery Twins on youtube several months ago and have followed them faithfully since...wait for it....I discover-ed (tee-hee) them. Alert, bright, and cute (abc) identical twins Ava and Alexis (McClure) were answering questions from their mom, Nigerian born Ami McClure. The family now includes brother Jersey, and you can follow along with almost 500,000 other viewers onFacebook for weekly episodes that show the twins discovering life.
"...these kids shine like diamonds. It shows what mentoring can do."
-Tina Knowles Lawson, USC 2018 Baccalaureate
Tina Knowles Lawson spoke at USC's 2018 Baccalaureate about mentoring-her call at this stage of life. She and her husband Richard Lawson mentor kids that wouldn't have the opportunity or exposure otherwise with their program Tina's Angels and Richard's Warriors housed at the WACO Theater Center.
So thankful to both Tina and Richard for their dedication to mentoring. I am reminded of my own mother, Edythe Urquhart Joe, RN, 1935-2000, who
preached and delivered mentoring to both my brother and I and our community. She was adamant about making sure we had all of the opportunities and exposure possible, as this is key in leveraging social wellness and subsequent health.
My bother and I never felt like we didn't belong as we took our place at ice skating shows, equestrian events, scouting trips, and band competitions, for example.
My significant other shares this commitment to mentorship, also. He is an amazing man with brilliance beyond compare; yet, he realizes without the guidance and commitment of a dedicated mentor, social wellness, and to a very large degree, financial wellness, as well, become unobtainable. Subsequently, without measurable wellness, diseases like depression, hypertension, and cardiovascular disorders ensue.
So, get your social wellness and financial wellness, so that you can get your health and kick chronic, preventable diseases to the curb.
What if you could erase your stress and frustration with a single word?
The grind of a daily commute is stressful. Instead of hurling obscenities at the a**hole walking too close to you, trying quietly repeating this one word: fartlek. Feel absurd?
Maybe … but less stressed? You know it.
It might sound too good to be true, but the right word at the right time can make a difference.
What are you waiting for?
We will only grasp the staggering potential of our time if we create onramps that empower all people to participate.
Robert L. Smith, Founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners
"Obsessions are things that your brain can't take their attention off of. It's like an image or a sound or a thought gets stuck in the front of your brain. It can't pass through. A lot of people are like, oh it must have been extra hard to have OCD and dance, when for me dance was an escape."
-Steven Loch, Pacific Northwest Ballet
"Dance for me-it feels like a weapon of a warrior, a platform to communicate. It feels like passion. It feels like freedom. It feels like liberty. It feels like healing. It feels like confrontation."
-Shakiah Danielson, Hip Hop Instructor, Northwest Tap Instruction
"Well it's not easy to grow old. But, I find that knitting fills in the void, and it's useful. It's an outlet for me and it's something that helps people." -Virginia Carmichael, a 100-year-old knitter, has been making baby sweaters and blankets for newborns in need for many years. She goes to Westside Baby in West Seattle to see what happens after she donates them. #icannojustsit
So much to learn from and share as a result of interacting with centenarians ...indeed, there's something extra special in seeing the wrinkled and old-age spotted hands of Virginia Carmichael touch the unmarred smoothness of infancy and newness on the face of one of the babies she has lovingly knitted a sweater for. And it is true that the sweater provides a warmth and comfort for the infant; but, just as true and equally as important, creating the little yarned cloaks provide a social wellness, emotional wellness, and spiritual wellness that are nothing less than fuel for health at any age, especially, it would seem for centenarians
Helping you to open your own Wellness Window®. Laughs, love, and light all ways shine in this window. Chronic disease goes out while wellness comes in. Health shouldn't be a pain.