Archive for the ‘Wellbeing’ Category
Some may swear by it, while others dismiss it as a case of mind over matter, but regardless, the ancient art of crystal healing remains a popular aspect of alternative health. Numerous precious gemstones were once regarded with a certain reverence by ancient civilisations, and many of us in modern-day society still embrace these beliefs to some extent.
Of course, different people prefer different remedies, and we’re not here to debate the merits of alternative healing therapies; however it is very interesting to explore the significance of these stones and see how they became associated with health and wellbeing today. Whether you’re a devotee of crystal healing or simply a fan of white gold earrings set with purely decorative gemstones, you’re sure to find this an engaging read:
Gluten free diets have become the new wellness fad. The idea has become so popular that the NPD Group found that just under one third of the 1,000 Americans they polled want to cut wheat out completely. The question remains though; are you actually gluten intolerant?
For most people the answer is no; as the majority can digest it without problems. Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, rye and barley which can cause allergic or autoimmune reactions in certain people. They could also be intolerant of the protein leading to digestive complications.
The statistics for those who suffer from an auditory processing disorder are shockingly as they point to a lesser-known that indeed the affliction is much more common than we know. Hearing is strongly linked to cognitive development, communication and learning in general so it important to catch the symptoms of an auditory processing disorder early in should they develop in children; it’s also been discovered that bad hearing is also linked to dementia and cognitive degradation in pensioners. With such dire consequences on the line, you would imagine more people would seek auditory therapy but another shocking fact is that many adults put off treatment longer than they should for fear of stigma.
If you’ve travelled Europe in the colder months then no one need convince you of the importance of winter clothing. The recent snowfall in London proves that one must always be prepared and for the hardcore sportsman, a little bit of snow never hurt a good game of footie. In the UK winter clothing for sports matches the level of dedication this sporting nation has but it also helps to play it smart. With that in mind we’ve compiled a few useful tips that should see you sweating your muscles in the cold snow safely.
We’ve all misheard or had communication issues that have led to embarrassment and laughter but for some people these issues are dire leading to an extremely decreased quality of life. For some people it’s not a case of mistaking one word for another but actually hearing something completely different. In fact this is so common that audiologists have begun to differentiate between listening and hearing; listening being taking in the information and hearing being comprehension of the information. Many communication issues in business, relationships and public can be completely avoided if receivers and communicators understood that the problem may be deeper than they realise. Communication therapy is one process that endeavours to help those having communication issues; it even works in the combat of autism.
It takes more than construction clothing to transform a man into a productive and competent site worker. Everyday these men lift heavy objects and operate dangerous machinery all while remaining skilfully competent creating architecturally sound structures. As one would imagine, the job can be dangerous and stressful so it’s important to keep a clear head, a calm demeanour and be cautious every step of the way; it’s not a case of stepping out in work trousers and just shovelling dirt. We spoke to some experts in the field for their advice and guidance in UK construction, from clothing to techniques to stay safe and stress free.
Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, but we all pick up the pieces it becomes more important than ever to have access to important food supply and adequate storage. During natural disasters refrigerator tips may seem like the furthest thing from anyone’s mind, but the fact is when the power is out, a lot of important supplies are at risk of contamination. The FDA has a guideline which it comes to tips and care surrounding the refrigerator without power; any food that remains within one should be thrown out after four hours. Much like an igloo, you can provide your refrigerator with natural cooling with some tips and tricks; this also helps with energy saving. Keep Ziploc bags half frozen, packing them in generously around food stuff for that added extra duration of freezing without power.
Conductive hearing loss is a condition that we are all, for better or worse, subject to as part of the natural ageing process. It can be incredibly frustrating to deal with because of all manner of reasons the condition sets in; conductive hearing loss in children, for example, does exist and occurs from time to time. However at the core the condition will always result in the decrease of sound level recognition and hearing loss in general.
Because audio is so important for a satisfactory life, conductive hearing loss symptoms can be alarming but understanding how it works can help alleviate some stress.
More and more people across the world are making a concerted effort to better their health and the health of their families. Society is definitely moving towards a healthier lifestyle and this is made up of eating correctly, cutting out bad habits, exercising and also being mentally healthy. In this interesting article, the Health on Track team looks at a more innovative source of healthy living; green roofs.
The idea of sound therapy may seem alien to most because it’s a fairly new field exploring how to rehabilitate or improve the inherent potential of one’s hearing. It’s important to note that the definition of sound therapy is not about fixing trauma to hearing but is perfectly applicable to those just looking to better their standard hearing or pre-existing condition.
There are many reasons one might want to consider sound therapy; for tinnitus, for hearing loss or even just to improve hearing and their communication skills via listening techniques.