Finding the Right Senior Care Job For You

The senior care industry is one of the most solid and resilient ones to work in, since it is largely unaffected by economical and other factors. If you’re looking for a career that will earn you a steady, reliable income for the foreseeable future, you should consider senior care jobs. If you’ve already decided to pursue employment in the assisted living, nursing home or hospice fields, you may be having trouble narrowing down which job is right for you. Below, you’ll find a handful of tried-and-true tips for finding the nursing home, hospice and assisted living jobs that are the most likely to be the perfect match for you.

• Consider Your Personality – The first thing that you should do when looking for senior care jobs is to consider what your personality is like. Are you the kind of person who loves being around others, and who enjoys helping people in one-on-one ways? If so, an RN job in the senior care industry might be right for you. On the other hand, if you prefer “behind-the-scenes” work, a nursing home administrator job might be up your alley. Be realistic and make sure that you select a job that meshes well with your personality.

• Lay Out Your Goals – If you’re at the beginning of your career, now’s the time to map out what your ultimate goals are so that you can pursue them in the most efficient way possible. Do you envision yourself staying put in one place for several years, or would you prefer to climb a “corporate ladder” of sorts? Zero in on jobs in this industry that will allow you to realize your goals. And remember, it is never too late to learn. If you are already in senior care, then mapping out your goals will help you identify areas that require you to complete further education to keep you from being pigeonholed into a position that you’re not going to be happy with for the long haul.

• Start Small – Most of the time, it is best to take part-time or temporary assisted living jobs before signing on for longer-term employment. If you’ve never worked in this industry, there’s always the chance that you’ll discover that it’s not right for you. More than likely, though, you will find your nursing home job to be wonderfully fulfilling.

• Be Flexible – Finally, if you’re even remotely uncertain about how long you plan to work in the senior care industry, leave yourself some wiggle room by pursuing a job that translates well in other industries. For instance, an RN job in the industry can prepare you for RN work at clinics, hospitals and other facilities. In fact, most positions in senior care are available in many other places, which is why working in the industry can be such a fantastic opportunity

Elderly Caregiving Over the Holidays

The Holidays are a great time to plan a visit to an elderly family member. While this is a stressful time, it is possible to make your visit both enjoyable and productive. Caregiving and the Holidays can complement each other quite nicely as long as there is adequate preparation.

As some people age, they need more help with their day-to-day activities. A Holiday visit is the perfect opportunity to evaluate your loved one’s situation. First, take a moment to assess your loved one’s appearance. Weight loss and decreased personal hygiene are both signs that there may be a problem. Similarly, unopened mail or forgetting to refill prescriptions both point to a potential memory loss. If your elderly family member is no longer doing things he once enjoyed, such as visiting friends or going on weekly golf trips, there may be a physical or psychological reason for that change. Once problems are identified you can work with other family members to brainstorm a solution, which may involve speaking with a doctor.

Even if you can only visit for a short period of time, there are several things you can do that make a huge impact. First, create an emergency card for your elderly member to place in his wallet. It should include emergency contacts, doctors’ telephone numbers, medication regime and blood type. In the event of an emergency, this will help your loved one receive the best care as efficiently as possible. Also, try to attend a doctor’s appointment. This will give you the opportunity to tell the doctor about any concerns you may have. Finally, before you go, stock up on food and toiletries. If your loved one can’t leave his home without assistance, these things can easily run out before anyone else notices.

It is also crucial that the caregiver take some time for himself during Holiday visits. Try to get enough sleep and eat well-balanced meals. This will allow you to be as productive as possible. Ask other friends and family members for support. You can’t do it all yourself and having reasonable expectations will help you stay calm in the most stressful of circumstances. Create some goals for your next visit, instead of frantically trying to do it all now.

If you have a plan, you will be prepared to make the most of your Holiday visit. As long as you observe your loved one’s behavior, make sure he has all the basic necessities, and take some time for yourself, you should be good to go. You can both have fun with family and get something productive accomplished during the same visit.

Early Signs of Dementia in the Elderly

I’m going to write this about a “friend” as it’s easier for me to do it that way. Watching someone you know and love develop a mental illness like dementia is particularly upsetting as it’s the slow decline of an individual from the person you have known and loved for many years into a stranger. I’ve heard Dementia referred to as the “long goodbye” and anyone who has experienced this horrible situation will understand.

The problem is that as we get older we naturally become a bit more forgetful and not as sharp as we used to be, and that’s perfectly normal, so spotting when the symptoms become more pronounced and may be the start of a real disease like dementia is not always straightforward. But it is important to do this. While there is currently no cure for dementia, early treatment and therapy can slow the onset of the disease and reduce its’ impact on the individual and their families. In some cases it can also save lives. Once a person is diagnosed with dementia they have to inform DVLA who will assess whether or not they are still fit to drive (which depends on how the disease affects their ability – everyone is different). If they do not meet the requirements of this assessment they will lose their driving licence and this could well prevent a serious accident if they had a forgetful episode while driving around town or on a busy motorway.

So, to my friend. He used to see his Gran every couple of months and some years ago began to notice some subtle changes in her behaviour. She started to repeat herself quite a lot, and would ask the same question several times. She would get up and then forget why. Nothing unusual there you may think, most of us who are over forty spend time at the top of the stairs wondering why we went up in the first place, but she would barely make it out of the room. When he spoke to his mum about this she just dismissed the incidents as “getting old”, but this was because the changes were so gradual. His mum saw his gran (her own mum) every couple of days. He only saw her every few weeks and so noticed the changes much more readily. The turning point came when she started to become aggressive. She took to pushing people when they didn’t do as she wanted, and got angry far more often than she used to. This was the trigger that led his mum to seek advice from their doctor, and in turn the assessment that led to her being diagnosed with early stage dementia. This was all some time ago and she has since died, but as they had managed to spot the onset of the disease in good time they were able to start treatments and therapy that slowed its’ development. This gave them all some precious extra time together before she reached the stage where she no longer recognised any of her loved ones and started to do things like forgetting to go to the toilet and needing to wear incontinence pads, all of which meant home care was no longer feasible and she moved in to a specialist nursing home. My friend still remembers how important those extra months were to the whole family.

So what should you look for that may indicate someone may be in the early stages of the disease? The first thing to remember is that everyone is unique will be affected by dementia differently – no two people will develop symptoms in exactly the same way. An individual’s personality, general health and lifestyle are all important factors. That said, the most common early symptoms of dementia that can be looked for are:

Memory loss. Especially short-term memory. This is the most common early symptom of dementia. People with ordinary forgetfulness can still remember other facts associated with the thing they have forgotten. For example, they may briefly forget their next-door neighbour’s name but they still know the person they are talking to is their next-door neighbour. A person with dementia will not even remember this.

Difficulty performing familiar tasks. People with dementia often find it hard to complete everyday tasks such as knowing what order to put clothes on or the steps for preparing a meal.

Problems with language. Occasionally everyone has trouble finding the right word but a person with dementia will forget simple words, or use strange words instead so the sentence ends up being meaningless.

Disorientation – to time and place. People with dementia can become lost in familiar places, such as the road they live in, forget where they are or how they got there, and not know how to get back home. They may also confuse night and day.

Poor or decreased judgement, People with dementia may dress strangely, wearing several layers of clothes on a warm day or very few on a cold day.

Problems with keeping track of things. Aperson with dementia may find it difficult to follow a conversation or keep up with tasks like paying their bills.

Misplacing things. Do they put things in unusual places, such as an iron in the fridge or a wristwatch in the fruit bowl.

Changes in mood or behaviour. Everyone gets sad or moody from time to time, but a person with dementia may become emotional and experience rapid mood swings for no apparent reason. Alternatively a person with dementia may show less emotion than was usual previously.

Changes in personality. A person with dementia may not seem themselves in ways that are difficult to pinpoint. They may become suspicious, irritable, depressed, apathetic or anxious and agitated, especially in situations where memory problems are causing difficulties.

Loss of initiative. It is common fora person with dementia to become very passive, sitting in front of the TV for hours, sleeping more than usual, or to lose interest in hobbies that used to be a mainstay of their lives.

So if you notice someone you know displaying anything like these kind of symptoms and you think there is cause for concern then visit your doctor to discuss your worries. While there may be another explanation for the symptoms, catching this disease early may well mean extra time with a loved one so don’t hesitate to voice your concerns. Your doctor can then judge the best way for you to go ahead. Be aware, and take action – you’ll be glad you did.

Resources to Look After the Elderly

Before anyone can consider taking care of an elderly relation or friend there are a whole host of issues to consider. Quite often relatives don’t want the burden of looking after their elderly parents or relatives, this may seem harsh but when you look at people’s circumstances they are often very good reasons why this is the case. Families may have very young children and if both parents are working long hours with young children they may not have the time to look after anybody else; especially these days when young people are tied into very large mortgages and see no option but to keep on working to pay their way. Also the size of families is getting smaller which means there is less offspring around to take care of the elderly and depending on what are the circumstances it can be a huge task taking care of somebody in your home.

It would always be a daunting task looking after somebody in their later years however there are things one can do to get help to make the task easier and not to feel alone. It is very easy to feel lonely as if the world is caving in on top of you as the responsibilities mount up and the daily routine can become a never ending cycle.

So what can be done? Where can you go and who can you go to for help? The first place to start would be with the parents or relatives local GP. The doctor will be a great source of help giving you avenues to explore maybe even contact names and telephone numbers. These days most health services work together to deliver an all-around system while no health service in the world is perfect you need to make sure that you make maximum use of the resources available.

Ring the local authorities or local support groups that you or your doctor may know of. You will find that once you start talking to any agency they will point you in the right direction because the caregiver’s world is a small one and the one should know what is available in the local area. If you’re having no luck at all called the national offices and they will be able to point you in the right direction.

Use the Internet to find out what’s available, these days almost everything is available on the Internet and many sites have links to other relevant sites that may have more information for you. Once you start researching your needs on the Internet you will be amazed at the information that you will find leaving you to discover avenues that you haven’t even thought off.

No matter how hard your situation is, don’t give up on the care for the elderly at least until you have explored all the avenues that are available to you. It’ll take determination hard work but the rewards are huge if you decide to take care of the elderly. It is not easy but just think of the help that you might need someday.

Calcium Needs At All Life Stages

It is the most abundant mineral in the body, present mainly in the bones and teeth. From the start, toddlers have an increased need for dietary calcium to support bone growth and skeletal development that takes place rapidly in the early years of life. This development and its need – continues into the teenage years and is particularly crucial for adolescent girls who need to stock their calcium supplies to prevent osteoporosis later in life. Adequate intake at this stage is needed to support ongoing bone growth and to achieve peak bone mass. It is an essential dietary element required in optimal amounts for good bone health, efficient nerve and muscle function, and overall cardiovascular health. Without enough of it throughout life, a person’s bones can begin to weaken over time. That can make it more difficult to stay active while also creating a higher risk of fractures and osteoporosis. A person’s bone density will generally reach its peak at roughly age 30, and then begin to fade after that. Adequate daily intake can help maintain proper bone density and help prevent osteoporosis – which creates porous and fragile bones. It makes up about three percent of the earth’s crust and is a basic component of most animals and plants. Eating a diet rich in calcium helps to restore it to the bones; supplements can help as well.

Why is calcium necessary?

It is known mostly for its role in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth, but it is also required for proper functioning of the heart, muscles and nervous system. It plays a role in maintaining normal blood pressure, regulating blood clotting. It is also associated with relieving mood swings, food cravings, and decreasing the pain, tenderness and bloating associated with premenstrual syndrome.

What are the deficiency signs?

Deficiency symptoms (also known as hypocalcemia) range from minor – numbness or tingling of the fingers, muscle cramps, lethargy and poor appetite – to more severe, including mental confusion, skeletal malformations, dermatitis, and in infants, delayed development. Illnesses such as osteoporosis (brittle, thin, porous bones that easily break) and rickets are also associated with a deficiency.

How much, and what kind, does an adult need?

If vitamin D levels are optimal, most adults should be able to meet their daily calcium needs via a varied diet. When individuals are unable to get enough of it through a diet or for those who may need more than the recommended daily allowance, supplements can help. Doctors recommends women supplement with 500 to 700 mg of calcium citrate in two divided doses taken with meals for a total of 1,000-1,200 mg a day from all sources. Supplementing with its citrate form, which is more easily absorbed than other forms, taken with half the dosage amount of magnesium.

How much does a child need?

The normal daily recommended intake for children is as follows: infants through three years of age is 400-800 mg; children between 4 and 10 years of age is 800 mg; adolescent males is 800-1,200 mg; and adolescent females is 800-1,200 mg daily.
How do you get enough from foods?

An abundant source of this mineral in the American diet is dairy products – two glasses of milk per day provide 1,000-1,200 mg. If you choose to get via dairy products – and this is not essential, as there are many other calcium-rich foods – make sure you use only hormone-free, organic dairy products to reduce your exposure to the antibiotics and hormones found in many dairy products. Non-dairy foods include: greens such as collards, mustard, kale, and bok choy; canned salmon (with bones) and sardines; tofu, soy milk, fruit juice and cereals; blackstrap molasses; and broccoli.

Are there any risks associated with too much?

Its supplements can be constipating, and should be balanced with magnesium as discussed above. Excessive amounts in the blood may have negative effects, including nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and increased urination. More serious complications include kidney toxicity, confusion, and irregular heart rhythm. Studies indicate that men who take too much may have an increased risk of prostate cancer, and should limit their dietary intake to 500-600 mg daily from all sources.

Who should we take it as supplements?

It is an important mineral for the human body. It helps build and protect your teeth and bones. Getting enough of it over your lifetime can help prevent osteoporosis. Most people get it through their normal diet. Dairy foods and leafy green vegetables have high levels of calcium. Your health care provider will tell you if you need to take extra dose id required.

TYPES OF CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS

Forms of calcium include:
Calcium Type
Pros
Calcium citrate (21% calcium)
Most easily absorbed
Calcium carbonate
Least expensive; has more elemental calcium

Calcium carbonate. Over-the-counter (OTC) antacid products contain it and these sources of it do not cost much. Each pill or chew provides 200 mg or more of calcium.

Calcium citrate. This is a more expensive form of calcium. It is absorbed well on an empty or full stomach. People with low levels of stomach acid (a condition that is more common in people over age 50) absorb this better than other forms.

HOW TO TAKE HIGHER DOSE

Increase the dose of your supplement slowly. Your provider may suggest that you start with 500 mg a day for a week, and then add more over time.Try to spread the extra dose you take over the day. DO NOT take more than 500 mg at a time. Taking it throughout the day will:

Allow more calcium to be absorbed

Cut down on side effects such as gas, bloating, and constipation
The total amount adults need every day from food and supplements:
19 to 50 years: 1,000 mg/day
51 to 70 years: Men – 1,000 mg/day; Women – 1,200 mg/day
71 years and over: 1,200 mg/day

SIDE EFFECTS AND SAFETY

DO NOT take more than the recommended amount of it. Try the following if you have side effects from taking extra calcium:

Drink more fluids.

Eat high-fiber foods

Switch to another form of calcium if the diet changes do not help.

Always tell your provider and pharmacist if you are taking extra dose. Its supplements may change the way your body absorbs some medicines. These include certain types of antibiotics and iron pills.

Are there any other special considerations?

Vitamin D is key to absorbing and so make sure to get adequate intake of vitamin D. Vitamin D, often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” is actually a fat-soluble hormone that the body can synthesize naturally. There are several forms, including two that are important to humans: D2 and D3. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is synthesized by plants, and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is synthesized by humans when skin is exposed to ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays from sunlight. The active form of the vitamin is calcitriol, synthesized from either D2 or D3 in the kidneys. Vitamin D helps to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus.

Vitamin K2 is a beneficial form of Vitamin K for bones. Unlike Vitamin K1 which is used to activate blood clotting proteins, Vitamin K2 is beneficial for activating proteins which help bind calcium to bones. Vitamin K2 is found in food but not in anywhere near the concentration found in Osteo-K. Taking Osteo-K helps boost daily intake of vitamin K2 to support bone health. Older people may need to take it in extra larger doses because they do not absorb it as well as younger people.

If you take oral vitamin D,you also need to take vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 helps to move calcium to proper areas where its needed and removes it from sites where it shouldn’t be present like arteries and soft tissues. When you take vitamin D, your body creates more of these vitamin K2-dependent proteins, the proteins that will move it around. They have a lot of potential health benefits. But until the K2 comes in to activate those proteins, those benefits aren’t realized. So, really, if you’re taking vitamin D, you’re creating an increased demand for K2. Vitamin K2 deficiency is one of the reason why people suffer from vitamin D toxicity symptoms which includes improper calcification leading to hardening of arteries. And vitamin D and K2 work together to strengthen your bones and improve your heart health.

It seems likely that 150 to 200 mgs of vitamin k2 is enough to activate your K2 dependent proteins to shuttle calcium to proper areas.

How can you tell that you are deficit of vitamin k2?

There is no specific tests for finding it. By assessing the lifestyle and diet you eat,one can find whether he is lacking the critical nutrients needed for the body. If you face following health conditions then you are likely deficient in vitamin K2.

Do you have osteoporosis?

Do you have heart disease?

Do you have diabetes?

If you are facing such symptoms, its better to think on deficiencies and take necessary steps.

The Top 10 Benefits and Uses of Essiac Tea

Essiac tea is an alternative health drink that is getting a lot of attention lately. It’s a tea that is comprised of several herbal elements include burdock, rhubarb, elm bark, and many other elements. It has been traced to being a major drink of indigenous tribes in North America. Researchers have been studying the drink for some time, and it has been shown to help the body in a number of ways. Drinking this on a regular basis could very well help with the following 10 benefits.

Liver Health

The first major benefit is in regard to the liver. The blend of herbs helps with cleaning the liver of toxicity. It can flush toxicity through the liver, and process it through the urine. With this tea, some individuals may see a reversal of issues related to jaundice. Which is a disease of the liver. While it’s not a miracle cure, it does support liver function, enzymes, and the removal of toxicity that can end up traveling through the body’s digestive tract. It can help boost immune system, and waste management, with a boost to the liver outright.

Ease Constipation

For individuals that are dealing with bowel movement issues, specifically constipation, this tea can help. The herbs can help soften the stool, and can help bring through enough fiber to help with intestinal distress. This is an easy laxative to take as it works with the body’s natural systems. It’s not a chemical stimulant, or harsh fibrous element. The herbs help the body manage waste, and assist with constipation with ease. There is no pain, or issue when taking this tea, as it helps the body within a few hours of drinking it, assuming the individual is struggling with constipation.

Iron Supplement

Essiac tea has a few key vitamins and minerals. One of the most common is iron. Iron is a very critical part of the body’s natural systems. With iron supplemented through tea drinking, you’ll find that the proteins in the blood help form red blood cells, and even help with reversing anemia. This strengthens circulation, and assists with proper production of hemoglobin. Staving off anemia is a great thing, and can help people that are struggling with diet and exercise, get a small boost in the right direction. It helps directly with the circulatory system, promoting heart health.

Blood Pressure Regulation

Those dealing with blood pressure issues, specifically high blood pressure, will find that the tea can help with circulation. It can help with lowering pressure, and regulating heartbeat. Those that utilize this as a calming drink, will find that it can help with a variety of different elements in the body. It can lower pressure, and even help with stress. It begins working within the first time taking it, and works as one drinks more of it through several days. Studies have shown that in a few days, pressure can significantly drop to safer levels.

Bone Health

Much like calcium, this tea can help with bone health. While it’s not the same compound as calcium, it does help with strengthening bone structure, and delivers a powerful mix of vitamins and minerals that the body utilizes to strengthen bone structure. There is a calcium element in this, but not as much as milk, but enough to help boost the body’s natural resources to help with strengthening bones that are susceptible, or may be weakening from injury, or malnutrition.

Energy Boost

While Essiac tea is not caffeinated like a cup of tea, there is an energy level boost given to drinkers of this tea. It’s done through an increase of vitamin-C, and B elements. By helping the body’s natural systems get a boost in vitamins, waking up becomes easier, and getting a little natural energy delivers on the premise that coffee does, without the crash. That’s right, there’s no crash, there’s no sleepiness after drinking this, instead, energy becomes natural, without stimulants. It has a balance that works with the body.

Helps Digest Food

Having problems digesting food? Upset stomach? Nausea? Well, the benefit that this tea gives the digestive system is immense. It helps bring about the right pH levels of the body. By stimulating the stomach to produce the right enzymes, and bile production from the glands, you’ll find that digestion is much easier. That means that eating will not be a chore, and you’ll reduce heart burn, acid reflux, and much more. This helps by adding a helping hand to the stomach’s acid, so that it stabilizes a bit easier. It becomes easier to enjoy your favorite foods, that’s for sure.

Regulate Sugar Levels

While this is not a cure for diabetes, it has been shown to help with insulin production. It can help with insulin secretion, and management. This can help lower blood sugar spikes, and help keep levels lower, although it’s not a replacement for any diabetes treatment. It can help people that are susceptible to blood sugar spikes. This can also help with boosting the pancreas’s levels as well. For those that are diabetic, the tea can help with kidney function, and help with reducing toxicity. It helps with urination, frequency, and quantity as well.

Help The Skin

Researchers exploring the benefits of Essiac Tea have found that it can help with skin care. Used as a topical solution it can help with anti-septic, and anti-inflammatory elements. It also helps from the inside out, providing skin care elements, reduction of acne, and even fine lines. Those that are looking to help with the signs of aging will see a boost in overall skin care in a few days. It helps the body with hormonal secretions and balance, helping the skin heal from the rays of the sun, to the interior of the dermal layers.

Promotes Weight Loss

The last major thing that you’re going to find with this tea is that it helps with losing weight. By helping the body’s digestive system, you may get a boost of metabolic ratio. That means that you will burn calories, even when asleep. Pushing the metabolic rate is a great thing, and can lead to faster weight loss, and sustained management in time.

How Do Strong Social and Community Ties Impact Your Health?

I called my friend, also named Lisa, who lives in Houston, Texas. Hurricane Harvey’s devastation had not only hit Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, but many communities in the Gulf Coast region. According to my friend, who lives on the north side of Houston where they got no flooding except for those who were near a river or large body of water, the worst of the rain is over. People are leaving shelters scattered thought-out Harris County, where Houston is located.

Out of the 6.5 million people in the greater Houston area only about 1.5 million lost power and most all the water is drinkable. No need for ice, a valuable commodity, for many of us here in Charleston who experienced the wrath of Hurricane Hugo. Unlike Houston, Hurricane Hugo, also a category 4 storm, was a direct hit and as a result we not only got the flooding but also high winds. But no one can deny that the Houston area experienced the worst flooding in its history, with some areas getting as much as 50 inches of rain. And because Hurricane Harvey’s devastation was so widespread, it will take years for the region to recover from this natural disaster.

My friend, Lisa, who is originally from Charleston, knows about hurricanes and the emotional roller coaster they bring; the anxiety before the storm of not knowing exactly what is going to happen, the storm itself, the flooding and aftermath once the storm has passed. No doubt, you too, no matter where you call home, are aware of the horrific situation the residents of the Gulf Coast region, north of Brownsville, Texas, are now experiencing. Lives have been lost, people displaced and the uncertainty of what’s ahead. It is one thing to watch the news again and again and be reminded of the destruction and the anguish. But to just absorb the information without acting when we can help can be paralyzing and emotionally harmful.

Animals as well need help and assistance. Donate to the Houston Humane Society, which is helping animals affected by the storm. The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation, is another charity. You may also want to check out Charity Navigator to further ensure your donations are helping those in need.

By helping those in need, you too can benefit. Studies have shown that people with strong social and community ties tend to live longer, are less likely to report being depressed, and have a stronger a sense of belonging, purpose and self worth.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Recovery Testimonial

In 1989 I was medically diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, due to chemical poisoning from pesticides such as 245-T, Network, Roundup, Asulox and Malathian and heavy metal poisoning from Mercury (due to toxicity from amalgam fillings in my teeth), aluminium and lead.

After consultations with many doctors, specialists and natural health therapists, including Homeopaths and Acupuncturists, I was told that I would never regain normal health again due to the length of time I had been ill with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. At that time, I wasn’t able to work, couldn’t sleep at night, had no energy and reacted to almost everything I ate!

I was getting pretty desperate at that stage to get my health, life and career back to normal when I met Philip Rafferty while he was doing allergy testing in a health food store. As I already knew of my allergies, I thought I would put him to the test. You can imagine my surprise when in a couple of minutes of using Kinesiology; he was able to correctly identify what my allergies were.

My life at that time had been a real struggle. I had just undergone two years of medical treatment and was taking all the right remedies and nutrition; however, I was still suffering from extreme fatigue, hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), chronic Candida, food allergies, poor concentration, short term memory loss, acne and had very little energy. I then decided to have several Kinesiology treatments, and to my surprise, I started feeling much better.

Kinesiology Got Rid Of My Allergies, Lots Of Health Issues And My Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
To help me understand, Philip explained that Kinesiology encompasses holistic health disciplines that use gentle manual muscle monitoring to obtain information about a person’s well-being. It may assist with pain, stress, allergies, TMJ problems, toxicity, heavy metals, candida, dehydration, learning, sabotages, and more. Kinesiology realigned the muscles in my body, and as the muscles are connected with the organs, puts the organs back into balance, and this allowed my body to assimilate nutrition and water properly. He said that by putting the muscles back into balance, that my body would be able to heal itself from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

While my muscles were out of balance, my body was using up all its energy just trying to function on a basic level, therefore leaving me with no energy to do anything else. After several Kinesiology treatments my food allergies reduced, my blood sugar came back to normal, the severe cystic acne on my face cleared dramatically, I started to gain weight and I had a lot more energy.

Amazing Results Recovering From Myalgic Encephlomylitis Lead Me To A New Career
At the time of seeing Philip Rafferty he started teaching Kinergetics, a new modality of Kinesiology here in Melbourne, Australia and asked me if I would be interested in learning this for myself. After having such amazing results and a full recovery from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis due to Kinesiology, I was curious to find out how it actually worked and why.

I found learning Kinergetics absolutely fascinating. After completing the whole series of eight levels of Kinergetics, I then trained to become a Kinergetics Instructor and began teaching Kinergetics in 1994.

Always interested to learn and grow more, I went on to attain a “Diploma on Health Sciences in Holistic Kinesiology” at the Kinesiology College for Energetic Sciences in Carlton, Melbourne, Australia.

I love practicing and teaching Kinesiology and Kinergetics, and seeing the life-changing results in my clients and mentoring students. I continue to work using my Kinesiology skills and knowledge using Transformation Coaching working with many people all around the world.

I work with clients with a broad range of issues relating to Myalgic Encephalomylitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Lyme Disease including resolving allergies, candida, heavy metal toxicity, emotional issues, stress, pain, TMJ, dehydration, sabotage and much more.

Things That Are Expected From a 24 Hour Emergency Doctor

More than the regular doctor who visits a clinic or a hospital, a 24 hour emergency doctor service is essential. Medical emergencies may crop up anytime. These situations are inevitable and irrespective of the nature of the emergency, an immediate helping hand is essential. Numerous hospitals have emergency medical services like a 24 hour emergency doctor service even after the visiting hours. Though any helping hand is welcomed at the time of adversity or an emergency, there a couple of things that are expected from a doctor, regardless the situation at hand.

• Always available: Emergency medical services comprises of two different parts. First is the pre-hospital care given to a patient and this includes the first aid measures taken. It also includes the transportation of the patient from the place of emergency to a hospital for which the ambulance services are used. The second division of the emergency service involves the transfer of the patient from one hospital to another in the case of an emergency or a need of better treatment and care.

• Transparency: A long drag speech in medical jargons and a series of tests and an illegible prescription is not what is expected of a doctor. In the case of an emergency, you need a clear picture of what is happening and not a haphazard answer. A 24 hour emergency doctor is expected to be dedicated and passionate about his work and understands the mental state of not only the patient but also the people with him. Telling what things mean, and what is to be done immediately is well appreciated.

• Respects you and your emotions: An ideal doctor must be able to listen to you actively, your problems and your worries without interrupting and intimidating you. In this busy world, rushed appointments have become a common thing, and it neither benefits the patients nor the doctor. More than respecting your time, it is essential that you are able to connect with your doctor emotionally as well. A certain level of trust and confidence is essential to make things easier for both. A clear idea of the big picture is essential before coming to conclusions and taking a decision.

• Makes decisions with you and not for you: You should always be a part of any decision that is taken for you. An ideal doctor must be able to understand that you know your body and routines better than anyone else. You have the right to ask questions regarding any tests or medicines prescribed to you, and a doctor is answerable to any of your doubts.

• Shouldn’t Keep money in mind: Doctors are one the most respected people in the society. It is a service that requires a lot of ethics, commitment and passion. A doctor cannot be successful if he just money-minded. The life-saving profession should be done as a service and not as a job.

Things To Keep In Mind When Choosing Laser Resurfacing Treatment

Gone are the days when you had to undergo invasive cosmetic surgery to take years off your skin. Today, laser resurfacing treatment helps to do away with wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes and the appearance of pores in a faster and more efficient way. Here are a few things to keep in mind, when opting for laser resurfacing procedure.

The Time When You Have Laser Treatment Conducted

Laser treated skin is more sensitive to sun exposure for at least one year after you perform the procedure. Many surgeons recommend going in for acne scar treatment and other kinds of skin treatment during the winter months. This is because, daytime hours are shorter and you spend most of your time indoors.

Laser Treatment May Or May Not Hurt

Most patients and doctors tell you that the pain can resemble a rubber band snapping against your skin. But all in all, it depends upon the area and depth of treatment, the laser and an individual’s endurance level. Some types of skin treatment require an anesthetic injection or intravenous sedation.

Choose Your Laser Treatment Professionals Wisely

It goes without saying that skin tightening, microdermabrasion or laser hair removal is the most effective and result oriented when performed by a qualified professional. An amateur won’t be able to offer accurate and desirable results. Opt for a professional based on their qualification, experience and training.

Your Skin Reacts To Certain Medications after Laser Treatment

Make sure your practitioner is well aware about your medical history and the kind of supplements and medication you are currently taking. A surgeon, who is unaware about your situation, can unknowingly prescribe medications which can cause skin reactions. It is best to keep all your cards on the table to avoid complications and speed up recovery.

Consider Going In For Multiple Treatments

Sometimes you may need more than one treatment to feel satisfied with the results. In these situations you need to be patient, take your prescribed medications and ensure you follow the doctor’s advice to the T. Once the treatment is complete, you are sure to be rewarded as the results you obtain are long lasting.

If you are thinking about going in for a laser treatment, make sure you consult a knowledgeable and well experienced professional who knows the nuances that go into these kinds of procedures. Rest assured, you get the skin you want and look younger even though age tells you otherwise.