Diet Tips – Common Sense Rules

Written by Robb Ksiazek

We, as a society, are always trying to lose weight. Some of us are concerned about a lot of extra weight, and some of us are trying to lose that pesky unwanted ten to fifteen pounds. We will go back and forth, playingrepparttar dieting games, and really getting nowhere.

The problem with over-the-counter diets is that people rely on whatrepparttar 149421 packaging promises. Take this pill and eat what you want to lose weight. Lose weight while you sleep is another claim. Success never comes over night, and weight loss is no different.

With a common sense approach to diet and weight loss, results will come. There are no secrets as to what types of food are healthy and which are not. The internet offers many research solutions for those questions we have about particular foods. Overall, common sense rulesrepparttar 149422 dieting game. The foods we eat, and maybe more importantly how we eat them, have a direct impact on how our bodies are able to properly digestrepparttar 149423 food.

There are some tips to remember when losing weight. They are easy tips to remember and they always come down to common sense.

  • You are what you eat. This isrepparttar 149424 most important fact to remember when you are inrepparttar 149425 grocery store. Checkrepparttar 149426 ingredient labels for words you cannot pronounce. If there are many, don’t buy
  • Fruits and vegetables. Mothers have been preaching this for years. This has not changed. Raw fruits and veggies are full of nutrients that are gifts to your system.
  • Control food portions. By controllingrepparttar 149427 amount of food you eat at meals, you are able to eat what you want, just a little less.

Medication Myths Debunked

Written by Dr Mike Shery

Medication Myths Debunked...

By Dr. Mike Shery

We do psychological work all day, every day. Having been in practice for over 25 years, we are one ofrepparttar more experienced practitioners around. We also read everything we can find that is written about psychiatric treatment and aging. Unfortunately, much of it is just plain missesrepparttar 149392 point. Where does this come from? Since psychological treatment is becoming more important in long term care,repparttar 149393 "psychotropic mythologists" have decided to “re-join”repparttar 149394 medical establishment by touting medication asrepparttar 149395 answer to every problem onrepparttar 149396 planet. Suggestions about medications fillrepparttar 149397 nurses’ stations,repparttar 149398 news, many discussions related to resident depression; and all manner of biological theories are proposed.

In some cases, this is all related to quite helpful neuro-biological analysis. However, in most cases, it’s related to a burgeoning “scientism” which sees all human behavior and emotion as justrepparttar 149399 result of neuro-chemical metabolism and nothing more. Consistent with this outlook, they attempt to "succeed” in “eliminating problem behavior" by readjusting, re-dosing, mixing, withdrawing and titrating all manner of psychoactive medications. Reflexively, their very first thoughts are about what medication strategies to try, not what problems isrepparttar 149400 resident facing.

They seem to use “psychotropic-mindedness” in order to generaterepparttar 149401 “fastest elimination” of “problem behavior” possible. The truth is...a knife to a resident’s throat might “work” too...or a gun pointed atrepparttar 149402 head… even several six packs may makerepparttar 149403 resident more mellow and enjoyable. Many things can “work.” However, suffice it to say that treatment strategies that automatically EXCLUDE strength-focused psychotherapies out-of-hand are exactlyrepparttar 149404 WRONG WAY to do this work. What's more, this over-reliance on medication makesrepparttar 149405 difficult task of enriching a resident’s depth of experiencing and quality of life even more arduous and frustrating.

Misplaced Priorities These well-intentioned physicians and staff always get their priorities backwards. They propose ridiculously simplistic neuro-chemical strategies, while glossing overrepparttar 149406 considerable emotional and interpersonal turmoil of late life that can cause severe emotional discomfort.

Strategically,repparttar 149407 initial approach to treatment should be self-evident. First, do an assessment and discern what appraisals, thoughts or observations a resident is making that cause his/her distress. Talk withrepparttar 149408 family; get their observations and insights. Then develop a plan of action involving helpingrepparttar 149409 resident to talk things thru, highlightingrepparttar 149410 strengths s/he has overlooked, teaching anxiety, pain and/or depression reduction strategies. And get it done as quickly as possible.

Don’t get me wrong. Medication can be very helpful and necessary for truly biogenetically caused maladies…including those which exist in psychiatry. To getrepparttar 149411 most benefits from appropriately prescribed psychotropics we always maintain a true collegial relationship with psychiatrists and other prescribing physicians. We value and use their insights and ideas about treatment.

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