How a speech impediment can affect a persons lifeWritten by Stephen Hill
There are many types of speech impediment and they all affect a persons life in different ways. For purpose of this article, I am going to concentrate on how stuttering/stammering can disrupt and even ruin a persons life and how at times it makes us accept second best.
For somebody who has a stutter, life at times is a struggle. As a first example, I am going to explain a situation from school. It is an English lesson, and on each persons desk there is a reading book. The teacher says to all pupils that he/she wants everyone in class to read one paragraph from book. For person who has stutter, this is something they fear and they will try to work out which paragraph they will have to read. They do this by counting likely number of people who are ahead of them and then by counting down to appropriate paragraph. They will hope this paragraph is quite short, they will then read through it, hoping that there are not too many of their difficult words in there. Most people who stutter have certian words which begin with certian letters that they find harder to say. They then have to wait until there turn to speak, this causes a lot of tension and worry. By time it is their turn to speak they are basically so nervous that is very unlikely they will be able to say their paragraph fluently.
Raw Food Diet - Healthy or Not?Written by Deborah Wilson
Raw foodism is a way of eating that has grown in popularity in recent years. Celebrities such as Woody Harrelson, Carol Alt, and Alicia Silverstone have gone raw. So what's story? Raw foodists believe that cooking anything over 120 degrees destroys essential food enzymes needed for proper digestion.
So is it myth or fact that raw food is better for you? As with so many things, jury is still out. Whenever you make drastic changes to your diet, it's important make sure you're receiving all nutrients you need. Those who incorporate more raw food in their diets such as fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh juices, and raw nuts often see a huge improvement in overall health and well-being. It may not be necessary to be so extreme as to eat everything raw in order to reap benefits.
If you decide to "go raw," how far you decide to take your raw diet is up to you. Many people choose to eat their morning and afternoon meals raw and then eat a cooked dinner. Forget fads and do what feels right to you. Adding more raw fruits and vegetables to you diet never hurt anyone.
As for health benefits, proponents of raw diet claim it can lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, improve eyesight, heal skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis, and even aid in reversing chronic disease and cancer. While there is no research to back this up, more and more doctors and scientists are becoming interested in what raw food can do.