Monday Musings

A weekly article on whatever topic happens to be on my mind at the time.

A Collection of Home Remedies Worth Trying

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 | 0 comments

I just read an article on preventing Urinary Tract Infections – something of interest to me, because I’ve had a few of them in the past few years – and there was a comment on the article with what looked like a really good suggestion. It occurred to me that there are probably a lot of great home remedies out there worth trying, before resorting to antibiotics and other modern medicine treatments. So, I figured I’d post this one here, and invite my readers to post their own. Urinary tract infections: It could also be an alkaline imbalance, which has similar symptoms to...

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ADHD Diagnosis for 4-year-olds – Have Psychiatrists Gone Crazy?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 | 1 comment

The American Academy of Pediatrics released updated guidelines for treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder at its annual conference this weekend that expand the ages for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD to preschoolers. ADHD is the most frequently diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood, affecting an estimated three to seven per cent of school-aged children. ADHD can be diagnosed if a child meets criteria set out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the so-called “bible” of psychiatry. The criteria state that symptoms — such as...

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Considering Joining an MLM? Read this first!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2011 | 0 comments

Last night I was at a gathering, and met a lovely young couple who, when asked what they did, enthusiastically launched into a description of <fill in name of MLM here>.  It was so wonderful, had changed their lives, they were well on their way to financial freedom…  And it was different from all those other MLMs – it was steeped in integrity and family values… So… when I got home, I did a google-search for <fill in name of MLM here>, and came up with this priceless list of The Things They Will Say.  I’ve actually been to a few MLM sales pitches in...

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Smile for the day

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 | 1 comment

As any regular visitors to my site probably know, I’m an avid cyclist, and have been happily bike-commuting to and from work for the past few years. In fact, every day, I give thanks that I have this opportunity – that my work isn’t too far away, or only reachable by roads to treacherous to consider cycling on. At any rate, this week my company has closed down the entire floor on which the showers/changerooms are located, for renovations.  So, I’m enjoying public transit, and all that it entails. This morning was particularly colorful – when I told my husband...

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What’s dangerous about the myth of ‘No Pain, No Gain’?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 | 0 comments

I stumbled across an article this morning with the intriguing title Does Calorie-burning Underwear Actually Work?. Who could possibly avoid reading an article with a title that amazing? Not me. No matter how busy I was – I had to drop everything to spend a few minutes reading it. My favorite line in the article? The first question is: Do they work? The answer is: Who cares? These things are stupid. Hilarious! I still smile when re-reading it 🙂 Unfortunately, the author then went on to say : You need to get out there and kick your own butt with exercise, day after day, if you want to...

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Cut Your Risk By Living Healthily

Posted by on Jul 20, 2011 | 0 comments

Today in the news : This week, the Lancet Neurology medical journal published the results of an extensive study into the potential prevention of Alzheimer’s disease by avoiding seven significant, yet potentially avoidable, risk factors. They concluded that roughly half of all (33 million) cases of Alzheimer’s disease, worldwide, could be attributed to one or more of these risk factors, and that as much as one quarter of all cases could be prevented through healthier lifestyle choices. * * * The seven risk factors, in descending order of magnitude, were identified as: * Low...

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