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I Am No Longer Embarrassed over My Smile

meWhen I was younger, my mom was busy raising me and my three younger brothers on her own. She was working two jobs at any given time, and sometimes even three. She was so busy trying to keep us in a home that she did miss out on a few things like teaching us about proper oral hygiene. I do not hold that against her at all, but I knew that I was going to need to see a cosmetic dentist in Greenwood Village if I wanted to have a nice smile.
I was really embarrassed over my smile because my teeth were crooked and stained. I was brushing them two to three times a day once I realized I was in danger of maybe losing some of them, and I also used a rinse and floss. While that routine did save my teeth, it was too little too late … Read More

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Impact of Caffeine For Health

Hearing the term caffeine, we usually immediately thought of the black beverage called coffee. Yes, as the name implies, the main form of coffee contains caffeine compounds. But make no mistake, other than found in coffee, caffeine is also present at high levels in tea and chocolate. Though taste delicious, but not a few people who abstain from the beverage that tastes bitter. So, in fact, the coffee was harmful or actually beneficial to the body? Here we will discuss the effects of caffeine on health.

Caffeine itself is a crystalline compound. Its main constituent is a protein derived compound called a purine xanthine. These compounds in normal body condition do have some benefits, among others, an analgesic drug which can reduce pain and reduce fever. However, the body has a problem with the presence of uric acid metabolism hormone, then the content of caffeine in the body will trigger … Read More

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流し雛

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Edo Nagashibina
It is an event to welcome the arrival of spring by floating paper dolls near Shinsui Terrace of Azumabashi Bridge on the Sumida River, wishing safety and good health of children. Floating paper dolls will start at around 12 noon, and some other events are scheduled.

Event: Edo Nagashibina
Date: 2009.3.1(Sun)
Location: Shinsui Terrace of Azumabashi Bridge, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Access: 1-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, the Tobu Isesaki Line, or the Toei Subway Asakusa Line

流し雛 – Nagashi-Bina
Nagashi-bina is an event that involves dispelling impurities and misfortunes by floating dolls away on water. In earlier days this took place all over Japan, but the practice has died out in most areas.

3月1日(日) 江戸流しびな
子供の無病息災をひな人形に託し、川に流す「流しびな」は春の訪れを告げる隅田川の風物行事として行われます。
隅田公園吾妻橋付近へは、
地下鉄・東武 浅草駅より 徒歩1分
www.tourism.metro.tokyo.jp/index.html
www.taitocity.com/kanko/asakusa_ueno/j_guide/
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The Bone Health Revolution Book Review

The Bone Health Revolution

by Vivian Goldschmidt

Recently my good friend Chris called to say her mom’s latest Bone scan revealed quite a bit of bone loss since her last test and the doc wanted to put her on osteoporosis meds.

This made Chris uncomfortable and she called to ask what, if anything I knew about these drugs, their efficacy, side effects and possible alternatives. My limited research after my own diagnosis of osteopenia a few years ago–a non-disease created to sell more drugs I’m convinced–led me to believe that the drugs were not a good choice and that there were many things to do first to strengthen bones naturally.

I fumbled through some of that I knew but told Chris I’d get back to her after getting my research updated and together. Meanwhile she found this month’s book.

The author Vivian Goldschmidt, has written a book I wish I’d … Read More

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3. Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development



Learning how to cope with adversity is an important part of healthy development. While moderate, short-lived stress responses in the body can promote growth, toxic stress is the strong, unrelieved activation of the body’s stress management system in the absence of protective adult support. Without caring adults to buffer children, the unrelenting stress caused by extreme poverty, neglect, abuse, or severe maternal depression can weaken the architecture of the developing brain, with long-term consequences for learning, behavior, and both physical and mental health.

This video is part three of a three-part series titled “Three Core Concepts in Early Development” from the Center and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. The series depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse. Healthy development in the early … Read More

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