Friday, December 4, 2015

Why Should Farmers Practice Organic Vegetable Gardening (part 2 of 2)

Organic farming is not only practiced for vegetables. This is also being done for fruits and animal livestock as well as research has showed that milk from organic cows contain more anti-oxidants, CLA, Omega 3 and vitamins compared to those that use hormones, antibiotics and the remains of other animals.

Given that, people should pressure their government representatives and even those who have not yet shifted towards organic farming to do so immediately.

The government for its part has done their part by offering incentives and subsidies to farmers in exchange for no longer using genetic engineering, irradiation and sewage sludge.

This changes how the game is played because the goal here is sustainable development and the only way to make sure the soil used is always fertile is through crop rotation. This means planting one variant this season and changing it with another in the next and so forth.

It isn’t hard to implement. Farmers just need the willpower to open their minds and make the change.

You can also get into organic vegetable farming yourself by doing this in your own backyard. You just need to buy the supplies, prepare the land, protect it from insects and other threats so you will be able to harvest it in the next few weeks.

Whenever you buy organically grown vegetables, don’t forget to wash them before it is cooked. Although it is chemical free, you don’t know what kind of compost was used to help it grow.

You hit two birds with one stone when farmers and you decide to go into organic vegetable farming. It keeps both the people and the environment healthy.

Why Should Farmers Practice Organic Vegetable Gardening (part 1 of 2)

Organic vegetable gardening has many advantages than conventional farming methods. This article will discuss that in the hopes that more people will realize that it has a lot of health benefits.

First, organic vegetable gardening does not use any fertilizers or pesticides. The ingredients used in making these products are harmful to humans and though they have been washed, people are still at risk of absorbing them when they are eaten.

A study shows that organically grown vegetables have 50% more nutrients and vitamins. This means that you are lesser at risk of developing certain health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer.

Also, organically grown vegetables taste much better because it is not tainted with antibiotics. Think of it like powdered juice versus the kind that is naturally squeezed. The first one is mixed with a lot of artificial ingredients while the other is straight from the source.

It should be pointed out that fertilizers and pesticides makes the soil unfertile. If this happens, we don’t get the right number of vitamins and nutrients from the vegetables we consume.

If this is true, why did people use fertilizers and chemicals? Because back then, the use of such methods was thought to help increase food production but studies later on have showed there was a flaw which is why this is being corrected.

You can easily spot organically grown vegetables and other food items in the grocery as they are placed in a separate area. You will notice that compared to other products, they cost a bit more but don’t you think it is better to buy such products that are healthier?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dealing with Mood Swings, Hallucinations and Anger in People with ADHD (part 2 of 2)

Another common emotion shown by people with ADHD is anger.  They could, for example, become highly temperamental, which can result to outbursts and violent, aggressive behavior.  This becomes problematic when the anger is directed towards another person or an animal.

A person with ADHD may, at any one time, also exhibit certain symptoms, including restlessness, inability to get along with other people, disobedience particularly to a person of authority (parents, teachers or superiors), frustration and impulsiveness.

Dealing with mood swings, hallucinations and anger
Once a person is diagnosed with ADHD, he is prescribed with medications that help calm and keep him focused.  These medications include antidepressants, anti-anxiety and anticonvulsant – dosage and administration of which will depend on the individual's case.  These drugs, along with behavioral therapy, are very effective for helping the ADHD patient manage his symptoms.

There are a few drawbacks regarding these drugs, however.  One common complaint is that some drugs could lead to hallucinations, especially medications used by children.  The advisory committee of the FDA had made recommendations regarding the inclusion of warning labels on ADHD drugs in order to advice users and their parents of possible side effects.

Other than medications, people with ADHD also do well in an environment where their disorder is well understood and accepted.  Support from family and friends is also critical in helping the individual cope with his illness.

Keeping safe with ADHD
As with every type of disorder, it is important that patients and their families understand what exactly it is they can expect from a condition such as ADHD.  It is also critical that they stay up-to-date with any news or information about treatments that may affect their health in order to prevent bouts of mood swings, anger and hallucinations.  ADHD is a treatable disorder and there is no reason why anyone has to suffer unnecessarily from its symptoms.

Dealing with Mood Swings, Hallucinations and Anger in People with ADHD (part 1 of 2)

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a type of mental illness that is one of the most common childhood conditions that gets diagnosed.  Symptoms are usually apparent by the time a child reaches around 6 years of age.  Once a child has ADHD, it is expected that he or she will continue to experience its symptoms well into adulthood.  By that time, however, they are already well equipped to handle the mood swings, hallucinations and anger associated with the disorder.

What causes ADHD?
The true cause of ADHD is still largely unexplained.  However, some researchers believe that it is due mainly to an imbalance in the chemicals present in the individual's brain.  In some cases, researchers suspect that the condition can be influenced by genetics and the environment.  As for how and why the disorder appears in certain individuals, however, there remains no clear cause.

Since the cause of the disorder remains unknown, doctors merely use medications and therapy to treat its symptoms.  These are designed to provide the patient with the opportunity to regulate his temperament and live as normal a life as possible.

Symptoms of ADHD
ADHD is characterized by the inability of an individual to remain focused on a single activity for a given period of time, something that people without this disorder don’t require a lot of effort to do.  It is also common for ADHD sufferers to experience mood swings – ranging from complete elation, enthusiasm and confidence one moment and shifting to depression, irritability and aggression the next.  In most cases, the particular reason for the specific behaviors is not easily identifiable.