Monthly Archives: January 2014

Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

January 11, 2014

Joseph asks…

Resolved Question: What would happen if you exploded a nuclear bomb in space over the United States?

admin answers:

An electromagnetic pulse that would blow out a lot of electrical grids and irradiate the surface with gamma rays.

“…In addition to the natural radiation dangers which will confront the space traveler, we must also consider manmade perils which may exist during time of war. In particular, the use of nuclear weapons may pose a serious problem to manned military space operations. The singular emergence of man as the most vulnerable component of a space-weapon system becomes dramatically apparent when nuclear weapon effects in space are contrasted with the effects which occur within the Earth’s atmosphere.

When a nuclear weapon is detonated close to the Earth’s surface the density of the air is sufficient to attenuate nuclear radiation (neutrons and gamma rays) to such a degree that the effects of these radiations are generally less important than the effects of blast and thermal radiation. The relative magnitudes of blast, thermal and nuclear radiation effects are shown in figure 1 for a nominal fission weapon (20 kilotons) at sea level.1…”

“…The strong electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that results has several components. In the first few tens of nanoseconds, about a tenth of a percent of the weapon yield appears as powerful gamma rays with energies of one to three mega-electron volts (MeV, a unit of energy). The gamma rays penetrate the atmosphere and collide with air molecules, depositing their energy to produce huge quantities of positive ions and recoil electrons (also known as Compton electrons). The impacts create MeV-energy Compton electrons that then accelerate and spiral along the Earth’s magnetic field lines. The resulting transient electric fields and currents that arise generate electromagnetic emissions in the radio frequency range of 15 to 250 megahertz (MHz, or one million cycles per second). This high-altitude EMP occurs between 30 and 50 kilometers (18 and 31 miles) above the Earth’s surface. The potential as an anti-satellite weapon became apparent in August 1958 during Hardtack Teak. The EMP observed at the Apia Observatory at Samoa was four times more powerful than any created by solar storms, while in July 1962 the Starfish Prime test damaged electronics in Honolulu and New Zealand (approximately 1,300 kilometers away), fused 300 street lights on Oahu (Hawaii), set off about 100 burglar alarms, and caused the failure of a microwave repeating station on Kauai, which cut off the sturdy telephone system from the other Hawaiian islands. The radius for an effective satellite kill for the various prompt radiations produced by such a nuclear weapon in space was determined to be roughly 80 km. Further testing to this end was carried out, and embodied in a Department of Defense program, Program 437.

The mechanism for a 400 km (high-altitude burst EMP: gamma rays hit the atmosphere between 20-40 km altitude, ejecting electrons which are then deflected sideways by the Earth’s magnetic field.
[edit] Drawbacks

There are problems with nuclear weapons carried over to testing and deployment scenarios, however. Because of the very large radius associated with nuclear events, it was nearly impossible to prevent indiscriminate damage to other satellites, including one’s own satellites. …”

Chris asks…

What prophecy(s) in the old testament refer to the “Calming of the storm”?

I haven’t been able to come upon it. Does anyone know the verse? Or anything about it?

admin answers:

Psalm 107

23 Others went out on the sea in ships;
they were merchants on the mighty waters.

24 They saw the works of the LORD,
his wonderful deeds in the deep.

25 For he spoke and stirred up a tempest
that lifted high the waves.

26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths;
in their peril their courage melted away.

27 They reeled and staggered like drunken men;
they were at their wits’ end.

28 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.

29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.

30 They were glad when it grew calm,
and he guided them to their desired haven.

31 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for men.

32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people
and praise him in the council of the elders.

Helen asks…

On this 70th anniversary of the blitz, how would we cope today?

If we were being bombed left right and centre? Could you spend days in an underground station, sleeping on the tracks, with wall to wall people? (No comments about London Underground today please!) Would you be terrified, I for one dont think I could cope with what all our grandparents had to.

admin answers:

Some years ago I read my mother’s diaries of that period I think they may be in the Liverpool Museum now. They started off with a terrible air raid lasting about 20 minutes and later on being thankful that it was only 6 hours. Although they have all died now the family had some stories of that horrible period in Liverpool which grew funnier and funnier in the telling although the incidents were not funny at all.
So I think the answer is yes you would, because you would have to. There is no way you could declare a unilateral armistice. So far as the pulling together is concerned I suspect a lot of it is myth and a lot of it is not so I think communities and neighbours would draw closer to face a mutual peril
Liverpool I am told had more civilian casualties than any other city outside London with the worst raids being May 1941 when some of my mother’s family living in Birkenhead lost their lives. The incident was related in the Book and film named The Cruel Sea.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

January 10, 2014

Donald asks…

What does salmonella do to your digestive system?

A few days ago I made brownies and there was a lot of the brownie mix left. Like any teenager I ate it all and hours later I got sick and have had diarrhea ever since. Today would mark day 4. I’m almost positive it came from salmonella. How long will it last and what will it do to my digestive system specifically?

admin answers:

Most people with salmonellosis develop diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. In most cases, the illness lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment. In some cases, though, the diarrhea may be so severe, the patient becomes dangerously dehydrated and must be taken to a hospital. At the hospital, the patient may receive intravenous fluids to treat the dehydration, and may be given medications to provide symptomatic relief, such as fever reduction. In severe cases, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites, and can cause death, unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to develop severe illness.

George asks…

How long can I go without sleeping!?

So me and my friends want to do an all nighter. We plan on getting a full 8 hours of sleep the night before. We want to stay up all of Friday, Friday night, Saturday, Saturday night, and Sunday. I was wondering if this would permanently damage our brain or our immune system? Will we be okay to stay up that long without permanent damage?

admin answers:

The average human can probably stay awake for 48 hours, but you’ll face extreme exhaustion, impaired problem-solving abilities, and the great chance of passing out. If you are able to stay up that long, you won’t get anything accomplished after 36 hours and you will be exhausted for days.

Donna asks…

What causes women to be infertile or have fertility problems?

What makes a lot of women not able to conceive? What are the main reasons for infertility? I’m just curious, I just had a daughter last week who I got pregnant with really fast, but my twin sister is having a hard time having a baby.

admin answers:

I am dealing with same problem and I think main reasons are No Ovulation,short leuteal phase,Blocked tubes or hormonal problem might make a woman infertile.

Causes of female infertility

The most common causes of female infertility include fallopian tube damage or blockage, endometriosis, ovulation disorders, elevated prolactin, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), early menopause, benign uterine fibroids and pelvic adhesions.

■Fallopian tube damage or blockage. Fallopian tube damage usually results from inflammation of the fallopian tube (salpingitis). Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, is the most frequent cause. Tubal inflammation may go unnoticed or cause pain and fever. Tubal damage is the major risk factor of a pregnancy in which the fertilized egg is unable to make its way through the fallopian tube to implant in the uterus (ectopic pregnancy). One episode of tubal infection may cause fertility difficulties. The risk of ectopic pregnancy increases with each occurrence of tubal infection.
■Endometriosis. Endometriosis occurs when the uterine tissue implants and grows outside of the uterus — often affecting the function of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes. These implants respond to the hormonal cycle and grow, shed and bleed in sync with the lining of the uterus each month, which can lead to scarring and inflammation. Pelvic pain and infertility are common in women with endometriosis.
■Ovulation disorders. Some cases of female infertility are caused by ovulation disorders. Disruption in the part of the brain that regulates ovulation can cause low levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Even slight irregularities in the hormone system can affect ovulation. Specific causes of hypothalamic-pituitary disorders include injury, tumors, excessive exercise and starvation.
■Elevated prolactin (hyperprolactinemia). The hormone prolactin stimulates breast milk production. High levels in women who aren’t pregnant or nursing may affect ovulation. An elevation in prolactin levels may also indicate the presence of a pituitary tumor. In addition, some drugs can elevate levels of prolactin. Milk flow not related to pregnancy or nursing can be a sign of high prolactin.
■Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In PCOS, your body produces too much androgen hormone, which affects ovulation. PCOS is associated with insulin resistance and obesity.
■Early menopause (premature ovarian failure). Early menopause is the absence of menstruation and the early depletion of ovarian follicles before age 35. Although the cause is often unknown, certain conditions are associated with early menopause, including immune system diseases, radiation or chemotherapy treatment, and smoking.
■Benign uterine fibroids. Fibroids are benign tumors in the wall of the uterus and are common in women in their 30s. Occasionally they may cause infertility by blocking the fallopian tubes.
■Pelvic adhesions. Pelvic adhesions are bands of scar tissue that bind organs after pelvic infection, appendicitis, or abdominal or pelvic surgery. This scar tissue formation may impair fertility.
Other causes. A number of other causes can lead to infertility in women:

■Medications. Temporary infertility may occur with the use of certain medications. In most cases, fertility is restored when the medication is stopped.
■Thyroid problems. Disorders of the thyroid gland, either too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism), can interrupt the menstrual cycle and cause infertility.
■Cancer and its treatment. Certain cancers — particularly female reproductive cancers — often severely impair female fertility. Both radiation and chemotherapy may affect a woman’s ability to reproduce. Chemotherapy may impair reproductive function and fertility in men and women.
■Other medical conditions. Medical conditions associated with delayed puberty or amenorrhea, such as Cushing’s disease, sickle cell disease, HIV/AIDS, kidney disease and diabetes, can affect a woman’s fertility.
■Caffeine intake. Excessive caffeine consumption reduces fertility in the female.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

January 9, 2014

Betty asks…

Where can I find information on enzyme deficiency?

I want the causes, effects and related information. Preferably from reputable websites. Thank you.

admin answers:

Enzymes and Health
Have you ever asked yourself, `How is it possible that I am sick even though I eat organic foods and am very careful with my diet?’ The answer most likely revolves around an ENZYME DEFICIENCY. An enzyme deficiency can manifest itself as a variety of conditions. Presented here is a brief look at causes and symptoms.

Hot flashes Fatigue
Cold hands and feet Neck and shoulder aches Sprue
Protease Deficiency Back weakness
Fungal forms Constipation High Blood Pressure Insomnia
Hearing problems Parasites
Gum disorders Gingivitis
Lipase Deficiency Aching feet Arthritis Bladder problems Cystitis
Gall bladder stress Gallstones
Hay fever Prostate problems Psoriasis
Urinary weakness Constipation Diarrhea
Heart problems
Combination Deficiency Chronic allergies
Common colds Diverticulitis Irritable Bowel Syndrome Chronic fatigue
Sinus infection
Immune depressed conditions
Amylase Deficiency Breaking out of the skin – rash Hypoglycemia
Depression Mood swings Allergies

Enzymedica Enzyme Fortifiers are intended to aid in the correction of nutritional imbalances. The fortifiers are also designed to be used under direction of health care professionals in enzyme therapy.

Protease Deficiency:
Protease digests protein. The benefit of proteolytic enzymes has been studied for decades in the United States, Germany and Japan primarily. Research has focused on immune support, inflammation and cancer.

Since everything that makes us sick is either protein or is protected by protein, the immune system is in constant need of protease. Bacteria, parasites, and fungal forms are all protein. Viruses and cancer cells are protected by protein. Protease has the ability to digest these unwanted debri in the blood. Therefore, protease deficient people are immune compromised, making them susceptible to bacterial, viral and yeast infections and a general decrease in immunity.

Amylase Deficiency:
Amylase digests carbohydrates (converts them to sugars) along with dead white blood cells. When you are low in amylase you are a candidate for blood sugar imbalances, Hypoglycemia, Type II Diabetes, carbohydrate cravings and allergies. Amylase is also involved in anti-inflammatory reactions such as those caused by the release of histamine and similar substances. Asthma and emphysema may also be exacerbated by an amylase deficiency.

Lipase Deficiency:
Since lipase digests fat, fat-soluble vitamins and balances fatty acids, lipase deficient people can be expected to have a tendency towards high cholesterol, high triglycerides and difficulty losing weight. The future outcome of these tendencies is heart disease, which kills more Americans than any other disease. Lipase deficient people also have decreased cell permeability, meaning nutrients cannot get in and the waste cannot get out. The condition of vertigo or labrynthis, also called Meniere’s Disease (dizziness aggravated by movement such as walking or driving), can also result from lipase deficiency.

Cellulase Deficiency
The symptoms of cellulase deficiency can best be described as malabsorption syndrome (impaired absorption of nutrients, vitamins, or minerals from the diet by the lining of the small intestine). Malabsorption has many symptoms including lower abdominal gas, pain, bloating and problems associated with the jejunum and pancreas. The consumption of fiber enriched nutritional drinks, which are full of cellulose, can exacerbate these problems.

A cellulase deficiency can also lead to fungal overgrowth such as Candida. The cell wall of Candida contains chitin which is very similar to cellulose (fiber). This can often make it difficult to remove once an overgrowth develops. Cellulase taken orally can often assist in bringing the Candida overgrowth back into balance.

Cellulase breaks down the fiber in our diet. Because our body does not produce cellulase, this food enzyme is essential. The Lactase deficient people also have classic symptoms which include abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Other allergic symptoms, including asthma, have been witnessed from the ingestion of lactose-containing products.

Sucrase, Lactase & Maltase Deficiency:
People who have malabsorption syndrome and cellulose deficiency also have a tendency towards sugar (sucrose, lactose, & maltose) and/or gluten intolerance. Sucrose, lactose and maltose are three common sugars which some people cannot tolerate. They are broken down and absorbed into the system by three enzymes; sucrase, lactase and maltase.

Sucrase deficient people cannot split the sucrose disaccharide into twin partners, two units of glucose. Glucose is a primary brain food so expect mental and emotional problems in people who are sucrase deficient. Symptoms include depression, moodiness, panic attacks, manic and schizophrenic behavior and severe mood swings.

Maltase Deficiency
Maltase deficient people are generally sensitive to environmental conditions.
An intolerance to sucrose, lactose or maltose may be worsened by a deficiency in sucrase, lactase or maltase.

Combination Deficiency
Combination Deficiency is when an individual has more than one of the above deficiencies. The person will most often have the most severe digestive issues. Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome are quite common.

Gluten grains can be a real problem for example. These grains include wheat, oats, rye and barley. Not everyone has to avoid all four grains; however, sometimes it is a must. Gluten intolerance is associated with Celiac Disease and Malabsorption Syndrome. It is also associated with Crohn’s Disease. Gluten is actually a protein that exist in these high carbohydrate grains. The best way to address this is usually a high potency protease and amylase enzyme combination.

The insidious thing about gluten intolerance is that it creates a sugar intolerance because when gluten intolerant people eat gluten containing foods, the brush border cells of the jejunum are injured and thus unable to secrete the disaccharidases (sucrase, lactase and maltase) leading to sugar intolerance. The problems discussed here are just the tip of the iceberg. More discoveries continue to emerge as research with food enzymes continues.

If enzymes truly are catalysts which participate in virtually every bodily process, and if a shortage can cause a variety of illnesses, then why are they not widely used as a treatment? It is certainly true that they are not widely used here in the Americas, but what about other countries? In Europe enzyme therapy is routinely used to treat a variety of illnesses.

As you become familiar and comfortable working with enzymes they will serve you as no other supplementation program. The one thing we must all be able to do is digest, assimilate, utilize, eliminate and create healthy cells to live. The body requires enzymes to do all this work. If it is true the body uses 80% of its energy just to digest food, there can be no limit to the benefit of plant based enzymes in this process.

It is known that protease’s are able to dissolve almost all proteins as long as they are not components of living cells. Normal living cells are protected against lysis by the inhibitor mechanism. Parasites, fungal forms, and bacteria are protein. Viruses are cell parasites consisting of nucleic acids covered by a protein film. Enzymes can break down undigested protein, cellular debris, and toxins in the blood, sparing the immune system this task. The immune system can then concentrate its full action on the bacterial, viral or parasitic invasion.

Protease is a polymorphic enzyme. The enzyme action it produces can adapt to meet the current digestive or metabolic needs of the body. It should be noted that protease when taken on an empty stomach is readily taken up into the mucosa cells of the intestine and passed into the blood circulation. Clinical observations (manuscript in preparation) have noted that upon high intake of oral protease, heavy metal concentrations have been significantly decreased in the blood.

Fats are the most difficult component of the diet to digest. Fatty foods cause more indigestion than proteins or starches.

Most Americans have crossed-wires when it comes to fats. Because of bulging waistlines, most Americans battle between fat-phobia and fat-craving. The human body is programmed to crave fats. Without essential fats and fatty nutrients animals and humans cease to thrive. Omega-3 and omega-6 fats from flaxseed and cold-water fish were found to be essential for human health by physiologists in the 1930s. Fat-soluble nutrients such as beta carotene, lutein, and vitamins A, D, E and K fulfill important functions in health maintenance. So fat isn’t all bad.

The American diet is intentionally laden with saturated fats and hardened hydrogenated fats, leaving about 80% of the population deficient in the essential fats required for the maintenance of the human nervous system, the production of hormones and the control of inflammation.
Foods actually taste better when they contain fats. A famous fast-food quarter-pound hamburger actually has a saturated fat content equivalent to 16 pats of butter! The fast-food engineers really know how to stimulate our taste buds.

It is worth noting here that weight loss is a common finding among individuals with chronic heart failure. It is evident that malabsorption of fats is related to heart failure. In one study subjects with heart disease had 10 times more fat in their stool than heart-healthy individuals. This means those with heart disease weren’t absorbing their fats (Am J Cardiology 5: 295, 1960). Yet heart patients are typically placed on low-fat diets! These individuals were leaner, but not healthier.

For these same reasons, fat blockers such as Olean and Elestra are undesirable. They keep fat from being absorbed, but they also keep fatty nutrients from being available. Under-nutrition occurs in about half of the patients with chronic heart failure.

Fats are a major source of fuel for the heart muscle. The use of lipase has been suggested to improve fat absorption (Am J cardiology 8: 43, 1963).

It was not until 1997 that researchers found that lipase also can help to control LDL cholesterol and is helpful in stubborn cases of high triglycerides. (Lipids 32: 1147, 1997).

Low levels of lipase have been found among adults who have benign fatty tumors surrounding their eyelids, an unsightly condition called xanthelasma. Adults with this condition often hide these fatty growths with makeup. While lipase is untried in these cases, a course of daily lipase with meals may prove to be a remedy.

Plant Based Enzymes Vs. Animal Enzymes
Enzymes are the energy of life. All supplemental enzymes, with very rare exception, can be beneficial to one degree or another. If you must choose one, which would it be? When considering the benefits of animal (or glandular, usually represented by USP) verses plant enzymes, the following may be helpful.

Animal enzymes, or pancreatic enzymes, are from the pancreas of a slaughter house animal. Ask yourself “What was the condition of this animal and its organs before he was slaughtered.” How does anyone know?

Pancreatic enzymes tend to claim high unit amounts, such as 31,500 units of protease. However, this amount, or unit measurement, does not indicate the actual enzyme activity level. 31,500 units of protease will yield a level of only 356 units of digestive activity. Compare this to hundreds of thousands of actual protease activity in our plant based enzymes. Enzyme effectiveness depends on activity not weight. Remember to compare “apples to apples”.

Don’t forget about the importance of the pH balance. Pancreatin requires an 8.0 pH to be of use in the system. The human body reaches this 8.0 pH in the small intestine after major digestion has already taken place. Plant enzymes have the capability to work between 3 and 9 pH. They are blended as neutral, alkaline and acidic to cover all concerns in our formulations. This means they work throughout the entire digestive tract and in the blood. For instance, one English study showed a small dose of acidstable lipase from a plant source was more effective than a dosage 25 times larger of conventional pancreatin in the treatment of malabsorption and malnutrition due to pancreatic enzyme deficiency.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease.

Chris asks…

What is it about fish that is supposed to be so healthy for you?

I keep hearing all these reports about how you are supposed to eat fish and it’s supposed to be so good for you. What exactly is it about fish that makes it so healthy? I know it’s supposed to be good for upping your LDL cholesterol, but what makes it be that way? The reason I ask is because my wife can’t STAND fish (cooking, raw, touching, eating, anything about it = BARF) but we both know we should be eating more. Are there supplements that we can take that would give us the beneficial parts minus the fish (for my wife) and the mercury (that’s my main concern)?


admin answers:

Fish is a good source of omega 3 and 6. If you cannot stomach fish (like myself, except tuna) then I would run to your local health food store and get fish oil capsules.

Here are the benefits of omega 3′s and 6′s in my report. Keep in mind this is a report about supplements in bodybuilding, so I am promoting omega 3′s more than omega 6 since they help an anthlete more, but they both should be taken.

There are fifty ingredients that our bodies need two of them our bodies cannot produce. I will be talking about one of them, essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are important to the bodybuilder since they play a major role in hormone synthesis. Omega 3, which is a polyunsaturated fat, is an essential fatty acid. Omega 3 is a main component comprised of LNA (Alpha Linolenic Acid). The human body needs LNA for survival, however, the human body cannot produce it. Therefore, people need to supplement with it. A twenty-five year study done on 1,800 people that lived in the Greenland Eskimos showed that they did not have as many diseases, such as diabetes and asthma, as most people in other places do. This is because their diets are rich in EPA and DHEA from fish which is omega 3. Good sources of EPA and DHEA are fresh and cold water fish such as sardines, trout, salmon, eel, and mackerel. Diets high in EPA and DHEA have shown to decrease total cholesterol levels and can also reduce cancer, more specifically colon and breast cancer. Omega 3’s help reduce kidney diseases and they can help control kidney function loss. Omega 3 is shown to increase insulin sensitivities which promotes a greater anabolic response and makes the fat burning ability greater. A test was conducted on rats where the rats where given high doses of omega 6’s which is a counterpart of omega 3. The rats’ insulin sensitivity was poor in the end. Then the same rats where given high doses of omega 3’s and their insulin sensitivities eventually went back to normal. Another study was done where half of the rats calories came from cod liver oil (which is high in omega 3) the result was a greater insulin sensitivity level. Their was also a study done on diabetics with omega 3. They were given three grams of omega 3’s daily over eight weeks and they shoed enhanced insulin sensitivity and lowered plasma triglyceride levels. Omega 3 also helps the nervous system, vision, and brain functions. Bodybuilders exert a lot of pressure on their joints on a daily basis. Omega 3’s have shown to help sooth aching joints. A study on people with arthritis was done and showed significant reduction in pain. Omega 3’s have been shown to help reduce skin inflammation, disease, and increase skin perfection by keeping the skin blood flow.
Sources of Omega 3:
•Flax Seed Oil – 58%
•Fish – 31%
•Fish Oil Capsules – >25%
•Dark Leafy Greens – >20%
Omega 3’s have been also linked to making platelets thicker which makes blood clotting easier. If a person is deficient, they will suffer with impaired vision, weakness, mood swings, dry skin, and much more.
Omega 6’s are also polyunsaturated fats and its min component is Linolenic Acid (LA), it is the second essential fatty acid. Omega 6’s help promote cardiovascular health, they help lower blood pressure. Joint inflammation is also reduced. Omega 6 helps lower cholesterol, increase fat oxidation, stimulate the nervous system, and increase the usage of fatty acids for energy.
•Sources of Omega 6:
•Flax Seed Oil – 14%
•Natural Peanut Butter – 30%
•Grapes – 71%
A person that is deficient in omega 6 generally has inflammatory skin, growth retardation, poor wound healing, and poor immune system.
Essential fatty acids are delicate. When exposed to heat, the chemical makeup can change, thus making its benefit less. If they are exposed to the air too long, they can then become spoiled oils which are toxic and harmful to your body. If they are in the light too long, they can also become toxic. There is no set ratio for omega 3 to omega 6, it all depends on the individuals goals. Around ten percent of a persons calories should come from essential fatty acids. An athlete should consume more omega 3’s than omega 6’s only because omega 3’s have more benefits to an athlete.

Donald asks…

his is because they don’t have enough protein to make __?___?

A person suffering from malnutrition, especially PEM, is frequently ill. They have impaired immune systems, and a reduced ability to fight off germs and bacteria. This is because they don’t have enough protein to make __?___, which are special molecules made by the immune system that make it possible for the body’s white blood cells to destroy these germs or toxins.

admin answers:

Antibodies? T-cells? Lymphocytes? You probably should have paid attention in class.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Use Of Language

January 8, 2014

Ruth asks…

What is the logic behind the subtitles in movies shown in English language movie channels in India?

It simply catches all the attention while watching movies.

Even when the movie is in English, why they are having subtitles in English? It would have understandable if they have Hindi subtitles.

admin answers:

Yes it is true that it diverts attention while watching movies…but the logic behind english subtitle is basically they are for the Hearing Impaired. Next time try to focus on the movie & not the subtitles (I am trying hard to practice!!!)

Nancy asks…

Does any1 know a college where u get a degree to teach the deaf/hearing impaired?

im graduating from a community college in december and im getting my associates but im looking for school where u can a bachelor degree in education for deaf/ hearing impaired thats no to expensive!! Thanx!!!

admin answers:

That depends what you’re looking for.

I got my BA from Gallaudet. They accept a small number of hearing students for undergrad studies there. That is absolutely the best place to go if you wish to teach in a setting that uses sign language or the bilingual/bicultural philosophy. I’m doing my graduate studies there under their K-12 bilingual/bicultural program now. I got very good financial aid from them as well.

There are other colleges that offer this degree as well. MacMurray College was my second choice if I hadn’t gotten into Gallaudet, although I don’t know firsthand how good their program is.

Be careful not to fall into the trap of being told to “dumb down” or simplify your teaching for deaf students. That has happened for far too long.

Lisa asks…

What is impaired when you have difficulty thinking of things that fit in a category?

I’ve always noticed that I have difficulty with what I call “enumeration,” that is thinking up a list of ideas relating to something. I’ve noticed this in school whenever I was asked to list 5 things associated with x thing or something like that. I’ve always called those kinds of questions “enumeration questions.”

What is that and where can I get more info?

admin answers:

Enumeration is usually a mathematical term applying to sets of things. However, I bet that you can do this more than you think, For instance, list five items in the 2′s multiples. List five words that start with “L.” List five animals that eat meat.

I suspect your problem lies in processing information in your brain. There are various leaning disabilities that could impact your ability to do this. I also suspect that if your teacher gave you a bunch of stuff like something you would find in a junk drawer and asked you to categorize them into groups, you would do just fine. Wile I am not going to explain each of these disabilities, I will give you a list of possiblities that you can look up on the “Net.

*Short term, working memory deficit. This is your ability to hold information in momentary awareness and use it to do something like categorize abstractions. If you find this to be the case, then ALWAYS use a graphic organizer when you are trying to do this. That way it won’t keep disappearing one you when you start your thought process. Many of these are free on the “Net.
*Long term memory and long term retrieval deficit.
*Visual processing disorder.
*Expressive language deficit.
*Visual Sequencing Deficit
*Spatial Orientation Deficit
* Visual or Auditory Memory Deficits.
*Visual or Auditory Sequencing Deficits.

All of these disorders have to do with neurological deficits as opposed to Intellectual Disabilities. If you find after doing your research, that you do indeed have a learning disability, then you can find ways to support the deficit like using graphic organizers or whatever is recommended.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Use Of Language

January 7, 2014

David asks…

should i learn spanish or american sign language?

i live in florida and plan on becoming a psychiatrist. what would be more useful to learn: spanish or sign language?

admin answers:

It depends on what your focus would be… Would you go for a degree that would specifically aim you at the hearing impaired? If not, I would go for Spanish because no matter where you go in the US, you’ll encounter spanish speaking people while the chances of you running into a deaf person is much much smaller…

Again, unless that’s what your specific focus will be.

Steven asks…

Any Audiologists and Speech language pathologists here?

I would like to know about the jobs for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Australia,UK and USA
Hello flipper,if u dont mind may i know what ur granddaughter has been diagnosed and what problem she has?n may i help u?

admin answers:

Don’t know about the three countries you mention but there certainly seems to be a shortage here in Sweden. My 8 year old grandaughter is speech impaired and rarely sees anyone, certainly no one on a regular basis. She does Music Therapy and swimming and they seem to be the only activities she receives.

Robert asks…

What are some activities that can be done with a sight impaired child?

The librarian in my locale has launched a literacy program that will last until August 15,2008. The hours are 9 a.m to 3p.m. I am assisting her as I am certified at elementary and secondary level as a teacher. Among the registrants is a sight impaired child [preschooler]. She is bright and remarkable. Her Mom said she was born at 26 weeks and her retina was detached. Surgery was performed on her twin but not her..Although she is regarded as blind, I personally believe she has some vision.Recently, she was able to identify the colour of her uncle’s outfit accurately- something her sighted sister failed to do. Her mother had money. and her sighted sister said it was money; she identified it as twenty dollars.Some people say she is developing a sixth sense. When we are riding in the car, she would be in the front seat with her Mom. Suddenly she might shout and tell her sisters to sit down or her twin to leave the door alone.Today she clung to me[as usual] and said she wanted to write. I was working with another group and could not cater to her needs. After a while, she began to chant that she wanted to go home. I believe that there are activities she can do even though she is ‘impaired‘ [until she is reassessed]. Her father is dead and her mother’s income is low. In this locale there is no school for the blind; and the nearest one does not have space. She loves playing the keyboard; but that will distract other children in the program eho find concentration difficult.What, if anything, can be done to help this child fit into this literacy program?Your suggestions would be appreciated.

admin answers:

If the Keyboard is electronic, see if there is a port for headphones. Inexpensive headphones are available at most stores which still sell personal CD players. This should help with whatever distraction she might be to other children. If you are working with a group of children who are writing, allow her to participate.

Her chant of wanting to go home sounds like her way of letting people know she was bored. Are there books available at your library that have textures in which you can interest her? Most libraries encourage reading and language appreciation in even children who are “impaired”.

As a last suggestion, try writing or talking to the managers of book chain stores in your state or area. Explain the situation, and that the family is trying to educate both children on limited means. You may be surprised at their generosity, and that of programs like First Book.

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