Depression in the Elderly   Leave a comment

Depression in the Elderly

Depression in the elderly is a widespread problem that is often not diagnosed and frequently under-treated. Many people will not admit to the signs and symptoms of depression, for fear that they will be labeled as being mentally unstable, weak or crazy. Some people may be aware of their depression, but believe that nothing can be done about it.

Friends and family can help the depressed elderly person by spending time with them. Spending time with grandchildren is a way for the elderly to stay active. Sometimes the young adults need to be reminded to spend some time with their grandparents.

When Depression is Due to Loss

Each individual has to find the courage and strength to continue to live their life at their own pace. Not everyone deal with tragedies and losses the same as others. Some people need a longer time and a slower pace to return to living a normal life after losing someone.

By: Ellen J. Barrier

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Preventing Childhood Obesity   Leave a comment

Preventing Obesity

Exercise:

From crib to adult years exercise is very important. When babies are placed on a quilt on the floor, they can move around easier, and have closer contact with the parents and family. This aids in crawling and walking a lot sooner. There are many things parents can do to help their children get the proper exercise they need.  The best encouragement for exercise is for parents to engage in an exercise program with their children.  Having exercise equipment in the home is profitable to both parents and their children.

Scheduling:

Having a set time for each meal is very important, it prevent snacking before meals that can prevent eating the most important food. If a child is not hungry during the meal because they are filled from snacks, they aren’t going to eat, or if they are encouraged to eat, this will add extra calories and will lead to weight gain.  And it sends a message to the brain to eat, even though the child isn’t hungry, that is carried throughout their teenage years and into adult years, which can result in obesity.

Good Health Habits:

As parents, we pass much of our cultural traditions to our children. We should choose things that are good to aide in preventing obesity in childhood, and to encourage good health habits in future generations.

How we prepare meals and scheduling are examples we set for our children.  Practicing good health habits includes proper hygiene, hand washing to prevent transmitting germs, and personality traits with respect for parents and others are a part of good health habits.

Written by Ellen J. Barrier

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The First Defence against Fighting Germs is Hand Washing   Leave a comment

The First Defence against Fighting Germs is Hand Washing

Microorganisms: How They Are Transmitted 

Microorganisms known as germs are minute living bodies that cannot be seen by the naked eye, such as bacterium or protozon. Listed below are the following ways by which microorganisms can be carried from one host to another:

Human Carriers:  any person who has recent recovered from an infectious disease remains a carrier of that infection that was caused by the organism, and may transfer the organism to another host.

Air: Pathogenic microorganisms in the respiratory tract may be discharged from the mouth or nose. These organisms that are present may carry infection if they resist drying. They will settle on food, dishes, clothing, skin, and as such.

 

Food borne:  Food and water handled by infected persons may contain pathogenic organisms acquired from them or through fecal or insect contamination.

Insects: May be physical carriers or may act as the Anopheles mosquito. Flies are also carriers of organisms.

Animal Carriers:  There are some organisms that are pathogenic for animals that can be transmitted to humans through direct or indirect contact. And is a link between animals and humans. Therefore, the animal carrier is also an intermediary host.

Soil-borne: The spore-forming organism in soil can enter the body through broken skin such as a cut, sore, or wound.  Fruits and vegetables, such as roots, should be cleaned thoroughly before being eaten raw, to avoid ingesting organisms, from the soil.

*Pathogenic __ disease-producing. Normally, used in reference to bacteria.

Good hygiene and cleanliness are the best defence against fighting against many diseases.

Streptococcal Bacteria

Streptococcal Bacteria is referred to as a fast moving killer. In May of 1994, Medical scientists made known to the public that a highly virulent strain of Streptococcal Bacteria is known to be a “Deadly flesh eating bacteria,” that is in the United States and in other parts of the world as well. The disease, is a serious concern to Medical Science, because the symptoms produced by the bacteria, are often disregarded in the early stages – thereby, making it dangerously life threatening.

Symptoms:

The Streptococcal Bacteria virus causes the skin, muscles, and tissue to decay. And can spread as fast as an inch per hour. It can be transmitted by touching an infected person. The bacteria, creates a toxic enzyme poison, which poisons the flesh and causes it to die. The toxins produced by the infection poisons skin, muscles, tissue, and internal organs; which in turn, cause the white corpuscles known to fight infection, to careen out of control. When this situation occurs, the lungs, liver, and kidneys shut down, causing the person to go into toxic shock. Death can occur.

Written by Ellen J. Barrier

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The Other Faces of Addiction   Leave a comment

The Other Faces of Addiction

When most people hear the word addiction, they associate it with heroin, and cocaine.  They don’t consider the facts behind addiction;  those are the other faces.  There are other people who are addicted to other things that many of us would think are harmless, which are misguided beliefs. Anything that one feels they can’t live without, that satisfies them, and gives them a sense of comfort and security,  is an addiction.

The faces behind this kind of addiction are people of all ages, and nationalities, professionals, and nonprofessionals. This kind of addiction, can trick the individual into thinking they are not addicted.  And that they are different from those who are using heroin or cocaine.  Be it heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, or others, any kind of an addiction is very serious.

My Story:

I once was addicted to crushed ice. I went to bed with a bottle of crushed ice, and I woke up with a desire for my crushed ice. I had to have my crushed ice, throughout the day, and night. I realized that this was not any different than any other addiction, and I prayed to God to help me to get rid of this addiction, and he did. It took me a while, but I defeated that overwhelming desire to have crushed ice.

My problem was so serious I would freeze a bottle of water, and wrap it against the kitchen sink, until the ice was very soft.  (That was a noisy process.)  My husband and children teased me about my ice eating habit. But that didn’t bother me, I didn’t care. The thing about any addiction is that the individual becomes insensitive to others. Crunching on ice, and making loud noises while breaking the ice into pieces in the bottle was rude, but I was addicted to crushed ice.

I didn’t realize any of those things I was doing was wrong. It all seemed harmless. In my weakness, I judged myself, and made the decision that this was O.K., because I wasn’t hurting anyone. We all have to have a spiritual awakening before we can come face to face with our weaknesses, in order for us to overcome them.

__Ellen J. Barrier

Recommended Read  Life with Father: This is a true story of a boy who grew up with an alcoholic father who he remembers to have been abusive , and neglected his family.  He tells about the domestic violence and physical and mental abuse he witnessed of  his father attacks on his mother.

Book: How to Trust God When all Other Resources Have Failed  is written by Ellen J. Barrier@ http://barriersbooks.com/ Barrier’s Books & Associates

 

Engaging in extramarital Sex or multiple sexual affairs is risky   1 comment

 

Available to read in ebook @ http://www.myebook.com/elllenbarrier/

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In a relationship, a couple should be faithful to each other.

There is a risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases, and spreading them to others, when engaging in sexual encounters with different partners. There is also, the possibility of getting hurt or endangering someone’s life or getting killed over a love affair.

To get involved with a person who is presently in a relationship, such as the young man did in the story, Self- Restraint from Sexual Temptation is using poor judgment.  The woman referred to her husband as “The good Man.”  She had no respect for her husband and neither for her body or health concerns for anyone else. To her, sexual encounters with different partners were a game.  And it was one that turned out badly for the young man.

Story:  Self- Restraint from Sexual Temptation

Self- Restraint from Sexual Temptation

The danger of contracting sexually transmitted diseases and spreading them to others or losing one’s life or perhaps taking a life and sometimes being at fault for another person loss of life are things to consider before getting involved in a relationship with someone who is presently in a relationship.

These are the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Diseases & Related Conditions:

Bacterial Vaginosis – an infection which symptoms include an odorous vaginal discharge. The vaginal odor may be fish like, and grey in color.

  Chlamydia – Chlamydia is a silent sexually transmitted disease, caused by Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium. The disease can  affect about three quarters of women and half of men without them knowing they have it.  Parts of the  body  infected:  rectum, urethra, eyes, liver, throat and lungs. In worst cases, it can cause infertility.

 Gonorrhea- a disease affecting the sex organs that is passed on by sexual contact.

  Hepatitis Viral – a group of viral infections that affect the liver . The most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.

Viral hepatitis, is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation. An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis; most do not know they are infected. About 80,000 new infections occur each year.

Herpes (Genital) – a sexually transmitted disease caused by the herpes simplex virus. It affect the genital and anal regions with painful blisters.

There is no cure for herpes. Treatment can reduce symptoms and decrease the risk of transmission through sexual contact.

Continued @ http://ellenshealthinformation.blogspot.com/2011/08/spread-symptoms-of-sexually-transmitted.html

The Price We Must Pay For Our Father’s Sins is a “Slice of Life” Story

The Price We Must Pay For Our Father’s Sins is a movie production film.  It is a ‘Slice of Life story’ that deals with life issues; money, power, sex and violence. The description for this film is: Feature film, Theatrical film, TV film or Life time film.

This story is based on the life of Priscilla Emerson and her family

“Death is the Inevitable Price We Must Pay.”  Tony said.

“How can a dead person reach beyond the grave and continue to destroy and dominate someone else’s life?” Priscilla asked.   Evil never dies.

Priscilla was a beautiful young woman who graduated from law school, with a promising future in the field of law. However, on the day she became Mrs. Jim Elliott, every one of her dreams were destroyed. Jim Elliott was not an ordinary man. He was possessed with demons, a man without a conscious. But, Priscilla didn’t realize this horrible truth about her husband, until it was too late.

This story is available in ebook @ http://www.myebook.com/elllenbarrier/

 

Protecting your Immune System   Leave a comment

 

Noni Juice

 

When we are vacationing or traveling for business purposes, it is difficult to get the nutritional foods our body needs. To stay healthy, we must protect our immune system by eating nutritious meals. To keep my immune system healthy while traveling, I drink nutritional supplements. I carry a bottle of ®Tahitian noni Juice and some nutritious snacks in my possession when I travel.

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Written by: Ellen J. Barrier

Good Nutrition and Health   Leave a comment

 

Good Nutrition and Health

 

Vitamin A (retinol) function is essential for healthy eyes, skin, hair, organ linings, and bone formation. Vitamin A is a fat- soluble vitamin.

Food Sources: carrots, dark green leafy vegetables, cantaloupes, oranges, apricots, fortified milk products, eggs and oily fish.

Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) is essential for hemoglobin, maintain healthy skin, and regulate the function of cells in the nervous system.
Food Sources: bananas, dark green leafy vegetables, papayas, oranges, cantaloupes, beans, sweet potatoes and other potatoes, sunflower seeds, fortified cereals, poultry and fish.

I grew up on a farm of large fields of vegetables, and orchards with their beautiful trees bearing fruits and nuts. My parents also, raised animals; chickens, cows, pigs, horses and a dog. There were places to fish and hunt. The farm gave us back more than my parents put into it. We received good health and happiness.

 

Vegetables, fruits and nuts are much needed in our diets. It is difficult to get many of our young people and older ones as well, to eat green leafy vegetables. Exercise, without eating the proper foods will not produce a healthy and fit body. I have listed food products, and their nutritional values, sources of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and their functions in the body.

The Importance of Vegetables Fruits and Nuts in Your Diet : View Vitamins and Mineral and their food sources @

http://ellen-barriershealthandfitness.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-importance-of-vegetables-fruits-and.html Blog

Written by: Ellen J. Barrier

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