Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The habits that irritate many - fiddling, tapping feet, swinging on chairs . .

How many of you find the continual tapping of a foot or the swinging on a chair, the fiddling of fingers or the continual tapping of a pencil end on a desk so irritating that you end up shouting at the individual, when in some cases it is not actually the individuals fault.

Pencil tapping

Millions of children all over the world are repeatedly asked to stop fiddling, often because this can disrupt the whole class of kids and the Teacher(s), or because it seems to have become a 'habit' that irritates those close to them for example:

  • Sitting at a table
  • Waiting for a bus
  • Waiting for a meal to arrive
  • At the school desk
  • On a school bus
  • On a  school trip
  • Watching something on T.V.
  • Sitting in the car on a long journey
  • Sitting in 'what seems to them as' boring Company
Often the above are considered rude, inconsiderate and extremely distracting or irritating for others and for some this irritating habit can sadly often result in detention. 

However, as much as these habits seem to be an irritant, actually they are methods that allow some individuals to concentrate, quite the reverse to the thoughts of many. 

This Link connects you to a Website called  Brain Highways if you scroll down to the second page and to the word proprioception, double click it, and sit back and listen to the children's point of view.

So, what does 'proprioception' mean, thanks to Wikipedia: 

"one's own", "individual", and capio, capere, to take or grasp, is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement.

On behalf of those who have a tendency to fiddle or irritatingly tap, please give them a chance and try to understand how their train of thought works in a situation that is often required for them to concentrate. Granted, there are some people who do just do this out of annoyance, but in many cases individuals need to move a limb or to feel the sensation of moving which in turn allows them to concentrate. 

For the individuals who genuinely need to feel this sensation of movement there is a small tool called a fidget cube or a spinner, which could be used under a table or somewhere out of view of other students so that the Teacher or Tutor will not consider them to be a distraction for other students who do not need the sensation of movement to concentrate.  These tools are inexpensive and can give the same sensation as tapping a foot, shaking a leg or swinging on a chair. 

Fidget Cubes

There are many different types of Fidget Cubes or Spinners all available on line at an extremely reasonable cost. 

After using these small tools for  a while it can reduce the need for larger movements but for some individuals these tools can encourage individuals to, over time, stop the need for movement at all.

On behalf of the millions of children who have been shouted at in the past for just this cause, please, give others a chance, understand that they need movement to concentrate, at least until their brain can be trained to do otherwise. 

Thank you

For sufferers of Alzheimer's or Dementia there are also fidget tools, which are called amongst other things, twiddle muffs, you can buy these for men and women as can be seen from the below photographs. These can also help them to concentrate as well as pass many hours of their day away. 

Women's Twiddle Muffs

Mens Twiddle Muffs

On behalf of many individuals who sit all day long with nothing to do, thank you for taking time to read this post

Want better health, then your chemical balance needs you to listen

Medication, Acupuncture, Chinese remedies, Injections, Self medication - and many others are all options for better health, but many of these would not be required if we all listened to the needs of our  'own specific chemical balance'.

Once again we refer back to our old saying ' what happens if you put diesel in to a petrol vehicle? it doesn't run very well! what happens if you put petrol in to a Diesel vehicle? after a very short period of time the vehicle will come to a shuddering stop and the fuel filter and tubes will all need to be cleared or cleaned, similar to our own systems sometimes, we need to flush them out - an uncomfortable process for some, especially if it needs done via the Hospital methods.

Some of the many illnesses caused by the lack of positive foods/liquids being digested or ingested are;

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alzheimer's 
  • Vascular Dementia
  • I.B.S
  • Indigestion
  • Crohn's
  • Bowel cancer
  • Stomach issues
  • Migraines
  • Feeling permanently bloated
  • Skin irritations
  • Piles
  • Exhaustion
  • Psychosis 

So, why not reduce your health issues or the possibility of any of the above happening to you and start to listen to your chemical balance today and after just a matter of a few weeks start to reap the rewards of better over all health.

Humans are the only animal who buy and consume foods according to what their 'eyes' fancy. A horse, a dog, an elephant and many other birds and wildlife still have the innate ability to utilise 'all animals basic instinct, yet humans have been brain washed by packaging, photographs - just what the producers want, so no matter which way we look at it, what the majority of us eat is purely controlled by the Marketers or perhaps better still by the Artists who create the beautiful photographs on each package. Few consumers actually look at the ingredients, few actually realise the amount of chemicals that are put in to each food available to the human. Very few individuals genuinely realise how brain washed we are to the Stores/ Supermarkets methods of 'how to get their Clients to buy their foods', yet they have ingenious ways of encouraging all to buy 'NEW' products. To summarise all this the majority of humans are 'blinkered' or are being trained, from a young age by the Marketers on what foods to buy - no matter the methods that they utilise in the process. 

Given all the above, sadly, we are also, automatically, training our children and our children's children to automatically assume that this is the only way to buy foods - by the packaging - no matter the ingredients.

Is there therefore that much of a surprise why there is such a massive increase in health issues such as the ones mentioned in the listing above. 

For a moment, let's calculate how long, on average, it takes to shop, as well as the cost, for that, as an example,  quick 'instant Microwave meal'. 

  1. Diesel/petrol to get the the store
  2. The time
  3. The additional things you purchase along with the meal your eyes have decided to buy.
  4. The plastic you have bought along with each article as well as the bag. 
  5. Your time spent in the shop
  6. Your time having a gossip with the people you bump in to along the way. 

Here is an interesting link called 'Grocery Shopping Statistics' 

Ultimately grocery shopping is one of life’s necessary evils — it’s a drain on your wallet and your time but above all often your health suffers because of the type of foods the majority of us are brain washed in to buying! 

Yet, as a simple example, to cook a healthy stir fry, with the correct foods for your system, only  takes approximately 9 minutes. . . . . this is as long as it takes to microwave a 'precooked meal'! the latter of which, nine times out of ten, has many more preservatives in it than the food you can cook in the stir fry for the same amount of time! Now let's add on the time it took you to look at the hundreds of microwaved meals before you finally chose the one you wanted.

A little more information on Microwaved foods: 

  1. More than three billion ready meals were eaten in Britain in 2012
  2. They make up the biggest sector of the UK's £70 billion a year food budget
  3. Food manufacturers carry out little or no preparation of raw ingredients
  4. They buy treated ingredients, mainly frozen or dried, from other companies
  5. Meat, fish and vegetables are kept at sub-zero temperatures for months
  6. But when the food is thawed and cooked it can be marketed as 'fresh'
  7. A ready-meal factory can churn out 250,000 portions a day using 70 different ingredients

Now there's some interesting but perhaps also some frightening information for you! but information that may have triggered your memory from 'foods in the olden days', yes, that's right, the food your Granny used to cook! or maybe even still does, that is if she hasn't been persuaded to buy instant meals by her ' now adult children'! In the olden days if you fell ill, someone would bring you a good healthy pot of homemade soup, or a substantial meal with all natural ingredients in them. 

Our next post will look in to the things we consume from a different angle but in the meantime we will leave you with this photograph to 'digest'! 

Until the next time, thinking what you eat will allow your over all health to improve, so, start to sow the seed for a healthier future for your children and the Processing Factories will have no option but to stop producing foods with a mass of negative chemicals which ultimately are creating an incredibly unhealthy world. 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Help those who live in fear

Far too many people live in fear, 
Far too many people lack in confidence,
It's also very clear, 
Far too many people suffer in silence.

Please give others an extra thought, 
Don't assume they are just like you, 
Consider their lives may be extremely fraught,
So, before you assume a thought or two, 

Watch and listen and show you care,
For you never know you might just help
some one to stop living in fear.