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GSMC Health & Wellness Podcast Episode 313: Eye Health

GSMC Health and Wellness Podcast

1:08:57 hr | 8 months ago

GSMC Health & Wellness Podcast Episode 313: Eye Health

"And you want to be healthier. You just don't know what to do. All these shows telling you this and that, but nothing seems to work will listen close golden state media. Concept's has got something great for you. The health and wellness podcast dedicated to work Trent. Healthy eating habits die and everything about healthy living. Join us in our banters as we help you not just live life to. Let live it to the healthiest. Yes Nancy Health and wellness podcasts? Teams GSM podcast network I'm your host, Alex! Today. We're going to talk about our is. So in one of our recent segments, we learned about lasix surgery as well as different types of vision issues i. want to explore that a little bit more as I find myself in the market for new glasses and I have no idea what this paperwork is really saying to me. So I wanted to look into it with you guys and we could all learn about it together so today we're going to talk about different types of issues and how to read our glass prescriptions, so we know what all of those abbreviations and pluses and minuses truly mean. If, you're anything like me. You very well may not know your actual eyeglasses prescription, because it is just a bunch of numbers on the page so I'm hoping that by contextualising it in learning. What these things Mueen I will actually be able to memorize this a little easier. At least that's how it generally works for me what I can understand and really wrap. My brain around is something that I am more likely to remember than just remembering something through rote memorization. burst up. We are going to talk about the different types of conditions that can lead one to needing to wear glasses. So I have. We're GONNA talk about the most common types that folks are familiar with. nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. So with nearsightedness, this one is also referred to as Myopia and it's a fairly common condition in which the light that is coming into the eye doesn't get focus properly on the retina, and that makes it difficult for the person who has it to see all. That are far away. As we discussed in our episode on lasers, that condition is generally caused by your eyeball. A little bit too long. So that is a result of the cornea being a little bit wonky in its Lynch shape. It's a little bit along gated. In farsightedness on the other hand, it's called Propia and it's caused by a shortening of the eyeball, so your cornea is shaped a little bit flatter than it should be, and that is causing dune rays of light to also not be focused properly on your retina, and make it difficult for you to see things that are up close. With the stigmatism that is your cornea being wonky shaped so the other two are also them being wonky shaped, but one of them was being really long, and the other one was like being ladder, like more, conical and more flat with stigmatism, think of it as being like Rolling Hills. Perhaps it's quite irregular in shape, but it's neither simply too long or too short. It's kind of wavy perhaps, and it could look. Look a variety of different ways, but it results in getting blurred images in otherwise clear areas, so it also results in an imperfect focusing light onto your retina, so regardless of the shape of your cornea, it could result in and eyesight issue that is going to have blurred vision. It just depends on the particular shape of a walkie nece whether that is up close far away or a little bit of both. You can also get astigmatism alongside Myopia or Hyper Olympia and they referred to these conditions as refracted errors, because the light refracting properly onto the retina. So with your diagnosis, normally doctor will measure your vision loss. Something called the Snell intest chart. So yes, I am talking about that big old chart that usually starts with a giant at the top, and then each row below it in that pyramid-shaped were square. Shame tends to be smaller and smaller. In recent years, some doctors have also swamped over to a new chart referred to as the log Mar Chart so L. O. G. on lower case and capital m. a. r., and this is referring to a new method for measuring your visual attention. The in chart was created in eighteen, sixty two. We've been using it since then and then more recently, the log mar chart, so the smelling chart is the one you thinking of the has like the giant e or the giant a at the top, and it progressively get smaller as it kind of a pyramid base towards the bottom almost turns rectangular. Whereas the log March aren't starts with that row of large letters, the top and they gradually get smaller as we go to the peak of that triangle. So it's kind of. Almost Milan Mar Chart is also often used for kids. Especially, because testing the visual acuity, children can be very challenging, so most of these new charts have found that log. Mar Works Best. They also to use it and clinical applications for looking at age related macular degeneration A. R. M. D., and we're GONNA. Talk more about macular degeneration and our next segment. So when they use these they use log mar cuties, because that's what the research used, and so that makes it easier to use the log more acuity measurements in their practices, rather than trying to translate that between log, Mar and Snell smelling, because we don't have a direct correlation between log, Mar and smell in in order to really figure out which one is equivalent to which there is no direct comparison, so that can cause a lot of. During translation of these prescriptions. And sometimes some clinics you smelling and others use log mar, so it's not really intuitive. As poor vision is recorded as a high number in smelling and in log. Mar is a lower number so in smelling. That is like six out of sixty and then log. Mar would be one point zero zero, and for in it, being better vision is going to be six six and for log. Mar Zero Point Zero Zero. So you can see that it might be a little bit wonky in translating these types of mathematical figures back and forth between the two. Most A. R. MD clinic so that Andrew Related macular degeneration clinics those use the log more method in trying to use that notation, so if your eyesight is more related to macular degeneration in your issues, then you very likely are already using log Mar, but you can also ask your doctor about it if you are curious like I am. You can also Google these different charts. That's log, Mar, L. O. G. M. A.. R. N. Snell Allen, S and E.. L. L. E. N.? There is a rough conversion table that you can also google for log mar versus smelling, and for example we talked about the vision being one point zero, two six slash six zero for longmore versus Stehlin, but then it gets kind of Wonky. So I mean, it's already a little bit Wonky, but after that point nine for log, Mar is equivalent to six over forty eight for smelling, and then for point eight. It's six over thirty eight, and then for point seven six over thirty. I it went down by twenty eight, and then by ten, and then by eight, and after that it's going to go down by six, and so on and so forth so it's really quite strange, and it is a lot easier just to make sure we understand each of them and ask you dr which one they're using. If you have a preference, they're still going to be able to get you great glasses either way, but. I ask probably too many questions. Scientists are children who never grew up in stopped asking why so if you were also curious about the world around you, go ahead and ask or give it a google. That's the only way you're gonNA. Find out more. We're going to go on a quick break and when we come back, we are going to talk about how to read those eyeglasses. Prescriptions stay tune. Are you looking to learn more about the latest trends from the fitness world. Are you confused by all the different trends that are out there? The GS MC fitness podcast is the place for you the S. MC. Fitness podcast is the place to come for people of all skill and interest levels. Join us as we explored the latest trends in the fitness world. Does that new exercise? Really work should try yoga. Whatever your question chances are good. You'll find an answer on the. C. Fitness podcast. Only. Farsightedness and stigmatism. Differences between a smelling chart and a log mar chart for measuring visual acuity. Now, we're going to talk about how to read your eyeglass prescription. So if you guys are like me every time you go to the eye doctor in, they hand you that little piece of paper. You're just like okay. I'm going to send this to the people who are GonNa make my glasses and they'll definitely know what that means, but I have no idea what, plus or minus or any of those numbers really mean so. We're GONNA figure that out together today. When you look at your eyeglasses prescription, you'll normally see numbers listed under letters like Oh S. and od. Now? Those are Latin abbreviations s means you're left I it short for oculus meaning eye, sinister meaning left so then she left eye and od is Oculus dextrous, or you're right. I. So turns out. Those are just telling you which I is witch interesting that the left is considered to be sinister. Some Times though you might see notation says Oh, you instead, and that means you have something going on with both is something that they have in common. In general, though if you're looking at the numbers, the further away you go from zero on your prescription that means the worst. Your eyesight is, and the more vision correction that you need, so you'll need stronger prescription if you are further away from zero. Zero, is really our sectioning point and we've discussed sectioning points in previous episodes as it relates to things like. Cranes or telling what sex certain reptiles child are really going to be based on the temperature to which they're exposed about a third of the way through the embryonic process. So. In this case, zero is our sanctioning point, and that means at zero. You have what is considered to be normal eyesight. If you have anything above zero or under zero that means you have something wrong with your eyesight, so if you have a plus sign in front of your number that means that you're farsighted, and if you have a minus sign that means that you're nearsighted, so mine would be a minus sign in front of it. And then you have the numbers on there that really represent something referred to as a die off after and die. Officer is kind of like the same concept as Newton's or things like that in physics that are used to measure different things. It's a unit of measurement that we're really using to refer to the correction. Focusing power of your glass lenses that your specific is require. A lot of times they will abbreviate die officer to be, but that just means how much of a factor you need those lenses to focus for you. So if you're prescription, says minus one point zero zero. Then you have one day after of nearsightedness is how they would phrase that and that's considered to be fairly mild. If you are at negative four point two five that mead, you have four in one quarter I opt of nearsightedness, and that's more nearsighted than that initial negative one, and it does require stronger lenses and stronger lenses typically means thicker lenses. Conversely a you had plus one point zero zero. That would mean you're just a little bit for cited, and you don't need that much correction, and therefore you don't need super thick lenses, and then if you have plus five, then that would mean you quite farsighted, and they need to go ahead and get you those stronger thicker lenses for your glasses. So, that's one reason why your glasses lenses may be thicker or thinner than your friends minor relatively thin excited about I think it's said one, no negative one point two five. A negative one point five. So that's my prescription is wrestling around there? I might be remembering that a little bit differently, but I know that it was a minus sign, and that I am in fact nearsighted. I just have trouble seeing some things that are far away like certain road signs. It takes me a little bit longer to be able to read them in proximity or lacking the grocery store from trying to read which things are in which. It takes me a little bit to get closer to it than it might take someone else, but I'm not required to wear glasses while I drive or anything like that because I'm still able to make things out just fine. You know within a safe distance able. Make them out safely from far enough away. I still always wear my glasses while I drive though because I liked to be as safe as possible. If you have astigmatism though you may have three numbers in your prescription and the formula they use for writing that numbers is at spicy by access. The S is this feerick portion of your prescription safely telling you the degree of nearsightedness or farsightedness like we discussed earlier so negative, one for mildly nearsighted or plus four for pretty farsighted, talking about this scene is referring to the cylinder or the astigmatism specifically, and that can be A. Or a positive number, and it's really also measuring those die offers the degree of stigmatism that you have in those units of measurement, so the bigger that number the more stigmatism you have. ASTIGMATISM is most often caused by your cornea, being shaped more like a football than a basketball. The access is going to be that last number, and it's anywhere between zero and one hundred eighty degrees. It's telling you how your astigmatism is oriented, so we need to know with astigmatism. Not just how much there is, but where precisely that curvature, difference is on your eyes, so if for astigmatism, you might have a prescription. It says something like. Negative one point zero zero plush one point five zero X, one eight zero. And so that's telling you that the spherical portion is your degree of nearsightedness farsightedness so at negative one. You be mildly nearsighted. Didn't that plus one point five zero is going to be that degree of stigmatism. You have as measured in dire offers that same measurement unit that we're using with the negative one to indicate mild astigmatism. Then we have by one eighty that is your degree or the orientation of where the stigmatism curvature is on your eyes. So, in that case that means you have one dioxide nearsightedness, one point five diop's of astigmatism, an axis of one hundred eighty degrees, conversely, if this were to be measured with farsightedness, it may say something like plus two point five zero plus three point zero zero x, forty five in that would mean that you have two point five die offers of farsightedness so years a little bit farsighted, and then you have three die, authors of astigmatism and an accident of forty five degrees, or that location of the curvature is at forty five degrees and that just make sure that they're. They're getting you the correct lens thickness and they're keeping those lenses at the correct shape and thickness for you based on all of those elements. Now you may not have the nearsightedness or the farsightedness with it that is going to be sometimes zero, perhaps in your case, but you might have zero point zero zero plus one point, five zero x, one eighty, and that would be you have otherwise normal vision, but your degree of astigmatism is going to be plus one point five zero and your ex of one eighty would be where that curvature is taking place on your eye. So. All of these things really just worked together to let your doctors now. In this measurement of doctors, precisely what your issues are just by changing it to a really easy conversion, raise and that way they're able to all have the same measurements, and I'll be on the same page even if we just end up referring to it as being nearsighted or farsighted or having stigmatism. We're going to go on a quick break and when we come back, we're going to talk about macular degeneration. Stay tuned! Tired of searching the vast jungle of podcasts now listen close and here this out. 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The further from zero means the stronger correction that your is need. We also talked about how to understand the prescription for the astigmatism issues and the importance of die authors, the unit of measurement that doctors used to help understand the focusing power of the specific lenses for your specific eyesight issues. Now we're going to talk about macular degeneration. So I, do not really know much about macular degeneration before researching for your gangs, but it's the leading cause of vision loss in America. Affects more than ten million. United States Americans and it's more so than cataracts and Glaucoma when combined. Right now, macular degeneration is still considered to be an incurable disease. And unlike the other types of issues, lake, astigmatism and nearsightedness and farsightedness that we discussed that are really associated with the shape of the cornea. macular degeneration is instead caused by the central portion of your retina deteriorating. And your retina is that inside back layer of the eye that really is the screen that we are sending the images in the light that we see from outside that then translates them via the optic nerve from our I to our brain. So. It's kind of like our movie screen sort of. The retinas central portion is called the Macula and it's responsible for focusing central vision in your eye, so that's related to controlling your ability to read or drive a car or recognize faces recognized colors, and to see things in fine detail when you're looking at images or objects and everyday life. So in the back of your I if you're looking at the anatomy of an I been the corneas going to be that little clear area that bulges out a little bit in front of your pupil in your Iris, and then in the back of the eye, you're going to have the optic nerve, and in front of that you'll see kind of like a darkened spot and that is going to be your Macula. If you think about the human I like you would a camera. The Macula is going to be the central and sensitive area of the film. When it's working properly, your macula can collect some highly detailed images at the center of your vision, and also send them up to the optic nerve to the brain, where your brain interprets those sensations and perceptions as being sight, but when the cells of your Macula start deteriorating, those images are no longer received correctly. Early on in macular degeneration. It's not going to entirely affect your vision. But if the disease does progress, then you might start getting wavy or blurred vision, and if it continues to worsen after that, you could completely lose your central vision kind of like taking a permanent marker to the middle of a photo, and starting to darken an out by drawing concentric circles that are getting larger and larger until the edges of those are also kind of blurry folks who have advanced macular degeneration are considered legally to be blind. But because of the rest of their retinas working, they may still have working peripheral vision. Now that's not going to be as clear central vision, and it is going to mean that things that are right in front of them are not going to be as easily perceived as things in their periphery, so that can cause a lot of problems if they were to try to drive and so. But there are actually two types of macular degeneration. One type is referred to as being dry, and that's called a traffic and the other type is referred to as wet and that's exit native. So about eighty five to ninety percent of the cases of macular degeneration are the dry, a trophy type in ten to fifteen percent are the wet or expeditive type. You may also see some a type referred to as stargardt disease, and that is a form of macular degeneration that tends to be found in young people n? It's caused by a gene. So what do we really mean by dry and wet macular degeneration? Well, the dry kind does not involve any leaking of blood or serum. So Moss Vision may still occur, but you may still have good central vision, they means it may be twenty forty or better, but you may have some functional limitations leg. Your vision may fluctuates, or you may have trouble reading, because you don't have the full area of your central vision available to you, or your vision may be limited at night, or under certain conditions like if it's dim in a building, so in my personal opinion, Olive Garden would be very dark I? Don't have anything personally against their food, but every olive garden I've been in has seem to be inordinately dark. Perhaps it's just me, but certain places that tend to be darker and have that reduced elimination for whatever reason like a roller skating rink when they turn the lights off, and they put the disco ball on and the laser lights and stuff on the floor, and turn on the fog, machines and stuff that could cause some problems for folks who have macular degeneration or perhaps going to a movie theater or going out to a club or a bar. Et cetera anywhere, where the elimination is reduced could cause them some trouble in seeing. In the dry time of macular degeneration, the deterioration of the retina is generally associated with these little small yellow deposits, forming these are called, drew Driessen, and they form under the Macula. And when you get these D-, Rousson, then they ended up sending and drying out the Macula, and then it's no longer able to function properly. The amount of central vision loss is directly related the location and the amount of retinal thinning caused by the drew San. So I keep growing that word around. What is Drew San, well. Those little small yellow deposits that form under the Macula it can take months or even years for them to form, and they are teeny tiny, but they also need to sell death, and therefore also a result of clear vision straight ahead at the center area of your vision instead of the periphery. A doctor can see those though during a dilated eye exam or by using retinal photography, so if you have more than a few small drew send then. They'll say that you have early age. Related, macular degeneration, or amd or a are md as we discussed in our first segments. So folks who have Jerusalem may often not have any symptoms that are notable, but the existence of those deposits can be a risk for some degree of vision loss in the future, so your doctor can view these, and even if you are not currently experiencing symptoms, they can let you know to watch out for it. The only way to really find these though is if you have a thorough examination, because these little Rousson, which means rocks are g odes in German are just kind of like these tiny pebbles and debris under your retina, but they're not at the front of your eye, so you can't see them just by looking at them without getting that thorough examination with that dilation or retinal photography. We're going to go on a quick break and when we come back, we're going to talk some more about these Gruson and then dive into wets, macular degeneration stay tuned. 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Data. brinks discussing macular degeneration how it works in losing it your spoke assessing central vision in your eye, while still maintaining components of your periphery, and that there are two different types dry and wet, with most of the cases, almost ninety percent, being the dry, a traffic type, and the ten to fifteen, being that wet expeditive type, so with the dry type that are typically caused by those D- Rousson, the German word for rock or Gio, D- there. These little yellow pebble likes substances that accumulate under the retina and the Macula, and then that can be a big problem for your eyes. So, as these the positive there, it's generally the results of a garbage disposal problem, so you're retinal cells dump unwanted material, and like we discussed in our episodes on the immune system. Normally your immune cells can clean most of that stuff up, but if your retina are dumping too much, or it's not properly packaged for disposal where the immune cells don't function correctly than it can pile up so kind of like not properly. Properly, packaging your trash before you put it out for disposal. If it's not in the bag correctly, or you'd just stepped a bunch of garbage into a can instead of into a bag, the garbage man may not pick it up because it's not following along with the rules, or if you put multiple bags out there and the rule for your apartment complex where your community is the only pick up one bag per day. The name may not go ahead and get all of it, and then it can effectively pile up just like these drew soon. And these truths soon also contain proteins and Lipids Lipids are naturally occurring molecules that include fats, and so you can make things like goat's milk soap, and all kinds of other stuff with lipids, and it helps your skin feel really nice, sometimes depending on the type. But some of those proteins are pro inflammatory, and that means that the immune system coats the drew sin. So one protein in the Jerusalem. Is that Beta amyloid and you remember that we discussed Beta amyloid. When we discuss some issues related to the brain, Beta amyloid is that harmful deposit that builds up in your brain, especially found in the brains of people who have Alzheimer's disease and they think this Beta, amyloid protein may be contributing to both Alzheimer's disease and. And to macular degeneration, but just because you have macular degeneration doesn't mean you have a major risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease. The location of where the deposits are are really matters in that instance said don't panic. Having Andy does not mean that you are at a major risk for developing Alzheimer's just that, Beta. AMYLOID deposits may be causative in both diseases. When it comes to determining the risk of future vision loss in macular degeneration that is related to the number, and some of those druce in the more you have, and the larger they are, the higher your risk, so if you have just a few small ones thing, your risk isn't going to be as big. DRIESSEN are generally categorized into three clusters of small, intermediate and large. And that's important because the number is going to tell you exactly what your risk is really so it's going to be twenty or more intermediate Driessen, or at least one large druce president in your eyes in order to really be beneficial for taking something like a. r. e., D. S. Two antioxidant vitamins, so lou teen, vitamin, C., Vitamin, e., zinc and copper, those antioxidant vitamins can significantly reduce your risk of vision loss, so if you get that comprehensive eye exam and your doctor tells you that you have this size and number of drew San then he may recommend that you go ahead and take certain antioxidant vitamins. At which point if you're also on other medications remember to talk to your primary care physician as well to see if there are any interactions between your new vitamins and supplements and any other types of pharmaceuticals you may be on. If you have Jerusalem in there, it means that some central vision loss could occur in the future, and that could be from slowly progressing atrophy, which is just shrinking or withering of tissues. You can get muscle atrophy. You can also get red no atrophy, it just is referring to the part of the body that the atrophy is an. But the type with your central vision loss is generally referred to as being geographic atrophy. It could also be caused by the growth and leakage of new blood vessels. And leave being born, and that's called neo vascular ization, so that really just means new blood vessels, and that occurs in wet age related macular degeneration. So, what is wet? Age Related, macular, degeneration. Well. That's the other type that ten to fifteen percent of other cases of macular degeneration are the wet for X. Native type. So when we say wet, one we mean is that there are abnormal blood vessels, and these are called core royal, neo vascular ization or CNBC's, and they grow under your retina, and your Macula, and then they leak fluid, and they bleed, so they're leaking blood and serum into the surrounding area, and that can cause your macula to bulge out or lift up from the position. It's normally. Normally in which is flat, and that can distort your central vision, or even destroy it, so it's really a buildup of fluids, and that's why it's referred to as being the wet type, whereas with the dry type, it's normally just an accumulation of these protein coded drew in debt are forming in your eye from where your immune system for whatever reason isn't clearing them out appropriately. So one is primarily caused by those little pebbles. The kind in the wet kind is associated with fluid leakage of blood were serum, and that is just like filling a balloon in its distorting that central vision. Soon the wet type you may see dark spot or spots in the center for vision, and that's due to blood or other types of fluid under your Macula. You may also look at lines, and they may look wavy winner Straits, and that's because the Macula is no longer smooth, so it's distorting those straight lines into looking wavy. Your side or peripheral vision is rarely affected in these cases and some patients don't notice any changes despite the onset of neo vascular station. That's why it's important to periodically check. Your is for it to make sure that you're identified as being at risk if that is something. That's a problem for you. They're not going to know until they can check it or until it's already advanced, so if your doctors asking you to dilate your eyes for your vision exam, it's generally going to be to check for things like Jerusalem or fluid buildup in macular degeneration, the to assess your vulnerability and or risk for. We're going to go on a quick break. And when we come back, we're going to talk about the stages of macular degeneration as well as some risk factors causes and treatments stated. Are you tired of the same Old News? Are you sick of the seemingly endless political spin and negative need the Diaz MCI. 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Those risk factors are going to be first and foremost age, so your age is going to increase your risk and the disease is most likely to occur in folks who were fifty, five and older, other risk factors include genetics, so if you have a family history of amd than you may be at a higher risk, smoking doubles your risk of getting age. Related macular degeneration and Caucasians are more likely to develop the disease than African Americans or Hispanics or Latinos. So if any of those categories and those factors are true for you, and you have more than one of them that may be putting you at a greater risk for it. Then talk to your doctor the next time you go in for an eye exam to examine your risk for this disease. Early amd is generally diagnosed by the presence of those intermediate size truce in little yellow deposits beneath your retina. Intermediate. AMD means that you may be experiencing some vision loss, but you still might not have any noticeable symptoms at that point. A comprehensive eye exam was some specific test will help your doctor search out larger Driessen and see any pigment changes in your retina. At the late stage, then the vision loss will have become a noticeable so if you have been losing vision in your central field of vision, speak to your doctor about it because they need to talk to you about macular degeneration, there are both hereditary and environmental causes of macular degeneration. It's very complex in how it works, and scientists are still researching to understand what causes these cells to begin deteriorating. They're looking for a treatment breakthrough. Because as of yet, we don't really have one. They know that the causes for age related macular degeneration are not the same as star Disease Stargardt Disease Kype that affects younger individuals has a specific genetic causing most cases, but amd tends to involve both genetic and environmental factors such as smoking. So a couple of doctors at the NIH have stated that macular degeneration will soon take on aspects of an epidemic as the baby boomers get older. As they age in the absence of further prevention treatment advances, they think that the prevalence of amd is going to reach about six point three million Americans by the year twenty thirty, so when a little less than ten years six point, three million Americans may reach epidemic proportions of having age related macular degeneration that really means that six point three million people. People are going to have some type of variation and their ability to see directly in front of them. They're Centerfield. Vision is going to be impacted to some degree. It didn't staint in those stats which type they were going to have, or which stage rather whether it would be early, intermediate or late, but the older that you are the higher your risk. Of Developing, it especially, you are also Caucasian or you have a family history of it, or if you are a smoker or have been a smoker. Right now we don't have a known cure for macular degeneration, but there are some things that you can do to reduce your risk, and you may even be able to slow the progression following a diagnosis, so you can pursue lifestyle changes like dieting, exercising avoiding smoking and protecting your eyes from a U., V. Light. and. We recently discussed light and lasers, so I wanted to touch on this to. Ultraviolet and blue light in particular can nate macular degeneration. So, there are some harmful effects of the ultra violets portion of light. Ultraviolet light or UV is that spectrum of invisible light so that means it's between two hundred eighty six nanometers to hundred nanometers. We generally understand it to be harmful to the eye, and it could lead to cataracts and other times of diseases like amd. Retinal damage is the number one hazard from light. There are three types of retinal damage, structural, thermal and photochemical. And the type of damage you, your seem depends on the wavelength, the power level and the exposure time. So a lot of times we think of UV light as being from the sun, that's our primary source of UV rays, right, and whenever you buy sunglasses or some block, it talks about ub a and UB raise, but you can actually get this type of light from other sources anything from a tanning bed to a welder's flash or video display terminals, fluorescent lighting, which is a ton of industrial lighting high, intensity Mercury, vapor lamps, those are used for playing sports at night, or they can also be used in high crime. Areas N Zeon ARC lamps. Now I did have to Google Azina arc lamps when I was looking at because I, had no idea what they are, but it turns out that they are very similar in their light composition of natural sunlight, so it produces a really bright white light that similar to natural sunlight, and it's used a lot in the film and Daylight Simulation Industries, and these on arc lamps produce light bypassing electrcity through I- ANAIS, xenon gas. Really high pressures so turns out. It can be bad for your eyes, but scientifically it sounds really cool. But keep your eyes away from it. You, WANNA make sure you're protecting your eyes from all sources of UV light including the types that sound really scientifically cool. Now, you can divide a UV. Light into three different segments, and those are usually referred to as being a B and C. And they are ordered from the least harmful to most harmful here. We don't hear much about you. C. Because it's effectively filtered by the Earth's ozone layer currently in twenty twenty, so that's anything below two hundred eighty six nanometers. For UV, being the tight that we associate with solar energy, it is the cause of sunburn and snow blindness, and it gets absorbed by your cornea, so that's two hundred eighty, six to three hundred twenty nanometers, and then Uva is three hundred twenty nanometers to four hundred nanometers, and that's that invisible spectrum that is particularly concerning for I care. It is the most damaging of the types of UV, radiation and it's the radiation tends to be transmitted to that lens of your eye that is crystalline in nature. Melanin is a natural protector against these types of substances, higher amounts of Melanin mean you are more protected against those damaging UV light rays, but folks also lose Mellon as we age, and by about age sixty five roughly half of that protection is gone, and that's something else. That can increase susceptibility to these diseases like age related macular degeneration. The BLU rays on the spectrum, also seeing to accelerate amd more than other raise on the spectrum, according to the Chapin's eye institute. Very bright lights like sunlight, or even the reflection of sunlight off of water, like in the ocean, or off of other substances, like in the desert can worsen macular degeneration, so they recommend they. You wear sunglasses that specifically protect against both blue slash violent and you. Said, so those Orange Dad's sunglasses from the nineties aren't looking so silly now, Right, my sunglasses do still make me look silly, but they are protecting my eyes. As I age a lot of different Sunglass, companies are also now including synthetic melanin in sunglasses, so that can help compensate for Melanin. It's lost as we age as humans. So with these types of sunglasses, those colors are filtered in proportion to their damage potential, so the more damaging that blue or violet light as then the more it's filtered out so a lot of optical shops that sell prescription eyewear have Melanin Lenses available now and you can go online to check for those. All right. Let's go ahead and go on another break and when we come back, we're going to wrap up by talking about some ways to keep our eyes. Healthy stay tuned. emceed tips podcast. Give you advice on everything from hair batch into skin care products we'll talk about the latest trends and makeup styled anti aging remedies, animal cover all of the newest fashion trends. If you haven't interested or questions about the beauty trends that might work best for you. The golden state media concepts. Ud Tips thought cast has got you covered. Download the G. US in beauty tips podcast on Itunes, stitcher, soundcloud, Google, play, or anywhere you find gaffe just type JAZZ MC in the search bar. Talk. Core. Of. Spectrum. Types of light that are more harmful to your is especially UVA and UV. Now we're going to talk about some ways to keep our eyes healthy, so we don't take them for granted. My uncle I got me really into I health. When I was probably about twenty years old when he came back from the military, and he had been in the desert for a while, and was talking about just how bright the sunlight glinted off of the sand, and the importance of wearing those sunglasses and protecting your is all the time. So, he bought me my first pair of Nice sunglasses that were meant to protect. My is against snow, blindness, and also against the glare of the sun off of water or sand, and so on. So that made me a lot more aware of it, and he also works in the healthcare industry, so it's made me really start thinking a lot differently about something that I take for granted most of the time that I'm awake. My eyes are open, and for the most part I have really good vision mime only minor. League nearsighted and I'm very privileged in that way I'm used to just being able to open up my eyes and go about my business, and I really only need my glasses. which is a recent development in the past few years when I go to. Look at things that are far away really so mostly. When I go to Dr, been like today, I forgot the left my glasses in the house, because I was the passenger in the car, and it wasn't until we got a few miles from the House that I realized I did not have my glasses with me. We didn't have to turn around and go get them because I can still get. Get around fine without them, but not everyone is able to do that and our risk for having eyesight issues gets worse as we age, so we're GONNA. Talk about some ways to keep our eyes healthy and remember to day is a new day. If you are like me and took your eyesight for granted for a long time, you can start today with these easy steps to help. Keep them healthy. First step is to eat well. I Love Food and you can help your eyes out by putting good food on your plate, so the specific nutrients that you are looking for are going to be those omega three fatty acids Lou teen, vitamin C. E and zinc that can help ward off those age-related vision problems like macular degeneration that we discussed today. To get those you can eat. Delicious food like Salmon had some Salmon Sashimi this week and it was fantastic, so get used salmon or tuna or other oily fish. You can also have eggs, nuts, or beans or other non meat protein sources if you are not so into meet. You can also have oysters or pork or orange. Citrus fruits juices member. If you can have those juices, though to make sure that you are drinking them with fiber, because you want to slow down that digestive rate and give your body, it's best opportunity to create an absorb appropriate amounts of insulin. You can also get it from green leafy veggies like Kale collards or spinach I personally don't particularly love, Kale I do love collards. Kale not so much, so if I'm going to eat Kale, I tend to cook it into being Kale chips to get some of the bitterness out of it, or I will go ahead and just blend up rock rockall into like a chocolate. Shake with protein powder in it. That might sound kind of gross, but you don't really taste it. The chocolate ice cream and vanilla protein powder kind of drown out the Kale and the blender slash. Slash food processor gets it small enough that I can just swallow it. It's super super small, so there's not a chance of choking or anything like that, and it's so small I don't even need to shoot so sometimes. You do that with spinach. You can do that with Kale if you're trying to get more of his Greens in your life and you're not so excited about them then you can also try that method if you'd like. Additionally. They recommend that you quit smoking because smoking can cause damage to your optic nerve as well as increasing your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. If you are having trouble smoking, go ahead and talk to your doctor for help. They might have some new options for you. You, also want wear though sunglasses as we discussed earlier, and you want the kind that blocks ninety nine to one hundred percent of UVA and you be raise. If you get the wrap around lenses that can also help protect your eyes from the side. Polarize lenses can also reduce the glare while you drive. If you wear contact lenses. Some of them also offer UV protection. It's still a great idea to wear sunglasses for that extra layer of protection, though, but it didn't know that before now about the contact lenses because I have never worn those I'm eligible to Ben I've just never tried it so if you haven't been doing it for whatever reason, but you're interested in it now that you know it has uv protection, talk to your doctor about the specific types that have the protection. You also want to wear that safety eyewear, so I like to do woodworking you. Guys and I liked to make sure I'm staying safe, so whether I am standing something in causing particular, it's to fly up in the air or I'm using a power tool or I am even just staining somewhat. I don't WanNA splash that up into my I either, so it's always a good idea to wear safety glasses or protective goggles. If you're playing sports like ice, hockey, or racket, ball or the cross, those can all also lead to eye injury, and they recommend that you wear I protection for it. If. You have a helmet with the protective face mask or sports goggles with polycarbonate lenses. Those can also be extra helpful for shielding your is. Making sure that you are safe. Is the number one priority because you can't have fun in these activities. If you get your is injured, c.? You WanNa. Make sure that you're not so worried about whether. Wearing a helmet makes you look silly or gives you helmet hair. It's more important that your eyes are safe. They, also recommend that you look away from the computer screen. Now I know that's very difficult. Nowadays y'all everything is on computer screens. Our phones are. Grains, tablets are books. Our terminals in the airports tell us which way to go there everywhere. All of our communication is primarily through these phone screens. These computer screens now with email and chat and slack. texting and everything else so often times we go home from work, and we turn off the bad screen, and then we turn on the good screen here we start watching Netflix or doing whatever it is, our hobbies are that are on the computer. But staring at your phone or your computer screen for too long can result in dry is headaches, neck back and shoulder paying ice train, blurry vision and trouble focusing at a distance, which is one of the problems that I have from many years spent in dark labs, staring town microscopes, and also being on the computer so much. To protect your is you want to make sure that your glasses or your contacts are up to date with your prescription and that they are good for looking at a computer screen. This last time. I got my new glasses prescription i. also got that Blue Light filtering. Put onto mine, too, so that helps out with my lenses. If you're still having is strained afterwards, go talk to your doctor about computer glasses. If you're starting to have these headaches or neck back and shoulder pain, or any of the other symptoms that I mentioned, and it's been wild since you've updated your glasses or contacts prescription. Not WanNa, talk to your doctor about getting another appointment to check your prescription and just getting an eye exam that happened to me for a while I was getting these terrible headaches and I needed a new prescription, and these types of changes tend to happen so gradually that you don't really notice that their issue until they are a big issue so until it's causing you these symptoms, so put it on your calendar, or if you're experiencing these now, think about making an appointment with your doctor. You can also move your screen. So your is or level at the top of the monitor that helps you to straightforward at your monitor rather than down. Now, if you can't just move your screen, I will teach you a pro tip from working in the tech industry. Stacks books under your computer I. Do this a lot. Especially when I am playing video games, not only does it help you economically with your neck, and your shoulder and back posture, but it can also just make you look nicer. deering video meetings, so it can make you look taller a lot of folks tell me that they think i. am a lot taller. Taller before they meet me in real life and part of that is just because of the positioning of my computer screen, and putting things underneath it, sometimes I stacked on top of my scarlet, which used for recording other times. It's on top of a couple of old books. It just depends one guy at my old job in the tech industry had actually. Nailed three boards together one long one, and then two short ones to help up it to his height. And when he got promoted over his job, he offered to let me keep it, but he was a good eight inches, or so taller than me, so that did not work for me. I was looking up too much instead of looking down, and that also hurt so pay attention to wear your screen as and you can move it to feel better. To move the entire desk. Sometimes all it takes is a book to, but you don't have to take my word for. Thank you for listening to the GMC. Health and wellness podcast brought to you by the GMC podcast network I like to ask that you please subscribe to the show and riding a nice review always really helps us also if you could please follow on facebook, twitter and Instagram at appreciate, thank you kindly and have a good night. You're listening the golden state media, concepts, health and wellness podcast part of the golden state media concepts podcast network. 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854 My Eye Is Okay

Photography Tips From the Top Floor

37:40 min | 2 years ago

854 My Eye Is Okay

"This episode of tips from the top floor was triggered by my left eye. Having some trouble this spawned discussion with Monica about loss loss of vision loss of gear and last, but not least loss of Mojo. This episode is supported by nations photo lab, your photos, don't belong on your phone. Get fifteen free square prints from nations photo lab just had two nations photo left dot com slash print your photos and use the code top floor. Fifteen that's top floor. One five nations photo lab. Prints are made by photographers four photographers choose from four by four inch or five by five inch sizes on their professional quality, luster, paper and Walla. You've turned your Instagram's into instant handheld memories. Make every moment matter heads to nations photo lab dot com slash print your photos and use code top floor fifteen for your fifteen free square prints. This is tips from the top floor episode. Eight hundred fifty four four Thursday January the thirty first twenty eight hundred. Right. All right. We are back come into your from New Zealand, and I have Monica with me once again, I yeah. Let me know if you're enjoying Monica being on the show, I hope so high. So this time that might be a bit more background noise around because we are. Near tear now, which is in the south of New Zealand still on the southern island, and it is. On a berry farm. We are on a respirator farm when. No, no. When when we looked for well, we re pre-booked a lot of the places here. And when we saw this Monica berry fan, and when we saw that they that's a berry farm, and they have a few sheep, and they have a go-to couple of goads. Two weeks and two pigs Mr. and MRs pay mister and missus being we thought, hey, it's great to that. That's that's the thing we should book. And I think just today you've been out how many times now out in the field to big berries four-time. Probably five four four with some kind of. Device to collect the berries. More when you just collect. Oh, yeah. You try. It's I made to just pick them, and we do not count the the amounts of times you just walk through the field and pick berries left and right. But I'm allowed to do that. It's yes. Yeah. So this show is about loss. Well, actually, we have one noise generator here, which is called the fridge and just switching this off. So. But there will be other noise. We might hear the sheep or the dog the dog or the goat. So. Yeah. The title of the show is about loss about losing something. And the reason I decided to talk about this or I discussed this with with you Monica. And we thought this might be a good topic to talk about in general. The reason is that I had a bit of a scare here. A little bit of a scare not too big not too bad. But. A few days ago. I started getting some pain in my left eye. And it kept feeling like there was something, you know, like like, some sometimes you have you have a an eyelash under your eyelid or we're going to send in a sand on insect in your eye. That's what it felt like and it became worse over over a few days. And it got to the point where it was very very uncomfortable. And I couldn't I could barely keep by open. And so I went to the doctor and the doctor did a very good job in examining the eye and shown into it with a special light and put some orange fluid in there to see if there were any cracks in the eyeball. Or or scratches in the eyeball. He put some like an orange fluid in there. And then shown a blue light in it. And they did all the things you have to do gonna find out what it is. And he told me what it could be. And what doesn't think it is. And it's not a conjunctivitis. So not a viral infection. But more of an irritation. I might have rubbed something in there. Maybe some I dunno some sunscreen or some sand from the beach or. Scratches sub something scratched the eyeball the white part of the eyeball, so and this my left eye, and I get drops now, and I put them in. And I got some cream that I put in overnight, and it's already on the way up. So I'm not too worried about that. But. Just I mean, the thought crossed my mind. What happens if I as a photographer lose an eye for lose part of my side and. Lows in general is the topic. And we haven't really prepared this in detail, but we wrote down a few topics areas of loss that we might want to talk about. And yeah, one is eyesight. And then we cut to the question, which is my what happens if I lose by left eye, which is my predominant. I and everyone I think should should ask themselves that question because I'm a right? I person- that's the one. That's the I use to take photos with. That's most people are right. I'd. And you are left tied. So what does that have what what consequences does that have for most camera on? It's just annoying because especially with older cameras, for example, mine Nikon FM too. If I use my left eye as I usually do I have the. What is the advance liver? Advance lever is on the right hand side. And that. You have to know you it does not always out just where the camera is on on. So if I if I am if I switch it on. So that the owed us how switch it on the neater. Neater everything you flip out the lever. A little bit might be half a centimeter or something. But that's an eye enough that it sticks into your into your, right? I if you listen to the camera with the left. And that is kind of annoying. I mean, I managed to work around that a bit just by tilting the camera tiny bit. But it's something that makes it uncomfortable from me to use a certain type of camera model. There are a few that range finder models saints fan. A moderate range finders have their I have had their viewfinder on their left side. And they are made to look through them with your right is. So that you left is open to take in the scene, and as you pretty much it doesn't worry for you at all not at all. And I have tried to switch to my right eye. Not a chance it just doesn't work for now. I cannot even and the thing is also when I do not close my right? I am not able to really in a good way close. My right eye. Just leave it open and look onto the camera back. So so I mean, you can obviously see through both is. So what happens when you try using your right eye to compose photos. Does doesn't does the compass? Not turn out. Does it just few wrong? It just not able to because I cannot close my left eye. In a good way. Because when you look through your right? I you should close the left one or you train yourself to leave them both open, and I do that with my when looking from left eye. But then the camera is in front of my right is so it doesn't. It doesn't distract me from looking through the finder. So everything in front of my right is basically black. So that's that's the easiest way for me to do it. And I not able to switch. I just cannot operate the camera. I maybe I'm stupid, and I heard from people that they were able to train the other I to do the job. But I can maybe maybe it's a natural. Like like, if you train a lefty to become right handed. I think if I would have to really have to do it. It wouldn't be a way in training myself to do it. Because. Use ago when I learned to write I was almost six years old. I broke my right arm, and I'm right handed and in school, then had to write with my left hand you had to train yourself. And as I broke my arm twice. First time. And then when they wanted to take the cast off again, and was was not here in the correct way. So they had to break it again. Ouch. Ouch. So in total I had my arm in a cast for more than six weeks. And in those six weeks, I wrote with my left hand, and you can learn it but back then was really really young and that makes things easier. And now, I'm forty seven hundred woman tonight. I mean, if I would lose my left, I would probably have to have to retrain yourself. And I think if you have to do it you can't do it. But right now, it's just not feeling comfortable for me. Anyway. So I tried. Interesting enough. The right is my photography. I, but I of course, I use both eyes. And when this this irritation was at its worst. I had my left eye mostly partially closed. So I didn't really look through it, and it looked to my right eye. And that was really an interesting sensation. Because. I got this feeding of only partially getting the information that I wanted to get and even if the left I was just slightly opened and had a very blurry component of the whole thing, it became instantly, much better dimension. And not even the thirteen mention just the completely defeating of complete even when reading something into g anyway, it was should have seen him. It was really difficult because normally he is on his phone all the time reading stuff on his phone. And now all of a sudden that was. Not as much fun as me. So he was quite grumpy. I would say no it wasn't grumpy. It's getting better though. It's really good feeding to to not have that flat irritation in your eye anymore. Don't grab it. I just did. Yeah. I shouldn't. I know. It's still fields. Anyway, so loss. Okay. I will not lose my eyesight that to good. That's what never questioned that's a good, man. That wasn't that wasn't really a question. Yeah. But that's a thought that went to my to my mind, not from my so eyesight. I had to scare about loss several years ago in. After doing a foot of workshop tour in the United States at the end of the tour on the last day. I lost my voice, and I had a had a throat infection. And I I had to keep doing the workshop and teach and talk, and even though I shouldn't probably have done that. And that really made me lose completely lose my voice. And that was another kind of a wakeup call. Because it really showed me how important my poises. Once you lose it. It's it's. It got it got me into a pretty panicked state because I'm a podcast. I love talking until microphones and not being able to do that. That would have changed. A lot of things for me. The podcasts are just so important for me. So coming back home. I get a voice training back then and has really changed a lot of things for me. And even surgery was most an option at the beginning. They talked about surgery, by the way, the kids in the background there. Four kids that live here on the farm. So. Yeah. They're playing outside. Yes. So my voice. The surgery wasn't a real option. I had several doctors located and. They saw some a little not on my on my. My vocal chord, which wasn't really there is another talk to looked at it didn't see it. And it was it was a strange multiple diagnosis situation. And but pretty much I had one year of vocal training, and that made it better, and that helped me understand my voice bidder. So that kind of a loss changed things for a better. But it was at the time. It was very scary was super scary. And that's really an option. If you are a podcast of the second voice, you could use or your spare voice that you have the Frisch borrowing Siri wooden really fly. Well, accidentally not especially I think in podcasting in podcasting end in radio people really build a relationship on the things are the voices. You are in people's ears in most of the time. They they use. Your plugs, your earphones, and that makes it even more intimate and the relationship between them. And basically your voice is really strong on. It's the it's the I believe it's the closest medium because because not just not just to you talk to people very closely. But. It's also this whole landscape that that happens in their mind because they don't see pictures they have to imagine things like you walking through the respirate fields. And and the goat mentioned you in rasping. Mentioned you weigh in rasping respirators. So so losing the voice not a good experience. But had a good outcome in the long run. So that was good teach to south it taught you bringing. Let's see what else could you lose in in a full-time Affi context. Could easily lose Kier gear. If you listen to the last episode of tips from the top floor, we talked about you why not quite losing. But getting a camera back from prepared that had lost some of its functionality and twice which wasn't wasn't a good experience. And which made you go digital here, which you've done a bit. But not too much because I think you're not too comfortable doing that. Now, I'm not super comfortable as it just isn't my tool of choice. That is the one reason the second reason is that both of us haven't. Take. This is a big case we we are. A lot of pictures we take with iphones, and there are basically only snapshots. But when I recognized that again after the second repair, the camera was not working in a way that it took work. I was really close to tears that was there was for me. I moved frustration a good friend basically a bit because this in this camera was always such a trusted tool. If it did what I wanted to do. And it feels like an extension of my of my hand. And my is basically, so I I know the former I now know how the the meter works. Basically what look it. What do you expect from what I what I can expect from the camera note and not having this camera around. I could take any other cameras. I mean, we also have a lot of them cameras in our cupboard. We have for example, the the Pentagon six which is also a medium format medium, medium format analog camera. But it's just not the camera that I actually really know how to operate. I mean, it's you put a film in there. And of course, you you. You do basically the same things, but you have to take care of other details or of specific quirks camera has, and if you do not know the camera by heart, actually that hinders you and taking the best pictures, you could take. And so that is definitely a topic for me because. Whenever I go out and take photos, I need to know the camera. I need to know the lens to exactly provisional is the outcome. Now. No, we as photographers we kind of tend to be. To fall for for the for the gear acquisition syndrome, the gas rights. So we end up often. I'd say buying too much gear buying too much of the stuff that that we that. We believe might be helping us and closing window here, by the way. So now should be a big quieter. But of course, what what I mean. All of us. If if if you if you're honest with yourself, you will probably. Probably be aware that more gear is not always more better. Right. So so the, but the thing is the more give you have the more. You can news, right? The more gear you have. Now, the question is, of course, an. An I say, so so if you have a lot of gear really not of gear and do just use it every now, and then what you lose actually if somebody steals, for example in lens what you lose his money. But if you have tool that really is near and dear to your heart to your creator assess you lose something else, I understand. And the reason what I what I wanted to get to is. I think everyone should take inventory once in a while see what they have what they own in terms of gear and. And try to try to understand what what it would mean. If you lost that specific part of gear or that specific part of your of that and I'm talking lenses. I'm Don cameras. I'm talking flashes. I'm talking umbrellas and talking all the stuff that you could have around you, photography leitmotiv. Fires reflectors. And so on. Because once I started doing that really thinking about okay, what would happen to my photography. If I didn't have this or that. That's when I started becoming a lot more relaxed. And that's when I started shrinking the gear that I that I had. Yeah. Is actually when you think about that? You might recognize that not your gear is the limit. Or the gear is not setting the limits. I see that very often when I think about how I work with certain cameras in my camera stash, and I know that most of the time I am the limited factor because I do not know the specific. Piece of gear good enough. And this is also kind of inventory that you should make every once in a while think about how good do, you know, your gear? What would it take to a what what what would make the difference or how much do you use these of gear or? How could you compensate for a loss of something? Because because I think very often you can squeeze a lot more out of the stuff. You have before you have to buy something new. Absolutely. Yeah. So the question is always what what does this specific? Lens or the all the camera Ed to your photography. And if you don't come up with something if it's just nothing, it's it might not be the most important of gear gear your own. Anyway, I think one last bit of a one last area of loss that I believe a lot of us have experienced. I have certainly experienced it. You might have experienced it. And I think a few of you out there might also have gone through that. And that's your loss of photographic, Mojo. Our creative modal creative MO Jo in general, the well it does happen. Right. You you. Do you? You're caught in your ways. You're not changing things are not adding new things you're not improving or you're not even have no idea went to go out and shoot why you should go out and shoot the Y. I think is a very vital reasons. Definitely. I mean, let's face it. We all are on most of us have a day job. And this day job might be quite demanding in a physical way. Or because it keeps your thoughts. Even when you are back at home with a family, all your thoughts circle around certain problem that you have on your day job. And all of a sudden, there is an energy drain off the energy goes somewhere. But nothing is left to think about creative tasks or your creative hobby. You might sleep not well enough. So there are a lot of things that can easily take away your Mo-jo without. You being bad person or a bed photographer? It's just that. You don't have time to think sometimes you need to be a bit bored to come up with good ideas. You need to have things free important. Yeah. You have to have a lot of energy. And yeah, I remember the talk somewhere in YouTube definitely still out there by John Cleese. Enjoined please talks about creativity. And that's one of the things that he. That he that he says, and I totally within there is that you need a certain amount of boredom certain amount of. Also certain amount of openness, and you can't really have that often. If you have too many other things that occupy that space now having had time, I mean, we've been here now. For four weeks, and it has been a very. Relaxing time. Not too much of your work infiltrating, at least not that. I know of. You are the one in in this relationship who has a has a day job. So you have a pretty draining job. Do you notice any change? I'll definitely I mean. I think I. Mm. Mentioned that the episode before the last one that I'm on a six month sabbatical right now. And I can clearly see that after a few weeks I needed to get used to this new state not having to go to work every morning that something happened in my brain. I all of a sudden head more ideas heads had more. Just it was a lot of it was more fun to just test things out sit there and. Double d. Yeah. Right. And take my notebook and write things down and just playing things back and forth. And there was. Space brain space left sort of say to really let the let the thoughts take one more turn than than before. Then usually, and that is something where I experienced a total total increase of creative thoughts, so many ideas, so many what if that I would not have had during the last month of my day job where it was just I was happy enough. If just nothing special happened during a day, and I came back I was tired anyway. So. Having the time to spend time doing nothing. There is a Kevin and hops where I think hop says to Kelvin weekend never has enough time to do all the nothing you want to do. And that is a beautiful image. You cannot be creative. If you have to think about how do I put as many creative tasks in one weekend as possible or in two hours at night, whatever. So you need you need time to spare and time to just sit and think and do nothing and that helps a lot in getting the creative juices flowing. Now, not everyone will have the luxury of being. Take six months off. But it's it's very extreme. It's also it's also financially quite demanding. But you made it possible and. The question is how can people build it into their? Daily weekly routine. I think one one important point is the word built really take your planner and make an appointment with yourself to do something around photography. It doesn't have to be the big photo work. It doesn't have to be. I will develop twenty rolls of whom tonight. It might only be re read a magazine of photo magazine or but make a point doing a make point and doing a really put something into your schedule. And not just oh, if I'm if I'm done with everything tonight and the kids are in bed. I will then probably read a bit. That is not what I'm talking about. It's taking it's taking your your calendar. Taking a planner and really set an appointment. There's one tool that you've been using for a while. Now that I think listeners might benefit from this is not a paid advertisement. But. But, but it's it's a tool that you've been using for three years now, I think yeah, you came up with this. Thank you that I found it. It came across my some. I don't even remember where. But it's a planner called passion planner and just tell us a few words because I think it really has made a bit of a change. It has it half. I use it in two ways on the one hand. I use it as a planner so it's a paper plant payment. But it's a book the book and the point is that in the beginning of the year. You sit down take an hour and think about the things you want to achieve during the year. Passion wise, so your doesn't have to be photography photography. Geography be meeting. I hear I want to be a podcast too. So I want to publish ex wise at episodes or I want to do more yoga because I need to get more relaxed. So you set your goals? Probably could be goals in at work. But it's designed for all the gold. So you're for your four. For your rest of this not work things. You are passionate about it could be if you're president how about work, then fine. But let's assume let's assume the hobbies are what you're passionate, right? So you do you do some really precise planning in the beginning. You set dates by the end of year. I were. I would like to finish my book or by in six months. I want to be so much fitter. And I want to go to the gym at least once a week or whatever you you set your goals, and then you are able to. But miss how to how to phrase that. In each in each month, you have and then the option to really go deeper into your planning, and you get some some questions each week that help you with the tasks of really work on the things who are passionate about. And so took to keep track on the things you committed to in the beginning of the year. And then there's also a component that will let you review what you've done, right. So so you you pretty much there's some accountability. Belay you work you work with your with the things we're passionate about for the entire year. And if you do not plan things out, and sometimes I don't have the time or a life is just too busy. Then use the planet to document what I've done. So I sometimes the documentation is already a good thing. The thing because I see how I spend my time aware lose time actually where do things that. I do not want to do or where just I'm just unproductive and sitting around, and I don't know if you do that watching Netflix. I don't, but I know that people do that. So you really get an overview how you spend your time. And you get to think about do I spend my time wisely when it comes to the things I'm passionate about and that is really interesting. So I think the passion planner could be an option, but you don't have to use this one. You could use it easily use other tools, but it's one it's one tool that I think we both can recommend. Absolutely. I do. So so and then, of course. Just sometimes you feel stuck because you. I don't like to do photographer anymore because you have lack of energy or you're feeling not well or your kids are have problems at school and those things get important reasons. But important is also that you let go a bit be able to let go of it. So he could also. Have other creative outlets not not focused too much in photography and just read. I've had I've had times where over months, I didn't do photography because I just didn't feel the MO Jo, and it didn't it just felt rights to not not do it do it and do something else or just don't do anything creative. So don't beat yourself up over not doing anything. If permission gives us permission to Nantou photography, if it's if it's if it doesn't fit in if it doesn't if it's not the right time for it. Maybe set your camera side for a month and come back after a while. And and try it again and. And see what it does then. And then there's of course, always the option to give yourself a certain task or protocols the project the fifty two photos project over a year or three sixty five project radio all the way through picks or there's just like a whole lot of different kind of. Yup. Make yourself make yourself go out. Maybe sometimes that's the kick in the butt that you need to to go out. There's I think there's a calendar that you can buy that has like a weekly or even daily task of data photography tests. Don't ask me what is called? But you might be able to find it. Again, a photo projects that make you go out in that force that that you have to force yourself to do sometimes are the solution. Not always. But sometimes they are the solution. Especially for those who who'd rather procrastinate these things away it helps if you have a friend or who is with someone Moto buddy who. Yeah. Who you can meet and go out with or. Set up a certain project with so. Yeah. Most of the time more committed if you don't do it alone. All right. I think that's. That's enough loss of eyesight loss of gear. Losses voice and loss of MO Jo I think there's some food for thought here and Monica. Thanks for talking. Okay. Bye. Bye. And that was it for this episode signing off with this week from New Zealand, and I'll be back next week. And again, let me know if you enjoy Monica on the show, and I will do my best to convince her to come back for yet. Another episode. If you like this episode or any of the other ones, you know, the drill. I really love for you to leave a rating or review on itunes to help keep the show, visible your recommendations are pretty much the only advertising that have or. Yeah. This is new by me a coffee, go to Tf TTF dot com slash coffee to find out more. That's Tf TTF dot com slash coffee. Ms visual by Jeff Smith, signed pardon and has been a publishing and slack challenges by release pixie met ref. Sitar Armstead Slyke mutation spy chief invitation officer, see, I all rusty Russ. And yes, the slag is still alive and kicking the link to get on the slack is in the show notes. Tf TDF dot com slash why slack. My name is Chris Mark where you'll find me on social media at Chris M, A R Q U A R D. Rain now, go out and take a mazing photos. Share them with the world. Be nice to other. And happy shooting.

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Navigating Challenges

Weekly Energy Boost

50:15 min | 7 months ago

Navigating Challenges

"Good morning, everyone good evening. Good afternoon wherever you are and welcome to this week's weekly energy boost. The My name is Ellie. Chevelle and I'm here this morning with David. And we are super excited to share with you. The cabalistic secrets behind knowing how to knowing what to do when you're facing a challenge, I think the. The question that we all face. When challenged is am I supposed to accept this challenge? Am I supposed to change this challenge or am I supposed to leave this challenge? And hopefully by the end of today's show will get through all of the options and more the weekly energy boost is a seven day spiritual weather forecast we use the wisdom of Kabala to glean the most powerful and profound wisdom and tools to share with you so that you can navigate the coming week. Make the best out of whatever you are handed and intern use. Those messages used that system for. Any Day of the year, so even though we're. We're motivated by the lay of the land this week. What we share every week is an opportunity. Is something powerful and useful for all time? People are wondering we are. Streaming from a Miami nightclub. and. We're actually going to play laser tag. We. We want to know what you think about the new backwards. Watching live I think people are probably listening to the podcast are going to try and find the live video so that you can comment on the The Vice versa. We'll have breaking news for US momentarily. Miami Live News from Miami Florida. That's my. That's my take on it. So. Where do we begin? Where do I want to start well. I think that one of the the main concepts in this is something that we could probably copy and paste into any day of the year is that? How how we face a challenge in our lives really depends on our perspective rate. If we are in the mindset that the universe is random that there is no order there is no system. I'm just a victim of circumstance happenstance, coincidence and people are out to get me. The challenges that we face are GONNA. Look very different right? Even even I think even spiritually minded people say oh, this always. Always happens to me or what did I do to deserve this? And that's like pudding putting the appropriate for the nightclub scene. That's like putting the dimmer on right. That's like lowering the amount of light in the room, so it's harder for you to see what's really going on so one of the things we want to I. Think at the at the outset we have to start with is. I think even science proves this a few years ago. I think it was in Newsweek. There was an article about how. The the way that light behaves whether it's a particle or wave depends on who's looking at it. If it's being looked at it, be the the molecules behave one way, and if it be if I, don't remember which is which, but the fact that science confirmed that. Changes based on how you look at it means that the most important element in facing. Your mindset is your consciousness and I am sure that the question everybody thinking is now will. How do I have a better consciousness? That's you know. Go back and listen to our. Every podcast we've ever done and that will probably help and that's really what the wisdom of Kabbalah is. The wisdom of Kabbalah sets us up with a better consciousness, not better relative to other people, but relative relative to where I'm at so that I can, even if it is a repetitive challenge, I have a one up on the challenge this time because my consciousness has shifted. I. One of the energies of this week. Around challenges is the ability to bring a manifestation to our goals and to our journey because a lot of times. There's two ways to look at any process in life. It's the process. And the manifestation of that process. and. We rarely bring in the deeper parts of Kabala. We liked package it for people to. Make a very digestible for them but sometimes it's good to put it in there. One of the one of the things that explains is that our journey in life always is broken up into ten levels of energy, so everything in this world has ten levels of Energy when you learn Kabbalah I think it goes into more of the advanced classes like Kabbalah, two or three start learning about these ten energies, and helps you finally understand. Wow, okay. I get how things work in this world, but the bottom line is you're climbing these ten levels of energy, and you climb according to your personal transformation your own consciousness when you break through something you climb and you unlock. A another level of energy. That energy is all. There is just from the point of view us what we call the vessel. We have to earn that energy as we time these ten levels now what happens when you climb ten levels, and there's another ten levels in another ten and the process continues, and that's why a lot of times people have difficulty. Challenge push back a rejection. You might be going through it now. And you fight it you you push through it. Some people can break through it faster with Kabbalah the ideas to break through faster. Some people take a detour. They they take their time with those things. They might be reactive that we. We mentioned that in Kabbalah one a lot, they might fall back to their addictions. All of that delays their process, and as a result takes longer, but the bottom line is eventually you breakthrough you climb those levels you reveal. The energy the miracle we call that the Koetter, the highest level, and then it starts over with another ten levels. The at the bottom of the next level. And I'm sure many people feel that way which is. They. They push through. They reveal something amazing if you on top of the world at least in that area of their life and then. Seems like all the problems start over again. That's you going to your next level? It's the bottom of the next level. It's the you go from the head of the Fox to the Taylor line. So not to feel like you went backwards. I think a lot of people think. Oh, I'm going through this again. Going backwards again so this week is about helping US complete. Our journeys are spiritual. Journeys can be on a macro level. It can be on a micro level if you're if you're doing anything in your life right now, and you're wondering why you're spinning your wheels. Why? You might be a neutral while you're not moving forward. This week and next week, but I think that's this week's energy will help us move forward. We also have the three weeks I wanted to say. You got three weeks capitalistically that. It says that the the light of the Creator is in its full intensity. So the energy is very strong, and if you don't harness that energy in the right way it can cause. Cause pain chaos, but if you harness it in the right way, it can actually move forward in a big way and that started. Last, Wednesday, they started when last Wednesday nights which was July. was that July. He I think I don't know. I can't look at Canada. And then it goes for three weeks I. said ends on the on the thirty first and I think a great metaphor for that is when you walk out of a dark room into the sunlight. You can't see for a minute right. The the light is so blinding, and then once you are able to see. It's hard to tell what you're looking at right. You have almost the reverse imaging going on in in in what you're looking at so the capitalist really recommend for this period to not make any major decisions to not move forward on on things unless they've already been emotion. That doesn't mean you know again. This is not one of those times that we stay at home. CROHN's bed and wait for July thirty first rather. We were alert. We pay. We bear in mind that there. There may be opportunities, or there may be triggers that. come our way in this time that are not necessarily real, or we're not seeing them for what they truly are. I had a student. Call me the other day. And we and she has a job opportunity. So my suggestion to her was to wait until this period was over before she commits not because. Not to manipulate not to play games with the company, but if the deal looks as good as it looks right now at the end of of these this period. Then you know it's the right thing. If the opportunity goes away, you know it wasn't the right thing right so that's a really powerful. That's one of the things I love about navigating life. Using the calendar using being aware of the energies is that it's almost like a communication system with the universe I know that if it's mine, it'll be waiting for me. Me At the end of the period, and if it's not, it won't be. We get we get the. I got a lot of questions. About what are the rules of these three weeks and you pretty much set? I, told I told my students. What have you been working on? Continue to work on I. Think the main thing to avoid is large. large purchases in large ups, large steps like taking a job or moving in with Saab signing signing signing for sanctions. You settled signing something that also going to be like a long term commitment, so we typically don't get married in these getting married, so it's already too late, so. You're protected. Don't worry. But if you're making that decision to to sign something big start something new. We delay it until What is the daily I July thirty first win it. It's the clear, and then actually because a very positive energy, which means a lot more protection from the universe to help us with those and we'll talk more about that when I think in. About a week and a half the new moon, so maybe next week show we'll talk more about that. And there's there's definitely opportunities to to connect with the light in this time with. It's not all dark this Sunday is actually one of those powerful, the Sunday also powerful days in the period where we get to recharge and plug into an abundance of positive energy, so stay tuned, be aware and. Be Be your best in on. Sunday Saturday night to Sunday night so that you can capture that energy. People don't watch the entire the bite size of the show so not to forget I'm starting tonight. Global Kabbalah one worldwide, we have over a thousand people already registered, and it's pay-what-you-can models. If you can't afford, it can come. Watch it for free if you can't afford your donating to charity and you're helping us continue this model and you're also giving spa because you get more when you give, so we'll have. Have the link up there. It's there. Oh, it's own. We'll post it in the comments, and if to the PODCAST, send us an email I got tons of emails last week about people asking for the link and asking questions about the show, so I know, we have a lot of listeners who are going to be joining the shortest short link is share, dot. Kabbalah Dot, com, backlash, k. and the number one. So if you missed the first class, we have according to all the classes and you can join all the way up to the second or third class as well. All right I have I have some I have some secrets about how to complete the journey. About, things that distract us from. Our journeys of people feel that they're spinning their wheels. In any part of their life I have not going to say how many steps. Not GonNa fall in that trap again because sometimes I share how many they only do half of them and then I get blown up throughout the week. So. I have certain amount of steps. I can share, but. Maybe I'll show you WANNA start first and then I. WanNa. Frame it for a second because I think that when we look. When when you see the word when I see the word when all of our listeners see, the word challenges, the thought is. How can I overcome it or right? How can I get get it over with I accept that there a challenge that life has its challenges and I want to get it over with. Get this challenge over with finished with it. Put it behind me and relax. What we're really talking about today and David I mean feel free to. Accuse me for being wrong, but I think what what the capitalist teach us is not necessarily how to put it behind us, but how to best face are challenges, right? The the putting it behind me. It that attitude and I think we all have it in certain, even even when you. Decide proactively I'M GONNA face. I'm going to confront that person I'm going to face my fears I'm going to l. use the peop-. Some was afraid of flying right they. They say you know what I'm GONNA face it. I'm going to get on that plane. And what are they doing on the plane counting the seconds till it's over and then being relieved when it's done. The cavaliers teach that when we get outside of our comfort zone ideally proactively, but inevitably the universe is going to. Force US at certain points to to jump into that place whether we're ready or not. The goal is not to get it over with the goal is. How can I go through what I'm going through with happiness? How can I embrace? I have to be uncomfortable anyway. So how can I embrace or Celebrate this challenging conversation. This challenging situation this challenging experience, and so I think it's important to frame for everybody that we're not giving you the recipe to slide out of anything uncomfortable for you as quickly as possible so that you can be comfortable and happy. Scott free kind of thing we're talking more about. If the universe is a beneficent, one and anything difficult that we have to go through is also beneficent meaning it's it's ultimately getting us to our to our greatest. It is for a greatest good to get us to the best version of ourselves. How can I feel and connect with that reality in the midst of? The challenge and do with it what the Universe is intending me to do with that to me is a really important piece, we we. We speak about this somewhere in. Class five or six Kabbalah. One the idea of embracing a process is so valuable and so important as opposed to rushing in the process because. You Rush. You have to go back to and your actually delaying it even that since counterintuitive I have an example, it's I feel like it might stay. People's brains saw share it One of the things that my wife really helps me with my health and she told me. She's like I want you to start taking cold showers. So Okay Culture said Yeah I watch it. Put It on the coldest setting, and no, no more warm showers in my laughter be bleeped out of the young. Now I do take I do take one warm shower this Friday afternoon. Because of the capitalist say right before the Sun sets on Friday and the energy of what we call, the Sabbath comes in there is very powerful, actually take a warm shower, because actually washes away negatively or hotshot. I don't even want hotter, so we'll put that aside for a moment so how to shower, but. This is what people like the here you know this is you don't get this. You don't get this with with Gary V. I love you. Don't get you. Don't get you. Don't get of here. HOW GARY! Doesn't tell you how to shower, so so we so I started. Take the cold shower and it's amazing. You enter the cold shower. All all you WANNA do all start. Do you start rapid? You start speeding up the washing process and the shampooing process and then I'm telling myself this going against everything that we teach that I'm trying to rush the process and I'm trying to get it over with. And I need to get to those level where I'm sitting under the water and I. Don't WanNa leave it, so I have to train my brain to accept embrace cold, and somehow converted into hot and and it took some time, but. Obviously. You can try I love it because it sets the day. Not just unbelievable clue me into the health benefit of torturing yourself there are there are there are? I would google it, but. Your, your health benefit is my wife told me to do it. I know I know. There are I've heard other people say I. Just don't know exactly what happens. Maybe a good has people can put it in the comments, but it has something to do with the blog, the oxygen something or another, but I definitely have more energy throughout the day. Boost the immune system as well. It's why people do cryotherapy. You know and the chamber now that my husband. Husband has oh, yes, so. Yeah, that's right. Mortar has I've done it. It's a game changer to three minutes in the you know minus two hundred degree chamber. It's a game changer I. Don't know it exists everywhere. We have made a lot is in La We have them like we have starbucks, so so the bottom line is that is a way. I like to physically spiritually set myself up for not rushing the process and every time you're in pain. And instead of trying to get out of the pain. You just you go into it instead, and you talk to the pain and you. You become familiar with the pain you what you do, is you unlock its intelligent to unlock its? Life giving ability you lock the immunity that it's holding, and it reveals something to you, and then you've moved on to the next level of these ten levels. You've moved on, but if you rush you skip a level all these forces in the lower levels. What was pull you back? That's the thing when you skip something. And, you don't deal with it in the right way. It was dream you know. Pull you back down. You can never really go to your next level. Okay, but as I, mentioned in the first thirty seconds of the show or They're also certain difficult situations that we need to walk away from certain. I Dunno situation is bringing you down. A relationship is toxic There's abuse you know. There's certain things that we're not. Here to tolerate and that's part of the the choosing is being able to say. I don't have to leave I choose to leave. But how do we know when that's the race raw the? What do you know to get out of the shower? Okay, so here's the thing here's here's what. About toxic relationships 'cause because people say you know what if you're an abusive relationship you why you should go that pain, but here's what's interesting. We will always by nature. Choose, the less painful route. So. That's always. That's always how it's going to be. No one will actually by default choose more painful route. So someone who's in a bad relationship. And there's emotional abuse. You know any kind of abuse. And from the outside we all say look how painful that is. She or he is choosing that pain quite the opposite. That person in that toxic relationship actually sees it as more painful. To leave. And finds it although painful and torturous. At least it's a pain and torture shares. And Familiarity Breeds Comfort, so that is less scary than the pain of the unknown. Now from the outside we can all be all spiritual and say well. You know she's a masochist, or he's a masochist choosing to stay in this, and it's not true, and we know this from dealing with a lot of people I mean thousands of people we talked to, and it's almost baffling from the outside. We say well come on. Don't you get it? Leave this bad career. Leave this bad situation. Y you're holding onto this, but it's always going to be more painful to leave it, so this lesson still applies in the scenario. Leaving the relationship, and then embracing that pain, embracing that loneliness, embracing the fact that you're going to see this person that you just left move on. Being needed, not they're not gonNA. You'RE GONNA. Realize that didn't really need you. You'RE GONNA. You're GonNa, realize that, maybe at your age or at your situation through your no also is to find you know all that stuff comes up, and then you start a spiritual journey that you need to face. Maybe now is a good time to give a little bit more context what we're talking about. Every. One of us. On the planet. Committed to come to this world committed before being born, the sole commits to to. Deal with a certain amount of issues. The amount isn't really important certain issues. committing to share certain gifts to reveal the greatness of their soul, both is reveal the greatness of their right to transform the the character flaws and. Release unleash the their gifts on the world, and all of the chemically speaking all of the difficulties that we go through our to extract. Those things both the negative that we need to transform and the positive that we need to reveal so even when we I think sometimes we lose sight of the big picture when we d dial it down to the little details of should we Should we do this or should? How do we know what to do? Sometimes it helps to zoom out and say okay. Wait a second. What am I really here, did you? What? What are the different things that I? This is what David is going to talk about actually into tonight's class if I'm not mistaken. There certain things that. I am here to transform and when I have clarity about that I it, it actually acts as a as a beacon to help me figure out what I'm supposed to do in those situations, so for example if I know that What's a good one. My one of the things I'm here to transform is control. Right I I like feeling in control being in control knowing what's going to happen following schedule vetting everybody I need to work with slash live with slash. No, and the universe will increasingly show that type of person how they are not in control, because they're not here to be a control, freak their hair to learn not to being controlled to let go of that control so. The person in that situation is going to feel like. The rug is being pulled out from underneath them Stress Nervous afraid because they don't have all the information and things aren't going according to plan, but if that person has either proactively or even reactively stepped back, and said well wait a second I know that control is important to me. I know that it can be a success inhibitor happiness inhibitor fulfillment inhibitor to need to control. How can I let go of controlling the situation? Meaning I always say to that kind of person. What do you have to lose your already miserable right? You're suffering because you're not in control. If internally you can have, you can somehow. Turn back. Turn. Turn the dial down on your need to control you only stand to gain so the reason I'm sharing. This is because those as we're talking about how to navigate through these challenges, the creator of the challenges is that original commitment that the soul makes to change and. And elevate. People don't realize that there's there's two forces is what they're conscious of, and then what their soul is actually the agenda The soul has which is often not congruent with you WanNa, do with your life or youth or your ego wants to. Do you think you want to do and Kabbalah helps? Close that gap to help. Understand what? What is my soul trying to do so you don't fight it anymore. A lot of people are fighting their soul, and that's why they're in a standstill. Because what happens when two opposing forces are pushing on each other. They go nowhere. And it's really important to be tuned in to what your soul your solar saying I agree. So now getting back into the dealer Zuma, we zoomed out back in my points, and by the way you know if you know someone who's facing challenges, and if we're honest, who isn't facing challenges in this time whether they're internal challenges or Material challenges share this show with them. You can tag them in the comments forward. The link you know, share the podcast link whatever whatever works for you, but but this this wisdom I I see how the more people that are connecting with it the more changes we see that you have more. Than we've ever had on the on the Kamala Dot Com side of the viewership, not my side, but your aside so it's it's always positive people. For La Shefa. Okay. So signs, you're distracted from your goal. I wrote several points here. we want to get to the end of of of a certain process. Unlock its gifts on. It's blessings. Unlock the joy the. Physical spiritual. There's a lot of blessings that are waiting. Process listen to a David said. We're not talking about again. Not Getting over with it, not finishing it and never looking back again. It's a very were now looking. I'm saying it because we started this show talking about changing your perspective. David's perspective that he's recommending is here's how you have a challenge in front of you. How can you unlock the blessings in it? This will apply to any challenge to goal. You set for yourself There's two things that destroy track us from any goal or any challenge that we went overcome. Which is number one? We either are being distracted by things that are are delaying us to achieve it, which explain a couple right now, or we're trying to rush the process and we take the full. Perceived fulfillment too early. and. As a result, it also becomes a destructive. A good of rushing a process is a relationships. So often we see. People rushed the process. They move into soon. They get married too soon. They WANNA have a child even too soon. They break up too soon. Everything's like to sue because it can't handle uncomfortable feeling vescio. Patients right to get to. The end of the process is often a fulfillment inhibitor as well correct because you think that I by getting into the relationship getting engaged, get having the you think all these things are going to solve your problem. And in fact, they w problems. Unless you follow the steps outlined in our cabal courses, which is to work on yourself to the point where the universe then is sharing with you. You're not taking it from the universe, and it's easy to see when you're doing it. It's easy to see when you're taking. When something's being shared with you, something's being shared with you. It's kind of like the whole world and agreement. You don't feel You don't feel reactive to it. You could also say. was three more days I'd be okay with it. It's Kinda like you're in a place of inner peace. When you're taking something, you almost feel like a thief and you. If the whole world could see what you're doing and what you're thinking, you'd be embarrassed. That's also how you know you're you're you're you're skin the process that makes me you said something last week. I think is elemental. I think it was last week. That a person is going to be lead according to their desire. So that that refers to everything from you know you're shopping for a car and you go. Toyota dealership and suddenly everybody on the roads driving a Toyota right validating that although I should get a Toyota to if I want this person to be the one, I won't be open to see that there are not the one, and I will see only the good and the bad until I've rushed into it, and then it can blow up. My face says that Moses every day. This is an exercise we all should do. Do every day moves. Every day would tell the creator I have my projects. I have my plans. I have what I think is right to do for the physical and spiritual work, but I give you one hundred percent permission creator to sabotage. Stop any of it or to change course for me if that's not the way that the Creator wanted, or my soul vonts it so a prayer that morning we all I can say is I'm going to go to work. I'm going to do everything. I think I was right. In my living room. I'm going to go to the living room to work. So I'M GONNA. Do what I think is best because that's the compass. The Creator gave us, but we also just tell the creator of this partnership is not right if this deal is not right, if this decision is not right, if anything I'm doing is not in the best interest of my soul, and the souls of Humanity I. Give you permission to stop it. And give you permission to sabotage it and we have to have that prayer. At least once a day. Otherwise you will lead yourself to a place of you. Think is right, but it's GONNA. Be The wrong place, so let me let me let me show the three points that distract us. Oh. I I said the number. Quickly then we'll explain them slowly all right so number one a sign that you're being distracted from your goal. Is you start? Making this might seem like where where'd you get this? From passive aggressive comments I've noticed when people start to make passive aggressive comment. What's happening is? They have a pain. They have a lack. And it's something that only they can overcome by by by. Healing themselves by following their goals by by making it about taking responsibility, but instead passive aggressive comments usually is an indicator. That I'm blaming someone else or I'm waiting for someone else to do something. To help me move forward in my life, so it's a it's a very sticky place to be because it's a sign. If you find that, you're being passive, aggressive thoughts or words to usually to somebody who loves to try to think right now. Do you say things that are kind of just like? Trying to like. You know sting them. Stick it to them or you're. You're coming from a place where you just feel like you know you wanNA. Bring them down whatever it is. It's a sign that we're not focused on ourselves. A sign that we're not focused on our goals. It's as a sign that we're. We're distracted and the opponent is distracting us from achieving so that just seems like it came out of left field, but there's a reason why we had the sheriff today. The reason why this week people have to hear that one. That's the first one. Second one. We'll get to a quick. This Allen can I give an example. Finish! Thought, it's my phone The Dave is giving an example about like when it has to do with the other person I want to give an example, and it doesn't have to do that with the other person, and you're still doing what David is talking about. Maybe maybe it has to do with health. Maybe maybe you're trying to lose weight. Let's say we're trying to get healthy. It doesn't have to just to lose weight so. You see I I've seen people that get sarcastic and passive aggressive about healthy health people who are healthy salads. Jim Gymnasiums I was GONNA say. You know what I mean fitness centers. You know vitamin you know because there's that dissatisfaction within it gets protect projected on everybody. WHO's satisfied in that area? It's what's wrong with them. Not What's wrong with me and we don't even realize it. The function of the opponent is that we think that those are actually our thoughts and so. I think that watching out for that. Even the internal dialogue, the internal sarcasm, the internal passive aggressiveness is a sign that if exactly what David is talking about Murga. Number number two. What what distracts us is is. People! Everybody will agree this one. We have addictions. We have things that we need to do to fulfill what the founder of the Kabbalah Centre! Ashok calls are small pleasures. Small loves small desires these small things. a classic wine is Kinda. Like the that twenty minutes you waste on on on your social media, maybe before bad, it's something that you just need a little like a little crate. You have a little craving for it. And even though you're working so many big great things in your life, it's these little things that are sucking your energy and distracting you. When in reality, If you, WanNa know if you should be doing them or not. Just imagine seven billion people are watching you do it. Are you proud? Are you showcasing this thing that you're doing or are you kind of embarrassed? Because we call shame, we call that the bread of shame. We Learn Kabbalah, one class, seven or eight. The bread of shame is this shame I feel that I am. Taking partaking of energy that I know is beneath me. They know at settling for less than I. Know just feed some kind of immediate craving. It's foregoing a long term plan. It could just be staying up late staying up late when you know it's going to destroy your next day when you know you're not going to be focused. And you're doing something that you counterproductive, so we have all these little addictions, and it just delays achievement of our goals. And it may not be related to even the goal of that part of your life, so staying up late and maybe. Watching TV or playing video games, somebody's ice cream or anything I was told me recently. They're staying up late. Playing Video Games because I asked him in the morning. I'm like where where are you, said I, I stayed up late. I said what why just play. He said why. Were playing video, Games. So I said well. You know that's phenomenal. That's great, but but here's the problem. You have goals that you told me you want to achieve. You haven't achieved them. So where do you get off playing video games? I? Understand if a person needs to decompress, what would we love? DECOMPRESS decompressing? But, but there's also rules around decompressing. Compressing is one episode, not six. Do you mean like binge-watching late at night? Yes, yes, yes, so you need to decompose. You can do it with episode. You don't need to do it with six episodes right? Yes, decompress is the decomposing. Didn't I I meant decompressing? Felt do not decompose. decompress those rules around that. If you want know what the rule the rule is, you take the minimum. You need to energize one episode. That's it you just not maybe even one episode. Maybe it's just five minutes, so it's you take the minimum once you got the energy you gotta let go. There's a moment where you go beyond. And that becomes taking that becomes the reactive part that actually starts to become the poison, the cancer the distraction. and. We all gotta catch ourselves when it's that amount of food that we eat, it goes beyond what we need for energy, because you eat a certain amount for energy, but if you go beyond that amount, it starts to take energy from your body right. If you overeat, you're actually it. The the digestive process is stealing energy from everything else in the body. That's why we get tired when we overeat because all of A. A sudden all the blood and your body saying wait what's going on here? There's a giant like six course meal in this person's stomach, and we need to go digest that for him so all the buddy. All the blood starts to leave all the organs to focus on the stomach, and that's why we get tired become ineffective, but there's just a certain amount. Don't eat enough, and obviously you also become tired, so there's that. Spot all need to look for that sweet spot of of. PARTAKING IN OUR IN OUR DECOMPRESSING ENERGIES NO PROBLEM But don't overdo it, so we all have that well. This week will help us see those things that are helping and that are. Causing us not to not to achieve our goals around addictions actions. And the third one I had was. A LACK OF VISION About what you're trying to achieve and this is probably the biggest one. Because, I asked people. What do you want and there's like a? Mom. It's not even clear about what they want. What do you want in this relationship? What do you want from your husband when he wants to your career Do you want from yourself? It's kind of like. We're just following the herd, which is following the pack like all right? Where's everyone going? I'll go, and then all of a sudden all these energies around us just take us like like. We're being blown in the wind. You have to be clear about your vision. Tradition with Your Business Vision with your job vision with relationship vision with your kids. What people are scared to do that because they might wanNA check i. mean you know what if there's things in my life? I don't like that. I'm not happy with and how am I going to change them? Duck needs to be part of your vision. Here's my vision. I don't like this when I WANNA be. That's the whole goal is put it down on the paper. Be. An and and So many people in the Business World Smart Business Successful people. Are Are are lacking the plan and the vision, even if it's going to change one hundred times. That's fine, but you have to start somewhere so that it can change, and you can follow that change. Otherwise you're companies controlling you. You're not controlling it. So you gotTa have a vision. You gotTa have a three month plan a six month plan. And it's uncomfortable for people to do that I. Get it I. It's uncomfortable for all of us to do it, but as soon as you do it. The world starts to work for you as opposed to against you. If I can give everything that David said an overarching theme. It's that the way to achieve what you want to achieve or the the secret weapon is always within. It's never the external, and I think that one of the if I can afford distraction, it's being busy trying to fix the external the outside. You know I'm upset about this. I don't feel good in my job I'm going to ask for the Corner Office right in the Corner Office is going to solve my corner of my living room. Now is going to solve my problem and by the way I. think that that's one of the revelations. The side the blessed side effects of. The pandemic has required of all of us is a lot of the external was stripped away so that we could see what's really going on also within us, but that that idea that sometimes when we get busy trying to fix the external right. I'm to go back to the weight loss one because it's if if we don't change the internal, the weight will come back on. The unhealthy habits will return if we stop. Playing. Video Games are binge-watching because David, said so without really addressing the compulsion to do those things. Where does that come from the external will always come back at us, or they'll be another version of the addiction or the small pleasure or the the unhealthy habit so? This idea of being having my focus. Be I primarily I don't WANNA sound like I'm saying. Don't deal with the external primarily being the internal. I on the internal, you'll always be led to the right solution for the external right. People think well. This relationship is too painful. I get out being out. Being without a relationship is not any less painful that way I. Guess it could be, but it's not the the. The first line of Defense isn't getting rid of bringing us pain. It's happened so many times. Relationships or marriages where you feel like there there someone else who you rather be with or. The the mistress or someone else giving you the attention love, and whatever that you're not getting inside your relationship. If you're not getting inside your relationship. Is Work that needs to be done and what happens is wants the Mr. once you get run off with the mistress. It's it's it's a metaphor. People can take it out. They want once runoff mistress. The mistress becomes the new wife or the new husband. Because the what's the male version of mistress? Master. Master Someone will put it in the comments. Mistress means female the female right, so what's the male version in English? The the male version master? I don't know. The role. You're talking about okay. If a if a woman is. Having an affair. In her marriage with another man, what's that man called? Master. A man. Man. Man The other man, okay, so so what happens is when that mistress, or the other men, no longer competing for your love and tension, the Lover Lover US maybe could be I'm looking at the people. On Nutrition Jacob. Engage our audience. This is where people start focusing on the show, so the whoever this mistress or lover is they all of a sudden, and once they have you then they become the new problem because they no longer have to compete they no longer just trying to always put their best foot forward, and the lesson is no matter what you leave, if you leave it prematurely or leave it reactively or leave it without doing spiritual work, you're just gonNA experience same thing in the relationship and the the funny thing is and this is i. think maybe one of the last the we don't have much timeless I wanNa make sure we end on a high note. where I I mentioned earlier, I realized how much of a Downer I must have sounded like I said. It's not about overcoming the challenges, ultimately a man stress. That's really funny. Man Stroz. Now now. There is there the the secret to having the challenges? Really put behind us. Of course is the internal work when we do get with the universe wants us to get internally from the external situation. It can disappear from our movie scripts, but. If I could give you the secret sauce to having the the lasting change. Lasting change happens when we don't need it anymore. And I think that when the motivation. Google. Now nesters! I'm sorry. To tell you. Okay Monstrous. Not even listening to do. That the the key is that we're motivated by the change and not getting rid of the external hassle, the external challenge the the stressor, so I think that maybe one of the things that we can all be looking at not only this week, but in these next three weeks is. How motivated we are by the external, and how we can shift that motivation to something more internal, because if I'm motivated to work on again, my health because of. Everybody around me a skinny beautiful and I need to be skinny and beautiful to. I'm not going to achieve that. Right, that's an external motivator, and it's probably become an obsession or everybody else in my life is getting married. I gotTA GET MARRIED TO I'm looking for the closest warm body who checks most of the boxes kind of thing, it's not solving the problem. The problem that the the reason for the problem is always internal, and when I stopped needing to solve the external problem when it's no longer the controlling factor in my process. Then I'm giving it a chance to actually. Be An unnecessary anymore. I won't need it anymore. If it's not controlling me and I think that for a lot of us again on the spiritual path whether it's Kabala or anything else. The, the the universe is constantly focusing actually somebody said something so brilliant to me before before yesterday that the ego. Says to us. You want you want things to be good take control being control. If you'll. If you'll be in control, things will be good. Things will be better. But the sole release says if you want things to be better, let go of control and it's these two opposing forces that that if you really relinquish control of the external, you'll realize that the only motive the only factor is internal, and so I think that for all of us in the in the coming this week especially, but in the coming few weeks to be able to examine to to clear out all of the other distractions to clear out all of the the noise and again social media. If there was a time to take a hiatus, it's probably right now. The show unless it's you can get the show on the PODCAST, but I guess it's People coming on board of course. By the way one of the great things about what everything that you guys are sharing with us is that it helps us also create topics and content and. Ideas for future episodes, but that that idea that the you know the universe is. What! I'm thinking of a class I gave not long ago. The the the universe wants us to know that it's on our side the creators on our side. They're angels that are on our side. There's all these forces that are pushing US toward. Our next level like David mentioned in the beginning of the show. We really need to to find a way to stay in touch with that and not be distracted by everything you shared earlier so in in summary, a summary of the the three things that I mentioned that distracts from our goal. Passive aggressive comments are assigned that our focus in the wrong place. sarcastic comments assigned that there's something going on inside of ourselves that we're trying to blame or take from someone else I suppose taking responsibility for Mattel we said addictions all the small pleasures, which nibble away at us and slowest down, and cause us to not be focused on our goals and number three. We said a lack of vision. A lack of vision pretty much means you're. You're not going anywhere. 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What's going on with your messaging?

With Love, Aja

32:49 min | 6 months ago

What's going on with your messaging?

"Yeh. Yeh. Yeh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. So also super excited to be here with you guys. Ye, let me just let everybody know that I'm here. and live in my group join us. Is what I'm telling everyone so that they can benefit from this. This information that we're going to be talking about today. So even if you are on the replay, you can definitely benefit from this. Let's see get help. your messaging All right. Awesome. And it looks like I am live in the right place. If you guys have been with me at all. Have you you've ever been on the line with me before then? You know that I always have issues with where I'm at where I'm at and trying to find myself in my group and Where it is it I'm supposed to be. Okay, I found me. All right, Perfect. All right, so hey, Irene. Hello. Hello. I am so happy that you're here. Today we're going to be talking about messaging and the messaging of course people really don't understand like how extremely important it is to have a message. That is very very clear. I know that for myself in the beginning of my business when I was just starting and you know, just like everyone else a lot of people when you first start being a cult you don't have a clue about what it is that you wanting to do. What is that you're wanting to help and so it can really be a a hot mess for you, you know, so I'm hoping that hoping that this video today is going to help you guys get clear on some of the messaging. So I love doing videos at this time of day. It's like noon here. I'm in Atlanta. Georgia is noon and the Sun is always doing crazy stuff. Anyway, so bear with all of the things of the sun is doing including making my lips look all white. So, let me see if I can do this month. A little better. All right. All right. Well, we'll do this. Okay. So let's just dive into the messaging as I was saying back when I first started my business 7 years ago if she didn't really know exactly how important my messaging was and it wasn't until probably about I would say maybe about two and half years into my business. Yeah that long about two and half years into my business. We're actually really understood the importance of it. So, yeah. I hope that you guys are at a point where if you're just beginning you're not having to wait like I did a couple of years into your business to really understand how important your messaging is. So, okay. So today we're going to be talking about what your messaging is for what to do with messaging. If you don't have a niche how to come up with your messaging we're going to be talking about these things. So if you are here live say hello to me if you were on the replay then ye say hashtag replay just so that I know that you saw it. And if you do have any questions, then please feel free to just pop in and just ask me any questions whatever it is that you are are needing help with I will try my best to give you all of the help that off and okay. Here we go. Let me let some of these people in Right, right. So yeah, just let me know. Just let me know if you have any questions. Okay, so let's just go ahead and and dive into some of the content. So let's talk about what messaging really is. I know that a lot of us. We really are really are not aware about what messaging really really is and the it's it's just like all over the place. It's like what exactly is it? Is it that elevator pitch that people are telling you to come up with is it the the the content is it about the whole visibility thing? What exactly is messaging messaging is like it's like the whole gamut. Okay. It's not a message. It's your messaging. So that's why I try very hard in my content to say message Jean even though a lot of people understand message, right but I try to say messaging because it's not just the message. It is the message Jean it is it is the everything it is the the way that you get physical it is the content that you create is the emails that you send out it is the pulse that you respond to a job. It is how you show up. It is your branding and it's like all of it. So messaging is like an all-encompassing thing in particular. What it is I focus on is are are the words that you use to convey how it is that you help people and that's what messaging is really for it's a way for you to say. Hey, you know, I'm here this is what I can help you with them and I can help you with these things because I know how you're feeling. I know how that you want to feel and I know what your big Vision picture is for your life, right? So that's what we're going to be talking about here. How to actually come up with that messaging and what it's good for what you can actually start to to use that messaging for so that you're not having a hard time getting clients off. So now that you understand a little bit about the messaging I want to talk to you about some of the the don'ts about the messaging. So I'm I'm sorry you guys like people are still popping in to the group dead. Because I posted this like out and so now people are just trying to get people just like okay, let me let your guys in. Okay, sorry. Sorry, I'm sorry. All right. Usually I would do something like this on my business page so that people don't have to join the group but I really wanted this to be exclusive for you guys, right? Okay. So some of the don'ts about aging the biggest don't that I have for you about messaging is that it is not that elevator pitch. They'll be you're taught that we need to come up with so that when someone says what do you do and then you just it's not that that is for something like a networking event or something like that and even then going to networking events. If you're new to life coaching the same thing you ever have to do is just tell people your life coach and then allow the conversation to go from there. I was just in a group like a few days ago and the this lady asked me will dead. Well, if it's if you're if it's not about the elevator pitch that you're talking about then what do you tell people that you do and I just I just tell people I'm a life coach and then from there then that song versation proceeds because what you're doing is you are really allowing the relationship to build. That's what you're doing. So as a new life coach it's all you ever have to do is just tell people off your life coach. That is it that's all you ever have to do is tell people that you're alive coach share your message and make offers to help people. That is the number of the three things. That's it that you that you have to do. So that is the number one thing of the don't just it's not about you coming up with that elevator pitch. It is about you having a clear guideline and off a road map for the content that you're creating that is attracting the people that is connecting with the people to say. Hey, this is what I can do for you. This is how I can help you. And now when I think this is how you can help how I can help you. I'm going to talking about your program not talking about the one on one sessions that you offer the pricing the master classes or whatever it is that you're doing. I'm not talking about that when I say I can help them. I'm talking about knowing exactly what they're paying points are knowing the the emotions that they want to experience so that they can have the big division pictures of that desire for their lives, right? That's what I'm talking about how you can help them. The the content that you create is coming from that messaging so like for instance, I'll tell you what my life was like a working on changing mind right now until mine was I teach female coaches how to effortlessly break out of their indecisiveness Compact and self-doubt and tap into their next level identity and Unstoppable confidence so they can show so they can show up online attract only clients and create the impact income off. Independence, they desire and be the change. They they want to see in the world that super long right that is not an elevator pitch. You're not going to be telling people all of that. Like I have this written down on the index. And the reason why the coming to tell you guys to do this too is because have it written down on the index card. You have a sitting right in front of you in your computer and then it allows you to stay focused on one thing is that you're creating the words that you need to be using the that you're not going all off on the tangent Into the Wild Wild West and it just allows you to stay focused on what it is that you're supposed to be same. So all of this all of these words are are things that I have researched. I want to say research. I'm just talking about doing a Google search for them. Whatever the word is that I am playing around with like working point and I would just Google search like another word for like I have confusion and self-doubt. I will just Google another word for a confusion of soft dog. We'll get we'll get into that in just a minute. Okay, so continuing on I want you guys to really understand what you're messaging is for it is again, it is not for you to have that cute little elevator speech it is for them to have all to know and have all the words that Express the pain points that you are ideal clients are facing that they're experiencing that they've got going on right now and it is for you to express how you know that they want to move out of that and into whatever the emotions they are wanting to feel and then of course it is for you to expect you know, exactly what it is that they are wanting to move into why they're wanting to move out of the pain and into the pleasure because you understand what their big fission picture is for their life for them or whatever. So like from mine. What is this read to you the big Vision picture the big picture vision for my soulmate clients is that they want to create the impact the income and Ed. Comments of the desire so they can be the change. They want to see in the world. How do I come up with any of this? Let's talk about that for a second. How did I come up with any of this? This is the same thing that you're going to use to come up with all of your stuff. So about I would say about 96% of coaches the pain and the emotion and the big decision that they have for themselves is what exactly it is that they're ideal clients want are experiencing too and want to move into and want to have so it's so super super easy for you to come up with the words because you already know them. You already know what the pain points. Are. You already know the feelings that you want to experience and you are really know off the big Vision that you have for your life that you want to accomplish right? You already know this so it's super super easy for you to come up with this with this messaging and it's super super easy for you to thin come up off. Content. Okay. So let's talk about the pain points. Like I haven't even talked about who it is, right who it is that you're helping. We haven't even talked about that. I've talked about three things the pain that the person is feeling the emotions that they want to move into feeling and then the big Vision that they have for their lives. I haven't even talked about who those people are the reason why is because when you are just starting out a lot of times you don't know who you don't know who it is that you want to work with because you just don't have that experience to know exactly what it is that you want to work with the clarity as to who it is that you're not wanting to work with this going to come through the experience of you coaching. Okay, you have to just get out there and Coach just have to get out there and Coach obviously this one more time just gonna have to get out there and Coach right to get that experience. But so we're going to focus on off these three things the pain points The pain points are super super important that you know, a lot of people are like, oh, it's so negative. I don't want to focus on the pain. You gotta focus on the pain. That's what people are coming to you for. They want results. They want to move away from the pain. They want to have the big Vision picture for their lives that they desire but it all starts with the pain emotions are everything and pain is that option pain is something that will move you very quickly out of the way of like you think about touching a hot so that's pain, you know, even though we're not talking about physical pain, we're talking about emotional stuff, but it's not the same kind of example that I'm using here. It's because the pain is is very very it's a it's it's magnetic. That's not the word. I want to use it's huge. It's massive pain is a massive. Nobody likes to feel pain right? I know I don't I don't like to feel pain. I know that you don't like to feel pain either so dead. What that understanding, you know that hitting on someone screen point is not to be manipulative. It's just expressing that you know exactly how it is that they feel because you feel the same way. So I got a hit on that. How do you come up with a pain Point? Think about your own pain? What is the pain that it is that you are experiencing? Whether it's now whether it's 60 days ago and 90 days ago or a year a year ago. I don't think that because your new that you can't help someone because you're not totally where you want to be you have moved past some of these pain points whether it's totally not there yet doesn't matter who you are above where someone else is you have experienced a way of moving out of the pain points. So you can talk about that. You can truly talk about those fan points. So get clear on that. What is it the painting what is it that you're feeling? What is keeping you up at night? What is it that you're not wanting to experience any more when you start finding those words for most of us. It's easy for us to come up with the words that allow that are making us feel bad. We can express those all the time. They'll feeling frustrated. I'm feeling overwhelmed. I'm tired just all the things like it's so easy for us to come up with those words. And when you do come up with them, then you'll have a starting point to go on to Google and then just what I do is I just type in another word for if the words frustrated then you type in another word for frustrated if the word is overwhelmed then you type in another word for Long Island. And so then Google is going to come up with all of these websites that have words that are the same as those the words that you chose. I like to use word. Hippo. And it's not a thing that you have to use you can use dictionary.com thesaurus.com. Whatever site that you want to use that comes up you use whatever it is that you want to use what you're going to search through that one of those sites and come up with another word for frustrated or overwhelmed or whatever the word is that you're looking for and it's going to give you a plethora of words that that you can choose from them are the that Express the way that you're feeling just pick a bunch of them pick a bunch of them. It doesn't have to be it's not rocket off. Let me just leave it that way. So I rock your thighs grab a notebook and framed up all the words that you feel are relatable to the way that you're feeling feeling space words are everything off because emotions are everything. So that's what you're going to do. Just brain dump those pinpoint words you're going to do the same thing for the pleasure words. I call them pleasure words, but you can actually think of it as what time Feelings are the emotions that your ideal client wants to experience. They don't want to feel the negative ones. What are the positive ones that they want to feel? This is where it gets a little bit kind of tricky because we a lot of times can't come up with the words that expect that are we can articulate all the time. How old is that? We actually want to feel and that's just something that is human for us why I don't know. It's so much easier for us to come up with the words that describe how we don't want to feel it's just way easier for us to do that than to come up with the words that describe how we actually want to change will come up with one come up with. I'm only asking you to come up with one right? I'm only asking you to come up with one cuz you're going to do the same thing that you get from the negative feelings. You're just going to Google another word for whatever it is. You want to feel confident you want to feel certain you want to feel Unstoppable. You want to feel peaceful. You want to feel calm whatever the word is you're going to type in into Google another worth. can you put that word in and it's going to bring up a plethora of words for you to choose from this is the easiest way because again, it is so super hard for us to come up with the actual words that describe how often we actually want to feel we don't actually take the time to really think about and look at What it is that we're truly wanting and this is a way for you to start to look at that and this is also the beginning of you really getting clear on your big vision for your life that fit picture of vision loss goals that you have and I do say big didn't cycle at all. I didn't say Vision or goal. I said big the big big big ones a lot of times. We think so small and those small things off not going to move us. They're not going to move us to do what it is that we need to do to reach them. So think of something big think of something outrageous, like what is it that you really want to achieve in your life. What is that song? So that's where we're moving into right. Now the vision that you have for your life talked about the pain we've talked about the pleasure now, we're moving into the vision that you have for your life again. What is it that you're wanting to experience? What is the vision that they have for their lives? It's the same thing that you have for your life. There's nothing different. That's the beauty of beauty of this this whole concept the system that I've created Ed. Is that you're not looking outside of yourself for answers? So you get to trust you get to trust you to work on this trust and believing that you have all the answers and that is what's going to happen to connect with your soulmate clients because you do have all the answers. You already know how it is that that that feeling because you feel the same way. You already know the pleasure points that they want to experience because you want to feel that way too and you already know the vision that they have for their lives because it's the same as yours. So come up with that big picture Vision. What is it? What is it that you're wanting? What gets a change in your life when you go from the pain into the pleasure. What do you get to talk to when you get to have the key to travel more do you get to have the love of your life come into your world? Do you get to become a big-name chef you get to become a thought leader and your industry. Do you get to lose weight and have more energy do you get to help clients reach their goals. I mean, what is it? What is the the big Vision that you have for your life? What are you wanting off? Right. So for me, I want to be the change that I want to see in the world. Like that is my my big Vision. I want to create and have the impact the income and The Independents that I desire and I want to be the change that I want to see in the world. So that's why that's on this card. That's why I have it on this card that I just read to you. I want to I want to have those in my life off. And so it's so easy for me to make content that talks about that and it that is what's going to connect my soulmate clients to me and your life and your work is what's going to connect your soulmate clients to you. So putting it all together putting everything together with all the words that you just come up with the brain dump off the pain points the brain dumping of the pleasure planes and the Brain dumping of the big Vision that you have for your life then how do you create it? How do you put it all together to make like a cohesive statement? Like the one that I just read to you for about nine. How do you do that? You plus play around? Honestly, there is no right or wrong way. You just play around and you come up with words in terms of statement that actually feels good for you. Now. Here's the thing. You have to get out there and start sharing that message. You have to get out there and start sharing it because if you don't then you'll never you'll never know a shirt is all crooked like this is not even okay with your never going to know. If it's going to convert, you'll never know if it's going to be relatable and if it's going to be connecting with your soulmate clients until you actually start sharing it you just have to start sharing it now. I don't think that because you shared it for a week and no one responded to something to the things that you put up or no one connected with you on your Facebook live. So that's it's a bum deal. No, you suck keep going you have to keep throwing and the more I'm more you keep going the more and more you keep sharing then you'll start to come up with a more dumbed-down statement for yourself. That actually feels good for you. Okay, so this messaging that you've created that's just saying you've got this message and you've created it. What you are using this for is to create content. Okay, that's what your message in is truly for it's about creating content. It's about you using the words that your idle client relates to and connects with so that they can see you as the person who can help them move from that page into the pleasure so that they can have the life that they desire that's what this is for. So now you have a disrobe that you have this guideline for Thursday. It is that you're going to be saying and allows you to stay within the scope of things in that goal all around the world to China and down the street and to Grandma's house we go. It allows you to stay right in the scope of what it is. That is your pain and your pleasure. That's the main reason why you don't need to have a niche like you don't be all up in arms. If you don't have a niche you don't need one if you're just starting out you just need to log. On what you're paying points are you just need to know what your pleasure points? Are you just need to know your big Vision? That's what's going to be connecting not you're not you're who who it is you helping and all things. So as far as the content that you're going to be talking you're going to be creating. It's really about your life. You are the content your life is the content everything that is going on in your life is off content. Even this this live right here this this training is content even something as simple as I want on this training today about messaging and was it allowed me to create this message during that is connecting like a really filling my message right now and boom that's content. Just whatever it is that's going on in your life. If you if you can be so bold. Yes. I'm saying that bold if you can be so bold to share what's going on in your life. People are going to take notice because people want to log Have relationships. This is something that I did not learn in the beginning. I did not learn this. It was such a sad thing such a very sad thing that I did not learn this but I truly truly truly understand. This is what your messaging is for. It allows you to connect so it allows you to build those relationships. So when you're when you're sharing about your life, then you're talking about these pains wage. You're talking about the pleasures you talking about the vision that you have for your life. And and we're you wanting to go to the things that you're doing to get there and and the cultures that you're hiring and the trainings that you're going through and edit the cat sleep in, you know on the bench and just whatever the right whatever it is that's coming up in your life is what you get to share because it's all about your pains off its all about your pleasures. It's all about your big Vision that you have for your life. Right? So this is why this is so easy. This is this is how it gets to be dead. For you to attract your soulmate clients that you're just talking about your life. You're just talking about yourself. You're just talking about your pain points. You're just talking about the emotions that you want to experience off or just talking about how you went from those pains and and into the the feelings that you want to experience and how you started to move into the big Vision that you have for your life you it just gets to be that easy and I would love for you guys to really take that to heart that it does just get to be that easy. Now that doesn't mean that you don't have to work just because you have this fantabulous message that allows you to create content from your heart that is connecting with your soulmate client doesn't mean that it's not work. But when you're doing it this way just doesn't feel like work so much. It feels like home you just talking about yourself. You just creating relationships. You just creating clients as they say you connecting with people who you can actually help that shows it it doesn't suck. Like work, but it is and it's going to take you to get serious and getting out there and just be so bold and post and post and post. Okay post and post and post office. Let's see here. My whole screen here is acting really funky. Let me just make sure that everything is right here. Excellent. Excellent. Great great. Okay, so If you are wanting help with getting cleared your messaging then that's what I do. Like. This is my Lane of Genius. This is so what I do and I'm not mind it off you I would love love love to I offer one-on-one Services programs to help you get clean your messaging and it is always attached to mindset. My site is a thing you'll I mean it is a real thing there goes the sun. Oh my gosh, there goes the sun. I look like I'm like, I just put on white stuff all over my it's fine. That's okay. Like I'm my face by whatever choice right? I mean things will go cuckoo when you are putting yourself out there things not things are not going to be perfect. And what I love is being able to look back at the video that you've done the beginning and then from 4 from where you started to where you are now. Do not delete those y'all do not believe those they are talking fun to watch just like well, let's say like a fun to watch but it can be a little bit embarrassed but people are it's just life right things come up and you just keep it you just keep it moving. You just keep it rolling. It's just going to be that way. Sometimes it's just going to happen and you just keep it moving. That's a mind-set thing to my boss is so real what's going to stop you from showing up online is your mindset is not that you don't have a clear message. It's not that you don't know what to say. It's it's none of that. It's just your mindset behind it. When you are thinking all the thoughts then of course, they'll start to creating feelings or if you're feeling all the feelings. It's because of the black box that you're having and you just need to learn how to step into your next level energy and do what you would do if you were already the person that you want to be the person who has dead. Already accomplished the goals the big Vision. What would she do like step into the energy of her and take on the thoughts and take on the feelings of that person your next Thursday and then make decisions from that place. It gets to just be that easy. Now. I'm not going to say that it's not a practice because it is a practice. It is a practice that even I still have to continue to do em. But its necessary it is so necessary. One thing that I find is that when I talk to my clients about about showing up and and being vulnerable and all that kind of stuff is off and they don't want to do it and I completely understand why I really really do you don't want to do it because you're putting yourself out there and you are exposing yourself to four people haven't seen all the things about you giving their opinions, you know, all the things and that's a little bit scary, but I want you to consider this you are a coach and you became a coach for a reason, right? And that is to help people. So take yourself out of the equation took yourself completely out of the equation and think about your clients. So when you're feeling like, oh my gosh, I don't want to say this. That's exactly the thing that you should be saying. Whatever it is about smoking you feel that way say that I don't feel like posting today. I don't know what to say. Yes, you do. Yes, you do. What you're doing is you're putting yourself in a in the mix you're focused on yourself too much. You need to be focused on your clients. When you focus more on your clients than yourself then you're always going to show up and then because that's what you became a coach for is to help. So how people take yourself out of the equation remove yourself. Like you're not that important right your clients just what's important so show up show up, even when the sun is doing all this crazy things off show up when your shirt is all cooking it show up when you've got noise in the background because your kids acting a complete fool. What you doing? I don't know show up show up show up. You have to get into that mindset birth. Up in your next level self. Your next level self will totally show up wouldn't she she would totally show up because she understands exactly what she supposed to be doing. Understands what she's here for and she understands that it's going to take a little bit more than what it is that you feel like doing and put your clients first change process you change your thoughts and you're going to change your feelings, right? So maybe you don't feel like showing up. What can you do to have a different feeling change your thought process off so do that. So you've got your clear messaging you've got all the words. I would love to see some of the messaging that you guys have come up with. So, let me just pop them in. Let me see and put hashtag messaging, you know, so that I can see it off and if you're if you're needing help and just let me know I have one-on-one sessions. I'm going on that. I am booking for for them for for this month. So just let me know off. I would love to get on the console call with you and see what's going on with your messaging and if and give you a little bit of a a little bit more help if you're needing it, and even if we don't work together than you going to leave that call with with your innocence, right? So, that's all I have for you guys today. Thank you so much for being here. And again, if you have any questions, let me know walk ins and the the comment section or just the Ami a lot of you guys DM me and I'm fine with that. Like I say it all day long GM me like, my phone is right here TM me if I'm available. I will definitely answer. All righty. Have a wonderful day, and I will talk to you guys later. Bye.

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Ep 52 Roshcast Emergency Board Review

RoshCast EM Board Review

14:36 min | 2 years ago

Ep 52 Roshcast Emergency Board Review

"Rush cast episode fifty two. I'm not Gupta and mega ball with in training exam around the corner where back with a new episode after a long break. But don't forget that you can always go back and listen to old episodes. We've covered over three hundred questions. We'll also have a little update at the end of the episode. But for now let's jump right into some new questions. Your first patient is a sixty four year old woman with the history of hypertension migraines and Paulie Myalgia Gramatica. She presents with the right side of the headache that has been progressively worsening over the past three days in this feels different from her prior migraines the pain worsens with eating and when she brushes her hair her review systems as positive for fatigue and partial vision loss in the right eye in the. She's febrile to thirty eight degrees Celsius under exam demonstrates tenderness to patient over the right temple. Visual Acuity is twenty forty on the left and twenty eight on the right. What's the most appropriate next up in? The patient's management is at a Ivy methylprednisolone be obtained. Isr and CRP to confirm diagnosis see obtained temporal artery biopsy or D. Oral prednisone so they're clearly describing temporal arteritis AKA giant cell. Arteritis here in our testing you on the diagnosis and treatment. The most appropriate next step in this patient with vision loss is answer choice a administering IV methylprednisolone. Let quickly go over the other answer. Choices answer choice. B OBTAINING ESPN Syrup. Email to confirm. The diagnosis is something. That should happen. But the patient has vision laws so immediate treatment is the next best. Step also normal. Espn CRP John. Rule out the diagnosis answer choice. See obtaining a temporal artery biopsy is also something that should be considered as part of this patient's management plan but we definitely don't want to wait for the results to start treating here. Dilling treatment can lead to a reversible vision loss. Answer Choice de giving the patient. Prednisone is an option for peace without signs of vision loss and as a brief review of giant cell arteritis. This is the most common vascular in the US and it affects women more than men usually presents in the elderly and almost never before the age of fifty patients present with low grade. Fever weight loss headache scalp tenderness vision loss and jaw jaw. Qualification is the clinical feature that is most likely associated with the positive temporal artery biopsy vision loss is the most concerning clinical feature in these patients and the onset is abrupt. Emerging Treatment is always warranted treatment. As mega mentioned is with IV methylprednisolone and. That's given for the first three days and then it's followed with oral prednisone if your patient is unable to take glucocorticoid than total Azuma or methotrexate are other options for treatment as you're admitting this patient for IV steroids and putting yourself in the back the nurse tells you about an uncomfortable appearing forty two year old man who presents with lower back pain that started acutely while lifting a couch. The pain is reading the right poster Lotto calf. He denies any Ballard Bladder and continents on examination. He has decreased planter reflection at the right ankle and numbness of the right lateral foot disk. Herniation at which level is most likely responsible for his findings is it e L Two l three B L three or four C l four five or D l five s one so I know that. Most carnations occur. Post your laterally and impinge the next lower nerve root as across the disk on its path to the neural Raymond. Our patient has decreased plantar reflection and numbness of the lateral foot all signs pointing to s one ridicule apathy. So the correct answer here is choice de l five s one other signs of an S. one radiculopathy or decreased sensation. Along the poster Lotto Calf and decreased Achilles reflects a positive straight luxuries test has a sensitivity of over ninety percent for SCIATICA but a low specificity a positive cross-strait lake test which is pain in the lower back reading down the affected leg when the contra lateral leg is raised. Actually as a high specificity for diagnosing Outta let's go for the other answer choices and their respective distributions choice. L Two l three herniation will cause decreased sensation of the medial thion weakness of hip lection choice. B L three or four herniation results in decrease in station of the medial foot and weakness of knee extension decrease than station between the first and second toe and weakness of ankle doors. Affection can be seen with choice. C L four l five disk herniation certainly worth committing these distributions to memory. If you haven't already moving on which of the following is most likely to be seen powder renal syndrome. Is it a arterial or congestion? Be History logically normal kidneys see necrosis of the renal tubular bells or D. Segments? All Sclerosis of the Reno Lemaire. Eli He Padalino. Syndrome is the causative acute kidney injury in patients with acute or chronic liver disease. I feel like patients with a paddle. Renal Syndrome probably have his Logically normal kidneys choice B. But I'm not certain I know why the other answer choices are incorrect. Let's discuss the other answer choices and delve further into powder renal syndrome choice. A arterial or congestion is incorrect because an arena syndrome. The Renal arterials are constricted rather than dilated and congested Reno. Arterial dilation and congestion is actually associated with C. H. F. or other states have decreased forward flow choice see necrosis of the renal two bills here they're describing atn or acute tubular necrosis. Atn can be precipitated by exposure to toxins or severe ischemia causing in Toronto failure and Choice D. bag mental sclerosis of the Renuka. Lemaire Eli here just describing F- SGS or vocal segment Okla mary-louise Sclerosis which is another cause of intra-venal kidney failure and as a refresher he petterino's syndrome occurs secondary to splitting arterial visa. Deletion mediated by nitric oxide prostaglandins in response to Porto hypertension. This leads to activation of the rain. Andrew Thompson aldosoro and pathway causing systemic music constriction that is most prominent in the kidneys. This causes a decline in renal perfusion and decrease Chia far but his logically. The kidneys are not affected and can function normally deliver function. Improves POWDER RIEDEL? Syndrome is usually precipitated by acute insult. Such as the SBP or GI bleeding it presents with increased serum craton with minimal protein area and low sodium. Excretion in the setting of acute or chronic liver disease I'll aguirre is also typically present. This is also a diagnosis of exclusion other causes of Reno injury should be excluded before settling on Hypolito Renal Syndrome treatment for her powder. Renal Syndrome is focused on improvement of liver function. Definitive treatment. However would be liver transplant. As you're admitting your peace with the Padalino Syndrome you pick up a quick hand pain. It's a twenty seven year old man who accidentally injected his left index finger with grease gun while at work on physical exam the digit a swollen with a Pinhole won't the remainder of the hand examines on remarkable which of the following will determine the amount of tissue damage a substance will cause is it a chemical properties of the substance. Be Pressure of the injection. See temperature of the substance injected or D. volume of the substance injected well. This isn't a quick campaign. This patient is exhibiting signs and symptoms of high pressure injection injury choice a the chemical properties of the substance injected or the primary determinant of. The damage caused Aaron Clean. Water have benign course while paint solvents caused the most severe inflammation the initial external exam make deceptively reassuring however there's typically delayed pain distension and swelling with the digit in ultimately vascular involvement resulting in Digital Ischemia as inflammation progressives tracking long. Tendon sheets allows inflammation to progress more approximately on the flexible surface of the hand. Which may result and Tina's Nevada's high pressure? Injection injuries are a true surgical. Emergency does management of these injuries. Is that immediate surgical treatment and exploration by hand surgeon while in the tetanus prophylaxis should be updated analgesic provided. Iv Antibiotics should be started. The other answer choices be pressure of the injection. See temperature of the injection in D. volume of injection are all important. In determining the extent of damage but the chemical properties a knee Jackson are the primary determinant of the amount of tissue destruction that occurs while on this topic. Do you remember Knievel's criteria for flexible? Tinos Nevada's definitely therefore criteria to remember here one the fingers typically held in slight fluctuation to there's visa form swelling of the digit three. There is tenderness along the flexor tendon. Sheath and four there's pain with passive extension of the digit actually just saw one of these the other day. Always good to clinically correlate. You're studying with peaching Sam's agreed let's head over to the pediatric Ed for the next one. A five year old girl presents with a rash that started on her face and spread to her neck. Excellent and groin. Her mom states that she had an upper respiratory infection one week ago on exam patients rashes tender with a positive. Nikolsky sign which of the following statements regarding the diagnosis of this. Patient's condition is correct. Is it a deep layers of the Germans are involved be often leaves? The patient disfigured from scarring see mucous membrane. Involvement is common where D- The diseases caused by an exo toxin producing bacteria. The first step to this question is identifying that they're describing staffs called it's syndrome here. This is caused by answer. Choice D. X. Toxin producing bacteria. It is actually a severe form of balls impetigo that has seen in children less than five years of age and often follows a Uri rash associated with this syndrome starts on the face with Perry oral being classic neck. Excellent in growing and then spreads and becomes exfoliating fallout by development of Faucet bullet and skin discrimation these Russia's our tender to touch and you'll see a positive Nikolsky sign as in this girl. Treatment is supportive with anti-static antibiotics like Nestle in Iraq. Cicilline of course if initial treatment fails or there's a high prevalence of Mersa. You probably want to consider Vancomycin. It's important to remember that staff called. Skin Syndrome cannot spread to other body. Parts by rupture of the bully because the fluid inside the bully sterile and the toxin is produced at a remote site and it's spread hematology nestle going over the other choices choice. A is incorrect because only superficial layers of durmus involved choice B.'s incorrect because the rash associated with staff scalded Skin Syndrome. Usually resolves in two weeks without scarring wants the superficial layer sheds and choice season correct because mucous membranes are not involved in this syndrome on. Lake Stevens. Johnson's all right Naci Europe for the last question of episode fifty to a twenty two year old man complains of pain. Foot OF PHOBIA ENVISION LAWS IN HIS RIGHT EYE. He has a history of sickle cell anemia. Right Visual Acuity is twenty. By two hundred and intraocular pressure thirty. You see agreed to high fema in his right eye. Which of the following medications should be immediately administered to this portion is at a Ivy Katori? Lack be ivy. Mana Tall. See Topical Acetazolamide or D. Topical Tim Law. Our patient here has a spontaneous. I- FEMA that's associated with a history of sickle cell disease. These patients usually complain of pain. Photo PHOBIA VISION LOSS physical exam. We'll show the high FEMA along with decreased visual acuity elevated intraocular pressure and an African people are Defect Consulate Ophthalmology and administer choice de topical. Timmel this is a topical Beta Blocker. That decreases aqueous humor. Production and lowers intraocular pressure. Make sure to also elevate the head of the bird and give pain medications needed. Pharmacologic treatment is aimed at lowering the intraocular pressure so like Naci said a topical Beta blocker is a good option along with Ivy Mana Tall Topical Alpha Address Neurotic. Agonise oral topical or. Iv Carbonic Anhydrous inhibitors. Let's go over the other answer choices and why they're incorrect. In this scenario choice a IV Qatar lack that should be avoided along with other end sets in anti pilot. Asian student increased risk of bleeding. Choice B I the man at all this can be used but it's not first line and it should be used in conjunction with an opthamologist choice e Acetazolamide. This is a carbonic anhydride litter. The lowers the Ph of the anterior chamber. End Increases Red. Blood cells tickling. This can further increase in chocolate pressure in sickle cell patients so although carbonic hydro limiters are generally used to lower intraocular pressure they should be avoided in patients with sickle cell. Disease our patient all right. Let's out this episode with a Rapid Review Vision. Loss is the most concerning clinical feature in patients with temporal arteritis. Enjoy qualification is a clinical feature. That's most likely associated with a positive. Temporal artery biopsy as ridiculous apathy leads to decrease plantar function numbness to the lateral foot decrease in long. The Post your lateral calf and decreased Achilles reflects about Renal Syndrome. Leads to arterial or construction. And the kidneys year would appear normal history logically the chemical properties of the substance injected is the primary determinant of damage caused by high pressure injection injury while air and clean water. Have a benign course. Paint solvents caused the most severe inflammation staff scalded Skin Syndrome presents. Children less than five years old and often follows A. Uri Rush starts on the face. Neck and Groin. And you'll see a positive Nikolsky sign here. Patients with spontaneous females present with decreased visual acuity elevated in drug dealer pressure in an effort people are defunct. Immediate treatment is with agents said lower intraocular pressure including topical Timmel wraps up rush cast episode fifty two creating and producing Rosh. Casts has been a ton of fun but Meghan. I have just become too busy with various other projects. We're unfortunately stopping production for the time being but don't forget there fifty one other episodes listen and religious and on your commute to work at the gym or even just at a desk during dedicated study time. The huge thanks obviously goes out to all the folks arosh review will work diligently to create high quality clinical questions into Jeff Nausbaum close to the first forty two episodes. It sure has been a fun ride. Oh and as always be sure to check out the blog for questions from this episode Empire Episodes Related Images tables as was bonus teaching points. If you ever need to reach us you can email me at an ach gmail.com in for those taking the entrance exam on February. Twenty seventh good luck.

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Anxiety in Older Adults, Gray Matters/Older Adults Programming at NAMI Minnesota with Kay King, ep. 27

Mental Health In Minnesota

12:31 min | 2 years ago

Anxiety in Older Adults, Gray Matters/Older Adults Programming at NAMI Minnesota with Kay King, ep. 27

"Welcome to mental health in Minnesota produced by NAMI, Minnesota. The National Alliance on mental illness, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. Visit NAMI Minnesota online at NAMI M N dot org. Hi, this is Brian Jones with NAMI Minnesota. Here is a short episode with k king nominee, Minnesota staff member discussing programming related to exile in older adults you can contact Kate king via Email at K king at NAMI M, N dot org. So it's her first initial k and then K I N G at NAMI M N dot org or call the office said six five one six four five two nine four eight. Here's K welcome. I'm k- king the older adults program coordinator and community educator for adult programming at NAMI, Minnesota the national lions on mental illness, I have a series of five programs under the umbrella of gray matters. And today, I'm just gonna briefly tell you about one of those five programs what you need to know about aging and anxiety. And this program is particularly it is an hour and a half program. If you take the programmer, if you have the presentation scheduled at your nonprofit, or at your church or at your workplace, and it's an hour and a half. But today, I'm just going to highlight some of the parts of this particular program. I'm exiled disorders is the most common of the mental illnesses. It's three times more common than major depression. But it also has high correlation between having Zaidi disorders and also living with major depression, the correlations about fifty percent. So we're going to talk them about exile symptoms risk factors in older adults in this presentation. You learn some different types of anxiety disorders, you also learn a little bit about treatment management and recovery. Little bit of discussion about suicide, although I hope you'll. Consider taking some of the suicide prevention classes that we offer at NAMI Minnesota a good one, for example to take would be a one and a half hour class called Q PR question persuade refer. It's a gatekeeper class that's taught nationwide, and it's really helpful to learn the basics about suicide prevention, I'm and then also in our anxiety on older adults learn about resources to support older adults set live with anxiety disorder and anxiety disorder. I'm really has an early onset. Actually, the average age of onset is eleven so half the people who are going to develop any signs and symptoms of anxiety disorder in their lifetime develop them by age eleven and then the other half is after h eleven so that's really what brings down, you know, the mental health figures too early age onset, anxiety, really contributes to having that be such a low age on the statistic is at age fourteen fifty percent of people who are going to have signs and symptoms of any mental. Health issue in their lifetime will have those by age fourteen by twenty four if you're going to have any signs of symptoms anytime in your lifetime of an end mental illness, you'll have those by age twenty four and so the exiled disorder average of eleven really does bring down those figures. Now, can you developing Sidey disorders as an older adult for the first time? Sure. But it's not as common someone who perhaps has developed some signs and symptoms earlier. But the beauty of getting older, and there's a beauty to that beauty getting older is that you learn to manage a life managing illness. So, you know, you raise your kids you work. I'm you go to post secondary school. You keep learning. You have a vacation home you live life. And so I'm excited disorders can be mild. They can be moderate they can be really severe and like all illnesses there really are ebbs and flows to mental illnesses. It's really rare for people to be symptomatic all the time. But the same thing is true with other. Illnesses. You know, if you have multiple sclerosis MS, you typically are not symptomatic at a high level all the time you have ebbs and flows to it. If you have lupus you have ebbs and flows to it the Parkinson's disease you have ebbs and flows to it. Well, the same thing is true with the mental illnesses so with anxiety disorders. It's really I will anxiety is natural. It's something that everyone experiences. I would have to say that my experiences at the greatest fear few asked our general population with their greatest fear is they probably say public speaking. And for someone like me, not a problem. But the majority of US citizens don't like doing public speaking does that mean you live with an anxiety disorder? Absolutely not that is normal fear anxiety are essential for our survival. You know, it's built into our DNA. If we see a bear on the superior hiking trail, I think we're gonna turn around and run his fast as we can away from that bear. And we're going to have the palpitation. Heart, and we're going to have the tingling in the sweating and all those sorts of things does that mean that you live with an anxiety disorder? No means that you're normal. So executive though again, if it's over an extended period of time, and it affects your -bility to do your skills of daily living. You know, then it's time perhaps to get into see a doctor and with older adults are with people of any age. It's really important to get in for just a good workup because so many other things in life can look like a mental illness. So, you know, their medications that have anxiety a side effect. So you could be taking medication for something else. And all of a sudden you develop some some things that look like anxiety disorder. You could also have something happen in your life. It could be something traumatic that could happen, and perhaps that triggers what looks like anxiety disorder, but it's really good to have things checked out. So you go to your general practitioner. And then of course, if they suspect that it might be something related to anxiety disorder. Hopefully, then they're going to give you a referral to a mental health professional, and that mental health professional might be, you know, psychiatrist psychologist, it might be a licensed marriage and family counselor. It might be. You know, any or all of those those folks, but it is important that general doctors and nurse practitioners practitioners. Learn a little bit about the mental illnesses because I think that's where most of us start. And that's a good place to start because it's not always mental almost that. We're seeing could be something else. So, you know, going back to my point about you know, that fight or flight that's built into our DNA that doesn't mean you live with a majoring Zaidi disorder. So what makes a diagnosis usually occur is at your reporting your signs and symptoms. And if those symptoms are persistent, if they're excessive if they're life altering, you know, that's when a doctor or the first health professional you see perhaps makes a referral. So what about aging, you know, makes us anxious? Well, there's lots of things I'm a death of spouse's death of friends. What happens is that? We tend to have people our own age as our friends we tend to marry tip. People that are close to us in age. So that means that you're gonna have a fair amount of deaths at the same time. Lots of good friends may die because average age of life expectancy in Minnesota's eighty one. Also, you might be dealing with an illness or a medical condition as you age, you might hear that you have dementia. You might hear that you have macular degeneration losing the center vision of your I I'm your more isolated typically because perhaps you're retired. You don't have something that you do every day for eight hours a day. Like go to work you could have some hearing or vision loss that's pretty common as we age. We could have changing financial resources. You know, I think most of us thought we'd never lived to be our eighties. So we've saved but we haven't been able to save enough. Am I going to have enough money to last until I'm eighty five or ninety or I'm a hundred we also can have a change in physical independence. It could be because of disabilities. But it also could be maybe that we're not driving anymore. And consequently when you live. In greater Minnesota. And there's not public transportation readily available. You can become pretty isolated fact we live in Minnesota where our weather's not always the greatest in the winter, we have ice, and we have snow you could be quite isolated in your single family home because of the weather then also just leaving the home of many years and having to make a transition as we get older some of us end up moving closer to relatives. So we might move across country to be by our kids or we might move from four bedroom. Home of many years where we raised our kids and now move into a high rise one bedroom apartment, and so it's not so much that older adults don't flex with the change. It's that those are a lot of losses in snot just the loss of the physical structure of your house. It's the loss of the neighborhood kids next door. It's a loss of the church. That's just a mile away where you've gone for a long time. You'll find another church you'll meet other people. It's. It's just gets harder as you're older. And it's just a lot of changes at one time. So I'm not gonna talk about signs and symptoms now. 'cause that's why we'd like you to tend the the hour and a half class. But I do you just need to mention that we sometimes overlook late lights symptoms as we don't do it. Maybe this much with young kids or as much with twenty year olds and thirty year olds. But you know, an older adult may not want to share some things that they're experiencing because their fears that their family will see them as incompetent or perhaps a family will say gosh, if you're experiencing this you can't live alone anymore. So by divulging that kind of information, you know, they're fearful that, you know, their kids may cause some change to occur like a move or that their kids are going to see them as not able to be independent anymore. The other thing is that you know, the greatest generation those folks that are from that World War Two era, don't openly talk so much about mental illness. They really believe that they should be able to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. That's true for all ages. But you particularly get it with the greatest generation, they may view, you know, mental illness or anxiety as evidence of a moral failure. Maybe they didn't pray enough. Maybe it's a physical weakness that they don't think they have or they don't wanna own up to there's so much stigma about mental illness that they may feel shame about it. The fact that they might have an emotional problem. So there really are a lot of resources for people that are struggling with anxiety disorder, and there are some older adults specific resources. So you know, that we have some direct service providers in Minnesota that work directly with the older adult population. And so one chance when you hear presentation on older adults name Sidey is elaborately. Get some tangible places that older adults can get some help for anxiety disorders, perhaps major depression and some other mental health issues that may develop. So you can go to our NAMI website now Minnesota you can put that into a search engine or you can go to NAMI M N dot org. You also can make arrangements for a presentation with NAMI Minnesota. And you can also do that by filling out a request for presentation form on our website. If you wish one of the series of gray matters to be presented for your organization is it NAMI Minnesota online at NAMI M, N dot org.

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What does the universe sound like? A musical tour | Matt Russo

TED Talks Daily

17:42 min | 2 years ago

What does the universe sound like? A musical tour | Matt Russo

"This Ted talk features astrophysicist educator and musician. Matt Russo recorded live at Ted ex u. of t. twenty eighteen. I'm Chris Anderson the guy who gets to run Ted. We've just launched a new podcast called the Ted interview where I get to sit down with icon Ted speakers to dive deeper into their ideas in office episode, a conversation with the icon, ick author, Elizabeth Gilbert, all of us want to be creative in some way, Liz go, but is a Sonning eloquent about how that creativity can be inspired. And I think everybody thinks that creativity comes in lightning strikes, but I think it comes in whispers is join me for the Ted interview wherever you listen. Luck, you'll the close your eyes. Please. And imagine yourself sitting in the middle of a large open field with the sun setting on your right and as the sun sets, imagine that tonight. You don't just see the stars appear, but you're able to hear the stars appear with the brightest stars being the loudest notes and the hotter bluer stars, producing the higher pitched notes. Since each constellation is made up of different types of stars Leach produced their own unique melody, such as areas, the ram. Or Ryan hunter. Even taurus. We live in a musical universe and we can use that to experience it from a new perspective and to share that perspective with a writer range of people, let me show you what I mean. Now when I tell people I'm astrophysicist, they're usually pretty impressed. And then I say, also a musician, like we know. So everyone seems to know that there's a deep connection between music and strana me, and that's actually a very old idea goes back over two thousand years to Pythagoras. You might remember from such theorems as the Pythagorean theorem. And he said, there's geometry in the humming of the strikes, there's music in the spacing of this fierce. And so he literally thought that the motions of the planets along the celestial sphere created harmonious music. And if you ask them, why don't we hear anything he'd say, you can't hear it because you don't know what it's like to not hear it. You don't know what true silences. It's kind of like how you have to wait for your power to go out to hear how knowing that you're frigerator was. Maybe by that, but not everybody else was buying it including such names as Aerostat. Exact words. So I'll paraphrase exact words. He said it's a nice idea. But if something has large invest as the heavens themselves were moving and making sounds, it wouldn't just be audible. It would be earth shatteringly loud, we exist. Therefore, there is no music of this fierce. He also thought that the brain's only purpose was to cool down the blood. So there's that. But I'd like to show you that in some way they were actually both. Right. And we're going to start by understanding what makes music musical. It may sound like a silly question, but have you ever wondered why it is that certain notes when play together sound relatively pleasing or constant, such as these two. Well, others are a lot more tense or dissonance such as these two. Why is that? Why are there notes at all? Why can you be in or out of tune? Well, the answer that question was actually solved by himself. Take a look at the string on the far left. If you both that string, it will produce a note as it relates very fast back and forth. But now if you cut the string and half, you'll get to strings each oscillating twice as fast and that'll produce a related note or three times four times. And so the secret to musical harmony really is simple ratios the simpler, the ratio, the more pleasing constant, those two notes sound together and the more complex, the ratio, the more distant they will sound and it's this interplay between tension and release or consonants dissonance that makes what we call music. But there's more. So the two features of music we like to think of as pitch and rhythms. They're actually two versions of the same thing like and show you. That's a rhythm right. What happens when we speed it up. So once rhythm starts happening more than about twenty times per second brain flips, it stops hearing it as a rhythm starts hearing it as a pitch. So what does this have to do with strana me? Well, that's when we get to the Trappist one system. This is an extra planetary system discovered last February. Of twenty seventeen and it got everyone excited because it is seven earth size, planets, all orbiting, very near red dwarf star. And we think that three of the planets have the right temperature for liquid water. It's also so close in the next few years. We should be able to detect elements in their atmospheres such as oxygen and methane potential signs of life. But one thing about the traffic system is that it is tiny. So here we have the orbits of the inner rocky planets in our solar system. Mercury Venus, earth, Mars, and all seven earth size planets have trapped. One are tucked well inside the orbit of mercury. I have to expand by twenty five times for you to see the orbits of the Trappist one planets. It's actually much more similar in size to our planet. Jupiter and its moons even though it's seven earth sized planets, orbiting a star. Another reason that's got everyone excited was artist renderings, like this. Got some liquid water, some some ice, maybe some land. If you can go for a dive in this amazing orange sunset. Everyone excited and then a few months later, some other papers came out that said, actually, it probably looks more like this. So there were signs that some of the services might actually be molten lava and that there were very damaging extras coming from the central star xrays that will sterilize the surface of life and even strip off atmospheres. Luckily, just a few months ago in twenty eighteen some new papers came out with more refined measurements and they found actually, it does look something like that. So we now know that several of them have huge supplies of water, global oceans, and several of them have thick atmospheres. So it's the right right place to look for potential life, but there's something even more exciting about this system, especially for me, and that's the Trappist one is a resonant chain. And so that means for every two orbits of the outer planet, the next one in orbits three times and the next one in four and then six, nine fifteen and twenty four. So you see a lot of very simple ratios among the orbits of these planets. Clearly, if you speed up their motion, you can get rhythms right one beat safer every time plant goes around, but now we know if you speed that motion up, even more, you'll actually produce musical pitches. And in this case alone, those pitches will work together making harmonious even human harmony. So let's hear Trappist one. The first thing you'll hear will be note for every orbit of each planet and just keep in mind. This music is coming from the system itself. I'm not creating the pitches or rhythms. I'm just bringing them into the human hearing, rich and after all seven planets have entered, you're gonna see whether you're gonna hear a drum for every time to planets align. That's when they kind of get close to each other and give other gravitational tug. That's the sound of the star itself. It's light converted into sound so you may wonder how this even possible. And it's good to think of the analogy of an orchestra when everyone gets together to start playing in orchestra, they can't just dive into it, right? They have to all get in tune. They have to make sure their instruments resonate with their neighbors instruments and something very similar happened to Trappist one early in its when the planets were first forming, they were orbiting within a disk of gas and well inside that disc, they can actually slide around and just their orbits to their neighbors until they're perfectly in tune. And it's a good thing they did because the system is so compact lot of mass in a tight space. If every aspect of orbits wasn't very finely tuned, they would very quickly disrupt each other's orbits destroying the full system. So it's really music that is keeping this system and any of its potential inhabitants. What is our solar system sound like. I hate to be the one to show you this, but it's not pretty. So for one thing, our solar system is on a much much larger scale. And so to hear all eight planets, we have to start with Neptune near the bottom of our hearing range. And then mercury is going to be all the way up near the very top for hearing rich. But also since our planets are not very compact, their various far Farley spread out, they didn't have to adjust their each other. So they're kind of just all playing their own random note at random times. So I'm sorry, you're. This. Neptune's. You're in this. Saturday. Jupiter and then tucked in. That's that's Mars. Earth venus. And that's mercury. Okay. Okay. So this was actually Kepler's dream. Yohannan coupler is the person that figured out the laws of planetary motion, and he was completely fascinated by this idea that there's a connection between music astronomy and geometry. And so he actually spent an entire book just searching for any kind of musical harmony amongst the solar systems planets, and it was really, really hard. It would have been much easier how you lived on Trappist one or for that matter. Ketu one thirty eight. This is a new system discovered in January of twenty eighteen with five planets and just like Trappist early on their existence. They were all finely tuned. They actually tuned into tuning structure proposed by Pythagoras himself or two thousand years before. But the systems actually named after Kepler discovered by the Kepler space telescope. And so in the last few billion years, they've actually lost their tuning quite a bit more than Trappist has. And so what we're gonna do is go back in time and magin what they would have sounded like just as they were forming. Thank you. Now you may be wondering how far does this go? How much music actually is out there. And that's what I was wondering last fall when I was working at youth tease planetarium, and I was contacted by an artist named Robin Rennie and her daughter, Aaron and Robin loves the night sky, but she hasn't been able to fully see it for thirteen years because of vision loss. And so they wondered if there was anything I could do. And so I collected all the sounds like think of from the universe and package them into what became our musical universe. This is a sound base. Planetarium show exploring the rhythm and harmony of the cosmos, and Robin was so moved by this presentation. When she went home, she painted this gorgeous representation of her experience. Then I faced it by putting Jupiter on for the poster. So. In this show. I take people of all vision levels and bring them on an audio tour of the universe from the night sky, all the way out to the edge of the observable universe. But even this is just the start of musical odyssey to experience the universe with new eyes and with new years, and I hope you'll join me. Thank you. For more TED talks Ted dot com.

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Beauty for the Blind Tips to Empower the Visually Impaired

Art Beauty

34:38 min | 3 months ago

Beauty for the Blind Tips to Empower the Visually Impaired

"This is the art Beauty podcast where we tell the real truth about the fake shipped. And today my fabulous guest and co-host is Chelsea win. She is a licensed cosmetologist an image consultant and she also is a very special kind of educator Chelsea Welcome to our show. Thank you. Thank you so much for having me Amber, sir, Thank you. To be honest today. It's a real honor to have you on because I'm going to let you explain the type of education that you provide. Well, thank you so much. Aside from being a cosmetology instructor where I work for a global company name Chi and I teach hair make I mean hair techniques and color techniques and Beauty School for students as well as for teachers and salon owners. I also teach non Visual and adaptive techniques for individuals who are blind wage. Julion pearre disabled on you know, makeup techniques grooming hygiene how to do their own Nails how to do their own hair so that they can prepare for job interviews and even more so more importantly it's about being independent self confident and always looking your best whether or not you can or cannot see yourself in the mirror. I have to say you be honest with everybody listening right now when I you know, a lot of the times I'll receive story pitches and ideas some of them come from you at home. And when this month when your name came across my desk, I was intrigued because admittedly, you know, I thought I don't know that many people who are visually impaired and you know, when I started this podcast, I really wanted this to be a place where people could come and get education and be empowered and and also be dead, Lightened about things that we might not know about whether it was products or procedures or or people in general and you know through talking to a learned that October which I feel like I'm not many people know his breast cancer breast cancer awareness month is is also visually impaired Awareness Month. Correct? Yes. It is the month where there is white cane safety day, which is nationally recognized day and it's about you know, recognizing individuals who are blind and visually impaired and really addressing their independence with by using the white cane which as you know is what they use to help with orientation and mobility and all the Independence that maybe a lot of people may not perceive that they have right so but yeah, it's a very empowering Day, I am so honored that you are here. I think that for again people listening. This is going to be inspiring and emotional when we started talking in our in our pre-owned chat. You've got some some such brilliant tips that whether you are visually impaired or fully sighted. I think that you are going to find incredibly useful and and I hope this podcast particularly gives you a little bit of inspiration and you know, and and that you leave it feeling a grateful for those of you who don't have to deal with visual impairment of how lucky we are. So I think you get into this field. How did you get into this specialty? It you know what I have to say. It was purely by accident. I really was very much like you and very much like most people in the world who may or may not most people haven't met a blind person in their lifetime. And so I was very unaware of the need even that this even existed that there were blind women who wanted to learn how to do their makeup nor did I even have the idea that that that was something that you know was a concern and so several years ago back in 2011. I started volunteering reading for the blind games on a radio show called sight into sound radio and I was volunteering, you know, just to read books read, you know magazines to to the song mind and then over that course a couple of months later. I went to an event that we were, you know, hosting or not hosting but there and I met a blind young lady. Here in Houston. She's also known as the MasterChef winner for 2012. Her name is Christine Hall. If you pull her up on the internet, you'll find all information about her. She is a blind woman here in Houston who won MasterChef 2012. Wow, and you know, she's like a celebrity in the blind community and I walked up to her cuz I was there on site into sounds behalf. And I said, hey, you know, I'm a hairstylist and a makeup artist. So if you ever need anything, I'll be more than happy to help you and just so you know get you ready for the cameras and get you ready on set and she said, you know Chelsea, there's so many makeup artist and and people like that that are usually on said that can do that for me home. But to be honest since I lost my vision I haven't been able to do my makeup for myself anymore. And I said, oh really and she said, yeah and I said, well she's like, so do you think you can teach How to put on my own makeup and I said, why don't know I've never taught a blind person to put on their own makeup before, you know, I teach you know, young ladies and their mom and later, you know women that come in at my school and all the time who have Vision, but I said, you know what? I don't know but let me give it a try and so so we set up an appointment in her kitchen. I came to house several times and cookies something good. Not yet. Okay. All right. All right. We got to get in there. She did open up a restaurant here in Houston called The Blind goat, so just woke up there, but she has her own restaurant and she she does cook but at that time, you know, we sat down in her kitchen and she she taught me what it is that a blind person needs. Like how to teach her I didn't even know how to teach her. So she was like, okay. Well, can you describe that a little bit better? Can you like what you know and then hear what does that bottle feel? Like, what does that feel? And so here I am in our kitchen learning how to teach a blind person with audio description. I didn't even know what the word meant at the time then it was how to give verbal instructions on how to describe color how to map your face with your fingers and feel like orientate or your body. Like where are my eyebrows where you know are my thoughts eyelids and things like that and then like using your hands as guides and using voice as you know instruction and so it was like and then learning how to identify the differences between this bottle versus that bottle. So she really she really was instrumental in introducing you really to A Whole New World and you know, you did mention something interesting that she had lost dog. Site. Yeah, she wasn't born bite. So she she actually had lost her site. You sent me some interesting facts that I want to read one of these here because I I was kind of blown away by this off excellently twelve million people forty and over. I have Vision impairment including 1 million who are blind and an estimated 93 million adults in the United States aren't high risk for vision loss. So, I don't know that any of us really think about, you know, losing our vision. Yeah, and and what the impact of that would be if you had been able to see in fact, you know assume at what point did she lose her vision in her early morning? I believe so she'd done her makeup in the past probably prior to losing her vision and and having to relearn that must just be such a challenge in in so many ways. Yeah and the reality is is that with that statistics that you just shared from the CDC dead. There may be several of us and maybe even me someday the has to learn how to do that on our own because that's not to say it couldn't happen to us. Right? And so when you lose your vision package most people lose their Vision later in life. Most people are not born totally blind. I don't know the exact number I'm going to estimate about 10% of people are actually born blind. Okay, the rest of us, we become blind lady on and so it's just a real problem a real reality and it changes your whole world. Not only are you learning simple like things like life skills like makeup application, but you're having how to cross the street you're having to learn how to navigate in your own kitchen. How do I cook if you can't see how do you make your bed? How do you get around in your house? You know, it's just things like that that people realize how how much Vision affects our lives, you know, and so these are just one of those skills that I teach so I am And I keep saying this I'm so honored to have you on because I think that you are just like such in this is such an inspiring story and we are actually going to hear from one of the young women who you taught to do her own wage up. We're going to see a video of her later in the show before we get to that. Can you let's talk about some of the tips that you give to people so when it comes to putting on makeup off what how do you begin to teach somebody makeup application first off? We got to be very clear on knowing where your facial features are and so we're going to use a sense of touch Thursday. We're going to use sound and just understanding and orientating your face because when I do well instruction on where to place your blush or your lipstick, you have to know where are my cheekbones, right? Okay. Sure. Where are the brow bones? Hi. Where is my you know, where is the hairline, you know right off. And things like that, you know, jawline. So when we talk about contouring when we talk about shadowing when we talk about I make up you have to know. Okay. Well, where's your eyelid versus your eyebrows? Right? Right, right and and having to feel your way through all of this. I just I'm I'm trying to wrap my head around, you know, something like putting on Foundation. Yeah, how how do you teach one to do that when you can't see so there's a lot so there's there's different ways of foundation. Right right with Foundation. If you have no visual Acuity at all in cannot possibly see like, you know, the color of the foundation on the tube. You're going to have to have some kind of verbal. I mean visual guidance like a person who can color match that you get you a color match. There are off. Places online where I've seen you could do like a face color match like on the Avon website. I've seen that but it may not be 100% accurate, you know, depending on the lighting in the room. So I would always say you need somebody to find information but actual application. Now one of the big tips that I give is if you're using like a liquid foundation, you can actually use temperature to your advantage. So if you put the liquid foundation in your refrigerator and let it get nice and cold by the time you take your foundation out and then you actually, you know, squeeze it on to your fingertips. You can actually feel where is it cold? And where is it not so then you can feel oh, I've put it over here and I can I felt that I put it over here now also with the sensitivity on your fingers. You can also feel where is wage like clear skin with no product, but you can also feel the difference beware. It feels a little bit more soft and velvety. No one. I want to stop you there for a second because I when you told me the boss. If you're listening to this right now and your jaw just dropped minded to write how incredible is it to think about? Okay this sensation of cold and helping us to put on her makeup. I I just I love you for this. Please keep going know and and using your fingertips like, you know, like most of us we we think about makeup and we go to like a store and we get off brushes. I totally understand that but when you're talking about a person who is blind and visually impaired, you know, a brush you cannot necessarily know exactly where that is because a brush is very wide right further on your eyelid that you wouldn't want to play something. So I I one of the one of the big things with my life trainings is that I teach to use your fingers, of course, you know, you're going to sanitize and you're going to clean your hands and stuff before an application, but, you know, you can feel exactly where you're putting everything. And so you use your fingers as a guide you just sense of touch to really be able to you know, feel where you're putting things. So that's really important. So a lot of my instruction is like very carefully moved to fingertip, you know, two of your fingertips are going to like push put some blush on your cheeks, you know like that in a burst circular motion, right? You're not going to do it as a life. You're going to do it like up or circular motion cuz you don't want to have dragged gravity pull down on your skin. You want to go up right? But you do upper circular motion. So that's very descriptive. I don't say just apply blush with your two fingers cuz I if apply it differently, but if I say upper circular motions, then you're like oh and if I say small circles versus large circles, then you're like, oh, okay when you're doing some of this and we're going to get into your services a little bit later, but when you are teaching people you're you're using Technologies, Like this like seems so that you can see them and proton. I think this is so wonderful. What about you did mention there are certain Technologies. I know if you go into Sephora Sephora has a great color matches brown tool which will help you really pick the ideal foundation in a number of Brands. I remember prescriptives. I don't even know if they're still around but they used to you know be able to customize things but there are some other apps that you like for identifying colors. Correct? Yes. Yes. So and also on your note like Avon has like one of those color matching games too, but you know, but but when I'm talking about identifying actual color, there is be my eyes. Okay, these are out there any iPhone I believe it could be on Android. I'm not sure but I'm on iPhone you can be a be my eyes as an app you can download for that and what it is is it's like volunteers just like you and me who are sighted we sign up for this app off. Anywhere in the world and then a blind person signs up on this app. So they matched a sighted person with a blind person and they they volunteer using their iPhone and she can use a camera and if there was a blind person on the other side of this this phone then I could see you and I could tell you. Oh, yeah that that matches are no that doesn't match long. Wait a minute and this is all volunteer all volunteers and my eyes my eyes. Yes, I did love I always said I love living in the future. That's that's that's wonderful. And and how long do you have to sign up and do it for a long period of time like your match with a buddy, so it's whenever you have a five or ten minutes available, so everybody better be everybody who's listening to this podcast then go sign up for this exactly and it's totally free. Yeah or person who's a visually impaired and it's totally free of course as a volunteer. There's no Anything and so now it'll call you on your phone just like a regular phone call and it'll have a very distinguished sound to the ringtone I believe but but does is if you don't have time just don't answer it goes to the next volunteer great. If you do have time then answer it and they you know, you just talked to the person. So you're using your camera to see them but the identity of the blind person is not given away. The identity of the blind person is kept, you know cat I've it private life, you know, they choose unless they decide to turn their camera around and say Hey, how do I look today? Do you think I look good or do you think my hair? You know, do I have a stain on my shirt or is this a red shirt and a blue shirt? You know, so that is human interaction. Like totally like all of us around the world using technology to help each other. So I loved it gets me emotional. I'm getting emotional right now dead. Um, you know what? I think that this is a good point. We should show the video of Brenda Brenda Gonzalez, who is this eighteen-year-old phenomenal beautiful beautiful young woman? Like I'm just going to let you watch this video and you can see how Chelsea helped her. Hi. My name is Brenda Gonzalez and live in the Dallas area. I'm eighteen years old and fifteen here and this past summer. I took lessons with his pills. Even though the pandemic affected many things over the summer. I was still able to take my lesson virtually using them before I used to have my mom and my sister do my makeup for me. But since I learned I am able to do it myself independently, and now I feel comfortable doing my own makeup. It's still really comfortable doing my own makeup because I feel confident and I feel professional each day off I go to school and it's really fun to do my own makeup because I get to enjoy myself. During this training I learned how to have company and advocate for myself and I learned how to give us me and public last year. I had one King Day 2019 became forgettable because I met Ms. Chelsea and learn about her services and this is what I always wanted to do because I heard many girls talk about their makeup and hair off and I didn't know anything because I didn't have any experience. All right, I feel proud of myself off of what I had accomplished and I feel more independent and this is really cool. Because in one day I become a VI teacher I have the skill to teach other people and how to do their makeup their hair or something and it just offer interview entire presentation. This video got me. So emotional and when I saw her at the end, she looked beautiful and deadly you must just to get a compliment like that that that you inspired her to want to teach other people and day it is You know when I watch this video the first time I went to her teacher Miss Miss Brenda Miss Belinda. She was the one who helped create this video and she's the one who recommended her to come to my trainings. And when I saw this video I was like I wanted to cry so many times because I felt so proud of her, you know, and it was just one of those validating in my life, you know, when you know, you were born to do something and I felt at that when I when I see testimonials like this of my students and my clients who are just like home jumping up and down and happy that they learn something to be fully independent and not have to ask a family member or a sighted friend and people who even said to them in their life. You can't do that that's off, but she when she was like my mother used to do this for my sister used to do my makeup and now she's doing it. How did you teach her to put on eyeliner? Okay, eyeliner wage The most complicated things that I can teach so it's not to get into the full nitty-gritty of it. But first off I have to say it starts with you know stability. So I always feel like putting your hands on a table because you're standing in front of a mirror or somewhere or just standing there doing it really nilly your arms may not be stable. Right? So I say okay put your hands off the table get very if so, it's level and then be stable get your face to you know, a place where you could feel like where your eyeline eyes are. I believe I have an eyeliner right here. So I mean, I've got twenty-twenty vision and you know, not at all to make light of this but I have trouble putting on eyeliner with that mirror. That looks dead. So so once you get stable, okay, and you're in front of you know, arms are out of at a place where you can actually touch your face and peel your eyes. The first name is orientation and orientation. So orientation means like just find out feel for where your eyelashes are. I just want to go ahead and close your eyes and feel where your eyelashes are. Hm that right from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner of your eye. You can feel highly extends all the way out, right? Yes inner corner of your eye then I want you to be able to touch to it and know where I'm going and wage, you know, so then if you follow above your eyelashes, you could feel the the skin on your eyelids and go ahead with your fingertip, right? Cool. So that's going to your boss eyelashes are going to be the guide. Gotcha. So even though you can't see the line that you're drawing. You got a guide their eyelashes are and you're going to be placing your pencil tip off of the line where your eye eye lashes are right when you start falling off track like start going away from your eyelashes now about mine is no longer straight, right? So another thing is is that I also teach about pressure. So like here I am holding up my my other hand right now when you take a pencil and I'm teaching a student I say go ahead and draw a line with your pencil for me. So when you touch when you draw a line you can walk you you know that when you do light pressure the line is very soft. Right right. If you do if you take that and draw a firmer line with more pressure off. Yeah, the sticker so now I ask my student. Do you want to have more of a daytime look with a finer line, which means you're going to have to use a softer touch more of a dramatic evening look and now you're going to go for a more dramatic bigger Bolder line. I mean, like I said, I think that these are tips that are good for everybody whether you are visually impaired or fully sighted. I also saw her doing the lipstick with just I just loved how how do we how do we teach lipstick as weekend? Is it all about the feeling? So before we get into that, how do you help people tell the difference between let's say if you want to wear like a nude lipstick or if you want to go with like a bright color. If a person has some type of vision, okay, some level of vision. Some people can see color so they can actually hold them up and actually hold it up close and they can still see them under magnification and lighting so then if there's two ones that are similar in shape, you know, then you could like put a rubber band around with one bottle one lipstick and the other one has no rubber bands. So, you know, even though they're exactly the same shape. Mhm one with the rubber band is always going to be the one that's the nude color, right? The one without the rubber band is going to be the one that's the Bold evening bright red color per say let's just say now when it comes to identifying Absolutely, that's a great technique for like anyone who's totally blind as well as anyone who has some level of vision color. But for a person who's totally blind who doesn't who cannot see the difference between off the shades, that's when those apps like be my eyes come in seeing AI which is another one taptapsee, which is another app where you can actually hold back. Once you download the app hold the phone in front of the object take a picture of it and the item the the app will Use its color coding, you know features or whatever and it will read out loud to you. It will speak out loud to you and it will say that is wrapped. Her name is read. This lipstick is you know a brown or whatever now it's not as exact. It's not going to tell you, you know, like, you know, if it's like a light purplish pink, right? Sure. It's not going to give you necessarily the the variations in Shades. It will help you know, which ones right for date night. And which ones maybe is right for the office. Yeah, what about the hair? You know if she her hair looked phenomenal. So what what was that that they took the tool that she was using as an educator with G I go to a lot of beauty shows a lot of events. I have a lot of education and so I'm always on The Cutting Edge of like what like new what's going on wage. And so years ago, I saw one of the tools that I love the most called the chi lava Spin and curl. Okay, and it's very interesting because it's basically suck shape of a tulip right you gotta stem. You got the bulb and in the bulb area most traditional curling irons have an exposed curling Rod, right? That's why most of us whether or not cited or not and I'm guilty myself. I burn I'll just home I've done it all. Okay. So this is not this is a total honestly for everybody else is here. I'm going to use myself as a demo. I'm going to take about a square inch of hair cuz you don't want it to stick. Okay, I've got mine setting at 450 degrees and I have it at like 15 seconds setting so for finer here 15 seconds medium hair 17 seconds and like a thicker course, you're here nineteen month. Second setting okay U-Pull-It you feed it into this opening in the groove. Okay, then these two buttons here either rotate away from your face or towards your face pack away from my face. You press the button the hair automatically feeds into the curling iron. And because it's been protected by this outer outer shell. I never look at how it's like right up again. You're not burning yourself, but this is incredible. So this wasn't created. This was created for everybody. But you have found this. I mean and look, it's like the perfect girl. Yeah how psyched how site was Brenda when she got when she figured this out. It was like in the video that you saw you could hear us ecstatically yelling in the background. Yeah, but that was my first time ever teaching her how to use that. She loved us any girl and she was just like so happy like her face lit up. Her teacher was excited. I was excited. I was proud of her life and the fact that it was safe. It didn't burn her it didn't rain. And and the thing is is that that this is one of those things that parents as much as they love their children. They don't want them to hurt themselves, right? And so they curl hair for that for their own daughters themselves. They tell them don't do that much that they don't I mean as a parent I don't want my child to get hurt. But with this tool they don't ever have to worry about that, you know, and so amazing, you know, and so that that's why sometimes when people say you can't do that or don't do that because it's out of love. It's out of fear. It's out of concern of them hurting themselves, but when I saw this tool I put you into together and I said, you know what it's just a for a sighted person it would be great for a blind person because I don't know if you heard it while we were talking. Did you hear the beeping? Yes, so then it tells you when to come out so you're not burning your head off. Basically. We're just something that as a sighted person have done to you know, we've been talking about we've been talking so much about makeup. Which I think you know for the most part we associate with women, but we know that there is a lot of men out there who wear makeup to but but you also have services for men as well. Correct? What? Yeah, I mean Thursday for our blind or low-vision gentleman out there. I teach non-visual shaving techniques and hairstyling a male grooming and like my friend Maxwell Ivy who recommended me to you Amber. Thank you so much Max for this. I'm giving you a shout-out as a blind podcaster himself. It was important as a public speaker how to look his best how to purchase clothing and how to tie a tie non visually by himself. So those are techniques that I I also work with for our men I my website is Josie n as in cat Nancy Vision image.com, and there's all that information on there. You can also email me at Chelsea win loss. P o s e a w i n c and vision image and you can also we have a Facebook page for seeing Vision image Consulting. You can go check on Facebook to see some testimonials you can see we're going to put more videos out there and as soon and I'm working it's in progress. Okay channel, so great thousand and things like that and the wonderful thing even now with covid-19 doing this since 2015 online. So in person it's been since June 2012 that I've been teaching these classes, but before Copenhagen happened, I was teaching these classes on Zoom, which is great. I know we've been using Zoom forever and it is a phenomenal technology and I just need to reiterate to everybody, you know, you're doing this for four people who are cited. So anybody who wants makeup tips, but you know as we were mentioning today, you know and really focusing on just wage. Credible work that you're doing with people who are visually impaired if you know somebody and really with zoom this it could be anywhere in the world. They can have your services and and really as we saw from that video it off so empowering and I think for everybody else who got to see it it is so inspiring and I want to just thank you so much for being on the show and remind everybody. You know that this is the white cane we have white cane day. This is vision impaired awareness month and maybe just today take a moment for those of us who who do have our vision to really just be grateful. Yeah be really grateful and you know what I challenge some of you at home. Maybe try some of these makeup tips that Chelsea has given us wage. I shut you know, just so you can can experience and again really we try to ground ourselves in gratitude here. I just want to thank you so so so much for being on Thursday. So much Amber, it was a real honor and the fact that you care so much to share this information with more people is really touching because I think the thing is is that the more that we can understand each other the more that we can put somebody ourselves in somebody else's shoes the more we build compassion in the world and understanding and love and you know, this reaches the people who have skills and techniques that they want to join with me and like we can make this a better world for more people because you never know honestly when disability can happen to you, you know, when you can lose vision yourself. Yes, we're lucky enough where we can open our eyes again and see the rest of the world but not some people aren't that lucky so and and I want to always say to everybody out there listening you were introduced to me by by another person who had heard the podcast had seen the podcast. So if you guys have any topics that you want me to cover off, Or you know some fabulous incredible stories or people like Chelsea, please let me know. You can always email me at hello at RPD podcast. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram at our Beauty podcast and it's always we will see you next Tuesday. Hi.

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AI Enterprise Adoption Lessons From Building a National AI Strategy

Artificial Intelligence in Industry

31:31 min | 1 year ago

AI Enterprise Adoption Lessons From Building a National AI Strategy

"You're at industry. The surf core purpose of the show is to showcase transferable, lessons artificial intelligence adoption in use, in the enterprise, or even in the public sector and often that comes in the form of challenges looking at how other companies are is Asians have dealt with specific challenges with respect to try. And if there are challenges with breathing life into a in an enterprise, those get magnified when we're working at the level of a country and were, if applying AI to eighty million or one hundred million people in the country is hard in a country like, India with well over a billion people and over twenty official languages. You can imagine how much harbor that actually gets this week on a industry. We interview Arnab Kumar. He's a founding manager of frontier technologies for TI oke Meteo goose the serve now famed branch of the Indian government sort of thinking in doing Pank, particularly. Really focused on applying artificial intelligence at a national level, building the, the national, I plan and rolling that out across critical sectors like healthcare, allocation, like agriculture areas where the government has decided, they'd like to place their focus. We've done a lot of coverage on India and some of you who've listened to the show for a long time. If heard a lot of excellent PHD's interesting startups in the Indian ecosystem, if you haven't seen it, yet, if you're on EMC, RJ dot com. That's our main website, emerge, artificial intelligence research of AME, RJ dot com. Type in a I in India in the search bar, and you'll see store full report on the Indiana ecosystem, we cover a lot of interesting use cases and companies, including health care, which is a lot of the focus of this interview. But we also cover some of the ramifications of AI outside of just the social good. We talk about the economic viability of India in the future, and we actually have some recommendations and opinions in some ways. Differ from where the Indian government is pointing themselves in terms of where they see the biggest leverage points for artificial intelligence. But we don't really get into those friction points here in, in this particular interview of that full report might be interesting for any of, you really enjoy this show thoroughly here in this particular episode. We talk with our nab about serve a couple critical factors of apply national of a one of the being weird. We land and expand, what is the beach head when anything, hypothetically possible government funds to put behind it. Where do we want to place artificial intelligence specifically in this case in healthcare, the analogy goes kind of anywhere? Where do we want to begin in y where the low hanging fruit areas, where we think we can gain traction? We think gain leverage. We think we can gain data assets that are gonna transfer elsewhere, and are now articulates that pretty well in terms of where te'o and the Indian government is beginning with their efforts in healthcare. We also talk about a future vision when an enterprise adopts artificial intelligence. They have to have a sense of what critical capabilities. Going to enable what new future there, specifically moving towards it's going allow them to win. And at a national level Meteo had to the same thing. And so our nab articulates of where they like healthcare to be. And at the end of this episode, I think this'll be probably the most interesting part for our enterprise, lists or any of you who sell into the enterprise are now articulates what he thinks are the most transferable lessons from his experience in kind of fighting hard to, to build out, this nationally is strategy in what aspects of that transferred to apply and Intercross. So he talks about data requirements. He talks about culture and priorities, and some factors that I think, you know, they've had to juggle at such a high level dealing with billion, plus population and the resources of Indian government that I think are going to shine a lot of light on where priorities probably should be for a lot of enterprise listeners are an answer, smart velo. You previously held leadership positions at oracle financials, San Francisco, any work Deutsche Bank in New York, City, and insane. Singapore. And then jumped his way into sort of the public sector in helping the Indian government in this kind of cutting edge were deal. So a guy who seen the public scene, the private on really articulates kind of bridge between the two so I don't doesn't doesn't matter, I think which one you live in whether you're in a government, or your business, or you sell into big business. I think the transfer of lessons are here, I think, when it comes to priorities for leaders, the lessons that, that they're learning in India, I think our darn transferable to essentially anywhere in the world. So without further ado, we'll get into this episode with Arnab Kumar of neat Teac. I am Dan jelly. You're listening to a and industry. Let's go ahead and roll right in. So aren't have where I wanted to start off with us is just getting kind of our feet wet in terms of where a in healthcare is in India today, you're working at a national level with the country at the size of India billion, plus people that ends up being pretty challenging. I know you guys have bigger ambitions ahead. We're things today in terms of aiming to embed, a in healthcare in India up about question. One, the most important questions that keeps driving as you mentioned, the boss country. The biggest challenges alligator is of technology is one of access affordability availability, awful have been solved. These people through artifices delegates and other related technologies. We have just got Stockard Embiid of the gum, huge we have ruled out of Maffei of ably inclusion program. I'm Sean pot which fails to make sure that almost forty percent of publishes colored to some form of medical insurance. And we have not putting technologies video you stage. But make sure that back vision is translated into action on the a bunch of examples that have will be happy to date on, but those but is still early days, some intervention of artificial intelligence led technology, but a lot mobile to be completed in the new future. Yes, yeah. I think maybe half the challenge to some degree is mapping out. What technologies are gonna work where the best leverage points where we wanna get started? What's going to be the most cost effective that is not a weekend project. You know, that, that's probably years in the full fleshing again, in the being as large as is that's going to be more challenging than it would be for a country like Luxembourg, or Sweden, who has a little bit of a small smaller set of issues to deal with their so. Yeah, we are gonna talk about the forward vision. I think the audience is going to be very interested in sort of where the nation is aiming to head. But if we just talk about the things where where the ball is getting rolling today. You had mentioned kind of three inclusion to other points there. I wanna maybe hash those up in front of the audience again, and then if you could maybe go into a few of the things where we're just getting started that would be kind of interesting to see where do we begin trickling out the efforts with AI in healthcare Shaw, so long. The given example of of access availability. Remember moving in cancer hospital in the best part of India skull dog on hospital season, incidence of more than hundred thousand cancer patients, AVI gracious young and the uprising that more than twenty five percent of those patients, come from fold eastern states of the country ruled on average Strang more than two thousand kilometers. And after that the travel when the cancer has up to a level where the killed if not that stretch or maybe it's not even Boston has become dominant. So in addition to having a cost ad actually binge of won't delegate, all those aspects considered specificities for that remain. Not have that sophisticated infrastructure in those at skate on in those four states. The simple reason for trying to see this problem and trying to solve this gonna be have access to dock digitize information can be. At least have a much driving system of liberal in logs hospitals on even distribution Spinoza. Those four stage, this has been fantastic. Ambigious ising the one in the ost. So we have access to more than fifty tells Beijing, fifty hundred thousand patients over a long to twelve years. What get trying to do what I knows build a cancer buyback, which is near the end Patel, you combined with information, though, the bishops in how they have developed over the course of that treatment, and a sophisticated driving mechanism that can then be deployed in states, where sophisticated cancer trying may not be available at the stage has okay? The second is wide. You are doing this. I'm based on radio mix isn't emerging technology. What even also if you have this amount of data set what you can also extract, Vence biomarkers that can actually head of you been point hall. Gene, have the bureau and then you can force the latest treatment for that cancer. Even at this stage of treatment of Lebanon still a very Jenry treatment mechanism for most types of cancer. And once we start, but Leising adminis- time we stopped defeating on a log scale. So this out, guns bio by product. We are trying to have two four one is advanced sentence. Second afford of liberty to a large population, which may not have this kind of a privilege of able earlier yen. If I could just poke into that one, a little bit with your nap, presenting this interesting, again, example project where you're getting started cancer seems to be a place where you're beginning. Obviously India has a lot of different health concerns. You know that in many ways, our foreign to let's say the population of Germany or something like that. But cancer is, is somewhat universal. I think any any developed country can understand why cancer would be such a big. On a priority. It sounds like you have a very sophisticated in obviously very well trafficked hospital that focuses there in terms of what made that. A starting point of all the different diseases all the different areas. Was it because of the sophistication the traffic of that one facility because I know not all hospitals are gonna have the fanciest biomarker tracking in countries large as India what helped make that the first landing point. I think everybody's interested in kind of wear priorities have to settle. I maybe enlighten me a bit there. Absolutely. And this may be true Fata any, occupational intelligence integration, global destiny of the biggest that we have been you into nation the sectors like any, any connected has abided from the government is cute Asian of problem that becomes very many Balkan. It just so happened that when he was stopping Arkansas interventions we happened to visit this hospital. We saw the heat map of Beijing. Coming in. And we saw what available infrastructure that they have and struck at that moment, it says that it is Ryan fought a solution like this. India is a vanity day dotted country. What we need to bring in the list stages becoming many did not intelligent country, and that going to take us a lot of time. A lot of problem curation a lot of fun data gaining and nutrition those red become the bedrock of any artificial intelligence solution, back with Bill in the future. This is not going to be easy, and if anybody who has done any busy notation in the field of can have been talking pick splits from Google. Soft takes a hell lot of diamond bit. Bit of a noted data sent. So if you at a bad minimum a bitch Thais set of data where you have taken cat, off density, like privacy, you have taken Kyle likes consecutively of then bid robust enough. They have that Compal any based house, get engine beat cans, or any other disease. Yes. And like you said, I mean, that is such a challenge. I mean, everybody I think, is aware, you know, we, we actually work a lot with the crowd sourcing companies that do this kind of annotation, but for the most part, it's a kind of notation that anybody who can speak a language to do you know label some entities in text, you know of well, this is a sports team. This is a celebrity. Oh, this is a positive sentiment this negative sentiment. But if you wanna label a medical data set of cancerous or noncancerous tumors or different kinds of fractures, or different kinds of, you know, profiles of blood samples or something like that. You just can't pull general folks off the street in do that. And so, you know with so much data coming into Taft label, all of that, in just out of rock Yossi talking about the application, yours. You're speaking to hear this hospital that seemed to be really low hanging fruit for you guys. How are you moving forward on that because of just how challenging it is? That's, that's one of question. I it's an acute. Jared, underwriting have cover guards, even for the simplest off of medically is not a straightforward process. We have seen abroad of building this, but on approaches something, which is not ready from coached approach, what we're trying to do. Here is used machine learning Roach, Revie haven't more. Standard off unpredictable GIS at enemy opening up to save medical students. Not just anybody who wishes to an. An effect of medical students, and people left some information on medicine and Tom bigoted in being a doctor of medicine at then help them. Do learn how to undertake large set of I mean, I've been be how we have a significant population off medical students who can take this effort and help us build this updated it as but will still be combating Doug dot org. Stand on the machine that you're trying to keep nudging the students in the direction of achieving got unpredictably does this this stood? They lot of trial. Annetta. Over the next six months, but I think that will be the Roach if you look at largest, medical, or health based interventions you'll see that the largest maybe five thousand or ten thousand hits added one experiment. Douglas in may be twenty thousand eight months to do what we had dealing with this one fifty thousand new dwellings. So it has to be a mix of experts come buying saying and being track against some sort of a standard. Make sure that everything is cut a actually informs the engine to the best of. And that's I think, you know, the folks that are trying to do this at scale of firm, I forget the name, I think it was in for vision that we interview, not that long ago in China, who I think, is having to do something similar where you have a set of kind of supreme experts within that single discipline. And then you have people with a certain amount of expertise we're getting very hands on coaching feedback from those people and they may never in that job. They're not going to necessarily become a double PHD, radiology, or something, but they are going to become experts at this specific kind of labeling all the nuances that someone with those Prudential's would do. And so it's very nuanced kind of training. And obviously, you guys are gonna have to do that at a scale that is pretty wild given. How much you're working with? And maybe this, this is a nice transition to talk about where we are working towards you have a set of initial initiatives. You know, when you try to sum up sort of where you want. India to be as a country, you know, in the coming decade, or so, in terms of embedding a in healthcare. How do you frame that vision to someone who's just getting to know it in maybe we can poke into? Absolutely. Hideous is very simple. Have to make sure the headed cat is available and accessible to the largest opposition bossa Bill that we have and combination of technology, ignition Boise has come in, as I mentioned on this is writing a safety net through autumn dimension in healthcare of what we have done is we are going to transform primary healthcare, centres into health and wellness centers. I going to go on a large set of noncommunicable diseases. In addition to other diseases, make sure that at least some sort of intervention is available at every single such via seat on health and wellness center. A lot of that has to be done through technology to automation off the capability that we have in health given not not gate when many combined with the war damage number of doctors, nurses. So a combination of human. Mention combined augmentation has to be the new normal for a country like us. And that is read, what we had, we had working with a set of stock up looking set of companies to actually tonight, some of these than see if they stick, and if that, that scares I'll give you another, another few examples jam, what they has been diabetes and more, specifically the vision loss due to diabetes. So the eighty of petites not is something that is important. It goes unnoticed in large section published because you typically don't go on up any baggage. What we have done without a couple of companies who have what using Fundus cameras and using. I do allies. Whether whether there's John's off of this person suffering from diabetic nobody and then them to specialists do. Find treatment on John for that we are in the process of rolling that out in a few distance country. A district is country. We probably have a publisher of a million or do not in smuggling mention, but even the size of the seven hundred on districts instance, seems Mon once we have stocked roving that this can be scaled up than this guy. Nothing invention. Candan be put in every single district, evidencing health and wellness. How would be specic disease one at and then once you have enough from these proof of concept projects, and we start drooling all several such signal us read AI. AI less human, a allows the bubblicious the idea. He had his the government alone conduit. Acknowledgee is involving the space. So it has to get collaborative him. If we'd been been the government, the stocks at large, that companies working in this direction if focused in get, and if you want to focus yada, gave him at the end with us to prove a concept of brew at the, which has something validation, very happy to work with, with technology complex, not to from India, what we have done Israel signed up to work with a few companies from the UK and happy to with the best technology companies from cut off to build if they decision that gives off mutual interest to us medicine, but used acknowledgee going on one and saw these problems one at a time and once we hit a must than auto what it dried assaults all of these problems. That has proven record in opting. This kind of an approach me have advocated using exactly the same approach and over the intervention of Los Angeles Guineans and notice gone too far. Several other diseases that are India. Yeah, I think that there's obviously from diagnostics, treatment and beyond a lot of areas for to sit in there. It sounds like if I reiterate what you said at a high level the number one goal is excessively, obviously, again, in a country, like India with the density of doctors, which is very low comparatively speaking, and also with such a geographical split also. You have all those language concerns that people from the outside world. They're not aware that you got twenty something official languages in India. It's basically like it's like Europe, you know, there's borders in their languages that people just don't understand people think you can speak Hindi and get around India all the way it's like, Nope, you cannot do that. So this a lot of things there's a lot of big, big things, but accessibility through those barriers through. The, the lack of Dr density that's the big game. And I think some people have said that there's an advantage to some degree of not having a high density of doctors because everyone understands that you have to augment human skills. So it's not some places in the western world. There's a little bit of fear like, oh, no, I'm Dr I still have all student debt. I have a lot of incentives to make sure that these machines don't make progress. But in India, it's like, okay we don't have an eye diagnostic specialist. So this machine is not competing with this machine is helping us do a better job. And so potentially that, that can end up being maybe a strength to some degree. I'm sure maybe that something you'd agree with as well. But it does feel to me, like it would help incentivize some, some heavy emphasis on option. I not have any of you have a meal on the head. We do not have been son foot of mix for the foreseeable future. All automation, used the word. Ogm. Bisham Vika doctors, none says, other related people there. Not going for that for the next seven years, because there's a lot of ground to be one. Interesting thing that you brought up his is the language on Senator rand we as a country again. Investing in something we ask of any building infrastructure projects related to healthcare. But we have been very similar to that which is out of basements system, which is hence stacks tracker bit something similar. He had fought stock up into commit which is building up, and he stack, which means that if you are able to make technology data nine we should be able to help you translate transcribe, and still keep on sentiments unto monks intact. Another language we had in the process of breathing stack as rent all technology mean need to be having a solution in eight languages. Outgoing to languages or something like that. So still in at least what we also taking back into considering a lot of implemention as you pointed out, the fuss, the active. But what also? Who is to a lot of presumptive and invention of disease that Iceland has a focus on NCD's as on non-communicable diseases and human less technology is is the focus for us going forward. I feel like there's almost a chance, you know, I don't think this is being too optimistic. I try to keep myself from sliding too far to pessimism optimism, but I don't feel like it's too much to say that it is possible that in some of these areas where, you know, Indian doctors are going to rely on these technologies to make their facilities run. They may be the safest of all in terms of the job market, because they are the subject matter experts that also can work fluently with the tools, and is there any more stable place to be in healthcare than being the people who can use the cutting edge. You know what I mean? I, I see that as a potential real advantage. You're not so Mike units doctors that we have been tracking with a lot of. Sean strong inclination to actually understand how it works. And that has been vanity finishing many Hislop's while you be on building off interventions a lot, of course have taken to understand where he I is headed and how they can use that Indian feed. Once often eligible wanted Dutch phone since she audiences. Global ordinance I wanted to make sure that people understand this what we have tried to, to project India's e I got out for the rest of the word and let me give you ready bec- these in for that country's sophisticated solutions in the candid candid said trucks, maybe to have a technology advantage with India state. What we definitely have country is a variety of use cases of idea of beta sex on which technologies could be drained, and become even better, as you mentioned, the diocese, biggest sense. Lot of people see that as a problem that as an opportunity because ending allows. You chain Yara deep learning solutions on a monk. You data make shots that y'all please. Probably one of the best in the world when it comes to catering to different type of patients from different origins, different eighty different food habits different demographics. And that is something that only country of scales. India, canker white. If you acknowledge company who has not, but are looking for. The food chain Funda duty wasn't very happy to India's enough fruitful manner, which is useless to. Public sector pinch I will accept. You're not a vendor are Navin so you will get an absolutely no wrist slapping that will fully back what you've said having spent a lot of time in Bangor and talking to the folks about the big opportunities there. I certainly hope to see a lot of this comes I know we're right up on time are now I want to end on one quick note. Just one fast take away from you. You've worked in the private sector at a pretty high level. And now you are in the public sector, working at a kind of gargantuan level of complexity with some very smart people in new te'o. We've had the pleasure of interviewing number folks, that you work with and appreciate the emboldens when you think about the biggest transferable lessons of kind of planning and beginning to roll out a, a set of AI initiatives within a country. And you think about the biggest lessons near that would translate to the private sector. You've probably learned some big lessons that you would hope enterprises, can learn from because you've been forced to think through things at such a big scale, what are some of those big takeaways enclosing here? That may be the private sector folks, could walk away with having learned from someone who's had to think at the degree of scope that you folks have appeared his I mining LTd on checked. Doing ford. Fuster's no-one not even Goeman can do whatever nation is the key second, you'd have to ask Bruce specific on such a lot of what we see is people asking us to open the give access to back off slowing requirements, which is give us access to this specific does it because we wanted to ABC, and that is the conversation. Stocks admitted comes to intervention you have to understand that. Not all of this will be profit driven. You have to invest in for the long run, that's only when you can, you can realize dream, which is bigger than than what private sector autumn individually achieve. So that's very important to us. And finally technology is onto Laura things everything. But a lot of a lot of people try to be shunts in frame, soft technology negligee policy strategy. I think a lot of regulatory and policy in climates on. I needed by a lot of that can also be solved a to acknowledge without into a lot of privacy concerns can also be solved to not just regulatory our policy better, something that needs to be kept in mind wind be trying to the next solution. For a biggest population in healthcare yen out, just put some color on this make sure I'm digesting as we close here. You had mentioned that to really ask pointed questions, not say, hey, we need to open up our data, but, you know, in an organization as large as India's country here, the nation of India. You can't speak it such broad terms and probably within gargantuan enterprise, like General Electric or Ford Motor Company or something. You also can't say things that brought him if you're gonna try to build out a solution and work with desperate, different teams in IT in whatever if you can come to them and say, we're gonna chief this goal by leveraging this specific data we need in this specific way, we're gonna work together to get this specific thing done. It's much better than hey. We're gonna start using we need to generally start doing more of these things, we need to generally. Up more this data. That's never gonna move in a giant organization or in a country. But it sounds like if you have in projects at that felt to me, like a big take way. Just wanna make sure I have that right. Yeah. Okay. Cool. Excellent. Well, I know that, that, that is literally right up on time. But I think it was worth it to get in a couple of transferable, lessons aren't have. Thank you so much for being able to join us here on a and industry. I appreciate it after pleasure. Thanks. 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Switching into High Gear: Guest  Kyle Bryant

James Miller | Lifeology

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Switching into High Gear: Guest Kyle Bryant

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Don't let another day go by without finding your way. Your change could start today once again. Go to my website james miller follow dot dot com and click on the page work with james fill out that form to get started today separating between your body and your promotions. Have you ever woke up one morning and thought oh my gosh. This is the worst day ever and you roll over and go back to sleep or conversely. You wake up so excited about life and you can't waits to do all the things you have on your list day. What changed if your body can physically do something. Our mind will often tell us what we should or should not do. I always help people we'll create scales for themselves and every morning it's important for us to use these scales on a scale of one to ten ten is the best ever felt and one is the worst you feel separated into tissue skills rate how your emotions are and what your body feels like for example. I had a very busy week so my body is going to be about a five normally arrate my body a lot higher but because i've been so busy and haven't had much sleep. My body is about a five however since i've been so busy i've been doing many things that i really enjoy in. My emotions are probably ranked about an eight so for me if i wake up and i know him really sleepy sometimes i'm able to find about ten minutes for quick little power nap and then i feel refreshed but conversely versus what happens if i woke up and i was a really bad mood and my emotions are ranked really low. We'll say maybe three but my body was at an eight. If i were to stay in bed unfortunately i'm doing myself myself a disservice in psychology. We teach that whatever we perceive to be true in other words your thoughts determine what we feel. Our feelings determined what our body does. I struggle with that is if we woke up in a bad mood or thought about something that's really difficult if we focus on that we will tell her body to stay in bed and often that's the case when you can check in with to yourself every morning and i often recommend that you check in every four hours as you get used to this because it helps you then separate between perhaps what you're holding onto emotionally throughout the day that you're bringing into the next four hours which then causes your body not to be as energized so every morning when you wake up separate between what your body feels like and what your emotions are any for her body can physically do something capable of doing something then do it because if you don't unfortunately you're allowing your emotions to dictate what you do not often leads to more depression or sadness and as you continue to do this every single day you'll find that you can reset every four hours or whatever timeframe that you use and it helps. 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We'll give you a practical tool or technique that you can practice daily to help you simplify and transform your spirit mind and body simply go to the website james miller lifelock dot com or go to youtube and search for my name james miller life algae. My guest today is kyle. Bryant who was diagnosed with a rare debilitating life-shortening disease called friedrich's ataxia also known as f._a. That is confined him to wheelchair despite his diagnosis of f._a. At the age of seventeen he chose to overcome overcome. This neurological disability by completing numerous long distance bike rides including the world's toughest bike race and race across america. Just a few kyle is now the founder and director of the bicycle icicle right fundraiser ride a taxi for the friedrich's attacks his latest book shifting into high gear highlights is phenomenal tabassi and how he turned his grave diagnosis into a life-affirming admission to reframe how we see ourselves when faced with overwhelming challenges welcome to my show kyle yeah all right. Thank you very much. I'm so happy to be here. I am as as well. You have such a phenomenal story so i know you're really going to inspire us today. From where are you calling in today. I am just outside of philadelphia and so i'm from the west coast. I'm from sacramento california but i live right outside filling now. Oh okay very good. That's that's great here well. I want to hear more about this. So at at seventeen years old you were diagnosed with free attacks you first off what is for tax so friedrich say tax it is a rare genetic neuromuscular muscular disease that affects all muscle coordination from the toes to the fingertips it also causes vision loss hearing loss to an labor davis shortening hard complications among a few other things and <hes> currently there is no treatment or cure for f._a. <hes> and so that's what we're working to change. That's i'm on staff at the friedrich's a taxi our research alliance and we fund in facilitate research worldwide worldwide to treat and cure f._a. That's amazing well. We'll first off. I'm so glad there are people like you have so much so much dry for life that that you are on the cutting edge of for help find a cure for this when you were seventeen years old walk us through the situation so you sound like you're pretty active and pretty just like a quote quote normal child running around doing having fun and what happened all of a sudden things change for you yeah i so it was mainly in baseball. My skills were going downhill. I was unable to run down a fly bond. The off field and my throat's were going off target. <hes> in you know at at age thirteen fourteen your skills should only be improving right and so we started looking for answers and it took several doctors in over a year to get a diagnosis which is pretty normal for rare disease and so you took us over here to get her diagnosis and finally we found a doctor who had seen friedrich's a taxi before and he picked up just by looking at me. You walk down the hall. Wow so glad you met him of course <hes> yeah. When you got this information i mean i can't imagine how devastating that was you yeah you know i took a slow. I don't think you don't my parents didn't shelter me from the permission but they let me discover cover it on my own which i'm really grateful for and <hes> so i kind come my distance for awhile i chose not to find out a a you know dig real deep into it <hes> and in the meantime my parents were finding out everything they could and so when it it was my time when i felt like i needed to confront it you know they had more than just. I don't know to say back to me. You know in joel. I'm really grateful that my parents you know they. They took the sting head on even when i was a ready for the whole concept of not reading anything until you're ready for it. I find that to be healthy in some ways. I mean we don't want it. It's not like we need to put her head in the sand of course and not know what's going on but i think sometimes as we understand the world around us or what's happening in her life chew go from what research people have said sometimes can all of a sudden stop our own driver ever own their own faith just our own self perception of where we fit in the world. Did you realize at that time that that was healthier approach for you to have that distance from finding out to much information about it. No i absolutely didn't know at the time but i mean you know like you said you can imagine being a sixteen year old kid and finding out that you're going to be in a wheelchair soon and you'll you know someday you're gonna your symptoms progress to the point where you're unable to take care yourself and your heart will likely failed due to heart disease caused by this disease and and <hes> you know so. I think that that was a real heavy load to take at that time and i'm grateful grateful that my parents gave me the time i needed to kind of process. They didn't find out on my own and really take it head on <hes> <hes> you know when i when i was able to that that makes a lot of sense when you how this information when did it start to for you to realize all right. I want to be who i wanna be. I don't want something like this to control my life. What was the situation happened for you when you said i'm going to rise above us and i'm going to be whoever i want to be. Well you know i really think that for me. It started really really me. I always had that. Ah you know and i think it was really strong so that when this situation came with ballot you know it didn't derail derail me from that thought <hes> and and i really think that is my number. One thing like i'm going to be who i am. I'm not despite my disease but despite anything and you know obviously that's not always the case one one hundred percent of the time but that's what i strive for us and so i think i learned through this process that that i want to be who i wanna be despite anything term and i think that's really inspiring because bird not to compare anybody else at all but sometimes people who are struggling with something a life if they forget that if we allow a situation to define us as opposed to we define us earn that define us as opposed to who we say we are we can get stuck in a certain place czar life and never fully grow or develop into the person we could become yeah. I think that makes a lotta sense. You know everyone's got something right. Never disabilities abilities come in all different forms physical mental financial whatever it is and you know it's just how we respond to a right right like that. That's something i think that's used. A lot is like life is what ten percent what happened at nine respond or whatever you know. I've found that over and over again to be absolutely true. Yes i am very very proud of. I'm very honored that you're on my show today. What was it what happened for you to say okay now. I want to take the situation and i'm going to even we'll wheelchair-bound. I want to start riding bikes six. How do they mean how'd you make that transition. Well i actually i was just like surfing around the internet one night and i saw a guy who had add multiple sclerosis and he was about to circumnavigate the country on his recumbent trike by never seen <music> a recumbent bike before and there was picture of him standing next to it and i just really inspired may because as you know first of all it was something i'd never seen before so it was really cool and second of all. It was like oh my gosh. I think i can do that like i'm might be able to right around the country you know and so i i'm really grateful for all the people in our lives that that prove that things are possible so that we can all those example gained and also for you as you're one of those people as well. I'm sure many people here in this show are going to be blown away when they see the pictures when they hear this story of whatever they're struggling with you are one of those pioneers you were helping people achieve achieve their goals are to circumvent to bypass and you limitations that life or situations have been put upon them they can overcome it yeah absolutely louis and make sure that their personality and their desires and their who who they are shines through despite whatever situation they're n._s. Best exactly when you decided to do this again. It's funny. When you're talking like oh i could do that. Maybe i could read around the world. Most most people don't think right around the world cross country. I think i'm just gonna go down the street. I mean that's that's huge for you to automatically think i'm going to go across the united in states across the nation was i think just speaks your personality but when did you when did it become real in your life like yes. I am going to do that. Tell us walk us through see that situation how that came out. I don't want to pretend that i automatically like in the moment. I was like oh i remember at her. I'm country. No no it was it was the moment was oh. I think i can do that and <hes> maybe i could write a couple miles or whatever urging just you you don't keep myself healthy and i my first ride was across town three miles to a pct game. My friends had and they're like what you wrote your tri care. I can't believe you know so proud. Sensor kazan seven miles on the bike trail and then i was like oh my gosh i can go forever in this thing i wrote you don't twenty five and fifty and then when i wrote a century ride wow yeah hundred miles in a day and you know that was really difficult. Goal was literally the last one to cross the line like i think the person before me probably crossed the finish line like two hours ahead of me. Here's something and everything was shutting down. All the volunteers were going home and i crossed the line. There was a few claps from people were there <music> but i personally i felt so much pride and so much hope in myself ass kinda in that was really the the moment that i realized i could go as far as i want and it's you know as far as i think i can. That's that's where i'm going. I really liked that how you differentiate that because as far as you think you can the minds tells us what we can and can't do. It says you can't you. You can't do this if your body is physically able to do it which it sounds like it was and of course it takes a lot of work training but if your body can do it with training with with just has has the stamina to do it or the ability to do it. Our mind will often tell us. I can't do that for example if i wake up in the morning and i feel woke up on the wrong side of the bed if they feel like i have the same day. I'm doing my self service. My mind says atmosphere in bed but my body is totally fine and so it's a very small example of that but for you think that's a really key point that you sat is if you think you can do it or you can ride as far as you think you can you then set the limits are removed the limits from your potential. Yeah i agree you know in in i love the. I don't know where it came from. I wish i could think of the attribute but whether you think you can or you think you can't. You're right. That's exactly right. Yes yeah true now one <hes> you know and but also so i i do want to say that during that time i rode so much you know you can call all training if you want but it was it was mainly just because i love to be on my try like i prepared myself to be able to do what i did. You you know i didn't think it and then go out and do it. The next day it took a lot of work in a lot of focus to be able to do what i did and what i do all dime from a practical standpoint because of the attacks affects your your movement and your gates and just <hes> becomes erratic at times. How do you maintain the i guess the the push push but the the cadence or in other words how fast you ride the trek right yeah so my cadence isn't all that fast on it's not so we're slow but but you're right there has to be some resistance if <hes> if my legs have no resistance they flop on all over the place you know l. and so i have to ride at probably a little bit higher resistance than most people in my cane is a little bit slower because of the nature of the disability and you know another thing is like the first few times i went on strike. I did it without cycling shoes and so my we're not attached really know it. Cycling shoes were banned <hes> but you know once i got my feet attached to the pedals dole's i mean you know i could pedal for a long time in that thinks that's that's amazing. When we look at your book that's shifting into high gear. Tell us more about that. Yeah so i mean it was a thing that was on my <hes>. I don't know if you're into vision boards but he it was. My book was on my vision board since two thousand eight and i've been thinking about it forever. Finally i started working working with a writer name alec schnitzer and he it was an amazing to be able to bounce ideas off. Somebody and you know work together to get all this thing written down and you know i really part of the reason i wanted to write. A book was just to get my thoughts down. Partly for myself sure be like all right. This is what i think and these are the words i wanna use scribe it you know and <hes> so so and now that we got that i really hope that it's something that a lot of people can relate to and i think it. I believe so as well because we all have adversity city. You know like you said earlier. We all have a former disability that is in our life somewhere. Whether it's a permanent disability or it's a mindset disability we all have something and to be able to read about someone who has this debilitating disease but has risen above it and deals with an daily basis but has chosen to be who he wants to maybe as opposed to the definition of a patient of someone who has this attack what it says it should be. You have decided to be that person. I think it will definitely resonate with many of my listeners owners as well yeah yeah i agree. It's thank you thank you my pleasure years so i wanted to talk about your bicycle. Ride fundraiser called riot taxila. Tell us about that. Yes so you know after people read the book and hopefully they're all excited. Some you know they can join us at we have six different locations throughout the cut the u._s. and <hes> they're single day bike rides where anyone can participate with us and raise funds for research our our general model is a a chat have five ten twenty five and fifty mile routes. Obviously you know it's a little bit different. Never location. That's the general rule and then <hes> we have amazing food from our partner out outback back steakhouse and they provide food at all of our rides and it's just an amazing day of comradery and raising funds you you know and i someone who has f._a. It's really a day where you can be proud of your ability. Rather than ashamed of your disability can be like look. We're doing something about this. The you know the call to action to your friends or family is no longer hope in this terrible situation the call is you know look. This is what we're doing and i really hope that you're gonna join us because we're going to have a good time. Concreteness disease you know s to replace of celebration as close to a place of pity or feeling bad for somebody absolutely so if people wanna get involved lingo to ride a taxi dot org their six different locations around around the country that they can come on the excellent wonderful well. 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0191 | How to Cope More Effectively with Adversity

Building Psychological Strength

45:04 min | 4 months ago

0191 | How to Cope More Effectively with Adversity

"I think it's important to understand that emotions are the result or the byproduct of this situation and inner simply there to tell us something important. That's at great sadness means. I lost symphony cared about. And fear means something bad is going to happen guilt means. I did something wrong in anger being someone else did something I don't like. So we have all of these emotions that are just giving us messages about the situation with the the problem is emotions can be very overwhelming and very difficult to deal with, and that opens the door for all kinds of. Really not so helpful coping efforts. You're listening to episode one ninety, one of the building psychological strength podcast where we uncover the information tools and techniques to turn our mind into our most valuable asset. The courage. To. Face fears. With persistence being able to be present enough in this moment. To choose my response thoughtfully, we have the strength to bend to life stressors to bend to adversity without snapping without breaking. Their only six things that contribute to our quality of life and they are all. Experiences eight. Every moment we are deciding where we want to be in how we live our lives. Noticing what your brain is doing, and then being able to make choices mobilize the things that we know lift us up. I've. Welcome back to the building psychological strength podcast. April and I'm your host. Before we dive into this week's content I wanNA take just a minute to just pause. And to acknowledge where you might be at right now with your life. I've heard from a number of people in my close circle about what the start of the school year has been like for their family. There's a lot of preparations that have been made a lot of there are a lot of difficult decisions that have been made people have really upended big proportions of their life and their houses. How many people's formal dining rooms are gone now and our home schooling rooms so much change has happened in order to accommodate this school year, which is very out of the ordinary and has a lot of people having to juggle a lot so. I wanted to take just a minute to acknowledge that that we hear you and we see you and it's not easy and there's so many people going through it, and sometimes it doesn't make you feel better to know that everybody else's in a tough situation too because it doesn't change your situation. But sometimes it does a little bit to know that. You're not in it by yourself that so many people that you reach out to can. Understand and empathize with at least a proportion of what you're going through because we're all going through it as a nation. Although an individual has a it's a very. Individualized situation. Something that we put together a while back and released is a resource for people who are going through this time when they're feeling like they've got a lot on their plate if you're feeling like you're getting perfectionist and starting to beat yourself up because somehow you're not able to be a full time employee and a fulltime teacher at the same time lake. Buluan, you you're only one person. I can't believe you right are perfectionism takes over we get down on ourselves. We start to beat ourselves up. We get anxious and we worry about the future. What will happen to my kids? Are they gonNA fall behind and we feel overwhelmed and. If that all describes you, we have a free resource that we released. Oh about a month ago at this point, but I want to bring it up again. Because stuff starting to get real and school is going and everyone's juggling all the things. This resource that we have for you, it's the re modules that are meant to be used intervention style in the moment when you're feeling overwhelmed when you're feeling worried when you're feeling perfectionist and getting down on yourself these are. About three minute modules three to five minutes. That you can use in the moment to restore peace of mind calm. Ease more of a sense of balance they are interventions that are meant to help you the omit a bit more compassionate with yourself balance. You're thinking a bit more and really start to build psychological strength through time. That's really difficult for people. If this at all sounds interesting to you head over to Pique Mine Psychology. Dot Com backslash support for put this Lincoln episode description as well to make it really easy for you. If you sign up there, you will get immediate as in in that moment access to these three modules and not only that You'll get some really great content about how you can continue to build psychological strength and it's all absolutely free. So peak psychology, Dot Com backslash support, or scroll down on your podcast. APP Click on the link in the description you can get. That for free and just know that we are here for you during his time it's not easy and you're doing great. I'm sure you're working as hard as you can. You're doing your best. So take care of yourself and please take us up on this offer with this free resource. We would love to see you there and would love to connect with you that way. Okay. This week is also very related. The topic of this week's podcast episode is very very related to. The situation that a lot of people are in with the school year but beyond that. Psych strength. It's a lovely and flowery and roses and puppies, and wonderful. John's through nature when life is going really well. And things are easy. You know like. It's easy to say that you're thriving when life is going well, but when adversity happens. When things get difficult when they get overwhelming when you face a loss of someone or the loss of something in your life that was really important to you and you have to cope. That's when psychological strength becomes a true asset and went all the work that you've done outside of that situation. Becomes very valuable. So today we want to talk about. Coping from the standpoint of this dichotomy, and we'll get into what I mean by that. But two types of coping we want to go into them so that you can understand and be a little bit more thoughtful about how you might be handling difficult situations in your own life. Excited that Ashley's back on the podcast how low excited you're here happy to be here and INEX- edited talk about coping. It's probably one of the words that I say more often than almost any other in my eyes ecology practice because all about coping just how you handle things and sometimes people have really healthy and active and adaptive coping skills and sometimes people have really poor. And I'm excited today not just to to talk about healthy versus unhealthy coping. But to talk about it in a much more robust because we're GONNA talk about. Emotion focussed. And problem focused coping and my gas is those are concepts that you may not have encountered before. But you'll know them as we get into them and start to talk about what it really means and what it looks like, and then hopefully, we'll give you some new insights and tips so that you can cope. In both domains in really effective ways Now as we dive into this I want. People. Listening to this to think about a time when you felt like you had to cope and don't feel like you need to go to the worst depths of the worst thing that's ever happened to you just bring up a challenge that you've encountered recently something that has been difficult that you've had to move through something where you've struggled a bit and. Hit some friction get that in your mind right now as you think about and listen to the rest of this episode because I think it'll really help clarify as Ashley said, what we mean by emotion focussed in problem focused coping and we'll just make things all the more concrete for you as you think through how you might apply this in your own life. So let's dive in with emotion focused coping. So all of you, right you have this this scenario on your head of something difficult that happens and tough stuff happens to us right we experience adversity and Ashley How do we feel in those situations man people wanna say bad and bad. Let's me on a soapbox combat is not a feeling. and which starts are emotion focused coping. But right when we have these situations that come up if we're having to cope with and that means we're having to handle something some sort of negative or unpleasant or painful emotion that's coming up right it might be fear or sadness or grief or shame or embarrassment or anger. missing guilt resentment. Her all of this epic right and. Oh and and it's really interesting because we have really not always healthy relationships with our emotions. and. So I. Think as we get into coping, even just taken us a a little bit of detour to talk about emotional intelligence. The understanding emotions makes a lot of sense because you know these situations happen and you have an emotional reaction. Why Because you're human right and we have emotions for a reason and so a lot of times. I think it's important to understand that emotions are the result or the byproduct of this situation, and they're simply there to tell us something important. That's great. Sadness means. I lost symphony cared about. And fear means something bad is going to happen guilt means I did something wrong anger being someone else did something I don't like. So we have all of these emotions that are just giving us messages about the situation, but the the problem is emotions can be very overwhelming and very difficult to deal with and that opens the door for all kinds of really not. So helpful coping efforts right while to go back to the the B word that you used. The reason why we label that. Suite of emotions as bad is because for a lot of people, they're very aversive. They will for all of us run a lot of people. They don't feel good and. For the vast vast vast upper ninety percent of people, we don't want to feel that way we don't enjoy. Being in a bad mood having difficult emotions experiencing especially strong difficult emotions. We don't want it and I can understand why somebody would do what we're going to talk about here at in focus on emotion focused coping, which is basically to set this dichotomy up. This is your in a situation that's difficult and you have emotions as a result of that situation. What are you coping with? Are you coping with your emotions or are you coping with the situation at hand and if you're focused on coping with your emotions, I understand that right? They don't feel good. We want to make them go away. And there's a lot unpack there because. Knee jerk reaction when something feels bad what is our first instinct? What's the first thing we wanted to get rid of it avoid right. Ashley. How well does avoidance work? Oh man it doesn't. It doesn't like it because here. Well, let me let me clarify that it works in the short term. But problematic avoidance. Causes problems right like okay. So let's say you're trying to cope with your emotions. So that's where you're focusing your coping energy and efforts these feelings I want to resolve them or get rid of them. So what do you do? You have a glass or two of wine Okay maybe that takes the edge off what happens when that one or two isn't enough in its three or four or it's every day right? Can you see how that? Effort to controller alleviate those emotions, end up causing some problems. About eating. How many people eat their feelings or they even that phrase that's out there. It's Redo it to self soothe right I'm GonNa have some ice cream 'cause it's GonNa make me feel better armed over overeat because it's GonNa. Make me feel better in its natural look for comfort. But in that case, you're trying to cope with these emotions. And away. That's really gonNA end up causing some problems. Especially, if it's the only thing you're doing guy yeah. An end beyond Lake Substances in food people preemptive avoid. It's right. This is going to be hard or stressful or scary or uncomfortable. So I'm just not even going to put myself in that situation. So it's just like avoiding the emotions coming up altogether. Yeah houses problems to right live. We've talked about boundaries before right when you don't set a boundary resentment is the effect so that short term avoidance equals longer term problems. And we've talked a lot about on the podcast about how Our mind tends to operate in. Associations we develop these heuristic. We develop these really quick ways of responding and a lot of time and those associations form in a number of ways. We've had this discussion quite a few times, but one way is. Through a sort of a cause and effect right? I'd I did this in this thing happened and those things pair together in in our minds. Another way that that can form though is through opposites or things that we are focusing on a lot. So as to make them not occur, it sounds crazy but the harder you're working on something the more you're chewing on it even if you're chewing on. Not being it. You can strengthen that association by accident because you're still. Chewing on it is your chocolate cake example. Perfect. Right right. Whatever you do whatever you do. Don't think about chocolate cake. And you're all smiling because that's the first thing that pops in your mind, right? Like don't think about it. We think about it. That's just how the human mind works. And I love that. To this goes back to like how much working memory we have any given moment. You're putting so much capacity of that working memory on avoid avoid avoid. Don't think about that thing that's happening. Don't think about it. It's GonNa make you sad you're working really really hard and alcohol does this it helps sort of squash. Some of that are substances or food for some people all that stuff you meant you mentioned help squash some of that for people but then a second, you let up the second you let it go. It's like there's pent up energy there that has to go somewhere. and. You've now spent a bunch of your cognitive resources trying to squash this thing back and it comes roaring back in your mind. Yeah. It's like trying to beach ball underwater, right if you like ninety to get rid of this beach fall I, don't want rooming. So you're shoving it onto our one that takes effort and energy. And as soon as you stop shoving for whatever reason, it's going to pop up and hit in the face, and that's my with our emotions when they are the natural byproducts, the situation we're in. Rightly. Can feel them, and if we try to get rid of them, it doesn't work. It causes more problems the. Yeah And I love where you went there. I it's a great opening to about something that you've brought up on this podcast before around manufactured emotions because it's almost like. Were trying really hard not to feel the negative emotion that is unnatural situation and then we pile on and make it worse for ourselves. So I'd love if you could describe because it's so relevant here. Now I would not exactly remind went to April, is this information that I think everybody really needs to understand and that Gets emotional intelligence is what recognizing how you actually feel bass not feeling good. It's not a feeling. So what am I actually feeling within understanding the difference between natural in manufactured emotions and some people will call them primary and secondary meaning like first and second but I like natural manufactured because natural means. Anybody. In this situation would be feeling this way. This is the natural byproduct of being in this situation if a loved one dies, you feel sad. That's very natural to many of these manufactured manufactured meaning they're created in their created by our minds in. So here's what can happen is let's say right now. As you know just the. Masters Twenty Twenty and in the fall in school going back, there's a lot to deal with in a very natural response in this situation for a lot of people's feeling overwhelmed. Feeling stressed. And then we have these manufactured emotions that kick in when you start to judge yourself feeling that way. As, soon as you say, I should be feeling overwhelmed. Oh my gosh. So many other people have it so much worse than I am I shouldn't be feeling this way. Boo. Now you've got guilt on top of it. Or when something happens in, you add all of the extra to it right like I. Love the phrase of probably set it here before. Just because life gives you cactus doesn't mean you have to sit on it. So right now you've got a CACTUS. Is adding all of this extra. Oh my gosh this is horrible. I can't handle it. There's just no way I'm going to let everybody down. You're adding on this extra commentary that creates or manufacturers emotions as well. And the reason why I think it's important to know is because when we're not clear about this and we just lump it all together. And we treat it the same wire cope with it in the same way that's for problems happen. Natural emotions you have to feel. There's no way to shortcut it. Right like you gotta feel it, and if you're trying to shortcut and get around it, that's all of those avoidance tactics we were just talking about it doesn't work that beach ball will walk in the face. Manufactured emotions though if we don't recognize wait a minute, this is extra coming from my mind in that committee in our minds which we've talked about a couple of episodes ago, and he don't recognize that the we end up wallowing in it, and so we need to get really clear because emotions are muddy. It's really muddy. And we need to kind of tease it apart and figure out how to cope effectively with One of the analogies I've given for why therapy is so amazing is this paint analogy and I've used it on the podcast before but imagine you have like a big bucket and you've got a bunch of little buckets of paint of all different colors that you're gonNA put in this big bucket. So you take the little bucket of red and you dump it in the bucket and the buckets read and it looks pure and it's really easy to understand what color is in there you're like, okay, that's read. And then you dump the blue paint and and you're like, ooh, skin murky now, and then you chuck some yellow in there and some green and there and some black in there and some purple in there and pretty soon, you've got like this muddy gray color. Our emotions can feel like that what we are teaching you right now, and what therapy will teach you in situations where you know that's the appropriate place for you to go is how to get a red paint out again, how to get the blue paint out again, how to get the yellow paint out again so that you can look at it for what it is. This is not murky yuck together. No. My sadness in my I'M GONNA use my dad passing away. My grief. Red Paint rate that is its own situation that there is no way to fast track that and make that feel better the guilt that I'm feeling because I wasn't a perfect daughter and didn't you know do everything perfectly for him or whatever that's added stuff but it's its own color of paint and the anger that I feel at him for not taking his own health seriously and making decisions or whatever. That's its own color and deserves its own focus and. Coping Strategy so I use this example and I'm glad Ashley that you went into this because it's it's. All of this stuff is so related. It's hard not to do every episode we've ever done and rehash them every time we're back on the PODCAST, but I got this stuff where we talk about fact versus fiction rate is. A very similar situation where you're trying to tease apart. What's what are the facts here meeting? What are the Times where any normal person would feel exactly the same way as I do and what's the added stuff that is a skill that you can develop. That is a skill that's part of psych strength that is a skill you should be practicing even when times are good because man when they're bad in their toughen their adverse in their gritty and they're awful. Yeah, you'll thank yourself for it. Yeah. So, oh. Keep going yet. No, and it's just going to say with a love that and just to kind of put a bow on it it's it's because healthy hoping for red paint in paint looks a little different and I think it's kind of a nice way to segue until a problem focused coping if you're good with that. Yeah. Let's do it is you know what we want to like look what are you coping with? Are you trying to cope with your feelings and you're trying to suppress something that? No, it needs to be here. Or are you focused on the problem? And are trying to cope with this problem in this finding a solution to resolve it or change it in some way, and there are times when that makes a lot of sense and there are times when people approached at and not the most helpful ways either. And I guess the thing that comes to mind when it comes to. Coping with the problem is looking at, is it something that can be changed? Something that I have control over or not, and I think getting really clear about that can help but making either a plan finding a solution. But these are the things I'm GONNA do or. The. Answers. Acknowledging I can't change this. This is the way it is and I'm going to work on except debts and so sometimes that's where you're coping efforts need to go. I could feel everybody getting mad right now because I used to with that word, I used to actually remember a therapist who I saw one point in time in my life who I got extremely angry at when she said I. Think you're GonNa have to practice acceptance I'm like I'm going to punch you in the face. I didn't obviously say that to her or do that but that's how I felt. Yeah. Let's start with. Let's start. Let's tease apart acceptance and he's part that more active ability to change what you have control over because like. Going back to the situation, you've lost a loved one. Right that's probably the easiest one to pick on with this is that somebody you love whether it's a family member or a friend or someone close to you has passed away is there anything you can do to change that situation? Now. There's not a thing you can do. And acceptance to be clear. It doesn't mean that you like the situation. It doesn't mean that you agree with it. It doesn't mean that in that moment you're gonNA. Look at it and you're GonNa say you know what this happened for a reason that's okay. It's okay. Right, it isn't that at all it's acknowledging. That this is what happened and I don't have control over it. That's it and I think that's that I run into this to my own life, rate it with my own personal acceptance journeys and and working with people is that that term it's misunderstood and it really all we mean by acceptances acknowledging things as they actually are and not struggling against right in sometimes people are familiar with the stages of grief. Denial anger and depression bargaining 's ins an acceptance, which is where you acknowledge. I lost this person. They're not coming back and let go of the anger and you're not living in denial anymore, and that's that's all we mean acceptance does not mean approval. It does not mean that you like it. It does not mean that you are just hopelessly defeated Lee resigned to it either it's kind of just saying, Oh, it is what it is, which I know that phrase really kind of pushes leads people to but it it's. It's dropping metaphor dropping the rope is what pops in my in right like if Taga warring back and forth this problem like for me the biggest example. Visual impairment. So I'm losing sight and for a long time that was really a source of pain and struggle, and I can say now that have gotten to a point of acceptance doesn't mean a like it my gosh if you gave me a choice. Continue with vision loss or take twenty, twenty, t twenty, twenty day hands down. But what I'm not doing is wallowing anymore what I'm not doing Taga warring back and forth with that I can't be happy FM losing vision or why me or I can't do things because of this now it's much more of okay cool. This is what I can see. And moving on what am I gonNA do about it? Doesn't mean I like it. I'm not grateful for it. It just is what it is and not adding extra by struggling wishing it to be different when I have zero power to change it. I love that you said I'm not grateful for it. I think you just gave people permission. To just be in the Yucky situation, there's so much focus right now this is. One of the biggest things we're trying to do with this podcast is actually giving real like evidence-based psychology information not somebody's opinion that is in some Barnes and noble book who hasn't had any training or whatever, and this idea that you should just be grateful for every situation that happens to you find the silver lining right away just think positively that is not how it works it isn't you talked about the process I keep going back to grieving because it's the again most clear one to point out like there's nothing you can do to change situation. You talked about the process of grieving and a lot of times when we talk about Acceptance People Think, oh, just accept it like bang like now like today it isn't. It isn't. In that case, people trying to bypass feelings. I. Don't WanNa feel this. I don't want to separate my pain I just want to dump the paint out altogether. Wash hands and be done you can't and recognizing. So you may have experienced with grief that it can see it's like ocean waves right it just like another wave will come out of nowhere. It's almost like from moment you forgot that you were in the situation that's not the right word, but it's the best one I've come up with describe it, and then another wave comes new like what the heck is this now and it's in those moments being able to do exactly what you said before with emotion focused coping and saying okay. What are my thoughts about the situation? What am I adding to the situation is helpful to me right now is this changing it at all I've had a lot of thoughts. My Dad passed away when I was very young child and I am now an adult now I think we can all say that thirty years goes by nearly for me and you're kind of a different person after thirty years of life that goes by I've wondered in the past. I have different views, values, political thoughts, religious thoughts. The list goes on. Then, what I think, my dad might have had. Would we get along now? And War and the wave comes and like hang on and where it's gotten to and I just want to articulate this out because I want to give you like A. Like a here's a real lifetime when this has happened, I've had to think about well, does it change the situation? If. He wouldn't have. Are you somehow different now or is the situation somehow different now? No, it's not and do you know that he wouldn't have and thirty years past? Do you know that he wouldn't have changed similarly All of these unknowns and the point is they are unknown and have nothing to do with the situation at hand but that process of chewing through and working through and sitting with ECK. Is what problem focused coping is when you're working to a point of acceptance gins chewing through the Yuck and getting to a point where you're more at peace. And can see the situation for what it is without clouding it with other things absolutely, and that's different than like an active problem solving approach. Let's go there. Yeah. Here's a problem and I'm going to change it. And being able to even have the skills to effectively problem solve come up with a creative solutions implement them. Out In sometimes that's what you gotTa do right you have to say here's a problem also of it in allies that immediately pops man minded to. Talk about a cognitive association, right? Sorry. Collaborate and I'll stop now I can just you like coming to See People get really. Stuck in this problem focused is they're not really doing either. They're in this like achey limbo land. It's a situation that they don't like and they are either not willing or able to change it, and they're not willing or able to accept it and I really see it as we use the term choice point often and at least in our conversations and understanding in any given situation. There's a choice point where you can choose to go down one path or another, and this is just one illustration of that. Right like I can choose to problem solve change I can choose to accept but I see so many people just like give up in, sit down and get stuck in the mud right there. Bodies often come to mind right if you're unhappy with your body. Okay. Something you can change your good eat differently you exercise differently would that change something or we're GonNa body love body acceptance in and kind of embrace it. This is not necessarily an either or you could do both. But I see many people just stuck in this limbo land of. This is unacceptable to me. I'm unwilling to embrace it and not doing anything about it. Creates a lot of. I think about to some of the stuff that we repeatedly here when we do life design related work. Twice point PS is something that is part of the corporate workshops that we do We do sort of a half day mini life design crash course or psych strength slash life designed crash course anyway this choice point is part of it and when you think about being unhappy in your job You can do something about it, but that will likely mean setting a boundary having a difficult conversation asking for more money quitting your job doing things that are difficult or. You can stay there. But either one of them and this goes back to this brings us right to emotions. Right quitting your job, having a conversation, setting the boundary asking for more money telling the person know saying yes to the thing that's bigger than you think you can handle I could keep going. They will all come with. The baggage of. Difficult to handle emotions that we just. Have to be okay with sitting with or get better at sitting with and that in and of itself, the ability to sit with difficult emotions I feel angry. I feel guilty. I feel jealous I'm nervous about this. Think about difficult conversations, right? Can you ever get to the point where you feel completely comfortable? Going up to your boss and telling them that they said something that was really hurtful to you. That's never gonNA. Feel totally comfortable. You're always going to have to go through some icky feelings together. and. That decision about how you're going to handle it is the active coping with the problem that comes along with you know to, which, as we said at the beginning of this episode, what are you primarily focused on coping with the emotions are gonna come along for the ride while you're coping with the situation at hand whether that's changing or accepting you're gonNA have emotions with it. It's just natural. Yeah and that's where we get to accept emotions to right I feel anxious period. And I'm going to allow it to be they're gonNa let that beach ball float on the surface of the water while I do whatever it is that's important to me. Yeah, it's good stuff in it. It makes me think too we do. If you're interested in learning more in diving deep into this, we have our ascend program as wild goes into this and a lot more detail a lot more Concrete. Hands on. Dealing with emotions and this choice point but. A more robust. And a fleshed out kind of Oh. Yeah for sure. Yeah. As we end this episode I WanNa talk about a couple of actionable things. So we've already hit on one acceptance and Take give it its more common name mindfulness being able to be more of an observer about the thoughts and feelings and the bodily sensations urges you're having in any given situation. But particularly when times are really difficult and you are having to cope with some emotions that are hard in situations that are not. Friction less Irby. Friction Lewis. was like wait did I just say the opposite? But being able to be a more of a mindful observer without judging adding that is such a huge part. You take that mindfulness approach you're taking out the judgment you're not adding that manufactured emotional component, correct rate lake and then you can extend on mindfulness with self compassion right? It builds you you. You gotTa have the mindfulness piece in order to practice self compassion, but that's so huge too and that's It allows you to handle difficult or painful unwanted emotions in a different way than beating yourself up or criticizing yourself or numbing out, and we think that it's such an important skill that that's why that's one of those freebies in. Matt. Support a resource that Abrahams talking about at the beginning of this. So. Definitely check that out. And self compassion. When we talk about it here, we're not talking about. Sort of an. Diffused way of saying. Nice things to yourself. There's actually. Almost an equation or a formula to it that has specific components, and as Ashley mentioned, it's in that free set of interventions, modules tools, whatever you wanna call them, and that tool literally all you have to do is hit play and do it. It says hit play and think the things that tells you to think or go the place mentally that it asks you to go and it will guide you through that formula that data has shown. Can really help you. Cultivate. This. More peaceful, mindful less judgmental balanced state of mind that helps restore. You to feeling maybe not. Normal perfect. Whatever the way you're accustomed to feeling when you're not an adversity but at least bring you back from that point where you're feeling like, wow. I, am acutely feeling like I'm in a crisis right in this moment, it can restore some of that balance. Yeah I just have this this phrase going through my mind real quick of like it's not about feeling better. It's about feeling better You can't. You can't expect to be peaceful and calm joyous in the face of adversity that's not natural. Right I. Hope This was helpful for folks I as we talked about at the beginning of this episode. Are A we collectively as a group. In the world right now are not going through an easy time and individually. So that's kind of a macro approach to this with the micro approaches at individually in our lives we're going through ups and downs all the time and one of the big reasons why Ashley and I are so passionate about the work that we're doing is because we're giving people exercises that they can. Do and quote unquote practice so that when the big game comes when adversity actually happens in your life, which will for all of us repeatedly, that's just a part of life you have built up the skills that will allow you to thrive through it and thrive through. It doesn't mean ignore it or pretend to be positive thrive through it means you can come out the other side. Finding meaning potentially finding peace and being able to move on and continue to follow your values and live the biggest life that you can knowing that you went through something difficult. 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S5 Ep34  An interview with Drs. Kegarise Does Screen time cause eye strain

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S5 Ep34 An interview with Drs. Kegarise Does Screen time cause eye strain

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You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from program with other sources I mean fuel information regarding a medical. Treatment with. Everyone. Thank you feel safer to read. Really just read commentary. been having go along. As the next time. He's. Pro Mixing rate rate. Beijing gentleman I only bring this up again because you really this program. So you. Have the information needed you can be CEO of your own. You have the right to ask questions right to get answers or you. Be Done to the person is really great to have that information to you know. To ask. On wall away for a guest Next week, we will be talking about Melatonin and Siri. Melatonin because. People are recommending it is higher than I ever when recommend. Rear? that. Lots of. Rape Phase of militant. site today if everything goes rate had. congest agrees he's about allergies. Clinical Management expert, the CO author I'm all in his wife Susan although both title one Asian had time. 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The author of a book along with his way. Patient at a time. And you know he he's been talking best spending a lotta time in front of streams on computers, phones tablets. And all the snippers again. While screen time. We talked about early in this pandemic, it getting you to be careful feels. Blight. Thought about that, but he's the expert and I did talk about. light-blocking masses, but he again used. About one is happening. And what parents look for. Having problems. You know I see my own grandchildren spending hours from other oems during older. Will work on on on tablets. They can't be listening thing for term vision. As, I was saying. Take care of our. Vision again, we we shouldn't have to worry about our vision as eighty shouldn't accept at. As we get older, we should have failing businesses we should nick seven. She'd have anything hailing menace leaks in our. Even our lab studies, they should be as a thirty thirty, five year old. Seems that after Jeff can hear me but I can't hear him the nights maybe because. That have. I'd been is a great application. Dr Ronald Filter. But. They do have a little quirks and I see a gentleman. So this are joined the program. I don't know whether you're him. was. A somehow require you for so reason require the guest. Dr Jeff as a headset. You can hear me that would be great. and. Give that a try. and. If you do not Ash I'm GonNa Talk Allowance and we'll be. Repairs there. The movie might locking glasses. Do they really were? Then we had a guest on the talk about the. Red Light for declining vision. Staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day sacred significantly improved declining eyesight and he cited a study. UCLA. Events. And it was published in the Journal, Gerontology And the? Article said, this could be the daughter of a new affordable home based therapy. Other get Dr Jefferson opinion on that. In the in the UK, A. Are currently twelve million people aged over sixty five. Fifty years this will increase to around twenty million. and. Guess, they will have some degree of visual decline if they didn't order very younger. Eat. It eat the right kind of anti acid rich foods. Can you hear me now Dr on Okay perfect ride. I'm pretty I'm pretty good at I care. I'm pretty good at run businesses but technology man that's thing I guess. The same booed I is a little bit better because I do a lot with every week. Every week as I? Five and a half to six years Besa Gentlemen Dr Jeff hackery that I already told you about his wealth. You'll tell you battle later. Website is www dot the tae to way back home. And welcome diabetic agrees and. Thank God you did figure it out. Doctrines pleasure to be on with you today. Thank you, Labor Day weekend. You started at eighteen eighty to believe it Labor Day weekend started eighteen two. Or time than you and I remember that. I think I might be older than you. I. Don't remember what? I had a professor at medical. Center work was any good. We'd be given to young people. Young babies at old people. But anyway is really great. We got this. I was just thinking as. I was talking Our audience A definition what are comedies? Versus an ophthalmologist at what you I I know from personal experience when I was practicing so the area. I really love my optometrist's I. Love my ophthalmologist because. He hasn't been. He wouldn't do a darn thing for vision. My APP touches. I I will tell you this story if we that you talk again but. He M he a cured more cases of attention. Disorder. Because he always believed certain distance. This. It was eighteen inches maybe a raw you would make make these I have I exercise these kids really calmed down. So with that, please go ahead Dr Jeff. All. Right. Well, first of all, both professions are are extremely valuable in the world and they both evolved in I i. really try to like an down for patients and safe you need surgery ophthalmology is really now a surgical specialty not only just for say cataract surgery surgery but also tertiary specialist adduced a retinal surgery whereas optometrist can can best be looked upon as your primary care provider. That's the person you go to for I health and vision exams treatment of I disease treatment of visual disorders function. Yeah. You can get contact lenses and you can get glasses also. But. There's a lot of you know off the mall can do that too but it's not really their specialty, the specialties more into surgical realm and by Golly. If I'M GONNA lay down there and have ice surgery I want. To be really really good in surgical care as optometry has grown over the last fifty years, it's really kind of moved its place from. From just vision just glasses contacts to all I held the whole spectrum of I health, and that includes like what you're talking about specialties like host traumatic brain injury specialties like vision therapy to improve functional vision dry therapy. Management of macular degeneration Glaucoma and so I look at that as my primary care provider. If I need specialist for surgery as when I think of my friends in off the Mogae, hope that's helpful. I mean had. Show I love it. I keep easy and and you did so. After, jettisoning optometrist and. His field and today we wanted to talk about children and. Woes that children have because of all. So let's start out by asking the Jeff in what ways can springtime lead to ice stranger March. Well. I'll tell you what is a? It's a particularly apropos topic now because we have so many schools across the country that have gone virtual rather than in person, and so the first thing I like people to know is that. We are look at distance far away as I am with trying to read a billboard. That's the point that my eyes should be chill and relaxed. They're not having to really work at all. We WanNA maim there but near vision looking at a computer reading. That's totally different involves a whole lot more systems in particular muscle systems that are at play involves convergence system. So convergence muscles a focusing system that's kind of the trombone in and out focusing. It also involves now a lot more with regard to your blink rate and and the lubrication to the front of the eye. So if you just think in the fact that when we're looking far away eyes or more relaxed but anytime, we're GONNA do a sustained amount of effort close. We're using a whole lot of muscle systems. There's a greater chance for those to break down for maybe those not to be strong enough and for us to get fatigued or era -tated if you will so. Those are those are going to be complicating factors when we change from. Learning in a classroom. Where we're really a little bit more dependent upon looking far away and then sometimes looking up close kind of what we call the facility of focusing. Can I go from far away up close but I have a lot of relaxation time don't I. I'm looking at the board when the teachers writing there. Now, if I'm doing that all by computer, I'm almost always in the near vision bowed definitely going to be a lot more fatiguing. So that can cause more straight. So. That's why we hear that that is being epidemic of Myopia of because of. Just looking close as. Well. As a really good point and that's kind of the long term ramification. Here's what we found. I graduated in the mid nineteen eighties. Twenty percent of the American occupation of that time was near side. It's now two thousand twenty. The Year of the I. If you will end, we have forty to forty two percent of people in the United States who are now nearsighted over that short time period, we have doubled mentor the amount of nearsightedness directly correlated to spending time on the computer. But what we found is most important is spending time indoors and avoiding outdoors has caused a big problem in. So what the one thing I are still parents now is that even though you're GonNa have school inside, that's going to increase. The amount of inside time lack of. Time, if we can average about an hour and a half a day for our children being outside, we know statistically that reduces the likelihood and the progression of nearsightedness it doesn't stop it but it's GonNa Reduce. It seems like the brain and the body Dr Rauner cut hard wired to protect against his environment and put it in an environment like outside and you get sunlight you get a dopamine. You get this I'm going to protect against this whole world is a lot bigger, but he get kids that are just playing video games all the time, and now that's exacerbated by going to school all the time just inside and they're not outside. Bodies going to protect itself against its environment and it's very close. So we develop or nearsightedness. A great exploration. So. that. Jeff, A. So parents can advise their children advise the insisted nick outside. What other What other things should Paris be doing to reduce their children's? Chances of ice train other diseases staring event computer street the. First thing is. You know we do free eye exams in the first year of life, and then we recommend an eye exam with an optometrist or ophthalmologist at age three. So I always say infancy and then three, and then about every couple of years. So you WANNA know. Are we starting off with a system that's working so there's one now that we're going to have online schooling more and they're in there at the at the computer. To the extent that you can. Try to just observe as a parent, sometimes not the whole time, but try to observe a couple of things that can be really helpful first of all from a posture standpoint. The is better in straight ahead to down gaze then they do up gays. So a simple thing like moving the chair up on the computer down just a little bit using a laptop or a tablet would, of course, make that accessible but even with the desktop, if you move down a little bit that will be less fatiguing on the visual system, the second thing crazies it may sound is Blink Your Eyes Child and adult. We'd try to recommend something called the twenty, twenty four, which is every twenty minutes. Take Twenty seconds to allow your eyes to de Focus from up-close look far away and blink. With some intense pressure squeeze those is a little bit that's going to do two things. Number one when we look far away member I told you before that's where the eyes are more chill and relax. Allows them to not get cramped up just up-close. The second thing when we squeeze the is real well, we have oil glands within the eyelids and it squeezes so's oil glands that adds to the tear film in particular a very valuable component of the tour filmed the oil which keeps them from evaporating. We know that when we're really interested in something, this is what our kids and grandkids are playing video games manages or sterilized. Crazy. Probably. Their interest overcomes their pain of of the Asian that's not going to happen was school. You know they're gonNA notice that relation. So by the simple thing like blinking the eyes. Can really be beneficial to decrease the fatigue or the irritation. Yeah. I tell you it's a pretty easy thing, right? Yeah. Twenty minutes take a break look far away. Blink your eyes a lot. Okay. Then come back for twenty seconds come back and you can be back on the computer. But I think that's a hard thing for kids to remember as crazy as it may sound if a barrister at least occasionally observing zone. Hey. They look out the window blink your eyes take a short break that that would be a really really good. Go ahead, I'm sorry just as side we tell our listeners get their meat off to see when they're at this computer. We wear buys getting a sand The San runs out. They have get your meat off the seat walk around. Do, that with your eyes to absolutely absolutely man Leslie, what does that mean? Toronto's like a seven three minute egg timers rate. With your eyes. Again longer. Whatever works for are paying for this for the children? That's what they should do. For. Making Fun of children and I don't want a rugged but. I. Hadn't really thought about six lot of people's just US I drops. You've mentioned about the fat intake. glades. Basharuli mill man that's good. Good memory on your part. Yeah now so so A. Is Job sufficient. Later today, but I think about that no, that's a good thing and I think that for some for some children I mean no matter. What if we're staring too much we spend so much time up close at some point. We're just not going to blink as much. The is are going to get a little brian are gonNA get irritated that's a temporary inconvenience. So if I look at it from a short-term standpoint, a lubricant drop that re wets the is can be very beneficial as long as it's not something that takes the read out, which is a driving factor. Then Bloomberg contracts are are very fine. You put those in there over the counter and there are many many different varieties I think that that works well but. Blinking exercises we sometimes we'll do for people that have problems with their my Bohmeian glands because what we see if we don't blink enough and. We also see this a little more likely in Caucasian patients versus African American and Asian patients in his panics, and that is that there's a genetic factor that causes some more inflammation around those. My bohmeian glands we tend to secrete about twenty, twenty, five percent of occasion, Beijing's a little more of thicker inflammatory fluid that sticker fluid if we know Blake enough gets blocked up like little stalagmite or stalag tight on the land, and then we don't have an oil gland releasing its fluid and that compose a long-term probable. Burial question but there. S. People to do it. Right you go ahead finish what you were saying about chosen Paris could do. Besides. We have. The after many goodies, this vision. Yeah. Here's what here's one of the things I think that can help parents, Dr Ron, and that is that they have they're observing their child. Children that have either a convergence are a focusing issue or a motilal issue. We have about six muscles that go the have to all work in synchrony as we go across the page sometimes, they don't. So our ability to jump across the page or do what we call a smooth pursuit muscle across a page read fluently. Any of these muscles could be affected. Children. Typically only know the way they see. If it's frustrating if you were seeing a blurry image or a double image or ghosting image and you think that's just the way it is for everybody what are you GonNa do it probably, GonNa sit there and start to one avoid wanting to do close. Or you're to Kinda Lean your head to the side or you're gonna Rub your eyes or you're going to go to say I can't do this. All of those symptoms or signs could be an issue that that needs to be looked at from a vision standpoint. They might not say you know I. Noticed that I'm having DIPLO PIA double vision at Near. Is going to say this this stinks I'd like to do this to avoid it, and that could very definitely be an issue. So so here's what we see. Sometimes we see an actual you kind of mentioned this at the very beginning in your philly experience. Sometimes people can have this pseudo dyslexia pseudo add diagnosis which is become. If you're not gonNA pay attention, you must be you must be. Deficient No, it may just be that they have a vision issue that is causing them to want to avoid the close tasks and so that can be easily handled in that. Again is where I would seek out an optometrist in particular and an especially one that's going to make sure that they emphasize the near Vision's skills so that they can look at those. So he's general we're talking with your jest Theresa. About Children's problems especially. Issue US their home and a Lotta time stream. and. Our regular listeners know talked about. And then gates you. You don't sell down after night tonight at. Production wherever. So how does this apply to children? Good question and you know there's the objective part in a subject part I think funding objected Parker on were pretty convinced that that the research shows that long term exposure to high energy wavelength blue light. Purple. Lighted CETERA. Can damage retinal cells. So we don't know to what extent. Now we have kids that are you know less than one looking at tablets to keep them entertained? What extent that's going to cause a problem long term. I will say this if I had a choice, I would rather put sunglasses on someone that I would the blue blocking because we get far more energy from daylight sunlight and ultraviolet light that could be damaging in a fifteen thirty one hour time period that we probably do with the cumulative effect of the energy coming out of the computer. So I don't WanNa make people feel like, oh my gosh. My kids destined to be have vision problems, but but there are other things that come into play on a short term basis with blue light and just as you mentioned. We know that study showed that it affects brainwaves and sleep patterns, diurnal patterns, and so if we're already fatigued from that and we're not blocking the blue light, then that's GonNa add to the fatigue when we use the computer. So I look at wearing blue light protection, high-energy wavelength protection as a may help can't type. Of thing we build that into all glasses. Now we prescribe because it's just a protect the is. As much as we can now that being said, I want you to know that even if you use the best blue light filters probably cutting out about thirty percent of that high energy wavelength, they're not cutting out one hundred percent. So you're still going to get some blue light and you're still going to get some of that that that causes issues what see subjectively in my patients are. Some people will will use blue light protecting wavelength glasses, which usually should be clear. I mean yeah. You can use yellow and that kind of cuts out some of the blue light but I'm not a big fan of that I like this to just look like a regular classes and just selectively out the blue light some people can put those on the NATO boy had made such a difference Dr Gag. I would never go without that again and other people put them on and they use them for a few weeks ago I don't know I. Don't know made a big difference or not. What I kind of antidote anecdotally see are the people that say I hate fluorescent lights I hate big box stores where you know just all the blue light of Larisa Light It's really bothersome to me. Those are the people that I tend to see really respond more positively to blue light protection on the. Off The computer. Well. Hey. Like Blackie glasses off. I. I do like them for myself and you said it's Subject part of it. because. Of in front of my street. So. I like I like you comes in. Now, about the ones that are built, streaky. IRAS. Different turf the a supposedly lot some light on. I'm sorry I missed a little bit of your question here. Did you say what? About some of the selected blocking glasses? Blue light filters on as you could argue devices. Yeah Yeah I mean I use that on my iphone and I think that that is a probably very helpful thing and again I get to the I can't give you the research to see how much that's blocking out what wavelengths, etc. But if we're if we're minimizing that in, it makes it more comfortable I think that can only be helpful thing. You know what's interesting as we move from, you know probably when you and I grew up a lot more incandescent bulbs that were more towards the warm end of the spectrum. Nice cozy warm light. You see through the window at night. Now, we move towards more fluorescent or led which are much more blue violet high in. So I also tell patients You know if you're going to be replacing with led, which is almost natural nowadays try to get a warmer tone on that light rather than the stark high end blue and purple. We think that probably that has beneficial effects. I tell you why you're pages. Of Lucky, they are to have you because most able to talk to on this show given that with these bike. and waiter the warm was they have they don't have a clue. As sorry say that that's what do this program every week and they have no clue of how much energy the retinas. Is. Absorbing. ADS incredible. We know. Get into that long-term. You know bachelor degeneration, the number one prevalent. Vision loss problem in the United. States, and actually in the world, and that's because we're living longer exposure to high energy light but particularly ultraviolet light. Is is one of those known risk factors as well as smoking cardiovascular disease, etc. so any bit of protection and we can get on a even a little bit cumulatively over time is really really helpful. This fits in with the book I'm writing have die young and old age. Every take care of ourselves now and we really. Maybe can prevent some of these. I. Care some light it may not be a hundred percent, but you know what? Risk benefits benefits more baby outweigh. The risks have the Divorce so You're anyway dating back your patients very lucky to have. Well, appreciate that appreciative are much. So yeah, we're talking about some pretty simple things. Aren't we cheese blink your eyes forcefully put in a blue light filter which is inexpensive. Be Outside for an hour and a half day. Those those aren't radical suggestions pretty simple things that can be very helpful exactly so that we talked about ways. Visual probably. Back anymore. Or whatever yeah you you mentioned some pretty interesting and that is that an you obviously had some student doctors up there in your area because I, my patients that in a primary health and vision exam what we're looking at is we're looking at your prescription you near side of this art. This astigmatism as one area number two, we're looking at your binocular parity how your is worked together. DO THEY CONVERGE? Do they focus? Do they is the Motilal? And then number three, we look at your eye health. If there's nothing blocking on an eye health and the is are working together teaming and you have no prescription or we correct prescription is now got a clear image from outside in the world to the back part of your brain. The very back of your head called the Occidental Area I know that image has gotten there clearly but that's not all seeing is now I have to interpret what I see as you remember from you and I are our d'oro. Anatomy. Going back in the archives I gotta move from the Occidental? Art to the frontal part of our brain to now interpret what I see that's called functional vision. The is sometimes I can get a clear picture on the back of the brain but the and we know that the child is smart. That we see this a lot in in younger younger boys to wear the MOM goes I'll get it i. mean you know he's a smart kid but he's not reading up to his level and it's because instead of that direct highway from the acceptable art back to the brain words clear to what am I seeing you know we take a little bit of a scenic byways and we go over here we stop rest area. We go over here. We get some French fries a despite of the brain, and eventually we subdued as we make our way to the frontal part, but it's not quick are visual efficiency are visual memory are visual processing is affected. The is an extension of the brain, and so a lot of people have very good muscle function up close they have good optics but they have functional vision issues and we can see that in. Maybe they avoid ball sports there. They don't have good eye hand coordination or once again, the Vision's clear far away but they just don't seem to be comprehending what they're reading or skipping lines. They say I can't do this. Those could indicate something more than just a visual problem. It could be a functional seeing or vision problem, and that's a whole other area of specialty where it's almost like physical therapy for the is gets involved, we can make dramatic improvements in somebody's ability to function. As a great. Because it looks like it's not getting any. We're not GONNA have any less time in front of the streets and you add television into words. More. Way What you're saying makes so much sense and and the U for stomach because I got to two questions. Once. Heritz, what should they look for again, vindicated that their child is having a problem issue And how it should should. Israel checkups Thomas. Be More frequent. Now that is. So that one I and again We recommend again a first year of life infancy just like you would with a basic pediatric auditory screening was make sure that the working well together that they're they don't have any high prescription that could cause a week or lazy I, what we call him Leo Pia and we don't have any health issues anything blocking the vision that should be we do that for free. It's good in reassuring to parents and eighty five percent of the kids we see everything is normal. That's normal than than age three three and a half, and if parents say, well, wait a minute. Are you gonNA. Do that it's all objective we don't need to pair. We don't need the child obviously say which is better one or two we can do this all objectively. And it's it's more than we work with our pediatricians really really closely they provide a valuable service by doing some doing screenings on these type of things, but they don't look at binocular binocular-bearing. They don't look at the ocular health in the same way and we can dig into the prescription part. So it's it's a pediatrician screening is valuable. Don't stop that, but it doesn't it doesn't replace an optometry or off the. I. Health Exam then once somebody, let's say at age three three and a half normal. I'd have another one in two years at around eight, five five and a half if everything's normal at that point that I would gear towards what by optometrist or ophthalmologist recommends how frequently might be every two to three years that's historically where we where it's been. But you make a very, very good point and that is listened with all the screen time. It's more likely that we're going to develop issues that maybe we can help why Wait two or three years to rehabilitate that Why not maybe do an annual health and vision exam a lot of doctors recommending that for the very reasons that you mentioned not just people who have prescriptions, but even people who not it's an or don't is inexpensive is easy and in his very why take the risk of having a delay in learning when you could have prevented something if you found it during a preventative health exam? Beijing is ready to go and. Intriguing. Yes get better results. That's right before I do WanNa talk a little bit about supplements, but we talked a little bit about. The position, you have any any Computers. Issue student how far away hi, anything like that. And it'd be probably helping answer the question. One of your two questions there see I can only answer one at a time after a member that second one that takes a little longer minded synapse. Once, once again, I think lowering the computer screen so that the is working straight ahead on down gaze much easier making sure that the Posture Watch. Your kids see if they're postured looks you know this kind of leaning on the hand sometimes that's a telltale sign of winter leaning on their hand with they're really doing his closing one eye because they actually have a little bit of double vision. They don't really know how to say that but that can be telltale sign if their posture does look good. The could be issued a parents need to watch for on. Every. In and talk you talked about that for us and lighting. led lighting. What's the best lading environment? Awesome students. Scoops robbery question her warm lighting better than cool or blue or purple lighting and lighting that that comes back over their shoulder rather than glade enhancing glare obviously kind of got a position that light. But something that's a little more diffuse rather than focused. We don't want to add any glare. We already have this subtle differences. People don't think about it. That is when I look at the computer screen. The letters are really even those animal monitor. The letter said I'm looking at are actually not wear the monitor glass is, and so there's that subtle difference that the that the visuals system is always having to make micro adjustments for. So we don't want that ended of itself is kind of a constant baseline focus focus focus focused focus focus de Focus. We don't want to add glare to that and other things. So just looking at the overall light of Hughes, will refracting caused less glare than the purple and Blue Hues. So diffuse more that's the way I would go. Best again. Of Practical. says. It can deal with. Money. S Children. Are Not doing well. On their exams and so forth. Obviously multi-. Multiple reasons why that could be made enough spending enough time or what have you? What is to be related to their having visual problems with their with their device? Yeah very differently eighty percent of our learning comes through the is so why not make sure that the first step is. In my having in my processing things, the way is my child processing things the way that they should and keep in mind most of us as parents when we think about how well is my child seeing? They're going to say, Hey, see that billboard can you tell that says Kentucky Fried Chicken We're going to be compared. We're going to be comparing it distance and and you know, yeah, forty percent of kids are GonNa nearsighted but sixty percent art, and so they might say that just fine. What we're talking about again like we talked about the beginning of the program near vision requires a whole lot more muscle skills and different systems that are in place than just far away. So your child can see perfectly far away and still have problems of close. So it's important to get those checked out. Now it could be that the that the doctor says I'm not seeing any problems. We don't have any prescription the I seem to be working well, keep in mind I'm always working with your child for maybe ten fifteen minutes. That's a whole lot different than six to eight hours on the computer. So we sometimes, we'll see that during an examination. Fatigue the system, but we we have to really listen to parents of the child because it could be that after an hour two hours, four hours that's when they start to look away just get distracted the work because they're focusing system now has the ability to focus for a while, but he cannot sustain. So sometimes low-power reading glasses that just relax a little bit of the focusing not all of it plausibly light filter can be just enough to Kinda get over the hump that we just need a little bit of extra help so that the focusing system doesn't have to be working at its Max capacity. Again. I snapped. Had Jeff. We have been prescribing I know a lot of elderly people take. vitamins further is. Mainly antioxidants can seeds maybe selenium him. I do you recommend anything for children? As, a great question. So boy, that's that could be a whole topic we can talk for a long time. So so let me give you a few basics that I see. Let's talk about a specific disorder, macular degeneration the data the research says that in macular degeneration if I'm gonNA treat you as a population. that. If you already have a moderate level, we call intermediate than antioxidants with zinc are beneficial. That's lateen. Zia's Anthon and some zinc at certain levels. Pretty good. Amount Eighty milligrams. However, the research says, if you don't have macular degeneration, there was no benefit statistically take extra zinc. Okay. So therefore. That makes us thing. But are there any other things that can be helpful? Well, we really do believe that. Latinas. Anthon are helpful because what they do is they enhance the yellow pigment layer on the inner part of the Macula before all the blue light and all the high energy hits the back of the Macula and so we can measure that that yellow pigment level and if it's lower on a scale of zero to one, if his lower than point five and statistically. More light high energy light to the back of the eye Latinas. Anthony can build up the thickness of that which means it's kind of like natural sunglasses for the is so I recommend Latinas Anta do I think you're GonNa hurt your eyes if you don't use it no but if people say, Hey, what can I do that would be most beneficial. That is not more harmful. Than helpful I think Latinas. Zeaxanthin which is excreted an extra high levels So you're not it's not going to build up someplace else. I think are are very, very helpful about ten to twelve milligrams of Lou teen in about two milligrams Zia's anthony you can get that in most medicine what I do recommend people who doctor on his don't ask don't take the a ridge to. Because then you're going to get a high level of zinc and I'm just not convinced that that that for no therapeutic benefit, we should be taken a high level of heavy metal over a long period of time. Can Be Dilatory effects there that's the Ziguinchor Copper versity related. That's another story was. So. Great Advice. Even. I've got one more for you that I think it would probably be really more cutting edge for your for your folks if you got just a second. All right. So here's the thing we looked at the age related eye disease study at any age related disease study to you'll see that on the bottles a reds to. And what we found was gonNA, treat you Dr on as a population and you have moderate macular degeneration. Let's say I'm GonNa put you on a ridge to formulation. But when we've really tight traded that data down, we have found if we do a person's macular genetics. So we do that a lot will swabbed cheeks and it off to a genetics lab. We see that sixty percent of people or sixty five percent should take a reds to but guess what about fifteen percent of people should be knows zinc even though the data when we treat a population says. You'll do better about fifteen to twenty percent of people. Zinc actually makes their macular degeneration progress faster, and so by knowing their genetics, I can individualize personalized treatment and say I know what the data says for the population but for you, we want to put you just Latina. ZANDT. And for a few people tend to fifteen percent, they should take zinc only believe it or not Latinas Anthon seemed to increase their risk of progression. So what I tell people if you WANNA come in, we treating tried to minimize macular degeneration dry type dismember everybody is a dry type before they get the wet type in the wet type, we have to give shop the I. Yeah, we got good treatments but nobody really wants to shot the if we can avoid it So we WANNA prolong getting the dry type. How do we do that? The ideal thing is to say, let's see where you are. Let's look at your macular genetics, pretty inexpensive tests and we can see not only what's your ten year risk profile ears, but we can also see. What type of item is if we do need to treat nutritionally will be better for you. It's well worth. I think we urge three ninety nine for that total test panel boy really really beneficial. It's kind of the human genome coming full circle where not just in theory but I can now individualize treatment for preventative and for treating people already have some macular degeneration findings. Eight again, you're you're in your population they're very. I've. Talk about this we talk about genomes other other varies as I. This is the first time I heard. In, regards the is. that. Generally member I. You know I'm a struggle lever in the deep and the reason I am because can measure it and you know you can optimize your level. So you just have to go to the studio album take thousand, five thousand, and that's why I like vitamin D levels. That's that's we've done. So make. Vitamin. D Day. But. The again. You're not flying. By the seat of your page, you can actually. Get a vitamin D. level. So. Now, I have to look more into this year because I haven't heard of this Maggie generation. You know what's interesting vitamin D levels also, court low vitamin D levels correlated with with a higher dry symptoms metrology too. So people. So we see some people that improve with their dry just by increasing vitamin D levels. You didn't realize you're you're treating dry by encouraging what you've been courage in digital. So I had no idea but I say what I do know what I'm doing is I'm not out some of the. Susan assistance. L.. Our listeners that there might indeed level is normal and it's thirty or forty. And I say well, that's normal in from the lab. Edging Sick Be Optimal I want to be tweeting sixty eighty I. wanted to be like a young person I. Don't want you to be like an old person there you go. There you go. So it depends on what you define his average right I. Don't think we really want to be average I want to be optimal. Absolutely. That's the that is the word optimal optimize what we're doing. Okay. So I just been a great discussion and I've learned from the use of doing this. We go to long. People so I am willing to tell you elevate. Ask you to tell us tell this is the path book that you wrote with your waist. Everywhere they can get it and then we will be enticed to have a follow. CAST. On genetics and And a supplement dry? Here's a sampling Bela Celsius. Just great and I've I've started a a podcast, not nearly as successful as yours called. See it, which is really for my patients and so sometimes, I'd like to invite you to come on there. Because we talk about all kinds of health and body health issues and a beyond her to be able to have you on that. So let me tell you a bit about the about the book and here's where it comes from. I believe we need a patient revolution. I believe healthcare should be the ultimate service industry. So my wife and I start that off by building relationship based. Healthcare practices, we've always had that belief in. So we start by talking about this what patients should expect during any healthcare visit and I think that that is a matter of respect I think it's a matter of courtesy and the experience should be a stellar one I think efficiencies build in there also. But. That's an easy thing to say but I think in all of this political spectrum of talking about access to care and value in care. Let's not forget. I don't hear people talking about. Yeah. But when I'm in there or when I'm experiencing the healthcare system, what type of respect and courtesy do I get? That should be at the forefront at least part of the triad of of great, healthcare? The second thing is we we know that the vast majority doctors want to provide that. So they give how how do I do that and so we've got a chapters and one hundred, thirty, five lessons that are easily implementable summer. So simple you say, what do we do that? Why don't we do that regularly and it's just nice good reminders but we have chapters all the way from how to lead it, how to build teams, how to build the culture, how to build a consistent image, how to be efficient. And I think it's a very implementable, very easily readable book called the it's one patient at a time. That's the way we want patients to feel that I don't care. If I'm seeing to patients a day or two hundred patients a day you should feel like I'm the most important patient and it's only about me when I'm in there and so this is really for healthcare providers to provide that level of relationship based excellence in care and to stand out among among other providers in it's available on Amazon, Dot Com and Barnes and noble dot com. So Kindle hard harbour hardcover in soft cover. Not as ADULTS UBER I should have had re talked with the president of the. Alley medical society would healthcare is so impersonal now how? Is. Hard to get a residents have I'd contact of looking at their tablets using Google for of bike those he's out there. Spectators have six hundred hours of edgewood trading. It fails I mean in one of the things they had now I met A. University. Is Teaching the students how to sit in from someone else look at you know I Idaho by. And Barlow because the younger generation that anyone Exactly, like teaching things that you think that are that are basic and you wouldn't have to spend time with right empathy caring posture just all all those type things can't. We can't emphasize touch now. Can we these code? There's Days be over. The virus, every every mutation, the virus getting weaker and with with the revision of the CDC. Titles down to six or seven. Thousand. Your piece patients that guy from it not with it. I. Think. You know it's interesting because we have to strategic reviews a year where I take all of our staff and all of our offices off site, and we really talk about patient care where we are where we wear where we're going and my theme of this last one, two weeks ago was unmasking our care that I don't care if you're wearing a mask that should not. Mask the level of relationship based CARE that we're providing to people. You know they may not be able to see your smile, but they should sure should be able to feel you're carrying your empathy in the and the way that you're treating them So don't bill US covert as an excuse to change the way or to lessen the the type of care that you provide. You. You are pleasure. Bars in the speak with officer are listening going to agree with that This will play again I did this one live because our listeners said they would like to have it lives that I see on city. To a will run this again on Tuesday for a regular times, and this is Dr Jeff What a great interview I just I ain't gonNA spellbound not too many my guests except one. That will just blow me away away. Tonight's I have brichet March and I. Hope You get together with another is, is this early on? That I would love to and I really appreciate you taking the time a doctor I will tell you your listeners very fortunate to have you in in your area up there. I wish wish we had you down here so. I. Appreciate that. was and gentleman what a great audience tonight. Remember. We're on Alexa on apple were on spotify IHEART radio tune in radio. I chased almost any place where you. Your podcast, you'll find Dr Von unfiltered on Really blessed has such. It read audience listeners remember our. Emails Dot Radio at Gmail Dot. Com Akron Radio G mail fouts we just started a youtube channel Duck Iran. And a lot of our has not. On there. So you want to listen to us as you go on a treadmill or or for a while at enjoyed his good weather, it is with somebody. Actual sunlight by the way should wear sunglasses. Yes. Get out some good. Outside We will see you again next week. Thank. Jeff it has been a bud. Thank you Dr Ron. Tape we're GONNA have already taken us on. Her. Circle. uh-huh. Her. Talk.

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S5 Ep 34 An interview with Drs. Kegarise Does Screen time cause eye strain

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You can see that www. I. Eight two way back. and. Despise. He Will Discuss Hal the adage cream time house with online. Brings with. It. For serious is strain for. Students. Serious ice, strain for students. And this is really important because take it for granted as each. At equates to bailing vision. And it is my opinions about it with guest at easing does not automatically. Vision. Provided you properly narrow issue is yours. So age-related a little bit about some conditions related to your I. I'm going to beg you're. Committed I WANNA take out. I use of music for you and I'll be back in the second. Guess what I'm using Mrs. painted. I think we should have. On the line. Here Jazz. He's online but I. was doesn't have a headset. May Have. A problem. Right, so I sees online I don't know can hear me but I see you. and. Thank. You may need a headset to. The all. As a gentleman baggage of categories. Is. The author of a book along with his way one patient at a time. And You know he he's been talking best spending a lotta time in front of streams on computers, phones tablets. And all the snippers again. while. Screen. Time. We talked about early in this pandemic, but it getting you to be careful feels. Blight. Thought about them, but he's the expert and I did talk about. light-blocking masses, but he again used. About one is happening. and. What parents for? having problems. You know I see my own grandchildren. Hours from other oems during all their. Will work on on on tablets. Seems to me like I can't be listening thing for term vision. As I was saying. Take care of. Our. Vision again, we we shouldn't have to worry about our vision as eighty shouldn't accept at. As, we get older we should have bailing businesses we shouldn't nick seven. She'd have anything ailing tennis leaks in our. Even. Our lab studies they should be as a thirty, thirty, five year old. Seems that after Jeff can hear me but I can't hear him the nights maybe because. That have hits. I'd been as a great application. Filter. They do have a little quirks and I see a gentleman. So visitors are joined the program. I don't know whether you're him. was. A somehow require you for so reason require the guest. Jeff has a headset. You can hear me that would be great. And Give that a try. And if you do not Ash I'm GonNa Talk Allowance, and we'll be. With. Repairs there. Especially the movie might locking. They really were. Then we had a guest on the talk about the. Red. It like for declining vision. Staring. At a deep red light for three minutes a day sacred significantly improved declining eyesight and he cited a study. On the UCLA. Men's. And it was published in the journal Gerontology. and. The. Article said this could be the. New Affordable, home based therapy. Other, get Dr Jefferson Pin on that. In the in the UK D-. Or currently twelve million people aged over sixty five. Fifty years this will increase to around twenty million. and. Guess. They will have some degree of visual replied if they didn't order very younger. Eat. It eat meat the right kind of anti acid which foods. Can. You hear me now Dr on? Okay perfect ride. I'm pretty I'm pretty good at I care. I'm pretty good at run businesses but technology man that's thing I guess. Same booed. I is a little bit better because I do a lot with every week. Every week as I. Five and a half to six years, Besa Gentlemen Dr Jeff hackery that I already told you about his wealth. You'll tell you battle later. Website is www dot tae to way back home. And Welcome. Diabetic agrees and. Thank God you did figure it out. Doctrines, pleasure to be on with you today. Thank you. Labor Day weekend. You started at eighteen eighty to believe it Labor Day weekend started eighteen two. Or time than you and I remember that. I think I might be older than you I. Don't remember what? I had a professor at medical school work was any good. We'd be given to young people. Young. Babies and old people. But anyway, is really great. We got this. I was just thinking as. I was talking Our audience A definition. What about comedies? Versus an ophthalmologist at what you. I. I know from personal experience when I was practicing. So the area. I really love my optometrist's I. Love. My ophthalmologist because went through hasn't been. He wouldn't do a darn thing for vision. My APP touches. I. I will tell you this story if we that you talk again but. He. M. He a cured more cases of attention. Disorder because he always believed certain distance. It was eighteen inches maybe a raw you would make make these I have I exercise. These kids really calmed down. So with that, please go ahead Dr. Jeff. Well first of all, both professions are are extremely valuable in the world and they both evolved and I. I really try to like an down for patients and safe you need. Surgery Ophthalmology is really now a surgical specialty not only just for say cataract surgery surgery, but also tertiary specialist adduced retinal surgery whereas optometrist can can best be looked upon as your primary care provider. That's the person you go to for health and vision exams treatment of I disease treatment of visual disorders function. Yeah. You can get contact lenses and you can get glasses also. But. There's a lot of you know off. The mall can do that too. But it's not really their specialty, the specialties more into surgical realm and by Golly if I'm GonNa lay down there and have ice surgery I want. To be really really good in surgical care as optometry has grown over the last fifty years it's really kind of moved its place from. From just vision just glasses contacts to all. I held the whole spectrum of I health, and that includes like what you're talking about specialties like host traumatic brain injury specialties like vision therapy to improve functional vision dry therapy. Management of macular degeneration Glaucoma, and so I look at that as my primary care provider. If I need specialist for surgery as when I think of my friends in off the Mogae. Hope that's helpful. I mean had. Shot I. Love It. I keep easy and and you did so. After jettisoning optometrist and His field and today we wanted to talk about children in. The woes that children have because of all. So Let's start out by asking back jeff in what ways can springtime lead to ice stranger flush. Well I'll tell you what is a it's a particularly apropos topic now because we have so many schools across the country that have gone virtual rather than in person, and so the first thing I like people to know is that We are look at distance far away as I am with trying to read a billboard. That's the point that my eyes should be chill and relaxed. They're not having to really work at all. We WanNA maim there but near vision looking at a computer reading. That's totally different involves a whole lot more systems in particular muscle systems that are at play involves convergence system. So convergence muscles a focusing system that's kind of the trombone in and out focusing. It also involves now a lot more with regard to your blink rate and and the lubrication to the front of the eye. So if you just think in the fact that when we're looking far away eyes or more relaxed, but anytime, we're GONNA do a sustained amount of effort close. We're using a whole lot of muscle systems. There's a greater chance for those to break down for maybe those not to be strong enough and for us to get fatigued or irritated if you will. So. Those are those are going to be complicating factors when we change from? Learning, in a classroom. Where we're really a little bit more dependent upon looking far away and then sometimes looking up close kind of what we call the facility of focusing. Can I go from far away up close but I have a lot of relaxation time. Don't I. I'm looking at the board when the teachers writing there. Now, if I'm doing that all by computer, I'm almost always in the near vision bowed definitely going to be a lot more fatiguing. So that can cause more straight. So. That's why we hear that that is being epidemic of Myopia of because of. Just. Looking close as. Well. As a really good point and that's kind of the long term ramification. Here's what we found I graduated in the mid nineteen eighties. Twenty percent of the American occupation of that time was near side. It's now two thousand twenty. The Year of the I if you will end, we have forty to forty two percent of people in the United States who are now nearsighted over that short time period, we have doubled mentor the amount of nearsightedness directly correlated to spending time on the computer. But what we found is most important is spending time indoors and avoiding outdoors has caused a big problem in. So what the one thing I are still parents now is that even though you're GonNa have school inside, that's going to increase. The amount of inside time lack of. Time if we can average about an hour and a half a day for our children being outside, we know statistically that reduces the likelihood and the progression of nearsightedness it doesn't stop it, but it's GonNa Reduce. It seems like the brain and the body Dr Rauner cut hard wired to protect against his environment and put it in an environment like outside and you get sunlight you get a dopamine. You get this I'm going to protect against this whole world is a lot bigger, but he get kids that are just playing video games all the time, and now that's exacerbated by going to school all the time just inside and they're not outside. Bodies going to protect itself against its environment and it's very close. So we develop or nearsightedness. A great exploration. So. That Jeff A. So, parents can advise their children advise insisted no outside. What other what other things should Paris be doing to reduce their children's? Chances of ice train other diseases by staring event computer story the. First thing is. You know we do free eye exams in the first year of life, and then we recommend an eye exam with an optometrist or ophthalmologist at age three. So I always say infancy and then three, and then about every couple of years so you WANNA know. Are. We starting off with a system that's working. So there's one now that we're going to have online schooling more and they're in there at the at the computer. To the extent that you can? Try to just observe as a parent sometimes not the whole time, but try to observe a couple of things that can be really helpful first of all from a posture standpoint. The is better in straight ahead to down gaze then they do up gays. So a simple thing like moving the chair up on the computer down just a little bit using a laptop or a tablet would, of course, make that accessible but even with the desktop, if you move down a little bit that will be less fatiguing on the visual system, the second thing crazies it may sound is Blink Your Eyes Child and adult? We'd try to recommend something called a twenty, twenty four, which is every twenty minutes. Take Twenty seconds to allow your eyes to de Focus from up-close look far away and blink. With some intense pressure squeeze, those is a little bit that's going to do two things. Number one when we look far away member I told you before that's where the eyes are more chill and relax. Allows them to not get cramped up just up-close. The second thing when we squeeze the is real well, we have oil glands within the eyelids and it squeezes those oil glands that adds to the tear film in particular a very valuable component of the tour filmed the oil which keeps them from evaporating. We know that when we're really interested in something, this is what our kids and grandkids are playing video games manages or sterilized. Crazy. Probably. Their interest overcomes their pain of of the Asian. That's not going to happen was school. You know they're gonNA notice that relation. So by the simple thing like blinking the eyes. Can really be beneficial to decrease the fatigue or the irritation. Yeah I. Tell You. It's a pretty easy thing, right? Yeah. Twenty minutes take a break far away. Blink your eyes a lot. Okay. Then come back for twenty seconds come back and you can be back on the computer. But I think that's a hard thing for kids to remember as crazy as it may sound if a barrister at least occasionally observing zone. Hey. They look out the window, blink your eyes take a short break that that would be a really really good. Go ahead I'm sorry just as side we tell our listeners get their meat off to see when they're at this computer. We wear by getting a sand When the SAN runs out, they have get your meat off the seat walk around. Do that with your eyes to absolutely absolutely man Leslie what does that mean? Ron Us like a seven three minute egg timers rate. With your eyes. Again. Longer. Whatever works for are paying for this for the children they should do. For. Making Fun of children and. I don't want a rugged but. I. Hadn't really thought A. Lot of people just use eye drops. You've mentioned about the fat intake. glades. Basharuli, mill man that's good. Good memory on your part. Yeah. So so a Is Job sufficient. Later today, but I think about that no, that's a good thing and I think that for some for some children I mean no matter what if we're staring too much we spend so much time up close at some point we're just not going to blink as much. The is are going to get a little brian are gonNA get irritated that's a temporary inconvenience. So, if I look at it from a short-term standpoint, a lubricant drop that re wets the is can be very beneficial as long as it's not something that takes the read out, which is a driving factor. Then Bloomberg contracts are very fine. You put those in there over the counter and there are many many different varieties I think that that works well but. Blinking exercises we sometimes we'll do for people that have problems with their my Bohmeian glands because what we see if we don't blink enough and. We also see this a little more likely in Caucasian patients versus African American and Asian patients in his panics, and that is that there's a genetic factor that causes some more inflammation around those. My Bohmeian. Glands we tend to secrete about twenty, twenty, five percent of occasion Beijing's a little more of thicker inflammatory fluid that sticker fluid. If we know Blake enough kind of gets blocked up like little stalagmite or tight on the land, and then we don't have an oil gland releasing its fluid and that compose a long-term probable. Burial question but there. S. For people to do it. Right you go ahead, finish what you were saying about chosen Paris could do. Besides We have. After many goodies this vision. Yeah. Here's what here's one of the things I think that can help parents Dr Ron, and that is that they have they're observing. Children that have either a convergence are a focusing issue or a motilal issue. We have about six muscles that go the have to all work in synchrony as we go across the page sometimes, they don't. So our ability to jump across the page or do what we call a smooth pursuit muscle across a page read fluently. Any of these muscles could be affected. Children typically only know the way they see. If it's frustrating if you were seeing a blurry image or a double image or ghosting image, and you think that's just the way it is for everybody what are you GonNa? Do it probably GonNa sit there and start to one avoid wanting to do close. Or you're to Kinda. Lean. Your head to the side or you're gonna Rub your eyes or you're going to go to say I can't do this. All of those symptoms or signs could be an issue that that needs to be looked at from a vision standpoint. They might not say you know I noticed that I'm having DIPLO PIA, double vision at Near. is going to say this. This stinks I don't like to do this. So I'm going to avoid it and that could very definitely be an issue. So so here's what we see. Sometimes we see an actual you kind of mentioned this at the very beginning in your philly experience. Sometimes, people can have this pseudo dyslexia pseudo add diagnosis which is become. If you're not gonNA pay attention, you must be you must be. Deficient. No it may just be that they have a vision issue that is causing them to want to avoid the close tasks and so that can be easily handled in that. Again is where I would seek out an optometrist in particular and an especially one that's going to make sure that they emphasize the near Vision's skills so that they can look at those. So he's general, we're talking with your jest. Theresa. About Children's problems especially. Issue US, their home, and a Lotta time stream. and. Our regular listeners know talked about. And then gates you. You you you don't sell down after night tonight at. Production wherever so how does this apply to children? Good question and you know there's the objective part in a subject part I think funding objected Parker on were pretty convinced that that the research shows that long term exposure to high energy wavelength, Blue Light, purple lighted CETERA. Can damage retinal cells. So we don't know to what extent. Now we have kids that are you know less than one looking at tablets to keep them entertained? To. What extent that's going to cause a problem long term. I will say this if I had a choice, I would rather put sunglasses on someone that I would the blue blocking because we get far more energy from daylight sunlight and ultraviolet light that could be damaging in a fifteen thirty, one hour time period that we probably do with the cumulative effect of the energy coming out of the computer. So I don't WanNa. Make people feel like, oh my gosh. My kids destined to be have vision problems, but but there are other things that come into play on a short term basis with blue light and just as you mentioned. We know that study showed that it affects brainwaves and sleep patterns, diurnal patterns, and so if we're already fatigued from that and we're not blocking the blue light, then that's GonNa add to the fatigue when we use the computer. So I look at wearing blue light protection, high-energy wavelength protection as a May help can't type of thing we build that into all glasses. Now we prescribe because it's just a protect the is. As much as we can now that being said, I want you to know that even if you use the best blue light filters, they're probably cutting out about thirty percent of that high energy wavelength. They're not cutting out one hundred percent. So you're still going to get some blue light and you're still going to get some of that that that causes issues what see subjectively in my patients are. Some people will will use blue light protecting wavelength glasses, which usually should be clear I mean, yeah. You can use yellow and that kind of cuts out some of the Blue Light. But I'm not a big fan of that. I like this to just look like a regular classes and just selectively out the blue light some people can put those on the NATO boy had made such a difference Dr Gag I. I would never go without that again and other people put them on and they use them for a few weeks ago I don't know. I don't know made a big difference or not. What I kind of antidote anecdotally see are the people that say, Hey, fluorescent lights I hate big box stores where you know just all the blue light of Larisa Light It's really bothersome to me. Those are the people that I tend to see really respond more positively to blue light protection on the. Off The computer. Well. Hey. Like blocking glasses off. I. I do like them for myself. A subject part of it. because. I of in front of my street. So. I like I like you comes in. Now about the ones that are built streaky Iras, different turf led the a supposedly lot some light on. I'm sorry I missed a little bit of your question. Did you say what? About some of the selected blocking glasses? Blue light filters on as you could argue devices. Yeah. I mean I use that on my iphone and I think that that is a probably, very helpful thing and again I get to the I can't give you the research to see how much that's blocking out what wavelengths, etc. But if we're if we're minimizing that in, it makes it more comfortable I think that can only be helpful thing you know what's interesting as we move from, you know probably when you and I grew up a lot more incandescent bulbs that were more towards the warm end of the spectrum. which were that Nice cozy warm light. You see through the window at night. Now we move towards more fluorescent or led which are much more blue violet high in. So I also tell patients You know if you're going to be replacing with led, which is almost natural nowadays try to get a warmer tone on that light rather than the stark high end blue and purple we think that probably that has beneficial effects. I tell you why you're pages. Of Lucky, they are to have you because most able to talk to on this show even know that L. With these bike. and waiter or the warm was they have they don't have a clue and. As sorry. Say That that's what we do this program every week and they have no clue of how much energy the rednecks. Is, absorbing, Barbie ads incredible. We know. Get into that long-term. You know bachelor degeneration, the number one prevalent. Vision loss problem in the United. States and actually in the world, and that's because we're living longer exposure to high energy light but particularly ultraviolet light. Is is one of those known risk factors as well as smoking cardiovascular disease, etc. so any bit of protection and we can get on a even a little bit cumulatively over time is really really helpful. This fits in with the book I'm writing have die young and old age. Every. Take care of ourselves now and we really. Maybe can prevent some of these I. CARE. Some light. It may not be a hundred percent, but you know what? Risk benefits benefits more baby outweigh. The risks have the. Divorce. So You're anyway dating back your patients very lucky to have. Well, appreciate that appreciative are much. So yeah, we're talking about some pretty simple things. Aren't we cheese blink your eyes forcefully put in a blue light filter which is inexpensive. Be. Outside for an hour and a half day. Those those aren't radical suggestions. Pretty simple things that can be very helpful. Exactly so that we talked about ways. Visual, probably. Back anymore. Or. Whatever. Yeah you. You mentioned some pretty interesting and that is that an you obviously had some student doctors up there in your area because I my patients that in a primary health and vision exam. What we're looking at is we're looking at your prescription near side of this art. This astigmatism as one area number two, we're looking at your binoculars parity. Is worked together. DO THEY CONVERGE? Do they focus? Do they is the? Motilal, good. And then number three, we look at your eye health if there's nothing blocking on an eye health and the is are working together teaming and you have no prescription or we correct prescription is now got a clear image from outside in the world to the back part of your brain the very back of your head called the Occidental area. I know that image has gotten there clearly but that's not all seeing is now I have to interpret what I see as you remember from you and I are our d'oro anatomy. Going back in the archives, I gotta move from the Occidental Art to the frontal part of our brain to now interpret what I see that's called functional vision. The is sometimes I can get a clear picture on the back of the brain, but the and we know that the child is smart. That, we see this a lot in in younger younger boys to wear the MOM goes I'll get it I mean you know he's a smart kid but he's not reading up to his level and it's because instead of that direct highway from the acceptable art back to the brain words clear to what am I seeing you know we'd take a little bit of a scenic byways and we go over here we stop rest area. We go over here. We get some French fries a despite of the brain, and eventually we subdued as we make our way to the frontal part, but it's not quick are visual efficiency are visual memory are visual processing is affected. The is an extension of the brain, and so a lot of people have very good muscle function up close they have good optics but they have functional vision issues and we can see that in. Maybe they avoid ball sports there they don't have good eye hand coordination or once again, the Vision's clear far away but they just don't seem to be comprehending what they're reading skipping lines. They say I can't do this. Those could indicate something more than just a visual problem. It could be a functional seeing or vision problem, and that's a whole other area of specialty where it's almost like physical therapy for the is gets involved, we can make dramatic improvements in somebody's ability to function. As, a great story. Because it looks like it's not getting any. We're not GONNA have any less time in front of the streets and you add television into words. Way What you're saying makes so much sense and and the U for stomach because I got to two questions. Once. Heritz what should they look for again, vindicated that their child is having a problem issue And how it should should. Israel checkups, Thomas be more frequent. Now that is. So that one I and again we recommend again a first year of life infancy just like you would with a basic pediatric auditory screening was make sure that the working well together that they're they don't have any high prescription that could cause a week or lazy I what we call him PIA and we don't have any health issues anything blocking the vision that should be we do that for free. It's good in reassuring to parents and eighty five percent of the kids we see everything is normal. That's normal than than age three three and a half, and if parents say, well, wait a minute are you gonNa do that? It's all objective we don't need to pair. We don't need the child obviously say which is better one or two we can do this all objectively. And it's it's more than we work with our pediatricians really really closely they provide a valuable service by doing some doing screenings on these type of things but they don't look at binocular binocular-bearing. They don't look at the health in the same way and we can dig into the prescription part. So it's it's a pediatrician screening is valuable. Don't stop that, but it doesn't it doesn't replace optometry or off the. I health exam then once somebody let's say at age three three and a half normal. I'd have another one in two years at around eight, five five and a half if everything's normal at that point that I would gear towards what by optometrist or ophthalmologist recommends how frequently might be every two to three years. That's historically where we where it's been but you make a very, very good point in that is listened with all the screen time. It's more likely that we're going to develop issues that maybe we can help why Wait two or three years to rehabilitate that Why not maybe do an annual health and vision exam a lot of doctors recommending that for the very reasons that you mentioned not just people who have prescriptions but even people who not it's an or don't is inexpensive is easy and in his very why take the risk of having a delay in learning when you could have prevented something if you found it during a preventative health exam? Beijing is ready to go and. Intriguing. Yes. Get better results. That's right before I do WanNa talk a little bit about supplements, but we talked a little bit about. The position you have any any Computers student how far away hi, anything like that. and. It'd be probably helping answer the question. One of your two questions there see I can only answer one at a time after a member that second one that takes a little longer minded synapse. Once, once again, I think lowering the computer screen so that the is working straight ahead on down gaze much easier making sure that the Posture Watch your kids see if they're postured looks you know this kind of leaning on the hand sometimes that's a telltale sign of winter leaning on their hand with they're really doing his closing one eye because they actually have a little bit of double vision. They don't really know how to say that but that can be telltale sign if their posture does look good. The could be issued a parents need to watch for on. Every. In every talk, you talked about that for us in lighting. led lighting. What's the best lading environment? Awesome. Are Students. Scoops robbery question her warm lighting better than cool or blue or purple lighting and lighting that that comes back over their shoulder rather than glade enhancing glare obviously kind of got a position that light but something that's a little more diffuse rather than focused. We don't want to add any glare. We already have this subtle differences. People don't think about it. That is when I look at the computer screen, the letters are really even those animal monitor. The letter said I'm looking at are actually not wear the monitor glass is and so there's that subtle difference that the that the visuals system is always having to make micro adjustments for. So we don't want that ended of itself is kind of a constant baseline focus focus focus focus focus de Focus. We don't want to add glare to that and other things. So just looking at the overall light of Hughes will refracting caused less glare than the purple and blue. Hues. So diffuse more that's the way I would go. Best again kind practical says. It. Of any money. S. Children. Are Not doing well. On. Their exams and so forth. Obviously multi-. Multiple reasons why that could be made not spending enough time or what have you? What is going to be related to their having visual problems with their with their device? Yeah, very differently eighty percent of our learning comes through the is so why not make sure that the first step is. In my having in my processing things the way is my child processing things the way that they should and keep in mind most of us as parents when we think about how well is my child seeing? They're going to say, Hey, see that billboard can you tell that says Kentucky Fried Chicken. We're going to be compared. We're going to be comparing it distance and and you know, yeah, forty percent of kids are GonNa nearsighted but sixty percent art, and so they might say that just fine what we're talking about again like we talked about the beginning of the program near vision requires a whole lot more muscle skills and different systems that are in place than just far away. So your child can see perfectly far away and still have problems of close. So it's important to get those checked out. Now, it could be that the that the doctor says I'm not seeing any problems. We don't have any prescription the I seem to be working well, keep in mind I'm always working with your child for maybe ten fifteen minutes. That's a whole lot different than six to eight hours on the computer. So we sometimes, we'll see that during an examination. Fatigue the system, but we we have to really listen to parents of the child because it could be that after an hour two hours, four hours that's when they start to look away just get distracted the work because they're focusing system now has the ability to focus for a while, but he cannot sustain. So sometimes low-power reading glasses that just relax a little bit of the focusing not all of it plausibly light filter can be just enough to Kinda get over the hump that we just need a little bit of extra help so that the focusing system doesn't have to be working at its Max capacity. Again. I snapped that. Had Jeff. We have been prescribing. I know a lot of elderly take. vitamins further is. Mainly antioxidants can seeds maybe selenium him. I. Do you recommend anything for children? As a great question. So boy, that's that could be a whole topic we can talk for a long time. So so let me give you a few basics that I see. Let's talk about a specific disorder, macular degeneration the data the research says that in macular degeneration if I'm gonNA treat you as a population. That if you already have a moderate level, we call intermediate than antioxidants with zinc are beneficial. That's lateen. Zia's Anthon and some zinc at certain levels. Pretty good amount eighty milligrams. However, the research says, if you don't have macular degeneration, there was no benefit statistically take extra zinc. Okay. So therefore. That makes us thing but are there any other things that can be helpful? Well, we really do believe that Latinas. Anthon are helpful because what they do is they enhance the yellow pigment layer on the inner part of the Macula before all the blue light and all the high energy hits the back of the Macula and so we can measure that that yellow pigment level and if it's lower on a scale of zero to one, if his lower than point five and statistically. Getting more light high energy light to the back of the eye Latinas. Anthony can build up the thickness of that which means it's kind of like natural sunglasses for the is. So I recommend Latinas Anta do I think you're going to hurt your eyes if you don't use it no but if people say, Hey, what can I do? That would be most beneficial. That is not more harmful than helpful I think Latinas Zeaxanthin, which is excreted an extra. So you're not it's not going to build up someplace else I think are are very, very helpful about ten to twelve milligrams of Lou teen in about two milligrams Zia's anthony you can get that in most medicine what I do recommend people though doctor on his don't ask don't take the a ridge to. Because then you're going to get a high level of zinc and I'm just not convinced that that that for no therapeutic benefit, we should be taken a high level of heavy metal over a long period of time. Can. Be. Affects there. That's the Ziguinchor Copper versity related. That's another story. That's great advice. Even. I've got one more for you that I think it would probably be really more cutting edge for your for your folks if you got just a second. All. Right. So here's the thing we looked at the age related eye disease study at any age related disease study to you'll see that on the bottles, a reds to formulation. And what we found was gonNA treat you dr on as a population and you have moderate macular degeneration. Let's say I'm GonNa put you on a ridge to formulation. But when we've really tight traded that data down, we have found if we do a person's macular genetics. So we do that a lot will swabbed cheeks and it off to a genetics lab. We see that sixty percent of people or sixty five percent should take a reds to but guess what about fifteen percent of people should be no zinc even though the data when we treat a population says. You'll do better about fifteen to twenty percent of people. Who actually makes their macular degeneration progress faster and so by knowing their genetics, I can individualize personalized treatment and say I know what the data says for the population. But for you, we want to put you just Latina Zandt. And for a few people tend to fifteen percent, they should take zinc only believe it or not. Latinas. Anthon seemed to increase their risk of progression. So what I tell people if you WANNA come in, we treating tried to minimize macular degeneration dry type dismember everybody is a dry type before they get the wet type in the wet type we have to give shop the I. Yeah. We got good treatments but nobody really wants to shot the I if we can avoid it. So we WANNA prolong getting the dry type. How do we do that? The ideal thing is to say, let's see where you are. Let's look at your macular genetics, pretty inexpensive tests and we can see not only what's your ten year risk profile ears, but we can also see. What type of item is if we do need to treat nutritionally will be better for you. It's well worth I. Think we urge three ninety nine for that total test panel boy really really beneficial. It's kind of the human genome coming full circle where not just in theory, but I can now individualize treatment for preventative and for treating people already have some macular degeneration findings. Alberta's eight. Again you're you're in your population they're very. I've. Talk about this, we talk about genomes other other varies as I. This is the first time I heard. In regards the is. that. Generally member I you know a struggle lever rank of the deep and the reason I am you can measure it and you know you can optimize your level. So you just have to go to the studio album take thousand, five thousand and that's why I like. Vitamin. D. Levels. That's that's we've done. So make. Vitamin D Day, but the again. You're not. Flying. By the seat of your page you can actually. Get a vitamin D. level. So. Now, I have to look more into this year because I haven't heard of this Maggie generation. You know what's interesting vitamin D levels also, court low vitamin D levels correlated with with a higher dry symptoms metrology too. So people. So we see some people that improve with their dry just by increasing vitamin D levels. You didn't realize you're you're treating dry by encouraging what you've been courage in digital. So I had no idea but I say what I do know what I'm doing is I'm not out some of the. Susan assistance. L.. Our listeners that there might indeed level is normal and it's thirty or forty. And I say well, that's normal in from the lab. Edging Sick Be. Optimal I want to be tweeting sixty eighty I wanted to be like a young person I. Don't want you to be like an old person there. You Go. So it depends on what you define his average right I. Don't think we really want to be average I want to be optimal. Absolutely. That's the that is the word optimal optimize what we're doing. Okay. So I just been a great discussion and I've learned from the use of doing this. We go too long. People. So I am willing to tell you elevate. Ask you to tell us tell this is the book that you wrote with your waist. Everywhere, they can get it and then we will be enticed to have a follow. CAST. On. Genetics and. And a supplement try. Here's a sampling Bela Celsius just great and I've I've started a a podcast, not nearly as successful as yours called as it, which is really for my patients and so sometimes, I'd like to invite you to come on there. Because we talk about all kinds of health and body health issues and a beyond her to be able to have you on that. So let me tell you a bit about the about the book and here's where it comes from. I believe we need a patient revolution. I believe healthcare should be the ultimate service industry. So my wife and I start that off by building relationship based. Healthcare practices, we've always had that belief in. So we start by talking about this what patients should expect during any healthcare visit and I think that that is a matter of respect I. Think it's a matter of courtesy and the experience should be a stellar one I think efficiencies build in there also. But. That's an easy thing to say but I think in all of this political spectrum of talking about access to care and value in care. Let's not forget I. Don't hear people talking about. Yeah. But when I'm in there or when I'm experiencing the healthcare system, what type of respect and courtesy do I get that should be at the forefront at least part of the triad of of great healthcare. The second thing is we we know that the vast majority doctors want to provide that so they go. How do I do that? and. So we've got a chapters and one hundred, thirty, five lessons that are easily implementable summer. So simple you say, what do we do that? Why don't we do that regularly and it's just nice good reminders but we have chapters all the way from how to lead it, how to build teams, how to build the culture, how to build a consistent image, how to be efficient. And I think it's a very implementable, very easily readable book called the it's one patient at a time. That's the way we want patients to feel that I don't care if I'm seeing to patients a day or two hundred patients a day you should feel like I'm the most important patient and it's only about me when I'm in there and so this is really for healthcare providers to provide that level of relationship based excellence in care and to stand out among among other providers in it's available on Amazon Dot Com and Barnes and noble dot com. So Kindle hard hard. Soft cover. Not As. Adults Uber I should have had you re talked with the president of the. Alley Medical Society would healthcare is selling impersonal now how. Is Hard to get a residents have icon. Of looking at their tablets using Google for of bike those he's out there. Spectators have six hundred hours of is trading. At. Fails. In. One of the things they had now I met. The Universe? Is Teaching the students, how to sit in from someone else look at you know I I by high. And Barlow because the younger generation that anyone. Exactly like teaching things that you think that are that are basic and you wouldn't have to spend time with right empathy caring posture just all all those type things can't. We can't emphasize touch now. Can we these games? Days would be over. The virus, every every mutation, the virus outing weaker and with with the revision of the CDC. Titles down to six or seven. Thousand. Your piece patients that guy from it not with it. I think. You know it's interesting because we we have to strategic reviews a year where I take all of our staff and all of our offices off site, and we really talk about patient care where we are where we wear where we're going and my theme of this last one two weeks ago was unmasking our care that I don't care if you're wearing a mask that should not. Mask the level of relationship based CARE that we're providing to people. You know they may not be able to see your smile, but they should sure should be able to feel you're carrying your empathy in the and the way that you're treating them So don't bill US covert as an excuse to change the way or to lessen the the type of care that you provide. You. You are pleasure. Ours in the speak with officer are listening to going to agree with that This will play again I did this one live because our listeners said they would like to have it lives that I see on city. Up to a will run this again on Tuesday for a regular times, and this is Dr Jeff What a great interview. I just I ain't gonNA spellbound not too many my guests except one. That will just blow me away. Blew me away. Tonight's I have Brichet March and I hope not get together with another bike is is this early on? That, I would love to and I really appreciate you taking the time a doctor. I will tell you your listeners very fortunate to have you in in your area up there. I wish wish we had you down here so. I. Appreciate that. was and gentleman what a great audience tonight. Remember, we're on Alexa on apple were on spotify IHEART radio tune in radio. I chased almost any place where you. Your podcast, you'll find Dr Von unfiltered on Really blessed has such. It read audience listeners remember our. Emails Dot Radio at Gmail Dot. Com Akron Radio G mail fouts. We just started a youtube channel Duck Iran. And a lot of our has not. On there. So you want to listen to us as you go on a treadmill or or for a while at enjoyed his good weather, it is with somebody. Actual, sunlight by the way should wear sunglasses. Yes. Get out some good. Outside We will see you again next week. Thank. Jeff it has been a bud. Thank you. Dr Ron. Tape, we're GONNA have already taken us on. Her. Circle. uh-huh. Her. Talk.

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Linezolid Pharmacology

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Linezolid Pharmacology

"Hey, all thanks for listening today or christianson here, host of the real life pharmacology podcast. I am a pharmacist and people have certainly asked how to contact me reach out to me with questions or sponsorships or other things. Like that linked in as a great way to track me down so air christianson farm DU contract me down there as well. As through the website real-life, pharmacology dot com. So that's probably the easiest way to get in touch. With me. Thank you to all those who have left a rating and review if you like the podcast, I would strongly encourage you to do. So that helps us an I tunes and rankings and all that good stuff and allows us to be found by more people. So with that, let's get into it. I'm talking about the nasal it today. The brand name of this medication is XIV. Ox in this medication is an antibiotic foreign faction, we've got oral and IV capabilities there that we can give this medication primarily, you know, it can be used for a variety of different infections some off label and things like that primarily probably skin and soft tissue infections and Monja are going to be the most common, but you may see it for various other things as well. So there's to at least really big bugs in in my experience that Lanese lid can help treat lineal it is kind of one of those down the line type of drugs due to cost and due to its coverage capabilities. So it's not gonna be. Typically, not going to be used for empirical therapy where you know somebody's coming in with pneumonia. Boom, you're going to give one as let. No, that's that's not typically how that drug is is going to be given. So the two specific bugs that it's really really helpful in managing and treating our VR e which is vancomycin resistant Enterococcus. So it's kinda right in the name. Right. Where if I if a Enterococcus bacteria is resistant to vancomycin vancomycin 's you don't considered one of our Goto drugs for certain gram, positive bacteria and Enterococcus is obviously one of those VR e is a very resistant bug in resistant to vancomycin so Liniers la- does have definitely a role to play there. And m are essay, so methicillin resistant staff aureus, so we may have certain situations where vancomycin maybe that specific bacteria is resistant to vancomycin maybe thank him icing. Can't be used for whatever specific reason. So m say in VR or two of the bigger kind of resistant bacteria that you may see Liniers lid used for now how exactly does the the drug work. Kind of the big blanket statement this drug inhibits the bacteria from producing synthesizing protein, that's kind of a big broad overview specifically, I it binds to the twenty three s Ravazzolo sub unit which is part of the fifty s sub unit and this blocks formation. Listen of this bigger unit called seventy s so it's kind of a detailed process as far as protein productions, and and Rivaz almo activity and things like that. So yeah. Primarily blocks binds in and blocks twenty three s which is part of that fifty s sub unit. One of the big reasons la- nasal ID isn't used incredibly often is because of adverse effects and drug interactions. Now. I'll talk a little bit about drug interactions after the break, but let's get into the side effects here a little bit. I so he mental logic side effects are kind of unique thing associated with Lynn as the lead so lower white blood cell count, lower platelets. And this is why we monitor things like CBC with typically with longer. Term us. Now, if you use the Nazlet for one day three days, and then you switch agents to another drug for some odd reason. Odds are likely in that short amount of time were probably not gonna run into reduced white blood cell count. Okay. So typically, this is going to be in situations where this drug is given for a longer period of time. Maybe a few weeks something of that nature, another potential side effect kind of unique Tila nasal it is neurologic side effects, and there is potential for these neurologic side effects to impair vision cause optic neuropathy. So that is obviously very very concerning. When you start talking about vision loss as a potential side effect, again more likely with extended course extended duration treatment with Lena's lead. But it definitely is something we need to be aware of and one of the downsides to initially using this drug. Lower can I guess lower risk side effects. But maybe more common. You may get some a GI upset things of that nature and particularly kinda ties in with the the mechanism of action. Linnea does have some Amei. Oh, I activity now if you remember MA wise, they can be used in depression, for example, but they are a last line agent because they cause all sorts of side effects, and they have a ton of drug interactions and really kind of a messy class drug. Well, l- nasal does have some of that activity as well. So this is something we need to be really careful really cautious about. And like I said I'm going to talk about that in the drug interaction section now for monitoring parameters same kind of mentioned that CD CBC complete both so count there visual. So if you're you've got a patient where they're on longer term when as lead you may wanna do some visual Susman's nervous system assessments monitoring for a neuropathy, and that type of pain, so those are a few important monitoring parameters, and again, you're going to monitor those things kind of the longer you go on with the the course of therapy. There may be a greater risk of of running into some of these things. Let's take a quick break here from our sponsor and I'll finish up with drug interactions. We've got a huge list of clinical pharmacy resources at med one on one dot com slash store. START we've also got certain Cheerios to help pass board exams. Like, nah, plex and BCP SPCA C p geriatric exam there as well. So definitely go take advantage of those resources. Very well priced all sorts of price ranges, if maybe you're a student or something like that. But lots of different pearls. You can pick up audible books. You can get your first audible book for free. So that's kind of a unique thing there. If you've never tried audible, you can go ahead and snag one of our books right off a med one dot com slash store. Let's finish up on drug interactions with Lenny's lid, and this is where things get really challenging in clinical practice. One of the things that that always comes up very frequently. With Lena's lead is patients who have depression, most patients drug of choice for depression is necessary high and they are probably going to be on. One. If they've got a history of depression. Now, it is generally recommended to avoid using the nasal it with an SRI. So we get a situation with got an infection that needs to be treated with low nasal, Ed. What do we do and from a clinical perspective in making decisions in real life? This is a very very challenging decision because we know that Esser is can interact with Lynn as Elit and increase the risk of serotonin syndrome. But we also know if we're presented a situation where we've got an infection that we're going to likely need to resolve that infection. So if you can hold off on giving nasal and if you can find another agent substitute or replacement to as lid, those are a couple of things to think about. The other thing to think about is holding the SRI, let's say, you know, Prozac Rizola, for example. So can we hold that drug and try to minimize the risk? Now, you run into their challenges when you let's take Prozac, for example, Prozac has an extremely long half life. So that drugs still going to be in their system. Even if you stop it on Tuesday, and you startline as lid on Wednesday. So that kind of presents an an added challenge as far as a true clean out period as far as stopping drug, and allowing all that drug to get out of the system, you're probably looking at one to two weeks for most s is in maybe up to two to four weeks plus for a drug like flu oxygen or brand name Prozac. So this is a really really challenging interaction to try to figure out and it really goes on a case by case situation. You may have patients with varying degrees of depression as well. Some might be mild, depression, some might be very severe where they're at risk for a suicide, and and, you know, rapid basically d- compensation so has to be done on a case by case basis, but looking for alternatives to the nasal Ed and or holding reducing dose. I I've seen lots of different things done. But that interaction is real, and there is potential for serotonin syndrome. So whichever path you choose based upon the individual situation, you're working with very very critical to monitor those patients and make sure we were doing things as safely as we possibly can. And obviously treating that infection. That's something else. You're going to also look at his house aveer is this infection. Is it life threatening? Thing today is it life threatening. And a week is not life threatening. At all another kind of clinical thing that that you're gonna look at their. They're definitely lots of other interactions with Lineas lid that serotonin one is a really big one. M A wise, you're probably, you know, virtually never going to want to use the nasal it with that type of drug TCI's, which I talked bona previous podcast as well. So the ama- trip leans things like that those drugs are going to have some serotonin activity. So you could run into the same thing as our is a same thing with s NRA so do Oxygene Venlo faxing, those two medications commonly used for treatment of depression, and or in some cases pain neuropathic type pain. So keep an eye out for drugs. If you seal a nasal it, I would strongly encourage you to look up the drug interactions, or if you've got a situation where somebody might be considering using nasal have to have to keep an eye out for drug interactions. So I think that's going to wrap it up for today. Thanks for less than go. Take the time to support our sponsor met at one dot com. Slash store confined, all our resources there. 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Preventative Screening for Elderly Patients: When to Stop and What to Stop

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24:08 min | 1 year ago

Preventative Screening for Elderly Patients: When to Stop and What to Stop

"This is male clinic doxa curated weekly podcast for physicians missions and healthcare providers. I'm your host daryl chapter a general internist at mayo clinic in rochester minnesota. The number of individuals over over the age of sixty five is increasing currently this group represents approximately thirteen percent of the population and over the next thirty years this the number is expected to increase to over twenty percent. Our goal as healthcare providers is to help our elderly patients live. Long healthy lives preventive health for the older patient. Hopefully helps this happen yet. Preventive health care becomes more complicated as patients age. Ideally screening reading tests are meant to detect treatable disease early in its course and prevent premature morbidity and mortality yet when we're dealing with an elderly population do preventive screening tests continue to improve the quality and duration of life are there specific screening tests which are more appropriate for younger patients in our screening and test which are better suited for the elderly. We'll discuss these questions with chris. Dr christina chen a geriatrician practicing and community internal medicine at mayo clinic in rochester minnesota. Welcome christina. Thank you daryl. It's got to be back well. Let's talk about screening tests. <hes> let's define would a good screening test consists of yeah. I think a good screening test is something that will generate a high yield quality outcome so it's something that it is easy to perform <hes> something that is inexpensive noninvasive <hes> and useful in detecting disease at an early stage where ideally treatment will we'll work at its best so right now when we think of screening tests for a healthy adult we think of things like <hes> colon cancer screening breast cancer mammograms <hes> mm lung cancer of the risk profile appropriate or screening items for early detection of chronic disease like diabetes hypertension <hes> by cholesterol. The ultimate goal is to help people promote healthy lifestyle choices and our aims. Are you know helping them achieve good health and well being so we can all live long. Happy healthy lives like the vulcan culture in star trek right live long and prosper but here's the thing <hes> most the majority of older adults and yup having at least one chronic health condition and a large portion have at least two or more so at the end of the day we can due diligence with the best preventive services in screening but this does not turn back time <hes> eventually at some point the physiologic changes of aging are inevitable and there are lots of things we can't prevent like the generation <hes> sarko pina muscle wasting frailty all of these things lead to a whole subset of problems that are not routinely addressed in the primary macaire setting and i think are very important to do in the older adult population so what that say a patient comes to you. It's a new patient newtown. You've not seen this patient before. <hes> what would you do for a good health screening exam for a patient to say as over sixty five dr yeah i i think all adults should be offered the opportunity to undergo routine proventil serbo screening as recommended by the united under states preventive services task force so you know this has been proven to <hes> help people live longer lives and healthier lives however i think particular attention and additional considerations need to be made for the older adult and this is where kind of the art of medicine comes in <hes> how do we individualize the most appropriate tweeting services for each older adult who may have different needs and different goals <hes> so we all know that older adults have unique needs certainly have a different set of health problems they suffer from different symptoms compared to the younger populations they deal with additional issues is that we don't often think about like hearing loss and vision loss may be. You may be starting to experience some of not. I'm totally not saying that. You're your old so just from from your experience you know things change with time and i think you know functional impairment. <hes> is a big cause of disability and <hes> older folks lose independence that way so all these effects older adults in in different ways season. I think we have to remember that. The goal of preventive health is not just to help. People live longer but to help them. Well and living well for older adults is different print so we need to shift our focus a little bit <hes> so when we do a good health screening exam for an older adult we should be screening for things that put their function in at risk <hes> putting their <hes> cognition risk or any active health concerns that may be affecting their symptom burden soak for example sample screening for things that affect their cognitive and mental health. Maybe you know checking for signs of depression or checking for signs signs of cognitive impairment. <hes> checking for you know sleep issues. All of this can affect cognition adversely if we're talking bus meaning for for <hes> things that threaten function this includes asking ball falls and injuries it just takes one fall to lead to a major broken bone hip fracture and that could change someone's function forever so you know looking at <hes> functional impairment in in terms of home safety safety are they able to still do their activities of daily. Living are they able to care for themselves independently and you'd be surprised how many older adults are living in the community by themselves and the cannot <hes> take care of themselves. They live in a state of neglect and i think it's our job to identify these these vulnerable individuals <hes> so a lot to to consider and lastly you know i think we should always be proactive about <hes> screening things that will threaten their physical health so it's important to continue to evaluate their blood pressure in in blood sugars string screening for cardiovascular health and offer cancer screening options if it's appropriate for them and within in their <hes> goals of care <hes> why don't prior to completing geriatrics fellowship i used to think that care of the elderly was just basically internal medicine of an older person in but they are a unique in group of individuals they have needs different from the younger population in what's appropriate for the younger group may not be appropriate for the elderly and the same thing you would be asked about of the risk of falling in the thirty year old that risk is extremely streamed low but in an eight year old that's that's a big difference all absolutely <hes> you know one in three older adults fall yearly and minnesota actually has the highest fall rate among among older adults might be related to the weather. I don't know but <hes> statistically this is happening more and more frequent and so <hes> and that's not just falls there's different other geriatric <unk> syndromes to that we can kind of touch on later but we really need to focus not just on healthy screening items but also even more in depth in detail what an older adult may be experiencing and so we're really targeting the health conditions that are more likely to occur in the elderly population those are more high yield questions and exams <hes> for this portion of the population absolutely so <hes> asking them in just a simple question. How are you functioning. Home are able to get around at home. How what were you doing your <hes> your how. How are you getting groceries and getting out in the community. These are questions that we don't often ask our thirty year old because they usually don't have those issues well. We all have less time to see our patients. It seems every year they're cutting back the amount of time we have with our patients so if you had limited amount of time in you were going to perform a physical exam. Oh what specific parts would you consider the most high yield that you would not want to skip yeah good question. I think <hes> you know for going from head to toe <hes>. It's always good to do a good vision or hearing exam or referred to someone who can do that because <hes> sensory loss is a big specter of of cognitive impairment. <hes> always could do a good oral dental exam oral health because that can affect affect chewing swallowing and ultimately their their nutrition. That's often something that's neglected on. The fiance of younger patients absolutely <hes> also oh you know a a good <hes> cardiopulmonary examination in musculoskeletal exam can give you a lot of information about how multiple systems may be contributing into their functional impairment in fall risk a test that is very under utilized that has <hes> great sensitivity for one's function and marker frailties realties actually one's gait speed. How fast can you walk <hes>. We don't really think about this much but this is considered a sixth vital sign in the geriatric world and actually plays a large role in predicting one's life expectancy and their survival <hes> so in addition to blood pressure heart rate respiration. 's just check check how fast they're walking actually makes a big difference in terms of mortality and <hes> a pretty their survival well. Let's turn to the traditional title screening tests that <hes> we often perform in our patients as they grow older and see how they may change in the older population and maybe you you when we can stop doing them <hes> such as mammograms yeah. I think you know the the u._s._p._s. Have they have very clear guidelines guidelines about the age range for different cancer screening <hes> mammograms typically start at <hes> for for women aged forty forty and it can go on for however long if they have a history of breast cancer than emagel on longer and it also depends on their life expectancy so you know i'm not going to bore you with the details of all the other screening <hes> exams but i think you know having the conversation with patients who <hes> who may they want to continue with screening forever. Maybe a little bit awkward because you know we always have to guide them along that path a little bit you know i usually start off with the notion that there's a there's a time to start screaming but there's also a time to stop and when is a good time to stop <hes> most preventive services have only been shown to be effective in folks who live on average another five to fifteen years and so you know the this then usually drives a very meaningful conversation about life expectancy progresses their current quality of life and their goals in life which is always good to have as early as possible so it kinda shifts the framework a little bit to help them think about not just screening forever but when's a good time to stop and it's different for each individual <hes>. I think you know the patient's needs come first so always ask what they're comfortable with. <hes> in come to kind of a decision together colon screening another another topic and we have to be aware aware that a colonoscopy is not a test without risk right and as one gets older the colon gets more tortuous thinner and more easily punctured which is very a serious complication and also knowing that the fact that polyps probably take at least ten years from turning into from nepal up to a malignancy. There's probably a time and when we can stop doing colonoscopy. Do we all and it's surprising. I have a lot of older adults in their eighties late. Eighty s still getting colonoscopy is not ah for cancer screening but then they're having issues with you know <hes> complications from diver ticu lsus and <hes> inflammatory bowel all diseases <hes> just rectal bleeding in general and silver seeing the the need for colonoscopy is shifting for other indications as well. I'm in in terms of screening again. It's kind of a protest the mammogram is you know looking at the life expectancy and if they're really their prognosis does not look good. They're pretty poor health. <hes> they have a pretty good understanding what the outcomes far for effective screening measures so having that conversation i think is really key because most of them don't even they never even had that conversation before and it's just helpful to initiate that in hobart cervical pap smears pap smears for women <hes> <hes> we stop at age sixty five if they've had normal pap smear their entire lives no recent symptoms <hes> or respecters but <hes> some in the past we have had exposure to d yes you know in in utero or atypical cells from previous <hes> pap smears so sometimes those can go on a little bit longer. Are you looking for up to date c._m._e. On geriatrics attend the geriatric update for the primary care provider held november fourteenth two thousand in nineteen at mayo clinic in lovely rochester minnesota. You can maximize your time by receiving the latest need to know updates and practice models for evaluating. Are you waiting managing and caring for your geriatric patients. You can meet me there as well. I'll be speaking on urinary. Incontinence registration for this popular opulent chorus fills up quickly visit c dot mayo dot e._d._u. Slash geriatrics two thousand nineteen for more information join us weekly here here at mayo clinic taxes. We discuss best practices and burning questions subscribe today using itunes or your favorite podcasting app. Thank you ever get patients who are so used to having these tests performed routinely and then they come in and all of a sudden you say well. We don't need to do this anymore. <hes> what is their reaction it varies some <hes> are very very proactive about their their health so they're just like you know i want to do this. As for as long as i can and i think important to listen to their concerns listen to goals because ultimately our role as mrs is to help them help guide them through their health trajectory <hes> eventually at some point. They say i'm done and it's it's from conversations that you've had in the past about what's useful. What's not that help them. Come to the understanding of what the feel like would be beneficial for them and usually we have other conversations about what adds to their quality of life and it's not necessarily a colonoscopy at age ninety five. That's going to do it. You know a ninety five year old community willing older adults may find more meaning for screening for falls and <hes> producing their functional disability to keep them at home for as long as possible than to do another colon cancer screening when some of these tests aren't easy <hes> especially the colonoscopy. I've got a in ninety nut quite ninety eight year old male that i'm following who has had polyps on most of his colonoscopy so these have gone farther into his age than most of my patients but he is now having the most difficult with the colon prep <hes> yeah not the procedure but the prep just to get to the screening too so yeah and i think about that too i watched my mother go through for the first time of the day and she she can eat for a whole day. She was on liquid diet and that that process in itself itself made her very weak and tired at the end. The colonoscopy looks fine but she she was wiped out for good week or so after that process so anyway we have to think about the implications as well well in addition to the u._s. Preventive services task force does e american geriatrics society have its own recommendations for or what we should be doing so yes so there's a kind of a subset of screening items that we should be considering for our older adult population. <hes> you know beyond just a system based oregon approach <hes> so you know additional things that we should be screening for the endocrine system for example are osteoporosis <hes> maybe more routine items for diabetes and hypertension which becomes more prevalent with age and obesity <hes> for those who are on multiple medications for example hypertensive regimens diuretics. It's always good a to check their kidney function and electrolytes <hes> but mostly is in the in the world geriatrics function is everything and right now. It's hard. I imagine imagine what's like to lose function because we're all fairly young and healthy but it impacts so much and if if you can't mobilize well you can't do basic things to care for herself. That's by definition disability so <hes> a lot of the recommendations in addition to stena screening is function based <hes> lifestyle based cognition based <hes> so these are all things that we need to think about incorporating his routine part of our process. I don't do nearly the amount of geriatrics at i used to but i do recall that the social aspects of caring for the elderly patient were significantly more complicated than the medical parts <hes> you know just looking at their independence and how to maximize at and make them independent as long as possible <hes> reduce their risk of falls increase their safety. The driving is a big issue. All of these things take a fair amount of time and <hes> the medical part's pretty straightforward. That's that's true i. I think you know we're pretty preoccupied as physicians to make sure that people all of our patients fulfill it a checklist. They have that oliver. T's are crossed our is dotted that we're fulfilling all recommendations from <hes> u._s._p._s. wherever wealth and forget that you know all these people have lives beyond just health issues <hes> where they're living who's taking care of them. <hes> things that threaten their independence. It's like being able to drive. Obviously we want to preserve that as much as possible. We want to try to help folks live age in place well for as long as possible but <hes> that that so many other factors play into that like who who takes care of them <hes> and looking at their financial sustainability <hes> so that's all all part of what we call it comprehensive geriatric assessment which takes honestly probably a couple of hours to do but it's it's helpful for the general internist ernest to know those components of it so that they're tackling a couple pieces at a time and addressing some more meaningful aspects of their life so that they can stay in the community see for as long as possible and not risk institutionalization and herbals ation plus looking at the future <hes>. How long can this individual joel remain in their home. <hes> can they use assistance housekeeping meal preparation. <hes> how about transportation other alternatives so you. We need to look at all of these things in terms of when things are likely to change advanced directives become important all of these issues that are going to have to be answered at some point. It's best to get some of these. Things talked about early before you actually need them. Yeah that's a that's a great point and <hes> it it starts to become obvious when these questions need to be brought up is when you see a clear transition between someone who's in relatively good health and functional to all of a sudden. They've had a couple of hospitalizations and they're starting to need more help. <hes> i think it's important to know when that transition happens and if possible even earlier so that you can start art targeting exactly the questions that you're talking about so that we can address <hes> those specific issues. I and a lot of older adults are going through this <hes> kind of pattern of repeated hospitalization because there's that transitional piece of care. That's just not always being addressed very well and so our models of care moving forward ford or to help with that <hes> medium in between as when they go from hospital to hospital or nursing home. How can we make those things a lot more smooth so that this doesn't keep happening over and over and it's usually some sort of a social issue. That's not quite <hes> we know optimized or or is not often the medical issue issue although if it's like a chronic health issue heart failure c._o._p._d. Those are separate firms so christina. Our audience is primary care providers fighters and if you had to summarize <hes> recommendations for preventive health in the older patient. What would you tell them in just a few sentences i i would respond to that with what i considered to be the three most important domains of health for the older adult and that would be cognition mission function and physical symptoms and so if we can identify a couple of concerns from each domain screen so cognition for example looking at their mental health sleep health <hes> you know any any signs of memory loss <hes> and they're in their functional components how active they are at home what they're still able to do in terms of p._d._l.'s else. Physical symptoms are are huge thing. If you're if you're not feeling well you know quality of life is not good and so we're not asking you to do a whole comprehensive geriatric assessment but those are i think the three most important spheres of influence he can target a couple from each domain helping with their sleep health depression and making sure their functional at home getting them. The therapy needs that that would be beneficial and also addressing fiscal symptoms that could play a huge role that can make a world of difference <hes> so you know ninety five year old frail community dwelling gentleman may not benefit from any more lab work or screening but keeping him at home by assessing their cognitive functional health <hes> may really add to his quality of life with or for example another a seventy five year old woman who may be struggling with obesity will absolutely benefit from screening from diabetes and hypertension engine but perhaps you know picking up an undiagnosed depression or addressing her physical symptom of chronic pain would be more effective active in <hes> getting on better fitness plan towards wellbeing so a lot of it is individual individualizing care <hes> and being more mindful mindful about what screening would be helpful and beneficial in what would not be that was more than a couple of sentences but okay hard to sort of summarize complex flex care in in a in a single sentence. We've been discussing preventive health for the older patient with dr christina chen a geriatrician at mayo clinic in rochester christina. Thank you so much for sharing your time with us today. Thank you. It's great to be here. You can listen to over sixty. Previously asli recorded mayoclinic talks podcasts listen in at c. e. dot mayo dot e._d._u. If you've enjoyed mayoclinic talks podcasts please subscribe. Stay healthy the n._c._a._a. Next week.

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Proven MS Treatment - The Sunshine Connection

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37:35 min | 1 year ago

Proven MS Treatment - The Sunshine Connection

"Proven multiple sclerosis MS treatment, the sunshine connection multiple sclerosis has long baffled conventional medicine, but a few pioneers have discovered a number of triggers that set off the MS disease, including vitamin d deficiency in a high fat diet Elena, Ravelli was thirty seven years old when she was diagnosed with MS in nineteen ninety five after she had complained of numbness, vertigo, temporary vision loss and fatigue, all of which are classic symptoms of the disease. But what followed was anything but classic or conventional, and it has thrown open the debate on MS. What it is what causes MS and how it might be connected to a range of other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's Parkinson's, and dementia. A Lena's husband is Palo Zamboni, a professor of vascular diseases at the university of Ferrara in northern Italy prompted by his wife's diagnosis. He began to explore the disease in its common characteristics and. Quickly became convinced that doctors didn't have the whole story. What is multiple sclerosis m s which afflicts around two point five million people worldwide is believed to be a disease of the central nervous system, CNS, which includes the brain, and spinal cord and more. Specifically, it is described as an inflammatory denial in aiding condition, nerve cell branches or axons in the C N S are protected by fatty coating called the mile in chief, which is eroded away de Mylan, aided by inflammation, a process that results in scars are sclerosis, hardening similar to that seen in the arteries or arteriosclerosis de mile a nation tends to occur in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord although, MS symptoms vary depending on the severity of the damage in the axons affected. Doctors don't know exactly what causes the initial inflammation. However, there is some evidence that it could run in families, although this has not been scientifically established. The prevailing theory is that MS is caused by stress and infection, multiple sclerosis symptoms and signs, m s symptoms include those that are sensory resulting in problems with sensations and related to motor control muscle movements and coordination the most common multiple sclerosis symptoms include vision changes including blurred or double vision. Some might experience partial blindness dimmed vision inability to see straight ahead, central vision loss, and in coordinated movements of the eyes vision changes are due to increased inflammation of the optic nerves leading to the is optic nerve rightous cognitive changes in mental impairment, including trouble thinking, clearly memory loss, poor judgment, in inattention, lack of coordination, clumsy movements and loss of balance. Numbness tingling, reduced sense of touch sense of shock running down the neck and spinal cord, especially when moving the head neck burning itching, or pain, on the skin cramping. Ng spasms, and weakness in the arms or legs tremors. Trouble walking and stiffness mood changes including mood swings depression, or manic depression inability to control emotions increasing crying, and inappropriate laughing sexual dysfunction, including lack of sensation in the genitals, trouble experiencing pleasure, orgasm and impotence dizziness vertigo digestive symptoms, including constipation diarrhea loss of control over bowel movements and trouble controlling urination, slowed slurred and hesitant speech, partial, paralysis, and involuntary movements as the condition worsens dementia, and mania as the condition. Worsens iron in the brain. Zamboni found something else, most of the studies, he researched revealed very high levels of iron in the brains of MS patients, but more significantly the veins, that carry blood away from the brain were twisted and obstructed in up to ninety percent of MS patients, these blockages caused blood. To flow back into the brain leaving behind iron deposits, which might possibly be a cause of the associated inflammation and auto immune reactions so MS may fundamentally be vascular disease. He argued which led him to rename the condition chronic Cerebrospinal, Venus. Insufficiency CCS V. I his wife became his first Guinea pig. And she underwent pioneering surgery to unblock the veins near to her brain, astonishingly, her symptoms disappeared immediately, as indeed, they have for hundreds of other MS patients who have undergone Zamboni surgical technique, which he calls liberation treatment by two thousand nine Zamboni had refined, the operation and was using angioplasty where a catheter inserted balloon in a blocked vessel as expanded to open it up to unblock cerebral veins, in one of his earlier pilot studies involving sixty five mega Siemens patients half did not suffer a relapse when symptoms reappear after a period of relief where. Has only twenty seven percent had been relapse free before the operation the average relapse rate for the group overall, however, was not improved by the procedure, and most of the unblocked veins became steamatic restricted again, during the eighteen month follow up one, the first independent preliminary research results have so far been even more ambiguous in the large scale randomized ongoing combined trans cranial an extra cranial Venus Doppler evaluation study, which began in April two thousand nine researchers at the state university of New York in buffalo have been using Doppler ultrasound scans to look for signs of CCS v. I in four hundred ninety nine adult study, participants two hundred eighty nine of whom had miss, however, the researchers found that only around fifty six percent of the MS patients fulfilled criteria for CCS V. I compared with around forty two percent of those with some other neurological disorder and twenty two percent of the healthy controls to. To the plan is now to recruit a further five hundred subjects for a phase, two clinical study into assess them with more advanced diagnostic tools. The search in vain other research has been considerably more damning finding no evidence of any causal link between CCS V I and MS in a study headed by fluorine dope. An expert in Venus blood drainage at Humboldt university in Berlin, the brains of fifty six patients with MS and twenty controls were examined by color coded ultrasound. And various blood flow analysis and no evidence whatsoever of CCS v. I could be found three another study from Germany, this one by researchers at Gertie university. Frankfurt came to a similar conclusion in a report ironically, titled the perfect crime CC as V. I not leaving a trace in MS. The researchers again could find no evidence of Venus obstruction or retrograde flow in the brains of twenty mega Siemens patients in twenty. 'they controls using extra cranial, and trans cranial color. Sinaga RAFI four. Likewise, researchers at university hospital in pot. Ova Italy, could find no evidence of a cause and effect relationship between CCS V. I an inflammatory lesions indicative of possible MS on examining, fifty such patients, along with a further fifty age and gender matched healthy controls five, despite these negative results, there is still the elephant in the room that needs to be addressed. Why have so many MS suffers dramatically improved after undergoing Zamboni, so called liberation treatment, Robert Zivota Nov, who is heading up the research team at buffalo believes he has found the answer in the initial findings already assembled CC as v I is not the cause of MS but might be a consequence or a contributing factor to progression. And I think that has to be studied. He says, what professors Zamboni discovered in terms of anes as something much bigger than MS, we need to understand? The role of the Venus system in the pathology of central nervous diseases, and aging, the Alzheimer's connection if constrictions and obstructions in the Venus system are a characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases in general and not just MS this suggests there might be a common feature shared by other autoimmune and or inflammatory conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, which are usually associated with aging researcher, carmelina Jemma at the university of south Florida in Tampa has pointed out that inflammation, and degeneration, or both present at certain time points in many chronic neurological disorders. Alzheimer's starts with degeneration and his followed by inflammation whereas the opposite occurs in MS. She says six m s is also similar to stroke, Alzheimer's and schizophrenia, in that they are all conditions characterized by damage to nerve cell communication synapses in brain white matter, seven indeed post mortem, brain. Examinations of MSN, Alzheimer's victims, using history chemical techniques have shown similar damage eight allowing breakthroughs in our understanding of inflammation neurodegenerative diseases that are nothing less than a paradigm. Shift in neuro pathology say researchers at the Cecilie vote clinic for neurology. And Berlin nine nevertheless, if m s has not an isolated disease entity, but a member of a subset of inflammatory conditions that includes Alzheimer's Parkinson's stroke in schizophrenia, then the sixty four thousand dollars question remains what's causing them while everything from family history and viral infection to artificial sweeteners and power lines have been mooted as causes ten? The most compelling evidence was amassed over sixty five years ago, and systematically ignored ever since the swank hypothesis. There's one further feature shared by neurodegenerative diseases. Researchers at Duke University have discovered in a study of seven hundred. Seventy families with Parkinson's patients. They found genetic modifications or changes in vitamin d receptors that rendered them unable to process, vitamin d the main source of which is sunlight eleven. In addition, George, Ebbers and his colleagues at the university of Oxford Wellcome Trust centre for human genetics found a close relationship between MSN and exposure to sunlight when they assessed the prevalence of the disease in Scotland the rate of the disease rose significantly among populations in the more northerly latitudes, where sun exposure was minimal twelve the same team found a similar strong association when they explored rates of MS in various regions of France. Indeed, the prevalence of MS was sometimes almost twice, as high in places with low levels of sunlight as measured by ultraviolet b UV b radiation, levels, thirteen Dr ROY swank and neurologist at the Oregon Health and sciences university in Portland anticipated this discover. Every some sixty five years ago, swank who died in two thousand eight at the age of ninety nine was one of the first identify a link between geographical location and the amount of sunshine were exposed to and poor diet and miss, and as the Duke University. Researchers were to discover much later it wasn't just about our exposure to vitamin d but also our ability to process it in nineteen forty eight. Western Europe was a ready made laboratory for swanks research. It was just three years after a devastating war in diets had changed dramatically across the continent. His first studies took place in Norway, where he discovered that MS was rare in coastal regions and nine times more commonplace in the mountains. Not surprisingly, those living along the coast, had a diet, rich and seafood, while people living in isolated mountain areas tended to eat more meat, milk, eggs, and cheese, fourteen from this and other studies swanks or Mayes that m s might be reversed by e. Eating a low fat diet, a theory that was proven in a group of one hundred fifty mega semen suffers, who agreed to follow such a dietary regime from nineteen forty nine and throughout the subsequent years. Astonishingly swang stayed in touch with them right up until two thousand they were contacted every three months once a year swank in his team would examine them some of the MS patients were unable to stick to the low fat, diet, nevertheless by nineteen ninety one thirty one percent of those eating an average of only seventeen grams per day of fat had died compared with seventy nine percent of those eating around twenty five grams per day and eighty one percent of those eating forty-one grams of fat every day. Fifteen swank also noted the phenomenon that Zamboni had based, his C, C, S, V I theory on M S suffers have poor blood flow in the brain. And it progressively worsens and swank had taken Zamboni theory, one step further by maintaining that the cause of the poor cerebral blood flow was the modern. Diet high in saturated fats sixteen modern crimes if swank was right and m s is primarily caused by our modern high-fat diet. It follows that it's a disease that should be increasing in prevalence and the history of MS appears to bear this out. One of the earliest recorded instances of the disease was in the mid eighteen hundreds and it had become a well recognized disease by the turn of the twentieth century just fifty years or so later, even by nineteen twenty two New York neurologist Israel as Wessler had noted that MS incidences had increased over the previous twenty years, seventeen swank himself noted a fifty percent increase from nineteen thirty five to nineteen fifty eight in Montreal. Quebec while a more recent study in the highly genetically stable population of Sardinia showed that the disease had increased around six fold over the nearly thirty five years prior to nineteen ninety nine eighteen researchers at the Wellcome Trust centre. Her for human genetics in Oxford together with the Canadian collaborative study group, uncovered further clues that pointed to MS being a lifestyle and environmental disease in a study of around twenty seven thousand mega Siemens patients, they found that the prevalence of the disease in men and women had shifted dramatically over the previous fifty years from affecting both genders almost equally two by two thousand six affecting three point two women for every man with the disease nineteen the missing piece, m s is still a relatively rare disease. The overall risk of developing the disease as just one in seven hundred compared with say, the one in three risk for cancer, and the one in twenty two risk for chronic heart disease. If swank is right and given the large numbers of people in the west who consume a high fat diet, you might expect that more people should be suffering from MS, although the rate, does rise, dramatically when MS is viewed as a subset, within the wider range of neurodegenerative disease. The late Charles poser a neurologist at Harvard Medical School believed. He had the missing piece of the puzzle. He was tantalized by m s rates in Hawaii, which varied wildly across the various ethnic groups living there Caucasians born in California. But now living in the islands had three times the rate of MS compared with cock Asians born and raised there on the other hand Hawaii born Japanese had tripled the rate of m s compared with those born and raised in Japan. But now, living in Hawaii, twenty poser explained these contradictory data with his multiple sclerosis trait MS, T theory, which proposed that some people are genetically susceptible to MS. They have the MS t yet do not necessarily ever, develop the disease, only when a certain environmental event, occurs, will they manifest MS and such an event could be anything from infection, vaccination a high fat diet or inadequate exposure to sunshine twenty. This theory is supported by an Italian study that used magnetic resonance imaging MRI in two hundred forty people were related to an MS suffer either. Because it ran in the family familial MS, or it suddenly appeared, sporadic MS. None of the participants had themselves been diagnosed with miss the researchers found that ten percent of those with familial MS had brain lesions identical to those found in actual MS suffers, but no symptoms. Whereas four percent of those with no family history of MS, also had similar lesions. This suggests that those with lesions were all carriers of the MS T, but nothing in their life had so far triggered its manifestation Twenty-one a response, not a disease. So what exactly is MS poser and swank established that it's not an autoimmune disease as doctors have maintained? But an auto immune response such a response, which may include poor blood circulation is likely to be. Triggered by a viral infection like shingles, or chicken pox, a high fat diet food, intolerance, nutritional deficiency vitamin d in particular, and, or parasites. This means that MS is not a progressive and incurable disease, but a response that may be halted once the cause has been identified in reversed. Poser also demonstrated that on its own simply having a genetic proclivity is not enough to trigger. Ms. Doctors are not trained to ask the white question yet. That's the one patience. Most want answered why do I have ax? If medical professionals were so trained. They might be closer to reversing the so-called autoimmune diseases, such as MS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's instead of merely treating their symptoms. The amalgam connection. Amalgam, dental fillings could be a cause of multiple sclerosis, and they certainly contribute to worsening of MS symptoms. These fillings, which include mercury the most toxic metal known to man can affect MS patients, mental health, making them more depressed, hostile psychotic and obsessive compulsive. When researcher are L similar it at the Rocky Mountain research institute in Colorado, assessed the mental health of forty seven mega Siemens patients with amalgam fillings and compared them with fifty patients whose fillings had been removed. Those with amalgam fillings, had forty three percent more symptoms compared with those free of such fillings, one as a possible cause of MS when researchers did a systematic search of the literature and pulled a range of relevant studies. Published between nineteen sixty six and two thousand six they found a slight but consistent association between amalgam fillings, and MS two references sad, face one cycle rep nineteen Ninety-two. To seventy two one thousand one hundred thirty nine minus fifty one to j public health dent, two thousand seven sixty seven to sixty four minus six ideal multiple sclerosis treatments since each drug will come with its own set of side effects. It's important as much as possible to opt for a more holistic approach in address, MS with the following methods increasing exercise, working out may assist in boosting strength. Balance muscle tone in coordination exercises that are ideal for multiple sclerosis include walking stretching low impact aerobics Taichi, stationary bicycling, or swimming, and other water exercises. If dealing with heat problems, physical therapy, a physical or occupational therapist may help you learn stretching and strengthening exercises and teach you how to use devices for your daily activities using a mobility aid if needed alongside physical therapy may assist in alleviating leg weakness. And related issues acupuncture. This ancient practice is known to release neuro, hormones and opioids in the body that can help slow down or inhibit, MS, progression, homeopathy various homeopathic. Treatments may work for different MS symptoms such as Kostic him for bladder problems or urinary retention vomit for bowel dysfunction or constipation phosphorus for optic neuroscience Asia for cramps and spasms account for sensory issues. Cooling devices like scarves, or vests. MS symptoms may exacerbate. Once body temperature rises, you can prevent this by using cooling, scarves, or vests, or decreasing your exposure to heat, the Kingsley approach, Dr Patrick Kingsley treated more than nine thousand multiple sclerosis MS patients from his surgery in a tiny village in Leicestershire in the UK until retiring several years ago in almost every case he achieved dramatic improvement in often ca. Complete remission. He is reluctant to use the word here. He found that m s usually manifested in one of two ways functional M S, where muscles failed to perform properly, and sensory MS where the patient feels, numbness and pins and needles. Some patients have both types of symptoms as treatment. Kingsley used to main approaches dietary and lifestyle, along with intravenous infusions of high dose, vitamins. He also manipulated patience jaws on occasions with remarkable success, sensory m s appears to respond better to infusions and removal of amalgam fillings, than to dietary changes, but all cases required a good deal of detective work, and careful history to locate the likely causes one find the trigger over the course of treating my more than nine thousand patients identified the following as primary possible triggers of MS symptoms individual food intolerance, stocks, sig metals, like mercury and lead talk. Exit chemicals like pesticides and food additives. M. S G, aspartame nutritional deficiencies, especially vitamin b twelve magnesium and vitamin infections, like chicken, pox, shingles, Candida and committee at usual forms of stress. Gio Pathak environmental stress drugs, and supplements causing imbalance 'social poisons, like cigarette smoke in alcohol root canal fillings, especially old one, Stemple, mandibular, joint disorders hormonal imbalance Esa, struggling immune systemic or bowel function, or leaky, gut syndrome. It's vital that you work with a health professional who will take a careful detailed medical history to see if any of these factors may be causing your condition to take tests if necessary. The main blood tests, I used included serum Feridan is with cancer patients. MS patients are often tired all the time. You may have hemoglobin levels that are perfectly acceptable, but your serum Feridan an indication of iron stores can be well below normal request a lab test for serum Feridan and not just the standard hemoglobin tests to find out if you need to take iron, thyroid function. Make sure you get fully tested for all your thyroid hormones. F T four free thyroid seen. F T, three free try Ida, thera Nian and TSA, h thyroid stimulating hormone, not just T S H. This will give a full picture of the levels of thyroid hormones actually, circulating in the blood vitamin d many. Researchers are calling MS vitamin d deficiency disease. Make sure to have a blood test for vitamin d as twenty five oh d but don't accept your local laboratories, reference levels is those tend to reflect local levels which in northern countries like Britain are far too. Low ideal levels are sixty five to eighty five nanograms per milliliter, one hundred sixty. Three to two hundred thirteen an M O L L, while twenty to forty nanograms per milliliter fifty to one hundred and M. O L L is insufficient and below twenty nanograms per milliliter, fifty MO L L is definitely deficient, homocysteine, check, your blood level of homocysteine, which is the foremost, arterial, poison contrary to standard reference ranges, the ideal level is below six point zero. M O L, if it's low your body can deal affectively with many undesirable chemicals. It's also an indicator that you have adequate levels of same include a thion, too important detox chemicals. Three change your diet. Avoiding these substances helped the vast majority of my MS patients dairy products including whole and skimmed milk from any animal all cheeses, including vegetarian ones using vegetable rennet yogurt, butter and cream although organic butter and cream may be allowed later. Read the ingredients on packages carefully. And remember that milk has various names like way casing, and lactose to avoid any mistakes never eat anything from a packet, but put them together like your grandmother used to caffeine including decaffeinated drinks. They still have some caffeine chocolate and colas alcohol in all forms refined white flour products, most breads, biscuits, cakes, pasta, pies, and puddings sugar, Brown or white from sugar cane or sugar beet and all other forms, such as corner maple syrup, all chemical additives, especially aspartame and monosodium glutamate watch out for its other names like free glutamates, or glutamic acid, and fizzy drinks, ideally, anything in a packet, or ten and anything with the list of ingredients on it all fruit to begin with candidate might be involved. All gluten grains, wheat rye, oats and barley, all red meat beef, lamb, and pork all saturated fats citrus fruit, a bladder irritant to some people deadly Nightshade 's if you. Suffer from muscle spasms. This includes potatoes, tomatoes, aubergine, eggplant peppers and tobacco to be avoided at all costs four, what should the MS patient? Eat lots of vegetables raw, if possible or steamed and fruit salad item nuts seeds in spice whole grains, fish, especially oily, types, like salmon mackerel, and sardines chic- in Turkey in wild game. Quality water filtered or bottled in glass, and caffeine free. Herbal tea Esa Bryce oat and nut milk organic, everything if possible or be prepared to grow, it yourself, you may have caffeine withdrawal, headaches, or feel more tired than before are developed lower back pain. But they shouldn't last more than a few days, and they are signs. You're getting better drink. Plenty of quality water with half a teaspoon of pure, sodium bicarbonate in each glass until you feel better withdrawal, headaches are usually due to your tissues, releasing acidic, chemicals and bicarbonate neutralizes acid. As the damage to your central nervous system may have been long-term don't expect immediate results, you may find you sleep better, your bowels, work better, and the headaches, you used to get regularly are gone. Your skin may noticeably improve in your face may look healthier less pinched and less pale. Some patients notice improvement in their MS symptoms shortly after changing their eating habits. But it's possible that further changes are needed if your symptoms don't improve within three months. You may notice your muscles are less stiff, or don't spasm, so easily. You may walk better and in a straighter line, and some sensory symptoms may diminish. But if changing your eating habits has no noticeable benefits or you start to lose weight, you can ill afford to lose, then don't stick with the diet that isn't right for you. Five consider intravenous infusions. Most of my patients benefited from intravenous vitamins and minerals and sometimes the effect was dramatic one young woman from over. Seize arrived at my consulting room laboriously dragging one leg with the help of two sticks. She had both sensory and functional. Ms after taking her complete history. I suggested an intravenous infusion in a change of diet at home. She rang me from her home, the next day to say she had walked virtually normally across the airport forecourt to her car. The beneficial effects lasted three months before her symptoms started to return when she came for a second infusion, the benefits, lasted seven months after that, I found someone in her own country to give her the infusions patients with sensory MS are easier to treat primarily with intravenous infusions replacement of mercury amalgam fillings, in management of chicken, pox shingles virus in my experience. These sensory symptoms can indicate a vitamin b twelve deficiency in the nervous tissue cold fingers, and toes can sometimes feel like pins and needles and can be a sign of a magnesium deficiency. Diet plays a much smaller role in this type of MS than in the functional type even the vitamins included in the infusions are generally different, although they all usually have large doses of vitamin b twelve up to thirty thousand M, C G on occasions as lower doses are less effective. If you can find someone to give you intravenous infusions, I suggest for sensory types vitamin b one one hundred milligrams vitamin B, two twenty five milligrams vitamin B, three twenty five milligrams, but not in women initially as it can trigger headaches vitamin B, five two hundred fifty milligrams, vitamin B six one hundred milligrams full of acid five milligrams vitamin B twelve five thousand to thirty thousand M, C G, raising the dose, each time to find the most effective one vitamin c five thousand milligrams, magnesium sulfate, one gram zinc. Twenty five milligrams molybdenum one hundred M C, G selenium one hundred. M. C G. Chromium one hundred M C G for functional types, magnesium, five grams, increased slowly in increments, vitamin B, twelve five thousand M, C, G. These patients, always also need dietary changes, as well as mercury amalgam filling replacement and treatment such as an antifungal regime for anything else. They have six detox from amalgam. Fillings, if you decide to replace your mercury fillings, it's essential to take key lady minerals starting shortly before the first dental session and continuing throughout the treatment, even between visits to the dentist, as this is based on the individual patient. I can't tell you the exact doses to us. It's best to work with an experienced practitioner, who can monitor any side effects in principle. The more fillings, replaced, the more key -lating nutrients larger total doses, you'll need to take daily and for longer to as a rough guide, I suggest three hundred to nine hundred m c g per day. Elemental selenium three to six grams per day vitamin c ninety to one hundred fifty milligrams per day, elemental, zinc, ideally, and three times a day, you should take selenium in doses of one hundred to three hundred m c g a half hour before meals vitamin C, one to two grams with meals, and zinc, thirty to fifty milligrams. An hour after meals. You can also divide them into two separate doses. How long should you be taking such large doses? I recommend that you start at least one or two weeks before you start the procedure so that you reach your target dose by the time the dental work begins. This is to ensure you can tolerate such high doses take all tablets and capsules with a full glass of water, especially if away from food it may cause imbalances of other nutrients, such as copper, but thous ends of my patients have followed this approach, successfully still you need to know what suit you and you'll need a few days to find in reach your target dose, the best way. Way to tell if a patient has taken key -lating agents for long enough as to note, whether new symptoms appear out of the blue, these could be unusual or new headaches spots anywhere on the body boils dry corners of the mouth pain, or aching joints. Not previously, a problem or just suddenly not feeling as well as before these could be the adverse effects of too much selenium. You can also take bio Chela drops just before meals starting with five drops. Three times a day for the first week ten drops three times a day for the next week and up to twenty drops. Three times, daily thereafter, exactly how long you should take the highest dose will vary from person to person. But, again, the more numerous in larger your fillings, in the longer, you've had them in your mouth, the longer it will likely take two key late all the mercury and other heavy metals from your body and as we're all exposed to toxic heavy metals that we can't avoid taking a few doses. Every so often as also helpful, I suggest continuing the bio cellist for. About three months on the highest dose, and then take it occasionally. If you feel you've benefited from it, and you deteriorate in any way on stopping then restart it for about a month and see what happens. So far, as I am aware, there are no problems with long-term use a simple word of caution be aware of the possible, adverse effects of zinc. If you have an abnormally, high body content of copper taking zinc, can displace all that copper, which must then be disposed of via the liver, and bile duct into your intestines. This may cause considerable digestive problems and make you feel ill, although it will vary from one person to another. I suggest that about two weeks after the dental work has been completed, you reduce Alenia m- to one hundred m c g per day in zinc to thirty milligrams per day and continue bio cello. Once a day away from other nutrients with bio, cellist, you can affectively, stop the selenium, zinc, although the company advises taking a small amount such as fifteen milligrams. Of elemental, zinc last thing at night, I also suggest continuing to take at least one hundred m c g per day of selenium for a long time. If you can't replace your amalgam fillings, or just don't want to consider taking five drops of bio, Chela, three times a day in a glass of water before meals. Seven take supplements, vitamin d three suggested daily dosage five thousand I you probiotics if you've taken more than the occasional course of antibiotics, you'll need probiotics to replenish. The friendly, gut organisms killed off by the drugs. Unless you've been following an anti Candida diet and perhaps taking chlorine dioxide for a long time. A good quality multivitamin mineral omega three essential fatty acids. These are anti inflammatory whereas mega six fatty acids are inflammatory vitamin B, twelve this is essential because it's important for nerve tissue suggested daily dosage five thousand to thirty thousand. M. C G. She intravenously magnesium, especially necessary for functional. MS patients suggested daily dosage six hundred milligrams. Orally, if large doses caused diarrhea you can opt for a transdermal lotion, or spray vitamin k to strontium and boron. These may all be helpful if you're MS prevents you from exercising, or you're at risk of osteo, neurosis anti-oxidants, if free radicals might be involved in your condition, then consider a mix of vitamin a cod liver oil, vitamin c with bioflavonoids and vitamin E. If your thyroid is low whole natural thyroid extract, plus supplements, specifically for the thyroid adrenal glands, I tended to use bio care, T H, two hundred seven in a d two hundred six for thyroid in a dream support respectively. Dr Gary, m Levin's remarkable multiple sclerosis treatment, you can have a future without multiple sclerosis m s free life has not an impossible dream with this. Untypically proven method for totally reversing MS and eliminating the symptoms of multiple sclerosis in an easy to understand e book, download your copy of the multiple sclerosis step by step natural treatment system, today, m s treatment e book download five essential oils for multiple sclerosis. Essential oils can act as a natural treatment for multiple sclerosis, especially when incorporated into aromatherapy, eight twenty fourteen article in the journal of traditional and complementary medicine emphasized, that aroma therapy can assist with symptomatic relief aid in promoting better sleep quality, relax sation in joint, and muscle, mobility, and promote a better sense of wellbeing some essential oils, that may be helpful include Roman camomile it can promote sedative effects, induced calmness, and boost alertness, Rosemary, this was proven to raise feelings of alertness in cheerfulness and aid in increasing attentiveness invader. According to authors of a two thousand seven psychiatry research study, a combination of lavender, and Rosemary oils aided in lowering cortisol or stress hormone levels black pepper. If you're dealing with constipation related problems black pepper oil may help address them juniper aside from. Helping stimulate your urinary system. Juniper oil may aid in reducing urinary tract infection risk neurology neurology oil is known to combat acute and chronic inflammation, because of its central and peripheral anti-knock acceptive abilities, a capability further boosted by the presence of some biologically active constituents before using essential oils talk to a physician and take an allergen patch test to see if your skin will react negatively when applying an essential oil, topically diluted in a carrier oil like coconut. Sweet almond Oliver Hobie to reduce your risk for side effects.

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Just keeps happening does it. This keeps happening inside of it. There was a piece of artwork that was hidden deep so deep in the code but the the sloughs develops lose out there they went through the co. They found this image and it was named. Hold for release. Hold four release and when you open up the image it's an i._o._s. Screen shots so shows like your homepage on your iphone rights but the date icon. I feel like i'm about to full out strodes. I caught you gotta. I look at data tenth. Why would it say september tenth because that's what the globalist one for the event september tenth. Why would say the tenth because because i think that's going to be the date of the press event. We'll see if if that ends up being accurate. It's going to be announced any day now. Now i mean probably i would guess in the next seven days. They have to announce his thing so people can start making plans. I think it's called hold for for release sleater kinney. You asked this earlier. I was waiting for you to jump in and jump in right now you you your curiosity well. Yeah you know what the heck what a what we'd some asset in a beta called for release. It seems totally bonkers and then it's a picture of a calendar on tuesday exactly it doesn't make any sense it doesn't make any sense but it all makes perfect sense because it says hold for release so so means wait for it. They're going to be using this in some way but it's not ready yet for release. It's coming coming out so i'll post the story in the show notes. Of course you could take a look at the image yourself. I think this is going to be september tenth happening at the same time. It's all happening happening at the same time. We had a big explosion. Hardware explosion lewis in in your asian economic emissions database first of all. Can you tell us remind people what that even is because most people are like what does that even mean and and tell us what happened. It's a database where products have to get registered and <hes> you know turns out. It's usually a pretty good way for people to discover for <hes> new products in the pipeline before they get announced <hes> this time we're digging around there and they found multiple new mac book apple watch ipod ipod touch and iphone models coming in the fall. You not super surprising <hes> of course we expect these into becoming but <hes> what was kind wildest how many different numbers in there you know they they list. These things is like a portable personal computers that run mac o._s. Catalina and there's like eleven th of those and there's like a dozen new <hes> wearable devices that run on watch o._s. Six to new media media players that run on iowa's thirteen which could be ipod touch could be a home pob not not exactly sure two dozen smartphone models. You know it doesn't mean. I mean obviously it's. It's like the different sizes in the different. <hes> what's the word stores let capacities and things like that right configuration but it's it's just kind of this massive of no amount of numbers. You know it's like wow i mean. I was really surprised here so many watching me. We haven't heard anything about a new watch coming but nothing but it's time it's time for a new watch and we haven't heard hardly any rumors about it. Whatsoever titanium case ceramic cases just about just about the only thing right. That's what the consensus seems to be going to be making major upgrades. It's going to be like you know. New new <hes> finishes a new materials yeah i mean i who knows they might not even call it series five and there was also that story that came out. Was it this week or last week about how the health team the apple watch team is lacking direction direction and vision and people are leaving the team because they're kind of fighting with fighting with each other over the direction of the apple watch more health stuff with other people want to take a different direction and there's there's trouble i mean oh no people leave companies and i mean. I don't know i read that story. She's like cheese. Here's here's a list of people who've come and gone over the past three years or whatever i mean who knows i could go on a major tangent on the story but we've got so much i can't i can't i'm starting to nibble at what i want to get into the watch that will have to say that for a another time. Yes we're expecting a big old. Juicy hardware fire explosion. It's going to be like a gallardo show when he sits out watermelon leander and he hits it with that giant hand in hand. The watermelons sprays everywhere. That's what tim cook's about. At this stage the next apple bet you're going to have to hand out tarps people in the front. They don't get splashed with tim. Cook's juices uh-huh hardware uses come on dude. That's a little vivid. Is it a vivid well. You've never been to a gallagher show. It's a bit of experience. I have never we solve gallagher's brother at <hes> at c._s. Leeann you wasn't you're was it your wife like chasing him around for thirty minutes trying to get a picture of him. Oh yeah i. I don't really know who gallagher is okay. I must have been tracy. Tracy is a big fan. Does she freshdirect sir brother well gallagher. There's another tangent. We can't afford to get into okay. Let's get into the big story though okay gosh i talk about gallagher also long. We wouldn't get anxious so the story the big story this week was the one that it came out this morning via mark gherman. We weren't expecting much from the two thousand nineteen iphone lineup. You know we thought it was going to be largely really the same as what we've gotten in the past for the triple cameras and so on and so forth better better faster speeds but gherman today revealed that we can look forward to a more robust designed for the high end models as well and he was talking about some kind of shatter resistance technology. I'm assuming he's talking about the glass on the front and the back. I'm not the c._d.'s in action to believe it. I really don't believe that they're going going to make the phone improved in such a way where you can drop it on the ground and it won't break without a case. It's glass. I don't buy i'm out to see that in action. Some of that corning stuff tough. We saw that gorilla glass man that's right you guys does take a beating the con- line that was pretty strong. Dropped mine lows at times i am. I didn't really comical dropped the other day. You know like slow-motion yeah different. It's like a slippery ale that was like just wouldn't stay still and buying run on the concrete and i was like oh mind that schumer broke not a scratch didn't do it. It has a case but it's not a huge bulk okay so it's like a pretty thin case. Okay case atlanta face down on its on face down on the screen. I've taught my in those times to in with the case on it's you you know it looks. It still looks brand new but i would imagine if you did it without a case you'd be. You'd be that would ruin your day. Did you guys see anything that it's guerilla gas gorilla glass demonstration the maze that made you say wow this is actually more row tougher than i thought was possible for glass product yeah yeah give me example of something that they they had they had some of the glass and they had this <hes> this kind of op goldberg type apparatus barata's way natia smash a piece of metal into the into the glass and i think they they i don't remember that was it was ordering glass lewis and then appreciation gorilla glass on the latest vision loss. I don't know maybe i can't remember exactly what it was. They had like three of them and of course the bless you know smashed to smithereens the second one. I think they have to really give it some well to make <hes> like a a crack in its i o maybe it didn't even crack at all and then the third one they like really walloping it and it was like my god you know there was no scratch on it and the mock. It's pretty it's tough. It's really tough super tough so also according according to the story we are going to be getting dropped dramatically enhanced water resistance which i always welcome. I think that is probably one of my number. One feature requests us on every phone because we all like to use our phone in the shower in the pool in the jacuzzi lewis in the hot tub. It's funny. I was talking about using my phone in the shower when you were gone. Leander and lewis was shocked. He couldn't believe that i did such a thing. I use my phone in the shower all the time. I cannot tell you how many emails i got about that tillery concern loofah you love during up i use. I use it to wash. Don't you those places you can't no you can't exactly yeah. I put it in the shower but i don't have the water spraying directly onto it. Maybe maybe that something that people thought i was doing what it's out of the way so it might it gets splashed but it's not like i'm washing my body with it as leaner just said it's out out of the way so if we could splash. It's not a big deal but i've heard up a bunch of stories now from people including shoutout to victor bro you though do you remember victor from from disk. I mean i mean disk disk aid from disk gade. He reached out to me and he said don't you ever put your phone anywhere near water because as if it gets damaged apple will tell you that water damage isn't covered which is true and they won't fix it and he sent me a picture of his phone. This phone was totally barked so dude at your your own peril which is why i always used to use a shower speaker but then i just got lazy and i thought my phone is water resistant to a certain extent i mean i saw story of the day about about some divers that found a phone that was under water for two days right. You guys remember the story and it was still working and they returned it to the guy who dropped it so you're telling me that an iphone ten can can't can withstand being underwater for two days and still works but my phone can't withstand a couple of splashes as aggressively looping <music> hoofing my body. It should be able to do that no problem. No what i'm saying anyway. How did we get on this hundred. What talking about me washing my body with the lusa. Gonna stick expect the plan will hold on. I'm not talking about this loofah because i really get it in there. You know like a soap it up anyway okay. Let's continue cohen's off you know. I don't have corns on my feet. I have the softest most elegant feet you've ever seen like they look like lego lists feats. Have you ever redux touch one which i wouldn't let you do you'd be shocked. Yeah and i tell this tell us the people and they're always like yeah. Whatever do i take off my shoes and let them touch my foot and it's like softest skin. You've ever felt in the entire life. It's it's my special gift. I like this liters complains about the tangent. Then instantly instantly inserts two point. Oh okay. Let's get back topic here leander okay. You're you're you're leaving. We all the path here okay yeah so we're also supposed to get upgraded face idea that works better at at multiple different angles so you have to be looking directly at your phone. That's a super hypocr. I kinda like it to be a little bit more locked down so i can't accidentally unlock it because then someone could come along and take your phone. I know about paranoid but you know your phone is different than your thumbprint you can you can unlock your phone unintentionally and then someone can do something to your phone right. It's i kind of want it to be a little bit more intentional about locking but that's just me. Let's see here okay. Gherman also cooperated the claim about the pro models having a third camera with a wider field of view for ultra wide angle photos and improve low light performance. Y'all said we can expect significantly upgraded video recording incapabilities. Whatever that means maybe faster frames per second or something who knows and then here's the big one. Here's the big one the big tasty one. He also says that the hotly anticipated sixteen inch macbook pro with slimmer basil's will arrive in two thousand sixteen baby. It's going to be the largest mac book pro that we've had since the seventeen inch model which stat thing was an absolute enormous monster. I used to own one of those but it's gonna feel like a fifteen inch macbook pro so they're going to have and i mentioned this before. In a previous show. It's is gonna probably had the liquid retina display right so the corners of the display will be rounded they can they can make the display bigger it will have smaller basil so that big display will fit inside the existing chassis of the map with pro but it might be totally redesigned as we've heard from reports from mingji close well and this this this is my favorite part of the entire story according to mark the machine is part of an effort by apple to retain and wu professional professional computer users. Could it be that apple is actually getting serious about creating professional grade machines and not just making king pro sumer grade machines slapping on a pro title onto it. That would make me a very very happy man. You know what i'm saying lewis. I think i do know what you're you're saying. Okay good anything lately bunch of legacy poets. I hope so i feel probably not but but i hope so i still can't get over the fact that my current matha pro doesn't have an s._s._d. Cards that every professional camera own uses s._d. Cards and and i can't load the pictures i can't load videos onto my mac without having a stupid s._t. Card reader and an adapter because they don't or arp they sell u._s._b. Carter's but they're few and far between almost every single one that you see out there as u._s._p._a. So you gotta have an adapter to. It's just preposterous phil schiller. They'll still got that one wrong. I'm not afraid to admit okay. Let's see here. I think that covers oh no. There's a couple of things yeah. This is a huge huge dump so here we go the last things apple's also working on new air pods with noise cancelling technology and a water resistant design. If you have a real sweaty ear canals like buster heine those might be able to survive the talks environments and then new home pods new-home pods that are going to be a stripped down version of the current home pods with a smaller price according to mark they're going to have to tweeter instead of six which i think is a huge mistake and if you don't believe me go to youtube dot com search air font e. r. f. o. n. and take a look at my videos of me reviewing the home pods with nothing but my face and i think you'll see strip in those things down making them sound worse than they currently do you. That's a terrible idea because having them now in their current format you put those things into stereo mode yeah the high sunday that beautiful speakers. I'm looking forward to getting dumped cheap on ebay cheap cheap you can you can you can buy them for two hundred dollars all the time brand new well. I'm waiting to get to fifty well. Maybe if you see some guys selling them out of the trunk in his car in the dumpster lander. I just going to say that dunk here in the building. No doubt there'll be a couple in shortly pro audio place place. It keeps dumping all this stuff in the in the dumpster photography gayle these stands and these diffuses and are you kidding me chills and stuff yeah. It's crazy. The first of all i love story because you're becoming a professional dumpster. Got this whole outfit that you wear like go hole old tweed suit. You walked around with he. Just diving into dumpsters also also showcases. Oh cases the the excessive wealth of the san francisco area were these stores are just throwing away these expensive pieces of gear because they can't sell them for whatever reason rather than give them away or or liquidate them on ebay or something they just throw them the garbage super expensive office chairs both if they just had worn on pads that twelve hundred dollar office chairs economic officers twelve hundred also say that they were under warranty <hes> <hes> <hes> yeah yeah i did yeah studio. Monitors like britney compare speak is i wrote to often instead. Send them back for some kind of warranty repair this brand new crazy. That's might be more profitable in the website. It might be a new business venture. You could start an ebay store. You see some some british guy with threats roaming around diving diving dumpsters it'd be he's got like pokey ball detritus all over it was close ars noodles all over him that wasn't from the dumpster. That was just lying. That was lunch yeah okay. I think that is all the juicy tidbits from this story from mark gherman again. We're probably two or three weeks away from this event at this point so we're probably gonna start seeing leaks galore one quick thing. I had a question about the new air pods noise cancelling. That's unrealistic to you. Is that sound realistic because isn't it isn't that super battery intensive and then this little tiny batteries in the house. Would it be able to handle that i don't. I don't know if that's battery attentive. I was thinking it would. It didn't sound like it was feasible. Just because the airports don't fit in your in your ears very tightly yeah. There's no which i don't know if that makes a difference or not but i would imagine most noise canceling headphones. They cover your ears entirely right so well. There are some there are some noise canceling ear buds right doesn't turn both used any but everybody has a pair except for apple okay but maybe the part of the beats brand will they go over your ears and those those ones have the little rubber plunges right up the block into your ears. The ear nipple sticks to write in their seals. All about you know they they do let some sounded like that to me is really useful. Feature me too. I don't wanna have my ears completely covered up when i'm because air pods are meant to be worn warn when you're working out when you're out on the street just walking around and so i like that too is that i can still hear what's going on around me precisely nail by flat truck a couple of years ago with with a pair of links with a pair of air blessed sailed into your ears because he couldn't hear them truck san francisco fire truck which is a big noisy vehicle. You know and it was coming. It was steaming through. I had the green light and was steaming through the red <hes> but you know it had a sirens blaring and i didn't even sit and i looked around and this role must like right on top of me who were were you wearing like tony's best model noise cancelling headphones or something like this sort of air canal sailing airbud cynical. It sounds like a really bad idea when you're in a bad idea. That's the last time i did it. Although the irony of you getting creamed by by a fire truck on its way to an emergency showing going okay well. There's one other interesting tidbit. We're doing great on time here. Look at this holy moly. There's one what interesting tidbit that came out this week about the iphone eleven and on the surface the scenes like a it seems like one of those stories that it doesn't really have any mirror but the more you read into it. The more you start thinking. Oh this looks pretty interesting here and this has to do with an iphone eleven pro case and this was a render or an image of this iphone pro case that that got leaked and on the back of it was a spot for an apple pencil but when you look at the case you start to realize this isn't any apple pencil because the apple pencil currently is very long. This is a shorter shorter version of the apple pencil that would mean that apple is working on an iphone specific version of the apple pencil which when you think about it is not a terrible idea in fact. I think it might be an intriguing idea. I don't know if i would buy one but i can certainly understand why people would want one. The iphones are so large now. If you get the version i mean that thing is practically an ipad mini. It might be a useful to have an iphone specific pencil. Now you might say to yourself dude. There's no way this is real. Will it's just a case in case manufacturers. Get stuff wrong. All the time which is true is true but this case comes from a company. You called oleksander which i have to admit is a case company. I've never heard of my entire case closed never heard of them but bounties absolutely accurate in fact this is probably an all routes from alexander to get themselves oppressed and i just i had to spell for it but according into the story they have been accurate in the past with some of their predictions so they could be they could be spectating or what what do they call it when you are when you're when you're guessing trying to trying to your gambling you're not you're putting your money down addicting yeah speculating waiting. Thank you yeah he goes speculating and so this ended up being anything but they've been right in the past may think oh maybe maybe but this is not something that gherman talked about historian also then you think okay well now. I don't know what to believe was totally skeptical. I mean the new screens they dropped three three d touch in favor of haptic touch rate yeah so that's the rumor anyway yeah yeah and i don't know you know like steve jobs. If you see a stenciled you knew they blew it. Remember that famous quote when he was talking about touchscreen devices when i launched the iphone you know i can see the case for for for pencil stylus. They've done okay okay but you know i don't know on the phone. It's one more thing that's kind of fiddly gets lost. You know going to keep you on the screen. I don't know if it's ah the applications. What are they applications on the phone. We'd want to pencil besides drawing apps. I i really can't komo scott sketching nice idea. It is also interesting if only just because of that quote from steve jobs awesome great has a stylist they blew it and now he's gone. Apple's really got a stylus for the iphone. It's it's a <hes> delicious pizzas. It's unimaginable is because i mean you know the develops and steve joseph was one of the things he was great. I was like reversing himself himself and <hes> he'd say one thing and then you know she changes mind. <hes> you know in about a week later. Sometimes he was even lying about stuff you know because <hes> he wanted the office he he would definitely. I mean like you know if there was a use case for it. He would be the first to embrace it for sure. I think i'm kind of skeptical this use case for for pencil on on the phone with the big ones are so large now well. That's true yeah. It would be limited for sure but if you're an artist or something or maybe you're just one of those people that likes having ming a stylist to use for business use or something i always find writing on my ipad to be inefficient way to take notes. I i know that people do it and there are probably some apps out there that i'm not aware of that. Do it really well but i just think it's easier to type. Maybe it's generation that i grew komo kidnap stuff. It's great for marking up. <hes> you know we we had a bunch of screen shots <hes> for for web site redesign mocking that up. It's there's nothing better as much as the book right. I mocked up the the <hes> the galleys of the book you know the whole bunch of corrections that was that was really easy. That was a pretty good with using a pencil you yeah you like louis this section here this chapter one. Let me write this whole cuts and let's talk about this chapter. After two zero lewis next week we could talk about chapter shot okay. Well take that for for what it's worth it. It sounds like it probably won't happen but it is interesting nonetheless. Let's talk about apple arcade and then we're going to wrap up with with some tips some very delicious tips this week so apple arcade is a subscription to a plethora of video <music> games that you can play on any device and it's supposed to have a curated collection of games and when they first announced this i was was intrigued. I have to admit especially because these games are going to support xbox and playstation controllers which was a great move on apple's post part because a lot of people have one of those controllers inside their house and it in this ca churn your apple t._v. until legitimate gaming console. It's not going to be a powerhouse console <music> but it's one where you could play artistic type games r._p._g.'s type of things that aren't power intensive but but buried inside the a._p._i. Used by the west app by app store is a promotional message that that says that apple arcade will cost four ninety nine a month and a one month free trial will also be offered. That's much lower than the predictions predictions. I was thinking ninety nine for sure and i remember talking with aleksey heath in fact he had a price. I think in his story because he kind of scooped this story. I don't remember what he said. I thought he said it was going to be ninety nine which i was telling him alec stats that's crazy. No one is going to pay ninety nine a month to play i._o._s. Games on their ipad on their iphone but four ninety nine four ninety nine is a great price for a service like this. It's low enough where i think. Casual gamers won't mind spending the money and it's lona where i think people who are actually into gaming won't don't mind spending the money either because it's just five bucks. If you get access to hundred games one hundred plus games or something it's sits and alluring offer in my opinion. You guys right yeah well. Absolutely i've seen what people describe it and saying. It's like a bunch of while the games. I was supposed to be awesome amazing games right exclusive amazing games. Oh you know from premium game makers how they have been in the lineup so far right that's still on an because of a lot of moore still unannounced i think but let's <hes> changing the tune about apple t._v. Plus you know there's a lot of skepticism about that. There were saying oh it's never going to compete with netflix is going to compete with h._b._o. They don't have you know the uh-huh hulu you know they don't have the the library of content. You know. They're not spending enough money. You know netflix spending eleven billion and apple spending what actually the latest remiss. Mrs michigan was one billion. That's six billion and now they're saying that you know some of that shows a more expensive shoop episode then game of thrones anyway as soon as the tide is definitely change and you see that kind of have you noticed that too that people country on on you know on the <hes> the country is now this like you know people. <hes> you know maybe it will. Maybe they will actually have pretty good do it. Is i had the exact opposite reaction. I saw that story this week about how they're probably going to charge nine ninety nine a month for that service and i think that's a huge mistake nine ninety nine a month for a service. That's brand new app. Apple's big opportunity was to come in strong with a ton of contents or war integrate h._b._o. Into their service and say you have access to this content for nine and nine ninety nine a month. That would have been a good way to go but they have five shows host five shows. They want you to pay ten dollars a month. For five shows the company shows you get a net flicks that i think netflix starts at eight ninety nine. A month and amazon includes their their amazon video per the cost of prime which most people pay for anyway so oh. I don't know what apple is thinking. It seems to me like it would have been smarter for them to come in at a lower price. Maybe six ninety four ninety nine. It's a really weird numbers yeah because it's you know what's interesting five dollars ten dollars an intensive monthly expenditure like if you think about how much do you have to pay them until your mortgage canes and food and gas and and every other thing you pay for right. It's you know it's not really that much money but there is psychological thing you say ten nine nine a month or ten dollars a month for something seems to me like a lot of money but five dollars a month little money. Oh what the heck right like you know even for a k which i've only got meisel so interested in like i might even go go for that just because five tillerson so little can get five dollars these days. It's less than a sandwich right <hes> so i don't know yeah you know like like like i said i kind of agree like the five dollars would have been a great intro. She price for that at least until you till they build up the library. Exactly's started off at six ninety nine and then in two two years raise it to eight nine or nine nine thousand nine once you're libraries has been built out. That's what netflix does netflix used to be. What seven ninety nine or something mike that yeah they would be built out their library and now they are raising their price. It seems like the raising every year but they just keep raising their price and and i don't know nine hundred nine four five shows. I must be missing something because i i just i'm not going to spend ninety nine ninety nine a month to watch five different apple. She can't imagine they're going to charge that much for five shows. If that's if they actually launched with just five shows more for sure if they do maybe they give it free rebe anybody who has an apple device for you know until they get. They read some kind of a critical mass. I mean yeah. They're they're not gonna. I if they do charge that that'll be like you know thousand dollars for an iphone kick. It never happened. Never never i i agree. It seems way too. I and i get kinda. Don't think that they'll do it. I think that they want as many people in on this as possible to generate as much buzzes possible they want shows that everybody around around the world is talking about right. That's what they gotta do if they're gonna if they're gonna make a play on you. Gotta subscribe to this because of the shows. We are producing using or buying. They gotta be great show. They got to follow the beats one strategy to make it the world's number one tv stir service. You guys remember rebates. I just i just recalled beats. One and i'm like how long has been since we talked about beads one they announced it and then there was a ton of hype and then it disappeared virtually translate for how much didn't they give people apple music three free months at the beginning. It was a month or three months. I forget which so you know i mean. It doesn't seem like they. I mean for sure every single thing they roll out. They offer a free month long trial right so if they wanted five you'll get at least a month to watchos. I chose five and i'm sure yeah but you know if it's if it's nine ninety nine a month. I'm not even going to sign up for the trial because i already know. I'm not going to pay you ninety nine. Sign up for a free trial will sign up and you gotta remember that you're gonna get billed in a month senate. Remind three months or whatever you know i. I don't want that. I don't want that hate over my head. Lose stresses me out. I know what you mean. I pay for years you know back in the day before those playing them every month right you set subscription and then you just never think about it again. That's netflix is entire business model. How many people have netflix yeah exactly. That's probably a half their revenue so i'm hesitant to sign up for if i know that i'm not going to use. I'm repeating myself. I'm sorry i know but nine ninety nine a month for five if they would have come in at five that then then i would have signed up probably no matter what because five dollars a month so cheap that i would've been willing to take the risk in and watch the five shows but come on ten bucks a month. You're making me repeat myself okay. You know what i think. We should go ahead wrapped up there. I know i said i was gonna get tips. I'm gonna have to say these tips for next week. We're we're going win this tip this leak but that means you get bonus tips next week right. You could double the tips so it's really exciting episode next week and lewis. You're gonna be gone right from the sounds of actually be dead last week so this might be dry. I didn't just trying to make it into one more week but yeah well. Thanks for taking that contract because you actually haven't sounded nearly as bad as all right. Let's let's go ahead and wrap it up. That's all the cast. We have for you guys this week but if you want to come say hi or talk to us about as we mentioned on today's show we're on twitter. I'm at airf- on your r._f._o. And louis louis walston leader at el caney this has been the call cast best thirty plus minute conversation. You're gonna hear all week. Along new episodes caucus come out every thursday night. I want to thank everyone for listening and we'll see you guys lewis you take they can't because it would be an accurate leander this next time. He has more style. Dude come on that was air. Some are style wasn't that is little crinkle in the background that explains why the hairs. How did you like those <hes> a sophomore album commercial have yet. What do you ever listen to them yet. I don't want to be there for that. Uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh would it be anywhere near you when you're listening to n._p._s. Martin martin apple on your apple. Delays singles would be anywhere here. This tools <music> the speaking of tangles. I had a curly wurley the other day. I saw aw yeah that was yeah. It's really it basically tastes like a milky way but is it yeah never heard or none of milky way. A milk doc died right. You know it's like they just drizzled. The milk dud onto like a cooking sheet or something yes and then covered shocker yeah. It's a classic british candy. That is one of the reasons british people have the teeth. It's both very and very sticky. It's like soft sticky tape covering chocolate. I remember the the american version from the seventies and eighties eighties. Do you remember this time the marathon bar. I can't say that i've ever had a marathon bar. Snickers new p- marathon days of a canton britain called a marathon yeah. There's another popular one leader. <hes> what's what's the other really popular british candy bar house <hes> no no no not that one it was what was it called soon as i posted about curly wurley every flake no no wasn't one as soon as i tried. The curly was like you should also try. I don't know there's like crunch something. Maybe oh a crunchy. Yeah yeah yeah crunchy. That's an amazing chocolate yeah. It was absolutely sui. Puget one bite of it where did you it was like eating like eating a sweetened chuck the the the <hes> you know that sort of golden foam hard foam exactly it was weichel eating a hardened sweden phone. That's a great candy bar.

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251: How I reversed my type 2 diabetes | Eric Adams, Brooklyn borough president

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You don't have to think about and simple meals crackers baking mixes cookies and bars always make our weekly list learn more at simples dot com and shop using Promo Code NBC G. Twenty for twenty percent off your purchase. Eric Adams is the Brooklyn Borough President yes. That's my beloved Brooklyn. He's also a former New York City police officer for more than two decades, and now he's an advocate for plant based nutrition and reversing diabetes and chronic illness as Eric has a remarkable hell story, he had severe vision loss and was diagnosed with type two diabetes which he reversed. Yes. He reversed all through the power of nutrition. His doctors were so shocked that he was able to do this. But here, my buddy green not doesn't shock us. He now tells his incredible story in his first book healthy last a plant based approach to preventing and reversing diabetes and other chronic illnesses. He's an inspiration and I'm honored that he's with us today. Eric Welcome as I mentioned before we got started as a Brooklyn resident since two thousand, nine I love this city. I, love our borough and thank you for taking good care of us. Thank you. Thank you city and borough love June. Welcome as the. Son Of. Brooklyn you know when you're going to. Have a Brooklyn feeling in your pain know I I'm with you Thank you. But we're we're not going to talk about Brooklyn although I'd love to talk about Brooklyn and We're GONNA talk about your incredible personal health journey, which has come to fruition in this amazing book from you called healthy last, and so let's start there. You have such an empowering health story to tell so camera wind 2016 sixteen when you were diagnosed with type two diabetes after a colonoscopy. So can you talk about which symptoms you were experiencing and what was what was that like for you? What you know. The Jones rarely a reflection of just life in itself. You know no matter who we are we going to find ourselves in. Spaces in places and the question becomes is interpreted as a burial but as a plantain than the fruits of your hobbies should go to feed people who are in. Spaces at the time and that's how I felt You know my mother said that you know if you are fortunate to live long enough to misfortunate to experience pain. So turn pain into purpose and so back in two thousand and sixteen, I was diagnosed with type two diabetes. I was feeling discomfort in my stomach and I thought it was colon cancer because I just lost a friend of colon cancer and it wasn't like guests at moved around just stationary and it was only after I decided to go to my. mind. Who sent me to have my colon check and my stomach check that when I came out of sedation the doctor looked at my numbers and he stated that You have an ulcer of a real problem issue diabetes you're at a comatose level. He said, in fact I'm surprised you're not in a coma actually, and at that time I was experiencing vision loss in my life I lost my life I was losing sight in my right eye had nerve damage in my hands and feet. I didn't even realize it was tingling all the time and I couldn't even feel my right thigh I. thought it was from playing football. And you know men, you have to drag me into the doctors we shake it off and so. I was just in a terrible state in the symptoms were at the advanced stages of. Kidney. Issues High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Ma body I not like the average fifty. Euro. Put on a little weight not too much. had a muscular bill but you know I needed to take an internal selfie because my body was breaking down. And so you said something interesting previous interview or actually. Get in the book where you know you thought you had cancer and you have a quote, we've acquainted a cancer diagnosis to death but we look at diabetes as something that you get when you get older. So can you talk about that? You know it was amazing Jason. When I was in the doctor's office, the intern, his office, and he says that you know explain the late stages of diabetes and it was hot me for a moment that I say. You know it was coming. You know when you when you get to your your mid fifties, there are certain tests that everyone tells you to take. Because at that point, your body naturally breaks down now and you know that your time your mother was diabetic your brothers. This is what pre diabetic. Your family member WHO's diabetic. So I saw it almost as A. Natural transition of to when you get your certain age in life and it wasn't until the doctor said, you know, hey, you're going to lose your sight and I said, wait a minute the sign up for this. Growing up we heard on many had a little sugar or wheat. We sweeten the diagnosis of diabetes little did I know is the leading cause of blindness the leading cause of non trauma limb amputations whether the leading causes of heart disease is so many other diseases of that when I started to realize what that diagnosis meant I said wait a minute I I, got I can't just surrender. To you know just a diagnosis. And so you talk about crediting, Michael, Gregor's fabulous book. How not to die for for helping you take that next step. So talk about the impact of that book and ultimately what you did in terms of Diet and lifestyle and how you ultimately reversed type two diabetes. and Microsoft real hero in a friend, and it really inspired me to do the book a healthy last and is a powerful statement. Because little. Did I know I normalized the discomfort a bit unhealthy? became part of you know we have the amazing ability as human. Beings to adapt to our surroundings and we hardware hardwired that, and so we can normalize any level of discomfort. It's amazing how done and normalize the aches and pains not been able to sleep of the constipation bloating this of the tied the my. Feeling, and I thought that that was the part of life and normalize those symptoms of unhealthy body and a that was really important when I decided of bad I learned that you didn't have to be unhealthy now I started searching I remember like it was yesterday. When I went to the doctor's office with no medicine, I will a doctor's office three medicine for Diabetes Including Insulin Medicine drops drama my eyes medicine for my blood pressure medicine put. Medicine put the quest raw and I remember. You know what I'm like a miniature dwayne. Reed now. With no medicine, no. Walking all this medicine and Casey I sat down at my computer. Come with to five other doctors because you know I, take the road of one doctor. I went to five of endocrinologists in the city and they all told me the same thing everything's hereditary is in your your. Your family DNA of you know there's not much. You can do saas at to computer. With his. Medicine and all of these pamphlets that said living with diabetes. And I went to Google and I googled and change. One road. I change to reversing diabetes and that one road took me down another strain took me to another place and Dr Greg came up Dr Bonner came up Dr came up all of these people came up and I said can this be true? All interaction with healthcare why I never heard of this before it was mind boggling to me that my entire life. I've never heard all loved ones I, loss to chronic diseases of all the time in the doctor's office with my family members. I never heard of this different place of disease reversal. It was firing as someone was saying, you know go visit Your Hotel Mama's I was like this is not even possible and so. I after reading Dr Seuss Book in Calling Dr. Estrogen I, went to visit Dr `Satan in Ohio S in Cleveland Clinic and he tweeted Bill Clinton for his heart disease and he gave me the instructions that really was like ultraman might changing about you know look at eighty. And so what was your diet like then and then how did your diet evolve after that? Meeting at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Was the first time. I. Heard the term of outside of the reading whole loop plant based. Diet. And that was like, okay you know what is that? You know? And so after I spoke with the. Remember he was saying that you know what you know. What are we burst these symptoms you have to stop eating meat your over fixation meat, and now was saying to myself in the back of my head. Kind of crack is this I'm looking my psyche, me stop each day e state and if I had nothing to lose, and so when I returned to the city I, looked in my refrigerator cupboards in my pantry. And reading the labels not said, wow, these are the things he was talking about sugar fat salt process that was my diet, and as a retired police officer I was doing midnights throughout a large part of my career and you know, let me dispel rumor whoever says that do cops like donuts or not? Yes we do all type of all sizes. If it wasn't sweet fried a bass food was the really of the corner of my diet and that some of the things I point out in the book healthy last how we built our entire lives around of our consumption of food and I was really it was comfort food if I went to shooting. And there was a lot anxiety because someone lost their. Life to buy. I will go eat something I had nights philly cheese steak to sort of sued me your at the end of the day of dinner with violence dealing with trauma. I will go home in pig out on ice cream because it was. It was almost I was trying to a treat, my emotions through was. Because, it became comfortable of to deal with some of the discomfort of what police career could do during those times when I was policing. So it was a very unhealthy diet, a Lotta sweet a lot of FRY, a lot of processed food and I was in Jim. Thought I was doing the right thing. I. Didn't realize that I was myself slowly leading into the state that was headed towards. Well. You'd a pretty remarkable turnaround. Yeah. We think of diabetes you think of Hemoglobin A. One C. Levels and you're you're supposed to be on the you know under under six you are at seventeen and within six months, and then he got up to five point seven yes. Yes which is remarkable. This phone moment. We weeks after going Hofu plant base, my vision came back while. Two three months later. The agency went down to five point seven I. Don't know when the ulcer when away. Because his woke up one day and realized that wait a minute. I'm feeling that this company my stomach anymore that outsor- saved my life because that's what push me to go into the doctor's office. The tingling went away my hands and feet. mcclair Sarong normalized blood pressure normalized my PSA, which one point one of before was hi. My kidney numbers of normalized my body made complete reversal I dropped thirty five pounds, and it just really became very firm of a body after it was. When you when you thought about the body that was inside me that I knew existed came out when I changed poisoning that I was doing in the slow fashion and that's what I talk about in my book healthy last of how you can make that transformation because all of us, we all have the body that we know and we often believe that because we move in age up for women when they have children for man of the on a few pounds or they get that that gut we tend to believe this is it. And we don't realize. No, it's not it. You can reverse agent the the Fountain of Youth is found in your refrigerator, and that is where you must start and it's an amazing transformation not only physically but also emotionally spiritually I love it, you're preaching to the choir. So I'm curious when you back to your doctor, what did he say? It was so funny when I went back to the journeys and he print my fingertips, my one. Of. My Blood Glucose level and he looked at the numbers, Jesus. Wow. The insolent and metformin other medicine is barking and I took all bottle of medicine in insolent and I put it on the table. I said I never used it. And he says, what did you do I said I went to a whole foods plant based Diet and Throughout that time for the last. Two years. He has called me with patients and says, I'm in the office with a patient that I would like you to talk to and so that goes back to us when I say that when you planted the fruits of your hobbies, go would go to feed others and I am beating up his when I've talked to those patients and many of them have started to look at how to birthday diseases instead of going dialysis of limb amputations of. Loss, and that is just so important. So affiliate for me as a part of this journey. So. You know you mentioned earlier being a police officer and you witnessing extraordinary trauma and you mentioned you know going to doctor Google Google if you will having this revelation and I'm curious you know look at the people out there on the front lines people in government people in hospital, civil servants, police, officers, firemen so far. We can go on and on people who you are saving lives every day Especially you in this time of covid people really need and they're experiencing extraordinary trauma and yet you know why? Why do you think we're not talking enough about? Eating more plant-based about nutrition about About the power of food to heal why why do you think that's just not part of the conversation and you go to a hospital and there's you know there's there's donuts on the menu and all this crowd what what's your take? Jason that's that is such an amazing question and it seems simple but it's a little more complex of we realize a how we have embedded. of Or habits. Our lives we actually we have to unlearn to learn correctly. And we have the test ourselves and we have rooted our culture in the indoctrination of things that are just roam. And some of us are really ashamed to say, this is what I plant my tree in the roots run. So deep in the thought of the replanting is so frightening for medical schools. How do you now go is say, wow, we sent out millions of physicians and told them that you're supposed to treat symptoms and not underlying causes. We we taught people how to write prescriptions. We don't teach nutrition. How do we go to hospitals now and say we have to reexamine the meal someone goes into the hospital. Or Colon cancer they come back to their room and they eat the food that caused the cancer. In the first place you'd have diabetics who are in hospitals being given a coca-cola and White Reyad process need you know is as though we feed the crises and so it is frightening of all government acknowledged that, wow we have to actually rethink this entire process and it's challenging for a lot of people to even think so in you know many people internalized cause remember was important is that that chocolate cake was not only food for me. That is what my dad used to give me. I used to strike out in literally. So the food that we eat is also attached to the emotions that we have and so when you said to me, Hey, you have to stop eating that chocolate cake it was like, are you semi Dad was? A you know. So people attached the recipes today on t to grandmother handed down from generations in our point that out in healthy. At last book of the attachment we have to food and so when we start to that wreck Shen, we have to do it in a gentle fashion to show how we are evolving now, and sometimes it's very challenging people you want to get in a big fight with someone start talking about what's on their plate. Well I. So you talked about diabetes being something perceived. As you know something you got when when you were older and you know coming back to to co Vid you know. You know we talked about early on you gotta social distance gotTa wear. Masks. San Hand sanitizers all that stuff yet. We also know that. Covert is disproportionately affecting people with diabetes. People suffering from obesity and it took the CDC forever to talk about nutrition and Diet, and also in the context of diabetes used to be something that you just got when you were older and you dealt with it maybe with medication if you weren't interested in lifestyle or you weren't aware of some of the lifestyle changes to now something that could become catastrophic very quickly and. I'm glad that we're it's feels like we're starting to talk about nutrition and Diet. Is but I'm curious and we also know that to disproportionately affects. Bypass Communities Minorities disadvantaged people in the front line all the people who we need to take care of. So so what's your take on you know? What do you hope will emerge from this pandemic in terms of the way we look at health nutrition you know as a culturally as a society and and and from government. Exhaustion big question although it is, but it's very important case Jason because I hand a borough of Brooklyn number one, we'll extremely depres forty seven percents of Brooklyn Knights speak a language other than English at home, and we have our own diabetes flatbush diabetes, which is a version of diabetes and it's a poorer communities. And a very large weight and when you look at Corona virus of the fact that over ninety percent of people who are hospitalized then who lost their lives Abilities and they have pre existing conditions in just a fancy term for San Aer diabetic respiratory issues are disease all of those diseases of that could actually aggravate corona virus and something that you didn't hear people talk about you know how do we change our healthcare system to be more proactive than reactive I? Think we lost a golden opportunity because during the time of Corona virus, you know what we were doing we were. Feeding people a mini about senior who had is co morbidity had to get their food from government of many people who are living in economically challenged communities. They had to get their food from government. So here was our opportunity as part of the millions of people that mills we distributed the grabbing goal. This is our opportunity to say, Hey, we're going to introduce you to healthy food that would have been a double win. Number One people were compelled to get their food from a sauce. That's both saw should have been healthy number two. We would have been introducing them to to new for a number three. Remember I had a fast turnaround because of of my healthy lifestyle. So we would have started to change some of pre existing conditions symptoms that was causing people to be hospitalized in some cases news of their lives a we would have been. Becoming proactive and prevention instead of just beating people into crisis, we were walking people into the mall based sort of food. We were giving them. You look some of the food that we deliver to people. It was a shame it was shameful alarming that was causing the crisis. So we need to look at immune strengthening Ford How does it become part about overall healthcare ecosystem of healthy full is part of that, and that's some of the things we're doing at. Bellevue Hospital of without is kind of lifestyle medicine initiative that we partnered with. Back in with. Hey. Everybody. Thanks for tuning in. We're just GONNA take a quick little break to hear word from our sponsor. It's important that the brands you choose align with your values even when you're in the shower when it comes to hair care Venus, is it Goto you can get behind founded and run by the Belotti family in Parma. Italy Venus offers high end haircare products with the balance of beauty and sustainability after core. The sustainable beauty and be core brand care crafts, equal Lux products that not only make your hair feel great. 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What can we do better because it's such an important point like this thing started in March you know recording this and in late August you know a lot could have happened. You're your transformation happen very quickly. Yes. Yes. No Soul Chew and And had conversations with the mayor about Biz, and the food saw a Kathleen got Cathy Garcia and even helping hospital. To tell them this is a golden opportunity We very corona. Virus. INC An. Opportunity to turn up burial into a planting I keep going back to use these opportunities and they just they were caught in crises. It takes real leadership is not seeing where we are, but we can go. We can't be weighted down by the crises and crises go through this cycle, and if you are not able to see beyond the crises as say, how do I use this crisis as an opportunity a then you'd be stuck in the crisis were stuck in the crises of the city was so busy worrying about what could happen That we didn't look at what was actually happening and figure out ways to get out of it of this was an opportunity to be transformative in our thinking in our process of how we deal with healthcare system and I'm hoping. That as we talk about this. New Nam because believe it or not corona viruses not a behind us of we may have every occurrence in October November of. The being face masks in in tested the new term PP this may be part about vocabulary scientists have been saying for some time of that because of our over consumption of meat of we created these super of viruses in this is part of what we're going to experience A. we have to change the way we all living on his globe in general specifically here in America and by doing so of how we produce food grow food, what we're doing with food according to our environment but how we use in burn. The? Amazon. For a chicken feed in livestock of we need to reach think our existence on this planet because what we're doing is not only now mothers is hurting mother earth and we need to think differently about it and that's what's going to take both thinking even when you look at the green new deal Jay, it doesn't take into of as much on what we need to do about a substantial impact of our over consumption globally on me and no one wants to touch this they wanNA tinker around the edges Goes back to food and we must be honest about it. And that So also with regards to to cove it and and what's in the news right now as we're speaking is which a lot of people excited about New York is gyms and fitness studios or partially reopening, and you've been a part of that out front in the news about that. Can you talk about like what's your view? What what's the importance in your mind? of working out of these places attempting to reopen in terms of our, our health and well-being. is so so true. It was important and the other. So many topics I touched on. Also. In the book healthy I last of the power of exercise and I'm I'm a big believer that know been in the space such as Jim convenient, motivating, and excited, and this allow across our nation of communicating with other people. But show in the book how exercise does not only mean a gym membership. Is being created of take the subway which I do a lot. I'll get off stop before my stop. So I can walk that additional stop to get in my of walking of having eight standing desk in your office, a stationary bike you can hop on. Walking to and from of no businesses, you know sometimes when I do my leaders, we will do a walking meeting in walk and talk at the same time. So it's about being creative but those who enjoy the gym space of when we opened the city, we have to make sure that we're doing a gender neutral. We open the city of Jim but we said that hey, would not want to allow any classes. Hold on a moment eighty, five percent of the people who use classes a woman. On many of the studios, the Yoga pilates of the exercise classes they are owned by women, these studios. So you can't say it's okay for men to go in and lift weights or to use the method of exercising that they do but we're going to hold off on the women, and so that was my call communication to City Hall of the Governor said, we can open the city. Hall said, they're not going to open the. Classes. That's big mistake because exercise is not only physical physically important. It is also how you deal with your mental stresses. Signs clamp a what he does to a release of those good typicals in your body. How manages stress what it does for your movement? You know people have been stuck inside indoor's a this is a great opportunity to deal with the therapy and stuff in JC that many people have ignored all these last few months. Every week speak with the president of my hospitals and they say Eric, we have in major uptick in to help illnesses our mental health. Facilities are bursting at the scene of we need to deal with the mental health illnesses that basically have come from corona, the virus, and this could I been able to go to a game and exercise one way of addresses some of that stress why I'm glad you mentioned that you know we already had a mental health crisis and Kobe's just accelerated that and like you saw that the CDC numbers which were just frightening twenty five point five percent of Americans age eighteen to twenty four seriously considered suicide in the past thirty days and sixteen percent of twenty, five to forty four like if that's not scary, I don't know what is. It really is and we've experienced a number of suicides. In the barrel. Actually a my of staffers of about three staffers who had a close family members who committed suicide and it's very real and we can't ignore it and those numbers. Speaks volume when you look at the millions of people who consider themselves to be Americans of those substantial numbers and it is extremely difficult to detect a person. Could you know they connect the desk of doing daily? Daily business and just walk to another room another place and take their lives. It's it's Harvard inside them and we don't do the right outlets to prevent this and believe it or not been able to find those outlets. Exercise is one of them to really deal with some stress that corona virus produce added ought stress of life uncertainty of your employment uncertainty of your living standards all you want to give it to pay your rent of. The full pitching lines have gotten. Much. Larger young people that I speak with those lines say I never thought I'll be here I graduated from a prestigious institution. Gainfully employed. I had amazing career and now finding myself on a boo pantry line trying to get whatever's possible and I don't know if I could pay my rent that is a real switch in the stabilization up a person's life. And so you know. The knock on wood. Knock on wellness is is affordability accessibility, and then the other knock specifically in comes to exercise I. Don't have the time. And I remember when the PEM started you were famous for you were living in the office thinking like a cotton there. So like and you're you're you're pretty busy guy there's a lot going on in the borough, and now you got a book your in a Bookstore virtual book tour. But. How do you find time like what's a Dan the life for you? How do you? How do you fit it in? People's had another time That's such a great threat of course, Jason and I tell people to flip that around of you don't have the time not to. Of that is so important because let me tell you something you may. Now you say you don't have the time for your help, but you're going to find the time to go to Dallas this of three days a week. Three hours a day if you like it or not you go to find yourselves the time to get the CNI dog you're going to buy of to have to go into. Your office to inject yourself with instantly. So either, your wants to control your time or your elm is going to control. You is one of the other and it's only a matter of time before materializes into, you're going to have no other choice like I was faced with, and so the book points out a how you need to build your health around your life and Not Your Life around your help and that's what I was doing and many of US guilty up in. You know it's not beat yourself up with you caught up in the daily grind of the children the office appointments we get caught up in that and what I try to do in the book is to show people how do you start ability life around your help? Like I, do my food prep at the beginning of the week and this way I can just go in note, I'm going to cook having mapped out already and it makes it easier. You know what you could bring. With you to the office is so much. You can do to become more creative with your time that this way you can find time to do what you need to do, and then be creative about this thing called. If. You like Golf Break Off. And Walk through the golf course you know get no steps in of as stated in the standing desk in your office is very powerful. Here it is. You're building the time into what you do naturally, and that is what I like to encourage people to do and what I pointed out in the book a healthy at last is how you built into your life, what you're doing or ready of methods that would become a win win carrying out your daily activities which are doing it in a healthy way I love it. You mentioned stops don't take the elevator, take the stairs they go. Get and so. You know you have such a powerful story and I'd like to to close with that in terms of. Any, advice for someone out there who maybe just got eight new a diagnosis that is daunting or they got some lab work which is scary or someone facing a health crisis. You know you're such an inspirational story worry in some ways your diagnosis was was quite serious. You're going you're gone blind some. You know it's a quick path to to death. You were on that track I could be some would say that to an early early death like what what advice do you have to someone out there? Who's WHO's struggling right now with the diagnosis or an ailment and wants to turn it around Well I think the best thing is just looking at my mom eighty years old fifteen years diabetic seven years insulin. Mom Watch my journey. She joined a two months later she was off insolent. She was nine medications at the time. She was able to cook those medications down to only three of eighty years old. It's never too late to embrace a healthier lifestyle and at a minimum of. You know the changing of your diet you are going to change the. Medication you want to change of some of the conditions that you're going through. There is no lose heads you know. So it's not it's not possible. To embrace a healthy diet to give your body of what's in what it needs so that it can fight off disease. That's so important. Albuquerque. Is made up of small armies of throughout our bodies that want to fight off of the intrusion of diseases. The more we give it the tools that it needs it is going to be strong enough to fight off a those invading armies. Those invading armies could be pandemics, it can be cold, it could be the flow, it could be diabetes, heart disease. Those are all invading obvious stay are not natural and you don't get these invasions because you are older you get these invasions that are successful because you did not give your army the nutrition that in. Needs to fight the right battle. Now, we're looking at Alzheimer's and dementia but years we thought that because you get older your your brain loses his ability to process information and clearly some of the doctors we bought with this showing the close correlation to clear correlation between the Ford we eat and the erosion of our ability to comprehend information in later years the research is very clear. It's all about the food is so my message to those out there is of don't beat yourself up there good days and bad days trust me throughout this journey I have consumed in. Some things. Now, you know supposed to eat that every you know but. We have tomorrow is another day you know I don't know which song it was, but the sun would come out tomorrow. Dobro out those rainy days of you know is not what you believe. As long as you continue to take those steps, you will be fine anyone at in a would tell you that one day at a time and as long as you continue to move forward one day at a time, you will be fine of. About looking down on each other, it's about how do we help each other to become the optimum person that we would like to be in Beswick I'm excited about that's what I believe. The book of which is I think is an easy re. Give some useful and powerful information of how do you deal with full person vote of who you would to become an doesn't matter if you are eight or eighty eight of person you that you would like to be, and you could be that person by taking some basic steps forward well I. The book healthy lasts everyone listening. It is a book you need to pick up and highly recommended for anyone who has a loved one that they're struggling with Eric. Story is truly inspirational and in terms of being inspirational will really close with this look. So there's a lot lot happened in the world right now you alluded to it. There's just lot of uncertainty a lot of suffering a lot of unrest and you know, I'm a hope guy I know you're hope guy, what's your message of hope for people out there you know beyond the conversation of health or just like you know enough a twenty twenty I'm struggling. You know we always going to have twenty twenties years like that. I'll never forget being a lieutenant at the time when we saw two planes fly into our trade centre and I went down bed at night, and after the buildings collapsed and the ground smoldering and I saw offices in firefighters in military personnel filled with soot and people were sitting around America. We were hitting out. Good. And I remember saying to myself that I don't know if we could make it through this one because it was so devastating after hot of who we were not since Pearl Harbor since we witnessed such a devastating attack when I'll soil in such an important city and in something reckless happened on nine twelve we got up. A taught build his built. Businesses. Open retailers. Their goods and services, and we started to put out the flags on our porches decided to communicate with each other. We came together as a country and we knew spirit and reminded us who in what we are. America's Great. Not Because of the land that we're on. We're great because of borrow from another Brooklyn night, the owner, a snapple with great because we're made up of the best stuff on earth and that's the people's in families that are here. So we're GONNA, get through Corona virus. We're GONNA get through the economic challenges into all of this because we are the best and that's why we call ourselves Americans in. So bad as the spirit I go to bed with every night not spirit I wake up with every night and I want to encourage people to do something that I do. The greatest gift you can receive is the gift of giving I have this one hundred point plan that I do. Before I go to sleep every night, I add up my points throughout the day and I have to get one hundred points. If I don't difference, I put money in a jar and I give away at the end of the week. If I hold the door for someone, I give one point about by meal for someone, I give five points if I say. Good Morning I get a point I keep building into my life one, hundred points in every night I need one hundred points and it reminds me to be intentional about being compassionate about being careful about giving, and so I ask people create your own one hundred points system and you were built into your life. The greatest gift you could ever receive, and that's the gift given and you appreciate every moment of your life and that is what I say to people don't give up. Give up part of. Yourself. and. We will find rate way out of this. Amen Eric. Thank you so much for taking the time to be with. US thank you for all the good work you are doing and again congrats on the incredible book. Healthy last. Thank. Thank you appreciate you kid. Do.

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Nvidia And Domino's Step Out

Wall Street Breakfast

10:53 min | 4 months ago

Nvidia And Domino's Step Out

"Support for this podcast comes from dropbox business teamwork your way there I was struggling to balance my professional life and making my son something healthy in my personal life and then I realized my team and I can fix this sure. We're all pretty different with different working styles but that only makes us more productive. I work early in slides while Biz Dev assigns tasks and legal works late in hello sign all from one shared dropbox workspace try dropbox for your team at dropbox. Dot Com. Slash teams at work. Welcome to seeking Alpha's stocks to watch Wall Street breakfasts weekend edition our news teams weekend preview of upcoming IPO's earnings, reports, conference presentations, investors, FDA decisions, barons mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks to set you up for the week ahead in the markets subscribe to this podcast on apple podcast Google podcasts spotify stitcher good morning today is Sunday October fourth and I'm your host renewable. We begin with a breakdown of the week ahead from seeking Alpha's news team. Investors head into next week with a few tober surprises already in the bucks stimulus trauma further developments with President Trump's health aside, there are some economic highlights to track in the week ahead, including new prints, weekly jobless claims, and the release offend minutes. Also of interest is speech by reserve chairman. Jerome Powell scheduled for October six. Powell is expected to push for stimulus package to boost the economy. So the recovery doesn't continue to stall on the corporate calendar earnings from Domino's pizza and a major Navidi event will take center stage in the antitrust arena the justice department might soup to action. Against Google. In earnings news, the earnings calendar takes a breather in front of the start of the q three earning season in about three weeks notable companies do report in the earnings confessional include paychecks and Levi Strauss on October sixth lamb, Weston and October seventh Domino's pizza and acuity brands and eighth. IPO News as E. O. BIOLOGICS IS EXPECTED TO PRICE ITS IPO an October seventh. The IPO lock-up period expires uninventive Saka an Tober eighth with close to twenty five percent of shares being freed up to be traded. In a news, the Charles Schwab td Ameritrade merger will finally make it to the finish line on October sixth in the UK. Holders with just takeaway dot com will vote on the GRUB. Deal. That Navidi event we mentioned at the top Navidi. IS HOSTING ITS GPS technology conference from October fifth through the ninth that event will run continuously across all time zones for five straight days and promises to cover all the latest innovations from the company. Bank of America expects the conference to underscore and videos longer term vision. In quote all pervasive AI accelerated computing. And how it is rapidly advancing its initiatives updates for management are expected to cover gaming cards, datacenter enterprise Tam expansion from the VM where relationship the arm acquisition Ai Five G. opportunities provost, and the Mercedes Benz Partnership. Also in the video universe the highlight of the armed have summit from October sixth. Through the eighth, we'll be a fireside chat with arms. segers and Video Jensen Wayne. This will be the first public discussion with the to CEOS Cincinnati announced its agreement to acquire arm from Softbank topics they will cover include what the combination of Armand had made for the future of ai more details individuals plans for it's a center of excellence in the UK and news from on its support for the arm ecosystem shares of Nevada are up nearly a hundred and twenty five percent year today. In Healthcare News Mirror GT will present nine month results from the ongoing phase half clinical trial of. RPI GR for vision loss at an oral session at the your Tina. Twenty. Twenty virtual meeting taking place from October second through the fourth shares mirror gt ex rose sharply in June when AV RPG data was presented. Spring Bank pharmaceuticals is due to present abstracts related to its IV Sp. One, two, eight, five phase one, a one. B trial at the seventh. Immunotherapy of cancer conference running from. October third through the fifth Alexia and pharmaceuticals is presenting an its strategic advancement including key pipeline opportunities and drivers of future growth at an event on October six. The last business day also arrives for Lexi and pharmaceuticals before the October Eleventh FDA action date, and a new formulation of Alexi UN's ULTA MIRA's that will shorn infusion time. Beyond meat products will be on the shelves of two thousand four, hundred Walmart stores next week and a significant expansion of the partnership between the two companies. The rollout at Walmart Soars coincides with demand for plan as alternatives jumping twenty-five percent year over year in one of the latest rates from Nielsen it is also the first ever loyalty week at Dick's sporting goods getting in front of Amazon Prime Day. In case, it flew under your radar Dick's is red hot right now on Main Street and Wall Street. Some conference highlights for you. Some of the companies do to talk numbers at Deutsche Bank DB Access Twenty Eighth Annual Leverage? Finance. Conference Twenty Twenty include Hilton Worldwide Net flicks, United Airlines Boyd Gaming the Jeffries virtual cannabis summit running October seventh through the eighth with the list of presenting companies including grow generation, Kushko Holdings, Green Industries, and we'd Md. the event will also feature a talk titled US legalization sooner rather than later what this would mean for us and Canadian. Players and implications for institutional investment. And this week in barons mentions the stocks and themes drawing attention in Barron's weekly addition. The publication notes that the next generation of video game console machines will arrive with video games atop the entertainment pecking order activision Blizzard Electronic Ubisoft and take two interactive software are seen racking up even more gains. Camping World Holdings is seen as having an edge in the RV, sector and equipment make our TEREX is called the cheap an economic recovery in regard to the biggest news hanging over the market a potential positive seen emerging from the hospitalization of president trump for covid nineteen quote the odds may now increase at Washington will act more decisively to contain the virus possibly with new public health measures and passage of a broad base stimulus package rights Darren Fonda. This week in our single stock coverage recovering CHAMARA. With quad seven, capital schmear closed the week at just under eight and a half dollars. Quad seven begins here. Shamir Investment Corporation remains a holding in my long term dividend reinvestment income portfolios, but also name that can be traded on the swings. We have been telling members that this name is a stock to buy any meaningful pullback. Well, friends with the stock nearing the dollar mark that time has come I've mentioned this before but back in February I detailed why assault half the position and was leading the houses money run an team highlighted as a pick in March. When m rates were getting obliterated, we have been following this company in the portfolio very closely for quite some time this year of course, the stock and portfolio holdings were decimated. The prior quarter was rocked by VID, which was a complete disaster and huge margin calls were seen in the sector in the spring management teams scrambled. Stock was extremely volatile right now, our firm thinks the stock is a solid by especially at the seven to eight dollar level. When it was at nine, we are you should wait for a dip again while the dip is here we think you can add a like just over eight and fingers crossed it falls into the seven range. So you can add make no mistake. This stop was wants. To gold standard play in the space for years. But like so many others has fallen on hard times but I suspect the future is bright once the economy normalizes and the cast and rates and bond yield stabilizes the stock and others in the sector will thrive. It won't happen tomorrow or next month aside from possible trading profits but give it some time and this stock will be a massive winner. Quad seven goes on. During the second quarter management work to focus on the quantity non-market market and longer-term term financing arrangements to retain high yielding assets provide time for asset price recovery while remaining position to take advantage of any opportunities that might arise a few important moves were made. These moves are important to be aware of management entered into three nine mark to market facilities to finance approximately two billion. It's agency portfolio management also entered into a limited mark-to-market facility to finance roughly six hundred and eleven million of non agency securities. This was defensive, and now over half of it's not agency borrowings are not subject to full market to market risk. You must understand that the increasing length of duration was key. In fact, management increase the weighted average. Of Its, non agency financing from two hundred and twenty three days in the first quarter to six, hundred, Ninety, eight days in the second quarter taken as a whole at the end of the second quarter a bit less than half of its non agency financial reasons have terms longer than a year. Folks when investing in the same or similar companies, you need care about and specifically how that income related to dividend coverage with 'em read there are few measures of income. Quite seven then goes on to discuss them in q two net income swung to a loss similar to most other emeralds. Net loss was seventy, three million which translates to a loss of thirty seven cents per share. This was much better than what we saw in Q. One. Net. Interest income was down from last year coming in at two hundred and forty, five, point nine, million versus three, hundred, thirty, nine, point, nine million and below our expectations of between two hundred and fifty and two hundred, seventy million. This was a bit of surprise but a direct result of the portfolio holdings and movements relative motions in rates etcetera. Quad. Seven then goes on to discuss why you should be watching book value closely. And then ends here. The dividend is covered. There's a nice discount. I'm letting this run and will collect the dividend but a twenty four percent discount is tough to ignore book value may slip some but regardless, this is a solid by the market outlook will be challenging in the near term I think the current Q. Three see some volatility here but I expect stabilization for the company and the sector to end twenty twenty with even better improvement in twenty twenty one. Overall seeking others skew bullish and Shamir Investment Corporation with one very bullish, bullish and three neutral. That concludes this week's tax to watch. Thanks so much for listening for the best investment analysis a news on the web. Go to seeking Alpha DOT COM subscribe to this podcast on apple podcast Google podcast spotify stitcher. You can sign up for other podcasts Alpha traitor let's talk ETF's the cannabis investing podcast and essay for f.a.s.t on those platforms as well. Have a great week.

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How to Actually Make Yourself Smarter & How Too Much Efficiency Makes You Less Efficient

Something You Should Know

43:20 min | 2 years ago

How to Actually Make Yourself Smarter & How Too Much Efficiency Makes You Less Efficient

"Today on something, you should know. If antioxidants are good are more antioxidants better. No, then very practical ways to noticeably improve how well you think starting with more sleep and alz need seven to nine hours sleep a night. And I know all kinds of people. I'm sure you do while that say they get by just fine on five or six hours sleep. That's what they're doing. They're getting by they are not performing at their cognitive best. Plus the surprising answer to the question. What makes a woman beautiful? And are we to obsessed with the fish today? Probably. So the shortest way to say it is trying to be too officiant in the short run will make us less efficient in the long run. Sometimes the pursuit of officiency ignores some elements of quality that are hard to measure all this today on something, you should know. Something you should know is sponsored by ADT when it comes to something as important as your family safety. You need real protection with ADT. 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It's always on the website. The website has every episode in reverse chronological order the newest episode on top. And all of the information is listed right there with the audio and the website address is something you should know dot net. First up today, if you take anti-oxidants that must be a good thing, right? Not necessarily some nutrition experts say that we're totally overdoing it in the antioxidant department antioxidants are friendly molecules that go to work on evil free radicals. And that's all good. But as with anything too much of a good thing can leave your body working too hard to process at all flooding, your body with antioxidants, especially in supplement form could do you more harm than good now antioxidants have been credited with helping to prevent all sorts of problems from aging vision loss cancer, heart disease and stroke, but how much they actually help is still up for debate consumers gobble up products containing the buzzword antioxidant and the nutritional supplement industry really loves that. But just remember that there is no evidence that they actually cure anything and the best way to get them. Is naturally in the food you eat, and that is something you should know. Who wouldn't want to be smarter? Imagine if you could think better make decisions better and just get through life with more brain power to navigate all you have to do in a smarter more thoughtful way. Well, meet David Bardsley, David became a dentist and oral surgeon after overcoming some serious learning disabilities when he was younger when he retired from surgery he began researching and lecturing on the topic of cognitive performance, and he is the author of a book called smarter next year. The revolutionary science for a smarter happier. You David welcome to something. You should know is my pleasure make so before we begin about making people better, cognitively speaking. If I do all the things you're about to tell me how much smart I mean, how much is it worth the effort? Are we just going to move the needle in the laboratory? Or am I gonna go? Gee, I feel like I've my brain is really functioning better. Well that depends on where you are. Now, if you're already doing these things then inner doing them with a little more gusto will move the needle a little bit. But if you're not already doing any of these things, you can have a very very significant increase in that cognitive ability and most people that I find that. I know of are not doing these things or they're not doing him to degree to the degree. That's necessary. If you want that cognitive improvement when people hear conversations about cognitive ability and brain function, I think there's a tendency to think, well, this only applies to older people to people as they're getting on in years, and maybe their brain starts to decline is this an older person problem the center for disease control in the United States estimates that by age forty four zero that fifty percent. Of the population. Start to show some signs of what's called mild cognitive impairment and mild cognitive repairman is that's there the first steps toward more severe cognitive repairman, and ultimately with dementia and Alzheimer's now, not everyone not everyone who has mild cognitive impairment by any means will progress into more serious forms of dementia, and Alzheimer's. But what we do know is that one hundred percent of the people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Started way back here with mild cognitive different parent. And that's why it's so important to either prevent it or deal with it at that very early stage. So, but what does that mean mild cognitive impairment does that mean, I forgot where I put my keys or does. That mean, I can't do math or what is my gimme an example of mild cognitive impairment. You know, if if you if you notice a song comes on. Oh, yeah. This is all I recognize the songs. Oh, don't tell me. I know who it is. It's it's it's it's under tip of my tongue in and you find you just can't make that connection to that to that information society of of cognitive impairment, or you might feel overwhelmed. You know, perhaps someone is pressing you to make a decision on something. And and you're not quite sure. And you know, it's it's just seems like there are so many facts in information to try to make that decision. And it just seems overwhelming, and you and your procrastinate. So you don't make decisions is quickly and in the United nearly as confident in those decisions, again, a lot of what you just described we tend to associate with decline in brain function as you get older. So if it's happening in younger and younger people what's causing it. Well, sleep deprivation is huge absolutely huge where we are sleep deprived nation in adults with rare exception need seven to nine hours sleep. Tonight. And I know all kinds of people. I'm sure you do as well. They'd say they get by just fine on five or six hours sleep. And they're absolutely correct. That's what they're doing. They're getting by they are not performing at their cognitive best. What are the simplest things residue and psychology is to test that cognitive decrease that that occurs. The sleep deprivation if you have just one night of disturbed sleep, you will have a measurable decrease in your cognitive ability. The next day in the military have done the best studies I've ever seen in military. Studies are fantastic then they show that if you take a group of military personnel of mixed ages, and you deprive them of sleep for first of all you give them a cognitive test. And then you deprive them of sleep for twenty four hours. And then you retest them they will have a decrease of thirty percent in those test scores. Now, most of us are never deprive the sleep for twenty four hours straight. But those say military studies show, if you take that same group of personnel mixed ages, you administer the. A cognitive test. And now you deprive them of sleep. So that they get six or less hour sleep for five consecutive nights. And then you re-test them. Now, they have a decrease of sixty percent in those test scores is it's one of the soup A-List things that we can do to make sure that we're functioning at one hundred percent of our cognitive ability is to get that seven to nine hours sleep every night. I think everybody can relate to that. I know I can relate to that. If I don't get a good night's sleep by. No, I just no I don't perform as well the next day. So what else what else besides getting more and better sleep, one of the big factors is side effects of medication and not just over the counter medication prescription medications as well. So many prescription medications have cognitive slowing as a side effect. And some of the extremely extremely common ones like status. Ends drugs that he used to lower blood cholesterol in one out of four at ultimate twenty five percent of the adult population in the United States takes the Staten on a daily basis a line of anti anti-coagulants antidepressants have a negative cognitive side effect to them. So our goal. Everybody's goal should be to be medication free in. That's look it's not possible for everybody. But for the majority of people it is possible. And if you can't be medication free you wanted to at least be able to reduce that medication you to a minimal level to get the desired effect. And and that's so many of the medications are due to our poor lifestyle choices. That's why we're on them to begin with. Okay. What else? Well, you're not gonna wanna hear this. Most people don't alcohol is not a friend of your brain and your cognitive ability. We can grow human brain cells human neurons in in a. Petri dish in a lab in Ed. Just one little drop of alcohol in instantaneously one hundred percent of those brain cells will shrivel up and die. Now, we can't say that that happens in the living brain because we have no means yet of putting a miniature imaging device into living brain. So we can actually watch that interaction take place, but you could drink a certain amount of alcohol, and it will never get into your brain all the alcohol that you consume. We'll I go to your liver and your liver has an enzyme which breaks down the alcohol into two substrates and b the get excreted in your urine. If you present too much alcohol to your liver, then the alcohol the liver doesn't have the capacity to break down that volume of alcohol. Some of it will be broken down some of it will pass through unchanged. It gets into your bloodstream and in thirty seconds. It's crossed that blood brain barrier. And it's in your brain in you will feel the buzz. So if you feel the buzz you've know that you've exceeded your liver's capacity to detoxify that alcohol and that alcohol is gotten into your brain in. It's not doing any favor. Believe me, and let's face it. You those people will often say, oh, they they love Gaza wine because it tastes so good. Most people drink because they want the buzz. Yeah. Yeah. I suppose I suppose they do David Bardsley is by guest. He is author of a book called smarter next year. The revolutionary science for a smarter happier. You. Do you sleep? Well, or do you toss internal on or wake up stiff and sore? I woke up the other day with this pain in my neck, and I had to live with it. The whole next day. If you're struggling to get a good night's sleep. You've gotta try a purple mattress, the purple mattress will probably feel different than anything you've experienced because it uses this brand new material that was developed by an actual rocket scientist. 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That's because Geico saves me money, and maybe they could do the same for you. If you switch all it takes is fifteen minutes to find out if you could save fifteen percent or more on car insurance. And gyco also offers coverage for motorcycles are vs and boats. Do you have renters or homeowners insurance perhaps? Geico could save you money there too. And there's so much more. Geico could help with plus don't forget the discounts. Go to Geico dot com today and see how much you. Could save that's geiko dot com. So David because people like, the buzz is there an acceptable level of drinking where it doesn't affect your brain. Yes. There is and that depends on the individual. So generally people who would who would have one drink a day and a drink is is considered two ounces of of hard liquor or or six ounces of wine or one beer that that doesn't have any negative effect whatsoever. In fact, there are some studies show that it actually has has a positive effect. But it's different. You can't just take those exact numbers because it's different one hundred five pound woman can't can't break down the same amount of alcohol is two hundred and fifty pound man. So that two hundred and fifty pound man can consume more out the hall without ever getting to his brain than one hundred and five pound woman. Can what else I'm going to? I'm going to imagine that stress has a lot to do with this huge abs-. Huge Fleischer body with two primary stress hormones cortisol in Trenton, and they have a negative effect on your cognitive ability. So anything you can do to reduce the amount of stress is good anything that you can do. And I tell people if they have significant stress or anxiety, depression, the best thing to do is to get some professional help a okay what else? Well, one of the very biggest ones is exercise. And I shouldn't say exercise is the lack of exercise that leads to the cognitive impairment, the lack of movement, so physical activity vigorous physical activity is truly the rifle shot to improving your cognitive ability. There are now thousands of studies not hundreds of thousands. I read over five hundred myself studies that show the improvement in cognition that occurs with vigorous physical activity, and it has to be has to be vigorous. Unfortunately. A walk around the block with your dog isn't considered vigorous physical activity, and that physical activity does two things it stimulates the growth of new brain cells, which we only discovered twenty years ago could occur for one hundred years before that and Euroscience start that when a brain cell dies. That's it is gone forever. You don't grow new brain cells. But twenty years ago, they discovered for the first time that in fact, we can grow new brain cells, and we can stimulate the growth of those new brain cells and the single best way of doing it is vigorous physical activity. So if I vigorously run to the liquor store and. That's and you your sleep back. What else does diet matter much in terms of what you eat or donate. And is it more? What you eat or what you don't eat you at thirty years ago. It was fat fat was the enemy so anything you can do to lower the fat content of your diet. We thought was better. And now the science showing that that's not true that it's really hyperglycemia. It's really high blood sugar that will have that negative effect. Because that sets up inflammation, the end products of the sugar metabolism will sound up inflammation everywhere new body, including your brain in actually now in a producers, insulin resistance, and now they're in the science. They're referring to Alzheimer's really as tight three diabetes. Your brain normally use a sugar as his primary sort of fuel. But if you if you give your body so little sugar that there's not enough then your body will selectively start to. Use fats, which are known as key tones or Kitone bodies. And it will start to metabolize those fats and a lot of people find their brain works much, much better. If it uses these key tones or fat is a fuel rather than sugar. So it generally, a healthy diet is what we consider, you know, lots of fruits and vegetables, not a lot of sugar that kind of thing is is a good brain diet as well. Half of what you said, I would agree with lots of lots of vegetables, not lots of fruits fruits are very very high in front totes, which is a simple sugar that raises your blood sugar dramatically, our grandparents and our great grandparents didn't have access to fruit three hundred sixty five days a year. They only had fruit. When when when it was when it was available in season often in these discussions about mental decline in cognitive. Ability, particularly when it comes to older people you hear the phrase use it or lose it that older people need to exercise their brain. By doing crossword puzzles and other mental exercises that that will help whatever you say what what's the science say. Well, there have been a tremendous number of studies done, and they haven't for the most part some some have some show positive benefits. But most show that there's no significant increase if you if you purposely stimulate your brain doing crossword puzzles or to do go, or or, you know, some some of the commercially available ones like luminosity and whatnot. And so they're those things are absolutely not detrimental. And I would never discourage people from doing knows. But you don't wanna hang your hat on that as being the salvation for your mentally qwerty for the rest of your life. Because the studies show that they just don't make a significant difference overall. I wonder how much of this has to do with attention and intention in other words, if I put my keys down and go back and look for them later, and I can't find him. I don't know that that's necessarily a cognitive problem as much as it was an attention problem when I put the keys down, I probably wasn't paying attention to where I put them. I wasn't real intentional about it. So when I go look for my keys, I can't find them. But the next time when I'm careful where I put my keys the next time. I know exactly where they are. And I find the measly. So I wonder if in this discussion about cognitive function that a lot of cognitive function has to do with what you pay attention to. Oh, that's that's that's a big part of it. We tend to remember things that are important to us. And we tend not remember things that are important. So if you just walked in the house, and you flip keys and the nearest table in there talk. To someone. You may not remember left those keys. It wasn't important. You just flip them somewhere. But if you walked in and said, okay, I've got to be out of here in exactly fifteen minutes. I'm going to put my keys right over here. So and you make a conscious effort I'm going to put them right here. You'll probably member with those keys are we remember things there were to us. So because little because you misplace something, you know, I tell people don't don't don't get all bent out of shape over that. That's not critical at all. And people will often say to me. Well, I have a terrible. I can't remember names is so it's so embarrassing. You know in a worried about it. And I asked them all could you ever remember names, we could you remember names twenty years ago through years ago, and they say, no, I've been terrible all my life. Remember names? Well, there's no change. So what we're looking for? It is a change. If you weren't good at something. And now, you're not, you know, that's the change that becomes worse. If you were never good at it in the first place, and you still got at it. Then don't worry about it. There's been no significant decrease. Greece. That's good to hear. I've never been good at math. I'm still not good at math. And but I've never been good at math. So I'm not going to worry about that. I'm disabled as you Mike, it's never been my forte. So what's the big thing? And I think I know what you're going to say. But so what's the big thing? If you want your brain to work better. What's the one thing you should do right now today to make it better? If I had to say one single thing it's physical movement vigorous physical activity, and it has to be bigger. It's the only known thing that stimulates the growth of new brain cells. It stimulates the interconnection between existing brain cells and it increases imbalances. The what are called neurotransmitters, which are the chemicals that let the electrical impulse travel from one brain cell to another. It does seem that so much of the conversation about brain function, and your cognitive ability is focused around people in their later years. Years. And yet from what you're saying, it seems that if people paid attention to this and implemented this stuff earlier in life, and in midlife that it would go a long way to help prevent some of the problems rather than trying to fix problems that show up later in life. David Bardsley's been my guests the name of his book is smarter next year. The revolutionary science for a smarter happier. You and you'll find a link to his book in the show notes. Thank you. David. Thanks for being here. My pleasure. Indeed, Mike, thank you so much. What if every time you went out you could cash in now with the Capital One saver card? You're enforcement cashback on dining and entertainment, like their first taste of guacamole. And four percent cashback. When you take your kids to the museum for the first time don't touch that. No matter your reason for going out. Now, you have four more introducing the new saver card from Capital One firm four percent on nine and four percents on entertainment. What's in your wallet terms? Apply capital. One Bank USAA. While it's hard to argue with the idea of being efficient and productive in some ways. It doesn't seem like it's working very, well, we use all these systems and gadgets to be more efficient. And then when we become more efficient. It seems that the goal is to then become even more efficient. It's never enough. And there seems to be this belief that efficiency equals better that getting more done in less time is always a good thing. Well, maybe but really efficiency just means quicker, and maybe quicker isn't always better. Edward tenor certainly believes that Edward is a distinguished scholar at the Smithsonian's Lemelson center for the study of invention and innovation and he has a long career as a teacher and a writer. His latest book is called the efficiency paradox. Welcome Dr tenor. I'm so in a few words. What is the efficiency paradox? The shortest way to say it is that trying to be too efficient in the short run will make us less efficient in the long run. And why is that it's because real efficiency in the long run depends on all kinds of accidents and mistakes and learning from them in the short run. And if we try to systematize everything we get the feeling that everything is running smoothly. But actually, sometimes it's those uneven moments that eventually help us make a breakthrough. So maybe some examples would help to explain the problem and also the solution here. Yes. Well, I think everybody's had the experience of taking a wrong turn somewhere or taking another route and really discovering something in the city or in the countryside that they didn't really realize. Was there and very often those have led to some of the best opportunities. I remember one occasion. I got a call from John Kennedy, jR, who edited a magazine called George political magazine that I would never have thought of contributing to and he had been in a bookstore in New York looking for another book, and he saw my book why things by back, and he really liked it. And he wanted me to write for the magazine, which I did. Now, it turns out that there are fewer and fewer bookstores in New York, and maybe that one is not there now. So you could say that it's more efficient to buy your books online to see proposals for other books that would interest you because you had been interested in a certain book, but a site like that while it sufficient and giving you more of what you've been interested in is a little too officiant because it doesn't really give you that. Kind of peripheral vision that says, hey, wait a minute. This is something kind of intriguing. I wanted to look into that. And so how are we pushed into being too efficient? What are the things that are going on in the world that that keep pushing us to do more in less time and get it done and not look in our peripheral vision, but this day focused straight ahead. One of the big reasons is that efficiency is a movement by that. I mean that people pursue efficiency on the assumption that pursuing efficiency is really going to make us more efficient now that seems to be very reasonable. You wanna do something he wanted to set goals? But there is a paradox there in that is that we don't really have a lot of big data on big data that is we don't necessarily know for sure how very efficient some of these things are give you one example electron medical records were supposed to be. Be something that would relieve doctors of routine work the more time with patients would eliminate errors. And some of these things they may have done. But what people didn't foresee is that in order to pursue, this efficiency physicians and their steps had to spend more and more time. Meticulously entering records into a format that would be suitable for this electric medical records. And now the medical journals have articles about Dr burn out, and how the cost of paperwork has really increased as a result of this. So it's not so clear whether electric medical records as implemented so far have made us more efficient. Now is as means that I'm against electric medical records. No. But what I'm saying is that if we're not very careful programs that are designed to improve efficiency may really undermine it. And we can't assume that just because something promises efficiency that in practice. It's going to deliver it, so how do, you know, how do you know, if you're pushing the limits of officiency or whether you're just being smart inefficient? And I think it's more a matter of balance. I think it's it's a matter of using our. Intuition to counterbalance algorithms and vice versa. The we we shouldn't necessarily depend on our intuition. There are books that show. How intuition has been very very wrong. But as I say in the book, there are other books that have warned against too much criticism of intuition because very often intuition results from something that we really know. But can't articulate very well. And we have to learn how to listen to that. So I understand, and I agree with you. And I'm all on board that that maybe we need to use our intuition, a little more maybe slow down. Stop and smell the roses that kind of thing, but I also like the fact that I have all these things. Mainly on my phone that make me more efficient. Yes, I do too. And I I use them. But to give you one example, I use a GPS program called ways w as the e which is now owned by Google, and I started out as a critic of ways, I pointed out, for example, how ways sometimes leads to cars taking routes through residential neighborhoods and disturbing people and and causing all kinds of complications. And I also pointed out that sometimes people using GPS are led down almost literally the garden path. They can go onto boardwalks they can go onto railroad tracks in one case in England. There was a picture of a van that went down to narrow street and the street was so narrow that the van got wedged in toward the end. So that problem has been happening. Discovered. Something else that ways if you're not really conscious of where you are if you're just depending on this as a kind of autopilot will occasionally send you in the wrong direction. So once I was going south on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey and ways told me to go north, and I had to ask myself, what does this ways no of some kind of big traffic emergency and redirecting me. Or is it more likely that ways is wrong? And I guess that ways was probably wrong. And I actually later when I was in a safe spot tried to see whether there was some problem that ways had -ticipant it was rerouting because it's sometimes does that. But in this case, it didn't it was just wrong. So every once in a while, it might be only one tenth of one percent of the time a program like that can make a mistake. But the problem is that that little mistake, very occasionally Kanter. Turn out to be a huge mistake. So we can take advantage of the program. But we also have to recognize that all of these things have their hidden glitches. And it's our intuition that helps us guard against them. Yeah. Well with ways though, you don't know what you don't know. If ways tells you to go north when you think you should go south will you don't know unless you went south what ways is rooting you around. So I have found that when I disregard ways, I usually regret it because they were usually right? So, but there's there's no way of knowing every time whether it was right or wrong. It does work. That's why I still use it. Most of the time. It does work. I'm just giving you a few times when it was when it was wrong. And I I actually did disregard it the other day. And I was worried that I disregarded it. So they're they're the problem can happen in. In in in in either direction. But there was another time when it it told me to go on a certain route and turn left and left during there was both in dangerous and illegal. So what about the whole idea of efficiency as a concept because I think as I said at the beginning that people assume that being efficient is a good thing. But because you're officiant doesn't necessarily mean you're better. It just means you get it done faster. But it doesn't mean that the quality is better that some things don't lend themselves to being efficient some things. Take more time. Yes. That's another factor that sometimes the pursuit of officiency ignores some elements of of quality that that are hard to measure, but that contribute a lot to the to the the enjoyment of life. So we can't really think of ourselves as as flesh and blood robots that are designed to optimize things. We we really have to think about the the the other side of life the ethical and aesthetic cited like and so and so when the dust all settles what's the advice? What's the what's the trap? We're trying to avoid or what is it? We're trying to do that. We're not doing what's the from your vantage point. What's the advice? My advice, basically is not to outsource life to algorithms to be the user of algorithms. Yes, I I think they're great. And I think that they can really contribute a lot to. The enjoyment of life. But there is an obsession in some corners of Silicon Valley with doing everything as seamlessly and quickly as possible, and that to me cuts into a lot of the serendipity that has been so important in in long-term efficiency that is so many of these discoveries. Come when people might be doing something wasteful people might be doing something that is not absolutely directly concerned with the future of the enterprise, but that might intern lead to something that makes the enterprise even more efficient. Well, in fact, there have been many cases of inventions, where the inventor said, you know, the idea came to him when he wasn't working on it it. He was doing something else unrelated. That's right. That was sticking notes are one of the most famous examples of that sticky notes that we're developed by a scientist at at three m it was it was really. A a kind of play or an accidental discovery. And it wasn't that three m had a project to to start a new multibillion dollar business. It was it was something that that kind of came with free exploration. Right. Right. And then I think that happens a lot. And I like your example, when we first started talking about how you know, sometimes you don't take the most efficient way to get there. And you end up on a route that takes you somewhere that that's beautiful and lovely, and you're so glad you did it. But if you were if your goal was to be officiant, you would have completely missed it. And that that seems to apply to so much in life guest. In fact, I I say for that reason that very often it's more efficient to do something in an old analog way. For example, psychologists have discovered that taking notes as opposed to using a keyboard device when you're listening to elect. Your will lead to better retention and understanding of the lecture, and the reason is that the difficulty of summarizing what the lecturer saying when you're taking the notes formulating, the points drawing EROs, or whatever you do that effort in actively dealing with the material is much more efficient in the long run than the supposed- officiency of capturing every word when you capture every word, it's what they call fluency. You think you have it all, but you really don't have it all because you can't really necessarily repeat it. And summarize it in other words, and that's the real test of whether you learn something not whether you have all the words down there. But whether if somebody asks you to put it in your own words, whether you understand it well enough to do with that way. And that is much more real efficiency than just having everything down there as a text. So I guess the question still remains. Though that how do you know which road to take at any given time today? Are we going to do things more efficiently? Or are today? We're going to be a little more analog like slow things down because maybe that would be better. How do you know what to do when? I'm not opposed at all to doing new things to experimenting with new technology to being an early adopter, which I don't happen to be. But I can understand the logic of that. And and I think that's that's fine. But the danger I think comes in thinking of these things not as something to experiment with and to understand us actively, but as some kind of miracle that will offload your your mental effort and will remove you from active engagement with whatever you're doing. I think that's the danger. Not the technology in itself. I think it's great to play around with these things, and I often do, but it's really the expectation that you bring to it. Well, it it almost seems like the you really can't slow the train down that that there's this movement of, you know, bigger faster, better quicker efficient gadgets, and it's really hard to jump off the train and say, well, let's take. The let's go this way. Instead. You're you're right. That there is a momentum in society that leads to the adoption of some technologies, and it's it can become very difficult to stay with the old one. There are some writers who remain loyal to the typewriter who feel they can work best with a typewriter, which is kind of amusing because when the typewriter came in there were many many criticisms of the typewriter from people who were really devoted to to writing with with pen and ink. So you have a kind of social necessity, for example in the eighteen nineties already newspaper and magazine editors were insisting on typewritten versus handwritten copy. And the reason was that they had so many different writers, so many different submissions that it was getting to be impossible to read people's handwriting on the other hand. One of the interesting things has been that there is still a very vigorous market in in pen and ink notebooks. And you can go into just about any shop. And and that sells stationery and see whole arrays of notebooks. Just because as I was saying there is something about capturing something in analog form in writing that you can't get with the computer. But some of the people were most of the people who buy them may have a variety of of devices, and they can use the devices for what they're good for. But they will use the notebooks for another motive thinking. So I think of that as a as a good metaphor for for a larger trend need to reserve a space where we can exercise analog thinking where we can exercise our intuition on the other hand, though technology does offer often offers a better way to do things to get things done. And sometimes it is the better way yet. And my point is not again, not that we should reject these things. But that we should use them critically and at a distance. We should see them as tools not as self contained lifestyles. Well, I like your message. I like the fact that hearing this might make people stop and think, you know, efficient isn't always better. And and maybe there's another way Edward tenor has been my guest. He is a distinguished scholar at this Smithsonian Lemelson center for the study of invention and innovation and his book is called the efficiency paradox. You'll find a link to his book at Amazon in the show notes. Thank you Edward. Thank you very much money. What makes a woman beautiful? 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