The office visit is repeated in the clinics of millions of practitioners every day across America. In some offices 15 minutes is allotted, in others 20. Doctors who see fifty people a day must schedule about 8 minutes. If anything slows down the process, an elderly person, a talkative person, someone who needs translation or just needs to go to the bathroom the delicate mechanism is smashed as if by the fist of a storm giant. Somehow she must catch up; there are people in the waiting room getting mad and if something isn’t done the physician will face a whole day of angry patients forced to wait too long. No matter how she looks, in her head a little voice is whispering”hurry up hurry up”. Last month she did not meet her RVU target and she is facing a big salary cut.
In the first part of the visit, the caregiver stands outside the door and tries to confirm where she is on the computer schedule to make sure she clicks the right patient. Theoretically she knows him as this is not a “new patient visit”, but if the wrong computer chart is entered it can
Vitamins and Minerals
You know, I may be barking up the wrong tree but if you are a type B personality (more on that later) then chances are you need to take the vitamins and minerals given to you. But will you take them? Probably sporadically at best! That’s just your nature. You’re so calmed, cool and relaxed that nothing seems to stress you out. You’re also probably one of the more well liked people out there.
These are the building blocks for any man or woman. As such, they need to get re-balanced. Type B people need this re-balancing more than type A people.
To determine if you are a type A or B answer the following question: If you had three things to do, all at the same time, all the same priority, would you do one to completion, do the second to completion and do the third to completion or would you start one, think about the other one, start one and two together and then think about the third one as well, and go ahead and start all three at once? If you answered option one where you do one at
Neuroplasticity is the ability of human brain to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. It allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease, and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.
Our brain does this by axonal sprouting, in which undamaged axons grow new nerve endings to reconnect neurons whose links were injured or severed. Undamaged axons can also sprout nerve endings and connect with other undamaged nerve cells, forming new neural pathways to accomplish a needed function. For example, if one hemisphere of the brain is damaged, the intact hemisphere may take over some of its functions by reorganizing and forming new connections between intact neurons. In order to do so, the neurons need to be stimulated through an activity.
Neuroplasticity is also called brain plasticity or brain malleability.
- Neuroplasicity is at work throughout our life.
- Most of us have very different behaviors and thoughts today than we had 25 years ago. This is because of action of neuroplasticity resulting in changes in brain structure and organization as we experience, learn, and adapt.
- It is the
Probiotics are the “good” or “healthy” bacteria that live in our gut and keep our gastrointestinal tract in optimal health. It’s estimated that this nice mix of microflora growing in our intestines amounts to some 100 trillion bacteria–10 times more than the 10 trillion total cells making up our bodies.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations define probiotics as “microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer health benefits to the host.” But just how much probiotics is “adequate,” and how can you work them into your diet?
How much–or many–do you need?
You may have seen TV ads featuring Jamie Lee Curtis touting a particular yogurt for its “healthy bacteria”–but is eating an occasional carton of yogurt going to be enough? Hardly–research suggests that in order to ingest a “therapeutic” amount of bacteria, we need to eat a dollop of yogurt that contains around 10 billion “colony-forming units” or CFUs (aka “bacteria”). And since many of the yogurts you can buy in grocery stores, including the one Jamie is holding up for the camera, contain bacteria “only” numbering in the millions, that’s not going to be nearly enough.
Benefits even from run-of-the-mill yogurts