You Are Not Alone in Your Fear of Mushrooms

The fear of mushrooms is called Mycophobia. The number of confirmed sufferers is relatively small as phobias go. Most people have a healthy respect for the wild mushroom after childhood training to avoid them. Safety is a valid concern. When the fear of mushrooms becomes irrational and impacts a sufferer’s life the term Mycophobia applies.…

Six Tips For Overcoming Performance Anxiety

Anxiety is an important factor in the development of sexual dysfunctions. Performance anxiety, or fear of performance, is a well known phenomenon, particularly in men who are concerned over their erectile response and durability of erection. Sexual dysfunction is mostly a result of performance anxiety or fear of scrutiny by one’s partner. It is a…

Sleep Deprivation, What Are The Consequences?

Sleep is probably best described as the loss of awareness of what is happening around us. The brain itself never sleeps and still continues to function, although the brainwave rhythms are altered and gradually slow as we approach the deeper stages of sleep. Sleep deprivation exists when we are not getting the sleep we need.…

Wrist Pain – Causes & Solutions

Wristy Business…Is wrist pain interfering with your yoga practice or Pilates workout or Life? Wrist Pain: Our hands, by design, were not intended for weight bearing, so it’s no wonder that many of us experience pain or discomfort when assuming those Pilates or yoga positions that require us to do just that -bear body weight…

Mezcal, Methanol, Moonshine and Myth

It’s hard to separate fact from fiction from fear-mongering, when trying to understand the relationship between the Mexican agave-based spirit mezcal, and methanol poisoning resulting in blindness or death as the worst case scenarios. The purely physical science treatises are in large part beyond my level of comprehension. At the other end of the spectrum…

Informative Speech on Migraine in Children

Picture this. Your 9-year old daughter staggers to the breakfast table; hands on head, and moans plaintively, “I can’t go to school today. I have a headache.” “Nonsense,” you say. You give her an aspirin with breakfast and say, “Off you go. You’ll feel better when your history test is over.” But what if this…

The Four Principles of Good Food Hygiene

In the field of food safety and correct food handling there are four recognized principles by which the food industry regulates how it relates to all issues of food hygiene. Together, these principles work to cover all critical areas where the contamination of food occurs. By observing these principles we greatly minimise the hygiene risks…