What Is Executive Functioning?

Executive functioning is a series of thinking processes that control the rest of what the brain does.

I often describe it to parents as being like the CEO of an organisation. The CEO runs the organisation. He or she doesn’t do all the work, but works out where the resources are needed, changes the focus quickly when required, and has an overall plan. The CEO deals with the unexpected and has the organisation doing multiple operations at the same time.

As children grow they have to learn to do all these things with their brain. By the time they are adults they are competent at multitasking, keeping attention on a task, changing focus quickly, planning and organising, fixing misunderstandings, and controlling impulses. They need to be able to display emotions that are appropriate to a situation and to remember and process information.

The frontal lobe part of the brain is involved in all these executive functions. If children do not develop their executive functioning skills at the rate expected for their age, they have all sorts of difficulties with attention, communication and relationships. They can be bright, intelligent children who become frustrated and don’t seem to achieve their potential. The situation can be extremely frustrating for parents and for teachers.

Children with executive functioning deficits find it difficult to control escalating emotions. They tend to overreact and often people feel like they are “walking on egg shells” around them. They are procrastinators and don’t know where to start a task. They don’t edit their work well and spell erratically. Their listening can appear impulsive, listening some times and not others.

They often don’t learn from their mistakes. They also tend to get stuck on one line of thought. They often think there is only one solution to a problem.

In conversation they sometimes don’t notice when the topic has changed. When they talk they can mix up the tenses and often use long, convoluted sentences without getting to the main point.

One of the most frustrating things for parents is when children start to tell them about something without taking into account their listener’s perspective. So they don’t think to say what they are talking about, or when it happened or who it happened to. They fail to supply important information but get upset when other people don’t understand them.

They certainly can’t multitask. There is no point in trying to talk to them while they are watching TV or playing on the computer!

Difficulties in executive functioning have an effect on communication and social skills. If this sounds like your child, find a local Speech Pathologist who works on these areas of language to get them back on track.

The Evolution Of Anastasia Eyebrows

Anastasia eyebrow kit incorporates the historical past of one of the beautiful female heroes in this industry. Anastasia Soare is definitely no regular beauty enthusiast. She lived as an architect within Romania harrowing communist until eventually she besechered her husband to flee to the United States. Almost 3 years afterwards, Anastasia and her daughter followed, but she could not practice her architecture work in America. As a result, she switched career goals to enter the cosmetology field.

A historical past in architecture equipped Anastasia with the skill and eye for design. Applying techniques from architecture while examining the face, she created a distinct tactic for shaping eyebrows in order to create the look of a more altered structure. These boost her business and in a very short period of time, she started creating her multi-million dollar beauty enterprise. At present she is the owner of a number of beauty salons, in addition to a private practice for celebrities. Aside from that, her cosmetic collection called Anastasia is now the leading name when it comes to eyebrow technology.

Before a plucking treatment, she always recommends that clients should visit an eyebrow specialist to get a basic shaping prior to using the Anastasia eyebrows kit at home. This first painting would be the shape that you are working with for the reminder of your lifetime. It is also best to tweeze towards the hair growth, maintaining the lines made by the specialist. Tweezing, rather than waxing, will be recommended for eyebrow maintenance.

While utilizing eyebrow pencils, it is best to go with a color which is a shade lighter than the natural color of the brow, as this will minimize the seriousness of a look. But, in case you have very light blonde brows, a shade darker will be recommended to supply the brows with some definition. You should not tweeze hairs from on top of the eyebrows, as this could cause holes and uneven spots. As an alternative, it is strongly recommended that the spot in between the brows and below the eyebrow bone become the areas of focus.

Should I See a Doctor, Chiropractor, or a Massage Therapist for My Neck, Shoulder or Back Pain?

When we experience muscle pain, one thing is for sure: we want to get rid of it as soon as possible. As a provider of in-home massage therapy services, people often contact my company first when seeking relief from things like neck pain, low back pain, and other pain. In most cases we do recommend massage, but oftentimes when the condition is severe, it will be in conjunction with therapies and/or recommendations from other health care providers in order for an individual to get the most immediate and effective results.

So where should a person with muscle pain turn first and why? Primary Care Physician? Chiropractor? Massage Therapist?

Making the right choice largely depends on how a person answers the following questions:

  • What is the severity of the condition and how long has it been present?
  • What is your general health condition and history, including family medical history?
  • Are you willing to take medication prescribed by a traditional medical doctor or must the therapy be all “natural”?
  • Is the pain caused by something specific like an injury or a pre-existing condition?
  • What kind of insurance, if any, is available and what services will it cover?
  • If there is no insurance to cover therapy, what kind of budget do you have to pay for treatments out of pocket?

This may seem like an overly conservative if not complicated approach if we’re just talking about a stiff neck, but the idea is to identify any potentially more serious health conditions, and also to avoid paying for anything that could be covered by insurance.

First let’s get the insurance question out of the way. When it comes to massage therapy, often the only kinds of insurance policies that will pay for it (including at home massage) are auto insurance or workman’s compensation insurance for car and work injuries. Massage therapists can not officially diagnose any condition, so a doctor’s prescription is always required. There is a lot more to this particular side-topic, so for additional information about how this works, please see an articles I have already written about what kinds of insurance covers massage therapy.

It should also be noted that normal health insurance may cover physical therapy, but this is quite different from massage therapy and often requires a prolonged treatment plan.

Next and perhaps more importantly; when someone approaches us with serious pain, we want to make sure that it’s not something they should see a doctor about first. If it is something with a sudden onset, highly abnormal (not just a stiff neck), or possibly associated with other health problems (just to name a few possible red flags) we might recommend seeing a medical doctor first. This assumes that the individual would be open to using medication, because in addition to the myriad of tools at physician’s disposal, it is highly likely that a doctor will prescribe an anti-inflammatory or possibly a prescription pain killer if the pain is severe.

It’s important for people to understand that while massage therapy can be very effective in reducing pain caused by muscle tension and related restrictions, it can only achieve so much with one visit. Typically, in order to address more chronic kinds of pain, multiple sessions will be required to make significant headway. Therefore, it is often not a bad idea to see a doctor who may be able to prescribe medication to help the condition, both in terms of reducing pain immediately, and also for reducing inflammation in general, which is often largely responsible for musculoskeletal pain. These efforts can actually make subsequent massage therapy sessions even more effective.

Think of the tight muscles like a frozen stick of butter. If you try to press into it when it’s right out of the freezer, it’s almost impossible to make a dent. However if it has been defrosted to room temperature (like muscles on an anti-inflammatory), it could be in a much easier state to work with in the care of able hands. This being said, it’s also important to be careful about the use of pain killers before getting a massage and advise the therapist of the current use of any medications.

Another option for those with muscle pain which would fall somewhere in between going to a medical doctor and seeing a massage therapist would be going to see a chiropractor. While a chiropractor can not prescribe medication, they can diagnose certain conditions, perform x-rays, and provide natural therapy including “adjustments” among some other things that massage therapists are not authorized to do. In some cases they may also be able to accept normal major medical health insurance along with a co-payment. For some people this is a good “in-between” option providing a relatively high level of care that is also “natural”. At the same time, there can be drawbacks.

What Are the Characteristics of Healthy Skin

Each of us has their own definition of what healthy skin is. What are the characteristics of healthy skin? Basically healthy skin should be smooth, blemish-free, glowing and radiant. This is the ideal characteristics of the skin. Is it possible to attain? Yes it is but it may require some efforts from you such as:

1. Being healthy – maintaining a balanced healthy diet is one of the necessities of a healthy skin. As the saying goes “You are what you eat” is true. Some nutrients in the food that we eat are not only to nourish the body but also needed to have a healthy skin. Eating healthy makes your skin glow and healthy.

2. Good skincare regimen – to have a good looking, healthy skin is to have a good skin care routine. Cleanse, tone and moisturize should be the basic on your beauty regimen. Also, choosing the products to use for cleansing, toning and moisturizing is also equally important. Know your skin type. Products for dry skin have different desirable components than those that are for oily skin. There is also a different component to look for in a product that is desirable for sensitive skin. Finally, use products that contain only natural ingredients to avoid harmful side effects.

3. Avoid the sun – although the sun is also needed for Vitamin D to be absorbed, too much sun causes the skin damage by burning it. Therefore, getting a tan is a misconception of being healthy. Using products with a sun protection factor, avoiding the time of the day when the sun’s heat is very intense and using protection gears like sunglasses are the best action to protect the skin from the sun.

4. Vitamin and mineral supplement – aside from having a healthy diet, as you go older you may need to support good food with vitamin and mineral supplements. There are vitamins and mineral that acts on the skin cells rendering its function effectively. Free radicals increase in numbers causing damage to the skin as you age, but most vitamins and mineral supplements today are anti-oxidants that are effective in fighting free radicals leaving the skin healthy and glowing.

Tooth Decay – Most Common Global Disease

Tooth Decay is the most common Global Disease affecting every family where food is left on teeth that brushing cannot reach and carbohydrate fueled acid demineralisation slowly exceeds saliva and fluoride remineralisation probably every day over a number of years.

Over 80% of cavities occur inside pits and fissures on chewing surfaces where food is trapped under chewing pressure and brushing, saliva and fluoride toothpaste have no access to neutralise acid and remineralise tooth like on easy to brush surfaces.

Fissure sealants placed over chewing surfaces, like fillings without drilling, block meals or snacks being trapped and prevents acid demineralisation inside the grooves on chewing surfaces but when the sealant wears off, food is forced inside the grooves and the caries process starts again.

When sealants were forced deep inside pits and fissures of 10 extracted teeth under chewing pressure applied with a special rubber strip that can seal all upper and lower teeth together, the sealant penetrates much deeper and has a much more effective seal and should last much longer as can be seen when the teeth were dissolved in acid.

The sealants formed impressions of the small space inside pits and fissures that show where food is forced under chewing pressure and why saliva fluoride and brushing cannot reach to remineralise tooth like on accessible tooth surfaces, indicting the need to develop new ways of personal tooth care and minimalised early intervention where tooth care is not adequate.

Recent health reform reports like Health for All Australians, all recommend that governments finance better evidence based national oral health promotion to help improve personal tooth care skills. However tooth decay is the most common global disease and should involve all countries developing better evidence based oral health promotion.

Herbal Colon Cleansing – An Alternative To Colonic Irrigation

If you haven’t heard of colonic irrigation or colon hydrotherapy by now then the chances are you have been hibernating for the last couple of years. Cleansing your colon has become the “in” thing to do, male or female, young or old. Previously the domain for celebrities such as Princess Diana; walk into any clinic, international hospital or spa and you are likely to be met by advertisements espousing the benefits of detoxing your body through colon cleansing.

However, some people don’t like the idea of lying on a table with a pipe up their backside, however effective and fashionable it may be! Whilst I am not questioning the benefits of colonic irrigation, coffee enemas and the like are not for everyone!

So what are the alternatives?

A few years ago, whilst flicking through a women’s health magazine, an illustration of a typical colon (for someone who eats a standard western diet) was enough to pack me off to the pharmacy to check out their range of colon cleansing products. Here I found shelves heaving with a myriad of natural herbal supplements and teas which profess to do the job.

Using a Herbal Colon Cleansing supplement is both simple to implement and maintain, not to mention far more convenient than regular trips to a clinic for colonic irrigation (although Do It Yourself kits are now available.) There is also a wide range of herbs to choose from which these days are easily available both from high street stockists and online. Because there are generally no harmful side effects they are also very safe, providing of course, you follow the instructions on the label. However just as a precaution, if you are taking prescription or over the counter drugs it pays to check with your doctor for possible complications, as certain medications may not mix well with some supplements.

Why should I cleanse my colon?

Anyone with a stressful lifestyle or years of eating a typical western diet of low fibre, high fat, sugar products, white flour, microwaved and deep fried foods is likely to have a considerable build up of toxic waste material in the colon. Such diets reduce our colon’s efficiency, and consequently our waste products harden and become clogged in our digestive system.

Our colons take what we eat and separate the usable products from our digested food and put them back into our bloodstream. Any waste material should then be eliminated quickly but the problem arises when toxins and bacteria build up through a sluggish or blocked colon, causing them to leak back into our body, poisoning our system. Put simply, the greater the toxins in our body, the more likelihood of developing disease. Constipation, IBS, bad skin, fatigue, joint pain and unwanted weight gain could all be possible symptoms of a clogged colon.

As cleansing your colon is today’s hype many of us have heard horror stories of how much and how heavy this waste product build up can be. What is often considered a “pot belly” or “spare tyre” could actually be a distended colon from the accumulation of years of toxic waste. This is why some people, after successfully cleansing their colon, not only feel a lot healthier but often lose a considerable amount of weight!

Colon Cleansing Herbs

There are numerous colon cleansing herbs available on the market and whilst all the commercial herbal supplements basically claim do the same job it pays to do a bit of research to find out which ones are right for you. It’s important to educate yourself and possibly consult with a medical practitioner, as it useful to bear in mind that what works for one person may not work as successfully for you. Depending on your budget and own particular diet and lifestyle, some herbal formulas will be more suitable than others. For example, if your diet is low in fibre then you may benefit from taking a Pysllium supplement to provide you with the fibre you need.

  • Pysllium is a widely used natural cleansing agent and very effective due to its high fibre content. It acts as a lubricant for the colon, allowing waste to pass through without obstruction. Very tough on uncooperative bowels, Pysllium adds bulk to waste matter and helps maintain regular bowel movements. It can also relieve hunger pangs and ease chronic symptoms like diarrhea and colitis. Husk of psyllium can be drunk in teas, water or milk, it is also a common constituent in herbal supplements.
  • Linseed or Flax Seeds cleanse the colon and promote overall good health by cleansing the liver. It aids digestion and becomes a soft jellylike substance which assists in moving material through the bowel.
  • Slippery Elm helps to normalize stools in the colon and softens any backlog of dried waste. It helps with both constipation and diarrhea and sooths stomach inflammation.
  • Dandelion is another excellent natural herb which cleanses both the colon and the liver.
  • Liquorice Root is also a popular ingredient in pill and mixture supplements, a natural detoxifier which acts as a laxative.

Whatever colon cleansing herbs you choose, be patient. It may take days, weeks or even months before you reap all the benefits of ridding your body of its unwanted waste. Whilst one person’s body may respond quickly, for another it may take longer. All herbal formulas should be used in moderation in order to prevent dehydration from too many bowel movements and it s important not to exceed the dose on the label.

Natural herbal supplements will provide you with a simple, natural alternative to colonic irrigation. It requires some research and experimentation to see what works best for you, but they can all be conveniently integrated into your diet. By embarking on a colon cleansing regime you should feel a marked improvement in your general health and wellbeing, as you start to eliminate the poisonous toxic waste from your body.

Disclaimer: This article is offered as information only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any kind of a health problem. It is important to consult a professional health care provider, if you are in any doubt.

Prescription Drugs in Drinking Water – Real Facts You Want to Know

If you’re like most people you’re probably shocked to learn about prescription drugs in drinking water. With all we all have enough to worry about, now we have the additional worry of drugs in the drinking water. Prescription drugs in the drinking water are a very real concern to every person who drinks tap water from public and private water systems.

This is not a new problem; however it is starting to gain attention with many health experts. According to an article from USA Today health experts were concerned that antibiotics in our tap water were creating “super bugs” that are developing a resistance to antibiotics.

If a person were to get sick with one of these super bugs they would not be able to get rid of it due to the “super bugs” ability to resist the antibiotic. This is because the “super bug” has developed an immune response from the antibiotics. When a person is infected with the bug they are unable to get it treated with antibiotics due to the bug’s ability to resist the antibiotics.

The Chief of Chemistry for the Environmental Protection Agency stated that “Water pollution by drugs is a newly emerging issue”. Besides antibiotics there are other drugs in the drinking water such as growth hormones, birth control drugs, anti-depressants and caffeine.

As a science project a high school student in Virginia took a sampling of the water from one of the drinking fountains at her high school. The sample was tested and showed that the water contained antibiotics. This test conducted by the high school student drew a lot of attention from quite a few health officials.

Drugs are not the only problem with our drinking water. Lead is also is also a major issue. According to the Washington Post over 250 major cities now are above the EPA’s standards for lead. Many of the cities have been less than honest and even fraudulent in the reporting of their problems. Many major cities are putting millions of citizens at risk because they manipulated the results of tests used to detect lead in water.

In conclusion, the problem of prescription drugs in drinking water can only be solved in one way. You have to take matters into your own hands and make your own safe water. The easiest way is to use a high quality water filter. Whether you use a simple countertop or under the sink unit or a whole house water filter it’s very important that you use one. It’s the only way you can be sure to be safe from drugs in the drinking water.

Eastern Medicine As Natural Sleep Remedies

For millions of Americans suffering from insomnia, counting sheep and a cup of chamomile tea no longer works. Synthetic drugs, though they work immediately, are suspected of adverse side effects. Which is why natural sleep aids are becoming a better alternative.

In particular, many list eastern medicine as viable natural sleep remedies:

1. Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system for holistic healing, focuses on balancing the body's three doshas, ​​or biological functions. The vata dosha controls movement, such as elimination, breathing and circulation. The pitta governs metabolism and digestion. The kapha maintains moisture balance and structure, including weight. In ayurveda, insomnia and other sleep disorders refer to an imbalanced vata. The practitioner will recommend a particular therapy depending on your type.

2. Acupuncture is fast gaining scientific support in the western world. It is believed that several weeks of treatment help increase melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate your internal body clock and sleep patterns. There are synthetic forms of melatonin but this special feature of acupuncture may prove to be a more natural alternative.

3. Traditional Chinese medicine relates insomnia to an imbalance in the heart and liver. Traditional Chinese medicine associates various emotional and spiritual states to different organisms. So this does not necessarily mean heart or liver disease. Given the highly personalized and complex nature of this tradition, you should go to a highly recommended practiceer and not get something off the counter.

Using eastern medicine as natural sleep aids will often touch on other parts of your health, given their holistic approach. Expect not only to sleep better, but feeling better through the day, as well.

Using Essential Oils to Aid in Healing Whiplash

Aromatherapy, or the use of essential oils, is an ancient healing treatment that has been in use since the dawn of recorded history. Hippocrates, said to be the “Father of Medicine” used them widely. The active constituents are scent extracts from the plant which are often called plant essences or medicinal odors.

Essential oils work throughout the body; by smelling the vapors, internal use, bathing and external application to the skin. Evidence exists that these methods of healing have been in use for more than six thousand years, as mentioned in scriptures and ancient texts of nearly every culture on earth. Since the 1920’s, the use of essentials has seen a resurgence in it’s use for medicinal purposes. In more recent years, many countries have initiated studies to prove the comprehensive effectiveness of these plant essences, both when used as the primary medical treatment and as a complimentary treatment.

In developed and enlightened countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States, modern medicine is recognizing the use of aromatherapy massage as a complimentary therapy. The fact is that by ignoring this ancient form of medicine for so long, modern medicine has done a great disservice to patients. But in these developed countries, patients are finding the comfort and healing through essential oils that modern medicine can’t provide.

Whiplash is one such example of a condition that is greatly aided by the use of essential oils. The treatment for this often painful condition is painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. These treatments are often not completely effective and come with a whole host of side effects, everything from stomach upset to long term dependency. However, with the use of essential oils and massage therapy, patience can often find a chemical free way to treat the pain and swelling, and this method is often more effective as well.

The immediate treatment that is recommended for whiplash is the application of ice for 10-15 minutes on the area and then 10-15 minutes without it, to prevent frost bite on the skin. After the first 72 hours of ice, sufferers can switch to heat to help loosen muscles. In addition to this, massage with essential oils such as eucalyptus, rosemary, or lavender can also provide great relief. Those who suffer with whiplash can also find blends of essential oils specifically designed to treat muscle injuries.

Of course, if someone has had any type of accident, they should always be examined by a doctor to ensure that there isn’t something more serious going on. But once cleared by a physician, whiplash sufferers can find near complete relief of the pain from the use of massage and essential oils, without all of the side effects that accompany chemical anti-inflammatory medication or narcotic pain killers.

Before using any type of essential oils or aromatherapy, be sure to consult a qualified aromatherapist to avoid any harmful interactions of oils or irritation to skin.

Remember that your health is most important, and health from nature is always best.

Acquire an Internet Software Package in Order to Become Proficient in the Arabic Language

One will find it easy to declare an individual wants to acquire knowledge of the Arabic language. However, accomplishing this task happens to be something else. In case a person is in search of a simple, inexpensive plus handy way to be able to gain experience in the Arabic dialect they need to explore no farther than their personal computer. An individual will realize she or he can learn Arabic online utilizing simple to utilize software. Furthermore in the event an individual chooses this method she or he will be able to discover it tends to be fun. Therefore, take action by acquiring a software program immediately.

Online software packages have revolutionized over time in order to assist one in getting more beneficial knowledge for his or her currency. Previously, one was required to shell out huge costs relating college classes to be able to get a great schooling. In addition, there were costs in regards to commuting and books. Each term a person would be responsible for those expenses another time. Internet based software applications furnish acceptable instruction to learn the Arabic dialect for a flat cost efficient expense. Sure is better than the continuous expenses an individual will incur while going to evening courses at a community college.

Arranging one's schedule in order to attend classes is perhaps challenging. Nowadays individuals attempt to fill each day. Thus, arranging one's schedule in order to drive and attend classes may in no way be doable. Instead of commuting to a class an individual might perhaps think about utilizing her or his laptop. Online software applications enable a person to learn within her or his home. A person may possibly be washing dishes, soaking in the tub or preparing dinner while listening to sessions through her or his laptop. After one discovers she or he is able to learn Arabic online in their house instead of attending schoolroom classes she or he realizes becoming proficient in Arabic is achievable.

Standard class settings may increase one's relationship to their instructor. In regards to classroom settings an individual acquires knowledge of another dialect for example Spanish or Arabic by observing his or her instructor. Because one will have a fixed course, an individual has to train at the pace of the other students. Thus, in the event a person acquires knowledge faster compared to other students she or he possibly will notice they will be annoyed. Neverheless, in case an individual tends to be struggling they may choose to quit because they are not able to keep up.

Stress Management Tip – Stretching

When we feel stressed, our muscles tend to up and relax becomes difficult. One way to combat muscle tension and become more relaxed is by stretching. Stretching exercises loosen up stiff, tense muscles and help get the knots out of muscles. The beauty of stretching is that you do not need equipment or a large space.

A good stretching routine is one that can be done in five minutes regularly once or twice a day. While a comprehensive routine may cover most parts of your body a basic stretch routine should include at minimum your arms, legs, and back. Here are some basic stretches to try:

Arm Stretch – Raise your arms above your head, fingers interlaced, palms facing up. Push up as far as you can. Hold for 15 seconds. Relax. Repeat 3 times.

Back Stretch 1 – Lying on the floor, pull your knees into your chest and clasp your hands under your knees. Gently press your hips to the floor. Hold for 15 seconds. Relax. Repeat 3 times.

Back Stretch 2 – Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Keeping your back flat on the floor, rotate your hips to the left, lowering your legs down to the floor until a gentle stretch is felt. Hold for 15 seconds. Return to the starting position and repeat on other side

Leg Stretch 1 Ham String: Sit down with your legs straight out in front of you. Reach forward with your hands as far as is comfortable (touch your toes if you can) and hold the stretch for 15 seconds.

Leg Stretch 2 Quad: Do this stretch standing up, using a chair or the wall for balance. Lift one leg behind you and grip it with your hand. Pull the leg up toward your butt, keeping your knees even with each other and hold for 15 seconds. Repeat for each leg.

Leg Stretch 3 Calf: Put your arms on a wall like you're about to get frisked. Place one leg forward and the other leg back. Shift your weight to the back leg and press against the wall until you feel the stretch in your calf and hold for 15 seconds. Switch legs and stretch again.

We all lead busy lives and may find it difficult to make time for stretching so it is important to stick with a routine that does not take a long time to do. By stretching regularly, you'll increase the flow of blood and nutrients to the cells of your body. It reduces mental and physical stress, tension and anxiety, promotes good sleep, lowers blood pressure and slows down your heart rate. When you do manage to have a little bit of time for yourself, try some stretching!

NOTE – If you have a medical condition, please check with your doctor before doing any type of exercise.

History of the Suzuki A50 Motorcycle

The Suzuki A50 (1971 – 76) was a simple idea to create a 49cc clone of their immensely popular A 100 commuter motorcycle. That 100cc bike had proved to be highly popular as a basic, reliable ride around town. Suzuki kept the A 100 frame and specs as they were, only replacing the engine. This created a more affordable, lower powered motorcycle that was a best-seller, especially in Asia, where versions of the bike are still found.

The new engine used in the Suzuki A50 was similar in design to the tried and tested single-cylinder, two-stroke A 100 engine. An air-cooled rotary disc value, it came with automatic pump lubrication and a five-speed transmission. The Suzuki A50 managed to provide 4.8 hp at 8,500 rpm, which was not bad for a basic run-around or commuter bike. The five-speed transmission seems a little much for a tiny 50cc bike, but it certainly helps with mileage! On the open road, the Suzuki A50 was out of its league, with a reported top speed of below 90 kmph.

In fact, the Suzuki A50 was classified as a moped in many parts of the world. In fact, the only known variants of this motorcycle are the Suzuki A50P and Suzuki A50PD models designed for the Dutch market, where pedals were mandated by law for any moped. Even today, a surviving Suzuki A50 would classify as a moped on UK roads, while providing a proper biking experience.

The Suzuki A50 was also a very light bike, weighing just 73 kg. This made it popular as a zippy, easy ride in congested urban areas and a preferred entry-level ride for many young people. The brakes were pretty much standard for the 70s: dual drum brakes. For a bike with this power and size, they actually work out quite well. It’s also possible to find authentic 70s Suzuki A50 motorcycles with front discs; a few later batches had them as factory standard.

Any surviving Suzuki A50 will usually be easy to restore back to prime condition. The old two-stroke engines are known to be built for the long-run… you can still spot Suzuki A50s in some Asian countries, puttering about for a solid 3 decades! In the UK, loyal owners and classic motorcycle club still use this little 50cc hybrid moped-motorcycle. With the right spare parts, even a neglected Suzuki A50 can be restored for a cool gift for growing bikers. It is slow and safe, but carries typical motorcycle controls, making it a great learner bike.

Schizophrenia Medication and Its Side Effects

Proper medication is believed as the most effective to help a person suffering from schizophrenia. There are different treatments which can be used for either positive or negative symptoms. These medications may not work effectively for negative symptoms as they do for the positive ones.

During the early phases a person will experience a psychotic state of mind or commonly known as first psychotic episode, the initial reaction is to bring him to the hospital for a constant care. But if the person is already using medicine, he basically needs an adjustment which is related to having a higher dose of medicine.

Whenever the symptoms get better, it is necessary for a schizophrenic to continue taking medicines, which can possibly be in lower doses.

Psychiatric medications which are primarily used to administer psychosis are known as antipsychotic drugs. We all know that medicines have a variety of side effects; these are either unwanted or beneficial.

During the first stage of treatment, patients may have trouble dealing with the side effects such as tremor, drowsiness, dry mouth, muscle spasms, restlessness, or blurring of vision. Those mentioned side effects can be corrected by reducing the dosage or can be controlled by other medications. It is possible for patients to have different treatment responses to different antipsychotic drugs they are taking. Individual patients may do better with a certain medication than another.

Antipsychotic drugs can give long-term effects which may create a significantly more serious problem. There is a disorder which is called Tardive dyskinesia or TD which is characterized by unconscious movements of parts of the body including mouth, lips and tongue, arms and legs. Most of the time, these symptoms are mild, and the patient may be unconscious of these movements. TD occurs in about 15 to 20 percent of patients who have been taking antipsychotic drugs for several years. With that said, it can also be developed in patients who have been receiving antipsychotic medications for shorter periods of time.

Newer medications all appear to have a much lower risk of bringing out TD than the older ones which are the traditional antipsychotics. Although the risk is not zero and they can produce different side effects of their own such as increasing in body weight. Medication which is developed in recent years may also lead to problems such as social withdrawal and symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease, a disorder that affects the person's movement.

The best treatment for schizophrenia is by using more than one medicine. Although finding which one is best for you may take a quite a long time. It can be frustrating so it is very important to get support from your loved ones such as family and friends along with a community-based rehabilitation program.

If you do have the condition, make sure to talk to your doctor to further discuss it and find the best way to prevent the symptoms from coming back. Keep in mind that it is important to consult your doctor prior to making any changes in your medicine take.

Basic Design For Children’s Rooms

Designing your own room is one thing, but designing your child’s room is a whole new task. Children’s tastes can be very unpredictable, and your job is to find a theme that can suit their changing moods. Often, the task proves costly and time-consuming.

So how do you decorate your child’s room? First of all, don’t think of it as a daunting task-consider it a chance to show your playful side. With a few good ideas, you can turn your child’s room into a personal haven while barely breaking a sweat. Read on to find out how.

Let them decide. Allow your child, with a little guidance, to decide on room colors, curtain designs, and other accessories. If you can’t agree on a wall color, here’s what you can do: use their chosen color on two opposite walls, and paint the rest in a neutral or contrasting shade. You can also use beige area rugs or other accessories muted shades. This lets you both have your way without sacrificing room aesthetics.

Give it a function/s. For children, bedrooms are more than a place to sleep. Some use it as a playroom, others as a study area, others as a place to entertain their friends. The best setup for a growing child is a multi-functional room that accommodates all their interests. Use area rugs to define areas in the room. Kids area rugs now come in various designs, so let them take their pick.

Splurge on storage. Kids tend to have a lot of stuff, so storage is essential to their room design. But plain old storage will not do; you need accessible storage that your child can organize on his own. Avoid shelves and cabinets more than one foot taller than your child-chances are they won’t be using the top levels much. For toys, large floor baskets are usually a better choice. Place some braided area rugs under them to add color and make storing toys seem less like a task.

Choose furniture wisely. The main pieces of furniture for a child’s room are a bed, desk, side table, and a closet or dresser. Chances are they’ll need more furniture as they grow up, so don’t fill the room just yet. Focus on getting safe and durable pieces that will last hours and hours of play. Instead of upholstery, consider using slipcovers for the seating. This makes cleaning up spills a lot simpler, and lets you change the colors according to your child’s tastes.

Put safety first. Safety should always be on top of your list when it comes to decorating your child’s bedroom. Carpeting is the best protection against falls and bumps, especially for toddlers. As they get more coordinated, you can move on to smaller area rugs that suit their own tastes. Make sure all the furniture is firmly installed, and keep all electrical outlets out of reach. If your child is prone to allergies, avoid synthetic fabrics-wool area rugs and organic cotton drapes are usually the safest bets.

Eulogy Speech For a Mother

The passing of a loved one especially of a mother is a difficult and heartbreaking experience. You question why your mother is taken away from you even if her death is expected. You will be confused and depressed because of your loss. You will grieve and healing will take time.

It is traditional for children to give eologies in funerals in order to honor their parents. Even if it may be a thorny task, you will want to involve yourself in the funeral in a way or another since since this will allow you to have a closure with the circumstance knowing that you took part in making the funeral special. A eology speech is sometimes considered as the last special gift you could gift your mother.

Your mother was a very special and influential person to you and it may really be difficult to express your feelings about her in a speech. How much she meant to you can not be put to words in just a few minutes. A way to let the audience know what and who your mother really was to describe her as a person and a mother. Talk about her personality and character. Include in your eal speech how she affected your life and how she made you who you are today. Mention the sacrifices she has done and how grateful you are for all the good things she has done for you. Let everyone know the goodness of your mother to you, to your father, and to your siblings through the eulogy speech you will be giving.