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Childhood Traumas That Can Result in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Childhood trauma can take many forms, including physical or sexual abuse, disasters, and traumatic death of a loved one, as well as emotional abuse or neglect. However, severe trauma can have significant effects on a child’s development. Trauma can undermine a child’s sense of security, as well as cause the child to believe that the parents cannot protect the child from harm. Premature destruction of these beliefs can have intense negative consequences on your child’s development....

Mountain Posture: Practicing Yoga with Scoliosis

Supta Tadasana is the mountain posture on the floor. Supta tadasana, being a symmetric posture, helps in stabilizing the core as it brings midline (central) organization from the extension of the limbs. It offers stability within the asymmetric body. The front of the body (flexors) moves toward the back (extensors), and the spine stabilizes. For this exercise, you will need a mat near a wall, small wooden wedges, pads to even the asymmetry of the shoulders, ribs, and pelvis, and blankets....

Treating Scoliosis with Yoga: One Woman's Story

Dr. Loren Fishman is a back pain specialist. He studied yoga in India with BKS Iyengar and has written extensively about yoga as a complementary medical treatment, including his book Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: A Journey to Health and Healing. Written by Dr. Fishman, below is a case study of a woman with scoliosis being treated with yoga: About 25 years ago, we were confronted with a frail, older woman...

A Personal Experience of "Eating Green" with Diabetes

Michelle Sorensen was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a few weeks before her twenty-fifth birthday. From the time she was diagnosed, she’d also suffered from gastrointestinal symptoms. After several frustrating years of trying to find a diet that would work, Michelle turned to “eating green.” “When I cut out gluten, dairy, eggs, yeast, and some other foods from my diet, my goal was to heal my digestive system and relieve symptoms. I was thinking more about eliminating the culprits causing...

Gluten-Free Skillet Enchiladas

The Gluten-Free Gang Celiac Support Group in Columbus, Ohio, participates along with Children’s Hospital in an annual Celiac Conference. Each year a group of recipes is collected from celiacs which is then given to participants at the conference. These recipes were submitted by members as a courtesy to one another, and they include some of the group’s favorite gluten-free recipes. They are not meant to replace a cookbook, but offer ideas to the new celiac so that they may know that there are...

Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake

The Gluten-Free Gang Celiac Support Group in Columbus, Ohio, participates along with Children’s Hospital in an annual Celiac Conference. Each year a group of recipes is collected from celiacs which is then given to participants at the conference. These recipes were submitted by members as a courtesy to one another, and they include some of the group’s favorite gluten-free recipes. They are not meant to replace a cookbook, but offer ideas to the new celiac so that they may know that there are...

How to Make Gluten-Free Pizza

The Gluten-Free Gang Celiac Support Group in Columbus, Ohio, participates along with Children’s Hospital in an annual Celiac Conference. Each year a group of recipes is collected from celiacs which is then given to participants at the conference. These recipes were submitted by members as a courtesy to one another, and they include some of the group’s favorite gluten-free recipes. They are not meant to replace a cookbook, but offer ideas to the new celiac so that they may know that there are...

The History of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Although post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is relatively new as a recognized psychiatric disorder, writers have described it as far back as ancient times, expressing their understanding that exposure to terrifying and life-threatening events leaves a lasting impression on the human mind, body, and soul. Circa 5000 B.C.: Possibly the earliest description of the symptoms ...

Controlling Anger in a Veteran with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The terrors of war could haunt its survivors, especially the heroic survivors. These terrors can create unseen wounds that go untreated, affecting both the veterans and their families. During wartime, military personnel are likely to be exposed to a number of traumatic or highly stressful events, causing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Military personnel are taught to be ready for war. They have to face catastrophe, remain on high alert, engage in killing, and sometimes see...

Taxes and Donations to Parkinson's Disease Charities

Paperwork is something no donor wants to deal with, but you have no choice if you want to ensure your tax benefits. The charities receiving your donations and your accountant can help you to meet the necessary requirements, so don’t be deterred by them. To make the process easier for you, the following discussion is intended to help you understand some of the reporting requirements. Remember, new legislation and rules may affect these. Here’s what you need for the IRS: Documenting...