Music therapy is a clinical intervention by a trained professional that can support the emotional, psychological, cognitive, social, and communicative needs of people. It especially works for children because it’s non-threatening and playful, promotes trust, and doesn’t need verbal skills. In the brain, music can bypass the parts involved in planning and language and go right to the limbic system which is associated with emotions. It is also thought to stimulate the functioning of the right-brain which is involved with feelings, particularly sadness. Music therapy can help children manage difficult emotions, communicate better, and improve behavioral and social problems.
With over 5 million children struggling with some form of learning disability and countless others living with autism spectrum disorders that impact their social skills, there is a need to look beyond medication. Music therapy shows promise, with studies revealing its ability to heal and support skill building in children and teens with developmental disorders. If you’ve dismissed it as much ado about nothing, here’s why it is worth a second look.
We’ve all played doctor at some point, battling common colds, pains, and itches with over the counter (OTC) medication. While OTC drugs can be an easy and convenient option to treat unexpected mild ailments, they can pose severe health risks – when we use them indiscriminately, in inappropriate doses or intervals, or on vulnerable/high-risk individuals like children or the elderly. To minimize the risk, read the labels carefully, follow instructions that come with the package, and ensure the right dosage. You can also opt for safer natural alternatives where possible.
Turns out younger siblings have a lot more to be thankful for than just hand-me-downs and relaxed parents! The big brother or sister may have done them a huge favor and triggered a more beneficial immune system to counter certain diseases. We are yet to know exactly why, but it's a fascinating line of research.
Preggos are always excited to feel their baby’s movements inside. As it may seem, every baby turns out to be different while in the womb than after it enters the world. The American Pregnancy Association says that by your seventh or the eighth month of your pregnancy a woman might[.....]
Excess folic acid may harm your baby by causing nervous damage (leading to autism), insulin resistance, obesity, or cognitive impairment. It may also increase risks of mammary tumors in the to-be mom. Daily recommended supplement intake of folic acid for pregnant women is 400–800 mcg. Folic acid available in natural form in dark green leafy veggies, fruits, nuts, and beans is not harmful.
Celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivities make strong cases for giving up gluten. Along with fostering healthy gut flora, going gluten-free can help alleviate type-1 diabetes, IBD, and autoimmune disorders. But if you are not gluten intolerant, stick to a regular diet as consumption of gluten-free products may deprive you of essential nutrients like vit B and D, fiber, calcium, magnesium, folate, and iron.
The brain of a lonely individual registers feelings of threat and pain signals that are similar to real physical pain and danger. Unaccompanied lonely people are more likely to have an early death caused by stroke, heart attacks or other complications. The feeling of loneliness raises the risk of Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease by 64% and causes disturbances in sleep.
Quotes are tiny stories. These quotes, with the right words, lift us – mostly helping us lift ourselves. Here are 16 inspirational quotes to get you up and moving. Read these every day and keep them in mind so that you get your mind in the right place to be the most[.....]
Probiotics increase the immuno-protective potential of breast milk helping fight Atopic Eczema and enable the infant's digestive system to mature faster, improve bowel movements and prevent constipation. They regulate good bacteria helping fight fungal infections like thrush. A healthy brain-gut connection helps prevent Autism, ADHD and mood disorders in kids.
If your child is still fat around 14 yrs then it is most likely obesity as puppy fat will disappear. Excessive fat/ flab on arms, back and tummy, consistently high BMI, difficulty to engage in physical activity and parents being overweight could indicate childhood obesity. A healthy balanced diet, increase in physical activity and changing unhealthy habits can help.
Beetroots consist of 87% water, 8% carbs, 3% fiber, folate, manganese, potassium, iron, vit C, betanin, inorganic nitrate, vulgaxanthin and less than 60 cals. Smoothie recipe: Combine 1½ cup pineapple chunks, ½ cup sliced cooked beets, ¼ cup celery leaves, 1 cup vanilla almond milk and ½ cup fresh orange juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve chilled.
Panchakarma treatments like Snehana and Swedana are helpful/Trikatu, a combination of ginger, long pepper and black pepper can be used to stimulate the production of digestive enzymes and promote the absorption of essential nutrients/Herbs like Brahmi, Shatavari and ayurvedic medicines like Suvarna Prashan, Chaitanoday rasa are helpful.
Chanting gives a deep sense of connection and belonging for everyone and not surprisingly, this also applies for children. In Sanskrit, the word ‘man’ indicates the mind, and the word ‘tra’ indicates that which liberates. Thus chanting a mantra can literally deliver the mind from contemplation of the mundane in[.....]
Yoga has been one of the purest forms of safely getting rid of the unhealthy aspects of your life. Moreover, the practising of yoga offers plethora of remedial assurances for varied sicknesses ranging from physical pain to mental stress. However, most of the people don’t get time to keep themselves[.....]
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