Thursday, July 10, 2014
Breast cancer is a disease of the breast which develops in men and women. It is also a very dangerous disease that anyone who knows how deadly it is would not see just as a mere disease. Its fatality has succeeded in making it compulsory for every woman to be highly sensitive to any sign that could possibly be linked to it and the rate at which it is becoming so rampant today has made it compulsory, even for every man who has female relatives to take up the responsibility of reminding them to protect themselves against it. The reason why it is rated as one of the most dangerous diseases is that it kills faster than many other diseases. It is difficult to cure and according to some people, it is worse than the highly popular and scaring AIDS. It may depend on how knowledgeable each person is, but as a worker in the mortuary two years ago, I have seen few cases of death as a result of breast cancer attack. The circumstances the victims found themselves before they eventually died were two pathetic to begin to imagine any further occurrences of such terrible disease. The level of danger and death threat which it posses on the all women can never be exaggerated. If this is understood the way it is, everyone would agree with me that all possible measures must be taken to stop the development of this dreaded disease in our body systems. Research has shown that the development of breast cancer emanates from certain activities in the body system. It is also as a result of some breast cancer propelling foods we eat that unconsciously propels its development in our body systems. Some of the foods we eat that propel the development are too much high fat diets and fried foods such as fried meat. If some of foods we eat have the power to propel its development, there should be no doubt that some of our foods also have the power to stop its development if we know them and eat them. This means, as dangerous and deadly as breast cancer is, it does not even cost us anything to stop. There are certain actions that take place, especially in the body system of the women. Estrogen is a hormone that is produced in women's ovaries that causes them to develop the physical and sexual features that are characteristics of females and that causes them to prepare their body to have babies. In the process of estrogen related activities, a class of estrogen is normally associated with breast cancer and some actions are cancer stimulating. Breast cancer has created a lot of unpleasant long lasting effects. Its attack has killed a lot of women while other living patients have been rendered unproductive. The children of the woman that died of breast cancer attack have been turned motherless children and their husbands, widowers. The pains and agony the victims even went through before they eventually died would continue to have a psychological effect on their entire family members while the purpose of the money spent to save the victims' lives which was eventually defeated would not allow their relatives to forget soon. The pains they got as a result of the loss of their loved ones were incomparable, therefore, if we critically examine this, we would see that t is not women's business only, but men's business too to remind women to be watchful of what they eat and that they should always eat the foods that will stop it. The solution to breast cancer attack begins with the control of your personal activities. The medical practitioners have deep understanding of the operations of breast cancer in the body system of the women and how dangerous it is, that is why they have been advising women to always carry periodic examination out on their breast to know the feel, size and look and quickly report at the hospital if they notice any change or growth on their breast, irrespective of how small it is. When any breast cancer related case is reported, a proper medical examination would be carried out on the affected breast. This is to immediately ascertain the true state of the breast and quickly apply a medical approach if any early stage of breast cancer is noticed. It is easier to fight at the early stage and this is one of the ways to avoid breast cancer attack. As stated earlier, we can use some of the foods I will show you to fight breast cancer and stop it. Some of these foods are capable of preventing tumor by counteracting the effects of those high fat diets that cause it. These foods also counteract the cancer stimulating actions that take place in the process of estrogen related activities. Some of them also slow down or prevent the growth of tumor cells. Tumor is a mass of cells growing in or on a part of the body where they should not and as a result, they cause medical problems. Another benefit from the consumption of these foods is that, some of them have the power to make cells weak and easily damaged by the stress created by the product of cell division, therefore, cancer cells are damaged in the process. All these foods, how to use them to stop breast cancer and the way they fight and stop breast cancer are stated in details in my blog. Moreover, all other numerous invaluable benefits like prevention of hypertension, the personal and collective cure of HIV/AIDS as well as numerous and awesome completely free products from companies are all waiting for you at my blog. Visit the blog, they are all completely free.
What's wrong at school? We all know schools that seem to work well. The kids graduate from middle school, high school and college to find themselves in the job market applying some of what they learned along the way. If that is our ultimate criteria than the majority of schools keep feeding into the job pool with some success. I believe/hope a larger "we" are beginning to ask for more- The statistics are frightening, particularly for the kids I reach out to who have little or no chance of looping into the dwindling "American Dream." In Washington State the completion rate in high school is 68%. Native Americans are at 40%, African Americans 50% and Hispanics at 55%. They are sold a promise of marginal success if they go along with the weak curriculum that delivers irrelevant information to them. They are not necessarily offered the opportunity to mull over challenge/solutions and the applicability of choices to relevant circumstances in their lives. The interviews I just completed with three homeless people will dramatically show the reader how the foundations in education may have crumbled for some. The interviews can be viewed by linking to our blog through our website. Our HIV/AIDS outreach brought us into three Seattle High Schools a year or so ago. Fully a third of the 600 or so students who attended our program thought mosquitoes could infect them with HIV. Science and health teachers were sitting in the room showing no reaction... There are terrific exceptional schools offering young people a true path to success. I am not writing about those jewels but the ones most kids travel through during the best learning times of their life. Why aren't we? • Considering a radical paradigm shift-why do we never have those conversations? • Why the actual physical structure of our schools? Do they work anymore? • Why the pattern of 8 years = 4 years = 4 years = job/career, what's the rush? What do we want at the end of that path? • Invite in young people giving them a real seat at the table. (I visited a Superintendent in Alabama who has students as her board-only students) How many kids have a real voice in education in the Seattle schools? • Should there be serious responsibility/accountability to administrators for developing young people who are challenged by critical thinking? There are consequences for manufacturing faulty products but none for academic trespass. • Where are the parents in the path, administrators, and neighbors? Change the relationship and the contracted responsibilities? • Stop the detachment that takes place at every graduation. Link in educators to a development path. Create a relationship that follows a child as they move from one level to another. Radically change the 0800-300 paradigms as well as daily/weekly scheduling. • Competitive salaries and head hunting of educators similar to how businesses operate. The policy that one needs a degree in a particular subject regardless of actual experience is not in the best interests of the kids. I oversaw the largest swath of earth for an International Bank but I cannot teach high school bonehead business, marketing, sales, and strategy in a 'public' school. • Teaching by theme linking all subjects into a developed path linking all subjects into that theme. I taught for years in a private middle school incorporating the theme of "tolerance" linking in every discipline to support that with the kids, neighbors, businesses, and non - profits etc- I recently spent two years working with students attending a private school in a Seattle suburb. The general consensus is that private schools deliver a better education as well as offering the ability to instill faith, religious training, morals and lessons that may be prohibited in a public school. The school, where I was helping out, could be considered as a "failure" for a number of reasons. These "failures" may illuminate why so many schools "in house systems" don't deliver what we claim we want- The school is historically under financed. The public tends to believe a religious school receives support from the parish or Archdiocese. This school receives minimal financial support in the face of parish expenditures that are unwarranted i.e. shipping a seven-foot statue to Italy for repair when there is zero money for ESL tutors for non-English speaking students. In spite of the school needs the parish priest raised funds so he could visit his non-profit organization in Peru. You would hope that type of decision-making would be cause for administrative review or outrage from the parents when there is little or no money for the kids. Silence! Silence because the parents are undereducated and ill informed hoping the church and principal will give their kids what they didn't have in their home of origin. All understandable until you see how the product is broken delivering only an empty promise to many. In 2009 eleven eighth graders took the private school exam for high school placement/evaluation. Nine of the eleven scored in single digits. Usually a low score is in the 200's. They were graduated and accepted at a high school that offers another set of promises that may or may not be realized. The balance of graduates included functionally illiterate students, non-English speaking and severally challenged students who move on to the next level to face more failure and negative self imaging until they ultimately give up or luck out- Last years 7th graders took the Washington Assessment test mandatory for all public schools. Many private schools also take the test as they frequently score higher than the published scores for public schools, thereby allowing a pitch for their school's excellence. The results were dismal-11/24 passed the reading, 10/24 passed the writing and 15/24 passed the math. Scores worse than the scores so often printed in the papers about the failure of our public schools. Would you buy wheels for your car from a manufacturer who had similar failure statistics in their core-manufacturing principals and practices? The school has no librarian, no Title 1 aid for middle school, no bi lingual teachers, no language support, no qualified tutors, no relevant and challenging curricula in history/social studies, no language classes, no science lab or the opportunity for students to have a real voice in their destiny. Joint venturing with other schools and bringing in support teams from Universities, City Year, Rotary etc. to shore up the school were all rejected by inexperienced administrators- The admission policy at the school has been to allow in any student regardless of academic standing or behavioral challenges. Unnecessary problems due to that policy, including physical threats against other students occurred during the last two years. Unsupportive polices such as this lower expectations rather than raising them for the kids. There is strong resistance on the administrators' part to stepping out of the mold to create a new vibrant school different than what other schools are doing in the neighborhood. This particular school is on life support and will not miraculously morph into becoming a stellar school. It will take negotiations with parents, investors, local businesses, high schools and colleges, librarians, non-profits in the arts, science and environmental fields to bolster the academics. In conjunction with academic possibilities from the larger community the school has the opportunity to be the lead in social justice campaigns targeting local and regional issues. When people see kids actively making a difference their interest tends to follow with donations and referral possibilities; which may lead to a growing student body rather than a shrinking student body. Combine these efforts with a strong outreach program by the faculty and staff. With a proper schedule they can rotate their time as active members of society versus time in the classroom monitoring study halls etc., where a volunteer can oversee the room. People begin to take notice of the seriousness of the school in the community when they see everyone playing a consequential role in the kid's development - anything can happen. This particular school has an administrator who came to the school with no expertise with lower/middle school students greater than that experienced with his own children. In a school that needs the best on every level this decision was not the best one for the kids. A superintendent of schools ultimately oversees this school. He has shared that he was not going to be directly responsible for the school or interfere in any way - stating the parish priest is responsible. The Parish priest announced he will not play an active role! You see the pattern- So, who loses? The kids of course! Repeatedly- Where are the parents? Working to keep food on the table. Hoping everything will be all right... Where are the rest of us? Yes, where are the rest of us? Often those who speak up for change and support for kids are targeted, moved, fired and discounted. Recently there was a story in the Seattle papers about a teacher and his two-year battle to have himself exonerated after being fired for speaking up for the kids and blowing the whistle on the principal's improprieties. Part of the news story focused on the traditional way he was treated for speaking up. He was fired! These destructive policies of retaliation and misdirection of blame detract from the mission of offering the best to our young people. That "benefit to kids" we so often like to talk about, but so rarely really fight for in our actions, financial commitments or willingness to reach out and demand change. If we are really serious about the future of our kids we have to speak up loudly when they are being underserved by the status quo. Don't be afraid. Stand up for our kids everyday in every way! M. Barrett Miller Managing Director Let Kids Be Kids Inc. While living in Ireland, England and Russia, Mr. Miller traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. During those travels, Mr. Miller had the opportunity to observe and assist people living in extremely difficult conditions. This experience included assisting various organizations in the development of programs to distribute food and educate the poor and disenfranchised. These experiences led to the creation of Let Kids Be Kids Inc. The book (s) "View from the Tent" is a compilation from the interaction with a homeless man who wandered the streets and camps in Seattle for a number of years. "ICE" focuses on loneliness, isolation and abandonment of HIV/AIDS sufferers. "Trust Kids" deals with honoring the value of listening to our young people. "Visiting the Mapoon and Lamalama" speaks to the challenges of two tribes of the Cape York Peninsula that Mr. Miller has visited. Mr. Terry Graham, Mr. Miller's founding partner in Let Kids Be Kids, has spent a lifetime interacting with various Aboriginal tribes in Australia. In addition to years in business Mr. Miller has 16 years teaching full/part time in college and middle schools. Multiple awards have been received for his social justice work with young people.
At the mention of the name itself, HIV / AIDS elicits fear amongst many and sets into motion a series of stereotypes and labels in the society. These stereotypes and labels have proven to be more of a nightmare for HIV positive patients than even the disease itself in some cases. The revelation that one has acquired AIDS or is HIV positive is like being hit with bricks. This reality is hard to grapple with especially for singles who find themselves in this situation and brings torrential amounts of unanswered questions to the mind. Amongst many of these questions include whether one should continue dating or not and if it is even possible to do so. Psychologists claim that the need for love and affection does not end due to being afflicted by a disease or any health condition. Some studies also claim that these desire or needs increase even more during situations of great depression. It's true that HIV positive singles can still go on dates and enjoy the healthy benefits that come with it. Online HIV dating sites provide a practical solution for HIV positive singles to mingle with other singles like them and find the perfect date. They provide an ideal environment or a hub for mature, responsible and fun filled dating to go on amongst willing adults without the fear of being judged. There are many breakthroughs in the search for a cure for HIV / AIDS and great leaps forward have been made to ensure that anti-retro-viral drugs are not only available but are also affordable to almost all carriers. This however, isn't a reason for anyone going on a date to be careless because the results of one trivial mistake could be devastating. Researchers believe that by a certain time to come, hopefully in our lifetime, a cure for HIV / AIDS will be available for all that need it. Online dating sites that cater exclusively for HIV positive singles make dating a reality and worth pursuing for anyone who is willing to indulge and spice up their romantic life. POZ personals dating sites are online meeting places for HIV and AIDS positive singles looking to meet other POZ singles wanting to date. You can usually post your own photo and profile information but also view other personal ads for which you can find a potential match. These sights go to great lengths to ensure that their ads are per-screened and safe for