Friday, October 30, 2009
An example of NAD's Leadership Training Conference's tweets are shown below for your benefit. Hashtag is being used as #NLTC. You type #NLTC in the search engine, and #NTLC tweets come upon your page. Twitter is an awesome tool to spread the words among Deaf people. Even faster than anything else on some areas. I copied and pasted NAD LTC's tweets here. This is the second days conference out of four days conference. I do this to show an example for you. :) Anything can be used, any conference, business meetings, travels, organizations, entertainnment... and more.
njbnad: RT @NADtweets: NAD Nat'l Leadership Training Conference starts on Thursday this week! If you tweet about NLTC, please use hashtag: #nltc
shfz: Am giving a presentation at #nltc this Friday and Saturday titled "Leading Tweeps: Harnessing the Power of Social Media". It'll be fun!
CADYouth: Hiii!!!! Now we r roadtripping to Columbus, OH for National Leadership Training Conference 09 #nltc #deaf #leaders #ohio. -Mr D. CA
NADtweets: Who is going to the NLTC this weekend? Reply to @NADtweets with #nltc. Looking forward to the leadership workshops & great times!
LissetteMarie: is on her way to Columbus, Ohio for #NLTC. Looking forward to see everyone.
njbnad: @LissetteMarie NAD hq staff and DC area folks now headed to hotel! #nltc
njbnad: Those going to NAD Leadership Training Conference 2009 use #nltc and @NADtweets
michellelapides: just landed in columbus, ohio! now, en routeee to the conference center for #NLTC!
jaredev: Wish I were at the #NLTC conference.
jaredev: Saved a twitter search on #nltc and will be watching it.
NADtweets: #NLTC - When tweeting from #NLTC, please use hashtag #NLTC so others can follow the latest updates from the Conference!
Esposito2024: RIT student leaders enrouted to Columbus, OH for NAD Leadership Training Conference! #nltc #nad http://pic.gd/654de9
NADtweets: We just discussed a host of issues at the regional caucuses including: new NAD CEO, HR 3101, 2008 Conference priorities, & more. #NLTC
CADYouth: It was awesome meeting all other representatives from the western regional at Caucus regional 4 mtg @ Hyatt conf room #nltc
CADYouth: Our current COO Shane Feldman introduced us 2 the current hot topic re: HR3101 n discussed on how can we (state assocs) do to help NAD #nltc
CADYouth: It's Sooo awesome to have Miss Deaf America Michelle Lapides and newly-appointed NAD Youth Director Allie Rice to come 2 meet us all! #nltc
CADYouth: Sean Gerlis made this clear that twitter rocks! Haha indeed, he is the tech guru of NAD. Encourages us to be technical savvy #nltc
CADYouth: Prepping for the Welcoming Ceremony tnt! #nltc
CADYouth: RT @michellelapides: just landed in columbus, ohio! now, en routeee to the conference center for #NLTC!
CADYouth: Me too! RT @jaredev: Wish I were at the #NLTC conference.
CADYouth: Bobbie Beth Scroggins is givin a cute pep talk to the #nltc attendees. So inspiring
CADYouth: Nancy Bloch on behalf of NAD thanking all outstanding staffers, sponsors and NAD supporters who made #NLTC a success to this start #nltc
CADYouth: Nancy Blochs praising our new NAD COO Shane Feldman. And #shfz is now assuring his love for NAD Congrats 2 him #nltc http://pic.gd/710d08
CADYouth: NADs new appointed Youth Director Ms. Allie Rice is being intro-ed onto stage n stating her inspiring visionary for the program #nltc
jaredev: .@nadyouth has great tweets from #nltc
CADYouth: Nancy Bloch is now introducing to all wonderful presenters (of the #nltc workshops) Approx 10 of them, w such beneficial subjects to present
CADYouth: I spy @Netripized chatting with Mr. Lindsay Darnall Jr and others. Its nice to have other twitters around! #nltc
CADYouth: The keynote speaker Chris Wagner the VP of marketing (CSDVRS) inspired us 2 b proactive w using tools 2 b more effective w orgs n such #nltc
NADtweets: Opening ceremonies launched with inspirational stories from Chris Wagner & John Moore. Thnx to ZVRS 4 sponsoring the event! #NLTC
NADtweets: NAD Prez Bobbie Beth Scoggins: 3 rules for leaders 1) don't take it personally 2) thick skin 3) focus on issues 3) #NLTC
michellelapides: I'm enjoying watching @jasindia rock the platform with her workshop on "promoting diversity & sharing diverse viewpoints"! #nltc
michellelapides: and I'm sitting next to mr deaf california, @tommykorn! #nltc
CADYouth: @ first #nltc workshop: Promoting Diversity and Sharing Diverse Viewpoints. Presented by Shilpa Hanumantha. http://pic.gd/01d63a
Esposito2024: Miss Deaf America and Julie Rems-Smario talking about passion during a fundraising workshop #NLTC http://pic.gd/501f93
CADYouth: "If we cannot end our differences now, at least we can help the world safe for diversity" -JFK (Shilpa Hanumanta) #nltc
CADYouth: Ubuntu- I am what I am because of who we all are and that is Ubuntu (Shilpa Hanumanta) #nltc http://myloc.me/1ge3D
CADYouth: Our own dilemma s that we hate change + love it the sametime, what we realy want s 4 things 2 remain the same but get better -S Harris #nltc
CADYouth: Why Change? To change is necessary to remove the stigma and the perceptions of society abt Deaf people. (Darlene G.Z). #nltc
CADYouth: What's 'change Leadership' -see NEED 4 change, develop a PLAN, share VISION, undy FEAR, MOTIVATE/INSPIRE peep and CREATES change #nltc (DGZ)
CADYouth: Note 2 myself REVIEW the 8 Steps Process 4 LEADING SUCCESSFUL CHANGE (DCZ) Personal Mastery+Undy Complex Plbms+Making Change w 0thers #nltc
CADYouth: Now @ Luncheon..yummy salad n roast beef. At table w Julie Rems-Smario, @Rachykay @dansheartisinheart @esposito2024 and other leaders #nltc
CADYouth: Sipping Iced tea whike watching Keynote speaker Gertie Galloway making funny remarks, lightening up the room. Sharing her life stories #nltc
CADYouth: Gertie Galloway's explains how the use of technology had changed rapidly over the time within NAD communities. From papers to tweets #nltc
CADYouth: Gertie Galloway strongly urged us to pursue the further use of technology, and to be sure to pursue for the full accessibility within #nltc
CADYouth: And follow @nadtweets @kelbybrick @prutowski. And any more additional ( #nltc tweeps?). Add and follow!
CADYouth: Follow those #nltc leaders @tommykorn @shfz @esposito2024 @michellelapides @rachykay @netripized @tasada7 @michgerson @dansheartisinSF
CADYouth: Workshop session III: Running Healthy + Dynamic. Presented by our endearing well-known leader, Elizabeth "Libby" Pollard. #nltc
CADYouth: Now at the exciting workshop re: Leading Tweeps: Harnessing the Power of Social Media by @shfz Shane Feldman #nltc
CADYouth: "If you want to lead, blog..." (Shane Feldman @shfz) #nltc
CADYouth: "Some people tell me my thought leadership has declined as I've blogged less." -Robert Scoble (who twitters more now ) hahaaa. (@shfz #nltc)
Esposito2024: Shane Feldman, COO of NAD, @shfz presenting an awesome program on the power of social networking! Makes me proud to know him :) #NLTC
CADYouth: "Twitter is one giant conversation." (@shfz #nltc).
Esposito2024: Facebook - who you know; Twitter - what you know. @shfz #NLTC
LissetteMarie: #NLTC: Shane Feldman's workshop rocks!
CADYouth: Harnessing Social Media: Communicate, Learn and ACT! (@shfz #nltc). The best workshop so far!
alicialane: The key benefit of org's on twitter: increased transparency and accessibility. @nadtweets #nltc
Esposito2024: @shfz: mesmerizing, dynamic, informative & engaging presentation!! Good job, my friend #NLTC
aimistar: via @Esposito2024 & @michgerson: @shfz tells everyone at his wksp at #nltc conference to follow @NADtweets to stay posted on NAD happenings!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Foods to avoid or cut down:
* Avoid saturated fats (either animal or vegetable), which include butter, cheese, cream, hard margarines, and fatty red meats as they can increase cholesterol.
* Avoid all trans fats and hydrogenated fats - usually found in margarines, processed and refined foods, takeaways and over-heated omega 6 vegetable oils.
*Avoid all fried foods (use a tiny amount of butter for high temperature cooking), as these create free radicals which can damage the heart.
* Avoid adding salt to your food as it can raise blood pressure; use a low-salt alternative.
* Avoid excess alcohol consumption as it increases the risk of heart disease. One glass of red wine per day is beneficial due to its antioxidant content.
* Avoid sugary foods and refined carbohydrates as they can cause insulin resistance which is linked to a higher risk of heart disease. They can also be converted into fat by the body, which in turn increases blood fat levels (triglycerides).
* Avoid processed and refined burgers, pastries, cakes and desserts as they are usually high in salt, sugar, saturated fat and hydrogenated and trans fats.
* Avoid coffee and decaffeinated coffee since it can increase cholesterol levels and blood pressure through dehydration.
Foods to increase:
* Eat more oily fish as it contains heart protective omega 3 fats. Oily fish include salmon, herring, mackerel, trout, anchovies and sardines. Please note tuna may have a high mercury content due to ocean pollution.
* Eat plenty of heart disease fighting vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach, cress, tomato puree, and most green vegetables as these contain anti-oxidants which protect the heart. They contain plenty of magnesium and potassium which help lower blood pressure and can reduce palpitations.
* Eat plenty of fruit but avoid 100% fruit juices and dried fruit as they are very sugary. Red berries, mangos, apricots and bananas contain antioxidants to protect the heart and magnesium and potassium which help lower blood pressure and reduce palpitations.
* Drink at least 12 glasses of water per day as this can help lower blood pressure. Your urine should be a very pale yellow colour if you are well hydrated.
* Use wheat germ oil as it is high in vitamin E which protects the heart and can lower blood pressure.
* Use olive oil daily since it lowers LDL cholesterol.
* Eat more nuts and seeds like brazil nuts and walnuts. They contain omega 6 fats as they lower LDL cholesterol.
* Increase your intake of foods containing soluble fibre which can reduce cholesterol including apples, carrots, oat bran, psyllium husks, linseeds and hemp seeds, red kidney beans and lentils.
* Use plenty of garlic in your daily cooking. It reduces cholesterol levels.
* Use flaxseed (linseed) oils in salads as they contain heart protecting omega 3 fats.Lifestyle Changes
* Stop smoking and avoid smoke filled places as smoking increases the risk of heart disease.
* Learn to deal with stress and have a more positive attitude to life. Having fun lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure Yoga, mediation, tai chi, and massage help you to deal with stress.
* It is important to exercise for at least 3-5 times per week. Walking 30 minutes per day is a good start and can still reduce the risk of heart disease. If you are currently sedentary or have other markers of heart disease or signs of a heart under stress, always begin any seri-ous exercise programme under the supervision of a
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Jelly, Jam, or Wine Won't Help -- Only Extract Works
By Jeanie Lerche Davis and Daniel DeNoon
WebMD Medical News
Dec. 22, 2003 -- Sambucol, a black elderberry extract, appears to
short-circuit flu symptoms, a new study shows. This is more evidence that this herbal treatment for flu -- if taken when flu-like symptoms first appear -- could help people get through this year's flu invasion a bit easier. However, Andrew Weil, MD, director of the program in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona, is cautious. The findings on Sambucol are only preliminary, he says. He advises people to take prescription drugs if they get the flu, but notes that Sambucol may help.
"Sambucol is for treatment, not for prevention," Weil tells WebMD. "It has an unknown mechanism of action. Research suggests it inactivates the flu virus, but we don't know that for sure." The flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza are used for the treatment of the flu, if the symptoms have been present for no more than two days. They can also cut flu severity and shorten illness if taken soon after flu symptoms appear.
Background on Black Elder
In folk medicine, flowers from the black elder bush have been used to ease flu symptoms, colds, and sinus problems. In recent years, researchers have begun formal studies of Sambucol -- a formulation of elderberry extract -- to better understand this herbal remedy. A small study published five years ago showed that 93% of flu patients given Sambucol were completely symptom-free within two days; those taking a placebo recovered in about six days. However, the study took place during an outbreak of influenza B -- so it was unclear whether Sambucol worked with type A virus. This current study shows that, indeed, it works for type A flu, reports lead researcher Erling Thom, with the University of Oslo in Norway. Thom's findings were presented at the 15th Annual Conference on Antiviral Research in 2002. The study has been accepted for publication in the Journal of International Medical Research. The study involved 60 patients who had been suffering with flu symptoms for 48 hours or less; 90% were infected with the A strain of the virus, 10% were infected with type B. Half the group took 15 milliliters of Sambucol or and the other group took a placebo four times a day for five days.
Patients in the Sambucol group had "pronounced improvements" in flu symptoms after three days: Nearly 90% of patients had complete cure within two to three days. Also, the Sambucol group had no drowsiness, the downside of many flu treatments. The placebo group didn't recover until at least day six; they also took more painkillers and nasal sprays. It's likely that antioxidants called flavonoids -- which are contained in the extract -- stimulate the immune system, writes Thom. Also, other compounds in elderberry, called anthocyanins, have an anti-inflammatory effect; this could explain the effect on aches, pains, and fever. Elderberry extract could be an "efficient and safe treatment" for flu symptoms in otherwise healthy people and for those with compromised immune systems, such as the elderly, Thom adds.
Russell Greenfield, MD, a leading practitioner of integrative medicine and medical director of Carolinas Integrative Health, advocates treating flu with black elderberry, he says in a news release. "It can be given to children and adults, and with no known side effects or negative interactions," he says. "But don't expect grandma's elderberry jam" to ease flu symptoms like body aches, cough, and fever, he warns. "Sambucol is the only black elderberry preparation shown effective in clinical studies."
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
No transcript this time. Thank you.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Hello! I'm really sorry about this window blaring so much. It is sunny today. I tried to avoid this window without any success. So, please be patience with me, ok? I want to bring a discussion. I want to use the subject on this discussion. I cannot avoid to use the word, discuss. Cannot! Discuss!
I want to start with you the Deafies. You can spread the message to the Hearies. I hope the Hearies would listen to us, because I think I have valid points. I hope the Hearies learn from us. I am sure the subject might be mentioned. Just that I bring this up, because I do not see the subject discussed out there yet.
First of all, let me start with Flint, Michigan. Flint had serious finance debt that Michigan governor send her finance manager as an acting mayor. The acting mayor was there for two years, because of an order, not of people voting. The acting mayor took care of the budget within two years, and Flint, Michigan was free from debt. TWO years... I was surprised. If Flint, Michigan's budget became better, therefore America needs a finance manager. That is right.
See, see, the economic here in America is real bad. Many people are getting laid off. Looks like there is dominoes effects going on. The companies seem to copy another companies to lay off their workers. This seems to be chaotic ongoing. People does not seem to have faith in the economic right now. Our President has an enormous responsibility as a President. I am sure this President has a major on public relations, or government. Maybe a minor? Not majored in economic, definitely... Maybe one or two courses on economic. Is it enough knowledge on America's economic? Economic's language is hard to understand. I understood my economic course very little, and I got so-so grade for it. You need to understand the economic in order to get good grade.
I discussed with someone on economists... People who studies the economic are not popular. They study so hard, and their language are hard to understand. So, what can we do about this? We need to change our attitude and re-evaluate ourselves, reflecting on America. The point here is we need to improve our economic by hiring the economist. We need to accept their appearance. Vanity is our major theme right now. Looking good, fame, clothing and so further are the way we represent for America??? The other option is having the President and having a new position as Finance Manager, as Co-Presidents, so that this FM could observe and understand the economic better.
I was informed that the President hired this person as his Finance Advisor. This person had worked for the company that failed and collapsed. I am puzzled all about this. If he did not succeed, then how can he understand the economic works? Obama hired this person as a favor, because he has helped Obama win the Presidency. I hope Obama hired the right person, because we need one!
Also, for example, football, basketball, any sports, one player is hired through contract, and it is very expensive. A-Rod, the baseball player, got the 252 million dollars contract. People are sick of A-Rod because of his steroid usage. The point here is the 252 million dollars contract affecting our economic and budget, did you know? Someone mentioning this said that the money costs, like expensive parking, expensive food, and expensive tickets all because of the contracts with players. TV included, cost, cost and cost everything else. That is the concern. Do we have the money for those contracts? No.
Well, one, or many things we can think of on our economic or budget. I think we are spoiled. We are getting greedy. We need to re-evaluate ourselves. We need to spread the words. Let the Hearies know. Let the Deafies know, too. We look at ourselves, reconsider the changes in ourselves in order to improve our economic. So many things we can think over and see what we can change for the better economic. It is all up to you!!
America needs the Finance Manger!
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Butterfly, like me...Deaf
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Sorry about not typing all those message, I am trying to cover what I have said...
Hello from Butterfly, like me...deaf. I have not involved in DeafRead lately, because I was involved in another project. The project was just finished. So, I checked DeafRead, because I have run out of "Deaf news." I found the group doing the project, "We are Deaf: One and Many." I decided to join the bandwagon, smile.
Now let me start with this statement: "Ask not what your Deaf community can do for you: ask what you can do for your Deaf community." That means contribute our time to Deaf community. Sure, I can tell you some of activities I had in my life for Deaf community.
In my college time, I took several activities for the church. I gave my time with singing, and shared my knowledge with my friends. After that, I did not involve in the church. At least I contributed my time to help Deaf people socialize at my college.
I was a chairperson for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing reunion with those mainstreamed alumnus, not Deaf school students. They were able to keep in touch with their friends. The reunion is held every five years after I started the reunion.
I was an advocate for Deaf community. I provided many workshops, projects, and programs to those people who had the certain needs. My best memory from this agency was helping the mainstreamed students keeping in touch with Deaf community by providing Deaf people, and basic Deaf needs information, such as doorbell ringings, and others. I even gave a presentation on this situation.
I was involved in three different pageants. I was a candidate with one pageant myself (my first year of being in the world after high school). Total four altogether. I contributed my time to help those candidates feel good about themselves.
I was a counselor to a few Deaf people...That is all about it.
I was a case manager for Deaf people who has mental health and mental challenges. I helped them connect to the community on their own. They feel good about themselves. That's great that they could connect to the community!
Recently, I did the vlogs and blogs. The vlogs and blogs has influenced and inspired the deaf community.
Finally, I just worked on Facebook. My purpose for Facebook is to improve the socializing Deaf people in many and various ways. What I am looking for is socializing; extended socializing, other than socializing at home or deaf club, you name it. What can we do more for socialization? Internet! I just posted a few vlogs in Facebook, and discussed what we can improve our socialization in Facebook.
There it is! I think it is all for now.
Am I finished with Facebook and other activities? No, from now on, I will continue and continue improving the Deaf community until I am buried six feet under, ha.
To close this message by adding this statement:
"Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist." - Barack Obama
Butterfly, like me...deaf
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