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January 14, 2018 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm in reply to: Is the Meningitis vaccination required for boys living in Yeshiva dorms? #1449253
The route of transmission of these bacteria is via intimate contact which is why it usually presents in college dorms where the kind of behavior that facilitates transmission is rampant. Presumably this is not such an issue in a Yeshiva Dorm. Even in colleges one must bare in mind that it is not just the transmission of the bacteria that is the issue. Many people harbor these and other potentially harmful bacteria and yet never exhibit any illness. So one has to look at the environment of a college dorm as well. The people there may often be stressed by the heavy workload coupled with bad diet and lack of sleep all contributing to lowered immune function.January 9, 2018 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm in reply to: Keeping Mental Illness A Secret In Shidduchim🤕 🤒🤐👰🤵 #1446408
You are repeating the propaganda of the Pharmaceutical Medical establishment. There is a huge amount of published peer reviewed evidence of the benefits of treating not only mental illness with supplements and life style changes but many other disease conditions as well. As far as quality of product, one can purchase from reputable companies and even from companies that have third party labs doing quality control testing similar to a kashrus organization that gives hashgacha. Aerobic exercise alone, has been shown to be equal or better than Prozac in treating mild to moderate depression. Imagine if you combine aerobic exercise with vitamin D3 supplementation and omega fatty acid uptake via eating foods like salmon and sardines. We know that a lot of Americans are vitamin D deficient and we know that there is probably more vitamin D deficiency in the frum community due to the way we dress and the fact that we do not spend time on the beaches in the summer. Researchers are now experimenting with things like steroids to treat depression now that we know there is in inflammatory element to this illness. However Vitamin C in high doses and in highly bioavailable forms is an anti inflammatory agent that you can take without the side effects of steroids. Unfortunately you will not hear advertisements for these types of treatment in the media or be recommended them by the average physician. As far as Cancer, it is best to try and prevent it before it hits than to try and “beat” it with Chemo after the fact. Diet and lifestyle is the number one cause of cancer and the number one way in which it can be prevented. Also please note the recent news story of a woman who after years of failed chemo to treat multiple myeloma, cured herself with curcumin supplementation.January 8, 2018 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm in reply to: Keeping Mental Illness A Secret In Shidduchim🤕 🤒🤐👰🤵 #1444623
Wow. I am amazed at this discussion about mental health and the complete acceptance by so many commenters of the conventional/mainstream approach to various “mental disorders”. It should be noted that there is an alternate school of thought on this issue that looks to treat various mental disorders such as Bipolar and Schizophrenia with healthy lifestyle changes including, healthy sleep,good nutrition, exercise, and nutritional supplementation such as Vitamin D3 and, High Dose Vitamin C. Dr Kelly Brogan MD has written a book and treats people with the goal of getting them off meds. She makes the case that the meds usually prolong the illness which although bad for the patient, is good for the pharmaceutical companies and the medical industry that makes money off of sick people. Unfortunately from the posts I see here it looks like everybody including Rabbonim have bought into the pharmaceutical advertising which incessantly,and insidiously, tries to convince us to ask our doctors about this drug or that drug. This medicalization of behavior is very disturbing. We should be asking why does there seem to be such a dramatic increase in mental illness? Is it really just less stigmatized and we are all just more “aware”. Based on the anecdotal stories I hear, somewhere between 1/3 and 2/3ds of our frum community is taking some kind of psychotropic at any given time. This would be inline with the numbers for the rest of the population in our country. If we were to stop doing shidduchim because of this than we have a bigger problem on our hands than non disclosure. It seems clear there is an environmental cause to this problem and blaming it on genes/heredity, is a cheap and dishonest way out of actually addressing the problem. Unless you are talking about a pure genetic defect like Tay Sachs or the like, most genetic predispositions still require environmental triggers such as the Brca cancer gene. Although having that gene dramatically raises the statistical risk of developing cancer, still it only raises it by at most 80%. there are clearly environmental and lifestyle factors that are a major part of the problem.