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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"Sweet Poison"




(Apologies to those who miss the radio segment but follow this blog.  
I've missed adding a few of last week's topics to the blog.


Over the past few years my health condition has made a few things more difficult and the past few weeks even more so....I will try to add all topics here but to here all topics tune into Grant Goldman's morning breakfast radio program on Sydney's 1269AM or The Super Network of radio stations or listen online on www.2sm.com.au just after 7am for my comments.)








The Nine Network's "60 Minutes" program had an interesting segment on Sunday Night 


http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/stories/8480654/sweet-poison


highlighting the the dangers of sugar to human health.

This issue confuses a lot of people, but it is quite simple and I dare suggest that sugar is just as dangerous to our health as the 60 Minutes segment pointed out.

There are many nutritionists who will tell us that ten teaspoons a day or around 50 grams of sweet white refined sugar is perfectly OK for us but 86 grams of sugar in a can of soft drink is dangerous and harmful for our health.


But you actually have to dig a little deeper into the issue than the 60 Minutes report did before you start to understand the real dangers of sugar.

And when I say sugar I don’t just mean white table sugar or sugar added to foods and condiments like bread and bakery products and even things like tomato sauce.  



When you talk about the dangers of sugar you also have to include High Fructose Corn Syrups, Fructose, Dextrose, Sucrose and even carbohydrates.  


As we all know they break down into sugar in the blood stream.

It is in the blood stream where the issue is relevant.


In his book The pH Miracle

 http://www.phmiracleliving.com/p-552-the-ph-miracle-revised-and-updated.aspx
The approach...
http://www.phmiracleliving.com/t-approach.aspx

(see note below)


Dr Robert Young explains the research that he and many others have been doing for a long time but has been overlooked because it is a hard message to hear if you love the sweet taste of sugar.

He explains that a balanced diet is about balancing those foods, like carbs and sugar,  that make our blood acidic with 4 times more of the foods 

eg 

http://www.phmiracleliving.com/p-329-organic-avocados.aspx
that digest to provide alkalising chemicals to balance our blood chemistry.

Predominantly those are the fresh, raw green leafy vegies, that Grandma told us to eat. 



 It is a message that will save lives and improve our health, but it is a popular message?

…...Turn It Up....



...I’m Michael Robinson


(Note.  


For more information on Alkalizing food search topics like :
Alkaline foods / Raw Food Diets even 
http://ezinearticles.com/?Anthony-Robbins-Diet---Energize-With-Anthony-Robbins-Diet&id=504252
It is something that is quite easy. Lulu Langford a Australian Good Health Advocate, author and Health Professional has written this book and I'm sure there will be many to follow making the food choices you want to make much easier.


http://www.lulu.com/shop/lulu-langford/oh-no-shes-vegetarian-what-am-i-supposed-to-cook/ebook/product-20128922.html


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oh-No-A-Vegetarian-What-Am-I-Supposed-To-Cook/335651919823549 



While many raw foodies, vegan and juicing, Fructarian and other similar approaches do promote health the alkaline approach varies in ensuring that the majority of food choices include more raw food that is alkaline forming for the overall blood chemistry to promote good health.)



Friday, May 18, 2012

Teacher's Strikes Don't Help Anyone


I have a lot of relatives and good friends who are teachers and every time I make a comment about teachers some of them will say that I’m too hard on them, that I don’t know what I’m talking about, that I’ve never had to teach children.

Well that isn’t right.


I have taught children in school band and tutored them in music lessons.


I’ve led a church youth group for many years, and in my youth I was a sunday school teacher and a school scripture teacher.

I organised combined regional youth group of almost a thousand attendees in my university days in Lismore.

I been a leader with many groups of young people camping with Salvation Army Youth activities and was the Chairman of the Festival of Light’s Education Committee.


But most importantly I am a parent.



Even if I had never worked with children a day  in my life, as a parent I have more than some insight into my own children.

As a parent I see them come home with homework they don’t understand and work that the teacher has told them complete by asking their parents to teach them. We don't mind being involved but....

Often parents feel that this is why homework is given, because the teacher hasn’t taught or can’t teach the subject adequately and expects the parents to help them do their job of teaching the children.

Now this morning once again teachers have abandoned their role of teaching children during the hours they are paid to do that job. They are asking for the support of parents.  



But the government is making changes that have long been needed.  Sure these changes might not be perfect.

But will strikes help anyone?



Turn It Up
I'm Michael Robinson

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Teacher Tantraum


I find it hard to have respect for a professional body that thinks it’s profession has the right to shut the state down for a full day and take a day off school because they want to hold a 2 hour union meeting, and in work hours too.

Why should they take the day off work for a 2 hour union meeting, little wonder some of our young people are having problems with respect, responsibility and with maths.

I know and am also related to many hard working teachers and they tell me that they don’t like this proposed new system where Principals will have greater power and greater autonomy.  They say it can pose problems for teachers where the teacher and the principal have what is essentially a personality clash.

The proposed bonus system may also need some refinements.

A good teacher can help a child excels for many year  but a poor teacher can mean a child struggles for years and that cannot and should not be ignored.

There is also the issue of teachers and aides in special needs classes, and classes that are taught by multiple teachers over the year, that is difficult to identify who deserves bonuses.

At least the state government is doing something to improve on the current system, and parents are grateful for that.  



Teachers need to work towards even more improvements but what do they do?  

Every time they don’t like something they throw a tantrum and tell everyone to go away for a day they aren’t going to teach that day because they want a day without children so that they can hold a 2 hour union meeting.

Turn It Up...



I’m Michael Robinson

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Do you smack or discipline your child?

This week I’ve been talking about the first stage of learning which is of course 


“That you don’t know what you don’t know.”

Once again this week the debate about smacking children was reignited.   

(on 60 Minutes last sunday night) See


http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/blogs/8466018/michael-usher-the-divisive-smacking-debate

http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/the-smacking-debate/x9vh53l

http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/stories/8465814/the-smack


Many people want to tell others whether they should or should not smack their children. 


I would prefer to see the community support parents as they raise their children and help them understand the overall discipline process.

The "meddlesome do-good-er" who wants to interfere knows nothing of the circumstances or family and yet they are eager to interfere in another family’s life.

It is more important that parents understand the 7 steps of good discipline and that we educate parents and support them in their role and in their choices.  

Helping them to understand that good discipline is 


1. first about establishing clear rules with 


2. known cause and effect.  



Consequences if you like.  


With clear consequences of any wrong doings being established ahead of time.

3. If, or more likely when, children break those rules … the consequences are already clearly established in a calm and known way and are implemented without anger but to ensure discipline and justice.

4. Then children have the opportunity to admit their wrong-doing, confess their sins if you like.  



5. The next stage is the punishment if it is appropriate and needed any punishment needs to be appropriate for the individual, and to the point of regret.  ***see note below


Now that is a very individual thing too.

There we proceed to  



6. forgiveness and 


7. restoration,as the last two stages where the child is  reminded that their actions were wrong but they are loved and ultimately they have your forgiveness.

Or do we just take the children away from parents and have the world’s do gooders raise them?




Turn It Up

I'm Michael Robinson












*** My Blog note after on air comment.....


I would also remind parents and teachers that each of these important 7 stages of Discipline or 7 rules about rules require much more detail and there is much more that needs to be added but for time on radio I've shortened these here.


One very important general principle or rule about discipline is to


.....Discipline or chastise PRIVATELY


.....& Praise publicly
Also in regards to "privately".....with modern rules, laws and regulations especially in regards to child protection in schools and in the workplace etc, if you are a teacher perhaps it is more suitable and appropriate to have another adult present when telling a child what they've done wrong, at least know the laws and policies relevant to your school and workplace.


I'm sure I will do more on this soon, if you have any question, comments or contributions please add yours below.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Florence Nightingale and Chronic Immune & Neurological Diseases Awareness Day May 12th



Florence Nightingale and Chronic Immune & Neurological Diseases Awareness Day May 12th





FRIDAY May 11th This COMMENT was made on Grant Goldman's breakfast program after the 7am News on radio 2SM 1269AM and networked radio stations on May 11th 2012.



Recently I’ve made a few comments about May the 12th being The Florence Nightingale  C.I.N.D.  Awareness Day http://www.may12.org/  for the Chronic Immune & Neurological Diseases. *
http://www.rescindinc.org/ * Side Note - there are MANY websites online....This year I've chosen these few to highlight


These very real and very debilitating conditions that affect 1 in 15 people.

Many of them have constant pain, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, other symptoms that affect them but are invisible to others.  Imagine that you have the flu and have just moved house, were in a car accident last night and were beaten up on the way home and that is what a good day is like.
http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory-written-by-christine-miserandino/


A great list that circulated online recently is a list of 10 things not to say when speaking to someone with a Chronic Immune & Neurological Disease.
 (yes I slightly modified this for my times constraints)

http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/sick-humor/sick-humor-the-top-ten-worst-suggestions-commonly-given-to-someone-with-a-chronic-illness/ 

1. Don’t say, “We all get aches and pains and get tired as we get older, or suggest that you felt tired last week too, they just have to get over it.”  



3. Don’t suggest that they just need a hobby or a job to get their mind off their symptoms.

4. Don’t say that someone you know said it is not a real disease. 



Or that if they slept better they’d get over it.

6. Please do NOT say that you read about some miracle food or product that cures everything and that they should give that a try.


7.  Do Not remind them that it is just a blessing to be alive or 8. how great it is that they get welfare so they don’t have to work.  



Do not tell them 


9. If they exercised more or 


10. were more positive that they’d … get over it.

While many of these things sound helpful they are no more helpful than telling a quadriplegic to think more positively, change their diet and they’d get better.


There are many things that do help improve a person’s health and well being ***





Oh and don’t say at least your suggestions were well meaning...

...Turn It Up


I’m Michael Robinson








***Side note feel free to contact me via email turnitupmike AT gmail DOT com and ask me about the notes I've been taking of the experiences of many people, their hints and tips and notes and be put in touch with many groups and individuals who have put together many of the pieces in the puzzle of improving your health and well being and living with these conditions rather than not living with them.


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Turn It Up Mike: Florence Nightingale and Chronic Immune & Neurological Diseases Awareness Day May 12th



Florence Nightingale and Chronic Immune & Neurological Diseases Awareness Day May 12th

FRIDAY May 11th This COMMENT was made on Grant Goldman's breakfast program after the 7am News on radio 2SM 1269AM and networked radio stations on May 11th 2012.



Recently I’ve made a few comments about May the 12th being The Florence Nightingale  C.I.N.D.  Awareness Day  for the Chronic Immune & Neurological Diseases. *




* Side Note - there are MANY websites online....This year I've chosen these few to highlight

Please visit these websites - click on the LINKS here




These very real and very debilitating conditions that affect 1 in 15 people.

Many of them have constant pain, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, other symptoms that affect them but are invisible to others.  Imagine that you have the flu and have just moved house, were in a car accident last night and were beaten up on the way home and that is what a good day is like.


A great list that circulated online recently is a list of 10 things not to say when speaking to someone with a Chronic Immune & Neurological Disease.
 
(yes I slightly modified this for my times constraints)

10 Things not to say with someone with a Chronic illness 

1. Don’t say, “We all get aches and pains and get tired as we get older, or suggest that you felt tired last week too, they just have to get over it.”  



3. Don’t suggest that they just need a hobby or a job to get their mind off their symptoms.

4. Don’t say that someone you know said it is not a real disease. 



Or that if they slept better they’d get over it.

6. Please do NOT say that you read about some miracle food or product that cures everything and that they should give that a try.


7.  Do Not remind them that it is just a blessing to be alive or 8. how great it is that they get welfare so they don’t have to work.  



Do not tell them 


9. If they exercised more or 


10. were more positive that they’d … get over it.

While many of these things sound helpful they are no more helpful than telling a quadriplegic to think more positively, change their diet and they’d get better.


There are many things that do help improve a person’s health and well being ***





Oh and don’t say at least your suggestions were well meaning...

...Turn It Up


I’m Michael Robinson








***Side note feel free to contact me via email turnitupmike AT gmail DOT com and ask me about the notes I've been taking of the experiences of many people, their hints and tips and notes and be put in touch with many groups and individuals who have put together many of the pieces in the puzzle of improving your health and well being and living with these conditions rather than not living with them.


Also see the websites above.

Friday, March 30, 2012

You Don't Know What You Don't K.....




THE FIRST STAGE OF LEARNING

"You Don't Know What You Don't Know"





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People with extra-ordinary skills and success, wisdom and knowledge are all around us and we can learn many things from them.  With a few keystrokes online you can access almost any information and learn from many other people, there is formal and informal training and learning, workshops, seminars, and books which are just some of the ways we learn from others.
** see side note below



They may be successful in businesses or community activities or terrifically warm, loving caring family people who have raised and amazing family.
or someone who is single...
Has never married...  has had a great life doing something they love and are brilliant at.

Of course when we talk about what we can learn from such wise people there are the one liners and catch phrases that we all hear about successful people and what we can learn from them to put into our own life.

One of the most important things is something called the Four Stages of Learning.
If we don’t learn about and understand these four stages of learning...well ...learning becomes accidental rather than something we choose and something we direct.

Now I will talk about this some more next week but for today I just wanted to briefly mention the first stage of learning which is 



“That You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know.”



Of course if you don’t understand that … you are going to tell me to 



“Turn It Up” 


...I’m Michael Robinson A side note.....I've posted some online easy to find (read pretty random links.....unchecked but I think they will be interesting as I check them out this week myself) type material here and saved the really good stuff for the people I work closely with.  see some example links below

I have a small handful of mentors who help me, and I'd be happy to introduce you as well if we are working together in some way.


Here are just some, for those I work with in some of our business partnerships we connect our learning with regular books and audio subscriptions, regular meetings and workshop attendance and large conferences.  If you want to chase some dream and want to come with us and pursue your success together do get it touch .... together we can change the world, starting by changing our own family's world!


























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Commercial plumbing maintenance, based in (not limited to) the Sydney area.

I've known them for a long time and always been impressed by them. 

Bow Bow Plumbing brings a work ethic to the job that we need
more of in the business world.

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(yes I wondered what the name meant....it refers to radiant or luminous visions or light that
illuminate usually someoneand don't our memories do that for us all?


Pretty clever company name eh. Well that is the kind of people they are.  

I've known the founder Paul Perry for many years, tell him you found out about him here.)



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