I like to keep up with recent research papers and I post new studies on my facebook page each week asking for feedback, results, opinions and more. I’ve decided to try something new and I’ve gathered a few of the hot topics into a blog to share here.
Here are a few recent studies and links to the facebook discussions:
Daughters whose mothers were age 30 to 34 when they gave birth reported significantly higher levels of stress and those whose mothers were over age 35 at the time of birth had significantly higher levels of stress, depression and anxiety compared with daughters whose mothers were under age 30.
Is this true for you, your daughters, your family? It’s not for me. My mom was under 30 when she had me and I really have to watch my stress levels and I did have really bad anxiety in my late 30s. Here is the link to the feedback on the facebook post and as you can see it’s about half and half.
In our study, we found people who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had about a 15 percent lower [risk of premature] mortality compared to people who didn’t drink coffee
Based on the all the excited and happy comments in this thread on the NPR facebook page there are many coffee addicts all self-medicating with caffeine! Sorry, but it’s the truth and one of the toughest things for most of my clients to quit.
Unfortunately coffee is not a great choice and it affects so many people with increasing anxiety and panic attacks, causing insomnia, impacting the adrenals and hormones. It’s also dehydrating, affects blood sugar levels, is loaded with pesticides unless organic, can cross-react with gluten and can be a source of mold.
Are you a coffee addict and would you like to quit? Are you a coffee addict but don’t plan to quit? Have you quit and are so glad you did? And what do you drink now? I quit about 18 years ago and I vote for rooibos herbal tea or carob!
Here is the link to the feedback on the facebook post and as you can see most commenters have embraced a life with no coffee which is wonderful!
In Australia, drivers with Benzodiazepines (used to treat sleep and anxiety disorders) levels at therapeutic concentrations and higher, were more likely to be culpable in a crash.
Many drivers think that the impairing effects of medicines only occur when they are used excessively, or taken in excess, but that is not the case.by drugs, according to (QUT) Queensland University of Technology road safety researcher Dr Tanya Smyth.
She said driving while affected by prescription and over-the-counter medications had the potential to be as dangerous as driving under the influence of illegal drugs.
The biggest problem is that research has shown drivers are unable to accurately self-assess their impairment when taking medication and are overconfident in assessing their abilities.
The concern is that drivers may be assessing themselves as safe to drive, when in fact they are not.
Many drivers think that the impairing effects of medicines only occur when they are used excessively, or taken in excess, but that is not the case.
Drug Driving is an interesting term and this is very scary considering how many people are prescribed benzodiazepines! If you’re currently on a benzo, do you feel safe driving? If you took benzos in the past, did you feel safe driving? Do you think we need better guidelines for driving for folks on certain prescription medications?
Here is the link to the feedback on the facebook post
I’d love to hear what you think of this format and if this is of interest to you? I’d also like to invite you to come on over to facebook and join in the discussion. Or feel free to post questions and comments right here on the blog.