Carrots, Not Just for Bunnies

Rahman Mohamed
A vegetable available for your teeth, stomach and phone.

carrot1 colourAs the New Year begins New Year’s Resolutions are on the tip of the tongue.  Although their popularity is dipping they are still made.  Commonly known, one of the most popular resolutions when the year is new is losing weight.  It’s also a resolution that’s among the “not-fulfilled” (the broken resolution)

Carrots are among children’s favourite vegetables.  They have a taste, a crunch and a nice colour; in Canada they’re most often orange but they are reported to grow in a variety of colours.  Recently (5 December 2017) Medical News reported a range about carrots.

  • Carrots have antioxidants.  They may be a prevention for cancer
  • They have Vitamin A, help prevent vision loss
  • They contain protein, fibre, Vitamin C, Calcium, iron, potassium, sodium and other minerals and Vitamins

Unknown to many Canadian governments have been working to help Canadians lose weight and learn more about health using an app.  Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play the app is named “Carrot Rewards”. Continue reading

Bipolar Disorder: Extreme Changes

Bipolar disorder: not just anger and smile
Rahman Mohamed

Bipolar Disorder: Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) defines it as a mood disorder.  A mood disorder is a condition when a person feels a certain way for a long time.  Everyone has that time when they feel as if they’re on cloud nine; or that time when they’re sitting in the dumpster and nobody could be feeling worse.  The difference between that and a mood disorder: how long you feel a certain way and the intensity.

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Trouble With Tics

Doing not choosing
Rahman Mohamed

Yesterday, 30 July 2015, CBC reported that a man named Graham Kent was kicked out of a bar.  Reportedly he was making noise and was thought to be on drugs.  Unfortunately he was only displaying symptoms of Tourette Syndrome.  It is not a mental illness.  Being a problem of the brain though it is often misunderstood and stigmatized.

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