I had to share this video of Melanie sharing her experience of OT at COT annual conference.
It shows many of the varied skills OT’s demonstrate as well as the natural personality attributes required to make a great OT.
It makes me very proud that I am becoming to belong to this wonderful profession.
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Being a tea lover myself I found this Mailonline article interesting. As a student I have at times opted for the economy tea bags but will think twice in the future. ”Study reveals they contain high fluoride levels that could damage teeth, bones and muscles (The daily mail)
WHY IS FLUORIDE IN TEA AND WHY CAN IT BE DANGEROUS?
The tea plant accumulates fluoride as it grows, with mature leaves containing the most fluoride.
When tea is harvested, the older leaves are used to produce lower quality, stronger teas such as economy teas.
The bud and newer top leaves are used in the higher grade and speciality tea products.
It is suggested that an adult consume no more than three mg of fluoride a day.
The new study showed that on average, four cups of cheap supermarket tea provided six mg of the substance.
Excessive intake of fluoride can cause a variety of health problems including joint pain, muscle weakness, osteoporosis, brittle teeth, kidney problems and has even been linked to cancer.
(The dailymail online)
These interesting figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that heart disease, stroke and respiratory infections are still top killers in the world. Also sadly, not much change from the percentages of deaths for HIV/AIDS.
The percentages for deaths from diabetes and road traffic accidents have also increased and whilst TB figures have decreased slightly it still killed one million people in 2011. TB is preventable with the vaccination and could be wiped out if it was available to all world wide. http://www.vaccinestoday.eu/diseases/tb-return-of-a-preventable-disease/
Many of these illnesses can be prevented with the right treatment and education.
From an Occupational Therapy perspective, there is much scope in this profession to promote and educate on well being in the community rather than just treatment and re rehabilitation.
Please visit WHO for more information about these facts and figures by clicking on the picture or this link http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/index.html
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