ATRAC ISLE – Celebrate Sri Lanka Mangrove, Sea Lagoon – Sunset & Family

ATRAC Isle – off digital thrills

Holiday options – Not far not costly – 45 min from Colombo – celebrate family true to home Sri Lanka style. Dip in the sea lagoon or pool. Unique ambience. Child safe. Activity for all ages. Jungle trek, angling, bird watch, or boating. Customise for options 0753563987

Being only 40 min away from Colombo off the Expressway (sited at Pamunugama, Jaela Near Negambo Lagoon), it’s the ideal place for mom & dad to blend & bond with your kids under 12 yrs or your teens (Twenties will find their own romance & thrill in the 5 acre mangrove jungle). Perfect day out on a holiday or Saturday. Overnight stay is possible in 3.5 star comfort with or without A/C. whole concept is Celebrate Family, Parenting & Sri Lanka home style. Advice & activities designed to get kids off digital screen is the unique extra.  (No liquor or smoking on the premises). Board games, angling, Archery, Darts – are available.

9 am – welcome drink – join group or do your own excursion

9.15 – Kids Garden or Youth challenge Course – Thrill Skill

10.15 – water works (if you wish – make your barrel boat & row or use a made boat – rustic) – save the princess from King Crocodile

11.15 – find the Dinosaur in the Jurassic Park

12.15 – your launch pack or we offer Negambo style sea food lunch. Kids Rs 250/= above 7 two rates 1000/= or 600/=

1.15 pm Eco cruise o Silk Route Hamilton Canal or Mutturajawela (optional)

3.15 – swimming pool or Beach or both (optional)

Late evening – BBQ – you provide meat. We provide equipment & know how

ATRAC Isle

Holiday options – Not far not costly – 45 min from Colombo – celebrate family true to home Sri Lanka style. Dip in the sea lagoon or pool. Unique ambience. Child safe. Activity for all ages. Jungle trek, angling, bird watch, or boating. Customise for options 0753563987

Being only 40 min away from Colombo off the Expressway (sited at Pamunugama, Jaela Near Negambo Lagoon), it’s the ideal place for mom & dad to blend & bond with your kids under 12 yrs or your teens (Twenties will find their own romance & thrill in the 5 acre mangrove jungle). Perfect day out on a holiday or Saturday. Overnight stay is possible in 3.5 star comfort with or without A/C. whole concept is Celebrate Family, Parenting & Sri Lanka home style. Advice & activities designed to get kids off digital screen is the unique extra.  (No liquor or smoking on the premises). Board games, angling, Archery, Darts – are available.

9 am – welcome drink – join group or do your own excursion

9.15 – Kids Garden or Youth challenge Course – Thrill Skill

10.15 – water works (if you wish – make your barrel boat & row or use a made boat – rustic) – save the princess from King Crocodile

11.15 – find the Dinosaur in the Jurassic Park

12.15 – your lunch pack or we offer Negambo style sea food lunch. Kids Rs 250/= above 7 yrs two rates 1000/= or 600/=

1.15 pm Eco cruise o Silk Route Hamilton Canal or Mutturajawela (optional)

3.15 – swimming pool or Beach or both (optional)

Late evening – BBQ – you provide meat. We provide equipment & know how

Rates

  1. half day (5 hrs) no room Rs 500 per head (without lunch).
  2. Full day Rs 1500/= per head (with lunch & tea) Room provided.
  3. Stay the night –  Rs 2000 per person full board
  4. Inq. Ashanthi 0753563987

 

Inq. Ashanthi 0753563987

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Mythology of Statins – Fats increase HDL, Carbs increase Atherogenic LDL

 

Statin cholesterol drugs are for bread-eaters

By Dr. Davis | February 20, 2016 16 Comments

Much of the $23 billion spent each and every year on statin drugs is really targeting the treatment of “high cholesterol”—but actually unhealthy distortions in lipoproteins—created by consuming grains.

Most people, unfortunately, continue to focus on fat consumption, especially saturated fat, as the cause for high cholesterol and have been led to believe that cutting saturated fat and statin drugs are the solution. So let me try and clear up this somewhat confusing issue and show you that 1) there is no real benefit to cutting saturated fat, 2) grains and sugars cause distortions that increase cardiovascular disease, and 3) statin drugs do not fully address the causes of cardiovascular disease, accounting for their relatively trivial benefits.

Here is a typical panel of someone who consumes grains:

Triglycerides 170 mg/dl
LDL cholesterol (calculated) 150 mg/dl
HDL cholesterol 40 mg/dl
Total cholesterol 224 mg/dl

In other words, HDL cholesterol is lowish, triglycerides high, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol high. What does this mean? Let’s take each, one by one. It’s a bit complex, but stick with it and you will emerge smarter than 95% of doctors who “treat” high cholesterol.

Triglycerides are the byproduct of two digestive processes: 1) De novo lipogenesis or the liver’s conversion of the amylopectin of grains and other sugars into triglyceride-rich VLDL particles that enter the bloodstream, and 2) absorption of dietary fats (which are triglycerides themselves). De novo lipogenesis dominates triglyceride levels in the bloodstream, far outstripping consumption of fat as a determinant of triglyceride levels. This simple fact was only identified recently, as the rise in triglycerides that occurs after consuming fats and oils develops within 2-4 hours, but the much larger rise in triglycerides from carbohydrate-to-triglyceride conversion starts 6-8 hours later, a fact not uncovered in older studies that failed to track this far out in time. (And, in certain genetic types, such as apo E2, the rise from carbohydrates in grains and sugars can last for days to weeks.)

LDL cholesterol is calculated, not measured. The Friedewald calculation, developed in the early 1960s to provide an easy but crude means of estimating the quantity of cholesterol in the low-density lipoprotein fraction of the blood applied several basic assumptions: 1) that everyone consumes an average diet of average macronutrient composition, and 2) that the triglyceride content of all lipoproteins remained constant from person to person (which is not true, but is wildly variable), and 3) that all LDL particles are the same (also not true, as LDL particles vary in size, conformation, surface characteristics, etc.).

Grain consumption, thanks to the process of de novo lipogenesis, increases blood levels of triglycerides and VLDL particles. VLDL particles interact with LDL particles, enriching LDL particle triglyceride content and reducing cholesterol content. This leads to a process of LDL particle “remodeling” that creates small LDL particles–glycation-prone, oxidizable, adherent to inflammatory blood cells, and persistent in the bloodstream for 7 days, rather than the 24 hours of more benign large LDL particles. Grains thereby trigger the process creating persistent and damaging small LDL particles; fats trigger the process that does not.

When we cut out grains and sugars, the Friedewald calculation is therefore no longer valid, as the assumptions–-weak to begin with–-are disrupted. LDL cholesterol, this crude, surrogate effort to indirectly quantify LDL particles, is therefore completely useless—the calculation of LDL cholesterol is INVALID. This has not, unfortunately, dampened enthusiasm among my colleagues nor the drug industry for trying to treat this number with statin drugs to the tune of $23 billion per year.

Better ways to quantify LDL particles: NMR LDL particle number (which includes quantification of small and large LDL particles) or an apoprotein B. (Each LDL particle contains one apo B, which thereby provides a virtual count of LDL particles, but no breakdown into small vs. large.) Lipoprotein testing has been around for over 20 years, is inexpensive and available—but requires an informed doctor to interpret.

HDL cholesterol is, unlike LDL cholesterol, a measured and reliable value. Ironically, it is among the most ignored. Grain-consuming humans tend to have low HDL because the high triglyceride/VLDL particles interact in the bloodstream with HDL particles, enriching HDL particles in triglycerides and reducing cholesterol content. This leads to a reduction in HDL size and HDL quantity, thus low HDL cholesterol values. The lower the HDL, the higher the cardiovascular risk.

Total cholesterol is the sum of all three values: LDL cholesterol + HDL cholesterol + triglycerides/5. (More accurately, LDL cholesterol is the calculated value: LDL = total chol – HDL – trg/5.)

Given the mix of values, total cholesterol is therefore essentially useless. A large increase in HDL, for instance–-a GOOD thing–-will raise total cholesterol; a large reduction in HDL–-a BAD thing–-will reduce total cholesterol: the opposite of what you would think. Total cholesterol can indeed yield useful prognostic information when applied to a population, though the relationship is weak. But it is useless when applied to an individual.

If we reject the silly and simple-minded notions of cholesterol panels, and apply the greater insights provided by advanced lipoprotein analysis, several nutritional observations can be made:

–Saturated fat increases HDL, shifts HDL to larger, more protective, particles, and triggers formation of large LDL particles.
–The amylopectin carbohydrates of grains trigger higher triglycerides, thereby providing more VLDL particles to interact with HDL and LDL particles, the process that leads to triglyceride enrichment and smaller ineffective HDL and smaller atherogenic LDL (heart disease-causing).
–Given the unusual persistence time of small (7 days) vs large (1 day) LDL particles, grain consumption is FAR worse than fat consumption.

You can begin to appreciate how overly simplistic this notion of “reducing cholesterol” using statin drugs really is. You can also appreciate that the real situation is a bit more complicated and beyond the reach of most busy primary care physicians, while being outside the interests of most cardiologists, obsessed as they are with revenue-producing activities like heart catheterizations, stent and defibrillator implantation.

A typical response in the cholesterol panel of someone who has eliminated all wheat, grains, and sugars would look something like this:

Triglycerides 50 mg/dl
LDL cholesterol (calculated) — mg/dl
HDL cholesterol 70 mg/dl
Total cholesterol 200 mg/dl

I left the LDL cholesterol blank because it can do just about anything: go up, go down, remain unchanged—but it doesn’t matter, because it is inaccurate, unreliable, invalid. If you were to measure advanced lipoproteins, however, you would see a dramatic reduction or elimination of small LDL particles and reduction of the total count of LDL particles (since the small LDL component has been reduced or eliminated) with large LDL particles remaining.

Common distortions of cholesterol panels can be easily explained by the chain of events that emerge from a diet rich in “healthy whole grains.” The relatively trivial benefits of statin cholesterol drugs (about a 1% reduction in real risk, not the inflated “relative risks” quoted in ads and statistically-manipulated studies) should come as no surprise, since high cholesterol is not the cause for cardiovascular disease.

Most LDL (triglycerides) come from conversion of carbohydrate to lipid after 6 hrs of a meal & what is absorbed from dietary lipid is less than 25%. Atherosclerosis following arterial inflammation was the result of high carb rather than high fat. Statin was useless therapy for a non-existent cause of atherosclerosis – high cholesterol.

Saturated fat increases HDL, shifts HDL to larger, more protective, particles, and triggers formation of large LDL particles – cardioprotective.
–The amylopectin carbohydrates of grains trigger higher triglycerides, thereby providing more VLDL particles to interact with HDL and LDL particles, the process that leads to triglyceride enrichment and smaller ineffective HDL and smaller atherogenic LDL (heart disease-causing).
–Given the unusual persistence time of small LDL (7 days) produced by carbs converting to TG vs large (1 day) LDL particles, grain consumption is FAR worse than fat consumption.

 

Aspirin may be safer than other NSAIDS – well kept secret

Aspirin may be safer than other NSAIDS – well kept secret

WHY DO WE PRESCRIBE EXPENSIVE NSAIDS FOR JOINT DISEASES AND HEADACHES WHEN THEY ARE NOT SUPERIOR TO ASPIRIN? DrLalith Mendis

The Lancet (2003;361:573-574) under the title “Effect of ibuprofen on cardioprotective effect of aspirin” documents how NSAIDS interferes with the cardio-protective effect of low dose aspirin. I documented this ten years previously in 1993, in The Ceylon Medical Journal (1993. 38:145-146) under the title “Do NSAIDs interfere with the action of low dose aspirin.

I cite this issue only because I also documented the factual status of aspirin in analgesia and as an anti-inflammatory drug being probably superior to many recent NSAIDs including ibuprofen. (Mendis, B. L. J. 1995. Joint disease, aspirin and NSAIDs. Kandy Medical Journal, 5: 1-3. Mendis, B. L. J. 1994. Avoiding nightmares in migraine management. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 27: 54 – 55. Mendis, BLJ. 1996. Aspirin::friend or fiend. Ceylon Medical Journal. 41:76-77.)

Since The Lancet has concluded as I did on the effect of NSAIDs on the action of low dose aspirin, I am hopeful that my colleagues would seriously consider the conclusion of the aforementioned articles, namely, that soluble aspirin is equal or superior for joint disease and headaches compared to the branded preparations that are much prescribed though expensive, have no proven higher therapeutic efficacy and have more side effects.

I am aware that what I am suggesting sounds incredulous but is based on sound documentation. E.g. soluble aspirin instead of piroxicam. Please take the trouble to read the articles cited in the above references. Should we not be ethically concerned to give the patients a better deal – medically and economically? Drug companies at present do not include aspirin in comparative trials. You are probably aware how a research on COX2 inhibitors was contrived to hide the truth of adverse effects until a journalist on the Washington Post brought it to light. You may read Therapeutic Letter Issue 43 on this.

  1. Lalith Mendis CMJ Volume 38, No.3, September, 1993

Dr Lalith Mendis writes – Please note following which I published

  1. NSAIDS in any dosage will interfere with the anti-platelet action of low dose aspirin. This is because low dose aspirin selectively inhibits thromboxane synthase produced by platelets whereas NSAIDS inhibit cyclo-oxygenase thereby blocking beneficial prostacyclin produced by prostacyclin synthase of the capillary wall. If you are prescribing NSAIDS for a patient on low dose aspirin for that duration a different anti-plaetelet drug is needed. You have warn the patient on low dose aspirin about indiscriminate use of NSAIDS as is common. I first reported this in the CMJ in 1993 and was later confirmed by Lancet in 2003. CMJ Volume 38, No.3, September, 1993 – aspirin low dose
  2. Levodpa absorption is inhibited by Lysine in rice. If on-off phenomenon is troublesome in Parkinson patients on levodopa, the rice meal should be taken in the night. Patient can manage on potatoes or bread for the day. This will significantly improve levodopa absorption.

CMJ Volume 38, No.4, December, 1993- ldopa, rice

  1. It is to be noted that Asians may have different Pharmacokinetic interactions with anti-epileptic drugs. A survey done in 1998 showed that Sri Lankan population may need lower doses especially in combination. (Scientific Sessions SLMA – 1998)
  2. An older study in 1985 proved that aspirin remained the most effective and safe NSAIDS. Aspirin is no more included in drug trials for NSAIDS as drug companies only include their branded products in trials. I did a survey of drug trials on NSAIDS and drew this conclusion.

I have proven elsewhere that aspirin remains the safest and most effective non steroidal anti inflammatory drug for joint disease (unless when ibuprofen is prescribed in doses less than 80 mg per kg per day).

Mendis, B. L. J. 1995. Joint disease, aspirin and NSAIDs. Kandy Medical Journal, 5: 1-3. Mendis, BLJ. 1996. Aspirin::friend or fiend. Ceylon Medical Journal. 41:76-77.)

  1. We discovered the serotoninergic basis of relationship between Migraine and IBS in 1979 in a survey done in the Prof Medicine Unit of Colombo. This means that drugs used for Migraine may be effective for IBS. It was also documented that 50% of Migraine sufferers respond well to non-medical methods of treatment.

Mendis, B. L. J. 1994. Avoiding nightmares in migraine management. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 27: 54 – 55.

  1. It is irrational to prescribe Augmentin when the cause of non-resolving bronchitis is PBP mutations of bacteria. Increased doses of amoxicillin is the answer

Article on Resistance to Penicillin G in Streptococcus pneumoniae by L Temime and others (Emerging Infectious Diseases vol 9 no 4 April 2004 p 415)

  1. Appendix long thought of as useless vestigial organ (according to evolutionary thought) has been proved to be a valuable reservoir to colonise gut with commensals after a bout of diarrhea. Bollinger et al, Journal of Theoretical Biology 249(4):826-31, 2007

 

Customer is King DNA Story -Transforming Trans-generational Value Transfer

Customer is King DNA Story -Transforming Trans-generational Value Transfer

The generation of children that has learnt the value systems of the market place. They are what they got from their parents & the system that told them perform or perish. Their home with dad & mom careering had become a part of Pharaoh’s & Mammon’s machinery. Screen was their only friends & their peers – the narrow clique. Even their school used them for sports glory. Corporate had come home & HR was not enough to hold them. They cried for identity, affirmation, embrace & some values like toehold, to hold on, as they soared, slipped, tumbled, crashed through online. If we cry & break our heart & make space & time, gather understanding & tenacity – they may give us a chance to “parent” them their style.

 

Status Quo Transformation
1.      Customer is king – satisfy us, fastidious Digital screen brings a perfectionist edge. Parents also said – perform or perish. X gen gives what they got. We have to pray compassion into them. Train them in the spirit when young.
2.      Attend on us – fast and furious – impatient This is also the result of demand put on the child by results eager parents. Giving home chores early helps them to learn to serve. Harvard research shows that kids who did home chores do better with education
3.      Meet our need and our demand – supply fast This is the role models they saw & heard. They got little mercy, bonding or understanding. Please parent let’s supply the heart needs of children – embrace, affirm. They will learn it is more blessed to give than get.
4.      If not we find solution elsewhere – impulsive Kids had to find solutions for their pain, failure & loneliness outside of home – as parents were not available. Always make it a point to give them home time – especially before they fall asleep – not in fantastic holidays but in daily interaction at home
5.      Utilitarianism  stick with what works School & home needs to develop projects in which altruism & sacrifice can come out. They want to do & act – direct them to works of compassion
6.      End justifies the means This is what they hear all the time – science says so. Reward them simply. Don’t push them hard in sports or studies. It’s OK not to come first
7.      We know best – opinionated Talk & walk with them. Let them find their opinions with peers or screen. Play board games that teach rules, play, win or lose in fun atmosphere with home interaction
8.      Match our taste – we dictate terms Take time for generational truth & value transfer. Don’t command but coach. Teach while doing things. Plan action for teaching & training. Train to have value added stable tastes
9.      There are no permanent relationships – there are only long term interests Get involved in searching for good friends – inviting them for home parties. Get to know their friends’ parents. Attend all school functions. Make kids world, your world. Create activity days – not only parties,  at home to cultivate friendships. Keep time to do things together with your kids – even Gym. We have designed Den & Dare for Dad & kids.
10. We demand perfection and protocol – digital games leave no room for error Put them in charge of projects at home or church. Allow them take responsibility. Make them lead all family compassion projects. Schools & church must adopt CSR activities to bless the neighbouring poor.
11. We give zero tolerance to mediocrity – intolerant, exacting Take time for mistake management. Teach the worldview of second chance. Justice is redemptive. Sit alongside son’s hot seat. Let them understand the cross early – innocent suffering for the guilty. Model forgiveness always. Reason out & never balk.
12. Excel, perform, prove or you perish – sink or swim Study the brain tracts of your child. Is she visual processing or verbal? Encourage them in their God given faculty. Potential defers from child to child. Attend our Every child a star program.
13. Fierce loyalty to things and brands, projects and programs This is what early cartoons will do. Change the cartoons. Let them not become brand loyal. Do not give money & many things too early. Give them yourself, Your time, your energy & your love. Early bonding helps – even from womb
14. Love equals consume – love is physical Digital screen will stimulate thrill & sex seeking. Become digital wise. Monitor screen time. Connect to their online – tell them the online rules early. Home cooked simple meals will teach bonhomie. Don’t promote star class demands when they are young.
15. Experimentation is the spice of life Help them through adolescence wit stable relationships. Set boundaries for physical contact, out of home time, out of home places. Talk them through step by step. Strict moratorium on body exposing selfies
16. Attach – detach fast. I am for me Develop for kids their friendship circles. Church learn millennials fostering in church programmes
17. Plan is for the hour – not even for the long day Digital screen reduces attention span & encourages on the spot short term behaviour. Some how reduce screen time. Develop contactile hobbies.
18. Variety and short term relationships or short term profit Develop your child’s spirit with reading character developing Bible stories & stories of great endeavour. Action packed moral thriller stories.
19. No holes barred competition – might is right – fit survive They tragically play out concepts of Evolution. Raising a pet helps. This is the Why generation – give them answers. They need to expend physical energy. We have lots of physical activity on camp with challenge course done in teams.
20. Demolish the opposition – brook no opposition Encourage team behaviour. Digital games are all for smash demolish until me is king. Get back to tug-a-war &other  physical team games viz. adventure trails

 

 

  1. Customer is king – satisfy us, fastidious
  2. Attend on us – fast and furious – impatient
  3. Meet our need and our demand – supply fast
  4. If not we find solution elsewhere – impulsive
  5. Utilitarianism – stick with what works
  6. End justifies the means
  7. We know best – opinionated
  8. Match our taste – we dictate terms
  9. There are no permanent relationships – there are only long term interests
  10. We demand perfection and protocol – digital games leave no room for error
  11. We give zero tolerance to mediocrity – intolerant, exacting
  12. Excel, perform, prove or you perish – sink or swim
  13. Fierce loyalty to things and brands, projects and programs
  14. Love equals consume – love is physical
  15. Experimentation is the spice of life
  16. Attach – detach fast. I am for me
  17. Plan is for the hour – not even for the long day
  18. Variety and short term relationships or short term profit
  19. No holes barred competition – might is right – fit survive
  20. Demolish the opposition – brook no opposition

 

Empathic Learning & Motor Therapy – Recovering Digitalised Brain

Principles of Empathic Learning & Motor Therapy

Digitalised children & kids with ADHD are into Bottom Up Regulation (BUR) and not in Top Down Regulation (TDR) as normal children are. Efforts are meant to retrain neuronal tracts committed to repetitive reflexive patterns working via amygdala, hippocampus & hypothalamus, into executive creative reflective pattern beginning in the dorsolateral aspect of the prefrontal cortex.  Digitalisation moves children into Stress pathways. These are the same pathways recruited in addictions when pain is treated as pleasure as anti-reward systems kick in.

In a digitalised child, kinaesthetic acoustic visual tracts (Disco tracts) have recruited over 50% of neuronal tracts into repetitive patterns. Learning management & planning becomes inhibited. Important aspect of the therapy would be to reduce kinaesthetic acoustic visual overdosing from music, cartoons or digital games.

Thus, during stress of digital games & violent cartoons, orchestration of the brain’s response patterns switches from slow, thoughtful PFC regulation to the reflexive and rapid emotional responses of the amygdala and related subcortical structures. This is why spatial navigation encouraged by swimming, take aim games, rhythmic well timed dance is foundational in Empathic Learning Therapy.

With Empathic Motor Therapy (EMT), rapid synchronised use of fingers & toes in grips & ropes activates glutamate of the synapses of the Pyramidal tract that coordinates voluntary muscle movement. This in turn inhibits the dopaminergic drive of digital addiction. Minimize digital screen is the first part of therapy

  1. Montessori methods of learning are immensely helpful to get a digitalised or ADHD child to move from BUR into TDR – in our Empathic Learning Centre, we use handicrafts, art, scrap work etc.
  2. We do kids bakery – use of fingers for cake making, fruit salad, sandwiches, cake icing – all help children to creative finger work
  3. Stop the screen after 6 pm. If possible completely stop the digital screen
  4. Music – especially flute helps with coordination fingers, eye & mouth. Stringed instruments are useful. Even keyboards is fine. Classical music will help recruit addictive music tracts back to creative. Earphones overuse will via the acoustic tracts overmuch, thus inhibiting learner management tracts.
  5. We encourage kids to have meals with lots of crunchy food – viz. vegetables & fruit. Systemic slow down of eating seated in one place with mom talking & bonding is very important for children who have the triad of symptoms – inattention, impulsivity & hyperactivity, for whatever reason.
  6. All puzzle pieces fit games are useful – age relevant puzzles.
  7. Give the child a time table once he returns from school including gardening, cricket etc.
  8. Provide for grips & ropes at home viz swing
  9. Moulding with clay or creole
  10. Take aim games – carom, archery
  11. Finger activity – rattan weaving, Meccano set is better than Lego,
  12. All board games that will increase attention span
  13. Increase friction in fingers & feet – wrap bicycle handle & pedal with choir ropes & go bare foot.
  14. In EMT, bare feet & bare hands will increase friction of contact & this is good for brain rewiring
  15. Increasing reading
  16. Swimming – all games are helpful

Technology & Children Brain

Technology & Children Brain

In the absence of the parent, children are forming unhealthy attachments to technology.

One in eleven children is now addicted to texting, Facebook, video games and/or pornography. Parents think the safest place for their child is indoors.

Daily access to ‘green space’ improves mental and physical health, and enhances attention and learning.

 

The ways in which we are raising and educating children with technology are not sustainable.

 

Sedentary, isolated, overstimulated, and neglected…the new millennium child may not survive.

 

Movement and play are essential not only for child development and learning, but for survival.

One in three children has obesity, increasing risk

for diabetes, early heart attack, and stroke.

 

RISK WARNING: child obesity, developmental delay, mental illness, aggression, anxiety, depression, attention deficit, and learning difficulties.

For the love of children, take responsibility for your actions.

 

As a result of technology overuse, the new millennium child’s foundation has cracked.

Virtual Child – The terrifying truth about what technology is doing to children.

 

Why is government silent, and why are they not taking action to protect our children?

Legislate risk warnings on all child technology products, regulate internet gaming and porn industries, educate parents with public health campaigns.

 

 

Connection to technology is disconnecting children from self, others, nature, and spirit.

Social networking increases risk of child depression, anxiety, loneliness, and relationship conflict.

 

Research regarding the detrimental impact of technology on children fails to reach the general public.

Researchers should ensure media releases pertinent information through organized distribution channels.

 

Sedentary, overstimulated, neglected, and isolated, children have never been sicker than they are today.

Routine technology screening, and provision of education and technology reduction tools for parents is imperative.

 

Violence is not innate, it is a learned behavior. The brain is like a camera, and replays hard wired images…forever.

Children who are exposed to violent media content may act out aggressively, physically, and sexually toward their peers.

 

The ways in which we are raising and educating our children with technology are clearly not sustainable.

For the first time in the history of humankind, due to technology overuse, many children will not outlive their parents.

 

Four critical factors which enhance child development and learning are movement, touch, human connection, and nature.

Technology is a restraint. Any time spent with technology is detrimental to child development and learning.

 

Classroom management has reached crisis status in many schools. Tantrums, violence, and refusal to do school work, are now the norm.

Medication is not the answer! More recess, gym, and access to nature are far more effective, and safe tools for addressing classroom chaos.

 

Education technology is not evidence based; scanning facts is not learning. Teachers teach, not technology. Back to the 3 R’s.

One in three children now enter school developmentally delayed, will not attain job literacy, and will fail to complete high school.

 

Tech Radiation 21st century children are facing known and unknown harm from early use and overuse of technology in home, school and community.

In 2011 the World Health Organization categorized wireless radiation as a Group 2B (possible) carcinogen. Infertility, child leukemia, and acoustic neuromas are causally linked to wireless radiation..

 

 

There is no evidence that education technology does anything other than entertain children. Literacy rates are at an all time low.

Get back to basics! Trade computers for playground upgrades, and teach children how to print and read.

 

 

Research regarding the detrimental impact of technology on children fails to reach the general public.

Researchers should ensure media releases pertinent information through organized distribution channels.

 

The brain prunes neurons which aren’t used. Technology overuse results in reduction of neuronal tracks to the frontal cortex.

Frontal cortex is the brain’s center for controlling impulses, executive function, attention, and learning.

 

Children who overuse technology are experiencing memory loss, distraction, and inability to concentrate… termed digital dementia.

One in 10 children now has adhd; children who can’t pay attention cannot learn. The de-evolution of the human species has begun.

 

Children aren’t born mentally ill, adults make them that way by ignoring their basic need for attachment.

Parents and teachers need to disconnect from technology, and reconnect with children. Co-regulation leads to self-regulation.

 

“Taking away my kid’s iPad is like fighting a cornered animal.

” Reports parent of child diagnosed with autism.

 

Ten Steps to Successfully Unplug Children from Technology

 

Tech Talks for Families & Tech Talks for Therapists

Everything you want to know about the impact of technology on families, and how to help them.

 

Attachment to technology results in behavior problems, mental illness, and addiction.

One in six children has a diagnosed mental illness; many are on toxic medication. Bad behavior is a “symptom”, not a diagnosis.

 

 

 

Sri Lanka Smiles – “Guardian & Guarded” Dr Lalith Mendis

Sri Lanka Smiles

Smiling Lanka Serendib to Arabs

Later Seylan, Ceylan not for grabs

Ports aplenty strategic location

Comparable beauty no other nation

Bruises tears heart aches & pain

Surely she will her luster regain

 

Ports of Ophir gold was abundant

Maritime business Isle Resplendant

Mannar was Ovir Emporium Great

Cosmas writes of ships and mate

Thambapanni to some Taprobane

Sadly her fortunes wax & wane

 

Brilliant Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Land of battle and great commotion

Land of Ravana & Ancient enterprises

Valmiki narrates wonders surprises

Endowed Generously by her Creator

Isle beloved full of God’s splendour

 

Ships of Solomon loaded with Cinnamon

Apes Peacocks & spices cardamom

Sandalwood, sapphires tuskers’ ivory

Shipped to portray monarch’s victory

Spices turned to incense & worship

Renowned wisdom ancient scholarship

 

East met West in Lanka’s Great Emporium

Time is right for a grudge moratorium

Races long severed united as brothers

Father Forgive  us – our many trespasses

O’ smiling Lanka your battle ceases

Where every visual prospect pleases

 

Our dear Island, I wipe thy tears

A Bard for thee I comfort thy fears

Bruises healed races well reconciled

Thy sons return from painful domicile

No more war, blood or terrorist wiles

Revived Nation blossoms and smiles