Dyslexia by: Mariana

I picked the issue of dyslexia because I have heard about this. Which would lead me to want to know more about this and the other reason is that I wanted to know myself better. How this affects me is that is that since I can relate to this, I feel sometimes that I will make a mistake: people will laugh/make fun of me or that when I get a bad grade I blamed it to dyslexia. That’s the reason that I don’t like participating in class, which can affect an area of my grade. What I knew about this topic was that dyslexia a is a disability, also that many famous people have dyslexia like; Albert Einstein and was successful in life. Also, those people that have dyslexia are more creative and enjoy doing puzzles. Some connections I made was that first I have dyslexia. Second is that I struggle with reading and most of the times in writing and following long instructions. The third is that I enjoy doing puzzles and I am creative. How this connects to previous learning is that we should respect people even though they are different, also that we should make people feel better instead of bullying( making them feel bad which can lead to bad consequences). This issue is important because Dyslexia is a disorder that makes the learning or reading really difficult for the person who has it. They find word recognition, decoding and spelling hard for them. Dyslexia can cause problems with reading comprehension and slow down their vocabulary growth. Dyslexia may result in poor reading fluency and read out loud. And the image that you are struggling, being under stress & in frustration for homework, project, test. Dyslexics will have twice the struggling you are having.This issue affects teenagers because Dyslexia can affect teenagers differently. Dyslexia can make difficult for a teenager to express themselves clearly. Some teenagers with dyslexia can have trouble with reading and spelling, while others struggle to write or to tell which is left and right. It can be hard for them to use vocabulary and to express their thoughts during conversations. Other teenagers try to understand when someone is speaking to them. This is not like a hearing problem. Others get frustrated with the learning. The stress of dealing with homework often makes them lose the motivation to continue.

I learned that dyslexia can affect depending on the person differently, the different ways people have dyslexia, and how it affects them in their daily lives (homework, conversations,..) I also learned that Dyslexic are often thought to read backward cause of the Recency Effect, Dyslexia comes from a Greek word:
Dys: poor or inadequate & Lexis: word or language, and much more. How it expanded my learning is that I got to learn about dyslexia more than I knew before like; its meaning, effects on teenagers, interesting things, and more. My opinion about this issue is that it makes dyslexics and me stressed and annoyed. But this issue is also interesting to me because dyslexics have shown they can see three dimensionally which can affect the way they see letters. My mind has changed, that in the beginning I thought it was a disadvantage to me to have dyslexia. But know  I think that it brings positives: like we are creative, we are good in puzzles. And as it turns out  I am not the only person that struggles a feels this way, cause of dyslexia. Some misunderstandings about this issue is that people say that we read backwards, but it’s not true. What happens that makes people believe this is because something called the Recency Effect. What this does is that people that have dyslexia might have the Recency Effect, which causes the people to say a word that has the most recent sound first, an example is “tap” for “pat”. How this influences my thinking about wellness is everything we learned about respect. And my new learning about dyslexia.

This image relates to my issue because it shows you the difference between a dyslexic brain and a brain that’s normal. The brain that doesn’t have dyslexia shows three areas that it has. This brain has word analysis, word form, and articulation/word analysis. While the brain with dyslexia only has 1 area which is the articulation/word analysis.

BPV By: Chun-Chan

I chose this issue because I get BPV, and I wanted to learn more about it and why it is caused. This expands my learning so that I know what I probably shouldn’t do, or else I might end up getting dizzy more often. This is important because lots of people get it, especially females, so I think that it is good for people to know what BPV really is, instead of thinking that when you are dizzy, that it is because of dehydration. It affects teenagers because being dizzy in class is hard for you to focus, and it affects teenagers, especially girls, because when you get BPV, you shouldn’t walk around, and it gets really annoying for people.
I learnt that BPV is more common with females than males, and that you can actually trigger it, and it isn’t just something that randomly comes up. I also learnt that it is more common when you get stressed out. I think that this issue is very annoying, but it is also very interesting, because some tiny little crystals in your ear can easily affect your eyesight completely by making you go dizzy. I also think that this topic is quite interesting because you can’t get rid of it automatically, and sometimes it can make you feel like your eyeballs are not under your control. My thinking has now changed, because I thought that it was just rotten luck for me to get BPV, but it turns out that lots of people get BPV. This influences my thoughts about wellness, because I know know why and how BPV is caused.

Gluten – Christian

Is wheat inadequate? Why is this substance we perceive as harmless so “bad” for all of us? Well, in the big picture wheat is surprisingly awful, and for that same reason many athletes, Hollywood superstars and chefs have given up wheat. One of the easiest ways to keep yourself healthy is by not consuming wheat. Avoiding the consumption of wheat is absolutely necessary because it has heaps of gluten, minimal nutrients, and it is overly processed.

Gluten is single handedly the most detrimental proportion of wheat. In fact, 14 kilograms of rice has an equivalent amount of gluten to 1 kilogram of bread? Scary, isn’t it? In reality, wheat has the highest amount of gluten compared to any other grain. It sits at 70% when based on the total amount of protein in the grain. In comparison, rice sits snugly at 5%, corn lays at 55%, oats end up at 16%, and rye equalizes at about 40%. That’s why wheat is the worst grain in the Poaceae family, and overall. In fact, reality is contradictory to what most people believe. Gluten is actually a sticky, stretchable protein, what holds grains together, (That’s why gluten is latin for glue), but how exactly does gluten affect a human? Well, when gluten first enters our stomach, instead of doing what food normally does ( Traveling through the center, then getting absorbed into the cell and later absorbed into the bloodstream, where it would nourish the body) gluten creates a permeable hole between the cells and goes directly into the bloodstream, to create antibodies, and destroy body tissue ( Resulting to leaky gut) Additionally there are many diseases found in patients with gluten sensitivity, they are:

Angina Pectoris (chest pain / pressure), Anorexia, Immunoglobulin Opathies, Antiphospholipid syndrome, Anxiety, Apathy, Aphthous ulcers and canker sores, Aortic Vasculitis, four types of Arthritis, Abdominal pain and distention, Spontaneous abortion, Addison’s Disease, ADHD, ADD, Alopecia (hair loss), seven different nutrition related Anemia, Ataxia, Atherosclerosis, Autism and other learning disorders, Cholangitis (gallbladder), Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Autoimmune hepatitis, Polyglandular syndrome, Thyroiditis (hypothyroidism), Bitot’s spots, Blepharitis, Abnormal blurry vision, Bone pain, Bone fractures, Cachexia, Bronchiectasis, Bronchoalveolitis, Adenocarcinoma of the intestine, Small cell esophageal cancer, Melanoma, Asthma, Cardiomegaly, Cardiomyopathy, Cataracts, Cerebral perfusion abnormalities, Cheilosis, Chorea, Coagulation abnormalities, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic constipation, Coronary artery disease, Diarrhea, Lymphoma, Cutaneous vasculitis, Cystic fibrosis, Delayed puberty, Failure to thrive, Dementia, Depression, Dermatomyositis, Diabetes Mellitus type I, Down syndrome, Dysmenorrhea, Dysgeusia, Duodenal erosions, Edema, Eczema, Dysphagia, Epilepsy, Spontaneous nose bleeds, Erythema nodosum, CFS, Growth retardation, Mental retardation, Secondary food allergy response, Blood in the stool, Gastric bloating, Grave’s disease, Bleeding gums, hair loss, heartburn, H. pylori infection, Hives, NAFL, Malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies, Infertility, Hypogonadism, Hypoglycemia, Hyposplenism, Thrombocytopenia, Impotence, Osteoporosis, Insomnia, IBS, Keratomalacia, Lactose intolerance, Loss of smell, Non Hodgkin lymphoma, Early menopause, Migraine headache, Multiple sclerosis, Muscle wasting, Myopathy, Obesity, Osteomalacia, Parathyroid carcinoma, Pancreatic insufficiency, Polymyositis, PMS, Biliary cirrhosis, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Short stature, Scleroderma, Steatorrhea and Spina bifida.

That’s just to list a few. Additionally these diseases show that anybody can be born with gluten sensitivity, however the fact of the matter is that a large amount of these illnesses are aggravated by gluten. So we should all rethink eating wheat no matter who we are.

Finally many famous people have given up wheat like for a competitive edge and healthy lifestyle, like: LeBron James (NBA), Kobe Bryant (NBA), Aaron Rodgers (NFL), Novak Djokovic (#1 Tennis player in the world), Justin Rose (Golfer), Matthew McConaughey (Actor), Miley Cyrus (Singer), Gary Ablett (AFL), Tom Jones (Singer), Pete Evans (Chef and judge of My Kitchen Rules Australia), and David Reynolds (V8 Supercars). Also The Melbourne Football Club (nicknamed The Demons), Aussie Cricket Team (Won the world cup for cricket), and an English Premier League soccer team. The similarities through these teams is that they all kept quiet about their healthy diet to have an advantage. The only reason the world knows is because their doctors told the world their secret.