Morgan – Introverts and Extroverts

I chose this issue because I’m personally affected by the general population’s misconceptions on introverts and extroverts. Having extremely introverted habits and behaviors has caused bullying in my life, and enhanced my introverted side. Before I studied this project, I already knew how having introverted or extroverted personalities can affect one’s life. It can determine the type of job you’ll have, who you’ll spend your free time with, your significant other, and the way you think about things or solve problems. Growing up with an introverted personality, I’ve had experience with people not understanding the way I think because it’s entirely cerebral. This has caused me to not only hope to not work with others, but to also look down on others when I’m forced to work with them. This issue affects teenagers because it can vary how well you do in class, who you’re friends with, how deep of conversations you’re capable of, and how you approach people you don’t know. Teenagers can be extremely affected by society when it comes to being an introvert or extrovert. When you’re teenager, you’re very susceptible to the opinions of others, and many people openly judge one another. These opinions of others can lead to bullying, depression, and can even cause an increase in introverted behaviors.

Through this issue, I’ve learned that it’s not just the personalities between introverts and extroverts that make them different from each other, but it’s also that introverted brains react differently to dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that provides motivation to achieve external rewards. There is no difference between the amount of dopamine in the separate brains, it’s just the difference between the activity. There is more activity in the brain of an extrovert than in the brain of an introvert. My opinion on this topic will always stay the same, however in can be enhanced. I’ve always believed that these labels do not lessen a person, it’s just that humans need to label it so that they can better understand it. The only thing that was surprising to me about this topic was the fact that the brains between introverts and extroverts work differently when it involves dopamine. There are some huge misconceptions about introverts and extroverts that pushed me to study this topic for my Health Buzz. One of the main ones is that introverts are always depressed or sad and don’t have any friends. This isn’t true at all. Introverts just see a different way to spend free time than extroverts, and don’t like having a large group of friends. I, for instance, would rather be at home with a good book and tea than going to a concert with my friends. Plus, just because someone’s sad or depressed doesn’t mean they’re an introvert, it just means that they have problems in their lives that are making them sad. Another misunderstanding on the topic is that everyone belongs either to one or the other. This is not true at all. Just because I’m shy at first glance doesn’t mean that when I know you well enough I won’t be bouncing off the walls. I do have an abundance of introverted attributes, but I also have extroverted attributes as well. Everyone does. No one just belongs to one category. One solution to these misconceptions is that humans can be more open minded about the subject. If someone has introverted or extroverted attributes, that doesn’t define them as a person.

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(This is a photo of the skills of introverts and extroverts.)

Pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis- Angela Khoury

The fact that it’s the longest word in the English language and it’s a disease fascinated me. Pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis can’t exactly effect me or my family, It’s because the environment that we live in isn’t one where you’re most likely to develop the disease. Miners are more likely to get this disease, for example, If a miner is a quartz miner he is more exposed to inhalation of silica dust and if he is exposed to that for more than 10 years then the disease becomes chronic. When I first heard the disease I thought it was caused by the inhalation of fine volcanic dust and that’s it, I didn’t know that there was more. I’m not quite sure if I can connect this to whatever we learned in wellness class in 7th grade. For people who live in the same environment as I do (like teenagers, kids and people living away from mine) it isn’t very important but for miners it’s extremely important to be cautious of this disease especially mining around quartz.

I learned about the different symptoms of Pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis and the treatments for the symptoms. I learned more about the different diseases of coniosis. In my opinion I think Pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is very fun and interesting to research and to find out more about the different coniosis diseases. Something that was really unexpected for me was that pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis fell under a categorie of coniosis diseases, I thought that there is only one type of disease. I will definitely be more cautious with my surroundings more often. A lot of people think that because it’s a really long word its a complicated disease, but it isn’t as complicated as other diseases. There are solutions to the treatments but not for the actual disease.

CIP Hassan Anvery

What is it about

My presentation is about Congenital Insensitivity to Pain. This presentation was fun but disgusting at the same time. CIP is when people have a disability and can’t feel pain. This means that when something happens to them they won’t feel it and can be life threatening. Till now there have only been 20 cases reported in the scientific literature.

I thought in the beginning, that CIP was a cool condition but now I know that it is very dangerous. If something happens to me on the outside I can see it but If something happens to me in the inside I won’t feel it it could be life threatening.

 

 

 

How has my thinking changed

Isaac-Dreaming

I leaned that dreams have an important role in your neural functions and that dreams happen every night. I learned that as you eat a high fat high sugar diet, you eat more often. As you eat more often, you may start eating before bed, thus stimulating your metabolism, which may cause nightmares. I learned about different types of dreaming such as nightmares, lucid dreaming, sleep paralysis, and the common pleasant dream. I also learned that as we live a more balanced lifestyle, we may have better dreams because as our brains process what happened to us during the waking hours, it incorporates it into our dreams. Maintaining all areas of wellness may improve your dreams. I may be able to understand my dreams a bit more now that i have done some research.

Banana Lectin – Joanne Lee

 

I picked this issue because I was intrigued that bananas could prevent cancer. This affects me because now I know that just eating bananas can help me not become sick. Before I studied deeply about banana lectin I knew that bananas had a lot of potassium which helps with anxiety, stress, water balance, relief from strokes, and much more. This connected my previous learning in Wellness last year when we learnt about the food plate. Now I am fully aware of the benefits of fruit. Banana lectin helps prevent cancer. 64% of teens in the world were diagnosed with cancer. So now I can be aware of the benefits of bananas, thus wanting me to eat more bananas. In conclusion, this issue is important for you to know about because it prevents an individual from getting sick just by eating bananas. 

There are good and bad cells in our body. The good cells are called immune system cells and the bad cells are called virus cells. Banana lectin multiples cells. It multiplies immune system cells which help fight viruses, but on the other hand, it also multiplies virus cells. To eliminate the bad effects of banana lectin, scientists are working on recreating the structure of banana lectin to only multiply immune system cells. Thus not cost any harm in our body. Nowadays they are studying the structure of banana lectin so it can be applied in medicine and use to cure cancer. It expanded my learning to understand how cancer cells work. That out of one simple fruit doctors and scientists were able to use it in the advanced medicine technology. An interesting thing was that one banana a day keeps the doctor away. This changed me think that fruits have benefits that may save your life. You can prevent cancer from doing an act of something so simple. People misunderstand that banana lectin also come in pill form, this is not true, but scientists are working on it. The problem with banana lectin is that bananas have virus cells, and the solution to this is to recreate the structure to eliminate the virus cells. This influenced my thinking of wellness by making me want to eat healthier.

Depression

The topic I am going to be sharing is depression. The reason I chose depression is because it is the lead to the third most caused death in my age group. This affects me because it can open up my thinking and my point of view on what depression is. I didn’t know much about depression only that if it gets to serious that it can lead to suicide. This is important to all of us because it can help us understand what depression is so that in the future we can avoid it.

I have learned that depression is really important to understand so that we won’t be a victim of it. This expanded my learning because it can give more information to those who need it. It unexpected when I read that the age group that has the least amount of depression was between 60-65 of age. Some misunderstandings of depression is that it is exactly like sadness, when it is definitely not. One of the biggest problems of depression is suicide, but can be stopped by moral support.

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Anorexia: Kiana Hudaya

Anorexia is a psychological eating disorder that is shown through extremely low body fat. I chose to further research about this topic, because anorexia is affecting as many as 1 in 100 females, and this issue is commonly based off of society’s ideal body types. A person with anorexia would usually define their self worth using their body image and physical appearance. People with anorexia also preoccupy themselves with being skinny. So much so, that if they are the ideal weight for their age and height, they’d still think of themselves as overweight. I think that this is an important subject to further discuss, because even though anorexia is a life-threatening eating disorder, it’s mindset of being underweight solely for their body image can be easily perpetuated by the current media and one’s environment. Not only does this issue affect teenager’s self-esteem, but anorexia can further lead to damaged organs, drop in blood pressure, pulse and breathing rates, death from starvation, irregular heartbeat, and more. Someone usually gets anorexia at the age 14 or so, and 9 of 10 people who have anorexia are girls. Anorexia is an, unfortunately, common issue within teenage girls, which is why I would like to further inform people about it.

I used to think that anorexia is simply just a sickness in which someone wasn’t eating enough. Which I think is a common misunderstanding, because in actuality, anorexia is much more than that. Anorexia can be linked to perfectionism, and owning a distorted body image. Another misunderstanding is that anyone who is skinny has anorexia. This is a misunderstanding, because being anorexic means owning a thinking pattern or psychological idea in which they are always over weight, when they are not. Anorexia can be caused by biological and environmental factors. I learnt that one of the biggest causes of anorexia is the reinforcement of having skinny being the ideal body type. A person suffering with anorexia may be depressed, anxious, moody, etc. Some solutions to anorexia is psychological therapy and supervised weight gain. This learning has helped me become more open-minded and sensitive towards people not being able to accept their body image, and I will now encourage them to maintain a healthy body and lifestyle.

This picture portrays the thinking of someone suffering from anorexia.

Dex – Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Over 16% of humans will experience anxiety at least once in their lifetime.

I chose this issue because it was a topic that I have been interested in for a long time, and I thought that I have a good reason, I should probably choose anxiety to use as my topic.

It affects me in the way of everyday anxiety, like how I got nervous about doing the presentation today.

What I knew about anxiety was very little information. I knew that it had to do with being nervous and stressed.

Anxiety connects to previous learning and class experiences as to when I learn, I could get nervous about a task or presentation.

It is relevant to me because I get quite nervous sometimes.

One way that anxiety affects teenagers is when something happens that lowers their self-esteem it could make us anxious about going there again with those people.

One thing that I learned about anxiety is that it affects 16% of people throughout their lifetime.

It expanded my learning by allowing me to learn all of definitions, and things like that. As it is very common, I was able to learn about so many things that have to do with anxiety.

I was surprised by how you easily you could work away everyday anxiety.

A misunderstanding about Anxiety is that it is always a diagnosed disorder. However, anxiety is as common being nervous for a job interview.

 


Tourettes Syndrome – Eve

Tourette’s Syndrome, or TS, is a physical disorder of the brain. People with Tourette’s have vocal and/or motor tics. This is when they blink, twitch, shrug, grunt, clear their throat, and even swear. They feel impulses to do these things, though it can be controlled for short periods of time. People with TS can control it for up to ten or fifteen minutes, but that only results in having more tics afterwards. Interestingly, tics subside when the person, is engaged and absorbed in something they are interested in. Many people with Tourette’s also suffer from OCD, attention deficit disorder, anxiety and depression. They tend to avoid social situations and therefore become reclusive to escape embarrassment. Symptoms of TS start in childhood and it is rare to be diagnosed with it 18yrs and after. Strangely, Tourette’s is more common in males than in women. Peter the great, Samuel Johnson, Mozart, Napoleon and Tim Howard all have Tourette’s Syndrome. I chose this topic because I think that it is interesting that they cannot control what they do, but also inspiring that they can still lead a revolution.   

Pepi Mercado – “Identity” (And a bit about Self-Esteem)

Hello! My name is Pepi Mercado and for the Grade 7 Wellness (H Block), I cHello! My name is Pepi Mercado and for the Grade 7 Wellness (H Block), I chose Identity as my Health Buzz topic. I chose Identity as my topic because I have had a very messy history with my own identity and I think that everybody and anybody can benefit from some inside knowledge and advice. If you’re wondering about what I mean by “a messy history”, I mean that when I was going through a very rough stage in my life, I had a very hard time staying true to myself and who I was as a person. A way that these connections have expanded my learning was simply experience, therefore knowing how to recognize which areas of struggles with one’s Identity can be solved with which types of strategies. (Hard to believe, I know, but that was English.) I think that this topic is very important to me because it was -and still is- a very large part of my life. I was going through the Emotional Changes of Puberty when I went through what’s called an Identity Crisis and I almost became a different person entirely. This can easily affect any teenager -if they spend lots of time thinking about what they will do with their life- because a teenager’s daily life and health habits are changed based off of who they are. EG: Some people may dream of becoming an Olympic Contestant, meaning their daily life may involve lots of exercise, which affects a person’s wellbeing, physical state and self-esteem.

What did you learn about this issue? When I looked deeper into the effects of this issue, I learnt that the causes were also variant. Self-Esteem issues may lead to problems with Identity because a person does not feel they are doing things correct, which may then lead to thoughts that their life is completely incorrect. This is similar to the mindset of those who are clinically depressed or simply just cynical. If I had a summary for Identity Issues, I would’ve said that it’s your own world crumbling in front of you. After research and more open observations, I would say that it’s a whole bunch of negative thoughts directed toward yourself based off of your own made-up misconceptions of yourself. I believe that those negative thoughts can really affect a person’s emotional health status and their social health. It affects my thoughts about wellness because at first I thought wellness was just a “How to deal with physical stuff in puberty” class, but it’s actually a time where people can learn about changes in life and now I’m thinking about how we can help one another overcome hard times.

Congratulations! You read everything. Here’s a picture to rest your mind from letters and commas:hose Identity as my Health Buzz topic. I chose Identity as my topic because I have had a very messy history with my own identity and I think that everybody and anybody can benefit from some inside knowledge and advice. If you’re wondering about what I mean by “a messy history”, I mean that when I was going through a very rough stage in my life, I had a very hard time staying true to myself and who I was as a person. A way that these connections have expanded my learning was simply experience, therefore knowing how to recognize which areas of struggles with one’s Identity can be solved with which types of strategies. (Hard to believe, I know, but that was English.) I think that this topic is very important to me because it was -and still is- a very large part of my life. I was going through the Emotional Changes of Puberty when I went through what’s called an Identity Crisis and I almost became a different person entirely. This can easily affect any teenager -if they spend lots of time thinking about what they will do with their life- because a teenager’s daily life and health habits are changed based off of who they are. EG: Some people may dream of becoming an Olympic Contestant, meaning their daily life may involve lots of exercise, which affects a person’s wellbeing, physical state and self-esteem.

What did you learn about this issue? When I looked deeper into the effects of this issue, I learnt that the causes were also variant. Self-Esteem issues may lead to problems with Identity because a person does not feel they are doing things correct, which may then lead to thoughts that their life is completely incorrect. This is similar to the mindset of those who are clinically depressed or simply just cynical. If I had a summary for Identity Issues, I would’ve said that it’s your own world crumbling in front of you. After research and more open observations, I would say that it’s a whole bunch of negative thoughts directed toward yourself based off of your own made-up misconceptions of yourself. I believe that those negative thoughts can really affect a person’s emotional health status and their social health. It affects my thoughts about wellness because at first I thought wellness was just a “How to deal with physical stuff in puberty” class, but it’s actually a time where people can learn about changes in life and now I’m thinking about how we can help one another overcome hard times.

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