“Cancer Hates Kisses” with Jessica Reid Sliwerski…This Week on TheHealthHub

This Week on TheHealthHub

Jessica Reid Sliwerski

Jessica Reid Sliwerski is a literacy specialist, reading enthusiast, and former elementary school teacher. Her picture book, Cancer Hates Kisses, was inspired by her own breast cancer treatment and recovery. She lives in Oakland with her husband and daughter.

 

Talking Points:

  • How writing her book became part of Jessica’s healing
  • How Jessica, a mom of a new baby, dealt with her breast cancer diagnosis
  • Why Jessica feels it is important to help parents with cancer talk to their kids in an empowering way.

 

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Every Tuesday from 11am -12pm I host The Health Hub, an interactive, forward thinking talk show on Radio Maria Canada.   Call, tweet or email your questions as together we explore health issues that are relevant to you from new and innovative points of view.

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Virtual Reality and its Expanding Role in Healthcare

TheHealthHub’s radio talk shows and podcasts strive to provide you with cutting edge health and wellness information and therapies to help you on your health journey.  One of our first shows on TheHealthHub was with Dave Williams who spoke to us on the topic of ‘Virtual Reality and its Novel Role in Health Care’.

Since then Virtual Reality has been on an upward trajectory in its applications within the Health field as highlighted by this article.

If Virtual Reality is a topic you would like to know more about be sure to listen to our podcast with Dave Williams.

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Christmas Meal Planning this Week on The Health Hub

This Week on TheHealthHub

Chef Carlos Carballo

Food and Dining have been an integral part of Chef Carlos Carballo’s life. Having a Spanish-Filipino background, the influence and fusion of both the European and Asian cultures broadened Chef Carlos’ taste, enthusiasm and imagination for food. He knew then from an early age that he wanted to cook. 

Chef Carlos trained in the UK and had the opportunity to travel to some parts of Europe to experience the cuisine first hand.

He worked in 4 countries (UK, Philippines, Canada and Hong Kong) before landing in Toronto where he was given the opportunity of ownership and partnership in the Substance Food Group.  Currently Chef Carlos is the chef at the very successful restaurant Francobollo in Toronto, Ontario and heads up the catering division of Substance Food Group.

Tuesday’s show will cover topics such as:

  • How to make your meals look like they were cooked by a pro
  • Cooking the perfect turkey
  • Christmas cocktails

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Every Tuesday from 11am -12pm I host The Health Hub, an interactive, forward thinking talk show on Radio Maria Canada.   Call, tweet or email your questions as together we explore health issues that are relevant to you from new and innovative points of view.

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The Profound Effect of Touch

 

We had an amazing guest on The Health Hub recently, Lydia Denworth, who spoke to us about Affective Touch. Lydia is the author of two acclaimed books of popular science “Toxic Truth: A Scientist, A Doctor and the Battle Over Lead” and “I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language”. She is a regular contributor to Scientific American and writes the Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today. Her work has also appeared in a wide range of national publications including Newsweek, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Parents.

Here is a snippet of what we learned.

Affective Touch

There are five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Of these 5, what would you say if I told you one can affect children at a molecular level? Would you know which one? If you guessed touch, you would be correct. While it is widely accepted that hugging and cuddling are beneficial in nurturing relationships, especially in infants, it is now believed that a loving touch, a slow caress or stroke, can increase the brain’s ability to construct a healthy sense of self.[1] Who knew a simple touch could pack such a powerful punch?!

In the last few years, neurologists have discovered that we have a specialized neurophysiological system – affective or emotional touch. This system consists of nerve fibers triggered by exactly the kind of loving caress a mother gives her child. These new fibers, which are present only in hairy skin such as the forearm or the back and known as C-tactile (CT), are thought to spark the limbic part of the brain which monitors emotion. A recent study of 94 infants over the span of 5 weeks to 4 ½ years at the University of British Columbia showed consistent differences between high-contact and low-contact children at five specific DNA sites. Two of these sites fall within genes: one plays a role in the immune system and the other is involved in metabolism. This same study revealed that

“children who had been more distressed as infants and received less physical contact had a molecular profile in their cells that was underdeveloped for their age.” [2]

Wow!

Touch is the first of our senses to be available to us, as early as in utero. Affective touch is not only physically rewarding, but also has the potential of positive social development. In these times when the lines of acceptable touching seem so blurred, it’s comforting to know that a slow, gentle caress on the arm or back at an early age can set the stage later in life for deciphering what is appropriate versus inappropriate.

So hug your loved ones a little tighter and recognize that you are helping to develop their sense of self as well as their future relationships.

 

[1] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131008132904.htm

[2] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171127094928.htm

 

This Week on TheHealthHub… Acclaimed Author Lydia Denworth

 

Every Tuesday from 11am -12pm I host The Health Hub, an interactive, forward thinking talk show on Radio Maria Canada.   Call, tweet or email your questions as together we explore health issues that are relevant to you from new and innovative points of view.

This Week on TheHealthHub 

Lydia Denworth

 

Lydia Denworth is a New York-based author, journalist and speaker who writes about how we think, learn and connect. She is the author of two acclaimed books of popular science, and is at work on a third about the biology and evolution of friendship. She is a regular contributor to Scientific American and writes the Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today. Her work has also appeared in a wide range of national publications including Newsweek, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Parents.

 


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