Islandsmiles August 2018 Part 1

//Islandsmiles August 2018 Part 1

Islandsmiles August 2018 Part 1

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Zoe Alexander, general manager at Blue Ridge Restaurant and Cottages, happily treated Farm Queen contestants to local organic fare on their stop to the hilltop enclave.

Dr. Tiffany Francis got in the sports groove at a recent event at Sabina Park.

Assistant Vice President of HRD and PR for Jamaica Broilers Group, Rochelle Cameron, made an appearance at the Jamaican Independence celebration festivities.

Congratulations to Jodi-Ann Edwards who was super-successful in her CSEC Examinations, scoring 9 distinctions. Way to go Jodi!

EXCHANGE RATE AS AT AUGUST 1ST, 2018 IS  J$ 128 to US$ 1. PAYMENT TO YOUR ACCOUNT IS DUE ON THE 1ST OF EACH MONTH.

REMEMBER WE HAVE ARRANGED IT SO THAT YOU CAN EASE THE STRESS BY USING ANY OF THE BILL EXPRESS OUTLETS ISLANDWIDE, BNS ONLINE OR NCB ONLINE TO MAKE PAYMENTS TO YOUR ACCOUNTS.

FREE Movie Tickets!

Movie Dates for 2018 :

Kingston office: August 25, 2018

Patient Education

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)

What is the Temporomandibular Joint?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint that slides and rotates just in front of your ear, consisting of the temporal bone (side of the skull) and the mandible (lower jaw). Chewing muscles connect the lower jaw to the skull, allowing you to move your jaw forward, sideways and open and close.

 

The joint works properly when the lower jaw and its joint (both the right and left) are synchronized during movement. TMD may occur when the jaw twists during opening, closing or side-motion movements. These movements affect the jaw joint and the muscles that control chewing.

 

What Causes TMD?

Trauma to the jaw or jaw joint sometimes plays a role in TMD, but in most cases the cause of the disorder is unknown. Most experts suggest that certain tasks, either mental or physical, may cause or aggravate TMD, such as stressful situations. Most discomfort is caused from overuse of the muscles, specifically clenching or grinding teeth (bruxism). These excessive habits tire the jaw muscles and lead to discomfort, such as headaches or neck pain.

 

Symptoms of TMD

Jaw pain or soreness that is more prevalent in the morning or late afternoon

Jaw pain when you chew, bite or yawn

Clicking when opening and closing your mouth

Difficulty opening and closing your mouth

Locked or stiff jaw when you talk, yawn or eat

Sensitive teeth when no dental problems can be found

An earache without an infection

 

 

How to Treat TMD

The majority of cases can be treated by unloading (resting) the joint, taking a non-aspirin pain reliever and practicing stress management and relaxation techniques. Most treatment for TMD is simple, often can be done at home, and does not need surgery. For example, control clenching or grinding during the day by sticking your tongue between your teeth. Eating soft foods and avoiding chewing gum also help relax the muscles.

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Most people will experience relief with minor treatment. More severe cases may be treated with physical therapy, ice and hot packs, posture training and orthopedic appliance therapy (splint, or bite guard). When necessary, stronger pain or anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants or antidepressants may help ease symptoms.

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Is TMD Permanent?

The condition is often cyclical and may recur during times of stress, good or bad. As the patient, you should be active in your treatment by being aware of the causes of your jaw problems after seeing a dentist for a diagnosis regime. Make routine dental appointments, so your doctor can check TMD on a regular basis.

No-Bake Cookies


 

Ingredients

 

  • ¾ cup almond butter or natural peanut butter

  • cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)

  • ¼ cup coconut oil

  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1¾ cups rolled oats (see Tip)

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • teaspoon salt

     

    Method

  1. Heat almond butter (or peanut butter), brown sugar, coconut oil and almond milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring, until the oil and sugar have melted. Stir in oats, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Let cool slightly.

  2. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press into 2-inch circles. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

Muesli with Raspberries

 

(No-cook Breakfast)

 

Ingredients

1/3 Cup Muesli

1 Cup Raspberries

¾ Cup Milk (almond, Soy, brown rice, etc)

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