Athlete’s foot

Question: What is athlete’s foot, and what is the best way to treat it? According to ‘Essential Aromatherapy‘, Athlete’s foot is “a fungal infection of the feet. Skin between the toes becomes red and itchy and peels. Athlete’s foot is very contagious and is easily caught from wet floors of communal changing-rooms and showers, where […]

Fela’s Diet

Fela’s diet is based on the biomedic approach to treating autism. It involved testing for food allergies and other digestive abnormalities and adjusting the diet to suit, along with vitamin and mineral supplementation. He was under the guidance of a nutritionist  trained in this approach for more than two years, and below is  a summary […]

Benefits of Echinacea

This Native American medicinal plant is primarily used in stimulating immune function. It also prevents and treats the common cold and other respiratory conditions. It is also effective in relieving anxiety. Fela suffers with seasonal hayfever especially from grass pollen. This means that his immune system is dysfunctional in some way. Fela takes a number […]

Problem solving scenario 1

Fela has been scratching his face a lot and looking uncomfortable. Because of his continuous disturbed nights over the last 4 days, staff have not been able to give him a facial trim. What should staff do?   It is important to read Fela’s mood and body language the entire time. The focus is to […]

Problem solving scenario 4

Fela has finished his lunch at the dinner table, but still appears hungry. Staff tell him that lunch is “finished”. He begins to get aroused, rocking back and forth. What should they do? Staff to take Fela’s plate out as they take out theirs to prevent any accidental breakages. Avoid offering him more food as […]

Problem solving scenario 3

Fela wakes in the night, and is becoming very vocal. He does not appear to have gone to the loo. What should staff do? Check the camera in Fela’s bedroom to see if he is sitting up, his facial expression. Vocally prompt him to go to the toilet from outside his door using few words in […]

Problem solving scenario 2

Fela has had a bad night of disturbed sleep. He appears happy enough in the morning. He is due to go drumming in the afternoon.  What should staff do?   If Fela is happy in the morning, proceed to get him up. If he is requesting more time to sleep, let him have a lie-in and […]

Causes and treatment of Fela’s keloids

Fela is currently awaiting plastic surgery on his facial keloids. Keloids are a type of scarring which probably form as a result of an abnormal wound healing process in predisposed individuals. Fela is prone to ingrowing hairs on his face because of his kinky afro beard. They also tend to occur more in dark skinned […]

Benefits of Epsom Salts

Magnesium sulphate, otherwise known as Epsom salts,  may come in the form of cream or salts which are both absorbed through the skin. The magnesium helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. It also helps in regulating  the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing […]

The Benefits of Green Tea

Green Tea is considered a superfood because of its multiple benefits. It contains less than 1% caffeine – a third less than a cup of coffee – so does not need to be decaffeinated. It: boosts metabolism. helps reduce hunger and promotes weight loss. is a powerful antioxidant which inhibits the growth of cancer; and […]