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- CAN ORAL RINSE- MOUTHWASH- BE ANOTHER SOLUTION TO PROTECT YOU AGAINST THE COVID-19?
`Never before, scientists say, have so many of the world’s researchers focused so urgently on a single topic. Nearly all other research has ground to a halt.` The New York Times Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious and air-borne disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Coronaviruses are surrounded by a fatty layer, called a “lipid envelope”, which includes glycoproteins that are required for infection. These glycoproteins are involved in several aspects of the virus’ life cycle, such as assembly, budding, envelope formation, and parthenogenesis. There are agents to damage or block this lipid envelope - use soap or 60-70% alcohol-based gels to inactivate SARS-CoV-2- as recommended by the recent WHO and EPA recommendations. The consensus is that enveloped viruses, such as herpesviruses, orthomyxoviruses, paramyxoviruses and coronaviruses are highly sensitive to 60-70% (v/v) ethanol with almost immediate inactivation We are told `All you need is `a little soap and water` but could there be a complementary approach to enhance our protection from Covid-19? The researchers from Cardiff University’s School of Medicine, along with academics at the universities of Nottingham, Colorado, Ottawa, Barcelona and Cambridge’s Babraham Institute conducted a review to assess if mouthwash had the potential to destroy the outermost layer or ‘envelope’ of the virus, preventing it from replicating in the mouth and throat in the early stages of an infection. What did this study do? The researchers have reviewed known mechanisms of viral lipid membrane disruption by widely available dental mouthwashes that components such as ethanol, chlorhexidine, and hydrogen peroxide. They also assessed existing formulations for potential ability of dental mouthwashes to disrupt the COVID-19 lipid envelope, based on their concentrations of these agents . The review concluded that already published research on other enveloped viruses, including coronaviruses, directly support the idea that oral rinsing should be considered as a potential way to reduce transmission of COVID-19. In alignment with this, according to The Independent, Professor Valerie O’Donnell, lead author of the study, says that `in test tube experiments and limited clinical studies, some mouthwashes are shown to contain enough of known of ingredients that have capacity to destroy or inactivate viruses through effectively targeting lipids in similar enveloped viruses`. In conclusion, the researchers highlight the urgent need for research in the field that is already neglected. They suggest several research methodologies to test this possible complementary protection method: 1- Evaluating existing or specifically-tailored new formulations in well-designed viral lay-friendliness than in clinical trials, 2-Population-based interventions to be undertaken with available mouthwashes, with active monitoring of outcome to determine efficacy. The evidence from such research is vital to have a double shielded protection from the virus, in particular when we do not know one hundred percent for sure the lifecycle, contamination process, and mutation capability of COVID-19. Double shielded protection is vital when we think about high-risk groups and health workers at high risk of infection. How well did the media describe the study?” The Independent seemed less sensationalist with their headline by posing a question to the reader, but The Daily Mail’s headline: “Mouthwash could protect against COVID-19…. scientists suggest” is slightly misleading as the conclusion of the study calls for further research before such conclusions can be made. We need to keep in mind: We should continue to follow government health guidance and mouthwash alone is unlikely protect us from coronavirus, or cure- that can be a complementary approach but still we need research on that. Oral infection, especially periodontitis / gum disease, are interrelated with a number of systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes mellitus, and low birth weight, through several mechanisms such as spreading the infection and increasing the host's susceptibility to systemic disease. Tooth-brushing twice a day is best protection method against those mechanisms so we need to keep brushing our teeth at least twice every day All those - washing hands, tooth-brushing, wearing masks, social distancing - highlight top priority factor for prevention: -human behaviour and habit- which is the key to live healthy and keep us safe.
- One powerful approach for enterprise leaders affected by Brexit & ‘Strexit’
Today we are living in the #4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) that refers to growing globalization and dynamic business environments that firms need to be highly resilient, agile and innovative, in response to the appearance of continuously changing and unpredictable environments. V.U.C.A. is the term to cover the various dimensions of these ‘uncontrollable’ business environments. In #VUCA world, solutions that have worked in the past no longer will apply to new business situations. As discussed by Cockburn & Smith, employing best practices without careful consideration and not taking account of V.U.C.A.’s surprise factors often produces catastrophic results. Following a June 2016 referendum, in which 51.9% of participating voters voted to leave, the UK government formally announced the country's withdrawal in March 2017. Since then a period of economic and political uncertainty has started, and that can be called as a V.U.C.A. time, a period of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. UK business leaders face V.U.C.A. at unprecedented levels. How well they deal with this will play a large part in not only determining the future of their business but it will also define the scale and resilience of the UK’s post-Brexit economy. #Leadership for the enterprises in the #Brexit environment requires a new, creative and transformational mind-set and heart-set, accompanied by continuous development of cognitive and affective skills that refers to V.U.C.A. Leadership. V.U.C.A. Leadership demands strategic and forward-looking thinking, providing a clear focus on how individuals and businesses alike can make the most of the current opportunities that surround them through collaborative leadership and empowerment. V.U.C.A. Leadership skills are defined diversely by various authors and organizations; however what all they underline in common may refer to four main skills: Being visionary, Agility & Resilience, Self-Awareness, Partnership/Empowering and Nurturing Team Members. Leaders need to be self-aware and comfortable to empower and nurture their people in the V.U.C.A world There is one particular area about self-awareness that has been usually unspoken. It is about leaders’ being aware of both their stress and their employees’ stress which is mostly due to the complex and uncertain business working environments, need for immediate, agile and effective strategic decisions in organizations every day. It is almost the same scenario on the airplane that if the leaders cant take care of or disregard their ‘health and well-being’ in first place, and thereby experience burnout due to high levels of stress, then how can they enable effective actions and healthy working environments to flourish their employees and to achieve organizational success. If the employees’ health and well-being is not in place, then how can the organization be innovative and productive? #Leaders’ health and well-being, in particular stress, has been mostly unspoken in V.U.C.A Brexit environment. So far, the common debate is usually on the ‘outer game rules’ referring how enterprises can survive financially and strategically in these turbulent times. Much of the debate about how Brexit will affect business has focused on the outer game, mostly for large firms. The likely impact on small and medium-sized #enterprises (#SMEs) has received much less attention and help by comparison. For example, #UK Government has the official webpage guiding on how to prepare for Brexit. The #Scottishgovernment is offering grants to help SMEs to export, for instance. It has also set up a national helpline. Mostly neglected part is the ‘inner game rules’ of survival. The cross section of outer game (strategic actions, financial interventions, policies, etc) and inner game is the zone for success, and any attempt or strategic action focusing only on the outer game rules will fail down in the short term. It is a very urgent need to talk about and define how SMEs can play most effectively not only the external game but also the inner game. Why? SMEs represent a core part of the UK economy, accounting for 99% of all UK firms and 60% of total private sector employment. They are crucial for innovation and productivity growth; they are affected by institutional and political uncertainty, with a disadvantage of being less resilient in V.U.C.A. environments like BREXIT. What is inner game, then? It is all about how to build, develop and sustain V.U.C.A Leadership with a philosophy of Agile & Resilient Leaders with high self-awareness to Strengthen and Empower the Healthy and Effective Teams. The essential step will be to talk about how we can create healthy mind-set and heart-set among #SME leaders that they can strategically think and execute strategical action plans through empowering and leading their teams. We need to talk about and execute effective stress management strategies for these leaders. WHY? Long-term or overwhelming #stress at work can turn into burnout. Symptoms of #burnout are, for example, memory and concentration problems, sleeplessness, diffuse aches, profound fatigue, irritability, high temperament, anxiety, and a nagging feeling of being emotionally drained. Burnout is associated with a host of changes in brain matter and hormonal functioning, which in turn are associated with cognitive impairment and heart disease. A most recent study has found evidence that #workplaceburnout can alter neural circuits in the brain. As part of a vicious cycle, chronic stress seems to dampen people’s neurological ability to bounce back from negative situations -causing even more stress. The study also has found that the brains of people suffering from work-related chronic stress to those of healthy, less stressed counterparts are different that they have been poorer in attention allocation, decision-making, memory and emotion processing. In the stressed subjects, the prefrontal cortex appeared thinner and the amygdala appeared thicker. The thinning in the prefrontal cortex correlated with worse emotion regulation. Today, neuroscience shows that if amygdala senses danger or the stressful conditions, it begins the fight-or-flight response before the cortex has time to overrule it. That reduces the functioning of other areas of the brain such as prefrontal cortex. Prefrontal cortex has been implicated in planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making, and moderating social behaviour. The longer the person stays in stressful situations or more frequently he/she experiences stress, the more active amygdala is, leading to limited functions of prefrontal cortex. Then the big question is how can we expect the leaders to take strategic decisions and lead their teams effectively if they are under chronic stress? There are certain methodologies suggested to manage stress effectively. However all those need disciplined daily routine and far beyond all these methodologies, on the contrary how they are categorized, refer to behavioural change. The general perception in society is that there is NEVER #enoughtime in the day to take care of our stress. A misperception, according to the American Institute of Psychology, people use stress management reactively, just like taking a pill; it should be proactive and individually tailored. Not every stress management strategy works for everyone. So then there is need for professional approach and guidance for effective stress management. What can be that approach? What is the best way to manage stress effectively? So let’s start talking about how to be a strong inner game player through effective stress management in V.U.C.A. Brexit business environment! Are you a #SMEleader or #SMEexecutive going through stressful times due to Brexit? Let’s have a deep insight on how to find effective and creative solutions to your challenges through a stronger and healthy mind set. Let’s talk about your time and priority management. Let’s talk about before it is too late! Please leave your comments and thoughts by clicking https://www.aysebasakcinar.com/blog Let's keep in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org References The Future of Jobs. 2018.https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-future-of-jobs-report-2018 Cockburn T & Smith A.C. P.( 2016). VUCA and the power of Emergence Teams Vol. V, Issue VIII. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3035908 Conversation. Brexit’s impact on small businesses: the experts may be spot on after all.2018. https://theconversation.com/brexits-impact-on-small-businesses-the-experts-may-be-spot-on-after-all-90561 Golkar, A., et al. (2014). The influence of work-related chronic stress on the regulation of emotion and on functional connectivity in the brain. PLOS ONE. https://www.stress.org/ten-reasons-why-you-dont-manage-stres
- Are You ready to say Bye not to your goals but to your 'repeated' giving up?
Are you tired of giving up 'managing your stress’, 'become more successful', 'exercising more', 'eating healthier', ...? Are you tired of feeling stressed, lonely, ...? According to the Gallup 2018 Global Emotions Report among 146 countries, negative emotions and experiences are on the increase. Many people experienced the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday: • 4 in 10 experienced a lot of worry or stress • 3 in 10 experienced physical pain. • 1 in 5 experienced sadness or anger Negative emotions such as loneliness and stress, with a globally increase trend, have become major public health problems. For example, 7% Europeans, 25%-60% Americans and 14% British feel lonely while 74% British and 75% Americans feel stressed and/or overwhelmed. Both stress and loneliness are among the major factors for impaired/poor health and well-being. Far beyond, it has been found a vicious cycle between stress and chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes type 2, and obesity, that they affect each other through biological mechanisms, whereas impaired sleep and poorer immune system responses are the other connected responses to stress and loneliness. Negative emotions, such as stress and loneliness, are not any longer seen only among adults but they are also common among the youth now. What has been usually neglected is that negative emotions such as stress, loneliness and feeling sad, are all connected with each other. So in a way, we can say that we all are living in a New Reality where there is an epidemic of negative emotions. So welcome to live in the New World with the New Realities! Let’s think about you live in a district where the environment is frequently exposed to thunder storms or heavy snows. How can you focus on living healthy, being successful and finding out what you want for your life? You will be mostly on the survival mode that you can neither plan future nor be creative and relaxed. All that is very similar to living in the New World that all negative emotions like the thunderstorms affect your health and the way you behave. Studies have found that loneliness and stress are associated with health risk behaviours such as physical inactivity and poor diet. It has been all known that today’s living conditions, workplace requirements, and social expectations are among the major factors leading to negative emotions, thereby affecting how we behave, feel and experience health and well-being. Is it all ok to blame our environment for our negative emotions and poor health and behaviour? It is a big No! Is it all ok to blame ourselves for our negative emotions and poor health and behaviour? It is again a big No! Then what is the solution? To fight against the environmental challenges or to accept them as they are and then to find out how we can create Our Own Flourished and Creative Kingdom? The latter one would be the right choice for a Happier, Healthier and Successful Life for us and also for our beloved ones. Then the question ‘How’ will arise. The answer is neither moving to an isolated place and starting a new life nor isolating yourself from all the realities you leave. The answer is within YOU! The answer is hidden within your strengths and potential which are most probably unexplored in depth up to date. So at the workshop, Public Engagement Programme by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, as part of the Fringe Festival, I invite you explore together HOW: ‘To be the One - You want to Be: How to unlock and maximize your potential for creative solutions to your challenges?’ We will talk about where to and how to start to unlock your potential for a happier, healthier and (more) successful life? We will together dive into the deep sea of ‘creation’ of positive emotions and behaviour. My successful and evidence based approach will guide us all the way through, and at the end of our workshop journey you will have brightening and achievable blueprint for where you want to be and how you will achieve. The guiding approach namely, ‘To Be the One You Want to Be’ is a collaborative partnership focusing on personal growth and well-being through unlocking and maximizing the personal and potential of the individual by mostly use of powerful questions and empowerment. The approach has success stories such as leading to a major improvement at blood glucose levels and health behaviours among over 120 diabetes patients, published as the successful outcomes of the international project (Cinar & Schou, 2014; Cinar, Schou & Freeman, 2018); and positive transformation at health and behaviours among people in prison, as among the outcomes of a National Project (Cinar, 2016). Furthermore, the approach is the winner of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council International Coaching Award (2016), 100 Best Global Coaching Leaders Award, 50 Outstanding Women in Healthcare Management–2016 for promoting positive change and well-being in society through an international “coaching and leadership” project via building the bridges between the society, business, academia, public health and the NGOs. An individual with a diabetes history of 10 years(Denmark) “I am now more physically active (going swimming, walking) and drinking more water and less alcohol. I changed and adopted these new habits because I have recognised that I want to do better during the coaching sessions. I changed the wrong behaviour and replaced it with the healthy one.” An individual with a diabetes history of 14 years (Turkey) “My self-esteem has increased by the coaching sessions. I felt and recognised that I was worthy as a person during these sessions. All the negative thoughts about living with diabetes were erased by these sessions.” An individual with a diabetes history of 12 years (Denmark) “My lifestyle and social life have changed; I started a new life. I found new ideas and rebuilt my life’ (Cinar & Schou, 2014b) Are you ready to create a positive change in your life? Then please drop into the workshop and ‘Let’s see how we can act and grow together’ References: 1. European Commission. (2019). How lonely are Europeans?. https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/how-lonely-are-europeans 2. DiJulio B. et al. (2018).Loneliness and Social Isolation in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan: An International Survey. http://files.kff.org/attachment/Report-Loneliness-and-Social-Isolation-in-the-United-States-the-United-Kingdom-and-Japan-An-International-Survey 3. Economist. Loneliness is a serious public-health problem. https://www.economist.com/international/2018/09/01/loneliness-is-a-serious-public-health-problem 4. Mental Health Foundation UK. (2018). Stressed Nation: 74% of UK’ overwhelmed or unable to cope’ at some point in the past year. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/news/stressed-nation-74-uk-overwhelmed-or-unable-cope-some-point-past-year 5. American Psychological Association. (2017) Stress in America. https://www.apa.org/images/state-nation_tcm7-225609.pdf 6. Xia, N., and Li, H. (2018). Loneliness, Social Isolation, and Cardiovascular Health. Antioxid Redox Signal 28, 837–851. 7. Hawkley, L., C., and Cacioppo, J.,T. (2010). Loneliness Matters: A Theoretical and Empirical Review of Consequences and Mechanisms Ann Behav Med.,40, 10.1007/s12160-010-9210-8. 8. AmericanPsychological Association. How stress affects your health? https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress 9. Denollet, J., et al. (2010). “A general propensity to psychological distress affects cardiovascular outcomes: Evidence from research on the type D (distressed) personality profile.” Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 3, 546-557. 10. Salleh, M.,R.(2018) Life Event, Stress and Illnes. Malays J Med Sci. 15, 9–18 11. Stalder, T., et al. (2017). Stress-related and basic determinants of hair cortisol in humans: a meta-analysis. Psychoneuroendocrinology 77,261–274. 7. 12. Wester VL, et al. (2014). Long-term cortisol levels measured in scalp hair of obese patients. Obesity (Silver Spring) 22,1956–1958. 1.13. Diabetes UK. Diabetes and stress. https://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-destress.html 14. Brock, B., et al. (2015). Sad and Alone: Social Expectancies for Experiencing Negative Emotions Are Linked to Feelings of Loneliness. Social Psychological and Personality Science 6,496-503 15. Mushtaq, R., et al. (2014). Relationship Between Loneliness, Psychiatric Disorders and Physical Health ? A Review on the Psychological Aspects of LonelinessJ Clin Diagn Res., 8(9),WE01–WE04 16. Cinar, A., B., Freeman, R., Schou, L. (2018). A new complementary approach for oral health and diabetes management: health coaching. Int Dent J. 68, 54-64. doi: 10.1111/idj.12334 17. Cinar, A.B., Schou, L. (2014a). Health Promotion for Patients with Diabetes: Health Coaching or Health Education? Int Dent J. 64,20-8. doi: 10.1111/idj.12058. 18. Cinar, A.,B. (2016).Person-centered Health Coaching in a Scottish Prison Population: Findings at Training Completion. Journal of Person Centered Medicine 6, 98-107. Cinar, A.,B, Scho. L. (2014b) Health coaching increases self-esteem and healthy smiles. Diabetes Voice (Special Issue) 59,47-51. http://www.idf.org/diabetesvoice/special-issue-2014/basak-cinar
- Workshop 4 JCI Glasgow | Mysite
Hello EXERCISE 1 - Your Best and Worst Leader during Covid-19 (15 minutes) Think about the best and worst leader you had or observed during Covid-19 crisis when it comes to managing crisis and engaging people. What are up to 5 behaviours that he or she performed and that led to effective management and great engagement? Then discuss in the group and based on mutual agreement , write 5 behaviours that define best and worst leader during Covid-19 crisis The best leader during Covid-19 crisis: What are up to 5 behaviours that he or she performed and that led to effective management and great engagement? The worst leader during Covid-19 crisis :What are up to 5 behaviours that he or she performed and that led to effective management and great engagement? 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 How might your answers to the above questions provide insights for you to become a better leader? Your group leader shares insights from the exercise at the main room. Contact I'm always looking for engaging with new people so that we can together have a Learning-Acting-Growing Journey. Let's connect! CLICK FOR LINKEDIN CONNECTION email@example.com +44 (0) 74 78 89 11 28 https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-basak-cinar-european-award-winning-coach/ CLICK FOR FREE EXPLORATORY SESSION TO EXPLORE AND MAXIMIZE YOUR `WHY`
- Workshop 4 JCI Glasgow 2 | Mysite
GROUP EXERCISE 2 DISCUSSION IN GROUPS (25 minutes exercise) 1-You can think about questions below for 3-5 minutes, and then Please Share with the Group: WHAT IS YOUR WHY (personal mission in life)? WHAT IS YOUR SOCIAL IMPACT DRIVEN BUSINESS` WHY? HOW DO THEY ALIGN WITH EACH OTHER? 2- Then discuss with the group the question below: WHAT WILL BE YOUR SOCIAL IMPACT DRIVEN SPECIFIC GOAL/S TO ACHIEVE YOUR BUSINESS MISSION? ** You can use UN SDGs as a road map to set up your mission and goals EXAMPLES: Mission: To inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighbourhood at a time. `Starbucks 2016 Global Social Impact Goals Mapped to UN Sustainable Development Goals` Vision: a world where we have enabled more climate-friendly and environmentally sustainable eating habits. Mission: to create a sustainable and healthy protein alternative to current protein products. Mycorena &United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (microbusiness -10 employees) Contact I'm always looking for engaging with new people so that we can together have a Learning-Acting-Growing Journey. Let's connect! CLICK FOR LINKEDIN CONNECTION firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 74 78 89 11 28 (https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-basak-cinar-european-award-winning-coach/) CLICK FOR FREE EXPLORATORY SESSION TO EXPLORE AND MAXIMIZE YOUR `WHY`
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