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What is shunning?

What is shunning?

Social rejection: Shunning is an act of socially rejecting someone, and is generally done by a group. It can be formal, as with a church towards a member felt to be acting against its dogma. It can occur with other communities also. There is avoidance of contact, and turning away from the person -- even to the point of not looking at him or her. Depending on circumstances, this can be very upsetting. ...Read more

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My family shunned me. How can I replace them?

You can't: No one can replace your family. But you can surround yourself with positive people. Maybe going to a church or a community center or a support group in your community would help. Or you might want to consider talking to a counselor about how you are feeling. Being shunned hurts. You shouldn't be alone with those feelings. ...Read more

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Why do mainstream doctors shun alternative medicine even when it works?

Why do mainstream doctors shun alternative medicine even when it works?

Some do not: Sometimes when a profession trains its members that they provide the only safe type of medicine, the practitioners will be less open to other solutions. Many physicians do embrace the usefulness of effective alternative therapies, but many times they may not know enough about the practices to discuss and often physicians don't like looking less than stellar in terms of their knowledge. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve my relationship with my siblings? They shunned me.

What can I do to improve my relationship with my siblings? They shunned me.

To many variables.: Specifics cannot be given. However, whatever the cause, make sure your lifestyle is something they cannot criticize, ie. Drugs, gambling, drinking. Do not choose to argue. Deflect negative statements. Keep in contact by visits, phone, email, facemail, etc. And do not go on the attack. That does not mean be passive, but do not be the aggressor. If fights start, simply say i don't want to argue. ...Read more

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Please explain why people shun natural cancer treatments?

Please explain why people shun natural cancer treatments?

Not really effective: ..If there were, your oncologist would be applying them appropriately. Now, you can help yourself during your cancer treatments by eating a healthy diet, getting your rest, living a healthy lifestyle, and having a positive attitude. Don't let your cancer define you. Surround yourself with helpful and positive people. Don't fall victim to those who prey on the desperate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can flatulence cause demented people to be shunned in memory facilities?

Can flatulence cause demented people to be shunned in memory facilities?

Passing Gas: My guess is that most professionals working in a facility understand that a patient with dementia also may have difficulty with their bodily funcitons. However, other patients in the facility may not be as understanding. ...Read more

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55, eat dairy, shun sun. Borderline vitd, internist says take 50kiu daily. Walgreeens says no side effects, but I doubt that. What are risks/benefits?

55, eat dairy, shun sun. Borderline vitd, internist says take 50kiu daily. Walgreeens says no side effects, but I doubt that. What are risks/benefits?

TOO much D is RISKY: 50, 000 units of vitamin d per day is too much! most experts recommend 1000--5000u per day (goal d level~50) hypervitaminosis d causes symptoms: constipation, decreased appetite (anorexia), vomiting, dehydration, fatigue, irritability and muscle weakness .An excess of vitamin d causes abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood. This can severely damage the kidneys and bones over time. ...Read more

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Cant afford OCD treatment.None nearby.To go away over $15k min.I am unemployed. Doing daily erp at home but exhausting.Too many triggers.I am shunned.

Cant afford OCD treatment.None nearby.To go away over $15k min.I am unemployed. Doing daily erp at home but exhausting.Too many triggers.I am shunned.

See family doctor: You could afford Prozac (fluoxetine) for your ocd. You will need a dose of 60-80 mg per day and this can cost as low as 12-20 dollars a month in our local pharmacies. Your therapy at home is much likely to go better if you are medicated. Best wishes. Check also in your county for psychiatric services for indigent people. ...Read more

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Getting red rashes that look like he fell on cement and are itchy. Been growing all over arms, back, back neck, shuns, elbows. What is it? Contagious?

Getting red rashes that look like he fell on cement and are itchy. Been growing all over arms, back, back neck, shuns, elbows. What is it? Contagious?

Scabies vs allergic: if no animals unlikley scabies [very itchy rash , like railroad tracks inbetween fingers, armpits , groin ect] but if in a hotel can get it if infected there or bed bugs. if so couldbe contagious but sometimes spouse doesn't get it while other does .wash all affected clothes house.animals, try bendaryl , hydrocortisone oint.otc but if doesn't go away see dr for eval. if scabies need 5% permethrin ...Read more

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How save skin from sun?

How save skin from sun?

Skin Safe in Sun: To protect your skin during sun exposure you will need to apply generous amounts of sunscreen (i recommend min spf 30) and re-apply every 2 hours. Limit sun exposure during high sun (10am-4pm). For detailed safe sun practices: http://www.Melanomaresource.Org/index.Php/site/content/sun_safe_practices/. ...Read more

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