Posts in the ‘Blog’ Category

A Very Long Hiatus is over: Breaking the Silence

It’s been a while…no, it’s been years since I last wrote a blog. The biggest reason for not blogging any longer was most probably because, other than my husband, I felt nobody was reading my blogs. It took me years to learn that writing a blog is not so much for others but rather a

Why do some people get ill and others don’t?

So the other day I was asked a very interesting question, which got me thinking, that maybe I should just write a blog about it. The question was as follows: Why do some individuals get Cancer, and others don’t? I have met people who never smoked and yet were diagnosed with lung Cancer. Others are

What is Perfect?

A while ago I saw a message on Facebook that read, “Remind yourself that it is okay not to be perfect”. We read all these little messages daily, but we don’t give them much thought. Most of these messages are meant to install a positive way of thinking, but let’s face it, life is not

My wish for 2012

So, the much anticipated 2012 is here. The doomsday prophets are going to have a whole lot of fun this year and many will go through the recommended checklist, ready for whatever is to come. Everybody is trying to get some mileage out of the supposed end date, 21 December 2012. On New Year’s Eve,

What chance has our Medical System got?

I don’t mean to be negative, but if a first-world country, like America, has a failing healthcare system, I cannot see how a developing country like South Africa, where fraud and corruption are the order of the day, can have a successful one. According to our government, 2012 will introduce the national health care plan.

Naturopathy = the way of Nature

As you may have gathered from my previous entry, I am currently doing a degree course in Doctor of Naturopathy. Other than some subjects (which I have done before and I find a bit repetitive) I am enjoying the course tremendously. It differs to a large extent from all my other studies, in that that

No control- no discipline

First, an Apology To all my blog readers, I do apologize for the less frequent blog entries, but as you well know time is hard to come by and of course, I am the type of person that tries to cram more into my already busy days. Apart from studying Naturopathy, I have now also

Take time to do what you love

I don’t know about you, but for a while now I’ve been feeling like someone has pushed the fast-forward button of life. You wake up in the morning to find the day halfway gone and whatever you planned to get done, will have to wait for the next day. Of course, the next day flies

The untrained uncontrolled mind

On Sunday an Indian gentleman came to my door to ask me for advice. A few weeks ago, he was diagnosed with high blood pressure and true to our modern medicine model, was put on medication. I’m not sure what the name of the medication is, but according to him, it was not working for

Allopathic medicine has a place, but not with “chronic” conditions

To many of you it may sound like I am completely against allopathic medicine…well, not completely. Allopathic doctors have saved many lives, especially when it comes to acute injuries like car accidents, burns, broken bones, heat exhaustion, frostbite, etc. In these instances, allopathic medicine certainly has earned its rightful place. Although I have strong opinions