Is Aging a Disease?
- Jun 10, 2009 - 7:30:18 PM
You bet it is, at least when we speak about the physiological aspects of the aging process. If you are over the age of thirty-five, you may feel that your body, and especially your energy level are not the same as when you were in your teens and twenties. You are still young, but the aging process is well underway since you passed your mid twenties. Shocking? Yes and no.
When we are young we are oblivious to aging; aging is for old people. Depending on your age, ‘old’ is anywhere from the thirties to the eighties, meaning that a teenager finds you ‘old’ in your thirties, just like fifty years old people see old age more in eighty years old people and beyond. It is all perception, but there are actual physiological changes triggering the aging process as early as 20 years into your life...
Are you willing to honour your ability?
- May 18, 2009 - 4:13:42 PM
These are the third and fourth virtues of nine attributes I promised to explain. I hope you remember the previous ones; they were: Awareness and Choice. IF you have not read my article on Awareness and Choice, call me and you can get a copy. Why is willingness to honour your ability so important? You use it every day; it is what creates your life. You may never have thought about this very important connection. We actually often confuse to two. As a human Being you are fundamentally able.
Of course some restrictions due to specific circumstances, including the limitations of your body are understood, but your ability is much greater than you would believe. An ability can e a natural aptitude that you came to this life equipped with, or it can be an acquired proficiency. Your competence may not be perfect now, but you are able to learn to become competent in almost anything you choose...
The Magic of Transformation
- Apr 22, 2009 - 11:10:00 AM
Transformation is a big word with an even bigger meaning and is active in many areas of your life. Your physical body is a gigantic ‘transformation device’ by which, in more or less complicated processes, your food gets transformed into energy and building blocks for cell renewal.
But that is not what I want to talk about today. Let us look at transformation from a mental, emotional and spiritual point of view.
Most of us in the Bahamas just celebrated Easter. I practice a personal tradition of fasting on Friday. When the body is not busy digesting food, mental, emotional and spiritual awareness is heightened. On ‘Good Friday’ I spend most of the day in quiet contemplation about the meaning of remembering Christ’s journey from prosecution to crucifixion and glorious resurrection...
Integration is a win-win situation
- Apr 7, 2009 - 2:32:29 AM
I am deeply touched by the many responses to articles. I receive e-mails, phone calls and encouraging comments in person throughout the week. So, after having heard how much some of you enjoy my articles, and how valuable my advise is to many of you, how can I stop delivering my messages? I can’t with a good conscience. I also have to remind myself that I made a commitment to write weekly articles for a full year (more so to the News Paper than to you, but now you know too). That means 52 articles on health and health related issues.
I delivered 21 so far. All of my articles were on natural health and healing, sometimes condemning the medical field whose exclusive focus is on allopathic medicine. But I am fully aware that main- stream medicine has its place, and, at least from time to time we all profit from it, (including me as you remember from my last article). I guess the predicament I have with allopathic medicine is...
Do you slowly poison your children and yourself?
- Apr 1, 2009 - 7:34:31 PM
Of course you don’t do this consciously, but you still do it if you use ‘Accent’ or any other form of MSG in your cooking. I know how hard it is for people who are used to flavoring their food with ‘Accent’ to leave it out; they claim that the food does not taste the same, that it does not have a good flavor. Let me tell you the reason for this statement: You are addicted!
That’s right: MSG is a poison that messes with your brain as much as with your taste buds. There is so much scientific evidence for this, that I am surprised and actually angry that it has not been put on a health-risk list, or even better banned from use in food all together. MSG stands for “Mono-Sodium Glutamate” and is everything but a natural additive to food, yet you find it in almost all processed foods: yes even in coffee...
How to Love Your Choices
- Feb 11, 2009 - 10:16:31 AM
Before we explored the awesome power of changing your “have to’s” to “I choose to's…” Did you observe yourself and became aware of your internal dialogues? If you changed your phrasing with the conviction that you always have a choice, I am sure you found some liberation from your “have to’s”. If not, let me give you some examples that may jumpstart a new attitude so that you start to love what previously you experienced as a burden.
When I was a young woman, I had a very busy life. Apart from taking care of a sizable house, a bunch of dogs ( we once had a litter of 10 ), my children, my business and gardening on the weekends, we also had an “open house”; which resulted in a lot of casual and formal entertaining. The day never had enough hours to accomplish all of my chores...
How to become all that you can dream of
- Feb 4, 2009 - 9:16:05 PM
What an incredible time to live in; we are at the brink of a truly new era in world history. With Barack Obama taking the most powerful position as President of the United States of America comes a new energy of hope and possibilities for unity and maybe even peace. I know these are lofty dreams, but just a year ago you would have been ridiculed to think of a black American President who would be cheered by over a billion people.
Change has not only come to America, but to the whole world, which includes our small country, The Bahamas.
I thought about the attributes of extraordinary people and leaders like Barack Obama, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, or any of the great leaders and Heros who left forever their mark on us...
Intense and short brings best results
- Jan 26, 2009 - 3:49:30 PM
I am talking about exercising here. Are you somebody who wants to work out but never really makes the time to schedule at least an hour of regular exercises? You know that you have to move your body to stay fit and healthy! Your occasional long walk with friends doesn’t cut it; it is nice and healthy to be sociable and out in the fresh air, but what do you want to achieve?
If you think about weight loss, the gym comes to mind, and you feel that a commitment there may be even more difficult to keep. Let’s face it; most of us find it difficult to schedule 4 1/2 hours of disciplined workouts per week. This time does not even include your walks in fresh air, but only a regular one-hour gym workout, three times a week. I added another half hour for each visit for showering and getting back into your regular attire...
Change your mind and your body will follow
- Jan 10, 2009 - 12:53:25 PM
This sounds pretty simple. Do you know that all truths are simple? That does not mean that it is easy to follow through and live your truth. Nevertheless the simple truth of how to bring about change into your life lies in your ability to change your mind about what you are doing now.
Do you have a goal? Of course! You create goals all through the year in different areas of your life. This is January; your New Year resolution must be still at the top of your internal dialogue occupying your brain. How do you feel when you think about the implementation of your goal? Is it a sinking feeling, or an uplifting one? Do you feel strong and self assured, or doubtful and weak? This is important, because your success depends on how you think and feel...
Why you may fail with your New Year resolutions
- Jan 5, 2009 - 9:59:44 PM
Did you decide on all the things you want to change in the New Year?
How strong is your conviction that this time you will succeed? Any doubts?
If you belong to the 90% of us who have tried radical change before and failed, you see that you are not alone. Change is exciting, but difficult and sometimes outright scary.
Statistically, in January most gym memberships are received, most weight-loss programs purchased and most conversations revolve around what will be different in the New Year.
How Thermography can save your life
- Dec 27, 2008 - 2:49:57 PM
As an early detection device, Thermagraphy has been used for over 40 years in many Medical Institutions and Universities. In the early 80’s the FDA recognized it as an option in breast cancer screening; yet the AMA has successfully lobbied against this procedure as a viable safe alternative to mammograms. I guess it is just too hard to break an old mold that produces a multi billion-dollar business. Consequently, most Health Insurances refuse to reimburse their clients for Thermography screening, which makes it difficult to be available to most people. We need to change this, and I tell you why:
As I written prior in other articles about the dangers of mammography screening for healthy women, I recommended the non-invasive, safe and more accurate use of Thermography to detect temperature changes in breast tissue by way of a special, heat sensitive camera. Gentlemen don’t stop reading now, because this does not just apply to women and breast cancer screening...
Did you know that Sunshine is essential to life?
- Dec 22, 2008 - 5:19:00 PM
Without sunshine all life would be extinct within a short period of time. One possible time when our ancestors were faced with threats of extinction due to lack of sunshine would have been when asteroids fell to earth during the Dinosaur Period. Enormously large objects from space would hit earth’s atmosphere, losing some of their mass, but still be large enough to swirl up huge dust clouds on impact with our Planet. The sky was soon covered with dark particles of dirt traveling around our globe, blocking out all light from the Sun. The temperature of our earth dropped so low that snow and ice crept across the land and sea until all remaining life was covered under a thick ice crust. It will happen again, but probably not in our lifetime...
So many ways to prevent cancer!
- Dec 10, 2008 - 9:53:44 AM
To prevent cancer you have to stay away from: b
ad oils, deep fried foods, sugar and simple starches like white bread and white rice, low quality and cured meats, including packaged cold cuts, chemicals in you household, like Clorox and most other detergents; (put a mask over your mouth, and wear gloves if you have to deal with any chemicals). Stress you can’t handle, radiation from computers, microwave ovens, cell-phones, TV’s and x-rays. I know we can’t live without these, but we can protect ourselves by increasing the distance between us and these devices, which limits the exposure to an absolute minimum.
Of course I am not perfect, not even close; but I do listen to my body most of the times. Although I have lived in Freeport for almost 30 years, and the typical Bahamian cuisine is not a staple-food in my kitchen. You think I don’t know how to prepare peas and rice, macaroni and cheese, potato salad?
Prevention is the first defense against cancer
- Nov 26, 2008 - 12:11:24 AM
Do you remember a time when you did not hear about cancer or any of the diseases that we now read about so frequently? If you would live on a remote island without access to the media and without supermarkets and drugstores, you would be an unlikely candidate for the modern diseases of our civilized world, which includes cancer.
Why? Because you would live without much stress and pollution, without harmful chemicals, and you would probably eat off the land and go to bed early; I often dream of a life like that, especially lately. Life has become complicated and stressful. The world seems to be in a state of chaotic upheaval where nobody knows anymore what will happen tomorrow. Uncertainty is a major stress factor...
The power of Food to sustain life, or kill
- Nov 14, 2008 - 12:41:33 AM
What is the meaning of food for you?
This week I want you to become aware of how you feed your body. How much do you care what you put into your mouth and swallow? What part of you decides what to eat and how much? These are not silly questions but necessary assessments for you to understand your behavior.
I hear so often that people are trying to lose weight. When I ask specific questions of how they want to accomplish it, most answer: “I try to eat healthy, and exercise”. Good, I say, so what do you eat and what kind of exercise do you practice? Now answers get a bit vague, because unless you know exactly what you do, why you do it, what the results are and what the healthier alternatives are, the intention will probably stay as intention rather than become a real plan of action.
Don’t be afraid of Cancer!
- Oct 27, 2008 - 6:13:19 PM
Everybody has cancer cells moving through their bodies. So why does not everybody get sick, or diagnosed with this dreadful disease? Let’s investigate what stimulates cancer cells to grow and multiply out of control, invading and destroying healthy tissue.
There are five forms of cancer, of which the most common one is Carcinoma, which originates in the skin, or in glandular tissue such as the breast and prostate gland. Another type is Sarcoma, which affects the bones, muscle, fat, and cartilage. Melanomas are skin cancers, Lymphomas affect the lymphatic system, and Leukemia is found in the blood. I don’t want to scare you, but I think it is important to know that cancer cells are not just found in women’s breasts, or men’s prostate, or lungs, or colons; although those sites are most commonly discussed...
First Cardinal Sin in Nutrition is SUGAR!
- Oct 22, 2008 - 4:58:11 PM
White sugar and all artificial sweeteners are legal drugs; they are toxic to our body!
I believe that if we would stop eating processed sugar our most feared diseases would be reduced to a small fraction of what they are today. I know that is a bold statement, but I have studied the effects of sugar on the body long and broad enough to stand by my statement.
So why do we hear constantly about the dangers of fat in our diet but only little about the dangers of sugar? Do you think that it is only important to those who have diabetes or are in danger of going down that path? No, high sugar consumption is outright dangerous! Do you also believe that replacing sugar with non- caloric artificial sweeteners is a good choice? No, it’s just as horrific or worse!
Sometimes I wonder if there is a conspiracy going on between the commercial food companies and the pharmaceutical companies to make us sick; it sure fills their pockets!
Why I love Recession!
- Oct 15, 2008 - 5:53:36 PM
Before you declare me crazy, take the few minutes to read the entire article. I think it is pretty clear that we have slipped into what looks and feels like a recession. The common reaction is one of fear, complaint, anger, and blame. And so we have an environment of negativity, anxiety, stress, and crime.
Whining and complaining does not change anything; so what can we do?
There are only two energies within us that create a whole lot of emotional reactions; they are love and fear. In a recession the Fear-Energy is in charge, which creates all the destructive and negative emotions we battle with. It’s exhausting, disease producing, and does not turn things around.
Maybe you can already understand the connection I am trying to make between recession and love? If fear weakens you, then love, being the opposite of fear, must give you strength. And that is precisely what we want to achieve in times like these...
Reiki Energy Medicine, Ancient and New
- Feb 25, 2008 - 2:37:14 PM
Long before modern medicine existed, people got healed through the application of herbal remedies combined with prayer, or ritual.
Today, most herbal remedies gave way to pharmaceutical preparations. Unfortunately the healing process often stays incomplete, or temporary. All ancient Healers knew and recently Science, through quantum physics, acknowledged that everything is Energy.
Consequently, Energy affects every part of us: our body, our mind, our emotion, and our spirit. I dare to say, that almost every disease starts in our mental/emotional body. Even the best eating habits will not fully benefit you if your mind and emotion are disturbed. Becoming fully aware of your mental attitude, which affects your emotions and spirit, is the first step toward complete health and healing...
Salute to Love
- Feb 12, 2008 - 4:30:47 PM
To you who are deliriously happy...... may you remember and hold that feeling in your heart when the passion fades. It is just the beginning of the most powerful and significant journey of your life; the greatest teacher to self awareness. When you are in love you may be attached to a particular condition or a person. Be aware that you set yourself up for a roller-coaster ride through disappointments and fear of losing what you believe you have.
I wish for you to arrive at the understanding that love resides within you and is not conditional. I salute you for setting foot on this path. It takes courage to open to love because you let go of protecting yourself; you become vulnerable. You will need this courage to transcend the need to be loved into self love and happiness for no reason. Yes, happiness for no reason is true happiness, because it is not conditional...