“Alternative medicine” — attitudes

As of this year I’m about nine years down the track after a cancer diagnosis and I know that alternative therapies helped me through, with no medical interventions other than eventual surgery. After puzzling about the attitudes of most people (friends, family, public, health professionals) to “alternative medicine” I’ve concluded that their reasons for sidelining […]

Reasons behind being Over-Weight

When you first start to get serious about Losing Weight, it’s best to put your finger on whatever may have driven the weight gain in the first place. The next step would be to determine which of those factors can be remedied first, which may be remedied once those first are dealt with, and which […]

Weight Loss #4 follow-up

After blogging “Apologies to my Body” I determined to cease being my own body’s worst enemy. I was going to change my Will which, after all, is the main determiner as to what enters my body. My three blogs [Weight Loss #1, #2 and #3] outlined all the dangers I’d found in everyday life which, despite us living […]

Losing An Eye

These past six years I’ve had a one-eyed view on life, and am glad that I can do most of what I used to do — but, of necessity, more carefully. A number of scenario can result in losing an eye: trauma during an accident on the farm, job or road; brain tumour; diabetes; and choroidal melanoma. […]

Serious about Weight Loss, #3

Ah! I never promised a third part, but here it is… and I’m trying to add what I didn’t say in #1 and #2. Finally today I replenished the ice-cubes in the freezer, knowing that an iced water upon getting up in the morning, and another an hour after lunch, both help to speed up the metabolism […]

Serious about Weight Loss [1]

On 2 September 2015 I blogged “Apologies to my Body” and really meant it. Yep. I was going to change… well, lots of habits! And bring in new ones. And all this was going to make me more healthy and something approaching trim (approaching from quite some distance, but nevertheless getting closer). That was THEN. […]

The Potential for NASTY

Last week I attended the movie THE EXPERIMENTER out of interest since it featured what appeared to be Sociological content. My background of teacher training many moons ago included learning of some of the experiments which, I was to discover, were covered in the movie. I couldn’t call it ‘entertainment’, and in fact people ahead of me […]