Monthly Archives: May 2016

Change beliefs? By Lynne our Life coach :)


Change my beliefs

Change my beliefs? Really? Why?

Unlike our fight, flight and procreate reactions, our beliefs are not hard wired in our brain. They are formed in the neo-cortex of the brain and are learned which means that we can change them. None of us were born with beliefs but we end up with millions of them all learned through parents, education, experience and our creative mind to mention a few.

Beliefs are powerful and act as a filter for every bit of information you receive or impart. They often stand in our way but there is a good chance that along the path of life, they are no longer true and are distorted but there we are believing them anyway. How many of you are carrying around beliefs such as, I am lazy, I give up too easily, I will never succeed. All of these can be changed as when looked at carefully, there is a huge possibility that they are not true. Disprove them by writing the belief down and look at what is supporting it. If what is supporting them is no longer totally true, let the belief go. It is useless! People that are flexible in their beliefs are happier and more balanced people so watch out for being stuck with a belief that is no longer useful to you or your situation.

Borrowed for the day by Rochelle our BIO :)


 

The role of Biokinetics in Wellness

Although wellness is on the tip of everyoneโ€™s tongue at the moment, it is concerning that people STILL live a destructive life! We smoke, drink, have terrible eating habits and donโ€™t exercise and now expect that medical care will bail us out of our trouble!

NO!

Wellness is a continuous active process and choice! Wellness is a proactive commitment!

Wellness is a way of life!

You get different dimension of Wellness and there is beneficial advantages of being physically active in each dimension:

  1. Physical Dimension (functional actions of the body)

Advantages with being physically active:

    • Reduces aging process, risk of coronary heart disease, Osteoporosis
    • Improves energy, vitality, posture, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility
    • Keeps weight and physical appearance in check
  1. Emotional Dimension (ability to laugh, enjoy life and adapt to chance and stress)

Advantages with being physically active:

    • Reduces tension and mood swings and manages stress
    • Improves self-esteem
    • Promote psychological wellbeing
  1. Intellectual Dimension (use of mental capacity; urge to keep learning and develop creative stimulating thoughts)

Advantages with being physically active:

    • Improves awareness and concentration
    • Motivates to better personal habits
    • Stimulates creative thoughts
  1. Social Dimension (to ability to get along with others)

Advantages with being physically active:

    • Improves relationships with family and friends
    • Increases chances for social meetings
  1. Spiritual Dimension (the meaning of life; religion, principals and values)

Advantages with being physically active:

    • Develop appreciation for body-mind connection and health
    • Builds compassion for the less fortunate
  1. Environmental Dimension (preservation of fauna and flora and natural resources for future generations)

Advantages with being physically active:

    • Develop appreciation for healthy air and water
    • Increases interest in recycling and preservation of resources for the future and removal of toxins and chemicals from nutrition
  1. Career Dimension (your choice of a self-enriching career with internal and external rewards)

Advantages with being physically active:

    • Decrease in absenteeism and medical expenses
    • Increase in productivity and network opportunities

There you have it; exercise and be WELL!

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A new insulin and it lives up to it’s promises!!! It ‘s arrived :)


 

I posted this shortly after the pre launch of ryzodeg last year, I have subsequently used this to great great great success – happiness of doctor as well as delight of patients. If you are on insulin you have to consider using this!!!

RYZODEG!!!! what a joy to have this arrive ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ryzodeg

Wow! What a wonderful weekend in cape town. Cape town never disappoints!

An introduction to ryzodeg/deglucdec – not this is not gobbledegook language, its the name of a wonderful new insulin about to launch in south africa.

Long ! have we waited for an insulin that solves the current issues we have : hypoglycaemia, weight gain, less variability, better predictability.

And it is here : degludeg and ryzodeg!

So what on earth is that? Degludeg is a long acting insulin that has a predictable absorption i.e. it does not accumulate and its dose so to speak is the dose – what you inject is what you get without risk of hypos (far less). No stacking. Yay!!

Ryzodeg is even more exciting : it is a long acting combined with a short acting. Thus you can dose it twice a day and use a short acting for the missing meal or have no carbs on the in-between meal. Although degludec lasts for 48 hours it does not stack thus you reach a steady state and do not have a risk of a hypo.

What does this translate to : less weight gain! with insulin. Less defensive snacking. Less fitting your life as to how your insulin works. More quality of life.

Yes this is what we have been waiting for. ๐Ÿ™‚

ryzodeg2A new amazing tool in the box of diabetes!!

Nourish and flourish


Eat well and live long ๐Ÿ™‚

A lovely home cooked meal that is diabetic friendly and low in carbs.

Chicken moussaka : divine tender chicken and bacon with aubergine smothered in a cheesy herbed sauce

Thai chicken curry : mild thai curry with julienne veggies in a coconut sauce

Melanzane Parmigiana : roast aubergine with a slow-cooked delicious tomato parmesan and mozzarella cheese sauce

Cottage Pie : savoury mince with creamy sweet potato and butternut mash

singles, doubles and 4 portions available in store : 26 hilton avenue

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Eat healthy live long and well!

 

Nourish and flourish


A lovely home cooked meal that is diabetic friendly and low in carbs.

Chicken moussaka : divine tender chicken and bacon with aubergine smothered in a cheesy herbed sauce

Thai chicken curry : mild thai curry with julienne veggies in a coconut sauce

Melanzane Parmigiana : roast aubergine with a slow-cooked delicious tomato parmesan and mozzarella cheese sauce

Cottage Pie : savoury mince with creamy sweet potato and butternut mash

singles, doubles and 4 portions available in store : 26 hilton avenue

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Eat healthy live long and well!

 

The cost of health


What is health worth? Can you actually quantify it? Is there a price to quality and longevity of life?

Good health is a sum of a few parts : luck, good living, what you put in your mouth, exercise, balance, mental health and probably a few other factors like genetics and environment too. It unfortunately can not be bought. I do feel it is worth pursuing in terms of doing the things that can be done.

Sometimes though this does seem to cost a lot of money and that is sad in a way. Largely as this puts people off doing what could save them their lives.

There are a few conditions that can actually be prevented and that should not cause premature death and I do think that these are worth preventing. Science proves this.

There are many things we know as well as many things that we do not. When it comes to heart disease, stroke, complications of uncontrolled diabetes there is a lot we can do to prevent that is cost effective in terms of quality and quantity of life. Most governments even realise this.

How much can we measure and what is unquantifiable?

How much does a life cost? Does it differ on different continents?

Each of us comes into this life by ourselves and departs by ourselves despite being part of a family and a community. I do think healthy living is worth pursuing and cost-effective in the end.

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