I can still remember in horror my
grandmother grumbled in her overgrown garden picking these leaves in the
leaves, throwing them all into a pot of boiling water and drinking it. Of
course at the time I, plus a lot of the other young members of the family,
thought she was quite mad and more than a little weird. What we didn’t realise
at the time was that Grandmother was saner than any of us and quite the
herbalist, and it seems, quite a
brilliant one at that. As much as I rack my brain I can’t remember her
suffering from anything so common as the common cold in her entire long life
time. Of course, some might say it had nothing to do with her unusual
er…habits, she was just one of those lucky few who experience a better health
for most of their charmed lives. Of course, I can’t argue with that. However
the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that she knew something I
didn’t. She knew I believe, some of the old ways. The ways that somehow tied us
to the land for everything that we needed. The land, Mother Nature if you like,
sustained us. Not just for our food but also (and doesn’t it make a lot of
sense when you think about it), for our health.
Let me explain, I’m not one of
those people we want to go back to. For all the grandmother’s wisdom, she still
could not cure Rickets, TB, or Polio. Those terrible diseases that almost die
will come later when we are wiser and vision is more hygienic. No, what I’m
suggesting is a combination of both. A partnering of the knowledge of the past
with today’s expertise in science and what have you. Of …
As an experienced Occupational Health Nurse, I have always
wondered why it is that some HR professionals and managers write to GPs rather
than ask an Occupational Health specialist for a report to help them to manage
absence. Occupational Health is the speciality of medicine which has the
knowledge skills and training to provide advice on fitness for work in any
industry setting and also has specialist knowledge of the diseases of
Asking a GP, who has never had any occupational health
training or even visited a workplace, for an opinion on fitness to work, rarely
provides any useful advice on capability. It generally lengthens the management
of the absence as GPs are very busy and can take weeks before a response is
received and the report can be expensive.
Maybe it’s time to review your approach?
1. In my experience, non-medical people writing for a GP
report are mostly wasting their time. I know that seeking further medical
evidence is advised in many management of absence procedures, but I do not
believe writing to a GP will give you anything other than a report which states
the employee’s perspective on their medical condition. Once that is written in
a report, it can sometimes ‘stranglehold’ the employer into a corner it is
difficult to get out of without being seen to be unreasonable.
‘If Mrs Jones could be given a job nearer to home with light
duties, reduced hours and a different Manager, I am sure she would be able to
return to work’
2. The GP report may advise you of an employee’s diagnosis,
but can you really make a judgement on what work capability an employee has
from a medical diagnosis? If for example they are diagnosed with bi polar
disorder, endometriosis or sciatica where does this …
One of the best things a business owner can do for their
business is continue to breathe. It sounds simple but for some business owners
the hardest part about business ownership is finding time for themselves.
Health can be defined in a range of ways but the way I see
it is; health is the absence of illness and the presence of vitality. Vitality
is that energy and exuberance that comes from someone who is well rested, with
energy to burn and the focus to put that energy to good use. I know many business
owners that miss the mark when it comes to their own health.
Often business owners believe they need to work 24/7,
putting themselves into a situation where it is difficult to sustain for the
long term. If your business does not allow you the time to look after yourself
over the long term, what makes you think the business will even last that
long… Or that you will? By having your business over reliant upon you, it is
likely you are starting a cycle that will turn into a cyclone, that can only result
in a path of destruction.
What happens is this: first you begin to work all of the
time. You are working in your business and doing the hard yards and there is a
part of you that thinks ‘this is what I have to do for my business to
continue’. You are being a martyr. The pressure on you builds until you are
working so much you lose contact with your friends and family. Little did you
know, that they were the support system of your life and without them you are
left unsupported. Anyone who thinks that they have to do it alone is suffering
from what I like to …
How many of these drugs are you taking on a regular basis?
Far too many people are living with a vulnerable immune
system that cannot successfully defend itself from diseases and sicknesses. Did
you know that your immune system has the inborn capability to protect itself
from ill health? When your body is healthy and fit, your immune system has the
ability to defend itself against millions of toxins, bacteria, parasites, and
viruses. So why are so many people these days, including yourself, turning to
man-made, chemical-filled drugs to perform the natural functions of a healthy
What Is Inside That Medication?
Go and take some time to actually read through the
ingredients on the medicines that are filling your medicine cabinet. Without a
doubt, you will find a long list of words that are unpronounceable and most
likely completely foreign to your knowledge. Although they may sound
scientific, if you’re not sure what any of the words mean, then you are still
at a loss with understanding just what is inside of those pills you are taking.
The bottom line is that most medications can and will cause
unfavorable side effects, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, drowsiness,
nausea, liver damage, and dizziness, to name a few.
Staying hydrated, and improving your immune system naturally
is a totally safe way to help you avoid sickness and poor health. You will
probably be surprised at how simple it really is to boost your immune system
and thwart sickness for good.
Drink alcohol only in moderation
Get plenty of sleep
Eat a healthy diet, high in vegetables, whole
grains, and fruits
Drink pure, clean water every day
In order to drink truly clean water, you will have to stop
yourself from running out …
Do you believe that dieting actually helps you lose weight?
I don’t think so! And I’ll tell you why. In my observation of people who go on
“diets,” it seems to put more stress on them, deprive them of the
foods they like, make them GORGE when they decide to cheat, and generally makes
them very unhappy. Not only are they unhappy, but sometimes this unhappiness
makes them GAIN weight instead of lose it.
So what is the SECRET to maintaining a healthy weight? There
are numerous ways (unless you have a thyroid or other disorder) in which to
stay, fit, healthy, happy and maintain a good weight. The first thing you need
to do is to FORGET the idea of dieting and stop focusing on how fat you think
you are or how you don’t like your body, and start focusing on the idea of a
That is the absolute best advice anyone can give you. And
all of these get-thin-quick plans or diets prescribed by this guru or this
specialist or this DOCTOR, don’t usually help a person STAY slim or lose
weight. Why? Because as soon as you stop their plan/diet, all bets are off! Not
only do people gain the weight they lost back, but they also often gain more
weight than before. This can’t be healthy or a good idea.
The real truth is: thinness is a state of mind! Remember the
book “Think Thin?” I never read it, but the concept of it actually
makes a lot of sense to me. If you have a “thin” mentality, you will
somehow manage to stay thin. If you have always been on the heavy side, then
this kind of thinking is very foreign to you and not a part of your paradigm.
Don’ worry, …