As we embark on a brand new year filled with exciting possibilities and potential, my family and I wish you only the very best of outcomes. May you look back on 2018 as one of your best and above all healthiest years ever. Here is a bit of inspiration to get us on the right track from the start:
"The Earth is beautiful. If you start living its beauty, enjoying its joys with no guilt in your heart, you are in paradise. If you condemn everything, every small joy, then the same Earth turns into a hell. It is a question of your own inner transformation. It is not a change of place, it is a change of inner space. Live joyously, guiltlessly, live totally, live intensely. And then heaven is no more a metaphysical concept, it is your own experience." ~Osho
Speaking of heaven, that is surely where I was this past festive season. What a joy it was for this mother hen to have all her chicks around her, including her three delightful grandchildren.
And then came a brand new year, filled with fresh starts and new beginnings, symbolised by the hatching of 12 gorgeous Muscovy ducklings, who quacked in the new year and have given us hours of entertainment since. (I confess, I tend to be a little gaga about my chickens. ducks and turkeys).
But as you can see from this picture, I haven't quite yet got my ducks in a row this year. In spite of this I wanted to get this newsletter to you before the below series starts so that you don't miss it, because it is one we could all do well to watch:
Broken Brain Docu-Series
As with cancer, most of us know someone personally who is afflicted with the dreaded Alzheimer's Disease or some other mental illness.
This is a docu-series where some of the smartest minds in the world will tell us how we can look after our brains and try to wipe out or avoid many of the mental conditions that we fear will come knocking at our door, like dementia, ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, MS and Alzheimer’s.
You can register and find out more by clicking on this link: Broken Brain.
Scientists predict that Alzheimer's will triple in the next few decades. The good news is it is preventable as long as we do something about it. Memory loss is not an inevitable or normal consequence of aging.
Smoking hot special on Vice Breaker
Until 31 January get 10% off Vice Breaker. Pay R1215 instead of R1350. This is for a month's supply which is all a smoker should need to quit smoking for good, and includes door-to-door delivery. Please be sure to pass the message onto smokers who have not managed to make their new year's resolutions stick. Vice-Breaker may just be the push they need to get over the last hurdle.
They will find all they need to know at www.quitsmokingnaturally.co.za. Prospective buyers can email me for an invoice and bank details for EFT payments. I have also made Vice Breaker available for online purchasing on Takealot.com and more recently Natmedworld.com.
To decluttering and declaring war on plastic!
I'm not normally one for new year resolutions and if I do make them I tend not to even be able to remember what they were come February. However this year I made TWO and I intend to stick to both.
Firstly I shall declutter my living space and I will simplify, simplify, simplify. Decluttering has begun in earnest already but, oh dear, what now to do with the stuff that I don't want and no one else seems to either. Just goes to show how we hoard and hang onto such unnecessary things. And believe me it is true what they say: "Your stuff isn't only cluttering your living space, it's clogging your mind". I already feel more focussed and clear-minded - not that my family would agree.
Secondly I shall "deplasticise" (In South Africa we are allowed to make up our own words). Plastic polluting our environment has become so commonplace that we're becoming complacent. When we see the disgraceful piles of litter everywhere we shake our heads and blame all those people who just dont' care about our environment the way we do. But do we do anything about it? Not all of us are in a position to take a bag (I suppose it would have to be a big plastic bag...oh no!) and clean up the litter in our neighbourhood but there are other ways we can each do our bit, the most obvious being to say "NO TO PLASTIC!" We can make a conscious effort to stop buying groceries packaged in plastic. More and more things like peanut butter, chutney, tomato sauce, are turning up on our supermarket shelves in plastic bottles. Why? Because we allow it. Let's send a message out to the manufacturers by only supporting those that use glass, paper bags and other alternatives to plastic that are either biodegradable or recyclable. If enough people boycott plastic packaged products it won’t take long for manufacturers to revert to glass. Of course I do understand it is impossible to avoid all plastics but then we just have to be responsible about the way we dispense of it.
So there you go... two new year's resolutions we could all do well to adopt. Cheers to that!
That's all I can manage for today before I melt into a puddle. I do believe this is our hottest day this Summer. Wishing you health and happiness always.
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Nutritional Therapist (BSc (Hons) HDE, Dip Clin Nutr) The Orchards Nutrition Centre - Somerset East Tel: 042 243 0339 Cell: 084 531 0786 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The information in this newsletter is for educational purposes only and not to be construed as medical advice. It is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or in any way replace qualified medical supervision. For any medical conditions, consult with your healthcare provider before using any products. Abundant health to you all.