“You have choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success” – Bruce Lee I recently had the pleasure of working with one of the most remarkable patients. For Serena*, knee surgery had been a long time coming. However, until recently, it had […]
The Glymphatic System
The other week I wrote about the lymphatic system. To recap briefly, the lymphatic system is a drainage system for the body. Well, have you heard of the GLYMPHATIC system? In the simplest of terms, the glymphatic system does the same as the lymphatic system, namely to clear waste, but specifically from the brain and […]
There are three main ways for us to get rid of toxins from the body. Through the liver/gut, through the kidneys and through the skin. The skin is a huge organ and sweating is a wonderful way to get toxins out and keep ourselves healthy. There are three main ways to sweat: There is a […]
Do you know what lymph and lymph nodes are? Lymph is a fluid from our vascular system. Think of it a bit like a drainage system that goes all through the body. You have high pressure in the arteries which take blood from the heart to the body. You have a lower pressure in the […]
” I GOT CHILLS… THEY’RE MULTIPLYING!”
Dopamine is a chemical made in the brain. It is strongly linked to learning and memory. Research has found that “when a subject listens to music that gives them the chills, it triggers a release of dopamine to the brain”. Hearing a song from our teens and early twenties brings back a rush of memories […]
Periods should not be painful. There can be many causes for period pain including fibroids, cysts, endometriosis and other factors. I highly recommend talking to a physician experienced in women’s health for guidance.
THE POWER OF STORYTELLING
My grandmother was a beautiful storyteller. I still remember how I would sit by her side on the front step and listen to her, enthralled. I never tired of hearing her stories. They were all personal accounts of family events. Just thinking of these stories again now makes my heart melt. Storytelling has been around […]
Cinnamon was spoken of in the Bible as “one of the finest spices”. The Ancient Egyptians used it in the embalming process, and it used to be traded as a currency. In Ancient Rome, weight for weight, cinnamon was five times more expensive than silver!
The heart and the lungs share the same circulation. The heart’s main job is to circulate oxygen and other nutrients through the body. The oxygen comes in through our lungs. Hence healthy lungs are key to a healthy heart. Thus, if you have a respiratory virus that attacks the lung tissues, it can also attack […]
While at work one day, one of the nurses booked a patient onto my afternoon list as an emergency after being found to have very high blood pressure. I had never met this patient before, but skimming through the notes, I could tell that Emma was considered as, what is commonly known as a “heart […]