You know the story of tortoise who rested at the dam when eagle landed next to him? “Look at these magnificent reeds and all this water,” he said. “This is all there is.”
Eagle ascended into the heavens bearing tortoise in his claws. Tortoise saw the whole dam, he saw the animals running across the plains, then he saw the curve of the earth.
Eagle put tortoise down in the reeds again. He moved as fast as he could to tell his friends what he saw. “You’re dreaming,” they said. “This is all there is.”
But one tortoise asked “Where can I find that eagle?”
Breast cancer biggest killer of women
Breast cancer is the number 1 cancer in South Africa and the leading killer of women. I lost a beloved sister in law this way many moons ago. Her daughter grew up without her. Now she’s pregnant with a little girl who bears her mother’s name. This issue will always be very close to my heart.
We learned last month that there are many things we can do and avoid to minimise our risks. We are not victims. We can focus on living preventatively. But are we going to listen before issues arise? Will we be proactive with this and adapt the way we live? Will we focus on being informed and making the changes we need to make?
This is a common frustration in my work. For 26 years we have been warning about the impending water shortages, yet most people continued to ignore the issue. Irrigating vast lawns as if there is total abundance here at the tip of Africa. This, my garden, my golf course, is all there is, they seemed to think. Now, with stage 3 water restrictions in place, suddenly I speak on radio 2 to 3 times a week. Now we want to know what to do.
Let us not do the same with our health. I often wonder why it takes and illness for a person to start cutting out the sugars, drugs and chemical foods. Why must you have a diagnosis to learn about self-care? It starts BEFORE trouble arrives.
167 chemicals via women’s skin per day
American research revealed last year that Western women slap on average 16 different lotions and creams onto their skins per day – leading to absorbing around 167 chemicals daily! Teenagers are even worse and many of those chemicals are endocrine disruptors. Then we wonder why the girls are so difficult.
For breast health most of us know what to avoid – unless you are still stuck at the dam. But what to actually DO instead? This will be the focus of the new Hummingbird Centre in Somerset West, where alternatives will be offered. It all starts this weekend with our expert, Naresh Naidoo, down from KZN to give talks in Somerset West and Woodstock.
See his video below:
For those interested the talks will be followed by only 5 lymphatic drainage treatments at each venue. Best to book those now too, while we have a few left. This is especially helpful to those who have worn tight and constricting bras, under-wire or push-up bras. Who has not done that? I certainly have, for over 40 years!
Now we can set the lymphatic fluids free and flowing again, removing the toxins from our bodies. All needs to be looked at holistically, of course. Diet, supplements, lifestyle is all important too. It will all be covered by the talks.
We will also have really soft organic bamboo eco bras for sale for only R179 each.
Book the date
- Friday at 18:00 at Treehouse, 19b Jacaranda Street. FREE
- Sunday 10:00 at Soul, 388 Albert Road, Salt River. R50 includes drinks and snack.
In KZN all lymph congestions identified via Thermoscan are referred to Naresh for mobilisation. Now the local congestions will be referred to us at Hummingbird. Marcelle from Thermoscan will also talk at our Somerset West event.
- Message or Whatsapp Elma on 0848682908 or book and pay via Quicket.
- One lucky reader who likes and shares or tweets this story will win a free treatment. The lucky draw will be made on Friday morning.
by Elma Pollard