Friday, July 29, 2011

Sticks and stones may break my bones...

Bone loss occurs in the body over time, there are multiple factors that cause the bone to demineralise. With age we lose bone density and get a more hunchback appearance, as well as increasing our risk to bone fractures.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Who Is responsible?

I recently lost a very close friend (33) and her son (8) to the most horrific accident on Athlone Bridge in Durban. The person responsible for this horrific dead was blind drunk out of his mind.

Friday, July 22, 2011

So much of stress!

Let’s face it, today’s stresses are much more than those in the past, the rate of hypertension (high blood pressure) is on the rise and prescriptions for anti- anxiety medication are being given out without a second thought. 
We are suppose to have a certain amount of stress in our lives, known as ‘essential stress’ however when there is excessive stress

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

If you push your body to far, it will push back!

We all know about the most common type of body language, the one between people. The signs we see when things are not working or the sign to make that move. But what about the signs our body uses when trying to tell us to slow down or take it easy. We so often punish our bodies and push them to the limit without even realising the toll it takes. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

If you learn, you grow

If you learn, you grow. (to quote the National Geographic ad)

“Why am I doing this?” is a question I keep asking myself.  “What are you going to do with it when you are finished?” is what everyone keeps asking me.  Mostly I answer that I don’t really know but that is not completely true.

Lean on me.

How many times has someone said to you 'I will be there' or 'I will do that for you' and they do not? How many times have you said those words and not acted on them? Do not worry, we are all guilty of this.
Recently this came to my attention after someone do not arrive to perform duty on his given day.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Emotions: Enjoy the ride!

Ups and downs. Rough patches and awesome experiences. They are all part of life and living. If you do not experience the lows - you could never enjoy the highs. They are called emotions and that is what makes life great.

A recent blog post by a popular sharks rugby supporter, after the Sharks had lost a Super 15

I'm A Cute!

When Doctors use terms like acute, subacute and chronic they are referring to the duration of the disorder.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

No shortcut!

As you are probably aware, there are no short cuts to getting money quickly! Well, there is the lottery but how many people win that! Instead of dreaming about having all the money in the world, we have to do our best with what we have got at the present time. This may involve a salary, pension, an allowance or even pocket money.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A smile is the same in any language.

Every Tuesday morning a small group of people gather at the casualty entrance to Nkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, a local government hospital in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, laden with a car load of bags, boxes, cases and trolleys.  When the full complement have arrived, we traipse along echoing corridors to the paediatric burns ward where we don hospital scrubs, disinfect with ‘doctor’s soap’ and get to work.  We gather any little patient who is not confined to bed and play. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pillow talk.

Pillows are our support system for our necks for approximately 8 hours while we sleep and it is important to make sure our necks are getting the correct support.
I often get asked “what pillow should I sleep on?”, this is a difficult one because we all require different needs, soft to hard pillows, sleeping position also can depend on what pillow would suit you. Many people sleep on feather pillows that offer no support, if your pillow can shift shape and density when your head lands on it, then you are not getting any support and this will lead to muscle spasms, aches and headaches.

Monday, July 4, 2011

4 tea towels, many stitches and a broken plate.

The background to this post is found here. A short version is that I had surgery to repair a nerve in my hand after cutting it open with a broken plate whilst washing dishes.

  1.  Patience
I am right handed and my left hand is very inactive a lot of the time apart from the

Friday, July 1, 2011

Why church at all?

Why does anyone go to church at all? 
No doubt people have many different reasons both conscious and unconscious. Psychological research has identified certain personality types as having different reasons.

A widely accepted method of measuring personality type is the Five Factor Model (FFM) which measures:

"I got a poking pain Doc"

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Explaining the type of pain you are experiencing to your chiropractor is very important.
Certain disorders cause certain types of pain, which can help in the diagnosis process.