Showing posts from January, 2018

The Modified Lemon Water Challenge

My goal is to help people maintain a healthy lifestyle which was why I came up with the lemon water challenge to start with.  I very much prefer people to stay healthy through prevention rather than having to come see me for treatment in the hospital. I  recently completed what I call the modified lemon water challenge - a 30-day weight loss regimen for people who would love to shed some weight to stay healthy. The first part was just the lemon water challenge. You can read about that here . Change I believe is something that starts from the mind. When you make up your mind to do something then nothing can stop you from achieving it. You are your own greatest hindrance if you allow it. I for one could not  believe I can ever do without sugar but thanks to the modified lemon water challenge, I GAVE UP SUGAR! Today I am 90 days "sugar sober". The following things are needed for this challenge:  -A journal (to record your weight daily and put a tick when you drink the &q

The Flu and You

The Influenza (flu) season is upon us. Actually it has been for a while. In the United States, the flu season is considered October through May. It usually peaks in February. In Australia, the flu season is considered May to October. Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some of the symptoms include the following: Fever (not everyone with flu will have fever) Cough Sore throat Running Nose Headache Muscle or body aches Fatigue (extreme tiredness) Vomiting and diarrhea (more common presentation in children) Getting an annual flu vaccine one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.  In 2017, a study   in Pediatrics was the first of its k

The Concept of Time

According to Wikipedia, time is "indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future. In history, a large variety of devices have been invented to measure time. The study of all these devices is called  horology - the art or science of measuring time. Various instruments are used to measure time include clocks, watches, clockwork, sundials, hourglasses, clepsydras, timers, time recorders,marine chronometers and atomic clocks. I went to a shopping mall one day and I came across this really pretty hourglass decoration (shown in the picture below) and was inspired to write this piece. The flow of sand in an hourglass can be used to measure the passage of time. It also concretely represents the present as being between the past and the future. I thought to myself, this was how some people at a certain era measured time. How did they come up with the idea and why was it so

New Year Resolution

Happy New Year everyone ! So happy, grateful and excited at the same time. Congratulations you made it.  It is a new year filled with new opportunities and goodies. Stop brooding over the errors and failures of the past year. Let the past stay in the past where it belongs. Embrace a whole new world of possibilities. It is a fresh new slate to write up new things. New hopes, new dreams - bigger and  better.  Many people sincerely make 'new year' resolutions with the very best of intentions, but unfortunately along the line they revert to 'status quo'.  They just carry on with life as usual.   In the new year, you have to purpose to be very intentional about your life and how you live it.  Stay strong and committed to the goals you have set. Below I listed ten things to do to help you stay committed to your resolutions. 1) Write down the list of things you want to achieve in a journal . I love journals. I keep loads of them. This is because