Rubbing shoulders with death? Why on earth am I writing about this? Do I hear you say “wacky”? Yup, maybe, but bear with me and maybe, just maybe, I can convince you that a quick shoulder rub occasionally will make you feel more alive than ever before. Please read on and decide for yourself… Read more
Yes…I have not used shampoo since Christmas when I had my hair shaved off by a very unhappy hairdresser (she didn’t want to do it) as I discovered that firstly, my hair had gone white under the hair dye and, secondly, every part of my face that my dyed hair touched was burning. After my last hair dying (dyeing misspelt at the time but probably near the mark as it was killing my hair!) session at the hairdressers I actually wedged my head in my medical adviser’s consulting room sink trying desperately to get rid of the burning pain! My hair regularly used to fall out in clumps and I developed big bald patches where my scalp shone through. Read more
Fairport Convention are one of my favourite bands. I love watching them perform live and have seen them 3 times this year! LOL. I am a groupie!!! I loved every minute of the Cropredy Folk Rock Festival 2015 and didn’t want to come home! I used to front a rock band, many years ago, and also I sang with a folk duo in my early teens. As soon as I see Fairport Convention perform I am right back there, singing away. My guitar is definitely coming back out of the attic! Not sure why I ever put it away! Read more
I am currently at the Fairport Conventions’s Cropedy Folk Rock Festival 2015 – a 3 day event. Enjoying the fabulous music, the wonderful people and the selection of food! Cropredy Folk Rock Festival is held in a little village called Cropredy near Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK, hence the name, and is the annual event of one of my very favourite bands, Fairport Convention.
“Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Dreaded Diseases with Diet” is the latest annual round up video from Dr Michael Greger on NutritionFacts.Org, his excellent website. It is so worth a watch. Read more
This little chap looks a sweetie but I am aware even now he has his dark side. It doesn’t take much to turn him into a huge and fire breathing monster.
… and create new blood, renew your bone marrow, fuel your brain, ease your mind, make your lungs work, support your immune system, heal your skin (including that tattoo you had done yesterday), keep your digestive system working smoothly, lubricate your joints, repair and build your muscles. What will you eat to do all that?”
(Or the day that my life as I knew it came to an abrupt end……)
Scenario : Consulting room. Me and Consultant Biochemist: Me on a voyage of discovery as to why I was putting on weight at a rate of knots but, by accident, who was actually more interested in the plethora of things going wrong with my body. Things to which I had largely given up trying to find any answers. He was convinced that all my symptoms were linked. I had never been told this before and had consulted specialists for different symptoms. Having sent bits of me away for lab testing (blood, urine, faeces, skin..) and duly having received the results …
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Written a few years ago when I was first diagnosed……
“Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It’s too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came,
and he pushed,
and they flew.”
– Christopher Logue
We create our bodies every day by what we put into them. I do not think I really thought about this over much until things started going very wrong with my body and this simple fact was pointed out to me by my then consultant.