Ashwagandha

I was recently in India and bought Ashwagandha capsules at an Ayurvedic pharmacy. I love natural remedies, so I was keen to try Ashwagandha out. I was told that it could be taken as a general tonic. After taking this Indian ginseng daily I’ve been feeling more energetic than usual.

Some of the other benefits of Ashwagandha are:

  • It can balance the body in many ways.
  • It stimulates the immune system, while also decreasing inflammation. Few herbs can accomplish this feat.
  • It’s gentle and can be taken daily.
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TUMERIC

Some of the benefits of turmeric are:

1) Tumeric for the flu: Research shows that turmeric may help reduce the severity of bacterial and viral infections.

2) Tumeric contains Curcumin: Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Chronic inflammation is known to be a contributor to many common Western diseases. Curcumin may inhibit many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation. Apparently curcumin is just as effective as some of the anti-inflammatory drugs with no side – effects!

I prefer to have a curcumin capsule with peppercorns and some yoghurt as this enhances the absorption of curcumin.

3) Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent. I remember my grandmother applying tumeric to any cuts or bruises when we were kids.

4) Many ayurvedic practitioners recommend a bit of tumeric with warm milk an hour before bed if you find it difficult to fall asleep. People are now calling this drink a golden drink. Milk contains serotonin and melatonin which in combination with the nutrients from turmeric relieves stress and induces sleep.

5) Tumeric is also one of the essential spices for a curry.

Yoga

These days you would hear people all over the world talk of yoga.

I’ve been doing yoga since I was a kid and I love what it does for me.

I try to do some yoga asanas every morning as it helps me to stay focused as well as calm throughout the day. People often confuse yoga with some sort of stretching exercise and assume its a few stretches and that’s about it. It really is much more than just that.

Yoga originated in India and it means that which brings you to reality. Yoga plays a role in maintaining physical and psychological health.

Will discuss some of the asanas that I do and their benefits soon. Please let me know what are your thoughts on yoga?

A delicious smoothie

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A Delicious morning smoothie

yoghurt
Banana
Peanut butter
Honey
Some almonds
A bit of milk

Blend all of these together and notice the energy u have for the rest of the day!

u can add some nutella or a few berries. I generally love blueberries raspberries and strawberries.
Blend all of these together and notice the energy u have for the rest of the day!

Budmarsh- Magaliesberg

Often you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to a ‘world’ of peace and tranquillity. How amazing when that ‘world’ is just an hour away from Johannesburg:)
The surroundings are peaceful and tranquil….exactly what I needed after a very busy year. Picnic baskets are provided by Budmarsh so people can have picnics and relax on the lawns…Some go on hikes if they prefer….
Every corner of Budmarsh is surrounded by lavender plants…. Lavender is really calming and soothing…..

I enjoyed the peace and tranquility here and felt totally rejuvenated…

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Kloofzicht

Kloofzicht is a five star lodge and spa and it’s situated among the Zwartkops Mountains  and is a forty five minute drive from Sandton.  The lodge is surrounded by fly fishing dams and the Zwartkops Mountains. 

On arrival one immediately feels a sense of stillness and calm.  The nature reserve upon which Kloofzicht is built is home to kudu, impala, zebra, springbok etc.  It was such a treat to watch the Giraffe on the hill while having your dinner.  

The surroundings are just so peaceful and beautiful.  It also seemed to be the perfect place to focus and concentrate also.  I was amazed that I managed to get quite a bit of work done while I was there.

The spa was my favourite part about Kloofzicht.  The massage at the spa was just fabulous.  I was  relaxed and  felt totally rejuvenated afterwards.   

The staff at the spa and lodge were all very friendly and professional.

If you’re exhausted, stressed and tired of your usual routine, then Kloofzicht is the place for you!  Just take a deep breath, relax and enjoy:)

Medical Law- Negligence/malpractice

Medical Law- Negligence/malpractice – My LLM topic 🙂
Protecting man, his life, personality, health and dignity is one of the fundamental objects of the law. Medical science calls on the law to determine the permissable limits within which one may operate. A failure to act with the necessary care may sometimes lead to civil liability either because of a breach of contract or on the grounds of delict.

I look forward to hearing about your experiences regarding medical negligence.