Buteyko in Cape Town

Spring heralds new beginnings, and freedom from asthma should be a new beginning worth sharing!

Buteyko SA is offering a fantastic deal. Sign up for the next program in October before the 13th of September, and anyone you bring along will get 50% off.
Share the deal amongst you both, or know that you’ve done your bit to contribute to a new beginning for a special friend.
check http://www.buteyko.co.za for more information.

Why Mammograms don’t always work

I have just finished watching a talk given by Deborah Rhodes. She is a part creator of a new imaging technique that uses the latest gamma technology for tumour detection in dense breasts.

Dense breasts are breasts that have alot of fatty tissue – predominantly in younger and pre-menopausal women. Currently, mammogram technology, as Deborah points out, requires very well trained and experienced radiographers to read the information successfully. And mammogram technology is not really very successful in showing tiny tumours in dense breast tissue – which is why it is predominantly used more for screening older and post menopausal women.

For larger and younger women, this means if we have a genetic pre-disposition to breast cancer, the smaller tumours may not be found early on using current technology.  For some of us this may mean ultimately having to amputate one or both breasts in order to save or extend lives.

So bring on the new gamma imaging, right? Unfortunately, due to issues in the medical imaging world…i.e. possible profit and market share losses, this technology will take many years to become the norm. In the meantime, however, Deborah urges women to continue being screened for breast cancer and to discover what your breast density is, also she advises having a mammogram in the first few weeks of the menstrual cycle, when density is lower.

But what I found most sad of all, is that despite it being painless (compared to the current mammogram which is like having a large car battery dropped on your boobs) and cheaper (up to 10 times cheaper in the long run) than current screening techniques, it has taken major persuasion from Deborah and her team to convince medical journals to publish the results of the studies proving it’s efficacy.

In the third world and developing countries, can we afford NOT to use this technology? What’s more, the real bonus for the developing world is that the scans that this imaging technique produce are so vivid that they will be able to be read by your local GP or even a clinic nursing sister. So I am urging all of you who read this to make the best use of your communication skills and let everyone know about this!

http://www.ted.com/talks/deborah_rhodes.html Check the video and share it.

It will save lives.

SALT of the earth

Salt has always had a bad rap, but did you know that eating unprocessed un-iodised mineral sea salt can be good for your health? Mineral salts contain all the minerals required for healthy tissues.

When salt is processed, all the goodness is taken out of it and re-packaged as tissue salts. While a high sodium diet can lead to health issues, real salt is naturally low in sodium.

Salt is a crucial part of a balanced diet. That is why it was once a form of payment – hence the word “salary”. In South Africa we have a few good brands of unprocessed sea salt. Keep an eye out for them, and use in the way you would use any other salt for cooking.  Real salt is also a wonderful headache fixer – just a quarter teaspoon in a cup of warm water can ease headaches and relieve the cramps from salt loss in the diet. Epsom salts or Engilsh salts are also a potent form of magnesium. Adding a quarter teaspoon to your daily diet is extremely beneficial – and a very cost effective (and holistic) way to reduce aches and inflammation. To ease tired muscles, you can try a handful of it in your bathwater.

Who is Gudni Gudnason?

I just can’t seem to let my fascination with the Rocky Mountain Mystery School go. Maybe it’s because it sounds somewhat like the title of a Dolly Parton duet with Harry Potter. Or maybe it’s because it’s founder, Gudni Gudnason, (what an awesome name!!) just intrigues me.

Gudni is everywhere and nowhere at once. Like all modern Mystery School founders, he is fabulously…well… mysterious. The net is full of him – he gets great Google rankings… But ask anyone if they have heard of him and the (more polite) reply is usually – who???

The RMMS teaches a holistic health modality called “DNA Activation”. DNA Activation is said to assist on an energetic level with every process your body and mind encounters and requires.  One of their practitioners published a post on this blog. Trust me, this is a nice person with her heart and mind in the right place…But Gudni just makes me wonder…and probably always will. 

Gudni Gudnason appears to be quite a big cheese in certain circles. He has his photo taken with all the right people. (Even Elvis – Check earlier posts). He and his Mystery School mates (no -it’s not Hogwarts Academy) are also possessed of such interesting credentials – including level 3 Protection and Security Specialists, as well as being ”High priests and priestesses”, etc, etc. The security qualifications are the interesting part – a bit of WTF??!

And then there is the family tree…their descendants are fascinating – the lineage of King Salomon (sic) and related to Jesus, Aleister Crowley and King David himself – which is quite an impressive list of rellies. Heck, no wonder they’re famous – in an underground sort of way. Problem is, the Big Cheeses tend to attract a few rats, and I think Gudni may not be immune…

Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?

But yet, you may ask – who the f…k is Gudni, and how come he has a following at all? Well what I have managed to dig up is that Gudni became quite a mover and shaker in esoteric circles with his claims that he was a follower of the order of the Golden Dawn and a descendant of the lineage of Salomon (sic).

He is an Icelandic by birth – hence the crazy name, who trained in various fields – body guarding, martial arts and so on, including some dabbling with this and that like psychology, acting and business management.

Some claim he is just an ordinary guy who found that L Ron Hubbard’s philosophy for making a few bob was a winner. After all, the founder of Scientology is said to have reckoned that the most profitable way to ever make a living was to found your own religion – Gudni has gone a step further and founded a whole Mystery Movement.

And yet others say he is a New Age Messiah. I am still a sceptic. Until he speaks to me and shows himself to me, I guess I’ll be a Doubting Thomas. Thing is, there are Mystery Schools popping up all over the place and RSA is no exception. Maybe someone can give me the real low down on Gudnason and what he is all about.

His bio states:

“Gudni “Ged” (must have enjoyed Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea trilogy) was born in northern ‘Viking lands’ of Iceland and was initiated into the lineage of King Salomon with priesthood powers from high Priest Melchizedek, (this was done in the Great Pyramid of Giza) Guardian of the Secret of the Holy Grail and authorized to do the work by the HIERARCHY of LIGHT in all manner with the highest powers given to a human.”

Gudni-ness gracious! These days he is listed as a Dr. Gudnason, but I (and many others) can’t seem to track his PhD down anywhere.

But best of all is the fact that for a founder of an entire Mystery Movement, Gudni tends to ramble quite a bit. His life story is plastered over the internet and a simple Google search reveals that he is a blogger and a friend of social networking. Some of his ramblings are well, quite odd, and others are strangely funny. Like this nugget posted on Facebook on 21 Dec 2010:

“Christmas: an over rated commercial greed holiday that has nothing to do with the master of love: Jesus the Christ! So I am saying NO! I will not buy into the greed nor the hypocrisy and I will spend my money on helping the poor! Many worthy causes to focus on! No presents for anyone except grand kids who would not understand my thinking! LOVE TO ALL THIS SEASON! PEACE”

That was followed a few days later by this contradictory post on the 24th of December:

“Santa just called me and told me that he will be at my house today, 24th in Japan at 6 pm delivering my Christmas present: A Brand New TESLA!!!! This Christmas I go OFF GAS!!!! for good! My way of giving back to mother earth. Yesterday we fed 400 kids in the Philippines and they all good presents. Please remember those needy, bring them a smile this season! PEACE”

Hmmm, no giving into the hypocrisy – except for one small brand new motor vehicle – delivered by Santa himself – who coincidentally also is from a mystery location near the North Pole and runs his own brand of mystery school…for elves.….

Bless him, if anything he gives me a chuckle now and then – and that is a good (ni) thing! PEACE!!

(Some of this post came from http://www.babeinthebubble.wordpress.com)

EFT Course Happening in February in Cape Town

Hallo Everyone
Routine returns this week as the last of the holiday makers return to work and kids to school! Routine might seem unexciting, but there are still things to get excited about. I’m excited about the EFT course happening in February. I wrote to you about it late last year. However with the ‘high days and holidays’ in between it may have been forgotten…
The good news is that the early bird special price is available till 31 Jan so you still have time to ‘score’ there. It is an amazing offer for really wonderful training. There are no accredited resident trainers in CT, so do take this oportunity to learn a skill that has the best results for anything and everything. It is the greatest self-help tool, and excellent as a therapy on its own or in combination with others, so the course is open to all. For once, something that sounds too good to be true, is true!
Please contact me if you have any questions, or would like a session to try EFT.
In case you’ve forgotten, EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. It is an easy to learn tapping technique using a few acupuncture points. By tapping on the points (no needles!) blocked energy in the body is released. As blocked energy is the source of negative emotions, they too are released. Simple, quick, and so effective!
I want everyone to know about this! Please tell eveyone you know about this course and pass the details on to them.
Details of the course are attached.
See you in February!
Best wishes for the new year.
Marion
Marion Nixon
Health Works
Namikoshi Shiatsu School
Sybrand Park, Cape Town
ph. 021-6965857
healthworks@intekom.co.za
Skype: healthworks3

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Level 1, 2, & 3 Course

Are you, or are you involved with people who are:

Stressed
Depressed
Have an addiction
Have a phobia
Been abused
Have physical or emotional pain

Would you like to learn a technique that quickly and effectively eliminates all the above in a very short space of time?
What?

EFT is an effective tool to eliminate emotional issues. It was developed in the USA about 20 years ago by Gary Craig, and has helped thousands of people overcome both emotional and physical obstacles. Gary had studied various complementary healing methods when he decided to develop a technique that is easy to learn and use. EFT is a tapping routine based on acupuncture, and has been nick-named ‘acupuncture without needles’, and ‘emotional acupuncture’. It is used by many therapists worldwide, including many psychotherapists, and has proved to be a highly effective tool for healing a wide range of issues.
EFT gives fast, effective release of emotional issues with lasting results and empowers people to help themselves. It works as a self-help tool, or on its own, and also combines well with other therapeutic practices. It often works where nothing else does!

When and How much?

Each training level includes an appropriate level set of Gary Craig’s training DVDs.

Level 1 Friday 18th February 2011 2pm -8pm R1500 incl set 1 of DVDs
Level 2 Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th February 2011 10am-4pm R2500 incl set 2 of DVDs
Level 3 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 25th, 26th, 27th Feb 2011 time as above R3000 incl set 3 of DVDs

R500 discount if doing Level 1 & 2 together
R1000 discount if doing Level 1, 2 & 3 together
10% early bird discount if paid in full by 31st January
50% deposit secures your place
If dvds not required, R300 reduction per level.

Contact : Marion Nixon 021-6965857 healthworks@intekom.co.za
Lana Ackermann 083 339 1641 lana@coachingph.com

Lana Ackermann is one of very few accredited EFT trainers in South Africa. Certificates will be recognised by the international AAMET (Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques http://www.aamet.org )

Buteyko in South Africa

Our first Buteyko workshop went very well. Two asthmatics, one emphysaemic and one person with seasonal hayfever escalating to asthma all decided to give it a try. Over five days they learned the art of better breathing, and all felt that they had had huge benefits. It will take perserverance from them, and a little courage, but they will succeed. All have learned that they can overcome their challenges by: learning to remain calm, learning how to stay in control, and discovering how breathing quietly and gently through their noses makes an enormous difference to their health! For more info on Buteyko in South Africa: www.buteyko.co.za

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