Treat the Cause

What sets Naturopathy apart from conventional medicine? Treating the root causes of illness is a philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine (tolle causam) that drew me to study and make this my profession. When stricken with a debilitating autoimmune disorder, I kept posing these questions to my specialist (Rheumatologist): "What is the cause of this and how … Continue reading Treat the Cause

Finding Your Balance

One morning I met a 75-yr old former SEA games Boxer at the park. He has prostate cancer and was undergoing chemo but still exercises regularly. Him: “I took a rest yesterday.” Me: “Me too.” Him: “I think it’s important because the body loses something when you push it. You have to let it get … Continue reading Finding Your Balance

Turning 29

Every birthday, I feel compelled to write a reflective post about the past year and life lessons learnt. I guess this has turned into a tradition. This year flew by so quickly. Time is like that when you are busy. Surrender / Letting go This has been a big theme of recent days. It is … Continue reading Turning 29

Good Friday Reflections 2021

Every Good Friday, I reflect on the passion of Christ, on his life and teachings. What can we learn from Jesus? This year, I'm thinking of his humility. Despite being able to work miracles and most probably prevent his own suffering and death, he humbled himself to his Father's will - that he should be … Continue reading Good Friday Reflections 2021

Emotions

Our human emotions are often the source of all joy and suffering. If we can step back, observe ourselves and our actions and respond with love in every difficult interaction do you think our relationships and lives will be better? Thanks for reading. P.s. Many herbs have the ability to help us with our emotions. … Continue reading Emotions

Thoughts: Ego

A prose to ego The ego is the source of Pride. Pride is the source of most evil intentions ... ... anger, inability to forgive, grudges, hate, retaliation, revenge ... jealousy, coveting, greed, lust, gluttony, never being satisfied ... dominance, power, narcissism ... folly, lazines, self-pity, victimization, depression, self-harm, harming others What is the opposite … Continue reading Thoughts: Ego

Will You Choose Love or Fear?

Recently, I heard this unforgettable quote from Neale Donald Walsch in his book Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1) [1]. “Every action taken by human beings is based on Love or Fear.Decisions affecting business, industry, politics, religion, the education of your young, the social agenda of your nations, the economic goals of your … Continue reading Will You Choose Love or Fear?

Consistency

Consistency - the mother of all health behaviour changes. How can you stay consistent? 1. Make it easy for yourself - even if its something as simple as 1 push-up before you shower every day 2. Don't set over-aspiring goals - like starting with 50 push-ups a day. You'll burn out. 3. Show up daily … Continue reading Consistency

Faith, not Fear

I’ve observed that many negative emotions stem from #fear WorryAnxietyJealouslyAnger to name a few Negative emotions often lead to disease, ill health and broken relationships. How can we break this vicious cycle? What is the opposite of Fear? You guessed it. Faith. What if we decided to focus our thoughts and energy on Faith? I … Continue reading Faith, not Fear

How to Make Wiser Food Choices?

"Will this do more harm than good?" That's a question to ask yourself. As someone who has recovered from an "incurable" condition, my body is still quite fragile. Easily "broken" again might be another way to put it. I have learnt this the hard way many times over with my food choices. Take this once-a-week … Continue reading How to Make Wiser Food Choices?