Newsletter January 2010

Dear Reader,

Happy New Year!

To kick off here is my New Year's 'Resolusion' as outlined by an anonymous Chinese doctor – a man after my own heart. If you've seen this before I apologise.

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that's it...don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?

A: You must grasp logistical efficiency. What does cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So steak is nothing more than efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef also good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And pork chop can give you 100% of recommended daily allowance of vegetable product.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?

A: Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No pain...good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food are fried these day in vegetable oil. In fact, they permeated by it. How could getting more vegetable be bad for you?!?

: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

A: Are you crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel - good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?

A: If swimming good for your figure, explain whale to me..

Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?

A: Hey! 'Round' a shape!

For some reason patients have been steadfastly destroying my Christmas / New Year break coming in for appointments at all times of the week right up to today.

However as my daughter Rosie and I are off to Dubai to the Arab Health Expo this Saturday at 3am and I won't be available for a week or so, it's just as well.

We will be standing at Arnica Montana's booth for 3 days on the trot spreading the word about Homeopathy to whoever wants to listen. Our stand is situated at Stand SAG 13 Australian National Exhibiit Sheikh Saeed Arena Dubai 25 - 28th January.

Arnica Montana is an exhibitor at the Arab Health EXPO

I am a member of the Chamber of Commerce for Perth and also the Arab Australia Chamber of Commerce and have just had a busy half hour trying to explain Homeopathy to the West Australian representative on the phone in the United Arab Emirates. He is still mystified as he is coming from a commercial perspective and wants to know which pharmacies etc I want to hook up with at the Expo.

The idea that people might want to help themselves in their health problems is a new concept to him especially using natural medicine. However I live in hope as ever that we will reach the people we should, regardless of commercial considerations.

It always seems to work that way – but we have to be out there and available to offer information and help. My 3 children now 29 and 32 have been brought up on Homeopathic medicine from toddlers, are unvaccinated and very strong, healthy, and independent - they also live 10,000 miles away from me in the UK and manage their own and their friends health problems with their own kits, contacting me only when really necessary. So it's great that Rosie could come across and be an example of how well you can help yourself with Homeopathy. I'm delighted to have the backup and support on the stand.

Here in Australia we have been sweltering through 44 degrees – quite easy really - you just lie around saying 'It's too hot to do anything anyway and hop in and out of the pool/shower/sea to cool down every now and again. I do get up around 6am and go out and water my vegetable patch - mostly tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and pot plants, but it's all over by about 12 - and get going again around 5pm with a dip in the pool.

I don't believe in air conditioning at all, and in Perth the electricity supply has been cut off several times because too many people were using it. As they now don't have fans as we do all over the house they had no way of keeping their houses cool; another argument in favour of Australia really needing to properly promote solar power - we really do have so much sunshine especially in West Australia.

After all in Europe many people have had solar energy for many years and excess is fed back into the grid - I was the first person to put it up on my roof extension in Brighton on the South coast at least 15 years ago and it more than paid for itself in hot water and feeding radiators. Daylight is all that is needed as there is not always enough sunshine in our neck of the woods in the Northern Hemisphere.

All the best until next time,

Kate Diamantopoulo

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