ONA and me in Dubrovnik, Croatia
ONA and me in Dubrovnik, Croatia
BURGA RATTI, HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Walburga’s wellness circle newsletter May 2009
Spring is in the air! Let our soul and spirit
enjoy the beauty around us.
May 10th is the special day we celebrate our mothers.
I like the idea of these “special days” to honor people
in our lives. And I hope these “special” things we do
for our “special people” on the given “holiday” will
be a reminder throughout the year that expressing
appreciation is valuable. It is a boost to manage
our family, jobs and activities well, so that the circle
of family and friends can benefit from our effort.
I wish all of you mothers spent a happy mother’s day.
May your inner motor get charged on many occasions.
I wish everyone in my circle joyful times, the feeling
of gratitude and love!
As I love inspirational books, inspirational stories,
inspirational quotes and movies I do have quite a few
of these in my library.
This month I am sharing with you a few of my very
favorite short inspirational movies.
I am sure you also will find them beautiful.
There are different ones for different folks and for
different occasions, these below are for all of you,
Power of Attitude
Great Quotes from Great Leaders
The Important Gift of Time
Sit back, relax, turn on your speaker and enjoy
every day a different beautiful inspiration.
The above links will take you there.
Blessings and sunny days,
Walburga's health management
Walburga’s Wellness Circle Newsletter February 2009
February was National Cancer Prevention Month in the USA.
It is the topic which is embedded in my heart, in my mind,
in my philosophy and life! I am interested to get a feedback
from you, telling me if you found information on this month’s
national subject anywhere in your local papers, local news,
stores, schools or other places.
Since prevention is so dear to me, I find information on the
subject anywhere, all the time.Mostly however, the meaning of
prevention is normally misinterpreted. Most health
organizations, educators and Doctors tell us to go to regular
medical check ups, mammograms and other medical tests,
“to prevent cancer”. The benefits of these measures are in
reality good methods of early detection of a possible
So, what is prevention?
Here is important information about "prevention"
Published: Friday, 27 February 2009 by Healthnews.com
"Cancer is usually regarded as an “act of God,” beyond
understanding for those who are diagnosed with the disease.
Not so, according to a recent study. Just as diet, exercise,
and weight control contribute to the reduction of heart and
other health problems, they may also help in avoiding one of
the most frightening and life-threatening diseases known to man.
In a joint American-British study researchers concluded that
healthy living could reduce cancer rates dramatically in rich
countries. Data was collected in Brazil, China, Britain, and
the U.S. and the results suggest that 34 percent of all cancer
cases in the U.S. could be prevented by a healthier diet,
regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. The study
of healthy changes does not specifically include smoking, but
it is not news that avoiding smoking is the most important factor
in preventing certain types of cancer.
The American Institute for Cancer Research and the U.K. based
World Cancer Research Fund compiled the report and claim it is
the most systematic policy report ever accumulated on cancer
prevention. The data was gleaned from existing research on cancer
risk and prevention and analyzed the incidence of 12 common
cancers and weighed this against diet, exercise, and weight to
see how the factors contributed to the cancers. The conclusion
was that cancer is mostly preventable. The research indicated that
healthier living would reduce colon cancer by 43 percent and breast
cancer by 42 percent in Britain. Bowel cancer rates in the United
States could be reduced by 45 percent and breast cancer by 38
percent by following the guidelines. Governments, the medical
community, and the U.N. World Health Organization have long advised
diets based on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Only limited
amounts of red meats, dairy products, and fats should be consumed
in a healthy diet.
The report recommends that governments, industry and schools become
involved in providing healthier lifestyles, from adding bicycle
lanes to public roads to eliminating vending machines that carry
fatty, sugar loaded junk food, particularly in schools. Efforts
should be made to encourage reformulation of processed foods that
contain sugar, refined starches, fat and salt. The report calls
research and spending on the treatment of cancer “necessary but
not sufficient.” The report stresses that developing a public
health policy aimed at preventing cancer is a better strategy
than treating the disease and would reduce public health funds
in the effort. World experts in nutrition have cast their vote
in the debate between treating or preventing cancer. In their
opinion prevention is the best cure. Based on the information
in the study the U.S. estimate on reduction of certain types
of cancer which could be prevented with proper nutrition and
physical activity are: endometrial 70%; esophagus 69%; mouth
and throat 63%; stomach 47%; colorectal 45%; pancreas 39%;
breast 38%; lung 36%; and kidney 24%. These prevention figures
should make it a lot easier to eat your broccoli."
Ref: Healthnews.com, Nutrition and diet, by: Neomi Heroux
Published: Friday, 27 February 2009
So, I wish you to remember that we do have some choices.
And my thinking goes along the line of a healthy logic:
Stay with healthy choices!
Please take care of yourself and take the information above
as your motivation to make healthy choices for you and your family.
You can also visit “healthy ideas” and links for body spirit and
soul on my homepage www.wahema.de
To your health!
Walburga's health management
promoting wellness, through proper lifestyle and nutrition.
It is almost June now and I have fantastic news!
Celebrating 20 years of new life! The poor
prognosis I got after being diagnosed with advanced
breast cancer in June 1987 did not come about!!
I was urged to first abort the baby and then having
a mastectomy, radiation and chemotherapy at the time!
After much thought I went a different route.
My son is now 19 years young and graduating in June
2007 from "Gymnasium" (high school).
I put up a personal homepage about part of my
challenging life. You can find it under walburga's
health management. Thanks to God I have moved from
being a patient to becoming very much informed and a
patient advocate! My vision is to have especially
healthy people to get involved in their own health
management and take prevention to heart! Also very
important to me is to get the medical profession to
understand that while dealing with a cancer patient,
the focus should not be on destroying the tumor but
to focus on healing the whole person! Yes, we are body,
spirit and soul wrapped all in one! The whole person
needs to be in balance, and this is no news. It has
been known since ancient times. We need to use our
own healing mechanisms, which we all have. So we have
to find out what we need to be doing in order to stay
balanced or to regain balance.
Do you know what that means for yourselves?
What about your lifestyle?
How is your diet?
Are you eating your 5-9 portions of veggies and fruits
Are you sleeping/resting /relaxing enough?
Do you exercise?
If you are interested you can find general info on
this subject while visiting my homepage.
A new project of mine called wellness circle for women
will start on June 5, 2007.
Due to my big anniversary I have made plans for a
project, which I will start in July.
Also I will be celebrating with people there where
it all started.
And maybe some of you will join me or come to be
part of the wellness circle.
Hoping this finds you in good health.
Greetings from Burga!