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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, 
I believe.

Power of Attitude

Great Quotes from Great Leaders

Nature's Inspiration

About Appreciation

The Important Gift of Time

Finding Joy

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,

burga

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 cancerous growth. 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! Burga

Walburga's health management or Wellness Circle promoting wellness, through proper lifestyle and nutrition.
JUNE 2007
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 every day? 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!

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