Developing Breast Cancer: BRCA, Genetics & Choices

by Nykole Sargent, BUS Cellular and Molecular Biology, Utah, USA

I have spent the last 8 years studying health sciences, biotechnology, genetics, and molecular biology, and the last 5 years studying esoteric medicine. BRCA1 mutations have been gaining momentum in the press, and I feel to write about it from a scientific / medical perspective, as well as a personal / esoteric healing perspective.

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BREAST CANCER, BRCA1 AND GENE MUTATIONS

BRCA1 (1) is the name for a gene (a segment of DNA) that has been associated with the development of cancer in breast tissue; BRCA stands for BReast CAncer. It is estimated that 1 in 5,000 women carry a mutation in BRCA1 – this translates to 5-10% of breast cancer cases having a mutation. Continue reading “Developing Breast Cancer: BRCA, Genetics & Choices”

Severe Shoulder Pain – A True Blessing

by Carmin Hall, Brisbane

I have been hesitant to share on this blog site after reading so many amazing testimonies from people from all walks of life who have been introduced to Universal Medicine (UniMed) and Serge Benhayon and are feeling healthier and more vitalised as a result. I started seeing a UniMed practitioner and was introduced to UniMed 3 years ago. I have never felt worse when I stopped ignoring what I was actually feeling in my body.

I kept telling myself that as soon as I felt better and more energised, I would share too. I now feel ready to share that it has been an amazing journey connecting back to me, whether I get to the point of ‘healthier and more vitalised than ever’ or not. Continue reading “Severe Shoulder Pain – A True Blessing”

Who are the People behind these Beautiful Faces?

by Carmel Reid, Somerset, UK

I recently went to a gathering in London for people with Prosopagnosia – face-blindness. It is something that is estimated to affect around 2% of the UK population.

These are people who can’t remember faces – not names, but faces. Some can’t recognise their own family – children, husband, and friends – in some cases even themselves in a mirror. It was awesome hearing their stories and many of them echoed my own.

I have always had trouble recognising faces; I can remember hair, glasses, beards, clothes, accessories, and movement, but not the main features of the face.

Unfortunately, people change their clothes and can cut or colour their hair, and then I don’t recognise them. In my previous work as a corporate trainer I could spend a whole day teaching a group, but as soon as they got up and moved around to get a cup of coffee, I would forget who they were, even if they just put their jacket on! Continue reading “Who are the People behind these Beautiful Faces?”

As I Get Older I Get ‘Weller’, Not Sicker

by Carmel Reid, Somerset UK

As we get older, there seems to be a common way of thinking – that we will deteriorate.

I remember the stage in our lives when my husband found himself standing at the village community centre bar discussing his ailments with a neighbour and comparing what tablets they were on. They were like the two old men in the Muppets.

Why do our bodies get sicker as we get older? Why do we assume it’s normal? Continue reading “As I Get Older I Get ‘Weller’, Not Sicker”

Recovery From Early Stage Dementia

by Doug Valentine, Peebles, Scotland

In my 30s and 40s I was highly focussed on building from start-ups a few interconnected businesses, and I put work before family most of the time. I had this belief that I should set an example by being among the first to arrive and one of the last to leave every day, and I put this belief higher than getting home to spend time with the family. I fuelled myself to do this with eight cups of tea or coffee a day, and then a bottle of wine every night to help me unwind. Without realising it, I had bit by bit over many years, given up on myself and developed patterns of numbing myself so I did not have to be aware of this fact. To the exclusion of everything else, I dedicated myself to providing enough material wealth that my family would never be poor. Reflecting back on this period now, I can see that there was an unremitting joylessness in every part of my life.  Continue reading “Recovery From Early Stage Dementia”

Acne Rosacea: My Face could tell a Story

by Dragana Brown, London, UK

In 1991 I went to the Dominican Republic to a wedding. I was 28. Whilst I was there I suddenly started getting spots on my face, particularly around the cheek area. Prior to that my face used to be absolutely crystal clear. Even throughout my teen years I never suffered from acne, and many people, women in particular, used to ask ‘what my secret was’. There was none.

At first I thought this was just some ‘strange’ phase I was going through, perhaps too much Caribbean sunshine, and that soon it would all be back to normal. I was wrong. Over the next few years it got much, much worse, and I ended up with very large and very prominent patches of redness on my face, mixed with spots. It left me feeling devastated and at times livid that it was happening to me – which didn’t help my already red face. Continue reading “Acne Rosacea: My Face could tell a Story”