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To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate It Is Up To You


I for one personally am wary of all vaccinations. Reason being one can never be sure what you are being injected with. Thats just me and I am entitled to that opinion. I recently had a shingles vaccination after being shown by the doctor a graphic picture of s shingles infection on the face and body. No ill affects. A friend of mine had the same injection. Not  a good result. He ended up with inflammation that basically froze his shoulder and eventually his muscles  atrophied. He is in his late 60’s and will probably never regain the same use of that arm and shoulder. If I had known this before I had the vaccination I doubt if I would have taken the risk. Thats just me though. Like him I am very physical in my lifestyle so, no I would definitely not have had the vaccination. What is happening to him is scary to me.

You need to listen to what Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) has to say especially if you are deciding wether or not to vaccinate your children. It may help in your decision.

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Baking Soda A Must Have In Every Household💦

I take a teaspoon of this in my Kangen Water every day for my health but here is 9 other ways to use this amazing product.

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Did You Know – 06/10/2019

  1. Peanut allergies are caused partly by lack of exposure to peanut products in infancy. Prevention may be partly achieved through early introduction of peanuts to the diets of pregnant women and babies. Source


2. Listening to soft voices can cause “Brain Orgasms” (aka autonomous sensory meridian response) A video of a woman explaining how to fold towels has over 900,000 views because her voice can trigger the sensation.

I did watch it. Not sure about the Orgasmic bit but intriguing enough I did watch it to the end as her voice is particularly calming.


3. LEGO – Has a secure, temperature- and humidity-controlled, fireproof underground vault in Denmark that contains every LEGO set ever made. Source


4, China owns all of the pandas in the world  – Rents them out to other countries for $1,000,000 dollars a year. The only exception to this is the 2 pandas that China gifted to Mexico in the 70’s but with agreement that if they had offspring China would own them. According to Wikipedea China began to offer pandas to other nations only on ten-year loans. The standard loan terms include a fee of up to US$1,000,000 per year and a provision that any cubs born during the loan be the property of the People’s Republic of China.

5. George Washington died in 1799  – When doctors drained more than half of his blood to cure a sore throat. Solving the medical mystery of George Washington’sdeath. Learn the gruesome details of President George Washington’s final hours on the 215th anniversary of his death. … After a series of medical procedures, including the draining of nearly 40 percent of his blood, he died that evening. Source

6. Last of all Chinese warships arrived in Sydney on June the 8th – Loaded Australian baby formula, boxes of whitening sheet face masks,  Devondale brand long life milk and Manuka honey on to their ships.  Chinese warship quietly entered Sydney Harbour on Monday morning much to the surprise of Australians including the Premier of NSW.  Government officials say they knew as  the chinese were returning from a counter drug trafficking operation in the Middle East.  A little laughable as they are the biggest drug traffickers  in the world.

Interesting story worth reading on


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Isn’t That True💦

True but you will survive even better if it is good quality water like Kangen Water. Check it out – Kangen Water




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Quiet Achievers and Jono’s Wife Is One Of Them

My Son just sent me this this morning from Nepal. Congratulations Kerry. It is wonderful that you have been recognized for your work. You deserve it.

Quiet achievers and record breakers among 2019 Order of Australia winners

2019 OAM winners Wendy Moore (left), Kerry Pryor (center) and Paul Hameister (right) spoke to SBS Nepali. (Supplied)
Nepal continues to feature prominently within the list of achievements of half a dozen 2019 Order of Australia medal winners, with at least one recognised solely for their work in the Himalayan nation.

Paul Hameister – the first Australian to complete the Seven Summits and Polar Hat-trick, photographer Kerry Pryor, and polymer clay artist Wendy Moore have been awarded the 2019 Order of Australia medal by the outgoing Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove.

They are among the 993 recipients in the general division of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Australia’s former ambassador to Nepal, Crispin Conroy, nursing educator Professor Kerry Anne Reid–Searl, and Rotarian Colin Harding have also been included in the list.

The Quiet Achiever

Wendy Moore from the Australian Capital Territory maybe one such person known only to people she is helping.

The Ainslie resident has been awarded the Order of Australia medal for her service to the international community of Nepal.

The Polymer clay artist is the founder and director at Friends of Samunnat, an organization in eastern Nepali district of Jhapa, that supports female victims of violence in the country.

Since its inception in 2006, she has been providing local women with training and support to make and sell polymer jewellery.

“Because you can’t get polymer in Nepal, initially Friends of Samunnat were buying the clay for women to make the jewellery – and we help them distribute,” says Moore.

Those pieces of jewellery are sold in Australia and the funds raised from the sales help provide legal, accommodation, education, and health support for Nepali women,” she told SBS Nepali.

Wendy Moore OAM with Nepali women Sammunat
Wendy Moore OAM(1st right) at Sammunat’s office in Nepal.

Ms Moore has previously lived in Nepal for four years and now visits the country twice a year.

“I think I’ve had more than 40 trips to Nepal and that feeling I had the first time I visited the country in 1975 as a teenager, hasn’t left.

“It feels like one of my homes,” she says.

“My husband and I had felt we wanted to do some work over there in some capacity- when our kids left home. He got a job at BP Koirala hospital in Dharan. I had been working for many years in brain injury and I wanted to focus on arts – so at that stage, I was hoping that my art and my desire to work in Nepal would match.”

But for Wendy Moore, it’s not just about what she has given but what she has learnt from her experience in Nepal.

She thinks her work with Samunnat Nepal has provided meaning to her and her husband’s life.

Off the beaten track

Kerry Pryor is another Australian who had never thought about being included in the Order of Australia award.

The award-winning Melbourne photographer is currently in Nepal and described what she thought when she first found out about the recognition.

“I do get a lot of spams so I did have to read the email a few times to make sure,” Pryor told SBS Nepali.

“It wasn’t on my radar so it is an honour to be acknowledged,” she said.

Kerry Pryor OAM (2nd from left) in Nepal.
Kerry Pryor OAM (2nd from left) in Nepal.

Pryor’s first visit to Nepal was very different to many Australians who have visited the country.

In April 2015, when she was scheduled to travel to Kathmandu, a devastating earthquake rocked the country killing more than 8,000 people.

Two weeks later, in May, another quake took the lives of more than 1,900 people.

“The group I was meant to be meeting had a crisis to deal with after the first earthquake on April 25, so my trip got delayed.”

A month later, she arrived in the southern Nepali city of Birgunj.

Her visit to the city focused on seeing some of the local programs run by an Australian registered charity, called Beyond the Orphanage.

The group, she says, helps children rescued from child traffickers or housed at illegal orphanages.

Ms Pryor has been working as a Child Sponsorship Coordinator and Photographer for Beyond the Orphanage since 2011.

Along with Nepal, the organization also works in Kenya.

Kerry Pryor’s volunteer photography began about ten years ago when she was working for Eyes for Africa charitable foundation.

Among her roles in Nepal, she has to coordinate correspondence between sponsors and the children through the orphanage every six months.

Pryor says she likes to show hope through her photography.

“The kids are really resilient… I want to show those kids getting stronger.”

But she is also aware of the issues surrounding volunteer tourism or “voluntourism” where tourists can do more harm than good for the locals.

“It’s something we’re becoming more aware of. It can be difficult to regulate the world over. With the photography I do, I am very conscious of that – who I’m doing the photography for and do my due diligence.”

Like daughter, like father

Record making is turning into a family affair for another Order of Australia medal winner this year.

Mountaineer and entrepreneur Paul Hameister is another Victorian to be included in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

He has been recognized for his service to exploration and to business.

In 2018, he became the first Australian to successfully scale the seven tallest mountains in seven continents and complete the Polar hat trick by skiing through the South Pole, the North Pole and Greenland.

Paul Hameister OAM’s Everest summit in 2011.

Paul’s 17-year-old daughter Jade has also set her own world record by becoming the youngest person to ski through Greenland and the north and south poles.

He accompanied his daughter for the polar adventure.

Among Paul Hameister’s key achievements, Nepal has occupied a prominent space.

He reached the top of Mount Everest in 2011 and founded a charity, the same year, called Sunrise Children’s Association the same year to support children in Nepal.

“When I was privileged enough to reach the top of Everest, I felt very deep debt gratitude to the people of Nepal. Not just due to my experience there but I do not think there are many westerners who would be able to do that without the help of local people,” he says.

“The program I’ve been involved with through sunrise is the educational scholarship program where, rather than support the orphanages, they also run a program to try and stop children being abandoned into orphanages.”

Paul Hameister OAM with his daughter Jade, also an award winning adventurer and a record holder for Polar hattrick.

Paul Hameister OAM with his daughter Jade, also an award winning adventurer and a record holder for Polar hattrick.

In 2013, the Nepalese Association of Victoria recognized his work in Nepal with an excellence award.

Unlike Kerry Pryor, Mr Hameister’s first visit to Nepal was for trekking and white water rafting when he was 20-years-old.

He has also conducted research into the impact of tourism on developing countries and that has provided him with some insights on Nepal.

Two years after summiting Mount Everest in 2011, Paul brought his wife and two kids and trekked to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain.

Jade, his daughter was 12 and his son was 10 years old.

With the current debate surrounding the number of mountaineers on Everest this season, Paul Hamister doesn’t think the number of climbers attempting to summit the mountain has changed significantly over the last decade.

“What has changed is the accuracy of weather forecasting,” he says.

The improvement in weather forecasting means people wanting to utilize the limited summit days available will increase and this he says can lead to the situation where people are seen queuing on the mountain.

“The teams at base camp see the forecast and decide what day to summit. But there’s no coordination between the teams at basecamp to try and spread themselves across various days. Each season there are days when you’re able to take photos like that,” says Hamister referring to the viral image of mountaineers in a long line.

According to him, the solution to such a situation is about coordination rather than reducing the number of permits issued for mountaineers.

Paul Hameister just below the summit of Everest 11 May 2011

Paul Hameister OAM just below the summit of Everest 11 May 2011.

With numerous mountaineering and business achievements under his name, Hameister wants to change his approach to life. He doesn’t shy away from accepting that his early days in expedition and business were driven by ego.

Now, he says, it’s about giving back and being less focused on goals.

“Acknowledging and recognizing what I gained from those expeditions – which are a deep appreciation of nature and the environment and its importance.”




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Are You Deficient in Magnesium? Check the Symptoms

Magnesium has proven to be the most important mineral in your body and is why health problems can be associated to a magnesium deficiency .

According to Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D, an American neurosurgeon and a pioneer in pain medicine, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency and it’s the missing cure to many diseases.” Not only does magnesium help regulate calcium, potassium and sodium, but it’s essential for cellular health and a critical component of over 300 biochemical functions in the body. Source Dr Axe

Those susceptible to magnesium deficiency are

People with gastrointestinal complaints

People with type II diabetes

The elderly

People struggling with alcohol dependence

That is just some of the deficiency related problems

This video will explain more on the subject.


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Did You Know – 05/20/2019

  1. 186% is how much Pinterest searches for oat milk have risen in the past year. Made by soaking oats in water, blending them , then draining them with a cheesecloth, its quickly becoming the non-dairy milk of choice thanks to its slightly sweet flavor and low fat content. (not for me). Source-BodyandSoul




2. The US food and drug administration announced its approval of esketamine-based nasal sprays for severe depression. Esketamine a form of ketamine a fast acting prescription only available to people who have not had success with previous treatments. Other medications can take weeks to work while esketamine is thought to stabilize mood more quickly. The spray is not available in Australia or New Zealand but the approval in the States may inspire some trials Down Under. Keep your ears to the ground.

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3. It is believed that  18mg Is the amount of iron women in their childbearing years (19-50) require per day. In comparison men over 19 only need 8mg per day.

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4. 3 things to help build stronger  bones a. Pump iron b. Don’t put stress your bones excessive cardio. Light cardio is better like walks, swimming and cycling . c. Improve your balance.

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5. Crows love to pull tails. They do it to distract the bird while eating so that they can steal food. They also have been known to do it just because they can

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