Everyone Keep Calm And…

Right now, everyone seems to be worried about The Virus. I’m not. And I’ll tell you why below. A reader sent this to me recently: “Anyway, I think you can be a good voice to reassure fear, to educate people and to guide them out of panic to be responsible and ready. You can save […]

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Vitamins: Heroes or Villains?

Over the past years, a number of studies were published, stating that “vitamins don’t work” or “vitamins are dangerous”. I get asked about this often enough for me to make a quick remark on this topic. Firstly, the studies are all flawed. Studying the effects of vitamins on health requires a long-term study enrolling thousands

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Kinder is Gooder

“Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.” -Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire, preacher, journalist and activist (1802-1861) I was trained to be a competent doctor. By the time we left medical school (26 years ago…), we could save lives, diagnose most diseases, prescribe for the most common

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The Power of Love

Right now, my people, the South African nation, have a lot to say about power. But they don’t have a lot of power. They don’t talk about love a lot, but I don’t think they have a lot of love either. Especially when you hear them fantasise about slow-roasting the directors of Eskom (our bloated,

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Ash Monday

This has nothing to do with health. It is simply a reflection on the devastating forest fires here in the Garden Route. So, if you’re pressed for time, please delete this email. I’m sending my marketing email tomorrow (fingers crossed), with the month’s specials, etc in it. The past twelve days, all of us living

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The Main Complaint

Readings Isaiah 61:1-6 Psalm 147:1-7 Acts 1:1-8 Luke 10:1-9 When you visit your doctor as a patient, you present him or her with a main complaint. The “main complaint” is the single most bothersome thing that drives you to seek medical help. Researchers tell us that, in more than half of all doctor visits, the

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Psalm 147:1-7

1 Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each

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Luke 10:1-9

1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two[a] others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest

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Isaiah 61:1-6

1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the

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Acts 1:1-8

1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs

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