Saturday, September 5, 2009

Taking Charge of our Health

Whiteflies are about 1/16 inch long and resemble powdery white moths. The immature stages are similar to scales in appearance and feed on the underside of the leaves. They suck sap, causing leaves to turn pale and die or drop off. Sooty mold may develop on the honeydew that these insects produce. Dip or spray infested plants. Several treatments at weekly intervals may be needed.

Researching the remedy to treat my afflicted plants reminds me how fragile the state of health can be for not only plant life but humanbeings. We cannot take our health for granted. Everyday I hear about individuals diagnosed with various illnesses and diseases. Taking charge of our health requires a serious commitment on our part. Given that many individuals do not possess health insurance it is even more important that we look for ways to manage our health. I personally am using spiritual disciplines such as meditation, music, affirmations, visualization, prayer, art, therapy (individual and group), nutritional diet, and holistic healing. I am fortunate that I have the education and resources to pursue alternatives.

I pray that the day will come when more of our health providers will be amenable to more natural healing techniques and use less invasive and natural approaches to working with the body, mind and spirit.

Q. What are you doing to become more in tune with your body and its natural healing processes and to learn about alternatives to western medicine?

Blessings! Rev. Qiyamah

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