New Episode Uploaded & Heartfelt Post

Hi All You Beauties!

Please note that the latest episode has been uploaded onto my YouTube channel, we visit Adrenalin Addo and go flying down tandem ziplines and swing from giant swings!  Then we visit the fabulous Grass Roof Restaurant in Sardinia Bay and chat to the amazing Tracey Campbell about adventure racing and the World Adventure Racing Champs.

Go view it by clicking on THIS link (and please subscribe while you’re there): Sharon’s YouTube Channel

Now, I have something I’d like to share with all of you… Newsflash!!! I’m not perfect… (caution: long post ahead!)

Yes folks, I am not perfect! I often hear people say things like “oh but this never happens to you” or “you are so perfect” or “do you ever get down, you are so happy”, etc. etc.

Well here’s the thing, yes I do get the blues, yes I too cheat on healthy eating and even binge eat sometimes (and then sometimes this lasts for months!), I do get angry, frustrated, scared, lonely, feel hopeless or useless sometimes. I am human just like you. 🙂

Nobody is perfect guys and neither should we aim for perfect as it is simply overrated and unobtainable and unrealistic and it makes us simply miserable.

I had a BAD second half of 2018… and this is no joke. My husband was hospitalized with a life threatening condition, had to have a pace maker inserted and here’s the thing – we didn’t have a medical aid. So besides worrying myself sick about him and his condition, I was worried sick about the medical costs as well.

On the 14th of July (my father in law’s birthday), my son and I took my father in law to a coffee shop between hospital visits for cake and coffee to celebrate his birthday. Now normally I’ll have a piece of cake, and then go back to eating healthy again after that. Well… this time it didn’t happen. I went onto a self destructive binge that left me exhausted, miserable, messed up my sinuses and saw me gain 7.9kg!!!

But alas – appearances were kept up and brave face plastered and we battled ahead! Luckily for me, I entered the 60 Day Eat Clean Train Lean Challenge to help me refocus myself, went to an amazing energy healer, Lee Morgutti, for 3 healing sessions, and cleaned up my eating.

I’ve also had a hard look at my business and personal life and I’ve set new goals for 2019, and have done an entire intention setting exercise for the remainder of 2019.

So I guess the moral of the story is that no-one is perfect, we all fall off the bus, we all get sad, we all hurt sometimes, but we need to reach out to others (family and friends alike), and trust and value them enough to ask for help, to unburden and sometimes just to get a hug or have a good laugh. And then off course we need to make sure that we get up, dust ourselves off and get back on that damn bus before it leaves without us.

Have an awesome and blessed day everyone.

Love, light and blessings

Sharon Jessop

The YouTube Channel and Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

My wish for you this year is to STOP making new years resolutions that you never keep, and rather indulge in proper goal and intention setting and then to believe in yourself and your ability to achieve anything that you set your mind to.

Make this YOUR year to go on adventures, achieve everything, be happy, travel more, be healthier, get really fit and strong and to be well.

Oh yes, before I forget, I have a wish, and that is that all of YOU will subscribe to my humble YouTube channel… Just click here–> Sharon’s YouTube Channel

This way you will always be kept up to speed with the latest and greatest fun, fitness, health, wellness, lifestyle, travel and adventure news!

Until next time – Go Well Folks!

Much love

Sharon

My Garden is my “Farmacy” with Krag Lohry

If you are still wondering whether it is possible to “cure” your type 2 diabetes, or cardiovascular disease or cancer even just by changing your diet – then STOP!

I recently had the absolute pleasure to interview Krag Lohry, a gardening and health enthusiast from Port Elizabeth who grows “food forests” and who cured his own diabetes by changing his diet drastically.

Now we all know by now that the ketogenic diet is super healthy and really excellent for regulating your blood sugar level, BUT Krag is a vegetarian and exploring ways to remain in dietary ketosis on a largely plant based diet.

Have a look at the interview I had with Krag not so long ago and let us have your thoughts and comments below.

My Garden is my Farmacy Segment 1

My Garden is my Farmacy Segment 2

My Garden is my Farmacy Segment 3

Happy viewing folks, until next time – stay adventurous and be happy!

What Is Cancer?

We often view cancer as something that is foreign and not a part of us when the truth is that it is our own bodies’ cells that starts overgrowing and mutating for various reasons. We also think of cancer as one disease when it is actually a collection of related diseases.

Cancer can start anywhere in the human body’s more than a trillion cells and for most part go undetected for years until it becomes a real issue.  Most people will be completely asymptomatic and live relatively normal lives until diagnosed.

Facts are that most people with cancer will not have an early diagnosis of their cancer due to the varied symptoms they have and that are treated as everything under the sun except cancer.

What puts you at risk for cancer?

  • Physical carcinogens such as ultraviolet and ionizing radiation;
  • chemical carcinogens, such as asbestos, components of tobacco smoke, aflatoxin (a food contaminant), and arsenic (a drinking water contaminant);
  • biological carcinogens, such as infections from certain viruses, bacteria, or parasites;
  • tobacco use;
  • alcohol use;
  • unhealthy diets, especially a diet high in sugar, refined carbs and processed food;
  • obesity;
  • not being physically active (not exercising);
  • unhealthy lifestyles;
  • risky behaviour (such as drug use, unprotected sex, etc.).

Key facts

  •  Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases in 2012.
  • The number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 2 decades.
  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer.
  • Approximately 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Around one third of deaths from cancer are due to the 5 leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol use.
  • Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer and is responsible for approximately 22% of cancer deaths.
  • Cancer causing infections, such as hepatitis and human papilloma virus (HPV), are responsible for up to 25% of cancer cases in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Late-stage presentation and inaccessible diagnosis and treatment are common. In 2015, only 35% of low-income countries reported having pathology services generally available in the public sector. More than 90% of high-income countries reported treatment services are available compared to less than 30% of low-income countries.
  • The economic impact of cancer is significant and is increasing. The total annual economic cost of cancer in 2010 was estimated at approximately US$ 1.16 trillion.
  • Only 1 in 5 low- and middle-income countries have the necessary data to drive cancer policy.

Modify and avoid risk factors

Modifying or avoiding key risk factors can significantly reduce the burden of cancer.

These risk factors include:

  • tobacco use including cigarettes and smokeless tobacco
  • being overweight or obese
  • unhealthy diet with low fruit and vegetable intake
  • lack of physical activity
  • alcohol use
  • sexually transmitted HPV-infection
  • infection by hepatitis or other carcinogenic infections
  • ionizing and ultraviolet radiation
  • urban air pollution
  • indoor smoke from household use of solid fuels.

Have your health checks folks, eat your veggies, lose weight and exercise daily!!!

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