Keep Her Away From Autoimmune Disease

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Lookin’ heavy but feeling light,

A spring in her step because she feels alright.

More on her middle and less junk on her face,

It drives many women crazy, this acceptance of age.

That pursuit of youth, it’s a really huge business,

Keeps the doctors working – fills hospitals and clinics.

But chemical free is HER way, and she feels

It will keep her away from autoimmune disease.


2016 was a good year

It’s the year I decided to go chemical free with home and personal care products, after I was diagnosed with an inflamed thyroid and treated with steroids for a few months, until my tests went back to normal.

I made this decision after I read The Thyroid Cure by Michelle Corey. Continue reading Keep Her Away From Autoimmune Disease

A visit to Dr Google

Friends told us that  moving to Kharghar cuts routine visits to the doctor! I didn’t really believe this when I heard about it, but it’s true!


We visit the doctor once a year,

When we’re not feeling too good. Just to be sure all is clear.

The doctor tells us to have some tests,

But we decide to try lifestyle changes, and a little rest.

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She’s the bottom of the barrel

She’s like the bottom of the pot, where the spoon scrapes.

When there’s less inside, to put on our plates.

The bottom of the barrel that bears the pressure,

When it’s filled to the brim and there’s no ease or leisure.

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Menopause – Let education be the way to freedom

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Menopause is the hormonal change that women face when their bodies are no longer able to bear children.

It’s a time when many women face drastic changes in their energy levels and need rest, in order to bounce back.

  • My post talks of the need to open up a discussion on these issues.
  • The video below was taken at a poetry session I participated in, where I talk about cultural issues that can deprive women of rest and support, from their husbands and families, at this time when they so desperately need it.
  • The end of my post has links to support sites for menopause and surgical menopause.

Let’s talk about this topic so that there’s knowledge and awareness. Let us let menopause do what it’s supposed to. Relieve women of that monthly discomfort/ tiredness/pain and let their bodies build up the strength and stamina they will need to build strong bones despite the lower levels of estrogen that accompany this phase.

Let us let menopause lead women to freedom.
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Just one spoon of oil

Just one spoon of oil ‘cos it’s good for my health,

Being active and happy is my idea of wealth.

We don’t suffer famine or drought, and there’s plenty.

Unfortunately, it just adds layers to my belly. Continue reading Just one spoon of oil