Cerebral Palsy Statistics

Recent figures suggest that the annual number of babies born with cerebral palsy, which has been relatively steady for the last fifty years or so, may be falling.

In developed countries, the rate of cerebral palsy is about 2 to 2.5 per 1,000 live births. The United Cerebral Palsy Foundation estimates that nearly 800 000 children and adults in the United States …

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30 Mar, 2014

Putting loved ones first

Sometimes we must put ourselves out for others, even if it means coming out of our comfort zone to do it. We’re more likely to agree to put ourselves out if what we’re going to do means something to the other person.

When I look back and reflect at what my Paris trip meant to my family, I felt sad that my parents didn’t support me or my siblings. Anyone who has been in this position before may feel let down and …

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29 Mar, 2014

Home from home

Some people will be fortunate to go on holiday and take very little with them. They travel light, only taking the minimum with them.

The supplements I take at home, I take on holiday too. I would love to give myself a bit of slack, so that if I didn’t take a remedy I wouldn’t get ill, but my life isn’t governed that if I didn’t take a …

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27 Mar, 2014

Beliefs and compromise

All of us will deal with our lives and beliefs in certain situations or circumstances very differently, because we’re often at different points in our personal journey.

Some of us will be able to look at our circumstances objectively, whilst others will still be working towards an objective goal and may not see things as clearly, therefore may begin to feel threatened or undermined …

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25 Mar, 2014

Health issues & Paris

Because of my health issues, I’ve had to take myself out of my comfort zone to come to Paris to see Daniel, but I’m glad that I did. It was always my intention to come, but the trip and my many health issues, meant I would go on to have one or two sleepless nights.

A scenario will often play out in our heads countless times before we begin to believe we can do the things we think we can’t. The evening before we were due to leave, my thoughts were filled with trepidation on the journey ahead. Looking back now and on the whole the holiday …

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24 Mar, 2014

Mediterranean -v- low fat

There is increasing evidence to suggest that people who adopt a whole diet approach such as the Mediterranean diet, have a lower risk of heart attack and cardiovascular related death than those who follow a strictly low-fat diet.

This is according to a new study recently published in The American Journal of Medicine. The researchers noted that while a low-fat diet may lower cholesterol, they found people who followed a whole …

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22 Mar, 2014

Order my new book

Ilana x