This month’s edition shares news of World Polio Day on October 4, and our AGM. Unfortunately, COVID cases are increasing in Western Australia once more, so the Christmas Party has been cancelled. Enjoy the charming stories about young people who survived Polio in the 40s and 50s.
If you are old enough to remember . . . I mean before TV (Channel 7 started in 1959 in WA) Friday night at the pictures was Kids Night and Saturday night was Family Night. We didn’t go every week, it depended on what was showing but I always thought it was a waste of time my sisterContinue reading “Sleep”
Their sins shall be visited on their children and upon their children’s children Jeremiah 15:4 Ever wondered about this quotation from the bible and thought it a bit harsh?Dr Ellen Grant in her book “Sexual Chemistry” published by Mandarin paperbacks, London 1994, brings this prophecy to life, even to death.Dr Grant, a Scottish obstetrician workingContinue reading “Book review: Sexual Chemistry”
With summer fast approaching polios are usually rejoicing: Relief for cold feet and less painful joints! However as we age we may not tolerate the extreme heat of summer as well as we used to do either. Some Simple Tips ACID ALKALINE BALANCEIt has come to our attention that eye shape changes quite quickly inContinue reading “Ready for Summer?”
The human body is literally crawling with hundreds of strains of viruses, yeasts and bacteria and other small foreign organisms. The digestive tract alone holds more than 1kg of bacteria. In the right balance, these organisms are necessary for proper digestion and nutrient absorption. We definitely do not want to be completely sterile. However, thereContinue reading “Parasites”
POLIOMYELITIS is an enterovirus (ie tummy wog) of the picornavirus family. There are 3 strains of polio Types 1, 2 & 3 – and having polio does not protect us from the other 2 strains. NB polio can be caught from the nappy of a child who has been vaccinated with Sabin (a live weakened virus) forContinue reading “What is polio?”
Have you ever felt like this? This is a word picture of what it feels like to have to deal with the fatigue of post polio. This is what it is like for 71% of Australian polio survivors now, as they age with the Late Effects of Polio today. This may help you to explainContinue reading “Fatigue”