Morning Mirror 36 - 27th January 2003
THE SOYA SCARE
In 1989, I graduated from high school in Texas and couldn't wait to hit the big college city. One of the changes I wanted to make was to eat healthier. Once I moved to health-conscious Austin, Texas, I began to fortify my body with the best and healthiest foods I could find.
Tofu was the main ingredient in every healthy dish and I bought soya milk almost every day. I used it for everything from cereal to smoothies or just to drink for a quick snack. I bought soya muffins, miso soup with tofu soyabeans, soyabean sprouts, etc.
All the literature in all the health and fitness magazines said that soya protected you against everything from heart disease to breast cancer. It was the magical isoflavones, the estrogen-like hormones that all worked to help you stay young and healthy . I looked great, I was working out all the time, but my menstrual cycle was off.
At 20, I started taking birth control pills to regulate my menstrual cycle. In addition to this I began to suffer from painful periods. I began to get puffy, it was as though I was losing my muscle tone. I began to suffer from depression and getting hot flashes. I mistook all this for PMS since my periods were irregular. By the time I was 25, my periods were so bad I couldn't walk. The birth control pills never made them regular or less painful so I decided to stop taking them. I went on like this for another two years until I realized my pain wasn't normal.
At 27, my gynecologist found two cysts in my uterus. Both were the size of tennis balls. I went through surgery to have them removed and thank God they were benign. The gynecologist told me to go back on birth control pills. I didn't. In 1998, he discovered a lump in my breast. Again, I went through surgery and again it was benign.In November 2000 my glands swelled up and my gums became inflamed. Thinking I had a tooth infection I went to the dentist who told me that teeth were not the problem. After a dose of antibiotics the swelling still did not go down.
At this point I could feel a tiny nodule on the right side of my neck. I told my mother I had thyroid trouble. She think I was being silly. No one in the family suffered from thyroid trouble.
Going on a hunch I saw a specialist who diagnosed me with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. After a series of tests he told me it was cancer. My fiancé and I sat stunned. We were not prepared and I was so scared. We scheduled surgery right away.
The specialist told us that it would only be after the operation that a pathologist would be able to tell us for sure if it was cancer. They found a tumor at my right lobe composed of irregular cells and another smaller tumor growing on the left, so the entire thyroid was removed.
They told me that after undergoing radioactive iodine I would be safe and assured me that I could live a long life. After treatment I began to search for the cause of all these problems. I never once thought it could be all the soya I had consumed for nearly ten years. After all, soya is healthy.
I came upon a web page that linked thyroid problems to soya intake and the conspiracy of soya marketed as a health food when in fact it is only a toxic by-product of the vegetable oil industry.
This was insane, after all, the health and fitness magazines had said nothing about soya being harmful. I visited a herbalist who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer
in 1985. She informed me that soya was the culprit. She had a hysterectomy due to cysts and other uterine problems. A few months later another acquaintance who had consumed soya came down with thyroid cancer. A girl in England I met through the internet in a thyroid cancer forum had just undergone surgery and she was only 19.
What was going on ????
Breast cancer is linked to estrogen. What mimics estrogen in the female body, SOYA !!!!! But I never suspected soya because until now I never once found a single article that stated soya could be dangerous.
Women who took soya prior to thyroid problems will continue to take it after if they are not aware of what soya actually does, what it contains and how it reacts in the female body.
I think this is the reason that women with thyroid cancer often develop breast cancer later.
My co-worker is big into soya and I see her losing hair and gaining weight despite a walking workout during her break and after work, and apples and oranges for lunch. She just had cysts removed from her uterus too. I warn her to stay off soya. I refer her to websites but until it is on the evening news on all four networks, women will suffer. Since the thyroidectomy. I do not touch soya, haven't for two years.
Dear readers, please use my story in any way you can. There are so many young girls who are consuming soya because they think they are taking care of themselves, and women taking soya because they want to be healthy. It is so unfair that the information about the dangers of soya isn't more widely circulated. It is sad. There are many out there who feel this way and it is a terrible blow when you realize you are not as healthy as you thought and that the information that you depended on was wrong. some references
A handsome, middle-aged man walked quietly into the cafe and sat down.
Before he ordered, he couldn't help but notice a group of younger men at the table next to him. It was obvious they were making fun of something about him, and it wasn't until he remembered he was wearing a small pink ribbon on the lapel of his suit that he became aware of what the joke was all about.
The man brushed off the reaction as ignorance, but the smirks began to get to him. He looked one of the rude men square in the eye, placed his hand beneath the ribbon and asked, quizzically, "This?"
With that all the men began to laugh out loud. The man he addressed said, as he fought back laughter, "Hey, sorry man, but we were just commenting on how pretty your little ribbon looks against your blue jacket!"
The middle-aged man calmly motioned for the joker to come over to his table and invited him to sit down. As uncomfortable as he was, the guy obliged, not really sure why. In a soft voice the middle-aged man said,
"I wear this ribbon to bring awareness about cancer, I wear it in my mother's honor" "Oh, sorry dude. She died of breast cancer?"
"No, she didn't. She's alive and well. But her breasts nourished me as an infant and were a soft resting place for my head when I was scared or lonely as a little boy. I'm very grateful for my mother's breasts and her health" "Umm," the stranger replied, "Yeah".
"And I wear this ribbon to honor my wife" the middle-aged man went on "And she's okay too ? the other guy asked.
"Oh yes, she's fine. Her breasts have been a great source of loving pleasure for both of us, and with them she nurtured and nourished our beautiful daughter 23 years ago. I am grateful for my wife's breasts, and for her health."
"Uh huh and I guess you wear it to honor your daughter, also?"
"No. It's too late to honor my daughter by wearing it now. My daughter died of breast cancer one month ago. She thought she was too young to have breast cancer, so when she accidentally noticed a small lump she ignored it. She thought that since it wasn't painful it must not be anything to worry about".
Shaken and ashamed, the now sober stranger said "Oh, man I'm so sorry, mister "So, in my daughter's memory, too, I proudly wear this little ribbon which allows me the opportunity to enlighten others. Now, go home and talk to your wife and your daughters, your mother and your friends".
And here... The middle-aged man reached in his pocket and handed the other man a little pink ribbon.
The guy looked at it, slowly raised his head and asked "can ya help me put it on?"
October is breast cancer awareness month. Do regular breast self-exams and have annual mammograms, if you are a woman over the age of 40 and encourage those women you love to do the same.
A CANDLE LOSES NOTHING BY LIGHTING ANOTHER CANDLE
For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on.
At a recent computer expo , Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with the technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon".
In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:
Please share this with your friends who love - but sometimes hate - their computer!
Valentine Weekend Special
Arrive after work on Friday evening and have a sundowner by our romantic rock pool followed by a three course dinner. End off the evening with champagne in your suite or a night cap in the cave-bar.
A full English breakfast will be served from 8am at our massive rail-teak dining table. The morning can be spent roaming the beautiful Matobo hills or basking by the pool.
Luncheon is served at 1pm followed by an optional game drive to see some magnificent rhinos, alternately make an appointment with our masseuse for an afternoon massage.
After a relaxing day, watch the animals come down to the waterhole whilst sipping sundowners at the pool gazebo at 6pm. Venture up to dinner at 8.
For the early birds on Sunday morning which will get your appetite going, book a sunrise elephant back ride. Relax on your own private deck with a pair of binoculars and a bird book. And finally, have Sunday lunch in our open air dinning room before you depart back to busy Bulawayo.
Call Phil on 083 8268 after hours or Noe during office times on 09-243954 for reservations. Or email us on; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . Book early to reserve a suite at the same price.
We look forward to welcoming you.
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SWIMMING CAPS FOR SALE
Imported Fila and Addidas swimming caps for sale -
"WE ARE CLOSING OUR OFFICES AND LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT FOR OUR LOYAL EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE BEEN WITH US FOR 14 YEARS. ERNEST IS A FILING CLERK/CLEANER/TEA MAKER AND MESSENGER. LOVEMORE IS A MESSENGER/CLEANER/TEA MAKER AND MESSENGER. NEITHER HAVE DRIVERS LICENCES. THEY COULD BE AVAILABLE SOMETIME IN FEBRUARY OR END OF FEBRUARY. PLEASE PHONE TONY OR SUE DAVIES ON 64829 AT WORK OR 281497 AT HOME.
ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR UPMARKET RESTAURANT
Assistants required for part time night work (7pm - 9:30pm) at a leading suburban restaurant. Own transport essential.
What we offer is a good salary and conditions and a job that is not only interesting but rewarding. In return we seek individuals with personality who are honest, reliable and able to converse with people at all levels.
Previous experience is not essential. If you fit the bill please send your CV to us at Box 9123, Hillside, Bulawayo or email us on email@example.com
EXCLUSIVE TRAIN TRIP TO VICTORIA FALLS
The Lions Club of Khumalo is pleased to announce a special train trip to Victoria Falls. Accommodation will be in specially reserved First Class coaches attached to the overnight train. An exclusive twin dining-car will be provided with full bar service.
FORGET THE QUEUES.... AND BEAT THE PETROL BLUES
HOME WANTED FOR JACK RUSSELL
We are looking for a good home for our female Jack Russell. She is four years old and has been spayed. She has lots of character, is very loyal and would make a great companion and watchdog for an elderly couple.
Unfortunately she is not good with small children.
Please phone for details - Debbie on 281100 or 091 301 801.
URGENTLY NEEDED -
3 bedroomed house in Bulawayo with garden to rent from 1
UNITED NATIONS WORKERS NEED HOUSES
I know of four UN workers needing houses to rent. I read in your morning mirror that the is available accommodation They are prepared to pay US$400 per month.
Contact Lorraine Brady at Professional Clearing.
FEMALE DACHSHUND REQUIRED
Female dachshund wanted to breed with fine male dachshund. Contact Bruce at Bancroft Neil town Office.
Cooking Lessons for domestics, interested persons and
chefs who want to improve their skills.
Thanks, Esme van Jaarsveldt.
Contact Malcolm Ross 64305 e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSE WANTED TO RENT
We have a displaced farmer who is desperately looking
for a house to rent.
KENNETH AND HILARY ALLANSON - MISSING PERSONS
KEN; 1,8 m, gray hair, blue eyes, approx.; 70kgs, age; 60 & enjoys Fishing & Golf.
HILARY: 1,5m, past shoulder length brown hair, hazel eyes, and approx.; 45kgs, age; 54
Ken & Hilary have been missing since approx. 8,00pm Wednesday 8th January 2003 and were last seen leaving their home in Marlborough, Harare, Zimbabwe by motor vehicle believed to have been accompanied by 2 other people. (Descriptions not available).
Anyone with any information are asked to please contact;
(All information will be treated in confidence).
God Bless and thank you.
House for Sale
Three bedroomed house in Hillside East.
Large lounge,separate dining room,recreation room,spacious kitchen,bathroom with toilet and separate toilet.Extensive garden with sparkling swimming pool.Large garage and carport.Double servants quarters. Fully walled and gated.Close to schools.
Phone 281983 , 282472 for more information
SHOP ASSISTANTS NEEDED
'The Lavender Bay'. requires shop assistants = It's a mornings only position and available immediately. Having said that, I may need full day as the lady I have in the afternoons is still on probation. I need someone absolutely reliable and trustworthy, good with cash and very chatty with customers, someone who could do my ordering, decorate the shop, basically someone to manage and take care of the shop when I am away. All age groups welcome to apply.
Applicants are welcome to contact me on 011 408 907 or 238272. Or pop into the shop at Ascot Shopping Centre and ask for Karen Dalton
The Jubilee Dog Show
The big one for Dogdom in Bulawayo and Zimbabwe - The
Bulawayo Kennel Club
The venue ZITF Hall 3
Five clubs will hold championship shows
Times From 10oohrs on Saturday 8th
For more information contact
DOES ANYONE HAVE A COTTAGE TO RENT IN BURNSIDE / HILLSIDE ?
Does anyone has a cottage to let in the Burnside/ Hillside area. They can contact me on email@example.com or phone 241731.
SINGLE MOM NEEDS ACCOMMODATION
Single mom, looking for semifurnished cottage or house in a secure area, 2 bedroom, CBD optional, Leoni 091-903298
All cars must pay this before end March 2003.
We have just been advised that when you go to pay your Motor Vehicle Insurance, you must now go to Entrance 4 in Basch Street (by the Old Drill Hall) to pay your Carbon Tax or the customs office. Also, unfortunately, being true civil (uncivil?) servants, these members of staff are refusing all cheques and insisting on the tax being paid in cash. A number of old age pensioners have been inconvenienced in this way and what is saddening is the fact that the insurance brokers are not advising their clientele of this "new" insistence by the Local Municipality.
So, as the saying goes "forearmed is forewarned", make sure that you have the correct amount of cash on you when you go to pay your car tax/insurance this year.
The Alliance Francaise de Bulawayo requests the pleasure of your company at an exhibition of "Children's Objectives" a selection of pictures from recent "Kids with Cameras" Workshops and "Nature's Child" by Taaf wild life drawings by young local artists. All proceeds to be donated to Childline. At Picasso's Art and Framing 103a Fife Street Bulawayo The Exhibition is from Saturday 25 January 2003 to 1 February.
Borehole motor wanted
Wanted - A second hand motor for a borehole , in good running order. 2 1/2 - 3 h p 2.2 kw 1430rpm.
Please phone Rhona Hayes @ 67156 mornings only.
Accommodation available to rent.
Townhouse close to town: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lock up garage, security wall and electric gate.
Please contact Mrs Nel
STRESS AND TENSION ?
STRESS and TENSION? Back, neck, shoulders, muscular pains, headaches, nervous stomachs, etc…?
The therapies I offer can help. All the therapies are gentle and deeply relaxing, non invasive and are performed through clothing.
BOWEN therapy consists of gentle movements, over specific key points, which release blocked energy, allowing maximum healing to take place. Bowen therapy is characterized by 2 min pauses between movements, giving the body time to respond.
REIKI is a very subtle, but powerful form of natural healing. It induces deep relaxation and relieves stress and tension. Reiki is not a religion or belief system, and anyone can do it, providing they have been Initiated by a Reiki Master.
BOWEN/REIKI Combination is the ultimate in Relaxation treatments.
REFLEXOLOGY is a form of healing in which the feet are gently stimulated to promote natural healing.
For any of the above, or Combination treatments, make an appointment with;
SUE BRIDGEFORD (Reiki Master)
Car Boot Sale & Craft Fair
Sat 1st February 2003
One man's junk is another's joy.......come & buy all sorts of wonderful things for fair prices!!!! It's fun!! You'll be AMAZED at the stuff you can pick up.......& the people you SEE there!!!!!!
IF YOU WANT TO SELL STUFF.....book your space...phone Peter or Tracy on 281384/5
DON'T MISS OUT ON THE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wanted - a job for a gardener
Taurayi is a young man, about 24. His father has been employed in our family for nearly 40 years, so we know his family & background well. He speaks & understands English & I found him to be very willing/eager to please. He worked in our garden for quite a while, so he has swimming pool & general gardening experience.
Please contact Val Kendall
House available to rent
3 Herrick Rd Malindela Bulawayo telephone Harare 747913 or Bulawayo 285346 Mr Logan
Anyone leaving the country I am desperately looking for the following:-
Please call Jo on 091-365585 or 282428 (evenings)
HANDY MAN WANTED
Able to do basic painting/patching and other minor household repairs and able to work unsupervised!
Please contact Mrs Nel
I am looking for accommodation on behalf of an elderly gentleman who looks after his grand-daughter (16 years old), they are looking for something small but suitable for them both, preferably in the Hillside area as his grand-daughter attends the Riverside Collegiate School on Leander Avenue and he takes her to school when he can, but some days she walks. Please let me know if anything becomes available asap, he has his current home until the end of February when the rental will be increased and it will be impossible for him to stay on. Please contact either myself,
Lauren Kemp on 023-406344 (Monday to Friday) or (087) 338 on the weekends.
I can do a complete set of books, and would like to start working for myself.
My E-Mail is firstname.lastname@example.org . Tel:247073 Cell:091 313 482.
Mrs. Lilian Hawkes, of Selborne Park, Bulawayo, is turning l00 years old on Sat.25th.
Although she is deaf, she is well otherwise, and will be celebrating with a small family gathering on Sat.
We send very belated but many congratulations to Dot and Alan Chisholm on their 60th wedding anniversary which they celebrated on 14 November 2002.
Two very special events were celebrated at their wedding anniversary party - the arrival of their daughter Noreen who came from the UK with a card from Queen Elizabeth which was delivered to Noreen's home in a special little Royal Blue HRH postal van !! Congratulates to Alan and Dot.
Congratulations to Heather Wagstaff on her very special birthday, and well done to those innovative ladies who attended her birthday "Hat" party and made such a special effort at concocting those incredible hats !!
Kay and Don Hatton have become grandparents for the first time:
Dion and Ingrid Hatton had a son Nicholas James Hatton in UK on Friday 17.1.03
Congratulations from the Bulawayo Community to Don and Kay, such precious members of our little community !!
Congratulations to Craig and Sandy Biddlecombe on the birth of their son
We offer sincere sympathy to the families of the following
City One High Crimes 18
City Two Jeepers Creepers 18
City Three John Q 12
City Four The Sum of All fears 18
Elite 400 Gold Member + Rush Hour 18
If you yell for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you will produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
“To sin by silence, when you should protest, makes cowards of men and women."
Don't Miss This Opportunity to Make Your Views Heard
The programme 3rd Degree on etv at 8 pm next Tuesday,
28th January will be about the World Cup and Zimbabwe. Why not e.mail
the programme before it is screened and give them your views and