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Helping mental health through diet, exercise and other lifestyle matters

A broken leg has laid my son Chris low for the past few months. A car pulling out in from of his motorcycle lead to is entire left leg being in a plaster cast for several months; it's now in a reduced cast and he's getting somewhat more mobile.

Chris has always been immersed in computing - from hacking around (in the good way not the bad way) as a child, he moved on to running an internet cafe and then another job with a lot of customer relation and computing involved. I was delighted that he was mobile enough to join us for last week's PHP course, and that his wife Delene able to lend him to us for the week.

Actually, it was to both their advantages too. Delene and Chris have just set up the web site for Helix Health - offering "A holistic non-drug approach to naturally correct underlying physical problems frequently responsible for mental health symptoms experienced". Delene is qualified up to the gills (and beyond) for this, and does all the consultations; Chris is an enthusiastic backroom supporter.

I always find it hard to work out what the medical terms mean. Basically, Delene helps people look at the life styles, diets, etc, and helps relate them to sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, etc that the people may be suffering. Then they can - largely through self-help but with Delene's support look at improving what they eat, how they exercise and live .... dealing with the physical issues can do wonders for the attitude, stress, trauma management etc.

I know that I can vouch for Delene's ability. When I had my recent blood pressure / cholesterol scare and was, frankly, panicking a bit at a letter from my doctor she was a great help with a large amount of information, time to discuss and help encourage me to make some adjustments. I'm a bit of an odd-ball case in that until I had the letter from the doctor, I was feeling great. I've now managed to loose a few pound so that I'm no longer technically overweight, cut out a great deal of cholesterol and almost all my caffeine and - err - I still feel great.

And - gosh - who better could Chris have around to help him through the physical and emotional side of the motorbike accident? And he's ... well ... taking it all remarkably well. Or perhaps it's not remarkable - it's Delene's influence and help ;-)
(written 2006-05-18, updated 2006-06-05)

 
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