Coping With COVID: A Guide To Managing Mild Covid-19 Disease At Home

The majority of people who are infected with coronavirus experience a mild or asymptomatic disease that can be treated at home. If you are experiencing the tell-tale signs of the virus, there are actions you can take to help towards recovery. Dr Aysha Kola and Dr Waasila Jassat have complied these homecare guidelines to help care for mild cases of COVID-19 at home. Some of the symptoms of COVID-19 present as follows: Fever (a temperature above 37.8°C or skin which feels hot to touch). A new, continuous cough. Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. Fatigue. Headaches. Sore throat. Aches and pains. If you experience...

July Newsletter 2020

July Newsletter 2020

Spiral Aloe Health & Wellness shares the July 2020 newsletter. Each newsletter presents unique content, informative articles, raises awareness around monthly health days, and has a look at the Dimensions of Health corner highlighting one of the eight focus areas of our well-being. “July is Mental Health Awareness Month, and despite the challenges faced by those who suffer from mental illnesses, with a combination of the right support and tools to equip them to manage their illness, their mental illness can become mental wellness where they can function and lead a healthy, balanced, and fulfilled life.” If you or someone...

Updated COVID-19 Symptoms – 23 JUNE, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Symptoms – 23 JUNE, 2020

As we learn about the new developments and guidelines around the coronavirus, governments and health institutions continue to regularly update information to support our education on how to manage the virus. To this effect, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added several new symptoms to its existing list of symptoms for COVID-19. To book a teleconsultation with the doctor follow the link: https://spiralaloe.co.za/contacts/

COVID-19 Mental Health Tips

COVID-19 Mental Health Tips

While the primary threat posed by COVID-19 is to the physical health of people and the spread of the virus in communities, the pandemic has also had a significant effect on economies, social and cultural activities, and, increasingly, people’s psychological and mental health. As we navigate this new era digitally and at a distance, we will have to pay closer attention to what support we can give people moving through this time together. A conversation about physical health cannot be held without one about keeping people emotionally well. “We must never talk about keeping people physically healthy without a parallel...

COVID-19 Guidelines PDF

COVID-19 Guidelines PDF

Workplaces represent an environment that could accelerate the spread of COVID-19. Below is a guideline of what you need to know and what to do within the workplace to manage and support a positive COVID-19 case. From a workplace and employment perspective, there are some important issues for which employers should prepare. The ability of many employers to respond effectively to the post-COVID-19 environment will be critically linked to good planning. All COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed at all times, including observance of guidelines for social distancing, sanitation and hygiene, and use of appropriate personal protective equipment, like cloth...

COVID-19 Vulnerability Decision Tree PDF

COVID-19 Vulnerability Decision Tree PDF

The purpose of this tool is to assist individuals in making decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic related to their health, vulnerability, and potential exposure in their environment to the virus. It is still important to check with state and local health officials and to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community. If you or anyone you know are in need of COVID-19 support, call the national emergency hotline: 0800 029 999. To book a teleconsultation with the doctor follow the link: https://spiralaloe.co.za/contacts/

The A – Z of Self-Discovery

The A – Z of Self-Discovery

What are the steps to self-discovery? To begin with, do you know yourself well? Are you clear about you want in life? Do you have a sense of purpose? What defines you? What makes you happy? If you stop to reflect for a second, you may find yourself answering “no” or “don’t really know” to most of the questions above. Below is the A to Z list of questions you could use as a guideline to help give you clarity on your hopes, wants and dreams. A) Who am I? B) What truly are my strengths? C) What truly are my...

Managing Cravings and Addiction – By Janine Hayward

Managing Cravings and Addiction – By Janine Hayward

Our emotions and feelings exist on different levels and can be said to have varying vibrations or energy. These different levels cover a range of feelings from shame to joy and enlightenment. The level of desire can be experienced as a craving and if acted on can leave a person with feelings of disappointment. At a deeper level, these negative feelings can also be felt as regret and even blame. A person struggling to manage their cravings can fall into negative patterns of behaviour. Cravings manifest in the desire for sex, food, drugs, prescription medication, alcohol, negative thinking, self-criticism, workaholism,...

What can I do today to make me feel better?

What can I do today to make me feel better?

IV drips- the quick fix to stress overload Can you remember the days when taking a holiday left you rejuvenated and rearing to go? Is it just me or does this timeout not work as well as it used to. Getting rid of accumulates stress is never easy. With an imbalance between input and output, and a limited number of hours in the day, we remain stuck on the hamster wheel of life, accumulating excess at every turn – work, social, drinking, food and exercise. This affects how we feel and how our bodies function. We are in a state,...

What on earth is a sound journey? – By Janine Hayward

What on earth is a sound journey? – By Janine Hayward

Janine Hayward here, at new year I asked Source to guide me as to what to focus on in 2018, so far it seems music, nature, and healing are at the top of the list. I am part of the healing team at Spiral Aloe Medical Spa at Lourensford Wine Estate. I enjoy helping people with their emotional recovery and love to host sound journeys for special occasions, celebrations, and gatherings. I hear you asking…what on earth is a sound journey? A sound journey is a sonic relaxation and meditation. I craft each session based on the need of the people...

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