Felt the Heart in the Harz

This weekend has been lovely here in Germany. We planned a weekend of climbing mountains and long walks, however I woke up Saturday morning feeling like I was coming down with flu. To be expected I guess. It didn’t stop us going to the Harz Mountains. The hotel we stayed at was lovely and focussed on wellness. We stayed at the Hotel und Residenz Hohenzollern in Braunlage- check out www.booking.com. We used the wellness suite at the end of our day which included a sauna, steam room and infra red sauna which is perfect for detoxification. Finished the day with a jacuzzi in our ensuite and Pete battled with the shower which did everything except wash up! 🙂

Spending time in such calming surroundings made us realise how small we are and the life cycle in the universe. The energy in the mountains and by running water is overwhelming. We really felt a sense of healing in this region.

Since we arrived here we have heard a song played which is really catchy in German. Pete translated it and we can’t beleive how apt it is- ‘Ich liebe diese tage’ which translates to ‘ I love these days of my life, This is real, I’m not gonna complain. Im gonna listen to happy songs. The dark clouds have gone’. Love it!!

Top tip for a trip away; Take as much food stuffs and equipment that will assist you keeping on an alkaline diet. I have bought with me our filter jug, green tea bags for our room, nuts plus more. It’s easier to keep committed to it if you have as much with you as possible.

Watching the Olympics closing ceremony now.. Bit late as we are an hour ahead but we have never been so proud to be British hearing the comments on German television.

Back to the clinic tomorrow. Night. X


Dipyridamole- a harmless anti cancer drug available from my doctor?!

Just finished packing for our trip to Germany (everything except my teddy bear :)). The clinic is in a small place called Duderstadt. We have decided to travel by car- a little adventure and it also means I can pack as much stuff as I like. Phew- I’m not good at travelling light.

I received a letter on Friday from my GP asking me to contact him as he has received a letter from Professor Dalgleish asking him to prescribe me Dipyridamole. Dipyridamole is a harmless widely-used drug in treating patients who have survived an episode of thrombotic stroke or coronary thrombosis, that has a vast potential of being a harmless anti-cancer drug. It belongs to a class of drugs known as platelet inhibitors. It helps to keep blood flowing by stopping platelets from clumping together and by keeping heart blood vessels open. It is hypothesized that dipyridamole inhibits cancer metastases by inhibiting tumor cell attachment to the vascular lining. It does no harm to the patient so therefore is worth a go. I’ll be calling first thing in the morning to get the prescribtion and start taking it immediately!

My bear has been cooking up a storm in the kitchen this weekend- all vegetarian. I will put up pics and recipes as we go along.Nom nom nom.

Wow the Olympics has been uplifting to watch. I certainly helps with the feel -good factor and our hearts feel full and happy. Every little helps. 🙂