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5 Pillars to Healthy Living
Most available lifestyle-related interventions are focused only on either diet, or exercise or medication use, with little or no attention given to empowering the ‘whole-person’ to be able to care for themselves and their families. This 6 week Healthy Living programme is focused in helping you to improve your capacity for self-care across all five domains of what it means to be human: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Relational and Spiritual.
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About Dr Hill
Dr Peter Hill PhD, earned a doctorate in patient behaviour in Type 2 diabetes mellitus at Rhodes University in South Africa.
Part of his doctoral studies included undergoing training in Chronic Disease Self-Management at the Patient Education Centre at Stanford University in the USA.
His post-doctoral studies, practice, teaching and research are focused on the role of self-care in preventing and treating chronic diseases of lifestyle such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. He taught a number elective courses focused on chronic disease selfcare, conducted a number of self-care workshops and mentored more than 150 nurses and health coaches employed in the private healthcare sector in South Africa.
More about the course
Introduction to Healthy Living
You will be introduced to the concepts of whole-person self-care and the ‘5 Pillars of Healthy Living’, which forms the basis of the programme.
Healthy Living Pillar no.1
“Food as Medicine”. Our food is responsible for about 90% of our metabolic problems. If food is 90% of the problem, then it must hold the key to about 90% of the solution.
Healthy Living Pillar no.2
“Get Moving”, which deals with exercise and physical activity in general.
Healthy Living Pillar no.3
Here we deal with any ongoing prescription medication or supplements which you may be using.
Healthy Living Pillar no.4
We are emotional beings and you will learn how to identify and deal with emotional triggers which are otherwise able to derail your journey to better health.
Healthy Living Pillar no.5...and more
This is an extended workshop. We discuss the key roles that faith, family and friends are able to play in supporting health, and time will also be set aside for Q&A.
• DURATION: 6 WEEKS (1 x 60min online session per week)
• HOW: Once signed-up, you will receive your Zoom link
• NO. OF PARTICIPANTS: maximum of 6 people per small group (first come first serve basis)
Contact us for latest pricing and course start dates.
Latest Articles by Dr Hill
It’s largely accepted that what we think about plays a role in some psychological disorders. But can we think ourselves into a physical disease state? It certainly appears so, if we accept that our body’s response to stress includes the production of chemicals that can make us sick.
Currently, there are no effective treatments, let alone cures, for Alzheimer’s. Nothing – the medicine chest is empty! Fortunately, we have prevention to turn to.
If you are one of those unfortunate people who happens to have a spare tummy tire or if your rear-end resembles a large bagel – or both – then there is a good chance that it’s NOT YOUR FAULT!
Injecting insulin, for people with Type 2 diabetes, may thus compound the underlying insulin resistance and worsen the very condition the insulin is supposed to treat – truly a vicious circle.
“…Several scientists working in this area of healthcare suggest that it makes good sense to first prevent the condition . But what we find is that most of us rely on medicines, which often only address the symptoms and not the cause of these chronic diseases…”
“Dr Hill made me aware of the fact that 95% of the care that I needed I could give for myself, and he assisted me in collaboratively setting MY health-related goals, which would lead to a turnaround in my unhealthy behaviours.”