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New Collection – advertised yesterday.
Apologies from the Editor – I asked for the location, received the information and then….. forgot to add it! Jane. Here it is:-
Calle Venta Baja in Puente don Manuel (in between Rendezvous Cafe Bar and Bodyworks) Closed over the weekend.
Treatment – orthodox or alternative
There seems to be a fairly constant flow of comments on this website about the benefits of, or the dangers of, either orthodox or alternative medical treatments. Some worry me and as a retired doctor I would like to offer some of my thoughts.
All treatments, whether Orthodox or alternative are designed to change the way the body works. If they are not capable of doing that they are ineffective and not worth spending any money on. But if they can affect the body they can also have adverse effects.
The most important first step in curing any problem is to know what you are treating. Alternative practitioners will rarely undertake blood tests and other investigations, relying solely on taking a history and physical examination. Do not trust any practitioner that only offers a cursory examination and does not take a proper history. Doctors are legally responsible for the quality of their work and although they do make mistakes, you do have redress and their career depends upon the quality of their work.
Once you know that your condition is not serious the next step is to accept that many conditions will get better by themselves in time if your body is allowed to heal itself. Some forms of “alternative medicine” rely on this natural healing process whilst emptying your wallet. Use Google to check out reputable websites to discover the benefits of the treatment that you are being offered.
Often the most effective treatment is the cheapest but most unpalatable, such as losing weight, stopping smoking or cutting out the alcohol, even all three together! Do not expect any therapist to make you better by themselves, the greatest effort has to come from yourself.
We are what we eat, and indeed most of our medicines come from herbs and plants. A balanced diet from fresh produce is always a sensible lifestyle. You can be intolerant to ingredients in your diet without actually being allergic to them. Identifying the cause is always difficult, but is made impossible if you do not know what is in the food you are eating. Even if you are well informed, the knowledge of catering staff and language problems make this a very difficult problem to manage here.
When treatment involves massage or manipulation you are very dependent upon the skill of the individual practitioner. Qualifications and certificates on the wall mean little, personal recommendation from friends who have got better is the most effective endorsement.
What ever the medical problem please do not put your blind faith in what ever the practitioner says. We all get it wrong sometimes. If you do not understand something, ask. A reputable practitioner will always want their patients to understand what is happening. It is your body, it is your responsibility to look after it. Do not blame any practitioner if you are not prepared to do that.
Thanks to a warning from Naythan in yesterday’s Digame
I have now disposed of the Metamizol capsules prescribed by my doctor for an arthritic condition 18 months ago. I had read in a local magazine that Nolotil could be very dangerous, but had no idea that Metamizol was the generic name. I have suffered from various side affects which could now be attributed to this medication. Lynne
DoctorLaptop’s Tips #58 and Special Deal
-Websites you shop on can read your metadata. They know what type computer, operating system and browser you are using, unless you use a VPN/proxy connection that blocks metadata transfer. The prices they display on items you view are calculated using this info. Old computers using outdated systems and browsers are shown lower prices on items. New, expensive computers with the latest software are shown higher prices on the same items.
-A new email threat has emerged. Most people know to avoid downloading attachments and clicking links in email from unknown senders. This new type of “phishing email”, named “spymail”, looks legitimate to you because it’s been customized for you using true personal info from other emails in your inbox. Spymail has hidden embedded trackers that log recipient data like reading habits, keywords, and demographic and psychographic information without requiring you to open an attachment or click on anything. Though many email trackers are used for legitimate purposes, malicious spymail has emerged as a fast growing problem. There is no practical solution yet for casual users besides checking the sender’s email address for suspicious sounding addresses before opening your emails. Read more about spymail and a possible but geeky solution at:
-John McAfee, a pioneer of antivirus protection, no longer associated with McAfee AntiVirus, is working on a new generation of malware protection to replace the increasingly ineffective antivirus systems we currently use, and also a distributed non-peer-to-peer system that will make the cloud completely obsolete. Early releases of these projects could be available before year’s end from new company MGT. It’s about time…
Special Deal: Clean and Tune-up any laptop, only €35 for Win 7, €40 for all others. Removes all malware, unnecessary programs and infections. Includes pro-level memory and registry defrag (better than Windows defrag that does not defrag registry) and optimizes performance. Fan and internal cleaning included. This service is for slow but otherwise healthy units. Heavily infected units and those showing error messages may cost more. All computers should have an annual professional maintenance. Most jobs finished over-night. This special ends 01Feb17.
DoctorLaptop, 675 993 069 (after 11am please), doctorlaptop @ gmx.com (check your Spam/Junk folder if you can’t find my reply).
Services Available- Carer
I am a very experienced caregiver and I can take care of anyone in need
Per hour, per day, per week or live in, with a very economic price.
contact to ( cost11 @ post.com )
Recommendations Needed – Hearing Test
Can anyone recommend a hearing test centre please?. The test would need to be carried out in English
Recommendation – Knitted Knockers
After seeing a post on Digame, I went to meet the local members of the Knitted Knockers charity today at Los Yucas in Torre del Mar, who were guests of the knitting club who meet there. Knitted knockers provide lightweight, 100% cotton, knitted knockers free to anyone who has had a mastectomy.
I had such a warm welcome and was quickly put at ease. I had been considering a reconstruction of my breast following my mastectomy as I find my prosthetic breast so heavy and uncomfortable to wear, in fact I only ever wore it if I was going out. Imagine my delight at being given a knitted knocker there and then and to discover that they also knit ones that are suitable to use for swimming.
I have been wearing it all day with no discomfort and it has really helped me to finally make the decision not to put myself at further risk of having more surgery.
So all you ladies out there who have also had mastectomies and would like an alternative to your prosthetic get in touch. What have you got to loose, they are free and just maybe a knitted knocker, or knockers, will be just right for you too. All you need is your cup size and decide what colour you would like, they do a large range of colours too.
You can order your knitted Knockers at www.kkscostadelsol.org you can also join the knitted knockers in Spain:Costa del Sol group on Facebook
Recommendation –Location Needed
Paul Gath posted here on 12th January recommending a transport service for packages to UK but there were no contact details for the company
Jan Benajarafe oldwaterdogs @ yahoo.co.uk
What’s on- GUIRI in Caleta de Velez
Saturday afternoon, 14th January from 13:00h: Join GU!R! at Chiringuito Tropy in Caleta de Velez. The Tropy is a friendly beachside venue, next to the colourful marina and fishing port, with a great ambiance, delicious food and space to kick up your heels and dance – come along after the Caleta market!
Just 50 metres from the marina, and opposite the car park, the Google link is https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chringuito+Tropyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-4.063036,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xf6dd3957f6f118e0!8m2!3d36.748506!4d-4.063036 and for more information contact us at https://www.facebook.com/GUIRI.rock.band
What’s on – Namaste to all Diagame readers! Yoga Classes
Solyoga is back from Christmas holiday and our regular Yoga classes will start on Monday 16.1.17 again! To open the Yoga session we meet for a special session on Sunday, 15.1.17 at 11.00 h at the beautiful Casa El Morisco in Benajarafe. I have 3 places left.
And for those who do not know me yet: My name is Kiki Trenew. I am practising Yoga since 15 years – nearly every day – and it changed my life. To understand Yoga you have to practise regular. You could say: “YOGA is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self!”.
With increasing practise your power, confidence & well-being will grow slowly. Your view will go to the inside and this can make a change in your life.
Everybody can practise my Yoga whatever age or physical condition. I always work in little groups and i will adapt the Yoga posture to every single student. I mix Ayur Yoga, therapeutic Yoga, Yin Yoga & Vinyasa Flow Yoga – the basic you will find in Hatha Yoga. Every class can be different as i always work in needs of my students. Come along and try out and learn to boost & stretch in a healthy way:
Mondays 10.30 h and 20.30 h in Nerja & 12.15 h in Torrox Yoga for everybody
Wednesdays 10.30 h in Nerja Yoga for golfers (men only)
Thursdays 18 h in Torrox Yoga for everybody
For those who don’t like to work in a group, i offer one-to-one sessions in Nerja or at your residence.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
What’s on – II Recital Opera Season “Las Noches de Burriana”
Our first Opera Recital for “Las Noches de Burriana” the last year was a resounding success. We have received many congratulations regarding both the quality of the show and of the food. Now we proudly present our Second Opera Recital Season at Restaurante Playa & Sol in Nerja.
For this season we present different artist, a different music program each day and a menu different too.
Seating is limited, so remember to make your reservations and buy your tickets soon. The price includes the concert, welcome aperitif, and a full dinner buffet (drinks are also included).
Days: January 27th; February 17th & March 24th at 7:30PM
Ticket price: 45’00€/recital
Season ticket 3 recitals: 40’00 € each one them
Tickets may be purchased at Ventana Abierta, Calle Pintada, 8 – 1º Izq. in Nerja. Reservations may be made by phone 690 073 871,
by email ventana.abierta.acp @ gmail.com, or
via our website,www.ventana-abierta.es
What’s on- Painting Classes
For the 9th year a water colour course is offered in the village of Torrox.
We will meet on the very nice terrace of Meson La Terraza, Calle Baja 80,
starting January 20, 2017.
We paint every Friday morning from 10:30 – 13:00,
beginners and more experienced painters are welcome.
Painting on location will be occasionally included in the program –
weather permitting (see photos).
Please bring your own materials or be advised by your tutor.
Costs: 10, – € per morning session
Tutor: Gerda Koehler, watercolour artist and professional teacher
For enrolment or further information please contact your tutor by phone
606 553 031 or e-mail gerdakoehler68 @ gmail dot com
What’s on- Partner Yoga
Partneryoga not only makes your body stronger.
It also improves your communication and relationship.
You can come with your partner, friend or family member.
Looking forward to bring you together.
For Sale – Sunbeds – Much Reduced Price
I am looking for an acoustic bass in good condition;
must have a pickup and case.
email: info at andalusien-art dot de
Oasis de Capistrano area, Nerja – large white table and four chairs –
Wanted – Wood Burning Stove
Wood burning stove preferably with cooking compartment above.
655722962 English Joanne
695359123 Spanish Marie
For sale- Musical Instruments
Yamaha Yas 23 alto saxophone: re padded is from the 8os and sounds great, has a few dings, but it doesn’t affect the sound:600 euros
Selmer s80 3 star Tenor mouthpiece 50 euros
Otto link NY metal mouthpiece, used only a couple of times, still in box 160 euros.
The sax comes with a Vandoren mouthpiece plus strap and gig bag.
Phone 645337625 for more details.
For sale Brand new shoes with led lights on soles.
Size 42 red colour
Charger cable included.
Torrox Costa or Nerja for collection
For Sale-New paintings
Added to art exhibition at Choto Playa, Torrox Costa (closed Tues)
Flamenco oil 45 x 55 cm framed oil
195 euros (offers accepted)
mariordan at aol dot com
For Sale – UK Reg Renault Scenic Dynamique 1.9 DCi
Right-hand drive, 2001, UK-registered, 177,000 miles, 1870cc diesel
Dynamique model with two sunroofs, electric windows, window blinds, 6-CD changer, roof bars – same model and colour as picture.
2 new front tyres; new battery, rear discs and wheel bearings, and front track rod end less than a year ago, new water pump a year ago.
Turbo has gone and needs a new fuel injector, also water bottle and a water hose. Cambelt advised.
Minus two back seats as I sleep in the car when on the road.
Sold as seen. Open to offers. Can be viewed at Torrox Costa.
Contact Nikki on 616 530035, or email: essentiallye @ googlemail.com.
Wanted – Water Deposito
Looking for water deposit with cover. 4,000<5,000 litre capacity.
Second hand or advice on best supplier please.
Reply to andymann_genesis @ yahoo. co. uk
Or call Andy 633875588
Wanted – Sour Oranges
I am hoping to locate any Digamites who might have some sour oranges
for making Marmalade which they do not require?
This year I am in a new environment & do not have my usual source!
I am living in Torre Del Mar but can travel!,
John. email;-. jnpotx 32 at gmail dot com or
Mobile 686 681 009
Thank you in advance!
For Sale- Wooden cot
perfect condition, hardly used. With mattress topper and 2 sheets,
Also includes potty, baby chair, child’s loo seat if any use to you.
Two child car seats up to 18kgs, hardly used
€25 each and one booster seat if wanted.
Chilches Costa – jean and brian marshall @ yahoo . co . uk. ( no spaces)
For Sale- Desk/Dressing table.
As new condition.
Between Puente Don Manuel and Alcaucin
For Sale on behalf of APARIV Charity
Canon MV 400 digital video camcorder.
In original box with all leads and connectors, good working order.
55 Euros ono.
Available at the APARIV shop, Av Duque de Ahumada, Torre del Mar
Email; aparivshop at gmail.com
Telephone – 671 37 42 41
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