How Aussie-Thai beauty Salinee Jayne Caldwell, a natural athlete, took on one of the world’s toughest sporting challenges and became a model player in the rough and tumble of American women’s football.
By Colin Hastings
AT school and university in Australia, Salinee Jayne Caldwell was an outstanding athlete, excelling at sprinting, long jump, badminton, volleyball, swimming and rugby. A sporting future beckoned.
And so it turned out, though her most recent accomplishment in one of the world’s toughest sports far from home has surprised even her closest friends and family members.
During the past three years, this Thai-Australian beauty has been a stand-out success story in the United States, playing quarterback for Chicago Bliss, a top American women’s football team and helping them win the Legends League Championship earlier this year.
Holding a Chinese medical license and another from the US, this busy American lady holds workshops and gives medicinal cooking classes, while running a family in Thailand
By Ruth Gerson
Nicole Sheldon is a Colombian/American woman practicing Chinese acupuncture in Asia, based in Thailand, who has successfully merged her expertise with the art of spices and healthy eating.
It’s an unusual combination that stems from Nicole’s interest in both fields – medicine and food – but instead of choosing one over the other, she has created her own, and very special, career: acupuncturist and herbalist.
Born in Bogota, Columbia, she began to travel with her parents at a young age, living in Sri Lanka and Hong Kong, and ultimately in Thailand, moving here in 1983, where she spent her childhood and teen years. Studies followed at Tufts University just outside of Boston, where she took pre-med courses majoring in medical anthropology with a minor in Latin American studies, intending to continue her medical studies.
While at university, this energetic young woman was seeking meaningful and interesting life experiences in addition to her full-time studies, preferably medically related. And so she structured her class schedule to allow time to pursue this ambition, beginning in community services, working on Battered Women Hotline and in an HIV/AIDS Acupuncture Clinic, talking in the latter to patients and learning how acupuncture had helped their immunity in AIDS related illnesses.
Working there roused her interest in acupuncture.
Torn between career decisions, Nicole needed time away from her previous activities, finding work in New York City in the advertisement industry. Although it was totally different from her earlier experiences and the areas of studies in which she planned to continue, she now feels that these two years of work added an important dimension to her knowledge, at a time when Internet technology came bursting onto the markets.
At the end of her stint on Madison Avenue, Nicole considered attending the famous Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris. However, being the practical and sensible person that she is, Nicole thought ahead of the future life that she envisioned for herself, which at some stage would include a family and children, and she decided to go into healing. And so began a very interesting career that would take her life in a new direction.
Nicole then applied to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a school of Chinese medicine in New York, better known in her circles as PCOM where she studied from 2001 to 2005, completing a five-year course in four, by the end of which Nicole became what is known as OMD, Oriental Medicine Doctor.
Following her studies she remained in New York, working as acupuncturist in a private clinic. This was a pivotal time in her life, not only in cementing her career, but also the time when she met Sebastian, her future husband.
In 2006 Nicole decided to further her education in her chosen field of alternative medicine and traveled to Beijing to apprentice with Dr. Wang Ju-Yi (then in his 70s), an acupuncturist and herbalist who was considered one of China’s living treasures.
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Festive season and holiday is coming along with winter breeze, while preparing for holiday and celebration, there are a few less pleasant side effect to note. When temperatures drop during winter, so do humidity levels, which can leave you with dry cracked and irritated skin. Here are some helpful tips for beautiful radiance skin during winter.
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On a mission - the American violinist who’s documenting the tribal music and customs of the Golden Triangle
This large body of work weaves together a variety of dynamic forms - book, compact disc, photographs, films, musical instruments, artifacts and textiles. The "Songs of Memory" exhibit traveled further afield having been displayed at the Chiang Mai Arts and Culture Center and at the East-West Center in Hawaii.
The hill tribe people are animists who live close to nature and who have developed music and sacred chants to accommodate their various life ceremonies and rites. Their lifestyle has changed little over the centuries, but it is in danger of succumbing to the modern environment that is spreading fast in the mountains of the North.
Victoria's interest in music and indigenous cultures is expressed in her research and findings that are recorded, hopefully for posterity. "I am interested in the sonic environment - the music, ceremonies and culture,” she says. This is what had prompted her to delve into the the lives of the six major hill tribe groups that straddle the Golden triangle and the neighboring regions – the Akha, Lahu, Lisu, Mien, Hmong and Karen. As time went by, Victoria's work became more concentrated in hopes of creating an in-depth archive of these groups, beginning with the Hmong, which she has been studying for the past six years. Her work resulted in the “Hmong Songs of Memory” book and ethnographic film, published in 2016, which highlights all lyrics in the Hmong language as well as in English.
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What is Pre-Diabetes and why we need to take it seriously
Diabetes is a global challenge and one of the fastest growing diseases in the world. Worldwide, almost 400 million individuals have diabetes. This means that one in 12 people in the world today have the disease. This number is expected to increase to 592 million in 2035 that is one new case every three seconds according to Mediterranean Group for the Study of Diabetes.
If you are diagnosed with pre-diabetes, it means you have a higher-thannormal blood sugar level but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes yet. If you don’t get treatment, it can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other serious organ failures. It’s real. It’s common. But most importantly, it’s reversible. You can prevent or delay pre-diabetes from developing into type 2 diabetes with simple, proven lifestyle changes.
Understanding pre-diabetes diagnosis
Your doctor may refer to pre-diabetes as the following:
• Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), which means a higher-than-normal blood sugar after a meal
• Impaired fasting glucose (IFG), which means a higher-than-normal blood sugar in the morning before eating
• Insulin resistance, which means your body can’t use insulin effectively
Symptoms of pre-diabetes
Pre-diabetes has no clear symptoms. Some people may experience conditions that are associated with insulin resistance, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and acanthosis nigricans, which is a brown to black, poorly defined, velvety hyperpigmentation of the skin. This discoloration usually occurs around the elbows, knees, neck, armpits, and
knuckles. If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, it’s important to consult your doctor if you experience the following symptoms; increased thirst, frequent urination especially at night, fatigue, blurry vision, sores or cuts that won’t heal. These are symptoms typical of type 2 diabetes and may indicate that your pre-diabetes has progressed to type 2 diabetes. A doctor can run a series of tests to confirm this.
Causes of pre-diabetes
The food you eat turns into sugar which the body uses for energy. The pancreas makes insulin to allow the sugar in the bloodstream to enter the cells. This is how insulin helps lower the blood sugar level. In the case of pre-diabetes, the cells don’t respond to insulin properly and this is called insulin resistance. According to newest research and the recommendations by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and several government health agencies around the world, pre-diabetes is strongly linked to 90% lifestyle choices and 10% genetics.
Risk factors for pre-diabetes
Anyone is vulnerable to pre-diabetics but some factors might increase the probability. If you’re over 45 years old or you have a body mass index (BMI) higher than 25, your doctor may want to screen you for pre-diabetes. With teenage obesity growing globally, a diabetes screen is recommended for people that are struggling with obesity for 10 years or more, no matter at what age. Another risk factor for pre-diabetes is being sedentary.
According to the American Diabetes Association, a mere thirty minutes of exercise per day and a loss of 5-10 percent will help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes progression by over 58 percent. However, to seriously lose weight you will need to increase to at least 200 minutes per week. You might want to ask a fitness trainer for guidance.
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Susan Field is one of the few female expats who actually live up to the term ‘Old Asia Hand.’ For three decades, this charming Brit used her base in Hong Kong to work around the region as a travel writer and owner of a public relations company. Her latest venture is The Palms Retreat, a ‘bijou’ resort on the island of Samui in southern Thailand. In this exclusive interview with Colin Hastings, Susan talks of her fascinating life and remarkable times in Asia.