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Healing after laparoscopy

What is laparoscopy? Why do I need a laparoscopy? The word ‘laparoscopy’ derives from the Greek word lapara (meaning ‘flank’ or ‘loin’) and skopein (meaning ‘to see, view, or examine’). Laparoscopic surgery involves inserting a tiny telescope connected to a camera called a laparoscope through a small incision in the belly button in order to view the reproductive organs. It…

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Natural remedies for sexually transmitted infections

Honey… I have something to tell you… Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are infections passed from one person to another person through sexual contact. An infection is when a bacteria, virus or parasite enters and grows in or on the body. More than 30 different bacteria, viruses and parasites are known to be transmitted through sexual contact, and it is estimated…

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How your mind affects your immune system – and what to do about it.

Many of us are now struggling with the constantly changing parameters of the dos and don’ts of our daily lives as advised by the government and enforced by the police. Confinement at home, social distancing, financial struggles, and possibly the worst part of all, wondering where all this is headed. We have no time frame for how long it will…

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Autumnal anecdotes and antidotes

The concept of ‘Food as Medicine is the belief that eating wholesome food is the basis for good health. Consuming nutritious foods can decrease your risk of disease, while the opposite is true for highly processed foods. Specifically, a high intake of vegetables can lower the risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. The…

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Six Types Of Ginsengs

Bit of a cheeky and catchy title there, but now that I’ve got your attention, I know you’re thinking, “six ginsengs?!” But trust me, there are. (I could even include the seventh one, but I will mention that later). The ginseng that most people think of is so revered, it is one of the most expensive plants on the planet.…

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The Surprising Origins Of Herbal Medicine

Where does Herbal Medicine come from? Herbal Medicine has been used for centuries in every culture around the world. Most of our modern Western Herbal Medicine has its origins in Europe and North America. But there’s one wee country that is often overlooked, yet it arguably made an important contribution. That country is Wales (or Cymru as the locals would…

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Should Vaccination Be Mandatory?

Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison announced today that he planned to make vaccination for Covid-19 compulsory within the next 9 months, according to ABC News. His words were, “…as mandatory as you could possibly make it.” This clearly spells bad news for anyone who does not wish to be vaccinated. Do they have a right to choose? Are they putting…

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