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Oral health

February 20, 2019 | Dental
You might be surprised at the importance of our oral space, our mouth. The mouth and its components, tongue, teeth and salivary glands are part of the ‘accessory digestive system’ which also includes the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Saliva Salivary glands located in the oral (buccal) cavity, the...
Melioidosis

Melioidosis

February 16, 2019 | Diabetes, Immune
Melioidosis, also called Whitmore’s disease, is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, that can infect both humans and animals. It is spread through contamination in water and soil and is a most deadly condition, often fatal. This disease is most often found in...
Herbs and Nutrients for PMS symptoms

Herbs and Nutrients for PMS symptoms

February 13, 2019 | Women's Health
Some symptoms of menstruation can be annoying and frustrating - sugar cravings, bloating, sore breast, headaches and feeling out of control every month can make it hard to preform normal duties and seriously effect relationships. Natural therapies can be effective for some of these...
Minerals: Absorption and Interactions

Minerals: Absorption and Interactions

February 6, 2019 | Minerals
Minerals in the body are found in large amounts, known as major minerals, or smaller amounts, known as trace minerals needed only in small amounts, which by know means reflects their importance. Minerals are inorganic elements which always retain their chemical identity. They enter the body intact and leave the...
Grapefruit and Medication

Grapefruit and Medication

January 30, 2019 | General
Ever wondered why your doctor tells you to avoid eating grapefruit when taking certain medications. Eating grapefruit can be seen as part of a healthy diet, unfortunately it can interfere with how medicine work by enhancing systemic drug concentration through impaired drug metabolism. This can be most concerning when you...
Ligament Damage

Ligament Damage

January 22, 2019 | Inflammation, Joint disorders
You could be going about your business when suddenly you lose your footing and next thing you know you are on the ground, grabbing your ankle and in pain. There is no break but wow does it hurt. The ankle swells and is painful to walk on and...
Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease

January 17, 2019 | Immune
Meningococcal illness is a serious disease caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis and its serogroups. The bacteria cause inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord septicaemia (poisoning of the blood) and can lead to severe brain damage and results in death in at least 50% of cases....
Colic in Babies

Colic in Babies

January 15, 2019 | Infant and Children
Infantile colic is a common condition of new babies and causes significant stress to parents.   What is colic   Colic is described as insistent crying in otherwise healthy babies with no discernible cause. Symptoms usually appear in the first month of life, peak at about 6-weeks of age and...
Dealing With Anger

Dealing With Anger

January 9, 2019 | Men's Health, Women's Health
Turn that frown upside down is a common phrase we love to address to our kids when they are looking grumpy or getting cross. Anger is a normal emotional response. It is how and when we use it that can be a problem. There are a number of reasons why...
The Role of Selenium in the Body

The Role of Selenium in the Body

January 2, 2019 | Asthma, Minerals, Immune, Inflammation, thyroid
Selenium (Se) is an essential trace mineral for many important body functions. Being essential means, we need to obtain it from our diet and even though it is a only needed in trace amounts, it is vital for health for such things as thyroid function, sperm motility, healthy metabolism and...
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