Social drinking has become so common that each day we may be getting closer to alcohol dependency without noticing. We’re also hurting our bodies in more ways than we realize. So, should we give ourselves a break? Enter and see how healthier can you be if you quit alcohol for 30 days (at least).
The Romans used Thyme for melancholy, to purify rooms and as an ingredient in beer and many cheeses. During the medieval period in Europe, Thyme was also placed under pillows to support good sleep and ward off nightmares.
Mugwort is also said to provoke prophetic dreams, and is ritualistically used for purification and for clearing and marking sacred space.
The root is considered a vegetable in many countries, and is added to soups and other dishes. And even more than its use as a food, Burdock has a long history of use as a medicine.
According to Statistics Canada, the poorest provinces have the oldest populations… and wealthiest have the youngest.
Looking up, I wondered why my high school-aged neighbor was carrying me. And why was everything so blurry? A snapshot of my front wheel, handlebars, dirt and rocks flashed through my brain – but then headache and nausea overwhelmed me, and it became a rough couple of days….
I was born with a heart defect, and at eight months old, I had open heart surgery. At the time, my parents were informed I wouldn’t live past the age of 12. Earlier this month, I turned 40. Adults with Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) who have survived a Mustard or Senning procedure are very rare.
Without the benefits of medical research, the human lifespan would be much shorter than it is today. In order to continue making medical breakthroughs, we must find ways to fund and support research of diseases and cures.
Along the way many foods have been given a bad rep. “Experts” of all sorts have tried to establish their credentials by coming up with lists of foods to eat and foods to avoid. Fad diets are simply that, the key to a long-term healthy diet is to simply make smart and healthy choices. That means that Chinese delivery and Chinese buffets can be included in your meal plans.
Standing in the delivery room wearing a flimsy pair of rewashed latex gloves and holding a pair of surgical scissors in my hands, I became acutely aware of one of the many statistics which had been shared with us on day one. I was a medical student working in a government hospital in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; it was 1997. The figure flashing through my mind was that 50% of the women using the delivery unit were HIV positive.