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Parkinson’s disease aetiology and treatment

Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder of middle and old age that affects 1-2% of the elderly population. It is about 2.5 times more prevalent in males than females. The initial symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are mild, perhaps no more than a slight stiffness or tremor of the fingers. But…

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Tea tree oil for headache

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that can be used for several purposes. It has been used for many decades for keeping skin, hair and nails healthy. Tea tree oil is also inexpensive and it is safe to use when used as directed. Where does tea tree oil come…

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Benefits of taking ACV gummies

What is AVC? Apple cider vinegar, or ACV, is made by fermenting the sugar from apples. Some people say the “mother,” you know that cloud of yeast and bacteria you might see in a bottle of apple cider vinegar, is what makes it healthy. This is probiotic, meaning it might give…

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Organic turmeric powder

The organic turmeric powder that you find in your spice cabinet is made of the ground root of the turmeric plant. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric and has powerful properties that in Ayurvedic medicine, is used for the treatment of several health conditions. Mostly for conditions with chronic…

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Best books for sustainable living

I am going to share with you some of the best books for sustainable living. Living sustainably means to reduce personal and societal environmental impact by making positive changes that can counteract negative environmental outcomes like climate change. This means sustainable living is about encouraging people to decrease their use…

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Zinc for eczema

Zinc for eczema Zinc is an essential trace element that’s important to the functioning of your immune system and metabolism, among other things. Some research has shown that zinc could be helpful in treating the symptoms of eczema. What is Zinc? Zinc is a mineral. It is called an “essential…

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Women’s health day

On the 28th of May each year we celebrate women’s health day. Or more formally known as, International Day of Action for Women’s Health. In honour of this I would like to share a short article I wrote about some of the inequities women face in healthcare. Women’s health has…

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Kelp vs seaweed

This post will explore kelp vs seaweed. Is kelp the same thing as seaweed or are they different? Keep reading to find out! What is seaweed? Seaweed is a term which can be used to describe many different marine-based species of plants and algae. “Seaweed” is the common name for countless species of…

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Coral triangle map – coral triangle day

Have you heard of coral triangle day? This is held every year on June 9th and is a huge celebration of the coral triangle – the epicentre of marine biodiversity. Where is the coral triangle? The coral triangle is a triangular (kind of) area in tropical waters around the following…

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TMJ headache

What is the temporomandibular joint, TMJ for short, and how is it linked to headaches? The TMJ  is the jaw joint that helps you to open and close your mouth. It’s involved in all jaw movements like talking, chewing, singing, laughing etc. This makes it one of the most active…

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