Milk Thistle for a Healthy Liver

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a member of the aster or daisy family and has been used by ancient physicians and herbalists to treat a range of liver and gallbladder diseases and to protect the liver against a variety of poisons. The use of milk thistle as a natural liver aid dates back 2000 years thanks … Continue reading Milk Thistle for a Healthy Liver

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Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is used to describe two chronic disorders Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, both cause inflammation of the small and/or the large bowel. Both conditions can also affect parts of the body outside the bowel and may be associated with poor general health. The causes of IBD are not yet understood. While there … Continue reading Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Zika Virus: What You Should know

  What is Zika? Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. Symptoms includes mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache and normally last for 2-7 days. There is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Links to other neurological complications are also … Continue reading Zika Virus: What You Should know

World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis is a term used to describe the inflammation of the liver from viral infection or toxic substances. Hepatitis is a global killer, which claims the lives of 1.4 million per year, more than HIV/AIDs or malaria.  Viral hepatitis affects 400 million people globally. Every year 6–10 million people are newly infected. An estimated 95% of … Continue reading World Hepatitis Day