July 13th, 20120156It has come a bit later than usual this year but this week finally the terror descended. This winter we are bracing for a “killer” flu. One can picture the scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail where Eric Idle is calling “Bring out yer dead”.
January 7th, 20120159Our protective roof against viruses is our immune system. We hear a lot about ways to support your heart, lungs, liver, brain and bones but surprisingly little about how to boost your immunity
June 24th, 20110131Whilst viruses are present in the environment all year round more cases are seen in winter. If it is raining outside and you are inside a house, you won’t get wet – unless the roof is damaged and leaking. Our protective roof against viruses is our immune system.
March 25th, 20111215Each year there is a push for people to be vaccinated against the flu.Last year there were major complications in children. Yet we do not really know if the flu shot is of any use to the vast majority of people.
February 12th, 20111121Antibiotics have been used excessively and we now find more bacteria are becoming resistant.We need to know when and when not to use antibiotics. Furthermore we need to be supporting our own immune systems.
November 19th, 20101149The saga of H1N1 has entered the next stage. Now that it is clearly apparent, even to the “experts” that there was a gross over reaction, the finger pointing has begun. Yet there is no accountability being shown by those who got it completely wrong at significant cost to the community.