Category: Health and healing

Could you have undiagnosed celiac?

Could you have undiagnosed celiac?

Celiac is a disease triggered by consuming gluten. It causes abdominal pain, stool problems, intestinal damage, and eventually serious trouble absorbing vitamins and minerals, which in turn leads to many health complications. Is it possible to reach adulthood without knowing you have celiac? Do you have any symptoms that are screaming out you could be […]

So you are suffering from high blood pressure

So you are suffering from high blood pressure

Being diagnosed with hypertension can be scary, and deciding about treatment confusing. What can you expect, after hearing you have chronic high blood pressure? Should you try natural remedies, or go straight for the blood pressure pills?

Why douching is bad

Why douching is bad

A vaginal douche is flushing and cleansing the vagina with water, or (usually) specially manufactured hygiene products that purport to keep the vagina nice and clean. Lots of women use these perfumed douches to keep clean, wash away traces of menstruation, or after intercourse. Here are some reasons douching is not good for you.

Ticks? Watch out for Lyme disease!

Ticks? Watch out for Lyme disease!

Do you and your family enjoy a good walk in the woods or around parks? If there are any ticks in your area, it is important to be aware of the dangers that these tiny parasites can pose. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the blacklegged tick (Ixodes ricinus) that can ruin peoples’ […]

What is an ovarian dermoid cyst?

What is an ovarian dermoid cyst?

An ovarian teratoma a type of germ cell tumor – meaning tumors that start out in egg cells and sperm cells. Teratoma can be cancerous (in the case of immature teratoma) or benign. Benign ovarian teratoma is often referred to as a dermoid cyst. Although a dermoid cyst is not cancer, it does look shocking […]

How do you get pertussis?

Parents of young babies who have not been vaccinated yet, or those who have medical issues that make the vaccine unsuitable for them, may be concerned about the spread of pertussis. Just how is the whooping cough transmitted, and is there anything you can do to prevent your young baby from catching pertussis?

Can you get pertussis after being vaccinated?

Can you get pertussis after being vaccinated?

Whooping cough is a highly infectious, unpleasant, and often dangerous respiratory disease that most people aim to avoid by vaccinating against it. Children under seven years of age can receive the Dtap vaccine, while adolescents and adults can get the Tdap vaccine. But, can you still get pertussis after being vaccinated?

Can pregnant women get the pertussis booster shot?

Pertussis, which is more commonly referred to as whooping cough, is a serious respiratory infection that can go on for a long time, and has the risk of complications. In childhood, the Dtap vaccine against whooping cough is offered, but it is now recommended that adults receive regular booster shots as well. Tdap is the […]

Gardasil deaths – is the HPV vaccine really safe?

Gardasil is a relatively new vaccine, nicknamed the “cervical cancer vaccine” because it aims to prevent cervical cancer caused by strains of the human papillomavirus (strains 16 and 18), as well as other related cancers – vulvar, vaginal, and anal. Gardasil also offers immunization against HPV strains 6 and 11, which can cause genital warts. […]

HPV and cervical cancer

What is typically called “HPV” or “the Human Papillomavirus” actually refers to a huge umbrella group of viruses, covering more than 150 different strains. Some of them cause warts and growths, which is why they carry the name papilloma. Some strains of HPV can cause cancer, including cervical cancer, but not all do.