Category Archives: Health

The right choice: an inspiring story of a woman’s wisdom

They call it “right to life,” but it is the right to control, the right to impose immense suffering. Please read this beautiful, compassionate account by a woman who needed to terminate her unborn baby at 23 weeks. What would … Continue reading

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Climate milk?

I do enjoy Treehugger, even apart from the name. They are such a nice bunch of people. You will have come across the info that the dairy industry is one of the major drivers of the climate catastrophe, but what … Continue reading

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Doctors without borders online conference

Across the aid world, humanitarian organizations are facing urgent calls to action to address systemic racism and dismantle colonial power structures. MSF and other organizations have pledged to reform and do more to uphold diversity, equity, and inclusion. But what … Continue reading

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Another reason to buy naked food

Packaging is bad because it converts resources into rubbish, which then does nasty things like killing birds and fishy creatures. However, there is another reason to avoid using it: a very recent report demonstrates it is chock full of chemicals … Continue reading

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Pain: masking it is asking for more

Wrenched your ankle? Bruised your hip or head? Standard response to an acute injury is to reduce the pain with a couple of pills, right? And the most frequent pill is an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen. That reduces inflammation (Hey I … Continue reading

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Are loneliness and sleep related?

A mattress marketing mob reckons so, and have shown that, indeed, loneliness can lead to lack of sleep. If you suffer from disturbed sleep, you may find their article interesting. To their credit, the word “mattress” doesn’t occur in the … Continue reading

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She was 11 and pregnant

An essay about a little girl being raped by a family member should not be classified as “Politics,” but in our insane world, that’s where it belongs. Please read this passionate essay from a doctor to understand the REAL right … Continue reading

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If you don’t want to eat pesticides…

…read this very brief article. A mob calling itself the Environmental Working Group makes an annual list of fruit and vegetables with the highest and lowest pesticide content, based on US Department of Agriculture figures. “Pay the farmer now, or … Continue reading

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Her child’s death made her into a better person

Alison Walker’s baby daughter died 18 years ago. The loss never goes, but her story of giving and growing will inspire you to face whatever terrible event the world might throw at you. I read this story because it is … Continue reading

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Tune up your immune system

We’re still trying to cope with COVID, and isolation has made the flu more dangerous, and there are reports of previously controlled diseases taking off again. Climate change moves things like mosquito-borne nasties into new areas, such as Japanese encephalitis … Continue reading

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