Nature Deficit Disorder

by Dr Paul Wood While not recognized as a medical diagnosis, nature deficit disorder is an apt descriptor encompassing a range of negative health effects observed in those largely confined to concrete jungles. Richard Louv, in his book ‘Last Child in the Woods’, is credited with first using the term. It is interesting to consider that for thousands of years humans have lived in a natural environment with regular exposure to sunrises, sunsets, night skies, various animals and ...

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Epigenetics, epi what?

Yes, you heard it right. A new field of discovery of proteomics gives us a glimpse of a future focused on wellness, prevention, and individualised medicine. However, today we have enough evidence to  enrol in this program that can arrest disease, promote longevity, and quality of life. Before we get excited about it lets dig into the science. First things first, proteome is derived from a word protein, which is expressed by a genome. Any human being might have more than 2 million protein...

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Half Full or Half Empty?

Whether a glass of water is half full or half empty is distinguished by our outlook. The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. Obstacles can  be tools of success or hindrances. Admittedly, we all struggle in life and face problems. Consequently, what are our options? Well, an optimist will aim to do the best in a given situation believing that things will work out for the best in the long run. On daily basis the attitude of cheerfulness and conte...

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Natural Remedies

It is estimated by the WHO that 4/5 of the world’s inhabitants rely on traditional medicine for their primary health care needs. For centuries, indigenous people have used various parts of plants and its extracts for healing. Many botanical therapies offer relief of symptoms and the interest in the use of them in Western society has grown exponentially in the recent years. Here is a list of some common herbs and their properties with safe and effective record. Garlic: wide spectrum of a...

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