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Co-morbidities – who came up with that word?

Co-morbidities – who came up with that word?

The reality is, is that many people suffer from more than one disease.  The medical term for this is “presenting with co-morbidities.”  The challenge of course, is that for someone presenting with co-morbidities, it feels a bit like dominoes – or as Darcy describes it, “cascade failure.”  One dis...
Plant medicine for human health – real, or a scam?

Plant medicine for human health – real, or a scam?

For those who question the efficacy of plant medicines, close to 50% of modern pharmaceuticals, approved in the past 30 years, originate from plants, or are analogues of plant compounds.  Further to that, 80% of these plant derived pharmaceuticals are related to their original ethnopharmacologica...
Hippocrates hypothesised that all disease begins in the gut…

Hippocrates hypothesised that all disease begins in the gut…

We have all experienced what happens when things go wrong – the only holiday I ever lost weight on was when I travelled with a cricket team throughout India!  That was extreme gut dysbiosis, but gut problems can also be insidious, gradually creeping up on us after years of poor diets and/or medic...
Darcy's story - from Star Trek to a loney hospital bed...and beyond

Darcy's story - from Star Trek to a loney hospital bed...and beyond

I lay on that hospital gurney for two and a half hours in an empty hallway, apprehensively awaiting my turn.  I got lost in my thoughts.  I felt a profound sense of loneliness and hopelessness, all the decisions in my life that had brought me to that point laid out before me.  I wanted to be anyw...