Why anti-inflammatory drugs are contraindicated in COVID-19 - revised

Review Article - revised version Heidi N du Preez   Abstract Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are complex linear, negatively charged polysaccharides, expressed at the cell surface, and in the extracellular environment, where they interact with various molecules to regulate many cellular processes implicated in health and disease. Subversion of GAGs is a...

Why one should not be taking anti-inflammatory drugs during viral infections

Why one should not be taking anti-inflammatory drugs during viral infections
In the midst of the COVID-19 world pandemic, we can easily lose sight of reality. One coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) affecting millions of people across the globe. Of these, around 80% of infected people show mild or no symptoms. 20% of those infected with SARS-CoV-2 experience acute symptoms, life-threatening Acute Respiratory Distress...

Why anti-inflammatory drugs are contraindicated in COVID-19

Review article   Why anti-inflammatory drugs are contraindicated in COVID-19 Heidi N. du Preez   Summary Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are complex linear, negatively charged polysaccharides, expressed in intracellular compartments, at the cell surface, and in the extracellular environment, where they interact with various molecules to regulate many cellular processes implicated in...

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
By Heidi du Preez The coronavirus (SARS-coV-2) causing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) is real, and we should not stand ignorant against the fact that it is fast spreading. However, that should not drive us into panic mode either. There are a couple of simple steps we can take to prevent being...

Combatting Constipation

Combatting Constipation
By Heidi du Preez and Justine PridayIf your intestinal motility stops, you die. Moreover, constipation is a devious destroyer of good health. It slowly, but surely, poisons every part of your body. Chronic constipation affects more than 20% of the population in developed countries and has a large negative impact...

Battling with Insomnia?

Battling with Insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that regularly affects millions of people worldwide and today there are more insomniacs than ever before. But what is insomnia? In short, individuals with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep and/or stay asleep. The effects can be devastating.Insomnia affects various areas of one’s life...

HPV vaccine - doing more harm than good?

HPV vaccine - doing more harm than good?
Vaccines are always going to make controversial news and recently the HPV vaccine seems to be in the spotlight.  Sweden has banned mandatory HPV vaccinations, citing ‘serious health concerns’ and the fact that they violate a citizen’s constitutional rights to choose their own healthcare.However, around the globe concerns are expressed by parents...

Best natural cold and flu remedies - revised

Best natural cold and flu remedies - revised
It is important to note that most upper respiratory infections are viral related, and therefore not caused by bacteria. Taking an antibiotic upon the first signs of cold or flu will only make matters worse long-term by negatively affecting your microbiome (flora in the gut). Find below a list of...

Treating Candidiasis

Treating Candidiasis
Candida albicans is a common soil fungus. It is also found as part of the normal microbial population of our body’s mucous membranes. Usually it does not cause disease; however, on occasion it may cause infections of the throat, vagina and intestine.In most people, the low pH created by the...