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...

Hair Today, Gone Tomorow?

Hair Today, Gone Tomorow?
Hair loss can be distressing for some, and while it is normal to lose 50 to 100 hairs a day, anything more than that may be a sign of something that needs closer attention, for example, heavy metal toxicity or a hormonal imbalance - specifically estrogen dominance.  There are multiple...

Pineapple & Parsely Immune Boosting Shake

Pineapple & Parsely Immune Boosting Shake
dairy-free; gluten-free & yeast-free ½ Pineapple, peeled and chopped½ Cup fresh pineapple juice or purified water2 Carrots, scrubbed and choppedA small handful fresh parsley (approx ½ cup)1 Tbsp (15 ml) Freshly-squeezed lemon juice 2 Tsp (10 ml) Raw honey or 6 – 8 pitted dates½ Cup (125 ml) Purified water...

Cinnamon Christmas Biscuits

Cinnamon Christmas Biscuits
dairy-free; gluten-free; & yeast-freeMakes 20 servings Ingredients: 2 cups almond meal2 tablespoons coconut flour1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon vanilla powder1/4 teaspoon baking powderPinch pink salt1/3 cup coconut oil, melted3 tablespoons pure maple syrup/raw honeyInstructions: In a mixing bowl combine almond meal, coconut flour, cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Add...

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...

Avocado, Sweet Basil and Sprout Salad

Avocado, Sweet Basil and Sprout Salad
dairy-free; gluten-free; sugar-free & yeast-free Serves 1 ½ ripe avocado, peeled and sliced 1 tsp (5 ml) freshly-squeezed lemon juice 1 tomato, sliced a handful of fresh watercress, washed a handful of fresh sweet basil leaves, washed ½ cup (125 ml) alfalfa and/or mung bean sprouts 1 tbsp (15 ml)...

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...