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Category Archives: Health & Wellness
In the media and in our communities we now see heightened fear of infectious disease. In a way this is perfectly understandable. Nobody likes the thought that their child could be carried off, or permanently damaged, by diseases such as … Continue reading
Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH, Sooke, British Columbia In April of 2017, I was contacted by the parents of a 19-year-old girl who was planning to spend a year traveling throughout Southeast Asia after high school starting the next September. This … Continue reading
by Amber Currie, CCH RSHom C.HP, Loveland, Colorado Your healthy, adult body knows how to accurately identify problem microbes, run a fever to stop the growth of viruses and bacteria, and kill infected cells. Isn’t that amazing! Our children’s bodies … Continue reading
If we think of the natural process of illness and immune system response in a circular way, we enter the circle upon peripheral exposure to a germ. Entry into the body is based upon susceptibility. A pathogen can enter through a … Continue reading
The degree to which the human body is called into the febrile or purgative response is equal and opposite to the individual’s need for the disease and virulence of the pathogen. While it is not the pathogen itself that causes … Continue reading
By Jiuan Heng, New York HP Supervisor, Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne viral disease causing fever and severe joint pain, headache, fatigue, nausea and rash. First reported in Africa in 1952 it found its way to the Americas (Carribean) for the … Continue reading