Blood Types – Do they Exist by Chance or by Design?

Here’s a genetic oddity…. Why do we have different blood types? You would think that human blood would be the same all over. It’s a commodity product. It is there to do a job. It dispenses nutrients through the body, it delivers oxygen and takes away carbon dioxide, it staves off infections and it carries … Continue reading Blood Types – Do they Exist by Chance or by Design?

The Smoking Mum

My suspicions are aroused! Whenever I see a young mother smoking, I am naturally suspicious. Medical advice is categorical in saying that pregnant women should not smoke (I would also argue that they should not smoke in that pre-conception period either) as it risks harm to the unborn baby. Smoking increases the risk of stillbirth, … Continue reading The Smoking Mum

Protected By Vitamins – Me Thinks!

They’re supposed to be good for you. They’re supposed to keep you healthy. But do they really make a difference? Taking a vitamin or health supplement is supposedly beneficial. It keeps ailments at bay. The logic is sound. If something is lacking in your body, then you are exposing yourself to dangers. The body is … Continue reading Protected By Vitamins – Me Thinks!

Vegan Appeal…It’s Not for the Animals

Having been a vegetarian for over thirty-five years I have often been challenged as to why I don’t go all the way and become a vegan. For many of those years I justified the half-way house as mainly a matter of practicality. It was too difficult to be a vegan. Years ago, restaurants didn’t cater … Continue reading Vegan Appeal…It’s Not for the Animals

Asthma’s Down the Pan

A staggering 5.4 million people suffer from asthma in the UK. Asthma is an illness that seems to belong to modern, Western society and its prevalence has been on the increase since the 1970’s. Although mortality rates from asthma have been on the decline this is only due to the fact that asthma is now … Continue reading Asthma’s Down the Pan