(+353) 74 91 25738

Canker Sore

What is a canker sore? Canker sores are painful mouth ulcers that appear suddenly in groups of two or three, or singly. They can easily be confused with cold sore. Canker sores are white ulcers with a red rim that form just inside the lips and cheeks. They burn and tingle, especially when eating spicy or acidic foods. Normally, healing takes about one or two weeks without treatment, but longer if they become exceptionally large, […]

Surgery, Before and After

Surgery – Preparing and Recovery Emergency operations save lives from problems such as a bursting appendix or severe accidents. Even if the effects of an illness seem serious or surgery is necessary, it is good practice to inform yourself fully about the possible consequences. Take time to think about what you are getting into and what you really want. Every operation carries risks.


Gallstones – What Are They ? The gall bladder stores and concentrates bile produced by the liver, until it is needed for the digestion of fats during a meal. The gall bladder contracts and expels its contents into the narrow passageway of the bile duct and finally into the intestinal canal. Bile not only digests fats, but contains the wastes eliminated by the liver as it breaks down substances like drugs, hormones and proteins.


Endometriosis is a common chronic inflammatory illness of the reproductive system that affects women of all ages. Pelvic pain, especially menstrual pain or ovulation pain, is the most widespread sign of this illness, though there is no characteristic type or timing of pain. The pain can develop at any time of the month; while some women experience no pain at all, others feel pain that ranges from mild to excruciating and disabling.

Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcer is a general term used for a sore that occurs when any part of the protective lining of the digestive tract is damaged. The stomach juices eat away at the gut lining, forming an ulcer. This could be in the stomach itself, in the upper part of the small intestine (the duodenum) or, more rarely, in the gullet (the oesophagus).

Head Lice

Head lice are epidemic in children of school age, and they are fast becoming  “super-lice” as they become immune to treatment. Head lice are highly contagious, and they will travel rampantly among groups of children who play together. They move from child to child, especially from long hair, which is not tied up, and they can live for 24 hours away from the body.


Osteoporosis is a serious and disabling disease and it is the most prevalent metabolic bone disease in western societies. Fortunately, osteoporosis can and should be prevented and, when present, treated. Osteoporosis, the silent disease of later life. Silent, in that there is usually no pain or sign included in this condition until it is very well advanced. A broken bone may be the first indication that your bones have become thin.


Turmeric is a commonly used herb, with an amazing therapeutic potential which modern science is discovering. Turmeric is a major ingredient of curry powder and is also used in prepared mustard. It is used for its flavour and colour. It is used both in Chinese and Indian (Ayurvedic) systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory herb in the treatment of numerous conditions including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain and colic.

Urinary Tract Infections

The urinary system performs the vital task of producing and excreting urine, thereby cleansing the body of waste products and helping to maintain a constant internal environment by governing the water and chemical composition and the acid-alkali balance of the body.


Is it good for you? In most of the conditions I have written about, I nearly always advise against excess sugar consumption. Of all the foods consumed today, refined sugar is considered one of the most harmful.

Post navigation