YOU KNOW TOMATO IS A FRUIT, BUT DO YOU KNOW STRAWBERRIES AREN’T?

Yes indeed, strawberries are not berries. They are botanically classified as ‘’false fruits’’. The real fruits are the little yellow-brown grains that are on the surface of the strawberry and that we generally refer to as seeds. There is an actual seed inside each of this grain. This does not diminish in any way the…

OR ”NUX” IT AWAY

Nux Vomica 30C Now, if you feel sluggish after a meal, there is also a homeopathic medicine that can help you. Nux vomica is obtained from the seeds of Strychnos nux-vomica, the Poison nut, a tree native to Southeast Asia. The nuts are toxic but once the extract has been transformed and diluted into a…

IF YOU FEEL SLUGGISH AFTER EATING, CHEW IT AWAY!

As you well know, human beings are omnivore, meaning they can eat pretty much everything, and for that purpose they have three types of teeth: incisors to cut, canines to tear and pre-molars and molars to grind their food. Chewing is the first step in our digestion and it is a very important one that…

TAKE YOUR MEDICINE

One of the great advantages of homeopathic medicine is that most of them are meant to be taken sublingually, meaning you do not need water. This makes it very convenient, especially when you are on-the-go (for example, in an airport where you cannot bring water anymore, in the plane before take off, in your car,…

BIG breath

Just to add a few words about my previous post, here are some general recommendations if you are dealing with stage fright or any other kind of apprehension or anxiety: reduce your intake of coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco and other stimulants a few days before the event. If you start to feel anxious or overly…

Before a competition, take a deep breath… and a few pellets too!

I would like to talk about one of the first homeopathic medicines I tried, because I think it could be useful to many people. I used to be a fairly good student and to perform well during tests, written or oral—except for the driving test. Although I was doing okay during the driving lessons, this…

How to split the banana

One of the many things I discovered in America is the concept of family style restaurant. The first time my friends took me to such a place, I thought it meant food tasted like your Mom’s cooking and I did not understand why everybody was getting involved in my order. (Maybe that was the real…

OR A PAIN IN THE EAR…

To pursue the discussion about how flying can affect us after the heavy legs issue, I would like to give a few tips to people suffering from earache while flying. This mainly happens at take off or landing and is due to a very rapid change in air pressure. Normally, the Eustachian tube opens and lets air…

FLYING CAN BE A REAL PAIN IN THE LEG.

This is a request from a family member that suffers from “heavy legs,” especially when the weather is warmer and who is very nervous about flying transatlantic knowing the length of the trip will make it even worst. In the past, not only would her legs be painful and swollen, but it would take several…

Ketchup is not so bad for you after all!

For a long time I looked at ketchup as a “decadent” condiment, mostly because of its high sugar content. But now I look at it differently and must admit it is quite good, provided you get a decent quality one. I was also surprised to learn, through an anti-aging physician who is also a great…

EYELID TWITCH

While I was getting ready this morning and putting on my make-up, I started to feel my eyelid twitch on the right side. Blepharospasm (eyelid twitch) is something that happens to me from time to time, mainly when I am tired. It is one of those little things that has no consequence but is pretty annoying….

NOSEBLEED: WHAT TO DO, WHAT NOT TO DO

I don’t know if you ever watch the TV show Frasier but one of the main characters, Frasier’s brother, was said to have a nosebleed every time he tells a lie. You see him reaching for his nose when he makes up excuses. It is like a modern version of Pinocchio. It gave me the…