Western herbal medicine has observed the benefits of the traditional use of kava and then started researching it with clinical trials to try to understand just how it generates these benefits.
With so many people impacted by long covid the New Zealand government have established an expert advisory group (March 2022) to find out more information about the impact on our health, and to provide GPs with advice on how to help people.
Let’s have a look at what is currently known about long covid.
Stress. We’ve all heard about it and we’ve all experienced varying levels of stress – but just what is stress and what impact does it have on our body and mind?
Modern life is becoming increasingly stressful particularly in these times of COVID. This is resulting in an increase in mental health problems globally.
When we think of our immune system, do supplements or herbals work?
There are a number of supplements and natural remedies being promoted to prevent or treat COVID19, we don’t know for certain whether they will help people who are sick but some, such as vitamin D, look like low risk and very low-cost options to possibly reduce risk of illness and/or severe illness. Prevention is much easier than a cure etc, that’s the real purpose of supplements, giving ourselves a better chance of staying healthier for longer by supporting our immune system.
Pain. It’s something we’re all familiar with and can agree it’s something we don’t want to invite to stay long in our bodies.