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Respect Your Elders

Of all trees few can be held in as much contempt as our native elder, Sambucus nigra.  It grows almost anywhere and in such profusion that it is dismissed as a ‘weed’ and it is true that its habit of self-sowing and growing through treasured garden plants can be a nuisance.  503 more words

Wild Flowers


Bread and Butter Days
by Trisha Faye


My favorite source for stories from the “good ‘ole days”, Iona Mae Burk, shared a childhood memory. 726 more words

A History of Vaccination

Existing evidence shows that vaccination treatments go back over a thousand years ago. Considering the recent controversies surrounding vaccination policies and parental rights, it is often good to go backwards to understand a practice as a way to gain insight to the ways in which a society may approach the policies of the practice in the future. 14 more words

The Instant Jamu in Zambo

At the barter centers in Zamboanga City, one can most likely notice the presence of this particular jamu. Jamu is a traditional Indonesian medicinal drink, a herbal concoction of whatnot.  103 more words

Zamboanga Peninsula


f. moon; thought to affect the activity of parasites and position of babies before birth

Word Of The Week


The month of March to May is the hottest period here in the Philippines. And during this period many people believe that there are sickness and infections arises that can spread. 674 more words


adj. refers to certain foods which are thought to cause wound infections, such as eggs, fish, avocados and beans. Patients need to be taught about diet to avoid malnutrition and poor wound healing.

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