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by Mad Scientist
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: any of you on prescribed meds?
Replies: 54
Views: 12551

Re: any of you on prescribed meds?

My herbal advice comes from two courses I've done taught by a medical herbalist who's run a herbal pharmacy for years. I would only make tinctures for myself to deal with minor ailments. Anything worse I always go to my doctor. Never, never never buy meds online.
by Mad Scientist
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Doctor in your pocket!
Replies: 0
Views: 1622

Doctor in your pocket!

I found this on the Netmums site. Called "Babylon" it's a remote medical service you get an app for on a smartphone. Talk/ text to a doctor or on screen without leaving home and even arrange prescriptions to be sent to your nearest pharmacy!


http://www.netmums.com/home/babylon-health
by Mad Scientist
Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Nettle Tea for Hay Fever
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

Re: Nettle Tea for Hay Fever

A friend of mine is a qualified Herbalist and he swears by Plantain and elderflower tea ( or just plantain). Nettles contain loads of iron, minerals and stuff better used for pain relief and a good tonic rather than hay fever.
by Mad Scientist
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Medical School
Replies: 24
Views: 9352

Re: Medical School

I'm so excited for you! Heaps of luck. Organise your time, eat and sleep well. Don't burn yourself out. Take care of yourself and don't let the bast&?ds get you down!
by Mad Scientist
Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: West Nile Virus mosquitoes found in UK
Replies: 0
Views: 1193

West Nile Virus mosquitoes found in UK

Just something to keep a north eye on:

A very small population of the type of mozzie that can carry WNV has been found in the UK.

http://www.healthmap.org/site/diseaseda ... d-uk-22112

Good old climate change enabling tropical bugs to survive here!
by Mad Scientist
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.
Replies: 1232
Views: 218303

Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Aww, lovely, Brambles!

Well done everyone it's really inspiring to read about everyone's equipment and gardens coming along!
by Mad Scientist
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.
Replies: 1232
Views: 218303

Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

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Meet Jelly our new kitten- partner in crime and agent of fluffy, adorable chaos! Hope the attachment is ok!
by Mad Scientist
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: The age old question
Replies: 32
Views: 5995

Re: The age old question

I find it shocking that so many women aren't preppers. Men are "wired" to defend realtime, physical threats, e.g raiding parties, sabre toothed tiger and spearing an antelope at fifty paces. Women are wired to prevent abstract problems, illness, starvation, injury and disharmony in the tribe. All of...
by Mad Scientist
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.
Replies: 1232
Views: 218303

Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

I've got a supply of free shredded paper. It's for the chicken run and the used stuff composts really well! The fresh stuff is great on a bonfire. I've also ordered EHIC cards for the family (European Health Insurance Card) for our holiday. Go to NHS website. It's a short, easy form and you get the ...
by Mad Scientist
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Gluten free Kettle foods
Replies: 15
Views: 2737

Re: Gluten free Kettle foods

I can't eat wheat or barley and buy gluten free flour and make my own crumpets, pancakes, pastry, crumble and cakes. Several different types of rice and vegetable- based noodle I get all cook in 4 minutes in boiling water. Miso soup as well.Fresh fruit, meat and veg from reduced aisle and market. Go...