POLIOMYELITIS is an enterovirus (ie tummy wog) of the picornavirus family. There are 3 strains of polio Types 1, 2 & 3 – and having polio does not protect us from the other 2 strains. NB polio can be caught from the nappy of a child who has been vaccinated with Sabin (a live weakened virus) forContinue reading “What is polio?”
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Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is important in metabolism of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. It is required for nerve and cognitive health, protects immune function and prevention of anemia. It can be found in a wide variety of foods – beans, grains, nuts, fish, meat, vegetables, and non-citrus fruits, so it is rarely deficient in those whoContinue reading “Vitamin B6”
Here is what potassium is needed for, and how you might know you are needing more. While there are plenty of options for taking tablets to replace your stores, finding it in your food is much more effective and enjoyable. Here are some recipes for potassium broths.