Not being one to partake in recreational drugs, but following a bicycle indecent recently, I was struggling to cope with the pain despite being prescribed a powerful anti-inflammatory and paracetamol every four hours.
Where does the brain end and the body begin? There’s no exact defining point, and so we should embrace mental health as being entwined with physical health, but the medical system tends to compartmentalise the two separately.
I have recently been undergoing surgeries for basal cell carcinoma on my face, which has been quite distressing. I have found frustrating the blanket assumption from family and medical professionals, that it has been caused by the sun, that the cancer is a consequence of my spending too much time outdoors.
It was the word to avoid on a myriad of health forums. Until recently, that is. Now, it appears that sufferers of cancer, Lyme Disease and many other conditions are joining force, and that can only be a good thing.
The first time I heard the word “biofilm”, I thought it was a bit sci-fi. I also thought that members of the various heath forums I follow on Facebook were being kooky. I discovered, however, that biofilm is more relevant to my health than I could have imagined.
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