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What did Buddha Mean

When he said “Ignorance is a Cause of Suffering?

Buddha is one of the most remarkable men in recent history. He was born between 600 and 700 BC* and is renowned as the first person who clearly defined the nature of suffering, then described the steps to be taken to end suffering.

There are two primary levels of suffering, there is the individual suffering the doubt and confusion of one’s own mind and emotions as well as the pain or discomfort in one’s own body. Then there is a collective suffering that is experienced by communities.

The suffering that we experience within ourselves and the suffering experienced by our wider community, (including all the wars and famines in the

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Microcephaly

A neurodevelopment disorder

Microcephaly is a crude label for something that goes wrong during the growth of a foetus which results in a deformity or a failure of the babies head and brain to fully develop.

Because it is something relatively rare and little known the level of understanding is minimal and medical specialists are really best guessing.

The affected newborns generally have a smaller than normal head, possibly symptoms of dwarfism and as they grow they will exhibit neurological defects with severely impaired intellectual development although some impairments may not be apparent until the child is older and attempts to become socialised.

Typically with such children, intellectual disability, impaired motor skills (clumsiness), spasticity and other symptoms have been reported.

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Triggers of IBS

And a Solution to irritable bowel syndrome!

What’s on your mind? Perhaps a better question might be, what’s up with your stomach? Because if you’re one of the many millions around the world who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you know something all too well: IBS really sucks.

IBS is more than just an inconvenience as for many, it’s a detriment to their way of life. The average IBS patient is a woman, between 30 and 60. She’s almost 35% less productive than her non-IBS stricken co-workers. And she pays upwards of $4,500 in out-of-pocket medical expenses each year.

The cause of all this grief? There are several, actually. And fortunately, there are solutions. The simplest is to stop

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Massage; Body and Mind

The magic of touch

Massage is a global industry and one of the most effective treatments for muscular aches and pains, but what is less known is that massage is also helpful in relieving many other health problems including mental and emotional stress.

Physical stress relief

It’s well known that getting out of your head and into your body releases stress and refreshes the spirit. Therefore active people take some responsibility for their lives by engaging in physical activity. For some people it may be running, for others it may be swimming, mountain climbing or yoga, but it can be any activity where winning is not important that challenges body and mind so that they function harmoniously.

By focusing on

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Milk and Osteoporosis

We are what we eat

Russell Eaton offered controversy in his book Organic Milk Myth: Why Organic and UHT Milk are Much Worse for Health Than Regular Milk.

However in his latest book “Beat Osteoporosis Now” (only available from Amazon for kindle), author Russell Eaton says: ‘Dairy milk does increase bone density, but this comes at a terrible price.”

In an earlier book, “The Milk Imperative” (only available from Amazon), Russell broke new ground by revealing exactly how dairy milk causes osteoporosis. We know that dairy milk provides calcium, yet the latest research shows that osteoporosis and dairy milk consumption go hand in hand. In The Milk Imperative this

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Common Diseases

What are diseases?

A disease or dis-ease is anything that makes us feel unwell or suffer in any way. In that sense, ignorance as a cause of suffering is a disease.

Despite the improvements in hygiene and living standards, the best available drugs and medications, dis-ease continues to manifest in many different ways.

As we progress as a society and as a civilisation dis-ease at this time in our history is as rampant as ever and new diseases continually appear

Here we present a little of what we know about various conditions and what may influence a positive outcome.

What is a disease?

A disease is:

Anything that is against humanity Anything that causes pain and suffering Anything

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Diabetes and Ayurveda

Madhumeh Chikitsa – Treatment of Diabetes

Diabetes has become one of the most common ailments today. The number of diabetic persons is increasing worldwide. Diabetes is a man made disease. This means that diabetes is related to our life style. If we adopt a proper life style like doing regular exercise, changing our dietary habits, opting for more natural food suitable to our body system and going for regular check ups after forty years of age (after thirty years of age for people who have a history of diabetes in the family), we can avoid or at least prolong the onset of the disease.

Modern science considers diabetes to be a metabolic disease but according to ayurveda, diabetes is a

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