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Monday, 19 August 2019
Asparagus has a history going back over 2000 years. It originated in the eastern Mediterranean; in its wild form it was much smaller than the asparagus we know today. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Monday, 19 August 2019
Congratulations, we have all survived the winter and all of the health compromising pathogens and viruses that afflict us through this period. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Our frontline of defence against viruses, pathogens, bacteria and trauma is our immune system and its responses to the ravages that tend to be our major health risk as we enter autumn and winter. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Kiwifruit despite the name they are not native to New Zealand, Mary Isobel Fraser returned from China in 1904 with seed she had gathered while visiting. They were planted in Wanganui in 1906 by Alexander Allison and the first crop was harvested in 1910, people described the flavour as gooseberry hence the initial name of Chinese gooseberry. — Read Article
Friday, 09 February 2018
Ginger has been prized for over 5000 years as a tonic to treat common ailments, it appears to have originated in SE Asia and widely cultivated in the known world by the first century. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
As many as a thousand people may be dying in New Zealand each year as the result of infections contracted within New Zealand hospitals; the figure of a thousand is based on 10% of United Kingdom estimates. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn
Sunday, 30 November 2014
Shingles are generally the result of contracting the chickenpox virus as a child and it’s type 3 HHV-3 Varicella-Zoster or Human Herpes Virus-3, the chickenpox virus is one of the herpes group of viruses, there are in fact over 25 viruses that are of the herpes type. The chickenpox virus reoccurs generally in adults 50 plus in the form of the Varicella-Zoster Virus. An interesting characteristic of many of the viruses we may contract through life. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team