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What medicinal herbs to take when sick?

Before there was medicine as we know it, there was food. Medicinal herbs are God's gift to mankind. Having been born in a family who is a firm believer of tradition and has great respect to our ancenstors, we were brought up drinking tea of root crops and leaves whenever we are sick - fever, chickenpox, measles, dengue, stomach ache, hyperacidity, headache among others. Trust me, the tea tasted and smelled horrible. I used to drink them pinching my nose so I can't smell and then drown the after taste with lots and lots of water. 

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Just for laughs: Wisdom from kids

My nephews' wits and innocence always amaze me. I decided to compile some funny moments with them. As I add more in the list, I will place this entry back in featured list. This blog is inspired by Reader's Digest's 'Laughter is the best medicine' portion. Laughter is indeed the best medicine! Like I tweeted, a happy disposition is the best makeup to wear every day. 

 

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I saved Maven's heart

"I saved Maven's heart" is such a powerful conviction. It gave me and everyone in that room a sense of pride. Yes, we saved Maven's heart! 

Yesterday I attended the thanksgiving dinner for Maven's complete healing. I hugged Hannah and was immediately in tears. I am very happy. A month after his surgery, his oxygen saturation is now 99% from the meager 68%. What great news that is!

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Surviving the Loss of a Child

This book was the perfect gift given by my close girl friends during my baby boy's last rite. I am guessing they did not know what to tell me because no note was written on the front page where you usually place little memo. I appreciated it. Several words were uttered that I am sure were meant to be comforting but those words made me feel otherwise. Silence was better. When I got home, I started reading the first few pages but did not have the strength and composure to continue. So, I dropped it.

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