Friday, October 21, 2005


Visit with a Doctor the Hill Tribes in Thailand

Visit with a Doctor the Hill Tribes in Thailand

Study in the Jungle Where There Is No Doctor with Dr. David

Where there is no doctor is a non-profit organization helping the poor, underprivileged and marginalized hill-tribe communities of Northern Thailand.
Working primarily in two sub-districts of Chiang Rai, the organization moves from village to village, giving free medical treatment and advice, helping to bring a better quality of life and improved health to communities where there is no doctor.
The organization is based in Ma-an a small camp in the Mae Yao district and surrounded by 60 similar remote villages.
Dr David
Where there is no doctor is headed by David Mar Naw, a qualified and experienced doctor with over 8 years training in the British medical and Indian Ayurvedic practices.
He is a self-will volunteer and his medical social work was started with financial assistance from an NGO and is now reliant on donations from various volunteer groups and individuals.
As well as offering expert medical advice and treating the local hill-tribes, David supports these communities by developing sanitation systems, supporting orphaned and needy individuals and raising funds for medical supplies and new school buildings.
The Hill Tribes* of Thailand
The hill tribe peoples of Thailand are primarily Burmese migrants who inhabit the remote hilly forests of the Thai-Burma-Laos triangle border. Composed of 6 different ethnic groups each with its own language and culture and recognizable by its colorful traditional dress. The Akha, Karen, Lahu, Lisu, Mien and Mon peoples are hard-working and sincere people and believe in the fruits of honesty and a teachable mind.


Visit with a Doctor and study the Thai Medicinal Plants in the "Medicinal Plant Garden" Chiang Mai - Thailand

Visit with a Doctor and study the Thai Medicinal Plants in the "Medicinal Plant Garden" Chiang Mai - Thailand
Eight rais (approximately 3 acres) of medicinal plant garden is located back of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Chiang Mai University. About 500 species of medicinal plants are cultivated. The mission of the Medicinal Plant Garden is as follows:
To provide the medicinal plants for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
To provide the medicinal plants for research.
To preserve and propagate some specific medicinal plants.
To provide a study tour for local and foreign visitors.
A medical laboratory is situated in the garden. It comprises raw material storage, drying, grinding and packing sections. Medicinal plant production processes can be demonstrated and training for medicinal plant entrepreneurs can also be conducted.
In addition to the main Medicinal Plant Garden. There are special purpose section as follows:
Demonstration garden. The garden shows planting styles of medicinal plants applied for decoration.
Primary healthcare medicinal plants garden. This garden contains medicinal plants recommend by the Ministry of public health. These plants are safe and commonly used for treatment of simple symptoms.
Garden of native herbs which are rich of vitamins and minerals are cultivated. These herbs are used for Thai food.


Drop Those Pounds And Feel Sexier Too

Drop Those Pounds And Feel Sexier Too
Here's another great reason to lose those extra pounds: You'll feel better and so will your libido, according to Duke University researchers. In fact, patients who lost just 13 percent of their body weight over two years felt more sexually attractive, had greater desire and experienced other improvements in the sexual quality of their lives.
Although weight loss improves one's quality of life, few studies had tackled the sexual benefits a person receives from it. Scientists explored this little known realm by studying about 200 obese dieters in Minnesota (mostly women who weighed 248 pounds on average).
Before losing weight, some two-thirds of participants felt unattractive on occasion. After losing more than 10 percent of their weight at the end of three months, patients started feeling more attractive and sexier, a benefit they held onto for two years.
By the numbers (for women):
The amount of patients who didn't feel sexually attractive dropped by more than half to 26 percent.
Obese women who didn't like being seen undressed fell sharply as well from 63 percent to 34 percent.
Diminished sexual desire among patients was down to 15 percent, more than two times lower than before.
Just goes to show, you don't need a potentially blinding and toxic drug to boost your sexual desire, when more natural solutions as simple as eating better based on your body's unique metabolic type and exercise can do the trick.
USA Today October 18, 2005
NASSO, The Obesity Society October 17, 2005 Free Full Text Article

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