Thursday, April 18, 2024

HEALING HERBS: Sexual health important


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MR RICHARD ‘LOWDOWN’ HOAD, a fellow NATION columnist, wrote some time back: “I don’t know if the ‘Silent Doctor’ lady mentioned it, but mangoes are a great silent doctor for getting the bowels moving. Not always silent.”

These statements made me laugh out loud. I strongly believe that ‘Hoady’, as I affectionately call him, is here on earth to make others happy. He has a very passionate and jolly spirit. I love him for sharing his gift with the world. This type of gesture always assists with building the process of unconditional love.

For all of those readers who, like Mr Hoad, have a glut of mangoes and are trying to locate the health benefits, you can research THE NATION newspaper. I wrote an article in 2009 which should be archived under the title Mangoes More Than Juicy Fruit. It was published on Monday, April 20, 2009. Now, let us continue with our series about happiness.

Being swamped with examination scripts to mark caused me to be a bit unhappy because I was forced to curtail my early morning walks to meet the submission deadline. As humans, each time we are forced to move out of our comfort zones, we have the tendency to be unhappy and resistant. Normally, the correct strategy to employ to regain a sense of pleasure when we become unhappy is to develop positive thoughts to assist in destroying the discomfort.   

Last week I recommended that we commence a viable kitchen garden to assist with rebuilding an atmosphere of happiness. I am also recommending that we pay attention to our sexual health and the daily activities we engage in.

Many people are still embarrassed to speak about sexual health because of many misconceptions. However, I recognise that those with whom I am in  contact and who have pleasant thoughts or engage in healthy, consensual, non-risky sexual activities are extremely happy. Those who have retired from this type of activity but maintain positive thoughts are also very happy. 

This led me to conclude that those who shy away from sexual activities must redouble their efforts to be educated about their bodies and the role which positive sexuality plays in making us shine, while we bask in happiness. As a consequence, we should not take everyone who approaches us in our bedrooms because we may exit being more unhappy because of negative vibes and “unholistic” connections. 

Finally, in order to reach equilibrium, we must incorporate the spiritual virtues, happiness and more silent doctors into our lives.

Annette Maynard-Watson, a teacher and herbal educator, may be contacted via or by telephone 250-6450.

DISCLAIMER:It is not our intention to prescribe or make specific claims for any products. Any attempts to diagnose or treat real illness should come under the direction of your health care provider.


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