Purple Loosestrife: Invasion & Summary

The scene is breathtakingly beautiful; a thick brush of purple flowers blankets Canada’s wetlands.  This blanket silences the expected sounds of the wetland environment, birds chirping, ducks splashing, insects buzzing and animals thriving.  This unnatural silence is disturbing, the favourite flowers that used to litter this landscape are no longer visible, the water that used…

Vitamins & Nutrient Supplements: History, Use, Effectiveness

A Vitamin is any organic compound required by the body in small amounts for metabolism, to protect health, and for proper growth in children. Vitamins also assist in the formation of hormones, blood cells, the chemicals of the nervous-system, and genetic material. The various vitamins are not chemically related, and most differ in their physiological…

Antihistamines: Uses, Facts, Side Effects

Antihistamines are drugs that block the action of histamine. Histamine, also known as histamine phosphate, an amine (beta-imidazolyl-ethylamine, ergamine, or ergotidime) that is a normal constituent of almost all animal body cells. Histamine is also found in small quantities in ergot and purified meat products and is produced synthetically for medicinal purposes. In the body,…