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Loren Moreno, editor

 

   
   

Hoodia Gordonii a natural weight controller

The Hoodia cactus, native to South Africa, has recently started the hot new trend in dieting. The cactus, which is stumpy, upright, and pale green, is native to the Kalahari Desert. It has been used for centuries by the hunter-gatherer San-speaking tribes of South Africa. Tribesmen snap off a small section of the plant and chew it over a couple of days while out hunting. The plant suppresses their appetite and allows them to go for days without food and water. The Hoodia is now made into a diet pill which kills the appetite, ups your mood, and gives you energy.

 

Cosmetic surgery: What the doctors won't tell you

Surgery is a serious procedure that causes stress to your body and always poses a risk of infections, pain, death, or simply the doctor having a bad day at the office. If you are ill, surgery may be your only path to healing, and you should not be afraid of it. But if you are healthy and considering elective cosmetic surgery, here are some facts most doctors won’t tell you, and some other things to consider.

 

Tattoos: Worth the risk

Some people call it art, body art. Many people have it: simple or intricate tattoos, piercings, or even both. Stand out on Fort Street Mall and observe how many people have tattoos, girls and guys alike.

   

The pain of PRK

Editor’s note: In the Nov. 1 issue, Kalamalama published Lindsey Rowland’s article about the different types of corrective eye surgery available to people who wanted to permently improve their vision. Since then, she has had personal experience of one of the surgeries.

   

 

 
   

 

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