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  1. Tootsie

    Flu Shots

    ??? Goodness gracious. Of course NOT. I never said that. Herbal Medicine is powerful, and can potentially be harmful if used incorrectly, and you would have to be a fool to think otherwise. To give you an example of where I am coming from on my stance. I was on a strong pharmaceutical a few years ago, and from it I had several potentially very harmful side effects as a result. The doctor gave me more pharmaceutical medicine to treat the side effects, but I also had side effects from the new medication. I swapped over to a herbal medication that treated the same condition but with only one manageable side effect, rather than seven unmanageable ones. Thousands of people die from pharmaceutical medicine every year, so I will take my chances elsewhere.
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    Flu Shots

    Lol. Well they are hardly making Herbal Medicine for charity now are they!
  3. Tootsie

    Things you just don't get.

    Things you just don't get....... The name of this website for a start. This site is called Poms IN Oz. But its full of Poms IN the UK complaining about Oz....I just don't get it.
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    Fruit picking vs tree planting

    Hello Well both are hard work Cairns probably has more choices for jobs. Why don't you try both and see which ones suits you best?
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    First arrival

    Hello Lots of people work in Sydney but live some distance away in big towns I know of people who live in Newcastle, Blue Mountains and Wollongong, and who commute into Sydney daily for work The Central Coast is a prime example of decent sized communities with amenities, where you could easily commute into Sydney CBD or surrounds. My longest commute in Sydney was two hours each way daily. I just got on the train and fell asleep until I reached my destination. No drama. And not much longer than my old daily London commute.
  6. Tootsie

    Flu Shots

    Because I don't want to is the reason I wouldn’t
  7. Tootsie

    Flu Shots

    Hello I find your comment a bit odd to be honest. I don't assume anything. And I am hardly running around the streets digging up roots and eating them! I use Western Herbal Medicine, as dispensed by a qualified herbalist. The medicine is properly prepared, manufactured, tested, etc..... It works just as well as pharmaceutical medicine, but without such dire side effects. Having suffered dire side effects from pharmaceutical medicine in the past, I am not willing to take that route any longer. In the 15 years I have been using herbals for a variety of health issues, I have never had a negative side effect from them. Pharmaceutical medicine has its place, but I would only personally use it if all else fails and as a last resort. Personal choice.
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    What is Mildura like

    Well Gol Gol use to have a very bad reputation. Not as bad as Dareton true. But still up there. But hey things change. Last time I was in the area was 2003 but still have friends there.
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    What is Mildura like

    Lol. Well obviously! But everyone I knew that were doing this, had the flights built into their wage offer, the money didn't come out of their own pockets. I also know people who stay in Melbourne during the working week and then fly back to Mildura for the weekend to live.
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    Flu Shots

    I won't bother with a vaccination. I only use herbal medicine.
  11. Tootsie

    Swimming pool

    That decking looks brilliant. Really smart.
  12. Tootsie

    What is Mildura like

    Hello Many houses in Mildura (especially near the hospital) are older in style and are on massive blocks, so plenty of room for a dog. Dareton and Gol Gol are just on the other side of the border in NSW about 20 minutes from Mildura, and these areas have always had a bad reputation. Lots of Aboriginal kids running amok. But Trentham also other side of the border in NSW about 20 minutes from Mildura, would be a lovely place to live, and massive blocks too as a winery area. A 20 minute leisurely drive in virtually no traffic to Mildura, would be very pleasant. It is about $120.00 to fly from Mildura to Melbourne and about an hours duration, and a lot of people live in Mildura and fly back and forth to Melbourne each day for work, so although isolated for driving, it is not on the moon for other forms of travel
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    What is Mildura like

    Hello I lived there for five years. It is pretty isolated in terms of driving elsewhere But the town is nice enough, well spaced out, pretty good shops, coffee shops, bars, etc....and the river area is lovely in terms of boating, swimming, fishing or camping in the area. Wentworthville is a lovely little town nearby, and there is a fantastic winery at Robinvale that has some amazing wines. But there are certainly some surrounding areas that need to be avoided like the plague. Hot summers were fine for me, as I love the heat. Never remember it being unbearable. It could get cold in winter especially at night, but still manageable with a heater (I find it a lot colder in Sydney) Lots of fruit picking and hospitality type jobs. However, many jobs are got on who you know, rather than what you know. Wages are not particularly high, but neither are house prices (both rentals and buying are still affordable), so each balance each other. 99.99% of the people who live there think it is God's own country and the most amazing town in the universe. Maybe take a holiday there and check it out
  14. Tootsie

    Flu Shots

    Shingles is awful from what I have seen. I didn't know there was a vaccination for it though. Not something I have ever really thought about to be honest. I have never had a flu vaccination. I started using nutritional medicine (diet) and natural medicines (herbals) ten years ago, and have never had flu since. I suppose side effects from a vaccination, against the actual illness, is something you just have to weigh up the pros and cons on. A personal decision
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    Three snakes in three days

    It is a python. Easy to catch and relocate yourself.