In the deep parts of the Amazon Rainforest basic healthcare is almost non-existent. The tribal people have survived their whole life with many different hygiene practices compared to society. One of the things that piqued Dr Edith’s interest is in bathroom practices.
“It was during one of my research trips into the forest that I had an inflammation coming from my bottom. It was itchy and very painful that it was hard to walk and as suspected I was having hemorrhoids due to poor hygiene, this got me started thinking about these tribal people. They have what we consider poor hygienic practices, but I have yet to see anyone suffering from haemorrhoids or anything like it.”
Haemorrhoids is a common occurrence found in US citizens. 1/20 of people in the US have experienced it in their life time and more than 50% of people over the age of 45 is prone to getting it. The lack of such occurrence in the indigenous groups led to Dr Edith’s breakthrough research that helped millions.
“After observing and studying their cultures closely for years.”