CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE IN A YEAR; BE MERRY BUT RESPONSIBLE

Sometimes one does not get the opportunity to spend Christmas with the ones they love most. When you are lucky enough to have those who make your heart tick close by do make the best out of the time especially now that it’s proven that enjoying life does benefit the heart.

 
 
 
MAKING TIME TO EXERCISE EVEN AT CHRISTMAS

Many of us have already packed our holiday season with so much work and back-to-back programmes we hardly have time to breathe. The little time we can squeeze out is used to stuff ourselves with food and drinks, but just for this season we may be able to spend 5minutes each day to make a difference in our lives so that we can have time to sing and dance to “Joy to the World.”

 
 
 
“ONE HOUSE, ONE TOILET”: A SHORTCUT TO WEALTH CREATION

There can never be sustainable growth and development in a country that is unable to take care of its waste appropriately and until we are able to take care of our “shit” properly we can say goodbye to prosperity; it will forever remain the Golden Fleece that eludes us.

 
 
 
DIABETES & ITS “UNHOLY” AGENDA FOR EYES

Diabetes continues to torment many people and as most of us are aware it leaves no part of the body free.

Yes, diabetes causes eye problems as well and may lead to blindness. If you have diabetes, your risk of blindness is higher than someone who does not have the disease but the majority of people with diabetes have nothing more than minor eye disorders

 
 
 
WOMEN & DIABETES – Our Right to a Healthy Future

Socioeconomic challenges especially in developing countries exposes women even more to the risk factors of diabetes such as; poor nutrition, physical inactivity, active or passive smoking and alcohol consumption leading to the death of about 2.1 million women globally from this menace called Diabetes.

 
 
 
DIABETES NEVER “WALKS” ALONE

November 14th is World Diabetes Day and we will dedicate a significant part of this month to discussing Diabetes; the one disease that causes fear and panic even among the anointed.

This devastating disease that “never walks alone” always reminds me of a football team in England, which promises same but unfortunately has no claim to devastation.

 
 
 
BREAST ALERT – LOOK & TOUCH TO SAVE A LIFE

Though the month for Breast Cancer Awareness is drawing to a close, we should NEVER draw the curtains on regular self and professional examination to fight this killer. The power to make a difference is in our hands!! What have you done this month to support a breast? Like many other diseases the best prevention for breast cancer is early detection so do your bit to combat breast cancer.

 
 
 
“OUR HANDS, OUR FUTURE!” –even better than silver & gold

“Wet your hands with cleanrunning water (warm or cold),turn off the tap (or stop the source of water)and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.”

 
 
 
WOMAN KNOW THYSELF TO SAFEGUARD OUR FUTURE

What better time to talk about women’s health than the month for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. As we celebrate women under the theme “BE BOLD FOR CHANGE” and our country also goes through positive change, we need our women more than ever and this change must start from within; A Healthy Body is an excellent start point!!!!

 
 
 
MAKING BREASTS COME ALIVE

This year October, the month for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS seems to have “arrived” faster than ever. Didn’t we just celebrate New Year’s Day and it feels like yesterday when we changed Governments.

 
 
 
IN THE INTEREST OF OUR HEARTS

World Heart Day is here with us again and we continue to write while others read. Many of us talk and some people may listen. A lucky few even have an opportunity to do a few tests to determine the health status of their hearts BUT the majority of people continue with business as usual. Unfortunately business as usual for most of us is torture to our hearts.

 
 
 
THE ROAD TO HEART HEALTH

It is ninth month once again and on 29th September the world will celebrate World Heart Day. Over the next three weeks we will refresh our memory with the basics of heart health, starting with 2016 World Heart Day theme.

 
 
 
MAN KNOW THYSELF – Essential screening for men

One of the points stressed on in my Ten Commandments for a Healthy and Enjoyable life is to do REGULAR MEDICAL CHECKS OR SCREENING. This point can never be overemphasized. The hospital is not only for the sick. No matter how much of a healthy life you lead, you could still have a grave medical condition lurking in the shadows and only an early screening could nip it right in the bud.

 
 
 
Why jump rope sport may not be such a bad idea for a workout.

On several occasions, I have asked patients and clients which exercises they engaged in as a component of a weight loss routine when they [eventually] decided to consider dietary modification as a component of that routine. Most times and as often expected, most of these patients/clients who were women, would mention rope skipping.

 
 
 
WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO?

Writing may have a way of keeping my pain away for a brief moment but it all rushes back totally overwhelming me, but I choose not to freeze. Not too many people regard their parents as role models or mentors throughout their lives.

My dad is definitely an ANGEL and I had to lend him to God a few days ago. I am sure he will as always make God proud.

 
 
 
CHOLESTEROL: 10 FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

The waxy fat-like substance we refer to us “cholesterol” definitely has its good sides but we tend to focus mainly on its “ugly” side maybe for good reason; it is an invisible killer and may creep up on you without warning. No one likes to fight an opponent he or she cannot see.

 
 
 
Cerebral Palsy – The Nutrition Therapy Bit!

Sometime ago, I joined a group of other health personnels in offering healthcare services to parents and their Children With Special Needs (CWSN). The experience provoked an interest and thus the instinct to be more involved in a management of families with nutritional challenges related to the special needs child. 

This is what my little search revealed about one group of CWSN (Cerebral Palsy)…

 
 
 
COCOA – GREAT FOR YOUR MOOD, EXCELLENT FOR YOUR HEALTH

I am still trying to find a good reason why patronage of cocoa products especially the pure cocoa beverage is much lower than expected. Every year I spend several weeks educating people about the benefits of cocoa and I believe this is not in vain.

Long before oil was discovered in commercial quantities in Ghana, Cocoa faithfully provided us not only with money but fame as well since we have always remained a major exporter of cocoa. Little wonder that in some countries chocolate made from Ghana’s premium cocoa is highly desired and costs an arm and a leg.

 
 
 
NAUSEA: Basics we all need to know

Nausea is a very common complaint and almost everyone experiences this sometime in their life. It is an experience that occurs with the feeling that you are about to vomit. When you are nauseated you may feel weak, sweaty and have too much saliva in your mouth. You may even vomit. Pregnancy, illness and motion sickness are among the long list of conditions that may cause nausea.

 
 
 
A “GUT FEELING” MAY MEAN MORE THAN YOU THINK

You surely have come across the phrase “go with your gut feeling” and many times we consider that to be our instincts, but the gut, which is the full path that swallowed food travels may be much smarter than we think. It has even been referred to as the “second brain” in some instances.

 
 

 

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