Eating healthy. The importance of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables cannot be over emphasized. Fruits and vegetables are an important source of vitamins and minerals that help to: lower blood cholesterol levels, decrease the risk of heart disease, decrease risk of certain types of cancer, lower blood pressure, lower risk of being […]
Have you been feeling all kinds of symptoms, and the doctors keep telling you there is nothing wrong with you medically? Are you just convinced this may be the work of your “village people”? But wait!! Could you be suffering from chronic stress?
The harmful effects of skin lightening on your internal organs… What your beautician will not tell you.
For years, dark skinned individuals (male and female) have been conditioned to think they would look more beautiful and get better opportunities if they had fairer skin. With validation from billboards, television and magazine advertisements suggesting that light skinned individuals are more attractive, more successful and have a “glow” that endears people to them, there […]
Heart disease is the leading cause of death all over the world, accounting for more than a third of all deaths worldwide; more than cancer and HIV. Heart disease can be congenital (you were born with it) or acquired (you developed it as an adult). Congenital heart diseases are more common in children and may […]
In the 80s and 90s, heart disease was thought to be disease of elderly people. However in recent times, we have seen more and more young people die of heart disease than before. Available data from the world health organization (WHO) states that, 31% of all deaths worldwide are due to cardiovascular disease1. Studies done […]
In my experience, I have noticed that often times, patients are not aware about many things regarding their health. They don’t know their diagnosis, they don’t bother to know the name of their doctor, and what they are being treated for and of course, details of their daily medications. Doctors are also treating conditions that […]
“Burnout” is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. The hospital environment can put doctors and other clinicians at high risk for burnout, especially because of busy work days, high patient load, and emotional intensity of the job. It is marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization (adopting an impersonal […]
Every day we are bombarded with health information about the need to prevent illness by early detection. However a lot of individuals still have reservations about going to the clinic for checkup. This resistance is mainly due to myths or belief systems about health, widely circulated in the community. What is preventive health? Preventive health […]
So you or (your loved one) have been diagnosed with heart disease. It can be a very daunting diagnosis and the initial reactions are usually denial, anxiety grief and or depression. The may be feelings of “what is the point of living” or you may feel “this is the end, I can’t live a normal […]
Are you having problems losing weight or you find that you are gaining weight despite reducing your food intake? Lack of sleep May be a major factor. A fascinating study from researchers at the University of Colorado found that one week of sleeping about 5 hours a night led participants to gain an average of 1 […]