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GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – November 12, 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 12 November 2015  –  Kaieteur News 

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Other flours- cassava, sweet potato and breadfruit- to fight diabetes etc – says top agricultural expert.

Other flours- cassava, sweet potato and breadfruit- are increasingly being regarded as major weapons in the fight against diabetes and other non-communicable diseases- says top agricultural expert.

[Demerara Waves – 2 November 2015] – International Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) Representative to Barbados, Ena Harvey said her organisation was pushing the use of high-fibre root crops in the Caribbean as part of a regional food and nutrition security.

“Root crops are very high in fibre, low glycemic content so that they are good for diabetes-based diets, and you know we have a tsunami of non-communicable diseases here in the Caribbean so we are looking to get persons to use more root crop-based foods,” she told Demerara Waves Online News ahead of the Pacific-Caribbean Agriculture-Food Forum on Agriculture which begins Monday in Barbados.  Continue reading

Surgeon General’s Prescription for Health: Walk More

Surgeon General’s Prescription for Health: Walk More

Published on Wednesday, September 09, 2015 – by Common Dreams -by Jay Walljasper

Photo: ‘To get Americans back on their feet—to enjoy better health and other rewards—we need to make strolling and striding a natural part of daily life again.’ (Photo: Alex Proimos/flickr/cc)

The Obesity Epidemic – Christina Sarich – commentary

ObesityinAmerica- 2013

Obesity in America – 2013

Why Obesity is becoming an Epidemic

Has another diet failed you? Are you still battling the bulge and wondering why you suffer from diabetes, heart problems, joint issues, low energy and even cancer? You aren’t alone. According to some recent statistics, obesity rates in the U.S. have ‘leveled off,’ but they are still higher than most countries in the world.

As one doctor pointed out, people putting on a few pounds shouldn’t seem to strike a proclamation of national emergency, but obesity is responsible for more deaths and added economic impact than one might guess. The fascinating thing is that Americans aren’t lazy. There are other important reasons we lead the charts in obesity, in the company of Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.  [Read more]

Jamie Oliver – 1st Grade Vegetable Test – video

Medical: The Ugly side of Statins – Dr Mercola

Medical: The Ugly side of Statins – Dr Mercola

Story at-a-glance

  • A review of the published statin research revealed a categorical lack of evidence to support the use of statin therapy in primary prevention of heart attacks
  • Statins may actually increase cardiovascular risk in women, the young and people with diabetes
  • The cholesterol-lowering drugs are also linked to an increased risk of cataracts, memory impairment, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and over 300 adverse health effects
  • Lifestyle changes were far more effective, and safer, for primary heart attack prevention than statin drugs.

By Dr. Mercola

Statin cholesterol-lowering drugs are among the most widely prescribed drugs on the market, bringing in $20 billion a year.1 They are a top profit-maker for the pharmaceutical industry, in part due to relentless and highly successful direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns.   Continue reading

Sparrow fighting … conscious and responsive in NYC hospital – updates

Sparrow released from hospital

Trinidad Express

Press Release: Oct 23, 2013 at 12:15 PM ECT

The Mighty SparrowThe Mighty Sparrow

The Mighty Sparrow, Slinger Francisco, has been released from hospital and he is now recovering in a special therapy facility.

This according to a press release sent out yesterday on behalf of Margaret Francisco, wife of the internationally renowned calypsonian. Sparrow was hospitalised last month in the US where he remains after falling into a coma.

The release said Sparrow continues to improve daily and will now undergo physical strengthening and other medical procedures to improve his overall well-being.

“We wish to place on record our profound appreciation for the continued outpouring of best wishes, prayers and support from the public for the complete recovery of the Mighty Sparrow. We also wish to express our sincere thanks to the hospital doctors and staff for the professional performance of their duties and the loving care and attention they exhibited. We will continue to issue updates as significant items relating to his progress comes to hand,” the press release said.

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What is the single best thing we can do for our health? -video

What is the single best thing we can do for our health – video

A Doctor-Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way.
Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada.         (view video below)

Follow Dr. Mike on Twitter @docmikeevans   – Facebook/docmikeevans


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