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The Upside and Downsides of diets eaten by people of African Descent

African food

Africa is the second largest continent in the world with 54 countries. Within each of these countries are different ethnic groups. Some countries have more than 200 ethnic groups. The culture, climate, food security, cost, and other factors in each region of Africa influence the choice of foods and methods of food preparation. Each region […]

Learn the different eating patterns

Different eating patterns

Several eating patterns have been shown to reduce the risk factors associated with diseases of the heart and blood vessels. However, there is still a lot of confusion about what a healthy diet is! There are currently many food fads out there but there is very little evidence to show that they prevent diseases of […]

The basics of healthy eating

The basics of healthy eating

There is a lot of buzz and confusion about healthy eating and which diet works or not. However, the basics of healthy eating in diabetes prevention involve the following key elements: Healthy eating entails combining different food groups in a manner that enables the body to get the nutrients it needs in a way that […]

What Is High Blood Pressure? Symptoms, Causes & When To See A Doctor

What Is High Blood Pressure? Symptoms, Causes & When To See A Doctor

High blood pressure, often termed hypertension, is a prevalent health condition worldwide. The heart pumps blood, supplying the entire body with the vital oxygen and nutrients it requires. Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of blood vessels. But what is high blood pressure? It occurs when this force becomes […]

Domestic violence could cause more than a heartbreak!

Human Heart

Domestic violence could cause more than a heartbreak! One in three women in the world have experienced violence from an intimate partner- a husband or boyfriend.  Domestic violence is usually associated with acute emotional trauma that can be described as that crushing feeling of heartbreak! This feeling can actually linger for a long time. Unfortunately, […]

The real causes of poor cardiovascular health

Vegetable

What are Social Determinants of Health? When it comes to health and well-being, only a few people understand it is more than medical conditions. There are a range of factors that influence health status aside from the direct cause of the medical condition or the medical care needed. At the heart of our health, lies […]