Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Date paste

If you like sweets, eating dates is a healthy alternative to eating foods made with processed sugar. Dates are nature’s candy and an ideal replacement for sugar. The image above is the Medjool date paste that I made last week. Date paste adds a subtle sweetness to foods and can be used to make desserts, energy bars, cookies, homemade granola, […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness

Antibiotic resistance affects everyone

For more than 70 years, antibiotics have saved countless lives. Unfortunately, the overuse and misuse of antibiotic therapy and mismanagement in hygiene practices have resulted in antibiotic resistance. More and more, infection-causing bacteria have built defences against antibiotics that used to kill them. These resistant bacteria are also called “superbugs”. Antibiotic treatment is losing its capacity to treat infections. We […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness, Mental Health

Make physical activity a part of your life

Being physically active can help you lead a healthier and happier life. Moderate physical exercise, performed on a regular basis, reduces depression or anxiety and improves sleep. It helps with back pain, injuries or arthritis. It also reduces the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and some cancers. Keeping fit is important for your health. However, it’s […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention

Antimicrobial resistance

“Apparently there is a feeling among doctors that if one antimicrobial drug is good, two should be better and three should cure virtually everybody of virtually everything.” – E. Jawetz 1967 This week I attended a seminar on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. Margaret Chan, Director-General, gave an excellent […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention

Ebola

In countries with strong health systems, the risk of becoming infected with the Ebola virus is relatively low. You can only get Ebola through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person or animal, like blood or vomit. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Ebola can only spread to others after symptoms […]

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Mental Health, Stress Management

Gratitude for better health

Being grateful is the foundation for living a healthy life. You can live in a great country, have access to the best medical care, adopt the healthiest lifestyles, but … without gratitude, your health will never be at its best. In the preamble of its Constitution, the World Health Organization states: “Health is a state of complete […]

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