Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Is your government rich enough to skip on diabetes prevention programs?

The one medical disorder that has increased significantly over the past three decades is type 2 diabetes. In 2014, diabetes statistics reveal that there were close to 422 million people living on this planet with the disorder. These numbers are gross underestimates because there are millions more with prediabetes and others who have no access to healthcare that have never been accounted for.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Evolution and Diet: We now eat more; but less variety

In 2016, nearly 30-50 percent of the world is obese and the numbers are rising fast. In fact, nearly 20% of children in the USA are overweight and many even have type 2 diabetes. In Africa, a continent that has always faced famine and hunger, many countries are now fighting escalating rates of obesity. Obesity has taken over smoking as public enemy number one. Overall, the majority of humans are now overweight and the chief reason is because of our diet. We no longer know

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Vitamin D Deficiency - Causes and Symptoms

Over the past few decades, deficiency of vitamin D has become well recognized all over the globe. Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that at least 50% of the general population has varying degrees of vitamin D deficiency. In addition, the deficiency is more prevalent in seniors and people of color. 
Worldwide, the number of people with vitamin D deficiency are said to be very high because of

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Early Disease Detection Key to Good Health

The most important aspect of protecting and preserving our good health is by early detection of disease. Discovering a disease in its early stages greatly increases the opportunity to reverse, stop or treat the damage and regain our health.  Rapid advances in the field of medicine have significantly improved our ability to maintain good health and enjoy longer lives.     

The following are three important and sequential steps leading to the early detection of disease.    

Monday, July 4, 2016

Screening Tests - why are they important?

What is a screening test?

Screening tests are commonly used in medical practice to help identify those at an increased risk of having a particular disease. While it is widely thought that a screening test is diagnostic, it is given to healthy people without symptoms to detect who are likely to have or develop the disease.