We have to take care of ourselves. The points I wish to present in this article aren't meant to embarrass any one person or organization. It is my hope that if we can honestly lay out the problems, we can begin to work together to find solutions; improving the health of our citizens and the strength of our country.
A regular frustration of mine is the continual need to scan and correct nutrition related stories in the media that are written by 'experts' and are so far from being clinically sound. Those who write for the general public have a responsibility to report balanced and researched articles and the majority do
In a box tucked away in the back of my bedroom cupboard I have a small piece of paper that serves as a reminder to a former self. The slip contains some numbers which still haunt me to this day...the digits in question revealed my former weight, one which revealed at the age of 20, I was officially classified as obese.
For me, being admitted to hospital was a big turning point in my recovery. It was the 'kick' that I needed; it was the moment in which I sat down and faced up to why and what I was feeling.
Every year, sci-fi blockbusters offer various perspectives of the future of the human race. As familiar yellow lettering soars across star-filled skies once again, more than just the force should be awakening. Science fiction works such as The Illustrated Man and WALL-E have provided stark projections of the future, and we may be carelessly heading straight for them.
We've all had blood tests, and now we can take a DNA test to evaluate our health. This new technology uses blood and saliva samples to measure genetic markers and biomarkers, including hormone and vitamin levels.
Brown says in order for us to connect we have to allow ourselves to be seen and to feel worthy of connection. Was there something about me, that if other people knew or saw, I wouldn't be worthy of making the connection between actor and audience?
Completely out of the blue I was feeling very low and the only change in my life was this little pill. So of course recognising the difference it made, I immediately stopped taking it. But not everyone has the awareness to realise that it could be the pill having this effect on them, particularly when they haven't been warned that it can have this side effect.
What for most people is only a nightmare that lasts few seconds; is for me a way of life. No half-awake/half-asleep, fully awake. No hallucinations, reality. As a matter of fact, in my case, it is vice versa.
The government's plan contains several good components, but I know that many experts in the field, many health care professionals and probably many parents will feel disappointed that it does not go far enough...there is a real danger that the government's plan will deliver too little, too late, and that major opportunities will have been missed.
When our immune system is low we can charge it by what we feed our body. If you are experiencing an illness, disease, cancer, a virus like Epstein Barr, auto immune disease, thyroid issues or feeling rundown, it is evidence of a weakened immune system. When the immune system is run down we can assist it by supercharging it by incorporate the following into our diet.
With the rise of recent concerns around childhood and adult obesity, I thought I'd look into the health benefits of having a greyhound - and my research has astounded me at the life-changing impact these dogs have on their owners' lives!
I didn't know my future held breast cancer. But what if you could change your high risk genetic inheritance? Information about inherited risk offers us the chance to change our genetic destiny, to alter our future. I've learned to feel empowered by this knowledge; it's meant I can manage my ongoing risk and give myself the best chance of living a long and healthy life.
This is just a small insight into the vast collection of Virtual Reality uses for improving our healthcare system and practices. Remaining at the forefront of technology has proved vital in medical research facilities all over the world, and has already helped with much needed scientific breakthroughs.
But what is good health? If we asked ten different people what good health is, we are likely get ten different answers. For many, the definition of good health is the absence of illness, when in reality, a lot of the indicators that can cause illnesses are invisible.
At a time when mental health, obesity, and widespread health inequalities are escalating out of control, health visitors are more crucial than ever. And yet, now is the time that there numbers are beginning to fall - and fast.