The risks of chronic disease in your health and beauty products.
Have you ever read the ingredients in your shampoo, mascara or shaving cream? How many ingredients do you recognize? Would you ever eat those products? I recently started learning about natural and homemade health and beauty products while reading the book "There's Lead in Your Lipstick" by Gillian Deacon. Deacon, a cancer survivor, discusses the chemical bu... Read more
Combating non-communicable disease requires an upstream approach, that is, a call for prevention. By ensuring pregnant women are aware of the complications that their oral health might have on their new-born we address root causes of non-communicable diseases.
I felt him kick.
As if the to map
My womb, eager to
Determine which way
Was north…and then... Read more
It is obvious that smoking and some of the other habits can be detrimental to our health, but what role does overspending play?
From the get go smoking, recreational use of drugs, the famous couch-sitting-after-work lifestyle, and something new, overspending come to mind. It is obvious that smoking and some of the other habits can be detrimental to our health, but what role does overspending play?
Well when we refuse to budget, we ov... Read more
The Recreation Spectrum – Alcohol consumption and physical activity in young Africans.
People generally participate in physical activities for two main reasons; play and social interaction however, there is a third reason which provides preoccupation or a healthy distraction for the mind and a fourth which is becoming more popular due to changing lifestyles and habits- fitness. Given the extensive research, studies and facts s... Read more
Are you mad? How often have you heard this question? Sometimes substituted for “why would you think like that?” or “Can you think of something else within my limits?” For example:Nneka: You have been working 16 hours a day for the past month. Why don’t you ask your boss to give you 2 weeks off?Nyasha: Are you mad? Do you want me to lose my job?The unfortunate result from the frequent use of this question is ... Read more
Announcing our "Health is Wealth" Competition 2014. Apply now!
In line with Engage Africa Foundation's mission to fight non-communicable diseases in Africa through the voices and creativity of everyday people, we are hereby launching the “Health is Wealth” award winning competition Click for more details: “Health is Wealth” award winning competition.... Read more
Let's correct the misconception that chronic diseases are diseases of the rich once and for all by Ebele Mogo
Let's correct the misconception that chronic diseases are diseases of the rich once and for all. It is costing us action on the part of the research community, lay people, donors, governments, innovators and the media.
Chronic diseases hit the poor badly
80% of chronic disease deaths occur in developing countries. Not o... Read more
With a little creativity eating vegetables can be fun. Let's go on the adventure together.
My friend who is a health coach gave me a challenge recently: to eat as many different green vegetables as possible before our next chat; which is usually every other week.
In that time I tried some greens outside my usual comfort zone- I tried spicy mustard greens, collard greens, and the usual lettuce, as well as some Nigerian vegeta... Read more
2 simple steps to help you start your day right
What is the first thing you do when you wake up? A scramble to hit your alarm clock? A regret to how late you’ve slept in?
Being intentional about your morning has made all the difference for me when I wake up. No more sluggishness or yawning throughout the afternoon. Starting the day with a feeling of accomplishment boosts your self image and mood. I will show you how to do this ... Read more
Spice up your life while balancing your blood sugar with cinnamon.
This subtly sweet spice does more than amp the delicious factor of any dish. From ancient China to Ayurvedic tradition, cinnamon has long been used for its medicinal benefits. Modern researchers are catching up with what healers throughout history have long known – that this spice offers more than just a flavour burst. A growing body of research is pointing to cin... Read more