Are We Really What We Eat?

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Food is not just calories, it is information. It talks to your DNA and tells it what to do. The most powerful tool to change your health, environment and entire world is your fork. This quotation from American physician, Dr. Mark Hyman, encapsulates the message that local nutritionists are spreading this week as they celebrate Nutrition Week. Community Nutrition Officer, …

Combatting Cardiovascular Disease

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On the morning of August 27, 2016, Lyndon Callender was awakened just before 5 o’clock by a sharp, stabbing pain in his chest. He was sweating profusely and experiencing shortness of breath. The 51-year-old employee of the Grantley Adams International Airport was suffering a massive heart attack or a myocardial infarction (MI), a term with which he later became familiar …

Prevention Key In Fight Against NCDs

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Preventive action, in particular lifestyle change, is the key to stemming the growing public health threat of chronic diseases in Barbados. This submission came from Dr. Leslie Rollock, Senior Medical Officer of Health (CNCDs), as she addressed the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Sandy Crest Medical Centre at Holetown, St. James last Saturday. Dr. Rollock noted that the ongoing battle …