A focus on vaccination

EVEN with the potential risks and controversy surrounding the issue, getting a vaccination is considered extremely important by members of the medical community, as it prevents and protects against diseases.

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Shredding for breast cancer supplies

BAHAMIANS are being asked to do their part for breast cancer awareness while at the same time taking advantage of an opportunity to safely destroy old documents with valuable information.

Bleeding gums

Do you get bleeding from your gums? Does it happen occasionally? Does it happen daily? Does it happen with pain?

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Become the healthiest, happiest version of yourself: Positive thinking and medication

According to, it is “a remarkable phenomenon in which a placebo – a fake treatment, an inactive substance like sugar, distilled water, or saline solution – can sometimes improve a patient’s condition simply because the person has the expectation that it will be helpful. The more a person believes they are going to benefit from a treatment, the more likely it is that they will experience a benefit.”

Sugar – Part IV: What’s all the fuss about?

I honestly thought that last week’s article was going to bring this not-so-sweet topic on the effects of added sugar to a close. However, I really do not want to rob you of information because as I said last week, knowledge is power, and with it we can change our circumstances.

Fluoride in our water?

WHAT is drinking water fluoridation? It is when a small amount of the mineral fluoride is added to drinking water. When the term is used in this column, it is speaking specifically to the addition of a small amount of fluoride to the public drinking water supply in order to reduce tooth decay (“rottenin’”).

At the end of your comfort zone

Become the healthiest, happiest version of yourself

A friend of mine gave me a sticker the other day which said “Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone”, and it reminded me how powerful this one statement is.

Sugar Part III: What’s all the fuss about?

AFTER spending two weeks looking at what sugar actually is, and what our bodies to do it once we’ve ingested it, it is finally time to wake up and smell the cavities.

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Three businesswomen become ‘warriors’ in the fight against cancer

FOR the entire month of October, a new movement on Grand Bahama will be hosting activities to assist the island’s Cancer Society as much as possible.

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‘The Pink Butterfly’ goes big for this year’s fundraiser

THE Pink Butterfly, in association with Mario’s Bowling & Entertainment Palace, is hosting its fourth annual cancer awareness benefit to educate Bahamians on taking proactive steps regarding their health.

Startling new research on hypertension and Bahamian women

HYPERTENSION in black women of Caribbean descent continues to rise at an alarming rate. Bahamian women also fall into this high-risk category as incidences of non-chronic communicable diseases increase annually, according to a new study.

New Yoga Suite celebrates grand opening

THE grand opening of the Cosmosis Yoga Suite & Cultural Hub this weekend will give people a chance to learn about yoga, vegan living, complimentary medicine, and mindfulness-based living in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

The war zone of the colon

IT is the filth in our system that kills us. Unless you clean out your bowels you will never reach vibrant health.

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Commonwealth Bank does its part for a healthier workforce

COMMITTED to supporting healthy lifestyle choices for a more productive and energetic workforce, the team at Commonwealth Bank last Saturday held its Health & Wellness Expo, showing over 25 vendors.

Sugar 101 Part II: Glucose vs Fructose

IN the last article I gave a very brief introduction, looking at sugar and what it actually is. I ended by making the point that glucose and fructose both have the same chemical formula (C6H12O6), but are very different to your body.