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The Keto way of life

It’s the wellness trend that is sweeping the globe and it has officially touched down in the Bahamas. The ketogenic diet, or keto for short, was last year’s most searched diet on Google. Celebrities like Halle Berry, the Kardashians and LeBron James have been singing its praises on social media. It’s the latest “it” diet, the new “sexy” way to drop the pounds and lose the inches. And even though it’s been around for 100 years (mainly to treat people with epilepsy), it’s just now been rediscovered and being pushed into the spotlight.

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The importance of understanding blood pressure - know your numbers

Are you suffering from high blood pressure? In the Bahamas, it’s an epidemic silent killer. A 2006 healthy lifestyle initiative led by the government noted that approximately 21 percent of the Bahamian populace had hypertension. And according to a 2012 PAHO report, the number one cause of death in the Bahamas between 2006 and 2009 was related to hypertensive disease with 688 deaths.

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Fresh market health fair focuses on long-term solutions

WITH the aim of educating the community on ways they can truly live healthy lifestyles in the long term, Solomon’s Fresh Market will be hosting its fourth annual Fun Walk & Health Fair.

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How marijuana affects male fertility

The debate rages on locally and internationally regarding the legalisation of marijuana. Men in their prime reproductive years represent a large demographic of users of marijuana. It is imperative therefore to understand how marijuana affects sperm and how it potentially affects the children conceived with male marijuana users.

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One step at a time

I remember when I started my 110-pound weight loss journey, how I would get so hung up on every time I “fell off the wagon”. You know, every time I had something that wasn’t on my meal plan, or I missed a workout. I would get so down on myself that I would question what was even the point of trying. Especially since I was going to fail again anyway. It’s crazy to think of how one bad decision would turn into two days of bad decisions, then a week, and before long I would have given up completely.

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Sickle Cell Association works to create positive, lasting change

When a 26-year-old man declared he would die in hospital, it was difficult to believe. There was no gunshot wound, no visible signs of trauma, nor was there an apparatus attached to him indicating he was under critical care. However, like he predicted, 20 minutes later, after calling his mother, the father to a two-year-old took his last breath. He died in the arms of Kayla Mortimer, the new president of the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association’s (BSCA).

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Causes of painful urination

Many men and women are unfortunately plagued by recurrent episodes of painful urination, called dysuria.

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The financial cost of employee sickness

Health coach Ethan Quant, of Elite Wellness Solutions, has succeeded in his weight loss journey and now wants to share his methods with the Bahamas in an effort to foster a culture of wellness and conquer the obesity epidemic.

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Give the gift of life at Saturday’s ambitious blood drive

The ambitious amount of 60 pints of blood is what organisers of this weekend’s blood drive are hoping to receive from donors this weekend.

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A holistic approach to skin care

It was after a terrible acne breakout three years ago for which she failed to find an effective remedy that Simone Gibson decided to take matters into her own hands, literally.

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Impotence in young men: Is porn the cause?

Every man will face some form of erectile dysfunction is his lifetime, whether it takes the form of poor quality erections, difficulty maintaining an erection, or premature ejaculation. To attain and sustain an erection, a man requires an adequate penile blood supply and nerve supply and sufficient male hormone testosterone, amongst other physiological components but the psychological and emotion contribution can have a potentially profoundly negative affect on erectile function.

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Connecting human and environmental health

Education is necessary not only to promote a healthy personal lifestyle, but also a healthy approach to the Bahamas’ world-famous environment.

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Sometimes it’s all in your head!

Health coach Ethan Quant, of Elite Wellness Solutions, has succeeded in his weight loss journey and now wants to share his methods with the Bahamas in an effort to foster a culture of wellness and conquer the obesity epidemic.

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Learning how to utilise ‘farm to table’ practices for family meals

New ways to prepare meals using fresh ingredients that come straight from the field will be the highlight of the Ministry of Health’s new “Watcha Cookin” show airing this Thursday.

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Robotic surgery: The future for urology in the Bahamas

The recent introduction of laparoscopic curative prostate surgery for the first time ever in the Bahamas is the first step towards fulfilling of the dream of making minimally invasive robotic urological surgery an everyday reality in this country.

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