OMEGA 3 AND COD LIVER OIL

FACTS ABOUT COD LIVER OIL AND OMEGA 3

FISH OIL AND OMEGA SUPPLEMENTS Most Omega 3 and fish oil supplements available in Kenya come in combination with Vitamins A, D and E Vitamin A is a fat-soluble compound which acts as an antioxidant in the body. Antioxidants are substances that prevent damage to normal cells caused by free radicals-unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental changes and other pressures that are  encountered by our cells. Vitamin A maintains healthy eyes and skin. It is vital for growth and development of an unborn baby, cell…

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CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

VARICOSE VEINS EXPLAINED

Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen and twisted veins appearing blue or dark purple. They are caused by faulty valves in the veins which allow blood to flow in the opposite direction leading to pooling. All veins close to the skin can be varicosed, but the most commonly affected are those in your legs. This is because walking and standing increase the pressure on your legs. Therefore, by force of gravity, pooling occurs. For most people varicose veins are just a cosmetics concern. The veins rarely need treatment for health reasons.…

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HOME CARE EQUIPMENT

COMMODE CHAIR

It is a type of chair used by someone who needs help going to the toilet due to illness, injury or disability. A commode chair sometimes has wheels to allow easy transport to the bathroom or shower. It looks like a normal seat but has a toilet bowl at the bottom where a person sits just like on a normal toilet seat. Benefits of having a commode Chair A commode chair allows you to avoid moving up to the bathroom and so go to the toilet without help. This helps…

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VITAMINS AND MINERALS

VITAMINS AND THEIR USES

VITAMINS AND THEIR BENEFITS TO YOUR BODY A vitamin is defined as a substance that is an essential micro nutrient that an organism needs in small quantities for the proper functioning of its metabolism. Most of these vitamins cannot be synthesized in humans or are produced in small quantities and are therefore obtained from diet to prevent deficiencies. Vitamin A Major animal dietary sources of vitamin A include; milk, eggs, meat, cheese, liver, fish oil and kidneys. Common plant sources of Vitamin A are; Pink grapefruit, Carrots, Pumpkin, Sweet potatoes,…

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VITAMINS AND MINERALS

IS VITAMIN C GOOD FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin well known for its role in supporting a healthy immune system. It is a potent antioxidant, meaning it can neutralize unstable compounds in your body called free radicals and help prevent or reverse damage to normal cells caused by these compounds. Damage to cells by free radicals causes illness and the aging of cells rendering them less healthy. It’s also involved in several biochemical processes, many of which are related to immune health. So how does it affect your immunity? It…

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INJURIES AND FIRST AID

BASIC FIRST AID AT AN EMERGENCY

In all emergencies the following are the first priorities to consider: Can you help without endangering your life and others? Who is around to assist you? Who can you send for help? What treatment is necessary? Heat exhaustion Symptoms: Severe headache, feeling tired, dizzy and nauseated, and cramps in lower limbs and abdomen. Treatment Insist that the patient relaxes in a cool place and takes sips of cold water. If the condition deteriorates, i.e. breathing becomes fast and shallow and pulse is rapid and weak, seek medical advise. Minor bleeding…

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CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM DIABETES

CHROMIUM AND TYPE 2 DIABETES

Chromium is an essential trace element that enhances insulin function and influences carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. It has been suggested that chromium could be used as an adjunct to weight loss and to improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes. What is insulin? Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store glucose for future use. Insulin helps keeps your blood sugar level from getting too high (hyperglycemia).…

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