Time does fly and if there were no clocks to contradict me, I could have sworn that 2018 was the shortest year ever. May we all experience a 2019 filled with great health, happiness and wealth.
It is almost impossible to discuss wealth without health and though our focus has been to discuss prevention of diseases, we will spend more time this month and the year in general looking at practical steps to keep us healthy.
“The foundation of a successful and sustainable healthcare system is PREVENTIVE MEDICINE; common sense ways to prevent disease.”-Dr. Kojo Essel
Diarrhoeal diseases including cholera and other illnesses such as typhoid continue to impact negatively on our health and hence our wealth. Our healthcare facilities are choked with people vomiting and passing stools. Many of these diseases are simply a result of the filth we surround ourselves with and our poor personal and environmental hygiene.
Before cholera breaks loose once again and other illnesses virtually drain all the fluids in our body, we will master a few easy to follow steps that can keep us safe.
Easy to follow steps that protect us from infectious diseases:
Wash your hands with SOAP and WATER (cleaning your hands by simply wiping them in your clothes is unacceptable):
These simple steps can reduce the incidence of vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pains and certain pneumonias.
AS ALWAYS LAUGH OFTEN, WALK AND PRAY EVERYDAY AND REMEMBER IT’S A PRICELESS GIFT TO KNOW YOUR NUMBERS (blood sugar, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, BMI)
Dr. Kojo Cobba Essel
Health Essentials Ltd/St. Andrews Clinic
*Dr. Kojo Essel is a medical doctor, holds an MBA and is ISSA certified in exercise therapy, fitness nutrition and corrective exercise.
Thought for the week – “Personal hygiene is cultivated in us as we grow old, but is never too late to start one, if you lack one.” - Hubpages