Helping Kids Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

When children are at a young age, parents are responsible to provide an environment that helps them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can be a positive role model for healthful eating and activity habits for your child by: Involving the whole family in fun physical activitiesEncouraging the development and...

The COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out

We continue to make our way through the current COVID-19 pandemic with community restrictions, health protection strategies, and healthy prevention recommendations all while the new vaccines are distributed to help stem the tide of the virus. Vaccine confidence and hesitancy is a concern with many people as the trust for...

How to Boost your Immune System

Your immune system is incredibly complex. It has to be strong enough and sophisticated enough to fight off a variety of illnesses and infections, but not so strong that it overreacts unnecessarily — causing allergies and other autoimmune disorders to develop. To operate in such a delicate balance, your immune...

Health Tips to Boost Liver Health

The liver is one of the largest organs in the human body. Its function is to help the body digest food, store energy, and remove toxins. Some of the environmental toxins that the liver detoxifies include air pollution, chemicals in water, pesticides, and harmful ingredients in skin-care products. Having too...

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging is Part of a Happy and Long Life Normally, the human body grows, develops, and then declines over time. There is much truth in the toll of aging. In fact, after the age of 30, the heart has a 1% decrease in its reserve pumping capacity every year....

Tips to Prevent Cancer

Increasing your longevity and quality of life Cancer diagnosis and deaths are increasing across the world and in Belize. In Belize, cancer deaths make up 12% of total deaths. There were 358 total cancer cases and 201 deaths reported a few years ago. The thought is that there are many...

Benefits of Avocados

Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. They also provide lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids.Avocados are Great for your visionHealthy for the heartPrevention of osteoporosisCancer - Avocados may even have a role to...

Do Not Drink Your Fruits, Eat It!

Dietary fiber is a needed part of eating a healthy diet. The cell walls of vegetables, fruits, and legumes are fiber - indigestible carbohydrates -that help with gastrointestinal health, overall health, and reduced health risks. Getting the right amount is critical and about 14 grams per 1000 calories consumed is...

Being Grateful Has Health Benefits Too!

Have you taken time to reflect on the things and people you are grateful for in your life? Being thankful and grateful can boost your health, quality of life, and lifespan. Gratitude is a popular approach to improving one’s sense of calm and serenity. A few health-related benefits of gratitude...