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Medicinal powers of chanterelle mushrooms

1,329 Views Chanterelle mushrooms prove that there is no such thing as shortage of healthy food in Zambia, reports Zambian Eye Health and Nutrition Editor Asunta Simoloka. These tiny mushrooms have a nutritional profile that can profoundly improve your health. Chanterelles have high amounts of fiber, vital for burning belly fat and warding off a […]

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Child nutrition deficiency can undermine the future of a Community –Part 2

285 ViewsBy Kennedy Phiri, Edited by Asunta Simoloka This is part two of a three part series analyzing the challenges surrounding child malnutrition in Zambia and other developing countries.  How can the bottom-up approach offer a meaningful and lasting solution to child malnutrition? Freedom from hunger and malnutrition is a declared basic human right  in […]

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244 ViewsClinical depression is a very real and very serious health issue that many Americans face each day. Depression is both physically and mentally draining and can lead to a long list of health and life issues. Recognizing depression risk factors can save an individual from suffering and even the possibility of suicide. Read the […]

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Fight stress using a Healthy diet

274 ViewsA well balanced diet is the precursor to good health, and has been found to help protect against many lifestyle related illnesses, including stress. Stress is the physical reaction that people will  experience when they feel overwhelmed, or pressured.  It is extremely common, especially due to the very busy lives we lead today.  However, […]

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Reasons to eat mango

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Reasons to eat mango

737 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka In Zambia every season provides different types of fruits and vegetables that add great variety to diet. The bush or African mango is in season right now and this fantastic fruit is rapidly gaining popularity as a super food for fighting chronic illness, particularly cholesterol abnormalities. Apparently, bush mango has a […]

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Novartis expands efforts to improve access to healthcare in Africa

371 ViewsNairobi, January 20, 2014 –Novartis senior executives met with Honorable James Macharia, Cabinet Secretary for Health in Kenya and with Honorable Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary of the National Treasury in Kenya to discuss the company’s growing commercial activity, novel approaches to expand access to high-quality, affordable medicines, and local talent development program in the […]

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Training to help newly born babies breathe underway in Choma

402 ViewsWith 6 percent babies born in Zambia dying due to lack of proper healthcare, a training to help newly born babies breathe has begun in Choma, the provincial capital of Southern province. Lead facilitator Dr. Michael Visick, a Pediatrician from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Charities in US told Nurses drawn […]

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Meet the healthy new you in 2014

263 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka Happy New Year to you all.  With commitment, determination, and enthusiasm, you can enhance your health this year. Much as it is helpful to have others motivate you to live healthy, the motivation that shapes your health comes from you. Have a relationship with your body, listen to your body and […]

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What causes Diabetes also causes other chronic illnesses and vice versa

602 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka Ever wondered why when you have diabetes chances are that you will also develop hypertension or another chronic illness and vice versa?  One explanation is that coexisting illnesses may be complications of the original condition. However, in most cases having multiple chronic illnesses at the same time happens because these diseases […]

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Amasuku, aka wild loquats…nutritious fruit, helps stabilizing blood pressure

3,525 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka Known as amasuku in Zambia and botanically referred to as uapaca kirkiana, wild loquats demonstrate the wonders of wild fruits.  This nutritious fruit also go by ‘sugar plum.’ Wild loquats are rich in pectin, a type of fiber extremely potent for burning fat, balancing blood sugar, stabilizing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, […]

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