Q: Your health tips, by my estimate, should be saving about 2000 lives a day. I appreciate your contribution towards life. I would like to know 5 tips of eating heath to avoid cancer, kidney problem, fat tummy. I am on daily hypertension drug called Norvasc 10mg (amlodipine). Thank you for the work you are doing in our lives.
A: Thank you so much for your kind words. I feel humbled by your comments.
This is a triple decker question! 😀 Here goes:
For cancer, here are some tips to help prevent this:
Eat healthy. More fruits and vegetables which are full of anti-oxidants which help protect the body against free radicals that lead to cancer. Eat less animal fats.
Quit smoking. Smoking is one avoidable lifestyle habit that increases your chances of a lot of diseases like cancer) of the mouth, throat, stomach and cervix high blood pressure etc. Even second-hand smoke (inhaling smoke from someone else who is smoking) has been implicated in lung cancer.
Reduce alcohol intake: Limit alcohol consumption to 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women with at least 2 alcohol-free days per week. However, even these recommended amounts are still associated with significant health risks include cancer
Exercise as this helps you lose weight and reduces your risk of certain cancers like those of the breast, kidney and oesophagus.
There are vaccines to prevent some cancers like those of the cervix. You could also take the Hepatitis B vaccine to prevent long term damage to the liver and cancer.
More importantly, study, know and understand your body and be sure to notice any change(s) like change in skin colour, development of a lump etc.
Please click on the links here to read more on cancer:
Moving on to kidney disease, here are some tips to help prevent those:
Whatever you do, don’t self-prescribe! The fact that you have symptoms that kinda sound like the one your friend had yesterday, does not necessarily mean that you are suffering from the same ailment or that the same drugs would work. And that Aunty that is always free with medical advice, is not really a trained medical professional. So, odds are…she doesn’t really know what she’s talking about! 😀 Again, the chemist at the corner of the road, who you ask to ‘mix’ drugs for you knows absolutely nothing about the science of what is wrong with you, how much more, what drug to give you 😀 Trust me, even if someone says, ‘I have worked with pharmacists and doctors all my life’, it does not make him/her a pharmacist or doctor! 😀 So, give your kidneys a break and be sure to use only doctor’s prescription. Don’t abuse over-the-counter drugs either.
Remember that every drug is a potential toxin and so exposing yourself unnecessarily messes with your kidneys.
Drink sufficient amounts of water daily. Remember that the 8 glasses of water dictum is not sacrosanct. It can absolutely be increased, like when people are in very hot climates.
Eat healthy and ensure that your weight is optimal. Remember that for a standard flat plate, fill half of it with fruits and vegetables, one quarter with proteins and the last quarter with complex carbohydrates (brown rice, oats, whole wheat bread etc)
Keep your blood pressure within normal limits. Lifestyle modifications help: reduce salt intake, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, reduce alcohol intake, stop smoking, use less oil when cooking etc.
Keep your blood sugar within normal limits. Remember to stay lean and stay active. Staying lean speaks to eating lots of fruits and vegetables, staying active speaks to getting enough exercise daily and keeping your weight within normal limits. Reducing alcohol intake and quitting smoking even help.
Exercise helps to keep you healthy and lowers your blood pressure which ultimately protect your kidneys.
Quit smoking as this reduces blood flow to your kidneys which in turn affects their functions.
Be sure to have your kidney function checked regularly if you’re diabetic, hypertensive, obese or have relations with kidney disease.
As for fat tummy, please click on this link for details: https://chatwithdrketch.com/2015/10/28/daily-health-tips-pot-belly/
And for your blood pressure, more tips are available here:
Have a good night, y’all 😀