Tag - health

Myths About Breast Cancer: BUSTED!

Welcome back to Balanced Living with Dr Shola! This week, in honor of the upcoming breast cancer month (October) I have a guest article by an oncologist : Dr. Uche Njiaju 


Breast cancer is common enough that we have all encountered it in one way or another. There is much written and said but how much is true and what isn’t?
Here are some commonly perpetuated myths about breast cancer:
1. Most people diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history or have […]

Who Else Wants To Shed That Weight?

The following is a guest post by Kemi Adegbite, a psychologist and behavioral change counsellor.
There are foods that I absolutely love and to live without these seemed like an impossible task. My all-time favorite is fresh baked bread and the trouble with foods that we love is that the brain helps us to love them even more. The brain is hard wired with the foods that we have fed it. So it is safe to say that my brain […]

 Essential Hypertension

Essential Hypertension is a common condition which is the result of a high blood pressure. If left untreated, it can result in strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure, amongst other complications. It is imperative that we are informed about this condition as it is very prevalent in our modern society.
While the cause is not exactly known, (hence the name essential hypertension), there are a number of risk factors that can predispose one to becoming hypertensive. They include: genetic predisposition, high […]

3 Massive Myths about Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease characterised by high blood sugar whose eventual endpoint, if left untreated, is a steady inflammation and destruction of small blood vessels and nerves. There are two broad categories usually called Type 1 and Type 2. This post is about type 2 diabetes. After being a practicing physician for over a decade there are some phrases, that I like to call myths, which I have heard time and again from diabetics and non-diabetics alike.
Here are the […]

LIFE IN BALANCE- Loving your children 3

In this post today, I will be talking about taking care of your children’s physical health as well as some safety-related issues.
I talked about feeding them in Loving your children. Depending on your child’s birth circumstances, genetic make-up, susceptibilities, and contacts, their health may be a non-issue, or a full blown, full time challenge requiring multiple doctors in multiple specialties. It could also be anywhere in that spectrum.
From birth to adulthood, the physical well being of your child is […]

Sister to Sister

Hey girls! Here a  few simple tips on your road to living a balanced life.
Your spiritual health: Stay connected to God. Take time to pray and  read your Bible. Make God your number one priority and the rest will be easier than you imagined.
Your emotional health: Stay filled with the joy of the Lord. Learn to enjoy life. Do not go through life on survival mode or you might burn out. Take a break  when you start to feel […]

Woman Killers

As you probably know, or maybe not, breast cancer is not the number one killer of women in the United States of America. It is heart disease. With knowledge comes power, and I’m just going to talk about 5 things that increase ones risk for heart disease, as well as worsen heart disease if one already has it.(This applies to men too, by the way).
Smoking: Yep! The cancer sticks are not just cancer sticks; they are heart-attack-sticks and stroke-sticks […]