• Food,  Health,  Vlogs

    My Raw Food Day Experience

    So July 11th is International Raw Food Day. The concept of a raw food diet gave me pause; like how good can food taste if it hasn’t been seasoned and cooked down? I was curious and fully expected to be greeted by a bunch of fancy arrange salads, boy was I surprised. Bena Nakawuki of The Lotus Line organized a raw food potluck where students of her workshops could showcase all that they have learned. I wasn’t ready!!! I had RAW ACKEE which I’ve been taught can poison you so a thug was scared, sea vegetable salad, vegan raw sushi (peep the video below for directions) and my fave Raw…

  • Health

    Is Technophobia minimizing your Health Options?

    Many born into a generation of rapidly changing technology are able to seamlessly adapt to the almost per-second changes. But there are many among us who do not quite have it so easily. Technophobia – the fear of technology – is real and is oftentimes seen in people afraid of using new technology. With the pace of change, technology can, indeed, be very daunting. However, with the increased use of technology across sectors and many companies going digital, it is clear that technology is here to stay. People will need to be prepared to be a part of this technology revolution, especially with its incorporation into important sectors such as health.…

  • Health

    Yeast Overgrowth: All You Need to Know

    Women (and men) can get yeast infections. If you’ve never experienced one then you should count your lucky stars, but those who often suffer can tell you it’s a pain and can severely hamper your day to day activity. Most healthy vaginas have yeast, however, sometimes it can increase more than normal and cause an infection. The medical name for the fungus that causes a yeast infection is called Candida (Candida Albicans) and the medical name for a yeast infection is “Candidiasis”. Symptoms of a yeast infections usually consist of burning and itching. The longer you take to treat a yeast infection, the worse the infection gets. About 75% of…

  • Health,  Lifestyle

    Jamaicans Moving Towards Self-Care

    Last week, my company was involved in the Medical Association of Jamaica’s (MAJ) annual symposium, which allowed businesses in the field of health care to display their latest product offerings. I was pleased to see a few involved in health technology like myself. It tells me that the market is really changing as we are beginning to embrace technology more and more and understanding its importance to the health-care business. I was also impressed with the receptiveness of the audience which primarily consisted of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, medical technicians and even some outside of the medical field. As we went through the technology offerings with them, it struck me how much we have changed in…

  • Food,  Health

    Summer Body Salads

    Ok so we blinked and it’s basically April before we know it it’ll be Christmas but before that we have the Summer. Ah Summer, the days of fun, sun, and the dreaded summer body. Although, we here at mamachel.com plan to give the summer whatever body is ready when summer gets here, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t trying to at least get in some semblance of shape. So, since the year seems to be moving at warped speed we are sharing some of our favourite salads. This way we know the quest for the ultimate summer body won’t be so boring and tasteless! Here we go: Happy…

  • Health

    Should we use Remote Health Tracking for our Security Forces?

    When I heard about the sudden death of Acting Commissioner of Police Winchroy Budhoo, I immediately thought of all the good members of the security forces who continue to make tremendous sacrifice to protect and serve us. The following week there was a report that a correctional officer allegedly shot and stabbed his wife during a domestic dispute. Let’s be real, to be part of the law-enforcement team in this country means a tremendous amount of stress. The mental health, as we have seen through several unfortunate incidents, can be fragile, which also translates to the fragility of the physical health and well-being. As many studies have indicated, high stress levels tend to…

  • Health

    The Importance & Benefits of E-Prescriptions

    There is no doubt that the world is changing dramatically, and Jamaica is not being left behind. Gone are the days when you have to stand in line at a store to purchase goods and acquire services. Jamaicans are now living in a technologically advanced world where we can do anything and go anywhere without changing our physical location. We now speak about life as if we are on an assembly line where efficiency is paramount and saving time and money crucial. This transformation is also taking place in thehealth care industry. Telemedicine is set to take off globally and will allow us to access health care anyplace, anytime. Electronic prescription is an…

  • Health

    Intermittent Fasting- What is it and how does it work?

    Growing up in the church when I hear the word fasting I automatically think of prayer. I started hearing about “Intermittent Fasting” last year, I honestly didn’t pay it much attention but recently one of my health conscious , gym rat friend suggested I do it after complaining that I couldn’t shake the last 7 pounds off my body. So in true mamachel fashion I had to research it and also take you guys along. Here we go! What is Intermittent Fasting? First we need to clarify that intermittent fasting is not a diet but a pattern of consuming food, it’s a way of eating. It’s basically scheduling your meals…

  • Health,  Tech

    Great Prospects For TeleMedicine

    Last year, I attended the annual Health Information Management Systems Conference in Orlando, Florida (HIMSS17). This was my second year, and apart from my company being the only Jamaican company represented among hundreds of the best technology companies in the world, I was quite excited when I visited the various booths and saw the very impressive offerings. One thing that really stood out for me was the linkages that could be made with what we have in Jamaica and the technology available elsewhere to propel the telemedicine industry while increasing the reach of health care to our people. The Government has been talking about telemedicine for a long time. In…

  • Health,  Tech

    Health Meet Technology

    Health is by far one of the most important assets we can have as individuals. If we do not have good health, we pretty much have nothing. Mahatma Gandhi rightfully stated, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” The prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, and the effect they have had on the population not just in Jamaica but worldwide, signals to us that we need a revolution in health to arrest this problem. Without a properly organised and implemented health-care delivery system, there can be no true sustainable development of our country and its…

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