Health and Medicine

Did you know: Eating avocados can help you sleep better at night

This will surprise most Haitians because I just found out myself: Eating avocado, zaboka in Creole, can help you sleep better at night. Your Haitian mother probably told you "li two ta pou w manje zaboka" LOL...

Haiti Medical Crisis: Only 15 Hospitals nationwide have an Intensive Care Unit

A national survey of 39 Haitian hospitals with more than 6 beds conducted by St-Luc Hospital and the Maryland Medical Center revealed that only 15 of these hospitals have an intensive care unit (ICU Level 1) for a total of 90 beds with the possibility of 45 intubated patients.

Are you stressed out? Maybe it is because you are not getting enough sleep

Did you know that if you are not getting enough sleep, just a little bit, that can seriously affect your mood, your energy level, how you think and your ability to handle stress?

Haitians throw away pumpkin seeds when they should eat it. Pumpkin seeds are packed with nutrition

Did you know? Pumpkin seeds are packed full of valuable nutrients, even for your prostate and bladder, but they are the first things Haitian throw away when cleaning a pumpkin for cooking.

Haiti Health - Doctors Without Borders closing down 2 hospitals in Port-au-Prince

Two hospitals operated by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) will close their doors in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, the aid group announced. A big sign on the front gate reads: "We are no longer receiving patients, the hospital is closed."

Weight Loss Diet - Eggs for breakfast can help you lose weight naturally

Here is a simple diet and fitness tip for you... Adding protein to your diet, something as simple as eating boiled eggs (ze bouyi) for breakfast can help you lose weight naturally. Read this...

Stroke and Hypertension in Haiti, are they linked to all that extra SALT in the way Haitians cook?

Most Haitians care more that their foods have a great taste than how healthy the food is. That makes me think: Stroke and Hypertension (high blood pressure) in Haiti, are they linked to all that extra SALT in the way we cook?

I am having Low Back Pain, am I getting old? Is it age related?

Sometimes, as we begin to get older (when young Haitians call you a ti granmoun) we still think we are young super men, capable of doing anything. After lifting 8 deep-cycle batteries 5 feet high, I realize I'm not young anymore. My back hurts like a mother f... LOL...

Next time, ADD a little ginger (gingembre) to your instant oatmeal, it tastes so good!

The next time you are making instant oatmeal, do you yourself a favor, add a little ginger to the mix. you will thank me for it.

Haiti CLAIRIN - Deadly drinking alcohol kills many on both sides of Haiti-Dominican border

Haiti Health -- A deadly moonshine (clairin) reportedly sold in Los Cacaos, a Haitian border town with Pedro Santana, Dominican Republic, has killed many people along the border. Alcohol drinkers beware...