Diabetes Control: A Matter of Political Will Patrick Martin, MD Student and Citizen November 2017 Imagine a small island nation where 20% of children are big. Big, as in upwards of 50 pounds of fat hanging from the midsection and extremities of young and delicate skeletal frames. In the Federation, there are primary school children… Read More
“Life creates conditions conducive to life.” – Janine Benyus
As many of you who follow my blog articles may have realised, I have become captivated by Professor John McMurtry’s life work. His book, The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: From Crisis to Cure, has provided a unifying framework of meaning and understanding of all of the degenerative trends of our time. What you may not know, is that for over a year, I have been trying desperately to translate the medical concepts from my training from the level of the individual life host up to the social and planetary levels of life organisation. And by trying to do so, it was hoped that we would be better able to understand the pathogenesis of these degenerate trends, and be able to convince our policy and decision makers on what steps need to be taken at the local, regional and international levels so as to prevent and rehabilitate the social and planetary pathologies in our midst.
What I have just come to realise is that the difficulties I was having in accomplishing this goal had to do with a preconceived assumption that was a major mental block in going forward. That concept has to do with what we in the profession call, the natural history of disease. Read More
One of the gifts of life we have taken for granted is the internal plumbing of the body, of which the immune system is an integral part. The organisation of our immune system, for the most part, works silently behind the scenes to protect the integrity of our body from attacks from within and from without. In… Read More
(Cartoon originally copyrighted by the authors; G. Renee Guzlas, artist) In the previous blog article entitled, The Secret to a Healthy Nation, an attempt was made to identify the ROOT CAUSE of the causes of our physical, mental, social and environmental diseases. After outlining in detail, 1) the prevalence of the diseases and their risk factors in our nation, 2) the pathogenic metabolic, social, mental… Read More
As many of you may or may not know, over the past years I have become very concerned about the state of health of our Federation. For those of you who have taken the time to study my in-depth article, The Secret to a Healthy Nation, you would have noticed that I have taken pains to document… Read More
The pdf version can be dowloaded from here. The Secret to a Healthy Nation Dr Bichara Sahely, BSc, MBBS, DM (Int Med) October 16, 2015 Abstract Health is a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being and is a fundamental human right. It would have been hoped that in this age of globalising free-markets where… Read More
This presentation was given at Operation Rescue’s fundraiser last night (October 3, 2015). You can peruse the presentation at your leisure and please help us to spread the word so that we can help create a better and brighter and healthier St. Kitts and Nevis.