Health Issues for Barbadians – Diabetes, Hypertension, Alzheimer, Erectile Dysfunction

Submitted by Bentley

For years (article published in Barbados Underground in 2007) I have been saying that diabetes, hypertension, Alzheimer, erectile dysfunction and several other similar conditions all have the same cause, the inability of the body to metabolise carbohydrates effectively, a condition named Chronic Metabolic Collapse Syndrome.  The medical community is only now recognising this.  It will take at least another 15 years before they start recommending effective methods to prevent these conditions.

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  • Just put on a pot of ground food, cassava, carrots, pumpkin, spinach and some fish. While I wait for that to cook I had a glass of soursop punch and half a pear (avocado) for a little snack.

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  • Even if birth records are not available, birth dates cannot be exaggerated to a great degree, because we know that most human beings, especially those engaged in heavy manual labour are unlikely to give birth before age 13 at earliest, and even thirteen is early. I have some siblings born between the 1930′ and 1950′ some of whom did not reach menarche until after their 16th birthdays. We all engaged in heavy manual labour as children and as teens, in adulthood, and some of us now even into old age. So one method is to look for the birth records of the woman’s children. An assumption can also be made that few women (before the age of reproductive technologies) few women give birth after age 45.

    So look at a woman’s first birth and last birth and extrapolate from there.If a woman has an 85 year old “child”, chances are the woman is older than 100.

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  • @SS
    There is a massive difference between age 95 and 100. An even greater difference between 100 and 105 and an extreme difference between 105 and 110. So any age inflation has massive implications for the study of the biodemography of ageing.

    You may have the last word.

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  • Simple Simon

    When all that is digested … have yourself a glass of baking soda water to alkaline the blood … a powerful agent in the prevention of cancer …

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  • Simple Simon

    And with that amount of starch in your diet … you gine really need tah drink 8 glass of wata tah neutralize dat starch …

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  • Lexie I good. Going outside now to work it off.

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  • Simple Simon

    I hare yah … but understand this … everything we put in our mouth impacts our bloodstream … so it is wise to put the right things in our mouth as we are get older … you may have noticed that everything that taste good is bad

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  • Simple Simon

    I hare yah … but understand this … everything we put in our mouth impacts our bloodstream … so it is wise to put the right things in our mouth as we are get older … you may have noticed that everything that taste good is bad for us … and everything that taste bad is good for us?

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  • My carrots, spinach and fish tasted very good and i believe that they are good for me too. Had some tomatoes, sweet peppers, onions and your favourite garlic with the fish too.

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  • Tomatoes are scarce!

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  • It is possible that Elizabeth Phillips never married and kept her surname.

    In which case we would be looking for a birth in 1647 of an Elizabeth Phillips.

    There is a 1650 Baptism of an Elizabeth Phillips(I), daughter of Josias Phillips!!!

    There is another Baptism of an Elizabeth Phillips(II) in 1653, daughter of George Phillips

    There are other baptisms of Elizabeth Phillips’ in the 1600’s, one in 1663 (III), one in 1677(IV) and one in 1691(V).

    There are two marriages in the records of an Elizabeth Phillips in the 1600’s.

    One took place took place in 1678, the other in 1698.

    The 1698 marriage is probably of the Elizabeth Phillips(IV) baptized in 1677, 21 years earlier.

    The 1678 marriage could be Elizabeth Phillips I or II.

    The first recorded burial of an Elizabeth Phillips took place in 1718.

    Could be I, II or V.

    There is also the possibility of a Phillips male marrying a female named Elizabeth ?? in the 1670’s.

    Can’t find any in the records.

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  • A BRIGHT SPARK CALLED BENTLEY START A THREAD CALLED HEALTH ISSUES FOR BARBADIANS – DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, ALZHEIMER, ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

    BUT HE NEVER RETURNED TO SHARE HIS EXPERTISE

    THE BLOGMASTER AFTER 200 POSTS THAT DO NOT ADDRESS THE ISSUE SINCE NO ONE ON BU WAS ABLE, OR WILLING IN ADDRESSING THE MATTER FOLLOWED THE IGNORANCE PROCLAIMED BY THE DEVIL CALLED BUSH TEA THAT HE WOULD GET SUPER INFO ONLINE BY JUST GOOGLING. SO THE BLOGMASTER GOOGLED AND POSTED SOME PITHY PUERILE POWER POINTS APPARENTLY MADE BY MEDICAL STUDENTS

    WHY IS THE DEVIL BUSH TEA TELLING US HOW LOVELY THESE POWER POINTS ARE AND INFORMING US OF THEIR INTENT CONTENT AND EXTENT?

    WHY WONT ANY ONE RISE UP AND STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND DO AS I USUALLY SAY TO MY MED STUDENTS AS I LEARNED LONG AGO FROM MR AMETEWEE “SAY SOMETHING SAY ANYTHING!

    I WILL OFF COURSE LARRF LOUD AT ANY SHIT THAT IS SAID, BUT WE WILL STILL BE FRIENDS.

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IGNORANT PROVACATEURS ARE ALLOWED TO MOCK EXPERTS IN THEIR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

    COME ON BUSH SHIT FIND SOME STELLAR SUPERIOR SLIDES AND OPINE MAN

    COME ON MAN THE TOPIC IS HEALTH ISSUES FOR BARBADIANS – DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, ALZHEIMER, ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

    COME ON BUSH SHIT GOOGLE AND FIND SOME STELLAR SUPERIOR SLIDES AND OPINE MAN

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  • GP, and Simple Simon,

    That is exactly how iI have often described it – good tired from accomplishment goes away after rest and is actually even a good feeling: bad tired comes from boredom and inactivity and does not go away after rest but after productive work. John is obviously right about the mind and its effect on physical health. If one is not interested in living one the next step would be to die. I too had a neighbour who was riding his bicycle and taking care of himself and working in the garden well into his nineties. When he stopped working due to a giddy head, he soon got bored with living and decided he was ready to die. I cannot remember if he made it to 101.

    G.P.
    There are not many people I know who do not wish to work. Often it is the type of work or the work environment that demotivates them. In the public service it can often seem as though your work will come to nought or as though you are running around in circles. Sometimes you need to see your work make a real difference in order to be motivated. That also contributes to the satisfaction you spoke about earlier – that the work must be meaningful.

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  • Simple Simon,

    I would eat some of your food now. I do not have my grandmother’s or my mother’s touch at the old time steamed food.

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  • So would I dat food sound good

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  • It isn’t only the strength of the old person’s mind that matters.

    The other aspect which ensures longevity is the respect due from younger persons to older people.

    As you get older, you need help from younger people.

    If that help is given grudgingly and not out of love and respect the natural result is that the older person will feel they are being a burden.

    Their will to live, as strong as it may be will ultimately be broken and they will literally choose to die.

    The treatment elders get from juniors is as crucial as the elder’s will!!

    That’s why Japan has so many centenerians,

    It is a two way street.

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  • JOHN
    CAN YOU HELP THE BLOGMASTER AND BUSH TEA TO UPDATE THE MEDICAL STUDENT PPTS HE POSTED TO STANDARD STELLAR GP PPTS?

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  • @David December 3, 2018 3:00 PM “Tomatoes are scarce!”

    I row a few of my own. Also when tomatoes are plentiful and cheap, say 50 cents a pound I buy some and put them in the freezer. I don’t eat much met so my freezer is used mostly for surplus vegetables. Once you are ready to cook, hold them under running water, slip the skin off and in a minute or two they are ready to chop and add to soup, stew or gravy.

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  • That, .John, is also true.

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  • Thanks GP and Donna. I am enjoying life. Not rich. Still I am happy.

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  • @SS
    “Just put on a pot of ground food, cassava, carrots, pumpkin, spinach and some fish. While I wait for that to cook I had a glass of soursop punch and half a pear (avocado) for a little snack.”

    Good for you. I am envious

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  • Simple Simon

    We start out eating and drinking those things that have no nutritional value … and over time has contributed to these chronic medical conditions we have …

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  • Dear Lexicon. I have to eat. We all have to eat. What would you suggest that I eat?

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  • DEAREST DARLING DONNA
    RE Donna December 3, 2018 3:17 PM
    Simple Simon,
    I would eat some of your food now. I do not have my grandmother’s or my mother’s touch at the old time steamed food.
    I DONE WID YOU SWEETHEART
    I DONT MIND YA CUSSING MA I COULD TEK DAT
    BUT YA MEAN YA CANT COOK? I CAHN TEK DAT.
    I GONE. I DONE. MURDAH

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  • One day we will become octogenarians and as we get on we will all need help from the next generation.

    If we have shown them our lack of respect for our elders, we will get it too!!

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  • G.P,

    I can cook other things very well.. But my steamed food does not taste like the old time steamed food. There is just something missing that I cannot determine.

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  • G.P.

    I actually think you and I would get on famously. We cuss but we have respect for each other, faults notwithstanding. .

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  • True again, John.

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  • RE Donna December 4, 2018 9:50 AM

    G.P. I actually think you and I would get on famously. We cuss but we have respect for each other, faults notwithstanding. .

    TRUE! AGREE 100%

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  • @ Donna who wrote ” steamed food does not taste like the old time steamed food.”

    You can compensate with well seasoned steamed fresh fish.

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  • Hants,

    My grandmother and my mother both made their own seasoning. I helped but never made it entirely on my own. That is what makes the difference.

    Did you check out my posts to the diaspora corner? You brought back great memories with your posts.

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  • I grow some of my own herbs, but I also buy some from a dreadlocked gentleman near to Cheapside market, opposite St. Mary’s church wall. B buy a bunch or two of whatever he has on hand, wash the lot, put it out on paper towels to dry, then chop with a pair of scissors (easier than using a knife) then process in a food processor with some salt. I put in jars and keep refrigerated. Use a clean spoon each time as you dip. Season fish, chicken, pork, add a little to your scrambled eggs and your fishcake batter. A lovely complex flavour, and much tastier than heavily processed seasoning. But it is a fresh product so please don’t make too much at a time.

    I use eshalot, chives, thyme, marjoram, leaf garlic, parsley, onion,garlic pods, scotch bonnet pepper, sweet basil, flavour peppers, black pepper, salt, and whatever other herbs are available. The more the merrier. I make enough to last me for about a month, and the same for the adult children.

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  • You can probably grow chives and sweet basil, and leaf garlic yourself. They are easy to grow. In fact both the garlic and the basil grow as fast as weds, so you might want to confine them to a large pot, or they will try to take over your whole garden.

    I buy from the man opposite St. Mary’s because he seems to always have the widest selection, especially on Saturday mornings.

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  • Simple Simon
    December 4, 2018 11:12 AM

    I grow some of my own herbs, but I also buy some from a dreadlocked gentleman near to Cheapside market, opposite St. Mary’s church wall.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Isaiah?

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  • SS,

    Will do.

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  • @John December 4, 2018 1:10 PM “Isaiah?”

    Yes.

    Excellent selection.

    Always fresh.

    Good manners.

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