Super Health For you starts today!!

webinarRemember to join me on the health webinar today.

Its packed full of information to ensure you finish 2016 on a healthy note.

Plus – for attending the Super Health webinar, you get my eBook titled ‘Three things that are killing our children.’ Find out why the statistics show that our children may live 10 years shorter life spans than we do now.

Click here to secure your place now. Watch from the comfort of your home. 8pm GMT

Questions are already coming in, so log in and you can post your health related questions even before the webinar starts!! Please share with your loved ones so they can benefit too.

I look forward to ‘seeing’ you on the webinar.

Dr Adaeze Ifezulike.

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Super Health Webinar -how to turn your health ‘switch’ on

Hello friend,

Do you want more energy?

Fed up of horrible skin?

Confused about what a healthy meal really is?

Struggling with your weight?

Wishing you had a personal physician to decode it all?

My new (free) Health Webinar is what you need!!!

In this free training session I will be teaching you:

  • Two ticking bombs to avoid in your health journey
  • Why these health bombs can stop you in your track
  • How they are the enemies of your children and family
  • How eating the wrong food makes you hungrier (and fatter!)
  • And so much more!

My simple, powerful and easy-to-implement tips will completely RESET your health.

The health webinar will be LIVE on Tuesday 4th October 8pm.

Register here for free now

The session will last approximately 35 minutes..

Click here to register for this live session now

I am going to help you ensure that you end 2016 on the perfect note health-wise.

PLUS at the end of the session you’ll also receive my FREE eBook ‘Three things that are killing our children’. If you are a parent or have a niece or nephew, you NEED to read this!

Having been a doctor for nearly 20 years, I am deeply saddened that a lot of illnesses are the result of ignorance and I am on a mission to CHANGE that.

My passion is health and this webinar is packaged to help you through the maze of conflicting information out there and help you on the road to great health.

Let’s do this!

Dr Adaeze

PS. once again, this is a LIVE session (webinar) and it will be on Tuesday 4th October at

  • 8pm GMT

Click here to register

 

Mindset queen – Tribute to Dr Nkem Ezeilo

So we woke up that morning in the hotel. We were attending a program together. We were also on a squat challenge… along with more than 100 women who were with us on our ‘Whatsapp’ healthy lifestyle group.
I think the challenge for the day was to do 120 squats.

I recall getting to 80 and wanting to stop. I looked over to Nkem and she was still going on her squats with no sign of stopping. I said to myself, ‘If she can do the challenge despite her diagnosis, I too can.’ So I carried on with my squats.

And we completed the squats challenge for the day.
I remember saying to myself that if Nkem wasn’t here, I probably would have deferred the remaining 40 squats to evening and by evening, I might have forgotten due to the business of life and end up not completing my squats.
nkem-and-iYou see Nkem was like that….
She swept you along with her strength. When you were with her, you believed you could do ANYTHING!!
As time went on, I knew she was often in pain. I would glance across the table at her or watch her from the corner of my eye and marvel at how she could keep such a straight face despite what was going on in her body.
As we went from place to place, I insisted on hauling her luggage and mine but she would often laugh at me and say something like ‘I am ok oh!’ or ‘Don’t be silly, Ada.’

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She spoke so much about the power of the mind. She believed that what the mind believed and focused on would be one’s reality. She would often say ‘Onye kwe, chi ya ekwe’ meaning ‘ If you agree, your maker will agree.’
5 years ago diagnosed with the most aggressive form of cancer. She fought it. She gave it her best shot. She truly believed she would pull through. She wanted her story to encourage the millions of people out there suffering from cancer.

She went to the wards and told other cancer sufferers ‘Look at me!! I was diagnosed with cancer more advanced than yours so please believe you will pull through.’ She spread light and hope through the wards.
‘I see why people die, Ada’ she once said to me, ‘The pain is so bad…so bad…that the person just decides “Right I have had enough” and they give up and die.’  I know she was close to that several times. But she stayed strong. She did her best. Her legacy lives on.
RIP Dr Nkem Ezeilo (05/02/1973 – 11/09/2016)


Register now for my FREE SuperHealth webinar titled ‘Super Health for you’and get a gift!!! – an eBook called ‘Three things that are slowly killing our children.’

If you are serious about your health please register NOW! Webinar holds on the 4th of October at 8pm GMT.

Listen from the comfort of your home.

Get tips that would revolutionize your health.

Stay informed by registering NOW. Spaces are limited as I like to keep things small and cosy.

Plus you get a FREE eBook that would blow your mind when you attend the webinar. Learn why our children are estimated to live atleast 10 years shorter than us. Claim your spot for the webinar here.

Dr Adaeze Ifezulike.

Family Physician and Author.

The Slight Edge

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The Slight Edge

Goodmorning Fabulous readers,
Last night I spent 1 hour reading a book called ‘Slight edge’.
I recommend it highly -it’s just a few pounds if you buy the kindle or eVersion of it.

The slight edge in a nutshell can be summarised as- if you have ever been successful at anything, look at what you did to be successful, repeat those steps and you WILL KEEP BEING SUCCESSFUL!!! It is that simple!
No mystery!
No catch!

I felt this was really relevant to healthcare professionals involved in helping people lead healthy lives and lose weight.

I support several women and men in my weight loss/healthy lifestyle program.
I teach my ladies (and gents!) this:

You have lost weight.
What did you do to lose weight?
What food choices did you make?
What type and amount of exercise did you do?

Just keep repeating the same steps and YOU WILL KEEP LOSING WEIGHT!!

No mystery nor magic!
Just continuing the same steps.
Repeat it today and tomorrow and the next….
In other words make it a lifestyle 👊
Have a fabulous day friends❤️

Dr Adaeze Ifezulike

ps: Are you are struggling with your weight or have weight related medical conditions such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Metabolic syndrome? Get in touch today!!  I want to help you. Health is Wealth!

Medicine abroad: a guide for foreign medics.

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In this book, I share everything I have learned about being a foreign medic over the last 10 years of training and then practicing as a GP in the UK. 

I have also tried to cover areas such as the medical exams, medical regulations, taxes, family life as a medic and so many other topics.

Stories from other foreign medics who are practicing successfully are also shared in the book.

It helps you the reader understand that no matter where you started from, you can attain heights you could only have imagined.

You just need some guidance…..a friendly hand to hold as you navigate the treacherous waters of medical regulations and an increasingly litigious society.

Watch the video below to understand more why I wrote this book

SAMPLE OR BUY THE BOOK IN PRINT OR EBOOK FORMATS BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS BELOW:

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So what is in the book? Take a look at the table of contents: 

PART ONE: SUCCESS BEGINS WITH PREPARATION.

1:          The dream of practicing abroad.

2:         How to avoid falling foul of the regulator.

3:         Clinical attachment.

4:         I am a foreign doctor: HELP!

5:         Getting the ‘mighty’ references.

6:         Immigration issues.

7:         Tax and money matters.

8:         Health, family and religion.

9:         Social media and extracurricular activities.

10:        Planning for your retirement.

11:        Supporting other migrants.

PART TWO: STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH.

12:       Medicine in the US.

13:        Medicine in the UK.

14:        Achieving economic independence.

15:        Home away from home.

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Want some  more tips and information? Contact me here and I will be in touch!!!

 I wish you every success in your medical career 🙂

Afrocaribbean Health Events -2015 Dates

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Its here again!!
The popular afrocaribbean health events will hold in Aberdeen on the following dates in 2015:

25th April 2015 RCCG Fountain of Love, 31 Palmerston road, AB11 5QP.
23rd May 2015 Garthdee
20th June 2015 Cove

Venues will be communicated shortly.

Please save the dates and be a part of these healthy lifestyle events.

Overall feedback on our most recent event in October 2014 was very positive with 82% of attendees rating the presentations as ‘exceeding’ their expectations and 90% rating the Screenings (HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Blood pressure, blood sugar and other tests) offered as ‘very useful’.

Please contact afrocaribbeanhealth@gmail.com with any enquiries or if you would like to be involved with the events.
Twitter: @afrocaribhealth

Afrocaribbean Health and Wellness Team: Improving health in the black community.

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The Parliamentary Ethnicity and Health report of 2007 shows that Black and minority ethnic (BME) groups generally have worse health than the overall population. For instance, it reports that there is up to 7 times higher rates of new diagnosis of psychosis among Black Caribbean people than among the White British. Health Survey for England 2004 reports a prevalence of Hypertension of more than 38% in Black Carribean males compared to the general population prevalence of 31%.The prevalence of doctor-diagnosed Diabetes amongst Africans and Caribbean men above 55 years combined is 15% compared to the general population prevalence of 4.3%.HIV prevalence for black Africans in the UK is 37 per 1000 population, compared to 1.5 per 1000 of the rest of the population and people from African communities are more likely to test and be diagnosed later than other groups. These are a few instances of the dismal health statistics available about the afrocaribbean ethnic group.

Why is this the case?

There are many reasons given for this picture. These include distrust and unfamiliarity with the way the health sector works, language barriers, stress related to poverty, immigration issues, unemployment, poor housing amongst other factors. Poverty may mean that many eat unhealthy but cheap food which then adversely affects their health. Stigma from society and media can limit access to health services.

What can be done?

The Afrocaribbean Health and Wellness Team (AHWT) has taken the bull by the horn to try and address these areas of health inequality. This unique group is made up of health professionals, members of the voluntary sector and other people with the following objectives:

  • To raise awareness of health related issues affecting the Afro-Caribbean communities in Scotland.

  • To empower Afro-Caribbeans to make informed choices about their health.

  • To inform Afro- Caribbeans about health support services and agencies available in the community.

To be able to bridge the health inequality, we found it necessary to liaise with Faith group leaders as worship is an integral aspect of the afrocaribbean community. It is the belief of the AHWT that for health interventions to make an impact within any group, strategies must align to the beliefs and practices of that group.AIDS and Mobility Europe recommends that policy, prevention, treatment and care for migrants should include ”targeted, culturally appropriate services and communication with migrant communities.”

 

What we did:

We carried out a health survey at the Fountain of Love church, Aberdeen to ascertain what health issues the members of the Faith group wanted to learn more about. A total of 212 people participated in the survey 59% of whom were females. 88% were members of the church, the rest had been visiting on the day of the survey. 58% of those who participated in the survey were in the 30-40 years age range.

Based on the result of the survey, a health event took place on the 25th of October at the Fountain of Love church hall. Health professionals were invited from within and outside the Afrocaribbean community to educate and inform attendees on different health topics. Topics covered included Mental Health, Cardiovascular Health, Sexual Health, Men’s Health, Getting to know your NHS and Weight Management. Speakers on the day were Dr Matthew Jack, Dr Winifred Eboh, Dr Petrus Elofuke, Dr Adaeze Ifezulike, Dr Fumen Gamba and Mr Katai Kasengele. Good interactive participation was helped by small group workshops on the various topics which were anchored by the speakers and others including Dr Jenny Bryden, Mrs Tabeth Timba-Emmanuel, Mrs Ubong Usua, Mrs Lolade Ogunrinboye and Mrs Yetunde Odebiyi.

 

More than 40 people opted for confidential testing for blood borne viruses like HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C while a further 60 had their blood sugar, Blood pressure, Fat content and Body Mass Index (BMI) measured. The testing booths were manned by Public health staff from the NHS (Penny Gillies and Helen Corrigan) and Roselie Emmanuel.

 The Atmosphere:

Sexual wellbeing network, Adaeze Ifezulike, Roselie Emmanuel, Chris Gbenle, Dupe Omotosho, Katai Kasengele, Jenny Bryden, Ubong Usua,It was fantastic as people felt at home unlike they would in a hospital environment. Their questions were answered. Food was provided by the church and visible participation by church leaders headed by Pastor Dr Chris Gbenle helped to foster trust and engagement with attendees.

The event ended with a ”HEALTH FRIENDLY’ Certificate issued to the church.

Evaluation of event:

Participants were asked to anonymously evaluate the event with a series of questions, some of which are included here:

How could the event be improved? Some answers included ”I would want to hear more about stress management, high blood pressure and mental health”, ”Create more awareness of the programme” and ”Do such programs at least every two months.”

What did you  like best about the event? ”The workshops and the screening”, ”The package was excellent” and ”All the sessions.”

What have you gained as a result of attending this event?

”A lot, I now know my weight, BMI and sugar blood test,” ”Information on weight management,” ”That its not only when you are not feeling well that you should seek advice” and ”Intensive education and awareness about HIV and other illnesses.”

What might you do differently as a result of this event?

”Change my eating and drinking habits”, ”Watch my weight,” ”Monitor my health,” ”Change diet, become more active and less lonely” and ”Eat better.”

90% of the evaluation forms handed back rated the organisation of the event as Excellent or Good.

Members of the Afrocaribbean Health and Wellness team include Dr Winifred Eboh, Dr Matthew Jack, Mrs Ubong Usua, Mrs Lolade Ogunrinboye, Mrs Tabeth Timba-Emmanuel, Mr Katai Kasengele and Dr Adaeze Ifezulike.

If you would like to know more about the afrocaribbean health events and how your organisation can achieve ‘HEALTH FRIENDLY’ status, please contact Dr Adaeze Ifezulike on info@sexualwellbeingnetwork.com

HIV? Me?

HIV? Me? No, I’m married! (22)

contraception, HIV, black women healthIt was just a short walk from my car into the surgery but the weather was so windy and wet that my dainty umbrella was useless in all that ferocity. I got a bit wet.

As I hurried into the surgery, the receptionist called out to me.

‘Dr Ezii,a gentleman called and left a message for you.’

‘Oh? Who was it?’ I asked as I took the mail out of my pigeonhole and hurriedly scanned through it.

‘A man named Dike.’

‘What the…’ I bit my lips to stop the swear word that had risen to my mouth, smiled my thanks to the receptionist and made my way to my consulting room. I was burning with anger.

It had been two days since the event with Dike. I thought I had managed to erase the bad taste the whole thing had left in my mouth.

I was still disgusted with myself over my cowardice at the doctors’ meeting. How could I have chickened out like that? What shameful diffidence!

What did he want now? How dare he even try to see me? Perhaps he was coming to apologise? Well, stuff his apology!
I immediately got into the business of the day. I had 36 patients to see with a paltry fifteen minutes break after the first eighteen. I had no time to waste on Dike and his family.

The Afrocarribean Health Event holds on 25th October at RCCG Fountain of Love Church hall, Palmerston Road, Aberdeen, Scotland. This free event is unique in that it tackles health issues that affect afrocarribeans.
Topics that will be featured include Mental Health, Hypertension and Diabetes, Sexual Health and Weight Management.
Experts on the above topics will be available to answer questions. Lunch will be provided. All adults are warmly invited.
Register for the event here.

 

 

 

The policy on violence.

HIV? Me? No, I’m married (21)

HIV, Black women's health, contraception, Understanding contraception: a guide for black ladiesI sat through the doctors’ weekly meeting like a zombie. I barely heard what was going on.

I nodded when someone spoke to me and smiled at my colleagues. All I could think of was what had happened an hour ago in my consulting room.

I felt anger building up again as I thought about what Dike had done. How dare he overturn my table!

I recalled his vehemence and how frightened I had been. I knew the NHS policy on violence towards staff – surely this ticked all the boxes? This was more than enough to show him the door. He would be de-registered immediately.

His details would be passed to the big bosses at the Community Health Partnership (CHP) and it would be recorded in his notes that he was a violent man and a threat to health professionals.

Those notes would follow him like his shadow wherever he might go to register. They would follow him forever.

They would be an invisible mark that nothing could erase.

I was jolted out of my reverie as the senior partner went round the table asking for ‘any other business’.

Each colleague shook his head. I squirmed with impatience, willing them to hurry up and get to me. I had something to say. I had a story to tell.

“Dr Ezii anything else?” He inquired as he got to me.

I took a few deep breaths. This was my moment. It was payback time and I was going to enjoy every moment of it.

‘No, nothing else,’ I heard myself saying. ‘Nothing to add.’

 

The Afrocarribean Health Event holds on 25th October at RCCG Fountain of Love Church hall, Palmerston Road, Aberdeen, Scotland. This free event is unique in that it tackles health issues that affect afrocarribeans.
Topics that will be featured include Mental Health, Hypertension and Diabetes, Sexual Health and Weight Management.
Experts on the above topics will be available to answer questions. Lunch will be provided. All adults are warmly invited.
Register for the event here.