Healthy Living

Plant Of Life

Wonder of The World’ (Kalanchoe pinnata) plant, also known as Miracle Leaf, Leaf of Life, Life Plant, Goethe Plant, Mexican Love Plant, Resurrection, Soanzo Leaf is much celebrated for its curing capabilities. This miracle plant is native to Madagascar. It has also become naturalized in Asia, the Pacific, and all over the Caribbean.

Here Are 46 Amazing Health Benefits Of The Leaf Of Life Plant

  1. Treats Kidney stones – In case of kidney stones, give 40-50 ml decoction of the whole plant twice a day. You can also give the decoction with 500 mg shilajit and 2 gm. of honey mixed in it. Give this twice a day, it helps treat bile stone easily.
  2. Useful in Urinary disorders – Give 5 ml juice of its leaves to the patient suffering from thirst and any disorder related to the urinary system. It is a very good and effective remedy. In the case of urine-related disorder in men, give 40-60 ml of its decoction with 2 gm. honey mixed in it. Give this twice a day.
  3. Helpful in Boils – Slightly warm its leaves and crush them. Tie it as a poultice on the affected area. It helps treat boils, redness, and swelling too.
  4. For Hypertension – Give 5-10 drops of the extract of its aerial parts. It is beneficial in controlling blood pressure.
  5. Curbs Leukemia – Give 5-10 drops of the extract of its aerial part, twice a day. It is beneficial in blood cancer.
  6. For Vaginal disorders – In the case of vaginal flow in women, give 40-60 ml decoction with 2 gm. honey mixed in it. Give this twice a day.
  7. Treats Headache – Crush its leaves and apply them to the forehead. It helps treat headaches.
  8. Aids in Eye pain – Extract the juice of its leaves and apply it all around the eyes. It helps treat pain in the white part of the eyes.
  9. Treatment for Wounds – Slightly warm the leaves and then crush them and tie on the wound. It helps the wound heal faster and also eliminates the scar.
  10. Helps treat bleeding diarrhea – Give 3-6 gm. juice of its leaves with cumin seeds and double amount of ghee mixed in it. Give this to the patient thrice a day. It controls the blood flow in diarrhea.
  11. Manage leucorrhoea – For women who suffer from leucorrhoea ailment, use the decoction of the leaves twice daily. It helps delay the flow of blood within the blood vessels.
  12. Treat piles at home – Drink the extract of the leaves twice daily to get an effective remedy for piles.
  13. Good for the liver – Leaf of life promotes the health of the liver. It can help treat jaundice fast.
  14. Treat ear pain – Get a fast remedy for your ear pain by applying the juice of the leaves.
  15. Help treat boils – Crush a few leaves and form a poultice. Apply this on the boils. You can use this on the redness and swelling of the skin.
  16. Helps heart health – It improves the health of the heart.
  17. Treat colds and coughs – The leaves' juice and sugar candy will help for common colds and coughs. This can help people suffering from asthma also.
  18. Anti-inflammatory property – By applying the paste of the leaves on the place of the swelling, you can reduce it significantly.
  19. Relieves stomach ache – If you have a stomach ache, you can get relief by having the decoction of the leaves.
  20. Diuretic action – You can treat urinary disorders with the juice of the leaf of life. This is good for quenching excessive thirst. Drink a potion of 40-60 ml every day in the morning and evening.
  21. Teething problems – Babies who are cutting their first teeth will have relief from the pain.
  22. Anthelmintic action – It helps remove worms in the intestine effectively. Have the decoction of the leaves twice a day with honey.
  23. Antipyretic property – If you have a fever, the miracle leaf will help relieve your symptoms.
  24. Corrects dysentery – Have the leaf extract with honey to get relief from dysentery.
  25. Helps with weight management – You can lose weight by using its leaves.
  26. Prevents grey hair – Regular use of the miracle leaf will help prevent the greying of hair. It promotes the health of the scalp too.
  27. Good anti-oxidant property – Make tea with dried leaves and have it twice or thrice a day. This will help you fight free radicals better.

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What the pandemic means for government

What the pandemic means for government debt, in five charts

  1. Debt levels have surged in EMDEs

  2. Unprecedented fiscal stimulus means debt risks have risen.

  3. What goes down will eventually come up

  4. More debt defaults and debt distress are possible

  5. As debt becomes more complex and less transparent, the resolution will become trickier

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a steep increase in debt, particularly in EMDEs. This comes on top of a rapid debt increase since 2010.

The COVID-19-related global recession and economic policy response have triggered a surge in debt levels in emerging market.

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Covid 19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, curfews, quarantines, and similar restrictions (variously described as stay-at-home orders, shelter-in-place orders, cordons sanitaires, shutdowns or lockdowns) have been implemented in numerous countries and territories around the world. These were established to prevent the further spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19.[1] By April 2020, about half of the world's population was under lockdown, with more than 3.9 billion people in more than 90 countries or territories having been asked or ordered to stay at home by their governments.[2] The World Health Organization's recommendation on curfews and lockdowns is that they should be short-term measures to reorganize, regroup, rebalance resources, and protect health workers who are exhausted. To achieve a balance between restrictions and normal life, the WHO recommends response to the pandemic that consists of strict personal hygiene, effective contact tracing, and isolating when ill. Read More

Barbados Updates

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When seniors can safely and easily use the bathroom on their own, it allows them to age in place — and with dignity.  So designing safe and accessible bathrooms are key.  Making accommodations for wheelchairs, walkers, medical equipment, unsteady balance, and more will go a long way in helping your loved one feel independent and safe.

Falls represent the leading cause of emergency room visits, and the conditions in a bathroom are unfortunately the perfect storm for falls. The motions of getting up and down, stepping in and out of bathtubs and showers, bending over at the sink, and more aren’t always safe for a senior. And when you add wet conditions to the environment, the bathroom becomes a dangerous place.

When the bathroom isn’t well laid out or doesn’t provide aids to help with accessibility, it can become an unsafe environment for those who have trouble getting around. A bathroom for seniors should be easy to get to, easy to move around in, and well-equipped with aids to keep seniors steady. Read on for thoughtful bathroom options that will make the bathroom safe and accessible for your older adult.

The minimum requirements for a bathroom are 5 feet wide by 3 feet deep. A zero threshold shower is a shower that has no curb; meaning, a wheelchair or walker can easily slide into the shower.  Let us upgrade your bathroom by clicking here

   

 

By 2025

Barbados believes that the ageing population will present many socio-economic issues for the island

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A senior government minister on Monday said that by 2025, at least 20.4 per cent of Barbados’ population will consist of older persons.

Social Care Minister Steven Blackett, believes this will present many socio-economic issues for the island.

Blackett, speaking at the National Societal Consultation, said that the number of people aged 60 and over was growing at an accelerated rate in comparison with other age groups, and presented issues which could not be ignored at the individual, family, organisational and societal level.

"Population ageing is occurring in the context of a challenging economic climate, changing family structures, and the growing burden of chronic, non-communicable diseases and their attendant complications…The social environment can create a setting which increases the vulnerability of older persons and undermines social protection for this population," he said.

He said also that the elderly had weak social linkages and were socially excluded and isolated, which increased their susceptibility to elder abuse — an issue he admitted has been receiving publicity and generating "strident public response".

However, Blackett pointed out that the National Policy on Ageing, which was passed in Parliament in 2013, examined the status of older persons and would, over the next 10 years, aim to remove existing barriers that might hinder the participation of older persons in mainstream society.

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Barbados is not growing rapidly, but it is growing. By 2025, it is expected to break past 300,000 for the first time. From there it's projected to level off until the end of the century. Estimate as of Feb 20, 2021 : our populations is at  287,618.00

What is the significance of the year 2025?
"The present cycle (1945-2025) (…) is called technically "The Stage of the Forerunner". It is preparatory in nature, testing in its methods, 
and intended to be revelatory in its techniques and results."

The years of 2014, 2019, 2023 and 2025 would require our special focus as years of special opportunities for intergroup cooperation in joint service to humanity.

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Aging Trends in Barbados

The aging of Barbadian population is un­usual in several respects. The median population age, as discussed below, is ris­ing rapidly relative to other nations, in­cluding those of Europe and North  America. Among developing countries, Barbados now has one of the highest pro­portions of older persons, with 17 percent of the population aged 55 and over and nearly 11 percent having reached or sur­passed age 65. Both figures are consider­ably above the Caribbean average (table 1), and are due in part to a steep decline in fertility since 1970, which has lowered the proportion of population in younger age groups. At the same time, however, the  number of persons aged 55 and over is declining slightly, and will remain es­sentially unchanged in the early 1990's. This reflects, to some extent, the aging of cohorts that have been deci­mated by past emigration. Source