A step ahead of diseases

Every Home, Every Heart, Every Feeling, Every Moment of Happiness is incomplete without women! The theme this year is Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world. It celebrates the remarkable efforts by women and girls around the globe to shape a more equitable future and the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We celebrate the steadfast women of The Karen Hospital who play a profound role in elevating our standards of care. Among our phenomenal women is Ms. Josephine Mbuthi, a Nutritionist and Dietitian who has played an active role in offering quality care to all our patients over the years.

Today’s fast-paced lifestyles only add more hurdles when it comes to maintaining a healthy daily routine. Healthy patterns of eating optimize the function of the immune system, improve immunometabolism, and are a modifiable contributor to the development of chronic disease that is highly associated with COVID-19 deaths.

Josephine advises that fruits and vegetables should be added into each meal for a balanced diet, and sometimes as a meal on its own. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables plays a key role in reducing risks of all major causes of illness and death. Fruits and vegetables are also low in fat, salt, and sugar and offer a good source of dietary fiber. As part of a well-balanced, regular diet and a healthy, active lifestyle, a high intake of fruit and vegetables can help reduce obesity and maintain healthy lifestyle, lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

Let this International Women’s Day be about putting your family’s health first and staying a step ahead of diseases!

Josephine Mbuthi is available for consultation every Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm on 3rd floor at The Karen Hospital. Click to book an appointment

See more on our nutrition department on https://www.karenhospital.org/?s=nutrition