What is World Health Day?
World Health Day has been celebrated every April 7th since 1950 and was designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 1948. This year on April 7th the WHO marks and celebrates its 75th anniversary.
Each year the WHO chooses a theme to promote and inspire global action related to the pursuit of health. These themes are then shared across the world through charity drives, fundraisers, public outdoor activities, schools, workshops, and everywhere online!
The goal is to spread awareness of important issues related to health but it's also a chance to learn, reflect on your health, and much more.
2023 Theme - Health for All!
According to the World Health Organization,
"WHO’s 75th anniversary year is an opportunity to look back at public health successes that have improved quality of life during the last seven decades. It is also an opportunity to motivate action to tackle the health challenges of today ̶ and tomorrow." - World Health Organization
It's important to look back and celebrate the achievements we have all made to better the health of others but it's also vital to understand there are still a lot of challenges that we still need to face.
Health for all means supporting the idea that health is a basic human right and everyone should have access to the health services that they need. It needs to be more than that though. Having access to the necessary health services without it causing an unnecessary finical burden is crucial. There are people all over the world that have no access to health services and there are those that do but can't afford them or it increases their finical hardships.
According to the WHO, 30% of the world's population does not have access to essential health services.
Beyond that, there are nearly 2 billion people who are severely impacted by the high costs of health services. That's about another 25% of the population meaning that over half the people on Earth struggle with access to health services.
We have a long way to go when it comes to everyone having the access they need to the health services they need.
How you can help!
In our busy lives, it can be hard to find time to do anything that you may feel makes a significant impact. The truth is, it's easy and doesn't require much. Spread the word about world health day either online or with your family and friends near you. You can get involved with events or organizations in your area. You can also donate blood or plasma. Donations like this are vital in helping others and these resources are always in need and will save people's lives. In regards to plasma, you are usually compensated for your time which can be a very motivating factor beyond the satisfaction of helping others.
If you have the money you can also donate directly to health-based charities. Charties.Org has a great list put together for World Health Day 2023: https://www.charities.org/news/world-health-day-2023
Promoting Kidney, Cholesterol, and Triglyceride Health
Here at Pure Care Pro, we are dedicated to helping you improve your health the natural way! Specifically, we specialize in Kidney Health, Cholesterol Health, and Triglyceride Health. We are also expanding into immune health and beyond with our future products. We want to make sure you can live your best life, naturally.
Importance of Kidney Health
What is the role of the kidney?
According to the National Kidney Foundation, kidneys remove waste and drugs from the body. They also help to balance out the body's fluids and release hormones to regulate blood pressure. Kidneys also produce an active form of vitamin D that helps your bones stay healthy. Lastly, they also control the production of red blood cells.
These are all vital roles that our body needs to be performing to stay healthy. Maintaining healthy kidneys is essential to a healthy life.
What are Kidneys?
Kidneys are about the size of a balled-up fist and typically come in a pair of 2. Each kidney is positioned around the lower level of the rib cage on either side of the spine. Put simply the kidneys filter the fluid that runs through our body. They filter and return about 200 quarts of fluid every 24 hours. 2 of those quarts of fluid are removed as waste in the form of urine. The other 198 quarts are used by your body.
According to the CDC, there are estimated to be more than 37 million adults in the US with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). That is more than 1 in 7 adults. Kidney health is serious and 2 in 5 adults with severe CKD don't even know that they have a kidney issue.
Talk to your doctor if you have any kidney issues and consider the benefits of natural remedies such as herbal supplements.
Importance of Cholesterol Health
What is cholesterol?
First of all, cholesterol is not necessarily bad. There are good and bad versions of cholesterol. But what is it? According to the American Heart Association, it is a waxy substance that can build up and clog the arteries if not properly maintained. The LDL or high-density lipoprotein is a bad type of cholesterol. If healthy the LDL should remain below 100. The good type of cholesterol is HDL or high-density lipoprotein is the good kind and having high levels of HDL can reduce your associated health risks.
The liver helps to produce cholesterol but you also get it from the foods you eat. It is important to maintain a good diet to keep your cholesterol levels stable and healthy. If your cholesterol levels are a concern you should contact your doctor. We also recommend you consider natural remedies such as supplements as they can be more beneficial than drugs such as statins
According to the CDC, 2 in 5 adults in the united states have high cholesterol levels with total blood cholesterol greater than 200 mg/dL. Having too much bad cholesterol makes you a high risk of stroke and heart disease. With such a high percentage of people having high cholesterol, it is vital that you work to prevent this or get proper treatment if your levels are already out of control.
How much do you know about cholesterol? Take this quiz promoted by the CDC to test your knowledge and learn more about cholesterol from a trusted source.
Importance of Triglyceride Levels
What are Triglycerides?
Triglycerides are the body's main source of energy. They are a combination of fatty acids and glycerol (saturated/unsaturated fat and glucose).
So what's the problem? Well as with most things in life, having too high a level of triglycerides in your blood can lead to different heart and blood vessel diseases and medical conditions such as pancreatitis.
According to heartuk.org people with high triglyceride levels usually have low HDL cholesterol which creates an unhealthy combination.
Please consult a doctor if you are worried about your triglyceride levels. You should also conduct thorough research from trusted sources.
We hope you have learned something during World Health Day and continue your pursuit of health knowledge. Act now to help spread accessible health services to all. Be sure to share what you have learned, be diligent in maintaining your health, and celebrate how far the health industry has come in such a short time.