A RISK MANAGEMENT COCKTAIL
I recently saw a diagram which I thought was spectacular showing how risk factors influence
Non Communicable Diseases. In other words, chronic diseases that are in for the long haul
and slowly progress.
I want to share it. In particular I want to share it with those who are bullet proof and to those
who want to or are ready to make small changes to eventually make a big change to their
life. So I have decided to show you via a recipe.
Risk factor Cocktail:
Take your age and your gender – this can be ice cubes (add more for the years that you
Add your family genetics – this can be a sprig or two of mint
Generously pour in Lifestyle Behaviours –
• Lack of activity
• Diet lacking of vegetables and fruits
You can call this cocktail many things to begin with: High Blood Pressure or Obesity or
Raised Blood Sugars or Raised Cholesterol – your Doctor will call it something eventually.
It could be: Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive airways disease or cancer.
These are all responsible for well over 60% of deaths of which; half are under 70 years of
age and half of them are women.
You are free to choose what goes into your cocktail, maybe you might make it a Risk Free