Tibu Afrika

Tibu Afrika is a non-profit, non-government development organization committed to improving the lives of people less fortunate in rural and Informal settlement, Kenya, through participation and empowerment.

It was established in the Nairobi . Tibu Africa is an International Health Non-Governmental Organization with its headquarters based in Nairobi Kenya. The organization brings a unique type of

Mission: The sustainable development of marginalised and vulnerable people to ensure a quality life through empowerment, education, information, infrastructure development, healthcare service and economic self-reliance through convergence of services provided by local self-government.

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[07/30/18]   Do you have type 2 diabetes? If so, you’ve probably been told three “facts”:

1)you have an incurable disease

2)you need to be treated with medications to keep your blood sugar under control

3)you need to avoid sugar and starch and eat more protein and fat

Before we get into whether these facts are in fact true, let me pose a more general question: how is this theory of diabetes working out for us?

Are we taking diabetics and improving their health outcomes? Or is the progression of diabetes an all but inevitable decline into worse and worse symptoms, more and more medication, and greater and greater impairment leading to an early death?

The answer, clearly, is that diabetics who are treated by Western medicine get worse, not better, over time. What’s less obvious is that the treatments themselves contribute about as much to declining health as the diabetes itself.

Once you’re diagnosed in the current system, you’re trapped in a place where there is no possibility of restored health, of improved function, of a cure.

I’d like to offer a more hopeful and empowering path. Not disease management, but reversal.

Not dependence on toxic pharmaceuticals, but independence from medicine interventions of any kind.

If that sounds good, keep reading. Because we have to debunk those three “facts” if you’re going to get well.

Myth #1: Type 2 diabetes is an uncurable disease

This myth is half true. If you live in the Western world and consume a high fat, high protein Western diet, then it sort of makes sense to view type 2 diabetes as a disease that exists in your body.

The problem is the hidden assumption that the only place it exists is in your body.

That’s like saying you have a disease that causes frequent nosebleeds when what’s happening is you’ve joined a boxing gym. Your “disease” in that case is simply the body’s natural response to a trauma to the blood vessels inside your nose.

And type 2 diabetes is the body’s natural response to a very unnatural diet.

If you’re so committed to this unnatural and unhealthy diet that you are unwilling to change it, then yes, you have a disease.

But be aware that this is a disease that would never have developed in a hunter-gatherer or horticultural society.

Think of diabetes as an adaptation: the body’s way of dealing with the slow-motion trauma of an unnaturally rich diet.

If you were a bear preparing for hibernation, you’d want to fatten up, right? So you could make it through the long, cold winter.

But when your body reached the appropriate level of fat, you wouldn’t want to keep gaining weight. So your fat-laden cells would now interfere with insulin, the hormone that shuttles calories from the bloodstream into the cells.

That’s why obesity is one of the top risk factors for type 2 diabetes – the fat inside our cells makes those cells resistant to insulin, which prevents the sugars in our blood from leaving the bloodstream.

And that’s why high blood sugar(hyperglycemia) is the traditional way to diagnose diabetes. (The scientific name, diabetes mellitus, means “sweetness passing through,” since sugary urine was one of the first signs.)

But Western medicine, as it often does, focuses treatment on this symptom rather than the cause.

Which brings us to…

Myth #2: You need medications to control your blood sugar levels

Persistent high blood sugar is harmful over the long term. It stresses the heart, damages the eyes and kidneys, and contributes to high blood pressure. Based on those facts, it would seem obvious that lowering blood sugar through medication is the way to do.

But this is a bad idea, for three reasons.

First, as we’ve seen, high blood sugar is a result of, not a cause, of diabetes. So artificially lowering blood sugar with drugs does nothing to address the root cause: the fact that the body’s cells are so gunked up that they cannot let insulin do its job.

When you treat a symptom and ignore the underlying condition, here’s what happens: the underlying condition continues to progress and worsen. That’s why diabetics – even heavily medicated diabetics – die so much earlier than those without diabetes.

Second, our bodies adapt to medications over time, so we need increasingly higher and higher doses and stronger and stronger meds as the disease progresses. When we get to the stage where we need to inject insulin because the pancreas, overworked for decades, has given out, the cells are still insulin resistant. So we’ll need ever increasing doses to get the same results.

Third, studies have shown that management of blood sugar in diabetics is harmful. Diabetics who monitor their blood glucose and keep levels low through meds die younger than those who do not.

Here’s one reason why. As we’ve seen, hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar) is dangerous over the long term. But hypoglycemia (blood sugar that’s too low) is life-threatening in the moment.

Our brains cannot function without glucose any more than the can without oxygen. Lowering blood glucose too much or too rapidly is like being strangled. We can go into coma and die from hypoglycemia.

[07/30/18]   Do you have type 2 diabetes? If so, you’ve probably been told three “facts”:

you have an incurable disease
you need to be treated with medications to keep your blood sugar under control
you need to avoid sugar and starch and eat more protein and fat
Before we get into whether these facts are in fact true, let me pose a more general question: how is this theory of diabetes working out for us?

Are we taking diabetics and improving their health outcomes? Or is the progression of diabetes an all but inevitable decline into worse and worse symptoms, more and more medication, and greater and greater impairment leading to an early death?

The answer, clearly, is that diabetics who are treated by Western medicine get worse, not better, over time. What’s less obvious is that the treatments themselves contribute about as much to declining health as the diabetes itself.

Once you’re diagnosed in the current system, you’re trapped in a place where there is no possibility of restored health, of improved function, of a cure.

I’d like to offer a more hopeful and empowering path. Not disease management, but reversal.

Not dependence on toxic pharmaceuticals, but independence from medicine interventions of any kind.

If that sounds good, keep reading. Because we have to debunk those three “facts” if you’re going to get well.

Myth #1: Type 2 diabetes is an uncurable disease

This myth is half true. If you live in the Western world and consume a high fat, high protein Western diet, then it sort of makes sense to view type 2 diabetes as a disease that exists in your body.

The problem is the hidden assumption that the only place it exists is in your body.

That’s like saying you have a disease that causes frequent nosebleeds when what’s happening is you’ve joined a boxing gym. Your “disease” in that case is simply the body’s natural response to a trauma to the blood vessels inside your nose.

And type 2 diabetes is the body’s natural response to a very unnatural diet.

If you’re so committed to this unnatural and unhealthy diet that you are unwilling to change it, then yes, you have a disease.

But be aware that this is a disease that would never have developed in a hunter-gatherer or horticultural society.

Think of diabetes as an adaptation: the body’s way of dealing with the slow-motion trauma of an unnaturally rich diet.

If you were a bear preparing for hibernation, you’d want to fatten up, right? So you could make it through the long, cold winter.

But when your body reached the appropriate level of fat, you wouldn’t want to keep gaining weight. So your fat-laden cells would now interfere with insulin, the hormone that shuttles calories from the bloodstream into the cells.

That’s why obesity is one of the top risk factors for type 2 diabetes – the fat inside our cells makes those cells resistant to insulin, which prevents the sugars in our blood from leaving the bloodstream.

And that’s why high blood sugar(hyperglycemia) is the traditional way to diagnose diabetes. (The scientific name, diabetes mellitus, means “sweetness passing through,” since sugary urine was one of the first signs.)

But Western medicine, as it often does, focuses treatment on this symptom rather than the cause.

Which brings us to…

Myth #2: You need medications to control your blood sugar levels

Persistent high blood sugar is harmful over the long term. It stresses the heart, damages the eyes and kidneys, and contributes to high blood pressure. Based on those facts, it would seem obvious that lowering blood sugar through medication is the way to do.

But this is a bad idea, for three reasons.

First, as we’ve seen, high blood sugar is a result of, not a cause, of diabetes. So artificially lowering blood sugar with drugs does nothing to address the root cause: the fact that the body’s cells are so gunked up that they cannot let insulin do its job.

When you treat a symptom and ignore the underlying condition, here’s what happens: the underlying condition continues to progress and worsen. That’s why diabetics – even heavily medicated diabetics – die so much earlier than those without diabetes.

Second, our bodies adapt to medications over time, so we need increasingly higher and higher doses and stronger and stronger meds as the disease progresses. When we get to the stage where we need to inject insulin because the pancreas, overworked for decades, has given out, the cells are still insulin resistant. So we’ll need ever increasing doses to get the same results.

Third, studies have shown that management of blood sugar in diabetics is harmful. Diabetics who monitor their blood glucose and keep levels low through meds die younger than those who do not.

Here’s one reason why. As we’ve seen, hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar) is dangerous over the long term. But hypoglycemia (blood sugar that’s too low) is life-threatening in the moment.

Our brains cannot function without glucose any more than the can without oxygen. Lowering blood glucose too much or too rapidly is like being strangled. We can go into coma and die from hypoglycemia.

[12/30/17]   Thank You For A Wonderful Year!
As 2017 comes to a close, we are thankful for the all of you who had given countless hours for the betterment of others and the friends who have contributed to make our work possible. We could not have done it without you.

We look forward to 2018 as being another ambitious year of teaching, training and paying it forward.

Will you support us with a year end gift to ensure these programs continue to be successful and impactful in 2018? Wishing you a peaceful holiday season, and in gratitude for your friendship.
Thank you.

[11/27/17]   High blood pressure is a “silent killer”
Most of the time there are no obvious symptoms.
Certain physical traits and lifestyle choices can put you at a greater risk for developing high blood pressure.
When left untreated, the damage that high blood pressure does to your circulatory system is a significant contributing factor to heart attack, stroke and other health threats.

There is hope

While there is no cure for high blood pressure, with proper treatment and management, you can live a long and healthy life.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high.

If you have high blood pressure, you are not alone

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. (Many don’t even know they have it.)
The best way to know if you have high blood pressure it is to have your blood pressure checked.
Know your numbers
Learn about checking your blood pressure numbers and what they mean.
Call us today for more information or visit our clinic near you.

[11/05/17]   A home delivery service offering direct delivery of supplies relating to diabetes,chronic pain management,iv Therapy and nebulizer medication.
As a provider of comprehensive home health care, Tibu Afrika offers a full-service home delivery program. We offer a wide range of products, supplies and medications with a friendly professional staff to assist you and make your experience as effortless as possible. Our highly trained and professional staff is proud to serve you and will always take time to discuss your medical needs, lend advice on products, and explain their proper usage.

Our high quality products, supplies and medications can be delivered right to your door without the hassle of waiting in line at your pharmacy or medical supplier. Our representatives communicate directly with your physician for management.

[11/05/17]   A home delivery service offering direct delivery of supplies relating to diabetes,chronic pain management,iv Therapy and nebulizer medication.

As a provider of comprehensive home health services ,Tibu Afrika offers a full-service home delivery program. We offer a wide range of products, supplies and medications with a friendly professional staff to assist you and make your experience as effortless as possible. Our highly trained and professional staff is proud to serve you and will always take time to discuss your medical needs, lend advice on products, and explain their proper usage.

Our high quality products, supplies and medications can be delivered right to your door without the hassle of waiting in line at your pharmacy or medical supplier. Our representatives communicate directly with your phys

[11/04/17]   There’s No Place Like Home
Being surrounded by family, friends and the things that make a house a home is the very essence of home care. We will provide services in the comfort of your home while you’re recovering from an illness or surgery. Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy are on an intermittent basis in accordance with your physician’s orders. We strive to support healing at home and our primary purpose is to educate patients and their caregivers. This education will enable patients to promote self-care and remain in the comfort and independence of their own homes for as long as possible.

[11/04/17]   When you are recuperating from an illness or injury and are in need of part-time care, just being at home can often be an important part of your recovery. Surrounded by family, friends and things that turn a house into a home is what home care is all about.

Our home health care agencies manage numerous aspects of our patients' medical needs including: Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Medical Social Services, Home Health Aides, and Disease State Management programs. We are committed to exceeding national clinical standards while focusing on patient self care management through Disease Management programs such as; Cardiac, Diabetes, Orthopedics, and Pulmonary, to name a few. Our on-going commitment to quality and advanced medical care, assures patients receive the most comprehensive treatment programs available.

For over 5 years, Tibu Afrika has provided Home Health Care and is committed to the health and well-being our population. Home Health coverage requires that a patient have a skilled medical need and be homebound. This means that the patient only leaves home on occasions and requires the assistance of an adaptive device or another person. If you or a loved one have been recently hospitalized, diagnosed with a new illness, or sustained a change in your healthcare condition, you may qualify for care wherever you call home. For an in-home assessment for yourself or a loved one, click on our office locator to find one near you!

[11/04/17]   Antenatal Clinic
What we do
The aim of antenatal care is to make sure that you and your baby are doing well and to spot any problems before they become serious.

Most of your care will probably take place at our clinic, or at home. Some women may be cared for at hospital with a specialist doctor called an obstetrician who looks after pregnant women.

Most pregnant women have between seven and 10 antenatal appointments, sometimes more if they need extra care and support.

Who is it for?
Antenatal care is for any woman who is pregnant.

If you are working, you’re entitled to time off to attend antenatal appointments.

Can anyone use this service?
Pregnant women can use this service.

Opening Times
Monday to Sunday 8:00am to 9:00pm.

What to expect
At your first appointment (between seven and 10 weeks) will arrange for scan and carry out a number of routine tests to check everything is as it should be. You will also be offered screening tests (including Hepatitis B).

You can expect to have an appointment between seven and 10 times during your pregnancy, at which your Docter will be able to check on how you are and answer any questions you might have.

Contact us
Tibu Afrika 0711 480 405

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