WHO WE ARE
We are an interdisciplinary team, that serve as volunteers
to improve individuals’ lifestyles.
WHY THIS INSTITUTION EXISTS
Health is a worldwide need. In the last century we have experienced a change in the patterns of the causes of deaths globally. Non-communicable diseases overtook communicable diseases and every other cause of death combined, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) in its report in 2010 about the global situation of NCDs (1). In a more recent announcement, the WHO suggests that NCDs are the main cause of death globally, having caused 38 million (68%) of the 56 million deaths reported in 2012. More than 40% of these (16 million), were early deaths which occurred before the age of 70. Almost three-quarters of them were caused by NCDs (28 million) and most of the early deaths (82%) took place in countries with low and middle income levels. (2)
As the General Director of the WHO stated: “The world finds itself at a decisive turning point in the history of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and is facing a unique opportunity to change its course.” (3)
According to the Christian writer Ellen G. White, “Sickness is caused by violating the laws of health.” (4) This becomes evident upon observing that there is a link between the NCDs and the various modifiable factors of risk, among which stand out the consumption of tobacco and alcohol, physical inactivity, and an unhealthy diet. In Argentina this reality is not very different. According to the WHO, this country is located within the group of upper-middle income. The main causes of death are cardiovascular diseases (35%), cancer (21%), chronic respiratory diseases (7%) and diabetes (3%). These represent 66% of all the deaths in Argentina. Within the lifestyle habits of the Argentinean, we may note a high consumption of animal products, low intake of fiber, low consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, high intake of salt, caffeine, sugar (5), alcohol and tobacco, high prevalence of physical inactivity, all of which are related to a high prevalence of obesity. “La Segunda Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo [The Second National Survey of Risk Factors] from 2009 (6) published that the population with overweight rose from 34,4% in 2005 to 35,4% in 2009, while the the level of obesity increased significantly from 14,6% to 18% in the same period of time. This suggests the necessity to work on the habits of the population, because if changes of these habits are achieved we can reduce the risk factors and thereby the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases, clearly related with lifestyle.
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1 WHO, *Report about the global situation of the non-communicable diseases 2014* http://
2 WHO, “Report about the global situation on the non-communicable diseases 2014” http:// apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/149296/1/WHO_NMH_NVI_15.1_spa.pdf?ua=1&ua=1
4 Testimonies for the church vol.3 page 164
We are an organization known for seeking the wellbeing of individuals, helping them to attain wellness, covering their physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects.
Improve the quality of life of the Argentineans through simple health programs and trainings, aiming towards awareness, education and changes in the lifestyle, as well as a more profound experience of the individuals
with their Creator.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
We develop programs and workshops, teaching individuals simple habits in order to improve their health. We make use of natural remedies such as water, rest, exercise, sunlight, fresh air, proper nutrition, temperance and trust in God.
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