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The Best Health Care Clinic in Nigeria

What are the top 5 things you expect from your local clinic? An extensive research has shown that a patient expects; Transparency, Effective Communication, Empathy, Respect for Time & Effective Results. Well, if you’ve had a hard time finding a clinic that efficiently provides all of the above and more, your search is over! Introducing…. QUINCY WELLNESS & NATUROPATHIC CENTRE, the foremost integrative health care facility in Nigeria.

Quincy Wellness & Naturopathic Centre formally known as Quincy Herbals was founded in 1996 by Dr (Mrs.) Quincy Ayodele. What started out as the most effective herbal weight-loss solution and skin-care clinic gradually evolved to become a well-rounded Integrative Medical Health care clinic under the leadership of Dr. Tobi Ayodele-Keeney, the daughter of the founder.

On the 19th of January 2022, the Managing Director of Quincy Wellness & Naturopathic Centre, Dr. Tobi Ayodele-Keeney was interviewed by media representatives from top Nigerian newspapers including Vanguard, Punch and The Sun on account of the outstanding success her medical clinic has achieved in the past one year, especially in the face of the raging global pandemic.

“At Quincy, we re-define health care. We go beyond treating sick patients by prescribing drugs or performing procedures that aid their recovery, we have garnered for ourselves a reputation for excellent bedside manners (a term used in the medical world to describe the way in which a doctor treats a patient with kindness, friendliness and understanding).”

Dr. Tobi Ayodele-Keeney also pointed out that the highly qualified medical staff at Quincy are trained to deliver accurate diagnostic results with respect to the time of the patient, and an understanding that educating each patient about his/her medical test result is an important step in the direction of a healthier Nigeria. “At Quincy, we understand that information is the key to getting our patients to partner with us in achieving 100% recovery or effective management in chronic cases. Every patient gets their medical lab test result within an hour of taking the test, and a ‘sit-down’ with a doctor who will explain detail about the test result to the patient in plain terms.”

What a clinic! Right?!

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But wait, there’s more…

Quincy Wellness & Naturopathic Centre is the foremost Integrative Medical Health care clinic in Nigeria, and it operates in line with the directive of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Lagos State Ministry of Health that health care facilities should “integrate” (combine scientifically proven methods of traditional medical care and western medical care in the treatment of chronic illnesses). This directive came as a result of findings in global medical research that prove the shortcomings of western medicine in treating chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, hypertension etc. In 2021, Quincy was able to acquire licenses from medical boards such as HEFAMAA (Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency) and the Traditional Medicine Board to enable it practice freely within the confines of professional and modern medical ethics.

In Quincy’s short sojourn into the world of Integrative health care, the clinic has recorded a 100% record in COVID care management, a 2-week recovery of an auto-immune disease patient, adequate management of lifestyle diseases including (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity etc.) and improved fertility in sub-fertile patients with over 80% success rate.

Quincy Wellness & Naturopathic Centre under the leadership of Dr. Tobi Ayodele-Keeney is taking the healthcare industry by storm, making Nigeria a healthier nation one patient at a time.


Stress Management: Why you don’t get good sleep

Ever gone a couple of days, weeks without 7-8 hours of sleep daily? Or maybe you are the type that has to watch or read something just to fall asleep, and when you wake up, you always feel so tired and unrested, and probably with a headache. If you are experiencing any of this, this short piece will help you understand why you Sleep is a vital part component of a human being’s health. The importance of sleep cannot be overemphasized

Weight loss Diets: Pros and Cons of the Latest Diet Trends

In general, the take home point is this; eating fewer calories will result in weight loss. However, we should realize that weight loss and being healthy (alive) are two different things. You can lose weight in an unhealthy way and end up with chronic diseases or worse. The best approach to losing weight the healthy way is to reduce our portions, eat more fruits and vegetables and eliminate junk food and empty calories. The best weight loss diet that works is the type that you can stick to for the long term. Weight loss should not be done as a fashion statement or a trend; it should be done as a healthy lifestyle change that lasts for a lifetime.

Welcome to the world of the latest diet trends with each diet promising miraculous results. While some diets have been proven scientifically to be healthy and even preferred to the standard modern diet, some other diets are controversial and may carry some additional health risks. We will look at some of these diets and discuss the advantages versus disadvantages of these latest diets.

Egg Diet: This type of diet is a low carbohydrate, low calorie by high protein diet. It involves consuming mostly eggs as the main protein source with the addition of green leafy vegetables, mushrooms and grapefruit. You eliminate all carbohydrate meals including fruits and grains, and you drink only water or zero calorie drinks. This diet is geared at helping you achieve ketosis a metabolic process which involves your body burning fat as opposed to burning carbohydrates. While this diet will obviously achieve weight loss, there might be some side effects to worry about. This includes an initial lack of energy due to the drastic reduction in carbs, indigestion due to shifting to a very high protein diet, and bad breath from the ketosis. The other very bad side effect to note from eating too many eggs is high cholesterol. People who consume more than 6 eggs a week have a 30% higher chance of developing heart attacks and stroke.

Liquid Diet: a liquid diet involves drinking only low calorie liquids as the only source of nutrition. This can include drinking only juice, teas, meal replacement drinks, pepper soup without the meat or vegetables, and of course water. While such strict caloric restrictions, the dieter is bound to lose weight however, such dietary shortage done over long term can cause health problems due to malnutrition. This can include hair loss, gallstones, kidney problems and even heart disease.

Keto Diet- The ketogenic diet involves a very low carbohydrate, high fat, moderate protein diet with the aim of getting your body to metabolize fat instead of carbs. In so doing, your body produces ketones as a fuel source. Just like the egg diet, your body goes into ketosis and you start losing weight. The diet has been the latest in town as it’s almost guaranteed to help you lose weight if done as instructed. However, it does come with a few risks that the dieter has to take note. Developing too much ketones in the body can cause very deadly side effects especially for diabetics, people with high blood pressure, and those who are breastfeeding. Ketosis may also cause frequent urination, which may lead to heart palpitation and kidney damage due to dehydration and loss of electrolytes.


Eating Right for Your Age

Good nutrition is essential for optimal health at any age, however at each stage in life requires different nutritional demands. In this article, we will explore the different stages in life and

In your 20’s is the start of your adult life; your life out in the real world. You are most likely starting your first real job, getting into the dating scene or getting married, married with very small children, trying to figure out your place in the world. For most people in their 20’s they don’t even think about eating healthy, but this decade is actually the time to start building good eating habits that will benefit you for a lifetime. This includes eating a diet rich in calcium and iron as well as fruits and vegetables. If you are a pregnant or nursing mother make sure to include foods rich in folic acid such as leafy green vegetables, eggs and beans.

In your 30’s, you are most likely established in your career or business and trying to climb up the financial ladder, expanding your network and your net worth. In addition, you might have young school children all of which will drain a lot of your energy. In addition to having adequate sleep, you need to eat a diet rich in vegetables, healthy fats and iron in order to prevent anemia. It is important to reduce your intake of high starch carbohydrates such as white rice and increase your protein consumption with foods such as beans, nuts, skinless chicken and fish. Doing this will keep you full and at the same time, release the required energy to your body in a consistent and sustained way. In your 30s, hormonal imbalances in women that cause issues such as fibroids, endometriosis and heavy menstrual periods tend to be at their peak so it is important to consume a diet rich in iron. A healthy source of iron is spinach and ugwu. Eating ugwu daily gives the same results as taking an iron tablet daily.

By the time you are in your 40’s, your metabolism starts to slow down and you will find it increasingly harder to lose weight, or you might start gaining weight for no apparent reason. For this reason, it is necessary to reduce your portions of food in general while increasing the level of nutrition. This can be done easily with the addition of healthy fats such as that contained in avocado or raw nuts and seeds. Healthy fats will keep you full as provide you with omega 3s which will help keep your skin and hair shiny, in addition to improving your heart health. Foods that contain good amounts of omega 3s include flax and chia seeds, mackerel, tuna fish and walnuts. Furthermore, you will need to increase your fibre and fluid intake. This is because as you start getting older your digestion also slows down.

Moving on to your 50’s and beyond your body is starting to feel the positive or negative effects of the lifestyle and dietary habits you have sustained from the beginning of your adult life up until this point. This is the period in your life some people get diagnosed with a chronic lifestyle illness such as colon cancer, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and the like. Regardless of your diagnosis, it is not too late to start eating right as eating healthy can actually reverse these health problems. As an older adult, you will need to change that mindset of eating like a king at night and really evaluate your diet and lifestyle if you plan to live well into your old age. You will need to increase your calcium and vitamin D, drastically reduce salt intake, increase your fruits and vegetables and eat more fiber than ever before. You will also need to increase your fluid intake and take measures to prevent dehydration.

In conclusion, nutrition at any stage in life is key; however, special considerations should be taken when going through various stages in life especially during childbearing period and older age. We should all endeavor to eat better no matter what age you are and always remember that whatever you put in can affect your overall health eventually. So eat right and stay healthy.

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