WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR HEALTH
1. Health is like the two sides of a coin – wellness and sickness
2. For you to be in a wellness state, there are actions that you need to be taking.
3. Without taking appropriate actions, you will obviously get to the sickness stage.
4. Wellness requires pro-active measures whereas sickness will eventually require remedial measures.
5. Remedial measures may not restore you to a state of wellness but a perpetual struggle to manage and control health problems.
6. All health authorities including USDA, USFDA, EFSA are unanimous that it is only food and nutrition that could prevent you from chronic diseases such as cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis etc. No drug has yet been discovered to play this role.
First, about half of all American adults—117 million individuals—have one or more preventable, chronic diseases, and about two-thirds of U.S. adults—nearly 155 million individuals—are overweight or obese. These conditions have been highly prevalent for more than two decades. Poor dietary patterns, overconsumption of calories, and physical inactivity directly contribute to these disorders. Second, individual nutrition and physical activity behaviors and other health-related lifestyle behaviors are strongly influenced by personal, social, organizational, and environmental contexts and systems. Positive changes in individual diet and physical activity behaviors, and in the environmental contexts and systems that affect them, could substantially improve health outcomes.
Chronic Disease Prevention
(Represented in the model by health outcomes influenced by diet and physical activity behaviors)
Health outcomes cardiovascular diseases (coronary heart disease, heart attack, hypertension and stroke);
Type 2 diabetes; diet-related cancers (breast, colorectal, prostate, lung); neurological and psychological conditions (including cognitive function, dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and depression); dental caries; congenital anomalies; fractures and osteoporosis; total mortality
Humans require a wide range of essential micronutrients and macronutrients for normal growth and development and to support healthy aging throughout the life cycle. Essential nutrients, including most vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids, water and fiber, must be obtained through foods and beverages because they cannot for the most part be endogenously synthesized, or are not endogenously synthesized in adequate amounts to need recommended intakes.
Nutrition is coming to the fore as a major modifiable determinant of chronic disease, with scientific evidence increasingly supporting the view that alterations in diet have strong effects, both positive and negative, on health throughout life. Most importantly, dietary adjustments may not only influence present health, but may determine whether or not an individual will develop such diseases as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes much later in life. However, these concepts have not led to a change in policies or in practice. In many developing countries, food policies remain focused only on undernutrition and are not addressing the prevention of chronic disease – WHO
7. Unfortunately, no single food item has been identified to prevent these chronic diseases to fulfill the famous Hippocrates quote that: “Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food.
8. The pharmaceutical companies in an attempt to fill the gap have formulated dietary and food supplements to supply the nutritional items in the ordinary man’s food intake.
9. The companies have assembled synthetic equivalent of the essential nutrients as supplement. In most cases, they are not bio-available. None of them has passed through clinical studies to prove their efficacy in preventing chronic diseases.
10. There is only one unique product, developed from African folk medicine (from Sorghum bicolor) which fits perfectly into Hippocrates quote.
11. It is both food and medicine.
12. The Nutritional Fact Analysis supports this claim.
13. A series of other studies support the medicinal claim. These include the laboratory studies that show that it contains:
Please see the review article on health effects of bioflavonoids and polyphenols
Therapeutic compounds such as:
The medicinal properties of Jobelyn has been confirmed through clinical studies and clinical trials, many of which have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
References for Jobelyn
1.Ayuba GI, Jensen GS, Benson KF, Okubena AM, Okubena O. Clinical efficacy of a West African sorghum bicolor-based traditional herbal preparation Jobelyn shows increased hemoglobin and CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts in HIV-positive patients. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 Jan;20(1):53-6. doi: 10.1089/acm.2013.0125. Epub 2013 Nov 27. PubMed PMID: 24283768
Geera B, Ojwang LO, Awika JM. New highly stable dimeric 3-deoxyanthocyanidin pigments from sorghum bicolor leaf sheath. J Food Sci. 2012 May;77(5):C566-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02668.x. Epub 2012 Apr 10. PubMed PMID: 22489620
Benson KF, Beaman JL, Ou B, Okubena A, Okubena O, Jensen GS. West African Sorghum bicolor leaf sheaths have anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating properties in vitro. J Med Food. 2013 Mar;16(3):230-8. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2012.0214. Epub 2013 Jan 5. PubMed PMID: 23289787
Umukoro S, Adrian Omogbiya I, Taghogho Eduviere A. Evaluation of the Effect of Jobelyn® on Chemoconvulsants- Induced Seizure in Mice. BCN. 2013; 4 (2) 4 (2) :19-23 URL http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/browse.php?a_code=A-10-151&slc_lang=en&sid=1
Umukoro S, Ugbomah A, Aderibigbe A, Eduviere A, Omogbiya A. Antioxidant Property of Jobelyn as the Possible Mechanism Underlying its Anti-amnesic Activity in Rodents. BCN. 2013; 4 (1) 4 (1) :42-49 URL http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/browse.php?a_code=A-10-1-139&slc_lang=en&sid=1
Omogbiya IA, Umukoro S, Aderibigbe AO, Bakre AG. Jobelyn® pretreatment ameliorates symptoms of psychosis in experimental models. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2013;24(4):331-6. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2012-0073. PubMed PMID: 23412872
Umukoro S, Omogbiya IA, Eduviere TA. Effect of Jobelyn® on intruder- and isolation-induced aggressive behavior in mice. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2013;24(4):263-9. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2012-0069. PubMed PMID: 23729562
Toxicological Profiles of Commercial Herbal Preparation, Jobelyn® nternational Journal of Health Research, December 2009; 2(4): 369-374 © Poracom Academic Publishers. All rights reserved. Available at http://www.ijhr.org
The influence of African Herbal Formula on the haematological parameters of trypanosome infected rats VI Okochi, J Okpuzor, MO Okubena, AK Awoyemi African Journal of Biotechnology Vol.2(9) 2003: 312-316
Response of Trypanosoma brucei brucei-induced anaemia to a commercial herbal preparation ........... 4 African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 2 (9), pp. 307‐311, September 2003
Thermal stability of 3-deoxyanthocyanidin pigments Liyi Yang , Linda Dykes , Joseph M. Awika Journal of Food Chemistry http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.03.105
S. Umukoro , A. T. Eduviere , A. C. Aladeokin , A. Olugbemide on Antidepressant-like Property of Jobelyn ® , an African Unique Herbal Formulation in Mice. Drug Res (Stuttg). 2014 Mar;64(3):146-50. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1354366. Epub 2013 Sep 3.
Umukoro S, Oluwole OG, Eduviere AT, Adrian OI, Ajayi AM.Jobelyn® exhibited anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and membrane-stabilizing activities in experimental models.J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2015 May 28. pii: /j/jbcpp.ahead-of-print/jbcpp-2014-0113/jbcpp-2014-0113.xml. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2014-0113.