Categories Health and Beauty


LIFELINES “LifeLines is a monthly column dedicated to addressing issues of mental, behavioural, and social health. The column is written by professionals in the field of social work, mental health, and community medicine“.   Michele de la Coudray-Blake   What do we mean when we talk about self-care, and why […]

The Importance of Self Care


Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS):   In a scene reminiscent of a village jouvert, over 100 persons throughout communities across St. Kitts took to the island’s main road on Saturday (May 30) for a fitness walk from Belle Vue to Ottley’s led by Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris.   […]

Example Set, Example Followed, PM Harris Leads Fitness Walk




Message from Health Promotion Unit Community Notice Watermelon is one of the healthiest fruit choices.  It is 88% water and 12% fiber, sugar and vitamins.  This makes watermelon excellent for snacking because water is refreshing, fiber prevents constipation, vitamins are essential for good health, and there is no weight gain. 

Food is Medicine: The Value of Watermelon


Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 05, 2013 (SKNIS):   The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has embarked upon a journey to continue improving the health and lifestyles of its people, by opening a Haemodialysis Unit at Joseph N. France (JNF) General Hospital. In an SKNIS exclusive interview, Permanent Secretary in the […]

JOSEPH N. FRANCE HOSPITAL GETS FIRST EVER HAEMODIALYSIS UNIT


by Jason Lewis, Fitness Instructor, CEO Custom Strength Fitness. Caribbean food is amongst the most delicious in the world, of that there is no doubt. But have you stopped to consider the amount of cholesterol you take into your body? I always say cholesterol is a bit like a mosquito. […]

Thinking about Cholesterol



Editor’s Note Kittivisian Life is pleased to announce a new feature; Fitness by a new and exciting fitness company to launch in the Federation. Custom Fitness is a husband and wife team of fitness professionals hitting the scene. They will be writing for us on a monthly basis and we […]

The Importance of Hydration


LIFELINES “LifeLines is a monthly column dedicated to addressing issues of mental, behavioural, and social health. The column appears on the 1st weekend of the month, and is written by professionals in the field of social work, mental health, and community medicine”. By Dr. Mary Jo Cannon, Alcoholism – what […]

Alcoholism -There Is a Way Out!


“LifeLines is a monthly column dedicated to addressing issues of mental, behavioural, and social health. The column appears on the 1st weekend of the month, and is written by professionals in the field of social work, mental health, and community medicine”. By Dr. Mary Jo Cannon Why do we call […]

Alcoholism: A Family Disease



PUBLIC NOTICE All residents of St. Kitts and Nevis are invited to the Ministry of Health’s Lecture 2012 entitled “Oral Cancer: Prevention and Early Detection,” on July 01>, at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Lecture on Oral Cancer


LIFELINES “LifeLines is a monthly column dedicated to addressing issues of mental, behavioural, and social health. The column appears on the 1st weekend of the month, and is written by professionals in the field of social work, mental health, and community medicine”. By Ian Jacobs, M.D Why is communication so […]

Communication: It’s How We Share Who We Are


In celebration of Mothers Day we feature one young mother’s adventure into the world of Fashion Modelling. By Shontel Vanterpool Some may why wonder at this stage in my life I entered such a fast paced, somewhat age oriented industry. Well its quite simple; at some point in our lives […]

Fashionably Redefining Motherhood