The Pharmacist Turned Health Guru

F. E. Adeniji is a woman on a mission. To change the perception of healthy living within the African Caribbean Community. It is this mission that has led her to write her first book ‘The Truth About Health Exposed’. In which she hopes to inspire and empower people from all walks of life to tackle health challenges on a daily basis. Through her lifelong career as a pharmacist she has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience. Actively helping people achieve health related goals.

After encounters with patients who refused to take medications. Because they had not accepted their diagnoses or felt that faith alone was adequate for healing. Funke was motivated to write something which would support them without undermining their faith.

Quite often those encounters were more common with patients from the African and African Caribbean community who are also considered to be at high risk of several chronic diseases.

Preventing Long -term conditions

Leading roles within the NHS has made her aware of its limitations in preventing long- term conditions. The need to find alternative means of engagement in order to prevent the rise in these conditions. Funke’s specialist knowledge in HIV and infectious diseases. As well as a MSc in Global Health Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has given her a wide overview of health.

Aside from her own personal experiences and knowledge. Adeniji has interviewed experts such as psychologists, researchers, policy makers and more for her book.

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Photo Credit: Ronke

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