Cleveland MOTTEPĀ® site is delivering the message of health promotion and disease prevention and addressing the diseases and behaviors which lead to the need for transplantation, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, alcohol and substance abuse, poor nutrition and lack of exercise.  

Tips For A Healthier Lifestyle

  • Have your blood pressure checked at least twice per year after age 12
  • Diabetics should have blood pressure checked regularly and follow diet and exercise instructions
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages to help prevent liver disease
  • Avoid use of illegal drugs such as marijuana, heroin and cocaine which cause liver disease and kidney failure
  • Avoid smoking cigarettes which can lead to heart and lung disease
  • Avoid foods high in cholesterol and saturated fats such as fried foods which can clog the arteries
  • Establish a regular exercise routine which should be performed at least three times per week
  • Visit your doctor at least once per year for a check-up
  • Learn to read nutrition labels
  • Reduce fat to just 25 % of *caloric intake per day
  • Cut back on sugar, jellies, cookies
  • Eat small meals
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables, especially raw, to clean the colon area
  • Bake, broil or boil meats
  • Drink more water
  • Eliminate salt from diet, substitute herbs and spices
  • Remove skin from poultry
  • Eat more whole grains, breads and cereals