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clip Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
August 09, 2018, 10:29:16 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer



Proper nutrition and diet are important in helping to prevent many diseases, and colorectal cancer is no exception. In the fight against this disease, nutritional guidelines include eating less saturated fat and getting more nutrients from the food you eat rather than from supplements.

Dietary Fat and Colorectal Cancer
Dietary fat from red and processed meats may be a contributors to the colorectal cancer-causing process. High fat consumption increases the amount of substances that are released into the digestive tract called bile acids. Bile acids help break down fats. When they get into the colon, the large amount of bile acids may be converted to secondary bile acids, which could promote tumor growth, especially of the cells that line the colon.

Antioxidants and Colorectal Cancer
Another substance that is being studied to see where it fits in the fight against colorectal and other cancers is the antioxidant. Antioxidants work by bolstering the body's defenses against potentially dangerous substances called free radicals.


Free radicals are one of the by-products of oxygen use by every cell in our body. These substances damage the body's cells through oxidation, the same process that rusts metal and turns butter rancid. Oxidation has also been shown to contribute to heart disease, cataracts, aging, and infections.

The body's cells have a natural defense strategy against free radicals and are able to repair the damage caused by them. However antioxidants, such as selenium and beta-carotene, may help reinforce this protection. However, in clinical trials, neither of these agents has been shown to reduce cancer development. Studies have shown that antioxidants are best taken as foods as opposed to supplements. Some examples of antioxidants are carotene, beta-carotene, and lutein. Foods that are good sources of antioxidants include fruits, vegetables, and certain types of tea.

Other Vitamins and Minerals
Folic Acid. Some studies suggest that folic acid may play a role in the fight against cancer while others show an increased risk for some types.  More studies are needed. It's already known to be essential in forming new cells and tissues as well as keeping red blood cells healthy. The most common sources of folic acid are citrus fruits and dark green leafy vegetables, especially spinach.

While there seems to be some potential benefit in consuming foods with folic acid as part of a regular healthy diet, studies do not show any anti-cancer benefit from taking folic acid supplements. In fact, some studies suggest that taking folic acid supplements may slightly increase the risk of cancer.


Calcium and Vitamin D. Recent studies have suggested that these two substances may not only strengthen bones, but may also help fight off colon cancer. Good sources of calcium include: milk, cheese, yogurt, salmon, sardines, and dark-green leafy vegetables such as kale, mustard, and collard greens. Sources of vitamin D include salmon, sardines, fortified cow's milk, egg yolks, and chicken livers -- and don't forget the sun. Twenty minutes of sun before 10 a.m. and after 3 p.m. is an excellent source of vitamin D.

clip How to spot personality disorders
August 08, 2018, 11:40:08 PM by abejoye
what is personality disorder



Personality disorders are a type of mental disorder that can damage lives and relationships if left undiagnosed and untreated. People who have personality disorders can express a wide range of emotions and behaviors that are considered detrimental to relationships, causing friends and family to withdraw from the individual.
 
How to spot personality disorders
clip 5 Foods That Will Keep You Satisfied
August 06, 2018, 12:04:20 AM by abejoye
5 Foods That Will Keep You Satisfied

By Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

Ever feel like youíre always hungry?The problem may be whatís on your plate. Meals and snacks are meant to be filling. Otherwise, you end up grazing all day and never feeling truly satisfied. But the fact is, certain foods are a lot better than others at handling your hunger. Here are seven that will keep you fuller longer (some of these may surprise you!):



1. Eggs

No, eggs arenít a nutritional villainóand choosing them for breakfast means you probably wonít have mid-morning hunger pangs. In a study of overweight women, those who ate eggs for their a.m. meal said they were more satisfied than those who had a bagel breakfastĖand they ate less at lunchtime too.

2. Avocado

In one study, men and women who added half an avocado to their lunch had less desire to eat up to five hours later than people who didnít have avocado. Avocado is rich in heart-healthy fat, which is naturally satisfying. Mash it and spread on sandwiches instead of mayo or add dices to a salad.

3. Popcorn

Popcornís perk is volumeóit takes up a lot of space, which the brain registers as satisfying. In one study, men and women who ate six cups of popcorn said they were less hungry afterwards than people who munched on a cup of potato chips, even though they ate fewer calories. Popcorn-eaters also ate less at a meal served afterwards. Popcorn is also a natural whole grain and rich in naturally-filling fiber.

clip This could happen to anyone. please read
July 28, 2018, 11:34:32 AM by Isaac Adeniran
AN ONLINE STORY.
This could happen to anyone. please read



I COULD HAVE DIED ON MY WAY TO DUBAI a few days ago but God used my elder brother(a pharmacist) to save my life.

I became very busy few days to my trip. In fact, I was so busy to the extent of not being active @EGS. I guess that was the reason I prepared watermelon 24 hours before I left Nigeria for Dubai.

 I kept the watermelon in the fridge overnight but there was no regular electricity to power the refrigerator.
 The watermelon was to be my lunch at the airport. The fruit was in good condition when I left home for the airport.

I got to the airport, checked in and sat somewhere to eat my lunch.
The trouble started few hours after the plane took off. I became uncomfortable. My stomach was very hot and I got the first symptom of food poisoning.

I checked my bag several  times for flagyl(metronidazole) but couldn't find it. My elder brother who is a pharmacist told me several years ago that I must never leave my house without metronidazole especially when travelling because food poisoning can happen anytime and it kills faster than anything.

He told me metronidazole (flagyl) is the most important thing after taking my international passport.
We lost a Nigerian minister to food poisoning on his way back to the country  sometimes ago.
A friend lost her husband to food poisoning when he went for Hajj  so I know how important a medication that is cheaper than 500 naira can save a soul.

I became very worried when I couldn't find the flagyl. I started asking the cabin crew for water but the problem became deadlier  per second.

 I told them I needed a medication to fight food poisoning but they had none. I started  stooling and the urge to throw up became very strong.  I was on my way back to the rest room when I lost my balance.

 I fell down, was farting uncontrollably and  needed to use the toilet. I couldn't stand up. They had to place me on oxygen.
That was when I remember that whenever I'm looking for something and couldn't find it, all I need to do is to take a deep and think more properly.
 So I said "Holy Spirit,my great companion, my senior friend,Please help me find my flagyl,I'm sure I left home with it",,,,in less than 2 mins, I was made to remember vividly how and when I kept the flagyl in my bag,,,,

So I started shouting and begging the cabin crew to,,,,PLEASE, GET ME MY BAG which they did.
I asked one of them to turn the bag upside down and to the glory of God  the flagyl was there on the floor.

 I quickly asked for water and took 800mg of metronidazole instead of 400mg. It works like magic. The storm calmed and the battle was over in less than 15mins.

I made sure I didn't eat anything till I got to my destination. It was a day I won't forget in a hurry.
 I have been  in London for 2 days now,,,,, and l still find it difficult to use the toilet because I took an overdose of metronidazole.
 I will have to take cucumber throughout today to take care of constipation.##

Dear friends, Please,make sure you have flagyl with you whenever you're travelling.
 Food poisoning kills faster than you can ever think or imagine.
It doesn't have to be watermelon, it could be rice, beans,biscuits or any contaminated food.
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clip The amazing health benefits of turmeric
July 26, 2018, 07:29:48 AM by abejoye
The amazing health benefits of turmeric
From clearing infections to reducing inflammation, this spice has healing properties.


 raw turmeric root and ground turmeric


Inexpensive, mild-tasting turmeric may have health benefits for nearly every system in the body, say some nutritionists. (Photo: Swapan Photography/Shutterstock)
Turmeric, an orange-colored spice imported from India, is part of the ginger family and has been a staple in Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian cooking for thousands of years.

In addition, ayurvedic and Chinese medicines utilize turmeric to clear infections and inflammations on the inside and outside of the body. But beyond the holistic health community, Western medical practitioners have only recently come on board in recognizing the health benefits of turmeric.

Here are some of the ways turmeric may benefit your body.
Blocking cancer
Doctors at UCLA found that curcumin, the main component in turmeric, appeared to block an enzyme that promotes the growth of head and neck cancer.

In that study, 21 subjects with head and neck cancers chewed two tablets containing 1,000 milligrams of curcumin. An independent lab in Maryland evaluated the results and found that the cancer-promoting enzymes in the patientsí mouths were inhibited by the curcumin and thus prevented from advancing the spread of the malignant cells.


Powerful antioxidant
The University of Marylandís Medical Center also states that turmericís powerful antioxidant properties fight cancer-causing free radicals, reducing or preventing some of the damage they can cause.

While more research is necessary, early studies have indicated that curcumin may help prevent or treat several types of cancer including prostate, skin and colon.

Lower risk of Alzheimer's disease
A 2017 study revealed that curcumin may improve memory and mood swings in people who suffer from mild cases of memory loss.

Researchers had a group of 40 adults between the ages of 50 and 90 take either a curcumin or placebo pill for 18 months. At the end, the memory and attention of participants who took the curcumin pill improved by 28 percent.

While the exact reason why turmeric can improve memory isn't known, doctors believe it's because the spice has anti-inflammatory properties. "It may be due to its ability to reduce brain inflammation, which has been linked to both Alzheimer's disease and major depression," Gary Small from UCLA told NDTV.

Potent anti-inflammatory
Dr. Randy J. Horwitz, the medical director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, wrote a paper for the American Academy of Pain Management in which he discussed the health benefits of turmeric.

ďTurmeric is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories available,Ē Horwitz states in the paper.

He went on to cite a 2006 University of Arizona study that examined the effect of turmeric on rats with injected rheumatoid arthritis. According to Horwitz, pretreatment with turmeric completely inhibited the onset of rheumatoid arthritis in the rats. In addition, the study found that using turmeric for pre-existing rheumatoid arthritis resulted in a significant reduction of symptoms.

Some research shows that curcumin might ease symptoms of uveitis ó long-term inflammation in the middle layer of the eye. Other research shows that taking turmeric daily for several months may improve kidney function for people with kidney inflammation.

Turmeric's leaves(Curcuma longa) - but turmeric's health benefits come mainly from its root.
Turmeric comes from the curcuma longa plant. (Photo: Skyprayer2005/Shutterstock)

Osteoarthritis pain relief
Turmeric may also be helpful with another type of arthritis. Some research has shown that taking turmeric extract can ease the pain of osteoarthritis. In one study, reports WebMD, turmeric worked about as well as ibuprofen for relieving osteoarthritis pain.

clip 5 Exercises And One Affordable Drink That'll Help You Blast Belly Fat Fast
July 25, 2018, 07:27:49 PM by Isaac Adeniran
5 Exercises And One Affordable Drink That'll Help You Blast Belly Fat Fast

 

                            They say summer bodies are made in winter. But someone needs to tell that to the baked mac n cheese I just ate last night, because neither it nor I got the memo. As swimsuit season fast approaches, a lot of us start feeling a little less than confident in what all those Christmas cookies and rich, potato-filled stews did to our bods in the winter months.
I feel you. And while I personally am a proponent of eating stuff you love and working out with the first motivation being health over anything, I can't blame anyone for wanting to beat the belly bulge a little before sun dress weather hits. Luckily, there are 5 moves and one affordable shake you can incorporate into your routine to get back in tip top shape!
 Because all food is good food, let's start with that drink, shall we? Okay, here's what you'll need to round up:
  • One small cucumber/half of a larger one
  • One lemon
  • 10 mint leaves
  • Ice
  • One teaspoon of ginger
     
    Here's why they work well together. Cucumbers are 90% water, and half the battle in losing weight is staying hydrating and staying full. The water content in cucumbers will help you kill two birds with one stone. Lemon is great because it promotes bowel movements and flushes that system right on out. Ginger has a thermogenic effect, which helps burn calories when the body digests food. Mint has been shown to aid in digestion as well. Pop those babies in a blender, pour, and add ice if you so desire.
 Now for the not-at-all-fun part: Working out. These five moves will help you kiss belly fat goodbye. Cardio: I know, I know. It's not fun, but calorie burn is your best friend when you're trying to rock some abs. You can do crunches 'til the cows come home but if you have a layer of fat over your abs (which most of us do) then all that work will be for naught. Something as simple as walking on an incline for 30 minutes to an hour a few times a week is a great way to burn fat.


Rowing: While this is known for its great effect on the back an arms, rowing is also amazing for the core. Start with 20 seconds of rowing followed by 10 seconds of rest and repeat for 8 minutes. Try to beat your previous distance rowed with each new set.
     
   

 BOSU Ball Planking: Plank work is amazing for the abs, and adding the element of balance will work your core even harder. Place your elbows on the BOSU ball instead of on the ground and do a plank. You'll feel this in your abs as you try to stay balanced. You can also do this with your elbows on the ground and your feet on the ball.

   

          Burpees: These are so brutal but there's a reason why every athlete under the sun does them: They work. To do a burpee, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Then lower your body until your palms rest on the floor, shoulder-width apart. After that, kick your legs back so youíre in a pushup position. Do a pushup and then quickly jump to a standing position.
   



 
   Kettle Bell Swing: Grab a kettle bell and start with your body slightly hinged at the hips. Hold the kettle bell at arms length out in front of you and then push it back between your legs, following that motion immediately with a swing up to shoulder height. Repeat for as long as you can.
   




    What's great is that aside from rowing, unless you have a machine at home, you can totally do all of these workouts from the comfort of home! I don't know about you, but I see cucumber drinks and kettle bell swings in my future.
clip This Diet that Helps With Weight Loss and also Prevents Major Diseases.
July 25, 2018, 07:05:38 PM by Isaac Adeniran
This Diet that Helps With Weight Loss and also Prevents Major Diseases.
 

                            If you have friends or family members who've lost weight or are very focused on their health, chances are you've heard of the ketogenic diet. As those who've adopted the low-carb, high-fat diet will tell you, it comes with many health benefits, especially when it comes to dropping extra pounds. But did you know that besides making it easier for you stay in shape, it could potentially prevent major diseases as well?




According to HealthLine, over 20 studies show that following the ketogenic diet will help with weight loss, and may even prevent significant diseases such as diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, and Alzheimerís disease. But it gets even better.
 Health professionals including Dr. Valter Longo from the University of Southern Californiaís Davis School of Gerontology have found that low-calorie diets can slow tumor growth and starve cancer cells of the glucose they require for fermentation.

   
   
         
    According to The International Journal of Preventative Medicine, studies "indicate that [the Ketogenic Diet] had an inhibitory effect on tumor growth and 9 researchers expressed that [the Ketogenic Diet] could enhance survival time."     According to The International Journal of Preventative Medicine, studies "indicate that [the Ketogenic Diet   
         
    Diet Doctor recommends you keep your carb intake to under 50 grams per day, as the fewer carbs you eat, the more effective the diet will be. Meals should be based on meats, fish, eggs, butter and cheeses, nuts and seeds, healthy oils, avocados, and low-carb vegetables. Coffee or tea without sugar or sweeteners is acceptable, as is an occasional glass of wine -- but water should be what you're drinking the most.     



It should be noted that diet alone cannot cure chronic conditions like cancer and diabetes, but it may help prevent them in certain circumstances. As always, make sure you consult with your doctor before making any major lifestyle changes.
clip 5 Symptoms Of Tonsilitis That Should Not Be Ignored
July 25, 2018, 03:16:07 AM by Isaac Adeniran
5 Symptoms Of Tonsilitis That Should Not Be Ignored     
  Ever experience a sore throat but think there could be more to it than having strep throat or tonsillitis? Maybe youíve noticed your tonsils are swollen or you see something strange at the back of your throat. Pair those symptoms with the sensation of something stuck in your throat and chances are you may have tonsil stones. So what are they, exactly?

ďFormally known as tonsilitis, the stones consist of mucus, dead cells and other debris that collect in the deep pockets of the tonsils and gradually condense into small, light-colored globs,Ē The New York Times explains What causes these lumps of calcified material to appear is generally unknown, but medical professionals believe bacteria in the mouth may have something to do with their formation.
The good news is that a lot of the time, tonsil stones donít require any treatment. They often donít produce any symptoms, and some are small enough that they can be removed with a finger or the tip of your tongue. Larger stones, however, may require antibiotics or surgery, so itís important to visit your doctor if you think you might have them.


       
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   Here are six possible symptoms to watch for when it comes to tonsil stones:
 1. Bad Breath Tonsil stones are known for attracting bacteria and giving off a putrid smell, causing halitosis, or really bad breath.
 2. Sore Throat Tonsil stones may make it painful to swallow. They can also cause coughing fits and in some cases, even choking.
 3. Swollen Tonsils       


     
   Larger tonsilloliths often go hand-in-hand with tonsil infection, causing inflammation.
 4. Difficulty Swallowing         
   Swelling and larger stones may make it difficult for you to swallow depending on where theyíre located.
 5. Ear Ache  Because tonsils share nerve pathways with the ears, a tonsil stone close to the nerve could cause ear pain.



 6. White Debris       Tonsil stones are solid, white lumps that can be seen at the back of the throat. Some even have a similar appearance to teeth.



Iíll be sure to visit my doctor ASAP if I ever notice any of these symptoms. Have you ever dealt with tonsil stones?
clip Donít Use Or Ingest Ginger If You Have Any of These Four Conditions
July 24, 2018, 04:35:15 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Donít Use Or Ingest Ginger If You Have Any of These Four Conditions



Ginger is a highly nutritious plant. In fact, it's widely used as a folk medicine for a number of conditions.That's because its active components, including gingerol and shogaols, have a ton of health benefits to offer. This amazing plant also has powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a highly sought-after natural remedy. That said, for medical reasons, not everyone should be using or ingesting it.

are four groups of people who should avoid ginger.


1. People who have blood disorders.   

   
         
   Ginger boosts the circulation of blood, and while it's helpful to people suffering from obesity and peripheral artery disease, it can be harmful to those with hemophilia or those whose blood isnít able to clot normally. Ginger can also interfere with medication used to treat these conditions.

 2. People who take certain medications.   

   
         
   Ginger may interfere with the medical effects of insulin, anticoagulants, or beta-blockers. According to MedlinePlus, a medical service of the National Institutes of Health, ginger can also interact negatively with other drugs such as antacids, heart medication, and antihistamines. Play it safe and talk to your doctor first before trying ginger.

3. People who are underweight or battling anorexia. 

    
         
   When it comes to weight loss, ginger is incredibly helpful. Not only is it loaded with fiber, but it also boosts the secretion of digestive enzymes and stomach pH levels as well as suppresses appetite. That said, for those who are underweight, the use of ginger can lead to further weight loss and poor muscle mass.

4. Pregnant women.


      
         
   Ginger can stimulate premature contractions and even labor, as well as disrupt the intake of dietary iron and fat-soluble vitamins. Consuming copious amounts of ginger can even cause miscarriage or menstrual bleeding.
clip Which Banana Would You Eat?
July 24, 2018, 04:12:57 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Which Banana Would You Eat? Your Answer May Have An Effect On Your Health 
                            When we eat bananas, we do so because we are hoping to gain a number of different health benefits. While some of us eat them because we truly enjoy the taste, others are merely trying to keep their potassium levels high. This healthy snack also allows you to receive the proper amount of vitamins, in addition to other assorted nutrients our bodies require. Are you aware of the different colors and the benefits that they can provide?
   
        Each banana coloration comes with its own distinct advantages. For starters, the greenest of bananas are a crucial part of our diet when we are struggling to keep our blood sugar in check. They are very low on the glycemic index, making them a wonderful snack for those who must pay close attention to their bodyís sugar levels. Young and green bananas also lead to a longer period of satiety.
       
          What about the firm and yellow banana, though? These bananas are typically not spotty. They are also very healthy for you to eat. They have a sweeter flavor than the green and young banana. The body is able to digest them rather easily as well. When a banana is fully yellow, the antioxidants contained within are able to protect our bodies from various diseases.
      The spotted yellow banana, on the other hand? This banana is also rich in antioxidants and a great choice for patients who are currently fighting off tumors. The brown spots are actually a positive indicator. This means that the banana will help to break down various cells in the body, especially abnormal cells that are known to cause cancer.
         
            Bananas that are soft and brown may seem as if they do not have much to offer us from a health standpoint. A banana of this color tends to be far more sugary than their lighter counterparts. These bananas do come with their own special powers, though. They contain tryptophan, which reduces stress and anxiety. They are also rich in various nutrients that promote muscle and bone health.
           
              Now that you know more about the different banana levels and what they can provide for you, be sure to pass this awesome story along. Whether you are someone who consumes bananas for the health benefits or you are someone who just loves the taste of this popular fruit, there is no doubting the advantages that they have to offer us.
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