Thursday, 25 August 2016




Many patients with diabetes suffer because they are ignorant of the exact diet to take. Experts, in this report by Sade Oguntola, say that it is necessary for patients to understand what, how, when and why they should eat fruits.

Eating fruit is a healthy way to satisfy hunger and meet daily nutritional needs. However, most fruits contain sugar, which raises questions about whether they are healthy for diabetics.

Is fruit unhealthy for people with diabetes? Certainly, fruits consumption is healthy and it should be part of everyone’s balanced diet to provide enough energy and help to maintain a healthy weight.

Some fruits such as mangoes are high in sugar, but can be part of a healthy diet as long as not too many are eaten. But, the consumption of some fruits is restricted in persons with diabetes whose blood sugar control is bad.

Fruits for people with diabetes to eat or avoid

“Not all fruits should be consumed by persons with diabetes, especially those with very sweet taste, because of their glucose and fructose content,” said Dr Adebowale Adewunmi, a consultant nephrologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

“This is not saying that they cannot take a whole orange or apple a day because they equally need vitamin C and other nutrients present in these fruits. But we do not encourage intake of fruits like pineapple that has very high sugar content,” he said.

He said diabetics with poor sugar control are always asked to stop consuming fruits with sweet taste such as oranges and banana, till  they achieve a good blood sugar level control.

Dr Adewunmi, however, said there is no restriction in amount of fruits such as African garden egg, cucumber, carrot and grapefruit that can be consumed.

Professor Abayomi Akanji, an endocrinologist at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, United States of America, declared as incorrect the notion that diabetics should not take all kinds of fruits. “Many people essentially eat what they could find. So in general, persons living with diabetes are only asked to avoid intake of simple sugars, adding sugar to their tea, coffee or food; oily foods as well as junk foods.”

Also, the mode of preparing the food is equally important. Steamed or grilled foods are healthier than fried foods.

Amount of fruit to take

For decades, five serving of fruits is recommended per day for every individual. The size of a baseball or a small piece of orange, apple or half the size of a medium sized banana is equivalent to a fruit serving.

In persons living with diabetes, the quantity of fruits consumed is also important.  Moreover, Professor Akanji said fruits cannot be taken as a meal by a diabetic. While vegetables can serve as a meal, fruits are supposed to be like desserts.

Professor Akanji added that coloured fruits, in particular are very good because they contain chemical substances such as carotene that are important for body functions such as good eye sight.”

He cautioned however that consumption of fruits that have sweet taste should be in moderation, urging that people stay within the limit of five servings of fruits a day.

“Calories from the recommended five servings of fruits per day are not too much. Staying within this limit will not cause a spike in blood sugar level compared with say rice or bread,” he said.

Eating fruit plays a role in managing diabetes

Professor Akanji said that fruit consumption is good not only because they contain vitamins, but also antioxidants that can actually delay the progression of some complications of diabetes.

“So, I am not going to prescribe that you do not take orange, apple and so on, but that the intake of fruits should be in moderation and within the specification that your doctor or dietician has given you,” he said.

Also, he declared that fresh fruits are better than fruit juices that most times are sweetened.

Intake of fruit smoothies or homemade juices, he said must also be within limits.

“Fruit smoothies, which is blended fruit, has high fibre content and it is going to actually help to reduce blood sugar level,” he declared.

Interestingly, garden eggs and cucumbers were the best snacks for diabetics. Jummai Abdul, a dietician with Wuse Hospital, Abuja, said “If such a patient is hungry, he should go for garden egg and cucumber which serve as the best snacks for him.”

Abdul also recommended a little quantity of unripe paw-paw and grape which she said cannot increase patient’s blood sugar level.

According to her: “Patients should take all classes of nutrients including carbohydrate, protein, mineral, vitamins and vegetables such as green, pumpkin leaf, spinach, and steamed cabbage.”

She, however, warned that it was important to apply limitation in the consumption of the items.

“The quantity of food to be taken by a patient depends on the Body Mass Index (IBM) of an individual and the blood sugar level.

Safe fruits for diabetics

  • Strawberries: Its antioxidants support good for eye sight by preventing diabetic retinopathy and diabetic cataracts.
  • Apples: Aside helping to lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels and bowel function, its anti-inflammatory effect can help diabetics to recover from infections faster.
  • Pears: Pears is rich in vitamins and minerals and a good source of fibre to help regulate blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol and improve digestive health.
  • Grapefruit: This great source of vitamin C also contains chemical substances, which can increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin and helps to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Oranges: Aside its high content of soluble fibre, oranges help to keep blood sugar levels under control and lowers blood cholesterol levels.
  • Guavas: Guavas are very low in GI and helps to keep your blood sugar levels steady and energy sustained.
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Monday, 22 August 2016

Awesome 7 Apps for children health

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7 Best Health apps for Children

For parents, their children's health is a constant concern. But today's busy parents don't want to wait in a sick room at the doctor's office or spend hours Googling symptoms. So, we've gathered a list of the latest and greatest children health apps  that you need to know about right now.


Who do you trust more for advice when your little one is sick? Your mom and mom friends, or your child's doctor? What if you could ask both at once? That is the premise behind Moms1stDoctors2nd, a website that offers free medical information from moms, who are also doctors. "Moms plus Doctors equal providers who are compassionate, nurturing and accomplished," said the site's founder, Mark Friend, in a press release. Users can access info on local providers, ask questions and even find out who a mom doc's own favorite doctor is.

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Doctor On Demand

Have you ever wished seeing your doctor was as easy as pushing a button? Doctor On Demand makes instant access to health care a reality. Patients can download the app to their smartphone, tablet or desktop computer and instantly Video Visit with a board-certified physician for pediatric, psychological, lactation needs and more from home. No appointments, and no dragging a sick child to the pediatrician. The first Video Visit is free, and after that, the cost is $40. Some insurance providers even cover the fee.

5-2-1-0 Kids

From the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit comes 5-2-1-0 Kids, a free app geared toward helping kids ages 4-9 be healthier in daily life. The app, which is available for Android and IOS devices, is a collection of four mini-games that teaches kids, through fun games and activities, about making healthy food choices and being more active. For instance, kids earn points for catching healthy foods on their plates and completing non-screen time activities, like drawing a picture. Don't worry; parents can monitor kids' screen time. "Our hope is that the app will encourage quality family time. When parents are involved, it really helps reinforce healthy behavior," said Henry Ford pediatrician Stacy Leatherwood, MD.

Baby Bundle

Designed with new parents in mind, Baby Bundle is a one-stop interactive mobile app with multiple-child functionality. The application is available for iPad and iPhone and was created by nationally renowned parenting expert, mom-of-three, and board-certified pediatrician Jennifer Trachtenberg, MD, aka Dr. Jen. It features monitoring tools,  avaccination and check-up planner, and a sharable Stream of Life photo journal that documents the first two years of a child's life. Parents can also utilize Baby Bundle's baby monitor and get advice from, and ask questions to, a medical expert.

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30Second Mom

Sometimes all the advice and info out there can be overwhelming. Enter  30SecondMom, an app that offers "snackable" health content for busy moms to read, view and share in just 30 seconds. Creator Elisa All partnered with Loyola University Health System to produce health tips on topics like seasonal illnesses, vaccines, self-care tips and more. The content, authored by five of Loyola's leading doctors who are also moms, is delivered daily to user's mobile devices, and it's free on iPhone and Android.


Kurbo offers free and subscription-based mobile weight loss and health coaching for kids and teens. This digital adaptation of the Stanford Lucile Packard Children's Hospital pediatric obesity program combines a food and activity tracker with personalized coaching via text and weekly phone calls or video chats. Kurbo follows the Traffic Light approach—red, yellow and green foods—to help kids reduce their BMI (90 percent of kids lose weight or reduce their BMI within three months!), improve self-esteem and establish lifelong healthy habits.


This brand new app is so genius you'll wonder how you got along without it!TempTraq is a wireless, wearable thermometer patch that takes the pain and fear out of taking your child's temperature. Your little one can even wear it overnight. Optimized for Bluetooth, the thermometer sends readings to your mobile device so you can be alerted if your child hits a "dangerous" temperature zone, which is preset by you. No more waking a child to get a reading! You can even monitor multiple children at once. The device, which shows a child's temperature through easy-to-read color coded readings, is $24.99 and includes a free downloadable app for Apple or Android.

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Monday, 8 August 2016

Love language in Marriage life

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What’s is your sponse’s love language in Marriage?

The popular saying “one man’s meat is another man’s poison” is definately true with the refrence to what makes people feel loved in marriage. while one person may see an act of kindness as an expression of love, to another it may be the attention showered on her, while to some else, positive comments are what make for marriage. this is what couples must realize in order to enjoy the best relationship marriage can offer, and to sustain the love that brought them together in marriage.
when two people fall in love they become emotionally obsessed with eachother, they sleep and wake up thinking of eachother and how wonderfull their life will be together forever.  they speak poetic words, act loving toward eachother, overlook one another’s faults easily, bear with one another things that will ordinarily piss them off, and above all, feel there is nothing that can seprate them from one another.
futhermore, they also feel they know each other well enough to be able to handle themselves, or cope with those things that make them look incompatible to those close to us. According to Gary Chapman, in his book , The Five Language Of Love, “The person who is ‘in love’ has the illusion that his beloved is perfect. His mother can see the flaws but he can’t. His mother says ‘Darling, have you consided she has been under psychiatric care for five years?’ But he replies, ‘Oh, mother, give me a break. she’s been out for three month now.’ Hisfriends also can see the flaws, but are not likely to tell  hiom unless he asks, and chances are he won’t because in his mind she is perfect and what others think doesn’t matter.”
This is what makes many people feel that love is blind. At this stage of falling in love, caution is thrown to the wind, and we believe everything our love partner says, without questionig it; we ignore every warning signal that all may not be well. But, eventually, marriage opens our eyes. we now realise that falling in love is an illusion whose average life span is very short. According to Dr. Dorothy Tennov, a psychologyist, The average lifespan of a romatic obsession is two years,which may last a little longer for a secretive love affair.
Eventually, after marriage, our eyes become opened, and we begin to see the weakness of our partner: irritating behaviour, annoying attitude, hurtful mannerism etc. we suddenly remember those warning signals that we ignored, and ask ourselve questions we should have asked before getting married. At this point,best love bird of three years ago can sudenly become convenant enemies, with the marriage platform as the battlefield.

What happen to love in marriage

Love turn sour in marriage because before marriage, lovers don’t take enough time to understand what their love languages are. That is, they do not understand what makes each partner feel loved. Rather, we assure that the nice looks, the tender care, loving comments, caring acts, and even emotional tearful demonstrations are all what makes us feel loved. While all of us need all the above ingredients of love, the one that makes a person feel most loved differs from partner to partner. It is the fact that we don’t know and understand this difference that accounts for the many heartbrreaks we see in marriage. For instance, a husband keeps slaving himself out to provide for his home. yet, his wife spending most of his time outside the home. Yet, his wife seems unappreciative of it. To her, slaving himself to provide all she needs is not what makes her feel loved. she prefer that out of his hardworking effort, time is created for a regular time of closeness with her in the house. And this is driving the husband crazy. He just cannot understand why she seems not to appreaciate all of hois efforts, and every attempt by his wife to get him reason with her, he sees as a misplaced priority on her part. the problem here is simple not knowing each other’s love language.
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Saturday, 6 August 2016

5 Awesome personal hygiene health tips for healthy penis

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The important Awesome personal hygiene health tips for healthy penis

Intimate hygiene is extremely important for a man as it is tied to sex and romance. So, here is what every man needs to know about personal hygiene for a healthy penis.

this article was write as a result of many research and request on man’s healthy tips, therefore reading this article will enhance your healthy tips in one way or the other.

Below are the most Awensome health tips to follow:

WATER CONSUMPTION: Water is needed to flush out the toxins from the body. Drink sufficient water to maintain a good amount of blood and oxygen to the penis.

REDUCE SWEAT: Excess sweat at the penis and scrotum develops into infection and odour. So, it is important to maintain dryness either by absorbing the moisture with a towel or by applying powder to the area.

SCROTUM TEMPERATURE: The ideal temperature for the scrotum is 35 degree C. When the scrotum is at normal temperature it is elongated and smooth, it is relaxed. The scrotum contacts and get wrinkled when it is cold, sexually stimulated or when you exercise.

SHAVING: It is also important to shave or trim in order to prevent irritation and infection. You should take a hot shower before you shave to make the hair shaft soft. Exfoliate the area to open the pores to help you get a clean shave and use a clean blade to shave off the hair.

FORESKIN CLEANSING: Wash the penis daily with soap and water by retracting the fore-skin, if you are uncircumcised male. Failure to do so can lead to infections, inflammations, phimosis and even tumors.

with these few little tips above am sure it will improve your lifestyle.


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Friday, 29 July 2016

Beautifying your home with Nobel carpets and rugs

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Nobel carpets and rug provides healthy living environments

Being healthy start from the kind of environment you build yourself with and that why you must create a beautiful healthy living environment for yourself and your family.
  Today Zeal Healthclinic will be taking a look into NOBEL CARPETS AND RUGS, Lucky Fibers  is the maker NOBEL CARPETS AND RUGSand it a member of Tolaram Group of Companies, a Nigeria based company that provides the best of the best interior carpets and rugs decoration that suit your home and comfort no matter what your status maybe across Nigeria and Ghana.

Why you should choose NOBEL CARPETS AND RUGS to beautify your home

  As we are all aware that doing this season, pest and virus tend to penetrate into human body through the floor and cause many kind of diseases but with NOBEL CARPETS AND RUGS you don’t need to bother because it all covered and can’t be penetrated because they don’t only beautify your home but they also produce the best quality ever that can serve you for a long period of time.
   Lucky Fibers is in the business of providing beauty, comfort and elegance to the homes and offices of its consumers. In order to achieve that objective, it produces a range of soft floor coverings like:
Tufted carpets:
DELIGHT - blue
These are wall to wall carpets which are produced through the process of tufting the yarn on the synthetic backing. Tufting is a mechanical process which involves creation of geometrical designs using different colored yarns. Majority of the products available in the Nigerian market are tufted carpets made from PP yarn.
Printed carpets: Printed carpets are wall to wall carpets which are produced through the chemical process of printing digitally created designs on white tufted carpets. Printed carpets are primarily made from nylon yarns.
Woven carpets:
Woven carpets are produced through weaving, which differs from the tufting in the way the yarn is tied on the backing. Weaving allows for creation of non geometrical floral and oriental designs.


Factory: Km 5, Itokin Road, Ikorodu, Lagos
Lagos: 44, Eric Moore Road, Surulere, Lagos Tel: +234 (0) 8055096696
Abuja: 2, Leventis Close, Central Area, Abuja Tel: +234 (0) 8152994111
Kano: 11, Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kano Tel: +234 (0) 8055096693
Port Harcourt: 119, Trans Amadi Industrial Layout, Port Harcourt Tel: +234 (0) 8070513084
Accra, Ghana: 28/2, Sanyo Road, Heavy Industrial Area, Tema Tel: +233 (0) 577397873
Customer helpline: Carpet - 2277387 Nobel Rugs - 662357847

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Thursday, 14 July 2016


Nasal congestion Health issues

Nasal congestion Health issues

we are in the think of the rainy season and as is usually experienced this time of the year, colds and nasal congestion are very prevalent to our health issues. As common as these are, there still exist some misconceptions and myths that surround its mode of infection and treatment.

While nasal congestion on its own may not have severe life-threatening health issues, it can be a major source of discomfort with signs and symptoms such as the feeling of throat blockage; blocked or stuffy nose, feeling of mucus running down the back of the throat, persistent cough, headache or facial pain, reduce sense of smell and taste. It is therefore not uncommon to hear of people self medicating. The therapy range from Chlorphenamine like piriton to over the counter antibiotics.

Nasal congestion is the blockage of nasal passages from inflamed blood vessels. It is also known as nasal blockage, nasal obstruction, blocked nose, stuffy nose or plugged nose

While with stuffy, the sinuses are clogged, with runny nose, the nose keeps dripping loose mucus, of which in this situation one will need a tissue or handkerchief. In layman terms, it is generally referred to as CATARRH.

Nasal congestion may also occur during pregnancy, usually during the end of the first trimester. Hormonal fluctuations and increased blood supply that occur during pregnancy may cause this Nasal congestion health issues. It could also occur when there is inferior turbinate hypertrophy. The turbinate are bony structure inside the nose covered by mucous membranes. The inferior turbinate are the largest pair. When the inferior turbinate become enlarged it is referred to as inferior turbinate hypertrophy. Cold or infection can cause the turbinate to enlarge and then return to their normal size. However, in some instances such as chronic sinusitis, the turbinate hypertrophy may be permanent.

There is the misconception that once one stays in the rain, he would automatically have catarrh.

This is not true. If you don’t have the virus, you can’t have catarrh just because you are in the rain. Although those who suffer nasal congestion may be tempted to try anything to relieve symptoms and provide comfort, experts say it not necessary. According to Dr. Akinyele, “In the first few months of life in baby, nasal congestion can interfere with breastfeeding and cause life-threatening respiratory health issues. However, in older people it is often just an annoyance. Most of the time, catarrh is a viral infection and is self limiting, so it must be allowed to run its course.

Self medication on antibiotics is wrong and in the case of catarrh,  it is more wrong because catarrh from cold is viral and antibiotics can’t treat viral infections. It would most times improve within one week. One can however increase fruit intake and warm drinks.”

The United State Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adds that more than 200 viruses can cause the common cold and infections can spread from person to person through the air and close personal contact. They state that antibiotic do not work against these health issues and do not help a person suffering from catarrh feel better if they have a cold. Although nasal congestion from cold take their time to burn out with the cold virus, it has been established that certain foods can worsen the condition.

There is also the link between Alcohol and catarrh.

Sometimes, alcohol sensitivity can cause cold-like symptoms, including nasal and chest congestion. So, in some people, when they drink alcohol, they develop basic congestion health issues. As with other airborne diseases, the best way to prevent nasal congestion especially those arising from colds is by practicing good hand hygiene and avoiding close contact with people who have colds or other upper respiratory infections.

While it is advised to allow a cold and the resulting catarrh run its course, there are cases when one should be concerned about prolong catarrh. One should be concerned about prolong catarrh when breathing becomes difficult. Also, if catarrh is accompanied by constant headache and there is a change in the color of mucus from plain to brownish or yellowish, it might be indicative of sinusitis and dangerous to our your health issues.

Some simple home remedies to help relieve nasal congestion as recommended by medical health issues experts includes:

Ø Take a hot shower – The stream from it helps to thin out the mucus in the nose and reduce inflammation

Ø Stay hydrated – This helps thin the mucus in the nasal passages, pushing the fluids out of the nose and decreasing the pressure in the sinuses.

Ø Use a warm compress – It helps unclog a stuffy nose by opening the nasal passages from the outside. To make a warm compress, first soak a towel in warm water. Squeeze and press the warm towel over the nose and forehead. The warmth can provide comfort from any pain and help relieve the inflammation in the nostrils.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Everyday activities that lead to cancer

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What are the everryday activities that can cause cancer?

American Doctors Association has given out little list on our everyday activities that leads to cancer

1.Do not take tea in plastic cups.

2.Do not eat anything hot in a plastic bag e.g. chips.

3.Do not heat foodstuffs in a microwave using a plastic material.

REMEMBER when plastic gets into contact with heat, it produces chemicals which may cause 52 types of cancer.

Therefore, Inform your loved ones so as to be free from such effects.

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What A Can Of Coca-Cola Really Does To Your Body In Just An Hour

What Coca-Cola drinks does within an hour
Research has explained as follows
In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100 per cent of your recommended daily intake.) You don't immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavour allowing you to keep it down.
20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat.(There's plenty of that at this particular moment).
40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into
 your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centres of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
60 minutes: The phosphoric acid bindscalcium magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism.
This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.
60 Minutes: The caffeine's diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.)
It is now assured that you'll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.
60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you'll start to have a sugar crash.
You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You've also now, literally, urinated the water that was in the Coke.

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