Monday, January 25, 2016

15 Ways To Manage Stress According To Scientists

Stress is an unavoidable aspect of life. 
From overwhelming public gatherings to project deadlines, it's easy to get caught up in it all and let the stress overcome you.
But it doesn't have to be that way. 
Here are 15 science-backed ways to take control of your stress, according to researchers:

Source:      15 Ways To Manage Stress

Sunday, January 17, 2016

These Are Life Savers

Fruits contain anti-oxidants which help to remove the free radicals in our bodies thus preventing us from getting down with Cancers and all such other exotic diseases

Eat fruits every day


Siddon Well Or You Go Wound!!!

With fake sand, fake cement, fake rods and other fake things masquerading all over the place, it has become necessary to issue this warning.

Siddon well or you go wound  o o o

If you want to defaecate, don't squat on top of the toilet sink, sit on it

If you squat on it and then it collapses, you are prone to be being seriously injured


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Lassa Fever In Nigeria - Beware!!!!!

The Federal Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has announced that 86 cases of Lassa fever have been reported in 10 states of Nigeria. The case fatality rate is 45% with 40 deaths reported since the first case in November 2015.

It is heartening to note that prompt action is being taken by the FMOH to make the treatment Ribavirin available to affected states.
Lassa fever is an acute haemorrhagic illness which belongs to the arenarvirus family of viruses, which also includes the Ebola-like Marburg virus. It is NOT Ebola.
The virus is common in rodents in West Africa, is transmitted to humans by contact with food or household items contaminated with the animals’ faeces and urine.
Person-to-person contact is also possible through bodily fluids, particularly in hospitals when adequate infection control measures are not taken.
Signs and symptoms of Lassa fever typically occur 1-3 weeks after the patient comes into contact with the virus that come from rats. About 80% of Lassa fever virus infections symptoms are mild and are undiagnosed.
Mild symptoms of Lassa fever include slight fever, general malaise and weakness, and headache. These symptoms are nonspecific and this make the diagnosis often difficult. The symptoms are similar to malaria.
In 20% of infected patients the disease may progress to more serious symptoms including bleeding in gums, eyes, or nose; breathing difficulties respiratory distress, repeated vomiting, facial swelling of the face, pain in the chest, back, and abdomen, and shock. Death may occur within two weeks after symptom onset due to multi-organ failure.
The death rates for women in the last three months of pregnancy are particularly high.
If you have these symptoms and have treated yourself for malaria and not getting better, please attend the appropriate hospital.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

How To Curb Cravings While On A Diet

Cravings can be frustrating, especially to those who are trying to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle. But these tips can help combat cravings, allowing people to lose weight, live healthier and be happier.
Here are some easy tips to help you curb cravings while dieting:
1. Eat at Regular Intervals
Most experts recommend people eat three meals and two snacks, or five small meals per day. This keeps blood sugar at normal levels and prevents spikes and drops. When blood sugar drops, the body will crave sugary foods, so eating regularly will prevent this. Meals should be balanced with lots of fruits and veggies as well as protein. This will help the body feel fuller, longer.
2. Snack Wisely
If you really need a snack, it’s important to snack wisely. Instead of reaching for the doughnuts or potato chips, opt instead for a handful of nuts, some fresh fruit or a smoothie. These things are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. A study in the International Journal of Obesity found that those who snacked on almonds lost more weight than those who didn’t, but they caution that it’s easy to over eat nuts, so be careful with portion control.
3. Eat a Balanced Breakfast
It’s a fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After sleeping all night, the body needs fuel to function properly. By eating a healthy breakfast, the body will have all the energy needed to make it through the morning sans cravings.
4. Physical or Emotional?
Often people eat for emotional reasons. In fact, this is frequently the root cause of many eating disorders. Try to find a healthier means of alleviating emotional distress aside from eating. Think of a fun activity, or some type of exercise for relieving stress, or to cope with emotional issues. If all else fails, seek professional assistance before turning towards something unhealthy, like overeating.
5. Incorporate Healthy Fats and Protein
Healthy fats and proteins will help the body feel fuller longer, and block the triggering affect that carbohydrates have on the brain. Basically, when carbs are consumed with protein, the body will crave carbs less than if they are eaten alone. Protein and healthy fats, such as monounsaturated fats, also help keep blood sugar level, leading to less spikes and crashes that often result in unhealthy snacking, so incorporate healthy fats and proteins into each meal.
6. Flavor Fix
Taste is critical to appetite satisfaction. Processed foods are often loaded with salt and sugar, but the keys to great taste are herbs and spices. Herbs and spices can be combined in countless ways to enhance the flavor of wholesome food. By learning to use herbs and spices, people can reduce their cravings. Fresh herbs and spices always work better, but they aren’t always available in all areas. Most herbs and spices are available dried and are a perfect substitute in most recipes.

Original Article:     Curbing Cravings