Mucus is the gooey substance that comes out of your nose when you have a cold, or occasionally out of your throat when you have a cough. Since it's harmattan and illnesses are going around, you should know which foods get rid of it.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and prone to breaking easily. The condition is caused when there is a reduction in the bone mineral density (BMD), deterioration in bone microarchitecture and an alteration in the amount and variety of protein in the bone. There are two types of osteoporosis: Type 1 affects people of age 75 and above, while type 2 can occur at any age.
To prevent osteoporosis, do the following:
Friday, 24 October 2014
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Ageing is something that is inevitable. We wonder what we may look like in years to come and cringe at the first sign of wrinkles. Some of us even resort to creams, soaps and serums that are believed to slow down the ageing process – anything, just to stay forever young! Research however shows that what you feed your body with could be an important factor in your ageing process and hellofood.com has gathered a list of certain foods which could be referred to as the cream of the healthy food crops because they possess qualities that have proved to help one look younger and stay healthy.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The eyes are the windows to the soul, the saying goes; but what happens when the windows are neglected and the vision becomes foggy? As with any organ in our bodies, our eyes function best when they receive the right nutrients. And, according to a research by hellofood.com, adding the following foods to your diet can help improve your eye sight in no small ways:
Thursday, 11 September 2014
For the average woman, the monthly period is a bore. And the feeling is worse when it is accompanied with pains, otherwise known as menstrual cramps.
Menstrual cramps – medically called dysmenorrheal – are usually felt in the lower abdomen or back; and they can be mild or severe.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Bacteria that live in the mouth have a way of changing their mode of operation when their host is ill. A research carried out at the Texas Advanced Computing Center using supercomputers has proved this fact. Scientists are of the opinion that these findings could help to a great extent in the prevention and even in reversing gum diseases like periodontitis, Crohn’s disease and diabetes.
Friday, 1 August 2014
To get 100 per cent benefit, make sure you understand and can use your doctor’s advice when you get home.
· Ask for written instructions: Have your doctor list the main points as you discuss them. Or request brochures or other published information.
· Know your prescription: Ask why this drug is best. Find out what you can expect from it, including side effects and how to take it correctly.
· Expect explanations: Be sure you know why a test is ordered, what it will involve, what the risks are, and how and when you’ll learn results.
· Repeat what you hear: This process allows your doctor to identify any instructions that aren’t clear.
· Solve problems together: If you don’t think it’s realistic to follow your doctor’s recommendations, speak up. For example, financial restraints might keep you from buying a certain medication. If you tell your doctor, he or she may know of a less expensive generic medication that will work just well.
Friday, 11 July 2014
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Fertility treatment should not be limited to expensive surgeries and exposure to drills and tests with sophisticated high-tech equipment. There are common everyday foods that are potent in boosting fertility. Though it may sound like some fairy tale, eating these fertility boosting foods does perform unbelievable wonders.
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
To maintain healthy blood and build your muscles in a healthy way, you need iron. As essential as iron is in the body, it is difficult to get the amount of iron you need in the body on a daily basis. However, if you know the foods that contain iron, the task is simpler. The required amount of iron in the body is 8 mg for men and 18 mg for women.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
There are simple things to do to lose weight without necessarily going on hunger strike. At least that is what I consider dieting to be – hunger strike. I believe strongly in healthy eating and regular exercising, but there are things people can do and achieve result without a fear of much lifestyle shift.
Friday, 13 June 2014
Saturday, 7 June 2014
Are you aging faster than your years? If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, it may be time to evaluate some of your daily routines. The foods you eat and even the way you sleep can add years to your face and may shorten your lifespan. Here, experts discuss the most common age-accelerating habits and ways to reverse the process.
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
For its sweet juicy taste, orange is one of the most commonly eaten fruits around the world. Aside from its very inviting taste, orange, classified among the hesperedium group of citrus fruits is extremely beneficial to health in very many ways. Those benefits include
Friday, 2 May 2014
The greatest health tip ever, arguably, is having peace of mind. Having peace of mind is to live a life devoid of a nagging conscience; a conscience that carries no angst of yesterday’s wrong doing and a mind, or a heart that does not accuse you of a vicious motive yet to be executed.
Friday, 25 April 2014
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Sunday, 20 April 2014
Thursday, 17 April 2014
This season, across the world, there is a certain solemnity hovering in the air. In some climes governments have declared Friday to Monday work free days. What for? Is it to celebrate some national hero? Or to mark an important date in their national calendar? Is it to welcome some illustrious statesmen? Or to rest because there is less work to do? Nay.
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Thursday, 27 March 2014
It’s easy to add walnuts to a morning bowl of cereal or some snack-time trail mix. They are an excellent source of alphalinolenic acid (ALA), one of the three omega-3 fatty acids and the one most commonly found in plants. Other nuts, including pecans and pistachios, also contain ALA, although almonds do not.
Monday, 24 March 2014
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
According to Wikipedia, substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others. Dictionary.com defines substance abuse as long-term, pathological use of alcohol or drugs, characterized by daily intoxication, inability to reduce consumption, and impairment in social or occupational functioning; broadly, (it means) alcohol or drug addiction.
Monday, 17 March 2014
Monday, 3 February 2014
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
My interaction with various families in the past 14 years, as a Christian worker, has proved that sex is a foremost factor in family stability or the absence of it. Arguably, 90 percent of frictions and crises in families are traceable to lack of sexual prudence between couples.
Thursday, 23 January 2014
DO you wear pants to bed? Many women would likely answer in the affirmative. However, experts say when a woman does so on a daily basis when it's not necessarily because she is having her period, there may be untoward side effect to it!
Thursday, 16 January 2014
OFTEN we receive counsel on the need for positive confession. Only few people, however, match word with action in being mindful of what they confess with their mouths. Confession is not an ordinary speech act. It is a statement which expresses one's fundamental beliefs. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines confession as a formal statement of religious beliefs. It is a creed. An underlying statement which governs and shapes our imagination, attitude, world view, resolves and conduct.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
THE need to eat nourishing foods in order to enjoy unbroken cycle of good health cannot be overemphasized. While some people make do with all sort of supplements, experts advise that we get the larger percentage of our nutritional needs from the food we eat.
Friday, 10 January 2014
Nearly 1.5 million new cases of cancer were expected to be diagnosed last year – while 559,650 people were expected to die from the disease, according to American Cancer Society. That’s more than 1,500 people a day – such a startling statistic. In the book, Cancer: 101 solutions to a preventable epidemic, the authors write that the Number 4 solution is to eat a healthy diet.
Listed within are the 10 foods and drinks to limit or eliminate:
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
The Arcus Mobile Dictionary defines frustration as the feeling that accompanies the experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the same word as a deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs. I look at it as a mental state of helplessness