The Power of Gratitude | Practicing Appreciation

The Power of Gratitude | Practicing Appreciation

It appears natural and normal for us to easily notice what’s broken or lacking in our lives, forgetting the little goodness around us which might ignite a greater sense of fulfilment and a healthier life. While we might argue that consolation from the good around us will not cancel what has been undone, we need to be cognisant of the ...

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Its Versatile, Wear It with Pride

Its Versatile, Wear It with Pride

There is a misconception, be it real or imagined that silky and long hair is acceptable and sophisticated, yet native Africans’ tightly coiled curls are beautiful and unique. The distinctiveness and beauty is often concealed by hair relaxers which give one’s hair the look and feel of supposedly western hair. These hair relaxers consist of Sodium Hydroxide or Calcium Hydroxide ...

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD

As adults, we often attribute loss of attention and interpersonal shortcomings to old age or mounting responsibilities and expectations. On the contrary, children are often whipped, so as to get them fall in line and for some, a barrage of lessons lashed out in an attempt to suppress anti-social behaviour. Little thought and consideration is placed on the possibility of ...

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Hands in the Mouth.. Lots of Drooling.. Fussier than Normal : Baby Teething

Hands in the Mouth.. Lots of Drooling.. Fussier than Normal : Baby Teething

For those who have accidentally bitten the inside of their cheeks, the pain and discomfort of irregular flesh is hard to brush aside. For a baby, the intrusion of hard, sharp tooth through tender, swollen gums can be quite an adjustment. Though some babies get used quickly, teething can be a difficult time, not only to your baby, but you ...

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Underlaying Fertility Issues Masked by “The Pill”

Underlaying Fertility Issues Masked by “The Pill”

It is a common myth that it will take a while to fall pregnant after stopping the Pill. There are two main types of contraceptive pill. When people talk about ‘the Pill’ they usually mean the combined pill (oestrogen plus progesterone), as opposed to the mini-pill (progesterone only). The combined pill works by preventing ovulation, whereas the mini-pill works by ...

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Ebola Alert

Ebola Alert

Contagious and very virulent with a case fatality of 90%, Ebola attacks a person’s blood system and operates by making its victims bleed from almost anywhere on their body, usually bleeding to death. It is highly contagious being transmitted via direct contact with blood and body secretions (fluids) of an infected symptomatic person or body secretions of infected animals or ...

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Eating For Immunity

Eating For Immunity

To ward off bugs and keep your immune system strong, it’s important to get enough sleep and exercise; wash your hands regularly; manage stress; and eat the right foods. Here are some of the top cold and flu-fighting nutrients: CAROTENOIDS: These pigments found naturally in foods such as carrots, sapricots, mango and paw paws are converted in the body to ...

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Are You Overlooking The Physical Care and Maintenance Your Brains?

Are You Overlooking The Physical Care and Maintenance Your Brains?

The brain, arguably the most important organ in the body is often ignored, with all the attention being given to building and protecting muscles, nourishing the skin and taking proper care for our hearts. Starting in your early twenties, your brain begins to shrink. It does so at the rate of about 0.2 percent a year, and by your seventh ...

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Fluid Retention

Fluid Retention

If you feel inflated like an air bag, that’s probably gas; if you feel like a waterlogged sponge, that’s fluid retention. Although it’s often considered normal and is usually temporary, water retention can be annoying and uncomfortable while it lasts. Body fluid, accounting for approximately 60% of one’s weight, contains water (obviously), electrolytes (minerals such as sodium and potassium), salts ...

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