Simple Ways to Get Rid of a Heavy Nose

A heavy or stuffy nose can make a person feel very uncomfortable. It usually affects a person’s breathing and most times one may develop ...

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Simple Ways to Get Rid of a Heavy Nose

  Simple Ways to Get Rid of a Heavy Nose

A heavy or stuffy nose can make a person feel very uncomfortable. It usually affects a person’s breathing and most times one may develop fever. There are all sorts of ways to clear a heavy nose, although if it persists for 2 weeks then you should call your doctor.

Also, we might often be the cause of the stuffiness of our nose. I am sure you are wandering how, some of the things we consume can contribute to it and also if we don’t cover ourselves properly during cold or winter season, then be sure to have a stuffy nose afterwards.

I would show you simple ways to get rid of a heavy nose while at home before you proceed to visit a hospital. Let’s begin;

1. Steaming

Steam can melt the mucus in your nose, it can also drain that mucus. So, whether you are piping a hot cup of tea or you are taking a hot shower, it all runs down to eliminating that mucus in your nose.

What you need to do I cover your head with a towel, then lean over the bowl and finally breath in the steam. This can be done three to four times daily, believe it has proven to be effective over time.

2. Peppermint

Peppermint contains an active ingredient called menthol. This ingredient thin out the gunk in your chest. If you have taken note, you will find out that many chests rub and cough drugs have the menthol in them. Just steep a teaspoon of dried peppermint in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes, then drink the cup five times a day and you will be relieved of the stuffiness in your noise.

3. Chicken Soup

I believe you have heard a lot about chicken soup, especially mothers and married women. Anyway, everything you have heard about the chicken soup is so true. It really helps out when a person is sick. Just sip a hot bowl and this will move the mucus through your nose faster than any hot water remedy. And also, it tastes good of cause it does.

4. Nasal Wash

This method might sound a little bit scary since you have seen the word nasal wash. But not to worry its easy and safe else I won’t be recommending it. All you need to do is rinse the inside of your nose with a nasal irrigation kit or a neti pot and this will loosen and soften the mucus thereby washing it out instantly.

 You can buy the neti pot form a drugstore or you make yours at home by mixing a cup of warm distilled water, a pinch of baking soda and a teaspoon of salt. This method should be used 1 to 2 times a day for a better result. 

  Simple Ways to Get Rid of a Heavy Nose

5. Decongestants

The stuffiness you feel is as a result of the sweeling and blocking of your blood vessels inside your nose. This causes congestion and blocks your airways eventually.

Also, over the counter decongestants can shrink these vessels and enable you breathe well. When purchasing them check the label for ingredients like phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine.

I hope this post helped you in a way, kindly share.

Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults

 Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults

A sore throat refers to an itchiness or irritation in the throat, the pain is a symptom of sore throat. Although it may get worse when you eventually try to swallow especially solid food. Sore throat is painful and might even prevent you from sleeping, but then there are ways to handle it.

Most times when kids or even adults complain of itchiness in the throat we immediately rush to the pharmacy or medicine cabinet to get a drug or two. But today I will expose you to some natural remedy that can combat the sore throat at home.

In some cases, medicine may help the person feel better, that’s if it’s very serious. But if it’s not, you can use some of the natural sore throat remedies for kids and adult I will show you today.

Now, the first step to take is make sure the patient rests and gets plenty of water to drink. The extra fluid thins the patient mucus and this helps it to drain and it can also ease the sore throat. I would advise you try a variety of fluids like warm water, tea with lemon and honey or even chicken soup.

This approach has helped me several times, one time I recommended it for a friend whose 5 years old son had a sore throat and couldn’t sleep, guess what it worked magic and the boy was fine after taking tea with lemon and honey.

Anyway, let us go through the main remedies that ease sore throat. Let’s begin;

1. Gargling with Salt Water

 Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults
When using this method, you will only need ½ teaspoon of salt in a cup pf warm water. It can be given to kids around 5 0r 6 years of age. Ensure that the salt is dissolved and have the kid or adult gargle and spit out.

2. Honey

 Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults
This is a common remedy for most households including mine. All you have to do is mix honey and tea and the sore throat is over. Also, honey is effective for taming mid-night coughs than the regular suppressants. It is also a quick and effective wound healer that means the sore throat will heal in no time if this method is applied.

3. Marshmallow Root

 Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults
The marshmallow root has been used as food and medicine for centuries now. Although this method isn’t as quick as others all you have to do is steep it overnight, strain and drink it. You should 1 teaspoon of dry marshmallow root in a cup of boiling water. It is safe for children although it can interfere with some medications and also affect blood sugar, so be sure to check with a doctor before using this method.

4. Baking Soda Gargle

 Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults

Although saltwater gargle is common, gargling baking soda mixed with salt water can also be effective. Gargling this kills the bacteria and prevents the growth of fungi and yeast. ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and 1/8 spoon of salt should be taken every three hours.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

 Natural Remedy for sore throat in kids and adults
Apple cider vinegar(ACV) has natural antibacterial uses that can fight infections. Due to its acidic nature, it can break down mucus in the throat and stop the bacteria from circulating. Dilute 1 to 2 tablespoon of ACV in a cup pf water and gargle with it. Take a small sip and repeat one or two times every hour.

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Know More About Boosting Your Collagen with Raw Shea Butter

  Know More About Boosting Your Collagen with Raw Shea Butter

History of Shea Butter

Shea butter is considered as a sacred tree, also known as Shea Karite tree, it grows naturally in the savannah belt of Western Africa. Some people believe that it was used by Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba because it has been in existence for centuries. Many consider it to be sacred because it is believed to have spiritual protective powers which plays an important role in cultural and religious ceremonies.

Composition of Shea butter

Shea butter is a fatty substance that can be obtained from the nuts of shea butter tree from West Africa. This substance is typically used in cosmetcis production and for natural skin care products.

Shea butter is enriched with vitamin A and the raw substance aids in tackling skin conditions like stretch marks, wrinkles, dermatitis, radiation treatment and even spot. One time I had a spot on my face as a result of a pimple caused by my menstrual flow, and I used shea butter for a week, immediately the spot went off.

Also, when applied to the skin, it provides quick smoothness and softness because the raw shea butter is moisturing. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, shea butter constitute a source of anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory compounds. That is to say that shea butter is quite good for the skin.

The shea butter tree is used as a source of vegetable oil and this oil contains 45-50 oleic acid, 5-9% of palmitic acid, 30-41% of stearic acid and 4-5% of linoleic acid. It has a smooth feel and does not liquify at room temperature, however it will soften in your hands. It also contains vitamin A and E, with relatively high amounts of srturated fatty acids.

Benefits of making use of shea butter

  Know More About Boosting Your Collagen with Raw Shea Butter

As you can see I have exposed you a little to the basic compositions of shea butter, now am pretty sure you know a little about this mortaring substance. Let me quickly expose you further to the benefits in using this shea butter.

1. Anti-Aging Properties

The raw shea butter soften the skin and helps the tissues in the body system regenerate which reduces wrinkles.

2. Reduces scars and stretch mark

Shea butter has a healing quality that reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

3. Moisturizes hair and scalp

Shea butter alleviates dandruff on the hair and scalp, provides protection from harsh weather conditions.

4. Ingredient for natural skin care

Shea butter gives a nice glow to the skin by acting as a moisturizer.

  Know More About Boosting Your Collagen with Raw Shea Butter

5. Prevents diaper rash for babies

Due to the anti-inflammatory property contained in shea butter, the yeast found in rash can be wiped off.

6. Relives sunburn and winter dry skin

Here in Nigeria, there is a climate season known as harmattan and it is usually dry and cold, so this shea butter can come in handy to relive the skin of the dryness and also for countries that have excessive sun, this moisturizer can do the magic and wipe off sunburn on the skin.

I believe this post was of good help to you, kindly share with friends.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017



In the world today, heart disease might be the trending cause of deaths, but that doesn’t mean that it would wipe out the whole world. Even though most patient suffering from this ailment tend to accept their fate immediately, there are still some key preventive, measures you can take to reduce your risk.

I have prepared seven heart diseases prevention tips to aid you in adopting a healthy lifestyle today.

1. Always maintain a healthy weight

Do you know that if you carry excess weight around the middle of your body it can increases your risk of heart disease? Bet you had no idea, but now you know that excess weight can lead to conditions that eventually increase your chances of heart disease, diabetics and high blood pressure.

Endeavour to calculate your body mass index which determines whether you are healthy or not. If a man’s waist measurement is greater than 40 inches he is considered over weight and a woman with waist greater than 35 inches too.

2. Always manage stress accurately

Managing stress is a huge problem these days, some people mage stress by smoking, drinking or even overeating and these are unhealthy ways to go about it. Always mange stress with physical activities or relaxation exercises that can improve your health.

3. Always avoid smoking or using tobacco

This is the most significant factor for developing heart disease, the chemicals that contains in tobacco can destroy your blood vessels and heart. The more you smoke the greater the risk because carbon monoxide in the cigarette smoke replaces some oxygen in your blood and these can increase your blood pressure.

4. Always consumes heart healthy diet

Eating diet rich in vegetables, whole grains and fruits can help protect your heart. Avoid taking too much sugar in your diet and limit certain fats you also eat. Cutting down on fats is good but you don’t have to cut all fats, healthy fats from avocado, olives and nuts will just be perfect.

5. Always observe regular health screenings

Most times people don’t probably know their blood vessels and heart has been damaged, but regular screening at the hospital can keep you rest assured that you are fine or not. It is important to have a blood pressure test at east every two years while an earlier test should be performed if you have a family history of early heart disease.

6. Always exercise 30 minutes on most days for the week

Regular exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease and also combining it with physical activities like keeping a healthy weight is also perfect. A moderate exercise for about 30 minutes on most days of the week can aid in reducing overweight which is a key factor for heart disease.

Try to aim at 300 minutes of aerobic activity or 250 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity every week. Home activities such as taking the stairs, housekeeping etc. can go a long way in helping your heart.

7. Always get enough quality sleep

Getting enough sleep cannot be over emphasized as to the fact that it aids in complete rest and the blood vessels, veins, arties perform well as to that, so endeavor to get enough rest.

These steps I have listed out shouldn’t be over looked as to the fact that they can go a long way in helping your heart today. Share with family and friends so they can also be aware on the steps to preventing heart disease.



Having banana is quite good for the body but the best part of it all is consuming the peels. Sounds strange, right? Oh yes! Those peels deserve more than your waste bin, I will show you how the peels are loaded with nutrients.

Let’s begin;

Banana contains minerals and nutrients such as Vitamin B-6, B-12, magnesium and potassium. This fruit is one of the oldest ever cultivated by humans and aids in digestion. This fruit is used as ingredients in tea cakes, smoothie and even muffins then the peels are disposed right away into the waste bin. The banana itself is a good source of fiber and consuming it peels might seems rather strange but just so you know many Asian countries have been doing it for years now.

The banana peels contain vitamin A and this vitamin help in building immunity and also fight against infections. There is a substance called lutein that is found in the banana peels and they aid in keeping the eyes healthy and preventing cataracts too.

Also, they have a soluble and insoluble fibers which can slow down the main process of digestion and also lower cholesterol in the human body. The potassium and magnesium that keeps an eye on the blood pressure levels is also present in this banana peels. Also, it contains antioxidants and vitamin B6.

As we all know there are yellow and green bananas, and according to a Japanese Scientific Research, the yellow skin has anticancer features which can aid in production of white blood cells. But then if you that isn’t available, then while using the green skin, endeavor to boil for 10 minutes so that it can soften the peel before you can consume it.


Also, the green peels have and amino acid known as tryptophan which can aid in a good night sleep. The peels can control depression and keep you happy due to the serotonin that it contains whereas a substance called dopamine improves the flow of blood to the kidney and checks on the pumping strength of the heart.

Am pretty sure by now you are wondering how to consume these peels I have been talking about. While some people like to eat it raw, some prepare a tea from it or a thick smoothie mixed with vanilla ice cream. Also steam it before eating too is another way. In some part of the Asian countries they combine both the fresh and the peels into fritter and consume it all.

Most times the green peel is treated like a vegetable and is also prepared a long side with other ingredients to make a delicious dish afterwards. Although the yellow peels can also be eating directly and they contain prominent banana flavor compared to the other green peels. Also know that for quicker does of nutrients, you can blend a banana peel and you are good to go.

Finally, now I have exposed you to the wonders a banana peel can perform and you shouldn’t overlook it. Your banana peels deserve more than a waste bin. Kindly share with family and friends.

Monday, 30 October 2017


WAYS TO TREAT SKIN PROBLEMS WITH BAKING SODA: Baking soda is a common kitchen ingredient used in baking of different pastries like chin-chin, rolls, sausage etc., but have you ever thought this kitchen ingredient can be very useful outside the kitchen? Yes, baking soda can be used in the room on the skin, don't be surprised to hear this because the nature (pH level) of baking soda make it possible for it to react with the human skin. The alkalinity of baking soda is high which balances the pH level of the skin it comes in contact with, removing its dead skin and exposing the fresh underneath layer which glows. Below are eight different skin problems which baking soda will help remove;

1. Skin rashes

Baking soda can help dry up the skin because of its alkaline property, thereby reducing the tendency of itching and swelling that result from skin rashes. This is also possible because of the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacteria power of baking soda. Make sure you mix coconut oil with the baking soda and apply it to the rash spot for about 5minutes, twice daily.

2. Acne scars

A dammed skin with dead skin or oil brings about pimples on the surface of the skin called acne. After successfully removing the acne from the skin, it leaves behind black spots which disfigure the skin. To remove this acne, mix baking soda and water to form a paste, then apply to the skin 2 to 3times daily for about 3minutes.

3. Yeast infection

Yeast infection also known as candida fungus is an infection of the mouth or intestinal tissue, baking soda is able to treat this infection due to its anti-fungus and alkaline property. To treat this, mix baking soda and water to form a solution which you drink continuously for 10 to 15days.

4. Skin tan

It also helps to remove any form of skin tan from the skin. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with water and vinegar to form a paste, then apply it to the skin and leave it for 10minutes. This should be done once or twice a week.

5. Sunburn

Baking soda has a cooling effects when mixed with cold water, applying this mixture to the affected skin reduces itch and gradually eliminate it.

6. Blackheads

Due to baking soda's anti-bacteria and anti-fungus properties, it helps soften the tissue around the blackhead thereby aiding easy removal

7. Skin whitening

A regular wash of the skin with baking soda helps in whitening the skin, apply the baking soda paste gently to the skin in a circular motion for about 2minutes, then wash off and apply moisturizer to it.

8. Natural cleansers

Baking soda due to its alkaline property, helps in softening the skin, thereby removing dust from the surface. It also opens up the skin pores and remove excess oil which can cause clogging of the skin pores.

I believe this article has opened your eyes to the magic performed by baking soda, so don't just use baking soda in the kitchen, also make it useful on the skin to bring out the best in you.

Treatment of Discolored Underarm Skin

Treatment of Discolored Underarm Skin: It is extremely frustrating and irritating to have discolored underarm skin especially for ladies. The presence of dark or discolored underarm skin has forced some ladies to the point of not being able to wear sleeveless clothes because of the discomfort which comes along with it. Naturally, skin discoloration is part of aging symptoms but there are certain health conditions and dietary deficiency that sometimes leads to it. Discoloration under the arm are usually caused by;


Friction: This is as a result of different methods of hair removal from the underarm region, which include shaving, waxing or use of hair removal creams. All these methods brings about friction on the skin and constant friction on the skin changes the color of the skin. To reduce this friction on the skin, it is advisable not to use waxing method to remove underarm hair, however you can just shave it with a thick layer of shaving cream which reduces the friction between your skin and the blade of the shaving stick. Then always apply moisturizer immediately after shaving the underarm region.

Chemical irritation: This is as a result of lotions, deodorants and perfumes which is used on the underarm region. These chemicals though gives dryness and fantastic scent but has a burning effect over a long period of time. This leaves a dark coloration behind which disfugure the underarm region. The only possible solution to this is to stop using deodorants or perfumes on the underarm region instead we can use anti-perspirants or talcum powder, these make the region dry also thereby reducing bad odor and discoloration.

Fungal infections: This is as a result of excessive perspiration, excessive sweating or when the underarm is always wet. This leads to the growth of fungi in the underarm region causing a discoloration even after the fungi have being treated and gone. Use anti-fungus powder on the underarm region to help prevent fungi infection at the same time keeping it dry.

To remove this discoloration at the underarm region, apply moisturizer with bright components like vitamin C and kojic acid to the region at night every day before going to bed, changes won't start to occur until about 3-4month of constant application.

Skin can Regulate your Blood Pressure

Skin can Regulate your Blood Pressure: When checking the cause of high blood pressure, we only suspect lack of exercise or poor diet, but we never consider lack of sufficient oxygen in the body system response to through the skin and other body organs. Researchers has studied a mice and found that high blood pressure was caused in the mice due to low level of oxygen reaching its skin.

According to a research by prof. Randall Johnson, of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge in the U.K., and colleagues, they reported that when there is low level of oxygen supplied to the skin, the blood flowing toward the tissue rises because of the presence of a protein (HIF).

The study also proves that the lack of HIF protein and some other essential proteins associated with hypoxia in the skin will lead to rapid increase in heart beat rate as well as blood pressure level

Dr. Andrew Cowburn, also from the University of Cambridge, said that research findings have also proved that the skin's reaction to low oxygen level has a crucial influence on the cardiovascular system which may increase the risk high blood pressure eventually causing hypertension

With all the above findings by researchers, it is suggested that to reduce the risk of high blood pressure, the Skin must also be considered and taken care of together with good body exercise and a well-balanced diet.


NATURAL TREATMENT FOR SKIN RASH: Skin rash is unbearably not something to be glad with regardless of what type it is or how it is contacted. Skin rash can form from a reaction to chemicals or from being allergic to a specific food item. It usually causes severe itching of the specific part which might eventually turn into an open sour. Skin rash can be treated with drugs and lotions which might be expensive but this article focuses on the use of natural/herbal way of curing skin rash

The use of coconut oil


Coconut oil mixed with tea tree oil can act as a powerful anti-fungi, when applied to skin rash, it brings about immediate itch relief, and constant application for about a month will totally eradicate it from your skin. Make sure you wash the spot or take a shower before application of coconut oil to have an effective treatment.

The use of Apple cider vinegar 


Apple cider vinegar has an anti-microbial property which aid it in killing fungi on the skin surface when applied. Skin rash with fungi related causes such as eczema, ringworm, and dandruff can be eliminated with Apple cider vinegar. Apply the mixture on the affected part after a shower and do this continuous until it dries out completely.

Use of Aloe Vera 

The use of aloe Vera to treat skin infection is not a new thing to talk about, aloe Vera can also be used to treat any skin rash regardless of the causal organism. Aloe Vera is extremely rich in mineral and vitamin which aid the skin to have a soothing effect. It is best used naturally or freshly cut from its tree, it can also be used mixed with anti-fungi or anti-bacteria creams depending on what type of skin rash you want to treat. Make sure it is applied immediately after shower to allow proper treatment.

The treatment of skin rash in hospital may require lot of money, but the above listed natural materials requires little or no money, they can be found within the environment. So with the use of these ready made materials, why not eliminate skin rash from our community.

Nails as Indicator to Health Problems

Nails as Indicator to Health Problems: The nail is a very essential part of the body which human especially most ladies decorates to beautify themselves while most men don't even take cognizance to it. But what many are not aware of is that these nails can act as indicators which tells what the body system lacks at a particular time and general can tell how healthy an individual is.


To everyone's knowledge, the nail acts as a protective structure protecting the ends of the fingers and toes, however, a shortage in the supply of an essential element in the body changes the appearance of the nails first before it starts affecting any other part of the body. Therefore, regularly checking out your nails is a good way to check your health status. Here are things to watch out for when checking the nails;


The change in the color of the nails should definitely call for concern because it's indicating a particular deficiency in the body. Nails naturally are transparent or a bit dark in color depending on the individual, but when it's now whitish in color, then it means the individual might be suffering from liver diseases, kidney not functioning properly or heart condition according to Mayo clinic. Also yellow nails is usually caused by fungus infections or worse, thyroid disease or psoriasis. A blue nails indicate your body is reacting to cold or as a result of cyanosis (when RBC lacks enough oxygen). Finally, if your nails has a shade of green coloration, such individual is suffering from a green nail syndrome caused by a bacterial known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. If you notice any of these discoloration which is natural and not as a result of a manicure visits, then quickly visit a medical practitioners and complain for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Unusual shape and texture

The shape and texture of nails also acts as an indicator to certain deficiency in the body. Having a ram's horn nail for example is a condition where a very thick nail grows underneath your nail, it is usually the side effects of psoriasis or hystrix, it can also occur when you refuse to take good care of the nails. Pronounced horizontal ridges on the nails known as Beau's line may be caused by an undetected injury to the nail matrix, unbalanced diets, and drug reactions. Finally, digital clubbing where the nails become round and big may be caused by lungs cancer, intestinal disorders or endocrine disease.

White and dark lines

White lines along the width of the nails is called Muehrcke's line, it is associated with diseases such as pellagra, renal failure and sickle cell anemia, another white line known as Mees' line is mainly related to arsenic poisoning. Dark stripes which also appears on the nail known as linear melanonychia. These are normal in some individuals, but could also point to a form of skin cancer.

Split/cracking nails

Cracking of the nails may result from injuries of the fingers, infections or even drug reactions, splitting nails may be as a result of iron deficiency in the body causing nail brittleness.

So if you notice a particular irregular shape or form of your nails, visit a medical practitioner as soon as you can for diagnosis and treatment.


MRSA INFECTION IN DOGS: MRSA which means Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcal Aureus, also called superbug is highly resistant to most forms of antibiotics, it can be deadly for infected dogs. This infection unlike other bugs on a dog does not respond easily to treatment and can be disastrous to them (dogs) if not properly treated. The longer it stays in the body of a dog, the more toxic it becomes and it gradually finds its way to the blood stream. So here are things to watch out for on your dog for early diagnosis.



MRSA has the symptoms with staph infection, the difference is in the treatment. Staph respond almost immediately to treatment while MRSA will not responded to antibiotics treatment. So if you notice that the staph infection on your dog is not going but getting worse even after treatment, then you know it's MRSA which requires a visit to the veterinarian. Here are the most common symptoms;
  • Itchiness
  • Skin ulcers
  • Pus-filled blisters
  • Scaling skin
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Small, red bumps or boils
  • Bulls-eye shaped lesions
  • Alopecia
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis


MRSA is as a result of inappropriate use of antibiotics to viral or fungus infections which naturally cannot be treated with antibiotics. A low dosage won't remove all the bacteria and an overdose might lead to the bacteria modifying its immune system to become adapted to most antibiotics thereby causing a prolonged and concentrated bacterial infection (MRSA)

MRSA are normally treated in dogs with costly antibiotics found at a veterinarian. This drug was manufactured mainly for human with life threatening MRSA but are also used on dogs to eliminate the infection. An infected dog must be quarantined in a clean environment separated from the main house, contacts with such dog must also be reduced to avoid transmission to human (the infection is zoonotic). Probiotics is recommended rather than antibiotics because unlike antibiotics which kills all the bacteria present, some good bacteria are left behind after the actions of probiotics. Supplements in diet or total dietary change is advised for the dog, which might increase its immunity to fight off the infection naturally.

MRSA can be prevented by constant grooming, maintaining a clean environment and taking immune boosting diets but in any case you noticed any symptoms of this deadly infection, visit a veterinarian as quick as possible for treatment.


ECZEMA ON DOGS: Eczema though are mostly found on human can also be seen on dogs, it is an irritating, itchy inflammation which causes dogs to bite, lick and scratch their body with tongue and claws, these worsen the situation thereby leading to sours on different spots on the dog which gets infected by bacterial over time.
There are two types of eczema infected by dogs, the wet and dry eczema. The wet eczema releasing a watery discharge from the sour while the dry eczema is extremely dry and flaky. Below are the symptoms of eczema on dogs which all dog owners must watch out for;

  • Redness or rash
  • Severe itchiness
  • Licking, scratching, or chewing at the skin
  • Rubbing against furniture or other surfaces
  • Hot spots
  • Matted, moist hair
  • Oozing discharge
  • Crusty or scaly skin
  • Dry, flaky skin or dandruff
  • Skin discoloration
  • Thickened skin
  • Lesions
  • Open wounds or sores
  • Secondary infection

When you notice a combination of two or more of any of the above symptoms, then you know the dog is suffering from eczema infection, visit a veterinarian as quick as you can.


The most common cause of eczema in dogs in apotic dermatitis or atopy, it occurs when the immune system becomes allergic to a particular substance for example, a flea bite resulting to inflammation. Other causes may include;
  • Parasites or mites
  • Food allergies or sensitivity
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Impacted anal sacs or anal sac disease
  • Licking at an area that is in pain
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Exposure to irritating chemicals, plants, or other substances
  • Extreme weather
  • Viral, bacterial, or fungal infection

Note that dogs with wrinkled skin are more susceptible to eczema.


To treat an eczema, you must first determine the main cause, if the cause of the eczema is from flea bite, then first make sure the environment is free from flea before administering drugs to the dog. The use of anti-inflammatory drugs is advisable to be used such as steroids or NSAIDs, antibiotics may be proscribed if there are presence of bacteria on the sour.

Nigerian Ewedu soup with Antibiotics is Bad

Nigerian Ewedu soup with Antibiotics is Bad: Ewedu soup is a kickshaw enjoyed by many personalities in Nigeria especially among the Yoruba ethic group, the soup can be taken alongside different stable foods such as pounded yam, yam flour (amala), eba, pupuru, fufu etc, but it has being warned to avoid this soup whenever one is on an antibiotics dosage.

A researcher in Palestine carried out a research with ewedu soup also called Corchorus Olitorius and its effect on certain antibiotics (ciprofloxacin), the researcher came to notice that the soup delays the absorption of this antibiotics into the blood stream for about 30minutes thereby causing a reduction in the drug's efficiency or even total failure of the drug to do its work.

The researcher recommended that ciprofloxacin should be taken on an empty stomach and a meal containing ewedu soup should be taken about an hour after, when the drugs might have being absorbed into the bloodstream or alternatively, the drugs should be taken about two hours after the consumption of a meal containing ewedu soup so that the soup will have digested before administering the drug.

Jute leave which is used in making ewedu soup is very nutritious, it contains nutrients like calcium, iron, vitamin A, C, E, protein. Research has also proven it contains Beta-carotene which is extremely good for eyesight. It is also useful for pregnant women, it enables rapid delivery with less pain.

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotics popularly used to fight against bacteria causing diseases in the body, the drug is very effective, it is capable of eliminating bacteria from the body with a dose or two at most when properly administered.

Individually, jute leave and Ciprofloxacin are great at what they do, but when combine in the stomach, their effectiveness reduces and one has to stop its work for the other. Ewedu will definitely press on to finish its work because of its viscous property leaving Ciprofloxacin to be delayed in its work.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

How to lose weight with Nigerian Food

How to lose weight with Nigerian Food: People's impression about ideas and facts are always different so I know most people might think it’s not possible to lose weight eating Nigerian food because of the category of most of our local food, but this is false, I have done it and witnessed some, and heard of hundreds of people using the Nigerian food weight loss meal plan to shed off weights in Nigeria.

Today's post will be an amazing resource for Nigerians looking to lose weight, as we will provide you with recipes as well as meal plans for weight loss and it will be completely on a Nigerian diet. So you get to enjoy local meals like egusi soup, jollof rice, dodo. etc .

So let's dive in to today's business as we take you through the basic principle of weightloss with Nigerian food.

Simple Ways to Lose Weight With Nigerian Food

  • Eat Less Carbohydrate

This is the most important point to consider as most typical Nigeria Diet is heavy on Carbohydrate, a sample meal consumption for a day in a Nigerian family might include: Yam for breakfast, Eba/garri for lunch and Rice for supper. These set of meal simply translate to high rate of this class of food that is loaded with calories. It is extremely important to watch carbohydrate intake. Other Heavy Carbohydrate Nigerian foods that you must watch out the quantity you take includes Garri, yam, pounded yam, semovita, spaghetti, Rice, cornflakes, bread, cocoyam.

  • Consume Less Oil

Oils are also very high in calories and fat, and this is what we cannot do without in making our stews, and other local soups. Avoid using Oil when you don’t have to, and if you must, it is recommended you use only a small amount.

  • Watch The Salt (magi)

Most times we cook with packaged seasoning mixes and uses lots of salt in our diet. Typical seasoning like Maggi, Knorr, Adobo e.t.c contains high amount of salt in them, but we still go ahead and add extra table salt to dishes that already contain these seasonings. This means salt overload. Salt in itself has little to no calories, but Over-consumption of salt leads to temporary weight gain as it causes the body to retain water.

  • Watch What You Drink.

When we drink, we consume loads of excess calories from drinks, as we are more likely to pay more attention to what we eat than what we drink. Drinks are equally as important when it comes to weight loss. Some drinks that are perceived as Healthy drinks can also contribute to excess weight gain, for example malt drink which contains 48g of Carbohydrate, which is approximately a cup of white rice and that is what we consume while eating carbohydrates. We are not here to discourage the consumption of health drinks, but do not neglect the calories in these drinks when it comes to your daily diet.

  • Choose Meat Wisely.

We know It is extremely difficult for Africans to ignore red meat as it is our preferred staple in most soups and sauces. But we don't know what this red meat comes with. If you must eat red meat, make sure to trim off as much excess fat as possible. The recommended red meat option for dieter is goat meat, this is comparable to beef in protein but contains 50% less calories and significantly less fat. We should also consider frying as Fried foods introduce high amounts of oil, calories and fat into our diet which makes it more difficult to lose weight. An alternative to frying is oven roasting and oven frying.

  • Avoid High Calorie Snacks.

The typical snack on the Nigeria street include fan Yogo, gala, lacasera, chin chin, buns, Puff puff, plantain chips which are High calorie snacks. When trying to lose weight, snacks are a diet sabotage.

  • Eat Spicy Foods.

As spicy foods requires water; by increasing your water intake you feel full faster and in that sense watch out our weight.

  • Eat More Fiber.

Fibre is the option to consider when you are bent on reducing your weight. It helps you feel full sooner and stay full longer which means less snacking and binge eating. Foods that are high in fiber includes Beans and legumes.

And lastly, it is ultimately recommended to do a lot of exercise, it doesn’t really matter what exercise program you chose, you just have to be consistent with exercise.

Follow these guides and Good Luck with your weight loss

How to Start Losing Weight instantly With Nigerian Foods

How to start Weight Loss instantly with Nigerian Foods: You must have heard somewhere or even witness a drastic change in a friend's stature, and when you ask him/her, they tell you it is as a result of change in diet. It's no longer secret that changing one's diet can affect the rate at which one lose weight but one thing most of us don't know is that many of the local foods in Nigeria can be used to encourage weight loss. A recent study conducted revealed that the average rural Nigerian woman weighed 55 pounds less than the average African-American Chicago woman, and this is despite considering the fact that both parties burned roughly the same amount of calories daily. Further research speculated that this is because most Nigerian foods are made from unprocessed ingredients.


Read this guide for foods to consider for weight loss:

  • Monitor Your Calorie Intake.
A very good point to note is that eating a healthy meal does not guarantee that you'll lose weight. It is certain you will still gain weight if your healthy meal is high in calories. To avoid this, I will tell you to reduce the size of your meals, even when you visit a Nigerian restaurant, do not eat everything that is served, don't think about the money, consider your body weight. Instead eat a little and have the rest packed for later.

  • Avoid High-Calorie Nigerian Foods.
We know the Nigerian diet is heavy on carbonhydrates. Foods with high-calorie ingredients such as yam, cassava and plantain are staples of many Nigerian foods such as amala, akpu, tuwo, iyan, pounded yam and garri to mention but few. The Nigerian stew and soup is also prepared with the ever present aid of palm oil, vegetable oil which has a high calorie value.

  • Avoid eating large meals. Instead eat smaller portions.
Don't let us bore you out with the don't at least we must eat something. These are foods you can eats without much limitations and still succeed in reducing your weight.

  • Eat More Fruits.
Fruits like mango, watermelon and papaya are common in Nigeria and are a significant part of the local menu. When you add these set of fruits to your diet, it will provide your body with many of the essential vitamins and minerals it needs and these fruits are also good sources of fiber, which will regulate your digestive system

  • Make Healthy Choices.
Consider Nigerian foods such as beans, cowpeas and moi-moi which are good choices for weight loss. They contain high amounts of protein and are made entirely from unprocessed ingredients.

Other good options include vegetables such as ugwu, egusi, ewedu, elubo, utazi leaves and ogbono. These set of vegetables vary across all Nigerian tribes and who said food has a tribe division in the first place.

I hope this articles was helpful in choosing the right meal.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

How to Lose Weight Faster in Nigeria

There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast in Nigeria. However, most of the methods will make you hungry and unsatisfied.

Treat Skin Infections Naturally With Oil of Oregano – Here is How To Use it

If you haven’t yet heard of using Oil of Oregano for health reasons, you are missing out on a very potent substance that provides enormous health benefits.

Most people have heard of the similar ingredient that is used for cooking – Oregano – and might even have some in their spice cabinet. But Oil of Oregano is less well-known and the research results that have been coming for decades are just now being brought to light. But what exactly is Oil of Oregano and how do you use it?

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Treat Skin Infections Naturally With Oil of Oregano
Oil of Oregano isn’t actually the same stuff as the spice oregano, although it is similar. While the oregano on your spice rack is likely to be Origanum Marjoram and Oil of Oregano is made from OriganumVulgare. It comes in liquid form, but you can also use capsules or tablets.

Oil of Oregano that is correctly produced has some amazing health benefits that experts are just now starting to understand. Here are some of them.
Oil of Oregano was actually used quite a bit in Ancient Greece because of the amazing properties that are impossible to find all in one substance anywhere else.

For example, Oil of Oregano kills the four major infection agents: viruses, bacteria, fungus and parasites. Also, Oil of Oregano is a particularly effective anti-inflammatory and helps to boost the immune system and fight infections. 

Oil of Oregano has been shown to have these specific benefits for humans: First, it strengthens our immune system and helps us fight off infections, it helps with digestive tract programs and increases joint strength and flexibility and helps us build muscle better.
Also, Oil of Oregano has been shown to improve respiratory problems. However, the main benefit to his substance is how effective it is at treating skin infections. This is because it kills the organisms that actually cause skin infections.
Diluted Oil of Oregano can be applied to the skin directly to help clear up infections, and it can also help with itching and irritation. 

You can mix Oil of Oregano with olive or coconut oils and then apply it directly to the affected areas. This effect that Oil of Oregano seems to have on skin infections is something that has actually been shown in research studies and has been promoted by doctors all around the world. It is one of the most amazing cures of the natural world. 

You should, however, be aware of some of the potential side effects of Oil of Oregano as you start to use it. Only you can decide if these are serious enough to warrant avoiding Oil of Oregano, which will depend upon why you are taking it in the first place.
For example, Oil of Oregano makes the body unable to absorb iron as well, so it should be combined with a supplement and it can stimulate uterine blood flow so experts recommend pregnant women avoid Oil of Oregano. Also, it is similar to thyme, mint, sage and basil so anyone with food allergies to those particular spices should be wary.

Cancer Cured In Just 42 Hours, This Juice Cure More Than 50 Thousand People.


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This is one simple remedy that is worth trying. This drink will help cleanse intestines within one month and also it is extraordinary for battling malignancy.

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Ingredients required:

  • Half a kilogram of carrots
  • One teaspoon of honey
  • Handful of raisins
  • Half a kilogram of beets
  • Handful of dried apricots

Technique for preparation:

Shred the beets and carrots and place them in place enameled pot. Pour in boiling water so that the water could be two fingers over the beets and carrots.

After that, include the slashed dried apricots and raisins. Place the pot on fire in place for the water to boil. When the water begins boiling, promptly put away the pot from the flame.
When it cools a bit, include the nectar and let the mixture stay that way, covered for 12 hours in a cold and dry area. Strain the fluid subsequently. Drink the fluid, and utilize whatever is left of the mixture for culinary purposes.
This amount is for 2 days of use.Drink half a glass of it three times each day prior to a dinner. Keep whatever is left of the cure in the fridge.


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