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FLUID INTAKE

Hi there,Welcome to the second stage of  kidney failure series. In this episode, a very pertinent concern regarding fluid intake for patients with kidney failures will be addressed with possible recommendations offered. However, before addressing this topic, a brief description of the main function  of a kidney will be discussed.Kidney helps to regulate the level of fluid that exits the body. Howe

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KIDNEY FAILURE

My sole aim of writing this blog is to suggest to patients going through dialysis (kidney failures)  on the types of foods and the recommended daily fluid intake so as to minimise any complications associated with dialysis. Approximately two months ago, I had a chat with a nephrologist doctor friend of mine who currently consults in one of the biggest hospitals in  Europe. We had a very good chat

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HOME REMEDIES FOR CHEST CONGESTION

The weather is so cold now and this is the season of the year many individuals go through an uncomfortable health condition known as chest congestion. Do you often suffer from chest congestion as a result of cold or other minor respiratory tracts infections? Have you been searching for some easy home remedies for dealing with chest congestion? Then search no further! These easy home remedies outli

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16 HOME REMEDIES FOR CONSTIPATION

Introduction Constipation is a medical condition of the digestive system which causes an individual to form solid stool that is very painful and hard to get rid of. In very severe cases, the faecal elimination can lead to severe bowel obstruction which is followed by bloatedness or feeling of fullness. Constipation affects people of all ages and people can suffer from it at any time of their lifet

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SOME NOTEWORTHY FACTS ABOUT MILK

Milk Do you like milk? If yes, how often do you take it? If no, what are your reasons? Whatever may be the case, this post details some noteworthy facts about milk that you definitely need to know, including some milk benefits and side effects. Before we proceed, it might interest you to know that the past years have recorded an increasing alert on the importance of maintaining healthy nutrition

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17 APPARENT REASONS YOU NEED PAPAYA (PAWPAW)

Carica Papaya Medicinal plants are highly important for the overall well-being of everybody owing to the numerous beneficial attributes derived from them. The amazing benefits of these plants are greatly dependent on the valuable chemical substances that offer countless essential physiological support to our body. Some of these key chemical compounds present in such medicinal plants include; phe

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10 MAGNIFICENT BENEFITS OF PSYLLIUM

Psyllium Plants have played and will continue to play significant roles towards influencing the upkeep of human beings. They have also become a mainstay in pharmaceutical discoveries and creation of drugs for human utilizations. Moreover, these past years have recorded an increase in the number of new drugs that have positively contributed to the well-being of human beings and much more are yet

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YAY! UNBOXING CANON EOS 6D

 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO9PNYEgs1U[/embed]I can now confidently say that I am amazingly excited that I will henceforth be using Canon EOS 6D for my food photography. I just unboxed the Canon EOS 6D Camera and I am ecstatic.Ooh la la I am mmmmmm................. as in seriously dancing!Ask me why?Well, because I am finally unboxing my Canon EOS 6d. Yes, Yes, Yes!Sorry that I a

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF OLIVES AND OLIVE OIL

Overview of olives and olive oil Due to the rising awareness of healthy eating, researchers lay constant emphasizes on the importance of consuming olives and olive products due to their nutritive contents. The olive tree is historically known for its nutritional and medicinal values especially in countries such as Australia, the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan and these values are not limi

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BENEFITS OF PEANUTS (ARACHIS HYPOGAEA)

Peanuts botanically known as Arachis hypogaea belongs to the species of legume of the Fabaceae family (Feng et., al 2012). It is an annual plant growing approximately 30 to 50 cm tall which originated from Paraguay. They are known with other names such as ground nuts, monkey nuts or pygmy nuts.According to the Peanut Institute, peanuts are rich sources of vitamin E, niacin, copper, phosphorus magn

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19 POWERFUL MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR TREATING HEPATITIS

Being one of the most essential and largest organs in our bodies, there is a need for us to adopt only the healthy habits that will keep our livers healthy at all times. Considering that many people have resorted to several unhealthy habits that could endanger the liver, it is high time such people started making a U-turn!But peradventure you are oblivious of certain common habits that could damag

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BENEFITS OF JUNIPER BERRY (JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS)

Juniper berries I love juniper berry and probably you too!!! Medicinal fruits have been and will continue to play significant roles in promoting our healthy well-being. Several fruits have remained the mainstay in pharmaceutical discoveries and in the development of drugs for treating and curing several ailments and diseases. One of such important fruits is the juniper berry (juniperus communis)

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GREEN COFFEE BEANS EXTRACT: WEIGHT LOSS BENEFITS, USES AND SIDE EFFECTS

Unroasted Green Coffee Beans Obesity has remained a major health concern all over the world due to the rising health-related issues it poses to humanity. This health condition is basically caused by the intake of high amount of calories especially diet high in simple carbohydrates, sugary, fatty and processed foods.The problem is not just consuming these types of unhealthy foods but the failure

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THE BENEFITS OF COCONUT WATER

Coconut water is the clear liquid in a coconut and has been a popular drink in the tropical region such as  Brazil, Southeast Asia,the Caribbean, India and Africa. It can be served fresh, tinned, canned, chilled or packaged. Recently, coconut water has been marketed as an energy or sports drink because of its high potassium and mineral content. It also contains low fat level, carbohydrates, and ca

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LOW-CARB DIET.

Low carb diet is an eating plan which greatly minimises the consumption of high amount of carbohydrates to reduce the onset of obesity especially with overweight individuals. Within this plan, foods such as pasta, rice, white bread, yam and sugar are replaced with foods rich in protein contents such as fish, meat, egg, cheese etc.The area of research supporting low-carb diets has tremendously grow

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18 WINNING FACTS ABOUT PURPLE MANGOSTEEN

Purple Mangosteen Apart from edible purposes, certain fruits have been categorized as essentially useful for both medicinal, therapeutic and pharmaceutical purposes. Among these essential fruits is the Purple mangosteen, which is a tropical dark red to purplish fruit that is botanically known as Garcinia mangostana Linn. It belongs to the genus Garcinia, family of Guttiferae and popularly known

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18 MEDICINAL PLANTS/HERBS FOR TREATING DIARRHEA

[embed]http:////gfb.global.ssl.fastly.net/podcasts/HFB_12_Treating_Diarrhea_with_plants.mp3[/embed] I suppose each and every one of us at some point in our lifetimes has suffered from diarrhoea! Maybe not the chronic type but probably the mild one. Kudos to you if you haven’t yet! You probably might be thriving in another planet! Addressing the issue of diarrhea has become an area of concern si

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LIME AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

There is a popular saying thus; "A blessing in disguise"  Literally meaning, "something good which is unrecognized at first". You might be pondering on the significance of this saying within the context of this article.Well, Just A Flashback.............While I was growing up, my family had more that one lime trees in our compound. Then, we would pluck the limes for several domestic purposes and s

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5-A-DAY

 5-A-Day connotes a series of programs introduced in countries like  USA & Europe to encourage the daily consumption of at least five portions of fruit & vegetables, following a World Health Organisation recommendation. According to researchers, diet very rich in fruit and vegetables is highly recommended for every individual as it aids in reducing the risk of various chronic diseases

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Beans With Fried Onion Sauce

Everyone must have been aware of the essence of consuming at least a portion of proteinous food in our daily intake. This beans with fried onion sauce recipe is so appetizing when garnished with onions and tomato sauce but it is optional to try preparing your own recipe whichever way you prefer to do so. You can also garnish it with other vegetables-mushroom, cabbage, cauliflower if you so wish. After all the aim is to derive the necessary health benefits this dish can offer.

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