Month: August 2019

 

Laugh everyday and enjoy good health.

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Laugh today and enjoy good health.

A good laugh a day, keeps the Doctor away

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A merry heart not only makes your face to shine and be attractive, it also an effective medicine.

The Bible say

“A merry heart does good like medicine” Proverb 17:22.

Being Merry or cheerful is not only an effective drug, it actually makes the whole body healthy, brings healing, boost immunity, relieve tension, reduces stress and lights up the whole environment.

A good laugh not only exercises your lungs, it is a powerful weapon against depression, increases blood flow to different parts of the body.

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So, choose today to be cheerful and have a good laugh no matter what happens, you have the power within you to be happy or sad.

While on the other hand, an angry, sad, bitter, unforgiving heart can really be a big burden to carry; it reduces your immunity, cause a lot of sickness like headaches, ulcers, depression, cancer etc.

You can have a good laugh by watching in a hilarious comedy, get around cheerful friends, or simply go down the memory lane and relive all those happy days and laugh

Therefore have a good laugh each day and don’t take things too serious. Smile and laugh more, you will feel good about yourself and the whole world. Nobody likes to stay near a grouchy, frowning face.

 

Health Benefits of a Good Laugh

Reduces Tension and Stress

Laughter is helps to reduce the levels of stress.

You will agree with me that a good laugh is an ice breaker and tension reliever. I am sure you have been in a stressful situation and a good joke just relieves the tension and lighten the environment.

Makes you fun to be with.

Everyone likes to be around someone who is fun to be with. It makes you attractive socially and likeable. Anytime you appear, you are always greeted with a smile, giggle, chuckle without you saying anything.

And in a party or social gathering, you become the life of the event.

You will be surprised that it opens doors for you in unlikely places because people will want to associate with you.

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Heals emotional wounds.

A good laugh with someone or among people has a wonderful way of healing resentments, disagreements and pains. It can be counterproductive if it is done in bad faith and one needs to be sensitive to the feelings of others. But in reality, it can unite people in difficult times and help lift up a sad face.

Using humor to overcome challenges and enhance your life

We are all gifted and talented in different ways.

While making people laugh comes naturally to some like comedians, it is an impossibility for some.

Your ability to laugh, play, and have fun will makes life more enjoyable and greatly help you to solve problems, connect with others, and think more creatively. People who include humor, jokes and fun in their day to day activities discover that it improves their outlook of life and cope with challenges that life throws at them.

it is also a very good antidote for depression,

A Study showed that laughter therapy may decrease anxiety, stress, and depression and increase the quality of life in cancer patients.

References

  1. Demir, M. (2015). Effects of Laughter Therapy on Anxiety, Stress, Depression and Quality of Life in Cancer Patients. Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy, [online] 07(09). Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282703509_Effects_of_Laughter_Therapy_on_Anxiety_Stress_Depression_and_Quality_of_Life_in_Cancer_Patients [Accessed 30 Jan. 2020].

Onions – Simple, effective, remedy for Common cold.

Onions is more than a spice for cooking. It has a lot of medicinal properties that is still untapped.

It is an effective home remedy for the Common cold.

Medically, there is no effective treatment for the Common cold because it is caused by different viruses. And antibiotics are not effective because antibiotics does not kill viruses.

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A very simple home remedy for blocked nose is Onions.

Eating a piece of onions would clear blocked notice faster than you think and it is very effective.

No drowsiness, no side effects.

But like drugs, it works for a short time. So, you need to repeat the ‘dose’

Diabetes: 14 Simple, effective herbs that works.

Diabetes mellitus is caused by persistent high level of sugar (Glucose) in the blood due to insufficient quantity of a hormone called Insulin.

The normal level of Sugar in the blood is 65 – 110mg/dl.

Types of Diabetes

There are different types of Diabetes but the major ones are

  1. Prediabetes
  2. Type 1
  3. Type 2

Symptoms of Diabetes

  1. Abnormal thirst (Polydipsia).
  2. Frequent urination (Polyuria).
  3. Weight loss.
  4. Hunger (Polyphagia).
  5. Blurred vision.
  6. Tiredness.

Not every body experience all these symptoms.

Diagnosis

The most reliable way to detect diabetes is using a Glucometer.

A blood sample is taken after a person has fasted overnight. This is called Fasting blood sugar. The sugar level should never be more than 126mg/dl.

Blood sample of a person who has eaten can be taken but it should never be more than 200mg/dl. This is called Random blood sugar.

14 Herbal remedies

1. Bitter leaves

Vernonia amygdalina
This herb reduces the high level of sugar drastically and helps to repair the kidney. Squeeze the leaves in water and take 1- 2 glasses two to three times daily.

2. Bitter melon

Mormodica charantia
Squeeze fresh leaves in water and take a glass three times a day.

3. Brimstone

Morinda lucida
Squeeze fresh leaves in water with Bitter leaves and take a glass three times a day.

4. Cashew bark

Anacardium Occidentale
Boil the bark of the stem and take a glass four times a day.

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5. Corn silk

Zea mays
Boil the silk in water, allow to cool and take one glass three times daily.

6. Garlic

Allium sativum
Combined with other herbs like Bitter leaves, mistletoe, Garlic helps in lowering high blood sugar level.

7. Mango leaves

Mangifera indica
Boil the leaves and take a glass three times daily.

8. Mistletoe

Viscum album
Taking a cup of mistletoe daily for 5 months have helped greatly in controlling high blood sugar.

9. Pawpaw leaves

Carica papaya
Green pawpaw leaves is very good for diabetes and Diabetes induced hypertension. Squeeze the leaves in water and take 200mls three times a day.

10. Plantain leaves

Musa paradisiaca
Green plantain leaves is useful in treating diabetes. Just boil the leaves in water and drink twice a day.

11. Plantain root juice

Musa paradisiaca
Pound plantain roots to get the juice, mix with half of volume of juice you get and you have a potent remedy for diabetes. Take Two spoon three times daily.

12. Scent leaves.
Ocimum gratissimum
Squeeze fresh leaves in water with Bitter leaves and take a glass three times a day.

13. Stool wood

Alstonia bonnei
Boil the leaves and take a glass three times daily.

14. Water

Even though this is not a herb, I added it because of its usefulness.
Taking adequate water regularly is very good in maintaining a very good health. Take two to three cups of water before you go to bed at night.

PS: Do not stop taking your medications abruptly.

PSS: Ensure you check your blood sugar regularly.

Disclaimer
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It should not be used for diagnosis or prescription.

Healthdictive does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness.

The views and nutritional advice expressed by Healthdictive are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

Before using any herb, please consult your own healthcare practitioner.

The medical information provided is for information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

Caesarean section (CS) is not a sin

Agony of a pregnant woman

Over the years, I have observed that many Ministers of God label Caesarean section (Delivery of babies by Surgical operation in the hospital) as an act of lack of faith.

They based their reasons on
Exodus 1:19 (NET)

The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women – for the Hebrew women are vigorous; they give birth before the midwife gets to them!”

So it is assumed and expected that every woman that claims to be a child of God should give birth easily.

This approach is vigorously promoted and preached during women programs.

To demonize and label CS as act of sin or lack of faith while accepting other forms of health care services like drugs, immunization, other types of surgical operations is pure double standard.

Child delivery depends on a lot of factors such

1. Health of the mother
2. Health of the unborn child
3. Size of the Pelvis
4. Emergencies
5. Duration of labour
6. To save the life of the mother
7. To save the life of the baby

and other medical reasons.

A woman of God lost her pregnant daughter because she rejected CS, her reason was that God did not tell her that the delivery will be through CS.

A man would have lost his wife if he had insisted on waiting on God for the Hebrew woman experience.

To lose a Wife, Sister, In-law, at point of child delivery is not a good experience and positive testimony.

Ask those who have that experience.

Child delivery is not the place and time for the testing of faith.

Nigeria has one of the highest rate of women dying during labour, let us save lives and not induce religion motivated suicide.

The most important thing is Safe delivery.

That should be our focus and goal.

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