avocado21In the world we live today, we are always bombarded with toxins from all areas of our lives.

We are exposed to toxins from pollutions from car exhaust fumes, generator exhaust fumes, industrial machines, toxic metals, pesticides we use at home, chemicals from processed foods we eat, poisoned air in some environment etc.

Overtime, this can slowly build up and these toxins stores up in the cells of our body and lock up fatty tissues making weight loss a problem.

And that is why most weight loss program you come about follows a detoxification process before the actual weight loss process begins.

In fact, there are now endless variety of products in the market promising to help us detoxify our system. Some of them are juices, others are just capsules, portions etc.

And the thing is, they can be quite expensive, literally and not everyone who wish to detoxify can afford some of these products.

However, the reality is there are some naturally occurring local foods around you that can actually help you detoxify and you enjoy it while you do so.

Here are a list of 5 of those foods.

1. Avocados

Avocados are special fruits and a very healthy and delicious one at that.

Avocados have the special ability to lower cholesterol levels, and helps the body to block the absorption of toxins. It also supports liver function by helping the body to block synthetic chemicals and cancer inducing agents from entering the body.

That means, making Avocado a part of our regular meals have a lot of health benefits because of the natural protection it gives the body.

2. Pineapple

The Pineapple is a tropical fruit that contains a compound called “Bromelain”, this compound is known as an enzyme that cleanses the colon and improves the digestive system of the body. pineapple-03

And that explains the reason why Pineapple is a major component in some of the expensive detox products sold out there.

If you need a natural detox, eating some slices of Pineapple can help you achieve that.

3. Garlic

garlic-with-parsley-fbApart from the fact that Garlic is a spice that adds flavour to foods, it also has a lot of health benefits. Such as helping the body in achieving the following objectives…

  • Fighting of infections
  • Lowering of cholesterol
  • Prevention of cancer growth
  • Improvement of rheumatism
  • Rich in sulphur compounds that helps detoxification of the liver.

4. Cabbage

Most of us eat the cabbage plant when we think about salads alone. Do you know that cabbage can be eaten alone or with other fruits or vegetable if you feel comfortable eating it as salad alone?

Cabbage is known to help the body in lowering of cholesterol, and cleansing the liver of acumulation of toxins since the work of the liver is to ensure that all toxins in the body are “sieved” out. Cabbage cleansed the liver.cabbage-04

It’s just live saying, you can use a filter to remove impurities from a liquid. What do you use to clean off the impurities that the filter gathers so that the future use of the filter is enhanced?

You use natural detoxifiers like the Cabbage to help you do so for the human body.

5. Water

Water, an overlooked but very important health food drink. If you want effective detoxification to happen in your body, regular consumption of enough liquids is very necessary.

If you’re not the type that likes drinking a lot of water, you can actually learn to add an extra cup of water daily till you become used to drinking it as your body requires. If you’re always hydrated, falling sick becomes occasional and detoxification can happen faster.

water_bottle1-300x300One of the secrets to combating the sickness that comes with Kidney failure, is the consumption of adequate amounts of water so that the flushing out of all the toxins in the body is made easier.

If you want a natural way of detoxifying your system, then try to add these foods into your meal plan every week, and your body will thank you for that.

And if you want a meal plan on how to perform a full detoxification program, you can opt for the 4 week natural detox program or if you are financially bouyant, the Clean-9 product can help you do a quick detoxification and help you lose weight at the same time.

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3 Foods That Help You Curb Hunger At Night!

Have you noticed that most people tend to eat more at night than at any other time of the day?

Most especially if you eat dinner early around 7pm, there will always be a time around 9pm – 11pm that you will feel hungry and the feeling of eating something can become overwhelming.

If you are already on a healthy eating diet plan, and you are doing well. I mean your exercise and meal plan are going so well, sometimes in the midst of this, you could feel less satisfied and the feeling of hunger can take you by surprise.

When this happens, what should you do?

Before deciding to snack on anything, try drinking a glass of water and watch what happens.

After drinking a glass of water, DO NOT think about food, just remove your mind from it and see whether the hunger pangs is still there.

If the feeling of hunger persists, there are 3 healthy foods you could try that would not help you in gaining any extra fat in your body.

Here are those foods that could help you control your appetite.

1. Drink A Glass Of Lemon Water

10-benefits-of-drinking-lemon-water11Do you have Lemons at home always? If you don’t, try getting a regular weekly supply of lemon and keep at home.

Just get a glass of water, slice a lemon and squeeze out the juice into the glass of water and drink.

Lemons contain a substance called ‘Pectin Fiber’, which has been shown to inhibit hunger. Pectin fiber is also found in other citrus fruits, and this substance also helps to regulate your blood sugar levels.

 

2. Salmon – Popularly Known As “Titus” Fish

The Salmon fish is great for so many health reasons. If you have it in the house, you could make a quick pepper soup with it, or just cook it up and eat alone.

The Salmon or the ‘Titus’ fish is an awesome source of Lean protein and it helps you to forget the feeling of hunger. Eating just a slice of it can curb your hunger feeling. Titus

The Salmon is also a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Research studies show that Omega-3 fatty acids, apart from been very good for the heart, actually help reduce the feeling of hunger that your brain perceives once it is eaten.

3. A Cup of Green Tea Could Help!

A cup of green tea, hot or cold is another food drink that can help you banish the feeling of hunger.

greentea3It’s always a good thing to drink a cup of green tea after consuming a healthy meal.

Research studies have shown that green tea contains chemicals known to help you feel full and satisfied while regulating the hormones that control your appetite.

Do you have these 3 items available in your refrigerator?

So whenever you feel like you are running on an empty stomach, have a glass of water first, if it doesn’t work, then try any of these 3 foods.

It’s always a good thing to eat healthy and feel full while losing weight or maintaining the lost weight.

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The Causes Of Heart Attack

heart-disease-heart-attack-symptomsOn Sunday this week, I got a phone call from my brother that one of our cousins just died this morning.

I asked him, what is the cause of his death, he said: ”He was gasping for breath, and suddenly fell down unconscious, before he was taken to the hospital, he gave up and died”

Later, when I got to see the deceased, I learnt that on Saturday night, he was having some severe chest pain, and a pain in the left arm.

But he did not realize that this is one of the symptoms of an impending heart attack. If he did and rushed to the hospital immediately, he would still be alive today.

It was at that moment that I realized that he suffered a heart attack.

And this young man who is only 38 is not the obese type, but he has a very stressful job which allows him to sleep less than
4 hours every day.

And that leads us to the topic of today.

What Are The Causes Of A Heart Attack?

First before we talk about the causes of a heart attack, we need to first understand what a heart attack is.

What Is A Heart Attack?

According to medical news: “Heart attack is the death of a segment of heart muscle caused by the loss of blood supply. The blood supply is usually lost because a coronary artery, one that supplies blood to the heart muscle, has a blood clot, a blockage (coronary thrombosis).”

So basically, a heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart artery is cut out from reaching the heart.

Now what could lead one to suffer a heart attack, In other words what are the causes.

The Causes of Heart Attack

There are factors that contribute to the unwanted build up of fatty deposits or cholesterol along the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. When this happens, there is a narrowing of the arteries throughout the body, and this build up of fatty tissues, if not controlled, could block the arteries and stop blood flow to the heart, and when this happens, a heart attack occurs.

You can actually eliminate the chances of a heart attack from happening if you understand the risk factors or the causes.

Here are some of those causes…

1. Tobacco Smoking
Smoking and long term exposure to second hand smoking could increase your chances of having a heart attack. Second hand smoking refers to the effect of smoking on people who don’t smoke, but are always around those who smoke.

For example, a father who smokes, could harm himself and his children, and wife if they are always inhaling the fumes from his smoke around the house.

2. High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can damage the arteries that feed blood to the heart overtime, and this happens because fatty build of tissues
along the walls of the artery may continue if not checked.

3. Lack of Physical Activity
If you are the type that have a sedentary job, this could cause you to have a high level of blood cholesterol and obesity. And obesity contributes to the build of fatty tissues along the walls of the artery, this could increase your risk of having a heart attack.

People who exercise like 2 – 3 times per week decrease their overall risk of having a heart attack because by virtue of their workouts, they build a strong heart muscle, burn some of these fatty build up along the arteries, and becomes more fit. Additionally, regular exercise helps in lowering high blood pressure.

4. People Living With Diabetes
Insulin, is a hormone secreted by the body which helps to manage the presence of sugar in body. When you have diabetes, it means your body is not producing enough insulin or it is not responding to the presence of insulin, and this causes the blood sugar level to rise.

Consequent effect is the poisoning of the blood from toxic or acidic substances resulting from excessive high blood sugar levels, and this could cause the gradual build of tissues along the walls of the blood vessels and increases the chance of a heart attack.

5. Obesity
Being overweight could cause high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes. Research studies says that loosing just 10% of your body mass could lower your risk of a heart attack.

That means if you weigh 100kg, losing just 10kg alone could lower your risk of a heart attack. The more reason why you should endeavour to lose weight.

6. The Use of Illegal Drugs
The use of stimulants like cocaine, amphetamines, could trigger a spasm of your coronary arteries which could cause a heart attack.

7. Stress
Stress is one thing a lot of people look down on. But in reality, having Stress could cause more damage to your body than you realize. People who have been severely stressed at the work have always had health problems and this could increase your chance of a heart attack anytime.

8. Advancing Age
The chance of having a heart attack also increases with age.  For men, at the age of 45 and above, most men are more likely to have a heart attack if the above risk factors are not taken care of. And for women, from the age of 55 and above.

Other factors include…

  • Family history of heart attacks
  • High blood cholesterol
  • A history of rheumatoid arthritis

Now, what are some of the symptoms of a heart attack. In other words, how do you know that you or someone around you is about to suffer a heart attack?

Some Symptoms of a Heart Attack 3504609_orig

  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the chest, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest which is accompanied with a pain in your left arm (your heart is at left side of your chest).
  • The feeling of sudden dizziness or light headedness
  • Having a sudden cold sweat
  • Sudden exhaustion
  • Heart burn, indigestion, abdominal pain or nausea.

Some heart attack strike suddenly, however in the majority of cases there are symptoms which precede the attack. These symptoms are warnings and they happen hours before the attack, days or weeks in advance.

Most times, the earliest warning signs may be recurrent chest pain (angina), triggered by exertion and relieved by rest. Angina is caused by a temporary decrease in blood flow to the heart.

In the case of the death of my dear cousin, he did not realize or understand the warning sign of a heart attack hours earlier before the attack.

And that is why knowledge of the symptoms of a heart attack is vitally important because it can happen to you or someone you know.

What To Do If You Suspect A Heart Attack

If you suspect you or someone around you is having a symptom of a heart attack, act without delay. Ask someone to drive you to the nearest hospital.  Drive only when there is no option because driving yourself puts you and others at risk.

If you can get to the hospital on time, it could save your life or the person who you suspect is about to have an attack.

Prevention Is Always Better Cure

There are preventive measures that could be taken to avoid any of the health problems we have today.

And one of those preventive measures is learning how to live a healthy life.

And if you are obese and wish to trim down and avoid any risk of heart attack or related illnesses that obesity brings like diabetes and high blood pressure, then take steps to get the weight down.

One way you can do so is using a natural food supplement call Clean-9.

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And if you have High Blood Pressure or Diabetes, you can order our VITAL5 Pack which sells for N36,500.

Each of these supplements have helped thousands of people around the globe regained and enjoyed an optimum health.

As with every solution in life, it’s always better to attack the root cause of the problem, than treating the symptoms. If you understand what causes a disease condition wouldn’t you take steps to fix it than treat it?

That’s a question for you to answer.

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The Causes Of Kidney Failure!

In recent times, I have been getting emails from subscribers to write on many health problems.

Even though I write extensive articles on fitness and healthy living, I want you to know that everything I publish on my blog is a result of research I do to get these information across to you.

Among the repeating topics I get to write about are the following…

  • Causes of Kidney failure and prevention
  • Causes of Fibroid in young women
  • How to treat infertility in women and help them conceive
  • How to use natural methods to cure stretch marks and black spots

While I’m in no way a medical doctor, I believe that information is power and anyone who is informed is fully armed to save his life and that of others.

So in today’s article, I will be discussing the major causes of Kidney failure and what can be done early to prevent such occurrence from happening to anyone.

I guess the reason for this article is from the fact that many people are suffering from Kidney failures in recent time than in any other times in human history.

What Are The Causes Of Kidney Failure? kidney

There are 3 major factors that can be responsible for the Kidney to stop working. They are…

1. The blockage of the ureters (drainage tubes) which prevents wastes from leaving the body.

2. Medical conditions that slows the blood flow to the kidneys.

3. Direct impact or damage to the kidneys.

Let’s talk about each one of them.

1. The blockage of the drainage tubes (ureters)

Some of the things that causes the blockage of the drainage tubes can be any of the following diseases.

  • Colon Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Internal bleeding which can cause blood clots in the urinary tract.
  • Prostrate Cancer

2. The Slowing of Blood Flow To The Kidneys

The Kidneys can suffer from slow flow of blood supply to it due to some medical conditions such as…

  • Heart Diseases
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Infections
  • Liver Failure
  • Blood loss/bleeding
  • Use of Aspirin, Ibuprofen or related drugs
  • Severe dehydration
  • Severe burns

3. Direct Damage To The Kidneys

The following conditions can lead to damage to the Kidneys and lead to acute Kidney failure.

  • High cholesterol deposits that block blood flow to the Kidney.
  • Blood Clots in the veins and arteries around the Kidneys
  • Medications such as some chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, and the use of some drugs use to treat Osteoporosis (Arthritis related) and high Calcium levels.
  • Cancer of the blood plasma
  • Some chronic skin infections affecting connective tissues
  • Toxins such as Alcohol consumption, heavy metals and Cocaine
  • Inflammation of the blood vessels caused by free radicals in the body.

What Are Some Risk Factors That Could Accelerate Kidney Failure?

Before a Kidney failure occurs, there are other related diseases or conditions that could trigger the shutdown of the Kidney if these conditions are not properly managed.

Some of these medical conditions are…

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Advanced Age
  • Kidney diseases
  • Liver Diseases
  • Being hospitalized for a serious medical condition requiring intensive care.

When acute Kidney failure occurs, it usually results to complications such as permanent Kidney damage which requires that permanent dialysis be carried out on the patient if he must live or a Kidney transplant be done.

And these two processes are so expensive and death is the immediate result if any of them is not carried out immediately.

How to Minimize The Risk Of Kidney Disease

It’s very important that you make a healthy lifestyle a priority. And that means a large chunk of the foods you eat must be natural. Minimize to the barest minimum the consumption of processed foods and Alcohol – if at all.

And it is always a healthy alternative to supplement your foods with herbal supplements to supply the body the necessary ingredients lacking in some of our foods for a healthy existence.

Periodically (at least every 3 – 6 months) clean your body of existing toxins that are as a result of the build up of free radicals that could cause inflammations along the arteries and veins which links to the Kidney.

One product that could help you to detoxify, Cleanse your colon and help you trim down and avoid diseases is Clean-9.

You can get Clean-9 from here.

It’s always a wise decision to maintain a healthy lifestyle to avoid the threat of Kidney failure.

And if you have any medical condition such as Diabetes or High Blood pressure that could trigger Kidney failure, it’s always a good choice to try as much as you can to work with your doctor and follow instructions as regards taking your medications.

Extreme caution should be exercised when taking drugs like Aspirin, Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen as high doses of these medications could trigger acute kidney failure.

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How To Stop “Excuses” From Making You Unhealthy!

no-excuses-300x225Excuses, we make them all the time, sometimes, these excuses are not even strong enough and are self-imposed excuses.

How many times have you promised yourself this: “I’m going to start eating healthy, exercise and lose weight!”

I’m sure you have told yourself that, on several occasions but yet, here you are still looking big, not in the shape you want.

For some people, they are still very sick because of not living up to their goals of living a healthy life.

The reality is, making excuses comes handy, and it’s easier than taking the time to form a good habit that will benefit us health-wise.

The secret to dispel excuses and make progress in achieving our goals all come from our state of mind. Yes achieving your goal of a healthy life is possible if you take complete control of your life.

You Need To Be In Charge Of Your Life!

Being in charge of your life means being the boss of your own life. You will deliberately force yourself to do what will turn your life around. You will cease allowing “how you feel” or your feelings control you.

Your doctor has told you that you need to lose weight so that your blood pressure can go down, your aching back pains will stop, and you know he is right.

Your loved ones, colleagues have made comments about your size, your spouse has pleaded with you to lose weight, and as you sympathetically listen to these (nagging suggestions), you know they want what’s best for you.

And from time to time, you read in the news, and hear from TV broadcasts about health warnings talking about increasing rates of death from those living unhealthy lifestyles. You’re awed and you make a decision to do something about your state of health.

But for some reasons, moments after those news have died down, you are unable to do anything about it.

If you are in this situation, you’re not alone!

The reality is…

Your doctor can tell you all the advice you need to get healthy, your loved ones and people who care about you can give you all the nudge and tips to live healthy, until you have TRULY make up your mind to live a healthy life, nothing happens in your life.

So when it comes down to it, it is really “WHAT” motivates you to make the effort to live a healthy life that would really move you to action to start planning your meals and start life-saving exercises, even when “obviously” there is no time for it.

So the question is…

What REALLY motivates you to live healthy? In other words, what is your REASON WHY?

You Must Have a “Reason Why”

Everyone has their own story. What is your story? What is the reason why you want to lose weight and live healthy?

  • Is it to lose weight, improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle?
  • Is it to feel attractive to your spouse?
  • Is it to look and feel confident of yourself before your peers?
  • Is it to prevent or treat illness?
  • Is it to just live a long and healthy life?

You must have a reason why you need to lose weight, and this reason must be strong enough before you can take the necessary steps to lose weight and live healthy.

Because no matter what you read or hear in the news, or even the advice of your doctors, or loved ones on the unhealthy state of your life, only a good “Reason Why” you should do it will motivate you to move forward and make it a reality.

So you need to make effort to find out what your reasons are.

Sadly though, even when we have identified the reason why, and we start on a journey to lose weight, sometimes we give up even before we start seeing results.

Why is that so?

It is because we always have “a long list of excuses” which we allow to dominate our lives and take control. But your state of health, for better or for worse, is your personal responsibility.

And because of this, our need to be healthy should be stronger than whatever “excuses” we might have because at the end of the day, our lives depends on the choices we make today.

Reasons To Expel “Excuses” From Your Life!

Here are the reasons why you should learn to Eat right and Exercise regularly.

  • You’ll feel proud of yourself for making healthy choices.
  • You want to look as fabulous on the outside as you are on the inside.
  • You want to reduce your joint and back pain, (and even that “nagging” pain).
  • Your heart will thank you as your breathing becomes fresher and easier
  • Your body will feel lighter, better as more calories are burnt.
  • Because sitting in one place all day is very unhealthy.
  • Your sex life will improve as you feel and look younger
  • Your risk of cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure will plummet.
  • You’ll keep more money in your pocket (by spending less on doctor visits and prescription drugs).
  • Your muscles and immune system will be stronger to battle diseases
  • Because time spent on your health yields greater rewards than those spent in front of your TV. or computer.
  • Because when you look down you want to see your shoes, and not your belly.
  • Because you’re tired of feeling hopeless and depressed.
  • Because you are capable of setting and achieving your goals.
  • Because being healthy feels awesome, and you can… and you are definitely worth it!

As you can see, the rewards you get from getting up, taking action to actually exercise, eat nutritious foods that will help you to live a healthy life far outweigh any excuses you might have that is preventing you from living a healthy life.

Even with a long list of excuses for taking the easy-way-out when it comes to diet and exercise, when it comes down to it, you know that taking care of yourself is a choice you won’t regret.

So take your time, think of how best to battle the present obstacles or “Excuses” that is preventing you from owning your life, and create a daily ritual of regular food planning and exercise, and trust me, once you’re able to do this the first 30 days successfully, exercise and taking caution in eating nutritious meals will become second nature to you.

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