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5 Ways to look naturally look younger

5 Ways to look naturally look younger

1. Exercise According to Dr. Oz Mehmet, the one thing that a person can do to reduce aging is exercise. Exercise helps maintain healthy weight, improves muscle mass, improves blood circulation and produces endorphins that help with stress management. One should aim for an hour of moderate exercise per day .A fast walk round the neighbourhood would suffice. 2. Skin care The first step for younger fresher skin is a great daily routine that includes; sunscreen, cleansing, moisturising and hydrating. It starts in the morning by cleansing applying a vitamin C antioxidant cream and then… Continue reading →

5 steps to a flatter tummy

5 steps to a flatter tummy

I was watching the Victoria Secret 2013 show and I kept wondering , how are this seemingly innocent no smarter than me girls manage to beat the stomach bulge. Some of the Victoria Secret models have had children like Miranda Kerr. Heidi Klum has had more than one child. Yet, they remain slim and have flat stomach. This are some of the tips that I found in common with not only the Victoria secret models but a lot of women like us who have beaten the bulge. 1. Drink plenty of water According to the… Continue reading →

Getting over a cold naturally

Getting over a cold naturally

I recently got a bout of flu and cold, I thought I was going to die from the coughing, fever, headache and sore throats. Since I am not big fan of pharmaceutical medicines this is what I used to finally beat the cold. 1. Clean filtered water Water is a great decongestant and expectorate, It is also very soothing for a dry throat.Water can be very hard to drink because it is tasteless, to make it easier to drink you can flavour with tumeric, salt, garlic, tea ,apple cider vinegar, bay leaves, honey or ginger…. Continue reading →

Keys to wealth

Keys to wealth

All of us have a deep desire to be wealthy but the sad truth is most of us are doomed to live ordinary lives. Warren Buffet  says the only  reason that he and Bill gates are billionaire is that ; the things that they love to do are very profitable. If they were born in a different generation they would have ended up just like the rest of us; average. However there is no reason why we all can’t make the best of our situation and be successful at where we are in life.  1…. Continue reading →

Are you drinking the healthiest tea?

Are you drinking the healthiest tea?

Tea is the most popular and widely consumed drink in the world second to water. Tea was discovered by Chinese more than 5000 years ago. It was popularized and commercialized by the English. But did they popularize the healthiest tea? There are three types of tea depending on the level of processing; unfermented, partially fermented and fermented tea. Actually, the correct term for the process that tea undergoes is oxidation rather than fermentation. Based on these three processes, there is white tea, green tea, Oolong and black tea. White tea, as the name suggests is… Continue reading →

Cosmetic surgery in Kenya

Cosmetic surgery in Kenya

I’m slightly disturbed after reading an article about the growing popularity of cosmetic surgery among Nairobi’s upper middle class. The article was full of horror stories of procedures gone awry which was bad enough, but one quote gave me pause. “And the most common procedure among Kenyan men was lip reduction— making lips thinner.” Whaaat? Before I jump to conclusions, how does this compare the most popular surgeries elsewhere?  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2010, the top 5 cosmetic surgeries for women were breast augmentation, nose reshaping, liposuction, eyelid surgery and tummy tucks. This lines… Continue reading →

The right weight for your job

The right weight for your job

Well, you are probably reading this post asking ‘what does weight have to do with my job?’ The reality is, that weight has everything to do with your job. Lets be very frank most times we really do not pay much attention to our health unless we fall ill and our doctor says so or our clothes become are too tight for comfort and soon can’t zip up anymore. I am one of those people who has been overweight for a part of my life, until i one day woke up and realised that i… Continue reading →

Brown is the new colour of healthy foods

Brown is the new colour of healthy foods

White colour has always been used to symbolise, new, pure, unadulterated, clean etc. On the other hand, brown colour has always been used to signify, dirt, contamination, unclean etc. This is no longer the case. Brown as opposed to white is the new colour of health cereal products. Name them; brown bread, brown rice, brown ugali etc. Why are brown cereal products healthier than white counterparts? Most cereal products are made from flour. The determinant of the health quality of the final product is the milling process. For example, during the processing of the flour… Continue reading →

Once a lover, now a killer, what is it?

Once a lover, now a killer, what is it?

It is regarded as the cheapest thing in the world. It is an all-time additive in food. It is used world-wide. If it is missing in food, food is rejected. Unfortunately, it is a killer. What is it? Sodium derived from salt (sodium chloride), which was once a darling has turned out to be a jilted lover, incapacitating, killing and killing mercilessly. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for Sodium intake per day is not more than 2.4g. The Food Standard Agency, UK (FSA) recommends 6g of salt per day. … Continue reading →

Half-truth: Microwave cooking Kills Nutrients

Half-truth: Microwave cooking Kills Nutrients

There are claims and counter-claims that cooking vegetables in a microwave oven zaps all the nutrients and renders vegetables worthless. Does microwave oven really kill nutrients? What causes loss of nutrients during cooking? There are three key factors that contribute to the loss of nutrients during cooking of vegetables whether over open fire, by hot plate, gas cooker or microwave oven. If these critical factors are well controlled, losses are minimised and the cooked vegetables deliver high levels of nutrients. Long cooking periods using slow methods leads to high losses while fast, short cooking periods… Continue reading →

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