June 2018

Lagosians wake up to High Blood Pressure

Lagosians wake up to high blood pressure

In Nigeria’s megacity of Lagos, lifestyles resemble those of developed countries and hypertension is increasingly becoming a problem. Motunrayo Bello reports. Bulletin of the World Health Organization.   Joseph Otu (not his real name) found out about his blood pressure problem the hard way. Woke up in the middle of the night with a headache, he had difficulty speaking and felt weak on one side of his body. The 54-year-old… Read More »Lagosians wake up to high blood pressure

10 Signs you have an Omega 3 deficiency

10 Signs you have an Omega 3 deficiency

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Before we go into the main topic – 10 Signs you have an Omega 3 deficiency; Let’s finish with our last post on  One of the key factors affecting HEART HEALTH, BRAIN HEALTH, VISION/EYE HEALTH, ?Benefits of DHA The other omega-3, DHA, is most highly concentrated in the eyes and brain. It’s crucial for proper brain development and function and also helps maintain strong cellular structure and membranes. DHA is especially… Read More »10 Signs you have an Omega 3 deficiency

One Key Factor affecting HEART HEALTH, BRAIN HEALTH, VISION/EYE HEALTH

We want to discuss briefly one of the key factors that affect HEART HEALTH, BRAIN HEALTH, VISION/EYE HEALTH, In fact virtually all organs in the body!   What could it be? Let us focus on Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly the two most important types—docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). “Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart… Read More »One Key Factor affecting HEART HEALTH, BRAIN HEALTH, VISION/EYE HEALTH

Pregnancy and Vaginal Infections

Pregnancy and Vaginal Infections Thanks to the surge in hormones that happens during pregnancy, moms-to-be are more susceptible to a host of vaginal infections. Here are the common culprits, along with how they’re treated during pregnancy. What causes vaginal discharge in pregnancy? Your body transforms in many ways when you’re pregnant, and an increase in vaginal discharge just happens to be one of those (not-so-fun) changes. If the discharge is clear… Read More »Pregnancy and Vaginal Infections

Houseplants That May Purify Indoor Air

Houseplants That May Purify Indoor Air By Deborah Leader, RN | Reviewed by Sanja Jelic, MD Houseplants have an almost magical ability to transform an otherwise drab and dreary house into an aesthetically pleasing, peaceful home. But can they also improve indoor air quality? Studies conducted by NASA and other agencies suggest that they can. And because improving indoor air quality is an important part of COPD management, houseplants may serve as a harmless addition to the air filtration system… Read More »Houseplants That May Purify Indoor Air