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|Health / Re: The Best Drug For Malaria? by PharmaTimesng: 9:56am On Oct 18, 2016|
Zeramal QS is the best Antimalaria you can ever think of.
|Health / Pfizer Committed To Managing Cardiovascular Diseases by PharmaTimesng: 11:09am On Oct 06, 2016|
As part of Pfizer’s disease awareness campaign on heart diseases and keeping up with the Cardiovascular Screening Project, Pfizer is supporting some community screenings to promote healthy hearts and increase awareness on cardiovascular diseases.
“We partner with religious organizations, NGOs, pharmacies, and other healthcare institutions to provide free CV screenings and medical education. To date, the project has reached more than 15,000 at-risk people across the country” said Margaret Olele, Director Corporate Affairs.
World Heart Day is an annual event which takes place to spread awareness about heart diseases and stroke prevention. The aim is to improve health globally by encouraging people to make lifestyle changes, and promote education about ways to be good to your heart.
Today, the good news is that some of the premature deaths from CVDs can be avoided if these main risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and harmful use of alcohol are controlled.
|Health / Exclusive Health and Fitness Tips by PharmaTimesng: 12:38pm On Sep 20, 2016|
Health is the general condition of body and mind; it is a healthy state of wellbeing that is free from disease. But have no doubts about it, healthy living is a long-term commitment; it is not a chance thing, and that means you have a major role to play in how your health turns out. Mrs. Pauline Bamidele Aribisala – a board certified nurse, is the Principal of the Lagos State School of Nursing; she strongly believes that “health is not a gift.”
Yet healthy living is actually within the reach of everyone if only they know what to do, and it has always been so from time immemorial.
Preventive measures for accessing and maintaining good health Aribisala says, will normally involve each of us being self responsible. Thus we ought to get the requisite knowledge for this to happen; living healthy is a choice you will have to make yourself.
What you must know about healthy Living:
One good habit to adopt is health screening. Speaking at a community health workshop in Alagbado – Lagos, Aribisala advises that as you approach the age of forty and above, you should begin to check yourself.
While highlighting some of the major health challenges as it affects both men and women, she stated that this practice will ensure that you know the state of your organs.
A man must understand that as he ages his prostrate (gland) may begin to increase in size. But this is just a benign state i.e. it is not cancerous; still, you need to take proper care of it to avoid any (further) health complications about this vital male organ. The prostate is a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males, situated at the neck of the urethra. It produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of your semen.
At the extreme of an enlarged prostate however, you may wish to operate to remove it (prostatectomy) if you are through with having children – so you do not have to worry about it any longer. Thus the necessary interventions must be applied in order to prevent the prostate from becoming cancerous.
Aribisala also reminds the women folk to get knowledge concerning the health of their cervix. She warns that the cervix being the neck-like opening to the uterus, which leads to the vagina, is to be protected specially.
She pointed out that the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is mostly responsible for cervical cancer; this dangerous infection can as well be escalated and propagated by the practice of keeping multiple sex partners by the woman.
She urges every woman as from the age of forty to begin precautionary measures such as doing a Pap smear. This is necessary so that you are able to know what to do, and prevent any risk of impending cancer if any. According to an Oncologist, Dr. Kehinde Okunade, “cervical cancer had killed more people worldwide than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria put together.” Okunade who is also a Director, Sebeccly Cancer Care and Support Centre, an NGO, said that no fewer than 9,000 Nigerian women die yearly as a result of cervical cancer.
This problem experts say is rampant with ladies who have been exposed to early sexual activities. It is pertinent therefore, that young ladies (21-29 years) in these situations avail themselves of the opportunity to be screened early enough. As a preventive measure, experts advise that ladies must avoid early sex, and having multiple sex partners.
Both men and women are also advised to avoid smoking, as well as much alcohol (especially beer for the men) while the girl-child should be vaccinated with the HPV vaccine at age nine, in order to further prevent the above mentioned health issues.
In addition, Aribisala urges ladies to always do self examination on their breasts by palpating it for early warning signs such as (unusual) lumps.
She also added that you must be wary of the following signs: “If the breast of a woman who is not lactating (breastfeeding) should emit substance when the husband sucks, it is not a good sign; if you press the breast and there is an emission of fluid it is also not normal.
And so you must get yourself checked to avoid risking cancer due to delay”, she said.
Taking decisive actions
Apart from the happenstances of life such as genetic factors, etc, leading a healthy life requires that you must be responsible for a lot of things.
And there are steps you can take right now that will make today healthier than yesterday and pave the way for healthy living tomorrow, too. These, apart from health screening and vaccination, will entail a wholesome dietary (nutrition) behaviour, exercise, good sleep and stress management.
You should also engage your mind positively by participating in mentally stimulating activities both privately and with other people.
“You need to eat regularly and responsibly; you do not skip your breakfast only to eat up a big bowl of food in the evening (trying to make up for the ones you missed). This is very wrong,” Aribisala said. Continuing she added, “But if your morning routine does not require you being very busy (active), you do not need to eat a heavy breakfast because if you do, you are not going to be burning off enough calories.”
You must choose to eat more fruits and vegetables especially in their raw forms; they are loaded with the phytochemicals necessary for your system to ward off infections and diseases.
While you are at it, it is important to note that what you put into your system is more important than what you put on. And so you must endeavour to add this little bit in addition: Drink plenty of water daily, and go easy on refined and packaged foods as well as oily foods while taking to healthy oils, more of fish and less of (red) meat.
“There is a thin line between good health and ill health, and it is difficult to come back if you cross the line. You need to have regular exercise; your blood needs to flow freely, and if this does not happen, you may likely have a blood clot, and that is dangerous,” Aribisala said.
Thus exercise helps you to burn off fat and improve your (fat) metabolism thereby preventing thrombosis caused by clotting. Studies have shown that active people are less likely to suffer obesity, and cardiovascular related ailments than those who lead sedentary lifestyle.
If you must live healthy, you must choose today to take responsibility for your health. Learn therefore to master your body; eat healthy, learn to relax and ‘breathe properly’. You should also get active. Sometimes why you say that obesity ‘runs in your family’ could actually be because – nobody is running! Your life may be a gift, but not so with your health.
By Morgan Nwanguma
|Health / Healthy Smoothie Boosting Your Health And Fitness by PharmaTimesng: 12:31pm On Sep 19, 2016|
Smoothies are a perfect on-the-go snack any time of day. Blend frozen bananas, peanut butter, soy milk, Greek yoghourt, honey, and a few ice cubes. If this is a morning snack, keep it in a tight-sealing container and throw it in a gym or work bag. For an afternoon boost, prep it the night before and freeze. Remove in the morning, and it will be thawed and ready to enjoy after lunch.
Tip: Add a scoop of your favourite chocolate or vanilla protein for an extra protein boost.
This is also a great way to use up those bananas that have gone a little dark. Just peel them and throw them into a food storage container and place them in the freezer. They’ll be ready next time you want this good-for-you frozen treat.
The ripe bananas have plenty of natural sweetness, and the peanuts are a great source of protein. The texture of the blended frozen bananas is a lot like an ice cream milkshake, so enjoy! It can be your breakfast in a cup or the perfect thing to cool down after a run when, you’re just trying to stay on the cute side of chubby.
Make one for yourself:
3 frozen bananas
1/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
1 1/2 cups soy milk (or milk)
1/2 cup 2% greek yoghourt
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped roasted peanuts (groundnuts)
Throw a few frozen bananas into a blender cup along with the peanut butter, soy milk, yoghourt, honey, and salt. No need to be fussy about it. Blend until smooth. Top each with a teaspoon of chopped peanuts and maybe include a paper straw.
*Culled from: The Chubby vegetarian
|Family / Exclusive Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle by PharmaTimesng: 11:25am On Sep 09, 2016|
[center] A healthy Lifestyle, a big priority:
A healthy lifestyle can help you thrive throughout your life. Making healthy choices isn't always easy, however. It can be hard to find the time and energy to exercise regularly or prepare healthy meals. However, your efforts will pay off in many ways, and for the rest of your life. A healthy lifestyle is a big priority.
Guide to living a Healthy Lifestyle:
Be physically active for 30 minutes most days of the week. Break this up into three 10-minute sessions when pressed for time. Healthy movement may include walking, sports, dancing, yoga, running or other activities you enjoy.
Eat a well-balanced, low-fat diet with lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Choose a diet that's low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and moderate in sugar, salt and total fat.
Don't smoke, or quit if you do. Ask your health care provider for help.
Drink in moderation if you drink alcohol. Never drink before or while driving, or when pregnant.
Ask someone you trust for help if you think you might be addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS by using condoms every time you have sexual contact. Condoms aren't 100 percent foolproof, so discuss STI screening with your provider. Birth control methods other than condoms, such as pills and implants, won't protect you from STIs or HIV.
Brush your teeth after meals with a soft or medium bristled toothbrush. Also brush after drinking and before going to bed. Use dental floss daily.
Stay out of the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun's harmful rays are strongest. You are not protected if it is cloudy or if you are in the water — harmful rays pass through both. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that guards against both UVA and UVB rays, with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Select sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of the sun's rays.
Maintaining a Healthy Outlook
Women today have busy, demanding lives. You may feel pulled in different directions and experience stress from dealing with work, family and other matters, leaving little time for yourself. Learning to balance your life with some time for yourself will pay off with big benefits — a healthy outlook and better health.
Steps you can take:
family living healthy
Stay in touch with family and friends.
Be involved in your community.
Maintain a positive attitude and do things that make you happy.
Keep your curiosity alive. Lifelong learning is beneficial to your health.
Healthy intimacy takes all forms but is always free of coercion.
Learn to recognize and manage stress in your life. Signs of stress include trouble sleeping, frequent headaches and stomach problems; being angry a lot; and turning to food, drugs and alcohol to relieve stress.
Good ways to deal with stress include regular exercise, healthy eating habits and relaxation exercises, such as deep breathing or meditation. Talking to trusted family members and friends can help a lot. Some women find that interacting with their faith community is helpful in times of stress.
Get enough sleep and rest. Adults need around eight hours of sleep a night.
Talk to your health care provider if you feel depressed for more than a few days; depression is a treatable illness. Signs of depression include feeling empty and sad, crying a lot, loss of interest in life, and thoughts of death or suicide. If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide, get help right away.
A healthy lifestyle can help you thrive throughout your life. Making healthy choices isn't always easy, however. It can be hard to find the time and energy to exercise regularly or prepare healthy meals. However, your efforts will pay off in many ways, and for the rest of your life.[/center]
|Fashion / Fashion Health: Some Harmful Substances In Cosmetics-find Out by PharmaTimesng: 9:29am On Sep 09, 2016|
[center]Did you know that over 60% of what you put on your skin, the largest organ on your body gets absorbed into your blood stream? And unlike your kidneys and liver that act as your body’s filter, the skin is all on its own. 95% of the chemicals in most commercial cosmetics and personal care products are made from harmful substances. This is because it appeals more to the eyes of the consumers and also would sell real fast.
It is important to check the ingredients listed on cosmetic and personal care products before you buy. Quite a number of the so called ingredients are harmful and may rank among causes of skin cancer and few other health problems.
Below are some of the ingredients to watch out for:
• Parabens: Parabens are synthetic preservatives used in foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products such as deodorants, moisturisers and shampoos. Cornell University reports that a high lifelong exposure to oestrogen can increase breast cancer risk. Oestrogen, and synthetic chemicals that act like oestrogen, play a role in stimulating the division of breast cells and affect other hormones that stimulate breast cell division. Your body does not easily break down synthetic oestrogen, and it can accumulate in fat cells, including breast tissue.
• DEA, cocamide DEA and lauramide DEA (Related chemicals: MEA and TEA): are hormone-disrupting chemicals known to form nitrates and nitrosamines, often in conjunction with other chemicals present in a product, e.g. Cocamide DEA, or Lauramide DEA. They are almost always in products that foam: bubble bath, body wash, shampoo, soap, facial cleanser. Roberta Baskin, an investigative reporter for WJLA-TV, says studies confirm that "It (DEA) is in hundreds of cosmetic products but it does something more than make soap bubbles. An American government study says that DEA and DEA-based detergents have been shown to greatly increase the risk of cancer, especially liver and kidney cancer.
• Coal Tar Dyes: These dyes are used in foods, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, textiles, cosmetics, and personal care products like hair dyes, shampoos, and deodorants. There’s also evidence that artificial colours increase hyperactivity, ADHD and learning difficulties in children. Other studies have implicated coal tars in lung and skin cancers (though a direct relationship remains unproved).
• Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives: Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (FRPs) are used in many personal care products particularly in shampoos and liquid baby soaps. These chemicals, which help prevent microbes from growing in water-based products, can be absorbed through the skin and have been linked to cancer and allergic skin reactions.
• Synthetic fragrances and Parfum: Studies have shown that several types of synthetics not only may disrupt hormones, but traces have been found in fat tissue, breast milk, body fat, umbilical cord blood, both fresh and marine water samples, air, wastewater and sludge. Pour le Monde does not use any synthetics or synthetic musk in their fragrances.
• Petrolatum: Petrolatum, commonly known as petroleum jelly, is a by-product of petroleum. Petrolatum is a soft paraffin or wax mixture sold as a topical skin ointment. It is acknowledged by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an approved over-the-counter skin protectant and is used in the manufacturing of cosmetic skin care. However the side effects of petrolatum include finding the petroleum by-product in breast tumours, suffocation of the skin, premature ageing and aggravated acne.
• Mineral Oil: Most harmful when poorly refined, by-product of petroleum, that's used in baby oil, moisturisers, styling gels, it creates a film that impairs the skin's ability to release toxins.
• Siloxanes (Cyclomethicone and ingredients ending in “siloxane” (e.g., cyclotetrasiloxane): These silicone-based compounds are used in cosmetics to soften, smoothen, and moisten. They make hair products dry more quickly and deodorant creams slide on more easily. They are also used extensively in moisturisers and facial treatments. Siloxanes can also be found in medical implants, water-repelling windshield coatings, building sealants and lubricants. They are toxic, persistent, and have the potential to bio-accumulate in aquatic organisms. Also, the European Union classifies it as an endocrine disruptor, based on evidence that it interferes with human hormone function and a possible reproductive toxicant that may impair human fertility.
• Triclosan: an ingredient added to certain soaps, cosmetics, clothing, cookware, furniture and toys, to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. Recent studies, however, have shown that triclosan might be hazardous to human health; it might contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant germs and also be harmful to the immune system
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|Health / NAFDAC And The War On Counterfeit Drugs by PharmaTimesng: 1:42pm On Sep 08, 2016|
The immediate past director-general of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Dr. Paul Orhii had prior to his exit from office been widely quoted as advocating for the enactment of new legislation to enable the agency cope with the present realities on the dynamics of war on counterfeit medicines among other challenges confronting it.
The former NAFDAC helmsman had hinged his call for a revision of the laws on the noticeable defects in the existing ones to enhance efforts of the agency to rid the country of unscrupulous elements.
We support Orhii’s advocacy because it borders on strengthening the operations of an important agency of government whose activities have direct consequence on the lives of the greatest majority of the populace.
Over the years, successive directors-general of NAFDAC have come up with different strategies to curb the menace of fake drugs, and each in his or her own way has helped to significantly address the problems. According to studies conducted by NAFDAC, there is a positive trend in the progressive decline in the incidence of counterfeit medicines in Nigeria.
In 2001 alone, the rate of counterfeiting according to NAFDAC stood at 40% but due to the indefatigable effort of NAFDAC team under late Prof. Dora Akunyuli, the figure was reduced to 16% in 2005. Despite the fierce war waged by NAFDAC during this period, counterfeiters kept coming up with novel ways of evading detection by the agency and other law enforcement agencies.
When Dr. Orhii, took over leadership of NAFDAC, he came up with a technology based strategy as a profound method of detecting counterfeits. The introduction of TRUSCAN Machines and Mobile Authentication Service (MAS) by NAFDAC meant that the agency had deployed a guaranteed strategy to secure many steps ahead of counterfeiters.
To a considerable extent, the deployment of TRUSCAN Machines at the seaports and all entry points across the nation to carry out on-the-spot check of drugs before they are cleared into the country by NAFDAC, did help in dislodging the activities of counterfeiters.
Also, NAFDAC enforcement of text messaging system popularly called MAS, that puts the power of drug detection in the hands of the consumers who can send a direct message using the code on the drug they are about to purchase to verify whether it is genuine or fake equally aided in reducing faking of medicines.
Despite successes so far recorded, the continued threat of counterfeiters in Nigeria has reinforced the need for NAFDAC and Pharmacists Council of Nigeria to continue to take action in multiple areas to create a comprehensive system to better protect against counterfeit medicines.
According to experts, the problem of counterfeiting of medicines is on the rise because of the low risk and high reward involved, and the fact that penalties are relatively weak. Criminals can make a lot of money by falsifying drugs that are on high demand, in short supply, or are exorbitantly beyond the reach of consumers.
We believe that this is the time for a review of the legislation empowering NAFDAC to operate effectively and efficiently in safeguarding the lives of Nigerians. However, NAFDAC and Pharmacists Council of Nigeria should be alive to their responsibilities especially in fashioning out workable strategies that will enable them to align their responsibilities with international best practices.
We suggest that NAFDAC through its Directorate of Registration & Regulatory Affairs on one hand, and the Directorate of Enforcement on the other, should ensure that the provisions of ACT CAP F33 LNF 2004 (formerly Decree 19 of 1993) are strictly applied in documentation transactions with existing and potential companies seeking registration.
For instance, the law provides that in documentation of imported drugs, ‘’labelling shall be informative, clear and accurate’’. It also provides that the name of the medicine (brand name where applicable) and generic name must form the minimum requirements for registration of the drug. Other requirements include: name and full location of the manufacturer, Provision of NAFDAC Registration number on product label, Batch number, Manufacturing date and Expiry date among others. In other words, compliance to minimum requirements must be treated as sacred.
|Phones / Re: How To Get Airtel 20gb For Just #200 by PharmaTimesng: 10:14am On Sep 08, 2016|
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|Health / Watch What You Eat – Cardiologist Caution Nigerians By Gabriel Abas by PharmaTimesng: 9:51am On Sep 08, 2016|
[center]Dr. Sabu George is a Nigerian heart expert based in the United States of America; recently he alerted Nigerians on the inherent dangers in the over-indulgence in some popular foods and drinks as consumed by Nigerians.
George cautioned that these foods regularly consumed in the country are capable of leading to cardiovascular-related diseases. He noted that staples like bread, pounded yam, noodles, cassava as well as soft drinks can endanger your blood pressure and the health of your heart if care is not taken.
During a three-day free health screening programme – ‘Medical Mission’, put together by the Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos, the cardiologist stated that most cardiovascular-related diseases can be brought under good control if detected at an early stage.
George declared: “Cardiovascular diseases are a silent killer, and if not detected at the early stages, the sufferer is at high risk and can lead to sudden death. It is more expensive to treat the ailment and cheaper to prevent it by maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise, checking cholesterol, avoiding too much of carbohydrates and sugar.
“We can avoid cardiovascular diseases by eating less of carbohydrates, but more of vegetables and drinking more water than fizzy drinks.
We will ensure that any person detected to have such ailment will be given proper care by providing free treatment and there will be regular consultations, to monitor the patients.”
He further encouraged Nigerians to freely consume local dishes like moi-moi, vegetable, and melon soups. The free health screening exercise was initiated by the Council to render a helping hand to all sufferers of cardiovascular diseases and other sicknesses within the locality. According to the Sole Administrator of the Council, Mr. Olumide Olayomi, “The purpose of this year’s programme organised by the council and the National Sports Lottery Foundation is to help people in the community to know their health status and to also receive adequate treatment.
“The health of people in the community is critical to the progress of this local council development area, because it will boost our economy because healthy people are always productive.”
But the programme will not just stop at that; Olayomi added that critical health issues discovered in this exercise will further be referred to the general hospitals and teaching hospitals, to continue with their treatment.
|Health / Re: How To Remove A Bug From Your Ear by PharmaTimesng: 4:48pm On Sep 06, 2016|
5 simple steps to removing a bug from ones ear:[color=#990000][/color]
1.Wiggle your ears. One way to try to remove a bug in your ear is to use gravity. ...
2.Let the bug make its way out on its own. ...
3.Flush the ear with warm water with a dropper or a bulb syringe. ...
4.Use mineral oil to kill the bug. ...
5.Go to a doctor for suction.
|Health / Re: Pregnancy Are You Pregnant Or Going Through A High Risk Pregnancy,,lets Talk by PharmaTimesng: 4:39pm On Sep 06, 2016|
10nCost-Effective Ways To Get Relief from Morning Sickness:
Lemons are super inexpensive and have many great uses, like combining with baking soda to create a cheap cleaning solution. But lemons also have a natural calming effect that can reduce nausea, and can leave you feeling clean and refreshed. Since they’re natural, there’s no need to worry about harm being done to your body or your baby. If you are not keen on cutting open a fresh lemon and taking a bite, here are some other budget-friendly ways to reap the benefits.
1. Lemon Candy. This was my absolute favorite way to get relief from my morning sickness. I had candy hidden everywhere: in my bag, in my desk at work, and even in the car. When a friend of mine gets morning sickness, the first thing I recommend is lemon-flavored candy.
2. Lemon Candles. If candy isn’t your thing, try a lemon-scented candle. Since most of my pregnancy was spent in my office at work where I was not allowed to light candles, I used a candle warmer to melt the candle. It was very relaxing to breathe in that refreshing aroma.
3. Lemon Essential Oil. If you do not want the world to know that you are expecting (at least not yet), you may not want to surround yourself with lemon candies and candles without getting questions. To hide your reliance on lemons, put some lemon essential oil into a handkerchief and stick it in your pocket or purse. When you feel a bout of nausea coming on, take out the handkerchief and wipe your nose to breathe in the essential oil. Hopefully no one will ask to borrow your handkerchief!
4. Water with Lemon. If you have to go out to a restaurant, which you probably won’t want to do, order a water with lemon. Or squeeze a fresh lemon into your water every morning to start the day off (hopefully) nausea-free.
In the many pregnancy books out there, there’s a list of all the nutritional requirements that a pregnant woman needs each day. Two servings of this, 4 servings of that, which is a challenge when the only thing that sounds remotely appetizing is a bag of salt n’ vinegar chips with a side of Reeses Pieces (or was that just me?). In this case, forget the lists and try these tricks to keep morning sickness at bay, while still meeting most of your nutritional needs – and of course, saving money.
5. Eat Frequently. Even though you may not have an appetite for anything, make sure to always have something in your stomach. I found that when my stomach was empty, I would feel overwhelmingly sick, so I would make sure to eat a little something every 2 hours or so to avoid being famished. If you pack healthy snacks to take to work or while you’re on the go, you won’t be tempted by fast food drive-thrus, which aren’t great nutritionally, and they can put a dent in your wallet.
6. Keep Snacks Near Your Bed. If you feel sick or hungry in the middle of the night, the last thing you want to have to do is go downstairs to the kitchen to find something to eat. Keep a variety of snacks (granola bars were a favorite for me) near your bed in case you get the midnight munchies.
7. Eat Bland. Ever heard of the BRAT diet? Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. These foods are bland and low in fiber and thus gentle on your digestive track. They’re also really inexpensive. You can also add tea and yogurt to the list to go on the BRATTY diet. I recommend saltine crackers as well. I used to eat those by the sleeve during my bouts with morning sickness.
8. Avoid Fatty Foods. Fatty foods take longer to digest and may be a little rough on your digestive track. You may also want to avoid anything fried, overly seasoned, or acidic.
9. Eat Something Before Getting Out of Bed. When you’re pregnant, it’s important to take care of yourself because you’re also being a good steward by caring for another human being. You can do this by putting yourself first. That means instead of taking the dogs out first thing in the morning or whatever you normally do, eat first. Enjoy a few weeks of breakfast in bed!
10. Don’t Cook. Yep, you are off kitchen duty for the next 6 weeks, as the smells can be an instantaneous nausea trigger. But even if you’re not cooking, you need to make sure that whoever is cooking turns on the exhaust fan or opens the windows. I remember a time when my husband made spaghetti for dinner, and it made me nauseous way on the other side of the house.
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|Health / Why Healthy Breakfast Is So Important: by PharmaTimesng: 4:28pm On Sep 06, 2016|
Eating breakfast isn't just for kids. Although you've probably stopped growing, your body is constantly renewing itself, replenishing your skin, hair and nails, replacing old tissues with new, breaking down and rebuilding bone and generally keeping your body in the best shape possible.
Breakfast is a critical meal because it influences practically every dimension of our being during the course of the day, including how we perform physically and mentally. Breakfast immediately raises the body’s energy level and restores the blood glucose level to normal after an overnight fast:
Breakfast-skipping is linked with being overweight:
Although a direct effect of skipping breakfast on weight has yet to be determined, studies indicate that people who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight or obese. One large study found that breakfast skippers were 4.5 times more likely to be heavy than those who ate breakfast, so when you get the chance, make your breakfast (and pack your lunch) at home!
Breakfast is packed with the nutrients most of us don't get enough of:
Pastries and fatty breakfast meats don't count, but if you stick to breakfast foods like whole-grain cereal and milk, fruit and yogurt or eggs and whole grain toast, you're much more likely to meet your daily dose of necessary nutrition. Those who skip breakfast tend to have lower levels of calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, vitamins A, E, B6, C and folate.
Eating breakfast benefits blood sugar and cholesterol levels:
A small study found that when lean, healthy women skipped breakfast, their fasting blood sugar was higher, along with their cholesterol, upping their risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Skipping breakfast caused the women to eat more throughout the day than when they ate breakfast, too.
Skipping breakfast won't save you calories:
It may seem like eliminating a whole meal must lead to weight loss, but the opposite appears to be true. Many studies have found that those who skip breakfast tend to eat more during the day and are more likely to be overweight or obese: One study found that skipping breakfast is associated with higher risks of developing chronic diseases like diabetes, metabolic syndrome and high blood pressure. Whether those diseases resulted from the extra weight non-breakfast eaters tend to carry or from skipping breakfast itself needs further research.[color=#990000][/color]
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