Category Health & Food

“My mind is clearer now.” A focus on Decluttering

The following interview takes place at one  Mr. Akili Timamu’s home at  the heart of Eastlands  Nairobi, Donholm or Donnie as it is fondly referred to by its residents. Kwambie is amazed by the level of order and organization in Mr. Akili Timamu’s Home which is a far cry from many homes in Nairobi but apparently it has not always been like this in Mr.  Akili Timamu’s life. Please read

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THE FOURTEEN DAY AGELESS GODESS PROGRAM BY DR. CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP

The fourteen day  Ageless Goddess program is  one that I undertook with gusto this past August. As I approach 40, now more than ever I am determined to live a full life of wellness that shuns all negative perceptions of ageing. The first day of the program is an affirmation that one shall not be bound by the negative perceptions of growing older and to throw from ones mind that

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ON PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Key Guidelines for children and adolescents Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity daily. Aerobic: Most of the 60 or more minutes a day should be either moderate- or vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, and should include vigorous-intensity physical activity at least 3 days a week. Aerobic activities are those in which young people rhythmically move their large muscles. Running, hopping, skipping, jumping rope,

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Thoughts on Depression

Hey all….. For our today’s discussion I want to engage more and get views from you people. There is something that has been controversial about depression… Some psychologists believe that people with depression possess the ability, in some situations, to perceive reality far better than their cheerier counterparts. This controversial concept is called depressive realism. In essence, this theory proposes that the typical non-depressed person uses happy illusions to maintain

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Children’s Dietary Needs

Being a mother to one dashing boy nicknamed “The Champ” this topic of Childhood Nutrition is very close to my heart. As alluded to in an earlier post, the food lifestyle inculcated in a child will go on to affect his or her own food choices in adulthood and will have an impact not only in childhood health but also in adulthood health. Children like adults need ample nutrients for

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Special diets

Special diets are meant  to meat certain health requirements. Others are also tailor made to  meet social, religious and cultural norms.  Some examples examples of special diets include; Low fat diets Low dairy diet Wheat free diet Meat free diet that is vegetarian diet Diabetic friendly diet Egg free diet Gluten free diet Heart healthy diet Iron rich diet Low Glycaemic index diet Low salt diet Caffeine free diet Etc

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Lunch – some facts and tips

Lunch gives us energy to concentrate, learn and play in the remaining part of the day. A healthy lunch should contain all the crucial food nutrients. That is carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and fibre. Have  your lunch at a good pace. Do not rush it. Chew it slowly.’ Sit quitely during and after lunch. Keep very spicy and acidic foods to the minimum and reduce amount of alcohol taken during

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Some healthy snacks that Kwambie has enjoyed or is learning to enjoy readily available in Kenya.

Bananas that are very popular from her home county Kisii. The apple fruit Fairly priced and delightful yoghurt Roasted maize from a young man who sells them by the street Nuts a bit high end in pricing but excellent for the occasional treat

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day

    Breakfast remains the most important meal of the day setting the pace and momentum for the rest of the day. People who ignore to take breakfast, or who take inadequate amounts in terms of nutritional value and quantities end up over compensating in the course of the day. This inevitably leads to weight gain. Studies have gone on to prove that those who take breakfast are slimmer than

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Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections

Sexually transmitted diseases, commonly called STDs, are diseases that are spread by having sex with someone who has an STD. You can get a sexually transmitted disease from sexual activity that involves the mouth, anus, vagina, or penis. The following are ways to avoid getting sexually transmitted diseases or infections(STDs/STIs): The surest way to avoid STIs is to abstainfrom sex in all its forms; vaginal, anal or oral. There exist

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