Category Health & Food


This past week my beloved Wellness and Inspiration blog, “ Wacha niKwambie” focussed on why we should love our bodies and dressing according to body shape for ladies. Beginning a month of focus in the blog dubbed, October 2017 – My body, my dress, my choice – a focus on dressing according to body shape and mandatory physical wellness checks for ladies and gents. However, one thing worth noting is

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Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (i.e. what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke),

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“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 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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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