All Posts by Toluse Francis

Viginity test: play or plunge

Over the years, I have come to see the female gender as an endangered specie of the Homo sapiens due to some practices based on cultural or religious beliefs. It is therefore uncivil, unethical and an abuse of their rights and privileges when certain things are imposed upon them. Chief amongst them is the case of virginity […]

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Diabetes & Obesity : A Codependant Relationship

Some weeks back, a friend of mine undergoing a  masters study called me to discuss Childhood obesity. After the discussion, i began contemplating publishing or sharing something in that area. Still pondering and gathering facts, another called to discuss diabetes and wanted to know if there was any relationship between Obesity and Diabetes. This once […]

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8 Reasons Why You Should Breastfeed Your Child

Every woman is advised to breastfeed her child exclusively for six (6)months Breastfeeding is a key to the growth of a child as it is the first medium through which an infant… Click To Tweet August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, with the first week dubbed World Breastfeeding Week — an annual observance to highlight the […]

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Book Review : Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression By James S Gordon MD.

A non-drug approach to the treatment of depression is the focus of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression. In his latest book Gordon outlines his preferred depression  treatment—a “healing journey” that includes “mind-body” techniques such as meditation, guided imagery, physical exercise, and acupuncture. . Some techniques recommended in the Unstuck approach—such as the soft belly—are borrowed […]

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Is Sugar really Bad?

Sugar provides both health benefits and negative consequences. It supplies an important source of energy that is easy for the body to metabolize and use. However, if you consume large amounts of sugar, you can increase your risk of obesity and the complications it can cause such as diabetes and heart disease. The effects of […]

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Top Mouth Problems

  As I move on the streets of Lagos or other parts of the country, I see different mouth or dental cases. Ranging from the seemingly common one, bad breath to clefts. Sometimes I mourn within thinking if the sufferers are aware that some of these cases could have been prevented if only they took […]

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Dying Sweetly

“No one can exert cognitive inhibition, willpower, over a biochemical drive that goes on every minute, of every day, of every year.” – Dr. Robert H. Lustig Sugar provides both health benefits and negative consequences. It supplies an important source of energy that is easy for the body to metabolize and use. However, if you […]

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6 bedtime foods

Bedtime Foods   Your Bedtime is that time of the day you look forward to.     Sometimes before you go to bed, you get hungry and find yourself in a fix not knowing what to eat or if you should eat. In this episode, which happens to be the launch episode, I have shared with […]

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New Alzheimer’s drug to enter clinical trials

A new drug developed at Lancaster University that may help to prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease is to enter clinical trials. The number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. Currently there are about 850,000 cases in the UK, with numbers expected to reach over a million by 2021. The most common cause […]

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Balanced Diet: A tale of Two Cities

We were  taught growing up that balanced diet is eating the six classes of food in the right proportion. However, as I grew older I realised it goes beyond that. As an undergraduate at Bowen University, I realised that most females would order for a menu and have the following; rice, beans, meat, fish, egg […]

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