Diet & Nutrition

Bowel disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is the umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. IBD is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. There are two major types of inflammatory bowel disease, which are: 1. Ulcerative Colitis 2. Crohn’s Disease.1. Ulcerative Colitis: This condition causes …

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Smoking

Quiting smoking on World No Tobacco Day: Research Perspective

World No Tobacco Day is organized by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco on health and to advocate the implementation of policies aimed at reducing tobacco consumption. In this article, I will mark the occasion by revisiting some recently published research, with a focus on implementing feasible interventions. …

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Hygiene

Water As An Important Nutritional Factor

Water is an inorganic, transparent, odourless and tasteless chemical compound composed of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen (H2O). Although water has no carbs: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, it sometimes contains some minerals e.g sodium, calcium depending on the source from which it is gotten.Water is an essential nutrient and it plays a …

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Vitamins

Vitamins : A key nutrient needed for boosting African children’s immunity.

What are vitamins anyway? Vitamins are one of the major components of food that are needed for the body to grow and develop normally. They are molecular substances required by the body system in smaller amounts for a variety of essential processes. They are mostly found in fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Sadly, in the African …

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Diet

Healthy eating lifestyle: the best weapon against infection

As of April 27, 2020, there has been close to 3,025,726 confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease, now officially named by the World Health Organization as COVID-19 in the world. It has been declared a pandemic and it has swept through the world like a wildfire. The World Health Organization (WHO) …

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