Speak Africa is a movement For Better Health http://www.speakafrica.org using media, art, culture and other forms of dialogue to Xpress themselves and Xchange ideas as informed and active citizens. Make your voice heard. Sun, 05 Nov 2017 10:47:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Uterine Fibroids http://www.speakafrica.org/uterine-fibroids/ http://www.speakafrica.org/uterine-fibroids/#respond Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:30:00 +0000 http://www.speakafrica.org/?p=20 What Are Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are a common health concern among a major population of women. Uterine fibroids are benign, non cancerous tumours that originate within the uterus.

They are also called fibroid tumors, leiomyomas, or myomas. They are made of the same muscle tissues as the uterus, though they tend to be hardened.

This is possibly because uterine fibroids contain higher levels of estrogen than the surrounding uterine tissues.

Some uterine fibroids may be so small that they can’t be felt even during an internal examination; some may be large enough to make a prominent bulge in your stomach.

The uterus is the perfect location for fibroids to thrive.

Firstly, the purpose of the uterus is to hold the fetus.

This means, it has the perfect environment for a mass of cells to reproduce and cause a hardened growth. Secondly, there is enough space for multiple fibroids to grow undetected.

Apart from these factors, hormonal fluctuations, the thick endometric walls and a good supply of menstrual blood, all together form a hospitable environment for the fibroids to develop and flourish.

There are various factors that contribute to the formation and subsequent growth of uterine fibroids. For instance, the genetic construction in some women makes them more susceptible to fibroids than others.

Thankfully, genetic research shows that these constructions can be altered and thereby the condition can be overcome.

Again, an unwholesome diet usually causes hormonal imbalances, which, in turn disturb the removal of toxic waste from the body.

Lack of nutrition usually lowers the body’s defenses and therefore makes one vulnerable to fibroids.

When the immune system is weak, the body is unable to tackle problems of toxic accumulation and hormonal imbalance.

Prolonged exposure to toxins, through our food, our water and our air, leads to a toxic build up in the body. This makes the body more vulnerable to fibroids.

Finally, insulin resistance is a stage where the cells in one’s body are less responsive to the insulin hormone thus resulting in abnormal blood sugar.

These fluctuations in the blood sugar levels lead to uterine fibroids.

Uterine fibroids may be of various types, namely:

  • . The Subserous Fibroid- This is the most common kind of fibroid. It develops on the outer walls of the uterus and tends to grow bigger and more painful during menstruation.
  • . The Submusocal Fibroid- This kind of fibroid can be found very deep inside the uterus. Often, the only solution for relief from this type is surgery. It causes excessive bleeding (often leading to hemorrhage) and can cause a lot of pain.
  • . The Intramural Fibroid- The intramural fibroid grows exactly on the walls of the uterus. It displays the characteristics and symptoms of both subserous and submusocal fibroids.
  • . The Pedunculated Fibroid- These fibroids are attached to the uterine walls by a stalk like growth referred to as the peduncle. They don’t usually display any symptoms, but can be felt during internal examinations.

Women with uterine fibroids exhibit several symptoms. Some of these are, excessive menstrual flow, excruciating cramps accompanied with fever and nausea, bloating, pain during intercourse and severe abdominal pressure.

Uterine fibroids tend to cause several problems to the sufferers such as urinary problems, pregnancy and fertility related problems and even depression due to hormonal imbalances.

Now that you know all about uterine fibroid, it is important to know that there is a cure. A wise and healthy way of dealing with this condition is to approach it in a holistic manner.

Holistic treatments examine your body as a whole and heals the condition using a multidimensional approach in a safe and natural way.

Holistic treatments aim at building a strong immune system, and also enhance your mental and spiritual strength, to equip your body to cure itself of the disease. Madu penyubur Kandungan

Thus, say, by combining a healthy diet with exercise and meditation, you can strengthen your mind and body, eliminate the existing fibroid and permanently prevent further fibroids from developing. Holistic treatment not only provides a complete relief from the condition but also permanently keeps further fibroids from developing.

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Will the Fit Yummy Mummy Workout Work for You? My In-depth Investigation. http://www.speakafrica.org/will-the-fit-yummy-mummy-workout-work-for-you-my-in-depth-investigation/ http://www.speakafrica.org/will-the-fit-yummy-mummy-workout-work-for-you-my-in-depth-investigation/#respond Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:25:58 +0000 http://www.speakafrica.org/?p=18 For many new mothers the absolute joy of motherhood often coincides with a sudden fear that their body will never be the same as it was before pregnancy. It can be overwhelming with all the responsibilities of having a new son or daughter to consider starting a time-consuming exercise program or a energy-sapping diet to lose the extra weight.

The Fit Yummy Mummy Workout system claims you can achieve an even better body then you had before you had children with only 15 minutes exercise per day. In this review we will uncover everything you need to know about this program.

What is Fit Yummy Mummy?

Fit Yummy Mummy is a total lifestyle system designed to help moms burn the excess body fat gained during pregnancy with only 15 minutes of exercise per day. It was created by mother and personal trainer Holly Rigsby after she struggled with her weight gain after giving birth to her son Tyler. Holly had little spare time with the demands of being a new mother so she needed a system that would work without her having to spend time away from her son.

Where did this system come from?

A lot of new mothers feel completely overwhelmed when it comes to confronting their post-pregnancy bodies and the thought of getting into shape. Having a young child means you are literally on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so how are you supposed to find the time to spend an hour at the gym?

This was the case for Holly after she gave birth. Having tried various exercise programs and diet based systems Holly was frustrated with the lack of results and the time she was having to spend away from her son. This is when she all but gave up and went back to simply going for a daily walk with her son and husband.

According to Holly, while they were out on these walks they somewhat randomly started to walk up and down the hills near their home. They would walk at a faster pace up the hill and a slower pace down the hill and to her surprise, little-by-little the weight started to drop off.

Was this the answer?

Holly wondered if there was something more to this and spent a long time researching how changing the intensity of your workout affects your bodies’ ability to lose weight.

In a twist of fate, Holly and her family had to move back to Kentucky to be with her family. This is when she says she found the “missing link” in her research.

Holly says the secret of her workout lies in “EPOC” (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), which is a measurably increased rate of oxygen intake following strenuous activity and can be effective with only 15 minutes of exercise. EPOC makes your metabolism work harder to burn off your baby weight no matter what you do after you workout.

Sounds pretty good huh? Holly gained 50 pounds during her pregnancy. This is a picture of Holly now.

What are real people saying about the Fit Yummy Mummy workout?

Workout systems that promise unbelievable results for little or no effort are a dime-a-dozen and there is no shortage of unethical people willing to take your money.

There are a few things that to me seem reputable about the Fit Yummy Mummy system. I like the fact that it is upfront about you having to put in some consistent effort (15 mins a day). It also has a full no questions asked 60 day money back guarantee and most importantly it looks like some mothers are achieving significant weight loss using this program.

The following reviews are from real moms that have had success with the Fit Yummy Mummy workout.

Christina lost 27 pounds in 12 weeks.

“Strength training and cardio at the gym twice a week plus power walking with the stroller almost every day did nothing for my weight loss goals and I was getting desperate. I was heading back to work, still had 23 lbs of baby weight to lose and could not afford to buy a whole new wardrobe. So, when I found Fit Yummy Mummy, I decided to jump right in! The first 12 weeks has been the kick-start I needed to get my pre-baby body back plus more!

I achieved and even surpassed my transformation goals!”

– Christina J, Age 33, Mom of 8 month old son, London, Ontario Canada (Testimony from company website)

Mandy lost 17 pounds and 13 inches in 12 weeks.

“I have gained strength, not just the physical (I now do 30 real push-ups when I could do 0 before), but as a person as well – I feel that I am in control of my life – creating my destiny. I lost 3.5 inches off waist, 3.5 inches off my hips, 3 inches off my bust, 2 inches off of my thigh, and 1 inch off my bicep – that’s a total of 13” in 12 weeks!!! It feels great to be fitting into size 10 jeans again, and buying medium tops!

I want to thank Holly again for creating this lifestyle system. You have helped me change my life for the better and continue to help me make the world around me a better place! The challenge is over, but I am pumped to continue on this journey to see what I can achieve – to reach my potential!”

– Mandy M, Age 29, Mom to a handsome baby boy (Testimony from company website)

Things to watch out for with Fit Yummy Mummy

This system requires fairly high-intensity training and although it is only for 15 minutes per day this should be taken into consideration. It also requires you to commit to do the 15 minute workouts 6 days per week so if your doubting your ability to be able to either, workout at a high-intensity or commit to completing them 6 days a week then maybe this system isn’t for you.

What else do you need to know?

Included in Holly’s system is more than the popular Fit Yummy Mummy workout program, she also provides you with information and strategies on setting goals, nutrition and the mindset you need to be in to achieve your goals. Motivation is key to enabling yourself to change your lifestyle and become a fat-burning machine for the rest of your life. Holly has put together a whole host of strategies to keep you on track.

It’s also worth noting that every part of Fit Yummy Mummy can be completed in the comfort of your own home. This means there is no need for you to waste time getting to and from the gym and not to mention having to compete for equipment and the obnoxious staring that’s so common at the gym.

But does it really work?

The evidence suggests this is can be a very successful way for moms to shake the excess weight gained during pregnancy and because it requires only a small amount of your time it offers a good opportunity to maximise the time you spend with your children while still achieving your weight loss goals.

If you are skeptical then Holly offers a full money back guarantee for up to 8 weeks. If you don’t get the results you desire then you can simply get your money back no questions asked.

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Genital Herpes and Dating http://www.speakafrica.org/genital-herpes-and-dating/ http://www.speakafrica.org/genital-herpes-and-dating/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:07:37 +0000 http://www.speakafrica.org/?p=14

Once you have found out you have in fact got genital herpes you may go through an array of different emotions. You may feel dirty, unloved, depressed, hopeless or even avoid close contact with people. STOP! These emotions are not going to help you. They will only make you feel worse. Having genital herpes is not the end of the world, though when you first find out it may feel like it.


1 in 8 people have Genital Herpes

Your not going to die from having genital herpes, it doesn’t even have to effect your life if you learn how to suppress it. The statistics are huge, 1 in 8 people have genital herpes. 1 in 8!! So when you go shopping next and you pass 8 people as you walk, one of those people have the same thing you do. At a party or a gathering of people, look around you and count how many people are there. If there is 32 people, 4 of them have genital herpes. Its astounding. But with this in mind, it means your not alone and your not the minority either. Millions of people have herpes. 

Dating with Genital Herpes

Having herpes doesn’t mean you have to stop dating. It just means you have to take a little more care. Learn to listen to your bodies signs and symptoms. Know when you can be intimate and when you can’t. You will know.In fact I believe having herpes helps you get to know the true character of a person. This is my experience. It saved me from almost marrying the wrong man. If I hadn’t had Genital Herpes I wouldn’t have seen his true colors so fast. So I am thankful.

How to date with Genital Herpes?

Dating doesn’t really change when you have genital herpes. It stays basically the same. Only difference is, when you become serious with someone, you need to tell them that you have genital herpes.

Until you become serious with someone, you don’t really need to disclose everything to them. You may say this is deceitful, but I disagree. We all have our secrets, and most people don’t go around on their first date telling them to a person they just met. 

Once you know them better, and you have decided you want to have a relationship with them. Then you MUST disclose you have genital herpes. Its one thing to not tell someone something right away, but it’s another not to tell someone an important piece of information that can effect them. Be honest with them, and once you have told them it will show you their true colors and if they are worth having a relationship with.

Please remember, every person will take this information differently. So be understanding also. If they need a little time to compute the information, give it to them happily.

However if they are nasty, mean or start treating you different, don’t put up with it and move on. You deserve to be loved and adored, remember that!

More about herpes cure 2017

Dating other people with Genital Herpes

Some people find it easier to date and met others who have genital herpes. If you’re one of these people, please see below for a list of websites where you can meet other with herpes:

World Wide:

http://stdcommunity.com/
scroll down until you get to the:
Global STD Community & Social Network

http://www.herpesdatingsite.org/

www.positivesingles.com

www.hsvsingles.com/

http://www.h-date.com/

www.herpes-date.com/

www.mpwh.net/

http://www.stdmatch.net/

http://www.stdsinglesmeet.com/

Australia specific:

www.lovebug.net.au/

http://livingsphere.com/?p=961

Canada Specific:

ca.datingwithh.com/

http://www.herpesdatingcanada.com/

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Bladderwrack – Uses and Benefits http://www.speakafrica.org/bladderwrack-uses-and-benefits/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 03:35:45 +0000 http://www.speakafrica.org/?p=12 Alternative Names:

Kelp, Black-tang, Bladder,Bladder fucus,Sea wrack, Blasen-tang, Brown algae, Common seawrack, Cut weed, Dyers fucus,Edible seaweed, Fucoidan,Black tang, Rockweed, Kelp-ware, Quercus marina, Cutweed,Blasentang, Seetang.

Herb Description

Bladderwrack is perennial that matures on the northern coasts of the Atlantic & Pacific oceans, the North and Baltic seas and is often washed up on beaches after storms.It is a common algae in the shape of long ribbons, about 1 meter long and 5cm across, leathery, shiny, brownish-green or light yellow in colour.The main stem of bladderwrack, called as the thallus, is used for various treatment. The frond at the bottom is fan-shaped, narrow & strap-shaped , the rest flat and leaf-like in shape, wavy, many times parted into 2 with erect divisions contain a strong, broad, compressed midrib running to the apex.

As a herbal remedy, bladderwrack has been used for traditional cosmetics, treatments for headaches , ulcers,asthma, cough, hemorrhoid, boils, goiters, stomach ailments, urinary problems, decreasing the incidence of tumors.The Vietnamese use bladderwrack as meal in various ways: pickle with sauce or with vinegar,raw as salad & vegetable, relish or sweetened jellies & also cooked for vegetable soup.

Bladderwrack contains moderate quantity of phosphorus, selenium, manganese and zinc and small amounts of vitamins A, C, E and G.But have a high content of several minerals such as iodine,sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, silicon & iron and high in some B-complex vitamins.

Properties

  • Antibacterial.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Diuretic.
  • Emollient.
  • Endocrine tonic.
  • Expectorant.
  • Nutritive.
  • Anti-hypothyroid.
  • Thyroactive.
  • Anti-obesic.
  • Anti rheumatic.
  • Demulcent.
  • Gentle metabolic stimulant.
  • Adaptagen.
  • Anti-inflammatory.

Uses and Benefits

Bladderwrack has an advantage to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis & rheumatism , both used as an external & internal application upon inflamed joints.It has great benefit to cure active thyroid glands & goiter. This plant may be very useful to mitigate the excess weight,Where obesity is combined with thyroid problem.

Bladderwrack may decrease the blood cholesterol levels in the body possibly due to its fiber content and binding action.It enhance stamina by allowing cells to consume energy efficiently.Ebb irritation due to presence of putrefaction.

Bladderwrack have a toxic action on some strains of E. coli & all strains tested of Neisseria meningitidis. It have fucoidan that inhibits the growth of some unfriendly bacteria and viruses.

Side Effects

Large dosage may cause hyperthyroidism, tremor , increased pulse rate & elevated blood pressure .So it is recommended that bladder wrack should not be taken in cases of cardiac problems, or during pregnancy and lactation .

As bladderwrack grow in heavy-metal-contaminated water,It may have high levels of toxins such as arsenic and lead, causing to nerve damage, kidney damage, or other problems.

Scientific research reported the effects of iodine toxicity,the high iodine amount in bladderwrack may cause abnormal thyroid conditions & increased hyperthyroidism and reduced hypothyroidism from ingestion of kelp products.Bladderwrack have high content of iodine, heavy metal .Its use should always been considered potentially unsafe.

Dosage

  • Dried bladderwrack:

5-10 gm or by infusion. Thrice a day.

  • Liquid Extract:

1:1 in 25% alcohol, 4-8ml . Thrice a day.

Drug Interactions

Based on scientific study, bladderwrack may have anticoagulant properties. Therefore, bladderwrack may enhance the risk of bleeding when taken with drugs in the same time that increase the risk of bleeding.

Some examples are as follows:

  • Aspirin.
  • Warfarin.
  • Heparin.
  • Clopidogrel.
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Anti Aging Therapy Involves Simple Lifestyle Changes http://www.speakafrica.org/anti-aging-therapy-involves-simple-lifestyle-changes/ Wed, 15 May 2013 08:35:37 +0000 http://www.speakafrica.org/?p=9 Old age eventually comes to all of us regardless of wealth, status, gender or creed. A well adjusted individual is able to accept that they are getting older each day along with every other human being on the planet.

You cannot change the path of time, but you can make anti aging therapy a part of your daily routine.

Using anti aging strategies will not stop you from getting old and dying one day, but it will help you to look and feel younger than your chronological age and increase your life expectancy.

What To Do

Anti aging therapy involves making several lifestyle changes, but it is easy once you grow accustomed to it.

In fact once anti aging therapy becomes part of your life it will soon be second nature to you.

Anti aging strategies involve taking vitamins and mineral supplements and following a healthy diet plan full of whole foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

You need to manage your weight so that you can avoid becoming obese. It also comprises making time for regular cardiovascular exercise to keep your heart and blood vessels strong. Resistance work to keep your body agile and supple is a good idea too.

There is more to anti aging therapy than just diet and exercise.

You need to keep your mind as active as your body in order to reduce the risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer’s later on in life. Make the effort to exercise your mind with books and puzzles and never stop educating yourself.

If you have a hobby, make the time to enjoy it. You should also go for walks in the country or through the city to get a change of scenery instead of staying indoors.

Regular vacations, relaxation and adequate rest are also a part of anti aging therapy.

If you want to stop the years from showing on the skin of your body and face too rapidly, you must make a regular beauty regime part of anti aging therapy too.

This doesn’t necessarily have to involve Botox injections or cosmetic surgery. All you need to keep your skin young are a few good anti aging products for the face and body.

What To Avoid

Toxins and pollutants can lead to premature aging internally and externally.

Therefore anti aging therapy comprises avoiding nicotine and illegal drugs.

You should also watch your caffeine and alcohol consumption and stay out of the sun when you can. If you would like to make certain that toxins are not building up inside your body, perhaps you should also consider going on a one day detoxification diet occasionally.

How To Do It?

There’s no great chance that you will succeed without having a source of information that can be used as the core, a source to refer back to when needed for reassurance and curiosity.

I’d like to introduce you to a unique ebook called “Latest Anti-Aging Strategies”. Compiled by a team of more than 20 researchers and took more than three years to write. Inside this book you will find tips and guidelines about how to increase your vigor and promote longevity.

As a guide you will find no better way to make the right lifestyle choices. In addition to the ebook the team support every buyer will have access to a monthly newsletter with the latest insights into anti aging strategies as well as regular updates to the 850 pages in the main ebook.

Choose Life!

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Discussing Anti Aging Creams For Men http://www.speakafrica.org/discussing-anti-aging-creams-for-men/ http://www.speakafrica.org/discussing-anti-aging-creams-for-men/#comments Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:42:17 +0000 http://speakafrica.org//?p=1 A man requires an anti aging cream to have well moisturized and nourished skin to fight wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging. Considering that men are masculine in nature, they will almost always steer clear of skin products that are presented with feminine packaging or formulas with scents intended for ladies.

It may not be commonly discussed, but using products intended for women can be embarrassing for men. However, thanks to the scientific community, anti aging creams for men were innovated. Today, men can already use anti aging cream products intended for them.

Facts about Men’s Skin

• The pores of men are bigger compared to women, this means their skin gets dehydrated faster and absorbs more airborne pollutants.

Tip: Always strive to learn new things, and embrace new experiences to keep yourself healthy and youthful. Life-long learning is fundamental.

• Shaving is a part of a man’s personal hygiene; however shaving damages the protective layer of the surface of the skin leading to dry, raw and rough skin.

• The collagen level of men heavily decreases after the age of 30. This is one of the primary reasons why wrinkles and sagging face are developed.

• Environmental pollutants and sun exposure do a lot of damage to men’s skin compared to women’s skin.

Anti Aging Creams for Men

Tip: Part of aging well is keeping active. Remaining active will keep your mind sharp and your body in shape, leading to a more youthful appearance and feeling.

When talking about men’s skin, anti aging creams are supplementary agents to assist the skin become younger by eliminating the age spots, firming up loose skin and rejuvenating healthy skin. Wrinkles, fine lines, saggy face, hallowed face, dark spots, dark circles and blemishes are some of the result of aging. With that said, men’s anti aging creams are able to help prevent these. It also provides the nutrients needed by the skin which can reverse the aging process.

Inside Anti Aging Creams

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Aside from the different factors mentioned above, there are many reasons why some skin types develop signs of aging faster. Sun exposure, stress, diet, smoking, excessive drinking of alcoholic beverage and lack of sleep can speed up signs of aging.

A common question people ask is if damage has already been observed, can it still be reversed? Anti aging creams talk about the different formulas that assist men’s common problems including skin damages and these are the following:

1. Peptides – this is one of the main ingredients in anti aging creams that is responsible for increasing production of collagen, this repairs sagging face and wrinkles.

2. Hyaluronic acid – it is composed of moisture that is able to repair the tissues under wrinkles.

Tip: Add laughter to your life. Even if you are not happy, you can force your mind into feeling good by laughing.

3. Vitamin C – Experts included vitamin C in anti aging creams because it contains antioxidant properties that stimulate tissue growth and repair, it also allows for the growth of connective tissue, and is essential in the synthesis of collagen.

4. Antioxidant – It is commonly found in vitamin E or green tea and is formulated inside anti aging creams for men to help prevent sun damage that destroys normal collagen production. Antioxidants can also assist by preventing new wrinkle formation.

5. Jojoba Oil – It softens the skin as it sorts the lipid layer on men’s skin, acting as a moisturizer. This penetrates the surface of skin.

6. Squalane – Some anti aging products included squalane into their anti aging cream formula. This is a plant extracted from components that keeps moisture from escaping while supporting the skin to sustain its elastic appearance. It does not only lock in hydration, but it can also help decrease the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles because of its antioxidant properties.

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