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5 Secrets To Beautiful Skin

Radiant Health

It is the holy grail of beauty, desired by women the world over… Yes, it’s the quest for perfect skin! If it were as simple as applying a single cream or lotion, or eating one particular food, then we’d all be floating around with flawless faces. In reality the key to beautifying our outer ...
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Health + Wellness

Three Steps To Make Exercise A Habit

Ejiro Ogenyi

Starting and sticking to a workout program doesn’t have to be rocket science or require herculean discipline. What it takes is making your quest to workout more personal to you by understanding why you are doing it; picking a workout plan that you actually like; and charting ...
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Food

5 Tips To Raising Healthy Eaters

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

If you are a mom who struggles with getting her kids to eat well, rest assured that you are not alone. Food is one of the first things that kids realize that they have control over and therefore use it to demonstrate autonomy, creating meal planning nightmares for parents ...
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Food

A Traditional Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe with an Ethiopian Twist

Aida Solomon

In recent years, Ethiopian cuisine has steadily become a cult favorite among foodies around the world. Characterized by injera, a spongy flatbread made from teff flour, and various stews called wot, Ethiopian cuisine is eaten with your hands and traditionally shared on a large platter ...
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Food

Yam and Kale Pottage Recipe

Minjiba Cookey

This simple pottage recipe is one of my favorites when the rainy season rolls around in Lagos. It also makes a wonderful warming meal for autumn or fall abroad. The addition of kale adds a pop of color and superfood goodness; and can be enjoyed as an easy, healthy weeknight ...
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Food

Zobo Drink For Heart Health

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

How do you take your Zobo? Hot with a handful of chin chin? Cold with a spoonful of sugar? If you are a Zobo fan, there is good news coming out of the medical field. Studies suggest it can be a powerful ally in improving your health. Traditionally used as a cure for ailments such as minor ...
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Health + Wellness

No Really, It’s Time to Hit the Gym

Radiant Health

We all want to be fit, but a recent study claims that not exercising is actually more harmful to your health than smoking. From 1991 to 2014, the Cleveland Clinic collected data from over 122,000 patients by measuring their overall fitness and mortality rates.
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Health + Wellness

New Year, New You

Radiant Health

Without a doubt, setting an intention is important for cultivating mindful progress. Having a direction and awareness of what needs to shift in our life is how we grow. Here is how to live your best life in the new year
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Health + Wellness

Vitamin B6 Helps You Relive Your Dreams

Radiant Health

A recent Australian study has found a link between vitamin B6 and dreams. In a randomised, double-blind study, participants were given a pill to take immediately before bed for five consecutive days. When compared to those that took a placebo, participants who took 240 mg of vitamin B6 before ...
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Health + Wellness

Trying to Solve a Problem? Get Some Sleep

Radiant Health

Anyone that’s had an issue to solve quickly knows just how difficult it is to fall asleep; your brain just keeps trying to work through it as relaxation eludes you. But, getting up to keep working is, perhaps, one of the worst things you can do as you search for an answer. Studies continually ...
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Health + Wellness

6 Amazing Health Benefits Of Sleep And How To Get More Of It

Orjiugo Oguguo

With life’s hectic demands and the constant scramble to meet deadlines, it is no wonder we often sacrifice snooze time to gain more time. Your dreams are worth more than your sleep, right? Not quite! The benefits of sleep go well beyond banishing dark circles. In fact, when I meet with ...
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Health + Wellness

Three Steps To Make Exercise A Habit

Ejiro Ogenyi

Starting and sticking to a workout program doesn’t have to be rocket science or require herculean discipline. What it takes is making your quest to workout more personal to you by understanding why you are doing it; picking a workout plan that you actually like; and charting ...
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Fitness

5 Newbie Fitness Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Radiant Health

If you are new to exercise, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of undermining your progress by making some all-too-common fitness mistakes.
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Fitness

Workout: The “shed the fat” Circuit

Radiant Health

Do each of the following exercises for 60-seconds. Once you finish the fifth exercise, rest for one to two minutes and then repeat the entire five exercise list one more time. Try to do the same number or even more reps during your second lap.
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Fitness

Bye-Bye Belly Fat

Orjiugo Oguguo

Vanity may drive our desire for a flat stomach but it’s the havoc excess fat wreaks inside our bodies that should concern us. There are 2 types of belly-fat or central obesity – visceral and subcutaneous. The fat depots buried behind your muscles and wrapped around your organs are visceral fat ...
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Fitness

Ready, Set, Run: A Beginner Runner’s Guide

Radiant Health

A beginner’s guide to runningRunning is a great way to get fit, lose weight and improve your health. However, even though running is a relatively uncomplicated activity, if you have never really run much before, it’s all too easy to make mistakes and turn what should be a simple ...
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Fitness

The Perfect Body: Myths, Lies And Truths

Radiant Health

My stomach is too big. My bum is too small. My christian mother arms won’t stop jiggling. I’m too fat. I’m too slim. The list goes on …It seems we are never satisfied with our bodies and always on the quest for the next big thing (waist trainers, anyone?) that promises to deliver ...
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Fitness

Strength Training: Can You Build Lean, Sleek Muscles with Yoga?

Nikki Igbo

All over the world, more and more people are incorporating the practice of yoga into their fitness regimen, and Africans are here for it. While yoga’s health benefits are many, one particular plus is its strength-boosting power. Radiant Health Magazine talked to two practitioners ...
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Food

Improve Your Health With Bitter Leaf

Radiant Health

For generations, bitter leaf has been a mainstay in traditional Nigerian healing practices. From treating minor conditions such as rash, fever, stomach aches, insomnia, toothaches and general malaise to alleviating debilitating illnesses such as arthritis, bitter leaf has played a prominent role in
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Food

Creating A Healthier Diet On Nigerian Cuisine

Radiant Health

Many women find themselves in a difficult place having to sacrifice the tasty Nigerian foods they love in order to achieve their fitness goals. The good thing is that you don’t have to completely punish your taste buds to become healthier. A healthy diet can still be achieved by applying a few eas
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Food

Zobo Drink For Heart Health

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

How do you take your Zobo? Hot with a handful of chin chin? Cold with a spoonful of sugar? If you are a Zobo fan, there is good news coming out of the medical field. Studies suggest it can be a powerful ally in improving your health. Traditionally used as a cure for ailments such as minor ...
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Food

Akara Inspired Pan Fried Chickpeas Fritters

Ronke Edoho

Growing up in Nigeria, beans based dishes were a huge part of our diet. We had beans in one form or another every other day at my home. We even had more beans based dishes while I was in boarding school; it was a daily part of our diet. Popular Nigerian beans dishes include stewed beans, Takara ...
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Food

Easy Meal Planning for Busy Moms

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

As a busy mom, you know how fast-paced life can be. After a hard day at work, you come home to a family that needs your undivided attention. If no help is available, you hustle to make dinner, assist the children with homework before preparing them for the next day ...
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Food

Super Foods You Need To Know About

Radiant Health

The term ‘super food’ is defined as a food with an exceptional concentration of nutrients. Sometimes the hype makes more of an impact than the actual food, but then occasionally an edible gem sashays to our attention and wows in all its health-giving glory ...
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Style + Beauty

Scar Issues – How To Erase All Trace of Your Pimples

Radiant Health

Blemishes come and go, but rest assured that their existence is nowhere near as eye-catching to onlookers as it is under your scrutinizing glare in the mirror. Read on for a how-to guide on removing all evidence that your breakout ever happened.
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Style + Beauty

How To Manage Your Oily Skin

Alvieann Chandler

Oily skin is caused by overactive sebaceous glands. These glands, which are located under the skin’s surface, normally serve to protect the skin against bacterial infections by excreting oil through the pores. But consuming oily foods and using oily products on the skin and hair can cause even ...
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Style + Beauty

5 Secrets To Beautiful Skin

Radiant Health

It is the holy grail of beauty, desired by women the world over… Yes, it’s the quest for perfect skin! If it were as simple as applying a single cream or lotion, or eating one particular food, then we’d all be floating around with flawless faces. In reality the key to beautifying our outer ...
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Style + Beauty

Give Your Face A Midweek Boost with This Homemade Coffee Scrub

Dolapo Iyunade

We already know that exfoliating is great for our skin, but store-bought body scrubs tend to be expensive. On top of that, some of these products contain potentially harmful ingredients such as: Sodium lauryl/laureth sulfatePetrolatumMineral oilTriclosanPropylene ...
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Expert Advice

I Am Always Having Back Pain. How Can I Treat It?

Radiant Health

Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, daily activities or recreation. Fortunately, most episodes of low back pain (LBP) go away within a few days. Some take longer or lead to more serious conditions.As people age, bone strength, muscle elasticity and tone tend to ...
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Expert Advice

10 Reasons You Can’t Sleep and What To Do About Them

Faith A. Coleman, MD

Getting enough sleep is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle, as important as nutritious food and exercise. Most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep at night. Insomnia is short or poor quality sleep, that affects functioning during the day. It can be trouble falling asleep, waking up a lot with ...
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Expert Advice

Understanding Psoriasis

Faith A. Coleman, MD

Many people with visible skin diseases in Africa are often shunned and ridiculed for their disease. They are either thought to be contagious or to have brought the disease on themselves because of unhygienic practices. This is not necessarily the case as we’ve seen with our ...
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Expert Advice

Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help With Prevention Of Postpartum Depression?

Kemi Shoyinka

What is Postpartum Depression (PPD)? Some of us or someone close to us might have experienced a depressive episode at some point after pregnancy and at various degrees, but could not at the time give a name to the symptoms being experienced, because oftentimes the episodes ...
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Travel

5 Unexpected Benefits of Travel: Why You Should Go Now

Jessica Ufuoma

Life gets busy and overwhelming. We are loaded with so many daily responsibilities that sometimes, it can feel like we are only hanging by a thread. There are bills to pay, classes to take, a job to report to every morning, children to nurture, and a society that constantly demands our time ...
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