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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

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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Health + Wellness

Improve Your Focus Through Meditation

Radiant Health

Research continues to accumulate about the health and mental benefits of a regular meditation practice. A recent study examined how meditation could be used to help practitioners remain attentive and focused regardless of age. After an initial cognitive assessment, a group of ...
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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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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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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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Health + Wellness

The Practice of Being Present: How to Live More Mindfully

Kala Lacy

I t’s not hard to live mindfully, it’s hard to break mindless habits. As a holistic psychotherapist and hatha yoga teacher, I confront pervasive maladaptive patterns in my clients almost daily. They remind me that becoming aware of our “autopilot” and learning to fully bring ourselves ...
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Health + Wellness

What Working Out Does to Your Daily Schedule

Radiant Health

After analysing the daily routines of over 1000 subjects, it appears that many people make tradeoffs with their time after working out that compromises the benefits of their workouts. This study, which will be published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine in September ...
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Health + Wellness

Getting behind youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

Chinyere Amobi

In September 2018, Dr. Juliet Iwelunmor of Saint Louis University in the U.S. received a $2.3 million NIH grant to expand youth-friendly HIV self-testing in Nigeria. Currently, Nigerian youth represent more than ten percent of the HIV youth burden worldwide. As a country, Nigeria ranks ...
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Health + Wellness

A Therapist’s Case for Rethinking the Self-Care Culture

Kala Lacy

I am sick of hearing about “self-care.” As a community-based yoga teacher, mental health therapist, and wellness educator, I’ve used the phrase “practice self-care” and its iterations more times than I can count. Alongside innumerable others rooted in service and love, I have faithfully ...
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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 ...
Read More
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

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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Food

Smoothie How-To Guide: Ingredients, Extra Add-ins, And Blenders

Alexandra Fiman Maul, MPH

Besides fruits and veggies, what kind of products do I need?You can make some tasty, refreshing drinks with just fruit, ice, and water, however it can be fun to experiment with adding new ingredients. From superfoods to liquids, smoothie ingredients run the gamut, and ...
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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

Simple Ways To Increase Your Fruit And Vegetable Intakes

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

Although we know that fruits and vegetables contain essential nutrients and antioxidants that fight against chronic disease like hypertension, diabetes and certain forms of cancer, most of us do not consume enough of them to meet the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 400g a day...
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Food

Clean Eating: What You Need To Know

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

“Clean Eating!” It’s a phrase that has become synonymous with healthy lifestyles and is rapidly circulating amongst weight loss and wellness circles. Despite its vast popularity, there does not seem to be a clear cut definition of the concept but advocates agree that it is a simple way to eat ...
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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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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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