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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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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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Health + Wellness

7 Promising Ways To Ease Seasonal Affective Disorder

Radiant Health

You feel a drastic decrease in energy, shift into a low mood, difficulty getting out of bed and slowness in movement, sounds like you? The Western medical industry calls this, “Seasonal Affective Disorder” (SAD). It is important to be aware that during the colder months depression and suicide ...
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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

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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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

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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Health + Wellness

Defeating Diabetes: The Best Way to Beat It Is to Never Develop It

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

Diabetes is a disease that has devastating consequences. In addition to increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke, it is a major cause of blindness, amputation and kidney failure. According to the Nigerian Diabetes Foundation, Nigeria has the highest rates of diabetes in Africa and ...
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Health + Wellness

7 Promising Ways To Ease Seasonal Affective Disorder

Radiant Health

You feel a drastic decrease in energy, shift into a low mood, difficulty getting out of bed and slowness in movement, sounds like you? The Western medical industry calls this, “Seasonal Affective Disorder” (SAD). It is important to be aware that during the colder months depression and suicide ...
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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

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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Food

11 Delicious Ways to Eat More Beans, Peas and Lentils

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

The Food and Agriculture Organization is urging us to not only eat more pulses but also learn why they are excellent additions to our diets.Defined as seeds that grow in pods, pulses include dried beans, dried peas, lentils, bambara nuts and chickpeas. In addition to being relatively ...
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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

5 Avocado Smoothie Recipes You Never Knew You Needed

Dolapo Iyunade

Honestly, I’ve never been the biggest fan of avocados. They’ve never sat well on my taste buds. At one point in my life, I couldn’t even stand them. This all changed the day I made my first avocado smoothie. Once I paired avocados with other healthy ingredients that I actually like ...
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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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