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Health Talk: What are the Pros and Cons of Fasting?

Do you engage in religious fasting? Do you think it is healthy? In this article, we will learn about the pros and cons of fastingFasting has been around in a long time. In the Bible, Prophet Moses fasted for 40 days when he received the 10 commandments from God. Jesus Christ also reportedly fast for 40 days and 40 nights in the Bible. Ramadan is popular among all Muslims worldwide. This period of the year is regarded as the best and most blessed period in Islam. Even the Buddhist, Gandhi fasted in protest.
There is also a process called the 5:2 diets, that is, eat a normal diet for 5 days and for the next 2 days, you eat 25% of what you would normally eat.
Health wise, is it healthy to go without food? First, let’s discuss the cons of fasting below:Well, we all can agree that healthy feeding is hard enough, most people can’t even do that or even afford to eat healthily. Going without food or taking 25% of your normal food intake is even more difficult. It is like those realistic New Y…

The Harmful Effects of Sleeping In a Bra -Every Woman Must Read This

Are you one of those women that sleep in bras? See the harmful effects it could triggerI am sure we all know that ‘Bra’ is an abbreviation of the word ‘Brazier’. A bra is worn by women to support their breasts, provide modesty, and give it firmness.  It uplifts the breasts to create a nice cleavage. Bras are worn to flatten the chest back in the days. Women who are plump and chubby also use the bra to provide control for their chest. However, there are harmful effects of wearing a bra during sleep.
Below are the harmful effects of wearing a bra to sleep 1. Restlessness:

For some women, wearing a bra can be irritating for them at the best of times. So, sleeping in it could enhance this feeling. Women who sleep on their back may feel the bra catch press into their skin, causing discomfort. Underwire bras could also dig into the underside of the chest tissue, and this can cause scratching or red grooves. The effect of these problems is waking through the night and continuous discomfort.


5 Health Benefits of Fasting in Ramadan

Do you know that fasting has positive impacts on the human health?Since we are in the Holy month of Ramadan, let’s look at the health benefits of fasting in Ramadan.
Fasting is defined as the process of restricting food and drink intake, either by one’s personal decision or by force, for a particular period of time. It could be done partially for some certain kind of food or in total in which no food or liquid is consumed for 24 hours or a few days.
If you are of the opinion that you may not be able to withstand fasting, then you need to give up coffee or sweets. Below are five health benefits of fasting:
1. Detoxification: This is a usual body activity where the body neutralises any type of toxins in the various organs like the colon, liver, lungs, or skin. During fasting, the body depends on the fat deposits for energy, which releases chemicals from the fatty reserves and effects the removal of these chemicals through these organs.
2. Mental Health Improvement: After fasting, the bloo…

Don’t Be An AdSense Blogger – Tunny Ogunnowo (Exclusive Interview With Ink and Pen's Blog- Rapport Naija)

Ink & Pen’s Blog – Rapport Naija had an opportunity to sit with one of the best Blogger, Writer, and Digital Marketer in the Nigerian internet world. If you plan to start a blog or you have already started and would like to hear vital tips from one of the Pro-Bloggers in Naija, then you have to read this interview attentively. 
This is an exclusive interview with the one and only Babatunde ‘Tunny’ Ogunnowo, CEO of Absolute Heart Media. Read the full interview below as he takes us through his blogging, writing, and digital marketing journey:
PS:The numbered paragraph in bold is the Interviewer, while the paragraphs that follow are Mr Tunny’s replies.
1. Good day sir. It is nice to have you find some time to grant our platform a wonderful opportunity to interview you. You are highly welcome. Please, can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
Hello, readers, I am honoured to be here today. My names are Babatunde ‘Tunny’ Ogunnowo.  I’m from Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state. I am a gradu…

How To Get Rid Of Kidney Stones Pain?

The pain from a kidney stone is so bad that it can lead people to think suicide is a better escape route from it. First, what is a kidney stone? Kidney stones (or renal calculi) are solid masses made of crystals. They usually originate in the kidneys but can develop anywhere along your urinary tract. You should know that the urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Do you suffer from the kidney stone disease?
What are the causes of Kidney Stone?
Kidney stones develop when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances (like calcium, oxalate and uric acid) than the fluid in your urine can dilute. It could also be that your urine lack substances that prevent crystals from forming together, which enables a perfect environment for kidney stones to form.
Are you in Kidney pain? You don’t have to worry anymore, though this post is not recommending any medical drugs or giving out a prescription.
The natural ways to stay free from Kidney Stones’ pain are stated be…

16 Healthy Tips for Ramadan - Islam for Muslims

Healthy Tips all Muslims should know before starting RamadanWe have been told to look out for the moon tonight so Ramadan may commence tomorrow. While I was surfing the web, I found this on Nairaland, and I believe it is worth sharing. These are 16 wonderful health tips for Ramadan. All Muslims who practice Islam correctly need to see this. Read the full piece which was specifically written for Muslims in Nigeria below:
Before delving into the dos & don’ts of Ramadan diet habits, let us first ground ourselves in the different categories of food content we come across.

1. Complex carbohydrates: starchy foods which release energy slowly throughout the day, as they take longer to digest and absorb into our bloodstream. This helps to keep us active through the day. These include potatoes, wheat, rice, couscous, grains, oats, cereals, fruits, and many vegetables. Wholemeal or wholegrain variations are the best, as they contain a good amount of fibre too. These foods are a key foundation …

4 Surefire Ways Sex Can Cause Sudden Death

According to several types of research carried out by leading doctors and medical experts, deaths during consensual sex account for approximately 0.6% of all sudden deaths. People die during sex due to many reasons, and you learn 4 ways people die during sex.
Below are a few ways one can die during sex:1. Cardiac Arrest A study conducted by a leading American medical journal has revealed that each additional hour of sexual activity per week resulted in an increased risk of 2-3 myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) and one sudden cardiac death per 10,000 people.
2. Hemorrhage Experts say that indulging in sexual intercourse can trigger a subarachnoid haemorrhage (i.e. bleeding into the subarachnoid space—the area between the arachnoid membrane and the pia mater surrounding the brain via the Valsalva manoeuvre). The Valsalva manoeuvre is performed by moderately forceful attempted exhalation against a closed airway, usually done by closing one's mouth, pinching one's nose shut while…

How To Use A Fire Extinguisher 

Are you familiar with simple steps to use a fire extinguisher? Have you ever been in a fire outbreak scenario? Do you have fire extinguishers in your house, car, and workplace? Advantages of this tool as a device to quench fire hazard cannot be overemphasised. If you possess it but don't know how to use it, you are in the right place. Below are the simple steps to use a fire extinguisher:

First, hold it upright and do the following:
1. Pull the safety pin/break cartridge
2. Aim horn at the base fire
3. Press/squeeze nozzle
4. Discharge at the base of flame
5. Sweep from side to side

Related: How To Prevent Gas Explosion In The Home

Do this appropriately, and the fire will be out in a few minutes. Fire prevention is in everyone's utmost interest, as we can't fathom losing our properties to fire. Also, fire that starts from your own property can spread to others and can cause a lot of inconveniences to the general public.

Related: Tips To Apply When Your Car Is On Fire
Kindly endeavour…

Tips To Apply When Caught In A Car Fire

Updated: Your Car on fire? Apply these tips provided by FRSCHave you ever been in a situation where your car caught fire? Some people's car has caught fire while they were driving it. The Nigerian Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has provided tips to apply when fire situation on our automobiles occur.
An automobile (cars, motorcycles, tricycles, buses, trucks, etc.) can start to burn for different reasons such as electrical sparks, faulty wiring, overheating etc. In most automobile fire cases, the fire usually starts from the engine compartment.  Steps to follow as soon as your car is on fire include:
1. As soon as an automobile fire is discovered, switch off the car engine and safely discharge off the passengers.
2. Get your fire extinguisher, open the bonnet lightly and discharge fire extinguisher directed to the base of the fire.
3. If possible, disconnect the battery to avoid more sparks.
4. A lot of water may be required for the passenger compartment fire. Also, spraying wat…

All You Need To Know About the Skin Condition Called Vitiligo

What do you know about Vitiligo?The person in these pictures is Winnie Harlow, a Canadian model and activist. She gained popularity as one of the contestants in the 21st edition of TV series, America’s Next Top Model. The prominent form of her skin condition, vitiligo, made her a stand-out participant. So, what do you know about vitiligo?

What is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is a rare condition of the skin where pale and white patches develop on it due to lack of enough melanocytes that produce melanin. Vitiligo is caused by insufficient pigment melanin in the skin integument. Melanocytes are skin cells that are responsible for giving the skin its colour; black, white, brown, plum, etc.
Vitiligo is capable of affecting different areas of the skin. It commonly appears on the face (around the mouth, eyes), neck, hands (including the fingers and wrists), armpits, pubic region, and the skin creases – most especially the palmar.

People that live with vitiligo are vulnerable to severe sunburns because…

See Damages That Can Occur To The Teeth If Used To Open Bottles

Why Do People Enjoy Opening Bottle with their Teeth?Why do we Nigerians like to open bottle corks with our teeth? It is not like Nigerians have the best set of teeth or the strongest, and not many have ever visited the dentists in their entire life, so why do we do it? The Late indigenous rapper, Dagrin, once had a popular line in his ‘Pon Pon’ hit song where he chastised Nigerians by saying, “Emi omo Naija, mo ma fi eyin si Pepsi”, which means “I am a Nigerian, and I open bottles with my teeth.” Damages that can occur to the teeth if used to open bottles:Is this some kind of super powers we Nigerians possess? Or are we just being ignorant of the damage this act can do to our teeth? 
1. Opening of bottles with the teeth can crack open your teeth, 

2. get the cusps of your tooth fractured, 

3. cause severe tooth breaks,

4. split your tooth, 

5. and get it all dislodged too.
Why would you want to risk your teeth getting all these damages when you can always use a bottle opener? If you have no …