entrepreneurship, Food, Health

What If You Could Say Goodbye to Period Pain Forever?

 

 

When my BFF had her first pain-free period, I wished I could ask this question of every woman I knew: what if you could say goodbye to period pain forever?

All she did was make a single lifestyle change — she chose a dietary supplement I had just started promoting. It doesn’t cure anything. It elevates your body to peak state of health, and then your body does what it was designed to do: cleanse, heal, and rebalance itself.

She was simply supporting my new side hustle, but after 20 years of excruciating period pain (we’ve been friends since we were 12 years old) she had her first pain-free period ever.

You see, I was excited to start my new hustle. You would be too if you met the people I met and heard their stories.

Like the story of Monica’s son who had to be hospitalized every month, sometimes twice a month, because of his sickle cell crises. His genotype is still the same but with this supplement, he hasn’t had a single crisis in over two years.

Like the story of Chris whose blood sugar was so high that ants were gathering around his urine in the toilet bowl. Two weeks after cutting down on carbs and taking this supplement daily, his blood sugar was down to normal and has stayed within healthy limits.

Like the story of Funmi who used to have only 2 periods in a year because of PCOS, and had been trying unsuccessfully for years to have a 2nd child after her daughter. Not only did her periods become regular with continued use of this supplement, she conceived and now has a baby boy!

Yes, I was excited about my new mission. If you know me you know I love this kind of thing, making a difference in people’s lives.

So I made a decision to offer this supplement to everyone who was open to trying it. And after just few weeks on it, my BFF’s period came with zero cramps! Whoa!

What I love the most about this particular brand is that you don’t have to take the supplement in capsule form if you don’t want to.

What my BFF got (and what has now become my Number 1 choice) is the supplement already infused into that antioxidant-rich beverage that’s even healthier than water; green tea.

Wait, green tea is healthier than water? That doesn’t make sense! There’s nothing better than water!

Actually, there is: you get all the benefits of water AND all the benefits of the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that exist in green tea!

Now imagine drinking this every day, PLUS the transformational benefits of this amazing supplement — the closest thing to nutritional perfection you can put in your mouth — infused into it. You can’t taste it, you can’t smell it, but it’s there and it’s working. Pure gold.

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Food, Health

Do You Know the King of Herbs?

I recently found out about a species of red mushroom the Chinese call lingzhi (Japanese reishi, the King of Herbs). Now if you know the Chinese at all, you know they don’t play when it comes to herbal medicine. So when I heard of ganoderma lucidum, the herb crowned king, my interest was piqued. In the olden days, this herb was reserved only for the Chinese royal family, and I wanted to find out what made it so special.

I became even more curious – and more skeptical – when I heard several stories of how this herb had brought health and vitality to many people, correcting ailments from insomnia and constipation, to hormonal imbalance and ulcer. I couldn’t help recalling those people who peddle suspicious-looking medicines in danfo buses, claiming that their one medicine cures ten different ailments. Yeah, right.

I decided to take time out and research ganoderma lucidum, and what I found was astonishing. I wondered, why isn’t everyone talking about this? You can Google it yourself, but here are just a few benefits I found in the course of my research:

  • Immune system regulation
  • Stress reduction
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Good sleep
  • Libido improvement
  • Hormonal balance
  • Liver protection and regeneration
  • Male and female fertility booster
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) relief
  • Cholesterol regulation
  • Heart protection
  • Storehouse of a whopping 400 nutrients

 

How come this one herb does all this, and more? It maximizes your body’s natural ability to heal and rejuvenate itself, simple.

Whatever part of your body isn’t functioning optimally, whatever organ is sleeping on the job, ganoderma lucidum wakes it up and helps it function as it was created to function. I picture it going around the body clapping, “Okay everybody, wake up and do your work!” It finally made sense why it does one thing for one person, and another thing for another person. I finally understood the point of 2000 years of documented use in herbal medicine.

Thanks to advancement in science, this herb can now be found in capsule form as a supplement. However, I’m not one for swallowing pills. I prefer drinking a tea or other beverage infused with ganoderma lucidum – brilliant idea, by the way – *since I usually have a hot cup of something or the other every day anyway.

I’m totally in awe of the Creator and the wonderful things He made, just for our wellbeing. The earth is truly God’s, and the fullness thereof. He uses the least likely to do the most mighty. How else could a little mushroom be king?

 

*I first published this in July 2017 on ConnectNigeria.com. I am now a distributor. If you’d like to try ganoderma-infused coffee, tea or hot cocoa, please select your country at the top right corner HERE and give yourself the gift of health!

Fitness, Food, Health, Published Articles

30 Post-Christmas Weight Loss Moves That Can Make a Difference

Here are some weight loss moves that have actually helped many Nigerians after the holidays. Do save this. You may want to try one, or a combination, when you’re desperate to shed some weight after chopping the life of your head.

 

 

Food, Health, Published Articles

Jaggery: A Substitute for Refined Sugar You Should Try

Sometime last year in one of my WhatsApp chat groups, we were discussing healthy living and the refined sugar issue came up.

By this time I, like many others, had been coming up with different ways around it: using brown sugar, switching to honey, squeezing lime and lemon for tea, and even taking our cereals without any sweeteners whatsoever.

In the course of our discussion, a lady mentioned jaggery, made from sugar cane too (and less commonly, date palm and coconut sap). None of us had ever heard of it, but since she runs a healthy living support business, we all listened. Continue reading.

entrepreneurship, Food, Interview, Published Articles

Meet the Boss: August Secrets Oluwatoyin Onigbanjo

Oluwatoyin Onigbanjo is a journalist, recipe developer, children food blogger, and the Founder of August Secrets Nigeria, a baby and toddler food solutions company. Toyin, who holds a B.A in English and Literature, and Masters in Public and International Affairs, gives a peek into her journey to entrepreneurship in this interview with me.

Fitness, Food, Health, Published Articles

The Most Realistic Weight Loss Advice I’ve Ever Heard

You know that if you’re serious about losing weight, sugary drinks are a no-no; water should be your beverage of choice. You’re aware that lifestyle changes trump “dieting”, that you need lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet, and that you can’t lose tummy fat alone without losing weight all round.

However, there is one little piece of advice upon which the rest of weight loss hangs. A tiny truth which, if ignored, makes nonsense of all the exercising, intermittent fasting, and dieting in the world. See it HERE.

entrepreneurship, Food, Health, Published Articles

Meet the Boss: Ezinne Chisomaga Reginald-Okonkwo, Somre Foods

Ezinne Reginald-Okonkwo studied law at Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State and now runs Somre Foods, a healthy food and drink business. She talks to me about becoming an entrepreneur, doing business in Nigeria, and the power of faith in this interview.

Fitness, Food, Health, Published Articles

Are You Helping or Hurting Your Heart?

The heart is the body’s most important organ. When the heart stops… it’s over.

An extremely hard worker, the heart pumps about 23, 000 liters of blood around the body, and beats an estimated 100, 000 times each day- no breaks or vacations!

As such, we should be doing everything in our power to help our hearts do their job, instead of making it more difficult with poor habits and lifestyles.

Here are a few things you should know about your heart.

Food, Health, Published Articles

12 Reasons to Love Your Coffee More

I recently wrote an article on the most popular drink in the world after water. Although coffee is not the most popular drink in the world after water, it is one of the most popular.

Coffee beans are the seeds of berries from the coffea plant, native to tropical Africa, and Madagascar, the Comoros, Mauritius and Réunion in the Indian Ocean. It was originally cultivated here in Africa before it was exported to other countries. Now, it is grown in over 70 countries.

In Nigeria we favour instant coffee as opposed to brewing our own at home. Nescafé, the most popular instant coffee brand in the world, is the leading brand here too.

Being a coffee lover myself, I thought it necessary to remind us of 12 scientifically proven reasons why coffee is actually great for. Continue reading…