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.

I’m your plug. Email anafricandiva@gmail.com or send me a Twitter DM @anafricandiva

Finance, Health, Personal Leadership

7 Things I Love About My Side Hustle

Love is putting it mildly, actually. I’m crazy about it! Here are just 7 of the many reasons why:

 

  1. Peak performance: A healthy mind in a healthy body is the goal of #SelfCare, and my side hustle has taught me a lot about the latter. Did you know that your body is the best doctor? It’s designed to heal, cleanse and rebalance itself, and it does its job better the more you elevate it to peak state of health. Just ONE addition to my diet, and my body has begun to heal itself; a health condition I’ve had for over two decades (of which the last five years were the scariest) has been reversed! Oh the joy!

 

  1. Serving others: Learning, and sharing what I’ve learnt, is the passion of my true self. Now, I’m able to share the knowledge I’ve received with others, and help their bodies become healthier too. My best friend was one of the first people I shared with, and after over 20 years of excruciating period pains, she had a pain-free period for the first time ever!

 

  1. Extra income: Even though I share this knowledge at no cost to listeners, I still get paid for my work weekly. It’s genius.

 

  1. Upgraded associations: I have colleagues all over the world (55 countries and counting) and my outlook on life has broadened beyond anything I thought possible. Plus, I can’t think of anything else I could be doing right now that would gift me with a millionaire mentor and a multimillionaire grandmentor (we’re talking US dollars!). My mentor’s mentor is an Amazon bestselling author who owns an oil and gas servicing company, a software company, plus two restaurants in Texas, and he’s sitting at a table talking to me?!

 

  1. Training: I have access to my company’s academy at all times, including mentorship sessions. Have you ever woken up and felt how much you’ve grown?

 

  1. Recognition: Beyond pay, I’ve always dreamed of being recognized for my hard work, but I never thought it would happen any time soon since I was a solopreneur. Here I am now, basking in accolades. It’s so fulfilling and encouraging.

 

  1. Room to grow: Starting out as a consultant in any field, it’s totally okay not to know much; you’re not expected to. In fact, your job is to learn and follow instructions as you’re trained. The sweet thing is, you earn as you learn. I’ve grown so much, and I’m still growing. Gifts I haven’t been using in my editing and writing career (public speaking for instance) have come out to play, and I’m loving it.

 

Collaboration is the new competition. I’m always on the lookout for fun, talented people to work with on different aspects of our projects; share the work, share the income. If you’re interested in partnering with me a few hours a week, send me an email with the subject SIDE HUSTLE: anafricandiva@gmail.com

 

 

Live grateful!

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.

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…

Family Life, Health, Published Articles

What Exactly is “Dusting Powder”?

Growing up, we had regular powder which we used for our faces and sometimes our bodies. Then we had “dusting powder”; that one mothers brought out when the heat peaked, as soon as – or even before – the prickly heat rash appeared on the first little body. When pronounced the Nigerian way, “dusting powder” sounds like a brand.

What exactly is “dusting powder”?

Interview, Published Articles

Career of the Week – Natachi Peace Ugbajah, Specialist Baker/ Nutritionist

Natachi Peace, who studied for a diploma in Computer Education at the University of Nigeria Nsukka before moving on to the University of East London where she studied Human Resource Management, returned to Nigeria in 2013 to concentrate on her passion turned business: helping people lose weight and live healthy lifestyles. Having taken courses in Personal Health & Fitness, Leadership Skills in Business, Human Nutrition, and Global Health Initiative: Diabetes Awareness, for which she received diplomas, Natachi Peace is now building a thriving career as a specialist baker and nutritionist. I interviewed her HERE.

 

#COTW

Fitness, Health, Published Articles

15 Random Facts for Health and Fitness Enthusiasts

More and more people are paying attention to what they eat and how it affects their bodies. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, or you simply want to stay healthy and fit, knowledge of food classes and what they do to your body, matters a lot.

While you may know the basics about proteins, carbs, fat, vegetables and vitamins, here are 15 interesting things to know about food, health and fitness.

Health, Published Articles

12 Interesting Things I’ve Learnt About Drinking Water

The first time I became conscious of my ridiculously poor water drinking habit was in 2005 when I was a corps member. I taught in a school and lived in the corpers’ lodge with other corps members, and every Saturday when the pure water company came by with their truck, we would go out to buy bags of water.

A few weeks after we started this, I noticed that the others bought more bags every week, while I would go weeks without needing to buy. It didn’t take long before my colleagues noticed, and, feeling self-conscious and a bit embarrassed, I decided to pay attention to my water drinking habits. What I found shocked me. One sachet of pure water for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Not one for each meal; one for three meals. Read more…

30 Days 30 Blogs, Reviews

30 Days, 30 Blogs: Dr N’s Musings

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Dr. N has been a medical practitioner for over 8 years and she started this blog to share “what you wish your doctor told you.”

Of course this was enough reason for me to be drawn to this blog- who doesn’t want to hear the truth about something as important as health? Her passion, burden and purpose in life is to educate, inform and empower Nigerians and the rest of the world to make informed health decisions. Add to that the fact that she is unapologetically Christian (it’s uncool to be that these days, by the way) very candid, a devoted wife and mother, and writes the kind of relatable fiction that I enjoy…there’s no denying the fact that I’m hooked.

You can be sure I’m always busy gobbling up all the posts that have any references to married sex; lord knows we spend too much time telling young people to abstain and way too little time helping them when they eventually get married. I’ve always been exasperated by how religious people like to pretend when it comes to sex. It’s one of the 25 Random Things About Me I shared in an old post here.

Here’s a delightful snippet from one of Dr. N’s posts:

“When you meet the right man, you need to open up your heart slowly to the idea that God has authorised him to receive the jewels you have been keeping for Him. Slowly, as the wedding approaches, you see him as a priest who receives the offering. Just as the Israelites gave their precious sheep and doves to the priests to burn and even eat, but believed it was God who got the glory. So I honour God and my husband with my body. If I lie there stiff as a board, muttering “Blood of Jesus”, the guy will be turned off. Soon, we will need a marriage counsellor. Rather, I let go with reckless abandon, just as I scream and dance in church, so both he and Jehovah are excited. Let’s be real ladies, it takes 2.”

Yeees doctor! Ladies, have you heard? It’s what the doctor ordered! And she talks to the guys too. Bookmark this blog today!

30 Days 30 Blogs, Reviews

30 Days, 30 Blogs: Natural Nigerian

Natural Nigerian Lime

I love blogs, and you should too! I’ll be sharing with you some blogs I’ve reviewed for Connect Nigeria, and some I just discovered. The very first one I’m sharing is Natural Nigerian. This blog is just an awesome eye opener! If you’re embracing the natural lifestyle- not just hair- then this is one blog you should spend time on. It’s a great resource for living as naturally as possible in Nigeria. You’ll be amazed to learn how embracing natural food, drinks and practices will improve the quality of your life. No, no, you think you know but you actually don’t!

Do you know how instant noodles destroys your health? Are you pooing the right way? Oh, you didn’t know there was a right and wrong way to poo? Aha. This isn’t about making you paranoid, its about encouraging you to take care of your body…the natural way. Click here to read the review; there’s a link to the blog at the end of it. Enjoy!