TEMPLE RUN!!!

So today, we are going to consider a game. A very familiar game, I believe, Temple Run. That game is so addictive and I don’t think I can get tired of it. 

But then, in playing it constantly and repeatedly ..I realised something. In there, there are lessons for all of us. 

Some paths lead to success and others lead to failure but you don’t know which. Be calculative and take the risks. Because the risks are unending you know. 

You don’t need to grab all the gems before you know you are winning the race. Sometimes you need to forego some things to get to where you want to be. 

Your goal should be to win the race or pass a previous level. You must continue levelling up and expanding. 
Lol. From the bear? Keep chasing after what you want! 

But honestly, just keep running till you hit the target! 

Have a lovely day!

Afoma

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DRUG- FOOD INTERACTIONS 

DRUG INTERACTIONS; HOW YOUR DIET AFFECTS THE DRUGS YOU USE. 

The increasing availability of Over The Counter drugs (OTC) and the absence of counseling after drug dispensing by patent drug vendors can be nailed as the primary cause of the increase in cases of drug abuse, drug deaths and microbial resistance. It therefore becomes necessary to create awareness on possible actions foods and drugs can have on one another.

                 What is drug incompatibility? 

It refers to the interactions between two or more substances which in turn leads to changes in physical, chemical or therapeutic properties such dosage form. Interactions can either be between drug -drug or drug- food interactions.

What is drug –food interaction? 

It simply refers to the effects of food minerals or nutrients in  the modification of  expected therapeutic effect of  pharmaceutical  dosage forms.  With this we are expected to know our diet can affect the drugs we take in.
Below are examples of over the counter drugs and some incompatible food substances 

TETRACYCLINE AND MILK: The presence of polyvalent cations such as calcium ,magnesium in milk makes it incompatibly with tetracycline. Why? Tetracycline forms insoluble or partially soluble complexes that will affect the availability of tetracycline. Iron containing blood tonics can also have same effect on tetracycline
ACETAMINOPHEN AND ALCOHOL:  Pain relievers like paracetamol or Tylenol are known to contain acetaminophen. Acetaminophen however does not mix with alcohol thus two or more alcoholic drinks per day hereby increasing its liver toxicity.
ANTIMALARIAL DRUGS AND VITAMIN C OR IRON CONTAINING SUPPLEMENTS: The concomitant use of vitamin c and antimalarial drug reduces the therapeutic effect expected as vitamin c has an antagonistic effect of the anti malarial drug.
FLAGYL (METRONIDAZOLE) AND ALCOHOLIC DRINKS: severe unwanted reactions are most times triggered by the concomitant use of the above.

 Combining drugs with the drinks above may seem like the best way to avoid getting to taste it but it is not safe and could sometimes be fatal. 

I hope the above pieces of information will guide our choice of food when using different drugs.
ODDIE

CHRISTIAN TIPS

How often should you forgive? Big question here. How easy is it to forgive? How do you possibly forgive someone who has only caused you pain? Lol. But the master is saying forgive, just forgive. Keep forgiving. 

 We offend God many times in a single day yet He forgives us. We should do same to our brothers if we are to be truly Christ like. 

When we kill, we are like beasts…. When we judge, we are like men but when we forgive we are like God. 

How do we want to pray and be answered if we don’t forgive? Anyone who shows resentment towards another person is a sinner. So you can have inner peace, settle any issue you have with anyone. 

Keeping malice is like poisoning oneself! No matter how big the offence is, the master says forgive. 

Forgive so your prayers can be answered. Forgive for your own inner peace. No argument or quarrel is worth stealing your peace. Don’t poison yourself. 

Dear readers, the master says FORGIVE!!! 

HAVE A BLESSED WEEK!!!!

Afoma. 

HERE’S TO HEALTH!!!

 Oh my! It’s been a while! Been busy and lazy at the same time lol. My apologies!

  The topic for today is a very strange but true topic which is, The Use of Rice water. Yeah yeah, you are reading that right. It’s the water we get when we boil rice. Some are already thinking this is nasty but oh please! It’s the best, trust me. It’s natural, stress free, fast and cheap. 

I’ll be focusing on it’s use on hair and skin.

Firstly on hair: Rice water makes hair soft, strong and healthy. Hair is made up of protein, hence the protein in rice water is good for your hair. Rice protein strengthens the hair shaft and fills in the cracks, resulting in shiny and soft hair. Plus, rice water contains inositol, a kind of carbohydrate that can prevent hair damage and keep it healthy and soft. In fact, it can treat hair loss by increasing the growth rate of new hair and strengthening the hair strands as they grow.

How to go about it:

* After shampooing your hair, pour rice water diluted with plain water on your hair.

* Using your fingertips, gently massage your scalp for 10 minutes.

* Rinse your hair thoroughly with plain water.

* Follow this hair treatment 2 or 3 times a week. For extra nourishment, you can add a few drops of essential oils, such as rosemary, lavender or geranium to the rice water before use.

* You can also add green tea in it. If using fermented rice water, make sure you dilute it before rinsing your hair with it. Trust me it works reallll good. Because it reduces surface friction on frizzy hair and increases hair elasticity.

Now for it’s importance on skin:

It soothes skin irritation. The starch in rice water is effective at treating dry skin lesions of eczema. It can soothe skin irritation and inflammation. A 2002 study published in Acta Dermato Venereologica found that exposure to bath water containing rice starch, twice daily for 15 minutes, led to a 20 percent improvement in the healing capacity of damaged skin.This study recommends this skin repair bath for barrier damaged skin, particularly in the case of atopic dermatitis patients. For any kind of skin irritation or inflammation:

* Add a few cups of rice water to warm bath water. Soak your body in this water for 15 to 20 minutes, twice daily.

* For localized irritation, soak a cotton ball in cool rice water and apply it on the affected area. Repeat a few times a day. This might feel very absurd but it’s really good to explore and try new things to know how best it works for you you know. So I envisage someone trying this out already. I hope this was helpful and not a waste of time to you. Have a lovely day guys!
TIMILEHIN

BE WHO YOU ARE 

In​ 2015, a beautiful, promising 19 year old university athlete in the United States committed suicide by jumping off the ninth floor of a parking garage. An hour before, she posted a beautiful picture of twinkling lights with a backdrop of the Pennsylvania sun. As usual, the instagram likes and approving comments flooded her page. It was only after her death that anyone would think of the sun setting in her life. Judging by her social media activity, there was no clue that she was battling some ‘demons’. 

And this is quite the example of what goes on with a lot of social media users. On several occasions, we see pictures and posts of people and we are often tempted to compare our lives to those pictures. And yunno the sad thing? We give in to the temptation.  We see those posts of large living, exuberant spending and the amount of likes and comments and we just start to feel bad about ourselves.  I am not even talking about celebrities now. I am talking of one’s colleagues , your friends and all of that. 

I know of a woman who often posted pictures of herself at work and even her friends would comment and like all of the pictures but really, this woman hated her job. Her friends would tell her she was enjoying on seeing her posts but deep down, she knew she was suffering.

Everyone is going through something, they just wont put it out there for the world to see. Real life is filled with highs and lows, triumph and trials so never let envy eat you up just by looking through your social media timelines. We are built to enjoy the relationships with the people around us. Never look at a post and feel less of yourself. Never look at a post and wish you were in another person’s shoes. Trust me, you have no idea what the person is going through. Its only the surface you see. Do not get me wrong. If the person is wearing a dress you like, it is  not wrong to desire it. But it becomes wrong when you begin to look down on yourself for not having such dress. Because of the amount of likes that others get, some would go to any extent to get that amount of likes even if it means doing the wrong thing and compromising one’s standard. The harmful part of this is that, not keeping things in perspective could be psychologically damaging. In all, build relationships with people that are physically present there with you and not with people we see online that we have no idea what turmoils torment their souls.

TOMI 

HEY HEY HEY!!!!!

Hey  hey hey! Have you ever been in a situation where you needed help so badly but the help wasn’t ‘forthcoming’ because the one person that would have helped you, you pushed away without rethinking it? You go about sulking for the whole day while a simple solution lay in the person you considered to be of zero help. 

The person you have been pushing away all this while might be your very source of help but how do you realise this when you are stuck in your world of who is of value and who isn’t. It’s funny how we punish ourselves so much because we fail to see the importance of other people around us. You rather stand alone or take help from people of ‘your class.’ Every single being has something to offer, right from the shabby looking gateman to the CEO of a company. All you need to do is to accept everyone because you will so fall if you stand alone and fall hard! Learn how to accept help from whomever and render help where necessary. This is what keeps the balance. We all need each other!

There is a song I love so much. CITY ON THE HILL. 

If you listen to the song properly, you will get the picture. The light in the city began to fade because of their differences but they needed each other. The poets, the dancers, the soldiers, the young ones, the old ones, the rich man and the poor man………..

We all need some sort of help. No man can live in isolation and no man is an island of knowledge.

Have a blessed day.

Afoma.

“I AM GETTING READY!!!”

I have been listening to Tasha Cobbs ft. Nicki Minaj’s song called “I’m getting ready”. I am not even going to delve into arguments relating to if Nicki Minaj being in the song is right or not. Everyone is entitled to praise God. 

But the song struck a nerve. It is a good motivational song. A song to sing when you are at the weakest and you think what else is there to live for? A song to reassure you of His presence. A song to enhance your faith. 

Now listen, everyone is dealt a heavy hand at some point in life. Some people are stronger than others. But even the strong ones cry and they cry harder. That is usually the point we conceive the inconceivable, the inconsistencies with our faith. We are weak and bare. 

Now lovelies I challenge you at that very moment to open your mouth and declare that ” you are getting ready for overflow”. Your God and my God is not asleep. Your overflow is coming, confess it louder than anything else. Let your words breed strength. As Christians we cannot let the devil rule, now can we? But its usually that weak moment, that slip off, that I can always come back to God later moment that changes everything. In those times we need to stick at the feet of the Most High and tell Him “God you can blow my mind because you are getting ready for an overflow”. Confess your victory over the situation with so much faith that the devil trembles. What is the devil to stand against the child of God?

I urge everyone to listen to the song. Suppress whatever beef you have with who is on the song and let the Lord speak to you.

Stay Blessed!!

Queen NATALIA