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Green
18 Feb 2015
Zita West is a fertility expert and author of ‘Eat Yourself Pregnant.’ She believes good, wholesome foods are the ‘bedrock of a baby-ready body.’ Here, in an extract, she reveals which foods to eat and recipes to cook for boosting libido, optimising conception and maintaining a pregnancy. Adapted from Daily Mail UK Online. Chilli, full-fat…
Almonds
11 Feb 2015
Researchers have identified and explored scientifically proven local herbal aphrodisiacs for treating sexual dysfunction. Top on the list are: nutmeg; ginger or tonic root; saffron; date palm; tropical almond; goat head and velvet bean (werepe in Yoruba and agbala in Ibo). CHUKWUMA MUANYA writes. SEXUAL dysfunction is an inability to achieve a normal sexual intercourse,…
Stachytarpheta-cayennensis
4 Feb 2015
Have you murdered sleep? When was the last time you had a good night rest? Have you been living on sleeping pills or rather sedatives with little or no success? Not to worry. Researchers have identified natural remedies for sleeplessness also known as insomnia. Top on the list is a local plant, Stachytarpheta cayennensis. CHUKWUMA…
Aligator-Pepper
28 Jan 2015
Ginger, nuts, alligator pepper and whole grains are just some of the many foods that have been touted to have anti-inflammatory properties, among other health benefits. CHUKWUMA MUANYA and WOLE OYEBADE report. IT is often said that for every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect.…
Bushmeat-3
24 Jan 2015
PRESIDENT of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), Prof. Oyewale Tomori has reiterated that eating bushmeat poses no Ebola infection risk.   Tomori observed that bush animals and their meat were suspected to be carriers of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) disease in wake of the outbreak in Nigeria. But from the evidence on ground, the…
Curry
21 Jan 2015
A SPICE commonly used in curry could help erase bad memories, according to a study.   Curcumin, a bright-yellow compound found in the root of the Indian spice turmeric, prevented new fear memories being stored in the brain, and also removed pre-existing fear memories, researchers found.   It is hoped that the findings will help…
Harmattan-Fruits
14 Jan 2015
PERHAPS the harmattan haze came quite late and hard too. With it comes the dry, dusty air, low humidity, hot temperature in the daytime and cold temperature at night and early hours of the morning.    In the last couple of weeks, severe and widespread dust haze has affected most parts of the country, owing…

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