Butter and Margarine, are they killers or life promoters?

Can Blue Band Margarine cause heart and blood vessel damage, heart attack and stroke? Consumer Protection Council (CPC) is expected to answer this question after it concludes investigation into the claims of a social...

Nigeria’s pregnant women, children still dying like rat

MY mother bled to death on 5 August 1959, unable to expel the placenta after the birth of her fifth child, the fourth boy. I was too young then at nine to understand what...

Nigeria tops Africa’s TB chart, fourth globally

FROM where do I begin? Dr. Robert Koch? My two nephews, brothers from the same womb, who died three years from each other, of tuberculosis of the spinal bone which ate up their livers?...

Kidney stones, gall bladder stones, stone crushers (1)

SOME herbs often hibernate from memory only to pop up in emergencies such as one of my natural health chat group members ran into last week. Her husband, 45, came down with calcium oxalate...

Numbness, cramps, tingling in fingers and toes

WHEN one of my friends wanted to sign a cheque recently, and the two fingers to hold the pen couldn't do the job, and a doctor suggested he may have had a partial stroke,...

Some herbal guardians of health in 2018 (5)

Hawthorn berries (Crataegus spp.) TWO deaths last month got me thinking about Hawthorn berries. Just before the first one, I noticed that one of my acquaintances always breathed heavily, almost gasping for breath, on little...

Cellgevity, Senior Citizens and their peculiar challenges (2)

As reported in the first part of this series, CELLGEVITY is inching its way to the center-stage of Senior Citizen medicine. There, like the foundation cream of a woman's multi-level facial make-up, it would...

Bone marrow meal life-line for chemo devastation

An acquaintance of mine who had just had the seventh of 16 shots of chemotherapy for a cancer has desperately searched for bone marrow meal in the last three weeks. Chemotherapy, as this column...

Vomiting deserves more attention than it often gets

On my way from home to work everyday, I often stop over at a pharmacy to check my blood pressure and blood sugar. I am not hypertensive. And I am not diabetic. My systolic...

Nigerian food crops loaded with deadly poisons

WHEN you read the little report below this introduction to it, you may become afraid of modern foods and meals because you probably now realise they are armouries of poisons which cause most, if...

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