Category Archives: Healthy Living

Tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Feb 24, 2018 | A Foodstyle


The cucumber fruit is an easy-to-eat refreshing fruity-veggie I love so much. It has a lot of benefits amongst which are aiding weight loss and keeping one hydrated. I researched online and found some other nutritional benefits of cucumber.




Feb 20, 2018 | A Call To Action

“LOVE is our true destiny. We do not find the true meaning of Life by ourselves alone….We find it with another”.

These words from Thomas Merton ring loudly in our ears this beautiful Valentine’s Day morning as we reflect on how love affects food security in Nigeria.


Homemade “Boost Juice”

Just Brittany Moments

I came up with an awesome concoction of something I’d like to call “Boost Juice!”


*2-3 cups of Water

*Chamomile Tea (1 bag)

*Green Tea (2 bags)

*1 dash of Turmeric

*3 cap fulls of ACV

*2-3 tbsp Honey

*1-2 Lemon and/or Orange slices


1. Brew green tea and chamomile tea in my Tea Kettle. Then I transfer the liquid to a bigger container.

2. I then add the Tumeric, ACV, Honey, and squeeze 1-2 slices of lemon/orange juice into the mix.

3. I stir the mixture and let the flavors marinate in the fridge and cool down.

4. Then I pour the juice into my bottle that I take to work and squeeze an extra orange slice into it.

5. Drink up!

It has a nice light citrus flavor with a hint of green tea. I really love this self made “boost juice” because it adds…

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Annual Visitor…. 

December 15, 2016 | A New Season. 

Harmattan has graced us with its presence… 

This “August visitor” is a dry breeze associated with dust the blows over the West African subcontinent.  Along with this season comes  a certain coarse or rough feeling of the skin, dryness of the lips that can often lead to peeling, easy laundry activities due to the dry wind and DUST! DUST! DUST! 

It also lowers the humidity, dissipates cloud cover, prevents rainfall formation, wide fluctuations in the ambient temperatures of the day and night and sometimes creates big clouds of dust which can result in duststorms or sandstorms, etc or better still just ask wiki 

This particular season requires adequate care and consciousness which is why I’d be sharing tips on how we can embrace this visitor with no fears. 

Use warm water for bathing.

Early mornings come with cold temperatures due to the early wind breeze form the seas, and a warm bath before heading out would make your body temperature moderate and prevent you from catching a cold. Make sure the water temperature is warm and not hot! 

Use oils and moisturizers

Due to the effect of the dry wind on the skin, moisturizers are needed to keep the skin moist and smooth. Oils assists by making the skin glow. Good oils like coconut oil and palm kernel oil can be used during this period. Apply these at least twice daily to secure your skin. Hand creams are advised to be carried about in our bags.

My favorite combo

 Balms, Hand sanitizers

Our lips aren’t left out in the war against dryness. There are protective lip balms that keep our lips moist these should be applied, and also to keep ourselves away from germs brought in by the dust hand sanitizer are needed especially when we’re on the go!  

Laundry Care

This is a time to air out your clothes, and wears especially the ones that have been laid up in boxes and bags for so long. It’s also a good time to wash because the dry wind  and hot sun assist in getting the clothes ready. Also when drying out the clothes in the sun, don’t leave them out for long and use a clothe peg or clip to hold the clothes steadfast to the rope or hangers to avoid them flying away.

Drink lots of water

Due to its low humidity, there’s this itchy sensation that goes down the throat line. It’s adviced to take water to prevent dehydration. Be creative: introduce cucumbers or apples into a glass of water this has an nutritious advantage. During this period, some watering holes and rivers dry up, so store up water in good as clean storage cans to prevent shortage. 



Recently, in my area there has been this outbreak of black soothe everywhere, even in someone’s nose 😕 that’s why it’s important to clean every corner of your space because dirt and cobweb can hide anywhere. I recently observed cobwebs beneath my cupboard and I screamed. Your windows, kitchen counters and cabinets, toilet and bathrooms deserve all the love they can get this period.


Use disinfectants while cleaning; this also helps you maintain a good hygiene. Also don’t leave your windows open regularly. I open my windows in the morning and close them in the late afternoons to avoid dust. 

So guys, these are just a few stuffs on how you can care for yourself this period. What other ways can be used, do share. 



Harmattan haze over Ho, Ghana


World Diabetes Day 2016

November 16, 2016 | Preventive Care. 

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.

The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to:

  • Be the platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year
  • Be the global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue

The campaign is represented by a blue circle logo that was adopted in 2007 after the passage of the UN Resolution on diabetes. The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes awareness. It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic.

The theme of World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2016 will be ‘Eyes on diabetes’. The key messages guiding the campaign are:

  • Screening for type 2 diabetes is important to modify its course and reduce the risk of complications.
  • Screening for diabetes complications is an essential part of managing all types of diabetes.

Common Symptoms Of Diabetes: 

The following symptoms of diabetes are typical. However, some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed:

Urinating often 

Feeling very thirsty

Feeling very hungry – even though you are eating. 

Extreme fatigue 

Blurry vision 

Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal

Weight loss – even though you are eating more (type 1)

Tingling, pain or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)

Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing the Complications of Diabetes

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