Friday, 7 October 2016


These days it is fashionable to lose weight.
Everyone and their brothers and sisters are
talking about losing weight but no one cares that
most of us want to add weight or at least
maintain the tinini one we have.
Some people are naturally thin and find it
difficult gaining weight. These group of people
are often bullied but few people see that as
bullying. Yes, while it is alright to ask a thin
someborri: “You are too thin, are you eating at
all?”, you dare not tell a fat person that “You eat
too much!”. Mmh, if you try that, all the
advocates of plus size people will descend on
you. That’s a story for another day.
This post is to list some foods and snacks that
will help you add weight. If you are being called
bonga fish , atinga no blood , longa longa, ogwu
azu (fish bones), bag of bones, willy willy, fido
dido right now in your life, get in here! Abeg help
me with more names they call thin people.
It’s time to chop up! I hope you are loaded
with money because chopping up is big business
especially in this recession.
Oya, let’s go!
The following are 10 foods and snacks that will
help you add weight, but we will see the first 5 today and the rest 5 tomorrow.

1. Nuts: Groundnuts (Peanuts), Cashew
Nuts,Tiger Nuts

contain lots of healthy fats and protein.
Chew as a snack in-between meals. Eat roasted
groundnuts (peanuts) with ripe bananas as we
do in Nigeria and you have a great snack that
will help you add up. Bananas are fattening too
so there you go. Details on bananas later.
Chew tiger nuts ( aki awusa , ofio , aya) with
groundnuts or on its own, blend it with coconuts
and dates (dabino) to get Tiger Nuts drink and
Cashew nuts are also great, though more
expensive than the other nuts. But I did warn you
that if you want to gain weight, you need to
have a full pocket, didn’t I?

2. Peanut Butter (okwo ose in Igbo).

Peanut Butter is said to contain 100 calories per
tablespoon. That’s a lot of calories for one
tablespoon of mede mede. And the good thing is
that the fats and oils in groundnut is healthy and
groundnuts contain proteins too.
In Nigeria, all you need to do is buy well-roasted
peanuts in the market, peel and take them to
those people that have manual grinders in the
market and they will blend them into peanut
butter for you. They will even do the peeling for
you right there in the market. You do not need to
add any other ingredient because in Nigeria,
roasted peanuts are already salted. After
grinding, put in a glass jar with a cover and close
You can grind this at home with a dry mill but it
is messy abeg. Outside Nigeria, peanut butter is
readily available in supermarkets.
Use peanut butter as bread spread just like you
would spread jam, butter or margarine on slices
of bread. Add it to your smoothies or simply lick
it at any chance you get so that the adding up
can start happening already. Remember, there
are 100 calories in 1 tablespoon!

3. Whole Milk or Full Fat Milk.

If you live in Northern Nigeria, close to the cattle
farms then you are in luck. Fura, milk as it
comes from the cow is milk with all the fat
intact. So if you have access to this type of
milk, binge on it till you are drunk on cow milk.
If you are not close to any cows that produce
milk, look for whole milk in big supermarkets like
Shoprite and Spar. Whole Milk comes in small 1
litre cartons. Oldenburger is a good brand of
whole milk (UHT) that is available in Nigeria. Do
not buy the powder one, buy the liquid one with
whole milk or full cream written on it.
Outside Nigeria, pasteurised whole milk is
available in supermarkets.
If you are looking to gain weight, never ever use
skimmed or semi skimmed milk in your life
again, ever!
I would like to mention here that cheese, which
is a derivative of milk, is mostly high in fat
making it a great food for adding weight. It is
not common in Nigeria so we eat imported
cheese that is mostly available in foreign and big
Add cubes of cheese or grated cheese to your
salads, eat cheese as a snack if you can stand
the salty taste and use slices of cheese to eat
bread as a sandwich.
And you do not like Pizza? What?? Think of all
that cheese topping you are missing out on.

4. Avocado.

That one we call “Avocado Pear” in Nigeria, do
you know that one of it can easily contain 300
calories? That’s a lot for one small fruit. You can
easily overload on calories with this fruit so abeg
ooo, take this your chopping up ministry easy o.
Add avocado to your salads, mash and use as
bread spread, add it to smoothies or
just eat it
as a fruit. It goes well with Nigerian rice dishes .
There are many ways to enjoy this fruit so load
up when it is in season.
5. Bread.


 There are lots of information about losing weight
but almost nothing on weight gain. So if you
know anything that those who want to lose
weight are doing, do the opposite. Weight
watchers usually run away from bread. That
means you need to make bread your friend, in
fact find someone who owns a bakery and make
him/her your BFF.
When I was pregnant with my first baby, I used
to finish one loaf of bread at a sitting. Yes, and I
was adding up and adding up soteeeh my
obstetrician started warning me that my baby
will be so big. This was I that was not a fan of
bread before then. That is one proof that eating
bread makes you fat. I ate and I saw the results.
I am not saying you should be like me and finish
one loaf of bread at a sitting but this post is
about fattening up, right? So chop up we will!
And when you team those slices of bread with
avocado spread or peanut butter spread, you will
come here and testify within a short time.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016


 Nnamdi Kanu Court Case in ECOWAS

NNEWI—The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,
yesterday said it is taking the continued detention
without trial of its leader and Director of Radio
Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu to the Economic
Community of West African States, ECOWAS,
court to seek justice, since the Nigeria judiciary
cannot deliver good judgment in the matter
concerning his illegal detention. It also said that “the trial Judge, Mr John Tsoho
did a tactical withdrawal from the case because
he knew that the Federal Government of Nigeria
has a bad case, and urged the Nigerian
government to read the handwriting on the wall
and do the honourable thing by releasing Mr Kanu
and withdrawing the charges against him.”
IPOB in a statement signed by its Media and
Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emma Powerful alleged
that “the withdrawal of the trial Judge, Justice
John Tsoho is also another application of delay
tactics to pave way for the continued detention of
Mr. Kanu and not only because he wanted to
save his face from shame”, adding that “the judge
is still working with the Federal Government to
convict Mr. Kanu by all means”. IPOB’s statement read: “We IPOB and Directorate
of State, DOS, IPOB, have concluded plans to take
the continued illegal detention of our leader and
Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu to the
Economic Community of West African States,
ECOWAS, court to seek justice for him since the
courts in Nigeria have decided not to give him
justice, in order to please their masters who have
written the scripts the courts are playing.
“We want to tell the world that the withdrawal of
the trial Judge, Mr. John Tsoho from the case is
another way of continuing his detention and not
only to save his name from the embarrassment
he has caused himself with his role in the case.
We know that he is still working with the Federal
Government and Department of State Services,
DSS, to convict Mr. Kanu either by hook or by
Monarch urges agitators to slow down
Meantime, the traditional ruler of Yokoye kingdom
in Ezeagu local government area, HRH
Christopher Chukwuemeka has urged the Biafran
agitators to consider other diplomatic options
before considering breaking away.
HRH Chukwuemeka told Vanguard that he was
with the late Odumegwu Ojukwu till the war ended
after which they lost the war and he travelled to
the U.K to further his studies.
“I was in Nigerian army in 1960. I was a Nigerian
before a Biafran. The Biafran issue should have
been debated first. The mistakes of the past
should not be repeated. Biafra came as a result
of the hostility against the Igbo and southerners
when people were being killed in the North.”

Mad love

As seen in Bayelsa state, a mentally challenged man and woman were seen sitting by the road side as they engage themselves in a public display of affection.

 The lovebird were seen kissing each other as people stood to watch them. According to the Facebook user, Imalah Ugoachanum, who shared the photos two mentally challenged couple couldn’t hold back what they feel for each other and

caused a stare in Bayelsa when they publicly started showing affection to each other . the  woman involved is even pregnant and it’s believed the man is responsible for the pregnancy.

Mourinho"s Intentions For Pogba Last year..

 Mourinho"s Intentions For Pogba Last year....

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was targeted by Jose Mourinho for Chelsea last year but was blocked by an agreement between his agent and Juventus, the Frenchman's agent Mino Raiola said on Thursday.
Pogba, who left United for free to join Juventus in 2012 at the age of 18, returned to Old Trafford in a world record €105-million deal earlier this summer.
But Raiola told Rai Sport: "Paul could have left (Juventus) last year because (Jose) Mourinho - then at Chelsea - really wanted him.
"But Juventus and I had agreement: win the league title and the Champions League, then he can go."
Juventus claimed a record-equalling fifth consecutive Serie A title last season but their progress in the Champions League was ended at the quarter-finals stage by Bayern Munich.
Raiola, meanwhile, said Pogba can expect a present from Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis because his transfer to United prepared the way for Juve to buy striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for 90m euros.
He added: "De Laurentiis should be giving Paul a present, because without his departure Juventus would never have bought Higuain, and he would never have been able to bank all that money."

Monday, 12 September 2016

Noollywood Actress Mercy Johnson and Twin Sister...

Noollywood Actress Mercy Johnson and Twin Sister... 


 According to reports, the veteran noollywood Actress Mercy Johnson who has gone solo from her roles on the screen maybe due to what I call family building would really have to be aware of her unknown twin sister from Abia state, in the recent interview with the young lady by name Onyinyechi Joy Nwabekee who is from Ngwa land in Abia State disclosed that she has been a great fan of the screen goddess right from her teenage hood, and that her friends calls her Mercy Johnson, but come to think of it, I think that there's an atom of truth in all the speculations surrounding this report,, well you see for yourself below..


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Frank Edwards Drops “Frankincense” Album |

Frank Edwards Drops “Frankincense” Album | 

After two years of hard work, contemporary gospel artiste, Franks Edwards, is set to release his latest album, Frankincense, featuring musical greats like Don Moen.
Announcing to the release. Mr. Anthony Chukwudi, the CEO of Honesty Music Entertainment said that the album which has 21 tracks was be launched on Monday, April 25, is all about Jesus and promoting the work of God.
“It is a very wonderful album. I’ve marketed a lot of gospel albums but this particular one is a very special one. It is even more special because people from the outside world are beginning to take a liking to Nigerian music and there is a huge reflection of this in this album. I heard his music for the first time and it agreed with our vision,” he said.
According to Chukwudi, the essence of a two year delay for the album is for it to meet the desired expectations.
“The way we appreciate gospel music out here is huge. So Frank Edwards decided to bring the world together in this album. That was how Don Moen came in to feature in the album. Frankincense is one of the gifts given to Jesus when he was born. So in line with that, this album is something that is soothing to God. You will hear Don Moen speak Igbo language in this album,” he added.
He added that the album is not about money, but about touching lives. “It is about giving back. If you look at this nation, you will realise that things are not working. Nigerians are in pains and this album is here to ease that pain. They should expect something that has never happened before. A lot of Nigerian Christians enjoy Frank Edwards’ music but there is more on the plate.”
Describing Frankincense as a tool for reaching out, Frank Edwards said that it is his desire to use it to touch lives.
“Music is a tool for me to reach out to my generation. Frankincense is more than an album. It is a gift to God. It goes from one worship song to another. We have ballad and reggae, and what I call afro-ballad and so many other genres in it. It is a beautiful piece of work. I’m excited. I can’t wait for you to hear it,” he said.

You can get this album at itunes stores via this link

Monday, 25 April 2016

Gospel Award Winning Singer Israel Cinfirms Girlfriend.

Israel Houghton Confirms Girl Friend.

Grammy award winning worship leader Israel Houghton was recently snapped taking a selfie with his alleged new girlfriend Adrienne Bailon. Isreal recently announced his divorce to his wife Meleasa of 20 years and released a statement on Facebook. Israel released the following statement via his Facebook.

“I met Adrienne Bailon a bit over 2 years ago, we worked together & became friends… Our circles connected & we remained good friends. From a friendship, as two single adults we have very recently begun to explore a dating relationship. As I previously wrote in a statement I released a while back, My marriage had been over for quite some time before going public with my divorce announcement.

Where I shared, or as some have pointed out ‘over-shared’ my failure in my marriage… From over 5 years prior. It seems to be simple math that I had not even yet met Adrienne during the time my marriage was falling apart.

It deeply saddens me that an innocent party would be dragged into this situation that I have taken personal responsibility for. Adrienne is a woman of integrity & character… Most of all she is a true friend, and she should not be blamed for my past indiscretions. I assure you – I am willing to own my wrongs and I have in the past. God knows & sees all things. I appreciate your prayers, and I join you in praying for the issues of life that truly matter today all over the world.”

The photo was taken in Mexico with supposed new girlfriend Adrienne, who is a singer/songwriter and actress based in America. She used to date Rob Kardashian and rose to fame when she joined female R&B group 3LW. She also had starring roles in films The Cheetah Girls, Coach Carter, All You’ve Got and I’m In Love with A Church Girl, which Israel also starred in. The pair have sold over 10 million records between them.

Adrienne Bailon called off her engagement to Lenny Santiago last year. Check out the reasons why here.

NFF Condole With Ighalo On Father’s Death

NFF Condole With Ighalo On Father’s Death

The Nigeria Football Federation have mourned with Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, over the death of his father, Paul, which occurred on Monday, the governing body stated in a press release.

Paul Ighalo reportedly died in the early hours of Monday, only two days after complaining of weakness, according to his son, Jude.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick on Monday put a call through to the Watford FC of England player to mourn with him and assure the player of the empathy of the NFF and the Nigeria football fraternity.

“I know that no amount of words can console you at this moment. But I want you to know that the NFF and the Nigeria football family are mourning with you at this period. It is always tough to lose a parent. But I want you to be strong at this period and be there for younger members of the family. That is very important,” Pinnick said.

Odion Ighalo told that his father complained of being weak only two days ago and was treated, but passed on some minutes after 2am on Monday.

He said: “I’m short of words at this moment. I can’t believe my dad is no more. I spoke to him on Saturday and he prayed for me. I never knew that would be the last time we would have a father-and-son conversation. I’m going to miss him a great deal because he has been the greatest motivator for me in my career.”

Ekiti Speaker condoles with NMA over death of colleagues

Ekiti Speaker condoles with NMA over death of colleagues

The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr Kola Oluwawole, on Monday, condoled with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ado-Ekiti branch, over the death of six of its members in an auto-crash.

Oluwawole also condoled with the people and government of Ekiti in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Stephen Gbadamosi, in Ado-Ekiti.

He described the death of the six medical doctors as a grievous moment, not only for EKiti, but the entire nation and the health sector in particular.

Oluwawole, according to the statement, said members of the state Assembly received the news with shock.

“When we received the sad news from one of our members, Dr Samuel Omotoso, who is also a professional colleague of the deceased, we were shocked.

“The deceased were in active service to their fatherland, when death took them in their prime.

“They were going to the 56th NMA Annual General conference and delegates’ meeting in Sokoto, which would have impacted positively on the nation’s health sector,” the statement reads.

He commiserated with the people of Nigeria, Ekiti State as well as members of the medical profession over the monumental loss.

He said, “May the good Lord uphold the medical family and the immediate families of the deceased. ”

NAN reports that Ekiti state government has declared a three-day of mourning in honour of the dead medical doctors, while all flags should be flown at half mast.

The six medical practitioners and their driver died when the car they were traveling in was involved in an accident few kilometers to Kaduna on Sunday.(NAN)

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Former Enugu state Governor and Labour minister banished by Massob.

Why MASSOB banished Nwodo, Wogu from Igbo land

– The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra,MASSOB,yesterday,warned former governor of Enugu State,Okwesilieze Nwodo and former Minister of Labour/Productivity, Emeka Wogu, not to set their foot on Igbo land, following anti Biafra stance allegedly adopted by the duo.

MASSOB was reacting to a statement credited to the All Progressives Congress,APC,south-east geopolitical zone,wherein it urged MASSOB to abandon the agitation for Biafra and join in building Nigeria at a meeting held last Sunday in Enugu, where the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Nwodo and Wogu,joined the APC.

In a statement made available to Vanguard yesterday, by MASSOB’s National Director of Information,Edeson Samuel, the pro Biafra group said,”MASSOB is calling on Ndigbo and all Biafrans to disregard this shameless Abuja politicians who have no conscience. All they are interested in, is their personal interest. These are men who have lost their integrity. None of them can beat their chest boldly and say that this is what they have done for Ndigbo.

“They left Fulani herdsmen that has been killing our people, raping our women, destroying our farmland to operate. They now run to APC where their sins will be covered. Emma Enukwu should be ashamed of himself and APC. Their plan to Islamise south-east/south-south and entire Biafra land in 2019 is going to be a failed adventure.

“It is either a referendum in Biafra land or nothing else. We will no longer allow this Abuja politicians to come to Igbo land and deceived our people in the name of fighting for Igbo presidency. Who is Nwodo, Wogu and Co? When Nwodo was PDP National Chairman what impact did he make in the life of our people. Wogu was Minister of labour can he tell us what his ministry achieve in the south-east. None of these men who claimed to be heavyweight politicians have ever opened their mouth to challenge the evil done to our people by Government of Obasanjo/Buhari.

“The Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Enugu-Portharcourt expressway, all the federal roads and railway line in the south-east are death traps. Nwodo and Wogu have never for one day spoken against this abandoned projects in Igboland”.

Herdsmen more dangerous than Boko Haram – Akpatason

Herdsmen more dangerous than Boko Haram – Akpatason

ABUJA – THE member representing Akoko Edo Federal Constituency of Edo State in the House of Representatives, Rep Peter Akpatason has described the upsurge of attacks by Fulani Herdsmen as a gradual evolution that was planned by some highly placed personalities in the country.

The lawmaker also said that if nothing was urgently not done to arrest the situation, it was capable of throwing the country into serious crisis, adding that the herdsmen were more dangerous than the Boko Haram terrorists.

Speaking exclusively to Vanguard in Abuja, Rep Akpatason who was a one time President of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Union, NUPENG, noted that the herdsmen which he described as poor poor always carry AK47, and wondered where they got the money to acquire such weapon.

Fielding question on the incessant attacks by the herdsmen in different parts of the country and the way out, he said, “I look at it beyond the action of herdsmen, these herdsmen are poor people, they don’t have the money to by AK47.

“The people who are carrying out this carnage they are armed with very sophisticated and modern fire arms. They have boasted in so many places when they kidnapped people they told then that they are not kidding, that they are in for real business.

“I want to tell you that there is a gradual evolution that has been properly planned somewhere, call it a jihad or a sort of revolution that some people are carrying out which if not properly and quickly addressed, it is going to engulf the entire country very soon and I think it is going to be more dangerous than anything that we have seen before, being it the Niger Delta thing or the North Eastern crisis.”

Continuing, he said, “I think what is going to happen and what is about happening now will be worse than that because they are at the backyard of everybody. In the south they are there, in the west they are there, in the north they are there, in the east they are everywhere.

“They have been armed, people are financing them and nobody is talking about that now. Agatu is a tip of the ice berg, they are going to do it to so many other places, we are no longer sleeping with our eyes closed in the villages, we are all afraid, they kill people in their farms, they kill people in their market, they go everywhere.

“In fact, they even attack some people that speak the same dialects with them. So, it has become something that is so serious as far as I am concerned. I think that government has been handling it with the kid gloves and it is a time bomb that is waiting to explode.

“If this issue is not addressed very quickly, Nigeria is going to find itself in a very more terrible situation than the Niger Delta crisis ditto Nigeria as well as the Boko Haram crisis in the north because these are regional things but this one is going to engulf the entire nation and that is why we have to be extremely careful and very calculative about it.

“If somebody thinks that today it is happening in Middle Belt, it is happening in the South-South, so that is not a problem so we can allow it to continue, very soon it will cover everywhere and we will all be in trouble.”

On what the government should do to tackle the menace, he said, “What government should do is to charge the security agents to go after these people, they have formed cells round various villages, don’t wait till they strike and kill people before you go after them.

“They should go into the forest wherever they are located, they should get intelligence from the local communities, people how they operate, they should interview people they have kidnapped so that they can take the war to them in the forest instead of waiting for them to destroy lives and property before they begin to run around, that is the first thing to do.

“But the long term one is for Nigeria to first declare the situation as it were as a national crisis and then set up a security team that will gather intelligence and go after the funders of this menace, identify and capture some of them instead of shooting them, capture some of them interview them.

“When they kidnap people, I think we shouldn’t rush to pay ransom to them, government should set up crack teams that can go and liberate people and capture those criminals and interview them, check what is behind the whole of it so that it can be holistically addressed.

“If you continue to fight it in peace meal as it happened in Agatu you go and fight and it happened in Edo you go and fight, it will not solve the problem. How did they get these arms, they don’t use old arms, they laugh at our security people because they are carrying old guns and when they come up with their sophisticated weapons, the security people will run away.

“And you can’t tell me that those people have money to buy such equipment, so let us get to the root of the issue, let us have a holistic master plan to attack these issues frontally, while pursuing the people who are already in the field, we must pursue their sponsors.”

He recalled that government could not fight Boko Haram for many years, but when election was postponed for six weeks, government became determined with the issue and within the six weeks, government was able to deal deadly blow on Boko Haram.

“Another government has come into power, right now as we speak, Boko Haram has been badly decimated. So it takes government serious commitments, to address issue like this.

“We are talking about bad economy now, the economy will soon become worse because somebody can no longer go to farms, people can’t go anywhere because they are (herdsmen) everywhere. So we need to fight it. In the north east, we have learnt some lessons, so let us improve on that.

“The civilian JTF, have they not been working, have they not been doing something? Have civilian JTF in all the communities, empower them, call them vigilante if you like, empower them and let the security agencies to work with them.

“They have the local knowledge, they understand the terrain, they know who is a stranger and they know how to go after them. This is a trend that is more dangerous than anything we have seen before,” he stated.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Manchester United Coach Begs Totenham.

Louis van Gaal: Manchester United will always be a bigger than Tottenham.

LOUIS VAN GAAL has apologised to Tottenham for not becoming their manager and claimed Manchester United will always be a bigger club despite watching his side lose 3-0 at White Hart Lane.

Spurs kept their Premier League title hopes alive as a six-minute treble from Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela stunned United and reduced the gap behind Leicester back to seven points.

United are left to play catch-up in the race for Champions League qualification as this defeat sees them trail Manchester City by four points with six games remaining.

Tottenham's progress under Mauricio Pochettino has been one of the stories of the season but it could easily have been Van Gaal sitting in the home dugout given the Dutchman was chairman Daniel Levy's first choice to take over in the summer of 2014.

Asked if he regretted his decision to overlook the job in North London, Van Gaal said: "In the balance, we are still ahead. The challenge is always bigger in a bigger club.

"I like also to sign for Tottenham Hotspur. Daniel Levy knows that. But the challenge was bigger at Manchester United and shall always be bigger.

"I am sorry for Tottenham but Manchester United will always be the bigger club.

"I think it is a little bit pathetic that you ask that because they have won 3-0. It is easy to ask that but it is okay, you enjoy yourself."

Thursday, 7 April 2016

efcc boss impersonted....

Fraudsters clone EFCC boss’ phone number.

Abuja—Criminals have allegedly cloned the phone number of Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, and used same to defraud people.

EFCC raised the alarm yesterday, asking Nigerians to beware of the suspects who were being trailed for appropriate punishment.

A statement by spokesman for EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said the fraudsters had successfully impersonated Magu and extorted money from members of the public.

Part of the statemen read: “For the avoidance of doubts, the EFCC Chairman and, indeed, all officials of the agency, do not solicit for nor accept payments/gratification from persons or organisations under any guise.”

Dangogo heads probe...

Danagogo heads probe on political killings in Rivers.

PORT HARCOURT— GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, inaugurated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice Monima Danagogo, to look into the killings recorded during the March 19 re-run elections for the National and House of Assembly seats in the state.

Expressing concern over reported killings during the exercise, the governor urged the commission to dig up every detail on the incidents, adding that it should also determine the extent of damages recorded in terms of property and other valuables during the re-run elections.

Wike said that the commission should submit its report within one month.

He said: “The commission has one month, beginning today, to submit its report. We must know those involved in the killings. We must get to the root of the violence during the March 19 re-run elections. Since we were not at the location of the violence, we rely on the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate what took place.”

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Boost your immune system today via.......

Boost your immunity, longevity through fasting.

Good newsnews forfor those that love fasting. There is now scientific proof that starving yourself each day, or a few days of the week is a good thing.

Evidence already abounds that timed periods of fasting are beneficial and can boost immunity and control intestinal inflammation.

Fasting for health reasons for upwards of six to 24 hours at a time has become increasingly popular  especially in the fitness world. But it’s not a new trend—fasting has been around for centuries, even Hippocrates used fasting as a means of promoting weight loss.

Fasting alters body mechanisms for the better, says Dr. Courtney Peterson, an Assistant Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Centre. “Fasting lowers levels of inflammation and puts the body into repair mode. Production of antioxidant enzymes increases, and that helps repair and recycle cells.”

Traditional medicine

Researchers from Emory University Atlanta, USA, say that “Caloric Restriction” in the form of fasting has been used in traditional medicinal practices such as homoeopathy, naturopathy, ayurveda for treating various ailments.

The research team found a mechanism of body’s ability to adapt to nutrient scarcity. They noted that limiting nutrients could be a great booster of vaccine-induced immunity and protective of intestinal inflammation.

They identified a gene, whose activation in key immune cells was found to be a sign of a robust, protective immune response.

The gene, GCN2, General Controlled Non-repressedkinase, which is a known metabolic sensor involved in sensing amino acid starvation and found to regulate the process of autophagy, a response to starvation or stress within cells. The results were published in the journal ‘Science’ earlier.

Fasting has become increasingly popular over the years, and many people are becoming more aware that eating less does have incredible benefits when used sensibly.


For instance, it is fact that  the less you eat  the longer you will live. Studies show how the lifespan of people in certain cultures increased due to their diets. A primary effect of ageing is a slower metabolism, a younger body metabolises  faster and more efficiently, so the less less older persons eat,  the less toll on their  digestive system.

Weight loss: Intermittent fasting can be a safe way to lose weight because it allows the body to burn through fat cells more effectively than just regular dieting.

Intermittent fasting allows the body to use fat as it’s primary source of energy instead of sugar. Many athletes now use fasting as means to hitting low body fat percentages for competitions.

Insulin sensitivity: Fasting has shown to have a positive effect on insulin sensitivity, allowing tolerance of carbohydrates (sugar) better than if you didn’t fast.

 Speeds up metabolism

Intermittent fasting gives the  digestive system a rest, and  energises the metabolism to burn through calories more efficiently. It regulates digestion and promotes healthy bowel function, thus improving  metabolic function.

Improves hunger

Fasting helps to regulate hormones in the body so that you experience what true hunger is. Nutritionists say obese individuals do not receive the correct signals to know they are full.

The longer you fast, the more your body can regulate itself to release the correct hormones, so that you can experience what real hunger is. And when your hormones are working correctly, you get full quicker.


Fasting can help clear the skin because the body is temporarily freed from digestion and able to focus its regenerative energies on other systems. Not eating for just one day helps the body clean up toxins and regulate the functioning of the liver, kidneys and other parts.