10 Bad Effects Of Tramadol


Tramadol is one of the most abused drug of this generation,it is so bad that it is used illegally by both men and women. Have you ever heard a college student say “Bro,I get match today,abeg
you get tramadol? or I wan jonze, abeg give me tramadol.

Tramadol is used to moderate severe pain. The extended-release form of tramadol is for around-the-clock treatment of pain.

Effects of Tramadol

  1. You should not take tramadol if you have used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or narcotic medications within the past few hours. Tramadolcan slow or stop you from breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Never take tramadol in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed.
  2. Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose. Using this medicine by inhalation or injection can cause life-threatening side effects, overdose, or death.

  3. Never share the medicine with another person. Misuse of narcotic pain medication can cause addiction, overdose or death especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.

  4. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. Tramadol may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn.

  5. Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side
    effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with tramadol.

  6. You should not take tramadol if you are allergic to it or have severe asthma or breathing problems; It can also cause a blockage in your stomach or intestines;

  7. If you have recently used alcohol,sedatives, tranquilizers or narcotic medications.

  8. Seizures have occurred in some people taking tramadol. Talk with your doctor about your seizure risk, which may be higher if you have: a history of head injury, epilepsy or other seizure disorder.

  9. Tramadol may be habit-forming even at regular doses. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  10. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are taking this medicine.

Overdose symptoms may include slow
breathing and heart rate, severe drowsiness,vomiting,cold and clammy skin, fainting, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain,nervous or anxious feeling, itching, sweating, flushing and DEATH.



Do This Instead of Exercise to Burn the Most Belly Fat!


Cut the consumption of junk food, drink plenty of water, manage stress, change your diet and add exercise in the mix and you’ll get the desired waistline and body very soon.

Nowadays, there are millions of people who struggle with overweight and excess fat and that’s not only a beauty issue but also a serious health problem. Being overweight brings lot of risks to our health: diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, sleep apnea, gallstones… This is the reason why nowadays there are lot of diet plans, exercise routines and pills created to help you fight obesity and excess belly fat.

Only you need to do is to choose the right one that will help you to lose the excess pounds and fat. Most of the people think that regular exercise is enough for burning the excess calories and fat and to fight obesity. But that’s definitely not the case. Exercise alone is not enough, you should also change your lifestyle and diet. In order to successfully fight obesity, you also must to cut the carbohydrates and to lower your insulin levels.

You also need to avoid stress at any cause, because when your body is under stress it pumps out another hormone called cortisol, which is main cause for fat storage in your body.

Cut the consumption of junk food, drink
plenty of water, manage stress, change
your diet and add exercise in the mix
and you’ll get the desired waistline and
body very soon


How To Cook Beans So You Don’t Fart After Eating


Let me first of all make something clear before I start discussing about the topic of this post. We all call the common bean (Vigna unguiculata) that we eat beans, beans – but beans is a is a
common name for large plant seeds of several genera of the family Fabaceae (alternately Leguminosae) which are used for human or animal food. The common one that we eat is called Cowpea. It has a number of common
name such as crowder pea, blackeyed pea, southern pea.

Beans generally are rich in protein, while many of them are high in fiber and antioxidants. Beans are good for reduction of our waistline as well aid in disease prevention. Despite all these
benefits, which many people are aware of, a lot people want to stay clear of Cowpea because they start farting or passing out gases after eating it. This does not have to be so because there are ways that you can cook your beans,
such that you won’t have to be clearing the room hours after.

Before I talk about the methods that you can use to cook beans to prevent farting after, let me. explain in clear and concise terms what causes this flatulence. Beans contain a class of
carbohydrates called Oligosaccharides (e.g. raffinose and stachyose), some of which cannot be processed by our digestive system.

When we eat beans and they get to our
intestine, the Oligosaccharides remain there as we do not have the enzymes or any other thing whatsoever to digest the. After the Oligosaccharides pass into our large intestine, the bacteria present there start to break them down. During the process, the bacteria release several different types of gases, mainly hydrogen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. About 33% of these bacteria also end up producing methane and this is the one that smells.

Methods for Cooking Beans To Prevent Passing Out Gas Having made it clear the difference and relation between beans and Cowpea, I am going to be using the word beans for the rest of this article. This is because what I am about to write about is applicable to all beans and not just Cowpea.

1. Soaking your Beans in Water
Scientists and even chefs have recommended soaking your beans in water for hours before cooking will remove most of these Oligosaccharides before you cook the. Many people said this works but I don’t think many people have the time to soak beans before
cooking. When I tried this with Cowpea myself, the taste of the cooked beans was just different—maybe the beans was starting to ferment in the water.

2. Adding Mould to the Beans
The reason why we have problems digesting beans is that we lack the alpha-galactosidase enzyme in our digestive tract. There is this mould called Aspergillus niger that contains the Alpha-Galactosidase enzyme I talked about. After sprinkling this on your food, it works by breaking down Oligosaccharides and preventing your large intestinal bacteria from creating gases. It is now being sold as a product and people that use it said they usually by from Amazon under the brand name Beano .

3. Soaking Beans with Baking Soda
This baking soda has many uses that I am going to write about soon. One of them is what it does to help reduce or eliminate flatulence after eating beans.

Adding baking soda to the soak water of dried beans before cooking (about 1/16 teaspoon per quart) significantly decreases the content of the raffinose and other Oligosaccharide family members.

4. Changing the boil water
I have used this with great success since 2009. What I usually do is to cook my beans in a lot of water for about 15 minutes, then throw away the water and add fresh boiling water. In this first
boiling, do not add any ingredients yet.
I have no scientific backing for this but I believe most of these saccharides must have been removed by the first boiling.
You should please give this a shot and let us know if you have any success with it. I’ll be glad to hear back from you.


Reasons You Should Not Skip Breakfast


The work schedules of many people have made them to perpetually skip breakfast. It has become a norm such that this habit is even inculcated into their children, as the children are made to eat only brunch at school. While this
trend has increased over the years, there has not been a decrease in the calorie intake of people and obesity has become popular. What could be the cause of this considering the fact that
breakfast had been skipped by many? Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can actually make weight management a difficult task. Breakfast skippers tend to eat more portions of food than usual at the next meal.

In this article, I will be sharing with you why breakfast should not be skipped for any reason in order to get your body system performing optimally.

4 Important Reasons To Stop Skipping your Breakfast

1) Why Start Your Car With No Petrol?
Just as it is called “Break-Fast”, there is need for you to eat something light after fasting. You could ask lent faithful Christian and Muslim brothers and sisters about this. As a general rule, you should eat your breakfast with 2 hours of waking up. The body needs fuel to get going with the daily activities. Your body’s metabolism will crumble if you do not start your day with breakfast thereby leading to moodiness and
expression of lethargy.

2) Improve Cognitive Abilities
I have had my fair share of experience teaching children in the past and I could tell if a child had not taken or does not eat breakfast. This group of children pay lesser attention to instructions while casting their minds to brunch time. Parents should not drag their children into this as it greatly affects their abilities to comprehend in schools and pass exams.

Asides children, as an adult, you will notice you cognitive skills are more evident at work on days you had breakfast. The simple reason is that you
had provided food and fuel to the brain to function properly.

3) Helps In Weight Management
Lots of people have been deceived to believe in crashed diets and have decided to delete breakfast. While they do so, no remarkable improvement had been seen. In fact things got worse. In order to reduce your overall daily calorie intake for proper weight control, you must take breakfast. According to a study published in The American Society of Nutritional Sciences’ Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that calories consumed early-on in the day were more satiating than the same amount of calories eaten later in the day; this led to lower calorie consumption overall. Therefore, eating breakfast helps with weight control.

4) You Will Lose Out On Nutrients
The breakfast is supposed to be a low calorie, highly nutritious foods. It is advisable to include some servings of vegetables. Your lunch and dinner could be a bit more calorie dense. If you decide to skip breakfast, you have only deprived your body of essential vitamins and minerals which are important for growth and development.


Fall Asleep In Less Than 1 Minute Every Night


Having trouble sleeping? This breathing trick can help you fall asleep in less than a minute. The method was developed by Harvard-educated,
wellness practitioner Dr. Andrew Weil, who specializes in breathing, meditation, and how it can be used to counteract stress.

How Does This Method Work?

It’s very easy; just breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds, hold it for 7 seconds, and exhale through your mouth for 8 seconds. This slows down your heart rate and it also releases
chemicals in your brain that soothe you. By using this breathing method, you counteract the natural effects of adrenaline. When you first begin, you may feel a bit uncomfortable, but as
you continue, you will feel very relaxed, your heart rate slow and your mind clear.

Give it a try tonight, and tell us what you think in the comments section below.


Types of Tech That Can Help You Sleep Better


It’s one of my top rules for better sleep:
Take technology out of the bedroom.
That’s right — remove your laptop, TV
and smartphone. No excuses! If you are
using your phone as an alarm clock, spend $5 for the real deal. If you’re in the habit of falling asleep to the TV, it’s time for a new routine. Why? Blue light emitted from these devices inhibits our body’s natural melatonin production, which we need to fall asleep and stay asleep each night. Quite simply, technology can keep us up at night. Still, there are some exceptions to the rule. I believe there is “good” technology that can actually help you to sleep better. and wake up rested in the morning. I’m highlighting my top six picks here. Feel free to bring these to bed.

1. Smart home and security devices
We need a decrease in core body
temperature to fall asleep and maintain
sleep. A thermostat that lowers room
temperature at bedtime will help you fall
asleep and maintain sleep. Have the
thermostat begin to raise room
temperature 30 minutes prior to wake
time to help you wake up. Some smart home devices allow you to lower and raise shades automatically and alert you if the doors are not locked and the garage door is open (this way you won’t worry about safety after bedtime).

2. Fitness monitor
Most fitness monitors like Fitbit,
Jawbone and Garmin have the ability to
monitor sleeping behavior. Don’t be
concerned about one or two nights of
poor sleep; look at how you are trending
over time.

3. Wake-up light
An alternative to the traditional alarm
clock is the wake-up light, which sits on
your bed table and wakes you up
naturally by slowly brightening so that it
feels like you’re waking up with the sun. Think about it — before electricity, we slept and woke by the sun, taking our cues from Mother Nature. That’s best for our bodies. I like the ones by Philips, which offer multiple brightness settings
to fit your personal preferences. Here’s an additional tip for you: As you wake up, don’t immediately jump out of bed. Instead take five minutes to do a bit of light stretching. The combination is an effective, gentle way to wake up each morning.

4. Sleep Smart bed
Most mattresses are passive – they just lie there! This sleep system has built-in
technology that actually “reads” your
body, so it adjusts itself to your body. An
interactive sleep experience, Sleep Smart mattresses are designed to monitor movement, understand pain, ease pressure, track sleep patterns and even gently wake you from a deep sleep. As your body changes (pregnancy, weight gain, age) the bed will change with you.

How? Scientific Measurement And Response Technology (S.M.A.R.T) sensors automatically trigger air cylinders that slowly expand or contract for individualized comfort. Paired with an optional app you can view graphical sleep reports showing the amount of time slept, how well you slept and how your sleep patterns have changed over time.

(Note: I helped develop Sleep Smart through research collected at the Sleep to Live Institute. The Sleep to Live Institute is the research arm of Kingsdown, the company that manufactures the Sleep Smart sleep system.)

5. Low-blue nightlight
Remember when I mentioned that blue
light can inhibit the production of
melatonin? Low blue-light bulbs provide
light (an amber glow) without the
negative side-effects of blue light. That’s
why I suggest that all nightlights in the
house should be low blue light. This way
if you wake in the middle of the night –
whether for two minutes or 10 – the light
won’t disturb you and wake you further. On that note, if you do wake at night, it’s not the time to read or watch TV. That will only wake you further. Sit in a dark space and take some time to lightly stretch, meditate or pray. Soon enough your bed will be calling you back.

6. White noise machine
Noise is incredibly disruptive to our sleep. Whether it’s the dripping faucet or
the neighbor’s blaring stereo, the sounds
around you can destroy your shuteye.
White noise machines have been around
for decades and they’re still one of the
most effective. This is not a reason to
bring your phone in the bedroom; I don’t
want you using a white noise app.
Instead I recommend Marpac , the
company behind the original white noise
machine. Turn this on each night and
tune out the rest of the world.


What are the causes of stomach Bloating?


Bloating could be caused by several
factors and you may want to check with your doctor to find out what the cause really is. If it is not caused by a chronic heart or liver condition, it is probably due to the following factors;

*Eating too fast
*Using straw to suck drinks which sucks in gas with it
*Ovarian cancer
*Weight gain
*Overgrowth of bacteria in the small bowel
*fluid in the abdominal cavity (ascites) as a result of cancer, liver disease, kidney failure, congestive heart failure, and other disorders

The Food Causes of Bloating Explained

Apart from the habits and medical conditions listed above, foods can also cause bloating –which ultimately can still be released to medical conditions.
For example, consumption of carbonated drinks and food that is high in lactose by people who are lactose intolerant (e.g. Milk) can cause a
bloated stomach to develop. Also, consumption of wheat gluten by people who cannot tolerate it causes it too. Foods that are rich in gluten include;

*Foods made from Barley e.g. malt, malt drinks, malt flavoring and malt vinegar
*Avoid foods made from wheat flour e.g. bread, cake, pasta, etc., unless they are made from corn, rice, soy or labelled Gluten-free.

What are the Symptoms?

The most prominent symptom is the feeling of fullness especially just after eating. It usually also come with distention where the stomach is visibly larger than normal. Other symptoms that
may accompany it include;

*abdominal pain
*blood in the stools or dark, tarry looking stools
*worsening heartburn
*unexplained weight loss

Tips For Getting Rid Of A Bloated Stomach

If your bloating comes with any of the symptoms listed in bullets above, then you just have to see a medical doctor. Otherwise, adjusting your diet and eating habits can make your bloating go away over time. What you should do include;

*Chewing gum can cause you to swallow extra
air. Avoid it.
*Reduce your intake of carbonated drinks.
*Avoid “gassy” foods, such vegetables in the cabbage family, dried beans, and lentils.
*Eat slowly.
*Avoid sucking drinks with a straw.
*Lose weight if you are overweight. You should
*Use lactose-free dairy products, e.g. Yoghurt.

Now that you know what to do. It is time to get rid of that bloating.


It May Be Best To Only Eat Sour Garri


Gari is a creamy-white, granular flour with fermented flavour and a slightly sour taste, made from fermented, gelatinized fresh cassava tubers. It is usually eaten with various types of
soups like ewedu , efo riro (spinach), Akwa-ibom’s afang soup and many more we cannot begin to mention here. Many people in Nigeria and other West African countries, where garri is very popular soak it in water, add sugar
(sometimes with Milk) and eat with roasted groundnut, donkwa, fried or roasted fish, coconut and more.

I have seen jokes talking about how garri was never advertised and continues to best other foods in terms of sales in the market. This is to tell you how much garri is popular in these
countries. Someone wrote on his twitter one day – “Garri, saving life since 1800s”. These things are so true about garri.

Do you know what makes garri sour? Well, it is a process called fermentation which takes place during the production of garri and it is usually in two stages. I will try as much as possible not to use too much technical terms but when we have to mention scientific names, there is no way around it.

(i) The first involves a bacterium Corynebacteria manihot attacking the starch in the cassava roots, leading to the production of various organic acids (such as lactic and formic acids) and the lowering of substrate pH.

(ii) In the second stage, the acidic condition stimulates the growth of a mold, Geotrichum candida , which proliferates rapidly, causing further acidification and production of a series of aldehydes and esters that are responsible for the taste and aroma of gari (Odunfa 1985).

Cassava contains the cyanogenic glucosides, linamarin and lotaustralin which are hydrolyzed after peeling, cutting and pulverising the cassava; and end up as hydrogen cyanide [HCN] (Conn 1969). The hydrogen cyanide is
responsible for chronic toxicity when
inadequately processed cassava products are consumed by humans and animals for prolonged periods.

The traditional processing of cassava into lafun, garri and fufu unsure that most of this HCN is removed.

Apart from acute toxicity that may
result in death, consumption of sub-lethal dose of cyanide from cassava production over a long period of time results in chronic cyanide toxicity.
That increases the prevalence of goitre and cretinism in iodine deficient area.

The symptoms of cyanide poisoning from consumption of cassava with high level of cyanogens include vomiting, stomach pains, dizziness, headache, weakness and charkha. Many local processors of garri want to make as
much garri as they can make because of high demands from the market. Instead of expanding production and engage more people and equipment, what many have done is to modify how they process garri. They cut on the period
they should subject the cassava to, in order to ferment. They don’t know what they are doing.

As mentioned above, the liberated cyanide (HCN) will dissolve in the water when fermentation is effected by prolonged soaking, and will evaporate when the fermented cassava is dried.

This can also be found in several published research works on garri. Prolonged soaking is the key phrase there. How do you know that the cassava from which your garri was made had gone through this effective long soaking? It would normally be sour. Like I have explained above, fermentation produces low acidic pH which makes your garri sour.

This acidity also helps eliminate some
microorganisms in your garri making it safe for consumption and last longer on the shelf.


Differences Between Expiry & Best Before Date of Food


Many people don’t know that expiry date and best before date are not the same. In fact, many people use them interchangeably thinking that they mean the same thing. Well, let me use this
medium to inform you that expiry date and best before date are two different terminologies meaning different things and serving different purposes.

In this article, I will explain what each date marking found on food packages means and also introduce to you, the concepts of “use by” date and “durable life date”. I will however lay more emphasis on the expiry date and best before dates because they are the most commonly used on food packages.
Definition of Terms (Date Markings on Food Packs)

Expiry Date: It is added to a food package to tell consumers the last day a product is safe to consume. You should never consume food after the expiry date.

Best Before Date: This is the date the
manufacturer deems the product reaches peak freshness. The date does not indicate spoilage, nor does it necessarily tells you that the food is
no longer safe for consumption.

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Foods As Eczema Triggers – The Facts & Myths Explained


Eczema is a skin condition that causes itchy and swollen patches of the skin. It is also called a topic dermatitis and is treated with oral medications, creams and light therapy. I do not want to go into the details of telling you what eczema is if you don’t already know what it is, you would probably not be reading this. I would like to just go straight to the main discussion.

Do Foods Cause Eczema or It is Just A Myth? I would answer yes in some cases and answer no in some cases, depending on who is asking me this question. Foods can lead to the onset of
eczema in some children below the age of 4, but as they grow older eczema as a result of eating foods is very rare.

In adult, there is no scientific backing for claims that some foods cause eczema on the skin. I have not seen one, if you have come across one somewhere, I would be glad if you point me in that direction. I am not saying this could not
happen, I know someone that gets eczema after a prolonged period of eating fish and milk. Whenever she stops, the eczema leaves but there is nothing yet implicating foods in the
development of eczema.

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