Thursday, August 28, 2014


While the world was watching the VMAs on Sunday night, Vevo tweeted something that was missed by many until now. A tweet that got a few angry and many people nodding in agreement. Not nice :-)

The video hosting service owned and operated in a joint venture by Universal Music Group, Google and Sony Music Entertainment shaded the heck out of Kim Kardashian and her daughter, North West.

Below is what Vevo live Tweeted to their millions of followers immediately after Beyonce's performance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.


Doctors say most necks have 7 vertebrae but 15 year old Chinese boy Fu Wengui (pictured above) has 10. As a young boy he was diagnosed with Congenital Scoliosis and an abnormal chest frame which made his neck grow extra three inches. This causes him a lot of pain and makes it hard for Fu to walk. Congenital scoliosis is caused by the bones in the spine developing abnormally in the womb.
"He always causes a stir when he's out. The vertebrae press on the nerves in his neck and make it difficult for him to walk." his dad, Genyou said
Fortunately for Fu, after his situation was made public, a Beijing-based charity agreed to finance a procedure and treatment. He will have corrective surgery that will hopefully reduce the length of his neck and ease the discomfort.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


1. Cinnamon:  helps to stabilise blood sugar level, keeps you full for a longer time, decreases hunger pangs and metabolises fats at a faster rate.
2. Ginger: is a very good body cleanser. Ginger helps to remove the food logged in the digestive system and thus prevents fat storage and weight gain

3. Cardamom: This spice helps boost your metabolism and improve your body’s ability to burn fat.

4. Tummeric: This yellow-orange spice has several weight-loss properties. It helps to reduce the formation of fat tissues, thus lowering total body fat and prevents weight gain.

5. Cayenne pepper: This spice includes a compound called as capsaicin which helps to burn fat and suppresses your hunger cravings. According to a research done by Prudue University – cayenne is effective in weight loss, because it increases body’s metabolism activity which causes the body to burn more calories.

6. Cumin: Cumin helps to improve your digestive process and production of energy. Cumin seeds also helps to boost your immune system.

7: Black pepper: This commonly-used spice is filled with a compound called – piperine. This compound helps in boosting your metabolism. Black pepper also helps in improving your digestive system and helps to burn fat at a faster rate.

8. Coconut oil: Coconut oil helps to increase your metabolic speed, which further aids in releasing energy and promoting weight loss.


On the 20th August, 2014, Mwaya village, in Ulanga district, Morogoro came to a standstill as the president of the United Republic of Tanzania; HE Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete was visiting WLF-supported Mwaya Health Centre.
A team of experts and technicians led by the Deputy Clinical Director of World Lung Foundation, Dr Sunday Alfred Dominico demonstrated before the president various ICT solutions that have been developed by the foundation to supplement other interventions in reducing maternal and new-born mortality.
The president witnessed one of the teleconference in which, various health care providers working in remote hard-to-reach areas of Tanzania where connected to the clinical director, Dr Hamed Mohamed in Dar es Salaam. A clinical case operated at Mwaya Health Centre was shared and discussed. Dr Kikwete, accompanied by the first lady Mama Salma Kikwete, applauded World Lung Foundations efforts in comprehensively implementing Tanzania’s sharpened one plan.
Commenting at the event, Minister of State in the President's Office for Public Service Management, HE, Selina Kombani(Ulanga East MP)commended World Lung Foundation’s work at Mwaya, including constructing modern  state-of-the-art staff houses, theatre, maternity wing, water well, laboratory  and equipping the facility with generators, solar systems and surgical equipments, drugs and supplies.
Mwaya health centre is one of the 15 facilities supported by World Lung Foundation, in Kigoma, Pwani and Morogoro.  The foundation, led by the Director Dr. Nguke Mwakatundu, implements a maternal health project that is based on decentralizing life serving Emergency Obstetric Care to remote facilities beyond district hospital and tasking shifting of these skills to non-physician clinicians.

Monday, August 25, 2014


Here's a question I get frequently:
"How can I afford to eat healthy when healthy food costs so
This is a tough question to answer.  Healthier food simply costs more
than unhealthy, boxed foods.  Organic produce is much more
expensive than canned apple sauce that is devoid of nutrients. 
But there are several things you can do to work within your budget,
and buy the healthy food your body needs.

1 - Get A Warehouse Club Membership

You will be amazed at how much you'll save on fresh produce
(including organic) with a warehouse club membership to a place like
Costco or Sam's Club. I pay a $50 annual fee for my Costco
membership and it pays for itself with each and every visit.

I get mangoes, huge pineapples, tubs of organic spinach and baby
greens, large bags of organic baby kale, 10 pound bags of organic
carrots, organic strawberries, organic raspberries, melons, kiwis,
oranges, dates, tomatoes, avocados, mushrooms, wild frozen
blueberries and more for much less than the same amount would cost
at my neighborhood grocery store.
I also get organic brown rice, organic quinoa, organic almond butter,
chia seeds, hemp seeds, olive oil, organic seasonings and so much
more at Costco.  It's truly incredible how far your dollar goes there.

2 - Buy In Season or On Sale and Freeze

Another way to save money is to purchase produce when it is in
season and on sale. Purchase twice the amount and freeze half of it
for later use. Your grocery bill the next week will be smaller as you
use the stuff that you purchased on sale and froze earlier. I mainly
do this with strawberries and bananas.
While most smoothie greens should not be frozen, kale is an
exception.  I often toss a 2-pound bag of organic baby kale in the
freezer for later use.
3 - Grow Your Own Food

If you have a garden or a backyard, consider planting some food
crops. It's pretty easy to grow your own tomatoes, cucumbers,
zucchini, squash, herbs and anything else you want. What you pay
for some plants or seed packets will produce a bounty of veggies for

You can also set up an indoor herb garden as well as a sprouting
station for alfalfa, sunflower, beans and lentils.
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