Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that interferes with the normal functioning of the large intestine. It is characterised by a group of symptoms – bloating, abdominal cramps or pains, constipation and diarrhoea, feelings that you have not completely emptied the bowel, and alternating constipation and diarrhoea. It is a condition that is highly …

The book, though not an autobiography, documents the business exploits of Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos. Zappos, derived from zapatos (which means shoes in Spanish) is an online shoe company. Tony’s background is that of Asian parents who wanted him to be any of the following; mathematical geek, musical genius or a doctor, be it medical …

Take away the water, and about 75% of your weight is protein. Surprised? At least 10,000 proteins make you what you are and keep you that way. 20 or so building blocks called amino acids provide the raw materials for all proteins. Because the body does store amino acids, the body continually requires these from …

In the previous article, I explained how the word “mentoring” came about as a character that played the role of an adviser in Homer’s epic poem. We also discussed a few of the benefits of having a committed mentor who can help you during starting and growing your business and making you become what you …

If you want to achieve success in life, you must decide what success means to you and set some goals. Make each act of the day successful. This produces a successful day, a series of successful days produce a successful week, a series of successful weeks produce a successful month, a series of successful models …

Recently I ran into a lady I had known for a while. Though we hardly say much to each other, we had a rapport. On the said date, she was downcast. I noticed her and enquired what the issue was. She told me, it was nothing she could not handle. I told her that I knew she …

Have you ever come across such maxims like a tree grows from a tiny seed, a tall building arises from a mound of earth, a journey of 1000 miles starts with a step, and so on? These sayings are as old as the earth itself, but their reality is unquestionable. They awake us to the …

Why some people are stressed is mainly because they take on more responsibilities than they can cope with. This could be a character flaw that could lead to breakdowns or even burnouts. Finding things to eliminate from your overtaxed schedule and declining from taking up some more, will provide more time for you and more …

My friends and I, in a jovial mood at a gathering a couple of days ago, discussed the recent statistics of the World Health Organisation (WHO) which reported that child mortality rate in developing countries like Nigeria was on the high side. The statistics were confirmed and supported by a doctor friend. I remarked that …

In my previous article about stress and medical conditions, I stated that stress has been known to have varying effects on medical conditions. Heart Disease Stress risk factors for coronary heart diseases can be divided into three; chronic, episodic and acute. This classification is based on their duration and closeness in time to the coronary …