Power Oil Challenge For 20th December, 2014

And now for the real challenge for today….

Power Oil Saturday Challenge for 20th December.

Please note that the answers to this challenge have to be submitted on our blog on this same post titled Power Oil Saturday Challenge for 20th December.

On our 5-minute show on Wednesday, we gave tips to help keep cholesterol levels normal.

“For a chance to win any of our prizes, answer the question below':

How does eating healthy help to maintain heart health?

The first person to answer correctly, will win our star prize.

Terms and conditions:

Participants must be followers of our blog. If you’re not a follower, click on the link http://www.chatwithdrketch.com and click on the follow button to qualify. The follow button is on the bottom right hand corner of the page and floats with the page.

Answers are based on our TV show as broadcast on Silverbird TV on Wednesday, 17th December.

The first correct answer is the winner of the 1st prize (a 3 litre bottle of Power oil, a Power oil apron, a Power oil T-shirt and pens)

The next 2 correct answers get a Power oil apron, a Power oil T-shirt and Power oil branded pens.

All winners will be entered into the grand finale challenge for this season happening in the 11th week. Mouth watering, exciting gifts!!!

(To qualify for the grand finale draw, all winners should send in pictures of themselves wearing their Power Oil aprons and cooking up a storm in the kitchen using Power Oil. The winners will be revealed in the 11th week.)

Only one answer per participant will be accepted.

If a participant provides more than one answer, the first answer will be used.

Edited answers will be disqualified.

This challenge lapses by 11.59 pm on Tuesday, the 23rd of December, 2014

So, what are you waiting for?! Best of luck, guys!

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Have You Followed Us Yet?

Hello Healthy Livers!!!

Following this blog is really easy.

Let’s do it together :D

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Click on the link http://www.chatwithdrketch.com

Step 2: Look on the bottom right hand corner of the page. Floating with the page, you will see the follow button.

Step 3: Click on the follow button.

Step 4: You will be asked to fill in an email address for confirmation

Step 5: Put the email in and an email will be sent.

Step 6: Click on the link sent to your email

You’re all set! Remember we still have N1000 airtime vouchers for the first 5 people to follow and comment on this post, Have You Followed Us Yet?

Cheers, y’all :D

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Daily Health Tips: How Can I Help My Left-Handed Daughter Use Her Right Hand?

Q: Good day Doc. Thanks so much for your medical lectures on facebook and on TV screen. God will continue to strengthen you. I am a first time mother I had my daughter last December. During the 1st trimester I was bleeding heavy but later stopped after medical consultation but I noticed my daughter is using only her left hand and holding the right hand so tight but if I force to open it and move it I found out nothing is wrong with it. My question is how can I help her to use the right hand too. Thanks ma’am as I await your response. God bless

A: It does sound like you assume the bleeding affected your daughter’s preference of what hand to use? If you think so, you’re wrong. No link.

Now, please be sure that there is really nothing wrong with your baby’s right hand. The way you describe her clenching it is a bit curious. If she appears to be in pain, please get it checked out in the hospital. If there’s nothing wrong and this is just an issue of being right handed versus being left handed, then leave well alone.

This issue of converting left-handed children to right handed orientation has come up again and again. Our culture, in Nigeria and perhaps other places in Africa, suggests that doing things with the left hand is wrong, rude and simply abnormal. But just take a moment and think about it? Why is it wrong? Or rude? Where is it written? When was it decided? Were you at the meeting?

Perhaps an understanding of how people become right or left handed is important here. The brain is cross wired such that the right side of the brain controls movement of the left hand side of the body and the left side of the brain controls movement of the right hand side. Most people are right handed and that’s because the left side of their brain which controls writing, language, logic, scientific skills etc is dominant. The left side of the brain controls emotional expression, imagination, creativity etc.

There are several reports of children who have been changed from left to right hand suffering unneeded hardship mentally, emotionally and socially as a result of this. Some articles have reported bedwetting, stuttering, being withdrawn, poor concentration and memory etc as fall outs of this change from left to right. It would appear that the brain is confused as it tries to re-define which area of the body it controls.

The way I put it is, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’ So, leave your child well alone. Right handed, left handed ambidextrous (one who has use of both hands), please love these children the way they are and encourage them. Ever seen the most powerful man on earth (president of the United States, Barrack Obama) sign a document? Well, if you do, take a close look. He’s left handed and that doesn’t appear to have hurt him much!

Let me know what you think.

I hope y’all had a great day :D

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Daily Health Tips: Umbilical Hernia?

Q: Hello Doc, hope that you are doing well. My problem is my daughter, one month old; she has a big umbilical cord (navel). I want to know if there is anything I can do, in order to make it become small? Please help me Doc.

A: It does sound like your daughter has an umbilical hernia. Don’t go shouting and screaming just yet! It’s probably not as horrible as it sounds. It looks all dramatic any time the baby cries and does appear to ‘swell up’ causing parents to panic. But, it usually closes up on its own by the time the baby turns 1 year though some may last slightly longer. If this persists up till the age of 3 years, please see your baby’s doctor.

Now, what’s a hernia? This is the protrusion of an organ or its covering through the wall of the cavity that usually contains it.

For more on hernia, types, symptoms and treatment, please click on the link below:

http://chatwithdrketch.com/2014/05/14/daily-health-tips-i-am-scared-because-i-have-hernia/

I hope you had a great day, people :D

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Daily Health Tips: Sore Throat

Q: Good evening, Doc. Please, I’ve been having throat pain. I’ve tried to get a medicine for sore throat. I was relieved but now the throat is paining me again. I’m finding it hard to swallow food. Please ma’am, what is the cause?

A: Sore throat (also called pharyngitis) is pain or irritation in the throat which may worsen when you swallow.

The most common cause of sore throat is viral infection like common cold. This type of sore throat resolves without the use of any medication. As any ardent follower of this page should know by now, viral infections are self-limiting and so they will run their course and stop with or without any treatment. Other causes of sore throat include bacterial infection, irritants (like tobacco smoke), muscle strain (from screaming), allergies etc

Symptoms are typically dry throat, difficulty with swallowing, painful sensation in the throat, hoarse or muffled voice, swollen tonsils on looking into the mouth etc

Treatment for sore throat depends on the cause. However, since most sore throats are caused by viruses, treatment is mainly symptomatic (that means, addressing the symptoms) and includes:

Rest: This helps rest your voice and improve your immunity

Drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration and gargle with salt water. Please do not swallow the salt water.
Use drugs like ibuprofen or paracetamol for pain and fever.

Use antibiotics ONLY if prescribed by your doctor who believes the cause of the sore throat is a bacterial infection. Suspicion of bacterial infection is made by the doctor if the patient has tender lumps (lymph nodes) on the neck, has fever, has no cough and has pus on the tonsils. If patient has three of these symptoms, the doctor may decide on antibiotics.

Prevention is the same as that for preventing infections generally. Practice good hygiene in all aspects (personal hygiene, hygiene at home, pet hygiene and food hygiene) and this involves:
Hand washing or using hand sanitizers when hand washing is not immediately possible, coughing or sneezing into the crook of the elbow, regularly cleaning ‘forgotten’ surfaces like remote controls, light switches, knobs of cookers etc all help to improve hygiene and prevent viral infections. Avoiding irritants like cigarette smoke, taking it easy during the game even when your team is winning so that you don’t strain your muscle are great ideas that help prevent sore throat.

If you experience difficulty with breathing and/or swallowing, please see your doctor asap.

Have a goodnight, y’all :D

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