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Heavy Flow? - Try this

8/19/2018
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On average, 30% of women report having heavy periods, and figures are likely much higher specifically in the context of black women due a link with fibroids, a condition we are 3 times more likely to develop. A few years back, while reading a journal article on pathways involved in building up the lining of the womb, which ultimately determines how heavy your period will be, I mapped out how everyday lifestyle factors have an ability to influence this process. Bear with me on this, I’ll try...

Duration:00:13:58

How coffee protects your liver

8/12/2018
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The liver is the only organ in the body that is able to completely remake itself, even when up to 75% of it has been removed, and it’s that self-healing power that makes it one of the most remarkable organs in the body. But there are limits. There are a multitude of things out there that can wreak havoc with your liver. Everything from excess alcohol, hepatitis infections, weight gain and even toxins on peanuts! But did you know that the humble coffee bean, has actually been found to protect...

Duration:00:12:24

Health, healing and the power of hope

8/6/2018
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Science shows that thoughts, both positive and negative have a direct influence on our immune system, and influence everything from our ability to deal with infections ranging from the flu and controlling HIV, all the way through to its influence on our ability to heal after an operation. There is something powerful about having a positive outlook, which is most definitely easier said than done. The scientific community have finally put a label on it – Psychoneuroimmunology. Putting it...

Duration:00:13:44

Organic vs GM food

7/29/2018
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There are a wide range of benefits to genetically modified food in agriculture. However, I was intrigued by an experience I had several years ago while completing a degree in human genetics. A senior member of the department with a range of genetic discoveries to his name was actually against genetically modified food. He was largely alone on that campaign, but it got me thinking. Today we’ll be discussing the difference between Organic vs GM food from the perspective of our health. We...

Duration:00:19:40

Reversing diabetes

7/22/2018
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We all know the stats, diabetes is a major health challenge, and it’s an issue that’s indeed very dear to me; primarily because of the consequences of diabetes, which many are actually unaware of. Such as gradual loss of vision, kidney failure, the list goes on. But not to worry. This week we give a run through of the steps and science out there for indeed reversing type 2 diabetes! We revisit last week’s episode titled ‘Yes, you need sunscreen!’, and answer audio questions sent in. Submit...

Duration:00:11:44

Yes, you need sunscreen!

7/15/2018
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Skin bleaching and lightening creams are often used in attempts to even out skin tone. However, most are unaware that dark patches and hyperpigmentation on the face, medically termed ‘melasma’ is often linked to skin damage from sun exposure, and women of African and Asian heritage are most affected. We also touch on the theme of skin cancer, and discuss how to avoid all of the above! We revisit last week’s episode titled ‘How good sleep keeps you lean’ with audio contributions sent in...

Duration:00:14:18

How good sleep keeps you lean

7/9/2018
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Good sleep keeps you lean. Today we’ll be discussing three ways sleep or rather a lack of it, is probably sabotaging your weight loss goals for 2018. We also answer questions on last week's episode 'Dr. WhatsApp', which was essentially about common health myths on cancer cures, vaccines and quick fixes circulating on social media. Submit your audio questions via our website dailyrunafrica.com, and we'll do our best to feature it on the show next week! Hosted by Dr. Yemisi Bokinni - A...

Duration:00:13:29

Dr. WhatsApp

7/1/2018
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They say lies spread faster on social media than truth does, and the stakes are greatest when it comes to our health. Fake health news can be fatal. This week we discuss three health myths on vaccines, cancer cures and quick fixes that I’ve received over our much favoured app - WhatsApp. We also revisit last week’s episode ‘Three Africa Superfoods’ in the form of an interview. Here we learn how one founder was able to increase profits 30-fold in the superfoods industry by transitioning...

Duration:00:18:09

Three African Superfoods

6/25/2018
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African local herbs, fruits, vegetables and grains have quite often been the basis of the global 'superfoods' industry which is worth an estimated 43 billion dollars every year. In this episode, we feature Teff, the Ethiopian grain favoured by Hollywood actresses, Hibiscus, which commonly consumed as a drink in much of west Africa, as well as the scientifically proven anti-inflammatory benefits of the fruit Tamarind. Submit your audio questions via our website, and we'll do our best to...

Duration:00:14:55

Lactose intolerant?

6/17/2018
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95% of people in Africa and Asia are intolerant to dairy, and contrary to what the name lactose intolerant implies, this is actually the norm. The gene responsible for breaking down 'lactose' in milk switches off in adulthood, and western populations who often tolerate dairy without the side effects of bloating actually developed a genetic mutation which permits them to do so. Today we’ll be discussing dairy alternatives, how to meet your daily calcium requirements for strong bones, as...

Duration:00:12:54

Good Bacteria

6/10/2018
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It’s been said that there are more bacteria in and on our bodies, than there are stars in the milky way. At an estimated 30 to 50 trillion, that’s a whole load of bacteria! Today we’ll discuss a few tips for topping up on your good bacteria, how they support our immune system, help to produce crucial vitamins as well as review how excessive use of antibiotics commonly contributes to serious disease. Submit your audio questions via our website, and we'll do our best to feature it on the...

Duration:00:13:17

Why you MUST season your meat

6/3/2018
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Here we provide context about the link between meats and cancer in part due to the formation of toxic chemicals formed during the process of cooking, known as heterocyclic amines. This also occurs in the context of smoked fish, a common delicacy in much of West Africa. However, studies have proven that seasoning meats with specific ingredients prior to cooking reduce the formation of these toxic chemicals by up to 95% in some instances. Submit your audio questions via our website, and...

Duration:00:14:26

Happy Foods

5/27/2018
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This episode gives a countdown of three groups of foods and their nutrients that have been scientifically proven to have a positive effect on your brain power, confidence and mood. We also answer audio questions sent in from China, Kenya and the U.S on themes discussed in last week’s episode ‘Detoxify your drinking water’. Here we explore questions in relation to air quality, health inequalities in the context of environmental pollution, as well as whether or not it’s healthy to consume...

Duration:00:11:29

Detoxify your drinking water

5/20/2018
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Ever wondered what happens to chemical waste we produce? the toxins that leak from landfill sites into our soil; how about the tons of medication, pesticides and insecticides used in agriculture every year? It ends up in our water, that is a fact, and you drink gallons of it every week.Today we’ll be discussing two ways to detoxify your drinking water.

Duration:00:12:09

Born to win

5/13/2018
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Drinking a cup of vegetable juice a day can turn disease causing genes down, and disease fighting genes up. It’s called epigenetics!

Duration:00:05:54

Trailer

5/2/2018
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A health and wellness show hosted by Dr. Yemisi Bokinni, where we discuss scientifically proven tips on how to use lifestyle medicine and sound nutrition to prevent, manage and reverse many of the common diseases we face today. Got questions? Visit our website at dailyrunafrica.com, click on the relevant post, hit record, and send your audio message through. We’ll do our best to answer at the end of the show next week.

Duration:00:01:53