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Waspy diets

Eat up! I know that sounds like blasphemy in this era of lifestyle diseases. It may even inspire feelings of execration from some models who aspire to have the enviable waistline of a wasp, and their ambitious apprentices who religiously adhere to slimming diets. But hear me out, I am encouraging this with noble intentions. …

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Pink flair

The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body. Probably a cliché by now. A crocodile’s tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth. Meh. Your tongue is all whitish and that’s okay. Sure thing. Wait, what? Yup. Pink and ruddy-looking tongues are by default the reference standard for what is healthy. That’s …

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Ear care

Ever heard of Q-tips? I only became aware of their existence yesterday. At least by that name. On this side of the Atlantic, we call them earbuds. The internet has very many uses for them, from helping collars stay straight to cleaning the grooves in the sole of your shoe. Granted, some of the uses …

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Fiery milk

Keep the milk away…if you are experiencing heartburn. A while ago it was fashionable to take milk to curb the effects of a heartburn attack. Now any updated physician will tell you to adhere to the opposite. So as not to sound like an over-bearing parent giving orders to a teen just to establish superiority, …

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Sugar… again.

Sugar. It flatters our taste buds and wiles our senses. I am not here to champion for its gaudy facet though. I have come as its prophet of doom…only less harsh. Less harsh because it would be bold but rash to condemn it altogether without prescribing a worthy substitute. After all, it forms part of …

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Rehydration I

Some time back I was at a restaurant in Ruai with kin having a drink or two (hopefully ‘restaurant’ puts the type of drink into positive context). Our seats granted us ample view of the parking area. As we regaled in catch-up chatter, a car whizzed into the parking lot and the raring driver brought …

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Sugars & sweetness

A lecturer of ours once referred to the human body as a machine. Apart from the vocabulary feeling a tad flat, it was quite spot on. I would have added excellent before our flat word. A combination of several systems working in remarkable harmony so that we can do whatever the hell we feel like …

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Rehydration II

If ancient records are to be believed, one King Richard II of England trod a grim path to meet his Maker. After overseeing a season on the throne bedecked with acts of cruelty, the chap was overthrown by a gallant Henry and left at the mercy of his hunger pangs. The stomach is one demanding …

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