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HOW TO EASE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS

Just the other day, I met with two friends. Without dictation our conversation adopted a menstrual turn. Fatuma complained of a back pain and cramps while Tendo dreaded the diarrhea, nausea, headache, vomiting and general body weakness. “It feels like all hell is set loose on every single week in a month”

Well different people are affected in particular ways on a personal basis of this matter at hand. It is also possible to find people who don’t experience pain at all during ovulation.

Cramps during Periods as we know them are caused when the muscles of your womb contract and relax to help shed built-up lining. In some cases we can’t be sure why other women experience severe pains. But some factors that increase in the menstrual pain are an augment in hormone-like substance called prostaglandin which influences your, growths in your womb, endometriosis (abnormal uterine tissue growth) or just starting your period and use of birth control.

Practical home relief;

With mild cramps and discomfort you can tryout the following remedies to receive relief during the ovulation process and if they don’t work, see a doctor to ascertain the cause of severe cramps.

Apply heat on your belly

Heat helps to relax the contracting muscles in the uterus and alleviate cramps. One can use heating pads and patches. If not available Pour warm water in a plastic bottle and place it on your belly. Showering  warm water also helps. Also keep hydrated, Drinking warm water helps reduce cramps and at the same time avoids headaches.

Improve on your diet

An augment in vegetables and a reduction in fat helps abate cramps. A low-fat diet actually decreases overall levels of inflammation in the body. In a month make sure to consume lots of veggies expecting a tolerant experience of periods. Besides fatty foods, avoid alcohol,carbonated beverages,caffeine and salty foods so as to avoid bloating and reduce cramps.

Rather adopt taking in ginger tea, basil tea, cinnamon tea, Blackstrap Molasses, parsley, chamomile tea, and papaya for better days.

Workout for phat results

STRETCHES DO HELP

Making exercise a daily routine in a week helps reduce cramp (pain). For a woman who rarely workout, it seems a bit crazy to think of exercise in the midst of the cramps but working out releases neurotransmitters like endorphins and oxytocin. Endorphins can decrease pain perception. Try Orgasm, Yoga, running and simple stretches so as to stimulate endorphins. Both aerobic exercise and stretching helped soothe period cramps.

Massage with essential oils

Using certain aromatic essential oils by massaging your lower abdomen can also relieve menstrual cramps.  Investigators assigned 48 women with menstrual cramps and other symptoms to massage either essential oils or a synthetic fragrance on their lower abdomen. The women used a mixture of diluted essential oils from the end of one period to the beginning of the next. Lavender, clary sage, and marjoram were used in a 2-1-1 ratio, and the essential oils were diluted to a 3 percent concentration overall in an unscented cream (a solution created, for example, by adding 3 milliliters (ml) of essential oils to 97 ml of an unscented cream). Women in both groups reported less pain, but the essential oils group did better.

Acupuncture

If your not dead afraid of needles, acupuncture is another way to needle away cramps. This Chinese ancient treatment relaxes the nervous system which causes a flow of blood in internal organs. Six studies on 673 women using acupuncture with no conventional treatment  (such as anti-inflammatory drugs) showed that they received relief from cramps. Overall, they found that both acupuncture and acupressure could reduce pain, but concluded that more evaluation was needed to be sure.

Take caution to receive the service from from a professional acupuncturist rather than false practitioners of the culture to avert health dysfunctions.

Use the right tools

In this modern day world, women are blessed to have a variety of pads (sanitary napkins) to choose from depending on personal acquiescence of a particular product. Most of the variety are coated with either latex or disposable plastic to which some women are allergic to.

For those who are irritated with industrial sanitary napkins coated with latex, you can always go organic. Made of pure organic cotton and just as much absorbent like those filled with absorbent gel in others.

VARIETY OF SANITARY NAPKINS

Look for products that suit your leakage level. They come in different sizes and colours to your appeasement and desires. The thinnest sanitary pads are called the panty liners worn when expecting periods and for those days when your concluding your periods on the fourth or fifth day.

For light bleeders, mini, light, regular or light and moderate sanitary napkins are to use unlike our counterparts who need maxi, super maxi, classic, super long maxi, extra heavy weight, and heavy pads to keep up with their faucet leakage and put worries to bed. Those worn at day time differ from those worn at night. Luckily enough manufactures align them in a way that suits such a difference.

Learning to use the right product give you a peace of mind and reduces stress levels as well as discomfort.

Seek divine intervention

Finally if all fails, seek the one who made you and cast all your concern to Him. He who created you could alter a few things to make your life better.


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QATAR CRISIS: A FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

Ever since Qatar was severed by the gulf nations, the population of the victim has suffered. Circumstances compelled Qatar to be dependent on Turkey and Iran for domestic supplies.One of the grievances of Saudi Arabia and it’s allies required Qatar to halt connections with Iran.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani discarded the grievances laid by the gulf nations, saying that the demands are impossible to meet, because the accusations contained in them are not true. However Doha is ready to discuss “legitimate issues” with the Gulf coalition.

“We cannot ‘sever links with so-called Islamic State, al-Qaeda and Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah’ because no such links exist,” he said in a statement.

“And we cannot ‘expel any members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’ because there are none in Qatar.” Said Qatari foreign minister.

The abruptly suspending of diplomatic relations, as they have in the past, but also surprised many by cutting off land, air and sea travel to and from Qatar has created major threats to the well being of her citizens.

Sanctions and expelling of Qatari nationals from four gulf nations have damaged the economy, the education of students in the gulf nations was disrupted. This challenging situation has compelled Qataris to adopt a course of action to pursue legal action against Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

A Qatari human rights group is hiring a Swiss law firm to help seek compensation for citizens affected by sanctions imposed by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states, sources familiar with the matter have said.

Lalive, a law firm with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Doha, is finalising an agreement with Qatar’s government-appointed National Human Rights Commission (QNHRC) that will be announced soon, according to reports.

Lalive, which specialises in mass claims, said it will pursue the cases in local and international tribunals. “The sanctions imposed on Qatar go too far and are not in accordance with international law. Ordinary Qatari nationals and companies are not part of the State and cannot be targeted,” Veijo Heiskanen, the lead lawyer on the case, told Al Jazeera.

Tensions continue to accumulate as Qatar struggles to cling to her sovereignty currently under attack by the  gulf council. “We are willing to negotiate any legitimate grievances with our neighbours, but we will not compromise our sovereignty.” Speaking in Washington, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani  called the “siege” on Qatar “a clear act of aggression” that violated international law.

Defence Minister Khalid Al Attiyah with his Turkish counterpart Fikri Isik in Ankara

Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah  held talks with his Turkish counterpart  Fikri Ishik in Ankara on 30th Friday, according to Turkey’s Anadolu state-run news agency.

The meeting between Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik and his Qatari counterpart, Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, will took place in the defence ministry.

Qatar’s ministry of defence announced the arrival of a new group of Turkish armed forces to the military base where Turkey began its training mission last week.

The forces are set to take part in joint exercises within the framework of a defence agreement signed between Doha and Ankara aimed at raising Qatar’s defence capabilities, supporting “counter-terror” efforts, and maintaining security and stability in the region.

To ensure the objective, earlier this month Mr Al Attiyah flew to Washington, where he signed a $12 billion deal to purchase F-15 fighter jets from the US.

 


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WALKING DOWN THE INVENTION LANE

In this world of hyper unemployment, scarcity of money and unfavourable political environment, when many young men and women of Uganda have resorted to travel abroad for greener pastures. Only a few however have set their minds on infiltrating the entrepreneurship world. In which innovation are born of brilliant notions.

With energy conservation as a goad, a young man known as Don Koledu Deogracious has decided to involve in creation of “Fireless Cookers” as he calls this product. These are energy conserving cookers that are clean and safe.

Fact is with this product food can never get burnt and when food is ready, it can keep warm for more than 6hrs and it contains the food’s aroma and taste. It can also be washed to keep it clean.

A FIRELESS COOKER

It is a circular product made up of intrinsic and meticulously sown patterns of cloth. Within the outer cloth lies a sponge and then a black cloth inside.

Since it has no means of generating heat, it is designed in the way of heat conservation. Which is why a black cloth and the cushions are vital. These are meant to contain the heat on the food without letting it emit outside.

HOW TO USE A FIRELESS COOKER

With a fireless cooker all you have to do is to pre-cook your food on a cooker or a charcoal stove for a given amount of time. This helps it to gain the required momentum of heat to sustain and guarantee its success in the fireless cooker.

Once the food has boiled enough to the highest boiling point, then transfer the whole saucepan in the fireless cooker. This has two domes of cushions. One is meant to support your food from beneath and another to cover it from the top. Your food should sit in between the cushions and wrap it up well. Then place it somewhere far from the reach of children.

TABLE OF FOOD SUCCESSFULLY COOKED

FOOD PRE-COOKED TIME TIME IN FIRELESS COOKER
RICE 5 MINUTES 25 MINUTES
IRISH POTATOES 5 MINUTES 1 HRS
MATOOKE BOIL 5 MINUTES 30 MINUTES
FRESH/ SOAKED BEANS 45MINUTES 3 HRS
SWEAT POTATOES 25 MINUTES 2 HRS
MEAT 15 MINUTES 3 HRS
MATOOKE IN LEAVES 20MINUTES 30 MINUTES

Well the list is limited but more room to explore what other foods can one cook as well as carry it to work. Work as your cooking.

OTHER BENEFITS

Besides cooking, this cooker can act as a stylish African hand bag as long as the cushions are removed, a considerable amount of space can accommodate other items. Two holders make it easier to carry and hang anywhere.

It is light in weight due to its non heavy properties.

It can also be used as a pillow, this was averred by the one owner of a product who claimed to have gone out in the field and suffered from fatigue. She found solace and comfort in laying her head on the cooker because it was soft.

It also comes in different colours and sizes as per an order.

TARGET GROUPS

Mostly parents or guardians with babies, people who detest to spend more time in the kitchen and single adults.