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Tea and medicine

The Chinese has contributed a lot to culinary. Though the tea tree grows in China and some part of India. We have myth covering the  origin of tea.


It was discovered serendipitously by a Chinese emperor (Emperor Shen Nong) who was boiling water in his garden. The tea leave fell into his boiling water. He suddenly loved the aroma of the water and he decide to take a sip, so came the birth of tea drinking. The emperor being a good ruler and scientist decide to research on the tea leaf. He was able to discover the medicinal properties of the tea leave.


The tea leaf especially the green tea is very medicinal to the body. It serves as good antioxidants to help the body burn fat easily and thus enhance the muscles endurance. It helps prevent against cardiovascular disease, cancer and free radicals. Tea contains oxygen Radicals absorbing capacity (ORAC) which absorbs free radicals that damage the DNA. Though the body is designed to absorb those radicals themselves but using a little help by …
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Blogging and the Chinese Bamboo

The Chinese Bamboo starts its life as a seed like every other plant. It has to be planted on a good soil, watered and exposed to sunlight. The farmer who planted it, is full of hope that the bamboo would be the source of his livelihood. Struggling to keep his family, he kept hope alive and kept  going to water his bamboo seeds. The first year, there was no sign of growth, non of the seeds sprouted yet he continued to nurture and tending it. People would mock him saying why is he engaging in such fruitless journey of hope to success. But the farmer was still hopeful and consistent in the chase for success. The second year goes still no sign of growth. He still kept diligently tending and looking for other means for his family to survive so goes the third year. On the fourth year, the bamboo sprouted, hope was rekindled people who mocked him saw it as a miracle. The bamboo grew 80ft in 6 weeks. His dreams finally came through after 4 years.

Linda Ikeji a blogger net worth $3.2 Billion 

Understanding the rules of engagement

Being a blogger makes you an online publisher because you provide content and traffic for advertisers to promote their products. We have lots of advertising agency online, we have: propellerads, pop-ads, google ads etc. But I want to believe the most profitable ads agency is google ads.


Google advertises on different type of content like website or blog, videos on YouTube and apps which is handled by Admob. The rest are handled by Adsense. All have their individual policies which is expedient one study if one is expected to continue to earn through ads. Moreover, there are so many ways to earn as a blogger outside google ads. One could do affiliate marketing and we have lots of them around like: markethealth, which is very related to our niche and for my folks in Nigeria, you could consider Jumia or Konga affiliate marketing. You could also earn by selling products and services like our TCM app that gives one the opportunities to buy TCM products online but unfortunately, it’s being y…

Macular Degeneration

As one ages, it’s of necessity one keep up with regular medical checkup, especially the eyes. What we intend to discuss in this post could be maintained if detected early, but if discovered late, there could be no remedy. It could lead to blindness.

The Eye
A simple way to understand how the eyes works is thus: light rays from an objects hits the cornea (the window of the eyes), it’s been refracted to go through the lens which focuses it to the retina where it’s converted into electrical pulses and sent to the brain. The light of cause passes through the vitreous which is the gel substance that makes the eyes stay its shape, down to the back of the eyes where the retina is found.

If one observe the back of the eyes from the figure above, one would discover a part of the eye close to the center of the retina oval in shape called the macular. The macular is responsible for the central, high resolution, color vision just to mention a few. If this is damaged, ones vision could be impaired…

Electrolyte Imbalance

The body needs electricity to function properly. An electrolyte are mobile free ion that carries electric current in molten stage. From our little knowledge of the process of electrolysis, we know direct current is produced within electrode when they are connected in a solution having electrolyte which could either be a cation (positive charge) or anion (negative charge). Electrolysis is called a decomposition process, but we are not here to discuss electrolysis but to talk about electrolyte imbalance.



Electric current is essential for the body to function and what provides this are called electrolytes. These ions include potassium, sodium, calcium, bicarbonate etc. This electrolytes interacts with the cells in the tissues, muscles, and nerves. Good fruit and vegetable could be a good source of this electrolyte. The balance of these electrolytes are of great essence because The symptoms of electrolyte imbalance can include twitching, weakness and, if unchecked, seizures and heart rhyt…

Alkaline and Acidic food

Very interesting topic because many are talking about alkaline coffee or tea because of the controversy around the health hazard of of acidic food. Before we discuss this topic, we have to talk about acid and alkaline via the PH. The PH level which is used to measure the acidic or alkaline level of a substance, ranges from 0-14. Below 7 it is acidic but above 7 it's alkaline. Seven is the neutral level, the PH of distilled water. Just a quick reminder, the neutralization of acid and base (Alkaline) gives a salt and water, which water is exactly seven making it neutral.

Speaking of food, we had discussed ulcer and many would be thinking our topic is  tailored towards food that causes ulcer, far from it. The digestive tract is built to be acidic. The tongue has a PH of around 6.5-7.5, the upper stomach is slightly acid the stomach is very acidic because we have hydrochloric acid that kill bacteria and help with the digestion process and the small intestine where food is been absorbe…