Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception

26th September 2016 was the world contraception day and I took the opportunity to raise awareness about emergency contraception which is popularly known as the morning after pill. Emergency contraception is just for the morning after the night before when something did not quite go to plan. Accidents do happen in all walks of life […]

HIV Battle Has Been Won But Not The Stigma

HIV Battle Has Been Won But Not The Stigma

“He/she is HIV positive and is spreading it ” are the headlines in some online news sites or social media pages. Some people take it upon themselves to “inform the public” about the HIV status of somebody . Firstly the issue of disclosure should be a personal choice and it’s sad that the choice is […]

Dental/Oral Health and Your Overall Health and Wellness

Dental/Oral Health and Your Overall Health and Wellness

If you are like me, growing up in the 80s and 90s in Zimbabwe, the only time I ever got to see a dentist was when I had a toothache. I was at the dentist’s office and the troublesome tooth was promptly removed. I don’t remember much education about the importance of good dental hygiene […]

Waist Trainers and High Heel Shoes

Waist Trainers and High Heel Shoes

We all want to lose weight and look good in the clothes we wear . We go and see our doctors and the advice we get is not pleasing to us . We hear the same old story that we need to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. The challenge we have is to […]

Pumpkin Seeds And Okra For Lunch

Pumpkin Seeds And Okra For Lunch

“Today Okra and yesterday it was pumpkin seeds this is not fair “, says me some years ago when I was a kid. I remember coming from Chindotwe Primary School in Musana area near Shamva in Zimbabwe one afternoon and finding my mother having prepared sadza (thick maize porridge) with okra(derere). The previous day it […]

Explaining Mabayo / Isihlabo / Sidepains

Explaining Mabayo / Isihlabo / Sidepains

Mabayo is a Shona word or Isihlabo in Ndebele , that is causing a lot of debate among the Zimbabwean community. Questions are being asked as to what actually is “Mabayo”. Some have even suggested that it means pneumonia which is chest infection. The question that remains unanswered is if Mabayo is pneumonia why is […]

Miscarriage Can Happen To Anyone

Miscarriage Can Happen To Anyone

It is a worrying time for those involved when a miscarriage happens. A lot of questions are asked and sadly at times women are wrongly blamed for it. Surprisingly miscarriages are much more common that most people realise. It is estimated that among women who know they are pregnant one in six of these pregnancies […]

Smelly Feet Are Not Fun For Anyone

Smelly Feet Are Not Fun For Anyone

Smelly feet are not fun for anyone but there is no need to worry as it can be prevented. Most of us have had smelly feet at one point in our lives. We know how annoying or embarrassing it can be. Be it in the bus , commuter omnibus or a public gathering smelly feet […]

Acne or Pimples Explained

Acne or Pimples Explained

Let’s Talk About Acne, Popularly Known As Pimples Acne (popularly known as pimples) is a common skin condition that affects most of us at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that’s hot or painful to touch. Acne is very common in teenagers and younger adults. About 80% of people aged 11 […]

Sadza Causes Cancer?

Sadza Causes Cancer?

So is sadza bad for you ? We have recently had articles linking sadza to diabetes and many people are now wondering if sadza is bad for them. I have been asked on several occasions by concerned people. They want to know if sadza is bad for them. Does sadza cause diabetes ? Should we […]

Chocolate Good For you?

Chocolate Good For you?

Growing up in Zimbabwe my favourite or the only chocolate I could afford was called Chomp. Chomp is a brand of chocolate by Cadbury. During the 1970s Chomp bars were sold in Australia with the catchphrase “Ten cents never tasted so good”. This chocolate was affordable so we would buy it each time we get […]