CAUTION WITH SOYA BEAN

 

I have studied a bit about soya bean and know vey well that it contains a huge variety of chemicals generally known as phytochemicals. These are known as biological active components of plants, in this case soya bean.

We in Nigeria consume a lot of soya and have been advised to do so since it is cheap source of proteins for us in the “third world”. From my little research I know that soya has a great deal of chemicals that some people react to, although I am no authority on soya plant but I think I should share with all because I also consume these plant seed in my home regularly. According to an article I read soya is no friend when it comes to health benefits, it is known to contain isoflavones, phytic acids ( known as an anti-nutrient compound), hemagglutinin ( known to cause blood clot), e.t.c. It is also linked to hormonal in-balance in laboratory animals which have a close biological system to humans.

Soya bean is also heavily processed with very toxic chemicals such as aluminum, alkaline, acids, and for us Africans who can hardly afford processed soya; these chemicals are extremely hard to remove by cooking as it requires long periods of cooking to do this. It even has a connection  with fertility in humans as it acts in ways similar to estrogen.

I am not an advocate for anti-soya groups but I feel we should take a better look at this crop and weigh the pros and cons.

please kindly refer to the site below for more information.

http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/soy.htm

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GUESS WHAT

Love Is Like Quicksand: The Deeper You Fall In It The Harder It Is To Get Out

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SELF MASTERY

 

Anger is one of those little accepted part of our very existence, often left at home but carried along the stains where ever we go. One of the singular facts about anger that I had the privilege of discovering quite recently I am afraid. Earlier on in my life I had this very high intolerance for situations I had felt should be given more advanced handling or processing speeds but learnt with time to see things in their true perspective; which was the fact that our own imperfections are the source our anger problems not that of the other party.

If I recall [being a Christian] the scripture that says: as we look to the imperfections of others may we see that ours is much greater and stands in need of amendment (paraphrased). Let me high light this point, say you are angered by the inability of one of your associates or say subordinates to achieve a certain standard in performance, we or you immediately see him/her as being incompetent but fail to see that we or are actually more incompetent than the other person as a result of several facts. The first of this being the fact that we had failed to see the limitations in the other party, the secondly we failed to utilize our expertise in promoting the other parties potentials in achieve the set standards. I have had the opportunity to serve and attend several trainings on the subject and have always come to this realization that we must show our competence or self control by the way we manage our relationships with others through proper anger management.

Some may view this position as totally unacceptable with regards to how such may affect the fortunes of any organization but the fact remains that we can do better without compromising the profits or the mission statement of any body or institution. In control ones anger we will actually be much more focused as to improving the potential of all even our selves.

Let me share another example of anger management and its immediate benefits. Say your in the army and have been posted to a war zone it will be expected of you in all situations to keep your calm while being able to secure victory, irrespective of the behavior of both friend and foe alike; especially your friend. If for instance if you were to lose your temper with one of your soldiers then that would affect the outcome of the whole battle but if you were to keep your cool or control your anger then there is that great possibility of encouraging that soldier to perform better and of course saving all in your unit the disaster of defeat and death.

Little issues like these [anger management] make a huge difference in the success rate in whatever field of Endeavour we have chosen, but most importantly it increases our mental capabilities promoting not just the best in our selves but the best in others as we serve them. We must realize we are serving others not our selves and once this is done we would have added a feather to our potential.

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SELF MASTERY

Anger is one of those little accepted part of our very existence, often left at home but carried along the stains where ever we go. One of the singular facts about anger that I had the privilege of discovering quite recently I am afraid. Earlier on in my life I had this very high intolerance for situations I had felt should be given more advanced handling or processing speeds but learnt with time to see things in their true perspective; which was the fact that our own imperfections are the source our anger problems not that of the other party.

If I recall [being a Christian] the scripture that says: as we look to the imperfections of others may we see that ours is much greater and stands in need of amendment (paraphrased). Let me high light this point, say you are angered by the inability of one of your associates or say subordinates to achieve a certain standard in performance, we or you immediately see him/her as being incompetent but fail to see that we or are actually more incompetent than the other person as a result of several facts. The first of this being the fact that we had failed to see the limitations in the other party, the secondly we failed to utilize our expertise in promoting the other parties potentials in achieve the set standards. I have had the opportunity to serve and attend several trainings on the subject and have always come to this realization that we must show our competence or self control by the way we manage our relationships with others through proper anger management.

Some may view this position as totally unacceptable with regards to how such may affect the fortunes of any organization but the fact remains that we can do better without compromising the profits or the mission statement of any body or institution. In control ones anger we will actually be much more focused as to improving the potential of all even our selves.

Let me share another example of anger management and its immediate benefits. Say your in the army and have been posted to a war zone it will be expected of you in all situations to keep your calm while being able to secure victory, irrespective of the behavior of both friend and foe alike; especially your friend. If for instance if  you were to lose your temper with one of  your soldiers then that would affect the outcome of the whole battle but if you were to keep your cool or control your anger then there is that great possibility of encouraging that soldier to perform better and of course saving all in your unit the disaster of defeat and death.

Little issues like these [anger management] make a huge difference in the success rate in whatever field of Endeavour we have chosen, but most importantly it increases our mental capabilities promoting not just the best in our selves but the best in others as we serve them. We must realize we are serving others not our selves and once this is done we would have added a feather to our potential.

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BUSINESS AS USUAL…..YET AGAIN

The Nigerian Tribune posted this news that all former officials in the nigerian government should receive allowances, even those who took power by force. Isn’t interesting coming from a “legislative house” that claims it seeks to propergate democracy.

I can undderstand the relevance of granting legitimate ex-leaders this honour but what is the rational at making it also available to those who took power by force against the conatitutionally provided means of Our dear David Mark, the senate president says he’s all sbout democratic values but yet again our leaders show once again that they all in it to protect their interest and that of their fellow like minded fellows. To group lawfully elected leaders with unlawfully elected ones is to me an insult to nigerians who voted these leaders into power and an insult to the dignity of past leaders. Today’s leaders have no trouble sleeping with the enemy no matter what the opinion of nigerians are, after all [as the popular phrase goes] “no leader has actually been elected by the people.

I often wonder why IBB has the boldness to do all that he does; which is the fact that he [IBB] knows that “all have sinned” and imagines who us worthy enough to prosecute him. Boy what a shame to the PROJECT NIGERIA, that our leaders can after all the talk of real change still behave in such a manner. This does not shock me but presses hard on my desire to believe in a change in Nigeria…

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MARRIAGE- THE BEST CHOICE

In Africa marriage has been view as the fundamental structure needed to boost the health of all societies and has in all cases received an elevated paramount position in the scheme of things. Today Africa makes its resilient stand against major encroachment into this sacred institution which until date has remained free from unhealthy “western influence.” The view of marriage in the west as often that of a mere cordial relationship between two consenting adults but Africa sees this as a flawed description of a most sacred institution.

In Nigeria where I currently live, the marriage is looked at as the only means to rate all grown or mature men as regards to their social status amongst their peers. All men are expected to prove them selves by their ability to become members of this sacred and exclusive collection of noble gentlemen. It should be noted here that money is not the issue but rather one psychological readiness to take on more responsibilities as is required of members of this elite club.

In Africa, cultural motivations play a most significant part in the position of marriage within the society. Cultural believes of many African nations makes it imperative that marriage remains very important indeed. The culture of many continental Africa has always been a conservative one which has always viewed marriage as the sole responsibility of the conservative ruling class where ever they may be found. African cultural marriage considerations today face so much attack from various anti-marriage establishments as can be seen in the multitude of well sponsored anti-marriage campaigns, whether direct or indirect; which ever may be the case African values are currently under serious attack from every imaginable means.

It is a noticeable fact that any African society which has retained a strong post-colonial link to its former colonial masters has found it extremely difficult to maintain a solid marriage foundation which has translated into a porous moral setting ripe with good examples of every thing that social planning and implementation seeks to do away with. Recently it has been noticed in my opinion that many aid programs have sought to repeal African cultural values and in so doing undermine the traditional institution of marriage in Africa.

Every society can not in my own opinion survive without a strong marriage background, many in the west today put off marriage as an ‘unnecessary evil’ which only put its participants in unjust commitment to a goal that has no basis. The fact remains that we become what we have been taught in our families and no society can grow beyond the level of its marriage institution for it is impossible to give what we do not have.

Looking at the present state of the western society we a similar pattern that runs across most if not all; a pattern laced with troubled individuals who for no reasons immediately available just become violent, but of course the reason are there to see: A society of little emphasis on marriage. Africa has marriage as the last line of defense against falling prey to the ills of a society void of a proper social frame work. The west may be well advanced but I disagree with the opinion that they have it right on the marriage front. Results speak for them selves and will not be fooled by what ever English term that may be used to describe their situation.

Simply put a culture that promotes no marriage promotes no stability.

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HAPPINESS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE

Happiness has been such a much considered item that one often neglects to examine it when required. It is the very essence of living and sets out the ultimate end rule in all relationships.

I have had a long and very eventful interaction with happiness that has left me a better person than when I first began to examine her. In all societies and nations much resources is dedicated to the pursuit of happiness and for this reason I thought it important to duly consider it. It has been defined in many ways and I do not intend to use any of these definitions because all of us have a privilege view of happiness whether we realize it or not (doctrine of Buddhism and Christianity).

I believe happiness to be a virtue that lives with all and can be realized simply by accepting the present realities and doing the best we are capable of; many have often wondered why others appear to be happy and they are not. Well simply put: self centeredness. We often think there is a magic formula to happiness, well there is you. People must realize that they alone can make them selves happy in every environment or condition in which they may find them selves. Do not be fooled into thinking that any can make you happy when you are not ready to be, because you will only waste valuable time doing this. Happiness will come when it will come if and only if we have accepted our role in this most sort state or virtue and decided within us that; and realized also that we are the architects of our own happiness.

A man may be poor with regards to material possessions but that he will be happy has nothing to do with his lack of wealth (please note man here refers to both male and female subjects), but rather has a lot to do with self contentment. Some will ask what this self contentment means and if I may try to offer my own explanation I would call it the point at which we realize there is a bigger burden to life than just eat and drink. I have said my own explanation because that is my happiness and your own explanation is your happiness. The bottom line is please look out for your happiness because no one will have the time nor do so for you even when they pretend to be doing so.

Happiness can not be bought, exchanged nor transferred but can be owned by any who knows how to. Spend your time serving others and you will unlock happiness from within. That is one of the many ways one can unlock happiness and the more you do so the more happiness you unlock.

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