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​Philippians 2:10-11 


By entering the name of Jesus, every firewall shall fall; of satellites in the heavens, of mainframes on the ground or of hackers hiding underground, and every hotspot shall broadcast that Jesus Christ is the ultimate password to the credit of God the Ultimate programmer.

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Understanding When and Whom to Date. Part 11

​Usually, when talking with people about what they think is the best determinant of when a person should start dating, some say “maturity” but when further discussion ensues, a  large number don’t know what the word means. 

So, what is maturity? 

In order to understand the picture that the word paints, let’s first consider what maturity is not and the universally acceptable definition of an immature individual is – a baby. 

There are a number of things that jump to mind when we think off  babies. First is their size. They are tiny. Of course with proper feeding, they would grow up. And when they are fully grown, we tend to think they are mature whereas, in fact, we have simply mistaken growth for maturity. 
Growth is merely the increase in size and or number but maturity involves growth and something more – development and the consequent attainment of full functional capacity. 
Take a fruit tree for example, it might have grown to its final size but it would take some time with nothing apparently happening before it is ready to bear fruit. Same with a girl, she might have grown to her adult size but her reproductive capacity might still be limited by a body that hasn’t matured enough to hold a baby without harming herself. 
So growth is good but it’s only a component of maturity. So, young lady, you might have developed the figure eight but still be immature. Your broad shoulders and thick muscles shouldn’t confuse you either, Bro. 
Apart from increase in body size, there is something else that happens to babies with the passage of time. 
We’ll continue next time. 

Understanding When and Whom to Date. PT 10

​Okay. Just a quick recap of some recent key points. 

1. Dating is not a bad thing, it’s what we’ve associated it with that makes us think it is. 

2. There are many wrong reasons to get into a dating situation with someone. The common ones, as discussed include Age, Biological clock, peer pressure, Tired of being single, dreams and visions. 


Now, let’s look at the proper reasons one should consider himself ready to start dating. 
There are many features, however all those features can be summarised with one word – Maturity. 
Someone is thinking, “Is that it? I knew that”. Perhaps you’re right… Perhaps you knew that…. Perhaps. 
But for the vast majority of people who have only a vague understanding of what maturity means, let’s explore that word a little. 
Next time. Okay? 

Understanding When and Whom to Date. PT 9

WHEN SHOULD I START DATING?


Common reason people start dating #7: “I had a dream”. 


Another common reason people enter into romantic relationships, especially amongst us Christians, is that they saw a certain person in a vision or dream. Some heard the voice of God pointing out someone to them as their future spouse. 
But is that enough to make us get into a relationship with the person? 
I can state categorically that visions, dreams and all manner of divinely supernatural communications exist between God and mankind on a regular basis. I can also say that God is interested in communicating with us every time on every subject and the choice of a spouse is not the least amongst topics of interest. Just like any parent or friend, He will talk with you about choosing a spouse if you let Him. 
The mistake we often make, which I would like to point out here is that we often take such revelations of the approval of God of a selection of a spouse as the green light to go ahead with a relationship immediately, oftentimes with disastrous results leading some of us to conclude that God does not involve himself in such affairs because if God was involved, it shouldn’t have gone wrong. There’s so much that is wrong with that idea. 
I have to point out, that God’s involvement in things doesn’t automatically mean nothing would go wrong. We have to understand that God’s dealings with man is a partnership or covenant as we like to say in Christian Circles. God has a part to play and so do we. He made us in His likeness and so we have the will to choose just like He does and just as no one can make Him do anything, no one can make us do anything either… not even God. I’m sure He COULD if He wanted to because He’s omnipotent but He chose not to, such is the power He gave to mankind and He will not violate our will. 
Think about it. If God could make us do stuff, would everyone not be saved already? Would anyone be able to do anything evil? The fact that we pray “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” means having His will done on earth is not automatic. God wills good always, it’s up to us to agree with Him in order to access the goodwill. Two cannot walk together unless they agree. 
Now to the point, examples are available in the bible that show us that God is not in the business of giving us half the needed information, expecting us to complete it with our imagination. He tells us what to do plainly and we choose to or not to obey him. 
He says, come now let us reason together… if you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the land. Isaiah 1:18-19
Take David for example, he asked God whether or not to fight and God said yes. Then David asked for clear directives on when and how to fight and he got it. And he always won. (2 Samuel 5:17-25). Compare that with Moses who knew in his heart he was called to deliver Israel but going ahead without clear instructions complicated things for himself. (Exodus 2:11-15) But when Moses learned to ask God for step by step instructions on what to say and do, he became an unparalleled and unstoppable prophet and deliverer. 
Visions,  dreams and so on, are not always one way experiences that allow no room  for interaction. You can ask God questions if you need further information. He won’t be offended. Mary asked and got answers, Peter as well. (Luke 1:34-35, Acts 10:9-16).
James 1:5 says “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” 
I believe every relationship is beneficial, but for time and place. God might have okayed your choice but you need to be clear if he has okayed your timing. 

​We’re still on, folks! You can catch the last part using this link: http://wp.me/p6rlMY-fx

Friend Centredness 

Hello friends. I was involved in discussion with some friends a few days ago and thought to share it with you. 

As usual, the identities of the participants are protected and as always, I trust you will have fun while learning a few things. 

Enjoy! 

Lee: Hi all, I have a question. How would you know true friendship?

Tee: Good question

Lee: Oya oh!
Answers please.
Before I start calling us out.

Tee: Been thinking about this for sometime now.

Lee: Ok Na.
After thinking, what do you think?

Tee: Ha, me too I need answers o.

Tammy: I also want to know o. You just said my mind.

Lee: 😂💦😂💦😂💦

Ok naa, where PD (the rescuer of the brethren), PL, Sis G etal?

PL: We are all busy 😁

Lee: 😁

PL: A true friend is one who loves you unconditionally (i.e. regarding the true meaning of love), Will stand with you, tell you the truth @ all times, celebrate with you when you do, support you when you need it but will not stand with you when you are wrong.

Knowing true friendship only takes time for you to prove it. True friendship involves looking out for each other’s interest, helping each other become better and achieve your goals and dreams.

True friendship is not only when the other person is treating you well but when you also treat the person well and not take advantage of the person.

Lee: Thank you for your wisdom.

PD: What PL said, That’s what we think.

Lee: Athink you see am na?
What do you think PD?

PD: I just told you naa. She typed out what we both think.

Lee: Does it include regular visits to each other?

Bee: Not necessarily.

PD: Regular visits? No, that’s a job not a relationship. You visit as part of your fun not because you have a schedule to maintain. Or sometimes, if emergencies call for it and you’re available.

Lee: Thank you.

PL: You do not have the time to visit the person everyday, don’t expect it from the person too. When you have the time, do it. If you don’t, use other avenues to connect with the person.

Lee: Can friendship not run @ its pace? Must I visit my friends?
As talkative as I am, I really don’t like visiting.

PD: Then in this regard, you have to adjust. Care and love for each other are not virtual reality concepts. You must show it. Folks can’t read your mind so they won’t know until you display it.
I recommend you set up a routine for yourself to visit one friend or another per month, no rush when you do. I mean, make that your activity for that day. It would be easier if that friend is a family friend so your spouse can support you.
Same thing with making calls to friends and family.

Tammy: 📖🖊📝📝

Tee: Ok

Lee: Merci beaucoup.
PD: He hasn’t called? Why don’t you pick up your phone and call him and say, “Hey, bro, whatsup? You haven’t called for a while like you usually do. Is everything alright?”
By that one action, you have done two things.
1. You have shown that his calls were actually valuable to you and you enjoy them.
2. You have shown that you’re not just sitting down waiting for him to come and pay homage. You also care but perhaps you are not as great at making calls as he is.
You just might find out that,  like our Brother Will, his phone was stolen and he is still trying to get another one or like Sister Tammy, her phone is doing skoin skoin (i.e. has a problem) and she has to borrow a relative’s phone to stay in touch and so on and so forth.
The principle can be applied to visits, gifts, and so on.

Lee: Life would be easier if we did this.

PD: I get amused when I call someone who I haven’t heard from for some time and they spend the time complaining, “Eheeeeeeen, you have forgotten me, abi? You refused to call me. It’s not good o. I thought we were friends”. 😒😒😒 And I’m thinking, “You are using my call credit to tell me that I don’t call you?” For some, I just tell them straight to do that on their own call credit and not waste mine, cos in case you haven’t noticed friend, I’m the one calling now“.

On the other hand, I have had to tell a lot of friends, when I do call them and they are all over the place apologising for not calling… I tell them something like “Hey, our friendship didn’t start because of a phone call and it won’t end because of a lack of one, so let’s pick up where we left off and keep going”. They are usually grateful. Some of them are, perhaps, here on this platform. 

See, I’ve told myself that even if I am perfect, life isn’t. Things happen as part of life that makes people’s best intentions and efforts to still come up short. Give them a break, cut them some slack, they are people living in the same imperfect world as you.

Tee: What about when it’s only you dat does all the calling? 

PD: I will say this to you. How many times have you forgiven God of his transgressions? How many times have you sat down to listen to God’s prayers and answer them? How many times has God taken you for granted and forgot to connect with you on a daily basis? Answer is zero.

So, since you were made in the image and likeness of God, more so, you are the new creation the whole of eternity has been excited to see, you can do better than getting tired of being the one calling all the time.

Tee: Yes sir. 

PD: It is this same principle in every other relationship, including marriage, that God taught me years ago and I have been applying ever since: Love others as I have loved you. 

His love is unconditional, never tiring, never waning, consistent. Predictable. I’ve come to learn recently… Well not so recently sha… that God is the most predictable person there is. You know exactly what He would do in every situation. His predictability is sure. In fact, another word for predictable would be faithful.

When we read 1 Corinthians 13 and get to the point that says “Love never fails”, we usually read it in our contemporary English language and conclude that it means love always succeeds or love always wins but that is not what it means. The word fail there actually means to finish or get exhausted. So, what we are actually looking at there is “Love no dey finish”. 

I know I am right because it goes on to say “Now abideth Faith, Hope and Love”. What that means is that at the end of all things, three things abide forever, three things *remain* and they are faith, hope and love.

So love doesn’t finish. Keep calling.

However, I must draw your attention to something else. Why are you calling? Are you calling so that they would also call you back? If that’s it then you are not loving, you’re simply trading. And in trade, sometimes you gain and sometimes you lose. Besides, Jesus said if you do good only to folks who can return the favour, you ain’t doing anything awesome. The worst hypocrites can match you on that level.

Tee: That’s true. 

PD: Of course, if I am managing a relationship, I will tell the other person too to do better than just receiving all the time because love gives. If you love, you give. And if you return a favour, you water a seed and a beautiful harvest is in view.

But if your reason for reaching out is because of love (Agape o), then whether the person responds or not, you always win.

Tammy: Hmmm! 👍

PD: You know the funny thing? I have stopped looking for true friendship a long time ago. I don’t need to look for it. It takes time to recognise it but will I now hold back loving and keep running tests till I am convinced that this person is a true friend? Meanwhile, even if the person was a true friend, he might have perceived me an untrue friend because I was not reciprocating.

Tee: True Sir. 

PD: Instead, I just go on loving and giving. If you’re a true friend, with time I will know but meanwhile, in the same time you too will know I am a true friend. But if it turns out you’re not, well, you’ll eventually show yourself and the disconnection would be automatic, probably you would even run away on your own. 

Would I get hurt? Would I feel taken advantage of? Would I feel used and abused? Of course, I would. But why is He Jehovah Rapha if not for healing my broken heart?

Did Jesus not say we are blessed when men use and abuse us for his sake? Did he not say to bless those who curse us and pray for those who spitefully use us? 

You know why he said that? Its because he wants us to know ahead that folks would do that to us and we shouldn’t sit down and mourn over it. We should man up, get over it, and move on. One verse of scripture says “quit you like men, be strong.” That’s 1 Corinthians 16:13.
We are soldiers, not feel good groupies.

Angelo: Nice one PD 👍

PD: I think a major part of our problem is that we forget to use the parameters of our homeland to assess things. We use earthly tools and we end up feeling dumped on just like “earthlings” tend to do and which makes them look out for “Number 1”. The word says, if in this world only we have hope, we are of all men most miserable. If our basis for life is only what we can see here, no wonder we are miserable. 

You know you tend to feel worse when something feels wrong and you know that you’re better than this yet you’re feeling bad? That’s exactly how of all men most miserable we are.

Lee: Thank you PD.

I enjoy a friendship where I am not pressured. 

A friend comes to visit and tells me, “If you don’t visit me, I will not visit you again.”  

PD: Your “friend” should not attempt to guilt you into doing anything. That’s exactly what I was describing earlier… doing good to folks because you want them to return the favour later is trading. If a person cannot see that you’re in a phase where your time is stretched thin, then, at the moment, he is being self-centred rather than friend-centered. Do what you can at your pace because you want to. Use your phone if you can’t be physically available. If the person now decides not to pick your calls, well then, sadly, let him go.Hey, our friendship didn’t start because of a phone call and it won’t end because of a lack of one, so let’s pick up where we left off and keep going”. They are usually grateful. Some of them are, perhaps, here on this platform.

See, I’ve told myself that even if I am perfect, life isn’t. Things happen as part of life that makes people’s best intentions and efforts to still come up short. Give them a break, cut them some slack, they are people living in the same imperfect world as you.

Tee: What about when it’s only you dat does all the calling?

PD: I will say this to you. How many times have you forgiven God of his transgressions? How many times have you sat down to listen to God’s prayers and answer them? How many times has God taken you for granted and forgot to connect with you on a daily basis? Answer is zero.

So, since you were made in the image and likeness of God, more so, you are the new creation the whole of eternity has been excited to see, you can do better than getting tired of being the one calling all the time.

Tee: Yes sir.

PD: It is this same principle in every other relationship, including marriage, that God taught me years ago and I have been applying ever since: Love others as I have loved you.

His love is unconditional, never tiring, never waning, consistent. Predictable. I’ve come to learn recently… Well not so recently sha… that God is the most predictable person there is. You know exactly what He would do in every situation. His predictability is sure. In fact, another word for predictable would be faithful.

When we read 1 Corinthians 13 and get to the point that says “Love never fails”, we usually read it in our contemporary English language and conclude that it means love always succeeds or love always wins but that is not what it means. The word fail there actually means to finish or get exhausted. So, what we are actually looking at there is “Love no dey finish”.

I know I am right because it goes on to say “Now abideth Faith, Hope and Love”. What that means is that at the end of all things, three things abide forever, three things *remain* and they are faith, hope and love.

So love doesn’t finish. Keep calling.

However, I must draw your attention to something else. Why are you calling? Are you calling so that they would also call you back? If that’s it then you are not loving, you’re simply trading. And in trade, sometimes you gain and sometimes you lose. Besides, Jesus said if you do good only to folks who can return the favour, you ain’t doing anything awesome. The worst hypocrites can match you on that level.

Tee: That’s true.

PD: Of course, if I am managing a relationship, I will tell the other person too to do better than just receiving all the time because love gives. If you love, you give. And if you return a favour, you water a seed and a beautiful harvest is in view.

But if your reason for reaching out is because of love (Agape o), then whether the person responds or not, you always win.

Tammy: Hmmm! 👍

PD: You know the funny thing? I have stopped looking for true friendship a long time ago. I don’t need to look for it. It takes time to recognise it but will I now hold back loving and keep running tests till I am convinced that this person is a true friend? Meanwhile, even if the person was a true friend, he might have perceived me an untrue friend because I was not reciprocating.

Tee: True Sir.

PD: Instead, I just go on loving and giving. If you’re a true friend, with time I will know but meanwhile, in the same time you too will know I am a true friend. But if it turn out you’re not, well, you’ll eventually show yourself and the disconnection would be automatic, probably you would even run away on your own.
Would I get hurt? Would I feel taken advantage of? Would I feel used and abused? Of course, I would. But why is He Jehovah Rapha of not for healing my broken heart?

Did Jesus not say we are blessed when men use and abuse us for his sake? Did he not say to bless those who curse us and pray for those who spitefully use us?
You know why he said that? Its because he wants is to know ahead that folks would do that to us and we shouldn’t sit down and mourn over it. We should man up, get over it, and move on. One verse of scripture says “quit you like men, be strong.” That’s 1 Corinthians 16:13.

We are soldiers, not feel good groupies.

Angelo: Nice one PD 👍

PD: I think a major part of our problem is that we forget to use the parameters of our homeland to assess things. We use earthly tools and we end up feeling dumped on just like “earthlings” tend to do and which makes them look out for “Number 1”. The word says, if in this world only we have hope, we are of all men most miserable. If our basis for life is only what we can see here, no wonder we are miserable.
You know you tend to feel worse when something feels wrong and you know that you’re better than this yet you’re feeling bad? That’s exactly how of all men most miserable we are.

Lee: Thank you PD.
I enjoy a friendship were I am not pressured.
A friend comes to visit and tells me, if you don’t visit me, I will not visit you again.

PD: Your “friend” should not attempt to guilt you into doing anything. That’s exactly what I was describing earlier… doing good to folks because you want them to return the favour later is trading. If a person cannot see that you’re in a phase where your time is stretched thing, then, at the moment, he is being self-centred rather than friend-entered. Do what you can at your pace because you want to. Use your phone if you can’t be physically available. If the person now decides not to pick your calls, well then, sadly, let him go.

Lee: Fine, maybe I should still try. But, I have an honestly very tight schedule.

Two old and sick mothers to take care of, I stay pretty far, children and a baby too.

I have enjoyed pressure-free friendship in the past. I visit and visit, because I know my friend is busy, and I never threaten them about not visiting. And of course, I know they appreciate it, then when they find the time, they visit too.

Tee: This is the best group to belong.

PD: I’ll end with this, “Greater love has no man than this, than that a man lay down his life for his friends”. When Jesus made this statement, he wasn’t dead yet. The drive of the statement is not about literally dying to keep your friends alive. Although it includes that but what it really implies is that there is no love greater than when a man lives his life for the benefit of his friends.

Just live for others as God lives for you and you’ll be fine. One of my Pastors said, “Christianity is not about what others are supposed to do but what I am supposed to do”.

Ash: Great words PD! Truly blessed by them and thanks for sharing.

MJ: :mrgreen: God. Bless you Dr Lee for that thought. God bless you PDeeee awesome.. all contributors God bless you tooooooos.

Questions on my plate. 

Hello friends.
There was this article about cold tea causing heart attacks that went round the Internet some time. I responded to it and thought I had silenced in my circle of friends. Alas, it came back bigger and badder. It now includes a gist about fruits causing all manner of stuff.

If you haven’t seen the post, here it is:

Eating Fruit on Empty Stomach

This will open your eyes ! Read to the end; and then, send it to others on your list as I just did to u!

Dr Stephen Mak treats terminal ill cancer patients by an “un-orthodox” way and many patients recovered.

Before he used solar energy to clear the illnesses of his patients, he believes on natural healing in the body against illnesses. See his article below.

It is one of the strategies to heal cancer. As of late, my success rate in curing cancer is about 80%.

Cancer patients shouldn’t die. The cure for cancer is already found – it’s in the way we eat fruits.

It is whether you believe it or not.

I am sorry for the hundreds of cancer patients who die under the conventional treatments.

EATING FRUIT

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths.

It’s not as easy as you think. It’s important to know how and when to eat the fruits.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?

IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS!

FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH

If you eat fruits on empty stomach, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD.

Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit.

The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so due to the bread taken before the fruit.

In the meantime the whole meal of bread & fruit rots and ferments and turns to acid.

The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals !

You have heard people complaining :

Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc.. etc..

Actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on _an empty stomach._

The fruit mixes with the putrefying of other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat !

Greying hair, balding, nervous outburst and dark circles under the eyes all these will NO happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter.

If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the SECRET of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans, packs or bottles.

Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up.

Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get the nutrients at all.

You only get its taste.
Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice.

If you should drink the fresh fruit juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.

You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse or detoxify your body.

Just eat fruits and drink fresh fruit juice throughout the 3 days.

And you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look !
KIWI fruit:
Tiny but mighty.
This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE:
An apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby _helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke._

STRAWBERRY:
Protective Fruit.
Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging and free radicals.

ORANGE :
Sweetest medicine.
Taking 2-4 oranges a day may _help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer._

WATERMELON:
Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which _helps boost our immune system._

They are also a key source of lycopene the cancer fighting oxidant.
Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA:
Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content.

Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation.

Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.
DRINKING  COLD WATER  or DRINKS  AFTER A MEAL = CANCER

Can you believe this ?

For those who like to drink cold water or cold drinks, this article is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a cup of cold water or cold drinks after a meal.

However, the cold water or drinks will solidify the oily stuff that you have just eaten.

It will slow down the digestion.

Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food.

It will line the intestine.

Very soon, this will turn into FATS and lead to CANCER !

It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says:
if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life.

So lets do it.
-End-

PHEEEW! SORRY FOR THE LONG READ GUYS had to make sure that whole article came in. 

Okay now.
As I mentioned before, the post has two parts. The first part about fruits is addressed on a fun but enriching platform of friends I belong to.

I have harvested a discussion on the post from another platform.

The second part, which is about cold drinks and heart attacks and the Chinese people, is addressed by an article on my blog, as I mentioned earlier. I have added the link at the end of the discussion on fruits.

Enjoy.

Dr Linda: Well I know the part Abt… Fruit getting mixed with the food=acid is not quite true sha;)
Dr Daniel: The only part of this post I can readily say is true I the portion that details to benefits of the various fruits like Kiwi, Watermelon and so on. 

But… Food rotting in the stomach? 😒Na carpenter design the human body?

Sunny: Jesus was a carpenter naa.

IJ: Suuuuuunnnyyyy!

Dr Daniel: Gerrarahere meeeeehn!

Dr Linda: With your knowledge of biology and digestion, does food rot in our system?

Dr Daniel: No matter what you eat and how you eat it, it will spend 3-4 hours in the stomach before moving into the intestines, even the fruits. The only thing that gets absorbed before this time line are some sugars, from whatever source. That’s why we use glucose-D, Lucosade boost, soft drinks or plain table sugar to rescue people who fall into hypoglycaemia, especially diabetics.

Acid is secreted by the walls of the stomach not by food in our stomach.

Dr Linda: See, God created our body to detoxify itself. In fact, that is the major work of the liver.

Dr Linda: It is good to eat fruits cos there are some vitamins you can only get in them

Michael: OK…

Dr Linda: The liver has problems detoxifying the body when it is diseased.

Michael: Hmmmmm

Dr Daniel: Yes. That’s true

Dr Linda: Like I said few days ago, always check the source. Some people bring out some funny researches just to convince people to either buy their drugs or adopt their way of life.

The reason you feel like using the toilet after fruits is cos most have fibres called roughages which helps the movement of the intestine which is why fruits are used to treat constipation.

Dr Daniel: All this detoxification we peddle is not true naa. The liver and kidneys handle the toxins our bodies encounter, not the intestines. In fact, the intestines create toxins of their own when fecal matter overstay due to the activities of naturally occurring bacteria. If you don’t do “number two regularly”, you might notice you have frequent headaches; yhose toxins are partly responsible.

I agree that if you lay off food for a while and take only water, you will feel lighter and that light feeling comes with a sense of well being.

But if you continue like that, you will build up dangerous toxins that even the liver struggles with as the body starts breaking down muscle after it has exhausted the fat in your body.

Dr Linda: Go eat lime or lemon on empty stomach, you go hear am.

Fejiro: The level of quackery on the internet is staggering. And it is sad that so many people fall victim to this nonsense.

Dr Daniel: The good old magic of taking balanced diet doesn’t fail. Take all you need in the right proportions and you would be fine.

There are some, sake of their health, are placed on a fruit-major diet for some time.

I know we are to love our neighbours as we love ourselves but let’s stop taking panadol for another person’s headache. If you have not been placed on a fruit diet as part of a treatment protocol for a present disease, don’t adopt it as a lifestyle because you heard it treats a disease you don’t have!

IJ: ha ha ha ha

Dr Daniel: Abeg o, there is a much established connection between acids and ulcers so if you make a habit of taking acidic fruits like the citrus family of oranges, lemon, lime, on an empty stomach, you’re dieting your way to peptic ulcer disease o. There is a reason those fruits have a slight bitter taste…. That’s the acid warning.

Once someone claims they have 80% cure rate in cancers…. me eyes start twitching ;). Only God can boast of that and be correct.

Uche: Chaiiiiiii! I don go spend my last N500 go buy fruits o. Wetin make I do naa?

Michael: Give it to me.

Dr Linda: Sell it to others who read this post for N2000. You go just hammer.

IJ: Ha ha ha ha

Dr Daniel: Buying the fruits is good. Make it a regular part of your diet. Nothing wrong with that.

Dr Linda: Who is this doc sef? “Drinking cold water after a meal causes cancer?” Hian!

Dr Daniel: Once in a while, try fruit salads as part of your meal.

Dr Linda: There is also this new weight loss rave that is going on now called ketone diet . Pls read this article before you try anything.

http://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/facts-ketones

Dr Daniel: How many times will this cold water causes cancer gist circulate.

The sad part is some of us will believe all these “dem say” kind of talk and start working with them but when a trained doctor mentions anything we start binding the doctor as if na devil in white coat.

Who is this cardiologist they keep quoting at the end of these toxic posts?

Michael: Na aloe vera doctor joor.

Dr Linda: Google his name to even know who he is. http://peterblakeboroughsblog.blogspot.com.ng/2012/09/dr-stephen-mak-fraud.html?m=1

He is being called a fraud.

I decided to copy the article for us just in case we can’t access the link.

“Who, and where, is Dr Stephen Mak?

In my search for the elusive Dr Stephen Mak, the nearest I was able to get to him was a Dr Stephen Mark, a psychiatrist in Waco, Texas who has a clean record with his patients and the authorities. He probably wastes a good part of his day explaining to people that he is a Mark rather than a Mak.

Mak only Googles in connection with the above so-called cures and advice. It would be safe to conclude that if he exists at all (and he possibly does under another name) he is probably making a lot of money from gullible people before they die.

If anyone has any positive proof that Dr Stephen Mak is a real person, please post your evidence in the comment space below.”

Dr Daniel: And as many as are led by the Internet, they are the sons of… 🤔

Faith:… Sons of the Internet.

IJ: 😂😂😂

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For the blog post that attends the second part, please use this link:

Heart Attacks, Hot Water and the Oriental Tea Tradition. – http://wp.me/p6rlMY-b6

Cheers.

Understanding When to Date and Whom. PT. 8

WHEN SHOULD I START DATING?

Common reason #6 “I need to settle some things first” 

Although this particular reason tends to prevent people from engaging in romantic relationships, it’s still a common factor determining how people decide whether they should start dating or not. 
It’s funny how, as Kenneth E. Hagin said, we always seem to go from one extreme to the other. It seems ever a problem for us to walk down the balanced middle of the road; instead it’s always from one ditch to the other. 
See, some time back, it was  common to have a young married couple in financial straits perhaps because they spent all their funds on the wedding, or because they didn’t have enough saved up to continue life after the honeymoon, or because there was no stable income earning job and on and on it goes. So, pastors, teachers, parents, marriage counsellors and anyone who had any insight at that time had to do what they could to ensure that intending couples had the resources to execute their weddings and continue thereafter.
The simplest way was to find out if they had jobs and/or a healthy business to show that they would be okay financially in the years  ahead. And for some time, it worked as it was supposed to; the number of crying brides and frowning grooms, on account of the lack of money, reduced. 
However, due to the same philosophy, the number of brides and grooms have reduced altogether … crying or not crying . We have gone to the opposite extreme again and now a lot of folks don’t want to even get involved with anyone until they have “settled some things first”. The statement’s usual implication is economic. They want to have a certain amount of money in the bank, dream accommodation, dream car or at least a good car and so on. Ladies wanting to be financially secure and independent want to land a GOOD job or fully establish their business.
All this isn’t too bad except that the acquisition of wealth and financial stability is never fully fulfilled and so it is an endless chase. At one time, having a million Naira in your account would be a good bench mark to start thinking of “settling down” but now it’s worth very little. Market forces, government policies, inflation and foreign exchange all act to shift the goal line and now, unless your net worth is in the hundreds of millions, you can’t think you’re okay. Fact is, even those in billions are still chasing. Besides, anything could happen to the stock market and millions would be lost in an instant. 
On the other hand, some use these as the basis of “picking up” people. They brandish what they have and not who they are, hoping to use  their possessions as the bait or hook or simply a factor that gives them a chance with the someone they are interested in. Sadly, this is quite effective a strategy nowadays because that’s all an increasing number  of people want out of a relationship – the comforts of life. 
Am I saying it’s wrong to have some good cash in the bank, have a nice house and car and other stuff before considering dating? No. But I am saying using these things as your guideline or allowing them to deter you is not the way to go. There are better, more valuable and reliable parameters by which to measure your readiness. 
Were not done; there’s more to come. But in case you missed it, Part 7 of the series can be accessed here. http://wp.me/p6rlMY-bT