Thank you all

Hi everyone,

I just saw my 2014 review and l’m just humbled! 16000 views!! 112 countries!!On a blog that’s just over a year?! It can only be God, l give Him all the Glory.

I also thank you, my sisters for being there in my pain, my rants, my joy, my praises. Thank you especially;

Jcsgrl, Caligal, Drnsmusings, marissacarey, Lishi, Jane, Joi, Nut, Niki, Omomakun, Feyintola, Jennie, Emily, Samantha, Ash, Claire, Latoya, Oma, Abbey, Semilore, Dee Gracia, Enitan, Ruby Suze, Sisi, Julit, Kiki, Opeoluwa, Julit, Olivia, Cristian Mihai, Ewuraabena,garbthings, mrskc13, rainap and everyone else who visited and viewed this blog. If l missed anyone out, pls do forgive me. You are all blessed in Jesus Name, Amen.

This Year is indeed our year. His prophetic word WILL come to pass in our lives in Jesus Name, Amen.

Once again, thank you all!!!

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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New Year, New Hope

Hi everyone!

So sorry for being MIA but there has been a lot going on, some of which will be revealed here in time. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a fantastic New year.

All l can say is God has been A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! Lord of Hosts, Rose of Sharon, The Am That I Am, Father, l give You all the Glory!!! You are more than worth to be praised.

Thanks everyone for all the emails, comments and prayers. God bless you all.

Thanks for reading!

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Merry Christmas!!!

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When the darkness closes in, Lord……

Hi everyone,

I’ve been having a rather rough month and fatigue has set in but l remain adamantly optimistic.

My period which started on the 16th, though still painless was very, very heavy this month and 15 days and counting, l’m still spotting. I also didn’t ovulate; l don’t know if this is because of the spotting or something else. Needless to say, my energy levels are extremely low and l’m struggling to complete basic tasks. My hubby and l went out last night with friends for dinner (planned in advance so it would be awkward to opt out) and l couldn’t summon the energy to dance at a 90’s retro club we ended up afterwards. My hubby wanted us to leave early but l insisted on staying thinking l couldn’t let everyone down but l only ended up looking like a party pooper as l just sat down and watched others enjoy themselves.

But like l mentioned previously, l remain positive. I won’t rant and rave like l did in a previous post because my God is still on the throne. He has come through for me in ways l couldn’t have imagined this year and l can’t help but praise Him. I received yet another huge blessing recently when a major project l had been working on (mentioned in a previous post as well) finally bore fruit.
I’m also lucky that l’ve been used to bless others and l can truly say it’s more blessed to give than receive.

So I have no reason to be ungrateful. God has not let me down so l always have the aforementioned song in my heart to cheer me up in my dark days..

🎵 ..Every Blessing You pour out, l’ll turn back to praise….
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still l will say …Blessed Be the Name of the Lord.. Blessing Be Your Glorious Name….🎵

Thanks for reading.

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Update on yams, fertility and twins

Hi everyone

So l’ve been researching a lot on this topic and l’ve come across a lot of articles that actually support this theory. In fact, there’s an ongoing debate over yams between natural/ Chinese practitioners and western medicine. The former maintain that yams should only be eaten in the first half of the menstrual cycle, from menstruation until ovulation. After ovulation, eating yams is not recommended because it is believed that the phytoestrogens in them can counteract the effects of estrogen on the cervical fluid and make it too sticky for the transport of sperm.

According to Wikipedia, the tubers of certain wild yams like Kokoro-native to Western Nigeria, Benin and Togo-are a source for the extraction of diosgenin which is used for the commercial synthesis of progesterone and other steroid products. Now natural practitioners believe that wild yams taken in the first two weeks of a menstrual cycle improves fertility by converting diosgenin into two other hormones essential for ovulation, luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). Endometriosis, as we all know, is linked to estrogen dominance in the body. Natural practitioners believe that the phytoestrogens and progesterone like properties in yams can help regulate the estrogen-progesterone balance. In theory, the natural progesterone in yams can help extend the luteal phase in women whose corpus luteum doesn’t produce enough progesterone in early pregnancy.

Western medicine, on the other hand have rejected this theory and doctors at the University of Maryland have actually stated that the human body lacks the enzymes to convert wild yams into usable progesterone.

Hence, the jury is still out on yams but l must say l’m going with the Chinese practitioners’ views on this one. I’m sorry to say l didn’t find any relief with Western medicine; l only ended up with scars, a blocked tube, more ovarian cysts and multiple operations. Traditional Chinese medicine on the other hand, have been around for over 3000 years and counting so they must be doing something right. They have helped sufferers with different ailments that have lost hope in modern medicine ( my opinion, l stand to be corrected) and if they say there’s just the slightest chance that yams could help with conception (and l’m backing this up with Yorubas having the highest twinning rate in the world as a result of yams) , then l’m definitely up for it!

Thanks for reading and have a blessed week.

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Yams, fertility and twins.

2014-10-26-17-17-38--945543641 Hi everyone.Hope you are all having a restful Sunday. The clocks went back this morning so there was an extra hour of sleep!

l’ve been reading up a bit about yams, fertility and twins recently and l must say it has been quite interesting. This is a topic close to my heart because like l mentioned in previous posts, twins run in my family especially on my mother’s side so when l first came upon this theory, l was naturally intrigued.

According to Wikipedia, the Yoruba tribe has the highest twinning rate in the world, at 45-50 twin sets (or 90-100 twins) per live births. This is four times higher than the rest of the world and could possibly be attributed to high consumption of a specific type of yam containing a natural phytoestrogen which may stimulate the ovaries to release an egg from EACH side. A BBC report went further to narrow down a town in Oyo State in South West Nigeria-lgbo Ora-as the town that came up top of the twins league table. It was discovered that there were 3 sets of twins born in every 19 births! The indigenes attributed this to their love of yams. A research study carried out at Lagos University Teaching Hospital suggested “high level of chemicals found in yoruba women with multiple births are linked to their high consumption of yams.These chemicals possibly cause the release of more than one egg which usually lead to twin pregnancies”.

Coincidence? I think not. My mum’s people have an affinity for yams as well. In fact, l grew up knowing how to wield a pestle and l can still pound up a mean ‘iyan’ meal the traditional way although knowing my neighbours here, l might find myself having a word or two with The Old Bill about keeping the noise down! Anyway, l will be researching more on this topic and will update you all with my findings. Meanwhile, l’ll be heading off to the African market come Saturday to get me some fresh tubers!

Thanks for reading and have a pleasant week ahead.

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