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Avoid Eating Bread If You Have Any Of These 3 Medical Conditions

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Bread is one of the most popular foods that is consumed all over the world. It is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking. Despite its widespread popularity, bread is often characterized as unhealthy, harmful and fattening.

Research has shown that compared to other foods like fruits and vegetables, bread is relatively low in vital nutrients. It is relatively high in calories and carbs but low in protein, fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals. That is why excessive Intake of it is not healthy.

There are certain conditions where the intake of bread can cause more harm than good. Some of the medical conditions that bread intake can worsen include;

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Celiac disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that’ s triggered when you eat gluten. It can also be called gluten intolerance. When you are suffering from celiac disease, your immune system reacts to foods with gluten (a protein found in grains like wheat and barley). If you have this disease and you eat cereal, bread, or other foods that contain gluten, you can get very sick.

Diabetes

Eating bread can lead to obesity which is a serious risk factor for diabetes. This is because white bread is made from highly processed white flour and added sugar. All diabetes patients should decrease their intake of bread.

Heart disease

Refined or processed foods such as white bread, white rice, low- fibre breakfast cereals and other refined or processed carbohydrates can damage the heart. Everyone suffering from heart disease should reduce their intake of bread.

Everyone should adhere to the tips of this article for healthy living.

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REP. UKPONG-UDO SPREADS LOVE TO NEW BABIES ON VALENTINE’S DAY

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Hon. Emmanuel Ukpong-udo, the representative of Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency in House of Representatives, has received another set of 22 newborn babies courtesy of the Macaire Mother & Child Care Programme, a welfare programme for pregnant women in the Constituency.

Rep. Ukpong-udo, who is the progenitor of the scheme, was on hand to fulfil his promise of providing the first gifts to the newborn babies, which included another set of twins.

At the General Hospital, Ibiaku Ntok Okpo in Ikono Local Government, yesterday 14th February, 2022 (Valentine’s Day), 21 new mothers received post-delivery cash packages on behalf of their newborn babies from Dr Theresa Nde, Personal Assistant to the Honourable Member on Community Health Services.

The scheme established upon Ukpong-udo’s resumption of office in 2019 to cater to the welfare of women and newborn babies in the constituency by tackling maternal and infant mortality, has recorded tremendous success.

By enlightening women at the grassroots on the need to submit to professional medical care by attending antenatal clinics during pregnancy and undergoing delivery in the hospital and by providing funds and consumables as incentive, the programme has now recorded nearly 200 successful deliveries with 0 mortalities, including those unreachable after delivery.

The programme, which gulps about N1 million monthly, continues to welcome pregnant women from the Constituency.

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HOW A 29 YEAR OLD WANNA BE DOCTOR DEFRAUDS HIS MUM, OTHERS, BY CLAIMING TO BE A MEDICAL DOCTOR

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Police operatives in Akwa Ibom State have arrested a 29-year-old man, Samuel Isaac Jumbo, for allegedly defrauding his mother and unsuspecting members of the public by posing as a medical doctor.

It was gathered that the suspect was arrested following a tip-off on November 30, 2021, at an hotel in Nnung Oku village, Ibesikpo Asutan LGA.

The command’s spokesperson, Odiko Macdon, in a statement on Friday, December 3, said Jumbo claimed to be a Medical Doctor attached to the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH).

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and stated that he is not a Medical Doctor as claimed. In his confessional statement, he stated that in 2015, he told his mother that he had gotten admission into the University of Lagos to study Medicine, since then, he has collected various sums of money from her.

He further stated that on 3/11/2021, he told his mother that he was going for National Youth Service ( NYSC ) at Rivers State and collected the sum of N200k for accommodation from her after she had bought a lot of household items for him.

He took the money and items, came down to Uyo, squandered it and continue to deceive unsuspecting members of the Public and the hotel management that he was a Medical Doctor.

To convince the public, he will dress up or carry his lab coat, use a bolt cab to UUTH Abak Road, after loitering around for a while, he goes back to his hotel room to continue his dubious activities.
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FORMER PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN COMMISSIONS 117 YEAR OLD AKWA IBOM HOSPITAL REMODELLED BY GOV. UDOM

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The dream of an improved healthcare delivery system for the people of Ikot Ekpene local government in Akwa Ibom State has finally been realised with the unveiling of a state of the arts modern secondary hospital and referral center for the area.

The 117 years old Ikot Ekpene General Hospital which had suffered years of neglect and dilapidation, was an eyesore until Governor Emmanuel commenced intervention exercise last year.

At the inauguration ceremony which attracted former President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Udom Emmanuel assured the people of the state of his committment to the upgrading and reconstruction of healthcare facilities, security of lives and property and manpower development.

He said his administration believes that these three fundamental elements determine and shape the social contract and have tackled these crucial areas with “messianic zeal and the results are there for any discerning or dispassionate mind and eye to see.”

Governor Emmanuel, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Moses Ekpo, expressed gratitude to the former president for honouring his invite.

“We are grateful that President Jonathan, consented to helping commission the Phase 1 of our reconstructed General Hospital, Ikot Ekpene, which has facilities that are comparable to any such center, anywhere in the world.

“The commissioning of this General Hospital is a fulfilment of a campaign promise I made, to establish world class secondary health care facilities (general hospitals) in all Ten Federal Constituencies in the State.

“With today’s event, we have completed and commissioned to the glory of God, all but one, Ikot Abasi, which work is on-going”, he added.

He further said that his goal is to build a future for a new Akwa Ibom State, where industrialisation, infrastructure, human capital development, healthcare and soft infrastructure will put the state on the spotlight as a reference point on how to utilize the resources available to impact lives and create sustainable growth.

The former President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan in his speech lauded the governor for completely redesigning the hospital as part of measures towards providing adequate health care delivery to Akwa Ibomites.

“I’m glad to be here at this time, It’s good we are partnering with NMA as the commence their health week.

“I commend the Governor for refurbishing this hospital and also the security aspect considering the state of security in the country today, the Covid-19 pandemic has also opened the eyes of people that health should not be taken for granted.

He also commended the leadership of Ikot Ekpene for been committed to the development of the area through their cooperation with the Government to protect these enormous projects.

The Commissioner for Health,Prof Augustine Umoh eulogised Governor Emmanuel for giving priority to the health sector while giving insight to facilities in the hospital.

He listed the components to include the newly constructed storey building administration block, emergency unit, out-patient department, more conducive environment, power infrastructure through provision of a new generator and solar energy machines, male wards, female wards, ultrasound, x-rays, pediatric unit, theatres, motorised beds, manpower of over 30 Doctors and still recruiting more.

In their messages of goodwill, the former Senator representing Ikot-Ekpene Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien, and the House of Representatives Member for Ikot Ekpene Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Nsikak Ekong and the Chairman of Ikot Ekpene Local Government Council, Hon. Unyime Etim, took turns to eulogise Governor Emmanuel for transforming the once dilapidated hospital to world class standard and for the numerous projects scattered across the Iocal government area.

Hon Nsikak Ekong who recalled his ordeal at the General hospital years back said that when a leader loves his people, the outcome is sustainable development.

” I come from Ikot Ekpene and I know how bad this place was. I remember when my friend had an accident, the emergency unit was bad, if I had left him here, he would have died.

” Thank you for coming to our aid, we will support you till completion, I wish it was possible to do a third term, we would have wanted you to continue.

“When Covid-19 came, the whole country was locked down, most states where erecting tents as isolation centers, but you built a world class isolation center in six weeks.

” Few weeks ago , my aide who dropped me off at the airport was coughing and I asked him, what was wrong and he said he was sick, I told him to run a test and it came out positive, after spending days at a facility in Abuja and with his condition deteriorating, I had him relocated to Akwa Ibom and he was moved to the isolation center at Ituk Mbang and today , Itoro Ekpe is here with me healthy, You have done so much for us”, he said.

Also Speaking the President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Innocent Ujah expressed excitement over the remodeled medical facility.

“We are here to mark the 2021 NMA Week, we are happy to be part of this process, building and ensuring our people get good medical facilities.
“I’m told that we have refurbished over eight hospitals and this is the ninth.

“We appreciate the people of Ikot Ekpene for their support and also the Former President for coming around. We are flagging off our week, and we are happy to be part of this event”, he added

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Patrick Eshiet, described Governor Emmanuel as a visionary leader, who has brought about enormous development and thanked God for the clement weather.

The Ikot Ekpene General Hospital was established in 1905 by the Methodist Church as a Health Post.

Media Unit,
Govt House, Uyo
Akwa Ibom State
12/10/10

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