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No real gentleman who has any modicum of civility shames his estranged wife in public

When “news” broke out on Princess Ruth Komuntale’s marriage over the weekend, I dismissed it as petty gossip. Kumbe waapi? I think Princess Ruth has handled her collapsing marriage with grace and a dint of combativeness. She should have never allowed him back the first time he physically abused her. But, she’s young and probably was more protective of her family’s name than protecting herself.

Nevertheless, she has made the right decision to end the marriage.This young woman is spilling her hearts out because she is in pain and needs a listening ear.

May be she did not know it, but Princess Ruth is citing the three leading legal causes for divorce in US: unsupportability, cruelty and adultery.

The Princess, despite her royal upbringing, is still a child. She met a beguiling brute who told her what she wanted to hear. In the frenzy of being wooed by a smooth-talker, our little princess fell in love, and settled for immediate marriage.Happens all the time, in real life and even in make-believe world of television.In a famous episode of the Cosby Show, Vanessa, the fourth born of the Hustable clan, returns from college for her first semester break only to announce that she was engaged. Her beau? A Groundkeeper, twice divorced and 25 years her senior!

As parents, I think we need to counsel Princess Ruth that it was not her fault that her busband turned out to be an abusive and promiscious jerk. This man even asked her to join him in his sexual fantasy of threesome!

There have a few cases of young Ugandan girls going rogue: Bad Black comes to mind. But Princesses Ruth is a class above that line, for she wanted to be married. Trouble is, her choice turned out to be the poster child of ghettohood.

If Ruth’s father was around, probably he would have used the classic analogy:the ‘Dabness’ and garbage can top analogy Dr Huxtable to describe their introduction.
I would give her the same advice I give to my daughters and sisters: never, ever let your husband beat you twice or cheat on you twice. The first time should be the only time. As for assault, that’s a crime, so report him to police immediately.

This young Princess would have to be under some domineering spell – whether her mother, her clan, the Kingdom or just sheer youthful ignorance – to take back Thomas. If she does that, your Jamaican saying may be fateful for her.

This Thomas man comes across as insincere, and where he sounds believable, he comes across as someone with a mood swing. He’s old enough to know that he meant to hurt Princess Ruth when he set out to write those degrading words.

Acting out of anger is considered a momentary lapse in judgement, but it can’t be a delayed response to qualify for a momentary lapse in judgment. He deliberately acted in this manner to torment and humiliate our little girl. That’s a sadistic mentality that cloaks some deeper and darker personality.

Princess Ruth should be very afraid of this man, and keep away from him for good.Princess Komuntale Ruth will be making a big mistake to go back to Christopher!

Pojim Edward.
UAH member in USA

President Museveni has 98 men and women who are collectively paid Shs230 million every month

Kampala- President Museveni has 98 men and women who are collectively paid Shs230 million from the national Treasury every month to give him advice. In a year, the earnings translate into Shs2.7b.
The total wage bill of the department of administration in the Office of the President, which also covers Resident District Commissioners, stands at Shs702.2 million a month, totaling to more than Shs8 billion annually.
The full time advisers and assistants also receive additional perks such as an official vehicle, a driver and in some cases, an escort.
The details are contained in the 2013/2014 Ministerial Policy Statement for the Presidency, which is under scrutiny before Parliament.

The 98 presidential advisors are not the only public officials expected to advise the President. These are in addition to the 77 Cabinet ministers, including the Prime Minister and Vice President. If the 22 Permanent Secretaries (who are government’s highest ranking technical civil servants) of the respective ministries are added, President Museveni has a pool of about 200 advisors from whom to pick advice on how to govern Uganda.
At least 48 of the 98 presidential advisers are employed as full time staff, 44 are paid a retainer wage, while the status of others is unclear. The least paid presidential adviser earns Shs2.2 million while the highest paid gets Shs2.6 million every month, with the exception of former German ambassador to Uganda, Mr Claus E.P Holderbaum who is paid Shs7 million a month as Senior Presidential adviser on Special Duties.

Looking at the bulk of the advisers the President has at his disposal, Uganda should perhaps be one of the most efficiently governed countries in Africa or in the region. But Uganda is ranked as the most corrupt country among the five East African Community (EAC) states in The East African Bribery Index 2012 report by Transparency International published last year. Tanzania and Kenya are in second and third positions respectively.

Burundi is ranked fourth and Rwanda remains the least corrupt country in the region.
Uganda is also ranked 22nd among the 59 countries ranked as failed states in the world by US-based Foreign Policy (FP) magazine and the Fund for Peace global organisation. Uganda’s failing status is rated at 96 per cent slightly below Syria, at 97 per cent.
A World Health Organisation global status report on Road Safety 2013 lumped Uganda among countries with the highest accident deaths in Africa, with 2,954 people killed in road accidents in 2010, beaten only by Nigeria (4,065 deaths) and South Africa (13,768 deaths) in 2009. Uganda is also 19th among 64 countries with the highest number of road accident deaths in the world.

Uganda is top in many failure indicators of socio-economic development yet the President enjoys abundance of advice from a huge pool of “wise men and women”.

Useful or no advice?
With such a wide pool of advisors, the President should have been in a position to fix some of the basic problems facing the country. But it appears the country’s standing on several international indices is still not good.

One probable reason is that the President hardly consults them for advice. Indeed their selection is largely dependent on political and other interests rather than professional and technical merit or competence. For example the advisers are a mixture of college professors, graduates, Senior Four leavers and others with lower qualifications. Many of them have unexplainable roles.

Their roles are not based on issues, but mere names of places or institutions. It is not clear what an advisor is expected to do. For example, there is a presidential advisor on Ruharo matters, the seat of East Ankole Diocese in Mbarara and another advisor on Kigezi Diocese. It is difficult to understand what advice such a person would give the President about a place.

Though some advisors are known to meet and give advice to the President, majority of them take years on end without meeting him or even speaking to him.
Former Prime Minister Kintu Musoke, one of the advisers, refused to respond to the question on how often the president reaches him for advice. He claimed he was too busy on his farm out of town.

Brig Kasirye Ggwanga, another adviser on Buganda affairs was cagey as well. He only muttered that; “It is those who don’t know what they were appointed to do who worry about whether the President consults them or not.”
However, he added that he had been in regular contact with the President although it was not clear whether it was about offering advice to the head of state or seeking his protection.

About three months ago, there were attempts by some sections of the security establishment to evict Brig Gwanga from a house in Makindye Division in Kampala for alleged trespass. However, after several interventions from various government authorities, Brig Gwanga was spared the embarrassment of being thrown out of the house.

Controversial subject
The subject of Presidential Advisers has been controversial with questions of whether they actually advise the president and whether he takes their advice.

Critics have said these positions are only meant to give out a retirement pension for the President’s supporters or as subsistence employment when he can no longer accommodate them in Cabinet and they become cash strapped. Indeed, many former ministers are on the list of the advisers.

Former chief pilot of the Presidential helicopter, Gen. Ali Kiiza is a presidential adviser on air force.
Gen David Sejusa aka Tinyefuza, who fled the country in April after falling out with the state is still listed as President Museveni’s advisor/coordinator of Internal Security Organisation and External Security Organisation, both intelligence bodies.

Gen Sejusa’s role, however, raises more controversy given that the President has expressly said the renegade General faces treason charges if he is arrested. Yet the list of the presidential advisors with Sejusa’s name was provided for in the national budget read in June, two months after he had fled to exile.
Two weeks ago, Col Samson Mande, a former fighter in the bush war that brought Museveni to power, said from his exile in Sweden that Gen Sejusa was still on the government’s payroll and could not be easily trusted to lead a struggle for regime change in Uganda.

Regional and gender distribution
Looking at the regional distribution of the advisers throws up the old balancing problem the NRM has continuously grappled with. Of the 98 presidential advisers and assistants, the western and central regions take the lion share with 31 and 30 respectively while eastern and northern region are less represented at the advisory level with 16 and eight respectively.

Only one adviser comes from outside Uganda, while the others could not be accurately categorised because of shared names. Because these advisers are largely part of political patronage reward system, it means political and financial pickings are higher in central and western than in the other regions.
There is also glaring gender imbalance with only 20 women out of the 98 advisers. They include former Education minister Namirembe Bitamazire, Ms Tereza Mbire, Luweero bush war fighter Getrude Njuba, Tooro’s Princess Elizabeth Bagaya, former vice president Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe and former presidency minister Beatrice Wabudeya.

Name Docket

Dr Ham Mulira Mukasa Senior Pres.Adviser/ICT
Gen Caleb Akandwanaho Senior Pres.Adviser /Defence
Dr Ezra Suruma Senior Pres. Adviser/Fin. & Plan.
Chango Machyo (RIP) Senior Pres. Adviser/Pol. Affairs
Gen David Sejusa Sr Pres. Adviser/ISO & ESO
Kintu Musoke Sr Pres. Adviser/Political Affairs
Dr Jesse Kagimba Senior Pres Adviser/HIV-AIDS
Prince Besweri Mulondo Sr Pres. Adviser/Land Matters
Namirembe Bitamazire Senior Pres. Adviser
Dr James Makumbi Sr Pres. Adviser/Medical Affairs
Dr Martin Jerome Aliker Sr Pres. Adviser/Special Duties
Nisibambi Apollo Sen. Pres. Adviser
Dr John Joseph Otim Senior Pres.Adviser /Agric & Vet
John Nagenda Senior Pres.Adviser / Press &PR
Karazarwe Wycliffe Sen. Pres. Advier/Local Govt
Major Gen.Ali Kiiza Sr Pres.Adviser /Air Force
Robert Ssebunya Senior Pres.Adviser/ Buganda
Maj. Gen. Mugume Joram Sr Pres.Adviser/ Military Affairs
Gerald Sendaula Sr Pres.Advisor/ Financial Matters
Maj. Ronald Kakooza Mutale Senior Pres.Adviser /Political
Yekoyada Nuwagaba Senior Pres.Adviser / Political
Moses Kizige Sr Pres.Adviser/ Foreign Affairs
Wegulo Badru Sr Pres.Adviser/ Political Affairs
Dorah Kibende Senior Pres.Adviser / Corruption
Musumba Isaac Senior Presidential Adviser
Osinde Wangwar Sr Pres.Adviser / Political Affairs
Prof. Rugumayo .B. Edward Sr Pres.Adviser / Political
Steven H. Bamwanga Senior Pres.Adviser/ Culture
Dr Kamuhangire Rwumo Public Private Partnerships
Balihuta Arsene(Amb) Sr Pres.adviser/decentralisation
Kiwanuka Godfrey Sr Pres.Adviser / Public Service
Ruhinda Richard Senior Pres.Adviser/ Media Mgt.
Ocen Laury Lawrence Sen. Pres. Adv/Political Affairs
Baryehuki Margaret Senior Presidential Advisor/Acholi
Abalo Ongom Lilian Sr Pres. Adviser /Special Duties
Amos Amis Mukumbi ASS. Sr Adviser / Special Duties
Gertrude Njuba Sr Pres.Adviser / Legal Matters
Makaaru Yowasi Sr Pres.Adviser/ Inter. Affairs
Prof. Tibamanya Mushanga Sr Pres. Adviser/ Kigezi Diocese
Bituguramye John Senior Pres. Advisor/Wild Life
OtekatJohnEmilly Senior Pres.Adviser/ Environment
Kigyagi Arimpa Sr Pres.Adviser/ Lango Region
Ojjur Franco Sr Pres.Adviser/ Cultural Matters
Mbiire Tereza Sr Pres.Adviser/ Political Affairs
Batinti Francis Sr Pres.Adviser / Special Duties
Klaus E.P Holderbaum Sr Pres.Adviser /Pop. & Health
Dr Wandira S. Kazibwe Senior Presidential Adviser
Amb. Tomusange J Senior Pres.Adviser/Pub&C 1
Dorothy Nasolo Sen Pres/Adv/Spedal Duties
Dorothy Samali Sr Pres.Adviser /Special Duties
Rwakasisi Chris Asst. Sr Pres.Advi./ Pol Affairs
Watuwa Ntaamo.S Senior Pres.Adviser/ Vet. Services
Dr.Wabudeya Beatrice Senior pres.Advis/S. West Region
BP Tibeesigwa George Sen. Pres. Adv
Vincent Ssemakula PresAdviser/ Cultural Issues
Princess Bagaya Edith Pres Adviser/ Political Affairs
Mushemeza Elijah Dickens PresAdviser/ Political Affairs
Kawuma Mary Pres Adviser/ Political Affairs
Kiyimba Kisaka Dorothy Pres Adviser/ Political Affairs
Sikubwabo Kyeyune George PresAdviser/ Political Affairs
Mwebesa Francis Presidential Adviser/ Luwero
Pharez Katamba Pres Adviser/ Luwero Triangle
Kazibwe Godfrey Presi Adviser/ Security Buganda
Brig. Kasirye Gwanga PresAdviser/ Foreign Affairs
Pr. Simbwa David Alexander Presidential Adviser/ Literary
Prof. Wangusa Timothy Presidential Adviser/ Agriculture
Nyombi Nekemiya Peterson Pres Adviser/ Trade & Commerce
Al Haji Sajabi Tezikuba Presidential Adviser/ Markets
H.G. Kayongo Nkajja Pres Adviser/ Youth Affairs
Wekesa John Wambogo Pres Adviser/ Air Force Matters
Maj.Gen.Joshua Masaba Asst. Pres. Adviser / Buganda
Tom Kayongo Special Pres Ass / Veterans
Haji Edirisa Ssedunga Spe Pres.Adviser/Political Affairs
Kakooza Mutale T. Spe Asst./ NRM civilians veterans
Major Jacob Asiiwe Special Pres. Asst./ Ruharo
Jenipher Twebaze Musooke Speical Pres.Asst/Political Mob
Oketta Santa Special Pres. Asst./ Veterinary
Dr.John Rick Akeny Spe Pres. Asst./ Political Affairs
Okuluma Stephen Spe Pres. Asst./ Political Affairs
Nadduli Kibaale Spe Pres. Asst./ Special Duties
Sichon Namballe Bob Spe Pres. Asst./ RDCs1 Office
Mayanja Mohammed Sadik Spe Pres. Asst./ Pol Affairs
Nalima Betty Special Pres. Asst./ Western
Kafuniza Emmanuel Special Pres. Asst./ Veterinary
Dr. Samuel Byagagaire Spe Pres. Asst./ political affairs
Alex Kyawe Katega For Underprivileged Youth
Resty Nakayenga Kiguli Special Pres. Asst./ Research
Prof. Lwanga Lunyiigo Spe Pres. Asst./ Political Affairs
Kwesiga Charles Spe Pres. Asst./ Pol Affairs
Mwijakubi Godfrey Spe Pres. Asst./ Political Affairs

Rwegyemera Henry Spe Pres. Asst./ Security
Okodi Levi Macpio Spe Pres. Asst./ Pol Affairs, Lango
Muhindo Christine Dep. Special Pres.Asst. /Rwenzori
Hajati Anuna Omari Dep. Special Pres.Asst./ Pol Affairs
Sabila Salimo Dep. Spe Pres.Asst./ Pol Affairs
Ignatius Begumisa K. Dep. SpePres.Asst./ Valley Dams & Vet.
Margaret K. Sekyewa Dep. Spe. Pres.Asst./ Pol Affairs
Twine Winne Dep. Presidetial Adviser /Markets



What partnership role should America play in Uganda

How do you ask a young democracy which inoculations they would rather fore-go during their critical stages of development? Short of a Marshall plan, the Great Lakes Region needs help to get the right escape velocity to make the late journey to come close to rubbing shoulders with the rest of the developed world.

I believe that it is of paramount importance to encourage our governments to live by the written constitutions, while nudging them to better paths of professional governance – such as the delivery of vital services in Education, Health ,Poverty eradication and literacy for all. Bringing in American ingenuity and industrial heft could help us to harness new energy sources and improve capacity with hydro power, construction of hospitals, cities, living space, schools, rail road: transportation infrastructure – road network, if you could partner with us to meet our basic infrastructure needs you will have taken us ahead as a development partner! Our constitution, like the American constitution embodies all the rights and governance structures that are trampled upon by our leadership when there is lack of oversight from the international community!

But the metrics that are really irking us persistently – are the ones of youth unemployment – due to a curriculum that is more theoretical than practical; lack of well trained science and engineering teachers – folks who have worked in industry, are needed to spur job growth. American ingenuity is needed in designing a long range growth strategy by partnering with us in programs such as “Work Visa program” – this would allow our youth to see first hand the work ethic required, and the necessary technology transfer needed to get, a country like Uganda into the first world.

Locally we need the machinery (low level technology transfer) to improve our crop yield, to turn our minerals into ready products(manufacturing), basic technology to run our public hospitals( heart monitors, vision equipment in all regions), we need help to transform our higher education system- and that will be achieved through an aggressive outreach program in collaboration with government to identify the gaps in Engineering needed to build and maintain our own infrastructure – advice us to do what the Asiatic nations have done, even better provide us with some technology scholarships to schools like MIT and Harvard – to train our instructors in Engineering, Medicine and management.

There is an opportunity for many companies to invest in the African infrastructure, places like the DRC, can benefit from an infrastructure and manufacturing partner – and this would not be a hand out, if they are up and running – the region has enough natural resources to pay it all back with profit.

Please, please, please, encourage these governments to take advantage of their well endowed links in the Diaspora!
You could also help us implement technology to rid us of institution corruption – technologies such as electronic ledgers with audit trails with all American funded projects – should include trained project managers to manage the same. It is one thing giving folks money – but without that added assurance of integrity and quality at delivery it becomes a throw away!

Tendo Kaluma

Ugandan in Boston


1.Q: Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s’ clothes have buttons on the left?

*A: When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maids’ right! And that’s where women’s’ buttons have remained since.

2.Q: Why do ships and aircraft use?mayday? As their call for help?

*A: This comes from the French word m’aidez – meaning ‘help me’ — and is pronounced, approximately, ‘mayday. ‘

3.Q: Why are zero scores in tennis called ‘love’?

A: In France, where tennis became popular, round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called ‘l’oeuf, ‘ which is French for ‘egg.’ When tennis was introduced in the US, Americans (mis)pronounced it ‘love’.

4.Q Why do X’s at the end of a letter signify kisses?

*A: In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfil obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.

5:Q Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called ‘passing the buck’?

*A: In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would ‘pass the buck’ to the next player.

6.Q: Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?

*A: It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would only touch or clink the host’s glass with his own.

7.Q: Why is someone who is feeling great ‘on cloud nine?’

*A: Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud if someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.

8.Q: In golf, where did the term ‘Caddie’ come from?

A. When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl, Louis, King of France, learned that she loved the Scots game of ‘golf’. So he had the first course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment. To make sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her. Mary liked this lot and when she returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run), she took the practice with her. In French, the word cadet is pronounced ‘ca-day’ and the Scots changed it into ‘caddie. ‘

9.Q: Did you ever wonder why dimes, quarters and half dollars have notches (milling), while pennies and nickels do not?

*A: The US Mint began putting notches on the edges of coins containing gold and silver to discourage holders from shaving off small quantities of the precious metals. Dimes, quarters and half dollars are notched because they used to contain silver. Pennies and nickels aren’t notched because
the metals they contain are not valuable enough to shave.

10.Q: Why are many coin banks shaped like pigs?

A: Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of dense orange clay called ‘pygg’. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the jars became known as ‘pygg banks.’ When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a container that resembled a pig. And it caught on.



[1] Sugar can suppress the immune system.
[2] Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
[3] Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
[4] Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
[5] Sugar contributes to the reduction in defence against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
[6] Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you lose.
[7] Sugar reduces high-density lipoproteins.
[8] Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
[9] Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
[10] Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
[11] Sugar causes copper deficiency.
[12] Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
[13] Sugar may make eyes more vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration.
[14] Sugar raises the level of neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
[15] Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
[16] Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
[17] Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
[18] Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
[19] Sugar can cause premature aging.
20] Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
21] Sugar can cause tooth decay.
[22] Sugar contributes to obesity
[23] High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.
[24] Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
[25] Sugar can cause arthritis.
[26] Sugar can cause asthma.
[27] Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
[28] Sugar can cause gallstones.
[29] Sugar can cause heart disease.
[30] Sugar can cause appendicitis.
[31] Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
[32] Sugar can cause varicose veins.
[33] Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
[34] Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
[35] Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
[36] Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
[37] Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
[38] Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol) in the blood.
[39] Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
40] Sugar can increase cholesterol.
[41] Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
[42] High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non enzymatically to protein)
[43] Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
[44] Sugar causes food allergies.
[45] Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
[46] Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
[47] Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
[48] Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
[49] Sugar can impair the structure of DNA
[50] Sugar can change the structure of protein.
[51] Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
[52] Sugar can cause cataracts.
[53] Sugar can cause emphysema.
[54] Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
[55] Sugar can promote an elevation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL).
[56] High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
[57] Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function.
[58] Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
[59] Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
[60] Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.
[61] Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
[62] Sugar can damage the pancreas.
[63] Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.
[64] Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
[65] Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness) .
[66] Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
[67] Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.
[68] Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.
[69] Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
[70] Sugar can adversely affect school children’s grades and cause learning disorders.
[71] Sugar can cause depression.
[72] Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.
[73] Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion) .
[74] Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.
[75] Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
[76] Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low-sugar diets.
[77] A diet high in refined sugar reduces learning capacity.
[78] Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
[79] Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
[80] Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness.
[81] Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become under active and others become overactive.
[82] Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
[83] Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
[84] High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
[85] High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold-increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestation al-age (SGA) infant.
[86] High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.
[87] Sugar slows food’s travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
[88] Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.
[89] Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
[90] Sugar combines with and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.
[91] Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
[92] Sugar is an addictive substance.
[93] Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
[94] Sugar can exacerbate PMS.
[95] Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
[96] Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
[97] The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
[98] Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
[99] Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
[100] Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
[101] I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain.
[102] High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer.
[103] Sugar increases the risk of polio.
[104] High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
[105] Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
[106] In Intensive Care Units, limiting sugar saves lives.
[107] Sugar may induce cell death.
[108] Sugar can increase the amount of food that you eat.
[109] In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior.
[110] Sugar can lead to prostate cancer.
[111] Sugar dehydrates newborns.
[112] Sugar can cause low birth weight babies.
[113] Greater consumption of refined sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia
[114] Sugar can raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream.
[115] Sweet food items increase the risk of breast cancer.
[116] Sugar is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.
[117] Sugar may cause laryngeal cancer.
[118] Sugar induces salt and water retention.
[119] Sugar may contribute to mild memory loss.
[120] The more sodas a 10 year old child consumes, the less milk.
[121] Sugar can increase the total amount of food consumed.
[122] Exposing a newborn to sugar results in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.
[123] Sugar causes constipation.
[124] Sugar causes varicose veins.
[125] Sugar can cause brain decay in prediabetic and diabetic women.
[126] Sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
[127] Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome.
[128] Sugar ingestion by pregnant women increases neural tube defects in embryos.
[129] Sugar can be a factor in asthma.
[130] The higher the sugar consumption the more chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.
[131] Sugar can affect the brain’s ability to deal with rewards and consequences.
[132] Sugar can cause cancer of the rectum.
[133] Sugar can cause endometrial cancer.
[134] Sugar can cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.
[135] Sugar can cause liver tumors.
[136] Sugar can increase inflammatory markers in the blood stream of overweight people.
[137] Sugar can lower Vitamin E levels in the blood stream.
[138] Sugar can increase your appetite for all food.
[139] Sugar plays a role in the etiology and the continuation of acne.
[140] Too much sugar can kill your sex life.
[141] Sugar saps school performance in children.
[142] Sugar can cause fatigue, moodiness, nervousness and depression.
[143] Sugar is common choice of obese individuals.
[144] A linear decrease in the intake of many essential nutrients is associated with increasing total sugar intake.
[145] High fructose consumption has been linked to liver disease.
[146] Sugar adds to the risk of bladder cancer.



A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas. He said the expression ‘going bananas’ is from the effects of bananas on the brain.Never, put your banana in the refrigerator! !! This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fibre. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier. PMS: Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anaemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation: High in fibre, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation. Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work: Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood Enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe it’s time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A banana a day keeps the doctor away!’

Eggs/benefits of eating them.

To all of you egg lovers no more restraints needed for those who like to have eggs every day and for those of you who refrain from eating eggs every day you do not know what you are missing!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

1. Eggs are great for the eyes. According to a study, an egg a day may prevent macular degeneration due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin.

2. Researchers found that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.

3. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.

4. According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.

5. Eggs are a good source of choline. One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

6. They contain the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.

7. New research and recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person s lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol.

8. Eggs are one of the only foods that contains naturally occurring vitamin D.

9. Eggs may prevent breast cancer. A study says, women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%.

10. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulfur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals.

Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.



Healthy urine goes from clear to pale yellow, dark yellow to amber. This depends on hydration levels, but if you’re somewhere in the yellow team, you can breathe easy.


Some antiseptics and anaesthetics give urine a green tinge. This is thanks to methylene blue, a dye which kidneys sometimes struggle with. Nothing too much to worry about though.


This is a sign of liver dysfunction. If your urine is this colour and you notice that your stools are white, it could be obstructive jaundice. Put down that beer – it’s GP time.


Muddy-looking pee means kidney problems. This can be a sign of serious renal disease, even a fistula. That’s when your bowel leaks into your bladder. Taxi to casualty now.


This is really bad. Blood in your urine can mean a haemorrhage or cancer. In anyone over 40 we assume it’s bladder cancer, unless proven otherwise. Get yourself to the doctor, pronto.


What should a woman do if she finds herself alone in the company of a strange male as she prepares to enter a lift in a high-rise apartment late at night?

Experts Say: Enter the lift. If you need to reach the 13th floor, press all the buttons up to your destination. No one will dare attack you in a lift that stops on every floor.

What to do if a stranger tries to attack you when you are alone in your house, run into the kitchen.

Experts Say: You alone know where the chili powder and turmeric are kept. And where the knives and plates are. All these can be turned into deadly weapons. If nothing else, start throwing plates and utensils all over. Let them break. Scream. Remember that noise is the greatest enemy of a molester. He does not want to be caught.

Taking an Auto or Taxi at Night.

Experts Say: Before getting into an auto at night, note down its registration number. Then use the mobile to call your family or friend and pass on the details to them in the language the driver understands .Even if no one answers your call, pretend you are in a conversation. The driver now knows someone has his details and he will be in serious trouble if anything goes wrong. He is now bound to take you home safe and sound. A potential attacker is now your de facto protector!

What if the driver turns into a street he is not supposed to – and you feel you are entering a danger zone?

Experts Say: Use the handle of your purse or your stole to wrap around his neck and pull him back. Within seconds, he will feel choked and helpless. In case you don’t have a purse or stole just pull him back by his collar. The top button of his shirt would then do the same trick.

If you are stalked at night.

Expert Say: enter a shop or a house and explain your predicament. If it is night and shops are not open, go inside an ATM box. ATM centers always have security guards. They are also monitored by close circuit television. Fearing identification, no one will dare attack you.

What is important is to stay cool at all times. When you have spare time, think of everyday situations where you can be in trouble. And how you can save yourself. After all, being mentally alert is the greatest weapon you can ever have.

A doctor using fake qualifications to treat people or organise health related conferences:

Experts say: use everything possible to expose him if you have got the evidence. You will save a lot of lives.



The following will probably amaze and startle you.
1.One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University study!

2.Lack of water is the number1 trigger of daytime fatigue

3.Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers

4.A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.

5.Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day? No kidding, all of the above are true. Of course, too much water may have strange side effects.’So don’t get carried away!

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