Tag Archives: Twitter

What colour is your poo?

24 Nov

How many clicked this on Twitter just to see what the heck I was going to write…well, as disgusting as this post might seem to you. This is a serious topic. What colour is your poo? It’s an embarassing subject for many but the colour and texture of your poo determines alot about your health.

Normal adult bowel motions described
Characteristics of the normal, healthy bowel motion include:

  • Bowel motions should be firm, moist and easy to pass (guys if you spend 30minutes in the bathroom, you have a problem)
  • Regularity differs from one person to the next – the range of ‘normal’ includes once per week to several times every day, depending on the individual.
  • Bowel motions are brown because they contain bile pigments (stercobilin).
  • Bacteria use chemical reactions to break down the faeces. These chemical reactions produce smelly compounds like hydrogen sulphide, which account for the characteristic odour.

Changes in colour
Healthy bowel motions are brown. If your faeces change colour, seek medical attention immediately, as some of the causes may include serious illnesses. Common colour changes and their range of possible causes include:

  • Red – blood smears on the toilet paper are usually caused by haemorrhoids or anal fissures. Bright red blood in the faeces (haemotochezia) usually means internal bleeding, and the causes could include bowel cancer or a bleeding stomach ulcer.
  • Black – one of the most common causes of black faeces is taking iron supplements. However, bleeding higher up in the digestive tract, such as from the oesophagus or stomach, can cause the faeces to appear black (melena). The cause could include bleeding from an ulcer.
  • Maroon – blood is the usual cause of maroon-coloured faeces. Some of the causes can include bleeding from the bowel – often from diverticulosis, angiodysplasia (abnormal and leaky blood vessels in the intestinal lining) or bowel cancer.
  • Cream or light coloured – light-coloured faeces usually means that bile salts are absent. This could be caused by a range of digestive diseases affecting the pancreas, gall bladder or liver. Hepatitis, for example, can make the faeces appear silver, white, grey or yellow.

Changes in texture
Healthy bowel motions are firm and moist. Common texture changes and their range of possible causes include:

  • Watery – short bouts of diarrhoea can be caused by a range of factors, including food poisoning, gastroenteritis and anxiety. Chronic diarrhoea can be a symptom of more serious illnesses such as coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis or bowel cancer. It can also be caused by medication, diet (high fibre diets, coffee and diet soft drinks can cause diarrhoea) and, frequently, from irritable bowel syndrome. Lactose intolerance can also cause diarrhoea, often with cramping and wind.
  • Hard and dry – when you are constipated, bowel motions tend to be hard, dry and uncomfortable to pass. Common causes of constipation include a low fibre diet, and some medications. Constipation can cause haemorrhoids to produce symptoms because of the straining involved to pass a hard, dry motion.
  • Stringy – parasitic infections of the gut can cause bowel motions to become thin and stringy. For example, worms can affect the faeces in this way.
  • Greasy – a high fat meal can result in fatty, smelly faeces that tend to float in the toilet bowl. However, the constant passage of greasy stools could indicate a problem with fat digestion.

So, there you have it. Happy Toileting!

InterSport at 360

13 Nov

Buzfairy asked this morning on Twitter where she could find ‘Earth Shoes‘ in Kuwait. It reminded me of these shoes I saw in InterSport 360.

They are called Fit Flops. They are a leg and bottom toning sandal.

What do they do?

  • – help increase leg and bottom muscle activity (up to 30%). (so you feel less ache in your hips and knees) ,

  • – absorb more shock than a normal shoe (up to 22%),

  • – help realign ground force reaction closer to your joints,

  • – reduce foot pressure.

The good news is…Winter is coming and ‘fit flops’ might not be the warmest things to have on your feet and that’s where the Fit Boot comes in..

AND, these are also available for men!

 

Bye Bye Pen and Paper

6 Nov

What happened to pen and paper? Internet has taken over.

I miss pen and paper.

It’s sad to think, my daughter won’t have a diary. I had a diary since the age of 8. It was Winnie The Pooh and it had a lock on it. I kept it under my mattress and funnily enough, my mother never ever ‘sneaked’ to read it. Every night, I wrote down what I had done that day…what I had achieved, what I had found difficult… my daughter’s diary will be right here, this…a blog… I’m sure of it and I suppose, that’s ok.

Hell, my diary has become my blog to a certain extent. Years ago, when I first started off, in my late teens, my blogs were horrific…tears….tantrums…crushes…breakdowns…heartache…all rolled into one. I don’t know how my readers stayed with me for so many years. I hit 150,000 views in a year and stopped. It was a good blog. And, no, before you ask, not a chance am I telling you what it was called.

We all need to just ‘vent’ sometimes. This week, a friend ‘passed away’, well, it was suicide. Scary thing is, I’ve just got more details and apparently he didn’t trust anyone and thought that the majority of people that surrounded him were infact, ‘spies’….lordy lord, im not joking. Sad, tragic, infact…

I will encourage my teenage daughter to blog, venting is good, expressing oneself is always good. Blocking everything up inside is bad…really bad.

So, all mums out there, let your daughters blog… and to all ladies out there, say what you want, say how you feel, remember, it’s just a screen, no-one actually knows who you are 🙂

And to all those other mums with young daughter, get your daughter a diary and a pen!

Thank you, Twitter

27 Sep

I got a glimpse into the new twitter tonight and I totally heart it.

It’s clean and sophisticated. Much better than before.

You will now find @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists just above your timeline – creating a single, streamlined view on the left of the screen. On the right, you can see the features you’re familiar with, including whom you recently followed and who recently followed you, favorites, and Trending Topics.

What’s even better is, now it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube. THANKS GUYS!

I wonder when they are going to do the official change over. Does the 14th seem likely?

I think people will welcome this change unlike the facebook change that occured how many months/years ago? God, I forget. I hated the change on fbook but I’m used to it now.

I’ll will definitely heart this  when it arrives. Thankyou Twitter for giving us this new, classy look.

For those that haven’t got a chance to see the New Twitter, you can see some screenshots here..

You can follow Babbleq8 on twitter here

I’d kill for a pair of those Jimmy Chuggs

23 Aug

So any kind soul out there who has a pair and needs a tester….here I am.

But seriously folks, it’s coming to that Eid time of year again- we need to go and battle the shoppers and I just can’t be bothered. I’m thinking of recycling some flares from the 70s this year and chopping one arm off a flowery shirt, and creating a whole new image.

Here are the places to avoid over the next two week nights in Kuwait, unless you are prepared to fight for that parking space:

360 Mall- do we even need to say that?

Avenues- unless you want to drive around and around and around and STILL end up at the IKEA entrance

Al Bairaq- aint nothin’ goin’ on there matey

Souk Sharq- and then pop over to Al Balad revolving restaurant for a quick snack, try the coriander and garlic french fries.

Kuwait’s LuLu Hypermarket = Bargains

23 Aug


Lulu Hypermarket have got a fantastic range of sandwich fillers! Perfect for those school packed lunches!

Smoked Turkey Sandwich

Delicious!

They currently have an offer for the Hillshire Turkey Ham, it’s ‘buy one get one free’ and priced at around 2kd.

They have such a wide variety… oven roasted, honey roast and smoked are just a few of what they have to offer!

I heart LuLu Hypermarket, Kuwait!

Baby, Baby ….Oh, please, shut up.

23 Aug
Love Me (Justin Bieber song)

or hate me? I, personally, hate you.

I’m tormented by Justin Bieber.

What is going on?

Has the world gone insane?

Is this what we call music nowadays? LOL

Twitter’s top trend frequently is ‘Justin Bieber’ ….

Surprisingly, I thought Kuwait would know better but apparently not…………. if you search into Twitter ‘Kuwait’, you can find lots and lots and lots of ‘tweets’ re: Justin Bieber….

Anyway.. for those of you that haven’t heard of him.. here you go 🙂