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Health and Jara

Health and Jara

By Oluwaseun R. Olusegun

You know what is worse than ignorance? Misinformation, especially when it concerns your health.

This is "Health and Jara", a weekly podcast that centers on health topics, productivity, personal development and other lifestyle issues.
'Jara' is a Yoruba word for 'extra' and that refers to every other thing asides the health talks. New episodes drop on Sundays.

I am Oluwaseun R. Olusegun. A Radio and TV host, Comperé, Voice-over talent and Public Health Advocate.

Get comfy in your chair as I present truths to you and make you smile in the process.

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Health and Jara S02 Ep 20
Health and Jara S02 Ep 20
How much of the news do you consume? Who or what is your go-to source? Do you even realize how much the internet is shaping and influencing our living? My guest, Ikemesit Effiong and I discussed all these and more, on this episode.
40:07
August 16, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 19
Health and Jara S02 Ep 19
Mentorship is almost beginning to look like something meant for adults when it actually should start from the cradle. After all, broken kids become damaged adults. On this episode, I had an interesting conversation with Toni Oyeyemi, a Youth Counsellor and Holistic Health Coach on shaping the future through mentorship. 
46:36
August 08, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 18
Health and Jara S02 Ep 18
On this episode, we are talking about diabetes, the myths, facts and how to manage it. My guest is Folashade Babatunde, a Clinical Dietitian and the founder of Poisera Nutrition. 
39:32
June 21, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 17
Health and Jara S02 Ep 17
On this episode, I had an interesting conversation with the delectable host of Twenty Somethings Rant Podcast, Jessica Fortunes. We talked about our podcast journey plus the things you should know as a noob in this. 
32:50
June 14, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 16
Health and Jara S02 Ep 16
On this episode, we are discussing the causes and management of acne as well as the myths surrounding it. My guest is Dr Shakirat Gold-Olufadi, A Consultant Physician and Dermatologist. 
39:45
May 09, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 15
Health and Jara S02 Ep 15
I bet you have heard many things about Fibroids which may not be true so I made this episode to help clear all that up. My guest is a skilled Surgeon and the founder of Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation, Dr Benjamin Olowojebutu. Don't forget to share this with someone as it may be all the help they need. 
35:54
April 25, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 14
Health and Jara S02 Ep 14
We are on the Jara side today, talking about some lies we have believed for long. Grab a chair for this one
16:51
April 19, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 13
Health and Jara S02 Ep 13
Whatever you may have known about fasting and weight loss is about to get upgraded. That's because on this episode, Udeme Isemin, a Clinical Dietitian and Nutritionist took her time to break down the different types of fasts and their health implications. 
35:59
April 11, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 12
Health and Jara S02 Ep 12
Do you know that Autism isn’t a disease? An Autistic child looks very normal just like any other person. But there’s more. And that’s what you will be finding out on today’s episode of Health and Jara. My guest is a Public Health Practitioner and Disability Inclusion Advocate, Prisca Chika Onuegbu.
31:07
April 04, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 11
Health and Jara S02 Ep 11
It's World Water Day and today, I am reminding you, strongly, about the importance of drinking water. I am reading your feedback on the subject too so fasten your seatbelt for this one. 
18:15
March 22, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 10
Health and Jara S02 Ep 10
On this episode, I talked Stress and Mental Health with Seun Dosunmu, a Mental Health Advocate and the founder of Across All Initiative. Do you think the stress threshold of people has reduced over the years?
32:31
March 12, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 09
Health and Jara S02 Ep 09
What lies have you believed about getting a flat belly? I am here to deliver the truth to you in the sweetest way possible. My guest on this episode is a Body Transformation Coach and Wellness Consultant. She is Queen Iwo Akinyoyenu, the founder of Fit, Fab and Alive.
25:45
March 02, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 08
Health and Jara S02 Ep 08
We are on the Jara side today and it's the International Mother Language Day! I sure cracked myself up making this one. I hope you enjoy it 😁
13:33
February 21, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 07
Health and Jara S02 Ep 07
Do you know that a woman is not the only one who can breastfeed a child? Yes you read right. I had a very rich discussion with a Lactation Consultant on this episode. I talked "Common Breastfeeding Problems" with Titilayo Medunoye, CEO Milky Express and it was an absolute delight.
37:34
February 08, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 06
Health and Jara S02 Ep 06
January is glaucoma awareness month so on this episode, we are discussing Glaucoma, the silent thief of sight. My guest is Dr Simi Ajana, an Optometrist. Find out why glaucoma is called the silent thief of sight and what you can do to protect yourself.
24:56
January 24, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 05
Health and Jara S02 Ep 05
On this episode, we are examining the importance of human relationships, the role they play in our growth/development and how covid-19 has affected things. My guest is Toluse Francis. A mental health consultant and the CEO of Reuel consulting. It was a chill conversation so a bowl of popcorn might come in handy while you’re listening.
37:42
January 17, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 04
Health and Jara S02 Ep 04
It's all about Dental Caries or what you call "hole in the tooth", on this episode. My conversation was with the CEO and Lead Dentist, Concierge DentistNG.
31:03
January 10, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 03
Health and Jara S02 Ep 03
On this episode, I have the pleasure of having a conversation with the Founder/CEO of Doctoora E-Health LTD on Telemedicine. If you can work remotely with the help of technology, who says you have to see a doctor in person to be diagnosed?
31:33
January 03, 2021
Health and Jara S02 Ep 02
Health and Jara S02 Ep 02
Today, we are talking 'Sudden Cardiac Arrest' and my guest is Dr Monisola Adanijo. She is the Medical Director at Naveen Healthcare and her passion is Preventive Cardiology. Come along with us
28:53
December 29, 2020
Health and Jara S02 Ep 01
Health and Jara S02 Ep 01
Guess who’s back?! Health and Jara is back with a new season and this time, it’s all about the gratitude notes. After all, It's been a unique year. Go ahead and plug right in.
12:34
December 20, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 50
Health and Jara Ep 50
Ladies and gentlemen, it's the 50th episode!!! I am so thankful to have come this far and totally appreciate everyone who has been a part of this journey. And yea, this marks the end of this season. I did a fun recap of some of the topics and dropped some nuggets 😁 You can always go back to check some of the episodes you have missed before now. Oh yea! I will return with a new season.🤗
11:43
September 06, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 49
Health and Jara Ep 49
Why are you having trouble sleeping? Or should I ask why it's difficult for you to stay asleep? Because insomnia embodies both. That's what I am talking about today.
14:24
August 30, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 48
Health and Jara Ep 48
I doubt there's anyone who likes snoring but it still happens anyways. Today, I am talking about why you snore and what you can do about it.
11:45
August 16, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 47
Health and Jara Ep 47
Built to last? Or fitted to adapt? Today's episode focuses on adaptability especially in your business and career, considering the pandemic
11:41
August 09, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 46
Health and Jara Ep 46
How do you sit? What kind of chair do you sit on or in? How do you walk? How do you lift objects? How do you position your phone and PC in front of you? In fact, what position do you sleep in? Today, I am talking about postures.
13:14
July 26, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 45
Health and Jara Ep 45
On this episode, I am talking about hearing loss. The symptoms, risk factors and preventive measures.
12:34
July 19, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 44
Health and Jara Ep 44
Today, we are talking about drug misuse and how you may have been guilty. We all have been really
10:30
July 05, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 43
Health and Jara Ep 43
Today, we celebrate the Fathers. I got to share some stories sent in to me by folks about their fathers and it was absolutely lovely
14:28
June 21, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 42
Health and Jara Ep 42
Today, we talk pot belly. Why do you have it and what can you do about it?
10:57
June 14, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 41
Health and Jara Ep 41
Today, we are talking 'Emotional Eating'. What it is and how you can deal with it.
11:49
June 07, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 40
Health and Jara Ep 40
Yas!!! It's the 40th episode of my Podcast and I am so happy. I talked about process, consistency and much more.
10:21
May 31, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 39
Health and Jara Ep 39
Let's talk about rejection. Not everyone will resonate with your values. They are simply not your target audience. Move on!
05:49
May 24, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 38
Health and Jara Ep 38
What have you done with all the information you have gotten through those sessions and books?
06:57
May 18, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 37
Health and Jara Ep 37
It's the second Mother's Day this year, I know😁. Still, I'm celebrating all the goddesses called Mothers. You totally rock!
05:58
May 10, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 36
Health and Jara Ep 36
Dear person, the mission for this period is simple. Survive. But please, don't be selfish with it. We are all interconnected and the care you give will come back for you, same as the selfishness.
04:57
May 03, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 35
Health and Jara Ep 35
I just want to remind you that the Rona isn't the only thing out there. Other ailments that were there before it came haven't gone away. So please, pay more attention to yourself.
06:24
April 26, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 34
Health and Jara Ep 34
The world is in still pains and Coronavirus is still on a rampage so I am asking, "How are you?" What do we actually mean when we say that?
08:59
April 15, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 33
Health and Jara Ep 33
Herbal mixtures and potions? Yea, we talking about them
06:49
March 29, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 32
Health and Jara Ep 32
The world is mourning and I have few words to say.
04:33
March 22, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 31
Health and Jara Ep 31
Today is the International Women's Day and I am celebrating every, girl, lady and woman out there. You rock and you matter
04:24
March 08, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 30
Health and Jara Ep 30
Hey, calm down. Coronavirus won't be the end of humanity. Breathe. Maybe it's the universe's way of reminding you to live more. Listen. Live. Live some more.
04:17
March 01, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 29
Health and Jara Ep 29
It's the Jara side of life today so it's pretty chill. I even changed my background music. You should totally listen😃
06:22
February 23, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 28
Health and Jara Ep 28
This episode is dedicated to all the sleep debtors because I am talking about the importance of sleep. Oh I was groggy when I did it, I owe you the truth.
06:52
February 16, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 27
Health and Jara Ep 27
Do you want to gain weight in the healthiest of ways? This episode is for you.
10:13
February 09, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 26
Health and Jara Ep 26
It's the Jara side of life today people! How did January turn out for you? Evaluated yet?
06:47
February 02, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 25
Health and Jara Ep 25
Dear Citizen of the Health and Jara Nation, I present to you today, Herpes.
06:26
January 26, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 24
Health and Jara Ep 24
I am not asking you to run to the clinic everytime your eyes twitch or your nostrils expand. All I am saying is that you pay more attention to your health. Know your numbers. Check your vitals.
07:18
January 19, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 23
Health and Jara Ep 23
For Pentecostal churches in Nigeria, January is a month synonymous with fasting. Now let's talk about that and why you should or shouldn't get into it
06:33
January 12, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 22
Health and Jara Ep 22
It's a new year fellas and harmattan is upon us. What to do?
08:53
January 05, 2020
Health and Jara Ep 21
Health and Jara Ep 21
Now that Detty December, are you up for a detox January? Hey! You need to set health goals for 2020. SMART goals. I talked about how I set and achieved mine in 2019. It will give you an insight on how to go about yours
06:38
December 29, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 20
Health and Jara Ep 20
It's the 20th episode!!! Thank you family! Sooooo... It is #dettydecember but you don't have to dirty up your health you know? Health consequences come sooner these days so please, help yourself by choosing better.
06:17
December 22, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 19
Health and Jara Ep 19
Sooooo, let us talk about help disguised in the form of slavery. If you are helping someone because you want something in return, that's basically a transaction. You can as well just let them know ahead and not pretend you are being altruistic only to get super entitled later. You want to know my thoughts on those who underprice professionals simply because they are friends? You should listen.
08:27
December 08, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 18
Health and Jara Ep 18
Do you know that there are two stages before HIV proceeds to AIDS? AIDs just doesn't happen, there is a progression that can be very much prevented. Today I am beaming the spotlight on the syndrome as it is World AIDS Day. Find out more.
07:13
December 01, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 17
Health and Jara Ep 17
Today I am talking about about fatness with a ticking time bomb better known as Obesity. While it is important to love your body, don't get too complacent because your health is on the line
08:51
November 24, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 16
Health and Jara Ep 16
Anger is an emotion that you may not be able to rid yourself of but if you don't get it under control, it will make a mess of you and your relationships. In this episode, I am talking about the the simple ways to navigate communication breakdowns in everyday scenarios.
07:35
November 17, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 15
Health and Jara Ep 15
According to data, Lagos is the third most stressful city in the world and Lagosians spend about 30 hours in traffic weekly. So how do you deal with a situation that is bent on frustrating you and shortening your life span?
11:16
November 10, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 14
Health and Jara Ep 14
Diseases are hapless monsters, that we know, especially the autoimmune ones but the other ones don't just happen you know. A stroke for example. Today I am talking about how to prevent a stroke from happening and what to look out for when it does happen.
07:58
November 03, 2019
Health and Jara EP 13
Health and Jara EP 13
"Too much of everything is bad" This is a golden advice you should not throw away and when it concerns your health, it is a law. Failure to understand this may cost you your life. That's my message today
05:14
October 27, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 12
Health and Jara Ep 12
It's my Birthday! Today I am sharing some lessons I have packed on through my years of living and number one on that list is "Never say never!" Listen to find out the others
08:14
October 19, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 11
Health and Jara Ep 11
It is No Bra Day!!! I am all about the headache-inducing misconceptions on Breast Cancer today. Plus, Tuesday is Global Handwashing Day.
06:29
October 13, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 10
Health and Jara Ep 10
In preparation for the World Mental Health Day, my focus today is on Mental Health because there really is no health without it.
08:14
October 06, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 9
Health and Jara Ep 9
I have got just a simple message on today's episode. Learn to be more thankful for the things you have while you are working towards what you want. Get it because you want it or need it not because everyone else is having it.
05:42
September 29, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 8
Health and Jara Ep 8
Today is about common cold and somehow, I am dealing with it myself so we can as well talk about it. It is highly contagious, relatively harmless but when should you run to see the doctor? Find out.
06:06
September 22, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 7
Health and Jara Ep 7
In this episode, I am reminding you of the health dos that you don't and some of the don'ts that you do. For instance, why do you love so much salt in your food? You shouldn't be taking more than 2.4 g of sodium per day and doing so is puting your heart at risk. Find out more by listening.
07:27
September 15, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 6
Health and Jara Ep 6
Today is World Physiotherapy Day and I am talking about the importance of physiotherapy in your overall wellness. Pain is an indication that something is wrong so when your bones ache and your back hurts, seek the services of a physiotherapist so as to identify the cause and get a lasting solution.
06:25
September 08, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 5
Health and Jara Ep 5
It's a new month and I am pretty excited about it. In this episode i shared some life lessons that I try to live by daily and of course some health reminders.
04:25
September 01, 2019
Health and Jara Ep 4
Health and Jara Ep 4
We all wear shoes. It's 2019 and the caveman probably wears them too. In this episode, I talked about the importance of having the right shoe gear and the implications of the bad ones.
05:03
August 25, 2019
Health and Jara EP 3
Health and Jara EP 3
I promise you this isn't a rant about drug resistance but you really need to stop taking those drugs you don't need out of the fear of an infection or even flouting the doctor's prescription. Drug resistance is fast becoming a major public health issue and that's not exactly the sound of sweet music. Don't abuse antibiotics. Pretty please.
07:56
August 18, 2019
Health and Jara EP 2
Health and Jara EP 2
Who do you take your health advice from? A professional, Dr Google or every Tom, Dick and Harry who think their short trips to the hospital has qualified them for a medical degree? Be careful of your source and most importantly, be careful of what you consume. That includes the drugs, foods and even health information. "What goes around comes around". Your health isn't an exception.
05:59
August 11, 2019
Health and Jara EP 1
Health and Jara EP 1
After crossing seven seas, 10 oceans, and fighting 20 demons, I finally am starting a podcast. Kidding of course. This is the introduction into my podcast and the aim of it but I also mentioned the need for breastfeeding. Happy listening 😁
04:21
August 04, 2019