Family Cloth Pros and Cons

What is a family cloth?
A family cloth is an old rag cut out from non-wearable cloths. It could also be bought on stores such as Amazon, Etsy and Walmart. The cloth is used in wiping faeces after visiting the toilet. It has been used mostly by people who practice frugal living or those who feel that they are flushing away money when they use toilet paper.
Why cloth wipes are gaining popularity?
Other than using toilet paper, one can use flushable wipes to wipe their bums after emptying their bowels. However, both toilet paper and wet wipes are cost intensive. Therefore we need to look for a cheaper alternative. And one way is using family cloth wipes that are reusable so you do not have to buy the wipes every day that want to wipe your bum.
In this post, we are going to closely look at the family pros and cons
Family cloth pros

  1. They are reusable– cloth wipes once bought, all you need to make sure is that you clean well and keep them dry. The next time you need to wipe, take the wipes and use them.
  2. They are not cost intensive– unlike toilet paper or wet wipes which you feel as though you are throwing money down the drain, with these cloth wipes, once you buy once you need not buy again for a long time but reuse it.
  3. According to hosiped, they eco-friendly– the use of toilet paper encourages deforestation and if you are an environment conservationist, you will frown at having trees cut down just so that you can wipe your bum. Toilet paper also calls for use of lots of chlorine to bleach the cut trees to whiten it. Release of chlorine to the air is not such a good thing and leads to environmental degradation.
  4. The use of wet wipes has been frowned about since most are not flushable and therefore could block your sewerage system.
  5. You do not have to worry about flushing and as such your plumbing is spared from clogging or any blockages that may come about.
  6. They are soft and gentle on your bottom–Rough and low quality toilet paper has been found to be a causative agent for urinary tract infections (UTI) as well as anal fissures. Cloth wipes on the other hand are manufactured soft and therefore are gentle on your bum. If you find it getting coarse, you can always use some fabric softener to make it gentle on your bum.
    Cons of the cloth wipes
  7. The practice is rather unhygienic–without proper cleaning of the cloth wipes with warm water and antiseptics, you might find yourself getting into contact with harmful germs and having them spread in your house. One of the germs you need to be careful not to get into contact with is E.Coli. The germ appears in the rectum and is important that it be there but it should never get into contact with any other part of the body.
  8. It is not socially acceptable– if your friends find out that you are using these wipes to clean your bum, they will not only call you mean on yourself but also frugal. They might also not entertain the thought of using your toilet when they come over to visit.
  9. If you fail to clean the wipes regularly, you will find that your house will be stinking and this is not any good.
    How to use and wash cloth wipes
    You can use cloth wipes with a bidet. Once you have emptied your bowels, clean your back with a bidet and after doing so, you can use the cloth wipe to clean out any other poop that might not have been cleaned by the bidet. The family cloth will also dry out all the water on your butt.
    Once you have used the family cloth wipe, you need to put it in a bucket awaiting for laundry. While washing it, make sure to use hot water mixed with some antiseptic so as to kill all germs on it. Fabric softeners can also be applied to soften the cloth wipe. Once washed, you should dry the cloth wipe in direct UV rays so as to kill all germs.

Hemorrhoids and How to Soothe them

Hemorrhoids and how to treat them

Everytime I hear the word ‘hemorrhoids’, my face automatically cringes with the memory of how tortured and embarrassed I felt when I walked to the hospital with a stage one hemorrhoid.

It just appeared one morning. I went to empty my bowels and I felt lots of pain. It was as though something was blocking the movement of the poop. I think I had eaten some food without fiber for so long and avoided water that was causing all this. So I checked out what could be wrong.

I found a small swelling but it was so painful to the touch. I decide to examine it further and stripped naked. On checking myself on the mirror in a closed room, I saw the ugly, red swelling.

And from then on for that whole week, it was so painful emptying my bowels. I did not want to tell anybody; neither my parents nor my siblings knew about it. But I had a close buddy whom I told and he recommended that I see the local doctor with immediate effect. I did so without delay.

It was however painful walking to the hospital. I also felt embarrassed bending and showing the female doctor my smelly butt. She said that there was nothing to be afraid about– it was nothing but a fecal canal and having it dirty is okay. That somehow soothed me.

She went on to teach me about hemorrhoids. She said that they come about when I exert too much force on myself when defecating.

How to treat hemorrhoids

  1. Surgery

Hemorrhoid swellings can be removed in a surgical procedure known as hemorrhoidectomy.

2. Exert less pressure when pooping

You need to exert less force when pooping so that you do not end up creating swellings in your anal canal.

3. Use a sitz bath to soothe hemorrhoids

A sitz bath is a warm bath that you take to soothe pain in your perineum. It is usually recommended to post partum mothers who have just had an episiotomy or even people having hemorrhoids. Though it does not treat the hemorrhoids, it soothes the pain

3. Take lots of water

Fluids help soften your stool and therefore it flows smoothly out of your alimentary canal without causing swellings.

4. Take fiber in your foods

Foods rich in roughage have been found to help in preventing hemorrhoids.


What You Need to Know about Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous degenerative disorder where you find that your brain is no longer able to produce dopamine since the cells responsible for this have already died. And they are no longer active.

It is not really known why this happens. It has however been linked with:

  1. Race: Whites are more likely to get PD as compared to blacks
  2. Genes: Doctors have seen a trend where if a kid has PD, most probably their father too had it.
  3. Males: PD is more common in men than women.
  4. Presence of Lewy bodies: Doctors at Mayoclinic have seen that presence of crumps of lewy bodies in the brain as directly related to one getting Parkinson’s disease.
  5. Age: People above the age of 60 are more likely to get PD as compared to younger people. This however does not mean that younger people are not likely to get PD as has been seen with Michael J Fox who got the disease at the tender age of 29.
  6. Use of fertilizers: It has been said that some chemicals in aerosol sprays and fertilizers are more likely to cause PD as compared to people who do not use them.
  7. Head injuries: This can be seen from Muhammad Ali who got the disease since he had always been fighting and this kind of injured him.

Symptoms and cure of Parkinson’s

The number one symptom of PD is tremors. Other symptoms include: anxiety, slurred speed, imbalance while walking, involuntary head nodding which is also common with people with cerebral palsy.

Unfortunately there is no cure for PD. Scientists have however made a lot of steps in getting the cure for it. Michael J Fox foundation is always on the forefront as they try to look for good treatment for the disease.

Currently there are a few drugs that you can use to treat the symptoms such as levodopa, sinemet. Levodopa works when you brain converts it into dopamine and therefore you will find that you no longer have tremors, are not that anxious and the dyskinesia that you were battling with disappears for a while.

Though levodopa rises your dopamine levels, it has been found to cause nausea, vomiting and irregular heart rhythms as evidenced by WebMd.

Sinemet is actually a combination of levodopa and carbidopa. The introduction of carbidopa is to make levodopa much more effective so you only need to take a little amount to see it working. Carbidopa also gets rid of the negative side effects such as nausea, vomiting and all that.

After sometimes, you might find that the two drugs are not that effective and you can then take Safinamide which has been found to have breakthrough in healing you off the PD symptoms.

Living with Parkinson’s Disease

People with Parkinson’s disease are greatly disadvantaged when it comes to eating, writing or walking. They will need a caregiver to feed and help them drinking. Writing with their hands is also hard as the tremors are just too much and they will not maintain a grip on the pen.

Walking is also hard because they do not have balance and they also experience muscular rigidity from time to time.

How to help people with Parkinson’s disease

At our restaurant, we have always seen people with PD come and go. We have seen how bad it can get and embarrassing as the PD patient is unable to eat on their own unless there is someone to help them scoop the food. We have therefore bought these nice smart gyenno Parkinson’s spoons for tremors that help the patients eat with ease without having to drop the food or feel about themselves.

We have walkers and canes so that the PD patients can walk around with ease. The walkers have wheels and brakes. If you are not comfortable about using walkers, we have canes which you can use.

Safety policy at our hotel

We give high regard to the safety of our clients no matter how old, young or what their race is. We also do not discriminate on gender. It is for this reason that we have ask our legal advisors to help us put this safety policy that will guide our clients as well as our staff members on the need for safety and what precautionary steps to make in case of a mishap or accident.


When clients arrive, we issue them with a key to the hotel room. We will also be advising them to always make sure that the room is locked when they are sleeping or away to avoid theft.

They should also make sure to keep their luggage safely in the hotel room safe and make sure to enter a secret password that they only can remember. The entered lock should not at any one time be written in a card that is placed next to the safe.


According to Wash Burn University, Fire safety includes prevention of an outbreak of fire, suppressing it when it happens and evacuating anyone at the hotel from the places of high risk. All these fire safety procedures are not just the responsibility of the hotel but of everyone else including our clients.

As the client therefore, you are to help us by reporting of any fire risk that you see so that we can work on mitigating the same, suppressing it or even evacuating anyone who might be at the fire scene.

Electric mattress pads

Though we give heated mattress pads and electric blankets to our clients during the cold seasons, we will always advise the clients that they could be fire hazards and only use them well. Seniors, diabetic people and children are not to be given these items since they could get burnt without feeling it in their sleep.

Fire extinguishers

Every room has a fire extinguisher and in case of a fire, one is to dial the telephone number 100 from their landline and then quickly assemble at the fire assembly point for a head count.  Our firefighting department will then take charge to help put off the fire.

Senior care

If you have brought a senior with you who needs extra safety measures, kindly report the same at the reception desk so that the hotel is well aware of the same and offer you help when you need it.

Safety bed rails

With senior citizens who might fall or get into minor accidents, we will install safety bed rails for these elderly people. We have already purchased some good bed rails for seniors and will therefore use them to keep these people safe in their beds.

Bed entrapment

In case of a bed entrapment, you are requested to kindly inform us or raise alarm so that we can come and get the person out of the entrapment. The FDA has reported that bed entrapment is really fatal and could cause injuries and even death when the entrapped individual tries to free themselves leading to suffocation or fatigue.

Bed exit alarms

If they are likely to wander away, we might have to install bed exit alarms so that you and our staff know it when the person leaves their room unattended.

Lights on at night

For seniors, lights in the bathroom and toilet are to be keep on throughout the night.

Toilet help

We acknowledge that some people might have problems using the toilet and if you have a problem or would like special equipment such as a washing bidet to use after visiting the toilet, kindly alert us so that we can give you a room with such items.

We also have safety rails in our bathrooms especially those that are going to be used by seniors. People who have trouble wiping their bottoms after visiting the toilet should tell us so that we can get the right butt wiping aids for them.

Mattress for back pains

If you have a senior or person with back pains, we will work to make sure that they get the right mattresses for massaging them. This kind of therapeutic mattresses are available at our hotel and all you need is order and it will be given to you.

Using elevators

We have heard cases of women sexually harassed in other hotels and as such, we do not take their safety for granted. When a woman arrives, she is going to be escorted to her room and the staff member will check to see that there is nobody in that room before the woman enters.

When using elevators, again she will be escorted. If an elevator jams or we have a power cut, you are to remain calm and wait for the backup battery to hoist you up or down.

CCTV cameras outside the rooms

We have installed CCTV cameras outside the rooms and on our lounge, bars and restaurant to keep everyone safe and for information whenever a crime or mishap happens. There are no CCTV cameras in your room, bathroom or toilet so do not worry as your privacy is not infringed.




How to get Rid of Love handles

They are called obliques, muffin tops or love handles. But the truth is that despite the fancy names, nobody loves having them.

They make you look unhealthy and obese. Your beauty fades away because they steal that chiseled torso that you had before making you look like a pig. But hey, at simplerestaurant gym, we work with the best to remove these love handles.

With our equipment for abs, you are assured of quick results.  So, how do we get you to lose love handles.

How to lose love handle practices


Crunches as traditional as they may seem are great when you want to lose those obliques. They help strengthen your core muscles as well as help in the subcutaneous and visceral fat around the tummy.

Sitting on stability ball

When you see someone sitting on a stability ball and expecting to lose weight, the first thing that comes into your mind is that it is lazy and that they will never see any results. Well the truth is very far from that since swiss balls have been proven to provide great exercises for love handles.

They strengthen your core muscles and when you sit on a ball while in the office, you will feel the strain on your back.

The great thing about the swiss ball is that it can be used for other major functions such as doing the v-up, wall squat, harmstring curls, press-ups on the ball etc.

Eat more proteins as opposed to fats

I always advise people who want to lose their obliques to concentrate more on bodybuilding foods such as proteins as opposed to fats. Why? Fats go on to increase your visceral and subcutaneous fats while proteins increase your muscles.

Take testosterone boosting products and foods

Estrogen make you grow plump and fat. Testosterone on the other hand make you grow muscles. You should therefore strive to take more testosterone boosting foods such as oyster, almond seeds and pumpkins.


Food that will help those with erectile dysfunction

Today, I want to write about something that is troubling so many men and giving them sleepless nights: erectile dysfunction.

Well, you should not worry because 20% of the malefolk will battle with the condition in their lifetime.

So what causes erectile dysfunction?

  • Surgeries on genitalia
  • Too much heat on the balls
  • Weight gain
  • Stress
  • Injury or accident on the genitalia
  • Low testosterone


What food to eat to heal

Eat food with high zinc such as

  1. oyster
  2. fish
  3. chicken
  4. beef
  5. chia seeds
  6. almond
  7. mangoes
  8. pumpkins

At this blog, I also found some great supplements that could help improve the condition and get you out of ED

Best Fat burning techniques You should be trying out

Weight loss is such an elusive subject to many people. They are forever looking for apps, online resources and ebooks that are going to help them shove away some of that excessive weight in their bodies.

Well, in this post, I will give you some of the strategies that you should be incorporating if you are really looking to lose weight. So, here we go.

#1.Eat only healthy foods

We are in a generation that is binge eating junk and all lots of fats so you should only eat foods with healthy fats, low in cholesterol. You should also take little of sugars and carbs but take more of proteins that are essential in bodybuilding.

#2. Make workout your friend

You should be working out daily. Not once or twice but everyday. Make your work area a good one so that you can always slip in a waist trainer, treadmill or something else that is going to help you burn up the fats

#3.take lots of water

Water is essential in weight loss since it fastens metabolism. It also keeps you well hydrated. People who take little water are likely to binge eat since they do not actually know when their bodies need food or not.

#4. Take weight loss supplements. 

Make a habit of going to amazon or gnc and ordering for the best fat burners gnc which have been proven to be very effective in weight loss.

What you need to check when purchasing the best skateboard helmet

So our sports editor Matthew wrote a piece on his pastime sport: skateboarding. In this post, he tells us about the skateboarding helmet


Benefits of a skateboard helmet

Today, most riders may not bother buying a helmet since they may feel they are spending too much money. However, skateboarding is played on hard surfaces made of concrete and that time you crash and hit your head which most happens when skateboarding and you slam your skull then you will be grateful you had put on the best skateboard helmet at the time as your head will be safe from injuries that might lead to your head being damaged or even death when the impact is severe.

For your safety, make sure to always put on your helmet when skateboarding as you may crash. Even if you are skating at a low speed, choosing the best skateboard helmet is very crucial to avoid brain injuries that might keep you away from skating forever or might lead to you losing our life. When buying a helmet, choose one of your sports as they are designed and certified for specific sport.

How to choose the best skateboard helmet

Before anything else, always make sure that the skateboard helmet you pick is specifically designed for your sport.

Proper fit – this is the most important thing to put into consideration. It should be able to touch around your head comfortably and be stable to resist any impact be it single or multiple and still stay in place. The helmet must stay low on your head in order to cover the sides maximally and holding level with the strap on your head snags comfortably. The straps should be of good quality and fasten securely .The space between the helmet and your head should not be more than two fingers.

Materials used

This is the determinant on the life span of your helmet and the protection it will be able to provide. Better brands are always expensive because more research have been put into it and latest technology is used when making them and much effort is put into it to make sure they meet the required regulations for them to be certified.

Inner lining-It is a requirement that they are made of EPS (Expandable Polystyrene Styrofoam). Use of soft padding foam is always softer and much more comfortable when compared to EPS with EPS foam absorbing impact better.

Outer shell-An ABS plastic (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) can be used in making the outer shell. For high brands, a combination of EPS foam and ABS can be used since it results in a solid and lightweight helmet. The high-density and injection-modeled PE can be used to make durable, strong and lightweight helmets.


This varies from one helmet to the other. Always go for one that you can afford without straining so much. Expensive helmets are not safer or more protective than others. Pricing is often a branding strategy and perception of the customer. So long as a helmet meets the required regulations then it is fit to wear.

Shape– a round shape helmet is always recommended to avoid neck injuries when you crash.

Weight-it is always important thing to consider when buying one since very heavy helmets causes neck injuries and are very uncomfortable when wearing them thus light helmets are recommended.

Certification-Always go for those that have been tested and certified.




Making Pizza the SimpleRestaurant Way

Tasty, delicious and juicy but did you know the hustle we had to go through before putting that awesome pizza at your plate. Well, if you didn’t know then you should. Making a pizza is not a simple job. It requires dexterity and passion for the job. If you are the kind of chef who gives up on the first try, then making pizza is not your cut.

best pizza

It requires resilience, using the best pizza ovens, the best ingredients no matter how deep they cut into your pocket to get the product right. And when things go wrong, they go totally wrong with the pizza since it can get burnt, or just uncooked from the inside.

So to get everything right, we asked our resident chef Gennaro Contaldo to help us making the best pizza and this were his steps.

Pizza ingredients

  • 1 cup sauce
  • 2 cup toppings
  • 2 cups shredded cheese and wheat flour
  • Well sliced cooked bacon
  • Pepper if you want it hot
  • Tomato sauce for the red color


  1. Preheat the oven
  2. Make a dough with flour, salt and some warm water
  3. Knead it as though you are making bread
  4. Spread the kneaded dough into a flat surface but in a round shape.
  5. Place your toppings and take it to the hot oven

Here goes a video on the same.

Pizza and health

When you are making pizza, make sure that you only use healthy fats and oils. You do not want it to be the source of your downfall or getting fat, do you? So you really need to make sure that you only use the healthy ingredients lest after taking pizza for a short while you are on every weight loss forum complaining that the pizzas got you so fat and you are looking for a way out.

Adding pepper is of utmost importance since pepper is a natural fat burner. At the same time, after taking pizza, have a habit of downing coffee for thermogenesis.



Weight loss goals and simple restaurant

At simple restaurant, we know how important weight loss is to you. So we are always making ways to help you achieve those weight loss goals that you made in January and are not sure how to go about them. With our hotel gyms and diet menus, you are sure to get lean in the shortest time possible.

Other than take those fat burning pills gnc such as performix sst that you have been taking, at simple restaurant, we invite you to do something different. We even go ahead to hold you by the hand as you do all these. With our menus that you cannot resist, you are going to get all forms of smoothies, garlic and lean foods followed by great green tea or caffeine if you love coffee. All these help you start getting leaner and start thermogenesis in your body.

Our weight loss menus


  1. Coffee or green tea in the morning
  2. Ground nuts, chia or sesame seeds that are great for fat burn
  3. A little carb food such as bread or unsweetened cake.
  4. Lots of water

Oceanic lunch

  1. Oyster or Nile perch
  2. Kales or spinach
  3. Some little cab diet such as bread
  4. Lots of water


  1. Green smoothie
  2. Lots of water

Benefits of our meals

  • They help your body detox. The first step in any weight loss session is a detox where you remove all the toxins that were in your body to start a new life afresh away from all the fats and the high carb diets. Smoothies are great for this though you should make sure that you are not taking the same smoothie type every day.
  • After every meal, we advise our clients to take lots of water. This helps in metabolism so that the toxins are washed away as well as energy is used up in burning away calories.
  • Protein rich foods which help your body in burning up fats since protein digestion takes up a lot of energy. They then go ahead to replace the fat mass and convert it to muscle mass.

Other activities

We also have an in-restaurant gym adviser who will train you on the best exercises to lose love handles such as swiss exercise balls as well as be leaner and better.

We have our nutritionists who will advise you on the best meals to take so that you can maintain a good body and weight.