Dear Fellow Nigerian, Salt CANNOT Prevent Ebola, CAN Destroy You

Last night, no, at 3am this morning, I heard hubby on phone scolding some people who had called to inform him about the salted warm water bath happening around the country. He was very angry, cut the call and continued venting to himself that "panic will kill some Nigerians even before Ebola itself" After a few minutes, my phone rang but I couldn't hear the caller and was angry asking "who calls at 3am, is it an emergency or what? My phone rang again and I quickly switched off and went to bed.

First thing this morning, my driver knocked and rushed in to inform us that he had a salted warm water bath at 3am and couldn't call us cos it was too early to disturb, that's why he is knocking early so that we add salt to our morning bath water before going out. I was shocked 'You mean you added table salt to your bath water?" he answered "yes" with a naive smile. Well, I took his message in and told oga and even askied if he can go back to the bathroom for a second bath to enable me salt the water. He looked at me and said what? "Eya, yes, he calls me Eya, any problem with that?:) We tried doing the 'my love, sweetheart, honey" calling but I burst into laughter every time he calls a sweeter name other than my name and I am so stuck to calling the way I started before we got married.  After marriage, changing to a sweeter name didn't stick abeg. No name sweet pass Eya. The girls think "old school is worryinggg us"
So, back to Ebola matter, he says "Eya, you mean you too can be deceived about this thing, which Doctor told them sodium chloride can prevent Ebola? Well, my eyes immediately cleared and I went back to tell the driver not to believe these stories that too much salt intake is actually bad for our health. He then informed me further that in his neighbourhood, table salt is out of stock, there is no shop with salt, even the supermarkets and market women have run out of table salt because as early as 3 am, Nigerian men and women were knocking on doors asking to buy large quantities of table salt.


Health Effects Of Salt:


  1. Excessive salt (sodium chloride) can lead to high blood pressure.
  2. Too much or too little salt in your diet can lead to muscle cramps, dizziness and other health problems
  3. Highblood pressure
  4. Edema
  5. Stomach cancer
  6. Stroke
  7. Cardiovascular disease etc
  8. Too much salt intake can lead to death
If you added salt to your bathwater this morning, kindly wash your skin well with soap and clean water before going to bed. For those who drank salted warm water, I don't know what to tell you but don't do it again. 
What we should do right now is be informed about Ebola and pray cos there is nothing the Almighty cannot do, his promises are true if we can trust and obey. And for lovers of bush meat like bats and primate and even all bush meat in general, maybe you switch to fish and chicken for now. But sha, I remember when we stopped eaten chicken cos of bird flu, no one would go near a poultry farm or touch ant bird. Farms were destroyed, we taught kids to stay far from birds especially those free range ones. Now, that has passed so I believe that, THIS too shall pass.

Play Your Part too; Wash your hands with SOAP as many times as possible o. We can keep more hand sanitizers in our handbags if that will help.
#Ebola too shall pass

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  1. Some people have died in Jos after drinking too much salt water. God help Nigeria

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    1. Anonymous8/10/2014

      My sis in law sent me the message and i just bursted out with laughter. It's disturbing to think that people believed it. Nigerians should cultivate the habit fact finding before acting on them. Its pathetic.

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  3. Madness in d highest level!! Som people around my house and in my office said I Ws forming big lady dt Ws y I did not bath wit salted warm water. I laughed at dem dt if dey were well informed dey will knw dt salt is very dangerous. May God 4give d person dt gave des info in d first place. Am evn more surprise at some learned people dt believe des rubbish. God is d only one who can give us wisdom on how to tackle des Ebola. Like Aunty Eya said bird flu came and pass and des one will also pass in IJN Amen.

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  4. Lol,Aunty Eya honestly eeh,anyone that planed this plank is a genius cos he or she got me.

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  5. Anonymous8/09/2014

    The prankistar confessed at Nairaland that it was all a joke. He didn't know it will turn out this way. Joke was meant to make people laugh and release tension. I wonder what he has to say about those two who lost their lives in Jos by drinking too much salt.

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  6. Anonymous8/09/2014

    Am so ashamed of myself. With all my education and spirituality I fell 4 that prank. Even bath my 6months old son o. Shame on me. God will continue 2 give us light in the area of our darkness. Heal our land and reveal to us the abundance of peace and health. Amen
    vicky.

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  7. Anonymous8/09/2014

    Am so ashamed of myself. With all my education and spirituality I fell 4 that prank. Even bath my 6months old son o. Shame on me. God will continue 2 give us light in the area of our darkness. Heal our land and reveal to us the abundance of peace and health. Amen
    vicky.

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    1. Anonymous8/09/2014

      hahahaha you need to return your diploma/degree and refund mami and papa the school fees they spent on you looooooooooooool

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  8. Anonymous8/09/2014

    eya whatever yr husband chooses to call u is no ones business there was no need for the explanation.

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    1. ANONYMOUS, Nigeria still allows freedom of expression. He calls me Eya.

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    2. Anonymous8/10/2014

      Lol....kisses to you, Eya. I and hubby call each other by our names. Me love it.

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  9. This salted water thing is funny. I still can't believe some people believe salt can destroy Ebola, viral disease. I've read stories of survivors of Ebola in Guinea and Sierra Leone. People should not allow fear kill them.

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    1. Anonymous8/09/2014

      Thank you Ruby.

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  10. Anonymous8/09/2014

    Hey guys, please visit my blog www.naijawifey.wordpress.com άήδ share your thoughts. Thanks

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    1. Monique8/10/2014

      Sorry for you lazy commenter. What did you contribute here that will entice me to visit your newbie blog?

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  11. Anon:1:06 pm. Lol, why Is it paining u nah Abeg allow Aunty Eya to express herself, to me she's trying to mke d whole story more real and fun,dnt worry wen U hve ur own blog u can alws do as u wnt,we ain't complaining here.

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    1. Anonymous8/10/2014

      Thank you Stephenie, the painment three much. Did Eya force you to read? Freedom of expression all the way jare.

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  12. Anonymous8/15/2014

    Lllollz @Monique, if you so wish I will start tagging my comments so you know I'm an active WC member. That said, just visit my newbie blog άήδ who knows you can help me upgrade to 'oldbie' ;-)

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