Posts tagged "health"

African American Women and Bone Marrow Disease

African American Women and Bone Marrow Disease
  How many of us wake up each day fully healthy with no medical worries? If there are worries, wouldn’t you want someone to help if they could? In honor of women’s history month, we wanted to shed light on an illness that affects many, especially African American women. Bone marrow is considered the flexible... Read more »

Yvette's Story: The Hustle Nearly Killed Me

Yvette's Story: The Hustle Nearly Killed Me
Yvette Kendall has reportedly “created more than 30 patent-pending products that span several industries, ranging from scientific and technical to recreational, including mobile applications, a new type of coffee beverage, pure water product and a DUI simple proof product.” Yvette’s road to success as a female Black inventor has been hard and treacherous, and the... Read more »

Hey Girl: Broken Heart Syndrome Can Kill You

Hey Girl: Broken Heart Syndrome Can Kill You
By Shemeka Michelle Last month, one of my best friends was diagnosed with Stress Cardiomyopathy, aka Broken Heart Syndrome. Hearing that her heart was failing was puzzling to me, to say the least. Last week we lost a family friend suddenly to what has been assumed to be a heart attack. She was only 50-years-old,... Read more »
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Vunzai's Story: Bouncing Back from Health Crisis and a Bad Marriage

Vunzai's Story: Bouncing Back from Health Crisis and a Bad Marriage
“I Had To Fight For Every Inch” by Vunzai Yeazel In 2008 in my late 20’s, I went for a regular annual visit and was informed that I had three small fibroids developing. So when I thought I met the man of my dreams in 2010 and got married, I always knew I had some things... Read more »

Throw Away Your Scale! 5 Fitness Tips That Work

Throw Away Your Scale! 5 Fitness Tips That Work
By Caprice O’Bryant Caprice O’Bryant is a certified personal trainer, nutrition specialist and Owner of Excuse Free Fitness, Inc. 1.   Believe in yourself: When on a journey to becoming the healthiest version of you, believing that you can achieve your goals is the first step. YOU matter. It’s important that YOU consistently eat right and... Read more »

Green Smoothie Bliss: Rhonda's Recipe for Weight Loss

Green Smoothie Bliss: Rhonda's Recipe for Weight Loss
By Rhonda Alexander I discovered the green smoothie lifestyle as a result of actively working to reduce my carb intake. Initially, I was in search of a healthier way to enjoy fruity drinks, which have always been my weakness. It’s the one part of my diet that I’ve always struggled to overcome. As a child,... Read more »
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In Defense of Planned Parenthood

In Defense of Planned Parenthood
By Sylvia D. Snowden I had cramps. Bad ones. These weren’t “oh, let me pop a Midol and take a nap” cramps.  These were excruciating, day-ending, schedule altering cramps. And the older I got, the more intense the pain became.  My cramps felt like a fist wrapped around my stomach, squeezing every five seconds, with... Read more »

I Didn’t Realize How Strong I Was Until I Lived For Me

I Didn’t Realize How Strong I Was Until I Lived For Me
By Kym B. “The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” ― Napoleon Hill And... Read more »

8 Tips for Pretty Hands and Softer Feet

8 Tips for Pretty Hands and Softer Feet
By Shameeka Hunt Summer means manicures and pedicures more often; but why not treat your hands and feet all year round?  There are some reasons why: Relaxation.  Having someone massaging your hands and feet, exfoliate dead skin, and moisturize, is very relaxing, to say the least.  A good manicure and pedicure can relieve stress and... Read more »
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The Road to Essence Festival is Coming!

The Road to Essence Festival is a collection of four mini-festivals that promote and pay homage to the 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival. The event launched in Atlanta today, where Colgate TOTAL hosted “A TOTAL Conversation” that featured panelists Colgate TOTAL’s Dr. Catrise Austin, Dr. Alison Riddle Fletcher, Dr. Aldun Tartt,  Essence relationship editor... Read more »