Monday, October 23, 2017

HEALTHIER YOU: Understanding breast cancer

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and it is crucial that women make it a point to do self-breast exams and get regularly-scheduled mammograms. There are some people who feel that breast cancer will never happen to them. But breast cancer does not discriminate; other than skin cancer, it is the most common cancer among women in the United States. Some women […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

The Spice of Life Here are 9 healing herbs and spices that you need to begin including in your daily diet. In addition to eating healthier foods and exercising, herbs and spices can help to boost our health when we aren’t always doing our part. Ginger: it is calming, helps with nausea and reduces joint inflammation Cumin: helps prevents cancer Thyme: […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

September 10, 2017 by  
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Why and How to Eat More Plants WHY Author Michael Pollan puts it quite simply: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” This may seem easier said than done. The typical American diet consists mostly of processed foods, meat, and dairy which largely contribute to serious health issues including cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. By incorporating more plants into your diet, you […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Good Health: It’s your move

September 10, 2017 by  
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On the (Belly) Button

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

August 13, 2017 by  
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Dry Response How to know if you’re dehydrated More than half of the world’s population suffers from dehydration, with most unaware of the serious health problems it can cause. And if you live in an area like Las Vegas, where hot and dry temperatures easily soar above 100 degrees? That means that you should consume […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Girl Health Power!

On the (Belly) Button

HEALTHIER YOU: What to expect when it’s time to push ‘pause’

On the (Belly) Button

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

July 12, 2017 by  
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Getting and Staying Healthy is a Family Affair Spending time with our families and staying active are both important to our lives. We get a psychological boost from hanging out with the people we love, and regular exercise not only helps maintain healthy weight — it can improve our overall health, reduce stress, and may […]

HEALTHIER YOU: On the (Belly) Button

On the (Belly) Button

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

June 11, 2017 by  
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Drop by Drop: How fat enters your body When you eat food that contains fat, it goes through your stomach and intestines. Large fat droplets get broken down into even smaller droplets, increasing the fat’s surface area. The fat, thru a series of chemical reactions in the gall bladder, pancreas and intestinal lining, is released […]