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WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

December 18, 2017 by  
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How to avoid the holiday curves The holiday season is synonymous with indulging for six weeks on not-so-healthy food choices. The average American gains between five and ten pounds between Halloween and New Year’s — and those pounds are hard to lose. Roughly 75 percent of annual weight gain takes place during the holidays. For most of us, the pounds do not go away. And […]

HEALTHIER YOU: During the holidays, safety first for infants and toddlers

December 18, 2017 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN The holiday season brings much joy into our lives, but we have to remain conscious of how to keep our smallest children safe after the gifts are unwrapped. Newborns and toddlers are at particular at risk, and we must be vigilant about avoiding toys that might put them in harm’s way. For infants, toddlers, and preschoolers toys should be large […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

November 5, 2017 by  
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Good Foods for Weight Loss Do you want to shed a few pounds and change your diet — but not sure where to start? If you are searching for foods that are good for weight loss, the list below is a good place to start. Leafy greens Kale, collards, spinach and swiss chard have properties that help shed pounds. They are low […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Sugar (for) babies?

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with friends and family, who often gather in our homes for a tremendous meal of our most culturally celebrated foods. That includes dessert: sweet potato pies, peach cobblers, bread puddings, red velvet cake, and caramel cakes just to mention a few. The enticement can be strong when we’re trying to satisfy our sweet tooth — but […]

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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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!

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