Category: Health & Fitness

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The Silent and Secret Cancers

In 1995 I received a call from my gynecologist that changed my 20 year old free spirited life. She said, “We received the results from your pap smear and it’s abnormal. We need you to come in for a biopsy.”…

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Heal Thyself…Healthy Self

Essential Oils (oils extracted aromatic plants) have long played an important role in history, medicine and religion. Oils have been used in religious ceremonies, cosmetics, funeral rites and perfume. The Ancient Egyptians are often credited with being the first to…

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Depression and Us…..

Now as I write this, I tend to think that I am a pretty positive woman. I look so forward to my monthly Beautiful Brown Girls brunches, and the time spent with my “sistas” is always a good and funny…

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Is Being a Strong Black Woman Killing Us?

I was helping a co-worker through a situation that she couldn’t get the answer to but I could immediately, and as she thanked me and walked away she piped up and said “you are that strong black woman I knew…

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Conventional vs. Natural. You be the Judge.

We have all heard the saying that our bodies can heal itself if we make the necessary life style changes. Conventional vs. Natural? What are the medial professionals not telling you? Why are they pushing conventional medicine? The truth is…

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Beautiful Brown Girls and HIV

June 27th was National HIV Testing Day. Did you get tested? Do you know your HIV status? Many African Americans are not aware of the way HIV/AIDS is currently ravaging our communities. Believe me it is not a disease of…

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Sink or Swim?

Now an article ago I talked about tanning and briefly mentioned something about swimming. Now I am already and fully aware to bring up this topic as it is time for pool parties and beach trips. There is a devastating…

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Tanning Tips for Women of Color

I know, it’s that time of year where some of us go shopping for swimwear and prepare for either a nice long week at the beach or that upcoming pool party you’ve been invited to. Now I could take this…