Follow us @blkgirlhealth

info@blackgirlhealth.com

Top

Fight Disease

Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

It is Oral Cancer Awareness Month! What does this mean for you? A lot! You might not have oral cancer but that doesn’t mean it is any less important. Oral Cancer Awareness Month raises awareness for the importance of performing self exams. There are some dental associations that provide free oral cancer screenings and also provide education and treatments for those who need it. According to MouthHealthy.org, there are over 51,500 people who are diagnosed with cancers of the mouth, throat, tonsils and tongue each year. This number is alarming. Again, the absence of oral cancer now, is not the impossibility of it’s arrival later. Do all that you can to learn about your body and that includes performing self exams and seeing a doctor...

Share

3-Day Juice Cleanse and Detox

Hey Sis! I hope that your days are flying by, and that you are manifesting a life that you love. So if you followed me on my journey last month where I tried keto for a week, then you’ll know that I’m going on a cruise at the beginning of next month. And let me just tell you I haven’t been doing the things I need to do in order to get some weight off (don’t judge me sis). The good news is that overall I’m pretty happy with my body, and i’m starting to believe I may have a bowel problem more so than a weight problem. My biggest issue is the belly area, and that could be fat, but it seems to be...

Share

Stress and its effects on HIV/AIDS

Hey Sis! I hope you are manifesting things in your life that you have been striving towards, for years now. So if you’ve been hanging around all month, you’ll know that I have been focusing a lot on stress and how it affects you and different parts of your life, and today is no different. Stress is one of those things that if we don't learn how to manage it properly, it will run rampant in our bodies. When your dealing with an infection like HIV/AIDS the last thing you need is something like stress overwhelming you and weakening your body’s defenses even further. What does stress do to the body? There is a myriad of ways that stress can affect your body. Some of the most...

3 Ways to Fight Fatigue!

Fatigue is a lack of energy, exhaustion, and lethargy. One can experience physical, mental or both forms of fatigue. There are ways that some people fight fatigue and here are three of them: Exercise! Sometimes exercise can be difficult to start developing a habit in but it is worth it. When dealing with fatigue sometimes just getting up and moving helps tremendously. This sis not to say that you need to go buy a gym membership and workout five days a week or do two workouts a day. You could go ride your bike, take a walk in the park, go dancing, or even do some relaxing yoga. Getting your body in movement can help give you that boost of energy you need. Drink More Water! You...

Share

5 More Stress relieving tips | National Stress Awareness Day

Hey Sis! I hope your day is going well, and that you’re cultivating a life you love. As you know this is Stress Awareness month, but I bet you didn’t also know that today is Stress Awareness Day as well? Seems like you should really be aware of stress don’t it?  We talked about this before in my last article on the topic (read that one here), so I wont get too deep into it other than its bad and can lead to heart problems as well. But in celebration, of Stress Awareness Day I want to give you 5 more ways to deal with your stress. Listen to music Listening to music (no matter what kind) is definitely good for you. Singing your heart out, crying...

HIV/AIDS & Depression | Fighting Both with Diet and Exercise

Hey Sis! Can you believe it’s spring time already? One great thing about Spring is that the constant dark and gloomy days begin to get more sparse as time goes on. One thing about winter, is that it brings on something called seasonal depression disorder. Becoming depressed, simply because it’s getting colder outside is really a thing, and coupled with a recent HIV/AIDS diagnosis, can mean tough times. The weather clearing up isn’t the only thing that can be done to fight this tragic combination, and leaving your happiness completely up to the time of year isn’t the recommended way to go. Being more proactive before hard times hit Here at BGH we provide a lot of information on wellness whether it be recipes, exercise routines, and...

Share

Are you Living in a Food Desert?

Hey sis! I hope you’re working hard to create a life that you love, I know I am! However, sometimes working hard towards your goals isn’t enough. Not only do you need the drive to go forth and achieve, but you also need the right supplies and environment in order to assist and sustain you. If you are starting a weight-loss journey, you will have to be able to access to the fruits and vegetables needed to sustain your diet. Unfortunately, some people don’t have access to the fruits and vegetables needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle because of where they live, these areas are called food deserts. What is a food desert? A food desert an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable...

Is Homophobia in our community keeping HIV/AIDS rates high?

Hey everyone! I hope things are going well in your lives, and that you are all working towards your dreams. Usually on Mondays I come with factual articles regarding some fact about HIV/IDS or regarding living with HIV/AIDS.  Today however, I wanted to talk about something that has been on my heart a lot lately. This article is about my opinion, and doesn’t reflect the beliefs of BGH as a whole, but solely reflects on me and what I believe. I am not an employee of BGH so the words I am writing are my responsibility and mine alone. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way I wanted to connect to things that I believe run hand in hand, Homophobia, and HIV/AIDS rates...

5 Ways To Relieve Stress | National Stress Awareness Month

Hey sis! I hope that everything in life is going well for you. I’m doing okay but like many of us I have been stressed out lately. Even as I write this I’m urging myself to relax my face so I don't cause myself a headache. For many of us, stress is one of the most prevalent health risks in our lives. It's important to learn how to manage your stress, but what I find the hardest is what can help relieve it. So in honor on national stress awareness month, i’m bringing you 5 ways to help relieve stress. Paint Now, you guys may not know this, but I’m no artist. I can barely color inside the lines. So when I painted a ceramic vase...

Sexual assault and HIV | Sexual assault awareness month| HIV awareness

It's very unfortunate, but times are changing, and much to my dismay, things are becoming more dark and grim. I’d love to be calling out April Fools today when I talk about the high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS from being sexually assaulted, but this is no joke. Every month has its own awareness campaigns and April is no different, this month its sexual assault awareness month. What is sexual assault? Sexual assault is an act in which a person intentionally sexually touches another person without that person's consent, or coerces or physically forces a person to engage in a sexual act against their will. From reading this definition you can understand why it plays a role in the amount of people who contract HIV on a yearly...