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Superseeds: Do you want to feel like a superhero? (No tights required.)

By Erika Long, Health & Wellness Contributor Superheroes have special powers, gadgets, and alliances, but what do we mere mortals have? How can we tap into our fullest potential? The answer is superseeds. These seeds are nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and may be the key to superhuman vitality. These amazing little gems allow our bodies to absorb a powerful punch of protein, healthy fats and essential minerals in a small, convenient package. Nutritionally, consuming seeds are like bounding a building in a single leap. To get the most out of every bite, look at adding these three seeds: hemp, flax and chia seeds, to your daily regimen.  Protein’s Superman To have superstrength, we need the muscle power built by consuming complete proteins. Much like how there is light, medium and dark...

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6 Questions You Should Ask Your Gynecologist

Going to the gynecologist can be scary, especially when you don’t know what questions to ask. Here’s a list of important questions you should keep in mind when visiting your doctor: What birth control methods are there? There are a variety of birth control methods currently on the market to choose from. The birth control pill is one of the most common options, but finding the right one really depends on your lifestyle. Options like the patch, shot, or vaginal ring are all good alternatives for those who can manage a schedule but don’t want to worry about taking a daily medication. The IUD and implant are methods for women who prefer to be on birth control, but not constantly worry about taking it. It’s a good...

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Less Stress, Less Mess!

We can spend so much time running around trying to accomplish everything that we spread ourselves way too thin. Summertime is here and it’s heat is prevailing, so what better time is there to de-stress? It’s time for less stress for less mess. Here are a few summertime de-stress ideas for you to try: Take a Beach Trip The sound of the waves, the warmth of the sun, the cool breeze, and the sand in your toes is guaranteed to give you some much needed relaxation. Even if not for a full day’s trip, a little bit of time walking the shore is great for your less stress for less mess! Have Yourself a Little Picnic It’s one thing to go to a restaurant and eat outside,...

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3- Day juice Cleanse Results

Hey sis, hope all is well for you! Let me just tell you, the past 3 days have been crazy for me! If you remember from my post last week I did a 3 day Juice cleanse to drop a couple inches off my waist for a cruise I have coming up. Man it was rough!  I wasn't prepared for sure and although I cheated a couple of times I did have fairly good results. This was the cleanse I used, and I didn't weigh myself before because I wasn't looking for weight loss so much as I wanted to get rid of bloat and constipation. So without further adieu, here is my experience, and some recommendations if you are thinking of trying your own...

It’s Time for You to Take a Time Out!

When is the last time you were put in a time out? When you were 4? It’s been way too long! You don’t need to go sit in a corner facing the wall but you do need some time to yourself. Some self care ideas are: Take a Nap: Sleep is so important and when you need a time out, a good old fashioned nap comes in handy. It gives that much needed break but also leaves you feeling refreshed. Treat Yourself: This is the perfect opportunity for you to treat yourself with something always put off or do without. This might be a relaxing pedicure or a miniature shopping spree. Let Nature Have Its Way: Sometimes a simple walk outside can be one of the most relaxing...

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Calcium Substitutes for Milk!

Growing up, everyone always tells you to drink your milk to grow big and strong. Milk is the source many people equate calcium with, but what if milk is just not for you? Milk isn’t for everyone, whether it be a dislike or an inability to consume it, milk does provide nutrients that we need, but it is not our only way to get them. Calcium is an essential nutrient we need for bone health. Here are a few calcium substitutes for milk: Oranges! Who doesn’t love a good orange? Oranges are filled with vitamin C and calcium all packed in a juicy ball sized fruit. Dark Leafy Greens! Get you some greens girl! When it comes to calcium people often think of spinach as their...

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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...

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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...

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Exercise Myths for Women!

Myths are a tricky thing. One person can say it and overtime people believe them to be fact. Myths have made their way into health and exercise so it’s time we debunk a few of them. Myths: All Cardio Is The Best Way To Go: Cardio is great, but it is not the only exercise we need. Putting in more time doing cardio helps you burn more calories and create a calorie deficit, however, you need to build lean muscle as well. Strictly cardio is not the way to go but cardio and strength training is.Strength Training Will Make Me Look Like A Man: Sweetie, no. Women don’t have as much testosterone as men which makes it pretty difficult for women to bulk up. Strength training, although...

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Pros and Cons of a Pescatarian Diet!

Have you ever heard of the pescatarian diet? This diet is one where you do not eat any meat but eat seafood. Here are a couple pros and cons of the diet. Pros: Weight Loss! With the pescatarian diet, it can be much easier to intake less calories and many develop fewer cravings. In the end, it may be easier to develop restraint which in the end could help you lose a significant amount of weight.Broad Options! Although it may seem like you can’t eat anything anymore, there are still so many options you have. Seafood is broad, from different kinds of fish to shrimp and calamari. Not only this, but you can eat everything you normally do except for meat. Cons: Expensive! Living the pescatarian lifestyle can...

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