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How Reality Star Princess Love Dropped 40 Pounds

When you dedicate yourself to a healthier lifestyle the transformation is phenomenal. Learn the simple changes Princess Love made that resulted in 40 pounds of weight loss in 7 months This week’s #wcw goes to the beautiful Princess Love. We all know her as one of the leading ladies from the hit reality show Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, but these days she is adding the title of “wife” to her resume. She recently married her longtime flame Ray J. While engaged she adopted a new healthy lifestyle that lead to a 40-pound transformation. Princess went from a whopping 163lbs to 123lbs in 7 months. Love took to social media to discuss her weight loss stating that she has a vegan diet regimen and eliminated alcohol consumption...

5 Flat Tummy Foods

It's the old adage we've all heard over and over, "abs are made in the kitchen". Here's a list of 5 foods to get you closer to a 6 pack. Experts agree, a healthy diet is the fastest way to flat abs. You can do 1,000 ab exercises a day, but if you're consuming too many calories or the wrong foods your washboard abs will not be poppin'. Here's a list of 5 foods to get you to your dream mid-section. Plain Yogurt - The probiotic bacteria in most yogurts help keep your digestive system healthy, which translates into a lower incidence of gas, bloating, and constipation, which can keep your tummy looking flat. Hemp Seeds - Hemp seeds, or other sources of clean protein are...

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Healthy Roots are KEY for Healthy Hair Growth!

Dr. Mac is back! This week she’s talking hair roots, explaining some causes of hair loss and what you can do to reverse them. Your hair root/follicle is the most important part of your hair. If your hair roots become damaged or degenerated, there is subsequently no hair that can grow from that area. There are three individual strands that grow per hair root. So just think, every time you lose a hair root, regardless of the underlying reason, that is three strands of hair that are missing. Until your roots become healthy and revitalized from within, they don’t have the potential of growing the hair back. Through further research as a hair expert dermatologists, we have discovered certain key nutrients that work synergistically inside your...

Dive Into Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

If you suffer from fibromyalgia pain, relief is a welcomed luxury. Researchers have found that hopping in the pool can cut your pain intensity in half. Few diseases bring as much generalized pain, fatigue and frustration as fibromyalgia. Luckily, relief can be as close as the nearest pool. Swimming has been linked to improving fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain and quality of life. Researchers found swimming for 50 minutes three times a week can decrease pain intensity by 50% and increase your mental health and social interaction. The same study found that walking for the same amount of time also provides fibromyalgia pain relief. Swimming however is the preferable choice as those walking through their symptoms reported knee problems. As the quest for fibromyalgia treatment continues, pain...

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4 Healthy Habits to Stop Now!

When it comes to healthy living we want to work towards our goals. Being overzealous may seem like it will get you to the finish line first however we've found some healthy habits that actually work against you. Have you ever set the mantra "go hard or go home"? It turns out, doing the most has its downside. Here are 4 "healthy habits" that are actually sabotaging your health and wellness goals. Too Much Exercise How long are your sweat sessions? Too much exercise can result in the production of too many free radicals (cells that cause everything from cancer to heart disease) and lead to damage of our muscle cells and cause fatigue. Professionals recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week equal to 30 minutes 5...

Coming CLEAN About What You Eat

Dr. Jamie Hardy breaks down clean eating and provides tips for cleaning up your diet. Have you tried every diet and get skinny quick program known to man but failed to lose the weight and then keep it off?  Are you disappointed with the way you look and feel?  I have heard those same frustrations and concerns from thousands of individuals during my 12-year career as a clinical pharmacist.  Let me be clear.  There is no magic pill, secret potion, or special drink that will instantly transform your body and overall heath.   Transformation is accomplished by making deliberate and consistent changes in your lifestyle. Clean eating creates the foundation for staying fit and fabulous during your fast paced life. You may be wondering what the heck is...

Drinking Water for Healthy Hair

The answer to your hair goal dreams is as close as the palm of your hand. Drinking a sufficient amount of water is the most effective way to stimulate efficient, healthy hair growth. Throughout our lives we've heard about the importance of drinking water for our health. Our bodies are made up of 50-65% water so replenishing it is imperative. So, what additional reasons do we need to wean off coffee, soft drinks etc.? How about healthy hair benefits? Ding, ding, ding - jackpot! To help you put down the pop, we've put together a list of benefits drinking water has for your hair. Water supports vitamin intake and assists in healthy hair growth. Water makes up almost 25% of the weight of a hair strand. Hair grows...

Body Weight and Cancer Risk

A revolutionary study takes a look at the effects of a woman's weight and her risk for cancer. Big boned? BBW? Pleasantly Plump? If these adjectives describe your body type, listen up! It's time to transform your lifestyle and shed excess weight. New research shows as the pounds drop off, so does your risk for certain cancers! The study was conducted to determine a woman's duration of obesity with her incidence of breast cancer or endometrial cancer. Here's what they found: For every 10 years of being overweight, the risk of developing obesity-related cancers increased by seven percent. The postmenopausal breast cancer risk rose by five percent for every 10 years of being overweight and the risk of developing endometrial cancer jumped by 17 percent. With these...

#FABULOUSHAIRFRIDAYS: The Switch Up!

Lisa Campbell is in our #FabulousHairFriday spotlight this week. She tells us how she accomplishes her various looks all while keeping her hair healthy. When it comes to hair Lisa loves the versatility of a good weave. "Change goes without being said for a shapeshifter [laughs]. I get bored with my hair looking the same month after month. About every 6 months I'm ready for a new look. Weave allows me to change my color while keeping my hair underneath healthy." Lisa's gets her hair relaxed every two or three months. Her exposed hair, or the hair that shows in her styles, is dyed blonde. "In reality if you would like to change the color of your hair (especially on relaxed hair), I highly recommend a professional be...

5 Activities for Fit Families

Healthy living should be a priority for the whole family. Proper Fitness and nutrition have been proven effective in preventing a wide range of chronic illnesses. Try Incorporating these fun physical activities to help protect your family. We're not the only ones who need to maintain active, healthy lifestyles. Our children reap the same benefits of healthy living as we do. In fact, it's recommended that children engage in 60 minutes of physical activity a day - a whole half our more than the recommendation for adults. If you want your child's activity level to exceed his or her school physical education class, make it a family affair. incorporate some fitness fun into your household's routine. Here are some family activity ideas from Michelle Obama's Let's Move!...