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GREAT TURNOUT AT KICKSTART

Women came out to Reservoir Park on Saturday ready for a workout and that’s exactly what they got and more. KICKSTART was a day NOT about competition, but motivating and supporting women to kick in gear their workout plan as the warmer months are ahead. [gallery size="medium" ids="2637,2638,2639"] This event was aimed at encouraging women to take control of their health by making better choices, not just with fitness and nutrition, but with relationships, and behaviors that affect your mental, physical, and emotional health. Gaudenzia New Option was our primary partner to promote women’s health at Kickstart.   This event was an extension of the partnership between Gaudenzia and BGH to mobilize minority women to advocates women’s health by spreading HIV awareness sponsored by the National...

HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP FRIED RICE HEALTHY

Making your own fried rice is a lot healthier than buying it. This is because you are using healthier oils such as grapeseed oil or extra virgin olive oil; not to mention you can even use brown rice and control the sodium. ENJOY!!!! INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup grapeseed oil or extra virgin olive oil 8 ounces of medium fresh shrimp (peel and deveined) 3 eggs lightly beaten and (scrambled) 1 teaspoon ginger (grated) 2 teaspoon garlic (minced) 1 bunch scallions white and green parts (sliced thinly) 4-5 cups cooked white or brown rice 2 cups of frozen peas and carrots (thawed ) 1/3 or 1/4 cups low sodium soy sauce (or less) DIRECTIONS: In a wok or non-stick skillet heat 2 tablespoons of oil over high heat. Add shrimp, and stir until pink. Remove the shrimp to...

IESHIA SCOTT LEARNED SHE HAD HIV AT 15

At first, it was hard for me. At times, I suffered from severe depression and had thoughts of suicide. It was hard being "the girl with HIV" in my city. Mentally, I had to create another name and be somebody else, not "the girl with HIV." I would tell my sexual partners, but when it came to other people, I felt my business didn't concern them. Yet, where I grew up, it seems like your business belongs to everyone. I’m, 26 now, but I found out I was HIV-positive at 15. I was attending Camp Hope, a week-long summer camp for children 7 through 16 who are living with HIV. Only, I didn't know that when I went. I was in an administrator's office when I found...

BGH PRESENTS “HEALTHY EATING WORKSHOP”

Black Girl Health’s healthy eating workshop led and organized by Indira Case spread a powerful message about the importance of taking control of your health, instead of it controlling you. The workshop demonstrated how healthy eating can be incorporated under strict time constraints, lack funds, and resources. It is also debunked stereotypes associated with organic/natural foods, such as the belief these foods are NOT affordable or easily attainable.   [gallery size="medium" ids="2621,2620,2619"] The workshop shop held at Capital Presbyterian Church at 14th and Cumberland Streets on Saturday, April 16th drew a full house of both men and women of all ages.  Many women expressed they don’t have enough time to eat balance diets. A big part of a balance diet is getting the proper nutrients, vitamins, and...

AFTER A LONG AFFAIR WITH BUNDLES, IM LOVING MY OWN HAIR

Well its 2016, resolutions have been created and broken by now. The “new year, new me” slogan is slowing replaced by whatever trending hashtag, and yet I have embarked on my own 2016 hair journey: wearing my real hair out! Trust me, when I say I had a whole complex. Wigs and weaves have been my go-to style for years now. I received chemotherapy two years ago, and with not enough hair to even make a ponytail, I opted for wigs and weaves to mask my extreme hair loss. I didn’t even know what my hair looked like other than in my infamous “wig” braids (you know the beat-down, can’t see the parts, girl-please-put-those-away- braids, yeah I had them). Until one day when my funds...

Kickstart Your Healthy Spring and Summer

Kickstart is geared to motivate women to kick in gear their workout plan as the warmer months are ahead. This event is aimed at encouraging women to take control of their health by making better choices, not just with fitness and nutrition, but with relationships, and behaviors that affect your mental, physical, and emotional health. Gaudenzia New Options Partners with BGH to advocate women's health by spreading HIV awareness and the impact on minority women. Let us know if you can attend by clicking on the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525074834467286/ #Teamfitthursdays...

“SHE’LL TWIRL FOR YOU-“ KENYA MOORE TALKS ABOUT HOW SHE STAYS IN SHAPE!

If you come for her she’ll “twirl” for you! Kenya Moore has no shame in her game as one of The Real House Wives of Atlanta’s leading ladies. Not only is she blunt and outspoken, but she is also very particular about people using her correct title as being former “Miss USA”.   At 45 years young she is living life to its fullest and Ms. Moore works extra hard to keep her body in tip top shape.  Kenya is known to even discuss her weight publicly. At 5 foot 10 inches tall Kenya states that she weighs a slender 145 pounds.  Some of Kenya’s main tips for keeping her body in shape are “Always eat breakfast, always do pushups and squats before bed. Stretch every...

HOW HIV POSITIVE PATIENTS MAY HELP TO SAVE MORE THAN 1,000 LIVES A YEAR.

“This week, officials at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore received approval to begin conducting the first organ transplants from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients. This comes after a 2013 change in the law that lifted a ban in place since 1988. Surgeons at Johns Hopkins say that they are ready to begin performing liver and kidney transplants as soon as the appropriate candidates are available. NPR spoke with Dr. Dorry Segev, associate professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who has worked for years to allow these kinds of organ transplants.” NPR’s Michael Martin. On how he started the campaign to change the law “The first thing we did was estimate what the impact would be of a law like this. So...

FOODS THAT HELP PREVENT ILLNESS!

It's time to live for the future instead of just for the moment. Your young looks and attractive body can't take care of itself.  If you neglect your body now, you open the doors to many diseases tearing it apart. At some point you may think my body is indispensable, but the truth is...

STUDY SHOWS THAT WOMEN CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM HIV

Can women take proactive steps to protect themselves from HIV using a vaginal ring that has an antiretroviral drug? According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health this ring provides a modest level of protection against HIV infection in women, a large clinical trial in four sub-Saharan African countries has found. The ring reduced the risk of HIV infection by 27 percent in the study population overall and by 61 percent among women ages 25 years and older, who used the ring most consistently. Check out Gaudenzia New Options for more health related information by clicking on the link below. https://www.facebook.com/gaudenziahbg/...