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5 Misconceptions About Natural Hair!!

Oil Gives Your Hair Moisture: This is a big conception. There are all kinds of moisturizers you can purchase from a store that will leave your hair well moisturized, but the best moisturizer is water. Make sure that if you choose to purchase a moisturizer is has water as its first or second ingredient. Oil then seals in that moisture, but oil is not a moisturizer.You Don’t Need to Wash Your Hair: This couldn’t be further from the truth! Our natural hair needs to be cleansed. It is true that, for some of us, we don’t need to wash our hair every single day and can wait a little longer without washing our natural hair, but we still need to. Depending on a person’s type...

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Exercise and Weight Loss for Women!!!

When it comes to losing weight a lot of women feel hopeless! We already know: drink lots of water and change your diet. Weight loss comes when you burn more calories than you eat, entering into a calorie deficit. Although this is true, we have a lot of wrong ideas or misconceptions about how to lose weight and what is the best way to do it. Cardio is an important part of the exercise portion of losing weight, but it is not the only way to lose weight. There are some common mistakes that we do that keep us from losing the weight we need to. One mistakes is doing too much cardio. Doing more cardio than strength training or doing too much cardio in general...

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It’s National Minority Health Month!!!

It’s National Minority Health Month!!! The point of National Minority Health Month is to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations. 2015 marked the 100-year anniversary of the establishment of Negro Health Week by Booker T. Washington. This powerful Week brought about the month-long initiative we observe today. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, or NIMHD, organized the very first  “NIH Minority Health Promotion Day” on April 19, 2012, where they collaborated with other NIH Institutes and Centers, federal agencies, and academic and community organizations to honor National Minority Health Month. As women of color we are disproportionately affected when it comes to health issues and diseases. This makes it extremely important to educate ourselves. We...

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World Bipolar Day

Happy World Bipolar Day!!!!! World Bipolar Day is an initiative of the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD), the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD). World Bipolar Day takes place every year on March 30 which pays homage to Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday because he was diagnosed, after his death, as probably having bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shift in a person’s mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.The point of World Bipolar Day is to bring awareness to the world about bipolar disorder and to eliminate social stigma surrounding bipolar disorders. Symptoms of bipolar disorder range between manic and depressive episodes. It is estimated that the global...

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How Intermittent Fasting Affects Women

Lately we’ve been talking a lot about Intermittent Fasting. We’ve talked about what it is and its benefits, so what is left to discuss? Women! You know we can’t talk about it without discussing how it affects us as women! When following traditional intermittent fasting, there are sometimes symptoms that some women deal with. Some of these include irregular periods, hormonal imbalances, and insomnia. Sometimes people in general confuse intermittent fasting with overly restricting food and calorie intake. A woman needs about 2,000 a day to maintain weight and 1,500 calories to lose a pound of weight a week. Intermittent fasting cuts down the amount of time you allow yourself to eat. Instead of eating as soon as you wake up in the morning until you...

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How Does Intermittent Fasting Affect Your Sleep?

Intermittent fasting! A health and weight loss technique many people use that has proven to be beneficial in a number of ways. One important thing to look at, however, is sleep. Sleep is an extremely important aspect of your life and health, so does intermittent fasting affect it? Paying attention to what we feed our bodies is an extremely important action we all need to take, but we seem to forget that the times in which we feed our bodies is extremely important as well. Stay hydrated, try eating a cleaner diet, and attempt to change your eating times. If intermittent fasting doesn’t seem to be for you, make sure you stop eating around 7 pm. This will give your body time to digest your food...

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8-day Keto trial and Shake Review

Hey sis! I hope everything is going well for you. So if you remember a couple of weeks ago I mention that I would be doing a trial run of the keto diet for 8 days, and that I would be incorporating a new keto shake product in my diet during this trial run. So how did it go? First let me preface this by saying that Keto is not easy! Not saying that I thought it would be because I’m a carb loving fool, but I thought “oh I can do this for a bit, as long as I plan ahead and stay creative with the meals”, boy was I wrong. Keto is not for the faint of heart, there was several times during this trial...

World Water Day

When is the last time you got thirsty on a hot day and got you a nice ice cold glass of water? How many half finished water bottles did you find in your car or in a your room the last time you cleaned it? We have the luxury of being able to use and waste something essential to us while billions don’t even have the slightest of that luxury. In 2010,  the UN recognized “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” Water is a basic human essential yet many still go without. The 2019 World Water Day theme is “Leaving no one behind.” There are...

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What is Brain Awareness Week

Do you know anything about brain health? Now is your time to learn! The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the week geared towards a change in the advancement that we have on the brain. This year it was from March 11-17. It is an opportunity to educate more and more people about the progress that is continually being done in brain research as well as progress in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the brain, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, schizophrenia and depression. Brain Awareness Week unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide including the Society for Neuroscience and the Dana Alliance. PBS has a companion website for its program The Secret Life of the Brain. This program includes a 3-D brain anatomy animation...

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World Sleep Day!!!

Do you know what today is? It’s World Sleep Day!!! If you’re anything like me sleep is not something you get a lot of so I think it’s an understatement to say that I’m excited about this particular day. World Sleep Day is annually celebrated and is used to bring attention to the importance of sleep and important issues related to sleep. Currently, there are 55 countries who are participating in World Sleep Day and over 282 official delegates have joined the campaign. The World Sleep Society hosts World Sleep Day and has done so since 2007. This year is the 12th annual World Sleep Day. Issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving are some of the important aspects that World...

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