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The Effects of Technology on Your Sleep!

One thing I absolutely love is a goodnight’s sleep. The best possible sleep I can get is in a cold room with a thick blanket, but sometimes that can get interrupted. I found out that the interruption is, in part, due to my technology. Disruptive Sounds When you’re awake and you get a notification you rush to answer it. While you’re asleep your body still has that same alert system on it. Even in your sleep, those sounds keep you from fully reaching your deep sleep and getting the best possible rest. Technology Addiction Constantly having your phone connected to you can make it seem almost impossible to put it down and leave it alone. With any addiction, short periods of time without the thing you crave attracts most...

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Sleep Apnea and Women!

Have you ever heard the term sleep apnea?  Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted while they’re sleeping. In general, sleep apnea can result in the brain not getting enough oxygen and therefore needs to be taken care. Two Types of Sleep Apnea: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA):considered the more common, it is caused by a blockage of the airway, normally when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep.Central Sleep Apnea: the airway is not blocked, but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe, due to instability in the respiratory control center. Sleep Apnea Symptoms: Sore or dry throat upon awakeningLoud snoringSleepiness or lethargy Morning headachesRestless sleepForgetfulnessMood changesDecreased sexual desire/interestEpisodes of gasping or choking out of...

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5 Tips on Caring for Your Natural Hair!

Beautiful ladies! It’s about time we talk about our hair. I’ve been natural my entire life, but I went through an unhealthy phase where my hair was over manipulated and I had used way too much heat. With that said, I have a few tips for you to not only get your natural hair further along into your journey but also to look cute while doing it! Jamaican Black Castor Oil! Can you say “YASSSS.” This stuff worked wonders for my hair! Because of my continued use of an abundance of heat, my curl pattern was lost, my length was dwindling, and my thickness was nowhere to be found. I started using Jamaican Black Castor Oil in my scalp and roots and saw a dramatic change. It strengthens...

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Does Anxiety Affect Your Heart?

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. Although this is natural, many people are subjected to an anxiety disorder which refers to specific psychiatric disorders that involve extreme fear or worry. There are a lot of people who don’t understand anxiety or the many effects it has on a person’s overall health. Some Types of Anxiety Disorders Social Anxiety Disorder: heightened or extreme fear of judgment from others in a social setting.Panic Disorder: suffering from panic attacks or fear of the next panic attack.Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): a condition of anxiety following or triggered by a traumatic event. Some Symptoms of Anxiety Increased Heart RateIncreased Blood PressureDifficulty ConcentratingInsomnia Anxiety on the Heart Anxiety can be so intense, in some cases, that it speeds up the heart rate to...

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Strength train your Motivation and Fall back in love with your goals!

The month of February is all about love, and American heart month, has us talking about loving yourself in many different ways. One part of self-love that a lot of us struggle with revolves around motivation. If you think about it, keeping yourself motivated is one of the best (and hardest) ways to love yourself. Motivation is the key to accomplish all of your goals. Everything that we have set out to do in 2019 (lose weight, grow our hair, etc…) all require a healthy motivation in order to accomplish them. So today, I’d thought we discuss the to 3 things you can do to increase your motivation and shoot for the moon, before we get there thought, I thought i’d mention something about motivation. The...

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Healthier Valentine’s Day with Sweet Substitutes!

Associated with Valentine’s Day is obvious…. CHOCOLATE! A box of chocolate or a big Hershey’s Kiss always seems to make a Valentine’s Day gift feel complete. For those of us trying to live healthier, I have a few Valentine’s Day sweet substitutes that we can try this year! Dark Chocolate Covered Fruit! I don’t know too many people who don’t like chocolate covered strawberries. This year, why not try dark chocolate covered strawberries? Dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate and still tastes really good. This option is not limited to strawberries. You can try it on any kind of fruit you like! Yasso: Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars! Sometimes ice cream is all it takes to fill that sweet void, but afterward, we are left with guilt. This time,...

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Do You Have Space For Love?

It’s the month we’ve deemed, the month of love. We talked about falling in love with ourselves and now we are going to talk about something a little different. Often times we, as women, gripe and groan about not having someone to love. However, the real question is do you even have the space for love? Here are three things you must first observe … about YOURSELF! Attitude How is your attitude? Have you been watching it? Healthy relationships can’t bud if people don’t want to talk to you! I know I have this face. My regular, not thinking about anything, face is not the most pleasant to look at. A lot of people have said that I look mad. After a while, I realized that I needed...

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How the Keto Lifestyle Affects Heart Health

What’s the correlation between Keto & Heart Health? Do you remember when we talked about the ketogenic diet vs. the paleolithic diet? Well it’s coming full circle, sis! The last time we talked about it, I left it up for you to decide whether or not you thought the ketogenic diet or the paleolithic diet was the best for you. Now I’m going to tell you a few effects that the ketogenic diet actually has on heart health. Keto On The Heart The keto diet has introduced a lot of the foods people have been told not to eat back into their diets. Animal products and saturated fats make up the majority of a general ketogenic diet and therefore can cause LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol...

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10 Women in Black History you’ll love! | Black History Month

Hey my beautiful queens! I hope you are all manifesting amazing things in your life and working hard to accomplish your dreams. As black women we have so much drive  and ambition that helps push us and our entire community forward. So today, in celebration of black history month, I thought it would be a good idea to pay homage to some of these influential women, and bring you 10 women from black history that you will love! Althea Gibson If you love Serena Williams then we definitely have to pay homage to the woman help helped pave the way. Ms Gibson was the first black woman to compete in Wimbledon back in 1951. Learn her full story 2. Mary Mahoney This woman was the first black nurse to...

How Water Fasting Affects Heart Health

There are so many people who carry out fasts for religious or spiritual reasons, for detoxing purposes, and more. I, myself, have carried out the water fast on two occasions when I was in high school. I thought it was the obvious way to shed an abundance of weight because I wouldn’t be consuming any sugars, starches, or carbs. Years later, I wonder what I was possibly risking with my health. What is the Water Fast? Water fasting is the act of fasting all foods and only consuming water. Many people water fast to lose weight or for its health benefits. It is advised that the water fast exceeds no more than 72 hours at a time, however doing so for a longer time should not be...

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