The Black Woman’s Womb, The White Man’s Playground: The Truth About Hysterectomies

“History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage need not be lived again” Maya Angelou Hysterectomies run in my maternal line. My grandmother, mother and aunt have all had partial or full hysterectomies. And no one seems to think it’s a big deal. They appear to be just as insignificantContinue reading “The Black Woman’s Womb, The White Man’s Playground: The Truth About Hysterectomies”

One of the Best Kept Secrets in Medicine

“America’s health care system is neither, healthy, caring, nor a system” Walter Cronkite By definition, a secret is, “something that is kept unknown or unseen by others” or “something taken to be a key to a desired end.” The US Health Care System has kept us mentally paralyzed when it comes to making decisions aboutContinue reading “One of the Best Kept Secrets in Medicine”

My Intermittent Fasting Journey

This is Chapter 1 from my upcoming book, “The Black Girl’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting and Nutrition“ “My gran told me that people are supposed to struggle. If you don’t, how would you know that you won” K. Zauditu Selassie I’m no stranger to fasting. Growing up in the COGIC church, I learned all aboutContinue reading “My Intermittent Fasting Journey”

I Still Do Not Consent: The Message Of The Unvaxx’d

“The opposite of courage is not cowardness but conformity” Robert Anthony On July 19th, I wrote a blog titled, “I Do Not Consent: My Three Reasons for Not Getting the COVID “Vaccine”. To read that blog, click HERE. Nearly 6 moths later, and I still do not consent. I believe it is time to revisitContinue reading “I Still Do Not Consent: The Message Of The Unvaxx’d”

Birth Control & Black Womanhood

“They are afraid a woman can be this strong. This color. This soft. This powerful” Ijeoma Umebinyuo In 2016, I decided that I was done with birth control. I did not want to put anything that was man made or altered by man in my body any longer. I had stopped putting a perm inContinue reading “Birth Control & Black Womanhood”

The Power of a 24-Hour Fast

“Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit” Ezra Taft Benson “Instead of medicine, fast for a day” Plutarch Life can become quite overwhelming and easily overburden us. It can easily feel as if we are drowning in a sea of obligations and duties. We fail to prioritizeContinue reading “The Power of a 24-Hour Fast”

Get Yo Life: 4 Ways to Eliminate Every Day Stressors

“It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it” Lena Horne Stress is the normal and natural response of our bodies to survive an impending physical danger. The sympathetic nervous system is stimulated. Adrenaline and cortisol floods the body. Our blood pressure spikes, the heart beats faster, our senses becomeContinue reading “Get Yo Life: 4 Ways to Eliminate Every Day Stressors”

Seasonal Depression in the Black Community

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, gratitude” Denis Waitley Seasonal depression, also called Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real condition that affects many Melanin Rich people. Understanding what is going on with our bodies and minds in relation toContinue reading “Seasonal Depression in the Black Community”

You’re Vegan…Ok, And?

When people exclaim they’re vegan, it’s almost with the same self-righteous pride that people exclaim, “I’m vaccinated”. Good for you, just don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back. Of course this doesn’t apply to all vegans. But I’ve heard and seen it enough for it to have made quite the impression. Research fromContinue reading “You’re Vegan…Ok, And?”

Clean Your Kitchen: The Fundamental Principle of Fasting

“Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself” Rumi One of the greatest perpetuating myths is that we need to eat six small meals a day, every 2-3 hours to be healthy, maintain a functioning metabolism and heal. But you know what happens when you doContinue reading “Clean Your Kitchen: The Fundamental Principle of Fasting”