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”

Why Your Loved One Died WITH COVID-19

“All disease is curable, but the cure can only be found in the body.” Unknown I saw a post on FB that inspired this article. It said, “y’all, please go get vaccinated. I don’t want to lose any more friends.” In a world ruled by propagandized and weaponized fear, I would like to bring theContinue reading “Why Your Loved One Died WITH COVID-19”

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”

4 Benefits of Making Your Cup of Coffee at Home

“Coffee is a language in itself” Unknown As a child I remember waking up to the smell of coffee in the morning. I have fond memories of watching my grandmother peacefully drink her coffee with a pastry or slice of toast. I have always associated the beginning of a new day, often the best partContinue reading “4 Benefits of Making Your Cup of Coffee at Home”

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”

The Message of a Migraine

“Every feeling, every thought-every emotion we experience sends a message to each cell in our body” Unknown I started experiencing headaches when I was 16. My father used to tell me, “you think too much. That’s why your head hurts. Stop stressing”. That’s a man for you. Simple, rational, and with the enviable ability toContinue reading “The Message of a Migraine”