Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

The Journey: Healthy Diet In Mind

A poor diet and stress seem to be the leading factors behind the high obesity rate among African American women.  Eighty percent of black women are considered to be overweight when looking at American standard norms.  According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, African American women have a 70% higher chance of being overweight compared to Non- Latino and Caucasian women.  Overall, the entire African American population has the highest obesity rates in the United States.

As black women, how can we overcome these life threatening obstacles?  We need to once again take control of our health.  This means making adjustments to every part of our lives.

Let’s start by taking care of the stress.  With busy work schedules and school schedules and everything in between like…motherhood; we have very little time for ourselves.  That must change because the numbers don’t lie.

Breathe—it works!  Despite your busy lives, try and take at least 15 to 30 minutes a day and mediate or just practice breathing exercises as directed by a licensed, professional physician.  Really…you may think that this amount of time is not enough, but you may see a decrease in your stress levels.  Exercise is another way to combat stress.  It detoxifies the body of chemicals by releasing them through sweat.  Having extra toxins in your body does add more stress.

Let’s move on to maintaining a healthy weight.  Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition!  You must have a nutritious diet.  Yes, I know firsthand how tasty, delicious, and traditional our diets are, but if something is slowly destroying you, you have to reject it.  Your diet should consist of greens primarily, fruits and the most important…water!  Exercise goes hand in hand with keeping a healthy weight.  Again, just take 15 to 30 minutes a day and do minor stretching, Pilates, yoga, and strength training as directed by a licensed, professional trainer.  You don’t have to overdo it, especially if your body is not familiar with exercising.  Slowly develop into the habit of exercising.  You will get it down pact sooner or later.  We black women have too many commitments and aspirations to let something as manageable as our health get out of hand.  Let’s take our health back!

*The information in this article is not written by a licensed medical or licensed fitness professional and should not be followed as actual medical and fitness advice.  Consult a licensed, certified professional for medical and fitness health advice.

Health and Fitness

A Cleansing Feminine Wash That Soothes & Heals

Dr. Sebi, one of the greatest healers of our time, has a wash made specifically for vaginal cleansing.  Unlike many brand name products targeted to women for the purposes of curing infections, and improving cleanliness, Dr. Sebi’s Uterine Wash uses nature’s herbs that have always done the job and will continue in doing the job of actually curing ailments.  The product I’m referring to is the Uterine Wash, which “cleanses and restores the natural flora and fauna of the vaginal canal” as stated on Dr. Sebi’s website.  Even as adults, women shy away from discussing vaginal issues.  Most magazines targeted to women avoid discussing this important topic.  You would think that in today’s time, any topic of discussion regarding the 21st century woman would be covered, but unfortunately it is not.  It is time for women to use the gifts that nature has given them to heal themselves.  We do not have to use harsh chemicals that are contrary to our body’s structure and pH balance.  So if you are searching for a cleanser for your vagina, your best and safest bet would be with Dr. Sebi’s wash.  To find out more about this product, visit

*The information in this article is not written by a licensed medical doctor, gynecologist, or holistic practitioner and should not be followed as actual medical and gynecological advice.  Consult a licensed, certified medical doctor or holistic health practitioner for medical and health advice.

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Dairy, Dairy Dangerous: The Harmful Effects of Dairy

“Milk does a body good” was the saying that we had brainwashed into our psyche through the media and through the school system beginning in childhood.  But does milk really do a body good?  The answer is NO!  Dairy is one of the most dangerous products that can be consumed.  According to (,

The well detailed article goes on to describe that glue is found in milk in the form of the protein casein.  Feces and pus are allowed to stay in milk along with traces of blood that are bleached to blend in with the white milk.  The deadly avoidable diseases that occur as the result of dairy consumption range from diabetes, leukemia, liver disease, and pneumonia and influenza brought on by excess mucus from consuming dairy.  The ill informed, and I do stress, ill informed food pyramid that we are all taught as children has so many nutritional discrepancies, that I look at it only as a drawing today, literally.  It is a complete joke.  The food pyramid is designed to serve as a nutritional guide to help you make healthy food choices.  So the foods that should be least consumed are found at the top, and the foods that should be consumed the most are found as you move lower throughout the pyramid.  First of all before we get into where the dairy is in the pyramid, why would “fats, butters, cream, oils, sweets, sugar, crisps” be listed at all?  Anywho, dairy, and its byproducts are listed in the 2nd block from the top as foods to consume.  The recommended amount given for consumption is 2-3 servings.  With all of the garbage found in dairy, it should not be a serving at all!

Humans are the only species that consume milk from another species.  This is insanity.  To look more into the dangers of dairy and its byproducts, you can visit

One of our greatest doctors, Dr. Llaila O. Afrika, has books and DVDs available for purchase that give a detailed explanation in what milk is and why it is so dangerous for human consumption, particularly for Black people.  We have a different genetic makeup.  Because of this, we cannot consume certain foods on the same levels, or even at all, as other races.

Whether you choose to accept how dangerous dairy is, in time your body will tell you.  You can ignore your health, but it will not ignore you.  So rather than to just sit and wait to get your health in order, take control now.

I would have provided further detailed information on more of the dangers of dairy, but I would rather let you, the reader, go to the links provided and read it from professionals.  They provide accurate facts backed up by scientific research.  You have to do research on your own when it comes to your health, preferably from a health practitioner.

*The information in this article is not written by a licensed medical doctor or holistic practitioner and should not be taken as actual medical facts.  Consult a licensed, certified medical doctor or holistic health practitioner for medical and health facts.