Top Five Reasons It’s Hard to Lose Weight

Today’s guest blogger is my long-time friend Almetria Turner. She started her weight loss journey in 2010 and it changed her life. Almetria weighed 342lbs and wore a size 32 and was seeing an endocrinologist, cardiologist, and a pulmonary specialist, along with her primary care physician for weight related health issues. She decided to take…

Super Foods for Super Hair

Every women wants a gorgeous head of hair. In America, we spend millions of dollars on products, stylists, and hair we didn’t grow to make our mane the envy of others. Oftentimes, we forget that the most beautiful hair begins with what we put inside out bodies. Chef Aryen Moore-Alston has complied a list of…

Friends Help You Live Longer

I’m not sure if I want to live a long life, but I do know that I want to live a good one. According to an article I recently read in Men’s Journal Magazine, “Nearly all the research into healthy aging has found that the key to a long, happy life is not diet or exercise…

Keeping it to Ourselves: The Taboo of Counseling

Every year, about 42.5 million American adults or 18.2 percent of the total adult population in the United States suffers from some mental illness, enduring conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. This 2012 data, compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), also indicates that approximately 9.3 million adults, or…

Take Care of Those You Love

I never expected to bury my mother at only 67 years of age. My grandmother lived well into her 90’s and my mother’s older siblings are now in their 70’s and 80’s. I expected those longevity genes to impact her as well. However, I didn’t factor in that because my mother refused to go to a…

Yoga: Relieve Stress & Breathe!

Are you considering starting a yoga practice? There are so many good reasons why you shouldn’t put it off any longer. The Mayo Clinic website highlights stress reduction, improved fitness and management of chronic conditions as health benefits of yoga. It was stress that brought me to the mat 10 years ago. I was working in…

Periodontal Disease: Protect Your Pearly Whites

Say CHEESE!  Have you ever watched movies that are set in the future?  Did you notice that the writers always show characters and extras with teeth and gums that are black and decayed?  As a dentist, the mouth is the first thing I notice when I see these futuristic movies.   I often wonder why the…