Posts Tagged ‘health and wellness’

A Letter from Your Gut

Greetings,  I am your gut. The funny thing about me is that you don’t give me a thought unless you’re bloated and you can’t zip up your favorite jeans.  Or you feel nauseous after you eat ice cream, or pizza, or broccoli, or practically anything else.  Or you are sitting…and sitting…and sitting on the toilet…

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Bariatric Surgery 101 by Christina Twyman, M.D.

Obesity plagues America and in particular the African American community.  The Office of Minority Health reports that 4 out of 5 African American women are overweight or obese.  Obesity is not only associated with one’s self image and mental health, but also physical health as it is associated with higher rates of high blood pressure,…

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Losing the Weight by ShalenaD.I.V.A

Back in February of this year, I cried out to God and asked Him to help me lose weight. My son was a little over a year old and I had been struggling to lose the weight I gained before and during my pregnancy. I was tired of sneaking past mirrors because I was to…

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