Black Women and Fibroids the Silent Epidemic That’s Screaming in Our Community
Fibroids are more common in African-American women than in women of other racial groups. One study showed that fibroids are three times more common in African-American women than in Caucasian women. Additionally, fibroids tend to be larger and occur at an earlier age in African-Americans (The Philadelphia Black Women’s Health Project).
Instances of fibroids are of epidemic proportions among Black women and yet we are not hearing about this issue in our magazines, television shows or on our blogs. If left untreated or diagnosed too late fibroids can cause heavy and painful menstruation, painful sexual intercourse, urinary frequency, hinder pregnancy and may even lead to a hysterectomy. Black women develop fibroids earlier than their white counterparts and have more sever symptoms. While many feminist groups cry out for reproductive health this issue is ignored, could it be because it affects Black women at disproportionate rates? Like most of America the …
The Growing Desire to Eat Healthier Caused the Increased Demand and Popularity of Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets create the ability of empowerment for individuals and their families to support their communities actively. The continued growth of the desire to eat healthier has a symbiotic relationship with Farmers Markets throughout the United States. Farmers Markets are the last example of the growing effect of small business, specified by both ruling political parties in the United States as the backbone of America, that make big agricultural conglomerates insignificant. The thoughts of people wishing to improve diets are more and more combined with those that benefit community. The United States has millions of communities where local farmers enrich the lives of people who live in and near them with their crops, labor as well as the resulting money brought to or left in those communities.
This empowerment enriches the entire community system. Most of this enrichment is immediate. It is immediate to the families and individuals consuming fresh …
Cervical Cancer Patients – Emotions and Support
Cervical cancer, for doctors is just a disease, which they are striving to eradicate. But for the patients, of course, their whole life becomes a battle as soon as they know that they are fighting with cancer. The emotions that cancer patients go through, is not for anybody to understand unless they suffer it.
There have been many survival stories and inspirational fights put up against cancer. There have been support groups and foundations for helping the cancer patients cope up with their condition. Websites for connecting people for mutual exchange of experiences and those suffering from the same conditions have been launched. From those sites, one can gather that extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments can result in scar tissues which can make sex extremely painful and hence, they cannot fulfill their desires. The countless surgeries and radiation can destroy vaginal tissue and make intercourse impossibly painful. But such websites …
Time to Change the Conversation About Body Image
The fashion world appears to have come to the decision that being healthy is in. However, calls to action against unrealistic depictions of models and celebrities in fashion publications and other media have yielded few results. Publishing a few articles, about the deadliness of eating disorders, will not thwart dangerous is because the crux of the problem lies with flawed mentalities that have spanned generations. The body image discussion needs to be steered toward changing fundamental attitudes. As long as people are identified by the size of their bodies, this issue will never go away.
Currently, it is second nature to casually make a comment about a person’s weight. Terms such as “fat” and “skinny” are thrown around with no regard to what they actually mean. For instance, “Do you know Darcy? No? Dark hair? A bit on the chubby side?” is a perfectly acceptable way to begin a conversation …
Four Inexpensive Superfoods to Boost Your Energy, Health and Wellbeing Without Breaking Your Budget
Have you ever wandered into a health food store like I did the other day, looked at the latest hyped-up ‘superfoods’ and just about fainted when you saw the price?
Here’s a secret, the purveyors of those over-priced foods don’t want you to know: Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive!
Here are 4 foods that will boost your energy and immune system, vitality and wellbeing, assist weight loss and won’t break your budget:
Liver is one of the most nutritious and under-appreciated foods – an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin B12, a great source of iron and and a good source of selenium, zinc and other B vitamins – and yet it is extremely cheap because there is so little demand for it!
Many New Zealanders have low levels of selenium as our soils are deficient in this mineral. Selenium is one of the most …
Blood Donation – For the Non-Donor
Blood donation is not just a noble deed; it is also a very easy and vital aspect of any society. Yes, it is important to your society and to your community. You may not be a blood donor, but you certainly must be aware of all the reasons why a donation is carried out. Let’s discus a few pointers and see if you can change your mind by the end of it!
1. Donating blood is safe
Gone are the days when one could fear the transfer of diseases through donation. Being educated citizens it’s always important to ask for a fresh syringe while being injected or while donating blood. Besides that, blood donation is a simple procedure and does not hurt much.
2. The Procedure is simple
You should have had a breakfast as well as a proper dinner before the donation procedure. Before you begin, we will be …
Sexy Spiritual Detox Vacation
Let me tell you the benefits of doing a spiritual raw food retreat cleanse: (Of course there is weight loss… but So much More!)
Connection with yourself
Sense of peace and joy
Problem solving skills
See issues more clearly
De-stress and unwind
Love your body to the fullest
Assist your immune system
Rest your digestive organ
Help alleviate chronic pain (like fibromyalgia)
Assist in weight loss and cellulite alleviation
Normalize your blood sugar
Reverse signs of aging
Assist with normal blood pressure
Lift your spirit, sex drive, and mood
Assist with the PMS symptoms
Assist with thyroid function
Assist with clear skin
Imagine a life where your felt alive again! You had community, health, vision, and inspiration. Ask yourself, do you take time for yourself? Maybe it is time you gave yourself… a Retreat Raw Vacation?
Imagine a beach house, …
Stop Eating Junk Food – Easy Junk Food Replacements
The junk food market becomes larger and larger every day. “Stop eating junk food!” they say; easier said than done when the food industry spends over $33 billion per year in the US alone to advertise food products that could be classified as junk food. Another alarming fact is that the average person today consumes more added sugar in two weeks than a person a century ago would have eaten in a whole year. All of this added sugar comes from junk food, including soft drinks, sweetened cereals, candy, processed snacks and fast foods. This list will give you the top 5 junk foods and ideas for their replacements. You can stop eating junk food… or at least cut back!
Frozen or fresh from Domino’s, pizza contains hundreds of empty calories, mostly coming from the abundance of cheese. It has a high fat and cholesterol content, which is …
Angiography – Rare Complications
Angiography is a procedure for the heart to study the chambers of the heart. The main interest in performing an angiographic procedure is to examine the arteries, veins and blood vessels. The main principle is to insert an opaque liquid into the blood stream and capture contrasting images with the help of x-ray technologies. The method is useful in obtaining useful information about the heart, brain and other such sensitive regions of the body. The medical procedure is minimally invasive and has the sedative is administered to the patient intravenously. Abnormal conditions in the arteries and veins can be studied by this method.
Angiography is an important medical examination but at the same time, it can cause some complications. Although complications are rare for a procedure performed for coronary examination, the possible problems can include bleeding, pain and infection. The healthcare experts who perform this examination on the patients are …
How to Treat Stomach Acid at Home
There are various ways to treat stomach acid that you can do at home. This method is quite easy and is believed to be effective in dealing with various symptoms caused by acid reflux disease, such as nausea and heartburn.
Gastric acid can rise into the esophagus because the valve between the esophagus and stomach is weakened or damaged. This condition is called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
When you have acid reflux, you can experience several symptoms, such as chest pain or heartburn, difficulty swallowing, mouth feeling sour or bitter, nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite.
The exact cause of the weakening of the valve between the lower esophagus and the stomach is not certain. However, there are several things that can increase a person’s risk of developing GERD, including:
- Certain medical conditions, such as inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis), inflammation of the stomach (gastritis), and slowed movement of