EATING DISORDERS IN THE NEWS

On Good America a couple of weeks ago, meteorologist Ginger Zee openly discussed her history with eating disorders.   Giva Wilkerson, program director of Project Heal, also made it her goal to educate others that eating disorders DO affect many black men and women contrary to popular belief.  While I was attending college, I did witness numerous females struggle with their Read More…


Heart Health

During my medical internship, I’ll never forget taking care of a young female with lupus who was admitted to the hospital.  She had vague symptoms of fatigue, body aches, mild chest pressure and generally not feeling well. During her hospital stay, she was admitted to the coronary care unit and eventually passed away.  She suffered Read More…


HEALTHY TIPS FOR THE NEW YEAR

At the beginning of every year, men and women around the country begin their new year by solemnly making promises for a healthier lifestyle that ultimately lasts a few weeks before an obstacle is encountered that derails them from achieving their goal.  I have lost count at how many times this has happened to me!! Read More…


MY FAVORITE SWEET THINGS

Anyone who has met me, knows how much I love desserts.  I could always skip the main course and go right for the sweets right after appetizers or a salad.  My two favorite sweet things involve cheesecake and of course red velvet which is appropriate for this time of year! The holidays can be a Read More…


Spicing It Up!

Autumn is in full swing and my palate has changed from summer cuisine.  Lately, I’ve been craving something different.   A part of feeling confident is taking care of yourself and sometimes setting challenges.  For me, trying new foods and learning to be a better chef can inspire confidence.  For this month, I’m choosing to explore Read More…


My Avocado Obsession

I have always loved avocado. What’s not to love!! Who can resist the buttery and smooth flavor? Avocados are used to make the tastiest, juiciest guacamole all around the world. My new tasty treat is avocado toast! I usually like to treat myself after a challenging workout on the weekends when I have time to Read More…