OMEGA 3-FATTY ACIDS

Are you getting enough omega-3 fatty acids in your diet?⁠ There are so many benefits to adding omega-3 fatty acids into the food you eat, here are some:⁠ ✅ Lower blood pressure.⁠ ✅ Reduce triglycerides.⁠ ✅ Slow the development of plaque in the arteries.⁠ ✅ Reduce the chance of abnormal heart rhythm.⁠ ✅ Reduce the Read More…


STRESS EATING

Stress is the body’s response to threatening and harmful scenarios.  When human beings are stressed there is a signal from our brains (at the hypothalamus) that triggers a release of stress hormones, specifically cortisol. Stress can directly have a correlation with our appetites. Sometimes this “stress signal” can direct the individual to crave certain foods that Read More…


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…