The Nutritional Truth Teller: Three Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Multivitamin

“Nature is so smart, it put the medicine in the food” Nearly half of all Americans take a supplement or vitamin daily. Either the doctor recommends a multivitamin, or an individual believes that taking a multivitamin is a simple and easy way to take care of their bodies and lead a healthier lifestyle. But, do…

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The True Cause of Acne and 3 Simple Ways to Get Clear, Healthy Skin

 “I wish you clear skin and happiness” Unknown Acne, eczema, and all other skin issues are not an external problem. Dirty skin, sensitive skin, or dry skin is not to blame. All skin eruptions are an internal issue due to toxins, an inability to effectively eliminate those toxins, and hormonal imbalances (teenage acne). Dr. Llaila…

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Dreams: The Love Language of the Ancestors

“When the grandmothers speak, the earth will be healed” This is the last article in the series on the spiritual aspects of African Holistic Health. The first article discussed the African American spiritual tradition birthed in the belly of slavery and bred in the slave quarters of the deep south; Hoodoo. To read that article…

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The Good in Goodbye: The Lesson I Learned When I Quit My Job

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello” Paulo Coelho Last week, I left the job I had spent over 10 years with. On my last day I just knew I was gonna Crip walk outta there, chucking up the deuces, and say what my 7 -year old…

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Beauty in a Barbell: How to Set Up An Ancestor Altar

“So, when we say that the soul leaves a person’s body at the moment of death, it would be more correct to say that the body leaves the soul” Deepak Chopra “A house without an altar is ungrounded” Sobonfu Some The foundation of Hoodoo or any African based religion or spiritual system is ancestor veneration…

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Hoodoo: The Hope of the Slave

“Where there are preachers, there are also conjurers; where there are conversions, there are dreams and visions and where there is faith, there is and ever continues to be magic” Yvonne P. Chireau As a child, I was taught to be black and proud. I was encouraged to learn my history and to be proud…

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Beauty in a Barbell: The Truth about Uterine Fibroids

“When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower” Uterine fibroids is a condition that an overwhelming number of black women suffer from.  Women of African descent are more likely to develop fibroids. In fact, some studies find that up to 90% of black women will develop fibroids…

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Friends Forever?..Maybe Not: Dealing With the Ultimate Breakup

I think that losing friends is worse than losing a man. Men are soo replaceable. But your girlfriends? Not so much. I’m fresh out of a situation where a group of friends that I’ve had for over 20 years, I probably will never speak to again. What started off as a minor issue over trying…

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The Nutritional Truth Teller: Why I Never Drink Tap Water

“Don’t think there are no crocodiles just because the water is calm” Malawian proverb Water is our most precious resource and we must always be concerned and vigilant about the substances in our water. Dr. Bernard Jensen, author of Empty Harvest explains: Where there is water, there is life. We consume it every day to…

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