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The Difference Between Bad Fats vs. Good Fats

The Difference Between Bad Fats vs. Good Fats

Question: Does fat makes you fat? If you answered yes, you’re wrong. Well, you’re not totally wrong. Fat in general won’t make you gain weight. It really comes down to the types of fat you’re eating. But even more important ... Read More »

The Paleo Diet: How To Eat Like A Cavewoman and Lose Weight

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By Dr. Phoenyx of DrPhoenyx.com Just this past weekend I was chatting with a gym buddy who informed that she was going on a diet. Her goal? To lose approximately 15 pounds by Spring Break.  Not an impossible feat by any ... Read More »

Great Alternatives to Running

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I love running.  It is one of the best cardio exercises, and for me, a great stress reliever.  I got turned on to running by a co-worker about 3 years ago who was a marathon and triathlon runner.  She convinced ... Read More »

Fruits & Veggies Your Curls Can’t Live Without

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By Tasha Swearingen of NaturallyCurly Most of us know that fruits and veggies are good for us to eat. What you might not have realized, though, is that they’re more than just good for your body; they’re good for your ... Read More »

Are Carbs The Enemy?

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by Dr. Phoenyx “Are all carbs bad?” This is one of the most common questions I hear from folks who want to lose weight, and I know that a lot of it stems from the huge popularity of diets like ... Read More »

Do Prenatal Vitamins Promote Healthy Hair Growth?

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I was on the Internet recently doing some research on vitamin supplements and how are they regulated to ensure they contain what they say they contain, and other safety and quality regulations.  An interesting question popped up in my Google ... Read More »

How A Healthy Hair Regimen Can Save Your Life

How A Healthy Hair Regimen Can Save Your Life

By Danielle Faust of OKDani.com and LongNaturalHair.info via CurlyNikki It’s common in our community to downplay the effort and energy spent on our hair by saying things like “it’s only hair” or “just hair.” And yes, while the strands coming out of our scalp ... Read More »

Can’t Sleep? Dr. Oz Can Help

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By Dr. Michael Breus PhD, the sleep doctor, Dr. Oz.com Having trouble sleeping at night? Here are a few common sleep problems with several solutions to get you through the night. Sleep Problem: I wake up in the middle of the ... Read More »

When the Lump in Your Breast Isn’t Cancer

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Recently during my annual exam at my OB/GYN, I heard the words no woman wants to hear. “Hmmm, Mrs. Scott-Blakes, I feel something in your breast.” As if it’s not bad enough that I’m in this cold room on this ... Read More »

To Soy or Not to Soy

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It seems like only yesterday when I first met my husband and fell in love. And not too long after discovered that he was lactose-intolerant. His late night cravings for Frosted Flakes with ice cold milk were almost a deal ... Read More »

Get Healthy Challenge – Week 6 Check In

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It’s week 2 of Month 2!!! If this is your first time ever hearring about the Get Healthy Challenge and you would like to participate, Be sure to register and then come back and check in. We are off to a great ... Read More »

Fight Breast Cancer with Food

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In honor or Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to share some awesome info that was shared with me. FIGHT BREAST CANCER WITH FOOD There are certain that can help prevent breast cancer! Beans - At least six bean-based meals a ... Read More »

Do you have Enough Vitamin D?

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By Evelyn Ngugi of NaturallyCurly Vitamin D facilitates skeletal growth and strength, working with calcium and phosphorus to be absorbed better. It also strengthens your immune system by increasing the activity of “natural killer cells.” You can get this vitamin ... Read More »

Get Healthy Challenge – Week 3 Check In

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Can you believe we only have one more week for this months challenge?? Keep up with your goals and don’t sell yourself short. Week 3 requires commitment and persistence. The adrenaline you had in week 1, may be gone and your ... Read More »

Get Healthy Challenge – Week 2 Check In

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We are off to a great start. We are already at the half way mark for this months challenge.  Keep up with your goals and don’t sell yourself short. Week 2 requires focus and determination. The adrenaline you had in ... Read More »

Get Healthy Challenge – Week 1 Check In

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I can’t believe how many of you have committed to Getting Healthy this month! Week 1 is the easiest week because we are very motivated and pumped. I want us to keep up the momentum throughout this entire month. Your ... Read More »

Get Healthy Challenge

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I along with SunShine of SunShine’sNatural&LovingIt.com and Julian of Bella-Kinks.com have decided to embark on a new journey together and want you to come along too. Recently, we have been posting our smoothies and juices of the day via Facebook (KCCM, SN&LI, Bella Kinks) and ... Read More »

The Importance of Whole Grains in a Healthy Diet

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Switching to whole grain products almost caused a small revolt at my house. It didn’t look the same, it didn’t taste the same, and The Husband wanted answers. “Ummm…why are we eating brown rice and not white rice? And where ... Read More »

Stroke – Know the Signs, Don’t Delay, Save a Life

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I know what you are probably thinking. This is a website about natural hair. Why is there an article about stroke on a natural hair website? While the topic may seem irrelevant, consider these statistics. Stroke is the No. 4 ... Read More »

Frozen Yogurt a Summer Must Have!

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My summer must have is FROZEN YOGURT! I fell in love with this healthy version of “ice cream” when I notice shops popping up left and right around town. I like ice cream but never really craved it. My husband ... Read More »