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Is it Breast Cancer or Just a Lump?

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by Gloria Attar RN via NaturallyCurly.com Every month on the same date, you repeat your self-exam as you recline on the bed. Your mind wanders to what is ahead for the day and week, and then, you stop. There’s something just under your finger no bigger than the size of a pea. Panic doesn’t immediately set in as you’re still…

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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

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Super Food of the Week: Tomatoes Tomatoes are a jackpot of riches when it comes to their antioxidant and nutrient benefits. In terms of antioxidants, tomatoes provide a great source of vitamin C and beta-carotene in addition to being a good source of vitamin E and cancer fighting phytonutrients including lycopene. Other nutrients found in tomatoes include vitamins A, K,…

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Are We Making Obesity Sexy in the Black Community?

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by Sherrell Dorsey of Organic Beauty Vixen Screw what’s politically correct on overweight children and adults. Diabetes is at an all-time high and plaguing African American and Latino communities. Jennifer Hudson, Raven Simone, Mo’Nique and Marsha Ambrosious are all celebrities that have gone from voluptuous curves to hard bodies that are healthy, lean and inspirational. Did you know that African…

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Wanda Sykes- Breast Cancer Survivor

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Wanda Sykes, comedian and CurlyNikki fam recently revealed to Ellen that she had a double mastectomy. From People.com– Wanda Sykes being outrageous – that’s expected. But for the actress-comedian to be serious? That’s rare. Even when the issue is personal. In this case, it was also health-related, when she admitted for the first time, to Ellen DeGeneres during an interview…

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Are Your Finances Affecting Your Health?

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by Sherrell Dorsey of Organic Beauty Vixen This economy sucks. When I graduated from college two years ago, it was during the brink of one of the worst economic times in my generation. Most of my friends continued with school, I got my certificate in esthiology and transitioned from the world of fashion marketing into beauty figuring out my next…

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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

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Recipe of the Week: Arugula and Pear Salad (From www.eatingwell.com) Pears combined with walnuts add a sweet, buttery, nutty flavor to arugula. For extra added flavor I like to add a bit of crumbled goat cheese over the salad. Nutrition Profile: Diabetes appropriate, low calorie, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low sodium, heart and weight healthy, gluten free. Ingredients: Dressing:…

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Self-Concept Thursday!

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Overcoming Moments of Fear and Doubt by Kim Jackson of Peace, Love and Pretty Things A question we often ask of the women who participate in our GEMS features is, “How do you overcome moments of fear or doubt?” These are feelings that many of us have from time to time and it’s important to have a solid plan for…

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Getting Real About Breast Cancer

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by Sherrell Dorsey of OrganicBeautyVixen.com I’m not a big advocate of finding cures for cancer. Call me whatcha wanna I’d rather prevent the damn thing in the first place. Did you know that majority of the cancers we develop as human beings are causes of our environment, our eating habits and our overall lifestyle? With that said, through what we…

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Self-Concept Thursday!

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Your Inner World Rules Your Outer World by Leandra of What My World’s Like Life is calling you. All the time. Do this. Do that. Don’t do anything at all. There’s always a fork in the road. Sometimes you don’t even know it’s there, but it is. Sometimes you hear it, see it, feel it…this urge…this moment that comes to…

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