WHAT ARE VITAMINS Organic compounds that are needed in small amounts to sustain life are known as vitamins. Majority of the vitamins that our body needs comes naturally from food. For e.g. vitamin A comes from vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and spinach....
How can you achieve a balance to make our immune system stronger and reduce the risk of cancer?
Here are some of the recommendations.1. Regular exercise (or at least 150 minutes per week). Regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome. The circulatory system brings more blood to your muscles, of course, but it can also help in...
Currently, breast cancer is recognized as the most common cancer type among the female population of the globe. Annually, more than 2 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 630, 000 die from the health complications resulting from this disease....
Eating Superfoods to strengthen your immune system
What are superfoods? Foods that promote your physical, mental and emotional well-being and decrease the chances of contracting diseases are known as super foods. They are nutrient rich and provide great benefit to improve the quality of health and well-being. Examples...
Obesity – Major Health Issue in the Caribbean
The Obesity Problem Obesity has become a worldwide problem and a serious health issue in the Caribbean. The main causes are lack of physical activity and poor nutrition. Both problems can be tackled and with the correct knowledge and discipline, weight can be lost....
Why Are Women of African Ancestry At A Higher Risk of Breast Cancer?
In 2019, breast cancer replaced lung cancer as the leading cause of death by cancer, among black women, according to an article published by the American Cancer Society.
Importance of Self-Care
Self-care is sometimes thought of as self-love. Self-care is not only about massages, manicures and vacations. Self-care starts with determining who you want to be.
Your Mindset – Hope & Faith
Faith has been an integral part of the African descendants’ experience. It has been a channel of coping for people who have gone through lengthy periods of oppression and hardships. Faith has helped many copes with the lack of basic necessities, such as adequate food, shelter and basic healthcare.
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Among Black Women
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive form of breast cancer that tends to spread at a faster rate given its difference from other types of cancer. When a patient is first diagnosed with breast cancer, oncologists test for three specific gene-receptors; estrogen, progesterone, and the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) which is a gene instrumental in the development of breast cancer.
Mental Health And Stigma In The Black Community
Taking care of health means taking care of our whole selves. And mental health is integral to our whole health. We all deserve to feel safe, fulfilled, and peaceful.