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    Superwoman Syndrome

    In her latest podcast, Karen Taylor Bass tackles the Superwoman Syndrome with recording artist Aja Graydon from Kindred The Family Soul. She is a wife, mother of six, and a career woman. They discuss how women are ignoring their physical and mental health while chasing perfection in their careers and in their home lives. More

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    The Daniel Fast

    As the seasons change, it’s a time to retool and recharge your body. On Ask The Good Doctor (Sundays at 8 a.m. ET on SiriusXM Urban View, Channel 126), Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire has been talking about the many ways to detox and why it’s important. She has given a Master Class on The Master Cleanse […] More

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    Time To Detox?

    Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire on Ask The Good Doctor on SiriusXM Urban View (Sundays at 8 a.m. ET and 1 p.m. ET) talks about the 10 ways your body is telling you it’s time to detox. The change of the seasons is always a good time, according to Dr. Brookshire, but here’s how you will really […] More

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    Optimize Your Metabolism

    There has been much written about “boosting” your metabolism to burn more fat. While your metabolism—which is responsible for converting food to energy to run cellular processes and to eliminate nitrogenous wastes—seems like a good idea, what you should be focusing on is how to make your metabolism work properly. Increasing or boosting your metabolism may not […] More

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    Noni Juice

    When Dr. Oz introduced the noni fruit on his show with the statement, “One of the goals of the show is to put things that seem exotic or unique on the map,” my skin crawled. He invited a “medicinal hunter” to vouch for the fruit’s health benefits, because it seemed as if something that isn’t […] More

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    Who Is Dr. Bonner?

    If you have been to a natural health food store, you probably have noticed the large, pastel labeled bottles of Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure Castile Soap. If you’ve gotten closer to the bottle, you will see thousands of small white words, where most products have their directions and lists of ingredients. In addition to the […] More

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    Why Are We Really Unhealthy?

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the average American gets 63 percent of his calories from refined and processed carbohydrates, 25 percent from animal products and 12 percent from plant-based foods. Of that 12 percent from plant-based foods, half is from potato chips and French fries. That leaves on 6 percent from “whole food” vegetable […] More

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    Have You Heard of Rooibos?

    Rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss) isn’t the most popular tea in America but it is the one of the most profitable teas in Africa in both health and wealth. In the 18th century, Swedish naturalist Carl Peter Thunberg toured around the world to document people in the Age of Enlightenment. His expedition to Western South Africa would […] More

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    92-Year-Old Doctor Still Healing

    She worked several jobs and took night classes to get through Howard University College of Medicine in 1955. Dr. Melissa Freeman was only one of four women in her graduating class. Today is she 92 years old and still practicing medicine in Harlem and helping people battle addiction. Her grandfather, who was born into slavery, […] More

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    Black Soap Takes Us Back To Our Roots

    As a child, I was deeply ashamed of people using my bathroom. It stemmed from an ill-fated playdate that ended with a friend, a Jewish girl who lived across the street, bursting out of the bathroom in laughter and announcing to the entire block that my family washed themselves with rocks. I realized, shamefully, that […] More

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    Age of Nutritionism?

    I treasure my friends who are doctors, nutritionists, food scientists and anyone else with letters after their name, but they’re at a serious disadvantage. Some of them have too much knowledge and it’s blinding. Consequently, they are stuck in the “Age of Nutritionism.” Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food gives us the tenets of […] More

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