Bitter leaf: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Recently, the western world has been totally fascinated with the health properties of bitter leaf. There are so many articles written about this particular leaf. Nowadays, we can even get it in supplement form. This is amazing! I particularly remember growing up helping my mom prepare this vegetable. You had to boil and wash and…

The Amazing Benefits of the Ginger Root

Ginger is the underground part of the ginger plant. It has a firm, striated texture. It’s flesh can be red, white, or yellow in color. It is covered with a brownish skin that may either be thick or thin, depending upon whether the plant was harvested when it was mature or young. It can be…

I Should Stop Eating Red Meat. Right?

In an eye opening study of more than 121,000 adults, investigators reported that the more red meat you eat, the greater your risk of dying and of developing life-threatening diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes- a study was conducted by a team at Harvard School of Public Health and published in the Archives…

Is BMI A Good Measurement of My Health?

Back in February of 2017 on another blog platform that I ran, I published an article looking BMI as an accurate weight measurement tool. I thought that by now, most wellness professionals in the industry had concluded that the BMI tool cannot be used as an accurate tool to measure body weight, if at all….

5 Crucial Reasons Why Women Should Lift Weights

I am sure you have read somewhere or heard someone say lifting weights is not good for women because it causes them to begin building big muscles and eventually acquire more masculine-looking features. People also say lifting weights is not good for a woman because once she starts lifting, she has to continue for life…

3 Crucial Truths About Drinking Water

Let me just say right off that I am very much aware of the fact that this topic is extremely controversial. Everybody, including experts, have an opinion when it comes to how much water we should be drinking. In this article, I intend to present and debunk some common myths surrounding recommendations for drinking water…

A Biblically-Based Diet

When was the last time last time you fasted? When was the last time you abstained from food and other life pleasures in order to create an impact in your mind, body and spirit? Some people do dry fasts where you do not eat or drink anything for a specified period of time. Others may…

The Importance of the ‘Rainbow Diet’

Many people associate eating healthy with eating boring and tasteless green vegetables. The idea of just biting and chewing an apple a day to keep the doctor away is hardly exciting enough to keep many of us interested in eating these fruits and vegetables for our own benefits. The revolutionary idea of “eating a rainbow”…

Three Healthier Substitutes For Sugar!

How many packets of sugar do you usually take in your morning coffee or tea? How about in your afternoon or evening drink? Why should you find alternatives for regular sugar? Simple. Sugar is bad for you. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar per day for…

5 Easy Ways To Naturally Lower Your Blood Pressure

When was the last time you measured your blood pressure? Do you know your numbers? According to the World Health Organization, high blood pressure affects 1.13 billion people worldwide. In November of 2018, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released new national blood pressure guidelines. The definition for high blood pressure…

My TOP Three Favorite SUPERFOODS

So what are superfoods and why are so many people talking about them? How does a particular food meet the criteria to be called one? Who sets the standards? Well, a juicy hamburger, sweet drink and french fries from a fast food joint can give you a very short spike in energy and then send…

5 Creative Ways to Add Veggies Your Meals

Regardless of how old you are or  which part of the world you find yourself in, if you were to describe your relationship with vegetables, you would most likely use one or more of the following adjectives: heavenly, painful, manageable, interesting, etc. Was I close? You see, growing up, i never liked vegetables. I would…