What to ask: Birth Control Coverage

The Affordable Care Act's impact and changing guidelines on birth control have made it hard to keep straight exactly what women need to know about birth control! Understanding insurance can be a complicated task. To help women understand more about possible insurance coverage, Merck has created a handy guide to help explain different ways the ACA may impact contraceptive coverage. The guide is beneficial and promotes a helpful conversation. … [Read more...]

NBA legend Dominique Wilkins talks ‘Diabetes Dream Team’

NBA legend Dominique Wilkins announced his collaboration with Novo Nordisk on Wednesday June 25 to introduce his 'Diabetes Dream Team.' He was diagnosed with Diabetes 14 years ago after retiring from the NBA. In a phone interview, he discussed his diagnosis and what his 'Diabetes Dream Team' is all about. Most adults who are diagnosed are type two diabetics. In fact, it is estimated that 90 to 95 percent are knowingly or unknowingly living … [Read more...]

Interview with fitness enthusiast Sydney Benner

Ladies and gents, I have an exciting announcement. I know many have expressed the hardships in finding your way to the gym to workout. Well, Lionsgate Studios has partnered with YouTube to bring exciting and fun workouts to your digital world. It’s a great movement because it’ll save you money and not to mention the convenience. BeFit is the digital channel that the workouts are streamed through. BeFit has more than one million subscribers, … [Read more...]

Scary results of 10 banned foods

Are you eating food that's already banned in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? Learn these pernicious ingredients and common foods through this infographic. Use the embed code to share it on your website. <img src="http://media.mercola.com/assets/images/infographic/banned-foods-infographic.jpg" alt="10 Banned Foods to Avoid" border="0" style="max-width:100%; min-width:300px; margin: 0 auto 20px auto; … [Read more...]

Review: CocoaVia® Daily Cocoa Extract Supplement

[Originally posted on Examiner.com 3/5/2014] Flavanol is found in cocoa beans and has many health benefits when consumed daily. The phytonutrients found in flavanol also help reduce the risk of blood clots. CocoaVia® is a daily cocoa extract supplement, which helps to support healthy circulation. Healthy circulation contributes to healthy aging, and other benefits such as: Cardiovascular health Cognitive … [Read more...]

Spring chicken salad recipe

Spring is almost here, and summer is just around the corner. Enjoy a delicious spring salad without the guilt. Personally, I love salad but I prefer to make it myself, so that I know what's being added. Serves 1 -2 people 2 Cooked boneless chicken breast 1 handful of salad (Spinach or your choice) 1 handful of alfalfa sprouts 1/2 of a banana sliced 1/2 of an apple sliced and diced 5 strawberry sliced and diced Add any other fruit … [Read more...]

Tips to keep your vagina odorless and fresh

Ok ladies, this is for the grown and mature audience. If you've been to the doctor and clearly don't have an STD or infection, it could possibly be an imbalance in your bodies PH levels. Women often experience a lot of things that can throw the healthy levels off, ie. getting your period, sex, frequent working out, pregnancy... the list really does go on! Learning your body and what will keep your vag healthy, is important. Learn the … [Read more...]

The Measure of Self Worth

[Originally published on salathahelton.com] We build our self-esteem from the opinion of others. Who they think we are isn’t necessarily who we really are, but we determine our beauty based on the ideologies of society or the assumptions of those around us. Think about it…  Who was the first person in your life to tell you that you were beautiful? How did it make you feel? Now think about this, Who was the first person to tell you … [Read more...]

Review: Hemp Protein Drink

This is a short review... I have been searching for a product that doesn't contain Whey, Soy, animal products, or that other junk that most protein drinks include. I accidentally stumbled on this product on Vitacost. I'm totally obsessed with Vitacost; it's like my own personal health store online. I truly love this drink mix in my smoothies, cereal... I've even used it when I juiced. It's vegan, too. So totally safe for my veggie … [Read more...]

Living with OAS

If you're not familiar, OAS stands for Oral Allergy Syndrome. OAS is an allergic reaction to fresh fruit and vegetables. Most will think you're crazy if you say that you're allergic to fresh fruits and vegetables, but trust, you're not alone. I was diagnosed with this a few years ago while suffering from several episodes in grad school. It's a very frustrating syndrome because there is a lack of research. At best, research indicates that it's … [Read more...]

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