In this excerpt from her new book, Dr. Ro’s Lose Your Final 15, the popular weight loss and health expert you’ve seen on the Dr. Oz Show shares a whole new approach to taking off those last, stubborn pounds for good! Ready to start dealing with the various kinds of feelings and automatic reactions that trigger emotional eating? Use my step-by-step plan to understand how to restructure the thinking behind the eating. Step 1: Take a Mindful Moment We respond automatically to feelings of hunger. We feel hungry, we go to the refrigerator, we grab a piece of cheese or a...Read More
Author: Rovenia M. Brock Ph.D.
Posted by Admin3 | Jan 9, 2017 |
Dermatologists who specialize in treating black women say our number one complaint is trying to achieve a healthy, glowing even skin tone, free of dark spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation. To achieve this, many women collect a small arsenal of exfoliation products—peels, scrubs, acids—and try them all in an effort to erase the tell-tale signs of acne or other forms of damage to the skin. Yet overdoing it may do more harm than good, reports the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). With the new year, many of us are dealing with dry, itchy skin stressed by cold weather...Read More
Posted by Admin3 | Dec 19, 2016 |
Black and Hispanic women are less likely than white women to be screened for breast cancer, a large review finds, according to a report on Healthday.com Screening rates for Asian/Pacific Islander and white women were similar, the research showed. Lower screening rates are a critical issue for black women because even though we are slightly less likely to get the disease, we are more likely—42 percent more likely—than other women to lose our lives to the disease. The analysis of 39 studies including 6 million women was published Dec. 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. “Not...Read More
Posted by Admin3 | Dec 13, 2016 |
A choice for every budget that will thrill even the fussiest friend or family member on your gift list. Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine The book for every little black girl or woman of any age is Crystal Emery’s Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine. A companion to Emery’s new documentary film, Black Women in Medicine, the book chronicles the struggles of generations of black women who have beaten discrimination, poverty and sexism to transform the world of medicine. The book’s inspiring photo essays are especially...Read More
Posted by Admin3 | Nov 28, 2016 |
When brown is not the color of beauty Women with chocolate skin endure racism worldwide, but Africa has become home to a brand of colorism so extreme that women (and a few men) feel the need to risk their health to lighten their skin with range of high-powered, toxic products. In response, the government of Ghana has outlawed creams and lotions with a high hydroquinone content in the hopes of protecting people from the increased risk of cancer and the potential destruction of the skin’s natural, even tone that comes with the use of the skin bleach. Unlike skin products...Read More
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Saving Our Children
Stacey Patton pro-vides a powerful, heart-breaking look at the link with white supremacy and why it's time to stop hitting our children, for their sake and the future of black families. Click here to read.