What puts someone at risk of diabetes?

Dear Daughters, Eating too much sugar does not cause diabetes. People are at risk if they: Are overweight Do not get enough physical activity Have a parent, sibling or other close relative who has Type 2 diabetes Have a history of cardiovascular disease Have high blood pressure Are American Indian, Alaska Native, African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American … Continue reading What puts someone at risk of diabetes?

African American Health Concerns

Dear Daughters, A number of health concerns significantly affect African Americans, including diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. This article discusses several diseases and medical conditions that are of particular concern to African Americans. HIV and STDs Sickle Cell Disease Heart Disease and Stroke Cancer Environment Resources HIV and STDs In 2016, 44 percent of … Continue reading African American Health Concerns

What should I do if I think my child has a mental illness?

Dear Daughters, Mental illness is a very touchy subject,even more mental illness in children, however we need to discuss it. As a mother of 4 beautiful children I never thought it would happen to any of my children but it did. There were so many signs but I missed them, but now a days there are some … Continue reading What should I do if I think my child has a mental illness?

An Introduction to Meditation

  Dear Daughters, Meditating is the art of developing the super power to control your mind (based on science) Being aware of your own mind is different from just thinking. Thinking is something we do every day, all the time. But thinking your thoughts is a skill that develops, it's a habit. An incredible scientific … Continue reading An Introduction to Meditation

10 Tips for Cutting Back on Salt

Salt plays a role in high blood pressure. Everyone, including children, should reduce their sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day (about one teaspoon of salt). Adults age 51 and older, African Americans of any age and individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease should further reduce their … Continue reading 10 Tips for Cutting Back on Salt

How can I improve my self-esteem?

  Dear Daughters, Low self-esteem is a topic I have struggled with.  I had to  learn to appreciate my self worth. It took some time but I can honestly say I love myself and my self -esteem is growing daily. So what is self-esteem? Self-esteem is a condition of awareness, an attitude, an appreciation of yourself … Continue reading How can I improve my self-esteem?

Humor: A Serious Weapon in the Fight Against Stress

Dear Daughters, Did you know that scientific researchers have demonstrated that laughing and maintaining a sense of humor ward off stress, fight illnesses, and promote overall mind and body health. Find simple ways to laugh and relax, and turn to humor when you feel worries and frustrations creeping in. The Power of Humor Using Humor … Continue reading Humor: A Serious Weapon in the Fight Against Stress