Asthma: Are You Well Controlled?

More than 22 million people in the U.S. have asthma. When asthma is not well controlled it can affect your normal daily routine, disrupt sleep and more.  In this post, Dr. Purvi Parikh and Tonya Winders will be discussing the surprising results from a recent survey of asthma patients. If you or someone you know has asthma, you'll want to pay close attention. Are You Having Asthma … [Read more...]

Diabetes Walking Program

There are nearly 30 million people in the U.S. with diabetes. I'm included in that number. That's almost 1 in 10 people that need to learn how to successfully manage this disease. In this post, you'll hear from Dr. Serge Jabbour and Dr. Sheri Colberg on how a simple walking program can help you manage your diabetes. Take One Step At A Time To A Healthier Life More than ever, people are focused on the number of steps they take per day, … [Read more...]

Your Medication List

I think it’s safe to say that we all have taken a prescription medication or over-the-counter remedy at some point in life. Many of us are fortunate to only take something as needed, but then there are those of us who require medication on a daily basis. Regardless of how often you take any medication, it is extremely important that you be able to tell a health care provider what you are taking. While it may seem like a minor annoyance and … [Read more...]

Healthy Soul Food with Celebrity Chef Tre Wilcox

Celebrated TV chef Tre Wilcox is no stranger to creating healthy and appetizing dishes. So in honor of Black History Month and American Heart Month, he is joining us on The EMP to serve up some traditional soul food with a heart-healthy twist. Heart disease, hypertension and obesity are significant health concerns for millions of African Americans. That is why Chef Tre is showing home cooks across the country easy ways to reduce fat, calories, … [Read more...]

Food Shopping 101 with Annessa Chumbley, Nutrition Expert

I started off this year basically being vegan. I must admit it, I felt was pretty awesome. Relearning how to food shop and staying on my plan was a slight challenge for me. But come learn with me just how simple and satisfying eating from nature's garden can really be in this sponsored post with nutrition expert, Annessa Chumbley. She shares her favorite natural and organic recipes, sure to please everyone. Annessa has some great food … [Read more...]

Dr. Jeffrey Garber & Ms. Ronni Hochman on Thyroid Health Awareness

Are you suffering from mood swings, fatigue, having trouble sleeping, can't focus? Don't ignore those signs! I'm chatting with Dr. Jeffrey Garber and his patient, Ms. Ronni Hochman today and we're discussing your thyroid health. Learn the signs and symptoms of this common health condition, thyroid disease. What is Thyroid Disease? Studies estimate that more than 10 percent of the general population suffer from thyroid disease. … [Read more...]

Yummy Oatmeal Recipe

This is a quick, simple and yummy oatmeal breakfast recipe that you can prepare the night before and heat up at work. It's Daniel fast friendly :-) Yummy Oatmeal 1/3 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (I like Quaker) 1/2 cup unsweetened Almond Milk (Blue Diamond is easy to find) 1T Raisins 1 small handful coarsely chopped walnuts 4 dashes of ground Cinnamon 3 dashes of ground Allspice 1T Date Honey Combine all ingredients in a … [Read more...]

Cabbage Soup Recipe

This is a quick, easy and tasty cabbage soup recipe that is Daniel fast friendly. This makes a large pot of soup that you can eat off of for several days. It's inexpensive and will keep you satisfied. Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3/4 cup shredded or matchstick carrots 3 cups water 1 quart vegetable broth 1 cube of Knorr vegetable bouillion 1 small head cabbage, cored and coarsely … [Read more...]

Resources to Help You Make It Through a Daniel Fast

In this post, you'll get a couple Daniel Fast friendly recipes and resources, as well as my 1st of the year plans. Happy New Year! We made it to 2016. It's typical to start out each new year with some sort of resolution or plan for something we're going to do differently than in past years. Most of us want to improve one or more aspects of our life this year. I created a vision board to capture the things I want to focus on in 2016. You … [Read more...]

Highlights, Popular Posts & Reflection on 2015

In this post you will find highlights, the crowd favorite popular posts and my year-end reflections on 2015. It was fairly quiet around here in 2015 as far as writing goes, but the lights are still on and I'm still on a mission to make the world a little greater for Black folks. Between working my 9-5, I've been in a coaching program for most of the year to build my speaking platform. I still managed to post to the blog here and there. Despite … [Read more...]