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...]

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...]

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...]

Today Was All About Self Care

Today was a self care day. It was ALL about me. All day today, I took care of me. I took a day off from work. The 1st thing I did was take time to consult with a blog coach, Mrs. Brandi Riley from Mama Knows It ALL, and strategically plan for 2016. I'm actually really excited about the direction this blog will take in 2016. You'll be seeing and hearing a lot more from me. Woot! After I was done with Brandi, I headed off to the spa. I turned 40 … [Read more...]

Take a Pass on the Truffle Butter

Where do I start? Nicki Minaj featuring Drake and Lil' Wayne have a popular song out called "Truffle Butter." For the sake of transparency, I have been bobbing my head to this tune for at least 3 weeks. I didn't even know the name of the song, but the beat is catchy and I hear it on the radio no less then 3-4 times while I'm in the car commuting back and forth to work and running errands. I've seen/heard a few mentions of truffle butter on … [Read more...]

What Nobody Tells You About ACA

The open enrollment period for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act closed on February 15. Thanks to this legislation, 8.8 Million people now have health insurance. That’s a good thing, right? Indeed it is. What you probably don't know is what’s expected of you now. Nobody is really talking about. However, there are big plans for you. Beyond the goal of requiring health care coverage, another goal of the ACA is to improve our … [Read more...]

Join The EMP and Get Covered America for #TakeCareChat March 4 @ 1PM ET

March 31st Is the Deadline to Enroll Did you know that 1 in 5 African-Americans don’t have health insurance?  And that more than half of the uninsured could find insurance for less than $100 per month (under $50 for people under 35)? Most are uninsured because they do not receive coverage from an employer, cannot afford coverage, or were previously denied insurance due to a pre-existing condition.  The uninsured are exposed to significant … [Read more...]