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Little things make a big difference in wellness… so here, we talk about the little things you might not’ve known that can make you ten times healthier!

7 04, 2017

5 Ways Fitness Can Improve Your Sex Life

By | April 7th, 2017|Did You Know|1 Comment

Erika's note: This post gets graphic. This post is for grown folks. Notice I didn't say mature folks. I just said grown ones. I might make a couple of dick jokes in here, and I don't want any e-mails about how you were clutching your pearls while you read this. I have pearls, too. I [...]

27 03, 2017

Your Water Bottle is Gross—Here’s How to Clean It

By | March 27th, 2017|Did You Know|1 Comment

When's the last time you cleaned your reusable water bottle? No, I mean, REALLY deep cleaned it?

18 11, 2016

True or False: Watermelon is ‘Just Empty Calories’

By | November 18th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Food 101|1 Comment

I see many, many, many fitness 'enthusiasts' who advise against eating foods like watermelon because it's just empty calories. Is this true?

4 10, 2016

The Case for Sustainability: Healthier Planet, Healthier Communities, Healthier Economy — Part 1

By | October 4th, 2016|Did You Know, Food 101, The Op-Eds|0 Comments

A reluctance to protect the planet is very much tied into a reluctance to protect our economy, and the people who contribute to it. This series defines sustainability, and makes a case for why we need it.

21 06, 2016

True or False: Drink Water Until Your Pee is Clear

By | June 21st, 2016|Did You Know|11 Comments

The claim: "Drink half your body weight in ounces of water! Drink until your pee is clear!"

3 06, 2016

Diastasis Recti: Everything You Need to Know About Repairing Your Post-Baby Tummy

By | June 3rd, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|2 Comments

Everything you need to know about abdominal separation and getting rid of that post-partum belly pooch.

24 05, 2016

The Challenges of Skipping Breakfast

By | May 24th, 2016|Did You Know, Food 101|2 Comments

Some people CAN'T skip breakfast, because their diets leave them starving in the middle of the night.

20 05, 2016

What Impact Does Salt Have on Blood Pressure?

By | May 20th, 2016|Did You Know|6 Comments

Why is salt so important to altering blood pressure? What does salt do? What does it even mean to have high blood pressure? Answers inside.

16 05, 2016

5 Answers to Important Questions About Your Metabolism

By | May 16th, 2016|Did You Know, Fat Loss|0 Comments

You've got important questions about metabolism? I've got answers.

11 04, 2016

Baby Powder Causes Cancer? Here’s What You Need to Know

By | April 11th, 2016|Body Image, Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|3 Comments

Does baby powder cause cancer? Sort of. A few weeks ago, The Today Show aired a segment about Jacqueline Fox, the woman who was awarded $72 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson—her lawyers originally asked for $12 million, but the jury effectively decided to award her an additional million for every year she was alive—in [...]

10 03, 2016

What a Healthy Diet Can and Cannot Do to Your Menstrual Cycle

By | March 10th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|6 Comments

A man claims that your menstrual cycle exists because you eat the standard American diet, and if you eat vegan and starch-free, your cycle goes away. WTF?

11 02, 2016

How The Black Panther Party Changed Hunger and Poverty Policy in America

By | February 11th, 2016|Did You Know|5 Comments

The Black Panther Party changed the way we feed our children. Learn how.

4 02, 2016

True or False: Fat Is Converted to Energy When Burned

By | February 4th, 2016|Did You Know, Fat Loss, The "Study" Guide|0 Comments

More than 50 per cent of the 150 doctors, dieticians and personal trainers who were surveyed thought the fat was converted to energy or heat.

3 12, 2015

Fast Food Nation: Why McDonalds French Fries Taste ‘So Good’

By | December 3rd, 2015|Did You Know, Food 101|1 Comment

Ask yourself: if a company goes to such great lengths to create addictive food, why are we surprised to find that people do, in fact, become addicted to it?

5 11, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Bacon, Red Meat, and Cancer

By | November 5th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|5 Comments

A thorough discussion about processed meats, and the World Health Organization's study that determined both them and beef to be cancer-causing substances.

24 09, 2015

Cook It Like a Boss: Quinoa 101

By | September 24th, 2015|Cook It Yourself, Did You Know, From Erika's Kitchen|37 Comments

Why, on Earth, would you stock up if you have no idea how to cook it? Let's fix that.

7 04, 2015

Pecans and Almonds and Peanuts, Oh My! – Why Nuts Are Healthy For You

By | April 7th, 2015|Did You Know, Food 101|1 Comment

Nuts are lowering cholesterol, improving heart health, providing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and full of fiber and healthy fat and protein!

11 03, 2015

Can We Really Trust Nutrition Labels?

By | March 11th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|15 Comments

We're calorie counting, but is the FDA getting in our way?

17 02, 2015

Telling A Tale of Stress and Emotional Eating

By | February 17th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating|32 Comments

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, in a land not very far from your home... lived mankind. No fast cars, no shiny structures, no skyscrapers, nothing. Just man.. rock... and animals. See, this worked for man because his only task was to hunt wildlife, and gather his kill for his family. [...]

6 02, 2015

Understanding Calorie Counting: A Final Word

By | February 6th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Inspiration, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|21 Comments

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 6 of the series - post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]