Live Free: Health

Improving health through awareness, education, and empowerment

Hot Off the Press: Essential Oils and Wellness

Over the past 10 years, aromatherapy has been used to treat various health issues. Most people have used essential oils as a holistic alternative to treat anxiety, allergies, and even sinus infections. … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

The results are in! These foods are actually good for you!

We know that the health world is inundated with various diets, detoxes, and restrictive eating behaviors. Although you may experience healthy benefits in the short term, the key to a healthier lifestyle … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

What are Essential Oils?

 (Flickr) Recently there has been a plethora of postings over the power of essential oils: what they are, how they can be used, what makes them SO GREAT, etc. For … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nutrition 101: Triglycerides and HDL

Did you know that of African-American women ages 20 and older, 49 percent have heart disease? (1) This statistic immediately hit home for me. Coming from a family history of cardiovascular … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Study Provides Insight into How Stress Predisposes to Depression

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

health insurance exchanges open today

Originally posted on You Think You Know:
Yes, even with a government shut down.  This picture made me laugh out loud.  Cartoon courtesy of Politico

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Sugar Obsession Challenge: Day 10

Fruit This is clearly a no brainer. But… EARTH TO ALL THE PEACEMAKERS! SATISFY YOUR HUNGER AND STRESS LEVELS WITH A PIECE OF FRUIT! Although we’re not on deserted island … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Sugar Obsession Challenge: Day 9

Herbal Tea Let’s talk about tea!!! Tea is extremely versatile and can be consumed either hot or cold for any ocassion. Tea leaves contain the stimulant “theanine”, an antioxidant that … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

My sugar obsession challenge: Day 8

Multitasking Multitasking can be the worst thing possible when you’re stressed. Even I know that when I have a lot to do, I get tense and try to do multiple … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Sugar Obsession Challenge: Day 7

Yoga (Huff Post) Back in high school, I was involved in many sports like track and field and basketball. When times got rough these sports helped me relieve stress.  Once … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

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