Health and Wellness

According to Pew Research Center, as the year 2012 began on Jan. 1, the oldest members of the Baby Boom generation celebrated their 66th birthday. In fact, on that day, today, and for every day for the next 19 years, 10,000 baby boomers will reach age 65. Statistics show that 26% of the total U.S. population are Baby Boomers.

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Valecia Weeks is a Professional Licensed Massage Therapist through the state of Texas as well as a Birth Doula. She is a licensed ZUMBA instructor and a certified Personal Trainer with NESTA.

Do you remember waaaaay back when, when Castor Oil or “castroil” was a “cure-all” for everything—sore throat, broken finger, tummy ache, ingrown toe nail, labor pains—and the list goes on. Okay, yeah, I know I’ve exaggerated a little; but that ‘ol remedy worked for a lot of ailments. In the African American community, these home remedies are historically significant to our past. Before traditional medicine was available, these remedies were passed down from generation to generation. Well, somewhere along the way, our culture has gradually dropped the ball on passing this information to generations to come.

With the poor quality of many of today’s conventional meat products, a vegetarian diet just might be an appropriate fit for some modern children, one of three that are now overweight in the US.

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that people of all ages, including children, that adhere to a vegetarian diet generally have lower average body mass indexes (BMI) than others, and are generally leaner than their meat-eating counterparts. The report explains that obesity is less prevalent among vegetarians, and that average BMI increases progressively higher depending on how much meat a person eats. Vegans, for instance, generally have the lowest BMI, while vegetarians that eat dairy and eggs have a slightly higher average BMI.


Valecia Weeks is a Professional Licensed Massage Therapist through the state of Texas as well as a Birth Doula. She is a licensed ZUMBA instructor and a certified Personal Trainer with NESTA

You probably say, “I’m pretty good at maintaining my health goals.” Making all my meals nutritious…good exercise routine…getting my proper rest. What do you say about your other goals? Not so together, huh? Well, I know how you feel. Whenever you set goals to launch a new website, master a new fitness class, or even begin to write a new book, something more pressing always “pops” up.

Have you ever wondered why headaches happen? Have you ever even pondered on what type of headache you may be having…or do you just decide that these nagging “progress stoppers” are just a part of life and just live with them? Sometimes we do just get so used to them being a normal part of life that we fail to realize that with a little proactive planning, there is something that can be done to manage and even prevent them.

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