Misty Copeland: Five Ways She Eats, Trains, and Lives Healthy

…an article I'm reposting from Self Magazine. Self's final print edition will be this month, Feb/2017.

Ballerina Misty Copeland spends hours every day dancing and training to make sure she's performance-ready. SELF's December cover girl…..

……who is the first African-American female principal dancer at American Ballet Theater (ABT), has picked up a few tricks over the years to keep herself happy and healthy.

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My Top 40 Superfood “Power Rankings” (…numbers 1 thru 10)

There is no absolute truth here, just my opinion on which superfoods offer the most overall wellness benefits when taken consistently. Every health blogger will have a different list, and different body chemistries may react differently to different superfoods.

I'm going by my OPINION of superfoods I've extensively researched, and personally used, therefore,  there may be others that should be on the lists that I haven't tried yet (like "maybe" wheatgrass and bee pollen).

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Girl Talk: Beauty Behind the Mask (Part 3) ……more DIY Facial Masks

Another batch of "Masks"……and another batch of "Masks",   ENJOY!!!!

 

[below] Strawberries and Yogurt Brightening DIY Facial Mask   (click photo for formula)

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“The Butter Project”: Is any real Grass Fed Butter left on the Planet?

…plus, some amazing flavored butter recipe ideas for your grass fed butter!!!

 

[below] Gourmet Homemade Butter with Garlic, Shallots, and Herbs (click photo for recipe)

The "Pleasure and Pain" of Healthy Eating

The Pleasure?      I'm mean, these first 6-7 food photos (special shout out to the biscuits and Black Pepper Strawberry Butter below). When I went full tilt into healthy eating, no way was I giving real food up, just determined to have the highest quality, most insanely delicious food I could afford.

The Pain?   Truly "Real food" is getting harder and harder to find in the city. You gotta put in in some work to find the real deal if you live in the city……

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“The Art of Tea” (Part 2) : “Plen-Tea” of Style Points

Damn, I was planning the sequel to The Art of Tea (Part 1), six months after I finished Part 1, but now, it's 3 1/2 years later….so many articles in my head, so little time 🙂

 

[below] Cranberry Spiced Tea (featuring my Fav' African Red Rooibos, many health benefits, to Rooibos!!), click photo for recipe

But that's works for me, I'm no longer just an "egghead" wellness blogger, I'm an artist now {chuckle}.

…and I know what my small but loyal "Cult Following" in Cyber-Space wants, great visuals (one fan called my photos "Gut Wrenching", hope that 's a good thing 🙂 ), and some practical health info….

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Black Women’s Beauty Products Likely To Contain Toxic Chemicals… (….a recent study says)

Less than 25% of products marketed to black women got high safety ratings in a new study……

……..compared to 40% of products aimed at the general public.

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Garden Graffiti (Part 6): “Up the Ladder to the Roof” (Rooftop Gardens)

 

"Don't you wanna go up the ladder to the roof, where we can be see heaven much better?"
                           -Jean Terrell of the Supremes (from the song "Up the ladder to the Roof")

 

(below) I must be slipping, I know that skyline, but my mind can't place it [photo source]

..just a "made for browsing" collection of some cool Rooftop Landscaping that I ran across,  ENJOY!!!

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“Inner Strength”: Amna Al Haddad “Raises the Bar”

Amna Al Haddad, 27 years old in 2017,  is a former journalist, now professional and Olympic weightlifter from the United Arab Emirates.

She is signed to the Nike Women's Team, as Nike continues to promote and celebrate women's athletics.

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Home Cookin’ !!! Buddha Bowls while “Walking on the Chinese Wall”, Fujian, China

On the menu:
Vermicelli Noodle "Buddha Bowl" with Pan Seared Salmon               Summer Glow "Buddha Bowl"
15 Minute, Mandarin Orange-Avocado "Buddha Bowl"                      Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Bowls
Miso Veggie Breakfast "Buddha Bowl"                                                     Easy Vegan "Buddha Bowl"
Grilled Chicken Greek Souvlaki Bowls

Not much to say, cause I'm "Zenn-ed" out after putting the photos in. Just tasty "Buddha Bowls", Buddha Quotes, the house, and the Music……..

So, enjoy a "Zen-Browse" in this "Zen -Zone" ……… in Fujian, China…..

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Fifty+, Fit and Fabulous !!! Stephanie Person, Nutrition Coach, Age 50 (…She lives around the corner from the “Fountain of Youth”)

Going into my typical "Super Sleuth" mode on Ms. Stephanie Person, I don't have and exact date of her 50th birthday, but from what I can tell from her Instagram Pages, she turns 50 in  early Jan 2017.

But let's not split hairs, this "Bundle of Energy" is gonna be a stick of Dynamite for decades to come!!!

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The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 7): Black Seeds (….and Black Seed Oil)

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I must be slipping……

…because I saw myself, admittedly less humble than I should be, as the "King of Research", but I had never heard of Black Seeds until 2016 (many thanks to a reader of my blog who hooked me up).

So, though a "New Kid" from my point of view, Black Seeds are an ages old Superfood, revered in history. And after research, I had to immediately bring this "New Kid" into my daily regiment.

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Body (Part 38), a.k.a., “Brick House” (….the Abs Slideshow)

Those "Brick House" abs in front of the "Brick House", belong to my girl Lauren Hamlet, up here with me in the Great Northwest…….

…..and she's gonna headline this batch of "taught tummies"

Although a few stragglers may have slipped through the cracks……

…..I intentionally tried to make this a "No Breast Implants" and "No Steroid Girls" slideshow.

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Men’s Health: African-American Men at Higher Risk of False Positives in Prostate Cancer Testing

While an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test can be frightening news for men…..

……new research shows that sometimes the levels are caused by a naturally occurring hormone, and may not indicate a need for a biopsy.

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New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries” : “Spend the Night” … The Valencia Lounge Hostel, Valencia, Spain

On the Menu:

"Iberian Eats"
(Spanish and Portuguese Influenced Recipes)

 

to go to the post, click on any of the photos, or click here

 

Portuguese Chicken                                                                              Spanish Healthy Paella

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Men’s Health: Questioning the Necessity of Prostate Cancer Screenings

This article I'm posting as a  collaboration with and organization called The Sexual Wellness Center (for Adults over 50)

The article is copied word for word, but make sure you read my comments added at the bottom, as I always have my own opinion and spin things.

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New In “Dinner and a Movie” : Mississippi Masala

On the Menu:

"Mixed Masala", "Hot and Spicy" Dinner Inspirations

 

to go to the post, click on any of the photos, or click here

 

Chicken Korma Masala                                                                          Mississippi Shrimp Gombo ______________________________________________________________

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Girl Talk: DIY Skin and Body Care (Part 8), a.k.a., “The White Article”

Originally, I had photos of a multi-cultural assortment of "Earthy Girls", dressed in white, for this next article in my well received "Color Series" of DIY Skin and Bodycare articles, "The White Article".

But I called an "audible" (football term), cuz' these photos of Australian fitness blogger and model,
Micah Gianneli, simply blew away the others, at least in my "Professional Girl Watcher's" eye…….

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Home Cookin’ !!! “When Love Calls” ….I might be having Breakfast in a Farmhouse in Flinders, Australia

On the menu:
Almond Flour Pancakes with Huckleberries/Blueberries               Eggs Baked in Tomatoes
Savory French Toast Stuffed with Turkey and Cheese                    Carrot Cake Pancakes
Smoked Salmon and Egg Stuffed Avocados                                      The "Bagel Bar"
Pesto and Roasted Tomato Omlette

So here's the "stupid, irrelevant, but true" story……

Back in college, me and my boys were sitting around drinking cheap beer, eating good pizza, and smoking some, shall we say, "Bill Clinton" cigarettes (the cigarettes that are now legal in 24 states).

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Heal Thyself: How I cured my Painful Knees using just my mind….

…meaning, I cured my severe knee pain by thinking the issue through, and changing my exercises.

My joint pain remedy over the past 5 years, that being eggshell membrane tablets, seemed to stop working.

Completely stopping leg exercises for 2 months in the gym didn't work….nothing was working.

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“Dressed to Grill” … Sophisticated Skewers (Part 5)

Summer grilling is over for most people, but I'll be out there all winter, grilling my Oysters, a superfood I bring into my diet to 4-6 months out the year after summer for prostate health…….

[below] Pineapple Chipotle Shrimp Skewers [more info further down]pineapple-chipotle-shrimp-skewers-2

…even if those grilled oysters were not for health, they are just so damn good 🙂

And when I grab my oysters from Whole Foods every Friday after my workout, I can't resist grabbing a couple of their pre-made skewers for a late nite snack. It's gonna be a fun winter of grilling!

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Body (Part 37), a.k.a., “Ascension” (…a Dancer’s Slideshow)

Break Time!!! Two months has come and gone, and I need my break from "egghead" health science.

Body (Part 37), a.k.a., "Ascension" (...a Dancer's Slideshow)

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Food For Thought: Why I’m taking “a knee” against the Medical Industry

…because the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries are KNOWINGLY murdering [and otherwise destroying the lives of] thousands of times more African Americans than the Police ever possibly could.

Now that I have Your Attention……

Unlike Kap's war, my war is a silent, covert war….

…in my war, no videos exist of "hands raised" police shootings to charge up raw racial emotions.

But in the dark shadows, silently, in my war, the Medical industry is KNOWINGLY murdering and maiming untold hundreds of thousands. But, if it ain't on YouTube or CNN, I guess it ain't reality…….

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“Short Story Long”, a.k.a., “The Adventures of Lee Litumbe” … (Part 2) “A Family Affair”

…one nomad [myself] "non-vicariously" enjoying the travels of another nomad [Lee Litumbe]

I suppose, there was one positive thing that came out of the death of my mother this summer…..

…that being, although me and my brothers never had a great relationship, we forged a rock solid, and assumedly permanent bond, in the weeks before and after my mom's funeral.

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Home Cookin’ !!! Asian eats in a Japanese Home that “Turned Away” from Traditional Design …. Nagano, Japan

On the menu:
Cardamom & Rose Iced Latte (Japanese Ice Coffee)               Grilled Japanese Farm Style Teriyaki Bowl
Sesame Ginger Miso Cucumber Salad                                        Easy Japanese Chicken Yakitori
Asian Style Chicken Cabbage Salad                                            Saikoro Steak

Being addicted to what I call "HGTV Real Estate Porn", I'm so not a fan of those "freak show" houses, you know, the house shaped like a boxing glove, or the house made from all purple coconut shells…..

Below, Grilled Japanese Farm Style Teriyaki Bowl [more info further down]

….but this unconventional crib in Nagano Japan ….. well, this one I tried not to like, but I couldn't help loving it. Nice clean flowing lines, creative open and airy layout, NICE!!!

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"Body", (Part 38)
a.k.a. "Brick House"
(....the Abs Slideshow)

 


 

Men's Health: African-American Men at Higher Risk of False Positives in Prostate Testing

 

Portuguese Chicken
and Potatoes

 

"I Will, What I Want"
(Professional Tennis Star
Sloane Stephens)

 

Almond Flour Pancakes
with Huckleberries/Blueberries

 

Black Women more likely to be marketed beauty products containing Toxic Chemicals (...a recent study says)

 

My Top 10 Health and Healing Benefits of the Coconut

 

The "Gangster Gardener"
He plants food gardens on vacant lots all over South Centeral L.A.

 

15 Minute
Mandarin-Avocado
"Buddha Bowl"

 

Food For Thought.....
Why I'm taking " A Knee"
against the Medical Industry

 

"Clean Eating" Mango Bread

 

"The Wanderlust Food Diaries"
"Spend the Night"
Valencia Lounge Hostel, Spain
Menu: Spanish/Portuguese Recipes

 

Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa

 

The AMAZING Superfood
"Black Seeds" (...and Black Seed Oil)
..one of the most powerful Superfoods

 

Summer Glow
"Buddha Bowl"

 

Dinner and a Movie:
"Mississippi Masala"
Menu: "Mixed Masala" Dinners

 

Eggs Baked in Tomatoes

 

Fifty, Fit and Fabulous!!!
Stephanie Person, Age 50 !!!
Nutrition Coach

 

Pesto and Roasted Tomato Omlette

 

Men's Health:
Nutrients for Male Vitality
and Well Being (Part 3)

 

Tortillitas de Camarones
(Spanish Shrimp Fritters)

 

Putting Monsanto in Your Vagina?
...Many Tampons Contaminated with Toxic Glyphosate Herbicide

 

Spanish Paella
(....made healthy)

 

Mens Health: New Studies Reveal the Importance of Zinc in Maintaining Prostate Health

 

Easy Japanese Chicken
Yakitori Skewers

 

Ballerina Misty Copeland's
Five Ways She Eats, Trains and Lives Healthy

 

Baked Egg Breakfast Skillet

 

Dwyane Wade and other NBA Ballers turn to Nutrition to heal bodies, and extend careers!!!

 

Grilled Chicken
Greek Souvlaki Bowls"

 

Food Based Hair Treaments
Part II
(....a "Boho" inspired article")

 

See all articles in "The Healthy Chef's Cookbook"
(The Art of Food)

 

See all articles in "Eat Smart"
(The Science of Food)

 

(BELOW) Links to my favorite sites who are ''Raging Against the Machine''
(and also some fun cooking blogs)

 

One Bold Soul: Artist and Writer

(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks



Kim's "Nutritionally Well"





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Special 'shout out' to this food blogger. Totally different style than me, but my favorite food blog in creativity. She inspired me to start my 'Dinner and a Movie' and "Wanderlust Food Diaries' articles.



 

 

 

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