Category: Body and Soul

Health Wisdom from the Ancients: Alternative Medicine

….by guest writer Amanda Kaestner Benefits of Alternative Medicines (….by Amanda Kaestner) Despite the widespread availability of traditional Western medical options, people now are turning to alternative medicines with increased vigor than in the past. Chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture are perhaps the most popular choices, but other techniques, such as cupping, are coming into their […]

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Body (Part 26), a.k.a., “Alligator Woman” (The “Tatted Ladies” Slideshow)

Nobody but me remembers the Old School track "Alligator Woman" by my boys Cameo, but it was so wild, different, crazy, and "out of control", I couldn't resist posting it. Perfect for this batch of tatted females flaunting their body art, all of them a little [or a lot] wild and out of control, a […]

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Girl Talk: Beauty Behind the Mask (Part 2) ….more DIY Facial Masks

….and other DIY facial care !!! I didn't know I had so many DIY holistic skin care facial formulas on file, and so many masquerade costume mask photos on file on my computer…..so lets do it again!!!

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Girl Talk: “Why I Had My Breast Implants Removed” –Melissa Gilbert

Actress and "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert tweeted this week [first week Jan-2015], that the surgery to remove her breast implants "went great" and now "the recovery begins." Gilbert, 50, also took to her blog a week before the surgery to explain the decision to remove the implants. "This post is all […]

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The Perks of Implementing Yoga into Your New Year

….by guest writer Amanda Kaestner "Not only is yoga excellent for flexibility, but it is also a great tool for longevity and injury prevention, as it allows for internal body awareness."       -Kyle Shewfelt

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Girl Talk: How Manuka Honey Saved My “Vanity Sanity”

[photo source] I'm glad to see some women starting to take me up on my invite to come on in and participate in my "Girl Talk" blog section. I originally only wanted to write a few articles myself to get it started, and let the ladies come in and share health and wellness ideas, stories, […]

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UnderArmour: “I Will What I Want” –Sloane Stephens

"You fight and fight. Get every ball back, run every ball down and never, ever doubt." –Sloane Stephens Up and coming Professional Tennis star Sloane Stevens is approaching age 22 in 2015, and her quote above tells me Ms. Stephens knows tennis, and knows about the "bigger game" we're all playing. Sloane is one of […]

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Body, (Part 23), a.k.a., “Da Butt”

I think I can be trusted by the mainstream "fitspo" audience to create a "presentation" of that most intriguing bodypart that's not obnoxious, but at the same time, not so boring it's not worth watching. Spike Lee masterfully directed the video "Da Butt" below, and since I am the Spike Lee of Wellness Blogging, let […]

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Food for Thought: The YouTube Farmer

Professional Football Player walks away from a $37 million contract to start a farm to help feel the hungry. At one point, number 60, Jason Brown, was one of the best centers in the NFL. At one point he had a five-year, $37 million contract with the St. Louis Rams. And at one point he […]

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Cool Fitness Gear (Part 1)

Above: Nike "Hyperstrong" Impact Resistant Workout-Practice Gear (I also noticed a college basketball player wearing this under his jersey….interesting)   Just a "Fit-Spiration",  "Made for Browsing", co-ed article that popped in my head, of some of the latest "cool stuff" in fitness apparel and accessories. We all know cool gear can be good motivation to […]

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Girl Talk: DIY Skin and Body Care (Part 5) … a.k.a., “The Yellow Article”

BTW, the photo above, that's how women look to me while I'm dreaming…….. Anyhooz, don't get me wrong, thumbing through dozens of photos of beautiful women makes these type of articles fun to write, for a "typical guy" who loves beautiful women… blogging is such hard work LOL!!! But, more importantly, as a health and […]

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Rethinking “Bad Cholesterol”: Is it actually a misunderstood “good-healer” ?

Okay, this is one of those ones where in my heart modern medicine has it all wrong, but I have to present a digestible, concise case in the "Court of Wellness Readers" like yourself. Long story short, some progressive doctors and scientist are starting to break ranks from Money Driven Medicine and Pharmaceuticals and profess […]

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Girl Talk: Buying Natural Skin and Body Care (Part 2), Natural Skincare is still “In Vogue”

"Spoil yourself naturally!!! with spa-quality products that moisturize and pamper your skin!" …says Rhonda Williams founder of "Spoiled Naturally", a small but passionate company specializing in natural, holistic skin, beauty, and bodycare products. I wanted to follow up on last year's well received "In Vogue (Part 1)" article, and try to coax you ladies once […]

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Cancer Doctors Profit from Chemotherapy Drugs ……..sigh :(

It is a unique situation in medicine: Unlike other kinds of doctors, cancer doctors are allowed to profit from the sale of chemotherapy drugs. "The significant amount of our revenue comes from the profit, if you will, that we make from selling the drugs," says Dr. Peter Eisenberg, a private physician who specializes in cancer […]

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Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous !!! Tosca Reno, age 55 (She lives around the corner from the Fountain of Youth)

Well well well….it seems a year or so after starting the Fifty Fit and Fabulous "Dream Team" on my blog , these posts are perhaps my most popular group of articles (I didn't see that coming!!!) But hey, now I have a full roster on my FF&F "Hoop Squad"!!! Now comes Tosca Reno, age 55, […]

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Nike Training Club: Sydney Leroux

….teams up with Ali Krieger for a “PARTNER POWER” Workout !!! Nike Training Club is an Apple (or Droid) based app, a variety of workout routines straight from professional athletes and other “famous people”. It can be downloaded to choose workout routines, set fitness goals, monitor calories burned, share results with others, and much more!!!

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Recognizing Depression, and Ways to Overcome It

My blogging buddy, Amanda Kaestner, the guest writer who wrote the well received article, "Ways to Help Boost Fertility" , is gonna follow up for us on a subject that became discussed more frequently in recent weeks, after the suicide of one of my favorite actors, Robin Williams. So, cutting short, I'm gonna step out […]

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Girl Talk: … DIY Skin, Hair, and Body Care (Part 4) ……. a.k.a. “East”

….. beauty secrets from the Far East (that you can try right now). My mantra I always try to tell to men and women pertaining to health and wellness is to "Love all we have here in the USA, but let's not forget the whole planet has a bounty of plants herbs, and nutrients available […]

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Food for Thought: Win or Lose, They’re Already Winners!!! …………. (a.k.a., “Boys to Men”)

Chicago South Side Boys make it to the Little League World Series championship game!!! I'm writing this article the night before the Little League World Championship game against the South Korean team. The team from Chicago, called Jackie Robinson West, from the Great Lake Region of the tournament, are not just throwing baseballs, but throwing […]

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Food for Thought: Becoming CEO of “Me, Inc.”

We never know what destiny holds, but August 2014 could be my last month in Corporate America!!! (and good riddance!!!). This HP commercial by Jay-Z inspired me to ask myself, "how would I want my commercial to look for what I call, 'Me, Inc.' ?" That is, how do I see myself in life after […]

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Girl Talk: D.I.Y. Skin and Body Care (Part 3) …… a.k.a., “The Red Article”

Not sure why, but I always wanted to do a "Red" article….I suppose it's simply because I think women look so sexy in that color….aaah, blogging is such hard work  for a guy 🙂 REMEMBER!!  Bad skin is often a result of imbalances deep within the body, often provoked by what we eat (or don't […]

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction….is it really as necessary as Dentists try to convince us?

I'm not one to "cut and paste" articles I find on the web just to fill my blog, and this one I ran across will probably have opposing opinions, but I am passionately in agreement, mainly because I felt my dentist a decade or so ago was trying to pull my wisdom teeth simply to […]

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Body, (Part 20), a.k.a., “VICTORY”, (The ESPN Magazine “Body Issue” Slideshow)

I'm not saying I'm using the ESPN Magazine "Body Issue" series as an excuse to put "societally acceptable" nude people in my blog, increase blog traffic, blog exposure, and all the rest…….. …but like in sports, when you have an "open shot", you take it 🙂 And, as J.T. Taylor says in the title track […]

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Girl Talk: “Lycopene Unleashed” …….on Breast and Ovarian Cancer

I thought Serena Williams "unleashing" her skills and strength on the court might help me set the theme of this health discussion about this readily available cancer fighting nutrient…..

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“Body”, (Part 46)
a.k.a. “Little Red Corvette”
(…The “Fit in Red” Slideshow)

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Pinterest shuts down my Pinterest Page because of my Kolin Kaepernick article

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Grapefruit, Fennel, and Avocado Salad

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Michael B. Jordan Reveals his Body Transformation Secrets for “Creed” and “Black Panther”

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Moroccan Grilled Chicken Skewers

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“Music is the Best Medicine”
“Mr. Magic”
– Grover Washington Jr.
(….my Cover Version)

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Healthy Herb Fries

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Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa
(Part 3)

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Orange and Avocado Salad

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Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 4)

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Fifteen Creative Five Ingredient Smoothies

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Fifty+, Fit and Fabulous!!!
Angelique Miles, Age 53 !!!
Wellness “Influencer”

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Pan Fried Cod in a Citrus Basil Butter Sauce

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African American Men are at High Risk of ‘False Positives’ in Prostate Cancer Screening

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Cucumber Rolls with Creamy Avocado

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Beauty products marketed to Black Women more likely to contain toxic chemicals (…says a recent study)

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Hawaiian Chicken Burgers

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One Woman’s Journey into Fighting Acne With Essential Oils

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Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

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

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Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Lemon Garlic Shrimp

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Men’s Natural Body Care
(…becoming an all-natural, GQ “Smooth Operator”)

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Farmer’s Market Salad

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Girl Talk: Natural Contraceptive Methods

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My Top 30 Superfood
“Power Rankings”
(….numbers 1 thru 10)

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“Loves Times Love”
(..a Bright Brooklyn Wedding Affair)

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Turmeric Fruit Salad

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

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“Dutch Baby” Pancake Skillet w/Fried Egg and Salmon

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The Prostate Cancer Fighting “Fantastic Four” : Broccoli, Turmeric, Green Tea, Pomegranate

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Potato and Egg Bake w/Rosemary

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Toxin Levels in women drop sharply  just 3 days after switching to natural makeup  (…a recent study says)

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs Skillet

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The “Gangster Gardener”
He plants food gardens on vacant lots all over South Central L.A.

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The “Green Goddess” Sandwich

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Men’s Health: Nutrients for Male Vitality and Well Being (Part 7)

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Portuguese Style Chicken Skewers

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“The Wanderlust Food Diaries”
“Grab Your Hat, Here We Go”
…to Bajacu Villa, Turks and Caicos
Menu: another Tropical Lunch

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“Hanging” With India Arie
…On St. Lucia Island, Caribbean
Menu: Vegetarian Kabobs

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Potato, Pepper, and Egg Skillet

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New Study Reveals Importance of Zinc in Prostate Health

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Summer Glow
“Buddha Bowl”

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Dinner and a Movie:
“Creed”
On the Menu: Healthy Philly Cheesesteak

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Buckwheat Pancakes

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Health and Safety Tips When Getting a Tattoo

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Healthy Oat Banana Waffles

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“Short Story Long”
(….The Travel Adventures of Lee Litumbe)

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See all articles in “The Healthy Chef’s Cookbook”
(The Art of Food)

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

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The GAIA Health Blog
Ranked in Top 100 Health Blogs!!!

…and top 100 Natural Food Blogs for 2018

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

One Bold Soul: Artist and Writer

(…”Healthy but Smart” is one of the best websites I’ve found, if you want to find unbiased, informative, and understandable research and info on superfoods and so forth, to aid in taking your health back!!)

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

Real Food Freaks

Kim’s “Nutritionally Well”

THE PAST ON A PLATE
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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