Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Ambessa Tea Stories: Tea For Your Face

By Ashley Beck | February 28, 2013

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Sounds a bit weird right? But if you think about it not so much. The benefits we get from tea on the inside can also be benefited from on the outside. And to go further, because our bodies absorb whatever we apply to our skin, it’s best to use products that are made from ingredients that you wouldn’t be afraid to eat. Therefore these tea masks and scrubs are made from 100% natural edible ingredients that will leave your face feeling as good as if it just had a cup of tea. Read More

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Good Morning America with Michelle Obama

By Marcus Samuelsson | February 26, 2013

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The day is guaranteed to go well when I start my day doing a demo with First Lady Michelle Obama. In town to celebrate the third anniversary of her Let’s Move campaign, I was with her on Good Morning America to discuss healthy dishes that families can make together. Promoting the USDA’s My Plate format for better dietary guidelines, the First Lady discussed how My Plate will be partnering with several online recipe sites to highlight dishes that follow the My Plate format.  Read More

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Eat Your Way To A Healthy Heart

By Tawnya Manion | February 21, 2013

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Making qualtiy decisions on how to prepare edibles can be the difference between a strong ticker or developing a number of cardio vascular diseases, including high cholesterol or stroke. As you age the heart becomes more sisceptible to shifting levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol and as a result plaques builds up in the arteries causing high blood presure and eventually stroke. To reduce the risk of heart disease or to manage a preexisting condition, adopt these tips when preparing different types of dishes.

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A Celebration of African Heritage and Health

By Sarah Dwyer | February 12, 2013

African Heritage Potluck Dinner

A few days ago, you couldn’t find my kitchen table as I anticipated correctly that every corner was covered by bowls and dishes of leafy greens, cabbages, millet, black-eyed peas, sweet potatoes, and layers of injera – the traditional whole-grain flatbread of Ethiopia. These were just some of the menu items I planned for an African heritage potluck I hosted to commemorate African Heritage & Health Week. Read More

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Eat Less, Exercise More

By Tawnya Manion | February 7, 2013

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Photo: chrisphoto

Eat less, exercise more. Sounds easy doesn’t it! Then, why do millions of people struggle with losing weight?  Our relation to food is more than just eating to sustain life, we have a deep emotional connection to what we eat. From the moment we come into this world, the act of consuming food is associated with a bond to our mothers. Then, as we grow older the sustenance that comforted us or was given to us as a reward carries into our behaviors as adults. Beneath our relationship with edibles consists an underlying physical or psychological  imbalance that can lead to cravings and over eating. That is why the ability to stop over consuming comes as such a hard task for a lot of people.

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Keep Your Brain In Tip-Top Shape

By Tawnya Manion | January 23, 2013

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The human brain needs exercise and proper nutrition to maintain cognitive processing and a functioning memory. According to the Nurse’s Health Study, a long-term analysis conducted on nurses by Harvard Researches at the Harvard School of Public Health, certain foods and mental exercises can improve the cognitive functions of the brain. This study is the largest and longest running human examination of factors that influence bodily health. Currently, 238,000 participants cooperate with researches to gain new insights into how to prevent and/or cure illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardio vascular afflictions, and diabetes. Read More

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The Best Foods For Beautiful Skin

By Tawnya Manion | January 9, 2013

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Photo: Fd

Is your diet taking away your glow? Eating a healthy diet with sufficient amounts of omega-6, omega-3, vitamins C and E, zinc, and iron help prevent signs of premature aging. According to scientists at the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, omega-6 and vitamin C prevent wrinkles and dryness that come with age. Vitamin E, which provides the body with antioxidants, protects skin from UV-induced free radicals. Zinc and iron, two minerals that are key in maintaining radiant skin, slough off dead dermis and carry oxygen via red blood cells to the surface of your epidermis providing you with a brighter complexion. Lastly, omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation. Read More

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Diary of a Juice Cleanser

By Diana Tsuchida | January 7, 2013

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If the holiday season didn’t kick your health conscious ways to the curb, clearly you didn’t have a good time. Or, you’re much stronger than the rest of us.

But with the New Year brings a need for rejuvenation, often from the inside out. And for you, dear readers, I’ve completed such a rejuvenation via a juice cleanse and reported back on the results (someone had make sure it was delicious). As a first time juicer it wasn’t all smooth sailing upon the liquid diet seas. While seasoned cleansers may scoff at the mere 120 hours of me trying not to stuff my face with tortilla chips, here are my brief highs and lows of my first cleanse, made possible by Anthony Spadaro and his Tiny Empire line of organic cold-pressed juices. Spoiler alert: it was all delicious and I lived to talk about it. Read More


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