Veg Out

For a change of pace, this post is hopefully a little more fun and still informative. Your CTA is to take charge on at least one of the action items listed at the end! June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month which is only fitting as summer’s bounty and...

It’s raining men

Okay, let’s first acknowledge that June is far more than Men’s Health Month and Fruit and Vegetable Month, come on. It’s Pride Month, Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and more! And while I could...

Mental Fitness

Mental health. Where do we even begin? From a historical perspective, we began in 1929 as the Public Health Services Narcotics Division. Since then, what we now know as the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), has shifted names and affiliates over seven times....

Pump it

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for heart disease. But what are the risk factors for hypertension? Understanding the causal pathway is intricate. There are many non-controllable, like genetics, age, sex, and race or ethnicity. But there are far...

I’m stressed, let’s eat.

Stress eating. Bored eating. Mindless eating. Emotional eating. We’ve all been there. And hey, there’s no shame in that. Food scientifically brings us pleasure. When we eat we are smacked in the face with dopamine. Certain crunchy foods *ahem chips* can...

PEEPin’ on peer pressure

For many of us, this is a large holiday weekend, and really a month! Regardless of if you’re observing Easter, Ramadan, Passover, or any holiday or observation this month, this blog serves as a good reminder. Instead of repeating holiday-centered content, I...