Make Health a Priority Throughout The Year

By Lora Ann Bray, BS, CCRP University of Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity If you are like me, each New Year brings a renewed commitment to exercise more, eat healthier, and lower stress levels.  These three “must do’s” are considered the gold standard for anyone trying to prevent disease or maintain good health.  But how […]

Fitness, Enlightenment, Calisthenics, & Grace

THE UNIVERSE OF OPPORTUNITY Fitness, Enlightenment, Calisthenics, & Grace by Nathaniel H Duck (Full body developmental program for guaranteed weight loss and maximum flexibility) Recreate yourself for 2013.  Your present state of mind, body, and spirit needs a makeover.  If you consider yourself an under achiever, or overweight, or out of shape, then this is […]

Understanding Coronary Heart Disease

Caesar A. DeLeo, MD, MHSA | Senior Medical Director | Gateway Health Plan® Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and is the number one killer of African Americans, 30% more so than U.S. Whites. Short of death, people with severe heart disease can be physically impaired, disabled and financially […]

Funerals and Fried Chicken

By Dr. Ed James I recently heard a pastor describe the meal ritual of funerals at his church; a typical meal consisted of fried chicken and mac n cheese, washed down with beverages like fruit punch. Listening to the pastor talk, I couldn’t help but think about how such meals would inevitably lead to the […]

Why Black women gain more weight than other women

The statistics are widely published. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that more than one half (54.3 percent) of Americans are obese, with black women comprising the most overweight segment of the U.S. population, followed by Hispanic women. The statistics indicate that 78 percent of us are overweight – that’s nearly four out of […]

Pregnancy Huh?

By Jamie Broadnax, Expert Personal Trainer If someone offered you a magic potion that would ease pregnancy symptoms more comfortable — and promised better sleep, improved balance and grace, fewer backaches and headaches, less gas and swollen ankles, a happier state of mind, a more positive body image, an easier labor, and a healthier baby  […]

A Food Journal – A Excellent Tool To Lose Weight

Advice from The First Lady of Fitness, Fashion, and Fun and Pittsburgh personal trainer, Independent Beachbody Coach, and life coach, Jackie Omotalade. More health and fitness tips are available at When you’re trying to lose weight, one of the smartest and easiest steps you can take is to keep a food journal. A food […]

Flower Essences 101

©2009 Tenanche Rose Golden, M.A. Edited and Revised from an article published in The Cooperator, the monthly newsletter of the East End Food Co-op nataural-foods store in Pittsburgh, PA.  All Rights Reserved.   HEALING WITH THE BACH FLOWER ESSENCES™   Have you ever seen the Bach Flower Essences in your local natural-foods store? Whether you […]