All About Salt - A Cheat Meal Inspired Post
As a medical social worker serving a patient population in which hypertension is a common issue, the importance of healthy salt consumption has been on my mind lately. My boyfriend and I like to indulge ourselves with Bojangles from time to time. One day while researching the nutritional profile of my favorite Bojangles meal, Chicken Supremes, I began to wonder why is salt iodized? Here is what I found: According to Discover Magazine, potassium iodine has been added to salt s
October is Non-GMO Month!
Yet another reason to love the month of October! Not only does this month represent my birth month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is also Non-GMO Month. GMO stands for genetically modified organism. Genetically engineered or GE is also used to identify organisms whose genetic material have been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Crops and even animals can be genetically modified to help them fight of pests such as bugs or weeds, fight disease and to increase
Walking meditation is defined as the mediation in action. During this practice, we become mindful of the experience of walking and root ourselves in the present moment. This involves listening to our spirits and inner most thoughts while enjoying the sensation of walking. Empirical studies demonstrate that mediation is effective in reducing stress, risk for cardiovascular disease and the practice improves depression and anxiety. Walking meditation is a great way to practice m
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
October is my favorite month for many reasons. We are able to enjoy beautiful fall weather and other fall favorites like pumpkin everything and robust root vegetables, it is my born month and also Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Check out this infographic from the CDC. As a black woman under 35, this really resonated with me as African American women have breast cancer rates 2 times higher than white women. Find out how you can lower your risk below: What are some ways that yo