The internet is filled with “get healthy now” messages and seasonal cleansing programs that promote detox as a jumpstart to a healthy life. Changing how you eat is a great first step to cleansing your physical body. However, deep cleansing goes much further than just changing your food. Detox is also about delving into [...]
How do you use scents in your life? Did you know that you can use them to heal? I have always had an aversion to smell good products like lotions, soaps, and incense. It may start off smelling nice in the package, but it always seemed toxic to my body. I could feel [...]
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Yeah… Bouillon cubes… What are they? Bouillon cubes are those salted flavor cubes used as a short cut for making broth or as a flavor enhancer for meats, beans, and other foods. My African readers may be more familiar with the brand, Maggi. During my 3+ years in West Africa, I remember it was used [...]
When many women think of journaling, they may think of teenage girls writing down their most guarded secrets — big dreams for the future and secret crushes. However, journaling is a very healthy activity for adult women — particularly women with fibroids and other reproductive health challenges. While many of my followers connect my [...]
Gluten free is all the rage now that more consumers are becoming better educated about foods that make them ill. I even wrote a post about it called, My Gluten Free Experiment.
What is gluten?
Gluten is in wheat and wheat products; it gives breads their chewy texture. Gluten is not only [...]
There was a time when I wanted it all. Having it all, for me, meant a big house, a nice car, a great job paying well over $100,000 per year at an international development company where I traveled over the world collecting a bunch of stuff to display in my big house. Where did I [...]
Have you ever heard of Dr. Mark Hyman? I referenced him before in a prior post, Health & Heredity: The Curse of Being a Black Woman. I was introduced to him as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I love his work because he [...]
Many women with fibroids or a number of other reproductive health challenges feel indifference towards their gynecologist. Some women describe their visits as an “assembly line” — you walk in, wait to be called, then there may be an assistant who grumbles at you to take your clothes off and get in the stir-ups. Then [...]
About Halona Black…My name is Halona Black and my life begins in the kitchen! What does that mean, you ask? It means I take responsibility for my own life by eating foods that nourish and heal. Want to learn how to do the same? Contact me at chef at GarlicAndLemonsLLC dot com.
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