This month I will be doing a A to Z Wholeness Blogging Challenge! I really enjoyed doing the Poem A Day Challenge this summer and I think doing another challenge would be a great way to get back to posting on a regular basis. The title of this blog is Wholeness4Love because I wanted to focus on all aspects of wholeness: physical health, spiritual well-being, emotional healing, social justice and creative expression. For my blogging challenge my main focus will be wholeness in the area of health. Personally I am on my journey to holistic health and though I am no expert as I learn I want to pass the information on. As we end the year I believe in cleansing, cleaning and purifying so you can enter the New Year cleared, revved- up and ready to go! I invite you to join me on this journey by reading the post and doing an A to Z Challenge of your own!
So on Wednesday I started a cleanse for Candida (Yeast) because in February I was diagnosed with allergies to yeast, mold, mold producing foods, dried and fermented foods (yes this includes wine and beer):
I found a great ebook called Yeast No Morewhich outlines a plan for healing from Candida but this includes eating raw foods, which I have been considering since I have heard so many positive things about eating this way. On Saturday I stumbled upon Vegan Hood TV which features brothers from East NY who eat healthy and teach others in the community to do the same. See their YouTube episode which features Raw Star a raw soul food restaurant that was originally in Brooklyn but is now in NJ (damn you gentrification!).
So far so good as far as the candida cleanse goes. I have had some cravings and miss meat but I am really trying to heal myself of these allergies, gain more energy and try something new!
This blog was first published on Your Black World, written by Onleilove Alston.
Recently, a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology linking hair relaxers to fibroids in Black women was released and made its rounds on the internet, shedding light on the role that common habits can play in our health. Many of you may have read reports about the study but if you have not, here is a summary of the findings: Scientist followed more than 23,000 pre-menopausal Black American women from 1997-2009 and found that the high rates of fibroids among black women could be connected to chemical exposure through scalp lesions and burns from hair relaxers(Blackdoctor.org).