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Hood Health 101: What’s Beef? How To Deal With Conflict

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This week’s edition of Hood Health 101 addresses conflict resolution Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information “F%^& that Beef sh%$. That sh%$ is played out.” -Biggie Biggie went on to talk about what beef is, explaining that beef is when you have to go to sleep with two gats, when your mother isn’t safe in her […]

Hood Health 101: Ya Best Protect Ya Breasts

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For most women, hearing the words “Breast” and “Cancer” in the same sentence is scary. It is reported that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in the United States. Early detection though could mean survival. We have a problem, though. Many women are afraid to check their breasts because they are shook.  They are so full of fear, they […]

Hood Health 101: Why Do We Consume Bleached Foods In The Hood?

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Today in Hood Health 101 we will discuss why most foods are bleached… Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information One of the common themes of the Hood Health Handbook is how much the diets of the global majority (people of color) were impacted by their contact with Europeans. The contact was often destructive through slavery or […]

Hood Health 101: Hard Times And Hungriness

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Hard times are spreading just like the flu and the Hood Health authors have some tips for you Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Many of us are having hard times and are grinding trying to make a dollar out of fifteen cents by living check to check. We struggle to pay our bills, rent, food, […]

Hood Health 101: Fresh Is The Word! The Importance Of Eating

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This edition of Hood Health 101 focuses not only what to eat, but when and when not to eat it Fresh is the word.” Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In the infancy of Hip Hop, we took the word “fresh” and flipped it. Fresh no longer referred to food or a smell. We remixed that […]

Hood Health 101: Drop It Like A Squat With V-Steaming

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What’s All This Talk about Vaginal Steaming? Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Vaginal Steaming or V-Steaming as it is often called has been increasingly popular in the United States over the last few years. Women are wondering how it works and why some celebrities have suddenly been doing it. The truth is that vaginal steaming […]

Hood Health 101: The Thirst Is Real, So Drink Some Water

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To combat the heat wave seen this past week, Hood Health co-author shares some tips on the importance of water in our diets Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information This summer, every corner of the States has been hit by record levels of heat. Add to the temperature, humidity and air quality, it is literally like […]

Hood Health 101: Breastmilk is Chillin’! A Health Solution for Urban Communities

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This edition of Hood Health 101 addresses the importance and benefits of breastfeeding during pregnancy Breast is best” Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least 12 months with breast milk being the only food for the first 6 months. That means no steak and potatoes, no cereal […]

Hood Health 101: Move Your Body!

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This edition of Hood Health focuses on the importance of daily exercise Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information We live in a sedentary society nowadays. That means that most people spend the majority of the day sitting on their butts with no extreme range of movement. Think about how many hours many sit on down during […]

Hood Health 101: Strive Regardless! How To Cope With Loss

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This edition of Hood Health 101 gives some sound advice on how to deal with all types of losses we experience in life Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information “Have you ever lost a loved one? Or never understood love ’til you lost one? Where ya heart at? I left mines behind with my dearly departed…Strength […]

Hood Health 101: Greenery And How To Find Nature In The Hood

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This edition of HoodHealth will show you how to find nature in the urban community Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Original People in the past, even when they moved into the phase of building cities, worked to harmonize the city landscape with nature. The city of Great Zimbabwe was built in imitation of termite hills, […]

Hood Health 101: How To Handle Your Business Before Your Business Handles You

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This edition of HoodHealth approaches ways to overcome the stressors of everyday living that may cause procrastination Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information It’s normal to put things off sometimes, but straight procrastination is unproductive. Xzibit told you to handle your business before your business handles you. So, why aren’t you? Are you suffering from Chronic […]

Hood Health 101: 13 Simple Steps On How To Eat Better

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In this edition of Hood Health 101 we will show you simple steps that make a healthy food regimen Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information You, yes you, can eat better! I don’t mean that you will automatically start eating super-sized extra healthy meals or that you will start drinking purified water from Lake Minnetonka. I […]

Hood Health 101: Hate Is Not A Mental Disorder

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Today’s edition of Hood Health 101 deals with the hatred faced by the Black and Brown community following the Charleston Church massacre Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information As I mentioned in my previous article “R.A.P.: Resentment, Anger and Pain”, mental disorders and illness are real within the Black and Brown community in the inner city. […]

Hood Health 101: R.A.P. (Resentment, Anger and Pain)

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Hood Health 101 tackles these emotional health issues that are often ignored in the hood Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information When talking about health the talks most concentrate on nutrition, disease or some other aspect that focuses solely on physical health. There is a complement to physical health which is mental health; something that isn’t […]

Hood Health 101: Everybody Loves The Sunshine

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Everybody loves the sunshine in the summer…Folks get Brown in the Sun Roy Ayers was on to something, but one of my most favorite summertime songs is Dead Prez’s “Happiness”. They say, When the weather be hot everybody be outside. Having fun, aight, eating fresh fruits and vegetables. And good food puts me in the […]

Hood Health 101: Deez Nuts: If Ya Got ‘Em, Get ‘Em Checked!

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In English, we say that a person has big balls. In Spanish, they may say you have “cajones”. All of those statements make a relation between manhood, masculinity and straight audacity. All of those things on the low are connected to a man’s ability to reproduce. So if you are that dude or think you’re […]

Hood Health 101: 18 Signs And Symptoms Not To Ignore

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Today’s edition of Hood Health 101 gives you a list of itches and ouches you should never overlook Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Often times, our bodies experience mild symptoms that have the potential to turn into severe problems. Do you hesitate to pay attention to your body’s messages out of fear? Most of these […]

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