The real Wakandas that could be

Most of us just saw a great movie, in ‘Black Panther’ that has received some great reviews. To many Black people, it’s simply a convenient feel good fictional story that will be erased from the minds in a few short years, which is kind of sad. I would like this to be a bit more…

What nobody tells you about the low carb high fat diet.

1. Food, more than exercise, is the key. 30 minutes of exercise burns you approximately 300 to 400 cal depending on the intensity of what you’re doing. That’s not enough to burn off one Jimmy John’s oatmeal cookie. It’s unimaginable to think that simply going to the gym can make up for all you can…

Cancer and fear 

My father was a seemingly healthy man, lived most of his life everyday free of disease, no chronic illnesses, no pain, not even High blood pressure, or diabetes, or high cholesterol. He never smoked, and enjoyed alcohol like every other guy. He was at least 40 pounds overweight but what guy over 55 is not?…

How much exercise is enough for weight loss?

 For decades, the narrative has been, “you must exercise to lose weight.” Billions of dollars pour into the hands of the fitness industry with that line. We’ve  been convinced that we sit too much and are not active enough. We live a sededantary lifestyle that makes us fat and that if we could only exercise…

In your ‘Face..book’. The 3 lies about happiness

A healthy mind is usually a successful mind. When it comes to a healthy mind, it’s all about happiness and contentment. We all want to be happy, but it always seems just one or two steps away from where we are. With Facebook, it would seem everyone else is happy except you. A few years…

My Dave Chappelle introduction to Prince 

I got to admit, that I knew very little of prince up until I watched the Dave chappellle skit. To my defense, I was a new immigrant from a country where Prince was not a household name.  Despite not being familiar with Prince at the time, Dave’s impersonation of him got my attention right away….

How do you experience a city? 

 I have had the previledge of touring many cities across the America and abroad and the question is always, how do you experience a place. If you’re like most people, you would like to do it all. Now that’s possible on an unlimited budget and time, which most of us don’t have. Some people opt…

Let’s be real about prescription drug abuse

   The CDC recently came out swinging against primary care docs with guidelines telling them to minimize prescription of opioids in light of the increasing OD epidemic. As much as I agree with the idea, this isn’t gonna solve jack. It’s simply fallacy to say this problem is coming from the PCP doctors without actually…

The ‘all you can fat’ diet; the diet that defies logic

I’m sure by now you’ve seen a video or some form of literature telling you to eat more fat to lose weight. I thought it was very counter intuitive and silly to begin with. However, I’m realizing that there’s some legitimacy to this idea after all. Fats have served mankind very well in the past…

The Zika madness

I’m sure at this point you’ve heard something about the Zika virus and like me, have wondered just what the hell is happening. Hell is exactly what it sounds like if you listen to the CDC or WHO talk about this situation. They make it sound like there’s a virus out there eating the heads…

Understimulated and overmedicated: An ADD struggle.

It’s another weekday morning and I need to get up. I have 30 minutes to attend a lecture at 8 am, and I’m still snoozing. I know I need to get up, but on one hand I just can’t give one fuck. If I dare show up even 1 minute late, my name goes into…

A look at Charlie Sheen’s mental health

In November 2015, Charlie came out in the open about his positive HIV status, sending the entire porn industry into a state of panic while the rest of us were just sad for him. Given his openly observed lifestyle about dating porn stars, wild parties, and heavy substance abuse, an HIV diagnosis was certainly possible….