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Diabetes 101: 10 Facts You Need To Know

Diabetes 101: 10 Facts You Need To Know

Diabetes is a lifestyle induced disease which concerns everyone. Once acquired, it can stay in a person for a long time, and may attack the full functioning for your body organs, causing blindness, heart disease and many other complications. There are several things that you should know about diabetes. 1.    High blood sugar levels primarily […]

Why You Should Eat More Spicy Foods

Why You Should Eat More Spicy Foods

Courtesy of Photobucket: Assorted chili peppers After a long hard workout, relief from muscle pain is just a few rubs away. I usually smear on a creamy substance that heats up over time. But did you know that the ingredient in some muscle pain relief ointments (sticks, pads, creams, gels, or lotions) contains Capsaicin. According to […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Stay Safe, Stay Well

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Stay Safe, Stay Well

Warning: This post contains descriptions of abuse and may be triggering to some. At Holistic Ebony we focus on the whole health of women everywhere. October is domestic violence awareness month and we wanted to shed light on a few prevention and coping methods that you can use or share with others. If you are […]

Chia got it goin’ on: 3-Ingredient Chia Seed Face Scrub

Chia got it goin’ on: 3-Ingredient Chia Seed Face Scrub

“Ch-ch-ch-chia!” I’m sure you’re no stranger to that catchy little chant promoting the gift of a Chia Pet during the winter holidays. Well, that famous terra cotta head smeared with chia seeds may have been onto something all along. Beyond the cute in-home science experiment, chia seeds are acclaimed as a nutritional powerhouse containing omega-3 […]

7 Tips for Going (and Staying!) Vegan or Vegetarian

7 Tips for Going (and Staying!) Vegan or Vegetarian

By Whitney DeGroat About ten years ago, I decided to go vegetarian. (I’d stumbled across a video called “Meet Your Meat” and was so disturbed over the next few days that I couldn’t even look at a burger without hearing, “Moooooooooo!”) It lasted a few good months before I fell off the wagon. I fell […]

5 Natural Remedies to Lighten Underarms

5 Natural Remedies to Lighten Underarms

It’s sleeveless season once again! You’re ready to rock that hot new strapless sundress with the perfect sandals, fresh manicure/pedicure, and your hair just right.  As you model in front of the mirror feeling and looking fabulous, you can’t help but notice what appears as a 5 o’clock shadow peering from you underarms. Oh no! […]

Fun Friday Product Reviews: Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Pore Refining Scrub!

Fun Friday Product Reviews: Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Pore Refining Scrub!

Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Pore Refining Scrub This scrub purports to “penetrate pores to control acne” and “help prevent development of new blemishes.” Its active ingredients are salicylic acid, jojoba beads and fruit acid complex. Creamy and only slightly grainy, it goes on very smoothly and gently, and leaves skin feeling richly soft afterward […]

Respect The Flow! Dominique Christina Delivers Us From The Guilt And Shame Surrounding A Powerful Rite of Passage

Respect The Flow! Dominique Christina Delivers Us From The Guilt And Shame Surrounding A Powerful Rite of Passage

When one of my girlfriends sent me this video earlier this week, I was blown away by the powerfulness of this woman’s words.  Up until recently, I’ve always been a little skirmish about this female rite of passage. I’m sure all of us have been here before. Sometimes it pops up in the middle of […]