Lisa LaRue-Baker has been reading and writing since a young age. She has authored, edited and been a consultant on hundreds of articles, handouts and books. She is a tribal historian, musician, and registered natural health practitioner.
When I first started talking about writing this article, I was immediately hit with several white people wanting to argue that there is no such thing as white privilege, even questioning what its definition is. This piece is not about whether or what it is, but the fact that Non Black People of Color (NB POC) often are recipients of it, whether they want to be, or not. Often without even realizing it.
It’s already in the stores. Every store. Every. Where. Pumpkin, Pumpkin Spice, even Autumn Spice, the one that tries to deceive you that it’s not pumpkin, but it is. There’s tea, popcorn, soap, air freshener, cleaning agents, even scented trash bags. I mean, you can’t get away from the stuff!
Coffee has many good uses. There have been studies that have shown coffee plays a role in the prevention of cancer, diabetes, depression, cirrhosis of the liver, and gallstones, and it is also full of antioxidants and polyphenols.
During the heat, when you’re exercising, etc., people will say “Drink plenty of water!” or, “Stay hydrated!” Is there a difference between the two? The answer is a resounding “Yes!!”
Over 50 percent of American adults smoke, or have smoked, tobacco in their lives. While we all know the terrible effects on our lungs, but do you know the nutritional deficiencies and requirements brought with smoking tobacco??
Protein plays an incredibly important role in almost every biological process of the body – and amino acids are the building blocks. Twenty percent of the human body is made up of protein. The major portion of muscles, tissue and cells are made up of amino acids; they carry out most important body functions and give cells their structure. They are also instrumental in the storage and transport of nutrients. They have an influence on the function of organs, glands, tendons and arteries and are essential for healing wounds and repairing tissue – particularly in the muscles, bones, skin and hair. They also aid in the removal of all kinds of waste deposits produced in connection with the metabolism.
When you are trying to shift to a healthy diet, or are on a weight loss calorie-restricted diet, cravings can really get the best of you! And what’s worse, if it is necessary to eat and not to eat specific foods for medical issues, cravings can be seriously detrimental if given into. Sweets and high carbs are surely ‘good’ to the taste, but NOT good if they’re the wrong ones.
The impact of the fashion industry is something we don’t think about very often. We ooh and ahh at clearance prices, gasp at the cuteness, make sure we always have what’s in style and activity-appropriate. Fast Fashion, a term that has gained popularity recently to describe cheaply made garments that are usually imported, has made it possible for people to always have something new, cute, appropriate and in style.