Oct 25, 2014

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Make Sunday Brunch Plans, Change Them – Latin Style

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Photo Credit: Victoria Garcia via Flickr There’s a Spanish saying: “El hombre propone y Dios dispone” – “Man proposes and God disposes”. There’s truth to this saying, but on a recent Sunday morning, it was more like, “las mujeres proponen y las mujeres disponen.” The Plan The plan was to have Sunday brunch at a […]

A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE: SCHEDULING A PAP SMEAR

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Known affectionately as Evita, the influential political leader and former first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron, is loved and revered for her work as an advocate for the poor and for women’s right.  But what you may not remember is that she was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer in August 1951, according to The New […]

Health, Wellness and Prevention Services for Latinas

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By Marian M. Inguanzo, MSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM During my professional career as a social worker I have had the pleasure of working with clients from a variety of social and economic backgrounds. I have also had the distinct honor of being asked by my colleagues in the social service field to present papers at professional conferences. […]

Tips for Raising Healthy, Physically Active Kids

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One of the biggest health problems facing Americans is obesity – one third of all adults and one fifth of all children are obese.  Between the prevalence of unhealthy, high calorie, processed food options and the fact that more people are living increasingly sedentary lifestyles, those numbers are both expected to rise over the next […]

Healthy Eating: Why Healthy Fats Matter

Coconut Oil

Healthy Fats & Oils Today, I want to talk to you about unhealthy and healthy fats and oils.  You may be wondering why, but not all oils and fats are created equal. Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats and oils that are used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body.  On the […]

Risk Factors for Osteoporosis in Latina Women

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Risk Factors for Osteoporosis in Latina Women Osteoporosis affects more people than breast, uterine and prostate cancer combined.  That’s 1 in every 2 women and 1 in every 4 men.  Latinos make up part of this statistic. In fact, several studies have highlighted the risk factors for osteoporosis that Latina women face.  Some of these risk factors include: […]

Self-Love 101: A Mujer Must Have Standards

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  Self-Love Is Not A Phase As Latinas, the second we hear someone say “I NEED,” many of us are ready to GIVE (sometimes) without even considering how it will affect us. This is due to many of us being raised as givers, caretakers, nurturers, etc. We tend to misinterpret self-love solely as self-serving because […]

6 Steps for a Healthier You During National Nutrition Month

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National Nutrition Month March is National Nutrition Month and this year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging Americans to Get Your Plate In Shape and focus on making informed food choices and developing healthy diet and exercise habits. Nutritious food isn’t always convenient in our fast-paced society. Think about a few questions. Did […]

Homemade cereals

homemade cereals

Image source Start out your day healthy with homemade cereals The cereal aisle is probably one if not the most overrated and overpriced grocery store’s aisle if we think about the low nutritional value per dollar we derive from eating the sugar-laden concoction that most cereals are. Most adults and children eat at least 2-3 […]

Water or leche?

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As I walk into the Latino hair salon/barbershop where I get my hair done, I observe a sweet scene: a young Latino dad feeding his son a biberón of milk while he talks to his buddies and waits for his turn to get his hair cut. When I take a second look at the scene, […]

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