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The Rhythm Method

The Rhythm Method The Rhythm Method can be a way for a woman to become completely in tune with her body’s natural monthly cycles. It can be very empowering to take charge of your body in this way, especially in a society that often commodifies women’s bodies. It is a natural form of birth control,…

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How To Stay Healthy on a Budget

How to Stay Healthy on a Budget  The holidays are a wonderful time of year, full of good food, memories and family.  However, it can also be an expensive and indulgent time of year. Buying gifts, buying food to feed all 30 of your cousins this holiday season, new outfits for your office party, bae’s…

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Sustainability In Da Hood Sustainability. Going Green. Reducing our carbon footprint. These phrases and others seem to be trendy or causing a buzz lately. But what the heck does it really mean to go green? In general, sustainability refers to: “meet[ing] the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet…

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Is Salt Good Or Bad For You?

Is Salt Good or Bad ?  When I was a child, my favorite candies ever were saladitos. When all my cousins and I would congregate at my Nana’s, who was the matriarch of our family, our parents would give us each a little cash, and the cousins would walk to the corner convenience market.  Being…

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How to Manage Stress

How to Deal with Stress It can be argued that everyone and their mom (literally) has dealt with stress at some point in their lives. How could we avoid it? There are stressors in day to day life. School. Work. Responsibilities. Compromisos. Traffic. Social obligations. FOMO. Suegras. (JK please don’t leave me, babe. I love…

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Prenatal Care Tips

Prenatal Care Tips from Compton Health Bar Pregnancy is a beautiful, magical, mystical thing. I think sex education and science can explain away some of the magic, but not all of it. When a mujer is pregnant, her body transforms into a vessel that incarnates a soul and brings it through to this world. Morning…

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Easy Ways to be Healthier 

Easy Ways To Be Healthier  Felicidades! You decided to research how to be healthier and I am so happy for you. I want you to know that the intention of this particular blog post is to break down every day things you can immediately implement into your lifestyle to start living yo’ healthiest vida! Read…

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Fasting for Weight Loss

All About Fasting When I was coming of age, as an adolescent, my father advised me to drink warm water with lemon en ayunas. He assured me that this drink would help me to maintain a flat stomach. He told me that the warm water would be very good to my body.  Cold water could…

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