Married to Medicine star, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, shares her everyday life and struggles on reality tv. She disclosed on the show that her mother passed away from breast cancer. She has a deep fear that she is genetically predisposed to developing breast cancer. Many women with her family history opt for regular mammograms and frequent checks. However, Dr. Contessa instead opted to undergo a double mastectomy.
In this video, we explore the idea of mastectomy as a means to prevent breast cancer.
Time for a Pit Stop
Do you ever get the feeling that you are deeply involved with the hectic tasks of keeping yourself and your family on track? It’s like you’re racing toward your goals and striving to keep up with the pace of life’s ever evolving responsibilities.
We often take on a lot of responsibilities from our own ambitions, goals, and desires. Also, we take on responsibilities in our work, businesses, family and community.
Mama Engines Need Premium Fuel
I’m at a place in my life when I have more on my plate than I have ever had before. Because of these increased responsibilities, I find myself saying to myself “I don’t have time” to prepare healthy meals and fresh juice.
It’s ironic that I find myself in this predicament because I used live foods, herbs and fresh juice to heal myself from chronic illness. How can I abandon what got me here today?
7 Steps to Recharge Your Energy
The hectic pace of life can leave you feeling drained, depleted and overwhelmed. When you take control of your energy management and time to recharch, your life can be a time of new beginnings, renewal, blossoms and new growth. Recharging time can allow ideas, projects, thoughts and desires that you've been incubating for months, to have a chance to shine and grow. Here are a few steps to take to renew your energy.
Like millions of other Black women in this country, I have struggled with anxiety and depression frm time to time. I’ve shard a lot of tips and advice about overcoming both in the blog.
Being depressed and generally feeling down in the dumps can totally demolish your self-confidence. You need to feel confident to make wise decisions that are in alignment with your Spirit. You need to be confident to have healthy relationships, try new things, see things through and generally feel good about yourself.
Mainstream society wants you to sit around and wait until you're 40+ to start getting mammograms in order to "prevent breast cancer."
Mainstream society has dumbed down breast cancer prevention to the simple act of getting an annual mammogram. Meanwhile, all kinds of toxic chemicals and stagnating practices are pushed onto Black women.