Hypertension (differences between primary and secondary, Signs and symptoms and more

High Blood pressure is a “silent killer.” Normal blood pressure is 120/80. Many people may have high blood pressure and not even know it, which is why it is called the silent killer. High blood pressure, if left uncontrolled, will cause damage to the body. It can damage the brain, eyes, cardiovascular system, and kidney.

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Hypertension can be due to primary or secondary causes. Primary hypertension is from unknown causes, and secondary hypertension may be due to diet, obesity, too much alcohol intake, renal disease, sleep apnea, and some medications.
The risk factors of hypertension are excess sodium, smoking, obesity, diet, genetic, vitamin D deficiency, and more.

High blood pressure signs and symptoms are fatigue, dizziness, severe headache, chest pain, nose bleeds, and more. The signs and symptoms of hypertension do not always show, so it is vital to get yearly check-ups.

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Natural medication from the book –Natural Remedies Encyclopedia by Vance Ferrell and Harold M. Cherne, M.D: Drink Distilled water. Eat a high fiber diet of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grain. The D.A.S.H ( diet approaches to stop hypertension) diet is helpful for hypertension. Raw garlic is a vasodilator and normalizes blood pressure. Broccoli and carrots are also an excellent way to lower blood pressure. Again, Limiting sodium intake, quit smoking, reduce stress, give up alcohol, and exercise are a few lifestyle changes that will help control hypertension. Always consult your doctor and dietician when it comes to managing your blood pressure.

Words of encouragement:

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Isaiah 41:10– Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God; I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

Book: Messages to Young People:
Let no one say, I cannot remedy my defects of character. If you come to this decision, you will certainly fail of obtaining everlasting life. The impossibility lies in your own will. If you will not, then you cannot overcome. The real difficulty arises from the corruption of an unsanctified heart, and an unwillingness to submit to the control of God. {MYP 99.2}


Juicing Recipes for Fatigue

If you are looking for a healthy substitute for coffee, then keep reading! I wanted to share with you all three of my favorite juicing recipes for fatigue. What you need for juicing is a juicer machine, or you can use a blender and then take out the extra products from the juice. It is also helpful to avoid certain drinks, such as coffee and alcohol.

  1. Kale White Grapes Applemint
    Apple mint helps with boosting energy and also aids in digestion.
    What you will need is Kale, white grapes and applemint

2. Apple Fresh.
what you will need is apple, pears, gingerroot ( a piece), grapes, and, ground cinnamon

3. You can also try Brocco-Carrot.
what you will need is spear broccoli, carrots, and an apple

There are so many other juicing recipes. I will leave the link for the book down below.


Constipation: Natural Remedies

I wanted to do another blog on natural medicine. I spoke about the book, Natural Medicine Encyclopedia by Vance Ferrel and Dr. Harold M. Cherne in my previous blog post on Irregular periods. This time I wanted to write about something that is also common, and that is constipation. I will also share my thoughts and some of the remedies that are in the book.

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Constipation is common, and a lot of people struggle with managing it. There are different reasons why a person may be constipated. It can be due to dehydration, diet, old age, too much fiber, certain medications, not enough movement, and so many other reasons. Constipation can become chronic and may even cause some people to have hemorrhoids, which can be very painful for them.

Below are the symptoms, causes, and natural remedies, which you can also find in the book I mentioned earlier.

Symptoms: Stools are hard, dry, and infrequent. It is difficult to have a bowel movement. Other symptoms may include abdominal discomfort, lack of energy, dull headache, poor appetite, and low back pain.

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Some Causes: The bowels should move daily, ideally, after each meal. When this does not happen, waste material moves too slowly through the large intestine. Elimination becomes painful, and the system reabsorbs toxins. Placing an overload on the liver and kidneys. All waste in the body should be expelled within 18-24 hours. Constipation tends to be common during pregnancy.
Older people often have constipation because they are not drinking enough water: Alternative diarrhea and constipation may point to irritable bowel syndrome.

Natural Remedies:

  • Include enough fiber in your diet each day; drink enough water. Get enough exercise, especially outdoors, so you can get enough fresh air. Avoid poisonous substances and emotional tension. Relax. Be thankful to God for your blessings, and take time to be a blessing to others.
  • Also, when you take in your fiber, make sure you drink plenty of water as well, too much fiber and very little water can cause constipation-have a right balance with both fiber and water to match.
  • As soon as you awake, start drinking warm water, a little at a time. By the time you are ready for breakfast, you should have taken at least a quart. Faithfully follow this regime, and you will develop regularity in your morning bowel movement.
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  • Eat prunes or figs, Drink Prune Juice. Flaxseed meal is helpful. Both will soften your stools.
    Beta carotene or carrot juice will maintain the health of the intestinal lining. Acidophilus will keep the large bowels healthy.
  • For quick relief, drink a large glass of water every 30 minutes until you have a bowel movement.
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What to avoid:

  • avoid concentrated foods, such as meats, sugar, and cheese.
  • Iron supplements cause constipation as well as pain killer medications.
  • Dairy foods, soft drinks,white flour, alcohol, and sugary foods can also cause constipation.

Choose Christ, Choose Hope – Pastor Christopher Lockhart ( Night 1)

I wanted to share another sermon video from our week of prayer. You can also go to Youtube and type – Hydepark Seventh-Day Adventist, and you can also watch from there.

Below is a quick, short note from the beginning of the sermon, and you can keep watching because it gets better.

Quick note :

Lesson 1: learn to be content with the blessings of the Lord. Whether it is much or not, it’s still a blessing. Thank the Lord for what He has given you. Praise God, No matter what. JUST PRAISE GOD. Don’t listen to the voice of the devil. GOD LOVES YOU.

Watch the video below for more!!

Favorite Perfume Collection -With Rihanna Mood To Match

Some people collect purses, shoes, jewelry, or anything that interest them. I enjoy collecting perfumes. I want to share some of my favorite scents and why I like them.

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Adding perfume to an outfit can help boost your confidence and make you more inviting to others. It can also create memories and leaves a lasting impression.

This first perfume here is a popular one. It’s the Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent, and it is a beautiful fall and winter scent. I have to admit I have used it all year long because I was so obsessed with black opium at some point.

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Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

The key ingredients are coffee beans, vanilla, and white flowers. This perfume gives me a warmth type of feeling, which is why I prefer wearing it during fall and winter.

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Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent Rihanna mood

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My Burberry -BLack

My Burberry -Black perfume is another one of my favorite winter scents. This fragrance here is for grown folks. My Burberry-Black is the type of winter fragrance you can wear for a date night. I’m not sure if everyone would like this scent, but it gives me a warm feeling. The scent is long-lasting, and a little goes a long way. Even after I removed my clothes and hung it up in my closet, I still smelled it the next day.

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My Burberry Black with Rihanna mood

This fragrance is perfect for the fall or winter time. Some of the notes are candied rose, jasmine, peach nectar and more.

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Good Girl by Carolina Herrera

Good Girl Eau De Parfum by Carolina Herrera is another popular fragrance. This fragrance will always be in my perfume collection. When you spray this on, it has a warm smell, and it is perfect for the fall and winter season.

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Good Girl Eau De Parfum by Carolina Herrera with Rihanna mood

Good Girl Eau De Parfum can be worn to go anywhere, whether it is to work, church, class, and date nights. It is long-lasting and has a very feminine, warm, sweet, and sexy scent all in one bottle. Some of the notes in this are jasmine, cocoa, coffee, tuberose crystal, and more.

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Bright Crystal by Versace

Bright Crystal is by far one of my favorite spring and summer fragrance. It has a very clean, fresh scent, and it will leave a lasting impression.

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Bright Crystal by Versace Rihanna mood

It’s also a long-lasting scent. Some of the notes are yuzu, pomegranate, Rose, Lotus flower, and more.

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Flora Eau de parfum by Gucci

Flora Eau De Parfum by Gucci is also a great spring and summer scent. It is a fresh floral scent in a bottle. It’s feminine and fun. I’m not sure if this is a long-lasting fragrance because I have not worn it as much as the other fragrances I already mentioned, but when it comes to the smell, it is a good one. The notes in this are Rose, Pink Pepper, Mandarin, peony, and more.

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Flora Eau De Parfum by Gucci with Rihanna mood

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Wonderlust by Michael Kors

Wonderlust by Michael Kors is also a lovely fresh, and feminine fragrance. I don’t think this fragrance is very long-lasting. It’s not overpowering, which makes it appropriate for work or church. Some of the notes are almond milk, sandalwood Sri Lanka and others.

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Wonderlust by Michael Kors – Rihanna mood

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This is the end of my perfume list (part one). Like and follow, and of course feel free to comment your favorite fragrances below.

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My Favorite Amazon Buys

Welcome back to my blog. Today, I wanted to list nine of my favorite Amazon buys, some you might have already seen in my previous posts.
I think a few of us can relate to being slightly a bit obsessed with spending money on Amazon. Keep reading, and you will see some of my favorite amazon buys with the links listed.

1. Selfie ring light: For those who enjoy taking pictures, we can all agree that sometimes the lighting does not cooperate. Well, this selfie phone ring light can save the day.


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2. Whether you go to the salon or not, it is beneficial to have excellent quality professional hair cutting scissors at home. I do not always want to go to the hair salon to get my hair trimmed. I usually like to do it myself. It is crucial to have excellent quality scissors made to cut hair, so you do not do more damage if your hair needs a trim. So I ordered this set on amazon


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3. I have 4c type hair; there was a time when my hair kept getting knotted ( because I needed a trim). I’m just grateful to have found this product here when I tell you that this curly magic curl stimulator saved me from cutting most of my knotted ends out of frustration. And it also makes your curls look even more beautiful.


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4. These badge holders are so cute. and they come in three colors


5. One of my favorite Youtuber posted about these soaps, and I ordered them for myself, these soaps are Organic. They are not harsh on the skin, and they smell good. They are all made with natural vegan & plant-based ingredients and sustainable palm oil.


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6. Here are some of my favorite bathing suit cover-ups for those who are planning to be at the beach or poolside ( once it’s safe to do so). I ordered them, and they look exactly like the picture and great for the summer.



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7. for those who own an apple watch, sometimes it’s nice to switch up the watch bands. If you are looking for something stylish and less bulky, this watch band is a good option.


8. I was looking for a cute photo album to keep some of my photos, and I found this photo album on Amazon. This photo album is lovely and good quality.


9. This home weight scale here is not a recent buy for me. I bought it four or five years ago. It works with batteries and I think it’s great to have. Unfortunately, this product is not available at the moment, so I placed a similar one below.

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This is the end of my amazon favorites . Click on the link if you’re interested in purchasing some of the items for yourself . Follow this blog so you can keep up with what I post.

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Minorities and COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has been disproportionately striking minority populations across the country especially in urban dense markets. Experts have raised the concern that the ramifications of the social and economic factors have prohibited the COVID-19 crisis to impact communities of color the most. As a matter of fact, experts have found that large disparities within communities of color were at high risk of contracting the virus from low-income populations. The decades and years of disparities in housing, low wage jobs, affordable housing, and education have driven the high possibility of contracting a disease or chronic illness.

Crunching down the numbers

According to webmed.com “In New York City blacks makes up 33% if COVID-19 hospitalizations. Yet, black people are just 18% of the state’s population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Early data from New York City suggests that blacks are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as whites are. The CDC also reported that, in New York CIty alone, death rates are significantly higher for Hispanics/ Latinos than for whites. Other hard hit areas have seen similar trends in deaths for black people. Louisiana’s population is about one-third black, but about 70% of COVID-19 deaths occured in blacks according to The New York Times. In Illinois 15% of the population is black, but 43% of those who died from COVID-19 were black. Michigan’s population is about 14% black, yet black people accounted for about 40% of that state’s COVID-19 deaths.

The COVID-19 illness is a respiratory disease according to research I have done when the pandemic was out in full force. Chronic conditions and diseases such as diabetes, asthma, kidney disease, obesity, and compromised immune systems are all common in the African American community than white populations. The CDC interprets that there are multiple factors involved regarding the pandemic having negative repercussions on ethnic minorities being more than likely to live in urban dense populated areas and housing to use public transportation more frequently, low paying jobs without sick pay, and no benefits such as health insurance, vision insurance , and retirement plans, meaning minorities are more than likely to show up to work in hazardous conditions.

Natural Remedies by Vance Ferrell and Harold M Cherne, M.D :Irregular Periods

I’m from the Caribbean, and one thing that I love about us is that we love our natural remedy medicines. One of my favorite books for a while now is Natural Remedies Encyclopedia by Vance Ferrell and Harold M Cherne, M.D. In the book, you will find natural medicines, and they are straightforward and practical, and the book has over 730 diseases with natural remedies and encouraging words.

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To give you an idea of why I love this book, I chose a subject that I know many of us women might be facing, and that is- irregular periods.

What Is an Irregular Period and How Many Days Are Normal?

There are many reasons why some of us may have irregular periods. It can be due to imbalance hormones, birth control, pregnancy, uterine fibroids, etc. The best way to figure out why your period is irregular is to make an appointment and see your doctor.

In the book, you will find a few natural remedies for dealing with irregular periods, and I will share some of them on this blog post straight from the book! Also, I will post a link if you would like to order the book for yourself or someone else as a gift.

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Irregular menstruation menometrorrhagia

SYMPTOMS: A menstrual cycle that has wide variations in the length of time between periods.

CAUSES: Although the average menstrual Cycle lasts 28 days, they may occur as often as every 24 days or as infrequently as every 34 days. After puberty, most women develop a regular cycle; but, for some, they remain irregular. Menstrual bleeding normally lasts 2-4 days, with average length being 5 days. Wide variety are common at puberty, the first few months after childbirth, and as menopause approaches.

Like I mentioned earlier-the variations are usually the result of temporary hormonal imbalance, stress, depression, severe chronic illness, excessive exercise, and extreme weight loss ( or gain). Other possible causes include disorders of the ovaries or uterus (especially polycystic ovary syndrome), in which there is an imbalance of the sex hormones. Or it might be endometriosis, in which fragments of the tissue that normally lines the uterus are displaced and attached to other pelvic organs. Another cause is an unsuspected pregnancy. A single, late, heavy period may be due to a miscarriage.

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Beets Juice
  • Raw beets, beets juice or beet powder is very helpful in regulating all menstrual problems. I also wanted to add that beets juice is good for a variety of things, it can be use for an energy boost, digestive health and so much more.
  • Diets that cause extreme weight loss can disrupt periods, as can hypoglycemia, nutritional anemia, iodine deficiency, and hypothyroidism.
  • Dong Quai (1/2 tsp. of tincture or 2 capsules, 3 times daily), taken during the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, helps regulate hormonal production, particularly estrogen. Do not take during menstruation or pregnancy, because it can stimulate bleeding.
  • gently simmer 1 tbsp. Elecampane root 10 minutes in a pint of water. Let cool, strain, drink 1-2 tbsp. several times daily.
  • to promote delayed menstruation, drink angelica root tea several times a day. Bruise 2 tsp. of root, simmer in 2 cups boiling water for 15 minutes, strain.
  • Evening primrose balances the hormonal system. An infusion of parsley fruit stimulates and regulates menstruation.
  • an infusion of mugwort flowers or root helps regulate menstruation.
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  • alternating hot and cold sitz baths stimulate pelvic circulation
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There are more natural remedies listed in the book. I would highly recommend to read about all of the remedies. Click on the links below to order yours!

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