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Soul Food Junkies – Film Trailer

I’m really looking forward to seeing the full length version of this film Soul Food Junkies.  So much sickness in the world, especially the African American community, is directly linked to the foods we eat everyday.  I’m happy to see this topic challenged so that more eyes can be opened to healthier lifestyle choices.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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“Soul Food Junkies” Official Teaser (2011) from Byron Hurt on Vimeo.

Fresh Healthy Vending Cafe !

I love this idea ! Since vending machines have been shoved down our throats for years, they might as well make them healthy. It bothers me immensely when i visit someone in a hospital and the place is full of junk food vending machines and a McDonald’s as the cafeteria. It’s like a blatant “screw you, we want you to stay sick”. So hopefully these new healthy vending machines will be the option everywhere in the future 🙂 Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Fresh Healthy Vending Cafe aims to become Starbucks’ biggest competitor within the next five years. While some may have a difficult time with the concept, their high-tech vending machines serve up fresh brewed organic coffee within seconds, and for a fraction of the cost. It just so happens that these innovative machines also offer a range of delicious natural, organic and healthy snacks. For consumers, it comes as a delicious way to save money. For entrepreneurs, it provides a rock-solid way to gain an edge in the business market, as the trend gains momentum and machines are placed around the country.

“Our strategy is to bring great coffee to new and unexpected locations as well as healthy snacks and drinks where it’s traditionally been hard to find these high quality products,” said Dan Negroni, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending. “We believe our Fresh Healthy Vending Cafe will definitely change the way people think about coffee as the specialty coffee products coming out of our machines are on par with what people expect from a barista at their local coffee shop and to top that off they can purchase a healthy snack or cold drink from the refrigerated section of our machines by just putting in cash or a credit card.”

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Woman loses 85 lbs by Becoming a Vegetarian

As a Vegetarian I love to hear success stories of how people not only lost weight, but chose a healthier lifestyle by cutting meats out of their diets.  Sandra, is not a vegetarian, she’s  a pescatarian, but she did cut most meats out of her life and looks great as a result. For those who don’t know, Pescatarians are people who eat seafood as their meat source, but eat mostly fruits and vegetables around that.   A Vegetarian considers anything with eyes meat, so we don’t eat fish either.  I’m happy that Sandra clarified this in her own story because it always wears me out when folks are like “i’m a vegetarian” as they eat turkey.  I’m like since when is turkey a veggie ?!

In the article Sandra says that you need to take a multivitamin and eat tofu to get the protein you are missing by not eating meat. That is NOT true.  You should be taking a multivitamin whether you eat meat or not because the food supply is so tainted these days that you need to replenish what a lot of companies like Monsanto have stripped from the food in general.  As far as Tofu goes, it’s fine in small doses, but studies have shown that too much tofu (soy) can lead to forms of breast cancer.  To make sure you get your protein eat the right amounts of greens and beans in place of meat when you go vegetarian.

Anywho, congratulations to Sandra on her achievement ! Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Sandra Nunez-Simms Lost 85 lbs By Becoming a Vegetarian

Today, we’re doing our very first veggie diaries with Sandra Nunez-Simms, one of our Thank God I’m Natural Facebook fans who lost 85 pounds when she switched to a plant based diet.  The goal of our veggie diaries are to highlight people who have become vegetarians, vegans, or opted to just go meatless every once in a while.  There have been several studies that have shown that a diet high in animal protein is causally linked to cancer and other ailments like heart disease and diabetes. It’s time to start taking better care of our ourselves, and the first step in that process is learning as much as we can about our how diet affects our bodies. Please don’t be overwhelmed, because we’re here to help.  Let’s take this journey to healthy living together. 

1.  Why did you give up meat?
Deciding to give up meat has been one of the easiest choices of my life.  Becoming a vegetarian has changed me.  I decided to give up meat because I was never a big meat eater.  My meat of choice has always been either chicken or turkey or occasionally beef .  After doing a lifestyle change on my eating habits, I realized that my diet seriously lacked vegetables.  I ate them occassionally but surely not with every meal.  Giving up meat was a way for me to incorporate more vegetables and live a healthier-greenier life.  Also, the idea of putting a face to my food kinda weirded me out.

2.  How long have you been a vegetarian, vegan, raw foodist, flexetairan?

I’ve been a vegetarian for almost three years.  I also define myself as a pescatarian as I do eat some seafood.

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Life Without Bread: Natural Health

As a vegetarian who is addicted to carbohydrates this article hit home for me.  I truly want to make a change and have less bread in my life, but it is hard.  Bread is addictive. And don’t get me started on rice and pasta lol . I’m definitely going to take some of the pointers that she suggest in the article and apply them to my rotation.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

For so many individuals bread is not only a daily habit, it shows up at almost every meal.  Subs, sandwiches, wraps, crackers, bagels, cereal, pizza and pasta are an unfortunate addition to the daily diet and are a significant contribution to the obesity epidemic today.

With a high percentage of the population suffering from gluten sensitivities we would all benefit from minimizing, or even better, eliminating bread products from our diet.  If you suffer from bloating and allergies, I would venture to bet that if you eliminated all bread products for two weeks, you would feel dramatically better in a variety of ways.

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All Natural Makeup for All Skintones

I’m always looking for all things natural. Especially since I’m a vegetarian. I found this article about a makeup line by Christopher Drummond that is all natural, organic and vegan. Jackpot ! Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Peace 🙂

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com


All Natural Makeup for All Skintones

Christopher Drummond is no stranger to color-matching makeup. When he was a model, makeup artists never were able to match his coloring up correctly. This led to his beginning as a pro makeup artist, and eventually creating his own makeup line. The line (www.christopherdrummond.com) is the only luxury makeup line that is all natural, organic and vegan that caters to all skintones and colors. “The first luxury all natural line that isn’t afraid to cater to any and all skin tones,” Drummond says.

“I knew that I could do better than what was out there.” Drummond remembers, “for years, I had looked for the right makeup: a high quality product that was comprable to the Chanel’s and Dior’s on the market, but I wanted more.

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