• Health,  Men's Health,  Women's Health

    Health Corner- Can Men Have Yeast Infections?

    Hey Guys, We’ve written about yeast infections before but decided to get a more in depth talk about this annoying issue that plagues so many women. Some of our readers might still be shy about asking certain questions or might be experiencing certain symptoms and are not sure. So, we decided to sit down with Dr. Kiri Bridgewater and have her answer some questions such as How do you get a yeast infection? Can men have yeast infections? How do we prevent them and more! If you have any additional questions please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get some answers!

  • Health

    Broadening Access To Healthcare For The Disabled

    Universal access to health has been the buzz phrase for a few years now. When we think of this concept, we tend to think mostly of financial access, but it is much more than that. Our system is currently skewed to providing financial access to health, which, in itself, is very important as it can be a great barrier to health-seeking behaviour. We have been tackling the financial barrier with the no-user-fees policy and moved even further along with the recent signing of the consultancy agreement to begin work on the National Health Insurance Plan. This is apt as we celebrate 40 years of the Alma Ata Declaration, made at…

  • Food,  Health,  Vlogs

    My Raw Food Day Experience

    So July 11th is International Raw Food Day. The concept of a raw food diet gave me pause; like how good can food taste if it hasn’t been seasoned and cooked down? I was curious and fully expected to be greeted by a bunch of fancy arrange salads, boy was I surprised. Bena Nakawuki of The Lotus Line organized a raw food potluck where students of her workshops could showcase all that they have learned. I wasn’t ready!!! I had RAW ACKEE which I’ve been taught can poison you so a thug was scared, sea vegetable salad, vegan raw sushi (peep the video below for directions) and my fave Raw…

  • Love

    Dating In Jamaica Is…

    I’ve talked about dating in Jamaica many times. I know there might be some similarities with other Caribbean islands but I can only speak from where the majority of my experience comes from and that is Jamaica. So today, as I listen to some Fela Kuti and sip on my Kombucha I write to tell you that dating in Jamaica is … Experiential. What is dating, let’s start there. According to Wikipedia Dating is a stage of romantic relationships in humans whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a prospective partner in an intimate relationship or marriage. It is a form of courtship,…

  • Travel

    Walk Good Travel Vlog: Portland, Jamaica

    Off the beaten path and away from the all inclusive hotels, Portland Jamaica shines. With beautiful, pristine waters and a small town charm you quickly understand why Old Hollywood stars would prefer to vacation here. With James Bond currently filming here we decided to head down to Portland (I promise I wasn’t stalking Daniel Craig) and stopped at a few places along the way. The beautiful Frenchmen’s Cove and a stop at a fruit stall for some holistic information and a serenade are just a few things that Portland has to offer. We could come back every weekend and find something new, such is the charm of Portland, Jamaica. It’s…

  • Lifestyle

    Surviving Mother’s Day Without a Mother

    It’s that time of year again. When everyone is changing their blackberry display pics, facebook and twitter avatars to a picture of their mother. Work is sending out emails, everywhere is advertising Mother’s Day is this weekend. Sunday, tomorrow to be exact. It’s a beautiful day where you get to celebrate a mother’s love and how it has shaped you in your life. And although you show her love throughout the year, this one day you put ALL differences aside and tell her “ I appreciate and love you”. It’s a great day and one to be celebrated. Unfortunately, I like many others have lost my mother and so Mother’s…

  • Health

    Is Technophobia minimizing your Health Options?

    Many born into a generation of rapidly changing technology are able to seamlessly adapt to the almost per-second changes. But there are many among us who do not quite have it so easily. Technophobia – the fear of technology – is real and is oftentimes seen in people afraid of using new technology. With the pace of change, technology can, indeed, be very daunting. However, with the increased use of technology across sectors and many companies going digital, it is clear that technology is here to stay. People will need to be prepared to be a part of this technology revolution, especially with its incorporation into important sectors such as health.…

  • Lifestyle

    Top 6 Spy Series To Watch

    Hey Guys, I’m an avid lover of good tv, my friends will come to me and ask me what shows to watch. Based on their preferences I usually do a good job of suggesting the right series (if I do say so myself). The fact is, once it’s good i’ll watch it. So I thought, why not share some shows with my readers as well. First up is the spy/crime series. The following are my suggestions, I hope you like. If you do start watching feel free to tweet me about the good parts. I don’t mind reliving the drama! Pine Gap: This one takes place in a joint intelligence…

  • Lifestyle

    When Money Matters (and when it doesn’t)

    I am not ashamed to say that in my adult life I have lived in situations where I have had more than enough money to meet my needs and had situations where I am mentally adding up (down to the tax) all the items I am putting into the shopping cart. At times like this it would be nice to know how to make easy money. I am also blessed with a loving support group who are there when I have it and, even more so, when I do not. So, I am here to share two very important life lessons that I have picked up in my complicated, chaotic…

  • Health

    Yeast Overgrowth: All You Need to Know

    Women (and men) can get yeast infections. If you’ve never experienced one then you should count your lucky stars, but those who often suffer can tell you it’s a pain and can severely hamper your day to day activity. Most healthy vaginas have yeast, however, sometimes it can increase more than normal and cause an infection. The medical name for the fungus that causes a yeast infection is called Candida (Candida Albicans) and the medical name for a yeast infection is “Candidiasis”. Symptoms of a yeast infections usually consist of burning and itching. The longer you take to treat a yeast infection, the worse the infection gets. About 75% of…