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We Got That Water: Four Water Detox Recipes For Those Who Don’t Like The Taste

Tell the truth: how much water did you drink yesterday? A few cups? a few liters? How about a gallon? If you’re not drinking enough water because of the taste, we don’t blame you. Sometimes, water can be a bit

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This is What You Should Be Eating Before And After Your Work Out

Maintaining ideal health sounds a whole lot easier than it actually is. A lot of the things we put into our bodies actually have no real nutrients to keep us at our best. If you are on a health quest

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5 Yoga Poses To Get Your Best Sleep

A good night’s sleep is key to starting your day off right, but more often than not we don’t get the proper amount of sleep our bodies need and deserve. Insomnia may be increasing but today many people are turning

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8 Benefits of Lymphatic Massages

Everyone knows to do some form of stretching or massage rolling before and after a workout. Trainers and professional athletes all over the world aren’t doing it for fun, they won’t treat it like an option, and for good reason.

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Why Charcoal is the new Kale

There has been a lot of buzz about charcoal over the last few years. From charcoal shampoo, to face washes and masks, to charcoal cocktails and now toothpaste. It seems like the activated charcoal ingredient is everywhere and in everything

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#DoinItWell: Golden Milk, Your New Favorite Fall Drink

Fall is just about here, which means it’s time for jackets, boots and warm seasonal beverages. But rather than run to your nearest Starbucks for the “first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season,” why not try something new? Something rich

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Being More Than Enough & How Elaine Welteroth’s New Book Shows Us How

Being a young millennial in a work place has its sense of trial and error. You’re placed in an environment that forces you to prove who you are, why you’re there, and ultimately questions why you deserve a seat at

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#VashtieVitals: What You Didn’t Know About Ginger Root

How often do you use ginger in your meals ? Many don’t know the killer benefitS the plant serves. Apart of the same family as turmeric, Ginger root can help aid many common health problems we have on the daily. You

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#WellnessWednesday: Pros And Cons Of The Top 4 Dairy Milk Alternatives

Now a days there are a lot of selections when it comes to non-dairy milk. You have the originator Soy milk the OG choice of non-dairy milk drinkers. Then there is Almond milk, which has been the go-to since soy

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#VashtieVitals: The Benefits of Massage Therapy and Quick Massages To Do At Home

Photo Courtesy of : Pinterest It’s National Massage Day! Wellness is key and massage can be a big game changer for your physical and mental health. In celebration, of one of our favorite ways to stay Zen, we’re doling out

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#WellnessWednesday: ‘The Woo-Sah Factor’, Meditation And Why It’s Life Changing

Photo Courtesy of : Pinterest Truth be told, we’ve all had that moment where we could use a little “Whoo-Sahh” in our lives. A time to deflect and welcome a sense of inner peace, while letting go of all the

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The Original Soul Vegetarian: How This Family Owned Vegan Restaurant Thrived Over 25 Years

Ever thought about becoming a vegetarian or vegan but you can’t seem to stay away from fried and greasy foods? Well, today we’re here to answer your prayers. We now introduce you to The Original Soul Vegetarian. Original Soul Vegetarian,

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#WellnessWednesday: Learn How To Eat For Your Blood Type

We know water is essential to make Mother Earth clean and healthy and lively. Similar to what water is to Mother Earth, our blood is to our body. It’s literally what our body is made up of. There are four

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The #CareFreeBlackGirl Cookout: A Brand That Focuses on Black Woman Entrepreneurship, Wellness, & The Arts

A few days ago the VDC team had the pleasure of attending the #CareFreeBlackGirl cookout at Herbert Von King Park in Brooklyn. The day was filled with performances, giveaways, free food, and games. If you didn’t know Care Free Black

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#VashtieVitals: Why You Should Be Using Milk Thistle & The Importance Of Having A Healthy Liver

Many people have used a plant called Milk Thistle. Milk thistle is a prickly purple plant with white veins. The ingredient from milk thistle is the collective compound called “silymarin”. Silymarin is known to have antioxidant, anti inflammatory, and antiviral

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#WellnessWednesday: Vashtie’s Daily Tonics & Supplements

We are all saddened about the recent passing of our king Nipsey Hussle, while some of us have moved on others are still going through it. Those who followed him from the beginning or have just become a fan of

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#WellnessWednesday: Chiropractic Health Tips For Photographers

PSA: This post is inspired by Edwin Ortiz, Vashtie’s photographer who was experiencing wrist pain. S/O to him!  I’m not sure if anybody told you but being a photographer is harder than it looks. Photography is a action sport, you

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#VashtieVitals: How To Naturally Get Through Allergy Season Without Medication

There is nothing like the spring and summertime; when you can finally tuck away that winter coat and feel the sun on your face again. Unfortunately, with that transition into warmer months comes allergy season. If your sinuses are overwhelmed

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#WELLNESSWEDNESDAY: How Pole Dancing Can Boost Your Confidence And Keep You Fit

First of all, if you haven’t had a chance to listen to Solange’s latest project “When I Get Home” also accompanied by a music video “Almeda”, you are definitely missing out on good music. The album is filled with meditative melodies and vocals

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These Condoms Change Colors When An STD Is Detected

It’s National Condom Awareness Week and practicing safe sex is a must. In the words of Lil Wayne, “safe sex is great sex…better wear a latex”.  Over the years, different styles and types of condoms have developed like glow in

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#WellnessWednesday: Your Favorite Fruit Juice Might Contain Arsenic, Lead, & Other Heavy Metals

Fruit juices are popular across the country but are they as healthy as one may think? Just because the product says it is made out of fruits like apples, grapes, pears, or other juice blends does not mean it is

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The Flu Shot, Vashtie Style

The holidays were fun and all…but don’t let the turn up distract you from the fact that flu season is in between the months of December and February! It is guaranteed that you, your friend, or a family member will

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5 Reasons to Try #DryJanuary

Post holiday season celebrations, you may find yourself feeling in need of a detox. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve been over-eating and over-drinking since Thanksgiving. But…’twas the holiday season! Now…it’s January 1st. Are you ready to dry #DryJanuary?!

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#VashtieVitals: Here’s What Vashties Whipping Up For Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving is upon us and we’re all ready to grub! This time of year is always joyous because we get to stuff our faces and spend time with our family and friends. This year is extra special because Vashtie will

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#DOINITWELLWEDNESDAY: Have You Given Celery Juice A Go?!

About a year ago I posted my newest wellness journey, drinking organic celery juice every morning on an empty stomach (a protocol by Medical Medium, Anthony Williams). Of course, here and there I’ve missed a day or a week (or

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DOIN’ IT WELL: 4 Reasons For Sober October! (This Monday October 1st)

I hate to mention this, but October is around the corner…I know, where did the year go?! Around this time, I like to detox. Especially since I usually spend the summer hydrating with rosé and sip Champagne all September long

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#VashtieVitals: Three supplements you should try

Did you get the right about of fiber in your breakfast this morning? What about a balanced portion of protein for lunch? Sometimes we don’t get all the nutrition we need from our daily routine and that’s okay. We don’t judge.

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#FitnessFriday: Your Workout Doesn’t Stop for Vacation and Travel Dates

The first thing that comes to mind about your workout routine while traveling and vacationing is “out the window.” The gym you walk to every morning isn’t there and if you find a gym, the machines you use may not

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#FitnessFriday: Outdoor Activities To Try This Summer

Summer Equinox is less than two weeks away but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the good weather we’re currently experiencing while working on your fitness. With warm weather you are no longer confined to your local gym, favorite yoga

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#FitnessFriday: Funky Jams For Your Workout

Don’t get stuck listening to your gym’s generic playlist this summer, and don’t fall back on shuffling your entire music library during a run. Instead, throw on this playlist full of funky bass riffs and groovy melodies. Inspired by neo-soul,

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#BeautyTipThursday: Lip Masks

Our lips are important and we should treat them with such respect. Our lips are responsible for framing our smiles, and for some people it can be their most coveted feature on their face. As beloved as our lips are

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Young M.A Talks Giving Up Meat With Fuse While Cooking Cabbage With Her Grandma

Many artists have been opting for healthy lifestyles this year. Being on the road 24/7 can cause a lot of damage to the body if it is not being taken care of properly. Young M.A is one of the latest

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#WellnessWednesday: Cleanse vs Detox: What’s the Difference?

There’s no doubt, you’ve heard of juice cleanses, sugar cleanses, and detox diets. If you’ve ever tried losing weight, beating the bloat, or getting back on track after a little too much mac and cheese, someone has probably suggested doing a body

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#VeganVitals: Top Protein Sources For The Vegan Who Doesn’t Want To Lose Weight

Let’s be real, we have all thought about going vegetarian, vegan, or pescatarian at least once or twice in our life. One of my best friends went vegan and she looks and feels better than ever. Her skin is glowing,

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#SelfcareSunday: The Many Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

For many people Apple Cider Vinegar is apart of their holy grail. Like products such as coconut oil, olive oil, coconut water, honey, and ginger there are many different ways to use apple cider vinegar. According to WebMD apple cider

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#FitnessFriday: Get Sweaty in the Sun this Summer

Courtesy of NYC Parks, New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation, you can take your workout outside this summer and get your tan and sweat on at the same time! All around the city, NYC Parks has organized free

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Vegan Brunchin’ 3 Delicious Recipes For Vegans

Brunching is the new clubbing. We love our waffles and mimosas on a beautiful Sunday afternoon with the homies, but one thing we do not like is the ridiculous prices. Brunches in NYC can run for about 50 dollars or

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The Many Ways You Can Incoporate Coconut Oil Into Your Life

Our beloved coconut oil comes from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts. Due to its high saturated fat content coconut oil has a long shelf life, lasting up to six months without spoiling. Coconut oil can be found in

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Four Ways to Stay Positive During Graduation SZN

Graduation season is finally here! If you aren’t graduating, it’s pretty hard to miss the Instagram and Twitter photos of new graduates in their caps, gowns, and joyful smiles. For most of us, college wasn’t only an academic experience. In the

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Why You Should Be Adding Collagen Supplements To Your Life?

In this day and age, if your body is running low or void of something there is always a pill or treatment waiting in stand by to help you. In this case collagen pills are ready to come to your

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