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Vitamin D: Fall's Most Important Accessory

Vitamin D: Fall’s Most Important Accessory

As we prepare for cold weather by dragging out our thicker clothes, we must remember to also prepare for winter sickness. Today’s post is about vitamin D, perhaps the most important preventative tool for winter sickness and undoubtedly the most powerful steroid hormone in the human body.

Many Americans are deficient in vitamin D, especially the elderly and those with darker pigmented skin. Vitamin D is antibiotic, anti-microbial, and is technically a hormone since it can be produced in the body itself. Imagine the inside of your body as school, with vitamin D is the overzealous schoolteacher. Vitamin D is constantly […] Read More

LAST Free Health Fair of 2015!

LAST Free Health Fair of 2015!

All About Women’s final health fair of 2015 is October 10, 9am-2pm, at Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church. This particular event, “Pampering with a Purpose,” is part of the Worship in Pink event happening that weekend. Scroll down for a complete list of FREE services and a schedule of special speakers. As always, this event is completely free and includes lunch! 

 

FREE SERVICE PROVIDERS:

Alive Hospice (living wills)
Amerigroup
Bernard Health
BlueCare of Tennessee
Davidson County Sheriff’s Department (child fingerprinting)
Face Painting
Jen Mulford Clean Eating (BMI checks and clean eating info)
Hope Clinic for Women
Legal Aid Society
Goodlettsville Library
Metro Public Health Department – Family Planning
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Debunking Your Seat Belt Excuses

Debunking Your Seat Belt Excuses

By Amanda Brown

Wearing a seat belt seems like an obvious thing to do, right? Well, for nearly 14% of Tennesseans, it isn’t a habit. In an observational study commissioned by our office and performed by the University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research, only 86.2% of drivers in our state buckle up. I’d like to debunk a few of the myths and argue some of the seat belt criticisms I hear each day.

The first one I hear frequently is “I have an air bag.” Air bags are not a substitute for seat belts. Most air bags will not be beneficial […] Read More

Why is Lupus Known as "The Cruel Mystery"?

Why is Lupus Known as “The Cruel Mystery”?

By Tracy Rode, President and CEO
Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Capter

The Lupus Foundation of America recently added a tag line to its logo: “Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery.” Today, cells are analyzed down to their DNA for use in planning treatments. So why do we still talk about a disease as a mystery? How does lupus still evade scientists searching for possible treatments and cures?

Lupus is a disease that provides no simple answers. First, it can be very difficult to confirm a diagnosis of lupus. Patients – 9 out of 10 of whom are female – often first visit […] Read More

Human trafficking in Tennessee? Nashville? My own zip code?

Human trafficking in Tennessee? Nashville? My own zip code?

By Ondrea Johnson
Director of Education and Community Relations End Slavery Tennessee

You’ve had a privileged childhood in a comfortable Nashville suburb. You graduated from a local private school and are accepted to the college of your choice. But the next thing you know you’re being bought and sold for sex?

That is exactly what happened for one human trafficking survivor we recently met.  The man who exploited her used a common lure among traffickers.  He became her “boyfriend.”  He sold her a dream; then he sold her for sex. At first his demands seemed harmless enough (“Let me take a nude photo […] Read More

Free Health Fair August 29th

Free Health Fair August 29th

Join us for our next FREE health fair at DuPont Hadley Middle Prep in Old Hickory, TN for more than 20 free health services, a free lunch, door prizes, and more. Please note that mammograms and flu vaccines are first-come, first-served. If you are interested in volunteering at this event email Victoria Liggett at victoria@allaboutwomen2.wpengine.com

 

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Use This Summer To Clean Up Your Diet

Use This Summer To Clean Up Your Diet

By Holly Ladd

Summer is here again and with it comes an excellent opportunity to clean up your diet. Over the winter we tend to eat heavier, bulkier foods to help us deal with the colder temperatures and they work, but now with the heat, our bodies are looking for lighter, cooling fare. Farmer’s markets are filling up with local produce and the grills are ready for the highest quality meats and veggies, so this is an easily accomplished goal.

Eating Seasonally
Our bodies tend to work better when we eat seasonally. By that I mean eating the fruits and vegetables that are […] Read More

You Look (and Feel) Good In Your Greens

You Look (and Feel) Good In Your Greens

By Nan Allison Nutrition Consulting

Did you know that adding just a big fistful (about 5 oz. of vegetables or a little over ½ a cup of cooked vegetable, or about the weight of a large tomato) increase more than just your nutrient intake? It just might increase your sense of well-being and keep you looking younger longer, not to mention feeling younger. Fruit and vegetable consumption has been found to predict well-being, curiosity, and creativity in adults in the workplace and also in young adults.

One of the best benefits to come out of researching the nutrients in fruits and vegetables is […] Read More

Free Health Fair - July 11

Free Health Fair – July 11

Join us on Saturday, July 11th for this free health fair. Services include St. Thomas Mobile Mammography, hearing screens, reflexology, paraffin dips, blood pressure checks, blood glucose tests, chair massage, car seat safety checks, voter registrations, adult education programs, and much more!

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National HIV Testing Day is June 27

National HIV Testing Day is June 27

NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY IS JUNE 27

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In observance of National HIV Testing Day June 27, the
Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention encourage Tennesseans to know their HIV status.

“We agree with current CDC guidelines that everyone aged 13-64 years be
tested once for HIV,” said TDH Chief Medical Officer David Reagan, MD, PhD.
“Our data show the urgent need for increased efforts to prevent HIV.
On average, more than two individuals are diagnosed with HIV every day  in Tennessee and no county is immune from the disease. Persons at high
risk include injection drug users and their sex partners, […] Read More