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The Visit with Dr. Arabia Mollette
55 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Til' Death Do You Tweet
None of us are safe when it comes to the damaging effects a negative online reputation can have. Every day people of various ages are losing their jobs, scholarships, and other opportunities because of the things they post online. Cybercide' or 'bullycide’ are defined as suicides being committed by young people because of online bullying. Joining us today is technology and lifestyle expert, Stephanie Humphrey. We are going to talk about the potential negative consequences of online behavior especially through social media. Also Stephanie will provide helpful advice on how people can maintain a positive reputation in cyberspace. Welcome To The Visit!
56 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
How To Co-Parent With A Toxic Parent (Without Losing Your Mind)
Co-parenting requires a shared effort and intent between the two parents. But it can be difficult after a difficult relationship has ended and takes years to master; especially when dealing with an irate person. What is the best way to deal with this? Well, joining us today is certified life coach and mama of one, Ayana Iman! We are going to discuss how to co-parent with a toxic parent without losing your mind! Welcome to The Visit!
49 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
Elder Care: When There's No Money To Bury Them
It's important to get nosey with your parents and/or the elders in your family when it comes to their healthcare because they may hide things. By the time you find out, it can be too late. Joining us today is Attorney and Legal Analyst, Midwin Charles, who is going to discuss how to talk with your parents and/or elderly loved ones about serving as their health care proxy, power of attorney, guardianships and creating wills. Welcome To The Visit!
42 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Fearing The Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia
Superstar tennis athlete, Serena Williams once said, "It isn't easy to play a tournament while someone body-shames me." Unfortunately, we witnessed Williams simultaneously be sexualized, caricaturized, othered and exoticized on numerous media outlets without focusing on her athletic skill. The intersection of sexism and racism and the treatment of black women's bodies is something we have grappled with for centuries. Joining us today in honor of Black History Month, guest expert and sociologist, Sabrina Strings, and I are going to discuss the racial origins of fatphobia. Welcome to the Visit!
50 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
The Impact of Social Media On Our Relationships and Sex Life
Before the days of Instagram, Facebook and blogs, our knowledge about people's intimate lives were very limited. Today, things have certainly changed. We have a continuous backstage pass into other peoples’ relationships, kitchens, bathrooms and sex lives, all the time on social media. And it can certainly take a toll on feeling satisfied with our own lives. Joining us today in honor of Valentine's Day is renowned NYC-based sex therapist and clinical sexologist, Cyndi Darnell. We are going to discuss the positive and negative impact of social media on our relationships and sex life. Welcome To The Visit!
56 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
Black Women and Heart Disease
Recent studies show that Black women are less likely to receive basic treatments known to be effective in combating cardiovascular diseases such, as a daily dose of aspirin or prescribed statins. Unfortunately, Black women have nearly twice the rate of heart attack and death due to coronary heart disease. Joining us today in honor of Heart Disease Awareness Month, guest expert and cardiologist, Dr. Pilar Haynes, and I are going to discuss heart disease in Black Women. Welcome To The Visit!
40 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
Meal planning is great for saving time, but, ideally, it should save us money, too. And when you’re on a strict budget, meal planning can be quite a challenge. If you’re not sure where to start, then this is the show for you! Joining us today is food lover, meticulous budgeter and creator of the popular blog “Budget Bytes,” Beth Moncel! She is going to provide tips on how to plan your meals when you’re on a tight budget! Welcome to The Visit!
41 minutes | Jan 22, 2020
Surviving The Holidays With an Eating Disorder
Over the holidays, socializing increases and much of this focused on consuming food. When the new year begins, the diet culture hits a spike and suddenly people moralize eating to rectify the wrong they believe they've done. Unfortunately for those with active eating disorders, the focus on food is quite triggering. Joining us today is social justice activist, Melissa Fabelho, who is going to provide tips on how to survive the holidays with an eating disorder. Welcome to The Visit!
38 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
You Don't Have To Size Down To Style Up
It's the New Year and many people want to take the first steps to become healthier! Healthy habits are what can afford us true well-being. Joining us today is Registered Dietitian, stylist and former runway model, Wintana Kiros! We are going to discuss how to gain our well-being rather than focusing on weight loss, ways our bodies change as we age, and how to dress our current bodies while on a budget. Welcome to The Visit!
45 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
What Is Self-Care and What Isn't
True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake. It is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from. And that often takes doing the thing you least want to do. How can we avoid the inevitable capitalist tide from turning something as simple as self-care into yet another thing to be bought and sold? Joining us today in honor of the New Year, repeat guest expert and clinical psychotherapist from the Sixth Street Wellness Clinic, Stacey Younge, and I are going to discuss what self-care really means and what isn't!
37 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
Why Women Fear Of Being Judged At The Gym
It's definitely not uncommon for a little anxiety and intimidation to kick in when walking into a gym. Believe me, you are certainly not alone! Did you know that "gymtimidation" keeps a shocking number of women at home? Well, in honor of New Year's Eve, guest expert and fitness guru from the FIT Factory NYC, Jasmine "Coach Jaz" Graham and I are going to discuss how can we ditch gymtimidation and boost our confidence.
57 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Finding Ourselves Through Food
We've all heard the expression, "you are what you eat." But is this true? Well on this episode of "The Visit" is registered dietician nutritionist, Vanessa Rissetto. We'll discuss how food plays a role in constructing our identities, the constant food shaming on social media, as well as the current obsessions with counting calories and healthy eating.
41 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
How Not To Go Broke Over Christmas
The holidays are supposed to be a time of giving and Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. But it could be also a hard time for others. When you are struggling financially, Christmas can be one of the most stressful periods of the year not only finanically but emotionally. On this episode, business owner and stock analyst, Mabel Nuñez, provides us with tips on how to maintain financial wellness while preparing for the Christmas holiday and avoid overspending. The final decision of whether to go for broke or not this season is in our hands!
30 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Allergic to Semen?
You can be allergic to pretty much anything. But did you know that you can also be allergic to semen? Well, semen allergy is a real thing, not very common and mostly impacts women! Joining me is guest expert and triple board-certified Internist, Allergist and Immunologist, Dr. Lakeia Wright. Today, we'll discuss how to know if you are allergic to semen, how to spot these symptoms, the treatment and how not to allow this allergy to affect your sex life.
53 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Life As A Hip-Hop Promoter Turned HIV Activist
She is renowned in the music industry for her work as a successful concert promoter working with the likes of Jay Z and Lil Kim. After contracting HIV in 1995 from a man she thought she was going to marry, Maria Davis decided to spend the rest of her life fighting to stay alive, help spread awareness within her community and raise money to support research for a cure. Joining me today in honor of World AIDS Day is hip-hop promoter turned HIV activist, Maria Davis. On this episode, she opens up about her life as an AIDS survivor, activist, as well as her personal battles with finding love and holding on to love.
48 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Racism and Bias in the Food Industry
Studies shows that Black and Latino neighborhoods have more outdoor advertising space than white neighborhoods and these spaces disproportionately market alcohol, tobacco and the least of healthy foods. Lacking access to healthier foods and also lacking knowledge about what foods are in fact healthier, the poor are easy prey to the junk food industry and food chains who see these communities as markets they can readily exploit. Brooklyn-based registered dietician nutritionist, Maya Feller, stopped by "The Visit" to discuss racism and bias in the food industry.
37 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Managing Your Diabetes with Good Nutrition
Having diabetes doesn't mean you need to eliminate all carbs, fruits and fats to get it under control. Various carb-containing foods are nutrient rich and healthy fats have many health benefits. In honor of American Diabetes Month, board-certifed Family Medicine and Culinary Physician, Dr. Lauren Powell, is going to share her expertise on how you can lower your risks for diabetic complications with good nutrition, portion control and still live your best life. Also, we’ll go over risk factors for diabetes, signs/symptoms, getting a proper diagnosis, and the process of self-monitoring blood sugars at home.
47 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
The Virginity Exam
Last week, American rapper, actor and TV host, T.I. aka "TIP", shocked the world when he admitted on a podcast interview that he annually accompanies his 18-year-old daughter to her gynecological exam to see if her “hymen is still intact”; basically ensuring that she’s still a virgin. But while T.I.’s comments continue to cause an uproar on the internet, there is a more disturbing reality: virginity testing is widespread around the globe and has historically been associated with far more complex questions of gender, sexual politics, history, religion, and culture. Joining us on this special bonus episode of "The Visit", are OB/GYN specialist, Dr. Kiarra King, as well as Hip Hop journalist, co-founder, and CEO of AllHipHop.com, Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur. We are going to discuss the issue with virginity testing, the physical and mental health effects it has on girls and women as well as how fathers can be proactive by talking with their daughters about sex.
40 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
Boo to the Flu
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 200,000 people in the USA are hospitalized each year for illnesses associated with seasonal influenza virus infections. Less than half of adults (18 years and older) received a flu vaccine in recent years. But you may be asking yourself "why should I get the flu vaccine and is it effective? Will the vaccine give me the flu?" Joining us on this episode of "The Visit", is triple-board certified Infectious Disease specialist, Internist and Pediatrician, Dr. Alexea Gaffney. We discussed why is the flu so dangerous, reasons to get the flu shot or not and when to get it.
43 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
Everyone Is Grieving
Losing someone we love can put us into a deep and vulnerable position, where we experience a host of emotions unlike anything before. Anxiety following loss is a very real, yet often overlooked symptom. So how can we better work through our grief and begin to get a handle on our anxiety? Guest expert and clinical psychotherapist from the Sixth Street Wellness Clinic, Stacey Younge discusses how to overcome loss and grief-related anxiety.
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