The Big Black Book of Websites: Health & Wellness

Big Black Book of Websites: Health & Wellness
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 17, 2011

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A staple for reliable information, with tools to help African Americans improve their health and support for those who seek it.

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This chocolate shoppe, run by African American businesswoman, Jackie Jackson, allows you to indulge in custom-made, chocolate dipped high heels, oreo’s and caramel apples. Enter the code ESSENCE to receive %10 off.

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It offers inspirational messages to help empower those affected by cancer.

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Indulge in good heart health by experiencing wine from around the world through exclusive samples.

Enter code ESSENCE at checkout for 30% off any sampler at tastingroom.com

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Want to know how many grams of fat were in that KFC meal you just ate? Get the 411 here.

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This blog, which won a 2011 Black Weblog award, captures the spiritual walk of a twenty something who serves up funny, poignant ditherings about her faith.

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Pics of sexy Black men, dating tips and real talk from relationship experts—what more could you ask for?

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Download this app to read The Good Book.

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The First Lady’s site details how to eat right and get enough exercise.

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You’ll enjoy this blog for Black women, which offers fun and thoughtful ideas on pregnancy and parenting.

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Review detailed descriptions on social and psychological conditions prevalent in the Black community.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to the best health for children.

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Easy way to collect, organize and share your favorite recipes. Create a family cookbook for a unique holiday gift.

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Find health information for hundreds of conditions. You can check your symptoms and improve your lifestyle.

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Find healthy restaurants, farmer’s markets, supermarkets and community-supported agriculture in your own neighborhood.

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Locate African-American physicians in your area.

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Track health news and studies related to Black women.

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Get personalized diet and fitness plans. Plus, you can connect with others who are trying to lose weight.

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Enlightening people all across the world about how to live healthily and happily, and just started free giveaways on the site.

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New moms can sign up for free weekly text messages about maternal and newborn health.

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This is the place for trustworthy information about your child’s health, development and behavior.

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Get the best information on food and nutrition from Registered Dietitians (R.D.) across the country. This site also provides a “Food Desert Locator” that gives an overview of low-income neighborhoods with high concentrations of people who are far from a grocery store. Just type in a zip code.

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Find recipes, learn new workouts, shop for equipment—do it all at this site.

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A collection of recipes that you’d find on the back of brand name products like General Mills, Duncan Hines, or Ortega. And yes, nutritional info is often included.

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Cupcakes to order shipped nationally to any location. They are open seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year.

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Whenever I need a great recipe for dinner with friends they always have my back.

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Find a doctor given different criteria such as specialization, location, and gender and insurance accepted. You’ll also get to read patient ratings of physicians. It’s a comprehensive site with info on more than 700,000 physicians, 180,000 dentists and 5,000 hospitals.

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I know it’s shameless self-promotion, but I can’t count the number of times I’ve been to this site to find really healthy and delicious recipes. Nutritional info? It’s in there.

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