Posts Tagged ‘Eileen Z. Fuentes’

The Elixir: The One Thing You Need to Finally Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

The Elixir: The One Thing You Need to Finally Stick to Your New Year's Resolution

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes)   The New Year is the time when individuals make radical declarations about personal challenges they want to overcome. Most resolutions focus around health, weight loss, financial freedom, and simply enjoying life more. These are all great goals to achieve but sadly about 80% of them fail. Like many of you, […]


As She Fights Cancer, a Woman Strives for Normalcy | NY Times

As She Fights Cancer, a Woman Strives for Normalcy | NY Times

The Neediest Cases By JOHN OTIS For decades, Patricia Lewis toiled as a security guard for NYC Health & Hospitals, a duty she performed along with a second, and sometimes a third, job. “I showered in the hospitals, I slept on gurneys and hardly came home,” Ms. Lewis, 68, recalled. All that work was to […]


The Elixir: Give Instead of Get This Black Friday – Christina’s Cancer Cure Fund

The Elixir: Give Instead of Get This Black Friday – Christina’s Cancer Cure Fund

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Black Friday is defined as the day after Thanksgiving and is noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, during which crowds of consumers are drawn to special offers by retailers. This year my hope is that instead of getting, why not try giving? Before you stop reading, please know it is […]


The Elixir Profiles: Julissa Pérez

The Elixir Profiles: Julissa Pérez

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Q. From personal experience I know that cancer is generally viewed as an older person’s disease. How did you discover your illness? A. Cancer wasn’t even a thought or concern to me. At my age, the thought of cancer seemed so unlikely. Even though my doctor had suggested a biopsy, I […]


Beauty brand, duty bound | Manhattan Times

Beauty brand, duty bound | Manhattan Times

By James Clark It’s been a year since Julissa Pérez found out she was cancer-free. “There are good days, and there are bad days,” said the 31-year-old Inwood resident, who battled thyroid cancer and underwent radiation treatment. It has been a long journey. “The after-effects of cancer are a process too,” she noted. Her battle […]


The Elixir: The 2016 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen List

The Elixir: The 2016 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen List

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Every year I look forward to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen list. This handy guide helps you avoid non-organic fruits and vegetables that are highest in pesticide residues and choose non-organic items from the Clean Fifteen List. As someone who works with patients, I rely on it to […]


4/30/16: 9th Annual Harlem Celebration of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

4/30/16: 9th Annual Harlem Celebration of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

St. Nicholas Park Plaza (135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue) April 30th @ 10AM Join millions around the world in their individual time zones beginning at 10AM to celebrate world peace, optimum health and well-being! Our very own Eileen Z. Fuentes will be one of the keynote speakers. This is a FREE event for all ages. Bring […]


How To Make Your Problems Disappear

How To Make Your Problems Disappear

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) A short time ago, I came across a video of Michelle Obama’s extremely early morning workout routine. It immediately triggered a curiosity in me that I could not ignore. This curiosity forced me to take a closer look at my morning ritual and it seriously needed some revamping. Every morning consisted […]


My Plant-Heavy Fully Loaded Omelet

My Plant-Heavy Fully Loaded Omelet

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Did you know that February is cancer prevention month? It is why you should use this month to practice living a healthier lifestyle and encourage others to do the same. As chaotic as they can be, mornings set the tone for the rest of the day. Productivity experts all agree that […]


What’s The First Thing I Should Add To My Diet To Reduce My Cancer Risk?

What’s The First Thing I Should Add To My Diet To Reduce My Cancer Risk?

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Because of my extensive training in holistic nutrition for cancer prevention, the first question I am often asked is, “what do I need to stop eating to reduce my risk?” My response is always the same. First, I tell them that the focus should be on the many things that they […]


The 14 Archetypes of Healing

The 14 Archetypes of Healing

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) The Spiritual Fanatic I was convinced that I was going to die and so I made it a mission to find a supportive spiritual community that could assist my family with my end-of-life affairs. After realizing I may be around for a while, I believed the universe was in control of everything […]


I Literally Lost It All And Then This Happened…

I Literally Lost It All And Then This Happened…

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Almost four years ago, I wrote a heartfelt post titled, “Freedom Fridays”, about my decision to go part-time. It remains one of the most popular entries on my blog. It was written 3 years after my breast cancer diagnosis. When I wrote it, I was completely burnt-out. I realized that I […]


Spread Love: Introducing EileenZFuentes.com & Wellness Wednesdays

Spread Love: Introducing EileenZFuentes.com & Wellness Wednesdays

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Ok, so this has been a long time in the making. My beautiful and extremely dedicated wife, Eileen Z. Fuentes, has been hard at work revamping her online space. The result is the recently launched EileenZFuentes.com. The new site is lovingly devoted to aiding and empowering women dealing with cancer of […]


The Elixir: How Being Diagnosed With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Connected Me To My Roots

The Elixir: How Being Diagnosed With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Connected Me To My Roots

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Wellness and healthy living has become very trendy. It seems as if everyone is sipping on smoothies and doing yoga. While I have always been health-conscious, the messages I was receiving in the media confused me about what to eat and how to live. Like many women, I thought low-fat anything, […]


Healthy Washington Heights Eatery Pick and Eat Expanding to Inwood | DNAinfo

Healthy Washington Heights Eatery Pick and Eat Expanding to Inwood | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — One of the first Washington Heights restaurants to focus on healthy food is expanding to Inwood in hopes of combating locals’ “sad” eating habits, the owner said. Pick and Eat, located at 177th Street and Broadway, will open a second location at 207th Street and Broadway by the beginning of […]


The Wellness Series @ Columbia University Medical Center

The Wellness Series @ Columbia University Medical Center

When diagnosed with breast cancer, Eileen Z. Fuentes, a Columbia University employee, experienced cancer treatment from a patient’s perspective. Having worked for Columbia, she knew she was in capable hands during her treatment; however, she was determined to play an active part of her own health and recovery and was unsure how to do so. […]


Get Yours: The S.O.U.L. Food Tee

Get Yours: The S.O.U.L. Food Tee

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Our wellness program at Columbia University Medical Center will begin in January. By purchasing our new SPEACH t-shirt, you can help us continue with this program, which brings holistic nutrition information, plant-based cooking classes, physical fitness, and integrative therapies to the hospital-setting for women in the community who have been diagnosed […]


The Elixir Eats: Chipotle Is Now In The Heights & That’s A Good Thing

The Elixir Eats: Chipotle Is Now In The Heights & That’s A Good Thing

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) September 16th is National Guacamole Day! So to honor this event, I invite you to head over to Chipotle located at 4009 Broadway (between St Nicholas Ave & West 170th St) and order yourself some of the tastiest guacamole in the neighborhood. Recently a well-known company, Naked Juice owned by PepsiCo, […]


Uptown’s Own Eileen Z. Fuentes Is Featured In Latina Magazine

Uptown's Own Eileen Z. Fuentes Is Featured In Latina Magazine

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 5 years ago, September 19th 2008 to be exact, my wife, Eileen Z. Fuentes, the mother of our 3 daughters, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. We went from a normal, if hectic, life, to one that was a living nightmare. My wife had the first surgery to remove the […]


Produce-laden van to visit Manhattan ‘food deserts’ | NY Daily News

Produce-laden van to visit Manhattan ‘food deserts’ | NY Daily News

By Tanay Warerkar / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The food deserts of Manhattan are about to get a mobile oasis. Starting Thursday, a van filled with fresh produce will hit the streets of the lower East Side, East Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood — aiming to bring low-cost, healthy food to the poor and the […]


The Elixir: The Summer Countdown Cleanse

The Elixir: The Summer Countdown Cleanse

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Summer will be here in 3 weeks. Are you bathing suit ready? Yeah, me neither… Last year I took part in my first food cleanse and it was one of the best gifts I gave to myself. And by that I mean the entire me. I experienced immediate results including; ✔ […]


Uptown Today: Speak Up @ Ganesha Outdoor Room

Uptown Today: Speak Up @ Ganesha Outdoor Room

This is a powerful event folks. Women from all walks of life and professions will gather to inspire, empower and enlighten. Our wellness contributor and breast cancer surivivor, Eileen Z. Fuentes, is one of the guest speakers. Along side Beck Hickey, Dominican Pie, Qiana and Steph La Callejera. Did we mention that powerhouse Tess will […]


The Elixir Live: Eileen Z. Fuentes Will Be A Presenter At TEDMED On April 20

The Elixir Live: Eileen Z. Fuentes Will Be A Presenter At TEDMED On April 20

Brooklyn Free Clinic Presents TEDMED Live 2013 The Brooklyn Free Clinic Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT) That’s right folks, our very own Eileen Z. Fuentes will be a presenter at the TEDMED Conference on April 20, 2013, sponsored by the Brooklyn Free Clinic. This is a big deal! Her […]


Latino Neighborhoods: Improving Health Through Ethnic Pride? | PRI The World

Latino Neighborhoods: Improving Health Through Ethnic Pride? | PRI The World

By Audrey Quinn If you take the subway to the northern tip of Manhattan, you’ll find yourself in Washington Heights, a largely Dominican neighborhood. Poverty is worse here than in most areas of New York, but “there are certain health indicators here that suggest that Washington Heights is doing better than other neighborhoods,” says Columbia […]

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