Posts Tagged ‘Wellness’

Five Questions with Tony Hillery, Founder of Harlem Grown | Food Tank

Five Questions with Tony Hillery, Founder of Harlem Grown | Food Tank

by Allyn Rosenberger Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Tony Hillery, the founder of Harlem Grown, about his organization’s commitment to inspiring youth to live healthy, ambitious lives. In addition to providing mentorship and role models to impoverished youth, Harlem Grown provides hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. When we […]


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 […]


The 96th Street divide: Why There’s So Much Diabetes in Harlem

The 96th Street divide: Why There’s So Much Diabetes in Harlem

In East Harlem, four times as many people have diabetes as in the neighboring Upper East Side. Meera Senthilingam of Mosaic meets the New Yorkers stopping poverty from being a death sentence.


Brain cancer survivor, singer: “Music is my main form of therapy” | CBS News

Brain cancer survivor, singer: "Music is my main form of therapy" | CBS News

By Jeremy Bradley Angel Reynoso’s 30th birthday had a lot of what you’d expect: family singing, cake cutting, and phones recording. What made this birthday so different was where it took place — he was in a hospital room. The day before, he’d had a seizure, was rushed to intensive care and had emergency surgery […]


2/25/16: CoSMO Clinic Fundraiser Ft. Los Pleneros de La 21

2/25/16: CoSMO Clinic Fundraiser Ft. Los Pleneros de La 21

CoSMO Clinic Fundraiser Ft. Los Pleneros de La 21 Thursday, February 25th at 7:30pm Alumni Auditorium, 650 W 168th Street on Fort Washington Avenue Get Your Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10071850 This is what we call a win-win. Have a blast taking in, learning and listening to the Grammy nominated and Smithsonian-recognized Los Pleneros de la 21 and support […]


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 […]


Call For Applications for Community Based Grants

Call For Applications for Community Based Grants

CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) has issued a call for applications to community based organizations and initiatives that support healthy lifestyles for school-aged children in Washington Heights/Inwood. Mini grants are awarded to fund either new or ongoing initiatives that increase access to and knowledge about healthy foods and eating habits, and/or physical […]


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 Dreams of Denisse | Manhattan Times

The Dreams of Denisse | Manhattan Times

Story by Mónica Barnkow Like many college students, Denisse Rojas found she had to work 30 hours or more a week to keep up with her financial responsibilities. But the workload did not keep the determined student from graduating from UC Berkeley with a double major in Interactive Biology and Sociology. And a 3.63 grade […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Revolutionary Fitness

Indiegogo Spotlight: Revolutionary Fitness

A Word From Revolutionary Fitness RevFit’s Indiegogo Campaign is a project to support the development of a brand new low-cost, community-based fitness studio. This is our first physical location and we are excited to be in the great neighborhood of East Harlem. There’s a range of one-of-a-kind perks for you to choose from, with all proceeds […]


New medical school to open in Harlem | Crain’s New York Business

New medical school to open in Harlem | Crain's New York Business

By Jonathan LaMantia New York City is getting a new medical school in Harlem with the goal of training more doctors to practice in underserved communities across the state. The CUNY School of Medicine will be located on the City College campus near 138th Street and will partner with the Bronx-based St. Barnabas Health System. […]


Move over, Doogie; it’s Doctor Dinardo | Manhattan Times

Move over, Doogie; it’s Doctor Dinardo | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow Dinardo Rodríguez has big plans for his summer. Chief among them is lingering in bed on Saturday mornings. Though not an uncommon wish for teenagers, sleeping in would be a break from his typical weekend routine. In the past six years, Rodríguez has spent Saturday mornings and summers at […]


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, […]


Telemundo’s Top Chef Estrellas: Vote For Henry Santos & Local Non-Profit CHALK could win $5K

Telemundo’s Top Chef Estrellas: Vote For Henry Santos & Local Non-Profit CHALK could win $5K

All you have to do is click on the link below and vote for Henry Santos and CHALK could win 5 grand. It is that easy. For those that don’t know, CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) is all about preventing childhood obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles in this neighborhood. They do important […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: The Holistically Inspired Peoples Bar

Indiegogo Spotlight: The Holistically Inspired Peoples Bar

A Word From Paola Martinez THE BIRTH OF THE HIP BAR! My health went on a not so exhilarating rollercoaster ride for many years. I dealt with tumors, cysts, adrenals dysfunction, thyroid issues, and a very rare “supposedly” incurable and disfiguring disease called Morphea. It took me almost losing all of my bodily/cognitive functions to […]


Boutique Fitness Studios Give Lift to Uptown’s Gym Offerings | DNAinfo

Boutique Fitness Studios Give Lift to Uptown's Gym Offerings | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong UPPER MANHATTAN — For fitness buffs looking to sprint their way up a “climb” in spin class, perform a record number of Burpees or work on their Crow pose, nowadays don’t have to go far to break a sweat. Exercise studios such as Soul Cycle, AKT InMotion and Exceed Physical Culture have […]


Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hope for Carol

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hope for Carol

About This Cause Being a single parent is never easy. Now try being a single parent with stage 3 Breast cancer. Just when things seemed to be getting better financially, Carolina was faced with the most difficult challenge of her life. Forced to cease work due to illness, she is now left with rental payments, […]

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