Kafi Drexel


Articles by Kafi Drexel

Melanin Rich Wellness: Rachel Nicks

So what happens when one of New York’s top trainers, who just so happens to be a doula, has her first kid? (Hint: A whole bunch of knowledge drops for the rest of us.)

During Black History Month (and beyond) we’re celebrating today’s black American female wellness influencers. These women are making a difference when it comes to giving a face to minority health along with making wellness more accessible to diverse communities and people of color. You might think Rachel Nicks’ focus on women’s health, and maternal health, […]

2018 Superfood Trends to Watch

…and just what is a “superfood” anyway?

Superfood. The term has become a regular part of our health dialogue without really having to overthink it much. Why? Because it sounds like what it means —food that is REALLY good for you. It seems like the term first hit the mainstream in 1990 with the introduction of SuperFoods: Nutrient-Dense Foods to Help Protect […]

Melanin Rich Wellness: Jenné Claiborne

Vegan chef and blogger Jenné Claiborne shows us plant-based foods are rooted in, stem from, and happen to be blooming with soul.

During Black History Month (and beyond) we’re celebrating today’s black American female wellness influencers. These women are making a difference when it comes to giving a face to minority health along with making wellness more accessible for diverse communities and people of color. Jenné Claiborne’s newly released Sweet Potato Soul cookbook is vegan soul food […]

Jessamyn Stanley’s Every Body Yoga Should Be Required Reading For All Of Us

The self-taught, internationally known yoga teacher and Instagram star has serious wisdom for first-timers on the mat — and some vital reminders for even the most experienced yogis.

Black History Month is a time for celebrating our sheroes and heroes. So this month (and beyond) we’re putting black American wellness influencers in the spotlight who deserve more shine. These influencers are making a difference when it comes to giving a face to minority health along with making wellness more accessible to a diverse […]

The Wellness Race

During Black History Month we’re putting the spotlight on black Americans leading today’s wellness movement — especially women, here’s why.

The health and wellness industry appears to be disproportionately, and overwhelming white, with people of color all-too-often, left out of the mix. Disparities in health outcomes for black women are even more problematic. It shouldn’t be this way. That’s why we’re introducing a special series “Melanin Rich Wellness” to help celebrate some of the key […]

Melanin Rich Wellness: Koya Webb

This world-famous holistic health expert and yoga pro wants everyone to feel the love.

Black History Month is a time for celebrating our sheroes and heroes. So this month (and beyond) we’re putting black American wellness influencers in the spotlight who deserve more shine. These influencers are making a difference when it comes to giving a face to minority health along with making wellness more accessible to a diverse […]

Can A Stack of Pancakes Give You A Collagen Boost?

A slew of new products on the market promise to help make your skin glow. But this time you'll find them on the shelves at the specialty food grocer — not the beauty aisle.

Whether it’s a miracle cream or trip to the dermatologist’s office, collagen-enhanced products and treatments have always promised to transform your skin from drab to fab like Kerry Washington, Issa Rae and Tracee Ellis Ross, owning the red carpet at the NAACP Image Awards. Their flawless complexions are pretty epic. What some smart beauty execs […]

Spilling the Tea on Coffee

Americans are the world's top coffee consumers. While our love of coffee is clear, health experts say we’re trending towards alt coffee: caffeine-free alternatives that provide the buzz without the caffeine.

Like most Americans, I really love the taste of coffee. My stomach just can’t tolerate it. It also makes me hyper, unfocused, sweat, and it impacts my sleep DAYS after I slurp down a strong cup. While I may savor the initial flavor and ritual, I always pay for it later. So I’m constantly on […]

DETOX Calorie Burning?

Ducking out of the cold and into warm comfort zones might help you burn calories . . . or even detox (in some cases), and it might also make you feel oh-so goooooood.

It’s freezing in New York and winter has moved in on most of the country. The first reaction to all of this is to run for cover. Icy air literally bites at your nose — and in cities like New York, there’s almost no escape because we walk everywhere (yippee). At least in other cities, […]

Nashville’s Favorite Fitness Guru Has A New Health Plan For You!

Ever wonder what keeps celebrities like country star, Carrie Underwood looking so good? Thanks to Erin Oprea's 4 X 4 diet plan, they've discovered that avoiding 4 key foods can change the way they look and feel in just 4 weeks!

We’re all (okay, most of us are) looking for simple solutions to diet and exercise that won’t overwhelm us. That’s why Nashville-based celebrity trainer and nutrition expert Erin Oprea came up with The 4 x 4 Diet. And nope, this diet plan isn’t meant to hit you like a pickup truck, although trucks and singing […]
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