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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,…

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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…