Michelle's motto: Proper planning prevents piss-poor performances.
(caller is a naturopath) Herbs are incredible. God has given us herbs for everything. Oil of oregano, which comes from the oregano plant, is anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It's awesome for any kind of respiratory ailments, like pneumonia, because it's a bronchodilator.
Michelle: my mom said that the list of companies to be mindful of, can be found at grabyourwallet.org
"If I can't eat it, it doesn't go on my skin."
Confirmed that Ashwagandha powder protects the thyroid.
"To me, African-American women have a lot of issues with their thyroids." Ashwagandha is an Indian ginseng. I take it with my small veggie smoothie every morning. It also helps balance your hormones. I put my daughter on it because she was having panic attacks (due to being pre-menopausal). It balanced her. We need to research what we're putting on our skin. We have to stop putting all of these poison chemicals in our system.
If you're pre-menopausal, eat more yams. Also, tampons have a lot of carcinogens in them and are not regulated by the FDA. We put those in our vaginas every month. I would recommend for everyone, especially women of color, to use the reusable menstruation cups. Michelle uses the disposable ones (uses 1 per cycle). Also, I love Thinx (period-proof underwear).