Ask Dr. Renee: Food Deserts And Black Communities

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Food Deserts And Black Communities

I recently had the opportunity to attend the American Public Health Association Conference. I wrote about one of the talks I attended for

What are food deserts you ask?? Well please head over to Ebony to read the whole article.

Ask Dr. Renee: Mazda Making Moves

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Mazda Making Moves

I had a blast in this Mazda 6. I have to remind everyone I am the queen of small compact cars. I could honestly see myself owning a Mazda 6. Everyone that got in the car asked me what kind of car is this and this is SO NICE!! This car is filled with all sorts of cool buttons and gadgets.

Temperature Control

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I love the fact that I could control my temperature and my passenger could control theirs. Heated seats that are perfect for the Chicago winters.

Related Post Kicking it with Kia


If you need to get a nice safe car for your wife or girlfriend I think this would be a perfect vehicle. The car is spacious enough for kids and car seats but wonderful for a singlenista like myself or a couple with no kids. This car looks sporty enough for a single man that is trying to pick up the chicks… LOL Mazda this was my first time driving one of your cars and I believe you might have a new customer.


Ask Dr. Renee: Have You Had Buddy Fruits?

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Have You Had Buddy Fruits?

This past summer I visited my sister Alycia AKA Foodieengineer in Georgia.  We went to Publix  and there was a big barrel of these applesauces. My sister grabbed some and put them in the basket. I said what is that? She said oh these are my snacks. I picked up a few Apple Banana and Apple Cinnamon for myself. I tried them and fell in love!!! I was devastated when I came back to Chicago and could not find them anywhere :( But I wanted to tell you about these amazing 100% fruit snacks 50-60 calories!! They are VERY convenient to carry in your purse or backpack. I contacted the company and they are going to put together a GREAT package for one of my readers.

These applesauces are 100% preservative free and are a GREAT way to get your daily fruits in your diet.


Here is the Buddy Fruits Mission:

The Buddy Fruits Promise has remained the same since day one: 100% Fruit, 100% Taste and 100% Pleasure!

Buddy Fruits is committed to delivering our families, a nutritious alternative to unhealthy foods.

With Buddy Fruits wholesome choice of natural ingredients, the products are an easy way to outsmart temptation!

Buddy Fruits is simplifying the busy everyday life of families by making fruit easy to consume whether at home, at the office, at school or on the go.

With a large variety of flavors, sizes and products available, all family members are able to consume healthy fruits daily.

With 23 million overweight kids across the nation (that’s 32% of all kids!) there is a clear need for fruit to reclaim the number one spot of snacks served to kids.

Buddy Fruits is the US pioneer of the squeezable pouch. Ever since we imported this concept in 2006, we have been dedicated to an ongoing commitment of reinventing the way we eat fruits. We will continue to offer healthy snacks you’ve never seen before!

Check out Buddy Fruits


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Ask Dr. Renee: Do You Need Help With Social Media?

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Do You Need Help With Social Media?

I am a huge advocate of social media and all of its benefits. People who do not use social media to grow their brand and businesses are missing out of a huge marketing tool. I have worked very hard with social media for the last 10 years and I have learned all the ropes and algorithms to build my community. Many of the media outlets that I have worked with have spotted me on social media. If this is something you believe that you need for your business or brand I am having a very brief sale that only has a few slots available. Here is my new website with a brief description of my services


If you want to take advantage of my 50% Discount please email me and if you refer a friend you will receive a FREE session.

Ask Dr. Renee: Kicking It With Kia

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Kicking it With Kia


I am single and short in stature what am I going to do with a truck? That is the question that I asked when I got in the Kia Sorento last week. This truck was equipped with so many bells and whistles I forgot I was in a truck. Getting in and out of the vehicle was easy as pie not like I was getting in a big truck, I truly fell in love with the Sorento. I felt like I was driving a luxury vehicle!! Once I looked at the sticker price I realized it is a luxury vehicle. I had no idea that Kia has vehicles this fancy. This vehicle had some extra features that I have never experienced before. I hope you get as excited as I was about these really cool features.


Safety First

I am a Doctor so we have to put safety first. This vehicle has airbags everywhere to make certain that you are not injured on impact. It also has some safety features within the seatbelt structure so that you are restrained during a collision. You will see in one of my videos there is an alert feature if you begin to drift while driving and another one if the car in front of you is too close. The BEST safety feature is the camera that shows you 360 degrees around the vehicle. THIS feature is the one that made me feel comfortable driving such a big vehicle because I could see every angle to make certain I didn’t hit anything.


Coolest Feature

This vehicle had something I had never seen before. You can walk up to the tailgate/trunk and it will open!! You have to have the car locked and the keys on you (in your pocket) and boom it opens!!! So when you have too many bags and can’t reach for your keys the trunk will open for you to put everything down without you having to empty your hands to find your keys!!

The second cool feature is that the side mirrors move when you lock the car and as you are approaching the car they come back out. Living in Chicago this is very important when you are street parking to make certain someone does not knock your mirror off when they drive by or when they are trying to park their car.

I love the Kia Sorento and when I “grow up” and have a family this will definitely be in the running for me to purchase. The truck seats 7 but the third row lays flat to give you more trunk space. The rear seats also recline which makes this GREAT for a ROAD TRIP! There are A/C controls for the rear third row as well. Please check out the Kia Sorento the next time you are in the market for a truck.



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