Chef Jernard takes a step back and lets his wife, Keena Wells, @keena1031, take the lead for Men’s Health!  Keena demonstrates how the ladies can REPRESENT. for Men’s Health by whipping up a healthy, delicious southern classic with a Southern Modified twist, “Shrimp Creole on A Bed of Rice Cauliflower.”

Dealing with Depression Dealing with depression can be quite challenging. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with the disorder or are living with a loved one who suffers with depression, it can take quite a toll on you and your family. That is especially true for African American men, many of whom do not seek the help […]

Chirl Girl sits down with local therapist and founder of non profit Eustress Inc, Rwenshaun Miller to talk about the stigma of men and dealing with their mental health as well as telling his own story of how he was able to overcome and maintain his own diagnosis of bi-polar depression. Watch below: You can […]

We’ve all heard it before – the word depression, but do we really know what it means and how it affects men? Depression is so much more complicated than just being sad and men handle it differently than women. Clinical depression is considered an illness that affects the entire body. Researchers with Mental Health America […]

This week’s featured recipe with Chef Jernard Wells for REPRESENT Men’s Health is Walnut Kale Berry Salad with Scallops. Kale is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, mix that with some berries and salad and you are ready to go! A number of things in life can contribute to depression, but one that is […]

Discrimination & Mental Health The mental health of our community continues to be impacted by the senseless violence, police brutality and racial discrimination we see exhibited each and every day. African American adults are more likely than white adults to feel sad, worthless or hopeless and three times more likely to report serious psychological stress, […]

How Changing Your Diet Can Help Improve Your Mood Proper nutrition, exercise and meditation can play an important role in maintaining good mental health. The findings of several studies have shown that people who ate a diet rich in fried foods, processed meats, sweets, high fat dairy foods, and refined cereals were more likely to […]

For most of us, the words “sugar diabetes” are quite familiar. Unfortunately, in the black community, it is a phrase we have heard used far too often, usually associated with our “Mema,” “Papaw,” “Auntie,” or “Uncle.” The correct term for “sugar diabetes” is Diabetes Mellitus (DM). According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), “13.2% of […]

More than 80 million Americans are prediabetic and don’t even know it. Researchers with the Mayo Clinic state prediabetes occurs when your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It is a cause for concern because it is could be considered the beginning of […]

This week’s featured recipe with Chef Jernard Wells for REPRESENT Men’s Health is Peanut Butter Chicken Stir Fry.  Peanut butter is high in magnesium, which is an important nutrient in the fight against diabetes. Peanut butter also has a low glycemic index, which is important for those diagnosed with diabetes and looking for something to […]

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a key factor in disease prevention. Research shows that the risk of getting prediabetes and type 2 diabetes decreases when you make smart choices about your health. Here are a few tips that can help you get started. 1. Manage your weight. Fatty tissue in the body, especially around the […]

We all know at least one person with diabetes. It is not a secret that diabetes affects a lot of people in many different ways. Whether you are caring for someone who has it or you, yourself, were diagnosed, managing the disease can take over your life. There are strategies, however, you can use to […]