This is certainly a list. I’m going to hit on some of these and we’ll put together an article to see if we can cover some of the others. For people with a gastric sleeve, or have had gastric bypass surgery, they need vitamins in order to make up for their inability to eat enough food. However, because of our inability to absorb certain vitamins in large quantities, high doses of any vitamin are not recommended. Small doses multiple times a day will absorb better and be more value for your money. As for the B12, if you’re eating meats, you do not need B12 supplementation unless there is a physical defect. And sugar inhibits absorption of all vitamins. If you want to make sure you’re absorbing your vitamins, keep the sugar low.
Model Halima Aden
By Erickka Sy Savané
My 8-year-old daughter is obsessed with Somalian model Halima Aden. Kinglimaa as she is known on instagram, made history as the first teen to wear a burkini during the Miss Teen Minnesota USA pageant in 2016, the first hijab-wearer to grace the cover of Allure magazine last summer, and she's walked for Yeezy and shot campaigns for Nike and American Eagle. All this, and she's not even 21. For my daughter, who considers herself Muslim like her dad, and went through a stage in Pre-K where she loved wearing a hijab scarf, Halima is the perfect role model. As a mom, I'm not mad at her being enamored by a young woman who is always tastefully covered- call me funny that way. But not so funny is that not all moms can see the value of someone like Halima. In fact, not so long ago in high school, this Muslim who was born in a Kenyan refugee camp and raised in Minnesota, set off an alarm in the mother of her bff who made her stop being friends with Halima because she feared she'd recruit her into ISIS. Yes, this happened. How did Halima handle it? How does she handle racism period? Halima recently gave a speech at Glamour's Women Of The Year Summit where she shared just that...