Dear Mama Tenza

Dear Mama Tenza

A health advice column for all ages. Mama Tenza recommends natural remedies for common, everyday health scares.

Dear Mama Tenza! Mi need yuh help fi dah one yah! From di oda day mi feel like mi back a guh pop out. Mi cyan sleep in peace, sometimes not even breathe properly. If I lie down on my...

Dear Mama Tenza, A friend of mine wrote to you sometime earlier this year so I figured I’d try seeking some advice as well. She was feeling tired and annoyed all the time and had stomach burns. I don’t have...

Mama Tenza I need your help with this one, really! I’m an early childhood teacher, I work in Kingston but live in Spanish Town so I wake up extra early and leave for work super early just so I...

Dear Mama Tenza,  I have 12 year old twin girls who seem to have eczema that leaves tenacious tattoos. I know you’re going to tell me that part of why they have eczema is because of their diet, I know...

Dear Mama Tenza, I have two children, one is 9 and the other is 4 years old. When the 9 year old was about 6 she caught a ringworm in her back and what I got prescribed for...

Dear Mama Tenza, My son caught chicken pox and now his skin is just awful. He has spots and flake-like stuff everywhere. There’s no cream I can use to put all over him. The tube would be finished in one...

Mama Tenza! Mi a beg you help me wid dis please! My daughter is 8 years old and her foot dem smell like a big man weh drive truck! Her foot dem smell bad man! Mi wash her socks...

Mama Tenza I don't like what is happening to me and I don't know how to fix it, so I'm writing to your for something, anything, even if it's just empathy and support because this journey is rough! My...

Mama Tenza!!!!!!!! with all this talk about special needs, I am so afraid of giving birth. I'm two months pregnant and all I can think about is "what if my baby is born with autism". My husband has a...

Mama Tenza I'm not sure if you can help me but I was referred to you so I'm gonna give it a try. I've always had backaches but I've noticed I only get them when I stand for long...

TALKS WITH TESS

For the life of me, I could never understand why some persons thought the term 'body positive' was only a buffer for fat people;...