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, I read your article on how to cure yeast infection. I have made some changes to my daily diet. I consume a yogurt with ‘live culture’ once daily and I also tried the garlic, however I...

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 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, 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...

Mi sehh Mama Tenza, I don't understand what's going on with me. I've been feeling tired, demotivated and sluggish. Now all of a sudden mi stomach feel like dragon a breed up in there and they are having a...

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...

This is so embarrassing but I think I have a yeast infection. Ok, so I started noticing some white mucky stuff on my panty and it smelt yakky, geeez! My vagina would itch me, Oh gawd! Sometimes my side...

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...

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 every month I’m wailing and weeping. I keep asking my body why can’t she just send me an email or WhatsApp to tell me my reproductive system is fine? I can’t bear the pain! Every month I...

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I think it is time we remove the labels placed on beauty.  Jamaican women are beautiful because of our differences. The Caribbean has always been...