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...

Mama Tenza, Mi can use mi face fi grater cokanat di way it dry and bumpy, all mi neck! Make-up jus mek mi look wors, especially when mi skin get oily. Right now mi nuh guh nuhweh. I work from...

Mama Tenza, this may cost me my marriage and I’m not even married yet. I’m involved with this girl, and she’s amazing! Smart, very optimistic, focused and oh is she SEXY. She’s very healthy too and by that I...

I'm 25, I got married in July of last year to an amazing King and everything was going great! He, however, got a job abroad and left in August of last year. he came back home two months ago...

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...

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...

I work all over Jamaica as I am an administrative assistant for a marketing executive. Sometimes when I go to country areas or dirt tracks for events like car racing my sinuses would go crazy. I would experience headaches,...

Mama Tenza mi need yuh help urgent! I have a pageant coming up so I’ve been working out. I’m also a college student and I have a full-time job, so I’m a bit stressed. I think its showing in...

I started college last September, but ever since November or sometime near exams I've been having trouble sleeping. I am the first one from my family to go to college so I have to do well. I study hard,...

Dear Mama Tenza, Last month I had my regular cycle (period) but I’m worried something is wrong with me. I thought my period started but what I saw was dark brown, kinda black YUK! Then my period came. This month...

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As you read from the title, this will be a two-part series. I mean, how can we shatter stereotypes of fat Caribbean women in...