Taneia Surles, MPH

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

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I'm a freelance health and wellness writer and the founder of Content By Taneia, LLC. I have a Master's degree in Public Health with a Health Behavior concentration. 

I specialize in health and wellness, productivity, education, entrepreneurship, and true crime content. I'm skilled in creating blogs, long-form articles, newsletters, quizzes, and social media captions. With informative, entertaining, and SEO-friendly content, let's bring more traffic to your website or social media channels!

My Work

Children and Grieving After Loss To Suicide

As Suicide Prevention Month passes, we discuss the importance of discussing the support needed for families of color that have endured loss to suicide. In July 2022, my father sat inside his vehicle in my grandparents’ driveway and took his life. While he had a history of mental illness, his death was unexpected and took our family through one of the darkest moments we’ve ever experienced. I’ve slowly recovered from his untimely passing by prioritizing my mental health and doing what I love, lik

The Benefits of Antioxidants for Men and Their Sex Lives

Consuming antioxidants is a natural method for men to improve their health. Antioxidants are substances that aid in reducing cell damage, increasing fertility and maintaining overall health by inhibiting oxidation. "The main role of antioxidants is to neutralize or scavenge damaging free radicals or reactive oxygen species," said Andrew Neville, M.D., an adrenal fatigue specialist at Clymer Healing Center in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, in an email conversation. Examples of antioxidants include f

Breakfast Foods that Improve Focus at Work — The HBCU Career Center

Research shows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast can improve your mood, fill your stomach, and give you the energy to have a successful day at work. In addition, a morning meal breaks the overnight fast, replenishing your blood glucose levels to keep you alert and energized. In many cases, unbalanced breakfasts can negatively impact your focus throughout the day and lead to higher levels of fatigue. A healthy, balanced breakfast includes proteins, carbohy

ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder… in adults?

Most people experience days where they’re more aggressive than usual—possibly because of a difficult day at school or work, or perhaps they just woke up on the wrong side of the bed. However, those feelings typically disappear after taking time to calm down and re-assess the situation… unless there’s something deeper affecting their mood and demeanor. For some children and adults, their defiant behaviors lead to problems at work, school, and home. If it's persistent, children may be diagnosed w

Common Symptoms of Infertility – What is Infertility?

On one of the most recent episodes of Hulu’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Kourtney Kardashian had a bizarre encounter with her IVF (in vitro fertilization) doctor. The doctor recommends that Kourtney drinks her husband Travis Barker’s sperm to improve their chances of becoming pregnant. While this now-viral moment seems weird AF to others, many couples are willing to try any method to become pregnant. Over the years, infertility issues have become an essential topic of discussion amongst

How to Overcome Doctor's Office Anxiety

Does the thought of visiting the doctor’s office make your skin crawl? Do you wait until you’re near death before going to the clinic? Fortunately, you’re not alone with your fear or distrust of the doctor’s office. A 2021 survey of 2,069 American adults revealed that 20% of respondents did not trust physicians or the healthcare system. Of course, no one enjoys getting a shot in the ass to treat a bad cold, but staying on top of your health is essential. To understand medical mistrust, it’s cru

What is Hustle Culture, and How Does it Impact Mental Health? — The HBCU Career Center

Most people know that success in a career or building a business requires dedication, hardwork, time and effort. While success doesn’t happen overnight, achieving one’s goals can be expedited by a person’s determination. Nevertheless, the chronic stress that comes from a never-ending workload without the ability to rest can often lead to health problems in the long term. Over the past few years, “hustle culture” has become a popular term used to describe the incessant need to be a busy professio

Stay Active at Your Desk with These Tips — The HBCU Career Center

If you work in the corporate world, you’re likely at your desk 80-90% of your day. Billions of people across the globe spend a quarter of their entire day sitting at their desks. Prolonged sitting at a desk is a sedentary behavior that poses several health risks. According to the Mayo Clinic, excessive periods of sitting can lead to: • None Increased risk of chronic diseases like obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer Fortunately, there are many ways to increase movement at work (or at hom

How to Become More Mindful at Work — The HBCU Career Center

The workplace can be a demanding, fast-paced, and sometimes exhausting environment. Working 35 or more hours each week can become tiresome for busy nine-to-fivers and business owners. Job burnout, anxiety, and depression are just a few mental health conditions that can arise if a worker is unable to find the time to recharge and stay productive during the day. One method to reduce stress levels, strengthen professional relationships, and increase productivity at work is to become more mindful.

How to Practice Mindfulness at the Office

Working from home has many benefits, including eliminating a daily commute, greater flexibility, and better work-life balance. But two years after many companies went fully remote at the start of the pandemic, quite a few employees have been asked to return to the office in recent months. For some though, transitioning from working remotely back to an in-person environment can be challenging. After all, who doesn’t enjoy working in their favorite pair of pajamas and having easy access to all th

The No B.S. Guide for pregnant women with ADHD - what to expect

Bringing a tiny human into the world is an exciting experience for many families. It can be a fun—yet tiresome—experience for mothers as their bodies are stretched to their limits. During those 9 (or fewer) months, they endure more aches and pains than ever before, and begin to crave… interesting… food combos. (Pickles and ice cream, anyone??) Pregnancy experiences for ADHDers may have different challenges compared to the average neurotypical pregnancy. This isn’t to say that ADHDers who desire

3 Personal Care Products With Endocrine Disruptors

Your regular morning routine probably includes several different PCPs (personal care products), from toothpaste to shaving cream. While most PCPs are deemed safe, some of these products contain harmful ingredients that act as endocrine disruptors. Endocrine disruptors, if you’re not familiar, are chemicals found in most consumer products. They can be toxic to the human body by causing hormonal imbalances. According to Dr. Nwadike, MD, MPH for Healthline, these hormonal imbalances can significan

8 Eco-Friendly And Menstruation-Positive Brands Helping Womxn Everywhere

As womxn, we tend to spend a lot of money on menstrual products every month. Unfortunately, many of these products are made on non-degradable plastics that can harm our environment. Thankfully, these 8 menstrual companies are creating products that not only help our environment but help womxn and girls with their menstruation needs. Launched in 2015, LOLA’s goal is to create a brand for womxn starting from puberty to menopause. Starting with an organic cotton tampon ($8.00-9.00 for a box), LOLA

Debunked: 7 Myths About Vaginal Care We Need to Address

Debunked: 7 Myths About Vaginal Care We Need to Address We all know how important it is to take care of our vaginal health, but with so many sources telling us different information, it can be hard to decipher who to trust. As people who bleed, we need to be able to separate the facts from fiction in order to prevent any avoidable vaginal infections or irritation. Check out some of the tall tales about vaginal health that have been debunked. Myth #1: You should wear panty liners every day if y

How To Maintain Natural Hair During Winter

How To Maintain Natural Hair During Winter As temperatures drop, curly-haired womxn must brace for the harsh treatment our tresses will receive from the cold weather. Due to its texture and porosity (ability to retain moisture), our hair tends to get extremely dry and brittle during cold winter seasons. Dry hair can lead to frizz, dullness, and even breakage. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tricks that can help keep our hair healthy and moisturise Different from a regular conditioner, a

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