Welcome to Watercress Words

by family physician Dr. Aletha Cress Oglesby,

exploring and sharing the HEART of health in ways that are

like  watercress -unique, zesty, and nutritious.

I help people navigate health care with information and inspiration to transform health challenges into health opportunities.

Dr. Aletha



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the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity

Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.

Martin Luther King Jr.


What you will find at watercress words

information and inspiration to help you explore the HEART of health and wholeness for your life , your family, and your community.

At Watercress Words you will

  • learn answers to your health questions,
  • get guidance on creating a healthy lifestyle,
  • meet people who share their health experiences and knowledge,
  • and join fellow seekers of true health and wellness.

So pick a topic and start exploring and sharing watercress words

To read the latest posts, click here BLOG POSTS 

Dear friends, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. 

3 John 2 , NLT

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Why watercress?

Watercress is one of several types of cress, edible green plants that grow near water. Nutrition experts tell us it’s rich in vitamins and minerals and may play a role in cancer prevention and controlling high blood pressure and diabetes, the two most prevalent chronic diseases. So Watercress Words seemed to fit a health blog, especially since my original name is Cress.

Get to know me and contact me at this link-         

Dr. Aletha

an ekg tracing shaped like a heart
exploring and sharing the HEART of HEALTH


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