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The Metaphysical Causes of Diabetes

Posted on May 30, 2019 at 12:25 AM

Diabetes manifests as a result of the lack of insulin secreted by the pancreas, or from its ability to function normally. It is the job of the pancreas to take the food we’ve chewed and break it into smaller particles that make it easier to digest and absorb. It is also in charge of when the energy created by food gets released in the form of insulin to keep a nice steady stream of glucagen when blood sugar levels get too low. This information does not discount the importance of maintai...

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5 Foods Blacks Should Eat for Healthy Skin & Hair

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Are you struggling to grow your hair? Is your skin dull and lackluster? Never fear. There are several foods you can eat that will help solve your beauty problems.

1. Blueberries - High in antioxidants and proanthocyanidins, a plant chemical that stimulates hair follicles which promotes growth and protects you from premature aging.

2. Wild Salmon - One of the best sources of omega 3's. Omega 3's keep the scalp healthy which promotes hair growth and the skin supple and moisturized.

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Forty Acres, A Mule, and Black Ministers

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 5:35 PM

I’ve spent long hours contemplating the health of African Americans. I’ve spent even longer hours contemplating the systematic racism that has now manifested in the form of food. Communities of color, particularly those living in inner city and urban neighborhoods find it difficult, if not impossible, to access fresh food on a regular basis. Full service grocery stores, offering organic and/or locally sourced produce, or farmer’s markets are rarely spotted in our communities...

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Chlorella Clobbers Cancer

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Scientists in South Korea recently found that carotenoids from chlorella are effective in preventing and treating cancer because they inhibit cancer cell growth.

The reason that cancer cells are so problematic is that they refuse to die on cue. Chlorella has active ingredients that make sure cancer cells die when it is their time to die.

Cancer cells develop in everyone’s body. People who have never been diagnosed with cancer have hundreds or thousands of cancerous cells in ...

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Say Good Bye To Erectile Dysfunction!

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 5:55 PM

A little over half of men experience erectile dysfunction. At age 40, about 40 percent struggle with the condition. Standard treatments include pharmaceutical medications, pumps, implants, and surgery but many men prefer natural options, especially African American men. Many natural options are effective at improving symptoms of ED.

A number of different factors can increase your risk of ED. Since attaining an erection involves the brain, hormones, muscles, and blood vessels, a problem ...

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A Pot Of Greens...Truly A Soul Food!

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Perhaps our ancestors were on to something. The creation of most soul food was a survival tactic; however, greens are for more than just SURVIVING…..greens are for THRIVING!

 

Collard Greens provide more than a quarter of your recommended daily calcium intake and two days’ worth of vitamin K, and half of your daily value of folate. But most importantly, Collard Greens provide a mega-dose of an important cancer-fighting nutrient sulforaphane. Although Collards Gree...

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Life is Meant To Be Lived, Not Watched!

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 5:50 PM

In a society that has become overly obsessed with watching television, it is important to discuss the negative effects too much television has on your holistic health. Many doctors, psychologists, consumer experts and academics agree that TV oversimplifies reality. This over simplification debilitates our capacity for rational thought. We have become microwave thinkers expecting solutions to problems be solved in 30 to 60 minutes. That’s not reality .That’s TV.

 

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Coconut Oil And it's Amazing Benefits

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 5:50 PM

Most African Americans are already aware of the wonderful benefits coconut oil has on the skin and hair. It makes the skin clear and firm and the hair healthy and shiny. Coconut oil is an antioxidant containing Vitamin E which combats scarring, fine lines, stretch marks and protects from sun and wind damage. But did you know that coconut oil is a super-food rich can affect your body in several other positive ways?

 

Coconut oil is a natural immune system booster. It wards ...

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Heal My Hangover

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 5:50 PM

What is it about drinking too much alcohol that makes you feel like you want to crawl into a hole and die the next morning? Let’s find out some of the science behind the morning after. We’re all familiar with the delightful symptoms of a hangover (headache, trembling, nausea, fatigue, dehydration, diarrhea, etc), but what causes them? For many years, dehydration was blamed as the primary cause for hangovers. Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it makes you pee more and hence makes you...

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Exercises to Reduce Sleep Apnea

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 5:50 PM

Sleep apnea is becoming more and more common. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means that the brain and the rest of the body may not get enough oxygen.

 

Luckily, there is no need for any medications. There are some simple throat, tongue and jaw exercises you can do to strengthen passages that...

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