Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Step Up To Wellness" Live Internet Broadcast

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Dr. Lottie's special guest will be Sabrina Hocker, ND, Natural Lifestyle Coach. The topic is "How to Begin your Journey to a Healthy Lifestyle." Learn about natural remedies, plant based vitamins, detoxification, exercise, and much more.

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Friday, November 13, 2009


“Blacks don’t crack.” If you’ve never heard this old adage, it may be because it outdates you. It is an ancient saying among African Americans referring to the fact that people of African decent have a great advantage over other races - we scarcely wrinkle because of the abundance of melanin in black skin.

Unfortunately, Blacks may not crack on the outside, but we are CRACKING UP ON THE INSIDE.

We hear the statisics all of the time, “African Americans are dying at higher rates of this, or a higher rate of that,” the media proclaims.

Sometimes I doubt the validity of these reports, or try my best to tune them out. But the sad reality is that they are drawn from factual data.
As much as I dislike hearing these statistics, I dread having to remind you of them, but here are a few of the dreaded facts:

·African Americans are 30 percent more likely to die of heart disease than whites.

·1 out of 3 African Americans suffer from
high blood pressure, which is the number one risk factor for stroke.

. African American adult onset of diabetes is 70% higher than white Americans, and we are more likely to develop diabetic complications including kidney disease, blindness, and amputations.

To find out what factors are contributing to our state of health, and how we can change our health status, read chapter 3 in my book Eating to Die. "Changing African Americans Attitudes about Health."

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