The New BlackHealthcareRevolutionby Courtney Watson(J00034365)
• “According to the Office of  Minority Health, about 25% of  African-American women are  overweight or obese and nearly  ...
• S.A.D. stands for the  “Standard American  Diet, which consists of  pre-  packaged, processed, ar  tificial additive-fil...
• Prior to the Maafa (transatlantic  slave trade), Africans practiced  a plant-based diet, which  contain many of the nutr...
• Once the Europeans enslaved  the Africans, they forced their  religion, diseases, such as  syphilis, and pork heavy diet...
• The first thing we can do to  improve our health is become  knowledgeable of what’s  killing us and learn how to  preven...
• After we learn what we should not  eat and why we should not eat it, it is  important to learn the proper foods  for our...
• “A good and obvious way to stay motivated  is to have SPECIFIC goals. Keep track of  your progress by having a daily-wee...
• Books:• The Hood Health Handbook Vol. I &  II. by Supreme Understanding• A Taste of Life by Supreme  Understanding & Pat...
• Photo sources              • Slide 1: http://www.chelsealovesyoga.com/wp-               content/uploads/2012/03/danayoga...
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  1. 1. The New BlackHealthcareRevolutionby Courtney Watson(J00034365)
  2. 2. • “According to the Office of Minority Health, about 25% of African-American women are overweight or obese and nearly 20% of African-American children ages 6-17 are obese.• 1 in 5 of our children are at high risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other obesity related diseases.• In 2007, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention listed heart disease as the number one killer of African-Americans.”The StatisticsSource: The Hood Health Handbook
  3. 3. • S.A.D. stands for the “Standard American Diet, which consists of pre- packaged, processed, ar tificial additive-filled food and fast food.• S.A.D. food is appealing because of its taste, and most of all, its inexpensiveness.The Reason: S.A.D.Source: The Hood Health Handbook
  4. 4. • Prior to the Maafa (transatlantic slave trade), Africans practiced a plant-based diet, which contain many of the nutrients that prevent hypertension, arthritis, gastroint estinal disorders, and cardiovascular diseases. The only people who had salty meat heavy diets were those in the upper class of society, who could afford to eat meat.A Brief History of theAfrican-American DietSource: The Hood Health Handbook
  5. 5. • Once the Europeans enslaved the Africans, they forced their religion, diseases, such as syphilis, and pork heavy diet upon the slaves.• What we know today as “soul food” is a result of the Maafa. However, because we are not performing slave labor from sunrise to sunset, there is no need to have a diet that is high in fat and calories.A Brief History of theAfrican-American DietSource: The Hood Health Handbook
  6. 6. • The first thing we can do to improve our health is become knowledgeable of what’s killing us and learn how to prevent these diseases. When you know better, you do better.• For instance, if more people knew that fast food is more of a science experiment than actual food, perhaps they wouldn’t partake of it. Buy a Happy Meal from McDonalds Mechanically separated poultry used and let it sit out for for chicken nuggets. Contains days, weeks, months, or years. bones, muscle tissue, and even It will NOT spoil and insects eyeballs. It is washed with ammonia won’t even want it. then, has artificial flavoring added.The Prescription: WisdomSource: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/04/mechanically-separated-meat-chicken-mcnugget-photo_n_749893.html
  7. 7. • After we learn what we should not eat and why we should not eat it, it is important to learn the proper foods for our bodies. The idea diet to have is a raw vegan one. However, no one is expected to turn vegan overnight. I limited my meat intake by taking pork out of my diet. After that, it was red meat. Then, poultry. Now, I am a pescatarian, which means my diet consists of fruits, vegetables, and seafood. My ultimate goal is to become a raw vegan. It may seem expensive, but we can pay for healthier food now or for plenty of doctor visits and “medicine” later. We will pay somehow!The Prescription: Diet
  8. 8. • “A good and obvious way to stay motivated is to have SPECIFIC goals. Keep track of your progress by having a daily-weekly journal. This will keep the facts of your progress clear and help you identify strengths and areas to focus on to reach even more goals. You don’t have to have gigantic muscles to be fit nor be frail and thin. You can take boxing if you want an aggressive work out or Tai Chi if you want a more relaxing program. Yoga is great for flexibility and relaxation. There are so many ways. The key is be specific about what you want to get out of your health and fitness lifestyle. As the saying goes, if we fail to plan, we plan to fail.” – stic.manThe Prescription:ExerciseSource: http://rbgfitclub.com/the5principles
  9. 9. • Books:• The Hood Health Handbook Vol. I & II. by Supreme Understanding• A Taste of Life by Supreme Understanding & Patra Afrika• The Remedy by Supa Nova Slom• The Vegan Soulfood Guide to the Galaxy by Afya Ibomu• Music:• The Workout by stic.man• WholisticWellness for the Hip-Hop Generation by Supa Nova Slom• Dead Prez’s entire discographyMotivation
  10. 10. • Photo sources • Slide 1: http://www.chelsealovesyoga.com/wp- content/uploads/2012/03/danayoga2-2-of-112.jpg • Slide 2: http://images.mylot.com/userImages/images/postphotos/2459424.jpg• Slide 3: http://cdn.content.compendiumblog.com/uploads/user/fe206767- c12a-4ee4-b4fe-cefa54834f13/c6ff1a89-2ca5-453f-9b60- e91b4adb76c6/Image/0c9dabceb8b1cb83062b087dcbc86a01_w640.jpeg • Slide 4: http://s2.hubimg.com/u/3347805_f496.jpg • Slide 5: http://www.lavonburch.com/images/soulfoodplate.jpg • Slide 6: http://i.huffpost.com/gen/206441/MECHANICALLY- SEPARATED-CHICKEN-MCNUGGET.jpg • Slide 7: http://www.aqceya.com/wp- content/uploads/2011/01/pescatarian.jpg • Slide 8: http://whereuniverse.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/stirbg.jpg?w=590&h= 391 • Slide 9: http://defendernetwork.com/- art/11/books/hoodhealthhandbook.jpg; http://2.bp.blogspot.com/- iirxLBnXBmY/TcGcYGjqstI/AAAAAAAAAoU/vqqt4eG5W5Y/s1600/ f.jpg

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