The HAND of DEATH and DISEASE
Afrikan Americans are dying at a higher rate than any other ethnic group, from preventable diseases, caused by THE CHOICES THAT WE WILLINGLY FOLLOW AND PUT IN OUR OWN MOUTHS, AND FEED TO OUR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES EVERYDAY! I'm writing about our diets- the common western-roman-slave High Carbohydrate/ High Acidic diets, that the majority of people eat In the west. Although PTSD (Post Traumatic Slavery Disorders,) Pollution, Contamination, Poisons, and Drugs, in our air, water and food aren't enough, the normal day-in-day-out stresses from racism and disenfranchisement takes it's toll on our bodies with excessive cortisol production, We still have choices, like our habits of diet and exercise, that we can choose and control!
American Afrikans have the highest rates of the following diseases, among the population of the U.S. (maybe even the rest of the world where we have assimilated western european culture.)
I list the 5 fingers on THE HAND OF DISEASE AND DEATH:1. All Cancers,
3. type 2 Diabetes,
4. High-blood pressure
5. Heart attacks
These disease death rates are more than Hate crimes, Black on Black Murder, police brutality killing, and war! These diseases are like a ball and chain, to an already stressful existence. Without a healthy disease free lifestyle, one is bound to, and often at the mercy of, an often dysfunctional, drug-pushing medical system. As we follow the highly commercialized junk food pushers, we are eating ourselves (and with our own hands serving to our children) a path to misery and an early grave.
Yes, All of these diseases are treated by medical doctors with surgery and long term medications. I have concluded that the 5 diseases that I have listed, are caused simply by diet choices and lack of exercise and that can be prevented by simply making healthy diet and exercise choices.
Many of our people live by a 2 fisted grip on death and disease on our family.
African Americans suffer disproportionately from several major health problems associated with high morbidity and mortality. The 1985 DHHS Secretary's Task Force Report on Blacks and Other Minorities identified six major disease categories of excess deaths for African Americans compared with whites by applying the lower death rate for whites to the American population. The report provided a stimulus for public and private action to begin to address the health disparities between minority and non-minority populations. This article examines three of the leading causes of death for African Americans and assesses the extent to which the health disparity between African Americans and whites has been reduced. An extensive list of barriers to reducing the disparity are presented from the scientific literature and strategies for reducing the three health problems are recommended.
10 Leading Causes of Death for African Americans(Causes of Death from 2010)
1. Heart Disease
5. Unintentional Injuries
6. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis (Kidney Diseases)
Chronic Kidney Disease
7. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
8. Homicide- Youth Violence
10. Alzheimer's Disease
That's the reason I became vegetarian. I found that our Beef livestock used to eat grass, nurse their own young and roam the prairies as part of a natural habitat. Our Nubian Pastoral Ancestors from Afrika were the first to Corral and Herd animals through open prairies. -Now, these animals are artificially grown and live in containment factory structures - bred over and over again by the same siblings. Often this meat comes from a devitalized clones, grown from stem cells. All of this "meat" (Pork, Beef, Chicken, and Fish) has been adulterated. These creatures eat pellets of the remains of their predecessors, that was scooped up from the slaughterhouse! They are injected with antibiotics, and hormone growth accelerators. They stand all of their limited lives, on top of their own waste...They are bred through artificial insemination. They are never allowed to bond or see their offspring after they are produced or receive any kind of affection. (That is how many of our ancestors were treated too!)
I attribute a lot of our obesity and cholesterol problems to the consumption of animal fats particularly lard found in pork. While many have argued in defense of pork consumption, (I'm sure that the pork industry has taken a severe blow from the "Swine Flu" coo) it has been quipped "God made everything!" and the notoriously misinterpreted "Arise Peter slay and eat." Yet, when it comes to the justification of serving this gall to our Afrikan families, please, let me ask you this;
Would you eat; decay, flies, cockroaches, maggots, scavengers, like vultures, hawks, hyenas & reptiles, plastic, poisons, acid, dirt, feces, rotting carcasses, the molding rotten fruits and vegetables? (God made these too!) Do you know that a worm infested pig will eat this stuff and not even get sickened by it!
REMEMBER! THE SURVIVORS OF KATRINA--- who suffered from the 5 above diseases ---WERE LEFT TO DIE FOR LACK OF FRESH MEDICATIONS! For instance, when the supply of fresh insulin was unavailable to administer to a diabetic, Because of lack of electricity and refrigeration, these people were abandoned in the presence of medical staff, first aid and emergency clinics, to transition, waste away, go into shock and die!
Here are some of the criminal, deadly contenders that we feed ourselves and our families everyday:
Top Sources of Food CarcinogensAny charred food - from burnt popcorn - to burnt toast, is highly carcinogenic.
Meat in general (in terms of the fats associated) is carcinogenic, especially overcooked meat.
Smoked/ roasted foods like soya, roasted corn, and grilled fish -heated with harmful materials such as tires, treated wood, polyethylene bags, rubber materials etc.
Acrylamide is found in browned foods like bread crust, toast and broiled meats.
Sugar is carcinogenic - whether white or brown. Instead of sugar, substitute honey or Stevia leaves
Stomach cancer is associated with high salt intake, with spicy foods and smoked food
Sodas and Energy drinks are carcinogenic for a variety of reasons beyond their high sugar content and harmful additives.
Artificial sweeteners, sucralose, and particularly aspartame, are carcinogenic
Excessive alcohol with so many preservatives, is toxic
Trans fats found in fries and snack chips are carcinogenic
Microbial contaminants and toxins like aflatoxins found in Aspergillum infected nuts and seeds
Chemical food additives (Artificial flavorants, colorants, preservatives) eg. nitrosamin which is a preservative is a cancer precursor
Fluoride and Chloride and may other toxic chemicals and preservatives, found in most beverages and water is Carcinogenic. Question the water content of most beverages; they often use tap water to prepare at restaurants and commercial soft drinks.
Unfortunately the very container that most processed foods and drinks are stored- are carcinogenic.
SO, WHAT'S LEFT? What other alternative choices do we have?
We are the ones who must emancipate ourselves and our progeny from mental slavery! For our own survival, we must cultivate and relearn healthy ways, traditions and Cultural values. It is vital that we acquire an appetite for and a "hunger and thirst after" a righteous lifestyle and not a death-style!
As Women (Womb of mankind,) we have a greater responsibility to support and promote our own health and wellness, as well as a healthy lifestyle and (not a death-style!) for our family and neighborhoods.
IF The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world, then WE MUST each TEACH A GIRL-TO HEAL A NATION!
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