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SLAVE FOOD: An African American Epidemic

There is no denying soul food, or slave food, is a huge part of African American culture. It is the food we gather around, that graces our Sunday dinner tables, that we associate with good feelings of home and belonging. It is the food our ancestors ate, that they took out of the South with them and continued to eat, like many immigrants do, to have something familiar in a new place. 


We have handed these recipes down from generation to generation, and the food on our dinner plates has only become more abundant. Unfortunately, studies show that soul food is killing us. African Americans are suffering disproportionately and at younger ages from deadly diseases like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and other diseases associated with being overweight.


The large amount of sugar, saturated fat, meat, dairy, and soy in our diets is to blame.The good news is, the fix is quite simple, and it doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite foods, your identity, or your community. In this book, I will show you how you can regain health, slim down, avoid deadly disease, and enjoy the vitality you want and deserve, with just a few simple but delicious switches. 


Our ancestors ate the way they did to survive, but it is time for us to forge a new path for ourselves and future generations. It all starts with you. Are you ready to honor the sacrifices our ancestors made and eat to THRIVE instead of just SURVIVE?  


 

THINGS THE DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS ARE NOT TELLING YOU!

 

  • STRESS IS ONE OF THE MAJOR CAUSES OF ALL DISEASES INCLUDING HEART, CANCER, DIABETES AND FIBROID DISORDERS.
  •  HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (THE SILENT KILLER) IS ONE OF THE MAJOR CAUSES OF DEATH OF AFRICAN AMERICANS!
  • IT HAS NOW BEEN DISCOVERED THAT OBESITY CAN CAUSE CANCER
  • IF CANCER IS IN THE BLOOD IT IS ALL OVER THE BODY!
  • ABOUT 73 PERCENT OF PEOPLE WITH DIABETES ALSO HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
  •  MOST BLACK FEMALES BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 70 ARE OVERWEIGHT!
  • WHY DON'T DOCTORS USE CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION TO CURE THEIR OWN CANCER?
  • BLACK PEOPLE HAVE SHORTER SURVIVAL RATES THAN WHITES IN ALL STAGES OF CANCER DIAGNOSIS.
  • 90% OF NURSES ADMIT THEY DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO PROPERLY CARE FOR PATIENTS.
  • AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE MORE AMPUTATIONS FROM DIABETES THAN ALL OTHER CULTURES.
  • OBESE CHILDREN ARE AGING FASTER THAN OTHER CHILDREN
  • AFRICAN AMERICANS WITH DIABETES EXPERIENCE KIDNEY FAILURE ABOUT FOUR TIMES MORE OFTEN THAN DIABETIC WHITE AMERICANS.
  • HEART DISEASE IS A $147 BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY!
  • AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN HAVE MUCH HIGHER DEATH RATES FORM PROSTATE CANCER THAN ANY OTHER RACIAL OR ETHNIC GROUP.