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Black Doctor discusses how high blood pressure & kidney disease can be silent killers
Black Doctors USA

Black Doctor discusses how high blood pressure & kidney disease can be silent killers

In this segment of our 2-Part Series, Christopher Brown, MD, MPH, FACP, Chillicothe, OH, a Nephrologist (Kidney Doctor) and Health Commissioner/Medical Director of Ross County Public Health, speaks about chronic disease in the African-American community, specifically high blood pressure (hypertension) and kidney disease. WATCH FOR PART 2 OF THIS SERIES BY SUBSCRIBING AND ENABLE NOTIFICATIONS! Subscribe to our channel and enable notifications: Our online health series, Black Doctors TV, is a platform for African-American medical experts to educate and improve the health of our communities. Black Doctors TV is produced by Black Doctors USA, an online platform connecting individuals with African-American doctors, health care services and resources. Visit us at CONNECT WITH US: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: DISCLAIMER: This video content is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The information and resources identified are not warranted or guaranteed, or intended to substitute for professional health advice, to contradict health advice given, or for health care of any kind. Black Doctors USA does not endorse or guarantee the services or offerings of the guests or sponsors that are represented in any of this video content, nor do we represent the views or opinions of the guests or sponsors.
The State of Health in the Black Community
Jessica Laine

The State of Health in the Black Community

The health status of African Americans has always been higher than that of our white counterparts. Statistically, our health identifies a higher prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, as well as obesity. While many of us are not aware, socioeconomic factors and inadequate nutrition plague our communities. According to the US National Library of Medicine, and National Institute of Health, "Most health care professionals are not educated and trained to be culturally sensitive. The struggle against the prevalence of diseases in African Americans must incorporate cultural sensitivity, community organization and empowerment." There are many unprecedented factors that cause us to suffer worse than any other demographic group in America. While I would love to cover them all, our guest for today is going to uncover one of the key principles to helping us combat this plague. Dr. Baruch is a naturopathic doctor that teaches on the socioeconomic factors that prevent African Americans from maintaining health. One of his main principles, is helping others understand the difference between the standard American diet vs. the BLACK American diet. Through this work he opened vegan restaurants in inner city and impoverished neighborhoods. On this episode we will dive into his journey, and how to address the multiple factors that take away from our health, such as poor diet, stress, lack of exercise and negative lifestyle choices. In this episode you’ll discover: The State of Health in the African American community How to Combat Health Disparities Understanding our bodies and the illnesses that plague us How to make healthy food taste like soul food The evolution of Dr. Baruch's journey Instagram/ Facebook/ Twitter @itsjessicalaine Valuable resources to get you going: -Take free Health Assessment - Know the Status of Your Health
Vegan Strongman Eats ONE MEAL A DAY !
The Healthy Life

Vegan Strongman Eats ONE MEAL A DAY ! Dr. Nun S. Amen Ra is a living testament to the power of intermittent fasting. He eats only one meal a day, eats no meat, yet has a warrior physique and is a world weight lifting champion. This inspirational video is so full of eye opening information about the vegan diet, maximum life extension, fasting, meditation, yoga, the dangers of glycation and how sugar ages the body. Eating less lengthens lifespan, where eating a lot shortens it. HGH human growth hormone is increased in the body when fasting. This is great inspiration for fat loss, healthy vegetarian diet, muscle building and how powerful the results can be when determination, focus, willpower and steadfastness can be attained. Amen-Ra eats beans, rice, grains, peanut butter and plant-based supplements and teas. For those interested in all natural drug-free bodybuilding, enjoy this super informative video! There are several things you can do and things you need to know in order to promote life longevity. Fasting is healthy for you. You don’t have to animal products in order to have muscles. It’s important to eat healthy and exercise. Subjecting yourself to self imposed discipline is the surest way to increase the quality of your existence to you. You will not waste away if you fast daily Studies of intermittent fasting show that not only do people see improvements in blood pressure and their cholesterol levels, but also in their insulin sensitivity. Here are some of the the changes that occur in your body during fasting: Insulin levels: Blood levels of insulin drop significantly, which facilitates fat burning Human growth hormone: The blood levels of growth hormone may increase as much as 5-fold. Higher levels of this hormone facilitate fat burning and muscle gain, and have numerous other benefits. Cellular repair: The body induces important cellular repair processes, such as removing waste material from cells. Gene expression: There are beneficial changes in several genes and molecules related to longevity and protection against disease. You don’t have to eat animal products in order to have muscles. Many nutrition authorities, including the American Dietetic Association, believe protein needs can easily be met by consuming a variety of plant protein sources over an entire day. To get the best benefit from the protein you consume, it is important to eat enough calories to meet your energy needs. Sugars age you. Growing scientific evidence shows that eating too much added sugar is linked to serious diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and liver disease. Sugar Science is based on a comprehensive review of more than 8,000 scientific studies on the health impacts of sugar. Our health channel is full of fun, educational videos Check out our raw vegan (un)cookbook https// Our life-changing health products https// Cara's Instagram https// Markus and Cara's Instagram: Best herbal vitamin C in the world- Heal Yourself 101 book- The ebook version is a free download if you don't want the paperback the Photography Channel MarkusPix on Youtube Nobody would mistake sugary soda for a health food, but a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health just found that a daily soda habit can age your immune cells almost two years. Stay close to nature Growing evidence suggests that close contact with nature brings benefits to human health and well-being, but the proposed mechanisms are still not well understood and the associations with health remain uncertain. The Positive Health Effects of the Natural Outdoor environment in Typical Populations in different regions in Europe, PHENOTYPE, project investigates the interconnections between natural outdoor environments and better human health and well-being.
Changing views on mental health in the Black community | Chante Meadows | TEDxKingLincolnBronzeville
TEDx Talks

Changing views on mental health in the Black community | Chante Meadows | TEDxKingLincolnBronzeville

Why don’t we make our mental health as important as our physical health? Unfortunately, because of mental health stigma. How we view mental health keeps people from ever seeking proper treatment. Just as addressing any physical illness early provides better outcomes, so can addressing our mental health. Lack of mental health care is the root of many of the problems facing community. Drug addiction, violence, sexual abuse, and so many more issues can all be rooted in mental illness. By properly addressing mental health issues, we can heal one person, one family, and hopefully one community at a time. Chante Meadows is the owner of the private practice, Meadows Counseling Group. She is a Clinical Social Worker licensed by the State of Ohio. She provides therapy to individuals and couples. She is a trained Sex Therapist and in the process of completing EMDR Training. She provides therapy to people of diverse backgrounds with presenting issues such as relationship issues, family issues, social issues, women issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, confidence, and much more. She also has a heart and passion for marginalized groups and community work. She earned a Bachelor degree in Interpersonal Communication with a Minor in Spanish from University of Maryland College Park. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She trained and worked at OSU’s Counseling Center for over 5 years. She also is currently a lecturer in the College of Social Work. She provides supervision, consultation, workshops, trainings, and presentations for various organizations. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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