“That is not ‘soul food,’ [it is] destroying souls. A lot of people think a real good, wholesome meal is when you sit back bloated and full and nod off. To me, soul food is food that adds to your spirit, gives you energy, gives you life, and helps you feel vibrant.” -Ishmael Shakur, black American and 6 year vegetarian
Black Americans are trending towards becoming vegetarians and vegans more now. Have you noticed this trend? Surely, you’ve had to notice the health statistics that show alarmingly high rates of heart disease and other food related illnesses in the United States, with Americans of African ancestry in or near the lead among racial groups. According to Toledo Blade it’s not just meatlessness on the rise, more Black folks are also skipping the dairy, fish, eggs, and honey too. Continue reading
Health experts in the United States are proposing a new tax to combat the consumption of sugar and other sweeteners. Continue reading
Here’s something to consider: All the stats show in study after study vegetarians and vegans (non-meat or animal product eaters) tend to be healthier than meat eaters, particularly when it comes to heart health. Continue reading
Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis on November 08, 2011.
TMZ reports: “…and a long flight back to L.A. from a Michael Jackson memorial concert may have been a contributing factor. A pulmonary embolism is a blockage of one or more arteries in the lungs — most often caused by blood clots which travel into the lungs from other parts of the body. In Heavy’s case, the clot was formed in his legs. Officials from the L.A. County Coroner’s Office say Heavy also suffered from heart disease, which could have been a contributing factor in his death.”
There were earlier reports of the rapper having pneumonia. He was 44 years old.
A new study conducted by the American Heart Association found that eating fruits with white flesh could help lower the risk of having a stroke. Some white flesh fruits are pears, apples, and bananas.
White flesh fruits have two key ingredients that reduce the likelihood of having a stroke. One is fiber, Continue reading
“I was [driving and] trying to put my foot on the brake, but my leg was jumping. I couldn’t keep the brake down and almost crashed. “I couldn’t write because my nervous system was so bad — I couldn’t even use a pen.” -Missy Elliott as told to People Magazine
Missy Elliott has Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder that has no cure. Continue reading
A large percentage of waste comes from packaging alone so it’s kind of nice to see Pepsico taking charge of their packaging and making it more environmentally friendly, even though Coke beat ‘em to it. Now Pepsico has compostable and recyclable cup designs. Continue reading
The EPA recommends before you go out for a run or any other exercise your doctor recommends you should check the local air quality forecast for your area. Continue reading