Monday, October 08, 2018

How Stress Contributes to Our Health Issues

Relaxation and Stress Release
You are probably aware that people of African heritage are more prone to particular health issues, notably diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, as well as mental health issues.

Did you know that chronic, long-term long-term, stress underlies a lot of health problems?

Living in a racist society obviously contributes to our long-term stress. 

These days, we are all experiencing a lot more stress. It can raise your blood pressure, it can lower your immune system. It can do a lot of damage. Stress causes physical health problems, as well as mental and emotional problems. And it can make existing problems worse.

Click here for a FREE consultation and  for help with relieving your anxiety and stress. I can provide you with an individual, personal journey to help you to relax, and to draw on your powers of physical, mental and emotional healing.

Here's to your success!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Did You Know the American Diabetes Association Tried to Shut This Down?

Did you know you can reverse your Type 2 diabetes?  I did it!  Hooray!!   I came off Metformin more than a year ago, and I am still off it. 

DeWayne McCulley, author of Death to Diabetes, was volunteering his services, teaching people how to reverse their diabetes and come off the meds, when someone from the American Diabetes Association came in to tell him his services were no longer required. 

African Americans have some of the highest rates of diabetes in the U.S.  Check out these statistics from the American Diabetes Association. 

Go here for more ways to reverse Type 2 Diabetes and many other serious health issues. 

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Here's to your health!  

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Mom at 10 and Married at 11

Sherry Johnson, child bride
I am sharing with you today this post about Sherry Johnson, a young Black girl in Florida who was forced to marry her rapist and bring up her six children from the age of ten onwards.  

That is to say, the mother, Sherry, was ten.  And this happened, not somewhere in Africa or Asia where child marriage is often commonplace, but in Florida.  The authorities did not protect this girl.  The law did not protect her.  Her family did not protect her.  I am sure you are as shocked by this as I am.  And I am sure that, like me, you applaud her courage. 

Sherry is very eloquent on what she had to give up while she was still a child, in order to provide and care for her children.   She is still fighting for the laws to be changed so that underage children cannot be forced into marriage. 

Please share this with your networks, and please leave your comments below.  We MUST stamp out child abuse and expectation.  If you agree, post "Yes".   

See also:  Child Sex Abuse - Protecting Our Children.  

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Where You Live May Determine Whether You Get Diabetes

As I am sure you are aware, Black people are statistically more likely to contract Type 2 diabetes.  

Did you know you can reverse your Type 2 diabetes?  I did it!  Hooray!!  

Even though a diabetes nurse told me recently that it's "not possible" to reverse your diabetes after the first couple of years.  It is totally possible.  

Check out this book:  Death to Diabetes.  DeWayne McCulley woke up from a diabetic coma - and describes in detail how he reversed the disease.  The hospital wanted to amputate his legs but, with the help and support of his mother and daughter, he resisted this and reversed his diabetes.   

Type 2 diabetes is a disease of cellular damage.  Heal and reverse the damage and you can reverse the disease.  

And now, they are saying that where we live can determine whether or not we get diabetes. Environmental pollution may be to blame.  This may particularly affect Black people and deprived communities.  Click here to read more.  

And for more about health issues that specifically relate to Black people, and what we can do about them, click here to download my ebook Why We Need to Heal.  

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Civil Rights, Fannie Lou Hamer, Black Women and Hysterectomy

Fannie Lou Hamer after Beating

I found this by accident on Wikipedia while looking up something else. Fannie Lou Hamer, who later became a reknowned Civil Rights leader, was given a hysterectomy at the age of 32 in order to prevent her from producing children.

If you don't know what happened to Hamer during the voter registration drives of the 1960s, what the police did to her, you really need to.  So please google her name.

Hamer had gone into hospital to have a tumour removed, and during that surgery, the hysterectomy was performed without her consent. This is just another way Black women's reproduction has been controlled by the authorities for generations.

If you have listened to my Cancer Journals, you know that I had a hysterectomy last year as a result of my diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Prior to that, when I was still of childbearing age, two different doctors at two different London hospitals try to force me to have a hysterectomy.

Hamer's surgery was performed in 1961 and she later coined the phrase “Mississippi appendectomy” because this practice was very established as a way of removing and preventing Black women's ability to reproduce. So this tactic, which was common in Mississippi in the early 1960s, was still being employed in London in the 1980s and '90s. I was never given any good reason or explanation for why I should undergo this surgery until my cancer diagnosis last year.

Experiments on Black women formed the basis of gynecology. For more about this, see: Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology.

Click here for my Cancer Journals. And remember, Black Lives Matter.

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology

As you may know, the speculum was developed via experiments performed on enslaved Black women.

Dr. Marion Sims, who conducted many of these experiments, has been called the “father of modern gynecology” and is credited with inventing the speculum. 

Meanwhile, the enslaved Black women on whom he experimented have largely been forgotten. They were experimented on without anaesthesia and without dignity, and some of them died under his “care”. 

Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey were three such women whose names we should, we must, recall.

Just part of the history of how Black women's bodies have been treated in the name of “healthcare".   

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Black Women Sue Johnson & Johnson over Ovarian Cancer

Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder
As you may know, Black women in the United States have been suing Johnson & Johnson over revelations that the company promoted its baby powder heavily in the Black community.  More than 1,000 women are currently suing J & J.

Many Black women, my mother included, sprinkled baby powder or other talcum-based powder in their panties every day for reasons of hygiene.

Johnson & Johnson have profited from targeting their baby powder at Black women despite the fact that it has been known since the 1970s that there is a link between talcum powder, the main ingredient of Johnson & Johnson baby powder, and ovarian cancer. I have known this for many years, as has J&J. For many Black women, the repeated use of talcum powder has been a death sentence.

One woman, Jacqueline Fox, won $72 million in a lawsuit against Johnson &Johnson, but unfortunately, she did not live to see the result.

See also: Johnson & Johnson Reportedly Pushed Talcum Powder on Black Women. There are loads of stories like this online at the moment.

Add to this the fact that Black men and women often present late with a range of cancers. I explored this in my chapter on Cancer Black Care in Black Success Stories. For more about this, see my Cancer Journal 12.

As a survivor of ovarian cancer (which was NOT related to use of talcum powder), this is obviously affecting me deeply. I fought to get to see the doctor I wanted and he eventually diagnosed the cancer, before it even had any symptoms.

Early diagnosis is crucial. Patients who are diagnosed early have a 90% chance of survival, but this drops to just 20% with late diagnosis.

If you have any concerns at all, please, please get yourself checked out.

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