The Simplicity of Nature
The Simplicity of Nature

Enjoy the brilliance of simplicity. Simplicity can inspire you to new heights, depths and insights into how we simply fit in the universe.

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A Time for Tranquility
A Time for Tranquility

Find the time everyday to allow your mind, body and spirit to become tranquil, calm and quiet. Listen attentively reflecting on your purpose and destiny.

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Meditate in the Spirit
Meditate in the Spirit

Listen to the spirit of awakening, it can provide guidance to our every day life functions, thoughts and actions.

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Refresh and Refocus
Refresh and Refocus

The refreshment of cleansing the mind, body and spirit from negative influences and thoughts can bring you back into focus, harmony and balance.

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Energize for a New Day
Energize for a New Day

The purpose of rest is to be energized. The body needs a time of rest and relaxation to have the stamina to meet life's challenges.

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Reflect on Beauty
Reflect on Beauty

Learn how to relax and reflect on beautiful thoughts, experiences, people and moments. It will release negative energy and restore inner balance and positive energy.

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 YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE

 LIFELONG

REJUVENATE  REFRESH

     MIND, BODY, SPIRIT    

 

Mind
Body
Spirit
Research is Prevention

The Golden Keys to Good Health

   Research, Applied Practice, Change

Unlocking the Mystery of Disease Prevention.

Trivia Question: Are non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and chronic respiratory diseases preventable?

 

Answer: Yes, unfortunately non-communicable diseases account for 41 million adult deaths globally each year (WHO, 2018).  

 

Tobacco use has been attributed to over 7.2 million annual deaths. (including exposure to second-hand smoke). 

Excess salt/sodium intake has been attributed to 4.1 million annual deaths.

Alcohol use has been attributed to half of the 3.3 million annual deaths, including cancer. 

Insufficient physical activity has been attributed to 6 million annual deaths. 

A LASER SHARP FOCUS ON PREVENTION

PREVENTION TIPS

Green Smoothies Can Go A Long Way
Green Smoothies Can Go A Long Way

Cruciferous leafy green vegetables and fruits lower risk for numerous diseases. Enjoy a healthy green smoothie to get the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs daily.

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Lower Red Meat Consumption
Lower Red Meat Consumption

Red meat consumption has been linked to heart disease, breast cancer and colon cancer. Swap out the red meat, for poultry, legumes (beans) and fish improve your health.

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Lower the Sodium
Lower the Sodium

The recommended daily salt intake is 2300 grams which is equivalent to one teaspoon. African Americans should reduce salt intake to 1500mg or .75 of a teaspoon. Use sea salt, lemon and other alternatives to decrease the risk of stroke and high blood pressure. Make sure you check the labels for hidden salts.

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Incorporate Healthy Whole Grains
Incorporate Healthy Whole Grains

The truth is both white, and wheat bread have p the same effect high glycemic effect on the body. Try whole grain, flaxseed and other types of grains to balance your diet.

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Carcinogenic Chemicals
Carcinogenic Chemicals

The environment we live in plays a critical role in our health. We now know that there are over 800 chemicals which have been linked to cancer. Read labels on all products used in your household the culprits are usually hidden in the cabinets. Do the research on your community air and water quality.

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Strength Training
Strength Training

Remember to do strength training twice per week to improve flexibility, toning and muscle endurance.

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Get Moving
Get Moving

The research shows adopting a physical fitness routine for 150 minutes per week will lower risk for heart disease, cancer and other disorders. So get stepping...

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Defy Hereditary
Defy Hereditary

Both men and women should increase their understanding of family heredity and genetics. The research shows that communicable diseases result from a sedentary lifestyle, and unhealthy lifestyle habits. Only 5% of disease are hereditary is great news...and you can work on defying this through simple lifestyle changes.

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Try A New Exercise
Try A New Exercise

Yoga and pilates is a wonderful way to relieve stress and stretch your tired muscles from a long work day. Try it you might like it...

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Antioxidants
Antioxidants

The research shows adding antioxidants into your diet can lower risk for certain cancers and cardiovascular disease. Enjoy blueberries, blackberries and other fruits to eliminate toxins from the body. Be careful of high levels of beta carotene and Vitamin E which can have adverse effects on the body.

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Go Green
Go Green

Strive to "Go Green" by adding healthy leafy green vegetables in your diet daily. Cruciferous vegetables fight against cancer and other diseases. A study published by Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) found less aggressive forms of breast cancer in women which added cruciferous vegetables into their diet. Enjoy collard greens, broccoli, kale and other vegetables daily.

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Natural Sugars
Natural Sugars

The World Health Organization recommends that a persons sugar intake should be a total of 5% of their daily caloric intake. This is about 20 grams for females and 36 grams for males. Natural sugars have a different effect on the body's glycemic index than processed sugars lowering risk for diabetes and other disorders. Make sure you add natural sugars through fruits and other sources into your diet daily which are also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and fiber.

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Water & Fluids
Water & Fluids

Cleanse the body with pure water daily and other fluids. The amount of water you need depends on your age, lifestyle and sex. The USDA recommends 9 cups for women (2.2 liters); 13, cups for men (3 liters) daily; 2.7 liters for teenage boys and 2.3 liters for teenage girls. One liter will be equivalent to 4.23 cups. Have fun with water by infusing it with fruit, cucumbers, lemons, mint and other herbs. Water is important for healing the bodies natural reservoir which is 80% water.

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Meditate
Meditate

Nourish the mind, body and spirit daily through some form of meditation and prayer to lower stress. Numerous studies report lowering stress can relieve tensions which can cause mental exhaustion, stroke and other ailments. Make sure you find a daily place to release negative and stressful experiences. Remember to breathe in positive, beautiful thoughts and exhale negative thoughts daily.

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Reduce Alcohol
Reduce Alcohol

Those cocktail drinks may be fun, fancy and delicious however numerous studies report a clear link between alcohol and cancers of the breast, colon and liver. Go for Red wines instead of White Wine because they contain potassium and choline which prevents liver damage. If you drink limit it to only one serving per day, you'll be happier about your health status.

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Vitamins
Vitamins

Natural vitamins found in foods are the best way to get the nutrients and mineral needed to be healthy. However many of us do not eat enough fruits and vegetables to get all the vitamins needed. In this case choose a natural multi-vitamin with iron. Remember do not use vitamins excessively. Recent studies report Vitamin B has been protective against skin cancer. Studies also find Vitamin D is important in breast cancer prevention.

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Health Education Centers

The health prevention centers have been designed to help you understand about what you can do to prevent disease, live healthy, and learn about evidence-based strategies to improve and maintain your overall health. 

WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER

 

Women, true nurturers of life are often confronted with multiple challenges in today's society.  The cultural and societal shifts have propelled women into new roles amazingly different from the traditional days of the past. Those new roles can often create disharmony, new stress and disconnection with self, family and loved ones. The importance of refocusing goals, nurturing inner harmony can balance your life despite societal stressors. Learn how to reenergize and bring balance back into your life. Visit the Women's Center to learn about what can be done to foster positive preventive health throughout all stages of life.

 

Remember to place your health and wellness as the top priority in your life. Join others which are likeminded and start a walk or jogging club. Create a family or group recipe book sharing health delicious recipes high in fiber and low in fats and carbohydrates.

MEN'S HEALTH CENTER

 

Research shows life expectancy has increased for men, however there still exists a 5-year gap between women and men.  Advances in medicine and research have contributed to many of those improvements, however men are confronted with adapting to a wide variety of  health challenges in today's society. Incorporating practices early on can maximize health for family, work and yourself. Incorporating a healthier diet and a daily physical fitness routine goes a long way in improving life outcomes.  Visit the Men’s Center to learn about what affects men, and what can be done to foster positive preventive health.

Keep a daily log of your physical activity and diet. Instead of fast foods, try a nice juicy apple or orange. It's not only less expensive but rich in vitamins and fiber.

YOUTH HEALTH CENTER

 

Obesity has reached an all time high in the U.S. with 12.7 million children and adolescents falling into either an overweight or an obese category. The influences of social media and pop culture show unrealistic images, which can confuse children as they transcend into adulthood.  In addition, peer pressure, mental stress, autism, suicide, HIV and socialization issues continue to escalate while youth struggling to transform into productive adults. Parents are the child's first teacher, however young children can also optimize opportunities to learn about their individual health. Visit the Youth Center to learn about what can be done to foster positive preventive health. 

Children love having fun and activity. Take them to parks, the beach and other places where they can run and play. Find out what they like to do as a hobbie and cultivate their talent.

GLOBAL HEALTH CENTER

 

The United States ranks 37th in the world related to healthcare.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is one of the first steps to overhaul a disconnected health care system in the U.S.  Global health has become a valuable contributor to many novel medical discoveries for the prevention of disease such as HIV, cancer and diabetes.  The benefits of worldwide research can increase understanding of how other countries deliver quality health care. Visit the Global Center to learn about global health and trendsetters internationally.

United States citizens can learn from global countries. We currently rank 37 in the world related to health care. We can can learn from other countries related to disease prevention. 

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