Diabetes: Do As I Say, Not As I Did.

Reblogged from ShelbyCourtland.

Mr. Militant Negro shares his personal story.

It is one about a fight with diabetes. I would read this one if I were you as it has been stated that the majority of Americans will fight this disease at some point in their lifetime.

Ask your doctor to test you for diabetes. Make yourself aware of your glucose levels and of your A1C. Type 2 Diabetes is becoming way too commonplace in America.

Daily glucose testing is essential for knowing the amount of ‘sugar’ or ‘glucose’ in your blood at any given moment.

Source: Diabetes: Do As I Say, Not As I Did.

How I Almost Committed Suicide Using Stress As My Weapon Of Choice

“If something consumes your thoughts and life daily more than anything else – that thing or things are stress.”

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I lost weight. I lost a lot of weight. Over the course of 8 years, I went from 5 hours of sleep a night to “whatever amount” I got.

I went from eating two meals a day to eating one or none a day.

The people around me, relatives, bloggers, friends, that had personal access to me thought I was sick. Oh I know they talked among themselves. Some of thse talks were nefarious, some of them were out of concern.

I didn’t realize how deep I had sunk into this abyss of desolation until I saw a photo of myself posing with my child at her graduation ceremonies.

I didn’t look like myself. I was ashamed of my appearance.

I knew then something about this shit has to change – I cannot keep this up. Continue reading “How I Almost Committed Suicide Using Stress As My Weapon Of Choice”

What The Amish Can Teach Us About Modern Medicine – Digg

In his book Comfort for the Burned and Wounded Keim writes, “I thought of how God created the Earth. I honestly felt He kept the poor in mind while Earth was being created.” He tried to think of things in nature that might help a poor person treat burns.

Hitting upon waxy plantain leaves, he gathered a hat full from a nearby field, scalded them so they would be pliable, and used them to wrap his son’s wounds with a layer of herbal salve. Within five days, new skin covered the boy’s body. He had survived.

You would want  to know more. Get it @: What The Amish Can Teach Us About Modern Medicine – Digg

Johns Hopkins Researchers Warn That Tight Weaves & Braids Lead To Balding

Stop The Tight Weave The Hair You Save May Be Your Own

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Johns Hopkins researchers are urging black women to avoid weaves, braids and hair extensions because of the risks of permanent hair loss.

Researchers and some hair stylists say that these hairstyles, which can pull on the scalp, can contribute to traction alopecia, a form of gradual hair loss, which about one-third of African-American women suffer from. Continue reading “Johns Hopkins Researchers Warn That Tight Weaves & Braids Lead To Balding”

Can A Diet Starve Off Diabetes And Cancer? – Digg

With the help of a small stool, Mercy Carrion clambers onto an examination table.

The obese 50-year-old woman stands just 115.6 cm (3’9.5’’) tall. Despite being overweight, Mercy shows no sign of developing diabetes and has remarkably low blood pressure at 100/70. “That’s why they don’t care much about their weight,” says her doctor, Jaime Guevara-Aguirre.Mercy, who has a rare genetic disorder, is one of his long-term patients. She and her peers know they are in some way protected from diabetes, cancer and a number of other diseases that threaten the rest of us as we age. As such, they have a happy-go-lucky attitude towards health and fitness.

Source: Can A Diet Stave Off Diabetes And Cancer? – Digg