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Marketing aggravates obesity in Black children

by Jazelle Hunt -NNPA Washington Correpondent-

WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Today, close to one in four Black children—as young as 2 years old—is obese. And the $161 million spent on advertising unhealthy foods to Black and Latino youth at... »

Protecting 50 years of child health progress

by Marian Wright Edelman - Guest Columnist- | Jun 10, 2015 - 10:12:13 AM

With the new coverage options offered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 93 percent of all children now have health coverage. Yet, at a time when we should be celebrating Medicaid and CHIP successes, serious threats to Medicaid, CHIP, and the ACA continue to surface in Congress. »

Exercise: a prescription for stress

by Dr. Robert J. Muhammad | Apr 14, 2015 - 8:30:06 AM

Stress is the mind and body’s response to a real and/or imagined threat. Anxiety is an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear, often associated with sweating, tension, and an increased heart rate. »

Digest Properly

by The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Mar 23, 2015 - 12:15:06 PM

If we expect to live from what we eat, we must be sure that what we eat is masticated so perfectly well, until the stomach juices (which have no teeth), with its hot acid, can digest the food without too much work. »

Vital Organs and Black People

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Mar 13, 2015 - 11:31:14 AM

Because of increased levels of high blood pressure and diabetes existing within the Black community, the need is greater, however it is for those very same reasons the suitable donor pool is smaller. »

Meat never intended for man to eat

by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Mar 13, 2015 - 11:23:29 AM

Eat one meal per day—nothing between meals and eat the right food. We eat meat but meat was never intended for man to eat from the very creation of man. »

The Benefits of Eating Once a Day

by The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Feb 10, 2015 - 8:30:07 AM

Many of my followers write and tell me of the results they are receiving from eating one meal a day or one meal every other day. This will produce good results and lengthen our lives. »

Blacks could gain most from Obamacare--if Medicaid was expanded

by Freddie Allen | Jan 7, 2015 - 11:36:34 AM

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - As families prepare to choose health insurance coverage during the open enrollment period, a recent report by the Urban Institute shows that Blacks have the most to gain from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) if the states they live in expand Medicaid under the law. »

The pig is poison

by The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Dec 5, 2014 - 12:14:38 PM

THE PIG IS another poison people are eating. The government takes no steps towards stopping the raising of swine to be marketed for the people to eat, because it is another thing that brings much money to the government. But all the medical scientists know the hog should not be eaten as food by anyone. »

Try and eat fresh foods

by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Nov 13, 2014 - 9:40:12 AM

Eat one meal at the end of every 24 hours and nothing between, if you are not sick. If you are sick, that is different. Sickness takes away strength. Therefore, you have to eat something like food to replace it. But, if you are well and want to stay well, eat only one meal a day. »

Accept Your Own and Be Yourself: Lessons for fighting Sickle Cell Disease

by Tahirah X Austin -Guest Columnist- | Nov 7, 2014 - 12:03:49 PM

The month of September is marked for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Awareness. Each year, the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America promotes awareness events and blood drives for those stricken with the life-threatening illness and the events take place through different SCDAA chapters across the nation and through other community-based organizations. »

Vegetarian Cooking Made Easy, my story

by Saaudiah Muhammad | Sep 11, 2014 - 10:47:29 AM

I began the journey to become a vegetarian about 7 years ago. This was in tandem with the major weight loss I embarked upon. I decided I was going to “go vegetarian” and LOVE it! »

Phoenix M.G.T. lead the way in Naturopathic Medicine

by Dr. Hanifah Muhammad | Sep 5, 2014 - 12:36:25 PM

As more and more people turn away from the standard Western medical system, being tired of doctors that are overrun with patients, don’t take time to listen to their patient’s concerns, and pass out drug prescriptions like candy, there is a growing shift towards alternative and holistic forms of medicine. »

Fasting Is Prescribed

by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Jul 9, 2014 - 2:04:08 PM

BECAUSE OF the fascination of food to the eye, the smell of food, and the imaginary taste of food, we follow our eyes and our tastes to our graves, by eating the wrong food too often. »

Long intervals between eating is better

by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Jul 1, 2014 - 9:57:16 PM

The great trouble the people have trying to keep in good health is the enemy who is poisoning food and drinks. »

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Marketing aggravates obesity in Black children

WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Today, close to one in four Black children—as young...

Protecting 50 years of child health progress

With the new coverage options offered by the Affordable Care...

Exercise: a prescription for stress

Stress is the mind and body’s response to a real...

Digest Properly

If we expect to live from what we eat, we...

Vital Organs and Black People

Because of increased levels of high blood pressure and diabetes...

Meat never intended for man to eat

Eat one meal per day—nothing between meals and eat the...

The Benefits of Eating Once a Day

Many of my followers write and tell me of the...

Blacks could gain most from Obamacare--if Medicaid was expanded

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - As families prepare to choose health insurance...

The pig is poison

THE PIG IS another poison people are eating. The government...

Accept Your Own and Be Yourself: Lessons for fighting Sickle Cell Disease

The month of September is marked for Sickle Cell Disease...

Try and eat fresh foods

Eat one meal at the end of every 24 hours...

Vegetarian Cooking Made Easy, my story

I began the journey to become a vegetarian about 7...

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