Very little attention is given to African American health issues. This portion of our website is committed to changing this. Maybe you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with one of the major causes of disability in the African American community:
Maybe your family has a history in one of these areas and you want to see if you can take steps today to improve your health and reduce your risk.
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You’ve come to this website for a specific reason. You’re looking for answers to your health questions so that you can reassure a loved one or even yourself that there is hope and help for better health.
Whatever the reason that brought you here I want to help. I want to provide you with information, knowledge, and practical solutions that can help make a positive difference in your overall wellness. Together we can take the steps necessary to address African American health issues and make a significant contribution to our community.
My name is Dan Hammer and I’d like to welcome you to this portion of the Aging No More website. This section of the website is designed to equip you with practical information and effective strategies to help you take control of your health! Solid information that anyone can incorporate into their lives to make a positive difference in their health and wellness!
African American Health Articles
The following links will begin to address the health issues facing our community. Issues like:
When you click on any one of the above issues, it will take you to an article specifically written to address that particular African American health concern. In turn, that article will link you to other outstanding articles. Each one is designed to help educate and equip you with practical information and effective strategies so that you and/or a loved one can begin to take the step to better health.
Additionally, as I add specific articles addressing these major African American health issues, I will list them on this page. Thus, I would invite you to take three important steps:
Prevention is taking the steps before hand to prevent something from occurring. For example, 370,000 American women die each year of coronary heart disease. African American women in the age range of 25-44 have a 2.5 times greater risk of coronary heart disease than Caucasian women! Both groups have the ability to reduce their risks, but African American women can enjoy the greatest benefit because they are also at the greatest risk.
Are you going to wait for the federal government, the managed health care industry, the pharmaceutical companies, the food manufacturers, or the fast food chains to come up with a solution? That’s what many people do and they become statistics waiting to happen.
As Dr. C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General of the United States, said, “The best prescription is knowledge.” I want to help give you that knowledge to empower you to take charge of your overall health and wellness. In fact, let me share with you one powerful concept! It comes from an article out of Parade Magazine.
March 18, 2007
Article by Dr. Henry S. Lodge
“Your body is made up of trillions of cells that live mostly for a few weeks or months, die and are replaced by new cells in an endless cycle. For example, your taste buds live only a few hours, white blood cells live 10 days, and your muscle cells live about three months.
“A few key stem cells in each organ and your brain cells are the only ones that stick around for the duration. All of your other cells are in a constant state of renewal.
“You replace about 1% of your cells every day. That means 1% of your body is brand-new today, and you will get another 1% tomorrow. Think of it as getting a whole, new body every three months. It’s not entirely accurate, but it’s pretty close.”
Dr. Henry S. Lodge made a profound observation. What Dr. Lodge observed and what he is saying to you is:
The question is will that body be decaying or growing. You have control over the process.
You choose whether those new cells will be nourished properly or poorly.
You choose whether you will have healthy and vibrant cells that act young or sickly and sedentary cells that act old.
You can no longer put the care of your body in the hands of others. You and your choices are the keys to developing a successful anti aging and wellness strategy.
My goal is to give you practical things that you can do today to begin the process of properly nourishing your cells so that they can work optimally rather than poorly. As you apply these practical steps every day for the next 90 days, you will have a better level of wellness so that the next 90 days can build on that foundation.
Enjoy the website and until next time, may we both age youthfully!
P.S. As a convenience, I’ve also included links to the major African American health issues below:
The information contained in this website and posted articles are for general information purposes only and never as a substitute for professional medical advice or medical exam. The information contained in this website and posted articles has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease without the supervision of a qualified medical doctor.