What’s DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) ?

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is a primary structural component of the human brain, cerebral cortex, skin, and retina. In physiological literature, it is given the name 22:6(n-3). It can be synthesized from alpha-linolenic acid or obtained directly from maternal milk (breast milk), fish oil, or algae oil. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) … Continue reading What’s DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) ?

Whole-Food Based Supplements

*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Whenever possible, buy whole-food based supplements due to synthethic vitamins and minerals lacking the complentary elements that help your body reconginze and use each nutrient properly. Due to this supplements being filled with synthetic ingredients, your body has a hard time recognizing and processing this … Continue reading Whole-Food Based Supplements

Hypothyroidism

*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Located in the neck, the thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones that regulate the body's metabolism. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) can cause fatigue, dry skin, poor memory, and weight gain. In order to lose weight, sometimes you must consider more than just the typical … Continue reading Hypothyroidism

Environmental Toxins

Chemical pollutants can effect the regulation of weight in a number of ways. From the pesticides used in food production to the chemicals used by the plastic industry such as phthalates and bisphenol A, which are harmful synthetic substances that find their way into the human body daily; which slowly alter the body's ability to … Continue reading Environmental Toxins

STRESS

The human body reacts to perceived threats by secreting hormone such as cortisol as part of the natural fight or flight response. In short bursts, this hormone is beneficial, providing energy, increased immunity, and heightened memory. However, prolonged periods of raised cortisol activity are very destructive, resulting in high blood pressure, lower immunity and impaired … Continue reading STRESS

DRINK MORE WATER

*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Water is an often overlooked tool in the fight against obesity. By increasing your water intake by about 16 ounces per day, you will boost your metabolic rate by 30% percent. DID YOU KNOW: the consumption of eight (8 ounce) glasses of water per day … Continue reading DRINK MORE WATER

Causes of Obesity (Pt.2)

*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D The simple cause of obesity is an increase in the consumption of high-calorie foods with a decrease in physical activity. In other words, you eat more than your body burns, and your body stores the excess as fat. DID YOU KNOW: there is a direct … Continue reading Causes of Obesity (Pt.2)

Racism is Partiality

Partiality is unfair bias in favor of one thing or person compared with another; favoritism. Bible Verses on Partiality Leviticus 19:15β€˜You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly. Deuteronomy 1:17You shall not show partiality in … Continue reading Racism is Partiality