Let’s find out what health issues are killing our brothers, and take some drastic measures to help extend their lives!
I know this is a blog for women, and 99.9% of what’s written and shared here is by women and for women, but, as women, aren’t we responsible, at least to a major extent, for ensuring the nutrition, health, fitness, and longevity of the men in our lives? Think about it. As they pursue their increasingly difficult tasks at what constitutes manhood, fatherhood, and brotherhood, our supporting role as matriarchs is to ensure the survivability of our male species. Are we contributing to their demise by holding on to old fat-laden recipes & cooking habits, using primarily processed (chemically treated) foods & micro-waving foods in our haste to get out of the kitchen & off to work, placating his huge appetite for red meats & fried foods, or watching our favorite TV shows rather than incorporating physical activities into our households daily routines? We have to review our nutritional & fitness habits, or lack thereof, over the past several decades and determine our culpability in the premature deaths of our men. Perhaps BigMomma’s eating habits aren’t serving us well anymore.
Let’s define premature: 95 years old is premature. We can all live happy, healthy lives through 100+ years old. Why the heck not? Many Asian cultures do. Yet our American brothers barely live to see 60 years old here in the land of PLENTY. Death at 65? If he’s lucky! How many great-great or even great grandfathers have we known? Apparently the heart attack came two years after the stroke. Or the alcoholism caused that one final auto wreck. Or, the doctors could no longer manage the prostate cancer.
Our work to change the dim statistic on the premature death of our brothers will begin once we accept & re-establish our roles as “caretakers” and cease this effort at trying to “take over.” Ouch. Sorry. It will take selflessness, diligence, patience, shrewdness, and determination. The same way women banded together and fought for women’s liberation, and the same number of decades, lives, energy, grit, and heart it took to fight for and win civil rights, is what it will take for us to turn this barge around.
And guess what? Our selfless efforts to regain the strong physical & mental health, fitness, & longevity of our warriors, will certainly help us to stay healthy, beautiful, young, and have a man in our households at age 95! It’s a win win situation. Right?
So Cheryl, what the heck are you suggesting?
I am suggesting that we begin by:
1) researching the statistics on the top causes of death among Black men (this affects men of all races but Black men are at the highest risk)
2) reviewing what roles large corporations, traditional medical school of thought, & our very own government has played in the manufacture & perpetuation of the diseases we as Americans face daily (these diseases seem to wipe out Black men more aggressively then it does all others)
3) educating ourselves on holistic nutrition (and not just FDA suggested), alternative health care such as natural & homeopathic remedies & prevention methods
4) removing the taboo on the use of natural remedies and natural ways of healing and prevention methods and,
5) adopting, believing, and staying steadfast at implementing our new holistic lifestyles.
Really, what we’d be doing is using today’s resources and technology, in conjunction with a return to the simplistic, natural, resourceful ways of healing we once used during our historic Motherland centuries. We have become complacent with accepting our post-slavery forms of unhealthy food choices & cooking methods & lifestyles, and we’ve foolishly placed our trust in the FDA recommended nutritional recommendations & overseeing of our food supply, and jumped into bed with conventional medical community’s remedies of cutting us open, and shoving chemical medicines in our precious bodies, unwittingly causing our shortened life spans.
Here’s just a few stats and overly-simplified preventions:
Colon Cancer/Prostate Cancer: Within the top 4 causes of Black Male Deaths
Prevention: Colon Cleansing methods such as colonics, plenty of raw veggies and fruit daily, reduced meat consumption, elimination of red meats & dairy, frequent colon & prostate examines, detoxing methods
Stress: Arguably the #1 killer as it leads to the heart issues
Prevention: Meditation, vitamin/mineral supplementation, exercise, community support
Heart Disease: #1 cause of Black Male Deaths
Prevention: Plant based diet, exercise, detoxing methods, elimination of fatty, processed, & fried foods, herbs, reduction of stress
Mental/Emotional disorders: keeping the body detoxed, exercise, community & family support, multi-vitamin/mineral supplementation, plant-based diets, herbs, & a lot of effort & hard work
Whether this article is controversial or enlightening, my goal is that it has at least provoked some thought & curiosity on how we as women must consider taking more interest in and playing an active role at improving our culture & lifestyles to promote the longevity of our men (and ourselves).
Aren’t we sick and tired of attending their funerals?
Cheryl Tyler, I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
Infinity Health & Wellness
Center, Colonics, Colon Hydrotherapy
3502 Scotts Lane, Bldg 21, Units D&E
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Cheryl Tyler is an I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist with two Bachelors degree’s from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, former US Army Staff Sergeant, business & property owner, native Philadelphian, and a former resident of two other countries, and five states. Cheryl is a laymen in nutrition & currently a student of Plant Based Nutrition at Cornell University. But more important than her statistics, is that she is driven. Driven by the fact that her family members are wiped out; wiped out from diseases promulgated by lifestyle choices, miss-education, ignorance, and a society of corporate greed and lack of conscience. And based on the US census statistics, she knows her family isn’t the only family that has suffered such needless and tremendous loss. Helping to extend some lives and quality of life through action and holistic health education is her goal.
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