'I Did Not Ask To Be Born Black. I Just Got Lucky,' Honors Black Girls' Positive Self-Images. By JILL KAUFMAN NEPM – Shirley Jackson Whitaker says her recent children's book, "I Did Not Ask To Be Born Black. I Just Got Lucky," is a way to help little girls who are Black have positive self-images. And it's a way to celebrate their beauty.
Additives are defined as a substance added to something in small quantities, typically to improve or preserve it. One to look out for is Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) – recent research shows that bromine builds up in your body, and in breast milk. The results for some soda-drinkers may require medical attention for skin lesions, memory loss, and nerve problems related to bromine overexposure.
Your arteries are the freeway that takes blood and nutrients to different parts of your body. This becomes impossible when fat gets in the way. Don't be like a bird where you eat whatever you see. Make sure you take the time to read. Dr. Whitaker shares her knowledge of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) also known as a concussion, and the side effects of diabetes.
We have a lot of work to do. The sugar is leading to dietary problems and obesity. Be a committee of one in support of living a healthy lifestyle. Naturally added sugar is found in fruits, vegetable, milk and dairy products are not the problem. "Added" sugar calories are worst than other calories because they are thought to increase the risk for type 2 diabetes. The biggest culprit is sugar-sweetened beverages including sodas, teas, coffee, juices and sports drinks.
Dilaudid and Morphine to mask the pain of diabetes is not the cure. Dr. Shirley explains what it takes to take control of your life before diabetes takes away each parts of your body. She explains Hemoglobin A1c (average of your blood sugar for the last 3 months) and why you should avoid becoming a diabetic and make the change – it's an inside job.
Dr. Whitaker brings to light the results of your decisions and what you can do to make a change for the better. She explains in passionate detail what the consequences of overindulging in sugar and foods that are not healthy choices. She says make a better menu for yourself and pay attention those who have made poor food choices – ask yourself, am I doing what they are doing – take control over the crystal.
The accumulation of excess fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body is seen outwardly as swelling in the limbs. Dr. Whitaker explains how we should support and encourage others who are trying to make a change in their dietary intake. Excessive use of salt can lead to congestive heart failure and edema throught the body. She tells you where you find saturated fat in the common American diet.
A person who is addicted to a particular substance, typically an illegal drug like cocaine may not be aware that dozens of studies in have shown that sugar is more dangerous than salt when it comes to risk for heart disease and that refined sugar is more addictive than the recreational drug cocaine – sugar is killing us.
Dr. Whitaker is a long term resident of Amherst who was trained as an internist and Nephrologist. As a part of her desire to continue to give back to her community, she shares her medical knowledge each week with the western New England community on a Sunday morning radio show.