3 Ways To Decrease Your Child’s Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes | Shani K. Collins


by: Shani K. Collins

Growing up, my mother would always say: “Honey, make sure you eat a well-balanced meal, with plenty of green vegetables.” In addition to making sure that my sister and I ate properly, my mother would often take us walking with her after work. In retrospect, my mother was shaping our consciousness about healthy eating and healthy living. I appreciate her for demonstrating to us the importance of staying healthy throughout life. Similarly, through their tireless efforts to promote nutrition, diet, and exercise, President and First Lady Obama are making their young daughters, Sasha and Malia, cognizant of the importance of being healthy. Are you doing the same?

In the African-American community, we teach our children the value of faith, money, education, hard work, family, and of service to the community, but are we teaching our children the value of having good health? According to diabetes statistics from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are not. The CDC finds that type 2 diabetes is highest among American-Indian, African-American and Hispanic youths between the ages of 10-19.

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1 Comment

  1. Good medical blog. I would like to suggest an article about alkaline (natural) food, which has a pH rating of 7.0 and above.

    Will you please inform readers about the importance of knowing whether food is alkaline (natural) or organic. A paradigm shift is needed. A shift from focusing exclusively on organic foods to one that focuses on alkaline food. Learning the difference between alkaline and organic will benefit African Americans on so many levels because right now there’s a belief that if you eat only organic food, you’ll be fine. Not necessarily. Organic rice, potatoes, corn and beans are high in starch and they are not alkaline, which means these foods harm your immune system if eaten over long periods of time. These foods fall well below 7.0. Garlic, which many feel is a healthy food, has a pH rating of 2.9. Yogurt is 4.0 on the pH scale.

    I’d like to suggest a book that could help readers understand how important it is to good health to focus on alkaline food. Sojourn to Honduras Sojourn to Healing: Why An Herbalist’s View Matters More Today Than Ever Before is one of the few books that tells a story about the need to focus on alkaline food. For more information visit http://www.sojourntohonduras.com

    Thank you and good luck.

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