The Hood Health Handbook: A Practical Guide to Health and Wellness in the Urban Community (Volume Two)
How can you attain optimum health with minimum resources? This book shows us how, in plain English. Hood Health is an anthology of health experts from urban communities throughout the Americas, offering practical health solutions. Topics include diet, exercise, psychological wellness, reproductive health, environmental toxins, urban survival, and budgeting. Over a dozen writers contributed to this handbook, edited by C BS Alife and Supreme Understanding. The contributors include fitness gurus, dieticians, personal trainers, and holistic practitioners from around the country. The completion of the text was supervised by a panel of licensed physicians. Black and Brown people in America are two to six times more likely to die from health-related complications than their white peers, even when you look at people whose income is the same. Why? What is happening in urban communities? And what can be done to change it? The answers are in this book. The Hood Health Handbook is a COMPREHENSIVE source of information and insight on EVERY health issue faced by the urban community. In plain language, the authors draw on well-known examples from urban culture to illustrate what works...and what doesn t. Focusing on natural and affordable alternatives to Western medicine, the authors provide recommendations that anyone can put to practice. Don t wait to pick this book up until it s too late. Volume One focuses on the status of health in the urban community, the "wrong foods" that make us unhealthy, the history of diet and healthcare among Black and brown people (focusing on how things changed for the worst), the diseases and illnesses that plague our communities, and holistic (natural) methods to heal and treat ourselves into wellness. Volume Two focuses on other essentials outside of diet (rest, water, sunlight, and more), hygiene, mental health, emotional health, health issues specific to women, having and raising healthy children, maintaining a clean and healthy household, and how to avoid the dangerous toxins in our food and environment. Collectively, The Hood Health Handbook features over 120 informative and practical articles, including contributions from hiphop artist and nutritionist Supa Nova Slom; physician and medical fraud expert Dr. Scott Whitaker; vegan chef Bryant Terry; hiphop artist and fitness expert Stic.man; chef and holistic health counselor, Afya Ibomu; expert on law and healthcare disparities Dr. Vernellia Randall; hiphop artist and activist, Wise Intelligent; detox expert and educator Dr. Nancy Williams; naturopathic doctor and skin care consultant, Dr. Kanika Jamila and dozens of others.
Health is more than what you eat
By Shandira P - March 18, 2011
This Vol 2 of The Hood Health Handbook gets into more than just your eating habits but covers, from a Black perspective, other aspects to good health such as mentally, sexually and even in relationships. We often don't have true honest health guides that honestly covers these topics and Supreme Understanding and C'BS Alife Allah are proving what it means to take care of the community!
By Tesnim - March 18, 2011
This is an excellent resource for the first-time or expert Health enthusiast. A comprehensive research book that touches on a wide-variety of subjects! A must have in any library! (But you do need both volumes to receive the full benefit!)
The go to book
By Jivonna - August 10, 2011
This book covers everything that you need to know about health in your personal life. From physical health to mental health, cleaning your home to personal hygiene, this book is a must have book wherever you go. I thought that I knew everything about fitness and I have studied a lot on it, but reading this book made me realize that I don't know it all. I go to this book whenever I have a question about anything related to my health. It is the Hood Health Bible.