Healthy Eating / Black Male Health | American Black Journal Full Episode

Healthy Eating / Black Male Health | American Black Journal Full Episode


AHEAD ON AMERICAN BLACK JOURNAL
WE ARE DEDICATING THE ENTIRE SHOW TO AN IMPORTANT ISSUE, HOW
TO EAT HEALTHY, AND HOW TO EAT HEALTH AND HAVE A HEALTHY BODY.
>>AND HOW AFRICAN AMERICAN SUFFER FROM PROSTATE CANCER.
THAT’S ALL COMING UP, NEXT.  >>WELCOME TO AMERICAN BLACK
JOURNAL I’M STEPHEN HENDERSON.>>THERE’S A NEW STORE OPEN AND
TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE FOOD LABELING.
>>DR. AKUA WOOLBRIGHT. WELCOME TO AMERICAN
BLACK JOURNAL.>>I’M HAPPY TO BE HERE.
>>I THINK I HAVE BEEN IN THE WHOLE FOOD STORE EVERYDAY SINCE
YOU OPENED I LIVE WORK DOWNTOWN AND LIVE CLOSE.
I’M ALSO IMPRESSED SOMEONE LIKE YOU WORKING AT A GROCERY STORE,
YOU WOULDN’T FIND THAT AT MANY GROCERY STORES, WHAT YOU WERE
SAYING THAT THE VALUES THAT WHOLE FOODS HAS.
>>ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO ONE OF OUR CEO’S TRIED TO INTRODUCE
HEALTHY EATING AS ONE OF OUR VALUES.
IT IS PART OF OUR PURPOSE, BUT THEY ARE NONE FOR GOOD FOOD AS
WELL. WE WANTED TO SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT
BACK ON EATING HEALTHY. THIS IS AN OUTREACH, GOES BEYOND
PEOPLE BUYING FOOD. YOU GO OUT AND TALK
TO PEOPLE ABOUT IT.>>YES.
DIFFERENT STORES LOOK DIFFERENTLY.
WE HAVE HEALTHY EATING SPECIALIST.
THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT CAN HELP YOU TALK ABOUT HEALTHY EATING
AND PICK OUT FOOD PRODUCTS. AND WE HAVE AN ONLINE PRESENCE
IT IS CALLED HEALTH STARTS HERE. AND WE HAVE A LOT OF ONLINE TOOL
AND MATERIALS TO HELP PEOPLE GET STARTED ON A HEALTHY JOURNEY.
>>MY ROLE COMING FROM GLOBAL TO HELP CREATE THE PROGRAM, TO TAKE
THAT LITTLE BIT DEEPER. I HAVE BEEN DOING THAT AROUND
THE COUNTRY AND NOW FOCUSING ON DETROIT.
>>YOU HAVE CLASSES.>>I TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO USE
FOOD AT MEDICINE AND HOW TO IDENTIFY FAKE FOOD AND REAL FOOD
AND READ LABELS DIFFERENTLY THAN YOU MAY LEARN FROM
A REGULAR DIETIANAN DIETIAN.
MY PLAN IS TO GOOD BEYOND THE NORMAL ADVICE, TAKE A DEEPER
LOOK AT THE FOODS THAT CAN ACTUALLY HEAL THEIR BODIES.
THAT’S WHAT WE’RE DOING AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET.
>>WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE IN DETROIT.
IT IS NEW THE DETROIT. BUT WHOLE FOODS EXISTED IN BIG
CITIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN HERE THAT MAY
BE IS DIFFERENT OR MORE INTERESTING?
>>YOU KNOW, WHAT REALLY SURPRISED ME ABOUT DETROIT IS
THAT PEOPLE ALREADY HAD A FOUNDATION OF NUTRITION
KNOWLEDGE. WHEN YOU COME FROM OUTSIDE THE
CITY, YOU HEAR STEREOTYPES ABOUT THE CITY.
I STARTED TO VISIT HERE LAST YEAR AND I WAS AMAZED HOW RICH
THE DETROIT CULTURE IS AND HOW THEY ARE REBUILDING SLOWLY.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED ENOUGH TO GET TO KNOW THE CITY.
>>WHEN PEOPLE ARE COMING, THEY ARE ASKING ADVANCED
NUTRITION QUESTION. YOU HAVE EASTERN MARKET AND YOU
HAVE GREEN OF DETROIT AND YOU HAVE MEDICAL DOCTORS AND HEALTH
PROFESSIONALS AND OTHER DOCTORS WORKING ON THESE ISSUES.
THERE’S AN AWARENESS. AND IT IS SURPRISING TO SEE
PEOPLE COME TO CLASS SEEKING MORE AND MORE NUTRITION
INFORMATION. IT HAS BEEN GREAT.
>>TALK TO ME LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEALTHY
EATING AND SAY, YOU KNOW, DIETING, OR PORTION CONTROL OR
THE THINGS THAT YOU MIGHT READ ABOUT IN POPULAR MAGAZINES.
>>THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. MY GOAL IS TO HELP PEOPLE MAKE
SENSE OF ALL OF THAT AND CUT THROUGH ALL OF THE BAD
INFORMATION OR ALL OF THE INFORMATION, SUPER FOODS, AND I
CAN LOSE WEIGHT IF I TAKE THIS EXTRACT PILL.
I WANT TO GO BACK TO BASICS. WE’LL EAT GRANDMA’S FOOD.
NOT EXACTLY HOW SHE PREPARED IT. GO BACK TO EATING
FROM THE EARTH.>>THAT GROWS FROM THE GROUND.
>>IF YOU BUILD YOUR MEALS AROUND WHOLE GRAINS, COLORFUL,
BEANS, PEAPEAS..>>THAT SORT OF SET OF VALUES IS
REFLECTED WHAT I CAN BUY AT WHOLE FOODS.
I CANNOT GO THERE AND BUY HIGH C CTOSE SYRUP.
>>YOU WILL NEVER FIND ANYTHING WITH HIGH RUCTOSE CORN SYRUP,
OR ADDITIVES.>>WE WANT TO MAKE SURE
EVERYTHING YOU BUY IS NATIONAL, IN IT’S NATURAL STATE AND A LOT
OF IT IS ORGANIC.>>HOW DO YOU FIT IN — THERE’S
BEEN SOME CONTROVERSY ABOUT WHOLE FOODS WHETHER IT WILL BE
HERE, WHETHER WE NEED OTHER KINDS OF SUPERMARKETS.
I HAVE BEEN HERE LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT WE NEED LITTLE BIT OF
EVERYTHING, ESPECIALLY THE CONDITIONS OF THE CITY.
WHERE DO YOU SEE WHOLE FOODS FIT INTO THAT LANDSCAPE IN DETROIT?
>>WE CAME HERE ACTUALLY BECAUSE OF THE EXISTING FOOD —
>>BECAUSE –>>YOU HAD EASTERN MARKET, YOU
HAD A CONVERSATION ABOUT FOOD ACCESS.
>>I DON’T KNOW IF PEOPLE REALIZE HOW MANY AWARDS DETROIT
WINS FOR BEING A GOOD CITY. WE WANTED TO BE APART OF THAT.
WE WANT TO BE A GOOD PARTNER AND NEIGHBOR.
WE WANT TO REACH OUT TO DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS AND
WORK TOGETHER. WE DO BELIEVE IT HAS TO BE A
COMBINED APPROACH AND WE WANT TO BE APART OF WHAT’S GOING
ON IN THE CITY.>>AND WHAT’S GOING ON WORKING
CLOSELY WITH OTHER FOOD PROVIDERS.
>>A BAKERY IN MID TOWN IS GOING TO PROVIDE YOU WITH FOOD.
>>AVAONE BREAD. YOU WILL SEE A LOT OF LOCAL
PRODUCERS SELLING THEIR PRODUCTS.
WE WANT TO BUILD ON THAT. 72 PERCENT OF OUR WORKERS ARE
DETROIT RESIDENTS. WE WANT TO BE VALUE ADDED AND
WHERE DETROIT CAN SEE THEMSELVES.
I WANT PEOPLE TO COME DOWN AND CHECK IT OUT.
I THINK THEY WILL BE SURPRISED AT THE PRICING AND THE
FEEL OF THE STORE.>>I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT:
PEOPLE THINK WHOLE FOODS, THAT IT MAY NOT BE FOR PEOPLE
HERE IN DETROIT. YOU WORK REALLY HARD TO MAKE
SURE IT FITS IN HERE.>>WE WANT TO DRIVE THE PRICES
DOWN AND THAT’S DUE TO OUR COMMITTED VENDORS AND PRODUCERS.
>>WE ARE PASSING THAT PRICE ON. AND I THINK PEOPLE WILL BE
SURPRISED AND SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO SHOP AFFORD GOOD FOOD.
WE WANT TO MAKE THAT THE MAIN THING.
>>AND THE OTHER THING ABOUT THE WHOLE FOODS, IT IS NOT JUST A
GROCERY STORE, IT IS A MEETING PLACE.
>>COME TO SHOP AND STAY TO HANG.
>>THAT’S GOOD.>>YOU GET IN THERE AND
IT IS CONTAGIOUS CONTAGIOUS.
WE HAVE WINE TESTING ON FRIDAYS AND SOULFUL SUNDAYS.
WE WANT IT TO BE A MEETING PLACE FOR DETROIT.
>>IF I WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE NUTRITION CLASSES, HOW
WOULD I DO THAT?>>THE VERY BEST WAY IS TO
E-MAIL ME AND THAT WILL PUT YOU ON MY E-MAIL LIST AND YOU WILL
GET INVITES FROM ME.>>AND THEY CAN FIND OUR E-MAIL
ON THE WHOLE FOOD WEBSITE.>>I THINK YOU ARE GOING
TO PUT IT UP.>>ANYBODY CAN DO IT?
>>TO COME TO CLASS? ABSOLUTELY.
>>ANYBODY CAN DO IT. ANYONE CAN DO THE
LIFESTYLE CHANGE.>>IF WE GET PASSED LOOKING AT
DIETING AND RESTRICTING OURSELVES AND LEARN TO ENJOY THE
TASTE OF BEAUTIFUL PRODUCE PREPARED DIFFERENT WAYS.
WE CAN HELP YOU GET STARTED. THE NUTRITION CLASSES AND
COOKING CLASSES AS WELL TO SHOW PEOPLE HOW —
>>HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER INTO A MEAL.
AND MAYBE YOU GET SOME OF THE THROW BACKS TO TURNUPS, WE’LL
WALK PEOPLE THROUGH THE PROCESS. EATING CAN BE HEALTHFUL AND FUN.
>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND WELCOME TO DETROIT.
>>THANKS.>>JUST AHEAD ON AMERICAN BLACK
JOURNAL. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ACTIVE
AND MEET TWO DETROITERS WHO HAVE EXERCISED AND EATING
HEALTH. COMING UP NEXT.   HYPERTENSION,PROSTATE CANCER,
AND OTHERS AFFECT AFRICAN AMERICAN MORE THAN OR DISEASES.
>>MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.
JOINING ME NOW IS DR. JOHN FLACK, CENTER FOR AFRICAN
AMERICAN HEALTH AT WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY.
AND HE IS BROUGHT WITH HIM, CHARLES MORSE AND CHARLES REESE
WHO ARE BOTH 65 YEARS OLD AND FITNESS BUFFS.
WE’LL CHECK THAT OUT WITH WEIGHTS.
>>WELCOME TO AMERICAN BLACK JOURNAL.
TELL US ABOUT THE WORK YOU ARE DOING.
>>I’M IN HYPERTENSION AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
THAT GO WITH IT. WE STUDY INTERVENTIONS AND
LIFESTYLE AS WELL AS MORE HIGH TECH INTERVENTIONS AND TO
IMPROVE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH. IN FACT, MANY OF OUR PATIENTS
ARE AFRICAN AMERICAN.>>THESE ARE THE KILLERS IN OUR
FAMILIES, RIGHT? HYPERTENSION, CARDIOVASCULAR
DISEASE, DIABETES, THINGS THAT YOU DON’T SEE A LOT OF SYMPTOMS.
>>YOU COULD BE SUFFERING AND NOT KNOW IT.
>>YOU COULD HAVE HYPERTENSION AND NOT KNOW IT.
YOU WILL HAVE SYMPTOMS, NERVOUSNESS, SLEEPLESSNESS, AND
WHEN THEY GO OUT AND EXERCISE, THEY HAVE POOR EXERCISE
TOLERANCE, THEY WILL GET TIRED QUICKLY.
THOSE SYMPTOMS GET BETTER WITH TREATMENT.
>>YOU TWO ARE OF A CERTAIN AGE, SHALL WE SAY, THAT MOST PEOPLE
WOULDN’T THINK THAT YOU WOULD BE FITNESS BUFFS, BUT YOU
SEEM TO DO THAT.>>I MANAGE TO EXERCISE
EVERYDAY. FIVE DAYS AWEEK.
>>AND SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS I DO STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING AT
HOME BY LIFTING WEIGHTS. BUT, YEAH, I GO TO WAYNE STATE’S
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT AND EXERCISE 6-9 O’CLOCK.
>>WHEN DID YOU FIRST START?>>WHEN I FIRST STARTED OUT,
I WAS NOT REGIMENTED. THEN I FOUND IT TO BE EASIER AND
GO ON MORE MACHINES, I FELT BETTER, LESS TENSION AND LESS
STRESS, I FEEL BETTER ALL THE WAY AROUND.
>>RIGHT. RIGHT.
>>STEVE, HOW ARE YOU?>>WE ARE DOING FINE.
>>WE’RE PARTNERS IN THE GYM AND IT WORKS OUT IF YOU
HAVE A PARTNER.>>IT DOES.
>>WE ARE ON THE TREADMILL. WE NICKNAMED OURSELVES
CHUCK AND CHAZ.>>I LIKE THAT.
>>IT KEEPS US GOING AND WE HAVE OUR ROUTINE.
I’M STILL WORKING AND HE’S RETIRED.
IT KEEPS ME FOCUSED AND REDUCES STRESS, WHEN I LEAVE THE
GYM AND GO TO WORK. IT’S A REAL HELP.
>>AND YOU BOTH HAVE MEDICAL HISTORIES THAT WOULD SUGGEST
THAT YOU MAY NOT BE AS ACTIVE AS YOU ARE.
>>WELL, I DID HAVE PROSTATE CANCER.
I HAVE BEEN CANCER FREE FOR FOUR YEARS.
RIGHT AFTER RETIREMENT IN 08 I WAS DIAGNOSED.
IT WAS IN EARLY STAGE, STAGE 2. I HAD RADIATION FOR 8 WEEKS AND
IT’S ALL GONE.>>YES, YES.
THAT’S ONE OF THE KEYS IS THAT EARLY DIAGNOSE.
GO IN GET YOUR P SA TEST AND SOMETHING THAT A LOT
OF US DON’T DO.>>AND ALSO HAVING A REGULAR
DOCTOR THAT YOU CAN GO TO. AT LEAST I DO, AN A REGULAR
BASIS.>>YES.
>>I FIND THAT EXERCISING AND DIETING BEING VERY IMPORTANT.
DIET IS SO IMPORTANT.>>PORTIONS AND JUST FIT — WHEN
YOU ARE FULL, STOP EATING.>>RIGHT, RIGHT.
>>AND THAT’S A BIG PROBLEM THAT ALL OF US HAVE.
>>A LOT OF US DON’T DO THAT.>>WHEN I WAS WORKING YOU GET UP
AND GO TO WORK AND THERE’S BAGELS AND MAYBE
A SALAD AT LUNCH. AND THAT CAN BE A DINNER AND YOU
WILL GO HOME AND HAVE ANOTHER DINNER AND THEN NOT WORKOUT AND
HAVE A GLASS OF WINE. AND YOU WILL BE SLUGGISH,
AND BELLY FAT.>>RIGHT.
>>ONE OF THE THINGS WE’RE TRYING TO PUSH IS BLACK
WELLNESS. IF YOU LOOK AT STATICS, THEY ARE
STAYING THAT 40 PERCENT OF BLACK MEN WON’T REACH 65 BECAUSE OF
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND OTHER ILLNESSES
ILLNESSES. WE WANT TO START A MOVEMENT FOR
BLACK WELLNESS, IT DOESN’T SEEM TO GET A LOT OF ATTENTION.
AS I MAKE MY WAY AROUND AS A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL, I SEE A
LOT OF BLACK MEN AND WOMEN IN THE BUILDINGS AND I’M
CONCERNED ABOUT THAT. THEY ARE SITTING AROUND
OR GOING TO THE STORE.>>THEY ARE NOT THAT ACTIVE.
>>WE HAVE TO TURN THAT.>>CULTURE CHANGE.
>>SURE.>>TELL ME LITTLE BIT
ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.>>I’M SORRY, THE OTHER CHARLES.
>>I TAKE PILLS FORCHOLESTEROL AND OTHERS.
>>IT MAKES ME MORE EFFECTIVE AND CLEAR THINKING WHEN YOU HAVE
EXERCISE IN YOUR LIFE.>>SURE.
BOTH OF YOU ONE OF THE KEY THINGS THAT YOU ARE NOTING HERE
THAT YOU ARE BEING TREATED. RIGHT?
YOU ARE GOING TO THE DOCTOR REGULARLY AND FINDING THE
THINGS THAT ARE PROBLEM.>>DON’T HURT… AND TALK ABOUT
BLACK WELLNESS AND BLACK MEN BECAUSE WE ARE DIEING
BEFORE OUR TIME.>>YOU HAVE TO SEE A LOT OF THIS
IN YOUR PRACTICE IS THE DYNAMIC LATE DIAGNOSE AND NOT KEEPING UP
WITH APPOINTMENTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.
>>I WANT TO MAKE SURE WHO I AM. I’M THE Z CHAIRMAN AND FOR
DETROIT MEDICAL CENTER. YES
YES, WE SEE THERE’S A FEAR FACTOR FOR MEN AND WOMEN ARE
MORE WILLING TO COME IN AND TO GET CHECKED AND TO
FOLLOW-UP REGULARLY. LATE DIAGNOSE LEADS TO A LOT OF
PROBLEMS, IT IS HARDER TO TREAT SOME DISEASES WHEN YOU DIAGNOSE
IT LATE INSTEAD OF EARLY. DIABETES YOU CAN
DIAGNOSE EASILY. AND WHAT WE EAT IS VERY
IMPORTANT HOW ACTIVE WE ARE.>>SURE.
>>IN HOW TOUGH IT IS TREAT THESE DISEASES IF YOU EAT FRUITS
AND VEGETABLES, IT IS GOING TO BE A LOT EASIER TO CONTROL.
>>BLOOD PRESSURE, AND OTHER ISSUES YOU WILL BE LESS LIKELY
TO GET THESE THINGS.>>EATING FRUITS AND
VEGETABLES PREVENT.>>LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE, BLOOD
SUGAR AND YOUR ABILITY TO HANDLE GLUCOSE LOADS.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT.>>IF YOU WOULD TO GIVE ADVICE
TO NOT JUST OLDER BLACK MEN, BUT YOUNGER BLACK MEN, IF THEY ARE
NOT ACTIVE, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM?
>>YOU NEED TO START TO GET ACTIVE.
IT TOOK ME SOME TIME. YOU WON’T GET INTO
IT RIGHT AWAY. YOU HAVE TO BUILD YOUR STAMINA,
AND IT FALLS TOGETHER.>>AND GET A PARTNER.
IF YOU CAN GET A PARTNER.>>IF YOU CAN’T GET A PARTNER.
MY THIRD PARTNER IS MY HEADPHONES, THAT CAN BE A
PARTNER WHEN YOU ARE EXERCISING.>>IF YOU HAVE MUSIC THAT YOU
LIKE, SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN LISTEN TO, IT HELPS
YOU GET STARTED. MORE MEN OF ANY AGE, YOU
HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE. AGAIN, IF YOU DO IT, YOU REALIZE
THE EFFECT OF IT RIGHT AWAY. YOU HAVE TO GET INTO A HABIT
AND A PARTNER CAN HELP. HEADPHONES, IPAD CAN HELP,
SOMETHING THAT CAN ACCOMPANY YOU, HELP YOU WITH THE
BREAKING IN PROCESS.>>THIS IS A CITY WHERE HEALTH
IS WE DON’T TALK ENOUGH AND HOW DIRE IT IS.
YOU ARE ON THE FRONT LINES EVERYDAY.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN IN DETROIT
TO START TURNING IT AROUND.>>FIRST, IT STARTS WITH WHAT
YOU ARE EATING, HOW MUCH YOU ARE EATING, AND HOW ACTIVE YOU ARE.
THAT CAN HELP PREVENT A LOT OF DISEASES AND EVEN IF THEY DO A
— AND LESS YOUR SEVERITY. GET REGULAR CHECKS, SEE YOUR
DOCTOR, DON’T BE AFRAID TO TAKE MEDICATION.
ONE OF THE THINGS I HAVE NOTICED SINCE I MOVED HERE A FEW YEARS
BACK, I HAVE MORE PATIENTS HERE MORE THAN WHERE I HAVE BEEN THEY
DON’T WANT TO TAKE MEDICATION FOR PROBLEMS THEY ARE NOT GOING
TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL BY SOLELY CHANGING THEIR LIFESTYLE.
LIKE YOU WILL GET A BADGE ON YOUR TOMBSTONE SAYING I DIDN’T
TAKE THIS MEDICINE.>>YOU WON’T GET A MEDAL IF
YOU DON’T TAKE IT.>>MANY PEOPLE TAKE IT, BUT
AGAIN, IF THEY WILL DO IT WITH DIET AND LIFESTYLE,
CARDIO ACTIVITY. THEY WILL NEED LESS MEDICATION.
AND I FIND THAT AS A POSITIVE MOTIVATION, EATING AND ACTIVITY.
>>THANK YOU GUYS FOR BEING HERE.
>>AND THANKS FOR JOINING FROM OUR BROADCAST, WE WOULD LOVE TO
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