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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Terry Mason, will lead Chicagoans in the tenth annual Restart4Health, a program that provides information and support to improve eating and lifestyle habits.
Dr. Mason, a lifetime advocate of healthy living, believes many of the health issues afflicting the Chicago community are best addressed with TLC - “total lifestyle change.” At the beginning of each new year, he urges people to go on a meat fast – not eating any meat for 30 days.
“The benefits of the dietary and lifestyle changes include weight loss, lower blood pressure, better health and longer life. This year, there will be an increased focus on helping people to stop smoking, which is at the root of twenty percent of American death rates. This is a program to kick-start your body in the right direction, and is a great way to start the new year,” said Dr. Mason, Chief Medical Officer, Cook County Health & Hospitals System.
Group meetings which are open to the public will be held in the atrium of Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 West 95th Street, Chicago. The first three weekly sessions, convening at 6:30 PM, will occur on Tuesdays – January 3, 10, and 17 at Trinity United Church Of Christ. The meeting on January 24 will be held at Soul Vegetarian Restaurant, 205 East 75th Street. The meeting on January 31st will be held at Malcolm X College, 1900 West Van Buren, featuring a fitness demonstration by Mr. Roy Walker.
The first session of Restart4Health 2012 (January 3) will discuss historical and civil issues that contribute to the African American community being disproportionately affected by heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other chronic illnesses. A clip of the movie “Forks Over Knives” will be shown.
Session two (January 10) will feature a screening of the documentary film “Unnatural Causes” which addresses the idea that “where you live matters” when it comes to health. That will be followed with a discussion of how the body works and processes foods.
Wow, I just interviewed Tawanda Johnson-Gray last night on Bean Soup Times Radio. Tawanda, in August of 2008, Tawanda suffered her fourth stroke (TIA) within a two year span.
The fourth stroke (TIA) was the first diagnosis. Tawanda immediately began her journey as an advocate with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for the people of Arizona.
She talked about the warning signs and how it's much more than diet and weight, because she was healthy, active and still had four strokes at 35 years of age. She urges everyone to check out this website. PowerToEndStroke
Listen to her interview on Bean Soup Times Radio here
Hope the reporter will get properly tested.
"At first glance, the video is funny, just another in the long line of on-air bloopers from news reporters. However, it now appears that KCBS in Los Angeles’Serene Branson may have suffered something far more serious than a live TV mistake. Shortly after the bizarre moment in the night’s broadcast where she seemed to be unable to speak coherently, Branson was hospitalized with some speculating that she may have had a stroke."