OUR NEXT TOPIC OF DISCUSSIONON AFRICAN HEALTH DIALOGUES IS: Food as Medicine (African Diet and Nutrition)
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OUR NEXT TOPIC OF DISCUSSION IS: African Diet and Nutrition
What is food to us? Without food, we cannot live. With food, we stay alive, but the quality of our lives, and the length of our days are dependent on the foods we eat and in what quantity. Food we eat for nourishment, and in small amounts, we eat herbs as medicines. To quote Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
When is a food a medicine? In this week’s episode of African Health Dialogues we will discuss cholesterol-lowering foods, dietary source of soluble fiber, and red blood cell building foods in different African cultures. We invite our listeners to call in and talk about what they eat and what they understand or recommend as good healthy food.
If you are interested in joining our discussion, send us an email at: healthdialogues@... to schedule and announce your participation on the show, otherwise please mark your calendar and call in during the show to participate.
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WHEN: SATURDAY, October 1st, 2011
TIME: 12: 00 PM-1: 00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME
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CO-HOST: Dr. Ladi Owolabi CO-HOST: Dr. Susanna J Dodgson
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ABOUT AFRICAN HEALTH DIALOGUES
African Health Dialogues is a weekly health care discussion on AV radio about awareness, progress and gaps, costs and accessibility of medical /pharmaceutical products and services within the African and African Diaspora communities Worldwide.
The program is being facilitated by African Views (AV), Life-Scope Africa Foundation (LAF), Medical Journal of Therapeutics Africa (MJoTA), and Phameds International. Objective of the program is to provide health literacy, advocacy, and inspire consensus and leadership roles in improving public health care status in underserved communities
Host: Dr. Ladi Owolabi
Host: Dr. Susanna J. Dodgson
Special Contributor: Regina Askia Williams
Producer: Mr. Wale Idris Ajibade
Regular Contributor on Private Sector’s perspective: Mr. Folusho Obe
Quality control: Mr. William A. Verdone
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