#53 Unlocking Brain Health
BLACK HEALTH LIT
by Black Health Lit® hosted by Rachel 'Rae' Crowder, MPH
3d ago
May is Stroke Awareness Month, so it's a perfect time to learn more about how to keep our brains in tip-top shape! In this show, Rachel Rae Crowder chats with Dr. Philippe Douyon, MD, about taking care of our brains. Dr. Douyon, who knows a lot about brains, shares easy tips to keep our brains healthy, like eating well and staying active. They talk about his cool app, the BrainFit™ app, and his book called "Neuroplasticity: Your Brain’s Superpower," which tells us how our brains can learn and heal. Dr. Douyon also does neat stuff like online classes and helps people with dementia. The Black He ..read more
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#52 Equity Eats: USDA's Commitment to Black American Health & Nutrition
BLACK HEALTH LIT
by Black Health Lit® hosted by Rachel 'Rae' Crowder, MPH
2w ago
In this episode of the Black Health Lit podcast titled "Equity Eats: USDA's Commitment to Black American Health & Nutrition," hosted by Rachel Rae, guest expert Caree Cotwright from the USDA discusses initiatives targeting food and nutrition security in the Black community. They delve into leveraging momentum from the White House Conference on Hunger, addressing historical challenges, ensuring cultural relevance, and outlining future priorities for health equity. The Black Health Lit® podcast aims to change the statistics by providing free and accessible health education.  Revenue fro ..read more
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#50 Black Maternal Narratives: Bridging the Gap in Healthcare
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by Black Health Lit® hosted by Rachel 'Rae' Crowder, MPH
1M ago
Black Maternal Health Week takes place every year from April 11 –17. In this episode of Black Health Lit, we embark on a deeply personal journey with Keisha Bedell, a mental health therapist whose resilience and perseverance have shaped her remarkable story. Keisha's experience with maternal health challenges serves as a powerful narrative, highlighting the critical importance of self-advocacy and community support. Throughout our conversation, Keisha gracefully navigates through poignant questions: As she shares her own journey with maternal morbidity, we uncover the raw challenges she faced ..read more
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#49 Sugar, Salt & Racism
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by Black Health Lit® hosted by Rachel 'Rae' Crowder, MPH
2M ago
In this episode of Black Health Lit titled "Sugar, Salt, & Racism," host Rachel Rae delves into the intricate connection between sugar, salt, and racial health disparities. March being National Nutrition Month sets the stage for a critical examination of how targeted marketing of sugary and salty foods perpetuates health inequities within Black communities. From the deliberate placement of advertisements to the availability of processed foods in neighborhoods, systemic issues exacerbate health conditions like obesity and hypertension. The episode explores the interplay between food insecur ..read more
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#48 Empowering Black Women's Reproductive Health
BLACK HEALTH LIT
by Black Health Lit® hosted by Rachel 'Rae' Crowder, MPH
2M ago
In this episode of Black Health Lit, we explore the unique impact of reproductive and sexual health on black women. Mrs. King is a nurse educator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she creates education and training resources for healthcare professionals. Her professional practice experience in ambulatory care nursing includes clinical research, adolescent health, cardiology, HIV outreach, and immunization settings. Before nursing, she was a health educator at the Ohio Department of Health for eight years. Mrs. King is also an accomplished blogger and writer; she has contr ..read more
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#47 Nature Unmasked: Debunking Health Myths and Navigating Wellness Choices
BLACK HEALTH LIT
by Black Health Lit® hosted by Rachel 'Rae' Crowder, MPH
2M ago
In this episode, Pharmacist Ashley Griffith tackles crucial questions, from tailoring health solutions with vitamins to debunking "all-natural" myths. Learn to navigate product safety, understand side effects, and empower yourself in healthcare decisions. Discover the ripple effect of non-adherence and effective strategies for better health outcomes. Tune in for a healthier, informed you. Shop Merch: https://amzn.to/3sKePOi Donation Link: 1% of sales and 100% of donations received are set aside for programming and resources aimed at improving the health literacy of Black Americans. Donate Now ..read more
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#46 Seeds of Change: Cultivating Equity in Agriculture
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by Black Health Lit® hosted by Rachel 'Rae' Crowder, MPH
3M ago
In this episode, we explore the profound legacy of Black individuals in agriculture and its relevance today. Discover local and national figures tackling food apartheid and innovative methods to reform our food system. Learn how the Growing and Growth Collective intertwines art and agriculture for holistic wellness, as founders share their journey, connections, and the organization's history. Explore ways to engage and contribute to the growth of gardens, whether through leadership or participation in upcoming events, fostering a more equitable agricultural landscape. Shop Merch: https://amzn ..read more
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#45 Optimizing Health: The Science Behind Supplements and Vitamins for Black Americans
BLACK HEALTH LIT
by Black Health Lit® hosted by Rachel 'Rae' Crowder, MPH
4M ago
?? Dive into the world of supplements and vitamins tailored for optimal health in the Black American community with Dr. Greg Hall, a distinguished internal medicine physician and trailblazer in medical education and health advocacy. Join us on Black Health Lit for a compelling episode featuring Dr. Hall, an Associate Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University and a visionary in the field of patient-centered care. Dr. Hall shares insights from his groundbreaking book, "Patient-Centered Clinical Care for Black Americans," providing evidence-based guidance for improved health outcomes. In thi ..read more
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#44 Breaking Barriers: Navigating Environmental Justice
BLACK HEALTH LIT
by Black Health Lit® hosted by Rachel 'Rae' Crowder, MPH
4M ago
Join us on Black Health Lit for a powerful episode as we sit down with Kayla Williams, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), and Communications Lead at Clean Production Action. A recent graduate of Tufts University with a passion for environmental justice, Kayla is making waves in the field with her commitment to a cleaner, greener, and safer environment for all. In this insightful conversation, we explore: Kayla's journey from Environmental Studies to becoming a DEI leader The intersectionality of sustainability, policy, and equity Her pivotal role in advancing diversity, equity, and i ..read more
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#43 Revolutionizing Mental Wellness: A Dive into Functional Medicine
BLACK HEALTH LIT
by Black Health Lit® hosted by Rachel 'Rae' Crowder, MPH
6M ago
In this groundbreaking episode of Black Health Lit, we are honored to be joined by the visionary Dr. Tiffany M Smith, a doctorally-prepared integrative and functional psychiatric nurse practitioner. As the founder of Aroma Functional Nutrition Psychiatry, Dr. Smith has dedicated her career to revolutionizing mental health care by integrating functional medicine principles. Tune in as we embark on an enlightening conversation with Dr. Tiffany Smith, exploring her journey from St. Louis to Las Vegas and her profound dedication to empowering individuals to reclaim their mental health. Discover ho ..read more
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