In Honor of WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Talkin' 'bout a new way of thinkin' 'bout your health care
Pictured: Harriet Tubman
By: Michelle Edmonds, M, A., M.Ed.
Public Health Educator| Author| Co-Founder
Serenity Weight Loss and Detoxification Program©
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE©~ Grant-funded, virtual wellness program
We have machines that will urinate for you: “thank you massa”
I can give you a rat poison called coumadin to thin your blood: “God bless you massa”
We can burn the cancer from your body, but don’t take any vitamins: “ yessa massa”
I can start you with these free samples of Prozac: “ massa, you are too kind”
Don’t talk back. Don’t ask questions. You won’t understand. You can’t read, I meant to say, pronounce, the medical terms anyway. We are a civilization exploding with a generation of people living in fear of being without their doctors. Phrases like “MY DIABETES”, “MY PRESSURE”, MY SUGAR, casually embellish social conversations. Medical doctors warned against the use of grandma’s castor oil, then handed us prescriptions for stool softeners.
Gradually, social media introduced a game changer for baby boomers. Warnings about statin drugs (cholesterol lowering medications) provided information to the public as quickly as the lawsuits were filed. The baby boomers, who knew nothing about castor oil for cleaning out the colon, were now also distrustful of “massa”. Left without the tools of their ancestors and refusing to faithfully take the weapons of “massa”, the baby boomers found themselves empty-handed. This created a paradox that has created a generation who will experience life spans shorter than their parents.
The Good News
Abdicating responsibility for one’s wellness is not a concept embraced by everyone. There is a ground swell of pioneers introducing a new way of thinking about our health. We are starting to hear terms such as “epigenetics”; the theory that disease is NOT genetic. Iatrogenic, which describes a category of illness “induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic tool”. Surely this confusion and deception is not of GOD.
Do you know about the Self-Care Health Movement?
As soon as I heard about Dr. Karen Khadijah Davis-Foulks, I knew I wanted to work alongside her mission. A native of Washington D.C, she is the pioneer of the MEDICAL MENTAL SLAVERY MOVEMENT. I correlate her work to that of Harriet Tubman to illustrate the power behind this mission.
“Dr. K” as she is affectionately known, is saying that many of us have become dependent on western medicine; in fact, brainwashed. When people relinquish their responsibility to take care of self, they have become nothing more than a slave waiting for “massa’s” next set of instructions. We no longer ask where to store the surplus bales of cotton, or when we should milk the cows. Today, we have more serious questions such as: Can I take fiber? Are these multiple vitamins safe? May I start an exercise program?
During slavery, there were some “massa’s” thought of as “good’. These were the ones who might teach a slave to read after sunset. Other’s showed their kindness by allowing a slave to enjoy a good cut of pork, instead of the intestines, the fat on a pig’s back or his feet. Although a matter of perspective, it seems to me that insults are now cooked tenderly, seasoned carefully and eaten with joy.
Matthew 18:19: “Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven”.
S with all movements, men and women of all races and creeds worked collaboratively. Thus, I offer the name of another witness. Dr. Joel Wallach is a 1991 Nobel Prize nominee and author of the bestseller, “Dead Doctor’s Don’t Lie”. He co-authored another provocative title called, “Black Gene Lies”. Adding to his collection is his most recent work “Epigenetics: The Death of the Genetic Theory of Disease Transmission”. The book “Black Gene Lies” is obviously about epigenetics and its special relevance to the African-American community. Clearly attempting to awaken the masses to what is happening within the traditional medical system, his fight with the FDA, provocative titles and lectures continue.
The 4th Annual Self Care Award “Cellabration”
The “Self-Care” Award was pioneered by “Dr. K” to recognize individuals who exemplify self-care and drug free living. The award recognizes individuals who escaped the traditional system of sick care, via the Underground Railroad to wellness. The award is presented at a live event held annually on the 30th of April. Nominees of The SERENITY CHALLENGE© (virtual holistic wellness program) are:
Christine, of Bellerose New York, first came to me in October, 2012. By July, 2013, Christine had released 90 lbs and was off all medication. She had followed a modified Paleo Diet and incorporated a simple bowl detox protocol. Christine is a congregant at Grace Gospel Tabernacle, Queens Village, New York.
The second nominee is Wilton DeGraffe, Sr. Pastor @ Grace Gospel Tabernacle. A 2x time black belt in martial arts and a prior self-defense instructor at the NYC Department of Correction, Pastor DeGraffe was now faced with dangerously high kidney readings, partially caused by insufficient water intake during workouts. His protocol began with increasing water to ½ of his body weight in ounces, liquid nutrition, using Dr. Joel Wallach’s supplement line called Youngevity and a structured internal cleansing protocol.
The Emancipation event will be held in Washington, D.C, where nominees will be voted on by their peers. Nominees will present their story to the audience via videotape recording or skpe. To donate to this movement and ensure its continuation,
It is said that during her lifetime, Harriet Tubman assisted more than 1,000 slaves to escape to freedom. She is quoted as saying:
“If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves, I could have freed thousands more” Harriet Tubman
Are You Ready To Escape?
Documentation tells us that trips on the “underground railroad” were rough. There were few supporters and many traitors. Nevertheless, abolitionists like Dr. Joel Wallach and conductors like “Dr. K”, will help get you to your destination safely.
“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger” Harriet Tubman
“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.” ― Benjamin Rush~ 1745-1813