A nation can only be as strong as the people in it.
For decades the African Diaspora has fallen victim to cancer, disease, and preventable illness at rates exponentially higher than any other group.
Some of these illnesses are caused by the weapons of white supremacy.
We know that infection – exposure to disease – and intoxication – the voluntary (or involuntary) consumption of harmful substances – have been used as weapons from the beginning of time. And while these weapons can be attributed to the fall of many indigenous civilizations, the Black community is in a position to avoid falling into the same traps that ensnared our Ancestors.
It is time for liberation through purification.
We must liberate and purify our physical temples from bad consumption habits introduced to us by poisonous western society.
Specifically, there are “3 Deadly Venoms” that threaten your bodily temple, our community, and our movement.
Tobacco – A Cradle to Grave Addiction
It seems like everywhere you look, Black men and women are “freaking” Black and Milds, smoking them, or carrying the stench of cigars on them.
The cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, and other chronic respiratory diseases caused by smoking – in any form – are preventable causes of premature death. If you smoke, you already know this. But quitting can be truly difficult, especially in mainstream Black culture.
Kicking the smoking habit can be as hard as kicking heroine, according to experts.
“From a scientific standpoint, nicotine is just as hard, or harder, to quit than heroin … but people don’t recognize that,” – Source
Nicotine is one of the most highly addictive-and deadly-substances in the world. In fact, Cornell University describes nicotine as a “super toxin” that’s more lethal than arsenic and diamondback rattlesnake poison.
If you hope to live a Black Conscious lifestyle, you MUST put an end to your regular consumption of tobacco, plain and simple.
Fake Food Companies That Target Black Communities
KFC uses genetically modified chickens that are born without beaks, or with multiple legs, and that are pumped full of hormones to get bigger pieces of meat. Some people say that these hormones are the reason why so many children are reaching puberty so much earlier than they have in the past.
McDonald’s uses ammonia-treated “pink slime” to avoid using real beef.
All of the so-called “veggies” in fast food restaurants have been grown from genetically modified seeds, sprayed down with chemicals, and altered to retain their color and texture.
Fast food is toxic, high in carbohydrates and fat – not to mention that its dead, unnatural, and unfit for human consumption! A healthy mind can only exist within a healthy body. And a healthy body can only function when given natural, living, whole foods.
Big Pharma and the Medical Industrial Complex
African Holistic Health is probably one of the most important books written in the field of health and Black Consciousness. Here is what the Author had to say about western medicine:
European orthodox medicine (synthetic drugs and surgery) is based upon predatory military logic and is organized to treat symptoms in a triage method. African medicine is organized holistically to treat the spiritual, mental and physical causes of disease…In African wholistic medicine, the cause of the toxic state would be treated with massage, acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbs and a cleansing diet. European medicine stops or suppresses the symptoms of disease with aspirin, cough suppressants, antihistamines, etc. This causes the body to remain toxic and these toxins cause disease.
When we first published this article back in 2009, we observed that the number of deaths and hospitalizations caused by prescription drugs had skyrocketed, with overdoses of pain medications doubling between 1999 and 2006.
In fact, by 2006, overdoses of pain killers were already causing more deaths than overdoses of cocaine and heroin combined!
When we updated this article, we discovered that from 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose. Around 68% of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid in the United States.
This is not a problem limited to the United States. The UN Office of Drugs and Crime’s World Drugs Report 2018 says seizures of pharmaceutical opioids – mainly tramadol in west, central and north Africa – accounted for 87 per cent of the global total in 2016.
Whether prescribed legally or acquired illegally, artificially engineered and mass produced prescription drugs are lethal.
You do NOT need prescription pharmaceuticals to heal yourself. With a little research you can change your life, create radiant health, purify your temple, and restore your strength.
Your Ancestors admonished you to let your food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food. Start with the melanin diet and avoid the traps laid by the West.