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Holiday Weight Gain Tips

8 Weight Gain Tips

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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1. Over indulge in alcohol: Drink and be Merry! Consuming alcohol is a great way to ingest large quantities of sugar and calories with little or no effort (cough cough, sorry Keith S.). Plus, there are added benefits of the next morning hang over.  And don’t forget the greasy breakfast that is required after a night of drinking.   Sugar has 7 calories per gram, which is twice the amount of protein and carbohydrates. This can sky rocket your caloric intake and you won’t even realize it. For some serious poundage, drink alcohol frequently and add fruit juice or a carbonated beverage.   (We are not endorsing drinking and driving! You can be safe and gain weight effectively without putting others at risk!) Continue reading

Hey Fellas The Balls in Your Court

The Balls in Your Court

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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A cancer diagnosis can make you feel very alone — especially if you’re a guy and you’re supposed to always be tough and never get scared. No matter who you are, you’re going to worry, but you are definitely not alone.  Many celebs have gotten cancer: Tom Green, Lance Armstrong, Ben Stiller, Colin Powell, Robert De Niro, John Kerry to name a few!  Continue reading

Testimony & Triumph From Sista Strut in Chicago

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

October is the month for Cancer awareness. Around the country people have been giving their stories, time and support to highlight the dangers of the deadly disease. In Chicago, one of the biggest events took place on the South Side at the huge Salvation Army Kroc Center. The 2nd annual Sista Strut had hundreds of attendees coming together and taking a walk against Cancer. Families, friends and supporters of victims and  survivors joined together to do their “strut.”

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With vaccine in hand, Ebola response teams are struggling to track those who need it

By HELEN BRANSWELL

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The Ebola response teams in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are having increasing trouble keeping track of where the virus is spreading, a problem that threatens containment efforts and undermines the effectiveness of the vaccination program there. Continue reading

Good Fish vs Bad Fish

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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From a health standpoint I agree with most nutritionist that everyone including vegetarians should eat fish a minimum of twice a week. Fish are a lean, healthy source of protein, and the oily kinds, such as salmon, tuna, sardines, etc., deliver those heart- and brain-healthy omega-3 fats you’ve probably also heard you should be getting in your diet.  Fish is lower in calories, saturated fat, and cholesterol than any other meat, generally speaking.  Here is a list of other benefits Fish provide. 

·  lower blood pressure
·  lower heart rate
·  lower risk of death from heart disease
·  lower risk for stroke
·  lower risk for depression
·  lower risk for some cancers Continue reading

Fit to Fight Event Shows the Importance of Cancer Awareness in the Black Community

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Black Truth News was a proud sponsor for the Fit to Fight against Cancer event on Chicago’s south side. The event featured exercise and helpful tips on how to maintain to fight and prevent cancer. Continue reading

What May Happen If You Take Too Much Erectile Dysfunction Medication

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Put this on the list of things not to do to impress your sexual partner: end up as a case report in a medical journal.

Having your story featured in publication may impress your date, but maybe not when the publication is the medical journal Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. But that’s where the story of a 31-year-old man ended up after he made some questionable decisions. First, he bought the liquid form of sildenafil citrate, which is the generic name for the drug Viagra, over the Internet. Then he drank the medication straight from the bottle without measuring how much he was drinking.  Continue reading

What group of people are the most unhealthy?

Open Letter To The Church

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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Nearly one-half of the American population will be obese by 2030 according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The researchers estimate that this will result in an additional $66 billion dollars in health care expenditures, 7.8 million new cases of diabetes, 6.8 million new cases of stroke and heart disease, and 539,000 new cancer diagnoses. Continue reading