beWell The Maxine Firm: Eat Your Way Off of Medication by Erin Fulbright 1 year ago 0 Comments March is National Nutrition Month, and to celebrate The Maxine Firm is taking the opportunity to educate the African-American community about proper nutrition and how it can be the key to one’s medical issues. By changing the conversation of the role nutrition plays will help people take their health into their own hands. Heart disease is the number one killer for all Americans and stroke is also a leading cause of death. For African Americans the risks of being diagnosed with those diseases are even higher. High blood pressure, obesity and diabetes are the most common conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the American Heart Association. Now throw in mental health and all of the medications people are being prescribed to control everything. This can be overwhelming and costly especially for the African-American community. The Maxine Firm provides tools that will change a person’s lifestyle in order to prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. By changing one’s lifestyle, The Maxine Firm teaches ways to “eat your way off medication, shorten hospital stays, and change attitudes when it comes to personal trainers.” Avoid Added Sugars Compare Food Labels Eat a Variety of Foods & Colors Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Reduce Sodium Intake The approach for The Maxine Firm doesn’t involve one aspect of health but looks at the body being a temple and approaching it from physical, mental and spiritual aspects. The Maxine Firm is kicking off the month with a wellness symposium, Walking Towards Wellness Baton Rouge at Shiloh Methodist Baptist Church to educate the African American communities on ways to improve their lifestyles and change the trajectory of their lives when it comes to their health. The Maxine Firm is a nutrition and wellness firm powered by a network of healthcare professionals working to prevent chronic disease directly related to nutrition practices as a primary objective. www.themaxinefirm.com TAGS :blood pressure diabetes heart disease The Maxine Firm wellness Share This Articles Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * E-mail * Web Site Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.