Health and Wellness : What Medicine / Medical Treatments are Specific To Race?

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    The medicine propecia, for male balding, is for men only ... specific to gender. It was in the news recently, with talk of sexual impotency being an irreversible side-effect.

    They went on to say that women should never use this product, and that it can possibly kill or do some great harm should females come in contact with it! :eeek:

    So it made me think ... :thinking:

    If there is medicine / medical treatments specific to men ... is there some specific to race?

    If so ... what is that medicine or medical treatment?

    Would there be harmful or life threatening effects, if used by another race?

    Ever heard of anything like that?

    Do you think such "race based medical research" is currently taking place?

    Do you think the medical community looks for cures for their own selves first, the majority race, before other races?

    Thanks in advance.

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    You do know that I answered this in an old thread somewhere. Medicine is biased period. From the moment that a person enters medical school, they start out with a European skeleton...which is different than a Black skeleton. Our bones are denser. From there we find out that our bodies manufacture vitamin D from sunlight due to our having melanin. We find out that they can't take the amino acid L-Tryptophan but we need it in our systems.

    The same year that they made L- Tryptophan illegal was the same year that they came out with Prozac as an alternative which didn't have jack to do with our people but that's who they pushed it on....when all we needed was the amino acid. There's so many differences that this post could stretch on longer than need be. Those who desire to know the mental, cultural, medicinal, biological and anatomical as well as the spiritual differences between our people and theirs should read; African Holistic Health by Laila Olela Africa and Vitamins A-Z by Dr. Jewell Pookrum.
     
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    Race based medicine has some good dialogue about its merits and its serious pitfalls (i.e walking down the wrong diagnostic or treatment path). One of my main take aways from it is that it's an abstraction that's a few steps above "individualized medicine" (full genome sequence treatment based on a person's genetic profile). I guess there are clinical and research scientists and professionals who find it a useful attribute (despite how flimsy it can be) because no other underlying genetic attribute is understood for why some drugs work better or worse on some populations vs others.

    An example of medicine that's presented as race specific is: BiDil (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isosorbide_dinitrate/hydralazine)

    I don't think modern medical research prioritizes one race over another for practical reasons. After things are developed, delivering healthcare services is another story though.
     
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    peace

    For a Race of people, stolen and robbed of their 'religion', culture and god, SEX has always been our Race's medicinal choice to cure all that aile's us as a people.....

    We get to workout and relieve stress by performing the one act that actually makes us geniunely happy across the board. With no doctor, or prescriptions needed. ;)
     
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    Isn't Laila Olela Africa the one who said women aren't supposed to have menstrual cycles? He has been heavily criticized and many reviews of his books have called his methods dangerous.
     
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    No, he didn't say that. What he said is that "our women are NOT HAVING MENSTRUAL CYCLES", THEY ARE HEMORRHAGING INSTEAD." Better yet, those women who are concerned should read; Heal Thyself by Queen Afua because you're gonna get the same info concerning menstrual cycles. Better yet, there's a book by a white guy (you know subconsciously we don't believe ish till somebody white confirms it.) that came out ion the early 70's entitled; Survival Into The 21st. Century by Viktoras P. Kulvinskas....and many others if you need them.

    Yes, his book is dangerous....for white people that is. We must remember that all health and food is "genetic specific" due to the fact that up until slavery, we never had the health issues that we have, we never had this diet that we have and we have never lived the short life span that we presently have. So this is a dangerous book for anyone caught up in the matrix, the slave conditioning and the mental dumbing down that we are going through, compliments of mighty whitey!!!
     
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    Keita Kenyatta ... i didn't know anything about the amino acid L-Tryptophan or prozac ... but i found this site that says much of what you say, minus the race specific stuff. They also say it is no longer illegal, "The drug patent on Prozac expired in 2001, which coincidentally is the very same year that the F.D.A. ban on L-tryptophan was lifted."

    I thot of melanin after creating this thread ... surely with our bodies having so much of it, compared to other races ... there has to be some medical studying, medicines, treatments, etc., surrounding this reality. All of the sun blocking products on the shelves would be considered a "race based medicinal treatment" i suppose.

    Thanks for Sharing!

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    Wow ... Thanks Brother Gorilla! That's what i was wanting to know!

    Isosorbide dinitrate/hydralazine is a fixed dose combination drug treatment specifically indicated for African Americans with congestive heart failure.

    They say this drug was rejected by the FDA in 1997, but then approved in 2005, for the Coloreds ... :look:

    This was relatively recent, 2005, suggesting there is some modern medical race-based research.

    Brother Gorilla ... what makes you think there is no prioritizing of race when it comes to medical research?

    You think they deliver the healthcare services based on race, but not their research of such?

    Thanks for sharing ... wow ... i guess if i had congestive heart failure, i'd be happy about this race based research, as this medicine increases the quality of life (so they say) for blacks considerably. Obviously, what is / was working for whites, didn't work the same for us.

    I want to know more of these drugs, treatments, etc.!

    Good Stuff! Thanks Again!

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    lol Brother Info ... uhhhhhh ... :thinking: ... SEX ... ??!! ... hmmmm ... okay ... :)

    i got a little cough rite now ... and ... well ... never mind ... :love:

    Thank You!

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    What do you make of the information on this page?


    http://nbaqtf.wikidot.com/llaila-afrika-s-menstruation-quackery





    Llaila Afrika's book “African Holistic Health” makes very extensive discussion about women's sexuality, menstruation, and fertility. In an entire lengthy chapter about women's health, Dr. Afrika does not bother to mention ONE clinical study of the benefits of veganism upon the health of women, but rather uses alleged accounts such as the misleading article about the Masai and the Pygmies.
    By making people feel guilty of being “sellouts” using scientific reasoning, Dr. Afrika is able to get away with making broadly unscientific claims. But by developing the thick skin to take the meaningless and emotionally abusive insults of “sellout” or “Europeanized Negro,” that may come from questioning the cult of Llaila Afrika, a person can use basic scientific reasoning to debunk Dr. Afrika's unscientific claims regarding menstruation.
    Here are some claims taken from “African Holistic Health”
    Claim #1:
    “Menstruation is not normal in a
    healthy woman. Menstruation is the
    hemorrhaging and flow of fresh
    blood. Hemorrhaging, whether it
    occurs in the brain, eyes, lungs, or
    uterus, is not normal.”

    What legitimate science says:
    The releasing of blood during the menstrual cycle is the result of the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterine wall. The purpose of the endometrium is to keep the uterine wall free of obstructions that could block the conception process. The endometrium accomplishes this in part by releasing blood, and is rich with blood vessels in order to do this. The details of this process can be found in basic high school biology textbooks. To compare the releasing of blood by the endometrium to the releasing of blood by the eyes or the lungs is extremely ignorant.
    Claim #2:
    “Wholistically, Black African females on a diet of
    natural foods do not menstruate.”

    What legitimate science says:
    Processed food as we know it is an advent of late 20th century food science. Menstruation has been with us much longer than this. To assume that menstruation is caused completely by unnatural foods, at the time in which this article was written, would infer that are no healthy Black women over 65 years old have ever menstruated in their entire lives.
    Claim #3:
    “Anthropological studies on African
    women have verified that ancient
    African women did not menstruate.”

    What legitimate science says:
    When you say that studies have demonstrated something, you are supposed to provide examples of studies, and details of those studies. Otherwise they are unsubstantiated claims. Dr. Afrika, in this book, failed to produce any of these alleged anthropological studies that indicate that ancient African women did not menstruate. But there are several anthroplogical studies that contradict this. The African continent abounds with traditional medicine that deals with menstruation. The Lebombo and Ishango Bone, the world's oldest mathematical devices, are likely to have been created for the purposes of monitoring lunar cycles for the purposes of dealing with women's menstruation.
    Claim #4:
    “Excessive sexual intercourse and
    out-of-cycle sexual intercourse
    causes the woman to menstruate.”

    What legitimate science says:
    What cycle? Human sexual intercourse patters are not cyclic. On the contrary, humans are one of only a few examples of animals that are known to NOT have a mating season (dolphins and rats are examples of animals that do not have mating seasons). Human sexuality is totally dictated entirely by the sense of human pleasure. If humans only mated during a time-dictated time period as other animals do, then there would be no zodiac, because humans would only gestate during a certain time of the year, thus preventing humans from being capable of being born during any part of the Earth's year.
    Claim #6:
    “Sex during the daylight hours
    follows the Circadian rhythm of the
    body. Nighttime sex exploits the
    female emotionally and spiritually,
    and contributes to the
    hemorrhaging called
    menstruation.”

    What legitimate science says:
    This claim has absolutely no plausibility and can be easily refuted by any non-scientist. Many women remain sexually active after menopause. These women have sex at night, and still do not menstruate. Furthermore, there are countless cases of women being sexually active without having a menstrual cycle.
    “ONLY HAVE SEX THE WAY I TELL YOU TO HAVE SEX.” - LLAILA THE SEXUAL PSEUDOBIOLOGIST

    Along with making unscientific claims about menstruation, Dr. Afrika also makes unscientific claims about human sexuality.
    Claim #7:
    “No animal or insect that eats during
    the daylight hours has sex at night.”

    What legitimate science says:
    Crepuscular animals do this all the time. Examples of this include various species of deer. Which are active during the day and can be found mating at night. Rabbits also do this. Cockroaches can eat or mate during any time of the day.
    Claim #2 :
    “Sexual intercourse at night is
    abnormal and out-of-cycle, and
    weakens the sex organs and health.”

    What legitimate science says:
    If nocturnal sex is so unnatural, then why do boys in puberty, as well as men, become erect and ejaculate live semen in their sleep when having sexual dreams? This is called nocturnal emission. Women, similarly, have nocturnal orgasms in their sleep. If nocturnal sex is unnatural, then so are nocturnal emissions and nocturnal orgasms.
    The Circadian rhythm of the human body is very complex and should not be described with oversimplified statements. The human sleep-wake cycle is very complex and has always been. Many things can affect human body rhythm, including meteorological activity and the amount of sunlight. Interestingly enough, Dr. Afrika is known for making incessant statements about the power of melanin, but [erroneously] bases the the role of sex in the circadian rhythm of the human body on animals in which melanin either plays no role or less-complex roles in the sleep-wake cycle of those animals. (see comment 7)
     
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