12 Practices for Protecting and Maintaining Black & Brown Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

  • “Ital” Rasfatarian consumption practices
  • Dr. Sebi’s high alkalinity diet
  • Black veganism
  • Global Black and Brown Indigenous food culture
  • Ancestral/traditional Afro-Indigenous food culture practices from the circum-Caribbean (South Carolina to Jamaica to Bahia, Brazil)
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  1. Do not eat MEAT and DAIRY (or limit intake) [*beef, pork, poultry, eggs, and fish = MEAT]
  2. Do not eat GLUTEN (or limit intake)
  3. Limit your sugar intake, even natural sugars like honey
  4. Drink teas and a lot of warm herbal drinks, AND a lot of warm water with lemon/lime/key limes
  5. Limit your intake of processed foods
  6. Make most of your food at home
  7. Increase your vegetable and fruit intake by 5X
  8. Take vitamins and supplements that support immune system health
  9. What to do if symptoms begin or if you are moving through OR helping family members move through the virus
  10. Movement/Exercise & Positive Vibez through music, art, and meditation
  11. Household Cleaning and Homemade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  12. Example of a grocery list and How to bring groceries into the home
  1. No coma carne ni lácteos (o limite su ingesta) [*carne de res, cerdo, aves de corral, huevos y pescado — Carne]
  2. No coma gluten (o limite su ingesta)
  3. Limite la ingesta de azúcar, incluso de azúcares naturales como la miel
  4. Beba tés, bebidas a base de hierbas calientes y grandes cantidades de agua tibia con limón / lima / limas
  5. Limite la ingesta de alimentos procesados
  6. Cree la mayor parte de su comida en casa
  7. Aumente su ingesta de verduras y frutas a 5 veces al día
  8. Tome vitaminas y suplementos que apoyen la salud del sistema inmunitario
  9. ¿Qué hacer si comienza a tener síntomas, si usted tiene la enfermedad o si está ayudando a otros miembros de la familia que atraviesan el virus?
  10. Haga movimiento, ejercicio y mantenga energías positivas a través de la música, el arte y la meditación.
  11. Mantenga limpio su hogar y su equipo de protección personal (PPE)
  12. Ejemplos de listas de compras y de cómo traerlos a su casa

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Lisa Betty

Lisa Betty

Lisa Betty is a PhD Candidate in History and Course Instructor at Fordham University.