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Heart disease continues to be one of the most common causes of death worldwide.  It is estimated that in the United States close to 85% of individuals over the age of 65 die from heart disease.  There is no question that the risk of heart disease increases with advancing age, but the risk factors are…

Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary with its first ever Gala featuring Jenifer Lewis.  Following the historical year for the health focused nonprofit organization, CBHC has planted seeds for success.  As the organization continues to move forward to achieve health equity in the Black Community of Colorado, in this article two pioneers…

Ingredients Split Pea Pesto: 1 cup dry green split peas 2 1/4 cups water , divided 1/4 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 to 2 cloves garlic , minced (to taste) 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 12 ounces jumbo pasta shells Marinara sauce, for serving Directions Combine…

The Colorado Black Health Collaborative would like to help get the word out about the recent measles outbreak.  Measles is more than a minor rash or irritant. This is a serious disease and can affect anyone.  In this article we are sharing the message and a video form Dr. Jerome Adams who is the United…

Being healthy requires taking care of your mind, body and soul.  One way to take care of your soul is to view a movie that churns up some positive emotion.  February is heart month and the month of love.  What better time than to watch a famous Black Love movie.  The list was compiled from…

Raise your hand if you threw down eating some delicious food during the holidays!  You are not alone.  Many of us ate some of the all-time favorites like sweet potato pie, red velvet cake, lemon pound cake and more during the holiday season.     Jenifer Lewis, who was Colorado Black Health Collaborative’s special guest in…

While the World Health Organization defines obesity as a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or exceeding 30 kg/m2, obesity is more commonly referred to as the product of energy imbalance.  When an individual’s energy intake exceeds his or her expenditure, excess energy is deposited in fat storage cells known as adipocytes.  However, as these…

Makes 4 servings Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Course: Dinner Kaiser Permanente has provided an excellent meatless chili recipe.  I tried it and was quite pleased. I did cook my own black-eyed peas from scratch instead of using the canned style, used the southern style frozen lima beans, and added some celery….

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