It's Time to Heal Black Families 
Starting With Black Women 


 

 

A Woman's Self-Esteem 

Is Closely Associated to Her Hair
5 out of 10 women who wear weaves, wigs, scarves, hats, etc. are suffering from 
'female pattern baldness'

 

Before we can heal the black community -- 
sisters need to feel beautiful again...
starting with their hair.

 

My Hair, My Crown, My Glory
My Hair, My Crown, My Glory
   









Natural Hair is a Sign of Strength 
and Beauty not Ridicule

 
 


 "My Hair, My Crown, My Glory: 

A Woman's Guide to Growing 

Gorgeous Hair"

  

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Dedication

Preface

Disclaimer

 

Chapter 1: A Devastating Diagnois - The "A" Word - Alopecia

Chapter 2: Heavy Metals - A Key Cause of Hair Loss

Chapter 3: Treatment and Hair Loss in Children

Chapter 4: Genetically Modified Foods and Hair Loss

Chapter 5: How Exercising Increases Hair Growth

Chapter 6: The Real Hair Experts - Holistic and Naturopathic Healers

 

 
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 My Hair Story and Why I Wrote the Book

 

 

A woman's hair especially a black woman's hair is her crown and glory.  I made a big mistake years ago.  When I grew up I loved my hair.   I had what they call "Good Hair" -  after all it ran in my family.  My mother and father both had good hair and so did their parents.  I eventually married and my husband had good hair and so did our two daughters.

 

Growing up my hair was long, thick and healthy.  Because my hair was always manageable, I never once thought about getting a perm until I was in my 20s.

 

When I had my two daughters in my 20s, like me, they grew up with long and thick hair. Because I had an extremely busy work schedule, I constantly had to braid their hair or try to put it in some style that would last a while.  So when it came to doing my own hair, I was just tired of doing hair so I chose to get it "permed."

 

My mistake was as I grew older I continued to get my hair premed instead of transitioning to a more "natural approach" -- which I advise for any woman.  Once you understand the underlying causes of hair loss in women you'll see how a natural approach can both reverse thinning hair and improve your long-term health and well-being.

 

A few years back, I tried out a new beautician.  As most sisters will tell you, it's hard to find a good beautician so I guess you can say I was trying something new.  I went to a young sister and allowed her to perm my hair.  Why did I do that?

 

Even though I told her upfront that I had a SENSITIVE HEAD and SCALP and that I burn easily, which meant she should oil it good and be ready to wash it out if it starts burning - but she did not listen to my desires.

 

I also told her I needed a VIRGIN perm (aka "gentle perm") because my hair had not been permed in a couple of years.  The perm she gave me still burned my hair and scalp.  I have felt pain from a perm before but never like that!  In other words, the sister did a job on me!

 

A few weeks later after recovering from other health issues, my hair became fine and coarse.  It went from feeling soft like feathers to feeling like "barb wire."  It was really that coarse!

 

Over the next few weeks, after my burn episode, my hair broke off from the scalp almost all over my head.  It literally fell out in my hands when I was washing it one night.  As you can imagine, it was very devastating for me to lose my hair in that manner!

 

The first step I took after my hair fell out was I put a big lock of it in a plastic zipper bag and took it to the dermatologist with me.  She scraped my scalp and took a test and told me to come back in a week.  After returning to the office, she diagnosed me with "Alopecia."  For a woman to hear she has the "A" word "Alopecia" -- it was like a "death sentence."

 

I then started noticing other women who had very thin hair or barely any hair at all.  They seemed to be really comfortable with their situation and did not even bother to cover their heads with wigs or scarves.

 

She said I had Alopecia and that all I could do was to buy Female Minoxidil (another name for Rogaine) at the drug store but she could not guarantee I would ever have hair again. 

 

She said I would just have to wait and see if it grows back after using the Female Minoxidil for 90 days.  That wasn't good enough for me.  Over the next weeks I hid out in my home and covered all the mirrors because I felt like a leper.   I felt ugly so I know that not having nice hair lowers your self-esteem - after all I have lived it! 

 

After buying several wigs and conducting extensive research on Female Minoxidil, I found out it causes heart attacks so of course I elected not to go that route.  Instead, I sat out on my own journey to figure out what happened to my hair and how to grow it back.

 

Eventually I found out I NEVER had Alopecia and after six months I had a nice length of healthy hair that had grown back.  I wrote this book for you sisters.  For all of you who have struggled with some type of hair loss and did not have access to the right type of information to grow it back. 

 

Believe me despite what you might think -- there is hope for you.  I am living proof of that!  Not only did I grow my thick and healthy hair back in my 50's - but I got my life back - and you can too.

 

As I continue to move forward and live a natural lifestyle, my favorite pastime include running my fingers through my hair - something I thought I would never be able to do again.

 

My book "My Hair, My Crown, My Glory: A Woman's Guide to Growing Gorgeous Hair" is not just an easy-to-read guide about hair but it's also about embracing a holistic lifestyle. 

 

Love you,

CathyHarrisSpeaks.com

  

BOOK REVIEWS

 

This kindle offering is a well written, well researched guide to health, that actually WILL affect your hair, but it's much more than that.  The author had the unfortunate circumstance of losing her hair, and set about on a whirlwind quest to get it back. Diet, chemicals, organics, GMOs - all are included here, and presented in an easily understandable fashion that, while you may or may not get your hair to grow back, you will probably have other health boosts in the process.  Felicia A. Sullivan

 

A great comprehensive overview of the benefits of holistic eating and living as it relates to not only your hair but your overall health and wellness. I am also a Holistic Health Coach and I would recommend this book for anyone looking to transition to a healthier lifestyle. Cathy Harris covers it all in one easily digestible format!  Angela

 

 

 

Hair Loss in Women

 

EXCERPT FROM HAIR BOOK

 

Excessive hair loss is a severe challenge to a woman's self-image and her standing in business and society. Women experiencing hair loss lose ground fast in today's world. At work and in her personal life a woman's appearance has much to do with her financial and social success. The appearance of thinning hair translates to a significant loss of personal power for women.

 

Although we usually think of balding as a man's problem, women actually make up forty percent of the people experiencing the distress of excessive hair loss. Most women who have one episode might have more episodes of hair loss. 

 

In most cases, hair loss is mild to moderate but can be permanent if not treated. In some instances, you do not need treatment if you are comfortable with your appearance. 

 

The medical community in general treats women's hair loss as a minor health issue. Most physicians have little inclination to address the emotional distress that women feel. 

 

In many cases physicians treat balding as if it were only a vanity issue; they may not recognize hair loss as a red flag pointing to a more serious medical condition.

 

The psychological pain of hair loss and its effect on our sense of empowerment is as devastating as any disfiguring disease. If you are a balding woman, your hair loss is a life altering condition with profound consequences for your health.

 

You need expert help to properly diagnose the cause of your hair loss. Hair loss that could have been merely temporary may become permanent if you have a delayed or incorrect diagnosis. Misdiagnosis is perhaps the most frustrating aspect of hair loss for women.  

   Perms and Fibroid Tumors

 

 

Until now, the debate between black women who chemically relax their hair and those who think doing so is problematic has been mostly social and emotional.  But concerns about physical health might also come into play. A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has linked perms to early-onset puberty and worse - uterine fibroid tumors.
 

While a direct cause-and-effect relationship hasn't been established, the research could begin to explain why black women have two to three times higher rates of fibroids than their counterparts of other races.  


Men Should Read the Book Also

Men Don't Despair Because Going Bald 
Might Be a Good Thing

Most men may prefer not to go bald. However, in men, low testosterone can lead to weight gain, but it may also help men keep their hair.  Higher testosterone levels were associated with hair loss. So since balding is known to be caused by high levels of testosterone, a bald man may be credited with extra virility. 

 

13 Reasons Bald Men are Sexy




 


Keep Your Daughter's Hair Natural and Healthy
Keep Your Daughter's Hair Natural and Healthy
  
Sisters Don't Do This to 
Your Daughters


Instead Do This...




Cathy Harris 
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Change Your Food and 

Change Your Life

 

Fear-Mongering or Truth-Telling???

 

by Cathy Harris, Non-GMO Health and Wellness Expert

 

As an Empowerment Guru, I am well-versed in many different topics because I conduct extensive research and watch very little TV.  People on Facebook.com (cyber bullies) (or black people with degrees) are accusing me of using SCARE TACTICS or FEAR-MONGERING in order to get people healthier.

 

As a former whistleblower, "The Cathy Harris Story," what you need to understand is that WHISTLEBLOWERS DON'T LIE and most have conducted extensive research on topics they are seeking to expose.  The same way that I blew the whistle on the U.S. Customs Service, I am now blowing the whistle on the food industry.

 

The top 3 health killers right now are Heart Disease, Cancer and Diabetes.  Diabetes is number one killer in the African American community and Diabetes is a FOOD DISEASE - which means all you need to do is change your food and you can get rid of the disease.  All diseases are food diseases!  So all you need to do is change your food and change your life.

 

When I made the statement that most kids under age 15 are dying of cancer - what I did not say is that they are dying of cancer and car accidents because 1 out of 4 kids don't buckle up.  Black kids are dying of cancer, car accidents, homicides and suicides.  The suicides are coming from eating GMO foods which can cause severe depression.

 

 

Future GMO Babies

 

Food affects every area of your life from your mood, behavior and your entire quality of life.  When you eat your body reacts to the foods.  The foods can cause you to become depressed, sleepy or it can give you energy.  

 

If your foods are leaving you depressed or sleepy, then chances are you just ate something that you are allergic to.  Food either acts as a medicine or poison in your body.  

 

A sister with a degree quoted me some cancer statistics from the government but when I conducted research for my cancer book "Cancer Cures: Heal Your Body and Save Your Life" -- I found out for the following reasons there are no clear cancer statistics today:

1)    The statistics out there now on cancer are coming from the government so you can't expect them to have good correct information.

2)    The entire world have now changed and you can't expect anything to ever be the same again.  Because communities have changed and many people have relocated because of the economy, there are no clear cancer statistics collected.

3)    Because many people don't have health insurance - people are dying from cancer (NUMBER 2 KILLER) or they are being cured from cancer by holistic and natural means so again no statistics are collected.

 

My cancer statistics came from the holistic and natural community.  I have been in the trenches in the black community for over a year.  In 2013, I traveled by car to 15 states (http://www.cathyharrisspeaks.com/FloridaTour.pdf) -- not cities but states and studied communities and what was happening so FIRST-HAND knowledge trumps book knowledge (degrees) every time. 

 

Doctors have degrees but look at how dumb they are when it comes to healing people.  They were not able to heal me when I became housebound or bedridden 5 years ago and had I not been such a good researcher...I would have been gone...baby...gone...

 

They only exist to keep people on medications because the pharmaceutical industry is BIG BUSINESS.  So people with degrees don't know everything and in some cases...don't know anything.

 

 

When I made the statement that you will never see BLACK PEOPLE at a Non-GMO Rally or Protest, this was one of the responses that I received from a sister:

 

Why Aren't Black People Attending 

Non-GMO Rallies and Protests?

 

"One of the main reasons why you won't see especially the most vulnerable Black people at the rallies is because they're not welcome.  The scholarly community even when their specialty is studying the most vulnerable only wish to associate with their counterparts and also living a life in poverty makes it virtually impossible to do things like rally, attend protests, to AFFORD to get there, to AFFORD the internet to find out about the rally.  

 

At the time of Occupy Wall Street, the only reason I was able to attend is because it was free for me to travel there.  The other sinister part of this situation is that the ones who could push the knowledge of why we should very much be involved with the food movement, the NON-GMO movement, will not dare interfere as they're paid to keep their mouths shut.  

 

McDonalds, Wal-Mart, Kmart, etc. advertise heavily in our communities and those stores are the selling points for all the food manipulated by Monsanto.  Ebony, Essence, NAACP, etc. all receive either sponsorships or ad dollars and who knows what else to stay quiet."

 

Now this sister made a lot of sense in this response, however, I have helped plan and presented these events and one of the things I am trying to do is to hold these events throughout black communities so they don't have to worry about finding a way to get there.  

 

We can't depend on the internet to spread the word about our communities so it's important to form communities again.  One way to do that is to have every black family borrow, rent or buy the low-cost food CD's -- which can educate them on what's happening with the food.  

 

The FoodIncMovie.com changed my life!  Five years ago after watching the movie, TWICE, I never ate beef or chicken again.  I encouraged my youngest daughter to watch the movie with me and the movie also changed her life.  Those are the kinds of results these movies can have on families. 

 

 Other movies you can buy and hold your own Non-GMO party at your home, a friend's home or in your community is Genetic Roulette; The World According to Monsanto; Forks Over Knives; Dirt: The Movie; Food Fight; Fresh; Killer at Large; King Corn; Super-Size Me; The Garden; The Future of Food; The Real Dirt on Farmer John; Food Stamped -- just to name a few.  Most of these movies are very low-cost on Amazon.com.

 

We should not be worrying about whether the NAACP, Ebony or Essence, which is white-owned, is going to participate in these Non-GMO events.  Black communities are bigger than any of these groups so we just need to use other avenues to reach black people. 

 

Others who could push this knowledge is black churches but unless pastors will receive some type of financial gain, you will never see them allowing others, even members, to promote these types of positive health events in their venues.

 

Even black reporters are not doing everything they should to educate the black community on GMOs and that's why we all need to become bloggers, freelance writers and syndicated columnists and we can do it with today's technology.

 

Black magazines and radio shows have white sponsors so they certainly will not allow you to talk against Monsanto so it's important for us to have our own e-newsletters and print newspapers, our own radio shows including internet radio (www.blogtalkradio.com, www.talkshoe.com, etc.).  

 

Black radio (especially internet radio) has the greatest potential to reach more black people -- along with the internet today. Keep joining social network sites (Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Linkedin.com, Ning.com, Yahoogroups.com, etc.) because despite there being many cyber bullies out there, we still need to use these outlets to spread the word about our communities.


Another reason why I believe that black people are not at these Non-GMO events is that they are too busy buying $150 tennis shoes, going to concerts, and getting their hair, nails and toes done.  Face it - black people eat horribly and many would rather die first than change their food. 

 

It's unfortunate because many people are 30 days away from some type of catastrophic health ordeal that could have been prevented by eating good food.  Now is that FEAR-MONGERING or TRUTH-TELLING??? 

  

The GMO foods are affecting kids more than adults because they have a weak and undeveloped immune system and don't forget this is the FIRST GENERATION that WILL NOT outlive their parents.  

 

It's as simple as this -- the next time you put your kids to bed at night -- look into their eyes and ask yourself  -- "Do you want more time with them on this earth?"  

 

If your answer is yes, then just don't go 2 to 5 minutes to grocery stores where 90% of the food (all processed foods) is contaminated and not suitable for HUMAN or ANIMAL consumption, instead go 30 minutes or longer to shop at health, wholefood and other organic venues or start growing good safe food again your ownself.

 

Remember that every city has a holistic and natural community that can tell you what to grow and when to grow it.  Not only should we suggest these holistic careers to our kids, but we need to build communities again and form carpools with others who are trying to gain access to good safe foods. 

 

Life is about choices and unless you choose good safe foods, you are dooming your family especially your kids to a life of sickness, disease and death (FEAR-MONGERING or TRUTH-TELLING???).

 

Once you gain access to good foods, every black person could become a voice in the Non-GMO Health Movement because when you eat good foods, it triggers your brain and all types of opportunities will present themselves to you.

 

Everyone should take the next 30, 60 or 90 days and go to the two largest search sites on the internet (Google.com and Yahoo.com) and conduct research on GMOs.  Go to these pages and put in these words -- GMOs, Genetically Modified Organisms, Genetically Modified Foods, Genetically Engineered Foods, and Genetically Altered Foods.

 

To learn more on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) subscribe and sign up and take webinars at www.ResponsibleTechnology.org and even launch your own health speaking career to educate others.  

 

Subscribe to www.Occupy-Monsanto.com and www.MillionsAgainstMonsanto.org.

 

You can also join my groups on facebook.com -- National Non-GMO Health Movement, EEOC Secrets and Oprah Life Class Empowerment Discussion.  

 

Join my health blog, National Non-GMO Health Movement at http://nongmohealthmovement.blogspot.com and sign up for my mailing list at www.CathyHarrisSpeaks.com or www.AngelsPress.com and buy my 4 health books at www.AngelsPress.com.

 

Cathy Harris is an Empowerment and Motivational Speaker, Non-GMO Health and Wellness Expert, Business Coach, Self-Publishing Expert and the author of 20 non-fiction books including 4 health books.  She is available for health lectures, seminars and workshops and can be reached through her company, Angels Press, P.O. Box 5288, Atlanta, GA 31107, phone: (770) 873-2072, website: www.AngelsPress.com, email: info@angelspress.com.

 

WAKE UP ... YOUR FOOD 

IS BEING POISONED...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cathy Harris is known as The Empowerment Guru

  and is the author of 20 non-fiction books which covers topics on family and community empowerment, health, youth and adult entrepreneurship, writing/publishing, workplace discrimination (sexism, sexual harassment, sex and race discrimination), whistleblowing, law enforcement, government, domestic and international traveling, politics, media, beauty, car buying and selling for women, aging/retirement - just to name a few.  Her books and articles are full of content-rich material to help anyone get back into the driver's seat and are available at

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Cathy Harris can be reached through her company, Angels Press, P.O. Box 5288, Atlanta, GA 31107, Phone: (770) 873-2072, Website: http://www.angelspress.com, Email: info@angelspress.com. To view events planned for the tour and to follow Cathy on tour go to http://www.cathyharrisspeaks.com. To work with Cathy or add your city to the tour or schedule an event call (770) 873-2072 or email info@cathyharrisspeaks.com.