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Thursday, March 6, 2014

African-American Psychologist Releases New Book Emphasizing Self-Education, Self-Responsibility and Self-Care in Achieving Optimum Health and Longevity

— “Shifting Your Paradigm for Optimum Health and Longevity: A Model of Health and Healing for African Americans”, encapsulates the need for a paradigm shift in the lives of African-Americans as it pertains to their health and well-being. —


Oakland, CA — Trained as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. U-Shaka Craig releases his highly-anticipated first book detailing the need for a radical change in the way African Americans view food and its startling implications on our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Shifting Your Paradigm is a tour de force in providing readers with information they will need to fundamentally change the way they view food and its impact on the multi-faceted aspects of our lives. As African Americans, our experiences, beliefs and values have been shaped and molded from our historical past. It was a past that included: exploitation, enslavement, emancipation, discrimination, the struggle for civil rights, and other social issues. As a people, it was a past that kept us engaged in a continuous struggle for total liberation. However, as it relates to the reality of our health, we find ourselves leading the national health index of heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, kidney and liver disorders, and autoimmune diseases. The foods that we love are the same foods that contribute to our ill health.

“This book is a telling account of the scope of our problem with diet and health. Using much evidence from health research and the African culture, Dr. Craig makes a profound case for knowing precisely what it is that we put in our bodies. I suggest this book as an extraordinary read about the relationship of culture to health.” — Molefi Kete Asante, Ph.D., Professor, African American Studies, Temple University

Dr. Craig has witnessed over the last 40 years a steady deterioration of the African American community on many levels, especially in terms of our health; he is on a mission to share with the wider community those things he has learned and actually put into practice about empowering ourselves and reversing many of our health conditions that we are currently suffering from. He is available for radio interviews, television appearances, guest presentations and book-signings.

About The Book:
Shifting Your Paradigm for Optimum Health and Longevity: A Model of Health and Healing for African Americans
By U-Shaka Craig, Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-0-991136902
Gye Nyame Publishing House
Price: $29.95 USA
Pages: 316 pages, Hardcover, 6.3 X 9

Purchase the book online at www.ushakainc.com

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U-Shaka Craig, Ph.D. or Necosha Meitzenheimer
(510) 635-1835