Food For The Soul and the work that Nana Kwaku Opare, MD, MPH, CA does with his patients is all about doing our part to help build a healthy Afrikan or Black community wherever we are in the world. Much of what we do is focused on the role that diet and food has on our health.
We recognize however that how we eat is only part of the picture. Dr. Opare often says to his patients and when he speaks publicly, "You can't eat your way to health. But you CAN eat your way to the grave." In other words, what you eat is very important for good health but there are other aspects of a healthy lifestyle that you must include as well. This is the focus of his book, The Rule Book And User Guide For Healthy Living.
I decided to call this site Food For The Soul with the recognition that the food we need for our souls includes what we eat, think, do, feel, believe etc. The topics covered here in this blog, while primarily focusing on food, from time to time also cover other "soul food" topics such as in the posts The Three Faces of Ama, Sankofa-Go Forward By Looking Back.
Ultimately this site is for you. Each of you have different needs. Some of you are new to veganism, others are more experienced. Some are focused on eating raw, others are not. Some of you may be comfortable in the kitchen and with experimenting with recipes, while others feel intimidated.
So tell me. How can I best serve your needs? What questions do you have? What topics do you want to have us cover? Are there recipes you want to see? Ingredients you want to know more about?
Send us an email. Leave a comment below. Find us on Facebook. Send us a Tweet. Go over to the member only forum section and post it in the feedback section. Sound off and we will do our best to help. We will respond to all of your questions with either a blog post, an email, a comment reply or a video.
So lets hear it!