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Dr. Gerald Deas

Stories by Dr. Gerald

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Berries are berry good for you

If the great baseball player Darryl Strawberry would have eaten more strawberries, he may have prevented the development of colon cancer.

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A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

When I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I actually prayed for snow to come.

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Holistic healing

Going back to my roots in Africa, I relate that the witch doctor not only used herbs and other medicines, but also used the power of his spirit to heal.

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The cough, that irritating cough

the body eliminates foreign material by coughing

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Bad coppers and good coppers

I want to enlighten you about another “good cop” known as the trace element called copper

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An eye on iron

My first recollection that I have of the importance of the word “iron” is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. and begin to wash and iron clothes for the elite in order to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages. I could hear her knuckles rhythmically rubbing clothes on a washboard, sometimes while she hummed the sacred song “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

It don’t mean a thing … if taking care of your health ain’t got that swing

When Duke Ellington composed the song “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” which is now accepted as a jazz standard, with the lyrics of Irving Mills in 1931, it was based upon the thoughts of Ellington’s former trumpeter Bubber Miley, who was dying of tuberculosis.

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Don’t let your bones de-Kay, take vitamin K

There is an old World War II song that states, “Save the bones for Henry Jones, ‘cause Henry don’t eat no meat.” When the war was upon us, it was difficult to get meat, and most families made soups containing bones. Often, when there are diet changes, it is advantageous to our health. In this case, we were getting adequate calcium in our diets from the bones.

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Clot busters saves organs

In other words, make sure that if you are experiencing symptoms of an early heart attack or stroke, that you are able to get to a hospital where there is a clot-busting team on staff 24 hours a day.

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Eye docs vs. the ear docs

I hope that this article is not misleading. I am not writing about doctors who take care of the ears or doctors who give eye care.

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Eat broccoli, a cross that you can bear

“Ode to Broccoli” Broccoli is a vegetable Not embraced by all Although it’s plentiful Both spring and fall

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Reflections on a dead boy

Several years ago, a young boy named Cliff Glover was murdered in Southeast Queens. Unfortunately, the bullet that killed him was from a law enforcement officer. His death took place in the early morning hours when most young children were still in bed. I was still sleeping, but I was awakened by a phone call saying that this young man had been shot and killed. I immediately got in touch with the family to ensure that I and others from the community would be by their side and demand justice.

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Annoyed with fibroids?

More hysterectomies are performed each year due to the growth of fibroids. The uterus has been defined as a organ in mammals that holds, protects and usually nourishes the young until birth.

Keep an eye on iron

The first recollection that I have of the importance of the word “iron” is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. and begin to wash and iron clothes for the elite to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages. I could hear her knuckles rhythmically rubbing clothes on a washboard while she sometimes hummed the sacred song “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

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The diet of Daniel

I am sure that you've heard of the biblical adventure of Daniel in the lion's...

Diabetes, with a touch of cinnamon

I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance where a high-calorie meal isn’t followed by a higher calorie sweeter-than-sweet dessert. This combination of foods and desserts seems to get folks up into an “Electric Slide” attitude, thinking that they will burn up some of those calories, but to no avail. It would be better if they at least deserted the dessert. When you think about it, that extra “s” in dessert is the extra sugar (glucose), which ultimately may cause diabetes.

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Take a pause with a Black Santa Claus

While growing up, the only Santa Claus I believed in was a fat, cheery, robust,...

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Cookware beware

When I was growing up, every home had a black frying pan. The blacker it...