Dr. Ro's Ten Secrets to Livin' Healthy
By Rovenia Phd Brock
(Bantam, Mass Market Paperback, 9780553585582, 464pp.)
Publication Date: December 26, 2007
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In this one-of-a-kind book, Dr. Rovenia M. Brock—known as Dr. Ro™ to fans of Black Entertainment Television’s Heart & Soul—reveals practical, satisfying ways for African American women to eat healthy, get fit, and overcome weight problems and the health risks that accompany them.
From the “Big Ten” myths about miracle weight-loss diets to how eating the right foods can help you live longer and why soul food (if prepared properly) really can be good for you, Dr. Ro shows how many serious illnesses can be largely prevented—and even reversed. And you don’t need Oprah’s salary to do it. Using her own inspiring story and those of many other women as well, Dr. Ro discusses the health, fitness, and even cultural issues that are unique to black women, and outlines a diet and nutrition program to fit every lifestyle.
Rovenia M. Brock, Ph.D., has been a practicing nutritionist for over twenty years and was the host of Black Entertainment Television’s Heart & Soul. She is an award-winning lecturer and health reporter, a resident nutrition expert to bet.com, and currently appears on WHUR_FM radio with her own health segment, “Heads Up on Health with Dr. Ro.” She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Dr. Murray Riggins, and their beloved cocker spaniel, Destinye.