The Wellness Advocates of Detroit
The Wellness Advocates of Detroit is a non-profit organization that is
supported by individuals and businesses in Detroit.
The Wellness Advocates of Detroit offers individuals an opportunity to
modify self-defeating behavior through:
Menu of Services
Adults 18 - 61
Includes movement, relaxation and meditation. Individuals and groups are
empowered to embrace improved health and well-being through practicing
and applying yogic philosophy and practice.
A very relaxing manipulation of the feet, stimulating the reflexes
systems and glands of the entire body, allowing the body to break
up blockages to allow healing.
During a warm foot bath, the body's cells are stimulated to release toxins.
A method of assisting waste removal from the large intestine using
filtered water from a FDA registered machine
Wellness Package 1
One Reflexology Session and One Colon Cleansing Session
Wellness Package 2
One Foot Detoxing Session and One Colon Cleansing Session
Wellness Package 3
One Reflexology Session and Foot Detoxing Session
Wellness Package 4
Reflexology Series: 3 Reflexology Sessions
Used Within 30 Days Of Purchase
Wellness Package 5
Foot Detox Series: 3 Foot Detoxing Sessions
Used Within 30 Days Of Purchase
Wellness Package 6
Colonic Series: 3 Colon Cleansing Sessions
Used Within 30 Days Of Purchase
Health and Wellness
African Americans, and other minority groups are more likely than Caucasians to develop a number of chronic and deadly diseases,
according to mounting evidence.
"The evidence of health disparities would be easy to ignore were they not so well documented," said, Stephen B. Thomas, director of the
Center for Health Equity and a professor of health services administration in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland.
"Members of racial minority groups live sicker and die younger that their white counterparts."
According to the (CDC) Center for Disease Control, health disparities that have been identified include:
Infant Mortality. The infant death rate among African Americans and American Indians is more than double that of Caucasians.
Obesity. African Americans and Mexicans Americans are more likely than whites in the U.S to be obese, a condition that increases
the chances of developing a number of other health problems.
Diabetes. African Americans have a rate of diabetes of 33.0 per 100,00 compared to a rate of 23.2 in Caucasians.
Heart Disease. There were 42.5 deaths from stroke per 100,000 African American versus 23.3 deaths per 100,00 from stroke
amongst Caucasian adults.
Cancer. The death rate for all cancers is 30 percent higher for African Americans than it is for whites. African American women have
a higher death rate from breast cancer, even though they are screened for breast cancer at nearly the same rate as white women.
"More white women develop breast cancer, but more African American women die from breast cancer," Thomas said.
African American men are at least 50 percent more likely to develop lung cancer than white men. African American men also die more
often from cancer of the lung and bronchus than do white men, and are twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as white
Cardiovascular Disease. Death rates from heart disease are more than 40 percent higher for African Americans than for
Based on the overwhelming evidence this cycle of declining health and premature death will continue in the African American community,
unless there is a dramatic change that offers a new direction. The Wellness Advocates of Detroit evolved out of the sober reality illustrated
above. For years our clients have asked the question, "Where in the African American community can we learn about choices that support
healthy living and sustain life? We believe in the possibility of change, that individuals can modify their behavior given the proper educational
experiences, couple with life skills training tools. We offer a new direction for the African American community. We provide educational
experiences and life skill training in the context of the group experience. The group experience aides the individual in identifying the
distinctions between self-defeating choices, and choices that support wellness, so that the individual (child or adult) can decide to change or
remain the same.
The Wellness Advocates of Detroit targets families, adults and youth. We believe that in order to reverse this deadly cycle our program and
services must touch all members of the family unit.
This problem exists primarily because most people have accepted life as it is. Our mission is to reach out to the community and inform its
citizens that life as it is can be different, only if one desires and commits to change. Change is possible, through positive group experiences,
and with it comes the possibility of a healthier life.
There are health and wellness programs, agencies and institutions in our community that provide a variety of conventional services that are
helpful to the individual, however, The Wellness Advocates of Detroit is distinguishable because we offer the individual an opportunity to
modify self defeating behavior through our educational program (which includes the peer group process).
If this program is not implemented, we believe that the cycle of increased disease and premature death rates in African American
communities will continue, as will the huge disparities of health and wellness between African Americans and other groups in Detroit.
A Non-Profit Organization Of Change Agents Providing Wellness
Services And Facilitating Disease Prevention Education
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© The Wellness Advocates of Detroit, 19467 Livernois Avenue, Detroit MI 48221, 313-862-1938
The Wellness Advocates of Detroit is a non-profit organization that is supported by individuals and businesses in Detroit. Wellness Advocates of Detroit offers
wellness services including colon cleansing (with a colon hydrotherapist), reflexology (with a Michigan reflexologist), detox foot baths, and yoga therapy (with a
yoga therapist and includes movement, relaxation, and meditation) as well as youth programs and adult programs. www.thewellnessadvocatesofdetroit.com
Effective 08/21/2014 the IRS granted "The Wellness Advocates of Detroit" 501.c3 status.
Effective 08/21/2014 the IRS granted "The Wellness Advocates of Detroit"
October 5, 2014: Second Annual, “Mothers, Daughters and Sisters
- Wellness Conference”
Place: Detroit Yacht Club | Time: 9 am until 4 pm | Tickets: $25
Free YOGA at the Hazel Park Memorial Library.
Certified yoga instructor, Darcia Cheeks, will help you ease into a gentle
form of yoga. No experience is necessary. Classes are free. Bring a mat
or towel to class.
Please register at the circulation desk or call 248-546-4095.
Dates: Saturdays Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8