Healthy For My Purpose
By Sersie Blue & Gigi Carter
Healthy For My PurposeMay 11, 2023
Why You Should Quit Alcohol
Study about moderate drinking
World Health Organization's article about no alcohol consumption is safe.
Healthy mocktails on Daniel's Plate: danielsplate.com/?s=Mocktails+
Blog article about why you should quit alcohol: www.healthyformypurpose.com/blog/why-you-should-quit-alcohol
Finding Purpose with Dr. Judy Brangman
Dr. Judy Brangman, MD, DipABLM, is a board-certified Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine physician. Dr. Judy obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University/Vidant Hospital. She holds a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Dr. Judy has been plant based for over 8 years. She is a frequently sought after speaker on plant based nutrition and lifestyle medicine and has spoken at conferences, churches, and community events. Dr. Judy is an active member of various professional organizations including the Plant Based Prevention of Disease Non-Profit, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and American College of Physicians.
Dr. Judy is the owner/CEO of Newell Health, a lifestyle medicine company that helps busy professional women develop healthier eating habits and thrive. Dr. Judy has helped countless individuals lose weight, reverse type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. Dr. Judy believes that in order to fully live the life you were intended to live on this earth, you need to be in optimum health (physically, mentally, and spiritually). Dr. Judy is originally from Bermuda and currently resides in Raleigh, NC. You can connect with Dr. Judy on social media @theplantbasedmd or online www.theplantbasedmd.com Join meal prep class here: www.healthyformypurpose.com/offers/qWLSWkTD/checkout
Finding Joy On Your Health Journey
Don't Let The Enemy Be A Squatter In your Life
How Steven Furtick Got This One Wrong
"Handwritten comments in the medical examiner report say that Dr. Atkins had a history of "MI," meaning myocardial infarction, the medical term for heart attack, as well as "CHF" (congestive heart failure) and "HTN" (hypertension)." [Source: McLaughlin, Katy, and Ron Winslow. "Report Details Dr. Atkins's Health Problems." The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2004. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB107637899384525268.]
The World Health Organization - processed meat is a class 1 carcinogen www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/cancer-carcinogenicity-of-the-consumption-of-red-meat-and-processed-meat
Let’s talk! Over indulgence during the holidays and guilt.
Start a Revolution with Your Plate
Eat Lancet Commission eatforum.org/eat-lancet-commission/
STUDY Reducing food’s environmental impacts... www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aaq0216
STUDY Meat consumption, health, and the environment... pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30026199/
All Things Vegan with Jacque Reid
Health, Hair and Healing: Keeping it real with Danette Batiste
They are Trying to Kill Us with Dr. Ruby Lathon PhD
Healthy Living with Dr. Jenn
Jennifer Davis is a physician. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care, and Lifestyle Medicine. She recently transitioned from full time hospital medicine to a telehealth practice focused on Lifestyle Medicine.
She developed a passion for plant-based diets after becoming vegan about 12 years ago and discovering how much better she felt. She then obtained her Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate where she discovered the true power of plant-based diets and other lifestyle interventions in preventing and reversing disease.
In her spare time, she loves to run and cook. She loves trying to convert traditional recipes to healthier plant-based alternatives. Her children are great critics.
You can find her on Instagram @healthylivingwithdrjenn or on her website healthylivingwithdrjenn.com. And her practice is accepting patients in Vermont and Florida.
How the Daniel Fast Changed My Life with Demetria Edwards
Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer with Lifestyle Medicine: Dr. Amber Orman
Food, Faith and Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Scott Stoll
Overcoming Diabetes with Joshua Black AKA The Urban Black Vegan
Erectile Dysfunction with Aaron Spitz, MD
Run Girl Run! with Ellen Jaffe Jones and Cassandra Mickens
Plant-Based on a Budget with Ellen Jaffe Jones
"You don't have time for cancer, diabetes, or heart disease - those are the real time wasters." Ellen Jaffe Jones is a former investigative journalist, now a certified running coach and personal trainer. Ellen has authored 6 books, including Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, which is the focus of our discussion. Ellen is an accomplished runner having received 199 awards for the 5K races she’s competed in. She is also a nationally ranked sprinter. In this interview, we talk about tips for eating a healthy plant-based diet on a budget. Please note that we were having technical difficulties with the sound while recording this interview, but hopefully, it doesn't take away from the important message and tips Ellen shares.
Top 10 Money-Saving Tips: 1. Avoid the urge to impulse shop - use a list. 2. Check unit prices 3. Buy in bulk (within reason) 4. Shop circumference of the grocery store 5. Look up and down on the supermarket shelf 6. Buy store brands (instead of name brands) 7. Pay with cash 8. Keep receipts 9. Track prices 10. Buy local or grow your own
Why the Church Needs to Teach and Preach Healthy Living with Pastor West
Pastor Keenan West was born in Wilmington, Delaware but raised in Washington, D.C. He is currently the pastor of the South Nashville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Antioch, Tn. He has been married for almost 17 years to the lovely Jeneen West and they have three beautiful children. Pastor West graduated from Southern Adventist University with a Bachelors in Theology and a minor in Biblical Languages. He also received his Masters in Pastoral Studies from Oakwood University. Pastor West has a passion for ministry and loves seeing people come into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. In this episode Pastor West explains why healthy living should be preached from the pulpit and encouraged as a lifestyle to those in the church. He talks about his transition to a plant based diet and how he integrates healthy living into in messages. He talks about the connection between stewardship of health and living out God's purpose. Pastor West shows biblical reference to support a diet rich in whole foods. This episode will inspire you to see your fork as a ministry and a spiritual practice.
Leading the Church to Healthy Living with Rev. Aaron Robinson
Rev. Aaron Robinson, a son of Mount Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, grew up in Metro Atlanta and is a product of Atlanta Public Schools. He joined Mount Welcome in his preteen years and was baptized by the late Rev. Charles W. Grant.
Later in life, Aaron accepted his call into the ministry and enrolled in Candler School of Theology of Emory University, where he earned his Master of Divinity with a focus on Black Church Studies. Shortly after receiving his Masters of Divinity, Aaron was Ordained into the Ministry of PAOCC. Aaron has faithfully served in numerous positions at different churches. In December of 2016, Aaron was called to serve as Interim Senior Pastor at Mount Welcome, his childhood spiritual home. In September 2017, Aaron was elected to serve Mount Welcome as the 10th Senior Pastor in the church's history. Aaron actively volunteers with non-profits such as Open Hand Atlanta, Male Action Coalition and Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
He lives by Luke 4:18-19, "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
To learn more about Sersie and Gigi, check out healthyformypurpose.com
We are at War: The Fight to Reclaim Our Health!
It’s Time to Get R.E.A.L. About Your Health!
Is the Church Making You Fat and Sick?
Food Addiction with Dr. Vera Tarman
Silence Your Inner Critic and Know God's Voice with Mark Faries, PhD - Part 2
Silence Your Inner Critic and Know God's Voice with Mark Faries, PhD - Part 1
Getting Healthy using the Superpower of Faith
Raising Kids on a Plant Based Diet - Part 2 with Dr. Reshma Shah
To learn more about Dr. Shah, visit her website at reshmashahmd.com/
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The Power of Meal Prep -BONUS EPISODE
Raising Kids Plant-Based with Brenda Davis, RD
About Brenda: Brenda Davis, registered dietitian, is a leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor. She is a featured speaker at nutrition, medical and health conferences throughout the world. Learn more about Brenda and her work at: www.brendadavisrd.com/
The Truth Behind Childhood Obesity with Dr. Leigh Ettinger
Dr. Ettinger obtained his Doctor of Medicine from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1998 in Boston, Massachusetts, then did a Pediatric Residency at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He went on to complete his Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx in 2004. While there he also earned a Masters in Science at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Ettinger is Board Certified in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology, and Obesity Medicine. He has a certificate in plant-based nutrition from eCornell. He has been named as a New York Metro Area Top Doctor for the past 6 years. The Doctor Herbivore practice offers telemedicine appointments to patients in New York and New Jersey ages 2-21 with obesity as well as online educational classes to adults wishing to learn more about the plant-based diet and how to make dietary changes.
Connect with Leigh Ettinger, MD:
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/doctorherbivore/
LinkedIn account: www.linkedin.com/in/doctorherbivore/
Live Events — Pediatrician | Obesity Specialist (doctorherbivore.com)
Blog about B12: doctorherbivore.com/is-vitamin-b12-proof-of-a-higher-being/
Finding Your Purpose with Shannon Jones
Shannon Jones always had a love for writing and was recognized at an early age for her creative and imaginative stories. After having an epiphany one morning, Jones decided to reevaluate her life's purpose and traded in her marketing career by returning to her roots as a writer. She shares her spiritual journey with readers in her debut book, "Why Do I Exist."
Jones uses her story as a platform to inspire and encourage others t dream big and to trust God with every life decision.
In addition to being an author, Jones is a school counselor for the Montgomery County Public School System in Maryland. She is also the owner of Wise Counsel Therapy practice where she provides mental health services to children, teens, families, and adults. Jones received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Communication and holds two Master's degrees: Business Management and Counseling. She resides in Maryland with her husband and two kids.
Learn more about Shannon here: www.shannonmoxleyjones.com/
Eat for Longevity with Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Check out his book, Eat for Life. (affiliate link)
To learn more, visit Dr. Fuhrman’s website. www.drfuhrman.com/
Work, Health, and Purpose with Mark Cawman, PhD
Dr. Mark Cawman is an Assistant Professor of International Business, Strategic Management, and Organizational Performance at Azusa Pacific University.
Prior to accepting a role as full-time faculty, Mark spent 26 years in Senior Management roles in industry (automotive and aerospace sectors), most recently as Vice President of an aerospace company. His primary research considers cultural implications in work and task design, especially in support of International Business work transfers, and external factors for foreign entry. He continues to research and publish in the areas of Strategic Management, International Business, Culture, Equity, and Organizational Performance.
Mark also has done some secondary research and writing in the area of vocational Choice, Change, and Calibration. He frames this research around his 7P model (Purpose, Passion, Priorities, Person, Preparation, Prayer, and Praise). This is very personal to him as he completed a master’s and doctorate degree after the age of 40 and had his first child at 47 after giving up on having children. After his daughter was born, he started an introspective and discernment phase following this 7P model.
Mark realized stress and priorities in his life were impacting him physically, emotionally, and spiritually. He did not like who he had become as a person, and wanted to be more missional in vocation, and focused on his daughter. Accordingly, he has made significant changes since 2019, supported in prayer. He now believes he is aligned with purpose and passion through a vocational change that he realized he had significant preparation for. This also allowed priority changes as he focuses on his daughter. He realized that he had coped with stress and overall neglected his health through poor eating, bad habits, and neglect. He put priority on his health as he had a purpose (living well and long for his young daughter), and he was blessed to be reinvented as a person, and now can re-enjoy many of his hobbies that had been his passion when he was younger. Today his is full of praise as he enjoys a fulfilling career, considerably more time and energy for his daughter and family, a closer walk in his faith, and he lost 80 pounds between mid-January and mid-May! He supports the message of Gigi and Sersie that health is aligned with purpose, but he speaks to a holistic consideration of vocation and life obligations, spiritual care, and health as a comprehensive well-being. Join us as he discusses how these can overlap and help or hinder each other in achieving a person that is centered spiritually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through purpose.
What You Need to Know About Cholesterol with Dr. Joel Kahn
The Courage to Take Action
Breaking Generational Patterns of Poor Health
Breaking Our Addiction to Food!
Why having a God-Centered Self Image is important to your health!
Weight Loss and More with Michael Greger MD
Overcoming Emotional Eating and Food Addiction with Chef AJ
How to Beat High Blood Pressure with Dr. Kim Williams
In our conversation with Dr. Kim Williams we discuss the multifactorial nature of hypertension, or chronically high blood pressure. Dr. Kim talks about ways to you can prevent, manage and even reserve your high blood pressure. He talks about his own experience of developing high blood in college and why that convinced him that genetics wasn't the main culprit when it comes to high blood pressure. He also talks about racial disparities in healthcare and how it relates to chronic health issues, specially high blood pressure. If you know someone or you are personally dealing with high blood pressure you will walk away with practical tools to make changes to your health. Key Takeaways: There are several contributing factors, but diet plays a significant role in preventing and reversing high blood pressure. You can take control of your health and protect against hypertension (along with other chronic diseases) by eating a low sodium whole-food, plant-based diet, limiting alcohol, avoiding tobacco, and getting 45 minutes of exercise daily. Foods that lower blood pressure are found in the plant kingdom: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), nuts and seeds as well as herbs and spices. We hope you find this information helpful. Learn more about how the Daniel Fast can help lower blood pressure. Study: 75% of black adults will have hypertension by age 55 Black Lives Need to Matter: Examining the Inequities in Medicine.
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How to Build a Healthy Immune System During a Pandemic! with Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Your Diet, Hormones and Health with Dr. Neal Barnard, MD, FACC
This is Not Your Church's Daniel Fast: This is a NEW Thing!
The Power of Purpose & Divine Connection
Exciting News! Time to Catch Up!
Why Vegetables Deserve to Dominate your Plate!
Facebook group: Eat your Best Life
Daniel Fast A Bridge to Healthy Living Free 4 day prayer for your health challenge
4 week interactive course and Free Facebook group. JOIN AT : www.danielfasttohealthyliving.com
Building a Kitchen for Weight Loss
Weight Lose Begins in Your Kitchen
How NOT to Diet & more: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Greger, MD., FACLM
Facebook Group Eat Your Best Life: Eat Your Best Life
Facebook Group: Daniel Fast: A Bridge to Healthy Living
Books: How Not to Die, How Not to Die, How to Survive a Pandemic
I'm Back! Let's Talk Weight Loss!
To join the Free 4 day Prayer for your Health Challenge or to take the 4 week interactive course go to www.danielfasttohealthyliving.com
Why the Daniel Fast can be a Bridge to Healthy Living
Why the Church Needs to Teach and Preach Healthy Living: A riveting conversation with Pastor Keenan West
Why Food Can’t Give Us What We Need Emotionally!
How to Prevent, Manage and Reverse Chronic Disease: A LIVE conversation with Dr. Eric Taylor
Why Living Healthy is the New Normal for the Black Community: Alissa Nash & Gigi Carter
Food as Medicine: A conversation with Dr. Judy Brangman The Plant Based MD
Picnic basket to eat your best life: Bible, Sneakers, Green leafy vegetable
Book Dr. Judy: mynewellhealth.com
Facebook: The Plant Based MD
How to Find your Path to Wellness; A Heart Felt Conversation with Nicolo Massa The Plant Based Preacher
Eat Your Best Life picnic basket: Greens/avocados, God,
How Saying GRACE can Improve your Health!
Book referenced: Michael Pollen "The Omnivores Dilemma"
Why you Should Eat Like An Adventist & Strategies to Build your Immune System During a Pandemic with Maria Jose Hummel
In the episode she opens about her daughters diagnosis with Crohn's disease at the age of nine and how that motivated her to make radical changes in their diet and lifestyle habits. Maria talks about the fact that most of the diseases that affect our society today are a direct result of our lifestyle. She also talks about the 8 laws to build our immune system during this pandemic and why we should eat like an Adventist. She also talks about the connection between the meat industry and the pandemic we are facing today. Maria will inspire you to Eat Your Best Life especially during the times we are facing today.
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC8o5hGv0mQVNyu_5ysHlIcw (Health For Today)
Natural Remedies to Prevent Viral Infections Booklet: www.healthfortoday.net/coronavirus-info
Picnic basket to Eat Your Best Life: Delicious whole food plant based diet, lifestyle habits, share the good news.
How to TRANSFORM your health with the DANIEL FAST! An inspiring conversation with Whitney Miner from Eat Plants and Prosper
Tracy Fettinger's Incredible Testimony on BEATING Multiple Sclerosis with a Plant Based diet!
How to EAT MORE and WEIGHT LESS!
Grundy Reversing Diabetes Seminars with Stephen Wickham
3 items in his picnic basket to Eat your Best Life: Kale, colorful vegetables and beans.
Getting R.E.A.L. about your health: Four tools to get you started on your health journey.
Johanna Earthly Ramos gives the JUICE on Natural Living!
The Truth About Our Addiction to Food - Nathaniel Jordan The Minister of Wellness
Seek the Fountain of Health in your Youth - Xav Handfield The Plant Based Brotha
Top 3 plant strong foods: Crispy Brussels sprouts, Tacos, Shepard's pie
Three items for picnic basket of health: Kale, Movement, rest and relationship with God
Documentaries mentioned; Fork over Knives, What the Health, The Game Changers
Fasting App: Zero
A riveting conversation on The Power of CHOOSING your Health - Melissa Webster
In this episode Melissa Webster walks us through her personal battle with chronic illness and how she cracked the code by adopting a whole food plant based diet. She gives tips and tools on how to transition to a plant based diet as a newbie. She also lets us into her kitchen/pantry and shares must have items needed to thrive in this lifestyle. She uses her personal experience to guide you through getting your family on board to this new lifestyle. She opens up about the power of choosing your health and the impact that has on fulfilling your destiny. She challenges the audience to tap into their spirituality as a means of strength to accomplish their health goals.
Top 3 plant foods: Green smoothie (Kale, berries, seeds, banana, avocado, and nut milk), sliced apples with nut butter and Salad
3 Tools for the picnic basket of health to eat your best life: Accountability, Vision Board of your "WHY", lots of greens.
Website: choosingmyhealth.com (free gift for plant based newbies on website)
Tiny Steps Towards Big Results; A Conversation with Erna Josiah Davis
Books mentioned: Eat Your Best Life by Dr. Joel Fuhrman and The Slight Edge by Jeffn Olson
Facebook free health and wellness group: Food for Soul-From Health To Best Life
Erna's top TOOLS to put in your picnic basket on the
Erna's top tools/items to add to your picnic basket on the journey to EAT YOUR BEST LIFE: Eat lots of veggies, cut down on salt, sugar and oil and don't forget a blender.
Erna's top 3 foods/dishes in the plant kingdom: Hummus, oatmeal and salads.
The Second Touch: Gaining 2020 Vision For Your Health!
Losing Weight the Right Way with Dani Taylor
Health is a Journey: A talk with Monica the Vegan Chick
INTERVIEW WITH THE URBAN BLACK VEGAN
Why I started the podcast Eat Your Best LIfe
INTRODUCING EAT YOUR BEST LIFE PODCAST
Thriving After Cancer & 8 Laws to Health and Wellness
WHERE'S THE BEEF? INTERVIEW WITH DR. ERIC TAYLOR, MD
Dr. Eric Taylor is a graduate of The Medical College of Wisconsin and has been practicing Family Medicine for the past 14 years. His passion is whole body care, focusing on healthy lifestyle practices. He and his wife reside in St. Mary’s, Georgia.
Plant based nutrition discussed in interview. For a more extensive list on vegan nutrition visit www.peta.org.
Calcium: dark leafy greens, broccoli, kale, almonds, collard greens, soy beans, white beans and tofu.
Protein: lentils, beans, tofu, peas
Iron: spinach, nuts, collard greens, lentils, kidney beans, kale
Fats: nuts and seeds
B12: nutritional yeast, fortified soy milk and oral supplement
INTERVIEW WITH SIMONE SAMUELS FROM LIFE AFTER OXTAIL
Simone is a curvaceous, bodacious recent law grad, sister, daughter, aunt, young woman and writer. She blogs about life, law, faith and food.
Her blogs can be found at www.lifeafteroxtail.com and simonesamuels.wordpress.com
How to stay on track in a non-vegan world using the SIMPLE approach!
snacks!This is the secret weapon to staying on track with your plant based diet.
Investigate! Being a private eye on this journey will equip you to conquer those temptations that can set you off course.
Meal Planning! This is the engine of maintaining a plant based diet.
purpose!The "why" behind the "what" will be the fuel that allows you to stay motivated.
Let Go! Let GOD! It is not about being pefect rather it is about staying the course and personal growth.
Education! This will give you the inspiration to weather the storm during the tough times and find your voice.