Do you have questions about your body and how to navigate getting your health in order? We are in the same boat. During this episode we talk about the facts, the myths and the legends regarding women of color and their health. This week we will dig deep on issues dealing with pain, prescription drugs, and triggers during pregnancy with Dr. Shante Griggs PharmD, RPh, DN of the National College of Naprapathic Medicine.
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Try Dr. Shante Griggs’ Kale & Apple Juice Recipe” As seen on Instagram?
2 Bunches of Kale Greens
3 Red Delicious Apples
Half of a Freshly Squeezed Lemon
1 Bunch of Spinach
“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”
Dr Shanté Prescribed
“Health… Beauty… Science”
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Read the Full Bio of Dr. Shante Griggs PharmD , RPh, DN Below
Shante Griggs received her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Illinois at
Chicago, College of Pharmacy (2006) and has also received her Doctor of Naprapathy (DN)
degree from the National College of Naprapathic Medicine (2014). She has dedicated 17+ years
of practice in community pharmacy, clinical pharmacy services and pharmacy academia. Dr.
Shante also taught from 2008 – 2010 at Chicago State University at the College of Pharmacy as
drug compounding laboratory instructor before committing to another doctorate program in the
field of Naprapathy. Dr. Shante Griggs has taken both of her very cherished medical backgrounds
collectively to be at the forefront of complimentary integrative medicine. Inspired by her own
challenges with back pain in pregnancy over the years, led Dr. Griggs to her doctorate thesis on
the “Treatment of Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy: The Application of Naprapathic Medicine
in Treating Hyperlordosis & Muscle Spasm”.
This research and limited data has also inspired her practice for more evidence based research with the application of Naprapathic Medicine as complimentary treatment & therapy in the areas of not just pain in general but pain & nutrient deficiencies experienced in fertility, prenatal and post partum care. This research, literature and personal experience also created the segue to Dr. Shante’s up and coming book series “Mommy Hurts” not only sharing her personal experiences in miscarriage, recurrent pregnancy loss,
divorce, bankruptcy, bad credit, single parent-hood and child loss; but outlining coping mechanisms, encouraging healing from the pain of each while providing the inspiration and
hope to millions of women globally.
Dr Shante Griggs currently sits as President of the National College of Naprapathic Medicine
(NCNM) while simultaneously serving on the executive Board of Directors as Vice-President for
the American Naprapathic Association (ANA) to lead in the innovation and widespread
recognition of Naprapathy (nuh-prah-pa-thee) which is Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Medicine that
incorporates nutrition in healing protocols as a secondary scope of practice under the DN
Dr Shante Griggs most recent efforts have been focused in the education to expand the
development of a Naprapathic Doctorate Program at Chicago State University, the University of
Illinois among others. This effort will also create more doctors of naprapathy to serve in
disadvantaged, underserved and underrepresented communities across America. Other
initiatives led by Dr Shante is through her service in health, financial and political education
through the New Life Movement Ministries, a Ministry for progressive, spiritual, political,
economic and social change.
“Food, herbs and drugs are all a part of this world and at times may be used together inappropriately.
It is our duty as health care providers to ensure that they co-exist safely and effectively with our
~ Dr. Shante Griggs