How to choose your Vitamins

Did you know that over 97% of vitamins and supplements you are using contain toxic ingredients in them? In this week’s episode we explore the role of vitamins and how you can choose the right one.

Do you have questions about your wellness routine and boundaries?

We are all about community and wellness in this episode so let’s jump right into it.

[4:25] Two popular vitamins you shouldn’t buy

[4:54] What they don’t tell you about vitamins and supplements

[7:07] Here are some of the ingredients to look out for! 

  • Corn starch
  • Hydrogenated soybean oil
  • Citric acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Xanthan gum
  • Maltodextrin
  • Soy lecithin
  • GMO fed pork / beef gelatin
  • Whey / egg white  protein from GMO fed cattle / chickens
  • Natural flavoring
  • Ascorbyl palmitate
  • Stearic Acid and Magnesium Stearate
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Artificial colors
  • Other fillers to avoid in supplements: Methylcellulose, carnauba wax, silica, sorbitol, benzoic acid, sodium benzoate, gums, plasdone products, povidone, starch (corn), Sodium Starch Glycolate, Talc, Pregelatinized Starch, Croscarmellose, (anything with propyl or ethyl) Hydroxy Propyl Cellulose, Ethylcellulose, Crospovidone, Shellac, Propylene glycol, sodium laurly sulfate, laureth sulfate, Potassium Sorbate, acrylamides, yeast extract, glaze,

[8:30] Our recommended vitamins: Life Extension Vitamins https://amzn.to/3FvS8Qa

and Dr. Mercola Vitamins https://amzn.to/3FxDGae

[10:18] Our Food Swap for the week: Ice cream

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Change the ingredients not the menu

This episode is about expanding your mind to change your palate and ingredients so that you can live longer. 

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[5:26] Making healthy food choices, the key is in your seasoning 

[6:59] Swapping your favorite ingredient with a healthier version 

[9:02] Healthy morning routine swap

[12:33] Some breakfast swaps to help you conquer your day

[13:39] Lunch swap: stay away from troublemaker foods. Download a list of troublemaker foods

[14:53] Eggs: why they are inflammatory. Read the scientific study in Cleanse to Heal book page 62

[20:09] Dinner substitute: how to prepare healthier chicken.

[24:29] More About Us & Our Mission & How to Be featured on our podcast

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Your healthy living questions answered

In this episode, we answer questions from our Brown Women Wellness facebook group and from listeners about causes of brain fog and benefits of frankincense water. We also shared a healthy food swap for pre-made pasta salad.

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[2:28] Brain fog: Causes and how to clear out brain fog. 

(6 possible causes of brain fog: healthline Article)

[6:43] How to reset your digestive issue

[7:09] Smoothie for brain fog

[9:09] Frankincense water: health benefits and how to get quality frankincense oil.

[13:20] You don’t have to change the menu, just the ingredients. Click to download list of anti-inflammatory foods swaps 

[14:36] What’s in those pre-made containers of pasta salad?

[17:18] How to make the healthiest pasta salad

[18:31] Food Swap for today. My favorite organic pasta brands: Tolerant, Chickapea, Food for Life, Bionature, Jovial 

Want the Frankincense Water Recipe?

One bag Frankincense resin

One-quarter of purified water

Glass jar

BENEFITS OF FRANKINCENSE WATER

  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Helps with digestive problems
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Strengthens and tones the skin, muscles, and internal organs
  • Skin and tissue regeneration
  • Helps the body to rid of toxins
  • Balances hormones
  • Anti-carcinogenic
  • Eases Fever And Headaches
  • Reduces stress and Supports Sleep
  • Helps with respiratory issues
  • Helps relieve sore throats

[16:35] More About Us & Our Mission & How to Be featured on our podcast

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Are you cooking with Toxins and don’t know it?

Unknown toxins are the reasons for some of our ailments. Anthony William speaks about this in all his healing books. Toxic heavy metals in various parts of our brain can quicken our burnout.  Our brains are electric and many of us are walking around with heavy metal burnout and don’t know it. In this episode, we talk about toxic heavy metals and how they are the cause of most of the viral infections that affect our brains. We also shared kitchen swaps you can make to minimize your exposure to toxic heavy metals.

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[3:48] Deep dive: examples of toxic heavy metals

[6:55] Plastic: do not put hot food in them!

[8:45] Kitchen swaps you can make to minimize your exposure to toxins

[10:52] How to store leftover foods. Not in plastic

[16:14] Get the free Toxic Heavy Metals Guide

[16:35] More About Us & Our Mission & How to Be featured on our podcast

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When It Hurts to Be Healthy – An Interview with Coach Pain

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 fundamentals of knowing your triggers, how to motivate yourself and letting go of fear on your wellness journey. 

[4:30] What We Are Loving  Juice in the Raw and Can Emotions Trigger Health Issues?

[12:13] Coach Pain on His Journey to Fitness & Triggers

[19:17]  Coach Pain on His Fitness Approach

[21:51] Health Tips to LIVE By

[23:45] You Can’t Sugar Coat Wellness

[25:20] When It Hurts

[26:35] Speak For Yourself

[28:22] Coach Pain on the Battlefrog Program

[31:52] How to Connect with Coach Pain on InstagramFacebookYoutube

[33:16] Coach Pain’s Honesty Moment

[35:45] Andretta’s Honesty Moment 

[36:50] Aaqila’s Honesty Moment

[40:21] More About Us & Our Mission & How to Be featured on our podcast

 
Recipe of the Week

Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

By ANDRETTA KENNEDY ROBINSON

Ingredients: 1 head of Cauliflower (organic preferred), 2 green scallions, 2 stalks celery, handful of  Cilantro, 2 boiled eggs,  Salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, Avocado Mayonnaise. 

Separate the Cauliflower into small pieces and steam  to tender about 5 minutes. I like to steam mine. Remove and add chopped boiled eggs. Cut green scallions, celery and cilantro into small size and add to bowl.  Add seasonings and avocado Mayo. You can vary this, it’s pretty much like potato salad except you use Cauliflower and Avocado Mayo.

What are 5 advantages Getting Your Emotions In Order

SOURCE: 

  • Supports Self-Reflection
  • Provides Physical Grounding
  • Hones Interpersonal Skills
  • Improves Personal Development
  • Improves Mental Health

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Learn More About Coach Pain By Reading His Bio Below:

I am honored to share my story with you so that you can see the path that brought me to where I am today.  You see, I believe that it is through difficult situations and great pain that the human spirit grows and character is developed. And my story is a testament to this.

I started in the fitness industry when I was only 18 years old, and I knew that it was where I belonged.  I had always been into fitness and enjoyed being active throughout  my whole childhood. I was involved in Martial Arts, Wrestling and Football throughout high school and was generally a very physical person.

I have been in the field for 26+ years and plan to stay here for many more.  While I always enjoyed my work and was successful with it, I was not as passionate then as I am now.  The passion didn’t come until much later.  The passion came through the most painful loss I have ever experienced…the death of my mother.

It was my mother’s life: her sacrifices, support and guidance that made me the man I am today.  It was her death that birthed a passion in me.  After I lost my mother, I had a renewed sense of purpose; I vowed that I would make her proud.  It was during this painful season that I realized that I was put here to help others, to guide others to be their best selves, and to continue striving to be my best too.

My parents were always an anchor for me.  They raised my siblings and I to be the best we could be, instilling  a deep faith and the principles of Respect, Love and Discipline; principles that I apply to everything I do even to this day.  After my mother’s death, my father became a beacon for me.  He demonstrated a great strength even through great tragedy.  He inspires me to push through the pain and grow stronger through difficult situations.

Since then, I redefined my purpose.  I became more passionate about helping others to reach their goals, but even more I longed to help them evolve into their best selves.  I work with clients to help them move forward towards their future instead of dwelling on the past.  One of my favorite analogies of this evolution is when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.  After the butterfly emerges from the cocoon, he never goes back to being a caterpillar.  Once you start living as your true self and growing into your best self, you don’t go back to who you used to be.

Since this awakening, my path has led me towards many great career opportunities.  I have worked as a Spartan SGX trainer and had the incredible honor of giving motivational speeches at Spartan and Battlefrog events along with at the OCR World Championships.   I have spoken to groups of first responders and to youth at schools.  When I speak, I do not write a script, I speak from the heart and in the moment.  My hope with each motivational speech is that I connect to the hearts of the audience, that they will be able to feel my energy and passion and that it will ignite something inside of them too!  I view every speaking opportunity as an honor and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

As far as training goes, I have developed my own unique style that represents who I am as a fitness coach.  I have built the foundation for my training on my years of experience with various approaches.  My training sessions are all about functional movement, but I am constantly changing things up to keep my clients interested and challenged.  This style is not for everyone, but those who want to be pushed and who want to become mentally tough as well as physically strong love my combination of movements and motivation.

Ultimately it has been the painful situations in my life that have grown me the most.  It is because of my loss and my struggles that I have become who I am today.

Who am I?
I am confident.
I am humble.
I am hungry.
I am eager.
I am ambitious.
I am hard-working.
I am willing to do what it takes.
I am Coach Pain.

MY EXPERIENCE

I have over 26 years of experience in the fitness industry and as a motivational speaker.
Some of my professional accomplishments include:

  • Motivational Speaker
  • Fitness Coach
  • Nutrition Specialist
  • NPC 2011 Midwest Ironman Physique
  • American Ninja Warrior Participant – 2011, 2012
  • Jeet Kune Do & Wrestling Background (12 years)
  • Naval Special Warface Orientation Course Instructor
  • Announcer and Motivational Speaker For Spartan Race and BattleFrong Series

Dr. Shante Griggs on Pain, Pregnancy and Prescriptions Drugs

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.

[4:24] The Mindset Moment – So how do you focus on self awareness while maintaining both your personal and your business’s integrity (health)?

[9:00] Interview with Dr. Shante Griggs PharmD, RPh, DNwww.ShopenShante.com
Follow Her on Instagram : @DrShanterx and LinkedIn

[36:30] Honesty Moment of the Week
 
[42:24] More About Us & Our Mission & Who to Follow Online 

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
license.

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
patients.”

~ Dr. Shante Griggs

Ways to lift your self esteem, it starts as children

In this week’s episode, we share how self-esteem can set you up for either success or for a tougher road as you become an adult. Low self esteem starts from childhood, and it doesn’t just disappear on its own, it takes practice. So what do you do to heal your low self–esteem and nurture self esteem in children? We share our self esteem journey and tips to help you tackle low self esteem.

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We are all about community and wellness on this episode so let’s jump right into it.

[1:53] Our low self–esteem stories

[04:05] How to heal low self-esteem

[5:06] Demetria Lucas: introducing your children to self–esteem. Demetria L. Lucas is the author of A Belle in Brooklyn

[8:23] How low self esteem can hold you back

[10:14] How to nurture self-esteem

[15:50] More About Us & Our Mission & How to Be featured on our podcast

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5 Tips and Tricks to Save You Time and Money

In this week’s episode, we share five tips and tricks to save you time, money and get you healthy in the kitchen.

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We are all about community and wellness on this episode so let’s jump right into it.

[1:55] Peroxide: Cleaning and removing toxin and pesticide from your fruits and vegetables

[05:09] Mason Jar: How to store and keep your fruits and veggies longer in your Refrigerator 

[07:07] Avocados: Its benefits, getting the right one, and how to make them last longer than a week

[11:17] Apples: How to pick the sweetest, juiciest  Apples

[14:39] Gut healing using Celery juice: Read this Article to learn more about Celery Juice: Celery Juice, a powerful healing remedy

[18:49] More About Us & Our Mission & How to Be featured on our podcast

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Allow us to reintroduce ourselves, we are back!

In this week’s episode, we talk about why we took a much-needed break. The truth is, we both dealt with some health issues so we took out time to focus on our wellbeing, and now we’re back, stronger than ever! We are going to get personal, break down what we’ve experienced, the lessons that we’ve learned, and share with you some of the things to avoid when it comes to your health.

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[01:18] Overview of Who we Are and What We Do

[04:15] Why we decided to take a break

[11:53]  Hyperthyroidism and a Naturopathic Approach

[13:23] Stress, indigestion, anxiety and  Gut health. How they are all interrelated

[15:45] Plans for the future and some of the changes we are making

[18:47] More About Us & Our Mission & How to Be featured on our podcast

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MOST SLEEP ON THE STRESS OF ANXIETY

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 sleep, anxiety and stress. 

[4:55] The Mindset Moment – Book of the Week- 

The Game of Life and How to Play It

[7:35] The Impact of Stress As a Medical Symptom – Stress Triggers

[10:15] Ways to Decrease Stress & Prioritize Your Health- Tips to Decompress

Brown Women Wellness – Do Not Disturb Tea

[21:12] Breakdown of Sleep Disruptors –  

Things That Can Interfere With Your Sleep

[24:50] Community Interview with Terry Anderson Founder of www.MsHempLady.com – The Benefits and Business of Hemp

[37:17] Honesty Moment
 
[42:46] More About Us & Our Mission & Who to Follow Online 

Want Andretta’s “Covid Cocktail” As seen on Instagram?

A cup of Warm Water

Add fresh squeezed lime

Elderberry Colloidal Silver (as instructed)

Zinc (as instructed)

Oil of Oregano (as instructed)

Vitamin D (as instructed)
Vitamin C (as instructed)

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