Ep 17 What The Health: Plant Based Dieting in the Black Community

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Hello from Bali, Indonesia!

As you may or may not know, the last month has been a whirlwind and I haven’t been able to put out this series in a timely manner! MY APOLOGIES. However, it’s here now and I hope you enjoy. Being in Bali reminded me that I needed to keep you guys aware of the importance of maintaining proper health in every aspect: medical, mental, social, etc.

In this second episode with Edward Williams of Health BAMN, we continue our discussion about holistic health, being yourself, getting your mind right for real change, psychological trauma, and more. A lot of the information we discussed were brought up in the new  Netflix documentary, What the Health. Look out for the blog post regarding my thoughts on that! Until then, enjoy!

Key Take Aways:

  • When you attempt to appeal to everyone, you have to dilute your message and in return, you lose the core group you intend to reach
  • Don’t be afraid to talk about our differences


Timeline of the show:

  • :20 Recap of last episode
  • 1:47 Being true to yourself
  • 8:53 How your mindset is the foundation of change in every aspect of life
  • 10:16 Excuse SZA in the background, there was a storm in my city that triggered my electronics to go haywire… even distracted Edward!  Great album by the way. Get it using the link in the resource guide
  • 18:34 Principles of Nutrition (taken from Edward’s, Nutrition Manifesto)
  • 19:00 Edward discuss “natural weight” for people of color
  • 22:50 Fitness VS Fatness
  • 25:40 Edward drops a major gem!
  • 27:38 Plant based nutrition
  • 32:55 Stress eating

Resources mentioned this episode:




Salt, Sugar, Fat


Resources from last episode:

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet Washington


The Spook Who Sat by the Door (Movie)


Blackman by Stevie Wonder

To learn more about Edward or to contact him, click this link

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