Judy Brangman, MD, aka The Plant-Based MD, visits the podcast to talk about her labor of love, the Reclaim Your Health Summit.
The summit is the first one featuring exclusively people of color in the plant-based healthcare space. Eighteen doctors, a dietitian, and a fitness expert all share their wisdom and action plans with Dr Brangman, and with everyone who signs up for this free event.
There are the big names, like Milton Mills, Kim Williams, Terry Mason, Baxter Montgomery, and Columbus Batiste. And there are about a dozen Black plant-based docs who I'm just getting introduced to.
In our conversation, Dr Brangman and I chatted about her background as a Bermudian, and how she first was confronted with American racialism when she arrived in the US to complete her studies at age 19.
We talked about the need for more representation in the plant-based movement, and why it benefits everyone.
We also talked about the goals of the summit: to encourage people of color to attend to their health by taking control of their food and lifestyle choices; to combat life-threatening misinformation; and to educate white doctors about the needs of their patients of color.
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