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August 18, 2021

How & Why Black Women Are Disproportionately Affected by Fibroids

with podcast guest

Coach Gessie Thompson


Coach Gessie Thompson, also known as Coach Gessie, is a fibroids survivor and founder of TheDeToxNow.com, where she educates women on how to address inflammatory conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, and more through lifestyle medicine. Coach Gessie has had remarkable results with her clients who have fibroids and it all stems from her harrowing experience of multiple fibroid surgeries and a very high-risk pregnancy.

In this episode, we talk about her turbulent journey with fibroids and fertility, the main triggers for fibroids and how they show up in our lives, how Black women are disproportionately affected by fibroids, why radical self-care is essential, learning to listen to your body, and so much more!


  • Coach Gessie’s tumultuous fertility journey
  • The lack of education provided to patients about the risks of fibroids surgery
  • Numerous complications Coach Gessie experienced a result of fibroids surgeries
  • The unbelievable implications of Coach Gessie’s short gut syndrome
  • Recognizing a heavy period as a sign of an underlying issue
  • The main triggers of estrogen dominance
  • Why Black Women are disproportionately affected by fibroids
  • The need for radical self-care
  • How Coach Gessie helps women to eliminate fibroids and transition to a healthy lifestyle
  • Tuning in to your body’s warning signs
  • Why you should listen to BAE


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Dr Jolene Brighten

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Dr. Jolene Brighten is a hormone expert, nutrition scientist, and thought leader in women’s medicine. She is board certified in naturopathic endocrinology and trained in

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