Coach Gessie Thompson is a fibroids survivor turned Health Activist and Founder of the online wellness platform TheDeToxNow.com. She works with celebrities and everyday women daily to eliminate the health equity gap by educating and empowering BIPOC women and families with resources, detoxes, herbal supplements, programs, coaching, and a community support system that helps their bodies heal and prevent inflammatory conditions such as Fibroids, diabetes, high blood pressure, infertility and more.
In this episode, Gessie and I talk about the deeply ingrained medical bias against black women, how women of color are frequently dismissed by medical professionals, the shocking new study highlighting the toxicity of hair relaxers, why black and brown women have disproportionately high exposure to environmental toxins, the ongoing fight for reproductive justice, Gessie’s commitment to empowering women with the information and tools to have the best possible outcome, and so much more!
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