#72 – Improving Health Through Food Featuring Dr. Toombs-Withers

#72 - Improving Health Through Food Featuring Dr. Toombs-Withers

What is the best diet for prediabetes? Or for preventing other common health conditions?

Dr. Amy Brenner and Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers, dive into the world of plant-based diets and their impact on improving health and preventing chronic conditions. Exploring the benefits of plant-based eating, specifically by focusing on prediabetes and blood sugar management plus overall well-being.

Both MD’s share their own personal experiences on why they started to eat a plant-based diet and examine the science behind plant-based diets as a powerful tool for preventing health conditions. They discuss the evidence that supports the link between plant-based eating and a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

Transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle can be daunting for many individuals. The two MD’s talk about how to make a smooth transition and easy ways to tip-toe into eating plant based for yourself and your family, ensuring a successful shift towards a plant-based diet.

Join Dr. Brenner and Dr. Toombs-Withers as they uncover the transformative potential of plant-based eating in improving health, managing prediabetes, and preventing chronic conditions. Discover how the power of plants can revolutionize your well-being and equip you with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about your health.

Episode Highlights:

  • Exploring the scientific evidence behind the health benefits of plant-based diets
  • Why other diets touted as “healthy” might not be as healthy as you think
  • Understanding how a plant-based diet can effectively manage prediabetes or blood sugar issues
  • Unpacking the unique components of plants that contribute to our health
  • Practical tips for transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle
  • Overcoming challenges and navigating social situations while following a plant-based diet


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Dr. Toombs-Withers

Having practiced a plant based diet for numerous years, Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers has strived to incorporate her lifestyle into educating her patients in how to improve and overcome their chronic diseases as a Family Physician. She founded Essence of Health Wellness Clinic & Coaching in Chattanooga, TN in 2019 so that she could combine her deep knowledge of medicine, plant based nutrition, and athletic training to provide Preventative and Chronic Care to her patients using a unique concierge model of care. Dr. Toombs-Withers earned a Doctorate Degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed Residency training in Family Medicine at The University of Cincinnati and Christ Hospital. She has also completed additional Fellowship Training in Obesity Medicine and holds a Certificate of Plant Based Nutrition. Her basis for health are in line with two of her favorite quotes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and “let food be thy medicine.”

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