Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers is known as someone who has an incredible dedication to disease prevention and holistic wellness. She recently shared insights into her approach to healthcare, wellness and business on the Veganpreneur Revolution Podcast

A Holistic Approach to Disease Prevention

At the heart of Dr. Shayla’s philosophy lies a holistic approach to disease prevention. She emphasizes the significance of addressing not only physical symptoms but also the underlying root causes of illness. By focusing on lifestyle factors such as nutrition, stress management, and emotional well-being, Dr. Shayla empowers her patients to take proactive steps towards optimal health and vitality.

Building the Essence of Health Wellness Clinic and Coaching

Dr. Shayla’s passion for holistic wellness led her to establish the Essence of Health Wellness Clinic and Coaching. This innovative healthcare facility offers a wide range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. From nutritional counseling and fitness programs to mindfulness practices and alternative therapies, the clinic provides comprehensive support for patients on their wellness journey.

Exploring Diverse Healing Modalities

One of the key aspects of Dr. Shayla’s practice is the integration of diverse healing modalities. Drawing from her extensive training and expertise, she offers an array of therapeutic approaches aimed at promoting healing and balance. From acupuncture and herbal medicine to energy healing and mind-body techniques, Dr. Shayla tailors her treatment plans to address the specific needs and preferences of her patients.

Empowering Patients Through Education

Central to Dr. Shayla’s approach is the belief in empowering patients through education. She takes the time to educate her patients about the principles of holistic health and the importance of self-care practices. By equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about their health, Dr. Shayla empowers them to become active participants in their healing process.

Multiple Paths to Holistic Wellness

Through her work at the Essence of Health Wellness Clinic and Coaching, Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers brings hope for those seeking holistic wellness solutions. While many patients have dealt with traditional practitioners who do not support their goals in natural healing, Dr. Shayla is someone they can turn to time and again.

Her dedication to disease prevention, commitment to patient-centered care, and integration of diverse healing modalities exemplify her unwavering passion for promoting health and vitality. As more individuals embrace the principles of holistic living, Dr. Shayla’s vision continues to inspire and transform lives for the better.

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Episode Highlights

00:00 Introduction

02:00 From mac n’ cheese to awareness of preventable diseases.

05:30 New perspective changes medical school experience.

08:00 Meeting patients halfway with their food choices.

10:30 The start of Essence of Health Wellness Clinic and Coaching.  

12:20 A starting place to turn one’s health around.

16:30 The healing power of sound. 

18:30 The disparity of healthcare based on race, income and location.     

25:15 Begin with beans and greens. 

27:50 Clearing up skin issues in children through plant-based eating.

31:00 How to address a split in the family food choices. 

34:00 Referrals, social media and word of mouth working wonders for the clinic.

36:00 Not all diseases are hereditary… they may result from your diet.

39:00 Recommended resources on plant-based diets.

44:00 The truth about E.D. Erectile Dysfunction.

46:00 Is there such a thing as a “healthy” aging population? 

51:00 Insights on branching out into private practice.  

About Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers

With several years of dedication to a plant-based lifestyle, Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers seamlessly integrates her personal choices into her role as a Family Physician, educating patients on overcoming chronic diseases. 

In 2019, she founded Essence of Health Wellness Clinic & Coaching in Chattanooga, TN, aiming to fuse her extensive expertise in medicine, plant-based nutrition, and athletic training. This innovative approach allows her to offer Preventative and Chronic Care through a distinctive concierge model of care.

Dr. Toombs-Withers holds a Doctorate Degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her Residency training in Family Medicine at The University of Cincinnati and Christ Hospital. Her commitment to holistic well-being is evident through additional Fellowship Training in Obesity Medicine, a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, and supplementary education in Functional Medicine.

Grounded in the philosophy that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and inspired by the wisdom that “let food be thy medicine,” Dr. Toombs-Withers actively shapes her patients’ journeys towards optimal health and vitality.

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About Kathleen Gage 

Kathleen Gage is a multifaceted professional, renowned as the founder of Vegan Visibility and co-founder of Vegan Visibility Productions. With certifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University, she’s a seasoned business consultant, keynote speaker, and marketing strategist.

Kathleen’s impact extends to hosting the Vegan Visibility Virtual Summit, a niche event supporting vegan and plant-based entrepreneurs with top-tier training from industry experts. Since establishing her business in 1994, she’s navigated economic challenges across various sectors, including high-tech, healthcare, and publishing.

Her influential voice resonates through popular podcasts like “Vegan Visibility” and “Plant Based Eating for Health,” where she advocates for a sustainable, compassionate world and provides guidance to thousands globally. Moreover, as an award-winning speaker and past president of Utah’s National Speakers Association chapter, Kathleen excels in crafting effective marketing strategies.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Kathleen resides in Central Oregon, where she champions animal rescue and enjoys outdoor activities. Her commitment to creating a more compassionate and sustainable world shines through in both her personal and professional pursuits.

About Vlynn Hawkins 

VLynn Hawkins is a formidable figure at the intersection of vegan entrepreneurship, extreme athleticism, and business leadership. As the Co-Founder of Vegan Visibility Productions and the Chief Executive/Engagement Officer at P3Academy, she channels her expertise to elevate health and wellness businesses. With over three decades in commercial real estate lending, VLynn boasts a track record of leading high-performing teams to exceptional success, consistently generating substantial revenue for multi-billion dollar enterprises.

Transitioning from her corporate career, VLynn’s journey towards holistic wellness began after a knee injury redirected her focus. Exploring healing modalities like tapping, NLP, and hypnotherapy, she discovered a passion for holistic health practices. Today, armed with certifications in business development, hypnotherapy, joint venture brokering, and digital marketing, VLynn empowers Healthpreneurs to thrive in their endeavors.

As a Certified Plant-Based Ambassador, VLynn passionately advocates for the transformative power of a Whole Food, Plant-Based Vegan lifestyle. She hosts the insightful “Health Wisdom & Wealth Show,” sharing invaluable insights into holistic living. Additionally, VLynn serves as the CEO of CrowdfundingHacker.org, assisting small businesses and nonprofits in fundraising for impactful projects.

Based in Atlanta, GA, VLynn enjoys an active lifestyle, often engaging in workouts and leisurely walks with her Cairn Terrier, Hiro. Her multifaceted skill set and unwavering dedication make her an influential advocate for veganism, health entrepreneurship, and impactful business strategies.

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