Manage episode 335965829 series 2912324
This is a packed episode with Dr. Jarita. Dr. Jarita got into this because she had health conditions such as high blood pressure, anemia, and acid reflux. She was working at a wellness center and the herbalist got her on a kick of herbs and food-based to improve her health.
This episode also covered-
Food's to eliminate acid reflux
What Can you add to improve Acid Reflux
Mental Health might be related to gut health
How can we support our mental health?
What foods should we have daily?
Guest Bio- Jarita Hagans
Jarita Hagans, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, foodie, author, and artist.
She attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. for undergraduate and medical
school. Afterward, she completed a surgery internship at Carilion Roanoke
Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. Eastern Virginia Medical School/Portsmouth
Family Medicine is where she received her Family Medicine training. She had the
honor of being Intern of the Year and Chief Resident while training there. Operating
a clinic for a battered women’s shelter and providing medical care for a homeless
shelter were two of her favorite projects.
After residency, she practiced in post-hurricane “Katrina” New Orleans and
developed a love for cooking, gardening, and natural remedies. Since moving home
to Maryland, she has worked at medical offices in Washington, D.C., as well as
Baltimore and several other Maryland cities. She is the founder of Zion Family
Practice, LLC offers in-person and telemedicine visits in Washington, DC.
Dr. Hagans has had the pleasure of speaking about healthy eating, lifestyle changes,
STD prevention and pathways to a medical career at schools, churches and
community events since 2005. She has spoken at the Student National Medical
Association Annual Medical Education Conference (SNMA AMEC) as well as the
Graduate and Professional Schools Workshop at Morgan State University.
She is the author of “MD Dreams: Practical Advice for Every Stage from Premed to
Residency and Beyond”. “Women Who Lead: Extraordinary Women with
Extraordinary Achievements” is a collaborative book that she co-authored along with
21 other women. Her third book, "e; Good Food Now: Recipes and Tips That Will Save
Your Time and Sanity (Even if You Don't Have Time for That)" is available on Amazon for Kindle. Dr. Hagans is also the author of three children’s books: “Mya and the
Golden Chest”, “Mason and the Magic Cape” and “Kid Astronaut: Space Dreams”.