In Episode 21 I am joined by Dr. Cedrina Calder, M.D., also known as the Fit Doc. Dr. Calder is a public health physician and fitness pro based in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her residency training in preventive medicine and Master of Science in Public Health degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Calder is passionate about disease prevention and serving the underserved. In addition to her career as a physician, Dr. Calder is a professional bodybuilder. By utilizing her health and wellness expertise, she is dedicated to educating the public on how to improve and maintain their health.
In this episode we discuss several issues Black women face in maintaining optimal health, including racism and implicit bias in the medical profession and the chronic diseases which tend to disproportionately affect Black women. We discuss how diet and exercise play a key role in maintaining our health and we discuss the importance of health literacy and the need for women to be advocates for themselves when managing their health.
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