Essence of Health Tea Time

by Shayla Toombs-Withers, DO

Join Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers and friends as she spills the tea on all things health, wellness, and plant based nutrition! The Essence of Health is in YOU! Send inquiries to TeaTimeEOH@gmail.com.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • The Tea On Why You Need To Snooze To Lose

    The Tea On Why You Need To Snooze To Lose

    Welcome to Season 2 of the Essence of Health Tea Time podcast! You’ve probably heard through the years that you should strive to get around 8 hours of sleep per night. But do you know why? Do you know that lack of sleep can not only affect your overall health and wellness but can also impact your waistline? Studies have shown that the average American adult gets less than 7 hours of sleep per night; 30% of Adults have symptoms of Insomnia or trouble sleeping; and while you may be known for snoring the paint off the walls, studies estimate that as many as 80% of people with obstructive sleep apnea are undiagnosed with this particular disorder that can lead to some serious health concerns. On today’s episode of the Essence of Health Tea Time Podcast, Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers will be spilling “The Tea On Why You Need To Snooze To Lose”. Synopsis Develop an understanding of the stages of sleep and which are particularly most important Discover how much sleep you should actually be getting and the age variances of our sleep needs Get informed on the hormones that contribute to weight gain and that are regulated by sleep Learn how to recognize if you have a sleep disorder contributing to lack of sleep and weight gain Get the “sleepy time tea” on practical strategies to improve your sleep and promote healthy weight management Connect with Essence of Health: – Join the FREE Nourish & Flourish 5 Day Challenge at www.DrShayla.com/NFchallenge –Learn more about Essence of Health Wellness Clinic & Coaching at www.DrShayla.com/EOH –Submit a question to our "Ask The Expert" segment of this podcast so that you can get my opinion on your questions related to plant based nutrition, health and wellness. Submit your questions for this segment here: https://essenceofhealth.link/ask-the-expert –Click the SUBSCRIBE button on your favorite podcast platform so that you never miss a moment of the Essence of Health Tea Time Podcast! –Get your FREE "Healthy Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle" Guide to get you started on your health and wellness path. https://essenceofhealth.link/e-book –Follow Dr. Shayla on social media at Essence of Health Wellness Clinic on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and at DrShayla on TikTok. The Essence of Health is in You!

  • The Tea On Farm To Fork Nutrition Beyond The Table

    The Tea On Farm To Fork Nutrition Beyond The Table

    Welcome to Season 2 of the Essence of Health Tea Time podcast! Happy National Nutrition Month!  From Eatright.org, “National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign established in 1973 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. This year's (2024) theme is "Beyond the Table," which addresses the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition, from food production and distribution to navigating grocery stores and farmers markets — and even home food safety and storage practices. It also describes the various ways we eat — not only around a dinner table, but also on the go, in schools and restaurants, at games and events. This theme also includes sustainability, for instance, decreasing food waste from school and work to home and beyond.” On today’s episode of The Essence of Health Tea Time podcast, Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers will be spilling “The Tea On Farm To Fork Nutrition Beyond The Table” with guest, Registered Dietician Nutritionist, YaQutullah Ibraheem.  YaQutullah is the owner of Nutrition Prescriptions, a consulting practice that specializes in recipe development and analysis, nutrition education and women’s wellness. She has extensive experience in developing recipes and nutrient analysis for cookbooks and has co-authored two books. YaQutullah utilizes her creative talents in developing and promoting healthy recipes, interactive nutrition education programs, and loves empowering others to learn and apply evidence-based nutrition into every facet of their lives to understand the connection between faith, health and wellness. Synopsis Understand the health benefits of purchasing and eating food in the season in which it was produced. Gain some budget friendly tips for eating healthy. Discover some healing benefits of local honey and buying from your local farmers and gardens. Explore some tactical ways to navigate your next grocery trip for the benefits of your health. Get “safe-tea” tips from Yaqutulla on Food Safety guidance for staying healthy while eliminating food waste.  Connect with Essence of Health: – Join the FREE Nourish & Flourish 5 Day Challenge at www.DrShayla.com/NFchallenge –Learn more about Essence of Health Wellness Clinic & Coaching at www.DrShayla.com/EOH –Click the SUBSCRIBE button on your favorite podcast platform so that you never miss a moment of the Essence of Health Tea Time Podcast! –Get your FREE "Healthy Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle" Guide to get you started on your health and wellness path. https://essenceofhealth.link/e-book –Follow Dr. Shayla on social media at Essence of Health Wellness Clinic on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and at DrShayla on TikTok.  —--------------------- –Ways to Connect with Nutritionist YaQutullah: Website: https://yaqutullahrdn.com/ Facebook/Instagram: @NutritionPrescriptions

  • The Tea On Eye Opening Nutrients Beyond Carrots

    The Tea On Eye Opening Nutrients Beyond Carrots

    Welcome to Season 2 of the Essence of Health Tea Time podcast! Did you know that what you eat not only affects your major organs like your heart, but also affects your vision? Studies show that a diet rich in plant based nutrients is vital to helping your eyesight and for the prevention of certain eye disorders. On today’s episode of The Essence of Health Tea Time podcast, Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers will be spilling “The Tea On Eye Opening Nutrients Beyond Carrots” with guest, Neuro-Ophthalmologist, Dr. Rudrani Banik (Dr. Rani). Dr. Rani is America's Integrative Eye Doctor. She focuses on the root cause of eye diseases, and uses integrative strategies for many eye conditions. Her treatments are based on nutrition, botanicals, lifestyle modification, essential oils, and supplements. Dr. Rani runs a private practice based in New York City and is also Associate Professor of Mount Sinai in NYC where she serves as an educator and researcher.  Her first book, “Beyond Carrots - Best Foods For Eye Health A to Z” has won high praise from medical professionals around the country. “Beyond Carrots” focuses on the 30+ nutrients and 40 foods that best provide complete nutrition for your eyes. Synopsis: Gain an understanding of the variety of nutrients necessary for good eye health Hear the backstory of how carrots were promoted as the “food for eye health” Explore the superfood classes for eye health and how to obtain them in your diet Explore the connection of your gut to your eye health Get the “eye opening tea” on Dr. Rani’s weekly strategies to optimize your eye health and the “20/20 rule” Connect with Essence of Health: – Join the FREE Nourish & Flourish 5 Day Challenge at www.DrShayla.com/NFchallenge –Learn more about Essence of Health Wellness Clinic & Coaching at www.DrShayla.com/EOH –Submit a question to our "Ask The Expert" segment of this podcast so that you can get my opinion on your questions related to plant based nutrition, health and wellness.  Submit your questions for this segment here: https://essenceofhealth.link/ask-the-expert –Click the SUBSCRIBE button on your favorite podcast platform so that you never miss a moment of the Essence of Health Tea Time Podcast! –Get your FREE "Healthy Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle" Guide to get you started on your health and wellness path. https://essenceofhealth.link/e-book –Follow Dr. Shayla on social media at Essence of Health Wellness Clinic on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and at DrShayla on TikTok.  —--------------------- –Ways to Connect with Dr. Rudrani Banik: Website: www.rudranibanikmd.com Instagram: @dr.ranibanik Facebook: @Rudrani Banik The Essence of Health is in You!

  • The Tea On Vitamin D - Unveiling The Sunshine

    The Tea On Vitamin D - Unveiling The Sunshine

    Welcome to Season 2 of the Essence of Health Tea Time podcast! Over the years, research has shown us that there are many benefits of the nutrient Vitamin D. Studies have also shown that most people in the United States consume less than the recommended amounts of Vitamin D. In turn we see a significant rate of Vitamin D deficiency, with almost 42% of American Adults being deficient of this vital nutrient. This deficiency may be placing one at risk for health conditions affecting our bone health, brain health, heart health, and more. On today’s episode of the Essence of Health Tea Time Podcast, Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers will be spilling “The Tea On Vitamin D - Unveiling The Sunshine.” Synopsis Understand how Vitamin D works more like a hormone than a typical vitamin Discover bone health conditions that can affect individuals in childhood and adulthood due to Vitamin D deficiency Develop and understanding of Vitamin D’s role in cognitive function, behavioral health and cognitive decline Get the “little known tea” on the relationship of Vitamin D to Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Cardiovascular Disease Discover the recommended optimal level of Vitamin D versus when there is concern for deficiency and how to safely optimize your Vitamin D levels Connect with Essence of Health: – Join the FREE Nourish & Flourish 5 Day Challenge at www.DrShayla.com/NFchallenge –Learn more about Essence of Health Wellness Clinic & Coaching at www.DrShayla.com/EOH –Submit a question to our "Ask The Expert" segment of this podcast so that you can get my opinion on your questions related to plant based nutrition, health and wellness.  Submit your questions for this segment here: https://essenceofhealth.link/ask-the-expert –Click the SUBSCRIBE button on your favorite podcast platform so that you never miss a moment of the Essence of Health Tea Time Podcast! –Get your FREE "Healthy Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle" Guide to get you started on your health and wellness path. https://essenceofhealth.link/e-book –Follow Dr. Shayla on social media at Essence of Health Wellness Clinic on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and at DrShayla on TikTok.  The Essence of Health is in You!

  • The Tea About Harnessing Nature's Health Remedies

    The Tea About Harnessing Nature's Health Remedies

    Welcome to Season 2 of the Essence of Health Tea Time podcast! It is recommended that we consume at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day to reduce the risk of developing chronic preventable health conditions. However, studies show that only 1 out of every 10 American adults actually meet this daily goal.  On today’s episode of The Essence of Health Tea Time podcast, Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers will be spilling “The Tea About Harnessing Nature’s Health Remedies” with guest, Ashley Talford. Ashley is the founder of Rawthenticplus, and promotes holistic health through the power of plant-based nutrition and cold-pressed juices. She holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, is a certified Juice Therapist, and uses her platform to educate and inspire, advocating for the benefits of whole foods and the importance of nurturing our bodies with nature’s best.  Synopsis Gain an understanding how incorporating more fruits and vegetables in your diet can be made easier by juicing. Discover the healing benefits of juicing including gut healing and skin healing. Get the tea on some common juicing misconceptions as Ashley debunks these myths. Explore ways to healthfully consume juice without concerns for excess sugar. Grab Ashley’s tasty Green Juice recipe! Connect with Essence of Health: – Join the FREE Nourish & Flourish 5 Day Challenge at www.DrShayla.com/NFchallenge –Learn more about Essence of Health Wellness Clinic & Coaching at www.DrShayla.com/EOH –Submit a question to our "Ask The Expert" segment of this podcast so that you can get my opinion on your questions related to plant based nutrition, health and wellness.  Submit your questions for this segment here: https://essenceofhealth.link/ask-the-expert –Click the SUBSCRIBE button on your favorite podcast platform so that you never miss a moment of the Essence of Health Tea Time Podcast! –Get your FREE "Healthy Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle" Guide to get you started on your health and wellness path. https://essenceofhealth.link/e-book –Follow Dr. Shayla on social media at Essence of Health Wellness Clinic on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and at DrShayla on TikTok.  —--------------------- –Ways to Connect with Ashley Talford: Website: Www.Rawthenticplus.com Instagram: @rawthenticplus Facebook: @rawthenticplus TikTok: @rawthenticplus Coaching:  https://stan.store/RawthenticPlus/p/book-your-discovery-call-b18uy