Yo, This Can’t Be Life - Black Health and Wellness

Yo, This Can’t Be Life - Black Health and Wellness

Yo, This Can’t Be Life is podcast hosted by Bri Montgomery to educate Black women on how to improve their health and wellness. As a chronic illness warrior fighting Lupus, Bri knows far too well that our bodies can have a plan of their own. We break down complicated medical issues into easily digestible pieces that you can share with your friends and loved ones. We discuss all the things your doctor should have told you but didn’t. Natural and holistic approaches to chronic illness and mental health will also be explored. Resident experts will be interviewed to educate and hand out their very own cheat codes to elevating your wellness journey and living your best life. Please subscribe, rate, review, and share with friends.


February 17, 2021 41 mins

This week we sit down with Lauren R. Kornegay, the founder of EndoBlack, a nonprofit organization that advocates for Black women affected by Endometriosis. We discuss:

  • What is Endometriosis
  • How is Endometriosis diagnosed
  • What are the endometriosis symptoms
  • How is endometriosis treated
  • What causes endometriosis

Lauren R. Kornegay was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Oxon Hill, MD. She graduated from Morgan State Univ...

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In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Mare Mbaye to discuss all things cervical cancer for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

  • When should you get screened for cervical cancer?
  • What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?
  • What causes cervical cancer?
  • What is HPV and what does the HPV vaccine protect you from
  • Why Black women have a higher death rate from cervical cancer


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This week we sit down with Katrina Carter, a Certified Personal Trainer, Coach, and Nutritional Chef. After the recession in 2008, Katrina pivoted from real estate into health and wellness after her own successful journey.  We discuss:

  • How to convert recipes into healthier options
  • How to meal plan for the month
  • How meal planning can be done on a budget
  • How she got celebrity clients
  • Meal Prepping vs Meal Planning

Katrina C...

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Christina Wherry is a trauma informed yoga instructor,  a doula, and the owner/creator of Thick Girl Yoga LA.  She has created  a space all for who embrace body confidence, while creating a community of sustenance and support for full figured women who are on a journey towards wellness and self acceptance.    Thick Girl Yoga LA is not a yoga class, it's a way of life.  By utilizing the healing power of yoga, Thick Girl Yoga LA aims...

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This week we sit down with Lavene Gass, a Certified Yoga Instructor, Meditation Instructor, and Chakra enthusiast. After a car accident left Lavene with severe back-pain that doctor after doctor didn't address, she found success with yoga and began her wellness journey.  We discuss:

  • What is a Chakra
  • How are chakras balanced/aligned
  • How do you know when your chakras are unbalanced
  • How are crystals used?
  • How she used yoga to elim...
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This week we have Dr. Williams and we are discussing osteopathic medicine, osteopathic manipulative therapy, and the differences in a D.O vs. M.D.  We will also discuss the uses of osteopathic manipulative therapy. 

Dr. Brooke Williams is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine physician currently practicing medicine as a Hospitalist in North Carolina. She completed her residency training in th...

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This week we sit down with Stephanie Bernanrd,  a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Holistic Nutrition Counselor, non-toxic living consultant and wellness writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. After a Lupus diagnosis in 2010, Stephanie sought out a plant-based and holistic lifestyle to improve her health and quality of life. As a result, she has been med-free and symptom free for 9 years.


  • How to look for signs of an unhe...
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Did you know painful periods are not normal? 🤯 This week we sit down with Berrion Berry to learn:
  • The types of foods we should be eating
  • The steps to take to have a pain free period
  • What happens in the different stages of our period
  • What cycle syncing is and why you should do it
  • Why you should try organic pads and tampons
  • What effect birth control has on your period

Resource for more information visit  The Flo Academy 


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This episode we sit down with Dr. Nina Anderson to discuss : 


  • What is Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Who gets Sickle Cell Anemia and is it curable?
  • What types of complications do people have? 
  • What treatments are available for Sickle Cell Disease
  • What are some of the roadblocks Black people face in obtaining care 
  • The new treatments and clinical trials available to improve care 

Resource for more information  https://www.sicklecell...

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This episode we sit down with Dr. Fenwa Milhouse a fellowship-trained urologist who specializes in female pelvic medicine to discuss :


  • The difference between a bladder and a urinary tract infection
  • How to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) without antibiotics
  • Why you need to get a culture done when being tested for a UTI
  • When do you need to see a urologist
  • How to avoid or lower your chances of forming kidney stones
  • The imp...
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This week we are discussing about the different causes of infertility and the treatment and optons available. We sit down with Dr. Tiffany Jones, an OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinologist (REI) to discuss:



  • Options for Single Parents
  • Options for Same Sex Parents
  • Options for Advanced Maternal Aged Women
  • PCOS and Endometriosis
  • Egg Freezing
  • IUI
  • IVF

You can find Dr. Jones at Conceive Fertility Center in Irving, TX 


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This week we sit down with Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS, an Obesity medicine physician, to discuss Obesity in the Black community.  Topics Include:

  • The issue of labeling people with Obesity as well as the shame that it causes
  • The bias of the very doctors tasked to treat patients with Obesity
  • Treating Obesity as the disease it is and doing more than saying eat less
  • Treatments available for Obesity...
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On this episode we dive into best practices for skin care highlighting dark skin tones with Dr. Tiffany Clay.  We talk about products and ingredients to look out for on different types of acne as well as the new phenomenon maskne.  Dr. Clay breaks down hyperpigmentation, how to address it, and ways to prevent it.  We also discuss the importance of sunscreen, the pros and cons of mineral vs. chemical sunscreen, and her suggestion fo...

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On this episode we sit down  with Ohasha Hightower, who is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to learn how to:

Set Realistic Goals

Form an Action Plan

Maintain the New Behavior

Reward Yourself For Your Wins and Stop Beating Yourself Up For Missing the Mark

Oascha Hightower M.Ed, is a Board Certified Behavior Analysis and yoga instructor. Oascha obtained her Masters from the University of  Cincinnati in 2016 and passed her boards in...

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This episode we discuss the data so far about how long Covid-19 Antibodies stay in your system and what that means in terms of a vaccine and the concept of herd immunity.

We also discuss the similarities and differences in food intolerance versus a sensitivity versus a full blown food allergy.  We answer questions such as, what are the ways food allergies are diagnosed. What types of blood tests can be given? Are food intolerances ...

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This episode we discuss: What Diabetes is and how to prevent it The differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Ways to completely reverse Type 2 Diabetes   Kelly Wood, MD is board-certified in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She has many years of experience working with patients to transform and improve their health. She is passionate about teaching others about the interconnections of m...
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Dr. Kenael Segal, the owner of Lotus Physical Therapy and Wellness, graduated from Rutgers University with a doctoral degree in physical therapy and an intense passion for helping others overcome injury and trauma. Dr. Segal treats men and women in her practice and is mostly dedicated to treating women with prenatal and postpartum conditions. Having suffered her own pelvic floor and abdominal conditions with her 3 children, she is ...

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This episode we are learning about PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) from Lorna Finn. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. She explains how her life was prior to being diagnosed, her lifestyle with the disease, and her journey into becoming a health advocate.

Lorna Finn is an influencer, model, blogger, and is the creator of the blog and brand www.cystumofcurves.com. The word “cystum” was deriv...

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This episode is about Clean beauty. We dive into the importance of looking at the labels of your products and how the majority of products targeted to Black women are toxic. We learn about some of the major bad ingredients to look for including formaldehyde, parabens, and heavy metals. Hannah McCall is a regular Black woman out here rooting for other Black women. When she saw how many beauty products were created with harmful ingre...

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Today we are talking all about How to use adaptogens. At a high level, they are plants that help us resist the effects of stress and fatigue. Don't worry if you have never heard of them, our guest Nadine Joseph will break it all down for you. She is the founder and CEO of Peak and Valley Co, a company that makes plant-based wellness essentials powered by adaptogens and mushrooms. 

Bonus, she gives us a discount code to use on peaka...

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