Welcome to Black Health HQ, led by a researcher on a mission, this site is dedicated to the personal development of Black health & prosperity.
I created Black Health HQ so I could offer digestible research-laden content aimed at inspiring and promoting one thing: Plant-Based Weight Loss.
Black Health HQ provides clear solutions for building Black health through Vegan-style nutrition.
Who can benefit: Vegans, Vegetarians, Flexitarians & anyone who needs Plants (which is everyone)
I believe each of us can be a powerful nucleus that, like a healthy cell, radiates energy to others, sustaining an enduring vitality.
We are about Living. We are about Loving. We are about being powerful Black people, healing the World through quality content and the sheer joy of Being.
I’m Shawn Smith, the Founder of Black Health HQ. As a Communication Scholar & Educator, I’ve researched and taught hundreds of students the impact of racism and oppression on Black people’s health outcomes.
I know Obesity is socially manufactured.
And I know Obesity disproportionately affects Black folks.
But… I also know that plant-based lifestyles can save.
My purpose is to show you how a plant-based lifestyle fights obesity and transforms the body and mind.
Instead of just researching how plants can help me lose weight…
I first take the best data and apply it to my own fitness training. Once I see it works, I share it with you in easily digestible language.
How I Got Started:
At 26, I was a busy graduate student starting my PhD in Communication Studies.
Doctors told me my blood pressure and cholesterol were a problem.
Strange? I was exercising. I was doing what I thought I should…none of that mattered.
No amount of pleading would stop the plaque from building up in my arteries.
My food choices had to change. But I didn’t really know where to start…
So I turned to the only thing I knew how to do. Research.
I found that the calories from plants offer our bodies more fitness rewards than any other food type! Period.
Plant Foods Saved me from a lifetime of wasted effort.
Since then, I have applied my skills as a social science researcher and scholar to learn, understand and share the tools of Black Health.
My job is to analyze the best Nutrition books and journals in order to transform myself and bring you the most impactful plant-based weight loss content possible.
I’m committed to healing with Black Excellence.
Each of us can play a part. Join me on this mission.