A few months ago I got an unexpected email from a celebrity seeking health guidance and support. That happens from time to time. This particular reach-out really piqued my interest. Because it was from none other than Laila Ali, not only the daughter of the great humanitarian and athlete, Muhammad Ali, but herself, a world champion athlete who has also been a champion for women in sports and for women achieving their best.
But like all women who do a lot - balancing family time and responsibilities which are tremendously important to her, along with her entrepreneurial responsibilities, and staying fit as an athlete, she began to pay the piper with fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms - eventually discovering she had developed Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. As in the Queen of Knock Outs had to face making some changes to stay on top of her life.
She’s been on an odyssey ever since to up her health game - which has included a hard look at her priorities and how to put self-care high on the list. Spoiler alert: Saying yes to everything and everyone else sometimes means saying no to your health.
Listen today as this world-class athlete dishes on her personal healing path, self-care practices - and on how her grandma’s gumbo got her cooking and what she’s serving up these days.
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Born at home. Breastfed. Homeschooled. This is my son. All grown up and now creating a real model for health care access. "We’ve focused on the wrong problems. I do not think we need another FitBit for a healthy 55-year-old who is running marathons and wants to be able to count his steps. We need tools that allow low-income Medicaid moms with three kids and two elderly parents at home to communicate with her caregivers in a seamless way and to be able to access services after 5 pm to match their lifestyles." I.K. Romm
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