Ask LaJoyce Brookshire who she is and quickly she’ll tell you she’s a “God’s Girl!” LaJoyce is an ordained minister, a Doctor of Naturopathy, Doctor of Naturopathic Ministry, Master Herbalist, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, an avid lover of African Dance, and an advocate for Literacy and Abstinence.
As a graduate of Trinity College of Natural Health, Dr. Brookshire is a Naturopath in the Poconos treating many how to stay well with nature., Affectionately called “The Good Doctor”, Dr. Brookshire teaches that you ARE what you eat. Her most popular requested lecture, “If Your Doctor Is So Smart, Why Are You So Sick?” is a favorite amongst community organizations seeking better health practices.
In her former career, Dr. Brookshire was a high-powered entertainment publicist to the stars. As Director of Publicity at Arista Records, she represented Aretha Franklin, Sean “Diddy” Combs, OutKast, 112, Deborah Cox, Whitney Houston, and The Notorious B.I.G. until his death.
LaJoyce Brookshire is also the best-selling author of the novels Soul Food (that was based on the smash hit movie), suspense drama Web of Deception, and the memoir Faith Under Fire: Betrayed By A Thing Called Love. “Faith” breaks a decade of silence of how her first husband married her knowing he had AIDS yet never revealed his status, and how she is victoriously HIV-negative. From this experience she created the HIV/AIDS prevention program entitled, “Scared Straight: What You Don’t Know About HIV Can Kill You”.
Summer 2010 marked the book release of The Last Listening Party of the Notorious B.I.G., a collaborative effort with photographer Elijah Muhammad who photographed the actual last listening party hosted by Brookshire at Arista Records. The following winter of 2010 Dr. Brookshire released her first health book Ask The Good Doctor which focuses on health prevention and health restoration featuring seventy-five of the Good Doctor’s favorite recipes.
Dr. Brookshire conducts workshops and lectures frequently on wellness nationwide. She resides in the Poconos with her husband, childhood sweetheart Gus and daughter Brooke.
“The Herbal Hour”
THE HERBAL HOUR is an excellent introduction to Naturopathy and how it benefits the body, mind, and Spirit. Here we address all myths about herbal usage and their effectiveness, using the integrated model with other practitioners for ultimate healing, and stress the importance of an alliance with a Chiropractor to keep the spine aligned.
THE HERBAL HOUR is a 90-minute presentation on: “Three Things to do for Good Health that Cost Nothing”.
“If Your Doctor Is So Smart, Why Are You So Sick?”
An in-depth look at western medicine and the doctors who ‘practice’ medicine on their sick patients with an additional prescription at each office visit. From cancer, to diabetes, to fibromyalgia, there are basic scientific answers to why an illness takes over the body in the first place that has been overlooked by traditional doctors.
“Yes…You ARE What You Eat“
A colorful, yet persuasive discussion concerning the fact that we ARE what we eat. Our entire existence is part of a glorious cycle that the Creator has set in motion. What we eat, what we do or don’t eliminate, what we drink, and our sleep is all part of the process. Living healthy is OUR choice.
“If Mama is Broken, The Whole House is Sick“
This lecture helps women understand that staying well begins with them. Presented are ways to consider healthier lifestyles and how to introduce better food choices to the whole family.
“Is Your Home Healthy?”
A close examination of cleaning and personal care items in the home that make us sick. Presented will be natural alternatives to traditional products that have unbelievingly led to traditional sickness and disease.
This is a program specifically designed for teens and young adults to SHOW them the ugliness of STDs, STIs, and HIV.
It is time we stopped talking about it and rolled the video tape. Risky behavior is continued because no one has ever seen the ugliness we keep saying exists.
This program is graphic in nature but is designed to reach the teen/young adult who is considering entering sexual relations. The one who is already engaging in relations and get them to convert to abstinence and to begin to understand what it means to have abstinence as a solid choice they can live with until marriage.
Women – “What Every Woman Should Know”
Discusses marrying a man who knew he had HIV but didn’t tell her, the miracle in being HIV-negative, and not knowing that he was on the down-low until he was dead. A source of information for women of all ages and encourages young women to empower themselves with information before engaging in sex and before becoming a statistic, with a 200-question challenge.
Christian Audiences – “How Will You Stand With Your Faith Under Fire?”
Discusses marrying a man who knew he had HIV but didn’t tell her, the miracle in being victoriously HIV-negative and stood on her faith while she honored the wedding vow “in sickness and in health” while she cared for him until his death. Dr. Brookshire encourages audiences to empower themselves with information before saying “I do”, and before becoming a statistic, with a 200-question challenge.