Ask LaJoyce Brookshire who she is and quickly she will tell you she’s God’s Girl, a full-time wife and mother and a part-time everything else.  She is a licensed and ordained Pastor, Doctor of Naturopathy, a Master Herbalist, Professor at The City University of New York, and Host of ASK THE GOOD DOCTOR on SiriusXMs UrbanView Channel.
As a graduate of Trinity College of Natural Health, Dr. Brookshire is a Naturopath in the Poconos treating many how to stay well with everything in nature and how to attain, maintain, and reclaim ones Perfect Health. Affectionately called “The Good Doctor”, 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.

Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire is a seven-time bestselling author and a New York Times bestselling author of the novel based on the smash hit movie Soul Food with six concurrent bestselling books, Faith Under Fire: Betrayed by a Thing Called Love, Web of Deception, The Last Listening Party of the Notorious B.I.G. and two books in the Ask The Good Doctor Series.  With Soul Food, Dr. LaJoyce is the First African American to novelize a major motion picture. Brookshire’s latest bestseller is WOMEN BEHIND THE MIC: Curators of Pop Culture featuring women who have worked behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.

Dr. LaJoyce transitioned the Faith Under Fire memoir about the man who married her knowing he had AIDS which sold over 250 thousand copies into an Off-Broadway smash hit stage play with Co-Writer Blake Roberts and have written the script for the feature film. She has become an HIV/AIDS educator and is an advocate for Abstinence and Health Literacy.

In her former career, Dr. LaJoyce was a high-powered entertainment publicist to the STARS. As Director of Publicity at Arista Records in the mid-90s, she represented music legends, multi-platinum and Diamond Certified artists such as The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Toni Braxton, Kenny G, OutKast, Monica, Deborah Cox, Craig Mack, Total, Faith Evans, 112, Usher, TLC, Whitney Houston, and The Notorious B.I.G aka (Biggie Smalls) until his death.

Due to her efforts as Director of Publicity her artists sold over 100 million albums worldwide, such as The Preachers Wife soundtrack, one of the best-selling gospel albums of all time selling an estimated six million copies; The Waiting to Exhale soundtrack selling over 12 million copies and winning a Grammy for best R&B song; TLC’s Crazy, Sexy, Cool certified Diamond album sold over 23 million copies and spent over two years on the Billboard album charts making TLC the first and only girl group in history to be awarded Diamond status. LaJoyce also worked on both Toni Braxton’s certified Double Platinum albuSecret selling over 15 million copies; and The Notorious B.I.G’s Ready To Die was certified four times Platinum and his last album Life after Death was Certified Diamond selling over 10 million copies and making it one of the best-selling Rap albums of all time; and Kenny G. earned the status as best-selling Instrumental Artist of all times selling over 75 million records. LaJoyce has worked with bona-fide R&B and Hip-Hop Royalty which firmly plants her on the throne amongst the Stars behind the Stars.

Dr. LaJoyce lives in the Poconos with husband, Gus who is also a Pastor and together they have a teenage daughter.

SPEAKING TOPICS

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.

WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT HIV CAN KILL YOU

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.

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.

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.