Episode #90: The Healing Power of Plant Based Living with Afya Ibomu

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“I learned from plants. I learned from growing. I learned so much from just the process of even growing food. I’ve learned you can’t give up on things and it seems like they’re dead on the outside because sometimes it’ll start sprouting.” – Afya Ibomu

Meet Afya Ibomu

Afya Ibomu is a Holistic Nutritionist, Author, the President of RBGFITCLUB.com and has been plant based since 1990. Afya is certified in Holistic Health and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition. Her fourth book The Vegan Remix was named one of the best vegan cookbooks of the year by Vegetarian Times Magazine and her third book the Vegan Soul Food Guide to the Galaxy, was nominated for an African American Literary Award for cookbook of the year. Afya is also the author of the Get Your Crochet On! pattern book series.

Afya is a celebrity nutritionist, chef and crochet designer working with hip hop artists such as Erykah Badu, Common, Dead Prez, and Talib Kweli. She is also the co-host of the RBG FIT CLUB Podcast and has been featured in The Source Magazine, The Black Girls Rock Book, The Feel Rich Movie and more. Afya currently conducts cooking demos and classes, teaches nutrition workshops and is an avid gardener and yogi.

In This Episode

In this episode of the Get Loved Up Podcast, Koya Webb welcomes Afya Ibomu, holistic nutritionist, author, and President of RBG FIT CLUB. A history of medical problems triggered Afya to explore the benefits of changing her diet into healthier options. What she found was a drastic improvement to her well-being that has also improved the health of her whole family. Afya shares that her switch to plant-based diet has also expanded to influence her spirituality and how what you do must always be what is aligned to your values and what your body actually needs.

Afya also shares her journey in entrepreneurship and the many projects she has worked on to finally start RBG FIT CLUB. She reflects on the shift of her energy by employing the values of forgiveness and meditation.

“It’s about you learning your own body and your own self. And that’s how I feel about health in general. Everyone’s body is different. We all come from different backgrounds and ancestry and preexisting conditions down our family line.”           –Afya Ibomu

Get Loved Up with Afya Ibomu

In her experience, forgiving is not about the other person, it is about you and your own personal betterment. Finally, Afya also touches on the benefits of music, nature, and a nice hot shower in improving her mood and allowing her to get through a tough day.

I hope you find an incredible amount of inspiration, and value, as I did, in what Afya shares with us in this episode. If so, please tag her @afyaibomu, and I, @koyawebb, on Instagram with a screenshot of the episode and your favorite takeaways. Hearing about what you’ve learned from us, and what your favorite moments were, inspires us to continue making a positive impact in this world. 

Until next time, love yourself, love others, and love the world. One day at a time, one breath at a time. 


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  • 04:14 Afya Reclaims Her Health with Vegetarian Food
  • 10:35 Plant Power
  • 12:37 Determining Your Own Spiritual Path
  • 19:16 Food Philosophy: Listen to Your Body
  • 25:16 Afya’s Food and Fitness Routine
  • 31:56 Entrepreneurship
  • 34:59 Becoming Vegan and An Entrepreneur
  • 38:28 Forgiveness, Meditation, and Mantras
  • 47:54 The Power of Music, Nature and a Hot Shower
  • 52:57 Afya’s Favorites

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