Coach Gessie Thompson is one of the 90% of Black Women affected by fibroids by age 50. The CEO of DETOX LIVING personally battled the epidemic for 14 years and the resulting infertility for 10 of those years to have her miracle baby Nia. Her grueling journey included 15 surgeries, five IVF cycles, a devastating miscarriage and even her heart stopping on the delivery table.
Her story gained national attention when ESSENCE published her profile titled “My Fertility Journey” in the 2014 Mother’s Day issue sparking a chain reaction of transformation that included releasing her bestselling book HOPE BEYOND FIBROIDS: Stories of Miracle Babies & the Journey to Motherhood, becoming a Nutritionist & Health Coach, hosting her DETOX LIVING podcast and founding TheDeToxNow.com—an integrative online wellness provider of advocacy, detoxes, programs, nutritional counseling and coaching services on a mission to dismantle systemic racism in the health system and end inflammatory diseases such as Fibroids, Diabetes, Heart Disease and more. She educates and empowers BIPOC women and families on how to achieve optimal health, secure equitable health services, and prevent and heal diseases holistically through what she calls DETOX LIVING—Life FREE of Toxic Thoughts, Habits, People and Definitely Foods!
From advocacy to diet and stress management, her transformative programs teach lifestyle changes that have resulted in the documented cases of one woman alone eliminating up to 50 MRI documented fibroids without surgery, women having miracle babies—including one case involving 12 years of infertility—and the reversal of inflammatory disease such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and more.
Named a 2018 National Action Network “Woman of Excellence” and a 2017 Shining Star by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Thompson has also been recognized as a “Change Maker” for her work around Women’s Reproductive Health by The White House’s United State of Women. She was a featured panelist at the 2017 State of Black Women’s Health Congressional Briefing at the U.S. Capitol. Thompson has shared her message at ESSENCE Festival alongside Real Housewives of Atlanta darling Cynthia Bailey, ESSENCE WELLNESS HOUSE, T. D. Jakes’ MegaFest, Circle of Sisters EXPO, the National Action Network’s inaugural Women’s Summit, the Get H.I.P.P. About Your Health Conference in the U.K. and across various media platforms including “The Breakfast Club,” Women’s Health, Office of Women’s Health Blog, USA TODAY WEEKEND, FOX, ABC, “The Roland Martin Unfiltered Daily Digital Show,” “NewsOne Now with Roland Martin,” “HuffPost Live,” “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” ARISE TV, “The Frank Ski Morning Show,” MadameNoire.com, CoCoFab.com and more.