Doctor and author discusses ‘The Principles of Total Life Transformation’
By Stacy M. Brown | 7/10/2020, 6 a.m.
Across the world, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the Black community. Mentally, physically and spiritually
Dr. Joseph Williams says that our health should not be an afterthought during this pandemic.
As author and health expert, Dr. Williams fiercely advocates for better health and, with summer approaching, wants to help others reach their goals.
His recently released book entitled, “The Journey: Principles of Total Life Transformation” helps people who are trying to achieve transformative action.
“What got me into this lane is I was obese, and I had a story similar to many Americans, and I got tired of it,” said Williams, affectionately known by his friends, colleagues and family as Dr. Joe.
“We are conclusively seeing that people who don’t have underlying conditions can survive this, and [what] we learn from that is that our health is our wealth. We have to be serious about what we’re eating, exercising and our overall lifestyle.”
Dr. Williams said he once had an
“unhealthy relationship with food.”
“In America, there’s a connection with food. When we close a deal, we eat. When we mourn, we eat. Everything is followed by eating. We have to break that cycle,” Dr. Williams demanded.
Born and raised in Atlanta, the Morehouse alum has made it his mission to help people reach their health goals.
He notes that he has been intentional about setting the proper parameters on what it requires to make an actual lifestyle change— “a change in the mind, body and spirit.”
Dr. Williams says he learned how to “emotionally detoxify” as well as “spiritually recalibrate,” which resulted in his weight loss.
Reversing all medications and health ailments, Dr. Williams has taken what he learned and conducted a 40-day holistic process to help 127 people between the ages of 26 to 77 years old lose 2,325 pounds during his 40-day comprehensive process titled, “40 Days with Dr. Joe.”
In his book, Dr. Williams notes that “Like a trained fighter who takes punches while remaining focused on his strategy, we should be aware of our emotions without breaking focus on what we need to accomplish.
“Life will throw many punches; however, when they come, we must understand our ability to choose how we react. We have more power than we often
He also proclaims that the most
significant obstacle to physical health,
especially in Western cultures, “is our relationship with food. In the West, food is used to meet. It’s used to celebrate, [as well as] when someone passes away. Customs and food go hand in hand. This mindset gives food purposes besides its original divine purpose.”
When a negative emotion comes and [we are] aware of it, Dr. Williams says everyone must refocus their mind.
“The place of our focus should be in the direction that’s desirable— not where we are but where we desire to be,” he said.
To receive a free copy of Dr. Williams’ book, “The Journey: Principles of Total Life Transformation,” visit https://www.22s.com/app/m/121319