In today’s business world, there are many Black women making history. Dr. Tabatha Carr, ND, is one such woman. Besides being a talented naturopathic doctor who specializes in women’s hormonal conditions, Dr. Carr is also a successful entrepreneur who launched the first, permanent, Black woman-led organization in Penn Square Mall. The business, “Good Girl Chocolate,” opened its doors to the people of Oklahoma City on July 3rd, 2021.
Good Girl Chocolate
Good Girl Chocolate contains healthy ingredients that can be part of a diet that promotes health, unlike many commercial chocolate brands. While healthy chocolate may sound like an oxymoron, Good Girl Chocolate, the brainchild of Dr. Tabatha Carr, ND, evolved from her personal belief that “chocolate is a girl’s best friend.” Dr. Carr’s products are plant-based, vegan, Paleo, non-GMO, soy-free, organic products, many of which are made of at least 70% chocolate. Using natural, low glycemic index ingredients—including coconut sugar and natural, organic cocoa beans—the chocolate supports a healthy diet and lifestyle. Good Girl Chocolate’s sugar-free products are suitable for diabetics. Farm to table ingredients are used to make the chocolate, which involves an elaborate process that takes up to three days to roast and grind the cocoa beans, temper, and mold the chocolate.
A Beyonce’s grant recipient, Good Girl Chocolate was featured in the GRAMMYs gifting suite and D.A. select Oscar nominee gift bags, presented on Good Morning America, USA Today, Forbes, Food & Wine, The Grio and Black News Channel, and over 100 other media outlets.
Dr. Carr’s Story
During her formative teenage years, Dr. Carr struggled with her weight and was first prescribed blood pressure pills when she was just 16 years old. During her high school years, she weighed over 200 lbs, wore a women’s size 20/22, and had to be started on antihypertensive medication (high blood pressure pills). She suffered a significant loss of self-esteem that resulted in a negative impact on her social life. Dr. Carr’s weight would continually fluctuate; she tried all kinds of diets and weight loss methods, but she couldn’t lose weight.
Wanting to learn more about women’s health and wellness, Dr. Carr studied naturopathy, an alternative medical field based on the premise that many health challenges can be successfully treated or prevented by modifying diet and exercise and employing other natural healing modalities. Dr. Carr enrolled in the Holistic Health Practitioner program at Trinity School of Natural Health. After graduating, she became immersed in using her scientific knowledge, along with the powerful healing potential of naturopathic medicine to help women, particularly those with health challenges related to hormonal imbalances. Her work is helping women across the country learn about how to heal from conditions such as fibroids, prediabetes, and other conditions associated with hormonal imbalances. Like most success stories, Dr. Carr says that there have been a few challenges along the way.
When asked how she overcame obstacles to success, Dr. Carr told BDO, “I was preventing myself from achieving my dreams because I had a lack of confidence, partly because of being teased for being overweight when I was young. Later in life, I studied pre-medicine, but felt like a hypocrite because I was overweight. Despite these obstacles, I lost over 80 pounds by changing my relationship with food. It was a process, but I finally got myself on track. It was only then that I could really focus on what I wanted to do in life.”
Dr. Carr is on a mission today to let women know they can face their fears and adopt the courage to make the changes necessary to live life to its fullest, just like herself. During one-to-one virtual sessions, she helps each client discover exactly what they need to reach their individual goals.
Motivation is perhaps the single most important factor in changing one’s diet and lifestyle. To motivate and inspire clients, Dr. Carr uses the story of her own health and wellness journey. Dr. Carr’s personal journey is a testament to