With so much emphasis on protein, it’s easy to forget that excess protein is not only toxic (which we’ve covered extensively)–it also can’t be used by the body. The real secret to maximizing protein is actually focusing on what protein BECOMES after it’s digested: amino acids. Amino acids bring many health benefits, from muscle and metabolism to brain and beyond. Tony and I review the latest science and give you tips for maximizing your amino acid intake.

Next, I have my very special guest John Salley who is Master of Habit Change, NBA Champ, an Actor, Philanthropist, Chef, Wellness Advocate, and Entrepreneur. We talk about his passion in the fight against diabetes and his documentary “Invisible Vegan”. Listen in as John shares the many different aspects of his career and how health and fitness is a huge part of his life.


  • Tony breaks down how amino acids are the building blocks of protein…
  • Ways in which amino acids are beneficial for healthy skin, hair, and muscle tone…
  • What digestive enzymes do for your body and why they are so important…
  • Why it’s so important to include digestive enzymes into your lifestyle…
  • Why we should shift our focus from protein to amino acids…
  • John shares his transition from his successful basketball career to his current passions in spreading health and wellness…
  • What it means for John to be a “Master of Habit Change”, and how he became a master of this change…
  • How John’s journey led him to becoming a plant-based chef…
  • What the documentary “Invisible Vegan” is about and where did the idea came from…
  • What the Operation Smile is…
  • We talk about John’s passion in the fight against diabetes…
  • How John is involved with the PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), and what his mission is with the Child Nutrition Act


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About John Salley

A proud native of Brooklyn, New York, John found a love for basketball at an early age. He accepted a Basketball Scholarship to Georgia Tech to play for legendary head coach Bobby Cremins. From there Salley went on to become a 15-year NBA veteran and was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams.

John is actively involved with Operation Smile, PETA and the fight against Diabetes.  In addition, John is involved with PCRM and visited Washington in Nov ’09 and May ’10, speaking to Congress about the Child Nutrition Act, asking Members to support legislation that would increase vegetarian options in meals served in public schools.

John has adopted a plant-vased/vegan lifestyle, and is a frequent speaker at VegFest’s across the USA. As a Wellness Advocate, one of John’s main missions in life is to continue to educate people on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle through better eating habits.

About Anthony Flores, or “T” as Kimberly affectionately refers to him: He is a long-time friend of hers who, after graduating from Stanford University, began researching and writing professionally in the health space full-time. He has a passion for natural health, especially Beauty Detox, and loves to share exciting new studies and insights he learns with Kimberly and the community! He can be found writing spiritual/inspirational words on Instagram @poetrybyanthony.


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