An Eisenhower High School graduate, Dr. Baxter Montgomery had a very “charmed life growing up.” He attended Rice University for his undergrad and then went to medical school. His notion to become a doctor occurred in the ninth grade when he heard one of his classmates wanting to be a doctor and said that doctors made $90,000. Immediately intrigued, he declared that he wanted to make that salary and said he would be a doctor also. Both he and his classmate became doctors based on the declaration they made in the ninth grade. “It was trivial reasoning then, but I made that decision and I never looked back.”
Dr. Montgomery is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist and has a private practice called Montgomery Heart & Wellness, which he founded in 1997, as Houston Cardiac Association. After his medical training, he started his own medical business and has grown it since then never having to work for anyone but himself. When discussing why he chose this medical specialty, he said, “The interesting thing is that the sub specialization deals with some interesting aspects of cardiac disease. The heart has its own set of corona arteries and its own electrical system, so we have to evaluate individuals with heart rhythm and abnormalities, and that’s probably one of the more complex parts of cardiology to deal with. In addition, practice in general cardiology allows me to evaluate patients from a full spectrum of heart illnesses such as heart failure, coronary disease, and other similar cardiac issues.”
In order to keep your heart healthy, Dr. Montgomery said that fresh air, sunshine, and rest are important, as well as not eating unhealthy foods, and eating more foods that are healthy and natural. “We prescribe plant-based nutrition for our patients to regularly improve their overall wellbeing. So, eating a healthy diet is going to not only have direct positive effects on the heart, but also have indirect effects on the heart by liver metabolism and other organs that depend on excellent nutrition.”
The most fascinating part of Dr. Montgomery’s job is “interacting with the patients and teaming up with them and helping them come up with solutions to maybe complex health issues and helping them overcome those challenges.”
When discussing legacy, Dr. Montgomery wants to be part of making an impact on a paradigm shift toward health and natural living. “We are in a healthcare crisis and more importantly, a health crisis with sickness and premature death being pretty much the norm. So, one desire is to contribute greatly to the movement of trying to change that more specifically related to people with chronic illnesses, especially young people,” he said. Dr. Montgomery tries to press upon young people “in hearts and minds” the importance of doing things different… “and in our ways of thinking about optimizing health, something that’s remote from medical pills and procedures.”
Dr. Montgomery made it known that healthy eating is really the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle, and the healthy optimal nutritional styles with which you don’t eat as opposed to what you do eat. “We really try to encourage people to not consume bad food at any amount and to give their bodies a chance to heal and recover,” he emphasized.
If you’re looking for a doctor, there are several reasons why you should see Dr. Montgomery. If someone is looking to approach health from a broader scope than routine prescription medications or supplements and procedures, then Dr. Montgomery is the doctor for you. “We have the ability to evaluate the traditional therapies versus our own…the bottom line is that we are all about prevention of chronic illness or reversal chronic illness, and those are some good reasons that people may want to come to see us.”
Dr. Montgomery would like to invite everyone to go to their website and check out their docuseries called “Soul of a Champion,” which is “a docuseries that gives you an inside look at the health journeys of various retired athletes and other individuals through an innovative and life-changing new Montgomery Heart and Wellness™ health intervention.” For more information about the docuseries, visit www.heartandsoulofachampion.com. For more information about Dr. Montgomery and his practice, go to www.montgomeryheart.com.
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.