Rapper 2 Chainz Talks Health and Southern Cooking on ‘The Doctors’

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Grammy-nominated rap artist 2 Chainz meets Dr. Travis Stork, co-host of the Emmy Award-winning syndicated daytime series THE DOCTORS to talk about his battles with ulcers and acid reflux, and shows off a few of his healthy Southern food alternatives from his new cookbook.

Attempting to break the stereotype that all Southern food is unhealthy, the hip hop recording artist is using the platform of his music success to spread the message that “what you put in your body is what you get out.” When asked if he created his new cookbook Meal Time out of a sense of social responsibility, 2 Chainz replied, “I’m definitely not trying to be a preacher. I’m a rap artist first but at the same time I understand that I do have a platform. I just try to share some of the things, which would be the healthy lifestyle.”

After suffering from ulcers and acid reflux for years, 2 Chainz explains that he had to change the way he eats. “I cut out the fried foods, I don’t drink any alcohol, I can’t have any orange juice, lemonade, things like that and it just developed a certain way for me to eat.” The difference was almost immediate. “I felt like a whole other person. I definitely felt younger. I had more energy,” said the rapper.

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