We had the good fortune of connecting with Markeda and Jermaine and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Markeda and Jermaine, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business was to help people. We have a lot of people in this world that need help changing their health for the better. Such things are reversing diseases such as heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol etc.

What should our readers know about your business?
We are “The Alkaline PlantBased Stop” Provide foods that improves the quality of life, unprocessed and comes from the earth. Focus on wellness and personal care with the added benefits of an ALKALINE plant-based lifestyle. Dr. Sebi inspired! What sets us off from a lot of other vegan places is that we focus more on health and helping individuals reverse diseases. We love the animals and we are really big on saving the animals but we are equally passionate about saving human lives as well. What makes me excited is when our customer come back for more. When they find out how our products are the real deal and really do help with their health. I really get excited with customers who take it a step further and detox. Detoxing is for removing and cleaning our gut and system and in turn can help by reversing high blood pressure, lose weight, takes the inflammation out of their bodies etc. When i hear that they are sleeping better and more alert and mind is clear, etc., that is what makes me happy. My partner and I put everything that we have to open this business to help people. No, it has not been easy. We overcame the challenges by not giving up. We kept searching and looking until someone gave us a chance. The lessons we learned along the way is to make sure that the people that we hire to look over contracts, leases, handling taxes etc., to really look into their credentials because some people will sell you a good game and you pay and lose out because they don’t deliver what they sold you. I want the world to know that it is very challenging starting your own business. But when it is your passion and you love what you do, it’s worth every step every day. We pray everyday that we will get the help one day to expand so that we can help people everywhere that is looking for a change!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When i have friends or family come in i would take them to Scissor Tail Park for a walk around during the week. Not to many things to do during the weekdays as Oklahoma doesn’t seem to get lit until Friday, night. We will go down to Bricktown on the weekend. Take them to some places that have vegan as well as other food options because everyone is not vegan. So, a good place like Yucatan Tacos. A night out, i would take them to Kindred Spirits (Sunset Sunday’s), and or the Collective to listen to music and have some food with drinks.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First God! I track the Lord for everything that we have and for keeping us here doing what we live. Next, Dr. Sebi. I would like to give dr sebi a shoutout (May he rip), for everything that he has done for us. He put the information out for us to learn and understand what food that’s unhealthy can do to our bodies and what we need to do to make changes.

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