Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous!! Babette Davis, Vegan Chef, Vegan Nutritionist (….uh, technically, she’s 67, Fit and Fabulous, but who’s counting!!!)

…so I don't have to label her age in all these pictures, Babette is between 64-67  years young in all these photos below!!!

Good thing I added that little "+" sign to my "Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous" title of this series of articles.

Because, not only did I not see these articles of 50+ women blowing up to be the most popular series of articles on the site (I originally envisioned a Men's Health site)…..

…no way did I think I'd be writing about 60+ women, but now, I've done a couple!!

 Gotta give the Social Media crowd what they want … So, here we are ๐Ÿ™‚

So, welcome Babette Davis, a.k.a., "Chef Babette" to my elite "Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous" All Star Dream Team.

Chef Babette, an extremely fit and youthful 67 year-old, and has been a vegan and raw food chef for over two decades.

Chef Babette’s personal journey to health began after years of suffering from digestive issues, asthma and skin disorders. 

She made a conscious decision to eat for the sake of nutrition, which began her journey towards self-healing.

She passionately studied the body/food connection and began experimenting with vegan and raw food recipes. 

She soon became a “chemist” in the kitchen and spent years perfecting recipes, which allowed her to eat what she loved without the guilt or associated “dis-eases” and ailments.

Her journey to the inception Babette's "Stuff I Eat" Vegan Restaurant, which opened it’s doors, in downtown Inglewood, California, in the Summer of 2008. 

[below] Babette Davis (left) with the first "Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous" girl I wrote about a few years back , Theresa "Raw T" Jordan. Birds of a feather…Look at the arms on these both 60+ ladies!!! What we guys call "Beautifully Buffed" (…said professionally ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Babette's "Stuff I Eat" Vegan Restaurant  has allowed Babette to share healthy food with many and that is what she calls the "Most-High Blessing".

She says, "as I became healthy, I realize that my journey is greater than, me. I am a part of a Universal whole that is in desperate need of healing".

Babette’s "Stuff I Eat" restaurant and brand received a tremendous boost recently after a video profile produced by not-for-profit organization Mercy For Animals garnered 7.3 million views on social media.

“We had lines like we’ve never had before!” said Babette

[below] I think we live in the age of "Selfie Overkill" but this one below, I likes ๐Ÿ™‚

So far as exercise is concerned, Babette recently said….

"Exercise plays a big role in my life and in my ability to work the hours I have to put in."

"I don’t do yoga, but my desire is to get on a really good yoga program. I love to meditate, and at some point in my day will close my eyes for even a brief moment." -Babette

#blackdontcrack  ๐Ÿ™‚

Babette went on to say about exercise…..

"I love massages and wish I could have one daily. In terms of overall fitness, I love to create my own exercise challenges, like now I’m on the planks and it’s incredible to me to set a goal and force myself to accomplish it."

[below] Babette, catering a Vegan event in Vegas. I'm trying to say this as the "Gentleman at the Core" that I really am, but Babette's 67 year old toned back is simply KILLING ME!!! (…said professionally ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Babette says…

"Our nation is SICK and in order for our nation to heal we must all embark on a journey of health. Today I am embarking on yet another journey of health."

Also says Babette…

"As I transition from vegan to Raw Foodist, I realize that life can only be sustained with life, thus the food we eat must be alive."

My comments [by me, Doug, the blogwriter] on, "To Vegan, or Not to Vegan" ?

…since female family, friends, and readers always ask me my opinions on this stuff.

I'm not licensed or certified in anything, but I'm a pretty good self-taught Nutrition Scientist, I think.
(…and keep in mind, one of the few with no "profit motive", just seeking "health and truth").

The first thing I tell Female family and friends….

…Is there's no shame in admitting you wanna "look nice" as you push past 40. OK, you're not ready to "Hang it Up", COOL!!! That can be of great benefit if you respond to that desire "Holistically".

However, I don't advise jumping into a certain diet without knowing what you're doing, just because you saw an article on a nice fit woman at age  40+. Find the diet meant for YOUR biochemistry…

There are many healthy options, from "meatless" to "a lotta meat"….

If you check out my Fifty, Fit and Fabulous "meat eater", Stephanie Person, you'll see she's amazingly gorgeous and Fit at Fifty…

…..Stephanie eats plenty of veggies, but also A LOT of meat in her Ketogenics diet, a totally opposite eating program as Babette (Stephanie said her diet actually cured her mother's brain tumor)

[below] This is the youngest Babette photo I posted. On her Instagram page, she labeled it "Feeling Great at 64" NICE!!!

Just saying, there are many dietary paths to "Fab After Fifty"….

…but for sure, you HAVE to start eating healthier, and you HAVE to exercise, but I personally don't think there is one specific diet, or one specific "Way" or "Method", to make that happen.

One thing I'm sure of though, is once your mind makes the decision to change, I can promise you, the spiritual forces will bring the right eating program, and the right information to you!!

(…a message from God, to Me, to You ๐Ÿ™‚ )

One note for everyone, but especially African Americans….

…is one of the major reasons we are racked with diseases such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, and diabetes in this country is [arguably] Vitamin D  Deficiency, especially for Black Americans.

It's because we are in a Northerly climate not natural to us and we don't get enough health and healing vitamin D from the sun, as our ancestors in Africa once did…..

The only real food based way to get high Vitamin D in our diet is through Wild Caught Salmon. Thus, some CRITICALLY important nutrients are not plant based, thus the "Vegan Paradox".

Furthermore, for Raw Foodies, some nutrients are only activated in plants AFTER they are cooked/steamed. And, as I wrote in an article a while back, some meat eating cultures such as the Inuit Native Americans got very little cancer from their mostly meat diet.

Saying all that to say, if you intend become a Vegan, know WHY you are doing it. For moral/ethical and animal rights reasons? For nutritional objectives? Or, a combination?

If for ethical reasons, the decision is easier, if for nutrition, it takes some thought and research, because different body chemistries have different nutritional needs, it's a murky area, full of many debates.

For me, a Black American Male….

I eat "almost" daily salmon for Vitamin D, and dozens of oysters a month for Selenium, Zinc, and other nutrients for Prostate Cancer prevention, since I'm "theoretically" in a high risk group for this type of cancer.

I'd rather not have cancer, than have a label for my eating program, for people to identify with. That's my decision from all my learning, I have vegetarian friends who made totally opposite decisions…

Just saying, I'm always probing people I work with to think on all these things before deciding.

And, if eating is not enjoyable to you, what's the point? (..just some "Soul Food" for thought ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

"Humans have a connection with the food that we eat
and with that understanding, only the best deserves to enter our body temples…."

–Babette Davis

More on Babette Davis (a.k.a., "Chef Babette") at……

…Chef Babette's Instagram Page
….and Chef Babette's Facebook Page

…Chef Babette's Restaurant, "Stuff I Eat" link here
…a very good Q & A interview article on Babette Davis here

…and here is Chef Babette's Website

"She lives around the corner from the Fountain of Youth"
(…from a song by Michael Franks)


The rest of my "Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous" crew below!!!!


Rachel True, Age 51, Actress, Nutritionist   

Stephanie Person, Age 50, Nutrition Coach                                   Pamela Bonita Jacobs, Age 53!!!!


Wendy Ida, Age 62, (That's no typo, I did say  62!!!)           A.J. Johnson, Actress turned Wellness Coach, Age 53 !!!


Gervel Sampson (age 55)                                                            Tosca Reno, Nutritionist and Author, Age 55


Theresa "Raw T" Jordan( age 56)                                              Mary Dent,  Fitness Competitor, Age 53


Adrienne Galloway, Age 52, Wellness Coach                                      Ellen Ector, Fitness Trainer,   age 63!!!


Carla Kemp, Fitness Coach, AGE 53 !!!                                        Barbara Server, Age 54!!!



Solange Frazao, age 53, Personal Trainer 


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Amazing inspiration! Thank you!


Hi Schelley,

That’s why I post articles like that…..

… inspire

And, to illustrate the point that we control this aging thing, or shall I say, anti-aging thing more that we may realize!!!

Thanks for reading and commenting!!

Doug at GAIA Health Blog


I am interested in the regime you’re engaged in.



Are you asking about me, the article writer, or Babette?

Doug Wallace


@Dougyour ego is flattering but Iโ€™m SURE Carolyn means Babette. Lol.


Hi Divine Orator,

LOL!! Not really ego, some people use the comments to write about me, other seem to want to write to the person I made the article on to ask them a specific question, but the person I’m writing on is not affiliated with the article, or may never see it. So I’m always trying to clarify so I know where to direct them, in case the commenter really wants to ask the subject of the article a question directly.

If you wanna see an ego booster, look at the comment in that “Healthy Herb Fries” article. Just click on the second photo on the right of any page, the photo of the french fries, and read the first comment. I know an ego Booster when someone hits me with one LOL!!!

Thanks for reading

Doug at GAIA Health Blog

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