Keefa Lorraine Weatherspoon: 'The Urban Bush Doctor'

Founder of the SanKofa LIFE Campus and Water Station on Woodward Avenue, this alternative medicine guru wants to change Detroit from the inside, out. 


Dr. Keefa" Weatherspoon glides around the room like she's walking on water, each step more graceful than the next. A well-known alternative medicine guru—locally known for her Live Well radio program and Spirit of Wellness TV show, but made rich and famous by her Water Station shop—Weatherspoon sees herself as a savior in her own right, offering Detroiters alternative medicine options.

In person, she is petite and courteous as she greets and welcomes visitors to the SanKofa LIFE Learning and Wellness Center.