When I was young it seems I was sick more often than well. I remember once telling my grandpa that I wished I could just cut my nose off — I was so exasperated with my constant stuffy nose. I had had my tonsils and adnoids out, tubes in my ears, and my gallbladder removed. I was plagued by asthma and allergies. I was unwell.
Until I was in my later college years and read a book that began a lifelong journey. In that book, I first learned about the endocrine system and the dangers of processed and chemically treated foods. I began changing my diet, little by little, as best as I knew how, and I began feeling better almost immediately. Since then (a full decade later), I have had only a handful of colds — a stark difference from my first 20 years of life.
I’ve learned a lot since then. I’ve studied and tested many nutritional theories. I’ve had a personal trainer, joined gyms, bounced along to countless workout videos, explored movement, and achieved a black belt in Taekwondo. I’ve eliminated myriad chemicals from my family’s lives. I’ve studied and practiced Buddhism for a decade. I’ve even started growing some of my own food and foraging.
I’ve read dozens of books, magazines, studies, and articles. I’ve listened to hundreds of hours of podcasts. I’ve studied psychology, herbal medicine basics, natural movement, permaculture, and anthropology. And I’ve integrated all of it into a whole life system.
It worked because I took small steps and learned as I went along. And I can help you do the same.