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I Began to Fine-Tune My Ability to Listen to My Own Instincts

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In 1997, I saw my doctor for my annual physical. I mentioned, in passing, that I’d noticed some lumps down the sides of my neck. They weren’t obvious, painful or even uncomfortable, so I was just mildly curious about them. My doctor ordered blood tests, and within a couple of days, she called me with […]

I Am a Skinny Fat Person

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I am a physician assistant at the VA Medical Center in Dermatology. I am also a person with Metabolic syndrome, successfully managed for 13 years with diet and exercise. I try to use what I have learned to help my patients. There is an epidemic of diabesity in the VA population. We need to catch […]

I Want to Share my Own WOW Story

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Today I want to share my own WOW story – I call it sick and tired of being sick and tired. The changes that have happened in my life are why we are here at Thrive Lancaster… to create wows in many more lives. Born weighing in at 10 lb.10 oz.  my mom always made […]

Disease and Illness Doesn’t Define the Person

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I am a 31, otherwise healthy, woman…living with Lupus SLE. For 10 years I was misdiagnosed, in and out of the hospital, with no sense of relief. Fast forward to 2010 when yet again, I demanded a new doctor. Nobody was listening to me. After more tests it was determined that what I had thought […]

My Body Went Haywire

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I had 3 kids and after I had them my body went haywire. My adrenals, thyroid, hormones, etc were all wrong. I just never felt good. I maybe felt good two days out of the month. I have tried to change how I eat and do some exercises. It has been a really rough road […]

I Went from 275 to 253 Pounds in 4 Weeks

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My brother and I both have type 2 diabetes. He started the program over the summer lost 30 lbs and is off all meds. For my birthday he bought me the BSS book in April. I did not pick it up until the end of September. I read it and also bought the audio book […]

I Suffered Pain in My Joints Without any Known Reason

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About five years ago one summer morning I woke up and felt as if my fingers were out of their alignment. Soon this sensation increased and started painfully reaching all joints of my body. I thought I had arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or some other disease I did not know what. I saw my doctor, took […]

I Went Green and Overhauled my Diet

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In 2008 I was taking Claritin for allergies, Levothyroxine for hypothyroidism, acid reducers and PPI’s for reflux. I was also taking many medications for chronic cornea infections and dry eyes. I was experiencing menstrual migraines,daily silent migraines, and had extensive gum surgery, my gallbladder removed,and I was shedding hair faster than I could vacuum it […]

This Diet has Been a Miracle for Me

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Since my early 20’s, I have lived with chronic allergies, hay fever, digestive issues, migraines, joint inflammation and back pain. Seven years ago I was in a car accident that ruptured two disks in my back and required a spinal fusion. About 4 years ago, my knees felt so swollen, I could barely walk. After […]

I Knew I Wasn’t Healthy and I Needed a Huge Overhaul

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My story begins August of 2011. I had gone to see the doctor and my weigh in weight was 260. I had reached the heaviest I had ever been. I knew that I wasn’t healthy and I needed a huge overhaul to my lifestyle. The doctor wanted to put me on Metformin to get my […]

The “Ticking Time Bomb” Inside of Me

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Carrying around 100+ pounds of excess weight and being a serious junk food diet finally caught up with me at age 40. I got very ill and finally went to the ER, I thought I was having a heart attack! My blood pressure was 200/150 and I was admitted to the cardiac ICU unit. I […]

I Went from Feeling Like it was Impossible to Being Unstoppable

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I was unhappy and unhealthy at 222 lbs. I saw The Blood Sugar Solution on PBS and felt like Dr. Hyman was talking directly to me. I immediately ordered the book, and in 8 months I am down 48lbs!!! And still going strong. I now have the energy to exercise, play with my son, and […]