Dr. Mark Hyman, and his work, has changed my life in a way that is difficult to describe
Dr. Mark Hyman and his work have changed my life in a way that is difficult to describe. My health journey started by just cutting back the sugar. In the summer of 2014, after carrying extra weight around for a couple of years, those extra pounds had finally caught up to me. I knew I had to start making some changes somewhere. I didn’t know the game plan as of yet, but I was going to do something!
My New Year’s s resolution of 2015 was to take care of my health. First things first, I started with my dental health. During my recovery time, a documentary that I had been wanting to see was finally available for rental. One that was just the subject I knew I needed to learn more about. What else are you doing after oral surgery? Sleeping, reading and watching TV. That documentary was Fed Up.
Enter Dr. Hyman
I didn’t know the impact that he would have on my health a few months later, but after watching Fed Up, I was inspired to keep this sugar out of my body. Most importantly, my girls. Our family. What was I doing to my children with all of the crap we were eating? I had to improve my health to be better for them, to be able to teach them about food that I didn’t know anything about, so they didn’t end up like me. And what I learned from Fed Up is that it could happen even earlier in their lifespan.
Dr. Hyman did show up again a few months later on the Dr. Oz Show at a time when I needed him. I had been successful losing around 60 pounds by just cutting out my excess sugar. What a total transformation! Alas, I was still having some digestive issues that hadn’t improved, even though I was eating so much better. Or so I thought. Listening to Dr. Hyman explain gluten sensitivity, I felt I had a lot of the different symptoms.
Feel Like Crap Syndrome! Dr. Hyman had me at “Feel like crap.” This is just what I had been saying. I. Feel. Like. Crap!
Eat Fat Get Thin.
By March of this year I was down 80 pounds when I started the 21-day program. Cutting out the gluten – that made a significant difference! Though, I felt as if I needed a nutritional guide to fine-tune my forever diet. That is where Eat Fat, Get Thin comes into play. I am still having some digestive issues, so I am moving slowly down the Pegan road. All I can say is, learning how and what to eat from Dr. Hyman has been so beneficial for me and my family. Well, that project is in progress. 🙂
I have felt so lost about nutrition. We have to learn, all over again, what we should be eating and what to avoid. That is the hard part. That is the true gift of Dr. Hyman’s work.