We decided to cut sugar, processed foods, dairy and caffeine
When I think back on my childhood, my adolescence and a portion of my adulthood, I can’t help but think: Fat. I was overweight from a very young age. I remember being lethargic, and I also remember suffering from all sorts of skin issues. I developed an autoimmune disease at a very young age, and this autoimmune disease led to allergic reactions to the sun, the ocean, to lotions, to pool water and the list goes on. I related the summertime to pain. As an adult, I developed several food allergies.
Fast forward to March 2014. I developed a terrible case of cystic acne. I had large red pimples and patches across my face – they were painful and nearly indestructible. I went through dozens of over-the-counter acne solution topical creams and nothing worked. I was embarrassed. That’s when a doctor recommended birth control pills. Another doctor recommended a series of antibiotics to help kill the bacteria. I was scared. I decided to take the birth control pills. I gained roughly five pounds overnight. I stopped the pills immediately!
This is when I decided to take this matters into my own hands. I began with the health section at a local book store. I found several books on the health benefits of vegetables and why cutting sugar and dairy was the way to go. Countless hours of research led me to Dr. Mark Hyman. My co-worker (who was diabetic at the time) and I decided to attend Dr. Hyman’s seminar in New York City for the launch of his new book, The Blood Sugar Solution. The seminar was called “Is Sugar Addictive?” The name of the seminar confirmed our need to attend the seminar.
We both knew we were addicted to sugar. We attended the seminar, met Dr. Hyman, purchased the book and decided to commit 100% – all in the same day. Not only would we commit to the 10-day detox, we were in for the 90-day detox. We decided to cut sugar, processed foods, dairy and caffeine. We changed our diet from a SAD diet to one full of organic, nutritious foods. Foods that were full of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Foods that decreased inflammation and led to a healthier life.
The results were magnificent. I lost 20 pounds in 90 days. My face cleared up almost immediately. I was full of energy. All I wanted from thereon was to spread the word. I want everyone to feel this healthy. I want my friends and family to live long fabulous lives!