blog post was in response to my friend asking how I was disciplined enough to
eat healthily. I want to stress again,
that I am no expert on this. But I *can* tell you about my experience, and
maybe it will be helpful.
want to sound like a cult member or anything, but I truly believe that the
Medical Medium lifestyle is good for everyone. Sure we’re all different, but
there’s nothing that can hurt anyone within it, and it truly is a lifesaver for
many. People are so worried about
protein, but a. you really don’t need as much as people think you do and b. you
can easily get enough with plant-based foods–like beans, spirulina (a
supplement), greens, and even fruits.
don’t have any symptoms like constant headaches, fatigue, aches and pains, and
so on, or you only have minor ones, and you don’t feel like you have it in you
to overhaul your diet, just add in more fruit.
Like more than you ever think you could or want to eat. People are afraid to eat fruit, which Anthony
William calls fruit fear (duh,) because someone put it out there that fruit
sugar is bad for you. They say it spikes your blood sugar and makes you fat.
Not at all true. It’s not the
blueberries in the blueberry muffin that are adding weight, it’s the sugar and
is very different than table sugar or refined sugar. Our brains are fueled by fruit, our bodies
need the glucose. (This is all according
to MM, but I felt enormously better once I added in more fruit. I was barely
eating any at all, thinking vegetables were the most important. Don’t stop eating veggies, though! They are
still important, but fruit is vital.) And
you will probably find that you don’t crave sugar as much as you once did. I didn’t love fruit that much but making
different types of smoothies helped that a lot.
There’s creative ways to add fruit in.
thing is MM says if you can only do one thing, just start juicing celery juice
on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Then wait 20-30 minutes to
eat. It has to be fresh, it has to be
drunk within half an hour, and it has to be plain celery juice, nothing
else. Just drinking this for two weeks increased
my health by a whole notch when I first started. Over time, it helps with all kinds of things.
MM has an entire book just about the benefits of juicing celery juice. All the stars are drinking it now too, and
there’s a lot of misinformation about it out there now, unfortunately. The
bottled celery juice you’re now seeing in supermarkets is basically useless
because it isn’t fresh. You really have
to juice it yourself or drink it in a juice bar that has made it fresh for you.
practical tips—and again, I am not an expert on this but..
people know beforehand that you have food allergies, or that you are eating
differently than normal. Offering to bring something to a dinner party is
usually well received, especially if the person knows you can’t eat certain
ahead to a restaurant to ask questions about the menu or get assurance that you
cannot eat canola oil (for example). I
admit, I have never once done this, but I know people do it a lot. I did call a farm once to see if their corn
was genetically modified.
you’re traveling, bring whatever you can with you. Find out where the farmer’s
markets are beforehand. Google juice bars before you go. Just doing a little bit of pre-planning can
part is socializing. You have to think ahead about restaurants, where you can
go and what you can eat. You have to let
people know your food issues, and you have to be honest but diplomatic and
kind. And if you are sick and trying to
heal, you may just have to hunker down, realize that it is going to take some
time to heal, and make yourself a priority. Your true friends will understand
and stick by you. One bonus is that you
can actually get rid of any toxic friends in your life during this time too. I
say that jokingly but also dead seriously.
People sometimes are threatened when their friends change. It makes them look at themselves, and as I
mentioned earlier, people don’t change all that easily. Don’t let this hold you back. As I will keep saying over and over, this is
your one life, and YOU ARE WORTH IT!