My Health Optimization – The Nutrition Piece

Without realizing it, I had fallen into the trap that many Americans do - eating crap. I had always been too busy, or too lazy, to eat nutritious foods. Sure, I hear in the media about the importance of diet, but to me it often meant mixing in a salad once a week. I certainly wasn't intentional about my food intake, taking a lot of pleasure in the convenience and taste of fast food. In a normal week, I was eating a lot of pizza, sandwiches and starches, washing it down with beer and bourbon. My clothes weren't fitting right, and I was gaining weight. I didn't feel all that great. Then I had my visit with Peggy Heuser of Heuser Health. First, I learned that I had diabetes, an alarm signal that was not surprising given my family history. As part of my health optimization plan, I sat down with Peggy to learn some facts about nutrition and the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, and eliminating all that crap from my diet. My girlfriend Paula went with me, and fortunately she's bought in, and has this week prepared some wonderful meals packed with tasty vegetables. Using illustrations and science, Peggy showed me...Read more