WAYS FOR REVERSING DISEASE WITH NUTRITION/LIFESTYLE AWARENESS
Welcome to “Healing From Within” with host Sheryl Glick a Reiki energy practitioner and author of The Living Spirit Answers for Healing and Infinite Love which shares stories of spiritual awareness, communication, miracles, and ways to discover and utilize intuition, as a guide for your personal well being, healing and productive life journey. Sheryl is delighted to welcome Roberto Tostado M.D. author of wtf* is wrong with our health offering a rebel physicians manifesto for reversing disease and increasing smiles and of course our goal should be to lighten up, reduce stress, and bring more joy and happiness into our everyday life.
As listeners of “Healing From Within” are well aware Sheryl and her guests share intimate stories and insights into the metaphysical scientific and spiritual aspects of life to gain greater awareness of true healing on all levels mind body and spirit, so we can create and manifest through our thoughts actions and higher consciousness, a happier healthier productive life experience. Through self-investigation and self-mastery of our emotions, we begin to explore the magnificent inner landscape of our being and ourselves and the world more accurately.
In today’s episode of “Healing From Within” Dr. Roberto Tostado who has been practicing medicine for over 26 years is Board Certified in Regenerative and Anti-aging Medicine, also a fellow of Nutritional And Digestive Medicine from the American Academy of Anti-Aging medicine is a new breed of doctors pioneering an integrative approach to wellness. Dr. Tostado shares the simple powerful idea that good food is medicine and will offer suggestions to improve our health awareness, learn about detoxification, encourage the elimination of processed foods and foster vitality and a revitalized energy of health.
When Roberto is asked to think back to his childhood and remember a person place or event that might have foreshadowed the path he would pursue in adulthood as often Sheryl feels the plan is already within the child’s mind and heart and their life destiny which becomes clearer to them and others in time and he tells of growing up in East Los Angeles which posed many challenges, including poverty, gang violence and intimidation, limited resources in public education, and the general stigma of failure in the community. Graduation from high school was daunting enough for students in Boyle Heights, acceptance to college and completing a four-year degree even rarer. But these odds never discouraged me, for Roberto always had sensed that he had a destiny of service. He didn’t allow the circumstances of his environment to become deterrents. In a way, he rebelled against his inheritance and became a rebel with a cause. He describes himself as perhaps self-conscious as a kid, wearing glasses before he started school, and a bit chubby. He was studious, shy, and socially awkward and couldn’t say that he ﬁt into any particular social group in elementary school, but teachers noticed that he read well and had me tested for ‘gifted’ status. He passed the examinations and was promoted to third grade after ﬁnishing the ﬁrst grade. As if things weren’t awkward enough, he was placed in a class with older kids, while I was the same uber-shy bookworm. Throughout his life, Sheryl would ﬁnd himself in some kind of uncomfortable circumstances that contributed to becoming a maverick. Sheryl has a somewhat similar story as she was in the SP in Junior High School going from the 7th grade to the 9th grade and also graduated college early so she was always with older people. Roberto also tells us that many people in his family had health problems and he was committed to finding ways to live a healthier life and to help them.
Dr. Tostado tells us he came from a broken community littered with street drugs, only to enter a medical community advocating prescription drugs, and generating a broken community of disease. Drugs were also present on campus once he entered middle school. Little did he know that becoming a doctor would make him feel like a drug dealer, but one who was legal and licensed: a pusher of pharmaceuticals. He came from a broken community littered with street drugs, only to enter a medical community advocating prescription drugs, and generating a broken community of disease.
He wrote, “I left the grafﬁtied walls of Boyle Heights for the ivy covered walls of Columbia University in New York City. The year that I graduated high school in 1981, ﬁve of us were accepted to Ivy League schools — the ﬁrst school in east Los Angeles to have that many graduates attending these prestigious schools. In college, I went rogue as well, studying literature aside from my pre-med classes, instead of the usual science major. This experience was profound for my development as a student and as a person, since my belief is that the arts and other “humanities” are fundamental to our well-being. Sheryl tells Roberto that it was great he had an opportunity to enlarge his understanding of the world through the arts as in medical school his entire focus was on the techniques and rigors of medicine.”
Dr. Tostado realized that healing depended on the patient often changing thoughts attitudes and behaviors and wrote, “We are in a moment that demands radical change, to preserve the health of our children and future generations through our choices. I can do all the talking, but actually doing what’s necessary is completely on you. A friend of mine asked, “How can you make people want to be healthy?” My answer was simply that people have to know it’s possible to be healthy without endless doctor visits and lifelong prescriptions. Then the healthy choice will be clear. Finally, this book is for my colleagues in the medical community. More physicians are gaining a new understand- ing of real nutrition, as I did, and passing on this life-giving information to our patients. You can beneﬁt greatly from this approach. I put in ten years of conventional practice with the Kaiser Permanente healthcare system in California, growing increasingly disenchanted as I began to question whether I was really helping people heal, or only providing assistance in the maintenance of their diseases. My anger and disappointment grew as I watched too many patients suffer heart attacks, even with normal cholesterol levels, and saw diabetics forced to suffer amputations despite increasing their insulin levels by the vials.
Dr. Tostaso discusses regenerative medicine and what he thinks real healing is. He tells us he attended a conference in San Diego sponsored by ACAM, the American College for Advancement in Medicine, where he found himself surrounded by physicians who expressed the same disgruntlement and frustrations, and wanted to make a difference through alternative approaches with creativity, conscientiousness and compassion. At this gathering of deﬁant fellow doctors, Roberto learned that the fourth largest cause of death in this country was prescription drugs. That was his light-bulb moment, when he realized we were licensed to heal, but too often ended up killing instead; the statistics were undeniable. Roberto wanted to quit medicine, and found himself at a crossroads, feeling lost and almost ashamed of his medical degree. With the encouragement of his wife Teresa, whom he had met during his residency, they opened their own clinic with the sole purpose of helping people feel better, look better, and live healthier without the use of medication. We evolved over the years to focus on nutrition and weight loss through detoxiﬁcation, to reverse the very common metabolic syndrome that is behind so much illness in the U.S. We developed a speciﬁc liver detox system to eliminate toxins and promote healthy fat metabolism for increased energy. More importantly, we helped clients learn how to recognize, prepare, and eat real food, not the over-processed, mass marketed, chemicalized products that pass for food in grocery stores and fast-food joints. Fresh nutritious food as a way of life is what I teach my patients, to deter the need for hospitals, doctors and medication.
Of course, we need modern medical technology to deal with acute health challenges like heart attacks, severe traumas, or debilitating infections. Surgery may be the only option for appendicitis or a brain tumor, angioplasty for a clogged artery, or dialysis for failing kidneys. Infections may require a dose of antibiotics, and an asthma attack will require steroids and breathing therapies. There is a place in medical practice for such interventions, but whole foods as a way of life can help prevent and reverse many illnesses. Heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancers, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and high blood pressure can all be prevented in large part by strengthening our immune system with real, natural foods.
Sheryl says to Dr. Tostado, “As a holistic doctor I am sure you are aware of the many alternate energy healing modalities that help awaken and balance the body for good health. As a Reiki energy practitioner I shared the idea that a complete wellness regime many include several of the healing modalities and what is effective for one person might not be right for another. So we should explore and try and find what feels right for us and what gives us insight and help into any condition we are dealing with.
Sheryl wrote in her book The Living Spirit , “ There are many types of energy healing Some, like Reiki and acupuncture have been around for thousands of years: others have been developed more recently. Their methods may differ, as well as certain aspects of their ideologies, but they all operate on one basic premise: there is more to us than our physical bodies. Energy sessions focus instead on the life force—or qi—that flows within all living things, the goal being to release, dissolve or transmute negative feelings that block this force and create imbalance and illness in the body. All of these methods have benefits that range from improving or healing the physical body to clearing past painful memories and negative thought patterns.
Dr. Tostado considers himself a rebel perhaps because he did not attend his medical school graduation ceremony, instead going home early to be with family and locate a place to settle in for residency training in Los Angeles. An oath is taken at the medical school commencement known as the Hippocratic Oath, which includes the following: …I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science and that warmth, sympathy and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug … I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure… May I always act so as to preserve the most favorable traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help…
This code of practice has eroded over time to such an extent that I often think of it as the “Hypocritical Oath. In our hearts we had the intent to help people get better. Somewhere along the way this intention got lost. We tend to believe that our treatment options are limited to what we learned in medical school, losing sight of other approaches to healing. We need to open our minds to consider those approaches. I appeal to all physicians to reach within our hearts to discover the purity of our original intent, and ask ourselves how we can be better healers instead of automatic prescribers.
Sheryl says that she recently interviewed Kat Kanavos and Dr. Larry Burke authors of Dreams Can Save Life and discovered the Asclepeion Dreaming Temples of Greece where an environment for healing centered on the practice of “Incubatio” known as temple sleep where the healer would help them relax and they could be visited by soul healers during this time. Hippocrates the father of early medicine who wrote the Hippocratic Oath is believed to have received training at an asclepeion on the isle of Kos as did Imhotep in Egypt who preceded him and Edgar Cayce, the modern day sleeping prophet who received information in trance state giving solutions for people’s most troubling health issues.
As a Reiki energy practitioner Sheryl follows the same process channeling Universal energy to help clients in mind body spirit connection for understanding their needs and to find ways to improve challenges whether emotional or physical which often can help foster self-healing by helping to change perceptions become aware of how thoughts and behaviors that influence the life we are creating and living. Healers since the earliest days have found many ways to affect change for the people they care for and greater awareness of human development emotional spiritual and physical ways for living with health.
What is really wrong with our health? We are long overdue for a revision of our society’s “healthware.” It’s time that the old programming of bad food and habitual meds gets replaced with updates on whole-foods nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Download vegetables and fruits, install good fats and organic proteins, and you will have the most powerful healthware around. While you’re at it, send the processed foods, sugar-heavy snacks, and diet drinks to your trash-cache. Chances are your medications will also end up being deleted. Imagine living in a world where the foods we consume every day actually caused many of our chronic ailments. Wait a minute; you don’t have to imagine that world because we do live in it — a world where processed foods, GMOs, hormones, pesticides, preservatives and other assorted chemicals have invaded our foods and bodies, resulting in a modern plague of chronic conditions that no one should have to live with.
Dr. Tostado says to his patients, friends, and family who want to become healthier and happier, “As a physician for 26 years, I’ve concluded that health begins and ends in our heads. Period. Our mindset is the blueprint of our lives for better or worse, positive or negative, toxic or healthy. By and large, the prevailing mindset of the modern world has replaced good with greed, nutrition with poison, whole foods with pharmaceutical drugs, healing with chronic disease, prevention with proﬁts, and awareness with ignorance. When it comes to the state of our modern health, we have eroded into a generation of degeneration. We are all in this together in a messy world that challenges our health, happiness and laughter. Change for the better is imperative for our health and our children’s health. We need a sustainable way of living to promote prevention of dis- ease, and to live a long, high-quality life. How do we become healthier, and smile and laugh more, under these circumstances? We start by changing our minds. What is in your mind is your life. I’ve noticed a distinct pattern among the thousands of patients that I’ve seen: The ones who never seemed to get better, or improved only slightly, had in their mind the idea that they were sick, and weren’t changing that idea. They would come to see me again and again because they couldn’t see themselves as healthy and strong.”
Sheryl says, “Every day I get up and say to myself I am in a healthy fit body and going out there to enjoy the day share some small kindness with others and be of service in one way or another to see the beauty and hope of creating a better connection to spirit nature and compassionate acts. I often tell people who think they have a disease that they don’t have anything…their soul is creating a situation for them to change some of their thinking or behaviors that don’t serve their destiny and life path. Even accidents are not random. Nothing is random and if we see everything as an opportunity for change acceptance and allow ourselves to surrender, instead of resist, we can overcome the moment and move into a new reality.”
Roberto says “In some ways, it’s disappointing that this book had to be written, because its starting point is the huge misfortune of health and health care in this current time. Everything I have to recommend in this book should already be taught at home, schools, and medical institutions. Knowing how to maintain optimum health with a sensible and enjoyable diet should be common sense, but too many people continue to feed their diseases and chronic discomfort instead. And they’re encouraged by our medical system and massive pharmacological industry, which thrive on maintaining ill- ness rather than preventing and healing it. Meanwhile the processed-food industry ﬂoods our supermarkets with dena- tured “foodstuffs,” chock-full of sugar, toxins, and chemicals that weaken our bodies rather than nourish them. This book is written for people who are tired of dieting to lose weight; for those who are sick of being told that their diabetes is a life sentence; and for those who are sick and tired of taking all kinds of medications every day for years, with no end in sight. This book is here to help you understand that your health is grounded on what you put in your body — and that food can be your medicine or your poison, depending on what you choose to eat every day.
If health was a menu, many people would pick poisons to live on — poisons like choosing to perpetually complain, never wanting to get better, enjoying the attention of being sick (everyone has one of these in their family), staying at a miserable job, or hanging on to a toxic relationship. Sometimes when I worked in family practice at Kaiser, I would write on a prescription pad “stat divorce” — as in immediate removal of spouse — so that some patients could understand why they always had the same abdominal issues, year-round ﬂu-like symptoms, or other forms of chronic misery. Leave your damn job, I might say to another, and your headaches will stop. I left my own job in medicine and felt a whole lot better. I don’t know if that patient ever got a divorce, but it sure would’ve been more effective than any antacid. Your choices from the menu of life can make all the difference. Your desire to be healthier begins with your thoughts. Pay attention to family and friends and yourself to see how thoughts — translated into speech, body language, and attitude — affect a person for good or ill. It’s no coincidence that people who ﬁnd a lot to complain about also tend to complain of chronic ailments. Of course, we get upset and angry and frustrated about daily life. But if we make the connection between the amount of toxic stuff in our head with the sickness or weakness that it brings to our body, then we can begin to make better choices. The mindset of medical school is to focus on disease instead of health, and learn how to prescribe medications that address symp- toms rather than nurturing the body. In short, our focus in medicine is the disease process, not the healing process. And there’s a reason for that. As Snoop Dogg rapped, “I got my mind on your money and your money on my mind.” The fact is that disease care is far more proﬁtable than prevention or health care.
It was difficult for Roberto to watch his dad’s decline representing to him the routine of disease care, with suffering overshadowing living, and lots of money going out to the medical industry. Physicians do their best to prescribe the necessary medication for their patients’ complaints, since this is the standard of medical education and practice in our country. But just because something is practiced over and over doesn’t make it the right way — and deﬁnitely not the only way.
If you read the side effects of prescription medications, you’ll be astounded that these drugs are legal. Anti-depressants can increase the possibility of suicide; cholesterol-lowering medication can increase the risk of kidney, muscle or liver damage; pain medication can cause internal bleeding; anti-inﬂammatories can increase risks of cancer and life-threatening infections. All such medications are FDA-approved and many result in “iatrogenic” death. What that means is: death by medication in appropriate doses. You’ve seen the drug commercials with cheerful people running with smiling dogs on a beach, apparently taking their medicine unquestioningly despite the required disclaimers listing all the dangerous consequences. Abnormal is the new normal. As a whole, our perception of health has become so distorted that we actually believe it’s normal to have some chronic medical problem by the time we reach adulthood, if not sooner. You’re not in the club unless you are taking some medication for pain, anxiety or fatigue — that is, you’re not normal unless something abnormal is going on with your body. Thirty has become the new sixty. This is sheer insanity.
Many people ask me, what is health food? My response is that all whole foods are health foods: organi- cally raised, antibiotic-free animal proteins, organic fresh vegetables and fruit, like the ones growing in your backyard, legumes, and natural, unprocessed fats along with fresh, mini- mally processed herbs and spices. That is quite an extensive list of nutrition possibilities. If you’re not eating junk, the best route to your best diet is listening to your body to see how it responds to any whole food that you eat. Omnivore, herbivore, or carnivore really is a matter of choice. The two healthiest diets in the world are Japanese and Mediterranean. Both cultures focus on seafood — providing lots of omega-3 fats that protect our hearts and brains — fresh vegetables, good fats, and green tea and red wine, re- spectively.
There is really only one disease — inﬂammation — that goes by many names: arthritis, diabetes, asthma, ﬁbromyalgia, irritable bowel disease, ankylosing spondylitis, obesity, and so on. The key to healing them all is to reduce inﬂammation, and that’s best done by modifying diet, which inevitably means a permanent lifestyle change. Fortunately, this client was on board with reversing her diabetes this way. I immediately discontinued her cholesterol drug to eliminate its tendency to aggravate diabetes. After one week of detoxiﬁcation through nutrition and antioxidants in the foods and supplements we initiated, she no longer required insulin. I repeat: no more insulin was needed in the ﬁrst week, after being on insulin for years! When your body is nourished with real food while eliminating sugars, fructose, gluten, vegetable oils, and the preservatives and pesticides that are prevalent in highly processed foods, the body no longer requires drugs to function as it should. At this point it would actually have been dangerous to inject insu- lin, since her sugars were normalizing quickly. She dropped seven pounds and felt more energy in her ﬁrst few days of “food medicine.” Over the next weeks she continued to improve until we were able to purge her from all medication; increasingly she realized that the way she’d always eaten was the biggest part of her health problem. She could ﬁnally take control of her health and life with the knowledge that she now possessed about food. She learned to eliminate processed foods quickly, now that she was aware of the consequences of daily sugars, sodas, breads, and fast foods. They were replaced with plant proteins, fruits, beans, vegetables, clean meats, and good fats. Water and green tea became her ﬂuids during the liver detox phase.
Traditional medicine is helpful in some ways. Well yes it is, but first you must decide that changing the course of your health means changing ways of thinking, eating and being. Roberto told himself that from his fortieth birthday onward, he was no longer going to be fat, tired, and at risk for diabetes or a heart attack, regardless of his genes. There was no way he was going to take cholesterol medication and live with the alarming side effects. Roberto was set on giving this gift to himself, and nothing was going to change his mind. The day you really, really want health and happiness, it becomes possible.
Western medicine has undeniably saved countless lives with medication and surgical intervention, but it has also taken countless lives from the toxic side effects of medication. The current plague of opioid abuse can be traced straight to conventional medical practice. Go see a doctor for your chronic fatigue, obesity, symptoms of diabetes, in- somnia, or chronic pain, and the medication you are prescribed may very well have the potential of killing you taken as directed. We all have to learn to say, “No thank you.” Change is imperative for our health and our children. donut from a box.
Sheryl tells the story of having a little bump under the skin on her thigh and asked her skin doctor to have it removed. It was not a pleasant event. When she returned to the doctor weeks later still in pain and with an ugly scar, he said he wanted to do two more incisions. Sheryl asked, Is it cancerous? No he responded, but it might be a fungus or a bug bite? What would you do in that case Sheryl asked? Well you might need an antibiotic. Why would you make further incisions for that? Well, he said “We”re doctors and that’s what we do? Well, I am an intuitive healer and know that if it is not cancer and I have no pain, there is no reason to do further exploration and surgery. Sheryl said, “No way.” For a long time she was disturbed that any doctor would prescribe surgery and pain, if the case did not warrant that aggressive procedure. She did have the report sent to my doctor who said it wasn’t seemingly necessary. She never returned to that office again.
Dr Tostado suggests that for those who want to regenerate yourselves now, start looking at your grocery lists, focusing on the foods you would ﬁnd on a farm. Keep the junk (like what they’d feed you in a hospital) to a minimum: jello, cookies, crackers, cold cut sandwiches. (Ketchup is not a vegetable, by the way.) Instead, focus on fruit, vegetables, beans, fresh meats, wild ﬁsh, nuts, eggs, avocados. This is how I transformed my health and my body, and it’s how you can do the same.
Exercise also adds in the absorption and utilization of food minerals and nutrients in our diets. In fact, it’s better not to think of “exercise” and instead consistently pursue some activity that you like: walking, dancing, hiking, hitting tennis balls, swimming, ping pong, rock wall climbing, Tai chi… whatever. Find your “movement passion” so that it becomes a part of your routine rather than forcing an exercise that you end up resenting, then doing nothing at all. If you enjoy going to a gym or getting yelled at by a boot camp instructor, by all means indulge yourself! I encourage outdoor activities to connect with nature since we spend the majority of our time indoors where we cannot activate the best source of vitamin D, the sun. But if you really hate all forms of exercise, then just eat better!
Most everyone is familiar with the expressions “gut feel- ing” or “intestinal fortitude.” In fact, a signiﬁcant physiological connection exists between our intestines and the brain. The vagus nerve ties the brain and gut together in a physical and communicative bond, what you might call a neural information highway. What you put in your gut thus affects what the rest of your body does, including the brain. A recent study in Ireland placed two sets of mice into a stressful situation to see how each set would respond under stressful conditions. One set of mice were fed lactobacilli, the common bacteria probiotic found in yogurt, and the second set of mice were not given the lactobacilli. The mice were then immersed in a tank of water to see how they would respond. The group that wasn’t fed the lactobacilli panicked, and struggled to keep themselves from drowning. The mice that were fed the lactobacilli stayed aﬂoat without any signs of anxiety or stress as they swam in the tank.
The food in our gut inﬂuences our mood and behavior
Human beings have a hard time reducing cortisol levels, since stress has become the norm in our daily living. This needs to be corrected for us to maintain a healthy weight.
Typical stressors include:
- Waking up early (after 4-5 hours of sleep for many)
- Coffee with sugar, soy milk, caramel syrup, and/or whipped cream (what I call your Basic Crappuccino)
- Cigarette or soda break
- WiFi, WiFi,
- Fast food for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner
- Energy drinks
- Sitting in trafﬁc
- Watching any news channel
- Candy break
- Too much alcohol
- Hours of mindless television
- Waking up without smiling
How to counteract daily stress
- Cut out processed foods, the sooner the better.
- Introduce fresh foods daily, the sooner the better.
- Walk after dinner, walk during lunch hour.
- Eat fats like almonds, walnuts, and avocadoes for energy instead of sugary snacks.
- Drink water and herbal teas.
- Limit coffee consumption to the morning, with green or black tea later in the day.
- Disconnect and get away from the computer, smartphone, or tablet as often as possible.
- Find a physical activity you look forward to, not just “exercise” that you don’t.
- Detox your body to cleanse liver twice a year or more.
- Cut out processed foods, the sooner the better (this bears repeating!).
Dr. Roberto Tostado writes, “It’s no joke that laughter is critical to better health, pun intended. I’ve actually prescribed watching comedies to patients, just to get them to laugh. Another way to crawl out of a rut is to help someone, whether by tutoring, volunteering, doing a good deed, or simply listening to someone about their interests or issues. Connecting with people and per- haps putting a smile on someone’s face takes you to a higher place of being. Nourish your mind with creative endeavors like singing, painting, playing music, working on your culinary skills or taking a class. Remember a lighter mind is a healthier person. Yogi Berra, a very dead former baseball player, once said that baseball is 90% mental, and the other 50% is physical. With my awesome math skills, I’d say that good health is 80% mental and 20% physical. We don’t say “this thought is giving me a cold” or “that thought is killing my back” — although that’s probably not far from the truth. At the very least, if you do suffer from any chronic pain, fatigue, excessive weight or diabetes, or any other ailment, you can start on the road to better health by learning to start ﬂushing your mind of toxic thoughts, because they’ll keep you hooked on toxic foods.
Our body is completely interconnected and sends messages good or bad along the intricate highways and byways of our neurological system, with the accompanying responses from our immune and hormonal systems. When our immune system is out of whack it can overreact to a toxin disguised as our own body tissue and cause autoimmune disease, meaning that our bodies attack themselves, leading to the breakdown of organs and tissues over time. Hormones may be depleted or over-produced as a response to toxins in our bodies. For example, excessive cortisol production from repeat- ed stress can develop over time into chronic fatigue, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and obesity, or the decreased production of testosterone. Preservatives preserve the proﬁts of processed-food manufacturers, but do not maintain your health. A lifelong diet of processed foods and their built-in toxins invites disease and decline; a fresh-food diet cultivates optimum immunity and vitality.
In summarizing today’s episode of “Healing From Within” we have explored the need to take charge of our lifestyle choices to free us from health challenges disease and the dependence on medicine surgery and extensive trips to the doctors. We must learn how to improve our diet to make better choices in what we eat, how we exercise and handle stress, and opt for preventative holistic methods to better understand the needs of our bodies and minds, so we may deal with challenges in our lives and have the healthiest most productive joyful experience possible
Dr. Tostado writes, “We need to refuse this notion that it’s natural to live with disease the rest of your life. Most disease is not a consequence of aging but of lifestyle. If you could choose a lifestyle to prevent disease, would it be the way you are living now? To go forward we need to go back to eating fresh foods and enjoying the outdoors as our ancestors once did. Aging and dying are inevitable but, not the poor quality of modern-day life.” Health begins by loving yourself more than your doctor, or doughnuts. I know; I loved doughnuts. That’s when my weight was at its highest, and I have a genetic propensity for diabetes. I had an uncle who would put sugar on his candy bars, and died a horrible death from diabetes. To sound like a broken record: you are what you eat, and you become your environment. When I left family practice and switched to what I’m doing now, I began reversing my patients’ diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, chronic pain, chro- nic fatigue, chronic anger, and insomnia without prescribing a single drug. What is the purpose of treating symptoms with a constant cycle of drugs while you remain ill and unhappy? You are then investing in your disease, not your health.
Roberto and I would have you know you are supported by Spirit and loved ones who offer you many chances to manifest and create a healthy productive lifestyle. Simply pay attention to your body what you feel and find agreeable food people places and activities that feed your inner heart and we assure you: you will find health and happiness.