I experienced a sudden and unexplained health crisis in my mid 40’s that nearly took my life. Within a matter of months I faced heart failure, liver failure, and found myself requiring dual hip replacement. A key factor to maintaining the health of my artificial hips is to maintain a lean weight. My surgeon had emphasized that an extra 5 pounds places 25 pounds of pressure on a joint. Hip replacement surgery is painful, requires a lengthy recovery, and is very expensive. I have no desire to ever face those surgeries again. My story and resource guide, Butternut to Bionic, outlines the tips and tools that I applied to recover from organ failure, three life changing surgeries, and my return to an active lifestyle. One of the resources that I discuss is the importance of following a healthy diet.
To stay lean I adopted a whole food plant based oil free diet. I feel amazing, experience little to no pain, and use very little medication. To successfully shift to this lifestyle I first watched the film Forks Over Knives and then read The Starch Solution by Dr. John McDougall. I followed his free 10-day program as outlined on Dr. McDougall’s website and then read The China Study to fully understand how starch would become the foundation of my meals. Spud Fit Taylor also attributes his health success to Dr. McDougall and has also inspired and motivated me. Today, Dr. McDougall interviews Andrew Taylor and discusses how plant foods heal and transform our bodies. Tune in! Register here.
Be Well! ~Tiffany