Dr. Mary is a practicing physician specializing in Internal Medicine. She’s an expert in plant-based medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle. She’s also the founder of GetWaisted and author of several books including:
Waist Away: How to Joyfully Lose Weight and Supercharge Your Life
Get Waisted Cookbook: 100 Addictively Delicious Plant-based Entrees
Radiance 4 Life
In her 30’s Dr. Mary was surprised with a diagnosis of prediabetes and high cholesterol. Worse than that, she felt exhausted at the end of the workday and struggled to have meaningful interactions with the most important people in her life. Even though she exercised every day and ate a healthful diet, her family history of heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, depression and obesity were sneaking up on her anyway. After all of the hard work as a single mom in medical school, she didn’t have the energy to enjoy the time at the end of the day with her family.
Doctors suggested diabetes and cholesterol medications, but that wasn’t the direction Dr. Mary chose to go. Instead, she researched and studied the patterns in the medical literature, and made some changes to her diet, exercise plan, and supplements. In just 72 hours, her blood sugars returned to normal. In just 3 months, she shaved 70 points off her cholesterol. Instead of feeling tired after a day’s work, she felt ready to go for a bike ride with her girls, or play with chalk in the driveway, or swim in Lake Michigan.
Starting a new lifestyle was relatively easy, but over time, cravings and other challenges threatened to derail her progress. With some additional research as well as thoughtful introspection, these cravings and challenges were squelched and she stuck with her changes for many years. She was onto something.
Listen to this amazing episode and discover how Dr. Mary used her own experience to help others also choose a healthy lifestyle.
2:38 Dr. Mary on becoming a researching and a doctor
4:19 Research ahead of practicing medicine
5:24 Dr’s washing hands between surgery in early 1900’s could be disbarred.
5:39 Dr. Kellogg putting people on vegan diets before surgery
7:10 Becoming an integrated doctor
11:01 The China Study
13:43 Utilizing CBD’s in her practice
17:01 How CBD’s work in medicine and healing
20:49 Dr. Mary’s own health challenges that changed her life and her practice
26:18 Get Waisted Cookbook – 100 vegan dinners
28:51 Get changes almost immediately with vegan diet
33:19 Aha moments that jumped out for Dr. Mary
34:47 Putting many patients on drugs / very frustrating / a middleman for drug companies / heartbreaking
42:29 Three simple things you can do to help you feel better
45:49 Couch based vegan is healthier than a meat based gym rat.