Hi Path Menders,
Thanks for joining me. This week on the Mended Paths Podcast, I'm joined by Teresa Cassle. Despite being active growing up, Teresa's "horrible diet of fast food and junk" lead to several serious medical issues. She faced multiple surgeries, several medications and a poor quality of life; She lived in a cycle of depression, junk, and inactivity.
But Teresa is another example of how one documentary, "Forks Over Knives," can change a life. Join us today, as she shares her journey of the issues she faced, and how she mended her path and got back to active; Back To Better!
In today’s show we discuss (show notes):
- Her history; medical issues from age 28 (1:23),
- Post gallbladder surgery (4:13),
- Previous diet attempts (10:52),
- Within 10 minutes of watching Forks Over Knives she knew this was the answer (11:46),
- Being able to walk around the park for more then 10 minutes (14:16),
- Post FOK's eating (15:05),
- Getting sicker in hospital (16:39),
- There is an emotional connection to food that's hard to explain / the social aspect can be the hardest (19:09),
- On her transition away from vegan processed food to whole food plant based without oil (21:48),
- On reducing her medications (25:08),
- Impacts on her friends (29:47),
- Insurance incentivizing health (33:00),
- There are so many people suffering - wanting to give back (39:25), and,
- Her advice for Path Menders (43:41).
Thanks for Listening!
Resources referenced in this episode:
- Forks Over Knives (Documentary),
- Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs - Neal Barnard M.D. (Book),
- The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook: 125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Jump-Start Weight Loss and Help You Feel Great - Neal Barnard M.D. (Book),
- The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good! – John A. McDougall, MD (Book), and,
Chef AJ: From Fat Vegan to Skinny Bitch (YouTube Video).
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Chadwick @ The Mended Paths Podcast