Today we are talking with Amie Valpone, an author and health advocate from New York City. Amie hosts all of her ideas on thehealthyapple.com and is the best-selling author of Eating Clean: The 21 Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body. Amie had a health crisis in her own life, and when conventional medicine was not able to find solutions for her, she went looking for something different. She was on a quest, and eventually she became an evangelist. In this episode we talk about mold, Lyme disease, endocrine disorders and truly re-discovering health. Amie talks about being outside of her body; living a corporate lifestyle where she pushed and pushed, and then finally understanding what it meant to feel what was inside of her. Amie is a beautiful example of taking what is handed to you and turning it into something absolutely incredible. This interview was enlightening for me, and I hope it will be for you as well.
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[4:01] Some of the best doctors in the country couldn’t figure out what was wrong with Amie, but through Functional Integrative Medicine Amie went from a place of illness to a place of vibrancy and health.
[8:05] Western medicine has strengths and weaknesses.
[11:30] Amie has an MTHFR genetic mutation, which may have made her more susceptible to health problems.
[14:50] Learning to slow down has been crucial to Amie’s healing journey.
[17:00] A doctor overdosed Amie with progesterone cream, which shut down her endocrine system. That experience taught Amie to take back her power and trust herself.
[20:08] How does a sense of purpose relate to health?
[24:42] You can’t do it all.
[26:22] What are Amie’s real food staples?
[33:15] Amie doesn’t want to be famous, she just wants to help people.
[34:51] Health is eating, drinking, and doing whatever makes you feel good.
[36:34] Take this month’s quiz about digestion at meghanwalker.com/entrepologyquiz.
[37:43] Amie has stopped drinking lemon water, but other parts of her morning routine have remained consistent.
[38:09] For a long time Amie just read medical books, but now she prefers reading about the mind/body connection.
[38:39] Dandelion root tea is Amie’s hot beverage of choice.
[39:29] Amie loves to dance and be outside.
[40:07] Entrepreneurism is a part of an individual’s destiny.
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