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Is it okay if I’m really honest with you? I recently was diagnosed, I had a CT scan because despite having done all the work in the lifestyle, getting the weight right, getting the nutrition right, my blood lipid profile was still high.
I’m a health coach and I talk a lot about food and nutrition. I’m not a great cook or anything. I know how to make two or three things. And I do rely on frozen food.
I’m a father of 10 kids, five boys, five girls. One of my daughters became anorexic in her early teens, 10, 11, 12 years old. She started feeling out of control in her life circumstances, and what anorexia is all about is control.
I had the blessing and the privilege of teaching English in Shanghai, China for three years. I had two jobs. I was the head of English for the French/German Shanghai School, which was an expatriate campus for the children of business people and the diplomat community.
I was explaining that cortisol is the instant, it’s the preliminary stress indicator. It is the first thing that happens to send you into a state of alert. I’ll give you another quick story. Three years or four years ago, I was on the Beltway, a big rainstorm. The rain had subsided. Came over the ridge doing about 50 miles an hour.
I’m a health coach, okay, and I want people to think of me as being a healthy guy, but the fact is the reason people become health coaches is because they have problems and they’re looking for solutions.
It happened to me, it may happen to you. It may have already happened to you or it could happen to you in the near future. But in 2005 I was diagnosed with very high triglycerides. Basically, triglycerides are blood fats. Like cholesterol, triglycerides play a role in the diffusion of nutrients throughout the body. All rolling.