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Food As Medicine with Dr. Anh

From Incurable to Invincible: Overcoming Chronic Pain and Disease

Food As Medicine with Dr. Anh
Released on Apr 4, 2016

Welcome! My guest today is Marcie Peters, a holistic nutritionist and featured speaker. She is the best-selling author of You Are Not Broken: From Incurable to Invincible, to be released later this week. Marcie is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She founded The Health and Happiness Guide and the Transform Your Health World Summit. Join me as we hear Marcie’s story!

Marcie shares the following about her life and work:

  • In her early 20’s, Marcie began struggling with chronic health issues that began with flu-like symptoms.
  • She was given no answers except for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and was told to manage her incurable symptoms with medications.
  • Besides crippling fatigue, Marcie experienced body pain, digestive distress, cognitive dysfunction, migraines, weight gain, joint pain, and insomnia.
  • Marcie began a 16-year journey with many ups and downs, but she finally found answers and changed her life!
  • Her mission today is to help others bypass the years of confusion and jump right to helpful answers with the right strategy for success.
  • What did she do? The first steps were to change her diet. She eliminated gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, and reduced her natural sugar intake.
  • Marcie’s advice is to have a doctor or a health coach to help during the transition to a healthy diet, to have the right mindset, and to realize that there will be several days of feeling worse because of the narcotic effect of those eliminated foods.
  • What does Marcie eat for sustainable change? Clean, organic, grass-fed meats, wild fish and seafood, organic fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, quinoa, rice, millet, and lots of coconut products. She drinks LOTS of water, coconut water, herbal tea, and occasional coffee, but NO alcohol. Listen to find out what Marcie says about gluten-free products!
  • As you make changes, your body sends you cues that you are doing the right things and improving.
  • “You have a choice in everything you do in life!”
  • As a health coach, Marcie has Seven Steps to Wellness:
    • Sleep
    • Nutrition
    • Water Intake
    • Movement
    • Mindset
    • Social Support
    • Life Purpose
  • Regarding mindset changes, Marcie says you have to “re-train” your brain by:
    • Recognizing that YOU have a choice.
    • Creating new associations and responses, called “pattern interrupts.”
    • Celebrating successes.
    • Being aware of “fight or flight” response and change it to activate relaxation.
    • Meditating to “center” yourself.
  • “Symptoms are really communication cues to alert us that something is going on and needs to be corrected.”
  • “The journey toward yourself is where the real juiciness lies.”
  • Marcie briefly shares her Pillars of Happiness:
    • Personal responsibility
    • Living consciously
    • Accepting yourself
    • Personal integrity
    • Self-assertiveness
    • Living purposefully
    • Trust and surrender
  • Writing her new book was a cathartic experience, but is a resource that anyone can use to heal. It’s a guide full of tools and information. It’s out later this week, on April 8!

How to Reach Marcie and more:

You Are Not Broken: From Incurable to Invincible by Marcie Peters

Now it’s your turn!


WHAT changes have you made in your diet? 

HOW have those changes affected your health? 

WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle? 

WHO do you want to hear from?


Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.  


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Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!


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