Category: Transformation

E34 – Anthony Masiello – From Insuring to Ensuring Life

Hi Path Menders, 

This week on the Mended Paths Podcast I am honored to be speaking with Anthony Masiello. Anthony had a wake up call when he was denied for life insurance. It was time to mend his path. He then started a journey toward getting Back to Better. He has lost over 200 Lbs so far and more importantly he has found health. Join me today has Anthony shares his truly inspiring journey!

In today’s show we discuss (show notes):

  • Inspirational stories (0:47),
  • Meeting Dr. Fuhrman (3:05),
  • The start of Anthony’s journey (5:16),
  • Some backstory (8:44),
  • The pre “diet,” diet(10:34),
  • An outsider looking in; “Is this the kind of Father/Partner I’m going to be?”(12:56),
  • A goal to change (16:53),
  • Finding “Eat to Live” & transitioning (20:44),
  • First year results (26:01),
  • The family adopts WFPB (31:14),
  • Challenges raising plant based kids (34:20),
  • Adding exercise to the mix (39:43), and,
  • Advice for Path Menders (48:38).

Here is this week’s episode:

Thanks for Listening!

Here are some links Anthony wanted to share:

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Wishing you the Best of Health,
Chadwick @ The Mended Paths Podcast

Wishing you the Best of Health,
Chadwick @ The Mended Paths Podcast

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E33 – Vicki & Dennis Spradling – A Second Chance

Hi Path Menders,

We have a twofer this week! In this episode, I am speaking with both Vicki and Dennis Spradling. Vicki started her plant based journey after an orthopedic surgeon suggested she read The China Study. It was life changing for her. Dennis was supportive at home but ate what he wanted outside and eventually suffered a heart attack. He had to undergo a quadruple bypass and has a stint inserted. Vicki refused to allow her husband to be fed the bad advice they were getting suggesting Dennis eat a low carb-high protein diet. Join me today, as Vicki and Denis share their amazing journey so far, and how their lives were changed and saved by plants!

In today’s show we discuss (show notes):

  • Life before their WFPB transition (2:18),
  • Vicki’s former “healthy”  diet (5:18),
  • Homework – read The China Study (6:09),
  • Changes after the book (9:39),
  • Dennis’s first perceptions (10:56),
  • Other people’s perceptions (13:01),
  • “Pills give you a false sense of security” (17:30),
  • Dennis has a heart attack (19:37),
  • Recommended “recovery” foods (21:06),
  • An email for help (23:53),
  • It’s hard to change the minds of others; trying anyway (28:06),
  • Exercise (38:46),
  • Getting off medications (39:37)
  • Cost of groceries on WFPB (40:55), and,
  • Advice for Path Menders (44:48).

Here is this week’s episode:

Thanks for Listening!

 

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Wishing you the Best of Health,
Chadwick @ The Mended Paths Podcast

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E31 – Denise Norris – Seed Planting RN

Hi Path Menders, 

This week on The Mended Paths Podcast I welcome Ms. Denise Norris. Denise is another individual who has lost an astounding 235 Lbs. But again, this isn’t only about the weight; Denise has gotten Back to Better and reclaimed her health, gotten off medications, and developed a passion for helping others get healthy. This lead her to a career change and she is now a nurse.

In today’s show we discuss (show notes):

  • Her journey began with Weight Watchers (0:56),
  • A friend introduces her to the Plant Purity (Now renamed the “Protective Diet” (3:36),
  • Her 30 day test drive (5:05),
  • Meeting Julia from Protective Diet (7:01),
  • On the resolution of her medical issues (8:56),
  • Overcoming bad advice by educating patients (12:48),
  • Food choice options in the hospital (16:55),
  • A sustainable lifestyle (20:03),
  • Food in a typical day (21:33),
  • Getting into nursing / nutrition in nursing school (25:29), and,
  • Her advice for Path Menders (29:32).

Here is this week’s episode:


Thanks for Listening!

Resources referenced in this episode:

In addition to things referenced in the episode, Denise wanted to share some of her favorite documentaries: Forks Over KnivesFood Inc., Hungry for Change, and PlantPure Nation.

Don’t miss an episode! Click here to join the Mended Paths Community and receive notification when a new episode is released. Plus, get your copy of the free Mended Paths: Back to Better “Healthy Living Quick Reference Guide” when you sign-up! You can also click here to go to the Friends of the Mended Paths Podcast Facebook group or here to go to the Mended Paths Facebook page.

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Wishing you the Best of Health,
Chadwick @ The Mended Paths Podcast