chloesmom Posted June 4, 2004 Share Posted June 4, 2004 Well, yesterday I was at the Block Institute in Evanston, Illinois for an initial evaluation. I was given an exam, consult with a doctor, took about 10 vials of blood to be sent to a lab in California, sent home with a box to send saliva samples out to the same lab, and had a long consult with their dietitian. Whew! To make a long story short, I was mostly interested in the diet and nutrition portion of the visit. It was mostly what I expected--plant based diet, give up dairy, meat, and concentrate mostly on grains, vegetables, and fruit. Also, no refined sugars. This will be a big lifestyle change for me and I am going to work towards that--I may never get it perfect, but I can do better. Additionally there is a list of supplements (theirs) that they recommended for me. I am still undecided about that--I looked at the bottles of what I've been taking on my own, and I'm pretty close to being there with what I'm taking now. I would just need a few alterations, and would save a ton of money every month over purchasing their stuff. One thing that really woke me up with my conversation with the dietitian was when he said that another great reason to change my diet was that cancer aside, heart disease is the number 1 killer of women and, with that just around the corner age-wise, I need to be aware that it is also a threat and being thinnner, leaner, and armed with a better diet would make a big difference. Like I say, I'm going to try--I'm not a big meat eater as it is, but never is a tough assignment right now for me. Baby steps--this does not have to be a cold turkey thing like smoking was, but I am going to work towards a much better diet, and hopefully those extra pounds will go away with the new lifestyle too. More info as I get it...... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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