I am a 70-year old woman and have been overweight, but otherwise healthy most of my life. I’ve tried all the diets, and had temporary success with some, but in the end, all I did was gain back what I’d lost and then some. Fifteen years ago, I began focusing on nutrition theories as opposed to diets, such as non-inflammatory eating and low glycemic eating. I have also explored exercise, hypnotism and other therapies to address my weight. Nothing worked long-term.
Then, eight years ago I had a mild heart attack. My doctor recommended plant-based eating and an exercise program. I adopted a mostly plant-based diet, and walked every day. I lost some weight, but ultimately relapsed and regained all the weight I had lost and then some.
At the start of this year, I made the decision to finally master my weight problem by using an entirely new approach. The problem was, I didn’t know how. I was already exercising and reducing portions, but that wasn’t particularly helpful. Through sheer luck, I learned about Lynda. Although she focuses on thyroid issues, and I didn’t think I had any, I decided to work with her to see if, for the first time, I could address my weight issue at the metabolic level.
I signed up for a 10-week individual program. We met weekly on Zoom to discuss how I was doing, and Lynda gave me about an hour of homework a week, to watch videos that offered information and research and provided practical resources. Most of Lynda’s practical suggestions involved modest lifestyle changes that were easy to implement and virtually free of cost.
As for weight loss, I followed all of Lynda’s initial suggestions, including that I stop eating any foods containing gluten or dairy for 6 weeks. This was a new approach for me. I have never had digestive problems, and so didn’t think I had any food sensitivities. I started losing weight right away. It went so well that I continued on for another 4 weeks, and kept losing, sometimes slower, sometimes faster. I did not count calories, carbs, fat grams or anything else. I watched my portion sizes, and over time, found that I didn’t need or want to eat as much as I had before. To my amazement, I lost all of my lifelong food cravings, including for sugar and salt. This was a totally unexpected benefit. On average, during the time I worked with Lynda, I lost about a 1.5 pounds per week – a healthy rate that is quite fast for me.
In addition, following other suggestions from Lynda, I started sleeping much better. I have never been a good sleeper, but almost immediately, the quality and length of my sleep improved dramatically. I have stopped feeling exhausted for the first time in my adult life and have more energy all day, with no more mid-afternoon lows. This is another huge benefit I didn’t even know I’d be receiving!
Another benefit: I have some skin issues that point toward an autoimmune condition, and these issues improved as well. Lynda also offered intriguing information about environmental factors that can impact health by creating or maintaining autoimmune conditions and inflammation in the body.
Working with Lynda has been a joy – she is a calm, non-judgmental and delightful partner/guide. She worked at my pace and was always very supportive of my goals and progress. I feel that for the first time, I’m not stuck with yo-yo dieting, and that there is real hope that I can master my weight issues over time. Best of all, I have made good progress in a short time by healing my body. I know that I have more to learn, and I am looking forward to that journey. I am grateful to Lynda for the education and wonderful progress that she has given me.
I first met Lynda a year and a half ago when I was struggling with a chronically low energy level. I had just done an adrenal lab test and she was the Depke Wellness hormone expert who worked with me on my test results and provided a plan to address what was going on with me. My adrenal level of functioning was very low, which explained at least partly my experience. Lynda was very thorough in first covering all the basics of health that are often forgotten such as proper breathing, water, sleep, etc. and then provided a very specific daily plan and protocol to address my symptoms, including supplements and support with any questions.
She was patient, knowledgeable, and gently guided me through my fears reassuring me that I could heal, even though it would take some time. Knowing this wasn’t going to be a quick fix helped me also be patient with myself. I am feeling better now in many ways. My daily energy level is improving, I can feel the progress to varying degrees on different days. I feel that I am on my way, because I was very low on the chart of my adrenal function. I don’t need as many extra hours of sleep like I used to, I feel confident I am giving my body the care and support it needs, and feel the healing taking place. I am feeling more optimistic and positive about improving my health and the progress I have made so far with Lynda’s help. I feel more peaceful, happier, and more at home in my body. I also discovered, through lab testing, that I had some bacterial gut infections and Lynda guided me in a 3-month powerful yet balanced protocol which helped me begin to heal my body on that level, which has also improved my greater overall health.
I continue to fine tune my health issues, and the guidance and support from Lynda feels solid and spot on. I am being patient with myself and she respects the pace at which I am ready to go. I have also learned thyroid lifestyle tips from Lynda, being in harmony with nature, light, and sunrise, to help maximize my energy level, which slowly and sometimes dramatically improves, and I am grateful to have Lynda’s support, knowledge, help and guidance on this journey. I also know there are many others for whom she can also be a huge support in improving their health. As Lynda says, Joy and Health to you!
After the last session with you, I was able to open my mouth wide enough to get dental x-rays for the first time in 7 years and also to have a thorough, comfortable dental cleaning for the first time in 7 years….Everyone in the office and I were thrilled. Thank You!
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