Hello. It’s Ted. Thanks for stopping by.
Pull up a virtual chair so we can sit knee to knee while I tell you a story.
Don’t worry, this won’t take long. And it’s only a bit complicated.
See, it all changed for me when I bought that damned banjo. Don’t get me wrong, I love the thing, but I believe it contributed a great deal to my frozen shoulder.
If you’ve never experienced one of those, I can tell you it ain’t pleasant. And it goes on forever, seemingly whether you seek help or not.
Which is exactly what I did. I went to my primary care physician to see what was up, because at first all I knew was it hurt like hell.
Well, he guessed at frozen shoulder but he also sent me to an orthopedic doctor for a more complete evaluation and to rule out rotator cuff stuff.
But not before he lowered the boom on me.
I swear, you can’t go near this guy without having your blood pressure checked. I mean, even the poor guy delivering lunch to his office can’t escape the blood pressure cuff.
Mine was high. Not dangerously high, but enough to get his attention, and enough to get me some medication.
And not only that, when the blood work came back, wouldn’t you know the cholesterol was out of whack too?
Sheesh. I only had a sore shoulder, for crying out loud.
That news hit me pretty hard because I was under the assumption I was doing a lot of things right. Not everything, but a lot of things.
So, I started to dig. I was curious about nutrition anyway, so it was a fun learning experience. And I soon found out a few things.
First and foremost, the learning never stops. There’s always something new to discover in the world of wellness and nutrition. And it’s all pretty much fascinating.
The second thing I learned was that I really didn’t know anything.
And the more I read and researched, the more confusing I found everything. Can you relate to that? It seems as though each study that comes out contradicts the previous one.
Take eggs, for instance. Never mind, don’t get me going…
Anyway, my research led to a better understanding of how what I ate affected my health, and I learned some great stuff.
But I didn’t feel as though that was enough. I wanted to share what I had learned with as many people as possible so they could benefit from it too.
The challenge was break things down into understandable chunks that weren’t too boring or pedantic, and to find the right vehicle to deliver it.
So I published a couple of Kindle books, one on Sugar Detox, and another on the inflammation epidemic, both of which I believe to be key drivers in a lot of the most deadly diseases we face around the world.
I enjoyed writing these books, and they reached a fair number of people through the Kindle platform, but I thought I’d like to take things a step further.
And that’s what led to this website.
Anyone who knows me will certainly tell you that I’m more sinner than saint, and staying on the right path has always been a challenge.
But now there’s more at stake here. We’re talking about our health and wellbeing, and without that, everything else is pretty much bullshit.
So I hope you’ll join me in my journey towards optimum health. Together we’ll discover what works and what doesn’t for our own particular bodies, and we’ll have fun along the way, I guarantee it.
Who knows, I might even play the banjo!
Let’s get healthier!!