Amie Valpone tells us the incredible story of her journey from corporate America and illness, to entrepreneurism and wellness.
Today we are talking with Amie Valpone, an author and health advocate from New York City. Amie hosts all of her ideas on thehealthyapple.com and is the best-selling author of Eating Clean: The 21 Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body. Amie had a health crisis in her own life, and when conventional medicine was not able to find solutions for her, she went looking for something different. She was on a quest, and eventually she became an evangelist. Amie talks about being outside of her body; living a corporate lifestyle where she pushed and pushed, and then finally understanding what it meant to feel what was inside of her and truly re-discovering health. Amie is a beautiful example of taking what is handed to you and turning it into something absolutely incredible. This interview was enlightening for me, and I hope it will be for you as well.
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[4:01] Some of the best doctors in the country couldn’t figure out what was wrong with Amie, but through Functional Integrative Medicine Amie went from a place of illness to a place of vibrancy and health.
[8:05] Western medicine has strengths and weaknesses.
[11:30] Amie has an MTHFR genetic mutation, which may have made her more susceptible to health problems.
[14:50] Learning to slow down has been crucial to Amie’s healing journey.
[17:00] A doctor overdosed Amie with progesterone cream, which shut down her endocrine system. That experience taught Amie to take back her power and trust herself.
[20:08] How does a sense of purpose relate to health?
[24:42] You can’t do it all.
[26:22] What are Amie’s real food staples?
[33:15] Amie doesn’t want to be famous, she just wants to help people.
[34:51] Health is eating, drinking, and doing whatever makes you feel good.
[36:34] Take this month’s quiz about digestion at meghanwalker.com/entrepologyquiz.
[37:43] Amie has stopped drinking lemon water, but other parts of her morning routine have remained consistent.
[38:09] For a long time Amie just read medical books, but now she prefers reading about the mind/body connection.
[38:39] Dandelion root tea is Amie’s hot beverage of choice.
[39:29] Amie loves to dance and be outside.
[40:07] Entrepreneurism is a part of an individual’s destiny.
Mentioned in This Episode:
“I ended up finding all of these incredible things that Western medicine had completely missed.”
“To really heal the body, it takes time and a lot of patience.”
” I gave my power away to every doctor I ever went to.”
” If I don’t share my authentic story, why am I doing this?”
” Health is learning to trust yourself.”
MORE ABOUT Amie Valpone
Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the founder of TheHealthyApple.com; and best-selling author of Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body. She is a Manhattan Celebrity Chef, Nutrition Expert, Wellness Consultant and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘Clean Eating’ recipes. Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic pain including Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, C-diff Colitis, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue, Leaky Gut, Heavy Metals, Mold toxicity and much more exhausting thousands of doctors in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating and Detox saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, organic, whole foods. Amie’s work appears on Martha Stewart, Fox News, NBC, ABC, WebMD, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, Glamour Magazine, Clean Eating Magazine, SHAPE Magazine, Prevention Magazine, PBS and many others.
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