After taking a bit of a hiatus, I’m back with Season 2 of the Gluten Free School Podcast that I’m calling “How to Be a Better Patient.” Each episode will focus around one step that you can do before, during and after your visits to see better, more efficient results working with practitioners. I know what it’s like to have your health be like a complete and total puzzle that leaves you spinning your wheels for way too long. While I completely believe in the idea that you are your own very best advocate when it comes to your health, there’s no manual on how to do that. And it can feel much to overwhelming when you don’t even know where to start.
I actually got this idea from a podcast I recorded on patient advocacy back in 2015. It was one of many favorite interviews because even though it isn’t loaded with all sorts of juicy health details, it provides you some basic steps to make sure that doctors (and practitioners) hear you and work with you on your road back to good health.
Each episode will focus on one particular issue or solution that you can easily implement. Some may take more time than others, but all are highly worthwhile. In an effort to be efficient, each podcast will be as to-the-point as possible because I know that your time is valuable. So I’m packing in as much detail as I can to hand you the tips, tools, hacks, and ideas to help you be a better patient from here on out.
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How to Be a Better Patient with Amie Valpone
This week’s episode on “How to be a Better Patient” features special guest Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple. I’ve known Amie since 2012 when we met at a Gluten-Free event in Philadelphia.
While she has been featured and published in big name magazines like Martha Stewart, Shape, Clean Eating, Cooking Light, the Food Network and Prevention (just to name a few!), she’s experienced some incredible health challenges that drove her to see over 500 doctors in order to figure out what the heck was going wrong.
Today she joins me to talk about one of the single most important steps she took that helped her (and her doctors) figure out why she was so sick.
Amie also talks about her upcoming book Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body that’s currently #1 in Vegetarian Diets on Amazon a week before its release! I was honored to get a pre-release copy from the publisher and was very impressed. Creative, healthy and clean recipes as well as a lot of wonderful information that Amie learned while trying to fix her health. She boils it all down to hand to you so that you hopefully won’t have to learn the hard way (like she did).
In this episode…
– Amie and I talk about what to do with your health records that helps keep the puzzle pieces together
– Why detoxing is more than just some juice cleanse
– And a few other tidbits that you don’t want to miss!
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