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Eating

I began eating paleo-primal in my 30s, while studying medicine. Before that, I spent 10 years on a nutrient-poor vegetarian diet—even when it no longer served my body or mind.

Back then, being vegetarian was part of my identity. Getting honest about how that attachment was hurting me was painful. It was also a key piece in my healing and shaped my practice as a doctor.

It took a health crisis for me to face how my eating needed to change. This filled me with compassion for others on a similar path. It also created a strong desire to ease the way, providing the sort of knowledge, skills and support I could have used.

In changing my relationship with food, I changed my health, body and life. I know the combination of holistic medicine, primal eating and mindfulness works—and I’m passionate about sharing it.

Dr. Dana Leigh Lyons