Hungry Gopher came to life when I came into a jackpot of turning points in my life, aka a mid-life crisis.
In the year 2013, I came into the perfect storm of events that one would call a midlife crisis.
The industry I had built my career in over the past 10 years in Los Angeles literally melted down.
I also hit 40 and I was feeling old. I was unsure as to where my future might lie.
Most of my close friends moved out of the city, so my social life shrank.
Mr. Lunch and I finally came to a decision to try to have a baby, but alas nature didn’t cooperate.
Then, I felt trapped and depressed. At first, I waited for things to happen. Then one day I realized that I was done “waiting”. I was ready to take action to get what I wanted in my life, to LIVE.
I am introverted by nature. Sometimes, I just want to stay down in my hole and play it safe. But, when curiosity comes over me, I pop out of the hole with a strong urge to grow and learn about the world around me.
If you are watching this, I know the Gopher is in you, too.
In the midst of growing Hungry Gopher, I caught a big break, or rather I received a wake-up call.
I’ve suffered from numerous allergies and a chronic skin condition, called Seborrheic dermatitis since I was a little kid. It’s called 지루성 피부염 in Korean. For over three decades I used steroidal medicine to alleviate the symptoms.
Last year, in August of 2015, I learned that I could treat the cause, not the symptoms by changing my lifestyle.
By no other force than altering my diet and modifying small things in my life I was able to alleviate my chronic symptoms.
For the first time in my life, in over 3 decades, I have been free of taking steroidal medicine.
So it’s your turn. I’ll share the knowledge and experience that I’ve learned through my research, trial, and errors.
Your body has an incredible healing power inside it. IF and only IF you provide it with the right environment and the right nutrition. Work with your body and mind,not against it.
Here are some of the side effects of eating real foods and avoiding fake foods that I have observed over the past year.
I’ve lost a total of 14 lbs/ 7kg that I had never been able to shed over the years.
Most importantly, I feel both wholesome and content.
So now it’s your turn. Start with the small things that you can do today. Here are three things you can try immediately.
Number 1, Drink water. If you are not a fan of drinking water, check out my DIY Infused Water video post at Hungry Gopher.com
Number 2, Eat a nutrient dense, low carb breakfast. You can find my super green smoothie recipe on my website as well . Invest 10-minutes of your day to set your day on the right path.
I’ll make sure to continue to share with you what I have learned. But, you hold the key. You are the only one that can take action.
Do what you can with what you have at where you are.
Eat Real, Be Real
Resources I mentioned in the video:
- SHOULD I DRINK WATER TO LOSE WEIGHT?
- SMOOTHIE RECIPES – GREEN SMOOTHIE WITH AVOCADO, KALE & DATES
- Eat Kimchi – Free Kimchi Recipes & check out “Resources” for more info.
- The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers
- The Hormone Cure by Dr. Sara Gottfried
- The 5 things I did to lose 14 pounds in 12 months and become medicine FREE