TwoSistas welcomed to today’s podcast on this FantabulousFriday, May 5, 2023 (Cinco de Mayo), Dr Amanda Adkins. Dr. Adkins is a physician double board certified in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She was trained at University of Louisville School of Medicine. She is the CEO/Owner of Enlightenment Health and Wealth. She helps women who are overweight prevent and possibly reverse chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.
She obviously is very passionate about this topic because she was an obese teenager who has a family history of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. As early as 6th grade, Dr. Adkins wanted to be a physician. As she progressed through high school, it wasn’t until she had to step on the scale where she realized the fate of her wellness was truly up to her. She began a quest to become “healthy”.
Her new healthy wellness plan began as a vegetarian then a vegan lifestyle. She felt empowered as she began losing weight but she considered herself to be a vegan junk food addict. It wasn’t until she started on her education quest to become a physician when she heard a doctor at a conference state “you cannot exercise a bad habit.” Something within her clicked!
When Dr. Adkins looks back at her journey and what she would tell the young “Amanda”, she was very vulnerable and teared up. While we may be predisposed to certain genetic factors which contribute to various diseases, Dr. Adkins shared that we can turn those genes on and off. We would love for some of ours to be turned off but our journeys continue and as we evolve, we can certainly partake in our own wellness journey in a way that feels attainable. Personally, Janis loves attainable, but mostly cookies and chips!
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