No one wants to live a life a constant pain and suffering.
You deserve better.
You deserve the truth.
Helena was a married women in her 50s whose thumbs were swollen from inflammation.
And she felt terrible and looked worse than she really ought to be for her age.
She was a raw food, raw vegetable vegan who still ate grains.
When I met her while she was shopping in an organic food store we happened to talk about diet.
And she told me about her problems.
Then I decided to share with her my knowledge, advice and personal story on how to fix the gluten issue and get back to feeling great.
I worked with her over a period of several months, meeting with her every week or two to see where her progress with going gluten and grain free was at.
As of June 2012, a light rosy warmth was returning to her face and she looked much better.
More alive than when we first talked.
She hasn’t completely cut out all gluten though she is much closer.
The swelling in her thumbs is gone at least.
These small victories are what inspire me to help more people if they are willing to listen.
How Things Came to Pass…
It hasn’t always been an easy journey.
I learned most of what I know when I ran into similar problems to Helena back in 2006-2007 while working on my Masters of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University.
Through pain filled and unsettled nights trying to concentrate and finish a summer course I realized that what I was eating and doing wasn’t working.
I was constantly tired, often had blood shot eyes, bouts of depression and extreme difficulties concentrating and getting along with people.
In short I was miserable and angry.
It’s during these times of pain that you realize that health is the most important thing of all because without it, success in every other area of life is ten times harder.
So I set out to find the diet and lifestyle that worked for my situation and genes.
After all, my undergrad was in Environment and Biology.
I tried vegetarianism and found it had failed me because of the grains I was eating.
I tried the slow carb diet and found it still wasn’t working.
Eventually I began using the ideas behind the Paleo diet a year or two ago and my health issues began to clear up with only a few hiccups along the way.
The Challenges We Face
It was also during this time that my research and my work fell into the local organic food movement.
I realized that they way we eat in the West, in North America and much of the developed world is making us sick, weak and helpless.
More people than ever are getting diseases like diabetes, are becoming overweight, dying from heart attacks and from cancer.
And nearly 60% of these diseases can be prevented with diet.
More people than ever are less active as they get older leading to other problems too.
We are creating a society of sick people who cannot take care of themselves.
And the suffering that causes is hard to watch – in our families, among friends and even with loved ones.
I hope to help more people who are willing to listen to fix themselves and in turn inspire others to return to a better lifestyle free of endless stress, pain and suffering.
That’s the mission of Atlas Health & Nutrition more so than anything else.
And I’m not going to lie to you.
It’s a challenge.
According to Robb Wolf, only 1 in 9 people who survive a life threatening condition brought on from bad habits ever manages to stay on the right path to avoid the surgeon’s knife again (roughly speaking).
We as a people are too focused on short term gains over long term health.
We Have to Fight for Our Health
Yet if there’s going to be any chance at all to fix this then I’ll need your help.
And in turn I’ll help you feel stronger, better and faster.
If you lose weight and look amazing that’s the bonus of following a Paleo path that’s closer to our ancestors – before the junk food, sugar and chemicals.
So let me know about your most pressing health problems and lets work together to solve it.
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Sunny Lam is a driven renaissance monk and fitness warrior with over seven years of mixed martial arts experience touching on a blend of krav maga, karate, military combat methods, wushu kung fu and European fencing.
He is a passionate believer in a primal and survivalist lifestyle, bodyweight training and Navy SEAL style methods of bodybuilding that require little if any equipment.
Sunny is a Toronto, Ontario native with a Masters in Environmental Studies from Queen’s University in Kingston.
He also has a Bachelor in Environmental Studies Biology and has earned four academic awards.
Sunny is an avid student of science, psychology, entrepreneurship and marketing.