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From Fatigued to Fit: How Functional Medicine Helped Jim Lose 70 Pounds and Transform His Health

As someone who struggled with weight loss and managing chronic health conditions, Jim Smart knew he needed to make a change. That's when he turned to Vitality Natural Wellness and found Martha Minnich, CNP, who helped him change his life in more ways than one.



Jim first found Martha through a friend who had nothing but good things to say about her approach to health and wellness. Jim was seeking help with weight loss and other health issues, including Type 2 Diabetes. After running some labs, Martha discovered that Jim had very low testosterone levels, which contributed to his fatigue and poor sleep.


At the time, Jim was seeing a homeopathic doctor who had him on an overwhelming number of supplements. But Martha suggested a different approach. She recommended that Jim start with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in the form of testosterone pellets, and began intermittent fasting two months later. The results were astounding.


Within the first three weeks of starting pellets, Jim noticed a complete change in his energy levels and mood. He was able to maintain 12-15 hour work days regularly, sometimes even being in 2-3 time zones in one day without any afternoon sluggishness. He also noticed that he slept even better than before.


But the benefits didn't stop there. After three months of using pellets and intermittent fasting, Jim was down 70 pounds and was down from a size 54 pant to a 40. His diabetes had also improved significantly, and he was taking 70% less insulin than before!


Martha reinforced the importance of exercise, starting with walking and gradually building up to weight training. Jim now walks 3-5 miles per day and even bought a treadmill for the winter months. His diet has also completely changed over the past two years, with a focus on fish and vegetables and very few carbs.


“What Martha does and how she makes you feel is an incredible thing”

For Jim, the results have been life-changing. He says he feels better about himself and is a more enjoyable person to be around. He no longer has to worry about knee surgery or replacements, thanks to the reduced pain and inflammation he's experienced. He feels that when he’s ready to retire, his health will allow him to fully enjoy that time.


But as Jim acknowledges, the plan only works if you're committed to making a change. “You have to be ready to take the bull by the horns and make that change for the good of yourself and your family. Martha can help guide you along the way, but ultimately, it's up to you to follow the program and put in the work.”


Jim's testimonial is a powerful reminder of how functional medicine can help transform your health and wellbeing. With the right approach, it's possible to achieve lasting weight loss, improved energy, and better overall health. Are you ready to put in the work?



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