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March 21, 2017

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Michael Tamez, author of Transformative Nutrition: The Ultimate Guide to Healthy and Balanced Living, teaches us to treat our bodies like an investment, one that produces priceless results. Often times, we tend to opt for fast medications to temporarily solve our health problems, but that won’t provide long-lasting results. Michael shows how to take care of our health better by taking care of our bodies with proper nutrition. He talks about ultimate healthy and balanced living by embracing the organic and healthy food around us.

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Transformative Nutrition with Michael Tamez

I am excited that I have a special guest with me. I have with me Michael Tamez. He is a lifestyle expert, a wellness author, an eco-consultant and a motivational speaker. He experienced a fifteen-year health and life transformation. On his incredible adventure, he lost an astonishing 105 pounds. He used food to heal his body and he also cured his life-threatening illnesses without medications and without surgery. His writing style is inspired by a holistic health and wellness, green living and metaphysical spirituality. His books are infused with invaluable life lessons that are aligned with his purpose. His mission is to inspire a permanent shift in the way people eat, think, feel, live, and love, which is perfect here for Heartrepreneur Radio. Welcome to the show, Michael.

Thank you so much, Terri. That was an awesome introduction. I appreciate it.

You totally caught my attention. First, let’s start with the health transformation in losing 105 pounds. I’m excited to hear how this journey transpired and what occurred.

It has been a long journey, about fifteen years. I put on a lot of weight when I was in my late teens due to a dysfunctional relationship I had and manifested another dysfunctional relationship because of that. What happened was I gained a lot of weight in a short period of time and I developed some health conditions because of being severely overweight. There was a point where I had enough. I fell asleep driving because I had sleep apnea so bad and that was one of my a-ha moments. I had to wake up and do something because I was only about nineteen years old and I had all kinds of issues with my health.

I decided to start researching and learning everything I possibly could. I was educating myself and learned a lot. It enabled me to be able to share this information with people who may be experiencing similar health-related issues, whether it’s being overweight, having sleep apnea, diabetes, or other lifestyle-related health concerns. I decided to find my passion to helping people and coaching them. I wrote a book about my journey and everything I’ve learned. I do blogging. I do stuff to help people on their journey, not only to weight loss, healthy eating, and nutrition but even in other areas like financial health, relationships, communication and career. It’s a lifestyle approach.

105 pounds is a lot of weight. That’s a big accomplishment.

It’s like a whole new person.

“Like thy food is thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Click To Tweet

I weigh 104 pounds and I was like, “That’s a whole me.” The fact that you’ve figured out how to use food to heal your body, talk a little bit about what that means.

The concept of Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine, he said, “Like thy food is thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” That’s basically what everything that I do revolves around when it comes to nutrition and wellness because we’re given this food, this food on the planet, the herbs, plants, nuts, seeds, and food in animals, we’re getting screwed here to feed that body. We turn to medication when we start experiencing symptoms to cover our symptoms, but that’s all that the medication does. It doesn’t address the underlying imbalances that cause the physical issues to begin with. That’s why I’m encouraging the people to go back to nature and get the cures and healing from the plants, herbs and everything that comes from nature. It’s there for a purpose and I see that our medical system is starting to embrace this more. Turning from the side effect and written medications to our nutritional healing-based approach, which is very powerful, I think is going to transform the medical system that we have now.

As some of our audience may know, I have a neurological disease called reflex sympathetic dystrophy. After six, eight years of trying every medication under the sun including Ketamine infusions, which is an elephant tranquilizer, it was all having horrific effects. Nothing was helping. Being to the point of desperation and almost giving up, I met someone who was a nutritionist who said, “If you change the way you’re eating, I’m not going to tell you I’m going to cure your disease, but I am going to tell you you’ll have less pain.” I said, “I’ve tried everything. I’ve gone all over the world. I’ll try this.” I’m still eating in a clean, healthy, organic way with lots and lots of fresh veggies, a little bit of greens here and there, and getting rid of all sugars, processed foods, gluten and dairy. Now, I have significantly less pain, a lot more energy and people tell me I look better. I certainly know I feel better. What are the titles that we should be searching for under you, so I can grab a book?

My baby book is called Transformative Nutrition: The Ultimate Guide to Healthy and Balanced Living. That’s my flagship book. That’s where everything, all the info that I uncovered, all the stuff I discovered, all the research over the course of fifteen years is all contained within that book. Every word written there comes from my heart and it’s written with the intention of it making a significant and positive impact on every person and every reader’s life.

The title is brilliant and I’m more of what I hear underneath this. I knew instantly I had to have you on my show. I can tell when someone does business heart to heart and from a mission and a purpose. I looked you up and checking you out on the Internet on your website and I’m like, “I have to have Michael on the show. He is definitely a Heartrepreneur.” Michael, if somebody is reading and maybe they work in a business or they own a business, how can holistic health and wellness, green living and all this help them do better day-to-day?

It’s one of the motivating factors, one of the tenants or one of the building blocks for creating a successful and sustainable business. Not only going green and all that, but I’m talking about putting your health first. For example, investing in your health. In my opinion, it’s the most lucrative investment that gives you the best ROI available because when you invest in your health, you’re investing in a bright future. You can have all the money in the world, all the stocks, bonds, IRAs, precious metals, but when you invest in your health, you have something that’s priceless.

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Transformative Nutrition: Investing in your health is the most lucrative kind there is, because you’re investing in a bright future.

There are people who have a lot of money and have poor health and what’s the point in that? Then, you can’t enjoy life. You have no quality life. Taking care of yourself first and foremost is very important. Especially as an entrepreneur or a small business owner, you tend to put in lots of hours when you’re starting off. You could get stressed and burned out easily and it’s very important to step back and see, “What can I do to destress? What can I do to take some of this tension away? Do I need to take some me time? Maybe I’m going to schedule a massage. It could be a yoga class or do meditation or something.” These are the things that we can do to put me first, to give me time so in that way, you don’t burn out, you create and manifest your goals as far as business and entrepreneurship.

What the biggest thing that is happening in your business or your life that you want our readers to know about? What’s next for Michael on your journey?

That’s a good question because I honestly don’t know. It’s been a leap here and that’s how it’s been for me this whole journey. I started off calling myself a health coach because I am certified. I did a year-long program to become a certified health coach, but I dropped that title because it has a negative connotation. The reason is that there are a lot of MLM supplement companies, Multilevel Marketing Products, and DVDs that label their sales reps as health coaches and that’s not who they are. They’re MLM sales reps, but they have given the name health coach a bad connotation. People will now see the name health coach and they’re like, “I don’t know, this guy is probably a quack. He’s a phony or he’s just trying to sell some supplements.”

That was the reason why I don’t label myself as a health coach anymore because of that. Rightly so, because all the areas that I specialize in now and I write articles about, it’s so much more than just health coaching. It’s so much deeper than nutrition and healthy living. Like I was saying, it goes deep like relationships, spirituality, finances, career and communication. These are all areas that make us whole and complete. That’s why I’m now referring to myself more as a lifestyle coach or lifestyle entrepreneur and helping people to establish that relationship with their body and their life in every area of their life. That’s where I’m headed now. I don’t know what that’s going look like, but I like it.

Investing in your health is priceless. Click To Tweet

I love that you’re open and letting it flow, which is one of the things I encourage people to do. I want to speak with that title health coach. I don’t resonate with the term coach at all anymore, even though I owned a coach training school for years. I’ve shifted to the word, for me, consultant. I am also a certified coach with three different coaching certifications and I don’t use the word coach exactly for what Michael said. Many people use, “Who are sales reps who don’t have any training?” and you’re right, Michael. I was talking to someone who said, “I’m a health coach,” and I said, ” Tell me what you do with your clients.” She said, “They buy the supplement that I sell and then I try to get them on my team.” I said, “You’re a network marketer.”

That’s exactly what I’m talking about. That’s not health coaching, that’s marketing and sales.

It’s sad because it changes the profession. I’ve been in the profession for over twenty years and when I first got into it, anybody who was calling himself a coach back then was going through coaching certification of some sort. Now it’s become a fad like, “I’ll be a coach,” so I’m glad that we brought this up. I hope at some point in time, I do hope that word coach will be a word that only certain folks can use. I do think we’re a long way off from that. How can the audience connect with you? I’m very excited about who you are, what you do, and I know that there are people reading and talking to you who want to work on your health, your wellness, your weight and your illnesses because you reach out to me all the time, so I want you to connect with Michael. Michael, how can they do that?

The best way would be to visit my website, which is my name, On my website, I have a free newsletter. I have a free eBook that I wrote. It’s about going green, saving money, making your own personal care and cleaning products and learning about sustainability. It’s a cool introduction to understanding how to live sustainably. It’s a free download on my website. I also write informative in-depth articles on many different areas of life, like some of the areas that we’re talking about. I’m on social media, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn. The website is the best place to find me and there are all my works and all my platforms.

Can you give me the name of the book and where can we get it?

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Transformative Nutrition: The Ultimate Guide to Healthy and Balanced Living

It’s Transformative Nutrition: The Ultimate Guide to Healthy and Balanced Living. It’s available right on my home page on my website and on Amazon. It’s available in Kindle format and in Paperback. It’s also on iTunes and Barnes & Noble.

Michael, it has been a joy to have you and I’m so glad I’m getting to know you. I’m going to read your book and I’ll probably reach out to you after that. Thank you so much for being here on Heartrepreneur Radio.

Thank you. Feel free to reach out and if you like to have me back on the show it’d be great.

I will definitely take you up on that. For our audience, go over to Michael’s site, Grab Your free book and at the same time, I recommend that you also get the Transformative Nutrition: The Ultimate Guide to Healthy and Balanced Living. Thank you to our audience for being here with me. Make sure that you connect the iTunes app so that you are certain never to miss one of our shows. They can automatically download right to your iPad, right to your phone, whatever you choose, so make sure that you connect with our show and never miss an episode. Thanks for tuning in and we will see you here at Heartrepreneur Radio next time.

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About Michael Tamez

2016 04 Michael Tamez 84 31 652x1024 191x300 - Heartrepreneur® Radio | Episode 23 | Transformative Nutrition with Michael TamezMy name is Michael Tamez and I’m a Lifestyle Coach, Wellness Author & Blogger, and Healthy Living Advocate.

My work is inspired by all aspects of holistic health & wellness, green living, financial education, and metaphysical spirituality.

I created Pizza Beer Yoga from the healthy and balanced living chapter of my book. My work is designed to inspire a permanent shift in the way you eat, think, feel, live and love.

I believe in balance and feel that everyone should be able to enjoy a healthy and balanced life.

I’m certified as a Holistic Health Coach and listed on the national board for theAmerican Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

I’m also certified as an Eco-Consultant and Energy Healing Practitioner. My most influential education was from my 15-year personal health and life transformation.

I was morbidly obese, had severe sleep apnea, high blood pressure, advanced gum disease, and a whole lot of resentment for myself.

Not only did I reverse all of those conditions, but I also transformed the dysfunctional relationship I had to food, to my lifestyle, and to my true self.

In a period of 18 months, I lost five people in my close family. Yes, five people! Because of the tremendous impact these losses had on me, I was forced to have unforeseen breakthroughs in my life with things that were the hardest to deal with.

After experiencing all the devastating and life changing deaths, I was highly inspired to write a transformative book about life! Through my journey of experiences, I realized my life’s purpose. It is to follow my passion of healthy living, and help as many people as I can who are struggling with health conditions and obesity related issues.

My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, exercise/fitness support, and preventive health. This education combined with what I have experienced in my life is what fuels my passion for helping people create a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

My mission is to inspire a permanent shift in the way people eat, think, feel, live and love. Please read my true story of a loser for more details. You can also visit my blog or check out my TV Interviews and radio/podcast interviews.

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