Chris Swirski struggled with weight fluctuations for over 20 years. He was a “junk food vegetarian” fueled by an unhealthy diet of processed foods, caffeine and alcohol. With a full time desk job, increasing stress and depression in tow, he continued on a dark path until the age of 38, when he was diagnosed with obesity and a host of other health issues (including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatigue and inflammation). Doctors only provided test results, gave no real advice and were quick to prescribe drugs for almost anything. Chris had a sinking feeling that this was only contributing to his problems. After finally having enough, he decided to abandon conventional medicine altogether and began to research holistic therapies and nutrition on his own terms.
In January 2014, Chris became his own “test subject” while embarking on a 6 month experiment which would prove to transform his life completely. With a powerful combination of juice fasting, digestive detox and plant-based nutrition, his ailments were completely reversed. He shed 70+ pounds, shrinking down to the true frame beneath. Now filled with the energy, stamina and motivation which had previously evaded him, he added running, cycling and swimming to his weekly regimen.
Empowered with this new lease on life, Chris is on a passionate mission to help awaken others by sharing his knowledge on mental health, body detox and nutrition. “Dieting is bullshit!”, Chris says; “There is a dichotomy to living a healthy lifestyle. On one hand, the natural healing powers in whole plants create a condition in the body where immunity can thrive; but on the other, it can have no lasting effect unless the obstacle of the brain is dealt with first”. The takeaway: “We need to detox the mind before we can detox the body.”
Chris is a team blogger for Vega, a contributing writer for The Good Men Project and an outspoken animal rights advocate. Currently, he is working on writing his first book “Beeting the Odds: A rEvolution in Your Mind”.