Diet Tips: Recipes and Diet Plans

Notes from the interviews of the Origins Summit
This is not a transcript but cliff notes of the answers from the interviews. The speakers are doctors, nutritionists and specialists in their field of health that practice functional medicine. These are not you normal diet tips but possible medical reasons you may be having a problem losing weight and how to fix it. Some are diets that have proven to help with certain chronic diseases. For additional information there are links provided.


Dr. Mark Hyman
Director of the Functional Medicine Dept. for the Cleveland Clinic

Food is not just calories it’s information.
Changing what you put on your fork changes everything.

If everyone followed the guidelines and ate 5-7 servings of vegetables a day we would find America only has enough to feed 3% of the country because of subsidies to commercial/processed food and zero to vegetables.

Processed food is deliberately made to be addictive.
It’s cheaper to eat a whole food diet than processed.
Get rid of soda, trans fat, HFCS, MSG and read labels.

Do his 10 day reset.

Sugar equals obesity not eating fat

Diabetes reversed with food in 1 week, reverse blood sugar numbers and off all meds in 12 weeks with no sign of diabetes. That’s how powerful food is, there is no drug in the world that can do this.

Functional Medicine is the science of creating health
Conventional Medicine is the science of managing disease.

Dr. Hyman 1st of 2 web pages

Dr. Hyman web page

Listen to the interview

Abel James
The Fat Burning Man 

Go to his page for recipes, how to instructions and a podcast.

His web page

Listen to his interview

Leanne Ely for Healthy Family Cooking

Her web page

Listen to her interview

Tom Malterre MS, CN
Certified Clinical Nutritionist 

Get back to basics of fresh air, water, sunshine, real food, regular sleep, meditate, get out in nature, garden. Veggie gardens are great for children and getting them to eat more veggies, for kids from seed is best.

Sulforaphane found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli protects you from environmental toxins helping to prevent cancer and disease. Thousands of studies on this. See my 12 min TEDx talk 

Bitter greens are necessary for digestion

Eating more veggies helps tremendously with protecting you from the chemical barrage of modern society.

Community share of personal gardens where neighbors get together and plant what grows best in their yard based on sun/shade and everyone shares.

Elimination Diet is the most powerful for change, most common response 3 weeks later is I feel 20 years younger.

Tom Malterre web page

Blog with tons of recipes

Listen to his interview


Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment rendered by a licensed physician. It is essential that you discuss with your Doctor any symptoms or medical problems that you may be experiencing.

M. Scherker medical researcher




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