Welcome to the first DUAL episode of the Better Human Podcast! Today's show features Michelle Hurn, a clinical dietitian, endurance athlete and writer! Michelle interviews Colin for the first part of the show (which will also be posted on her podcast), and is interviewed by Colin for the second part. Tune in for a full hour of amazing conversations about mindset, entrepreneurship, personal success stories, nutrition, and much more!
Michelle Hurn is a registered and licensed dietitian with eleven years of experience as a clinical, acute care dietitian, lead dietitian in psychiatric care, and outpatient dietitian. Michelle is an avid endurance athlete, she has qualified for the Boston Marathon 12 times, and on November 7th 2020, she recently won her first ultra marathon covering 44.63 miles in a 6 hour timed race.
While practicing inpatient and outpatient care in the hospital setting, Michelle discovered a disheartening connecting between the high carbohydrate, low fat, “sugar in moderation,” nutrition guidelines she was required to teach, and the rapidly declining health of her patients.
In 2019, Michelle’s health started to fall apart. She was experiencing serve muscle pain, spasms, and crippling anxiety. She decided to follow a low carbohydrate, high animal protein diet simply to see if it might alleviate the severe muscle pain she was experiencing. Not only was her muscle pain gone in a matter of weeks, her decades of anxiety began to fade.
After reviewing the extensive clinical trials on a low carbohydrate diet, she knew she had to spread the word about this transformative way of eating. Michelle has written the book, “The Dietitian’s Dilemma,” detailing how the current nutrition guidelines came into existence and advocating a low carbohydrate, animal-based way of eating as an option for individuals struggling with diabetes, mental disorders, eating disorders, sarcopenia, and heart disease.
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