MY OUTLOOK: Michele Menzel
How did you get started in teaching health and wellness?
While going through my own
healing crisis twenty years ago, I found the need to explore natural ways to
heal my body.
What are some common misnomers about nutrition?
Most people believe they eat
pretty healthy, but the standard American diet (SAD) is void of key nutrients
through modern processing techniques and leaves the body very deficient in key
vitamins, minerals, enzymes and microorganisms that support our natural
You recently published The Transformation, 48 Days to Eating &
Living Naturally for Life. Tell us about it.
The book focuses on a complete
transformation of body, mind and spirit. Creating a healthy body encompasses
nutrition, detoxification, hydration, rest, faith, exercise, and sunshine/the
outdoors—my 7 Laws of Wellness.
Tell us three things we could do today for better wellness.
1. Eat pure whole food, the way
nature intended. Food is our medicine!
2. Exercise at least 30 minutes
every day for the rest of your life.
3. Go to bed by 10pm every night
for proper healing and rejuvenation.
What do you recommend for people who don’t know what to do about their
Take one step at a time. First,
start by cutting down and eventually eliminating processed sugar. Sugar is
probably the number one cause of most chronic health conditions today.
What are some of the biggest challenges our society faces in terms of
health and wellness?
Returning to natural living. We
have been taught that certain highly nutritious foods are bad for us and taking
a pill is the answer to rid ourselves of symptoms. Returning to nutrient-dense
foods, like eggs and butter, evaluating the way we think and live (as a
contributing factor to the way we feel) and supporting the body through the
natural healing process is new to us and can be the biggest challenge we face
What are some emotional effects that an unhealthy lifestyle can have on
Mood swings, depression,
attention disorders and emotional upset can be directly related to endocrine and
hormonal imbalances caused by sugar and processed foods, and lack of exercise,
sleep, sunshine and outdoor activities.
Is there a balance between modern medicine and a holistic approach to
We need modern medicine for
emergency situations, but living a natural lifestyle (7 Laws of Wellness) will
help us on a daily basis to have energy and vitality well into old age. The
body was designed to self-heal and thrive!
When you go out to eat, how do you know what’s healthy and what isn’t? Are
the “healthy” items on menus really that good for you?
Learn how to ask the right
questions. What type of oil, salt, and sugar are used in cooking. Most
restaurants are using genetically engineered oils, refined salt, and refined
sugar. My book gives you great tips on eating out. The healthy items on menus
might be good choices, but low-fat and steamed doesn’t always mean healthier. A
good choice would be wild-caught fish vs. farm-raised fish.
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