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TEN, Timothy Eric Nutrition – Board Certified Holistic Health and Wellness Coach

Tim Stahl is an LGBT entrepreneur who leveraged his life experiences to launch his business helping others achieve optimal health. Through TEN – Timothy Eric Nutrition Coach Tim works with persons living with chronic illnesses such as HIV, diabetes, heart disease, obesity-related illnesses, anxiety, depression, and others to make slow yet steady impactful changes in their food choices. These changes increase whole food nutrition intake while decreasing highly processed foods which increase inflammation.

Coach Tim on OutBüro.

Are you struggling with chronic illness taking daily prescription medications? Are you overweight, sluggish, have problems focusing and concentrating? Do you have problems getting and staying asleep? Do you struggle with stress? What you eat makes a huge difference. Processed sugar is our number one enemy.

Did you know that scientific studies have proven that sugar is more addictive than cocaine?

Contact Tim and receive a complimentary
30 consultation when you mention OutBüro.

The article was co-authored by cardiovascular research scientist James J DiNicolantonio and cardiologist James H O’Keefe, both from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas, together with William Wilson – a physician with the nonprofit US group practice Lahey Health.

“Consuming sugar produces effects similar to that of cocaine, altering mood, possibly through its ability to induce reward and pleasure, leading to the seeking out of sugar,” they write, citing rodent studies which show that sweetness is preferred even over cocaine and that mice can experience sugar withdrawal.

Also, check out this article from Harvard University titled “The sweet dander of sugar“. Note that in these studies it is all about refined processed sugars with zero nutritional value associated. Consuming fresh fruits and vegetables does not have the same harmful impact as processed sugar.

Often clients begin feeling better, having more energy, thinking clearer with reduced depression or anxiety within a few short weeks. Over time, working with a holistic coach like Tim at TEN clients lose the cravings for junk foods, decrease weight, and often decrease or eliminate prescription drugs no longer needed due to healthy eating. Some current medical issues such as HIV cannot be fully reversed through healthy eating only. Healthy eating though supports the body’s immune system and all the benefits of good nutrition leading to a healthier, happier life. Tim through TEN works with individuals and groups. Contact Tim and receive a complimentary 30-minute consultation when you mention OutBüro.

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Conversation Transcript

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This is Dennis Velco with OutBüro. You’re listening to the podcast where we discuss interesting topics with LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders around the globe. Today we’re having a wonderful conversation with Timothy Stahl who is living in Brooklyn, New York. Well, I will let him tell his story in a moment, but a brief overview is he is a functional medicine, board-certified health coach and focuses on helping people, especially with compromised immune systems, slowly change their lifestyles to healthy living and reducing the pharmaceuticals, that they rely on. We’re gonna make sure Timothy talks all about that here in just a few moments and so I know it’s Timothy, but I know you like to go by Tim. So Tim, welcome to the OutBüro podcast and thank you so much for taking time out of your week and your day to chat with us today.

Timothy Stahl 1:11

Absolutely Dennis thank you so much for having me. I’m excited to be here and to be honest this is my very first podcast ever so you are breaking my virginity on podcasts, which is always fun.

Dennis Velco 1:28

Awesome, well very good. Well, well hopefully you’ll do more to come and perhaps we’ll even have you come back here periodically to give us some updates and health tips that perhaps that could be fun and interesting for everyone.

Dennis Velco 1:45

So Tim I know it’s been a minute since we’ve had our conversation but I recall you first talking about your career, not working, and what you do now, because you kind of give us a little bit of overview about, you know, your career path, you know. So a little bit about your history and then we’ll kind of transition into focusing the bulk of it about what you do today.

Timothy Stahl 2:12

Yeah, I would love to. Thank you. So, yeah, back in 1996 I graduated from Alfred University it’s a small private school in western New York, I’m an upstate, boy, originally from Central New York I’m the youngest of six brothers and sisters.

Dennis Velco 2:31

So it was a big family.

Timothy Stahl 2:32

Yeah, it was a fun, wonderful time. But I also knew that there was always something different about me and I knew that I needed to break out of the groom’s family dynamic and go do my own thing so I was the first to go away to school. And my goal always was to be in politics, and I know that that’s a heavy word like stays

Dennis Velco 3:01

Oh, a glutton for punishment.

Timothy Stahl 3:02

OMG, yeah I know no but back then I mean 96, it was a different time and place, but I also knew as a person who knew he was gay all along, but didn’t, but had a very hard time coming out to that I didn’t come out until I was 24. I just knew it was going to be hard for me and I needed to get away and experience my own life and do what I needed to do to come into my own being. So I went, hopefully, I was going to be the president of the United States. I had big goals I wanted to go to law school so I started with political science. Okay, you know, but as, as time went on, I applied to get into law school, and that didn’t work and I’m glad that it didn’t because I moved to DC, and I worked in a law firm for a while and didn’t really see that that was for me I more wanted to play one on TV or again I had bigger aspirations.

Dennis Velco 4:01

Well, and you know what great life lesson because so often, you know, the vast majority of people don’t actually work in their careers even that they, you know, received their education and yeah and you know so often, people are forced into thinking that, oh I need to go to college and this is, you know, I’m in, I’m in high school now and I have to go to college and I have to make a career choice and I’m only 16 at this point. And but they don’t even really know what the “F—” they want to do for the rest of their life it’s all just ideas and fantasies and so, you know, getting out there and getting those life experiences to know what you are passionate about and what you are good at is, is very important and I think that transitioned you into working for some nonprofits right?

Timothy Stahl 4:51

Yeah I mean my, my education, my liberal arts education really allowed me the opportunity to see what was possible in my future. So after working in politics for a while in Albany (New York). I actually went to a Model Search America which was a thing in the 90s, where you would go for a weekend and be chosen. If you had the look to be a model. So that allowed me the opportunity to get to New York City, which was a dream of mine since fourth grade, since, since forever I had a picture of New York City over my bed growing up, and that picture, eventually ended up being the view from one of my offices, my many jobs in New York City. So, it was pretty cool that way. So yeah I got to New York, in 99, and I did some modeling, and I was waiting tables, I thought I was going to be the next Kathy Ireland if I’m gonna date myself, I don’t know how many people will know who that is, but she was a huge model in the day, but I was going on casting calls and stuff like that and it was, It was tough, but I had fun, I did some runway I did some print, I was the face of AIDS Walk New York and San Francisco and LA. Later on, and while working at Food Bar, at the time, in 99, or actually 2000 I remember that was the place to be.

Dennis Velco 6:21

Oh yeah, my, my ex and I ate there several times and actually had, I don’t even remember who but there was several stars, because when we lived in New York, we were in Chelsea back as the galleries were starting, 25th between ninth and 10th on. Oh, geez. There was a Big Red building behind us but yeah and then we had always walked over to some of the bars, way back in the days Splash you know SBNY,

Timothy Stahl 6:50

The good old days.

Dennis Velco 6:52

Yeah. And of course, you’d go past Food Bar because it was right there in the corner.

Yeah, Food Bar was great. It was my first waiting tables experience. Okay, just a small story on that, I had the biggest tip ever given at food bar which was about $750. It was my birthday and the piers, the person I waited on was a group of about 20 guys. It was his birthday, at the same time and they were up celebrating in New York, and I went to go charge the card, I looked at the tip and look back at them and they all cheered and sang happy birthday to me. So it was a beautiful thing but $750 was was crazy at the time. It was a lot of fun.

But yeah one night there, I had the opportunity of waiting on the executive director of the Empire State pride agenda, which is a statewide LGBT organization, fighting for equal rights in New York State, and his name was Matt Foreman, and I gave him my card and information and I went in for an interview they were looking for a development associate. And that began my fundraising career of about 10 years. So I worked while I worked at the pride agenda and work there as worked my way up to become the director of special events, there was there for four years. And it’s interesting because my whole life, it always seemed to me that these positions would fall into my lap I kind of got lucky so I was like, always directed in a way to what I would do next, which was really nice. But at the same time, I often wondered, well what do I really want to do, and I’ll get back to that later, but after the pride agenda, I became HIV positive in 2004. And that was kind of a blow to the gut. I thought you know, I thought I’m sure everything under the sun. I was like, What do I do next I really didn’t know much. I didn’t know anyone who was positive at the time, and I just thought my life was over. But in saying that, I picked myself up, and I looked at other organizations where I could dive in even deeper into the LGBT community. And that happened to be amfAR the foundation for AIDS research. So I went over there and I worked as an event manager for seven years, and it really helped me to come into my own at amfAR really dealing with AIDS research and learning about myself and about what HIV is and what the possibilities were in the future and I also realized that it was a chronic disease that I wasn’t going to die tomorrow. So it really helped me. It was an eye-opener for me. And of course, I got to travel all over the world and work with some celebrities and work in San Francisco, in, in California, in Texas, New York, and Canada, and even Mexico, so it was, it was intense It was fun, and through all of that time I raised 140 million dollars for the LGBT community very yeah so

Dennis Velco 8:52

Very cool and what’s so neat is you know you purposely were going to that. Tremendous crisis. And, you know, sought out and luckily, at that particular moment isn’t that amazing sometimes when you open your eyes, and you look at… Oh, that sometimes I call it the universe. Other people have different names that are more religiously associated I’m more. Sure, sure the spirit spiritualist.

Timothy Stahl 9:32

I call it source .

Dennis Velco 9:38

Yeah so when you see, and that source and the universe will sometimes make that available but you also have to take the initiative to look and be open and receptive and take the chance. Right, exactly. And, and, you know, make that application and go for it, you know because had you just had you not even thought about looking that career would not have been open to you that that openness of learning and community I’m sure it built a fantastic network of peers, going through similar situations which, which obviously helped you and as you stated the education side of it. Me wow you know what a support mechanism, and you got paid for doing it too so that’s, you know, awesome. What an incredible, you know, journey that you saw, and was able to do. And so, how, how did that transition to, you know what you’re focusing on now is the health. And you know, focusing on what obviously

Timothy Stahl 12:08

Yeah, I truly believe that the universe is always speaking to us, and you have to listen to it, and you have to follow your gut and your intuition and really take a hold of what’s happening around you. So if you’re a wedding, and you’re living in the present moment, you will always see the opportunity there for you to live your best life. And that for me, I mean that brings me back to fourth grade watching Oprah Winfrey at four o’clock on weekdays after school, I mean she has been my guru, ever since, and all throughout life, she has been there, especially when I came out when I was 24. And she interviewed Ellen DeGeneres and that was the first person where I said, Okay, I don’t think my family will disown me. And they didn’t. I mean, it took a long time for me to come out and accept myself but my family was always there for me so that was really important, but Oprah was there, and I was listening to her interview Ellen on her talk show and it just was, it was, it was so inspiring helped me to become who I am today. So that was just a little tangent but, I mean, Oprah in the present moment, and being who you are, means a lot to me, and Ray. So yeah, I was again working at amfAR, but I wasn’t taking care of my own health. So I was becoming, I was, I knew that I would be okay. But I wasn’t taking care of myself. And I also said fundraising I love it I’m really good at it but this isn’t where I want to be and what I want to do. And I had the opportunity through my aunt Patty, of all people who went to this school called the integrative, the integrative nutrition school, and it’s called the Institute for integrative nutrition. And I looked into that and I went through a year, and I really went to take care of my own health I wanted to see what I could do because I am six three I’ve always been skinny, I’ve never really had an issue with my health until the last decade or so and some of that ended up being HIV positive I’m pretty sure of that. But also, my whole body was always inflamed. I was eating whatever I wanted to I was eating processed foods, I wasn’t taking care of my health, my numbers were not good as an HIV positive person my T cells were low and, and I was on medication, but I just didn’t feel right. I didn’t feel right in my own body. And so I took a step back from amfAR to go to school and create my own business.

That’s called TEN, which stands for Timothy Eric Nutrition, and I work with people who are HIV positive to live a better life to teach them exactly what I did through school. And so over the past, I started in 2012 and created 10 in 2014. I’ve been a health coach, working with the community with the LGBT community, and others too who have chronic diseases, who have diabetes or cancer and I work with them to really take small steps to better their lives, and it’s really is simple, in terms of what you’re eating and what you put into your body. And it would only take a few weeks to a month to really turn around your lifestyle. Yeah, and I really myself so what I, and I wish I could do, I wish I could say this scientifically, and I can’t, but I can say it for myself and other people who I’ve coached is I got rid of my brain fog. I had acid reflux all the time, I had an upset stomach. I couldn’t sleep at night. I had anxiety I had depression. It was just I was all over the place, and through my change in eating habits, and through lifestyle changes, meaning a holistic approach to mind body and spirit. I was able to turn my life around. I tripled my T cells with my medication remaining the same over a period of about a year. And it’s been that way, ever since. So, it’s, it’s, I just wish people knew how easy it is. And it’s not it’s not difficult. I love my job. But if everybody just stays healthy. I would be out of the job.

Dennis Velco 16:52

Well, you know, unfortunately, you know that boxed and fast food and so forth is all designed to you know get you hooked and it’s a vicious cycle.

I’ll share a little personal story with you and our listeners. Although it wasn’t due to health issues, it was just due to just being depressed. Now three years ago I divorced from a 17-year relationship and boy, I’ve always been, you know, in and around the 165 Max, when at 175 if I was getting to the point of when the that, I was like OMG emergency alert diet.

During the last year or a year and a half of my relationship. I was just, you know, in that fog and depressed and just overwhelmed and so many other emotions and I gotta say I turned to French vanilla ice cream and vodka every night, sitting at home watching TV, in a very unhappy relationship, feeling isolated and ignored, not going to go into all of that. But it was not good. And so I literally every day, I joke with people I say, You know I love, love, love, French vanilla because I can make it into anything I want. You know, add whatever. But so you know it wasn’t just the cup. It was like three cups serving every single night, and you know two to three martinis. And I, by the time my ex and I had, you know, kind of officially separated. I weighed 232 pounds with a 35-inch waist. Now granted, my normal way is right 6570 pounds, and through just so once all that okay this is really happening just for actually getting a divorce. I need to make changes in my life for my own health. And for my own happiness, and frankly to get back to a single gay guy marketing body. LOL.

Timothy Stahl 19:39

Yes being single is always a good motivator to lose weight.

Dennis Velco 19:49

It was a just, you know, again, just being depressed, for whatever reason, and we have our adopted son and so I was a eating a lot of what we had for him. A hree and a four and a five and a six-year-old can eat all that stuff and they burn it off like right away.

Timothy Stahl 20:09

I have raised my life and then that changed for about, about fourth that changes a bit, and then you have to change with it, but I will say that comfort food is okay and as a coach, I mean when you’re going through really difficult times people like to go to their comfort foods. And if you do it for a while. That’s okay, everything within moderation, even though that’s a simple cliche. Everybody says that, but it is true.

Dennis Velco 20:41

When you have to define what moderation is, I didn’t during that time. I had a holistic medicine practice client in the past and you know I’ve always had cooked most of my own meals all of my son’s baby food, literally. I’ve always tried, I used to make my own kombucha and everything.

And so, you know, I know what healthy eating is and what that entails. But it’s just like, going through all of the work stress home life stress, again, I won’t go into all this stuff with my ex. I will just say looking for someone very different than that now. I just felt trapped and so I just was like oh my god I’m just gonna like eat the holy crap out of this French Vanilla Trader Joe’s. If Trader Joe’s ever wants a pokesperson for their ice cream. I would be it. But I will ever eat the stuff again because it’s like crack when you put on your lips – you are done. LOL

Timothy Stahl 21:59

Well, let me tell you something. Sugar is more addictive than cocaine, and that is a proven fact and that’s a scientific study so it is more addictive. And that’s why everybody goes to it. And it’s interesting that we don’t look at that as a bit of an addiction as it is with cocaine for various reasons, obviously, but in reality they are of equal substance.

Dennis Velco 22:26

I’ve heard of that and I’ve heard that this study has shown that you know when you say it’s addictive, that it actually triggers the, you know, endorphins and chemical receptors in the brain get triggered just as cocaine, exactly like you said.

Timothy Stahl 22:43

It’s crazy.

Also, can we just back up for a moment, can we recognize your 17 years together because that’s a beautiful thing? And for gay men, that is a huge accomplishment and I’m sorry that, that it’s not, you know, you’re not together anymore. It must have been beautiful.

Dennis Velco 23:10

What I’ve told people is the first 10 years of the relationship whenever I traveled 50 to 80% of the time, it was fabulous. Okay. I am lining up a mental health person to come on the podcast to chat about therapy one thing that I know how, how much what you’re doing, can change people is because me just doing it on my own. Going to the farmers market every week, loading up on veggies locally sourced and, you know, not always organic sometimes it would just be at the last day of it, whatever they had I would just stock up. And so every day I filled up a large dinner size bowl you know the kind of you’d put like a huge thing or spaghetti in. I would just fill that with whatever fruits and veggies and some cheeses, you know like I love feta cheese and Kalamata olives. I would eat from this one bowl, and that would be the bulk of my meal. I mean that would be like breakfast my, my lunch and my snacks throughout the day and I include mixed nuts, and so forth. But the bulk of my, my eating was the raw fruits and vegetables, and I would do also oh my god it was so yummy. I would even do the peanut butter with honey and tell you what broccoli dipped in that is absolutely great.

Well that for me coupled with, you know, moderate exercise and for me I personally chose walking and hiking. I do at minimum, I strive for 10,000 steps a day. And like yesterday over two phone calls, because I’ll walk on my phone calls. If I don’t have to be in front of the computer but yesterday I did over seven and a half miles walking that’s over two phone calls.

Timothy Stahl 25:33

I love those standup desks at work and things like that because it’s the simple small changes that can make a huge difference in your life. And, and let me say this that if I was your coach, I would say that you know exactly what you need to do, everybody knows. Intuitively, what they need to do, but the question is, will they do it and that’s where I come into play like I don’t give any information that you don’t already know, I might be able to direct you and give you studies and stuff like that but I meet you where you’re at, and we go from there. We together, take on a path of living your best life living for a better healthy lifestyle and, and we go from there so it’s not like I am telling you what to do. I’m just holding you accountable. And, and that’s half the battle really is holding you accountable and guiding you through life to live a better life.

Dennis Velco 26:38

So when you’re holding accountable. What do you have your your clients like keep a food log?

Timothy Stahl

I have my ways.

A thought is, I could see a future OutBüro retreat that brings all of these like-minded individuals together to do some beautiful work over a weekend, I mean.

Dennis Velco

Ah, that’s actually on my brain. And, you know, it’s a matter of getting, you know the traction and, you know, of hope in doing this all myself all it fully one person’s health or voluntarily in the past, and it’s about you know get and I don’t know what I don’t know so so wonderful to is not only do I have to get to have wonderful conversations and learn about different businesses such as yourself. But also, you know, marketing, you know, creating revenue for a business rethinking your business, you know, we want to have all kinds of different people on on on the show, and then hopefully get some insights but yes, possibly doing retreats and or, you know, annual or more frequent who knows. In-person get-togethers are definitely on my radar. Just about how to make that happen.

Timothy Stahl

I’ll tell you but I want to do the same thing I would love to do a retreat with a group of people and get together and have a healthy weekend and just discuss everything under the sun on living a healthy life especially with people who are HIV positive. I’m not sure if I really brought this up. I call myself the HIV vegan, Because for me, over the past seven. I went to a plant-based style so I first became vegetarian and then slowly worked away, worked my way into becoming a vegan. And as an HIV positive person. It really is the lifestyle diet to go towards because you’re, what what you want to do, as the person who’s living with HIV is reduced inflammation and. And I know people love them. But I will tell you that meat is a big inflammatory protein, and it’s not the best. Yeah, so it’s, it changed. And then shows in my numbers, and it shows in my, my brain and the brain fog that’s gone. So it’s just like bringing a group of HIV positive men together to discuss their health and nutrition which I don’t think is really done today everybody looks at, have you seen your doctor did you do your blood work are you taking your medication, and then they think that that is it but that’s the bare minimum that you need to do in order to live a healthy life with HIV. And it’s possible, but you got to take bigger steps than just taking your meds.

Dennis Velco

Well, absolutely. And I can, I can absolutely appreciate that you focus on health. As you know, let’s be real. Americans are what 60% overweight if I’m not mistaken.

Unknown 31:15

Yeah, the standard, this, this diet, also known as sad. Yeah.

Unknown 31:24

It’s really sad.

Unknown 31:29

In a way it’s funny but it’s so nice.

Unknown 31:33

Dennis Velco

Now, right I just mean the acronyms they have this spelling that is to scratch. Yeah. So, you know, yeah. When you look at all the medications that people are are are are taking and again getting back to my, I mentioned the past, natural alternative medicine center that was a past you know, technology client of mine, and she was a pharmaceutical professor teaching pharmacology, and would audit pharmacies. And she’s also a nurse practitioner and but what she focuses on is helping people through eating healthy, similar to yourself. Was she also does Eastern medicine, and, you know, they also have massage and acupuncture and all kinds of other stuff in their, in their wellness center in Central Florida, but she’s also one who made me aware of, you know, how much food impacts your total health. She talks about estrogen overload, which is why a lot of people because of processed foods, processed guys you know that that wonderful smell of whatever you spray your restroom. When you do all of that. Synthetic fragrances Oh yeah, estrogen and and can affect your body, and even like you know the the in the gay community you know low testosterone get shots in jails well those things could rightly kill you. And sometimes it’s that you’re, you’re, you have too high of estrogen because you’re eating all the processed foods and have you know the natural Cologne, I were only essential oil as cologne. A little dab

Unknown 33:35

might be a Bergman, it’s

Unknown 33:38

love burger my smells really great on me

Unknown 33:40

I always get compliment yeah I’m wearing share right now, believe it or not, so I don’t think it’s probably as healthy as what you’re wearing. But she has a new cologne out perfume, it’s it’s for both sexes, and it’s absolutely delicious. Okay, I’m a bit I’m a big Cher fan yeah I had to bring her up. I mean, Sharon Oprah, are they there.

Unknown 34:04

Yeah. But yeah,

Unknown 34:06

hey, I’m a gay man who absolutely adore me to Very much so.

Unknown 34:11

Yeah, all of the women in my life have been so strong, starting with my mother. The strongest woman. I know, and she has. She has is responsible for everything that you’re listening today, and why I’m where I’m at. And I, and I love her so much but, yeah. Oh, but yeah, I mean as a coach I honestly I love the glades sprays, and, and I’ve had to get rid of them over the past few years because I know how bad those fragrances are for you and when it becomes holiday time and you can get the evergreen tree and all of those, you really got to go. The essential oils route because Glade is not not without that so I I totally understand what you’re saying.

Unknown 34:57

Yes, and you know you you grab the, you know,

Unknown 35:01

central oils I

Unknown 35:03

mean there you go lip, and so forth.

Unknown 35:06

Put that in a small jar with some filtered water a little dab of alcohol or a little dab of the detergent is new, help it diffuse, just go around and spray that once a day on the tree. It smells fantastic

Unknown 35:21

yeah between channel that’s great, you’re ahead of you’re ahead of me on that one. That’s great. And that’s why I love coaches Well, I learned as much from my clients as they do me. It’s really a win win situation for both of us. And, and for me, finding my own in the company that I have in the business that I have as a health coach, as an HIV again, it really puts all of my work throughout life all together into one spot now so I’m an activist for the planet, because if you’re eating healthy, then you’re eating healthy for the planet, love life. so I’m involving food and politics and animal rights and the planet and with climate change, and, and the LGBT community and those living with, especially long term survivors living with HIV. It’s just right now I’m where I’m supposed to be, and this is the next step and I’m really looking forward to what’s next in terms of doing retreats like we talked about and stuff like that so it’s a really exciting time for me. But also I yeah I would like to add though it hasn’t always been easy. It’s, it’s been difficult because, you know, starting your own business, I was like, Oh, this will be easy, and I left, I left my job, my daytime job nine to five and thought I would, would hit it off. When years and it’s been a struggle to be honest to find clients, and to and to work on it daily. It’s been work so I’ve had to go back here and there and find other work while working on 10. And why I bring this up is that because I went back to a law firm, bringing me all the way back to my lawyer wanting to be a lawyer days. And I was a legal assistant an executive assistant to five partners and one of the biggest law firms in New York City. And by doing that, I thought it was, I was failing. But in reality, on my floor. It was me with a bunch of, you know, 6065 year old ladies who were wonderful and they were all like moms to me in a way, but they, they, you know, were ready to retire, and all of them were probably a little overweight or just not happy with their life and looking like what’s next, and they were kind of just like living day to day. And so I started a group on my floor, and it was probably about 20 ladies, and me, which was fun. And I started a Health Group, and we all worked on our health together, and the stories from people who had reverse their diabetes to people who just wanted to lose 10 pounds or 15 pounds. It just was a beautiful thing. So it just goes to show like. Don’t ever again. You got to listen to the universe and if something comes to you in a whisper. Take it. Take it the first time, and go with it because what turned out. What I thought was a dead end job really was one of the most beautiful experiences I had while working on my business.

Unknown 38:33

Yeah. Very nice. You got to put it in practice in a group setting and I’m sure get some testimonials and, you know, I don’t know if you you’ve ever thought about this but you know on out Bureau. COMM TPU Comm. We also have the group capability similar to groups on LinkedIn and Facebook groups can be public where everything is shared. You know the search engine and so forth groups can be private and they can also be secret. And so if you ever wanted to, you’re more than welcome to host groups. And so what I’m going to ask everyone who’s listening this to kick to consider is you know if you have a group of friends or maybe you’re an employer, and you have you know five or six or 20 or, you know, 200,000, employees, and would like to focus and give your your your group of friends even a group of family members, you know, a bit of a education and coaching, you know, reach out to Tim, and you know, although his focus is on folks living with chronic disease you know think about all of the people in your lives. And all of your employees who are on, you know, perpetual medication, like, like to mention you know diabetes you know with with 60% of Americans being obese, the likelihood that people in your sphere, whether that be again family members, friends, co workers or employees who are on long term medications that they the probability of that is very high. And this is an opportunity to work with fantastic LGBT coach, who is also inclusive, inclusive of everyone, to help your your your group your peeps. Learn effective eating and being a, an effective health through eating and because you know what we eat, we are right, the water that we that the liquids that we drink, whenever they are like my unhappy by getting an ice cream

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Unknown 41:02

Now it’s, it’s water unsweet tea and my coffee and the occasional bad. But, you know, this is an opportunity to work with someone you know guys who are listening and gals who are listening to work with someone who truly understands this who came from a point in his own health. and and through necessity and seeing the change and impacting change. So Tim is going to provide us with the contact information including out bureau profile. And, you know, come join and if you have, you know, reach out and explore opportunities because you know this show here on out Bureau is all about uplifting the LGBT professionals and entrepreneurs entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their own lives, whether it’s through their professional career path through their businesses through the community. And, you know, the health of everyone you know if you can’t show if you’re not healthy, both physically and mentally. You can’t be your full self non work, and in your business, either. So, being, you know if you’re struggling with chronic illness, and you’re also potentially 60% chance you know, working in a not eating well, you know, think about what it will feel like working with Tim, to get your medications under control only, you’re only consuming those that you absolutely need to, and. And what if eating properly can change that, how you will feel better, the more energy vitality and stamina that you will

Unknown 42:53

crush it

Unknown 42:55

on absolutely Dennis and let me just add, right, because we didn’t even bring it up and I’m kind of sad that we didn’t at this point but COVID-19. We didn’t really talk about that. And although I coach people in the LGBT community, I coach, everybody in anybody gay, straight, and in between. But it’s important, especially this year to take care of your health everybody wants to go to what we talked to as comfort food. When it’s the worst thing you could do right now is not take care of your own health, because COVID is an inflammation of your immune system and it takes over your immune system just like HIV. So, if you are working your body at a peak performance at high nutrition levels. If you get the disease if you get the virus. It won’t have as big of an impact on your health. This you’re living a healthy lifestyle. So if you’re working out, if you’re eating right, it will have an impact on you. And this isn’t over in my opinion, I think that this virus is with us for the rest of the year, and we don’t know what it’s going to turn into.

Unknown 44:07

Take the time now

Unknown 44:09

to find a co re

Unknown 44:11

to learn how to be accountable to your own health, and then it’s imperative now that we don’t go to that comfort food that we take care of ourselves and I would love to do that for anybody listening, and I would even offer dentists, a free 30 minute session with me. They can go to my website or it’ll be on your website where they can sign up for a free 30 minute consultation with me and see if it fits see if we fit and see if we could work together, and if anything you’ll get some good information out of it and it’s a free 30 minutes and it could save your life.

Unknown 44:48

Awesome. I was so much appreciate that and then hopefully people listening will heat the word and if you do contact via the website just simply let him know that you heard about him and his offering here on out Bureau to receive that 30 minute free consultation and well so wonderful. Gosh, he has so much information and enjoyed this nice conversation. and we’ll we’ll stay in touch I love you, what we can possibly do in the future would love to help,

Unknown 45:24

help you thrive Dennis I thank you for this opportunity it really means a lot to me and I look forward to what our future together holds for, for all of the people on out Bureau.

Unknown 45:39

Well yeah in a wonderful week thank you so much Tim, you have been. Alright. You have been listening to out bureau interviews join us on out, bureau.com that is O ut buro.com Connect. Learn thrive and engage to gather, thank you so much. This is Dennis belko signing off.

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