Volume XI Winter 2020
Does it seem like each year that goes by goes faster than the previous year? It does for me. I'm ever reminded how important my small decisions are each day. Life really is primarily made of those day-to-day little decisions that can slowly change the trajectory of our lives.

This can be in the area of finances, relationships, spiritual life, career or health. My encouragement to you is to make those small decisions each day in order to make 2020 your best year ever.

Even if it's getting up 15 minutes earlier, exercising consistently (even it's just 10 minutes), buying a book that will challenge you spiritually, responding calmly instead of yelling, saving a portion of your paycheck every week and yes, cooking a few meals in the week instead of opting for pizza or fast food.

It's all about the little choices. May this be your best year.  

Grace, Peace and Love,

I was so happy to meet Jeremy Pepper, PA-C and his wife, Sarah after a mutual patient introduced us. Jeremy's practice is Access Internal Medicine, PC. 1606 Wellington Ave A, Wilmington, NC 28401

My patients often lament that they don't get enough time with their general practitioners. Insurance stipulations make it almost impossible to get personalized care.

This is why Access Internal Medicine is so special. It is a membership practice (you pay a modest monthly or yearly fee), but you get so much value with that. This model of care enables deep relationships, personalized care, and movement towards prevention and overall health and wellness through comprehensive, attentive healthcare and time.

My patients are so happy with Jeremy's practice. We are both offering a special "introduction special." For a greatly discounted price, patients in both practices can take advantage of the other practice for an amazing price. There is absolutely no obligation to progress further.

There is also special pricing for a comprehensive package of labs. If you haven't had labs done in a awhile, this is the time. These specials are for patients of both practices.

We are also planning on conducting wellness functions in the future. Stay tuned. Please email me if you want further info about these specials: lindy@lindyfordwellness.com
I see many patients who have experienced gastric bypass surgery. I'm not against them, but the outcomes are often less than ideal. There are complications (if not major, every one has nutrient absorption issues) and the patient oftentimes doesn't learn to eat in a way that is right for their physiology.

Jody came to me after experiencing two failed gastric bypass procedures. He was referred by Jeremy Pepper of Access Internal Medicine (see above). Many thanks to Jody's wife who lovingly pushed him to make that appointment--she had had enough.

Jody took all the information and advice I gave him and ran with it--the weight loss and inches he lost were secondary to Jody reversing the major diseases he was headed toward. My favorite thing that Jody said was, "I am no longer at war with my body. . . " It all makes me happier than a pig in slop! Here is Jody's story:

"I have fought the battle of the bulge my entire life. Even my baby pictures bring to mind Sister Shubert’s yeast rolls. My true struggle with weight became serious in my twenties. I bounced between the 190-220lbs as I partied through those years.

As thirty approached, the pounds seemed to harder to lose and even harder to keep off. I tried hitting the gym with obsessive regularity, which you can imagine didn’t last. I tried diet after diet; the Adkins diet, Weight Watchers--you name it. I even used prescription diet pills. Did I lose weight – oh yes, but I always gained back what I lost and then some.

As I approached 40 I weighed 290 lbs and was desperate for help. I heard about the lap band and decided on this procedure. By this time in my life, I had developed high blood pressure and lipid levels and I was pre diabetic. I quickly signed up for the surgery that I thought would be the end of my war with the scales--boy was I wrong! I lost weight and for first couple of years I hovered around 230 lbs. Unfortunately, I was able to out-eat the band and the pounds came creeping back. To add insult to injury, the band caused an esophageal stricture and I developed a wicked case of reflux.

What now?!?! All the previous issues came back and I needed to have the band removed in order to avoid esophageal cancer. Back to a surgeon…who suggested that I might want to look into the Gastric Sleeve procedure-- a procedure which reduces your stomach to a tiny pouch. Eureka! I quickly signed up.

The sleeve surgery almost proved to be my demise. I developed a bleed post op which nearly killed me. I was taken back to the OR to fix the bleed and had several transfusions before started the my long recovery. I lost weight, but when I started eating whatever I gained the weight back for what seemed like the 100th time.

My wife was completely exasperated and lucky for me, when she makes her mind to change something, she wont quit. She recruited the help of our primary care provider, Jeremy Pepper, who referred me to Lindy Ford. I have to admit, Mel had to stay on me to make sure I made the appointment – she even emailed Lindy herself.

I went to the appointment with Lindy and I haven’t looked back. She helped me set realistic expectations for myself and my health. Lindy was firm but encouraging and I needed that. I have lost weight and inches and feel better than I have years. I am not on a diet, but follow a nutrition plan tailored to my health issues as well as foods that I will eat. After spending much of my life in what truly felt like fight, I am no longer at war with my body, but working to become a healthier version of me. Thank YOU Lindy!"

- Jody D.
I was recently hired by Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC, the makers of NP Thyroid to write blog posts for the company. In this article, I put together a few simple replacements of commonly consumed foods that may help you stick to your health goals in the new year and beyond.

Simple Mills® Crackers Versus Whole Wheat Crackers

Before I found Simple Mills®, I was dissatisfied with the taste of gluten-free almond crackers. Simple Mills® crackers were game-changers and are an excellent option for snacks during a party or family gathering. Not only do they hold together and taste great, the ingredients are divine and simple!

In contrast, “whole” wheat crackers are really just white flour crackers with a good press agent. Wheat can be problematic to the GI in some, but also raises blood sugar, which can contribute to weight gain and certain diseases.

PREP TIME: 5-10 minutes
BAKE TIME: 20-30 minutes

Low Carb, Vegan, Keto & Paleo Friendly


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts (green or purple), trimmed and halved
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped (add more or leave out if desired)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (fresh or I use Lakewood Organics) or balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Integrative Therapeutics
This is a product I use extensively in my practice for my patients who need extra immune support and help with allergy issues. Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrient. It slows down aging and protects the body from free radical damage. Oh, but it does so much more. .

Vitamin C with Quercetin is helpful in maintaining proper immune balance. This synergistic formula combines the antioxidant support of vitamin C with citrus bioflavonoids.
Here is how to use Lindy's dispensary to get 20% retail for this product:
Last year, Emerson Ecologics, the largest supplement distributor for health professionals, opened up my dispensary for my social media followers. You can order high quality supplements you would find in a reputable health food store for 20% off retail!

Use this link to my dispensary to create an account (one time):

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There are so many nutritional philosophies out there it's hard to know what to put into practice. This one not only fits them all, but it can make the biggest impact on your health. . .this IS THE PLACE TO START!
Lindy speaks to a WIDE range of audiences—from athletic teams, health care professionals, law enforcement, church groups, teens, business organizations. . . she will tailor the talk to the subject and length you desire. Call or email.
Piper is yet again in another theater production. She will play "Roquefort" the mouse in Disney's AristoCats with Snow Productions coming up on March 13. If you are in the Wilmington area, please join us! More info...

Piper is also taking voice lessons from Austin, a NYC Equity actor. She loves this!
Bryan is in Baltimore weekly as the General Contractor of a large commercial building project. Although grateful for the confidence this organization has in him (this is the third large build with them), his family at home can't wait until he is home for good!

Every year we go to an event at Durham Performing Arts Center called the "Nashville Songwriters' Concert." This is a benefit concert of some of the most talented people in Nashville. We know the organizer and one of the songwriters so he gave us back stage VIP passes! Along with the other songwriters, we met David Lee Murphy!
Lindy loves meeting weekly at a local restaurant with the loveliest women ever as they delve into Andy Stanley's latest book, "Irresistible." If you haven't read this one, it's a "must read."
Lindy Ford understands the power of nutrition personally. Several years ago she applied nutritional protocols to overcome a debilitating health crises.

This is one of the reasons Lindy’s passion is helping people achieve greater freedom through wellness and nutrition. She holds a degree in Nutritional Science and Dietetics from the University of Maryland. Lindy also holds a degree in Theatre / Communications from Towson University (weird, she knows). She is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist.

Lindy loves her job. She runs a private nutrition practice in Wilmington, NC, but counsels people all over the US through video conferencing. Lindy practices functional/integrative nutrition or “what works nutrition.” The goal is to get to the root of the problem and then base treatment on up-to-date science. This approach takes longer, but the results are superior and long-lasting.

Lindy’s patients have particularly benefited from her expertise in issues related to blood sugar, heart disease, weight control, the GI system and the thyroid.

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