Hey hey!! I had the honor of interviewing Sean Croxton from Underground Wellness on this debut episode of Paleo, Love & Transformation. Sean shares his story of overcoming social anxiety and depression with a combination of real food, a radical mindset shift, and getting out of isolation and into a community. We talk a whole lot about our views on transformation, overcoming and thriving in the face of adversity, what’s right and wrong with the healthy eating and healthcare system, the importance of keeping your approach to diet REAL and SIMPLE or J.E.R.F: Just Eat Real Food. Super-fun, super-informative, super-de-dooper.
About my guest:
Sean is the Founder of Underground Wellness. After graduating from San Diego State University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology (emph: fitness, nutrition, and health), Sean began his journey as a certified personal trainer. Despite his extensive education in health, he was met with much failure as clients got heavier and sicker. Client programs consisted of endless cardio and the horrific Food Guide Pyramid. Rather than accept defeat, Sean took his failures as an opportunity for growth. He has since spent thousands of hours educating himself on the many truths that eluded him throughout his formal education, often joking that he got his Master’s from Amazon.com. Sean works with clients to uncover the root cause(s) of their health challenges. Sean takes a holistic, functional approach to rebuilding health from the ground up. As a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist (FDN) and Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor (CMTA), Sean does not focus on symptoms. Rather, he is solely concerned with uncovering the root cause(s) of health challenges.
In this episode you will learn:
- Sean’s Story and why he states “It’s a cobblestone road”.
- Sean’s original mission to rid the world of obesity.
- The failure of Sean’s mission.
- Sean’s fall to depression and anxiety and how he overcame it.
- What Sean is doing to get his message to the mainstream.
- Steps to take to remove oneself from prescription antidepressants.
- Why Sean loves failure.
- What is left for Sean?
Links & Notes:
The Structure of Magic (Book)
Feel the Fear & Do it Anyway (Book)
Unlimited Power (Book)
The Paleo Diet (Book)
Finding Joe (Movie)
The Secret (Movie)