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Lauren Manzo Scalia is sharing an exciting update on her physical and mental health.
In a February 26 Instagram post, The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum showed side-by-side photos of herself: one from 2020 and the other from this year. “I got my lap band removed a few months before the [first] photo,” she wrote in the caption. “It’s no secret I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life.”
“Not long after that photo to the left I decided I needed to get healthy not just physically but mentally as well,” she continued. “I started to go to therapy, working out, started to see a functional medicine doctor (thanks to you guys for recommending functional medicine instead of a gut health [doctor]), found out what was going on to my body and naturally healed everything from the root of the problem instead of masking it with prescription medication for IBS like many doctors tried doing.”
Lauren went on to explain how dietary modifications have been an important factor in improving her health. “I have been gluten and dairy free for over a year *if you told me that a year ago I wouldn’t believe I could ever give those [two] things up* and it has changed my life majorly,” she shared. “I still have a long road ahead and want to lose more weight/get into better shape but I’m proud of how far I’ve come since that first photo in 2020.”
“One thing I can say for sure is having supportive family [and] friends who also love food but always make sure to cook gluten [and] dairy free when I’m over or always do little things like have gluten free crackers for me in their pantry has been key in helping me get to where I am,” she concluded. “These pics were taken at [Markie’s] bday in 2020 [and] 2023[.] One day I’ll finally post a video explaining more of what I’ve changed the last [three] years but I keep promising that so who knows when it’ll come.”
Any health-related information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, or before embarking on any diet, exercise, or wellness program.
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