Hi! I am David Mac and I am married to the most amazing woman. I have been practicing health optimization for over 36 years. My goal in life is to learn everything I could about being healthy, naturally and teaching what I have learned. I believe in the I-L-T method; Invest-Learn-Teach. When Vicky hit menopause, we decided that we were not going to let it get in the way of a high quality life or relationship. That is how The Menopause Diet was developed, for Vicky’s own battle with menopause.
When I was young, I wanted to be a medical doctor, but I just didn’t have the self confidence. Instead, I went to chiropractic school. I chose a school that was accredited by medical schools, there were 2 back in the 70s. I did this so I could transfer to a medical school after I graduated. While I was in chiropractic school, I became impassioned with natural healthcare. I graduated and instead of going to medical school, I became a practicing chiropractor who used my degree to go deep into heart of the body’s ability to heal itself from the inside out.
Then insurances started paying for chiropractic and I spent the next 25 years being a pseudo medical doctor and started wearing white coats and running office systems that made me succesful, but also made me forget about my goal that was implanted within me while in chiropractic college.
Then, I quit! I became burned out by playing the insurance game. I went back to my original goal of being a healer from the inside out. One day while in the office, a long lost past employee of mine came in to visit me. She had moved away to live on a beach near San Francisco. She had just gotten a divorce and so had I. Her name was Vicky. She had interned in my office when she was 18 years old. I fell in love with her so fast my shoes fell off.
We started dating and married. After we were married, she went into menopause. I went into andropause. We were in a hormonal abyss. We had both been very healthy vibrant people and now that we had found this incredible relationship, we were to tired to enjoy it.
We went on a mission to regain our vigor of youth so that our love could be lived as though we were young. We both went to the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. I even took their test to become board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine. This is the same test that the medical doctors take. I passed.
I ended up running an anti-aging wing in a large medical corporation. We did hormone therapy, chelation therapy, weight loss and a lot of other alternative therapies. Vicky enrolled at The School of Integrative Nutrition and she became certified in integrative nutrition as a Certified Health Coach. We then joined forces and branched out with other medical doctors an naturopaths to open up several weight loss clinics throughout Northern California.
I am currently enrolled in The University of Functional Medicine and work on harmonizing the seven systems.
When people ask us what we do for a living, we tell them:
“We instruct menopausal women how Vicky lost her menopausal weight, you know that nearly impossible weight to lose, also how these actions caused her energy to return, and also how these actions allowed her to sleep soundly again.”
But what I really want to say is:
“We show people how Vicky became her pre-menopausal self through 12 steps”
And what we really, really want to say is…
“We invest, learn and teach, because the more we give the more we receive.
We are “The Macs” — and as you’ve probably guessed, we teach menopausal women how Vicky became slimmer, energized and slept better, after menopause.
And when it comes to menopausal transformation. We are the real deal.
- We’ve got over 35 years of experience as health optimization professionals. We are diet + purification virtuosos — and we’ve worked with celebrities, professional athletes, and numerous physicians throughout the country.
- We’ve have thousands of women read our blogs, watched our videos and read our books every month.
- We’ve worked with thousands of menopausal women — from those that are 10 pounds over weight to those over 100 pounds overweight due to menopause.
- Our clients regularly make the same transformations as Vicky.
And when we are not designing our next online class — or lettering to a packed house — you can find us penning scintillating blogs, hiking, and rolling around the country in a trailer with our adorable Golden Doodles, Bella, Benji and Koda. We have 5 children, and brought into our home to help 2 others. Our oldest son played division one football and our youngest loves to act. We have 3 daughters, one is a dental hygienist, the other is a stylist for celebrities in Hollywood, and our youngest daughter is into communication design. Her we all are in Miami in 2015 when our oldest son, who runs 5 star hotels, got married to the lovely Kimberly.
If you’ve just GOT to know more, read on. (I’ll pretend you’re Oprah, and spill all of our secrets;)
We love to just hang out with each other, and meet with our friends that we have had since High School every other week and camp every other weekend. Vicky has been known on several occasions to walk in the door, say we are hitting a river or lake, and be off within the hour. We will throw a tent anywhere peaceful and beautiful and just be with each other. We are both a mixture of Latin and European heritage, so we like tropical beaches and cold mountain tops.
We are obsessed with binge watching shows on Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Showtime. Many think we may be wasting time, but our goal was to be with each other 24/7 and we are. Yes we want to be with each other every moment of every day. We love the theatre and have watched nearly every major play.
I was a baseball, football and rugby player. I love watching football, and my son an I have season tickets to the Raiders. Yes, I know, but look out next year! yes, I know we have been saying that for awhile. But look out for next year! Vicky is a gourmet cook.
I traveled the country as a motivational speaker for a decade and Vicky will not speak or stand in front of a crowd. I have several degrees including a bachelors in Biology and English. I have attended and been certified in numerous health adjuncts. I love to exercise 5 to 6 times a week and Vicky joins me.
Vicky can remember quotes from nearly every movie she has ever seen. I can’t even remember the Shirley line in Airplane. Vicky can take a bite of food and know every spice in it. I love peppers.
I want to live in a downtown San Francisco, my favorite city in America or Barcelona, my favorite city in Europe. Vicky wants to live in a cottage on a beach or a cabin in the mountains.
I have read all the major literary books, oh that’s right, I have a degree in literature and I love to read Entertainment Weekly. My favorite shows are Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and How I Met Your Mother. I start every morning studying the Bible.
We are living proof that our careers can give us the freedom to live within our passions — and that it’s never too late to make your dreams real, whether you want to act, dance, write, rock out in a band, or completely be healthy! I am 60 and she 50.
Are you ready to learn what Vicky has done to take menopause and roll it into a ball and throw it out the window? How our younger daughters cannot come close to keeping up with her?
Head down below and grab our FREE ebook – The 12 Steps Vicky Took To Lose Her Menopausal Weight, Regain Her Energy, and to Sleep well Again. (Godmade Food + Eliminating her upstream sources and her downstream pools of toxins + some awesome coaching?) Fill out the form below and read on!