We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Daryl Gioffre and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dr. Daryl, what is the most important factor behind your success?

First and foremost, success is all about helping people break through by getting to the root cause of the health issues and concerns they are dealing with. So many doctors and products are only going after the symptoms, leaving that fire of inflammation and acidity raging inside of you. We have built up an organic following of customers who have gotten incredible results in transforming their health and energy because our Acid-Kicking supplements and detox programs are addressing these underlying imbalances in the body.

I believe in aligning and surrounding myself with a team who shares the same core values as I do. This doesn’t mean they have to be just like you, but we are all aligned in our vision and mission to help as many people optimize their health by strengthening their diets, their immune systems, their energy, and overall lifestyle. I also believe in leading by example, not just for my team but my patients as well, and I do this by walking the walk, always making sure I am living in balance and taking good care of my health, doing the same very things that I am asking others to do.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work. What sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about?

Being healthy is all about balance, and not about deprivation and dieting. In fact, look at the first 3 letters of the word DIEt. So many people look to make changes in their health through extreme diets and lifestyle changes, but it just doesn’t work. New Years is a perfect example of that – most of us make changes based on pain, and by January 15th, the research shows that 92% of people have already failed with those resolutions.

Through all of my own challenges with sugar addiction and stress eating, I have learned to live in balance by ADDING in the right foods that taste good and strengthen your body at the same time. You can live this way in the comfort of your own home or any restaurant, party, or social situation.

Taking back your health doesn’t have to revolve around pain and suffering, in fact, it can be quite enjoyable. That is what I call an ACID-KICKING lifestyle.

How did you get to where you are today professionally. Were there challenges and how did you overcome them?

It was challenging running a full-time practice, seeing 40 patients a day, and at the same time, trying to build a startup company in Alkamind (founded 2014) which required lot of time, energy, and money. But one thing I have learned is that your GREATEST resource is resourcefulness. I worked in my practice from 8-6, but then I had from 8pm-2am to work on this new venture that I was so passionate about, and passion, grit, and hunger are the keys to persevering through all the obstacles (and there were MANY) and hard times that every business in their infancy endures.

But having my practice benefitted the Alkamind business in many ways, as I had an incredible test market for many of the ideas and products that would soon come into being as our Acid-Kicking supplement line. I also saw many celebrities in my practice whose lives were transformed from the nutritional coaching and Acid-Kicking products who would.

What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way?

100% of success in business is your psychology, your purpose, your passion behind what you do. You have to be willing to do whatever it takes to overcome the stress, the roadblocks, and the adversities that are going to get in the way. There is no such thing as a 9-5 job when you are an entrepreneur. You need to work smart, but also be willing to put in a 20-hour day if that’s what it takes.

Over the years, what I found most important is the team that you surround yourself with and the core values you create as a business that you all need to be aligned with. One thing I have learned in health and with business, is that anticipation and knowing the road ahead is critical in avoiding potential mistakes that can cost you and your business, time, stress, and money. I have consultants and advisors who I trust who have been there many times over, and they have prevented me from making many mistakes, saving me time, energy, and above all money.

What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?

I was massively addicted to sugar, overweight, prediabetic, and really struggling trying to find my way out. But here’s the problem – sugar is so addictive; in fact the research shows it is 8x more addictive than cocaine. Sugar is not a food, it is a drug, and it has become America’s drug of choice, and that is why the average person is eating 130 pounds of the white stuff every single year, equating to 38 teaspoons a day. I tried to beat this addiction so many times by deprivation, but it just doesn’t work, because you are not addressing the underlying causes and deficiencies to WHY you are addicted in the first place.

So I started studying and learning about functional and biological medicine, and as I followed the evidence, it helped me heal my cravings and addiction in only 3 weeks, and lose 42 pounds in the 4 month process. I reclaimed my life and energy, but I did it in a way that STRENGTHENED my body, my energy, my immune system, and overall health. It is all the ups and downs that I experienced with my own health, that led me to create Alkamind and the line of Acid-Kicking supplements, as well as my two books, Get Off Your Acid, and newly released, Get Off Your Sugar.

So my mission has become to help as many individuals and families struggling with stress eating and chronic health issues by addressing the true cause of these health issues, through a strength eating diet, the right supplements, and managing the stress in their lives better.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.

I just recently moved to the Newport Beach area, so I live and practice about 45 minutes south of LA, so I’m still getting to know the area. I’m a huge fan of the restaurant Farmhouse in Roger’s Gardens which offers the freshest, locally sourced, seasonal farm-to-fork cuisine. When I am in the mood for something healthy and more on the quick side, you’ll catch me at Jan’s Health Bar (they have a few locations) grabbing my favorite plant-based avocado wrap, or Mother’s Kitchen and their wild and free salmon bowl, or a fresh green juice and Sejuiced Juice Bar.

“I recently did a press appearance for Access Daily. I caught lunch and a fresh green juice after the segment with a client at this local spot called Kreation Juicery—and can’t wait to go back (and yes, they have an actual juice ATM)! Courtney Lopez, who co-hosted that day, suggested I try Break Room Juice Bar & Café nearby so that’s on my list to try out next time!”

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?

My wife and business partner Chelsea. She has been there supporting me since day one, and has always been an incredible soundboard for all of my ideas (albeit some of them crazy!). She keeps me grounded, on purpose, and focused on WHY we do what we do, and who we do it for. Business can bring a lot of stress to our lives, so it is so important to have that support from the people you love and care most about.

As far as business, Tony Robbins has been an incredible mentor and role model. I have been through all of his programs, including taking Business Mastery twice. As he says, the success of any business rises and falls based on the psychology of the business owner. It is so critical to have an important strategy for the health of your business, but what is even more important is the WHY and the purpose to what we do, and keeping that front and center always. If your healthy, focused, energetic, and laser focused on your WHY, your how will always find a way.

Now, we are at a place where we are looking to scale our business, and the book Scaling Up by Verne Harnish has been instrumental in this process, as it focuses on the 4 most important buckets in business – People, Strategy, Execution, and Cashflow.

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Dr. Daryl Gioffre, celebrity nutritionist, author of Get Off Your Sugar and Get Off Your Acid, founder of Alkamind

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