In late 2016, at his wife’s behest, then-Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard met with Philip Goglia, a renowned nutritionist based in Los Angeles. For months, Leonard had been feeling lethargic, had trouble sleeping and couldn’t figure out what was wrong. It didn’t take long before Goglia changed Leonard’s diet, including having him eliminate gluten, dairy and processed sugars. Leonard, who was in his fifth NBA season, saw immediate results.
“He changed my career and my life,” said Leonard, who now plays for the Miami Heat, which trail the Los Angeles Lakers, two games to one, in the NBA Finals.