Overview of What We Teach
Too often, when people think about getting fit, they think of diets. This is not a diet. It is a “Live It!” We teach how to live a healthy lifestyle, to improve overall health. The main indicator of this healthy lifestyle change is improved blood work. Weight loss is a nice side effect that happens when you take care of yourself.
The best way to understand the “Live It!” program is to come to the introduction. It is FREE!
This program teaches how to use real food as a part of a four pronged approach to improving your health. The program is currently based on Dr. Ray Strand’s Healthy for Life Program. Clinical Studies have been carried out at Boston University Medical School, University of Colorado Medical School and the University of Utah Medical School with great results and success. We provide programs that vary from one evening to 12 weeks, depending on your needs. The programs teach four basic lifestyle principals (or legs):
- Pharmaceutical Grade Nutritionals
- Healthy Eating (every 3 hours and low-glycemic)
All four legs are important. If you want the best results, all four are vital to your success. Leaving any one of the four out will decrease your effectiveness by more than 25%.
What do you enjoy doing that will keep your body moving for at least 30 minutes per day, five to six days per week? Think of when you were a child or teenager, what did you really enjoy doing? Is it something you can do now? The key to making this part successful is to look for making the exercise fun.
Writing what we eat and drink, as well as when we go to bed and get up and what exercise we do, is a vital tool to creating a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that those who keep a journal are twice as likely to lose weight as those who do not.
Pharmaceutical Grade Nutritionals
It is essential to purchase pharmaceutical grade supplements. Pharmaceuticals must meet certain standards for quality as established by the United States Pharmacopeia (or USP. The USP is a non-profit organization that works closely with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the pharmaceutical industry, and health care professionals to establish authoritative standards. These standards are enforceable by the FDA and the governments of more than 35 other countries, and are recognized worldwide as the hallmark of pharmaceutical manufacturing quality.
A statement similar to the following statement should appear on the product label:
“Laboratory tested, quality guaranteed. Meets USP specifications for potency, uniformity, and disintegration where applicable.”
A good manufacturer voluntarily adheres to a rigorous quality assurance program modeled after the pharmaceutical industry. This high standard of manufacturing separates the best companies from many other dietary supplement companies.
You may want to know whether the FDA has audits a supplement manufacture’s facilities for Pharmaceutical GMP compliance. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no. Because the FDA uses the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) as its legal guideline, in the United States all supplement products – regardless of advanced voluntary quality control measures – can only be audited according to DSHEA rules, which currently require adherence to Dietary Supplement GMPs only.
However, please note that pharmaceutical grade products are considered over-the-counter drugs in Canada and Australia, and the manufacturer should be audited to drug GMP equivalents by the regulatory organizations in these countries.
In many cases, with only small changes in what you eat, you can improve your health. Eating every three hours raises your metabolism. Eating low glycemic prevents spiking your blood sugar, which causes your body to produce far less insulin than it would with a sugar spike.