Weight gain is a visible problem with an invisible cause. If
you attack the invisible cause the fat will leave forever and you will be healthier,
happier, more secure and energetic.
So many people feel trapped by weight issues. They get excited about a new program but
often fail or get frustrated with eating foods they are not used to eating, or they can't
keep it up because it doesn't fit into their life Even if they reach their weight goal,
the moment they stray, the pounds start to return and eventually they end up right back
where they started.
We want the problem weight loss case b ecause that is who has tried it all and
either failed or could not maintain the momentary success.
This eating program contains no exercises, supplements, pills, shots or drinks. It is all
about fresh, grocery store food and good water. There is no calorie counting, fat gram
counting, or special package foods. There is weekly scientific testing of body fat,
intracellular and extracellular water, along with counseling with the doctor about the
Through cooking classes, DVD's, CD's, members-only web support, and 24/7 online
scheduling, we strive to support the patient in the process of weight loss. We have helped
many people, including nursing mothers, mothers-to-be, children, and 80-year old great
grandmothers, achieve a healthier weight and lifestyle.
Most often, the news media sensationalizes the momentary success of the weight-imbalanced
person, yet still maintains the attitude of blaming the obese population for a lack of
motivation and willpower to diet and exercise. While science, on the other side, is in
full disagreement as to exactly how to eat and how to exercise to achieve lasting results.
The person with too much body fat has a shortage of immediately accessible energy, yet
they have a large inaccessible energy supply of stored fat. Their body is in a constant
need of more energy because their endocrine system (thyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus,
pancreas, adrenal glands, etc.) cannot keep up with the energy required to maintain a
chronically imbalanced autonomic nervous system. Their body is burning energy at a much
higher rate than normal, causing their body to crave and consume inappropriate sources of
energy which provide short bursts of energy, but result in excessive insulin secretion and
resultant fat accumulation. Whatever the specific initial cause, the syndrome calls upon
every endocrine gland (glands which control energy and metabolism) to supply maximum
benefit to overcome the energy drain until each and every endocrine organ is spent as
well. The autonomic imbalance remains, even in the face of forced weight loss, preventing
long-term success. The autonomic nervous system itself becomes fatigued, causing even more
need for external energy resources.
This cycle is very difficult to break and the treatments which are offered only focus upon
the resultant diseases and visible aspects of the problem, not upon the invisible causes.
Many people are successful short-term, but not permanently. They starve or sweat off the
weight but without true health balance the weight slowly creeps back, and they face the
same problem all over again.
Many people point to emotional issues which are the gateway causes of their eating. This
is again just one more component of the invisible complex. Understanding your emotions and
behavioral responses is important, but the real problem is more about an automatic
response mechanism which is out of your immediate control.
The medical industry is driven by the pharmaceutical industry and drugs. Even though we
would all like a simple fix, like taking a pill, we have all seen the devastating effects
of medicine gone wrong. The latest surgical cure offers again visible results and certain
health benefits, but does not, as such, address the causal chain of the illness itself.
Most, if not all, of these procedures may have been avoided if the right treatments were
put in place earlier on in the infancy of the problem. The major focus of the medical
industry has become the resultant disease states which are thought to occur secondarily to
the weight gain itself.
Diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease all rank as our fastest-growing
diseases. Cardiovascular disease has been the number one killer in the United States every
year since 1990, and accounts for one death every 33 seconds. Diabetes is the
fastest-growing disease presently facing us.
It becomes easy to understand why these conditions are growing at such astronomical rates
in the face of the above explanation. The autonomic nervous system imbalance overdrives
the heart, and the process calls for new
energy to meet the body's needs. Starch and sugar, which deplete insulin, are the easy
choices. Then you have two of the biggest killers known to the American public: heart
disease and diabetes. If we want to also add the effects of the autonomic imbalance upon
the immune system, it reads about the same. Too much sympathetic stimulation and immunity
is disabled or excessively enabled, causing hyper-immunity reactions akin to auto-immune
The U.S.A. committee on Health & Diet states that "over the past 40 years,
numerous studies have produced unequivocal evidence of the linkage between diet, serum
cholesterol and heart disease." And there is certainly more than a causal
relationship between heart disease, diet and obesity.
It is interesting, yet sad, that no medical tests are presently used or even recognized to
diagnose the most common disease in this country from which over 60% of the population is
afflicted. The diagnosis of obesity is made
with nothing more than a bathroom scale and a height and weight chart. These tools do not,
in fact, diagnose the condition at all, but only confirm its existence. The obesity
diagnosis is not a diagnosis at all, but only a name for the visual symptom brought on by
an autonomic imbalance and the body's attempt to survive the problem. To treat such a
complex condition by withholding food without repairing the root cause is outright torture
as any obese dieter with tell you.
The solution for the obese patient may be as complex as the condition itself, depending
upon where along the continuum of the condition one has traveled. Where the patient is in
the compensatory process of the illness
dictates the difficulty of achieving success. By this I mean if the patient has been
permanently damaged, either emotionally or physically, the chances for a lasting success
become more difficult. Medications for the resultant
diseases of obesity and damaged psychology are difficult to ignore and have a significant
influence upon the systems needing the most repair to ensure recovery. Aside from these
obstacles, is the emotional damage of obesity. Having been obese since childhood can
create an insurmountable obstacle that no amount of explanation and scientific facts can
change the reality or the damage that remains. The thin body is a scary place for someone
who has been overweight all their life. They feel at a minimum vulnerable and afraid.
Thinness is foreign and unknown - unlike the obesity they strive to escape. Often, driven
as much by public image as personal desire, and overcome by repeated failures, it can be a
trap without any perceived escape route.
As a clinician seeing the solution so readily at hand, yet so clouded for the individual
with the personal damage of obesity, it elicited frustrations for both Doctor and patient.
Like unraveling any patient's complex health
issue, it begins in successful baby steps. The most important is to show the patient,
through their own success, that it is indeed possible to change their present course and
eventual outcome. This, for the very obese, is the easy part. The hard part is redirecting
their fear and anxiety about the world of thinness. As they come to see, thinness is not
only achievable, but maybe even easy. This mere fact alone may escalate their anxieties,
imbalancing the autonomic nervous system as they face the reality of impending
shapeliness, again making weight loss difficult as cravings creep back.
It would be easy to assume counseling would be the single answer, yet much of what the
patient is experiencing is, in fact, the very autonomic nervous system mechanism that was
at the root of their weight gain to start with. The way people process their stress
accounts for how the autonomic nervous system remains balanced or spins out of control.
These skills of processing emotions are usually the ones we learn from our parents who are
most likely the same people who, by example or otherwise, taught us how to make the food
choices most of us make every day.
The bottom line of the solution therefore, is to retrain the autonomic response which
turns back on the digestive enzymes, slows the heart rate, calms the mind, increases
intestinal mobility and plugs the hole in the boat, so to speak, for the energy leak which
drives the sugar and starch craving. Retraining and resetting the autonomic nervous
system, portion controlling the food intake, and balancing the types of foods consumed,
will start fat burning to occur in a controlled and systematic manner. Body compartment
monitoring and metabolic coaching also serve to reeducate the patient by dispelling the
misinformation about weight gain and loss, such as exercise is necessary to lose weight,
and that stimulants are pathways to thinness.
Patients without the damage of lifetime obesity make this process go smoothly and quickly,
giving immediate and often rapid results. Most comment they have never lost so much weight
so rapidly before, and also find the
eating plan simple and easy to maintain as a lifestyle change. Most are amazed when they
find out the truth about exercise. They also have difficulty believing that fat by itself
is not the enemy it has been made out to be, how great a fuel source it really is, and are
able to experience the immediate benefit of making simple dietary changes. Patients,
especially those who have always failed on diets in the past, now can be successful and
just can't believe it.
Unlike ordinary weight loss programs, this plan is not just about the flash in the pan
weight loss. It is about scientific monitoring of the patient's body compartments,
tracking water, fat, muscle and toxicity. It is about rebalancing the ratio of
intracellular to extracellular water. It is about rehydrating the body with electrically
active unprocessed water which contains abundant minerals from nature. It is about
rebalancing the autonomic nervous system with the natural variability which should
predominate our cellular environment. It is about retraining and awakening the body's
natural rhythms inherent to life itself. It is about re-centering the body systems to
perform as if new to life. It is about creating choice for the individual - a present time
consciousness for both thought and action when it comes to food and drink choices.
Patients who have come to us wired, tired, fatigued, depressed, in pain, compulsively
eating, emotionally stuck and overweight often experience positive results from the very
beginning of the program. Laboratory abnormalities normalize rapidly as patients make the
recommended dietary changes.
Elevated serum cholesterol has been seen to reduce even when medicine has failed to
produce results. Triglycerides have been seen to normalize from as high as 15 times normal
in as little as a month. Abnormal thyroid tests have become balanced and normal within
weeks of starting the program. Liver enzymes have reduced to normal rapidly as dietary
changes reduce liver stress and damage. (See testimonials.)
It is like pouring water on a dying plant and watching it come to life before your eyes as
it drinks up the moisture, its leaves perk up, and its flowers open. Patients are amazed
at how great they can feel from just eating good food and drinking good water once their
autonomic nervous system is brought into balance.
The objective tests quickly show the results as the fat seems to melt away and is replaced
by a growing metabolically active body cell mass. Although fat may be easier to lose,
cellular water balances takes a more concerted effort. Yet, as cellular hydration is
balanced, muscle cells expand and strength increases. The same digestive abnormalities
that cause cellular dehydration also can cause an accumulation of a non-metabolically
active, extracellular mass, sometimes referred to as "toxic load". As the
autonomic nervous system returns to normal, so do the digestive enzymes, resulting in
simultaneous repair of both the water balance and the body toxicity. These repairs just
take more time than fat loss, yet the patient feels increasingly better as healing occurs.
One of the most remarkable results is the number of patients who have had difficulty
losing weight in the past, yet find this program easy to follow. They say things like,
"Why would anyone ever want to eat any differently than this? I just feel so
good." Once a patient has reduced their body fat to an ideal level, eating foods with
higher fat content is an absolute necessity for long-term success and fat balance. This is
sometimes difficult for patients to understand because most people believe what they have
been inappropriately told by the media: that fat is bad and will make you fat.
See our testimonials and the fat loss graphs and you will see for yourself the results
achieved by most of our patients. I have never had a patient who did not or could not lose
fat. Even the ones who did not do the program to
my exact specifications, still lost fat. A very easy average to achieve for women is 2.59
pounds of fat loss per week. (This was after I corrected for those female patients who had
tremendous fat loss and whose fat loss was so great they would have skewed the curve
making the average much harder to achieve. The worst average by a female was 49 pounds per
week. I kept their scores in my averages, even though I knew they were not committed to
themselves or to the program, again to ensure that the averages were achievable by
everyone.) Men lose less fat overall at 1.9 pounds per week, but as most women can tell
you about their partners, they will win the weight loss race. Men lose an overall of 3.8
pounds of total weight per week. (Again, I took out the highs and left in the lows from my
averages to set the bar a little lower so as not to discourage anyone if they didn't hit
the average.) As we all know, results vary between patients, but for those who do the
program as recommended, fat loss is profound.
With our efforts to educate our patients about ways to cook and make foods more
interesting, colorful, tasty and satisfying, we hope to bring a whole new dimension to
one's concept about food and cooking. Often people eat poorly because they get bored and
end up eating the same foods which are often unhealthy, or seek out restaurants, which
only contribute to their problem. Many people, as they learn interesting ways to prepare
food, find it difficult to eat in restaurants because they can't find one that prepares
food as well as what they can fix at home.
Helping a person repair a weight imbalance is not just about giving them a list of good
and bad foods to eat and telling them everything they have been doing wrong. To be truly
successful and make long-term changes, it is important to reeducate, stimulate, motivate,
evaluate, saturate and invigorate every fiber of the person's body about how to change
their lives by experiencing the feeling of success and overcoming what might be, for some,
Our coaching and metabolic monitoring will give you the opportunity to see the weekly
effects of your efforts. We will not only be your cheerleaders, we will make you the star
player on a winning team.
Let us help you be a star.