Healthy Weight Loss
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. It is far more important to what person the disease has than what disease the person has - Hippocrates (400 BC)
Your Life Style Educator (LE) will discuss your Medical Symptom Questionnaire (MSQ) with you, take anthropometric measurements, and run a Bio-Impedance Analysis- BIA (body composition and cell membrane health). Next, you and your Coach will discuss your history, and generate a time-line that includes childhood illnesses, family history, and life circumstances occurring around the time things began going awry. The time-line takes about 30-minutes to complete, and may be augmented during subsequent visits.
REPORT OF FINDINGS:
Based on your information, you and your LE will collaborate on a wellness plan. Specific dietary changes and targeted nutrients will be suggested. The pace of executing your wellness plan will be tailored, depending on your symptoms and goals. If digestive issues are present, then they will be addressed early on, so that new healthy nutrients and minerals can be absorbed efficiently. If a food intolerance is suspected, a 3 week Elimination DIet will be encouraged. For weight loss, we use a Modified Mediterranean DIet in accordance with a First Line Therapy (FLT) program developed by Metagenics. The BIA testing will be used in determining the tailoring of FLT.
At Life Zone Wellness we do not advocate extreme diet plans or excessive supplementation. Rather we believe that the key to healthy brain and body function includes removing or correcting factors that are underlying your health issues (e.g., poor estrogen metabolism -> weight gain in hip area, PMS, low tolerance to BCPs), and then identifying and repleting those "body-familiar" nutirents that address the health issue. Weight loss is often not a simple calorie in vs calorie out formula. Its typically more complex and requires that whole body function is addressed in conjuction with life style changes. Whole body function (and dysfunction) is predicated on genetic predisposition, weight distribution patterns, food intolerances, illness history, medications, digestive health, etc. Client education is key to your recovery! No prescription drugs are utilized.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU INTRODUCE BETTER NUTRITION?
When you change your diet and introduce a better nutrition program, you may become concerned about symptoms experienced during the initial phase of the dietary change (days 3-9). You may feel a temporary letdown, as you cut back on coffee, chocolate, alcohol, preservatives, additives, refined carbohydrates and hormone-laden foods. Your body and brain will experience an adjustment. Your liver will work harder to clear out the toxins released as the body begins to shed weight and liberate toxins (tissue waste) sequestered in adipose tissue. Various nutrients are used in the initial phase in order to minimize detoxification symptoms, and reduce the impact on neurotransmitter function (brain function). Since there is an energy change during the initial phase of a healthier lifestyle, more rest and sleep may be needed. The stronger the symptoms experienced during the initial phase, the more the change was needed. Some people will experience minor symptoms such as increased urination. Others will experience symptoms ranging from a temporary worsening of skin conditions, gassiness, sleepiness. When the quality of food entering the body is of a higher standard and associated enzymes remain intact, with a greater and balanced amount of vitamins and minerals, more fiber, overall harmony and body function balance results. The body begins to clean house and starts building healthy new cells, tissues and organs. Each person has their own timeline to stabilize, followed by a period of build-up to health and weight loss. Assimilation of nutrients increases. The body's need for large quantities of refined carbohydrates decreases as quality replaces quantity. Im many cases, cravings abate and neurotransmitters balance. The new diet and lifestyle changes may lower the risk of many health problems.
The Compendium 1 is currently 330 pages and includes the following SNP categories:
- Phase 1 and 2 Liver Detox SNPs
- Methylation SNPs
- Alcohol SNPs
- Histamine SNPs
- Neurotransmitter SNPs
- Mitochondrial SNPs (Electron Transport Chain)
This SNPBit Compendium 1 is a compilation of four years of research gathered by Sterling and Cynthia, and our associate Carolyn Ledowsky.
The current SNPBit Compendium 1 will be updated shortly. Its next edition will include updates to the current enzymes/SNPs, additional sections/pathways such as the Pentose Phosphate Pathway, and more.