The 4-Week Functional Health Transformation course is designed with proven cutting-edge science leading the way to health. Cursory diet programs to achieve sustainable optimal health have, and always will, fail in the long-term. New concepts are brought to the student that, if applied, have given lasting results. This is not a course for those seeking quick-fix solutions to long-term health issues. it's a course that delves into health issues on a cellular level to deliver lasting health.
Our bodies are homeostasis organisms so when we experience health issues it's our bodies telling us that we are not in balance. Conventional medicine tries to correct the problem. But our bodies are also systemic organisms. So these drugs sometimes mask the current issue only to cause an interruption with the system as a whole, which leads to other health issues - and more drugs.
Cutting-edge science has identified chronic inflammation as the root cause to chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cancer, type II diabetes, obesity, and more. Trying to treat the health issue on the surface with drugs never cures the disease. The body as a whole needs to be addressed. And that's not how our current drugs work.
So what causes inflammation, which eventually breaks down the body leading to excess weight and other chronic ailments? Our diet is the largest culprit. But stress, toxic chemicals, viruses, and infections are also big players in the release of inflammatory chemicals like tumor necrosis factor- alpha (TNF-a) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). Inflammation makes TNF-a. TNF-a produces the production of fats cells. And fat cells make TNF-a. This all creates a vicious cycle of continual weight gain. The more weight you gain, the more TNF-a is produced, and the more inflammation is created, which makes you gain even more weight.
Obesity is only one disease resulting from chronic inflammation. Besides the diseases from the aforementioned paragraph, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), Crohn's Disease, Alzheimer's, fibromyalgia, and many other diseases are also results from chronic inflammation.
The five pillars of health include nutrition, movement, stress management, hormonal balance, and personal beliefs. Neglecting just one pillar will keep you from obtaining sustainable optimal health. In the 4-Week Functional Health Transformation course, you'll learn powerful concepts that have helped some of my clients reverse prediabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, lower inflammatory markers that lead to diseases like heart attacks and strokes, and, of course, lose weight and keep it off.
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"Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates
Most of today's chronic diseases are attributed to the Standard American Diet (SAD). Accelerated aging is also a repercussion of the typical American diet. In week 1, creating a food journal for the first seven days of the course will give you a good idea why you might be overweight, are type II diabetic, or have hypertension. The issues with your diet can't be changed until you become aware of what foods are deteriorating your health. Food journals offer a tremendous amount of information concerning your health. Once you're conscious of what you're putting into your body, you'll quickly understand why health issues are becoming a concern in your life.
Explanation of what a food journal is and it's importance for becoming aware of why you might have health issues.
I explain what information needs to go into a food journal so that you can discover why you may be overweight, or have high blood pressure or type II diabetes. I also explain the macronutrient distribution that's been scientifically-proven to help lose weight while maintaining important muscle mass. And I go over a few micronutrients that have been blamed for some of today's degenerative diseases.
Food is not just fuel to keep you going. Food is information for each of your 75 trillion cells. It tells your body to initiate certain hormones, proteins, and enzymes. Real, whole, nutrient-dense food is like rocket fuel for your body. Refined, processed junk foods will likely clog your pipes, eventually leading to disease.
Every cell in your body hears your every thought. We become what we think. The second week delves into how beliefs are formed. Only you can change your thoughts. But you have to unravel the "garbage" in your subconscious mind, erase the negative recorded voice you hear, and rewrite your beliefs that will serve your health and every other aspect of your life. There will be a recorded hypnotherapist session introducing you into how a negative body image will make you believe that it's okay to be overweight so that you continue habits to stay in your current unhealthy comfort zone. Changing your negative beliefs that don't serve you for positive beliefs to help transform your life is the only way to make sustainable healthy changes.
Our beliefs control our actions and behaviors. Our actions and behaviors reinforce our beliefs, making our beliefs stronger and harder to change - including beliefs that don't serve us. To change your belief, therefore change your actions and behaviors regarding that belief, you have to communicate with your subconscious mind. And hypnotherapy is a vehicle used to do just that. This isn't a one time fix. To get the true benefits of this hypnotic session, it should be used often, preferably every day.
Get a grasp on how beliefs are formed and how you can change negative beliefs that don't serve you by tapping into the subconscious mind.
Stress kills! It slowly breaks down your body bit-by-bit each day until one day you realize you have serious health issues that are going to take time and effort to reverse. Almost 300 years ago, Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." And those words ring even louder today. We live in an over-stressed society that robs our bodies of nutrients and cripples our immune systems. The third week will enlighten you on the quiet destruction stress has on our bodies when we enter the fight-or flight response. You'll be armed with a beginner's course to gentle yoga that will teach you to use your breath and body to get out of the stress response and into the relaxation (health) response.
We live in a stressful world. And it's also a stressful world inside of our bodies from the air we breathe to the foods we eat. When we eat manmade chemicals disguised as food, our bodies don't recognize these chemicals and treat them as foreign invaders by releasing inflammatory chemicals to help eradicate these invaders. So stress causes inflammation, which has been marked as the culprit to many of today's chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, type II diabetes, and more. Learning techniques like yoga will help initiate the vagus nerve to relax your overstressed body and help put your cells in a growth state so they can perform as they should to keep you healthy.
Test your knowledge about the adverse health effects our bodies face from stress.
The forth, and final week, the biggest question I get as a healthy lifestyle TV personality, host for a radio talk show, and public speaker is addressed in a simple demonstration explaining a complex bodily mechanism. By the end of the fourth week, you'll understand why you keep regaining all of your lost weight after each failed diet, why it gets harder to lose weight as you get older, and what needs to be done to drop the extra poundage and keep it off - PERMANENTLY! The 4-Week Functional Health Transformation course is about addressing all of the pillars of sustainable optimal health. Yo-yo dieting will be a thing of the past once you implement what you'll learn in this course. We all want to look aesthetically pleasing and losing the weight is only a derivative of the true benefits coming from creating healthier cells. Our bodies birth 300 billion new cells each day. And each day you have a chance to make those 300 billion new cells healthy or sick. You have a choice every day to become sicker and sicker or healthier and healthier. Only you can make that choice and my 4-Week Functional Health Transformation course is the vehicle to take you there.
A strong understanding of the body fat set point is crucial before your health journey. Otherwise, according to statistics, you'll regain all of your lost weight PLUS some within a short period of time. Worse yet, most of that regained weight will come in the form of more body fat, which is exactly what you don't want.
Test Your Knowledge about the Set Point Concept
Armed with a $75,000 finance degree, I set out to make a tsunami in the financial markets. And I did well, which gave me a comfortable lifestyle. Albeit I had an impressive bank account balance, I was struggling with a void in my heart.
Cancer took my mother from me when I was 8 years old. Cancer took my father away, too. But it didn't stop there by taking my baby sister's life as well. Cancer wasn't the only disease to quash my family. My adopted father suffered for decades from type II diabetes complications from neovascular glaucoma, peripheral neuropathy, and an amputation.
I have been a health nut for most of my life and began to notice that most of my friends and family were developing ailments like hypertension and hypercholesterolemia while physically aging quicker than me. I knew that I was, and still am, predisposed to cancer so I started reading anything and everything related to health to be proactive with my vitality. I traded in my bespoke suits and office for sweat clothes and a gym to become a personal trainer, which became the springboard to authoring my Health 101 book titled, Transforming Your Lifestyle One Belief at a Time.
I then became a TV personality for health, a public speaker on the health platform, a host for a radio talk show called Healthy Bodies Talk, a contributor for a national health magazine, and now a health instructor on Udemy. I poured myself into trying to find the answers to lowering my risk from developing today's most common chronic diseases. Conventional medicine has erroneously trained us to believe that genetics dictates our health. In truth, genetics plays about 30% influence on our health, which means that we have about 70% control of our health with the type of lifestyle we choose to live.
I'm a strong advocate for being proactive with health and taking advantage of the 70% control we have on our health. And to do that, I learned to renounce most conventional medicine advice and embrace cutting-edge science. Much of what we have been told by the healthcare system is only half-truths or completely false.
In modern day, we are bombarded by toxic chemicals that our government allows in our food, water, and air; stress; infections; viruses; lack of sleep; and more. These factors accumulate in our systems and eventually our bodies break down often times leading to disease. I have dedicated the past 20 years of my life researching and experimenting new health ideologies and I would love to share what I have learned with those who are willing to think outside of the box and be proactive with their health.