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15
Apr

Say No to the Yo-Yo … Weight Loss for Life

Have you ever gone on a diet, lost weight, only to gain it back, and then some?

At some point, did you just throw your hands up in despair and say “what’s the use?”

Do you want to know

  • the real reason why dieting doesn’t work?
  • why you gain more weight with each diet you go on?
  • and then eventually enter the ranks of the diabetics?

Here’s why …

When you diet, you lose muscle mass as you lose weight instead of losing just fat. This reduces your body’s “calorie-burning engine.”

When you go on a diet, lose the weight you want, then go off the diet … if you haven’t learned how to make the correct changes to your unhealthy food habits and if you go back to eating the foods that caused you to gain weight in the first place, you will gain the weight back.

In other words, if you didn’t learn healthy eating habits to help you maintain the weight loss, you’ll gain it back.

If you’re eating foods that are not blood-sugar friendly, i.e. foods that raise your blood sugar, like candy, cookies, pastries, energy bars, sodas, fruit juices and even too much fruit, you’re setting yourself up to not only become a diabetic, but also to gain weight.

When you go on a diet to lose weight and your focus is solely on the weight loss, you miss the reason for the inability to maintain your weight loss. There may be underlying functional health imbalances that prevent you from maintaining a healthy weight and healthy blood sugar over time.

The adverse effects of hidden food sensitivities that may have been diminished or eliminated when you avoided the guilty foods while on your diet come back with a vengeance when you go back to eating them, which in turn brings the weight back.

And if the diet program you’re on allows you to be hungry, have food cravings, low energy or brain fog the likelihood that you will stick with it is greatly decreased.

Does this mean that you should give up, forget about losing weight and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and just learn to live with it? Wait for the diagnosis and the drugs?

Absolutely not!

There is a way to achieve and maintain healthy weight loss and prevent the onset of diabetes and other chronic diseases.

The first step is a health assessment to get a baseline measure of your state of health. You need to find out if you have any functional health conditions that may be preventing you from losing the weight and keeping it off.

Following a ketogenic elimination diet, with the essential supportive nutrients, will allow you to biochemically set your body to use excess fat for fuel while protecting muscle mass, i.e. preventing you from losing muscle mass as you lose weight, and reducing elevated blood sugar, as well as eliminating hunger, maintaining blood sugar, having high energy and a clear mind.

Most important is to be eating “the right” whole foods your prepare from scratch … no packaged foods, no gimmicks, just real food and specific nutrients designed to support your body in healthy weight loss and healthy blood sugar levels.

Losing weight is not just about weight loss. It’s about improving your health and in the process allowing your body to achieve a normal weight.

Say NO to the Yo-Yo and YES to Weight Loss for Life.

Start now on the road to a healthier you.

Find out  your wellness Index by filling in the form at the top right of this page to request an access code to determine your WICO® Wellness score and receive a complimentary consultation.

Note: This is not medical advice. This information is for educational purposes only. If you have a medical condition, check with your health care practitioner before starting on any diet program.

2
Apr

Never become a diabetic

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one out of three Americans are either Type II diabetic or pre-diabetic, and by 2030 one third of Americans will become Type II diabetic.

If you take anyone under the age of 30 out of the equation, these stats become even more alarming as 50% or more adult Americans will most likely have one of these conditions.

The good news is that pre-diabetes is reversible, proven by a government conducted double-blind study.

Unfortunately, our standard of care is waiting for people to become diabetic, at which point medication is offered that for most people will NOT stop the progression or complications of diabetes.

You Can Prevent Diabetes Naturally

  • Learn how to never become a diabetic (that is lifestyle induced).
  • If a diabetic, learn how to stop the progression and complications of diabetes and wean off any medication.
  • Learn how to have correct food habits to maintain weight loss over time.
  • Correct anyone of 15 health conditions that could stop you from succeeding with weight loss over time.
  • Pinpoint nutritional deficiencies that can be corrected before they become chronic and diseased
  • Pinpoint food allergies and sensitivities that can bring back lost weight in the form of water retention or create other health problems.
  • Pinpoint chronic conditions that will take more than lifestyle changes to correct.
  • Feel better than you normally feel with energy and mental alertness while having no hunger or cravings.
  • Eat normal whole foods without the need for meal replacements shakes, bars and count systems and learn how to be in control of your blood sugar.
  • Spend 30-50% less on your food costs as your body is bio-chemically set to use excess belly fat for fuel, without you feeling any hunger or feeling deprived.

Steps You Can Take Now

To ensure you DO NOT become a type II diabetic, I am offering you my WICO® Test at no cost. This is a $75 savings, and will evaluate 15 functional health conditions based on your symptoms. Once you complete the online questionnaire, you will come to our office to have a complimentary consultation with me (a $100 value). If you are not local, we will do a telephone consultation.

At this consultation, I will review your WICO® Test results, and pinpoint which of the 15 functional health conditions show imbalances that maybe at the root of why you are on track to becoming a Type II diabetic, or are having difficulty losing weight or keeping it off.

In the event you are a pre-diabetic, you will be shown simple steps you can take that will empower you to never have to worry about Type II diabetes.

I believe the greatest gift of health I can give my patients is to show them if they are a pre-diabetic, and how to never worry about becoming a Type II diabetic.

To benefit from this health-saving offer (savings of $175), please fill in the form at the top right of this page to receive your complimentary WICO® Access Code to take the online questionnaire.

Your WICO® Access Code will be emailed to you within 24 hours. After I receive your results I will contact you to set up a Free Consultation to find out if the Diabetes Prevention Program is right for you.

This is a time sensitive offer that can only be offered to a limited number of people.

Don’t miss out. Fill in the form now.

Yours in health,

Christine H. Farlow, D.C.

 

16
Mar

Get Your WICO Score

Watch the video …

Now, fill in the form at the top right of this page to request you personal access code so you can get your WICO Score and take charge of your health.

11
Mar

Must Do’s For Your Health

Did you know the reason why people…

  • do not succeed with weight loss or
  • are becoming a Type II Diabetic

has many times to do with imbalances with their functional health?

There are 15 functional health conditions that can determine a healthy functioning body and their imbalances could be a reason for unhealthy lipids, elevated blood pressure and other unhealthy bio-markers.

Functional lab testing is expensive and time consuming. We have the ability to analyze your functional health condition by having you complete an online symptoms questionnaire. By answering about 290 questions, you will not only be able to see which of 15 functional health conditions are imbalanced, but you will also be given your WICO® Wellness Score.

This score like FICO® for credit, will establish your wellness index and is a function of how many of the 15 functional health conditions being analyzed are severe, moderate and mild. We recently were certified to offer this unique assessment and would like to offer it to you at NO COST! This is a $75 saving as a thank you for your trust in our clinic. We will also provide you with a free consultation ($100 savings) on your WICO® Graph Output for a total savings of $175!

The beauty of WICO® and analyzing your functional imbalances is to not only pinpoint why you have not succeeded with your health goals in the past, but to also ensure you are addressing the root cause of your symptoms. The process can determine nutritional deficiencies, chronic conditions and the likelihood of food intolerances.

Please fill in the form at the top right of this page for your complimentary WICO® Access Code to take the online questionnaire. Your WICO® Access Code will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

I want to thank you again for your confidence in working with our practice. I look forward to keeping you well and healthy in 2015. Please have an incredible year.

By the way, if you haven’t been into our office yet, or live too far away to come in, you can still get your WICO® Wellness Score and Consultation if you are a U.S. resident. We work by phone also.

Yours in Health,

Christine H. Farlow, D.C.

 

5
Nov

Wake Up Call: Prevent Disease Before It is Too Late

In the last two years, one cousin and three close friends have died. The first two friends were my best girl friends from childhood. We played together from elementary school age and graduated high school together. The third was one of my college friends.

My cousin, who is younger than I, died in September 2010 from lymphoma. My first girlfriend died in August 2010 from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Her husband, who also graduated from high school with us, preceded her in death in 2009. My second childhood girlfriend, succumbed in June of this year, to cancer. My college friend just died suddenly October 3, 2012.

It is being said that our children’s generation will not live as long as their parents. I think it’s already happening.

We are not living as long as our parents.

Read more.

11
Jul

Is Diabetes An Autoimmune Disease?

Type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance, i.e. the body’s insulin receptors do not use insulin effectively so that the cells do not use up the glucose in the blood.

According to the medical community, the cause of insulin resistance is unknown.

Researchers have recently linked it to obesity and heredity. They are now saying that the immune system is causing the fat around the organs to become inflamed leading to the immune system preventing the cells from responding to insulin.

However, not all diabetics are obese. AND it is well know that type 2 diabetes can be controlled with diet and exercise. Moreover, if steps are taken before diabetes has fully developed – in the pre-diabetes stage, it can be completely reversed.

Now, if doctors start treating diabetes as an autoimmune disease, they will be using immune suppressing drugs. They will be preventing your immune system from working. Your immune system plays a major role in keeping you healthy. This is a dangerous road to go down!

How do you know if you have pre-diabetes? You may have it now and not even know it.

Take this quiz …

1. Do you eat when you’re nervous?

2. Do you have an excessive appetite?

3. Are you hungry between meals?

4. Are you irritable before meals?

5. Do you get shaky if you’re hungry?

6. When fatigued, does eating make you feel better?

7. Do you get lightheaded if meals are delayed?

8. Do you get afternoon headaches?

9. Does your heart palpitate if you miss a meal or if it’s delayed?

10. Do you get an upset feeling when you eat too many sweets?

11. Do you wake up after a few hours sleep and have a hard time getting back to sleep?

12. Do you crave coffee or candy in the afternoons?

13. Do you have periods of feeling depressed or melancholy?

14. Do you have an abnormal craving craving for sweets or snacks?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be pre-diabetic or diabetic. Find out what you can do to protect yourself from becoming diabetic, or if you’re already diabetic, what you can do to improve your health. Fill in the  form at the top right side of this page and request a FREE consultation.