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50 Easy Resolutions to Change Your Life

From eating healthier to feeling happier, here’s your first stop to identify at least one positive you can hone in on for 2018.

Love ‘em, hate ‘em, try ‘em, deny ‘em—whatever your relationship is with New Year’s Resolutions, there’s a good chance you have an opinion about them.

Since losing weight is statistically the #1 most popular resolution in America, we here at Eat This, Not That! are more than happy to help people achieve the slim-down ambitions that a fresh year brings.

That being said, losing weight (and getting fit!) are often accompanied by plenty of other goals. These smaller, hyper-focused resolutions are worth making a big deal out of, especially since little lifestyle habits often impact bigger things.

So even if you’re in perfect shape and at a happy weight, you can still improve your life by identifying and focusing on at least one small, positive change. Check out this list of 50 best resolutions to think about making in 2018.

Fed Up With Fat? This Must-See Documentary Changes Everything

The statistics are sobering and staggering. Over 95% of all Americans will become overweight or obese within the next two decades. By 2050, one out of every three Americans will have diabetes. This is the first generation of Americans expected to live shorter lives than their parents.

How did this happen? That’s what Fed Up, a recent documentary narrated by Katie Couric, dares to ask. You can now stream Fed Up if you have Netflix, and I highly recommend you put this riveting film in your queue.

Fed Up knows no easy answers exist for obesity, even if it calls out numerous culprits responsible for the epidemic. Corporate greed plays a significant role. So does politics.

Yet for the past 30 years, we’ve also been misled with the “eat less and exercise more” mantra. “The message has been pushed on us, ‘It’s your fault that you’re fat,’” says Dr. Mark Hyman.

But what if our whole approach to the obesity epidemic is dead wrong?

“There are 600,000 food items in America,” says Dr. Robert Lustig. “80% of them have added sugar.” That added sugar does more than add up around our waistlines; one study found sugar was eight times more addictive than cocaine.

Statistics, infographics, and interviews with notables including Gary Taubes and Bill Clinton as well as a few sugar apologists shape this film. My readers will recognize much of this information: Fed Up entertainingly, informatively gives viewers a lot to think about.

Yet what really grounds this documentary and gives it heart are the human-interest stories about adolescents who struggle with obesity.

Among them, you’ll meet Brady Kluge, a 15-year-old who weighs 215 pounds and has 47% body fat. Joe Lopez, a 14-year-old whose doctor eventually suggests bariatric surgery. And Maggie Valentine, who often sobs as she discusses her obesity struggle and the confusion it creates for this 12-year-old.

Equally confused are their parents, whose intentions are pure even when they (often) make incorrect food choices for them and their kids. Fed Up shows how the processed-food industry has overtaken our schools and homes but also the way we see food.

Therein lies the paradox. Contrary to the stereotype that obese people simply need to move more and eat less, these adolescents and their families are hardworking, intelligent people who’ve been misled by food corporations eager to put profit before health.

These adolescents exercise religiously, make “healthy” food choices, and remain proactive about losing weight and attaining optimal health. Yet tragically, they’re still overweight.

It’s heartbreaking, and not all of their stories resolve optimistically. I admire Fed Up for not trying to neatly end in a feel-good tone. At the same time, the documentary’s message that you have the power to make healthy eating choices becomes empowering and positive. You’re going to leave this documentary charged up.

Simple though this idea is, if enough people embody it, we can reverse the obesity epidemic. Much like cigarettes have become maligned over the past few decades, we can fight the junk-food industry and take back our kitchens to reduce our risk for obesity and disease.

Fed Up will move you, humor you, anger you, and inspire you. Yet it also contains the power to transcend those qualities and start a food revolution. For that reason alone, everyone needs to see this film.  Stream Fed Up on Netflix.

How Religious Convictions Guide Personal Health Care Decisions

A Research Study Seeking Participants

The presence of healthcare decisions made in accordance with religious beliefs is marginally understood from the patient perspective.

One major challenge that can occur is when the recommended course of action, which is typically founded on medical and scientific research, conflicts with the religious convictions of patients.

Religious values have the ability to go against the normal medical course of treatment and lead to a need to explore alternative courses of action.  Making a decision on treatment with a need or perceived need to explore alternative treatment options due to the governing force of religious convictions can be conflicting.

Goals of the study

  • Bring awareness to the perceptions of religion in health care decision making
  • Increase knowledge on the alternatives of care for patients with religious beliefs

Eligibility to participate

In order to participate, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have a religious affiliation
  • Have applied religion into healthcare decision making in last 10 years
  • Perceived a conflict in the healthcare decision-making process

Volunteer participants needed for INTERVIEW:

  • 1 hour, audio-recorded
  • Privately conducted, one-on-one
  • Via Skype or conference call
  • Review of interview transcript
  • All information is completely confidential

To participate please contact – Melissa Crumbey
(313) 574-4272 or

[The Pastoral Medical Association has an interest in better understanding the various issues around selecting a practitioner based on religious beliefs. For this reason, we have agreed to support Melissa in this call for participants in her research study. We look forward to publishing the results of her study in the future.]

How Doctors Permanently Lose Weight

Having a hard time keeping weight off?

Are you looking to safely and strategically lose 25 or more pounds?

Have you ever wondered what doctors do to lose weight and get in better shape?

Do they go through the same yo-yo dieting and emotional roller coaster as the average health seeker does or is there a formula that they follow based on a deeper understanding of human health and physiology?

If you’re tired of feeling defeated and you’re looking for a process to reclaim your physical, mental, and emotional health, watch the webinar below, where we dive deep into the exact method that we use to help our patients reset their metabolism and thus enjoy a permanent health transformation.

During the webinar, you will learn:

  • How to reset your Hypothalamus and endocrine system
  • How to overcome mental barriers that are holding you back
  • How to identify stealth problems that are leading to weight gain and other chronic health issues

The truth is, doctors don’t follow a weight loss formula.

Instead, what they do is take back control over their metabolic and endocrine system. The very system that is seemingly holding them hostage to weight gain, brain fog, low motivation, chronic inflammation, and other health challenges.

You see, weight loss/gain is actually not a symptom, it’s a response. The body is simply responding to signals from the environment and the endocrine system. This is the very system that regulates our hormones, metabolic activity, and therefore, weight.

The endocrine system is regulated by a gland in the brain called the hypothalamus. This gland controls metabolism (thyroid), the stress response (adrenals), body temperature, fertility (sex hormones), and thousands of other functions.

Many of today’s lifestyle factors disrupt the function of the hypothalamus leading to permanent weight gain and many other chronic health issues.

No matter how hard a person tries to lose weight or reclaim their health, they tend to end up back where they were shortly afterward – hormones always win!

The good news about weight loss

The good news is that once the system has been reset; weight, motivation, and mental clarity are all restored to their “factory settings”.

As complicated as this process might sound, it’s actually one of the simplest, most effective health strategies known and this is why we use this process with our patients.

Imagine, finally losing that stubborn weight, reclaiming your mental faculties, and feeling motivated and confident again.

About the Living Proof Institute

The mission of the Living Proof Institute is to address the root cause of your health issues and restore your health and vitality. Through partnering and education, you will receive the tools and direction to live an extraordinary life.

Sachin Patel’s vision is to help people achieve greatness through health because health is the vehicle that allows one to serve their family and their community. His philosophy is that “nothing can fix your body better than it can fix itself”.

Learn more about The Living Proof Institute.


Creating Health in America, One Person at a Time

A Message for President Trump

“Now is not the time to rail against the election of Trump. Instead, the objective must be to organise, and to use evidence to promote a clear pro-health political agenda for the US, domestically and globally.” The Lancet, November 19, 2016 [1]

Two weeks after the 2016 presidential election a very interesting article appeared in The Economist. Post-election analyses were appearing regularly in the news of course, but this one was decidedly different from discussions of economic disparity, generational ideology, and partisan conflict. Published under the title “Illness as Indicator,” a data team at The Economist set about examining voter patterns using a unique metric: public health. Using publicly available, county-level data compiled by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a Seattle-based global health research center at the University of Washington, the authors reported an increased level of support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (relative to votes for candidate Mitt Romney four years prior) in communities with a high prevalence of public health challenges, such as obesity, diabetes, heavy drinking, reduced physical exercise, and lowered life expectancy.[2] This county-by-county analysis illustrates a fact that many of us are already aware of: there is a significant public health crisis across much of our nation. This is a challenge President Trump and the whole of our government will need to address as we transition to a new administration.

What positive steps can be taken to improve the health of the nation? Progress made in health care over the past eight years has been associated with increased access to care for previously uninsured individuals, as well as some advancement in providing for preventive medical services.[3] But, as many of us who work in this field recognize, there are still numerous problems within the healthcare system: too much reliance on expensive medical procedures, excessive use of pharmaceuticals to manage chronic disease, and lack of a system to effectively manage complex chronic diseases, which constitute 70% of healthcare expenditures in the US.

Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, who is affiliated with Harvard University and the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, recently authored an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association titled “Improving Health and Health Care in the United States: Toward a State of Complete Well-being.” Dr. Koh points out that the World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” He offers five themes for improving the present health care system that were developed by experts — including himself — who participated in the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Vital Directions for Health and Health Care initiative:

  1. Respect the Social Determinants of Health
  2. Advance Wellness and Prevention
  3. Strengthening Systems of Care [including coordination and integration of previously fragmented services]
  4. Fostering 21st-Century Workforce [this section includes a discussion of tailored treatments based on routine integration of genomic information into health care]
  5. Monitor outcomes for Continuous Improvement [4]

These objectives for improving the health of the nation are consistent with founding characteristics of the health care quality movement put forward by Dr. Avedis Donabedian in 1966. His article — “Evaluating the Quality of Medical Care” — was very influential and frequently cited for decades. Dr. Donabedian, a professor of medical care organization at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, proposed using the triad of structure, process, and outcome to evaluate the quality of health care. He defined “structure” as the settings and qualifications of providers; “process” as the components of care delivered; and “outcome” as recovery, restoration of function, and survival.[5] Presently, our health care system focuses almost exclusively on the diagnosis and treatment of disease and lacks effective strategies for recovery, restoration of function, and promotion of wellness. In order to create a value-based health care system that better manages chronic disease, we need to have a restructuring of care to focus on the genomic, lifestyle, environmental, and social determinants of disease in the individual.[6],[7],[8] We are an aging population and our health care system needs to be prepared and fortified to address medical issues associated with this demographic shift by focusing on the prevention of cardiovascular disease, dementia, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and type 2 diabetes.[9]

Dr. J. Michael McGinnis (National Academy of Medicine), Dr. Angela Diaz (Mt Sinai School of Medicine), and Dr. Neal Halfon (University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine) are participants in the Vital Directions initiative and recently co-authored a viewpoint piece titled “Systems Strategies for Health Throughout the Life Course.” They write: “Based on measures of cost, quality, efficiency, and equity, the US health system is substantially underperforming — a failure unlikely to respond to incremental modifications of the prevailing system.”[10] I agree with this statement but suggest we must reach further. The need to improve health care is about so much more than access and economics. Real change will require a significant perspective shift: from a disease-centric approach to a system based on the concept of scientific wellness. Accomplishing this will require a restructuring effort that will transform how medicine is practiced. The system must be reconfigured from top-down, command-and-control delivery of care to a distributive team approach that utilizes health care extenders who are trained in managing personalized wellness programs.

McGinnis et al. address and explore the idea that resources may currently be misdirected. They pose both a question and an answer: “Why is the US performing so poorly relative to both potential and size of the investment? The answer lies in the fissure between the current reality and understanding that multiple factors interact to determine health status and the long-standing allocation of attention and resources to the acute, the short-term, and the limited treatment of illnesses and injuries that present for care. The persistent and increasing gap between current scientific understanding about the determinants of health and the ability to move beyond fragmented and episodic patterns of care is reinforced by outdated concepts of disease causation and measurement systems that often continue to count what was once thought to be important and easy to measure, but in fact offers scant prospects for health gains.” On behalf of the Vital Directions Initiative, they offer the following suggestions for improvement:

  • Shift health care payments to financing that rewards system-wide health improvement
  • Initiate multilevel standardized measurement of system performance on core health indices
  • Speed development of a universally accessible and interoperable digital health platform
  • Foster awareness and action on a community culture of continuous health improvement

The treatment of cancer — due to the emerging nature of research as well as the urgent need for successful therapeutics — is often the area of medicine where we witness the greatest amount of innovation. In recent years, precision medical approaches to cancer therapy that are based on genomic uniqueness have quickly become standard of care. The transformation of this field and the technologies that have led to therapeutic breakthroughs informs us about the power of harnessing genomic information to make more precise and effective health care decisions.[11] Among researchers, it is now recognized that how genes express themselves into the health and disease patterns of the individual are heavily influenced by a person’s lifestyle, diet, and social and physical environment. We now need to translate the concept of precision disease care to that of precision wellness care based upon this emergent understanding. Presently, there is no formalized component within the health care system that delivers this type of care. In order to create positive transformation in health care that will reduce the burden of unnecessary chronic disease and improve the overall health of the nation one person at a time, I suggest the following points need to be supported by President Trump and his healthcare policy team:

  1. Health and wellness are defined as a major national priority
  2. All people have insurance for crisis care
  3. All people have electronic health/medical records that travel with them in the data cloud
  4. All people have a primary care provider that is supported by a certified health/wellness coach
  5. We have integrated and consistent health objectives and communication among the following: Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Academy of Medicine
  6. We have a reimbursement system that rewards health outcomes and patient-centered personalized wellness care
  7. We create a system for the training and credentialing of health care practitioners to provide personalized health promotion and disease prevention programs that focus on improved function of the individual
  8. We support the development of a successful wellness industry that attracts the best and the brightest innovators

Health care is one of the most important issues facing the President and his administration. Policies regarding the health of our nation affect the fitness of the Armed Forces, the productivity of the workforce, the success of children in school, and the availability of services for an aging population. It is clearly obvious that a major overhaul of the system — one that will include strategies for managing the increasing burden of chronic disease — is needed not only to improve the quality of health care but also to increase the financial efficiency of the system.

Calls for modification of the health care system are not new. In 2001, the Institute of Medicine (now called the National Academy of Medicine) published a comprehensive report titled Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, which listed challenges and imperatives for improving the health of Americans:

  1. Reengineered care processes
  2. Effective use of information technologies
  3. Knowledge and skills management
  4. Development of effective care teams
  5. Coordination of care across patient conditions, services, sites of care over time.[12]

We are now 16 years downstream from these recommendations. Since the publication of this report, significant advances have been made in digital health technology, the development of cloud-based health data storage, biometrics, wearable devices, genomics, social media and health affinity groups, and understanding of the role that lifestyle, diet, and environment play in health and disease. These new tools have not yet been successfully integrated into the development of patient-centered health care. Why? I believe it is due to resistance to implementation of significant changes in the disease care system. It is no longer a lack of information or technology that holds us back from improving the effectiveness of our health care system. Rather, the greatest obstacles have proven to be those forces that are holding fast to old economic and disease care models. We must move away from thinking and practices that prevent new concepts — those that would dramatically improve both the health of the individual and the cost effectiveness of health care — from being introduced into our system. It is time to move forward — the next four years are crucial — and introduce the well-accepted concepts described in this article that will materially improve the health of the country.

Jeffrey Bland, PhD.
 Dr. Jeffrey Bland founded and leads a nonprofit organization called the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI) based in Seattle, Washington. More information about the PLMI can be found at

[This article originally appeared on Medium on January 24, 2017. It is reprinted here for you.]

[1] The Lancet. President Trump. Lancet. 2016 Nov 19;388(10059):2449.

[2] “Illness as indicator.” The Economist. November 19, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016. Accessed December 5, 2016.

[3] Obama B. United States Health Care Reform. Progress to Date and Next Steps. JAMA. 2016 Aug 2;316(5):525–32.

[4] Hoh HK. Improving Health and Health Care in the United States: Toward a State of Complete Well-being. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25;316(16):1679–1681.

[5] Ayanian JZ, Markel H. Donabedian’s Lasting Framework for Health Care Quality. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jul 21;375(3):205–7.

[6] Naylor CD. Vital Directions for US Health Care: Big Ideas on Small Signposts with Mixed Signals. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25;316(16):1682–1684.

[7] McClellan MB, Leavitt MO. Competencies and Tools to Shift Payments From Volume to Value. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25;316(16):1655–1656.

[8] Adler NE, Glymour MM, Fielding J. Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25;316(16):1641–1642.

[9] Rowe JW, Fulmer T, Fried L. Preparing for Better Health and Health Care for an Aging Population. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25;316(1):1643–1644.

[10] McGinnis JM, Diaz A, Halfon N. Systems Strategies for Health Throughout the Life Course. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25;316(16):1639–1640.

[11] Dzau VJ, Ginsburg GS. Realizing the Full Potential of Precision Medicine in Health and Health Care. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25;316(16):1659–1660.

[12] Institute of Medicine. Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century Retrieved December 8, 2016. Accessed December 8, 2016.

Concern About Diabetes

Struggling with Blood Sugar, Insulin Resistance or Weight-Related Issues?

The U.S. Center for Disease Control now estimates that about half the U.S. population is now pre-diabetic, insulin resistant, obese or actually diabetic.

Why are so many Americans becoming Type 2 Diabetics? What is causing this?

And why is that most people fail when trying to address health problems relating to these conditions?

Functional Imbalances May Be the Problem

There are a number of reasons for the health crisis we’re facing, but for many it has to do with imbalances in how our bodies are functioning.

Among other chronic illnesses, functional imbalances can cause unhealthy fat-like substances to build up in your blood or tissue (lipids), insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar leading to diabetes.

Diabetes Is a “Silent Killer”

Diabetes is often referred to as the “Silent Killer” because, if you’re pre-diabetic or even have full onset diabetes, you can be feeling well and not have any symptoms and still be a victim of this challenging disease.

But There Is Good News

First, we can now quickly help you evaluate your overall functional health, without expensive and time-consuming functional lab testing.

And, second, if you’re having functional health problems, we have a proven program to help you restore healthy balance so your body can heal naturally.

The program is called “TRANSFORMATIONS®-360.” The easy first step involves a special symptoms questionnaire.

Begin by Learning Your WICO® Score

The first thing to do is complete our online WICO® Questionnaire to obtain your WICO® Score.

WICO® is like your FICO credit rating, but instead WICO® rates how well your body is functioning. This may provide insight as to why you are having blood sugar, insulin or diabetes issues.


Looking at 15 functional health conditions, your overall Functional Health will be scored on a scale of 500 to 800, based on how many conditions are rated as mild, moderate or severe. A specially trained PMA licensed healthcare practitioner will help you evaluate your score and answer whatever questions you have.

We are encouraging all PMA subscribers who are struggling with blood sugar or insulin issues to complete the online WICO® Questionnaire.

Special Limited-Time Offer, Save 65%
Your WICO® Score and Consultation, Only $59.95

PMA has made special arrangements for you to obtain –

  • Your personal WICO® Score (a $75.00 value), plus —
  • A WICO® Score consultation with a trained PMA healthcare practitioner (a $100 value).

That’s a total value to you of $175.00 for just $59.95 – a 65% savings.

But you must act now to take advantage of the $115 savings. This is a limited special offer and may be withdrawn at any time.

Order Now!

By submitting the request form below, you will access the dedicated PayPal shopping cart that TRANSFORMATIONS has set up to manage this Special Offer. Note that you do not need a PayPal account. The shopping cart allows you to purchase by credit card.

After making your purchase, you will receive an email with an “access code” to use at the WICO Institute website to access the online WICO Questionnaire. After you have completed the online Questionnaire, you will be referred to a TRANSFORMATIONS certified practitioner for your personal private phone consultation.



Individual & Family Resources

We’re All About Helping You!

PMA pre-qualifies and licenses spiritually-minded health professionals with diverse practice specialties who are committed to partnering with you and other PMA Health Network members in using biblically-sound means to achieve and maintain robust mental, physical and spiritual health.

As a member of PMA’s Health Network, you can be confident that we are continually searching for proven clinical tools and other state-of-the-art resources to address chronic health issues and help you achieve life-supporting mental, physical and spiritual balance, while also reducing and effectively managing health-related costs.

Health & Wellness Resources

Listed below are some of the primary health and wellness resources PMA offers you as a Health Network member. Items that are not linked to other pages in this website are currently in development but will be available in the near future.

PMA’s Health Network
Join Now
Find a Licensed PMA practitioner

Health Savings and Special Offers
Liberty Medical Cost Sharing
Wellness Index Score (WICO) and Practitioner Consultation

Free Downloads
21 Secrets to Living a Diabetes-Free Life
Lessons from the Miracle Doctors
True Cellular Detox (2-page report)

Life and Health Education
Online Courses
Dr. Kelly Brogan – “Vital Mind Reset”
Dr. Joe Dispenza – “Making Your Mind Matter”
Dr. Bruce Lipton – “Biology of Belief”
Gregg Braden – “Wired to Thrive”
Healthcare Training
Functional Medicine Coaching Academy

PMA Marketplace
Fulvic Acid
Ulimate Focus

Discount Lab Tests
Direct Labs

Ask Your PMA Practitioner
Nudge Coach
True Cellular Detox
VirtualClinic – Optimal Health Profile

Help Us Help You

Please feel free to Contact Us and let us know what specific health-related educational information, products and/or services  interest you. Our team will be happy to consider your request, investigate and determine if offering what you suggest to our PMA practitioners or lay members of our PMA Health Network is appropriate and valuable in advancing PMA’s mission.

Toxicity: A Major Health Challenge

Is Detox Really Important?

Weight loss resistance and hormone health-related problems are epidemic today. A potential root cause of these challenges is cellular inflammation caused by toxin build-up in your body.

Regular use of a proven detoxification protocol can help release and eliminate toxins that drive inflammation and disrupt normal functioning, allowing you to regain vibrant health.

Understanding Cellular Inflammation

Cellular inflammation is a key concept to understand, as it is the reason why so many people are not feeling well and unable to lose weight.

Membranes surrounding the cells in your body contain receptor sites that allow your cells to receive messages from your hormones and to act in response. These receptor sites also facilitate your cells communicating with one another.

Problems begin, however, when toxins cause inflammation of the cellular membrane and blunt these receptors, blocking proper communication. Your cells simply don’t get the messages from your hormones to accept needed insulin or to burn body fat.

And when your cells can’t communicate due to toxin-induced inflammation, not only don’t you feel well, the stage is set for chronic disease to occur.

Hormone Therapy is a Short-Term Fix

Many health practitioners today simply prescribe natural or synthetic hormones to help their clients feel better. But this is not a long-term solution. If it were, people taking the extra hormones would be lean, clear-minded and full of energy, with their health restored.

But pushing more hormones at inflamed cell membranes is similar to parents yelling at their kids. At first, they respond a little, but over time they listen less and less. In the same way, your cells eventually become less sensitive to greater and greater hormone doses. Bottom line, your cells are still not getting the right hormonal messages. And you are left STILL not feeling well and unable to lose weight, no matter how much you diet or exercise.

True Cellular Detox is the Key

The best solution for addressing these hormone communication problems lies in fixing the cell. The process starts by reducing toxic burden and decreasing inflammation throughout your body.

The True Cellular Detox™ program guides you step-by-step in decreasing cellular inflammation, while you learn the keys to effective cellular detox. Both are critically important to achieving hormone balance and lasting weight-loss.

Renowned PMA licensee, Dr. Daniel Pompa, PSc.D, has devoted his professional career to understanding how best to address systemic cellular inflammation and restore cellular health for proper functioning. He was driven to find effective answers to these widespread problems by reason of his own health crisis and that of his wife, Merily. He discovered they both had extreme toxic burdens that needed to be resolved.


Click Here to watch a short video in which Dr. Pompa explains how the True Cellular Detox™ program works.

Click Here to download a Free Report that explains the True Cellular Detox™ program in detail.



Lower Your Healthcare Costs

Are You Ready to Take Charge of Your Healthcare?

healthcare-costs-2015There are millions of individuals and families who lead healthy lives and go for years without seeing a doctor, except for periodic wellness checkups. Yet every year, they spend more money than necessary on healthcare simply for peace of mind.

If this is your situation . . .

We Have Exciting News

Thousands of health-conscious people are now taking advantage of a different approach for managing their healthcare and complying with the government mandate to purchase health insurance.

Liberty Medical Cost Sharing

Liberty medical cost sharingThe specific program we’re referring to is called “medical cost sharing” by Liberty Direct, a cost-sharing program administered by Liberty HealthShare.

The Liberty Direct Medical Cost Sharing program involves joining a rapidly growing community of health-conscious Americans who practice longstanding faith-based principles of sharing each other’s healthcare costs.

This healthcare sharing program is not insurance. And it’s not an alternative to insurance. As noted, it’s a different approach altogether in paying for healthcare. In fact, by simply uniting health-conscious people who are willing to help each other, the Liberty program provides freedom from insurance and the common concerns related to it.

Importantly, Liberty Direct is a government approved medical cost sharing program that is exempt from the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) mandate to purchase health insurance. So, if you join Liberty Direct, you will not be subject to any IRS penalties for not carrying health insurance.

Get More Information

pma-affiliateThe PMA is delighted to affiliate with Liberty Direct and letting you know about this important opportunity to save substantially on your annual healthcare costs. Liberty serves a community of people who value and prioritize their health and who share a desire to help others do the same. This bold approach to paying for healthcare emphasizes spiritual principles of wellness, health, and prevention. It puts you back in control of your healthcare and supports your commitment to healthy living.

If you are generally healthy and leading a healthy lifestyle, chances are high you’ll be accepted as a member.

We will be providing more information about the benefits of medical cost sharing soon. Please check back here for the latest update.

Learn Your WICO® Score

WICO® – Your Personal Health Score

Medical science today recognizes the importance of regularly assessing and maintaining your “functional health” to support total vitality and well-being.

Functional health is premised on your ability to do the activities you want and need to do, without being hampered by illness, injury, pain or other adverse health conditions.

pma-affiliateThrough PMA’s affiliate partnering relationship with TRANSFORMATIONS, we can now quickly help you evaluate your overall functional health by completing the online WICO® Questionnaire, without expensive and time-consuming functional lab testing.

It’s Important to Know Your WICO® Score

Similar to the FICO® credit rating, your WICO® Score is an indication of your “Wellness Index”. Just like tracking your financial credit rating, health-conscious people are watching their WICO® Scores to restore and maintain vibrant health.

Looking at 15 functional health conditions, your overall functional health is scored on a scale of 500 to 800, based on how many conditions are rated as mild, moderate or severe. People with numerous moderate or severe health conditions have lower WICO® Scores.


Low WICO® Scores are often associated with health problems that manifest in excess weight or obesity, sugar cravings, food intolerances, insulin resistance, pre-Diabetes or full-blown Diabetes.

Your WICO® Score is a Roadmap to Health

To protect your health and promote wellness, we are encouraging all PMA subscribers to complete the online WICO® Questionnaire.

Upon completing the Questionnaire, you will receive your personal WICO® Score Wellness Range indicating how many health indicators fall into each category.

You will know quickly if there are moderate or severe functional health imbalances you should address.

A PMA practitioner specially trained in the TRANSFORMATIONS®-360 program will help you interpret your score, understand exactly what the markers are measuring, answer your questions about imbalances that may be rated as moderate and severe, and explain what you can do right away to improve your health.

Special Limited-Time Offer, Save 65%

Your WICO® Score and Consultation, Only $59.95

PMA has made special arrangements for you to obtain:

  • Your personal WICO® Score (a $75.00 value), plus —
  • A WICO® Score consultation with a trained PMA healthcare practitioner (a $100 value).

That’s a total value to you of $175.00 for just $59.95 – a 65% savings.

But you must act now to take advantage of the $115 savings. This is a limited special offer and may be withdrawn at any time.

Order Now!

By submitting the request form below, you will access the dedicated PayPal shopping cart that TRANSFORMATIONS has set up to manage this Special Offer. Note that you do not need a PayPal account. The shopping cart allows you to purchase by credit card.

After making your purchase, you will receive an email with an “access code” to use at the WICO Institute website to access the online WICO Questionnaire. After you have completed the online Questionnaire, you will be referred to a TRANSFORMATIONS certified practitioner for your personal private phone consultation.