Category Archives: Individuals & Families

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.

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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.

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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
Bemer
CytoDetox
Fulvic Acid
Probionix
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.

Dr. Daniel Pompa, DC, D.PSc, 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.

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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.

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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.

Name*
 
Email*
Phone*
City/State*

Please leave this field empty.

Discount Lab Tests

Saving You Money

As a subscriber to our growing Health Network, the Pastoral Medical Association has made special arrangements to provide you access through your PMA practitioner to a wide variety of laboratory tests at deeply discounted prices, right in your own hometown. These are the same tests ordered by licensed physicians and other secular healthcare providers.

Preventing Illness

One of the best ways to prevent disease is to make sure you and your family members have comprehensive laboratory profiles completed annually. Getting tested puts your health in your hands.

Prevention and early detection of problems are a vital part of your health maintenance program! Importantly, a simple blood test could help save your life.

Health Recovery

Comprehensive laboratory testing is also a valuable tool in determining the root cause of symptoms of chronic illness and regaining your health.

What Testing Involves

When you have your blood tested, medical laboratory scientists and trained technicians perform complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic and bacteriological tests, requiring significant analytical and independent judgment. They then analyze your test results and report them in writing. In recent years, there has been a marked growth in genetic and genomic testing that identifies the unique genetic profile of individuals and their chronic health conditions.

Today, more than 7 billion clinical lab tests are performed in the U.S. each year, providing valuable data for a relatively small cost.

How Test Results Are Used

Conventional medical physicians use a variety of laboratory tests, as well as genetic profiles, to confirm their diagnosis of disease and make treatment decisions, including what pharmaceutical drugs they may choose to prescribe to their patients.

In contrast, because Pastoral Science & Medicine is not concerned with diagnosing or treating or curing specific illness or disease, your PMA provider will review your test results with you to identify areas in which your body may have nutritional deficiencies and/or not be functioning at optimal level.

The goal is to discover what is causing you to feel poorly, and to restore balance through completely natural means to promote the ability of your body to resist disease and to repair and heal on its own.

How to Order Tests

You can now order tests yourself directly or your PMA practitioner will assist you in selecting the right tests and evaluating test results from the perspective of correcting imbalances and/or improving function.  Of course, to assure you get the most benefit from your test results, we recommend that you always seek professional consultation.

IT’S AS EASY AS 1-2-3

  1. Order by Phone or Online. Click here to view online the test(s) you are interested in and then call 800-908-0000 to place your order directly by phone. BE SURE to give the customer service representative this special PMA code: R-PMAI. Or you can simply register online and use the Direct Labs shopping cart, again using the special PMA code when paying for your order.
  2. Go to a Local Lab. Visit a local Quest Diagnostics lab convenient to your home or work to provide blood or other needed samples for testing. Click here to find a local clinic.
  3. Receive Your Test Results. Your test results will be sent to you by email, usually within 24-48 hours.

It’s really that simple and easy, plus you’ll save substantially on whatever tests you buy!

Natural Permanent Weight Loss

Losing Fat, Not Muscle, is the Key

But crash or starvation diets are useless and especially harmful since about 50 percent of the weight you lose is lean muscle.

Your muscles produce enzymes that burn fat. So it follows that when you have less muscle, you are producing fewer enzymes and you are reducing your “calorie burning engine”. In addition, when you are hungry for a long period of time, your body’s defenses against “starvation” begin to kick in.

In other words, in order to protect yourself from wasting away, your body will naturally slow down the metabolism in response to having less food, thus making it even more difficult to burn calories and shed body fat.

Starvation Diets are Not the Answer

In contrast, to be effective, a weight loss system must allow you to:

  • Eat Real Food NOT Meal Replacements, Shakes & Bars
  • Feel GREAT with NO Hunger & NO Cravings
  • Have GREAT Energy, Sleep & Mental State
  • Lose INCHES as You Lose FAT Not Muscle Mass
  • Learn Correct Food Habits to Avoid Unhealthy Ones
  • Correct Functional Imbalances to Maintain Success

Only TRANSFORMATIONS®-360 addresses the 5 critical weight-loss issues

TRANSFORMATIONS®-360 with its unique WICO® Score Wellness Range assessment is a proven and time-test program for losing weight naturally, safely and effectively, while correcting functional imbalances you may have.

Offered only by specially trained TRANSFORMATIONS®-360 clinicians, the program is designed to help you:

  • Lose Abdominal Fat
  • Learn Correct Food Habits
  • Lose Fat NOT Muscle Mass
  • Correct Unhealthy Imbalances
  • Feel GREAT – Achieve Goals

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, and why you can’t lose weight or keep it off.

15-functional-health-conditions_2

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 weight loss 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.

Name*
 
Email*
Phone*
City/State*

Please leave this field empty.

Chronic Disease: The Leading Cause of Death and Disability

We’re Facing a Big Problem

“Chronic Disease is The Leading Cause of Death and Disability in the United States”, CDC Government Report

Chronic diseases and conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity – are among the most common and costly of all health problems. These are just a few of the faces of “chronic illness”.

  • As of 2012, about half of all adults—117 million people—had one or more chronic health conditions. One of four adults had two or more chronic health conditions.
  • Seven of the top 10 causes of death in 2010 were chronic diseases. Two of these chronic diseases—heart disease and cancer—together accounted for nearly 48% of all deaths.
  • Obesity is a leading health concern. During 2009–2010, more than one-third of adults, or about 78 million people, were obese (defined as body mass index [BMI] ≥30 kg/m2). Nearly one of five children and teenagers aged 2–19 years was obese (BMI ≥95th percentile).3
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations other than those caused by injury, and new cases of blindness among adults.

But Chronic Illness is Preventable!

It’s a scientific reality. YOU CAN REGAIN YOUR HEALTH!”

People with chronic illnesses are recovering and enjoying life again.

  • You can reverse the unhealthy lifestyle patterns.
  • You can transform your health in as little as 5 short weeks!
  • You can live pain-free and restore vibrant health.

Get On the Path to Vibrant Health Now

There are two important steps —

Benefits of Joining PMA’s Health Network

Lifelong Health and Well-Being

PMA serves as a gathering place where individuals and their families can take advantage of health-supporting resources and connect with spiritually oriented health, wellness and counseling professionals who share our passion for ending chronic illness and promoting lifelong health and well-being through natural safer means.

We’re Continually Working for You

  • Promoting Health & Well-Being.The PMA serves individuals and families who are seeking natural solutions for regaining their health and maintaining vital health and well-being in all aspects of their lives.
  • Supporting Healthcare Practitioners. To these ends, as a private ecclesiastical healthcare organization, the PMA attracts qualified healthcare practitioners offering natural solutions for restoring optimal health. We review practitioner education and background and provide ecclesiastical licenses to practice Pastoral Science and Medicine.
  • Providing Resources. We also research and provide leading-edge natural and science-based clinical protocols, and health-related products and programs that align with our mission; and
  • Building Community. The PMA then brings these health professionals and resources to you through this online portal for everyone’s benefit.

Why We Do It

  • Because We Care. Too many families today are being unnecessarily devastated by chronic illness. We are committed to reversing this trend, for the benefit of our own families and for yours.
  • Because the Need Exists. Modern medicine is simply not equipped to end the epidemic of chronic illness. It is abundantly clear that conventional allopathic medicine is not the answer to the problem. If anything, widespread use of prescription drugs is making things worse. Despite the hundreds of billions of dollars Americans spend on medications every year, chronic illness and autoimmune disease are on the rise.
  • Because We Have What It Takes. The solution lies in creating a grass-roots movement with a single-pointed focus and goal of achieving widespread health and well-being by promoting smart lifestyle choices and use of natural means for restoring and sustaining vibrant health.

Through collaborative efforts, the PMA is bringing together devoted healthcare professionals with the best knowledge, skills, resources, and tools to provide educational and clinical programs that address the root causes of chronic illness.

pma-affiliateWe also strive to affiliate with independent companies offering proven clinical protocols and state-of-the-art technology to address chronic illness, and to help PMA practitioners serve more clients and succeed in their practices. Learn about PMA Affiliates.

Together, we’re empowering individuals, families, and communities to take responsibility for regaining their health and to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors that foster vitality and enjoyment of long, active and productive lives.

Crashing Monsanto’s Pesticide Party in Beijing

[This is an excerpt from an article that originally appeared on the National Health Federation’s blog on 23 May 2017. Read the full article here. Scott Tips is the President and General Counsel of the National Health Federation.]

They have been running amok for years, unchallenged. The Codex Alimentarius Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) is their playground and they know it. Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont, Dow, Bayer, and other agrochemical companies – cozily snuggled together at Codex as the disarmingly named, front group CropLife – sent no fewer than 39 representatives to the 49th session of the CCPR meeting held in Beijing, China from April 24-29, 2017, to coerce, charm and bedazzle government regulators. And many of those regulators, especially the Australian and New Zealand ones, have long been seduced into believing that pesticides can be safely applied in near endless amounts and varieties. Or, they simply do not care about the ill-health effects of it all.

The Problem

That is why over 1 billion pounds of pesticides are used in the United States each and every year, while approximately 5.6 billion pounds are used worldwide.[1] In many developing countries, programs to control pesticide exposures are limited or non-existent. The agrochemical companies tell us these compounds are safe and are ensuring adequate food production to feed the World, but the facts tell us another story.

On January 24, 2017, the United Nations (UN) published a report in which it stated that although pesticide use has correlated with a rise in food production, it has had catastrophic impacts upon human health and the environment. The report went on to say that “[e]qually, increased food production has not succeeded in eliminating hunger worldwide. Reliance on hazardous pesticides is a short-term solution that undermines the rights to adequate food and health for present and future generations.” In fact, the UN blames pesticides for poisoning 200,000 people each year.[2] I think that figure is wildly conservative.[3].

Read the full article on the National Health Federation’s blog.