Category Archives: Wellness

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.

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.

Dr. Peter Osborne: Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue Naturally

Adrenal fatigue can cause severe sleep disruption, chronic pain, fatigue, exercise intolerance, water retention, weight gain, central adiposity, anxiety, heart palpitations, and much more.

In this video, Dr. Osborne discusses nutrition, sleep, exercise, diet change and emotional stress management necessary to restore proper adrenal function naturally.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This video is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Additionally, this information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician. Dr. Osborne is not a medical doctor. He does not treat disease. He offers nutritional support to people seeking an alternative from traditional medicine. Dr. Osborne is licensed with the Pastoral Medical Association.

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.

Has Public Health Ever Affected A Population-Based Increase in Activity?

pag-midcourse-report-infographicLast week I read a piece in the New York Times that spoke to the seemingly impossible task of getting people to move more.

And there has been no shortage of efforts. From school-based efforts that despite absolutely increasing school-based activity levels didn’t lead to increased overall activity levels (as kids more active at school were found to be less active out of school), to the regular publication of national guidelines
(and with them national scoldings), to decades-long branded awareness campaigns like ParticipACTION, to regular news pieces telling us we’re all sloths, etc.

Yet have any worked to affect a sustained population-based increase in activity?

And if the answer is, as I believe it to be, a resounding “no”, that no public health intervention has ever led to a population sustaining an increase in their level of physical activity, what do we do with that? I’m not asking because I think I know the answer. I definitely don’t. Do we stop trying? Do we try harder? And if we are to continue trying, what does that even look like, as clearly what we’ve been doing hasn’t worked.

And what a shame too as exercise, regardless of weight, is as I’ve said many times before, the world’s best drug.

Dr. Tom O’Bryan’s 7-Part Autoimmune Documentary – Now Available

“Betrayal” – a Free Autoimmune System Documentary

You know how sometimes something amazing GOES VIRAL on the Internet?

It seems this happens when a message touches something so personal and so moving, that everyone who receives it gets excited about what they learn.

Dr. Tom O’Bryan’s 7-part documentary on autoimmune disease, titled “BETRAYAL”, has touched humanity in precisely this way.

And I’m truly excited about sharing this information with you.
GO HERE to watch the 6-minute video introduction and REGISTER to watch the FREE DOCUMENTARY.

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Autoimmune disease attacks us on so many levels. It is a silent, deadly disease that strikes at the heart of the human experience. Something goes wrong, and our immune system starts to attack rather than protect our bodies. Otherwise healthy organs are slowly (or rapidly) destroyed.

My friend, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, has devoted the past two years to traveling the world and interviewing the leading experts in the field. He and his team created 7 full-length movies, covering different aspects of autoimmunity and telling the story of HOW PEOPLE ARE HEALING every day from these devastating illnesses.

CLICK HERE – Watch the 6-minute video introduction.  AUTOIMMUNITY CAN BE CORRECTED.

When you register for BETRAYAL, you will get an email confirming your registration and providing information about the time of broadcasts and instructions on how to access the event online.

Quick Tips to Form Healthy Habits

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If you’re struggling to make exercise a habit, the following tips can help put you on the right path to becoming a consistent exerciser.

1. Know your best time.

Everyone is different when it comes to when they prefer to work out. It’s hard to cement an exercise habit if your workout times are completely random or simply fit into your spare time. First, figure out what time of day you feel or perform your best. Once you nail down your best time, be consistent to form a workout habit. Continue reading