Category Archives: Wellness

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.

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.

 

Introduction to TRANSFORMATIONS® 360

The TRANSFORMATIONS Mission

Founded by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Al Pirnia, the mission of TRANSFORMATIONS is to transform our present ineffective disease care system to one promoting wellness and prevention. TRANSFORMATIONS focuses particularly on diabetes prevention, sustainable weight loss and weaning people off lifestyle induced medications using its proprietary programs and products.

TRANSFORMATIONS accomplishes this by training healthcare practitioners on how to help clients address the root cause of their symptoms while educating, energizing and empowering them to adopt correct food habits, control their key wellness markers, and improve their WICO® Score as a measure of functional wellness.

Partnering for Success

We are excited about our partnering relationship with TRANSFORMATIONS, as we view this proven program to help people with “Diabesity” issues as a perfect complement to PMA’s expanded mission. And we’re delighted to offer PMA licensees who qualify the opportunity to become Certified TRANSFORMATIONS Clinics.

Watch this webinar and review the information below for a better understanding of WICO® Scoring and how TRANSFORMATIONS can supercharge your practice with new clients and substantial cash-based revenue. You’ll learn how you can take advantage of this unique practice development opportunity, with NO net out-of-pocket cost!

Learn more – Speak with Chris at TRANSFORMATIONS

Growing Your Practice

You’ve probably noticed that we are heavily promoting WICO® Scoring on our website, with pages highlighting WICO® and targeting people struggling with weight loss, blood sugar and Diabetes-related issues. See, for example, the “Learn Your WICO® Score” ad in the right column of this page.

We are proactively encouraging all PMA Health Network members and other website visitors to complete the online WICO® Questionnaire and consult personally with a PMA Certified TRANSFORMATIONS Clinician about their WICO® Score.

In other words, through our partnering relationship with TRANSFORMATIONS, PMA is now better positioned to refer prospective clients to you. It’s all part of our PMA Success Strategy to help you grow your practice.

Of course, the key attraction for clients to the TRANSFORMATIONS program is curiosity in learning their WICO® Score as a measure of how healthy they are.

Wellness Index Scoring

As healthcare professionals, you know the importance and value of encouraging clients to regularly assess and maintain their “functional health” to support total vitality and well-being.

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

You can now quickly help your clients evaluate their overall functional health by completing the online WICO® Questionnaire, without expensive and time-consuming functional lab testing.

IT’S IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW THEIR WICO® SCORE.
IT’S LIKE FICO®, BUT FOR FUNCTIONAL HEALTH.

Similar to the FICO® credit rating, the WICO® Score is a “Wellness Index” for functional health.

Using the same numerical range as FICO® scoring, a person’s overall functional health is scored on a scale of 300 to 850 looking at 15 functional health conditions, and based on how many conditions are rated as mild, moderate or severe. Pictured below is the lower portion of a sample WICO® Report listing the 15 functional markers and showing related evaluations as an easy-to-understand bar graph.

People with excellent functional health score high. 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.

A Road Map to Health

As you can see, WICO® Scoring offers a road map to personal health.

Upon completing the online WICO® Questionnaire, individuals receive the top portion of the WICO® Report pictured below. This section of the Report presents their personal WICO® Score, indicating how many health indicators fall into the mild, moderate or severe category. They find out quickly if there are moderate or severe functional health imbalances they should address – and, as you can imagine, this motivates most people to want to know more. However, they need to consult with a trained practitioner to gain access to the complete Report (with the lower portion shown above).

As a TRANSFORMATIONS clinician, you will be trained to help clients interpret their scores, understand exactly what the markers are measuring, answer their questions about any functional imbalances that have, and explain what they can do right away to improve their health.

Importantly, your clients will be motivated and you will be in a position to help them begin an easy-to-follow elimination diet with whole foods (no shakes or bars); regain their energy, lose weight and feel great quickly; learn healthy eating habits that they can use for life; and discover and address underlying dysfunctions and/or nutritional deficiency issues that are undermining complete health recovery.

And, you be pleased to know, the TRANSFORMATIONS®-360 program can be implemented and administered by your staff.

For You, A Proven Turnkey Program

There’s no experimenting or guesswork involved.

TRANSFORMATIONS is a comprehensive clinical program with years of proven success. The program has been implemented by hundreds of clinics nationwide, and thousands of people are already benefiting from the health improvements it delivers. See, for example, the practitioner and client testimonials displayed in the right column of this page.

TRANSFORMATIONS provides a turnkey practice development opportunity for you, with a potential $200,000 annual cash revenue! We’re not kidding!

And now, beyond serving just your existing and prospective clients, TRANSFORMATIONS is rolling out a new initiative targeting local employers interested in cutting their healthcare costs by providing effective wellness programs for their employees.

But, here’s the best part.  Are you paying attention? You will be supported all the way to ensure your success!

The TRANSFORMATIONS team will guide you and your staff step-by-step.

  • Evaluating if the program is right for your practice.
  • Helping you stage and hold a successful “Wellness Open House” for your clinic.
  • Providing all the professional promotional materials you need for your office and website.  And,
  • TRANSFORMATIONS will do all of the marketing for you in approaching local employers. All you need to do is show up and interview prospective clients!

On top of that, with thousands of people visiting our website each month looking for natural solutions for chronic health issues, PMA can now help you leverage your time and expand your influence in your community by referring new prospective cash-paying TRANSFORMATIONS clients and interested employers to you through our proactive online activities.

No Net Out-of-Pocket Cost

Yes, you read that correctly. As we said, this is an incredible practice development opportunity!

PMA has asked TRANSFORMATIONS to structure a way for qualified PMA licensees who focus their practices on nutritional counseling or personalized functional healthcare to become Certified TRANSFORMATIONS Clinics with NO net out-of-pocket cost. You’ll love this easy-to-get-started arrangement involving just 3 clients interested in losing weight and/or correcting blood sugar issues.

Get Started Now

If you have additional questions after viewing the webinar or want to get started, simply complete the form below to schedule a convenient time to speak with Chris Ashelford, Director of Training & Support of TRANSFORMATIONS, Inc. Chris will be happy to help.

Note, when communicating with Chris, be sure to mention that you’re affiliated with PMA to take advantage of the opportunity to become a Certified TRANSFORMATIONS Clinic with NO net out-of-pocket cost to you!

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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*

 

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*

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. 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. 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 on 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.

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.

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