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If you need to know a lot about nutrition to be healthy and slim then how did people do it before 1838 when the first nutrient was identified?

We know more about nutrition now than ever in history and how much good is it doing us?

We can know that good nutrition is simple for one obvious reason. If it wasn't, nature wouldn't work!

In fact, you already know everything you need to know to eat right. If you could just forget all the extra stuff you'd be okay.

The way to change your diet is to make some very simple adjustments to the way you think about food. With practice, good eating decisions can be as automatic as which side of the road to drive on.

If anybody tells you it's easy, they are about to ask you for money. Don't let yourself be fooled. You already know it's not easy.

If you need help it is important to find someone you can trust. Losing the belly shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.



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We Can Help Anyone!

Our program is suited to people of all sizes - from the morbidly obese to people simply trying to avoid weight gain. We use prescription medications to help control appetite. This will make it easier for you to practice the types of food decisions that you need to be making to be healthy.

Our weight loss plan is designed for some rapid initial weight loss. But we manage the energy deficit and use your body's adaptation mechanism to your advantage. We can put you into a position that you have never been in before - where the decisions are finally, truly in your hands.

What you will not encounter here is upselling. We will never try to convince you that the only thing standing between you and success is more money. Remember that if you choose to go somewhere else. We wish you luck either way. 



 

The Problem with Public Health

Should you follow a Mediterranean Diet?

It is supposed to be really healthy. Your doctor may have told you about a landmark study from Spain that was published in 2013 called the Predimed study. It seemed to prove once and for all that the Mediterranean Diet had a protective effect on heart health. They even ended the study a year ahead of schedule because the results were so dramatic it would have been unethical to force the standard diet group to continue.

If public health officials could get Americans to start following a Mediterranean Diet it would prevent hundreds of thousands of strokes per year. That is a worthy goal.

The problem is that nutrition data is completely unimpressive if you are not looking at it from the public health perspective. The results of the Predimed study are real and statistically significant. They show that a Mediterranean Diet can reduce the risk of a person having their first major coronary incident by 30% annually.

That may sound impressive, and it is - but only to a public health official. As an individual, your chances of actually benefitting from following a Mediterranean Diet are close to zero, literally. This is because of the difference between relative risk and absolute risk. Sure, you can reduce your chances of having a stroke by 30%, but the chances were low to begin with.

The people following the control diet had a major coronary incident at the rate of 1% per year, or 10 out of 1000. If you reduce that risk by 30%, you get 7 out of 1000, which is the rate that the Mediterranean groups experienced.

That means that, regardless of what diet they followed, 990 people out of 1000 did not have a major coronary incident in a year, and 7 out of 1000 did. Only 3 people out of 1000 actually affected their outcome with diet.

Your chances of benefitting from this particular piece of nutritional advice? 0.3%, and that is if you were high risk to begin with. Everybody in the Predimed study was considered high risk for developing heart disease. The absolute risk for the general population would be much lower.

Almost all the nutritional advice you have ever heard is based on evidence this slim. It might get the public health officials all hot and bothered, but it is not worthy of your attention.


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Healthy Mind/       Healthy Body

Please go to our Suggested Reading and Suggested Viewing pages for links to free articles and videos that can help change your mindset about nutrition and cut through all the misinformation out there.

Here is some of what you'll find:

Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry. Click here to watch video.

Food companies are not out to get you. The hard truth is that they don't care about you at all. You are just a source of revenue. The best way for them to separate you from your money is to create ever more appetizing food. Click here for the link to an article that explains what has happened in the food industry over the past few decades.

Salt is SO bad for you. Or is it? Would it surprise you to know that there has actually never been a definitive link between sodium intake and hypertension?  In fact, there is some indication that a low-sodium diet is more dangerous. Click here for the link to the article.

If you are like most, you do not want to see the disturbing particulars of how your food is produced. Well, big food companies have taken appalling liberties with that type of willful ignorance. Why don't you let 11-year-old Birke Baehr talk some sense to you about industrial farming. Click here to watch the video.


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When Kevin first came to us in July 2014 he tipped the scales at over 400 pounds! In just two months he has lost over 70 pounds. Follow his progress on our Facebook page where we will be posting regular updates. Send him a message of encouragement.