Whenever we hear the word “diet” most of us think weight loss. This isn’t a bad thing, because a lot of us, myself included need to lose some weight. But I think it is a better idea to pursue a diet, a plan, a lifestyle that aims to get your body functioning properly which will then lead to weight loss if there’s a need for it. At the same time, if there’s not need to lose or even a need to gain, it can also be achieved once we get the nutrition right and the lifestyle going the right direction. The 60 Day Turn around plan is much more than a way to lose weight, it’s a way to get you functioning better. Read below for one of our many patient success stories. – Dr. Mark
Can my body really do that???
That is what one of Healthsprout’s dedicated patients was asking himself, when he got the results from his most recent blood work. He started care in January of this year and decided to also participate in the 60 Day Turnaround. Since he started care, he has lost 35lbs, and 15 of those pounds in the last month and half, making him the lightest he’s been in 20 years!!! He has decreased shoulder pain. Significantly decrease inflammation (which is one of the goals of the 60 Day Turnaround). He also has increased energy levels, which is very helpful to keep up with his 4-year-old daughter! Dr. Eric even exclaims that people love him better! (This is a joke, but it is amazing how much your life can change when you are living a healthier lifestyle)
In July, he went to his doctor to get some blood work done, so I am going to give you a rundown of his before and after lab work. Now read carefully this is some amazing stuff! He has given us the last 3 years of his results including cholesterol, triglycerides and hemoglobin A1C. These results show dramatic differences and ***disclaimer I am giving you the best (aka the most recent) and the worst results from the last 3 years. We’ll start with the bad. His triglyceride levels were 1,165mg/dL (normal is < 150 mg/dL), total cholesterol level was 248 mg/dL (normal is < 200 mg/dL), a cholesterol/HDL ratio of 6.2 (normal is < 5.0), and an A1C of 6% (normal is <5.7%). These levels are way above what they should be and indicate a very dysfunctional system. On the flip side, his most recent triglyceride levels are 172 mg/dL, total cholesterol was 168 mg/dL, a ratio of 3.7 and an A1C of 5.4%. This a HUGE improvement! The most recent values are the best they have been in the last 3 years!
He has accomplished his best results while following the plan set for the 60 Day Turnaround. Through the Turnaround he has learned what foods to buy, healthy recipes, some exercises and why it beneficial to be in ketosis. He has also continued to keep his nervous system clear by being a committed chiropractic patient!
He has shown such commitment to taking care of his health through chiropractic care, diet and exercise. YOU CAN TOO!!! Another 60 Day Turnaround will be HERE THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER. The program includes workshops on different health topics, shopping trips, recipe nights and some exercise education. If you are ready to make a change and commit to a healthier life, talk to someone in the office about getting signed up!
– Haleigh Cooper – Future Dr. of Chiropractic.