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Great Ways To Boost Your Immune System Naturally – Part 8

Vitamin C – IV Infused – A Simple Way To Boost Our Immune System

 

With our emphasis being on supporting and boosting our immune system to handle the variety of stressors we encounter daily we have certainly been on heightened alert with this recent COVID-19 situation.

 

Over the previous 7 days I have sent you some simple ideas on boosting your body’s immune system so you can be proactive to protect yourself and your loved ones. Thankfully, there is already one nutrient that we can each leverage to not only boost our immune system but also to prevent and potentially treat the symptoms of coronavirus: Vitamin C.

 

How to Treat COVID-19?

 

The properties of Vitamin C, a nutrient that is readily available and safe for the body, may both prevent COVID-19 infection but also treat it in patients who already have it. In fact, clinical trials are taking place right now in China using intravenous Vitamin C to treat patients who have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

 

Vitamin C vs. Coronavirus

 

Vitamin C is a powerful and natural antiviral whose properties may help protect your body against the virus, minimize the possibility of the disease spreading and help prevent or treat severe acute respiratory injections.

 

How?  

 

Vitamin C is also one of the most famous antioxidants, which means that it can protect the lungs from the accumulation of mucous and fluids that may occur with acute respiratory infections, which is the leading cause of death as a result of most upper respiratory viruses.

 

And because of these benefits that Vitamin C provides to the immune system, increasing your body’s supply of this powerhouse vitamin and antioxidant may help prevent infection altogether. In fact, we already know that using Vitamin C can prevent other infections commonly associated with the common cold and other evidence suggests that Vitamin C can shorten cold symptoms in patients where it cannot be prevented.

 

For all of these reasons and the amazing history behind high dose vitamin C via IV infusion for immune boosting, Dr. Richard Cheng, a lead scientist in many of the Chinese clinical trials is calling for further discussion of Vitamin C as a viable prevention and treatment option for the coronavirus.

 

And just to reiterate, it’s important to note that the efficacy of Vitamin C is a result of its IV delivery. The benefits of nutrient IV therapy have been known for years.  With IV therapy we are avoiding the liver and digestive system where valuable nutrients can be lost or not absorbed, whereas vitamin IV’s allow you to directly absorb important nutrients into your bloodstream for maximum benefits.

 

Believe it or not, there are plenty of people who do not absorb important vitamins naturally via good nutrition/dietary practices or even oral supplementation. Fortunately, to ensure the benefit of a nutrient like vitamin C and assuring good absorption utilizing IV infusion or intramuscular (IM) injections is ideal. The delivery method, whether IV or IM injection will depend on the vitamin, mineral, or amino acids we want to get into the bloodstream.

 

There’s a lot we can all do to support our good health and boost our immune systems and we’re here to help. If you’re interested in trying a nutrient IV as a way to help protect yourself and your loved ones just all us at 720-795-7920 to get scheduled!

 

The IV I am recommending to all our clients interested is our LiquiLift IV – not only does it contain 25,000 mg of Vitamin C but it also delivers 15 different Amino Acids, Comprehensive B – Vitamins and 2,000 mg of Glutathione!

 

Make it a Healthy Day!!

Sincerely,

Dr. Cadwell

 

P.S.  Can’t make it to the office – Good News! We can Drop Ship directly to your home if you’d like to order any of our Immune and/or Health promoting products. Just call the office at 720-795-7920, tell us what you want or order online here and we’ll get it sent out ASAP!!

 

P.S.S  If you have any questions about what products to order based on your specific situation or health goals then just tell whoever answers the phone. Give them the best number and time of day to reach out and I will gladly call you personally to discuss.

Great Ways To Boost Your Immune System Naturally – Part 3

Optimize and Support Digestion – A Simple Way To Boost Our Immune System

It seems that the use of over the counter and pharmaceutical drugs to treat symptoms for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), gas and bloating, irregular BM’s, IBS, etc….has become the norm.  And although these things are common in our society, THEY ARE NOT NORMAL!

Our gut is the first line of defense for our body’s natural immune response and when you have an imbalanced gut and digestive system then you are at a substantially higher risk for sickness and disease.

Have you ever wondered how a coyote can eat ‘road kill’ that has been rotting on the side of the road for days and not get ill?  That ‘road kill’ is loaded with bugs and bacteria that are also consumed by the coyote.  The good news for the coyote is that her gut is so acidic (optimal Hydrochloric Acid – HCL) that when those bugs and bacteria enter her gut they are killed and ultimately eliminated with all the other waste when she has a normal bowel movement.

In the case of the average American, our diets have become so loaded with processed foods containing Bad Sugars, Bad Salts and Bad Fats, all of which perpetuate inflammation and imbalance in the gut, leading to a compromised digestion system and issues like ‘leaky gut’ which in turn lead to bacterial imbalances and foreign proteins getting into the blood stream which then lead to more body imbalances and greater risk of sickness and/or infections which then lead to the overuse of anti-biotics which then lead to more gut imbalance which then often leads to the chronic use of more anti-biotics and the need for more drugs to ultimately treat symptoms associated with poor digestion and the person wonders why they cannot get well or why they seem to always get sick or just not feel well.

When you take a drug for GERD, specifically a Proton Pump Inhibitor like Omeprazole, you are turning off the acid pumps in your stomach and ultimately making your digestion worse!  And because you are taking this drug, not only are you setting up a scenario where your symptoms are worse when you stop the drug due to the inhibition of acid in your gut the drug has caused but, you are also setting yourself up for another problem as it has been found that these types of drugs are now causing chronic kidney disease!  And so, instead of fixing the cause of the reflux, which 99.9% of the time is taking HCL, you have now added a 2nd problem to your list of ailments, poor kidney function!

The same can be said for anti-biotic use. Chronic utilization of anti-biotics in America has become a major problem and I think we are seeing that with all of the chronic sickness and disease so many people seem to be suffering with these days.  When you take an anti-biotic you are messing with your gut flora (micro-biome), aka our 2nd brain, and ultimately affecting not only your digestive function/health but also your mental well-being due to what is known as the Gut-Brain connection.  And so, do everything you can to avoid the anti-biotics!

So what to do?

Here are a couple of easy things to improve your digestion and boost your immune system:

Betaine HCL

As I said earlier, healthy stomach acid levels are the first line of defense in your body’s natural immune response. The body’s ability to produce adequate stomach acid, called hydrochloric acid can slowly decline with age. Lowered levels of hydrochloric acid (HCL) may stress the body’s immune health as well as the body’s overall health. Supplementing with betaine HCL at meals assists the digestive process by supporting gastric acid secretion. The point being, HCL is a frontline defense in supporting our body’s overall immune health.

My personal approach with every large meal I eat is:
1 HCL, 1 HCL Activator and 1 Digest Comprehensive Enzyme (I’ll discuss enzymes in an upcoming email…so stay tuned).

Take Prebiotics & Probiotics! And Avoid Antibiotics to Boost Your Immune Defenses…..and Mental Wellbeing!

If you’re all about your immune system, it’s important to make sure your gut is healthy. Why’s that? Because 70-80% of our immune tissue resides in our digestive tract! Therefore, it’s important to make sure you have a healthy gut and/or microbiome. The way to do that is to get plenty of prebiotics and probiotics into your diet.

Prebiotics are the food for your probiotics.  Think of the prebiotics as the soil. If you have existing gut issues from poor food choices of the past and/or chronic utilization of OTC or pharmaceutical drugs, including anti-biotics, then it is highly likely that the ‘soil’ in your gut to support the probiotics just isn’t sufficient.  If this is the case, then just taking a prebiotic alone may do nothing at all for you or even worse, create more issues.

Our Psyllium Fiber is a great prebiotic!

Probiotics are the healthy bacteria (microbiome) that assist in your gut health and good digestion and elimination. A heathy microbiome is also vitally important to our Mental Health and Wellbeing.

You will find probiotics in fermented foods like kefir, yogurt (make sure no added sugar or artificial sweetners), kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha.

You want to avoid antibiotics if possible. Antibiotics kill bad bacteria, but they also attack and kill helpful bacteria in the gut as well, which can ultimately hinder your digestive and immune system from functioning appropriately.

So again, really try to avoid taking antibiotics unless you really need them. If you do have to take an anti-biotic then you can try to counter the antibiotics with some probiotic foods as well.

If you focus on building your microbiome then you can keep your digestive and immune system firing on all cylinders.

And one final note on this, just because a probiotic has more CFU’s than another probiotic doesn’t mean it is better.  Many of the  probiotics that people are taking state they have trillions of CFU’s on the bottle; however, many of those organisms are dead by the time you take the probiotic.  Not good!

So, let us know if you need guidance on a great prebiotic, probiotic and HCL support protocol and we will be happy to assist you!

Make it a Healthy Day!
Sincerely,
Dr. Cadwell

Great Ways To Boost Your Immune System Naturally – Part 1

For the next couple of weeks I will be sending you ideas you could implement on easy ways to best support and boost you and your families immune systems. 

Obviously, this is a concept we should employ daily as a part of a healthy lifestyle but, with all of the concerns people are experiencing regarding this current COVID-19 panic it appears to be a good time to remind ourselves of how we can be proactive and best protect ourselves and our families during this outbreak. 

If you stop for just a moment and think about all of the chemical, emotional and physical stressors (including bacteria and viruses) that you and I are exposed to every single day of our lives….It really is incredible just how powerful our bodies innate abilities to fight off disease and sickness really is!  We are built to be healthy!

And when you realize this and then take it a step further and implement key immune boosting strategies then you are putting yourself in the best position possible to mitigate concerns during turbulent times like we are currently experiencing.

And so, today’s suggestion for a ‘Great Way to Boost Your Immune System’ is Nutritional IV Therapy.

What is nutrient OR vitamin IV therapy?

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t consume your daily dose of vitamins and minerals, let alone experience their valuable benefits. Nutrient IV Therapy is a safe and effective way to receive natural vitamins, minerals, and amino acids direct to the bloodstream. The 30 to 45-minute session enhances your energy, improves your overall mood, and helps boost immune system function to help in the prevention of health conditions caused by chemical/physical/emotional stressors (including bacterial and viruses), poor nutrition, and dehydration.

Are all nutrient IV infusions the same?

Not quite. Even though all Nutritional IV drips are administered using the same procedure the quantities and nutrients on each one are different, since they look to achieve specific goals (immune boosting, skin lightening, muscle recovery, mental focus, etc.). Today we will focus on our Nutrient IV’s to Boost Immune Function.

Here are 3 powerful Nutritional IV Infusions you can get right here in our office that will help Boost Your Immune System and naturally protect you from sickness and disease:

(1) The LiquiLift IV Infusion for Comprehensive Immune and Wellness Support

This IV drip gets you the greatest Immune boosting benefit for the buck and combines all nutrients for maximum impact.

Service Benefits: 

  • Obtain maximum results by receiving all of the vitamins and minerals included in other Liquivida IV drips.

  • Get a higher dose of B12 vitamins to give your brain clarity.

  • Get the right amount of micronutrients to reactivate cells that produce healthy looking hair and skin.

  • Empower your liver to detoxify chemicals, metabolize prescription drugs, and break down damaged blood cells.  

When you put the very best in your body, you empower yourself to do more with life. This is what makes us feel accomplished and fulfilled.
This vitamin infusion service includes all of the nutrients you need to not only feel your best BUT get the Immune System on high alert and ready.


(2) The Natural Defense IV Infusion:

Immediate Benefits: 

  • Avoid getting sick by fueling your immune system with high-impact nutrients to keep you resilient.

  • Obtain powerful antioxidants to fight against airborne illnesses floating around work or home.

  • Maintain a healthy nervous system and improve the cardiovascular function of the body.

  • Improve your body’s ability to withstand stress, intense levels of work or travel.

Don’t start worrying about your health when early signs of aging or sickness occur. Start doing something now! 


This vitamin infusion boosts the immune system big time. 

 

It can help you avoid expensive doctor visits and exams while living a longer, more fulfilling life while helping you avoid getting sick, allow for quicker recovery from exercise and maintain your high energy levels!

(3) NAD IV Infusion Promotes cell regeneration and improve cognitive functions.

Service Benefits: 

  • Higher NAD levels can help the body recover faster from injuries.

  • NAD drips can help reducing cravings and recovery time of your brain’s cells.

  • Speed up cellular processes and chemical changes in your brain to feel more focused.

  • Slow down degenerative aging processes at a cellular level.  

NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a powerful coenzyme that plays important roles at the cellular level across your body. From improving cognition functions to boosting your mood, NAD is the holistic IV drip you’ve been waiting for.

NAD IV drips help keep your brain clear and your cells young.

But NAD benefits don’t stop there, this coenzyme is also involved in DNA and cell repair, which translates into healthier cells, faster brain recovery and more efficient energy production.

This nutrient IV drip is also known for helping people who are going under addiction recovery, especially since it assists the serotonin production process, making much easier to maintain a good mood, fight anxiety symptoms and lift the spirit.

Finally, you should try our NAD IV drips if you’re looking for natural alternatives to complement your age management program or if you are interested in exploring new ways to preserve your brain’s capabilities to achieve more of what you love in life.

If you have any questions about our Nutritional IV therapies and how they can help boost your immune system and protect you and your family from sickness and disease please call.  I will be glad to personally talk with you via phone call about the power of these IV’s for your overall health and well-being! Call us at 720-795-7920!

Make it a Healthy Day!
Sincerely,
Dr.  Cadwell

 

What a transformation! Jane lost 93 pounds!

Before and After Jane Schoenecker

 

Our March client success story is the story of Jane Schoenecker.  Like most of our clients, her aches and pains have disappeared and her skin looks better than ever.  During a trying time of year around the holidays, she lost 93 pounds with the Body N Balance program and the support of our amazing staff.  Her amazing story is below.  Our goal is to not only help you lose weight, but increase your overall health as well.  Contact us today to see how we can go on this journey with you.

My weight loss journey is not unlike many others you have heard about time and time again. You name it, I’ve tried it…Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, National Weight Loss Centers, etc.  I would successfully lose weight on each of those programs and proceed to gain it back and then some.  It has been a vicious cycle the majority of my adult life.  It took a long time, but I finally recognized that the physical change that my body had to endure was not enough, I had to do the emotional work too.

Body N Balance has helped me achieve my weight loss goals and aided in curbing my emotional eating. Dr. Cadwell and his team have literally guided me every step of the way from the initial consult where there were many tears and reality smacking me in the face (what I don’t know…the number on the scale…won’t hurt me right?) to the plateau frustrations that arise during physical change to the final weigh in after all the hard work is complete.

I have lost a total of 93 pounds to date since starting the program in mid-September of 2019 (Yes!  I did this program right through the best eating holidays and I have a passion for baking!) Physical changes aside, there are many more positives that came out of this voyage.  I sleep better, my skin is clearer, my energy is through the roof and the “aches and pains” are gone.  My emotions were tested with personal and professional stress entering and exiting during this time frame but by sticking to the program and focusing on what I was doing, what would normally end in an overeating binge of unhealthy eats turned into reminding myself it is only one day in a host of many.  Tomorrow is a new day and a chance to start over.

Change is the right amount of discomfort and hope.

-Jane Schoenecker

 

Make sure to tell us your success story.  We love hearing from all of you.  Email us at info@genesisregenmed.com

Sharon is Feeling Great At 78!!!!! Check out her story!

Our February client of the month is Sharon Marquardt.  At 78, she is feeling more energy, sleeping better, and has gotten rid of aches and pains.  Check out her story below.  Our goal is to not only help you lose weight, but increase your overall health as well.  Contact us today to see how we can go on this journey with you.

“I have a had a problem with my weight after the both of our two son’s. I have tried many diets. I not only wanted to lose weight I wanted to feel better. I heard about this program form a friend and she was doing so well I decided to try it. I has been great and not hard to follow. The easiest program I have ever tried to follow. lose it gain it, lose it gain it on all other programs. There were three reasons I wanted to try this. I was stuck on a weight that was okay but I still was waking up aching every morning and feeling tired. So I had three reasons to try this, 1. Weight Loss 2. Feel better 3. Restored energy. I started out tired and not sleeping well and waking up ACHING every day. Because this program is not just concerned about weight but total health. I checked in every week for an Analysis, Measure my Weight 145 now 129.4, Body Mass index 24.7 now 22.9, Body Fat % 35.0 now % 31.2, Body Water %44.1 now 46.4 and Visceral Fat Rating 9.7 now 8.6. I am 78 years old and when I started out my Metabolic age was 51 now on the 6th of February 2020 I am 41.0. I recommend this Wellness and Weight Loss program. You will get results in many areas. I sleep better, I wake up with no pain or aching, feeling better, never hungry and am at a weight that even gives me more energy. Good luck to each one that tries this. I forgot to state that i started this program November 25, 2019 on our 58th Anniversary”

-Sharon Marquardt

 

Make sure to tell us your success story.  We love hearing from all of you.  Email us at info@genesisregenmed.com

Rhonda’s Recipe Round Up….Big Game Recipe Playbook – Zucchini Chips

 

The Big Game is almost here!  What kind of party is it without chips?  Not any party I want to go to.  Down in the lab, we came up with a chip that you can enjoy and not feel guilty about.  It will be first and delicious at your game watch party with this Zucchini Chip Recipe.  Don’t fumble and not bring this incredible snack to any party table.

 

Zucchini Chips

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 35 mins
Stage: 2 (without Olive Oil), Stage 4 and Beyond
Servings: 2
Calories: 118

Ingredients
• 2 Whole Zucchini large
• 1 Tbsp Olive Oil (no oil for Stage 2 Clients)
• 1 tsp Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning
• 2 cloves Garlic minced (optional)
• ⅛ tsp Garlic Powder
• ½ tsp Pink Salt

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Coat 2 baking sheets with a small amount of olive oil
3. Thinly slice zucchini (tip: try slicing diagonally for larger, prettier chips)
4. Add spices to a Ziploc bag, add the zucchini slices and the olive oil and coat well
5. Arrange zucchini in a single layer and bake for 25 minutes or until brown
6. You can also broil them for 10-12 minutes on the 2nd rack level from the top

Recipe Notes
DO NOT USE OLIVE OIL PREPARING THIS RECIPE IF YOU ARE IN STAGE 2

See How Angie’s story of losing 70 pounds is JUST THE BEGINNING!

Our Clients are in inspiration to us every day and we love to share that excitement with all of you.  Our goal is to provide you with all the support and tools you need to get you on YOUR health journey!  We cannot begin to say how proud of Angie we are, and how proud we are of all of you!  We are happy to share Angie’s story below.  We are all in this together!!! Keep up the great work everyone!!

“I have lost 70 pounds through the body and balance program at Genesis, and I feel so happy to be able to play readily with my kids, participate in activities with more energy and ability, and feel able to enjoy each day versus being lethargic and depressed. I really, sincerely think that through the support, positive care and daily contact with Genesis I was able to be consistent with the foods I chose and the amounts I ate. The most significant thing I noticed was how my relationship to food has changed. I see so much more clearly how I used food to deal with my emotions. My addiction to sugar has been broken!!!

Being able to only eat “clean foods” and knowing that the supplements I was using were supporting my body uniquely in a way it needed; I was able to feel significant changes in my moods and become much more emotionally regulated. Throughout the program, I felt more consistent energy in my days, way less mood swings, increased ability to focus on my work, and if I hit a discouraging moment or day the people at Genesis were able to help me keep the long term perspective in getting my health back. I feel so much better emotionally, physically and spiritually. I am sincerely grateful for this program, Todd Cadwell and all the people at Genesis who helped me get my health back and know how to keep it. Even as I write this I am humbled and surprised at how much I have changed and how much better my life is from going through this Body N Balance process. Thank you Genesis!!! “

 – Angie J

 

Make sure to tell us your success story.  We love hearing from all of you.  Email us at info@genesisregenmed.com

 

Rhonda’s Recipe Round Up – Beef Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

 

 

 

Here at Rhonda’s recipe roundup, we hope you had a great year and we look forward to a wonderful 2020!

For this football playoff and championship weekend, show everyone what a “fungi” you can be by making this Beef Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Cap recipe.  It will be a feather in your cap.

Beef Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 45 mins
Stage: 2 and Beyond
Servings: 4
Calories: 250
Ingredients
• 1 lb Grass-fed Ground Beef
• 8 Caps Lg Portobello Mushrooms
• ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
• ¼ tsp Onion Powder
• 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
• 1 tsp Pink Salt
• ¼ tsp Black Pepper
• ½ cup Onions diced small
• 2 Cloves Garlic minced
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Spoon out the innards of the mushroom and put in a bowl
3. Mix in ground beef, spices, onions and garlic
4. Place mushroom caps in a large baking pan
5. Stuff beef mixture into mushroom caps and bake for 20-25 minutes

Rhonda’s Recipe Roundup Rewind – Pumpkin Bread

Yule love this weeks rewind recipe from October, 2019.  You will sleigh your next dinner or holiday party with this delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipe.  When everyone notices how delicious it is and you tell them it is also healthy, everyone will say “Snow Way Man”   Hey, at least its not fruitcake.  

From October 2019

Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 1 hrs

Total Time 1 hrs 20 mins

Stage: 4 and Beyond
Servings: 10
Calories: 183

Ingredients
• 1 ½ cup Almond Flour
• ¼ cup Coconut Flour
• 1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
• 1 ½ tsp Baking Soda
• ½ tsp Pink Salt
• 1 ½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
• 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
• ½ cup Unsweetened Applesauce
• ⅓ cup Water
• 1 tsp Lemon Juice
• 3 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
• 2 Eggs
• 1 tsp Vanilla

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Grease 9×4 loaf pan
3. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder,
salt and pumpkin pie spice
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, lemon juice, applesauce, water,
coconut oil, eggs and vanilla
5. Slowly add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and fold until blended
6. Pour batter into loaf pan
7. Bake 50-60 minutes, or until cooked through and toothpick inserted in the center comes
out clean

Recipe Notes
Pumpkin is a cautionary item.

How James Went from Struggling to Walk to Running and Biking Like an Athlete

How James Went from Struggling to Walk to Running and Biking Like an Athlete

James had struggled with weight issues his entire life. By the time he graduated high school, he was nearing 250 pounds. And it wasn’t because he was muscular. It was because he kept packing on extra body fat and couldn’t figure out how to stop.

The weight issues only got worse through college, and especially afterward when he landed a desk job. By the time he was 36, James weighed 369 pounds.

As his weight kept creeping up, James worked to get it under control. He tried weight loss programs that promised results, but every time he was disappointed. He even did the intense, medically backed weight-loss programs offered through his healthcare provider. All with no luck. Sure, he’d have small successes, losing 10 or 15 pounds each time. But the minute the program ended, he’d gain back all the weight—and then some.

It was demoralizing. “It kind of builds up the resignation that, ‘Well, I guess I’m just always going to be like this. Because nothing really actually works,’ ” James recalls.

But as discouraged as he was, James wasn’t ready to give up on the hope of taking control of his weight—and his health. Sure, he was tired of having to buy larger clothes only to outgrow them again in a few months. But what really concerned him was that his bloodwork from his annual physicals was starting to show that his weight gain was affecting more than his wardrobe. He was starting to develop liver issues, and his insulin response showed that if he kept on his current path, he’d develop type 2 diabetes before long.

So James was pretty fed up and ready for real change when he heard an ad for Body N Balance. He decided to make a visit to Genesis to learn more. He liked what he heard about making a fundamental and permanent shift to his metabolism. After all, metabolism is at the root of weight struggles. So if he could totally reset his metabolism, maybe he’d get the lasting results he was after.

Another thing that impressed him about the Body N Balance program was how data-focused it was. As an engineer, James takes an analytical approach to everything, including his health. He liked that the team at Genesis didn’t just look at weight, they also considered all the factors that go into weight. They looked at measurements of digestion, hormone balance, immunity, and detoxification as well. That’s because a thorough understanding of how the body is functioning is the key to making the right changes to ensure lasting weight loss.

The thing that stood out most to James, though, was the stories of people who once were where he was but were able to lose weight—and keep it off.

“They actually had some success stories where there had been a lasting impact. And you don’t always hear about that from a lot of weight loss programs,” he recalls. “They always say, ‘So and so lost a bunch of weight.’ And then you never hear what happened to them afterwards.”

With his doctor’s blessing, James took the plunge

After learning more about Body N Balance, James talked to his physician about it. While she hadn’t heard of the program, she looked into it and thought it sounded promising.

She suggested he give it a try—but told him not to get his hopes up. After all, he’d been down similar roads before, and he’d been disappointed each time. She didn’t know (nor did he) that this time would be different.

The results came—fast

Within the first 40 days of starting the Body N Balance program, James lost about 40 pounds. And the weight just kept coming off. Over the course of the next year and a half, James lost 150 pounds.

And the best part is that, just like the success stories he heard when learning about the Body N Balance program, James has kept the weight off. It’s now been more than three years since he started, and he’s still holding steady.

Not only is his weight where he wants it to be, but he’s in the best shape of his life. 

Reaping the lifestyle benefits of weight loss

When James started the Body N Balance program, he was facing a fitness conundrum. He was so out of shape that he didn’t even have the strength or endurance needed to get started on an exercise program. In fact, he found himself unable to do basic activities that had always brought him joy in life.

“I used to volunteer with the Boy Scouts, and I’d go up to the scout camp to volunteer for a couple weeks,” James remembers. “Getting around up there was a lot of walking, and there’s a lot of hills. [My weight] limited what I could do. I’d have to be careful, because heaven forbid I go visit this other part of the camp, because I’m going to have to walk back. That was not a very good feeling.”

So James had to stop volunteering with the Boy Scouts. And that was a bit of a wake up call for him.

But since enrolling in Body N Balance, James has developed a level of physical fitness he never knew before. In fact, he recently did a 25-mile bike ride in the Black Hills of South Dakota with his dad—which is no small feat!

He also ran in—and won!— his first-ever 5k.

“I feel good, because when I need to be active on something, I can. I actually joined the volunteer fire department a couple years ago. Which is something I never could’ve done. I’m not the best person on there at being able to physically do some of the stuff yet, but as time goes on, and I continue getting into better shape, this stuff will get even better, too.”

Whole-person support made the difference

In addition to his incredible commitment and efforts, James attributes his success to the whole-person approach of the Body N Balance program. He points out that the Genesis team is unlike other diet “experts” he’s worked with in the past.

“They spend so much time teaching you about how different things that we eat and are around affect us,” James explains. “How some of this chemically manufactured food actually affects your body. They encourage you to do things that will make you healthier, even if, from time to time, they might not help you lose weight right off the bat.”

“Dr. Cadwell’s commitment is not to weight loss,” James says. “His commitment is to making you a healthy person. And the weight loss, when you become a healthy person, tends to take care of itself.”