Have you been struggling with your weight feeling lethargic these days?
Healthy bodies are neither overweight nor underweight. A healthy body is metabolically balanced and naturally, maintains its ideal weight. All weight conditions are best approached holistically within the context of one’s lifestyle.
The Ideal Body Reset Programat VitalBodyWorks is designed to correct, balance and strengthen metabolism, thereby restoring health and vitality.
Debi Weiss L Ac, Debi developed the Ideal Weight Lifestyle Program, a therapeutic lifestyle program integrating the depth of western scientific research and the evidence-based success of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The therapists at VitalBodyWorks have all been training to use this amazing program.
The Ideal Body Reset Program differs from popular weight loss programs in many ways because:
Weight loss is determined and guided by body composition, not weight alone.
•The Zone diet and nutrition plan is hormonally balanced, stabilizes blood sugars and corrects body pH. The Zone diet includes all food groups – real, unprocessed food. This nutrition plan is utilized by the Joslin Center for Diabetes at Harvard University clinics.
•Gentle, natural detoxification of the lymphatic system using technology with Infrared and micro-current and laser assists the body to metabolize fat loss. As fat tissue is broken down and toxins are released, it is crucial that the body can eliminate this residue. Detoxing also helps prevent weight loss plateaus. This is a very gentle body detox, not to be confused with many of the extreme methods commonly advertised.
•Acupuncture combined with a microcurrent therapy targets fat loss, improves digestive metabolism, quiets intestinal inflammation and reduces cravings. The elegant use of microcurrent, not to be confused with TENS or electric stimulation therapy, is a unique component in the Ideal Weight Lifestyle program.
•Nutritional supplementation is minimal, adrenal support, immune boosters. The Ideal Metabolic Weight Loss program believes that we ARE what we eat and even in this 24/7 world, it IS possible to make life-enhancing choices.
•Incorporates self-hypnosis for those that choose this add-on for emotional, behavioral, stress reduction and motivational support. Patients in the program have consistently praised the benefit this brings in changing unhealthy habits.
•Emphasizes both vibration platform, aerobic and resistance exercise (movement and strength) to burn calories, increase stamina and tone muscle.
What is body composition?
Generally speaking, body composition refers to the ratio of body fat to lean (muscle) tissue. As the body's fat-to-lean ratio increases, so do health risks. Unhealthy body composition often leads to obesity and is associated with much chronic pain, chronic disease , and critical health conditions including:
•Heart disease, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides/cholesterol
•Metabolic syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes
•Back, joint and muscle pain
How do you measure body composition?
Body composition cannot be measured on the bathroom scale or determined from the much-used Body Mass Index (BMI) charts because neither of these tools can measure and determine the fat-to-lean ratio. The two most accurate ways to measure body composition is the Waist-to-Hip ratio (WHR) and the Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). Both of these methods are utilized.
Why is body composition the basis of the program?
Responsible medicine needs to look at the effects of both body fat and lean muscle tissue. Science now understands that body fat is, in fact, metabolic tissue. This means that fat doesn't just hang around in places we wish it didn't, but that fat cells are active. Body fat produces inflammatory chemicals and hormones that can, at a minimum, aggravate existing diseases or health conditions. Increased body fat stresses the circulatory systems of blood and lymph. Body fat also puts pressure on vital internal organs, compromising their function.
Lean muscle tissue is also active but in a very different way. Nourishing and building lean muscle directly supports our metabolism and health.
What kinds of exercise do you recommend?
Our recommendations depend upon your current activity level. We always recommend a combination of aerobic movement and strength training. Both forms of exercise are vital for a healthy metabolism. Many people underestimate strength training, but building muscle is what creates the furnace of metabolism AND protects our skeletal structure.
Secondly, we recommend that these activities become a regular part of your lifestyle. Numerous studies now show that the intensity of exercise is not as important as regular exercise. Exercise needs to become a lifelong habit. That is why it is important to choose activities that are enjoyable. A daily brisk walk combined with light strength training every other day can reap significant health benefits.We also refer to personal trainers for folks who need those specific services.
How do acupuncture and microcurrent help weight loss?
Acupuncture is a very gentle yet profound approach to impact our bodily functions and homeostasis.The 1997 National Institute of Health (NIH) Consensus on Acupuncture states “numerous studies demonstrate that acupuncture causes multiple biological responses . . . Acupuncture may activate the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, resulting in a broad spectrum of systemic effects. There is also evidence of alterations in immune functions produced by acupuncture.” Take a look at what Dr. Oz had to say:
Dr. Oz and Acupuncture Therapy for Weight Loss
[Weight Loss] “ Of particular interest is the ability of acupuncture to influence obesity hormones. Dr. Oz Research measuring the effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss found treatments increased ghrelin, a hormone that controls meal initiation and decreased leptin, the hormone that regulates fat storage and metabolism. The guiding principal is that acupuncture can power up any other weight control strategy by curbing appetite, quelling cravings, boosting metabolism, improving digestion, regulating obesity-related hormones and enhancing the way nutrients are used. It also strengthens the function of the liver, the organ that produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and breaking down of fats. Acupuncture may also increase tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach to help people know that they are full.”
“The rationale for using acupuncture therapy for weight loss is based on the premise that weight gain could be the result of disturbed energy flow to and from the regulating center of the brain, called the hypothalamus,” says Dr. Mehmet Oz.
The hypothalamus is responsible for maintaining “homeostasis” or functional balance that allows the body to run like a finely tuned instrument. It is the body’s dispatch center that regulates hormones and neuro-chemicals and helps to control body temperature, circadian rhythm, thirst and hunger” according to Dr. Mehmet Oz.
A significant focus of the program is an improvement of digestive function and hormone balance. Acupuncture affects these systems directly.
Microcurrent (frequency specific microcurrent) enhances cellular energy and function. The combination of acupuncture and microcurrent provides a safe and effective approach in correcting the body’s optimal function and homeostasis. Each session is 30 minutes it is suggested you are well hydrated before coming no food one hour prior, alcohol,
Enhanced Infrared Therapy
This known as Far Infrared energy penetrates within the human body, gently expanding capillaries and stimulating blood circulation increasing the body’s regenerative ability and help restore a healthy functioning nervous system. Science tells us that our body produces nearly 50% of its energy in the form of Far Infrared energy for the purpose of healing, repair. By which the body behaves similarly that to a car battery that is constantly being charged and discharged. When the body is under constant discharged, it can be prone to lethargy.
Bottom line when you energize your body’s vital systems, they will be restored to normal and healthy functioning. Here are just a few ailments that treatment works well with:
Stress, Chronic Fatigue, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Poor Digestion, Weakened Immune Function, Back Pain, Insomnia, Sports Injuries, Muscular and Joint Pain, and much more.
Benefits from Far Infrared Sauna Blanket
Improve blood circulation.
Enhance metabolism (sugar metabolic disorder, fat metabolic disorder, protein metabolic disorder)
Improves the immunologic function
The infrared ray has the function of adjusting and balancing acidic blood levels (the scientist tests also proved that the infrared ray might reduce, suppress, absorbs and weakens the tobacco and liquor the toxic effect).
The infrared ray may supplement the human body vitality, relieve fatigue, boost human body vitality