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Our Approach

We believe that the key to good health is a diet low in carbohydrate, high in anti-inflammatory fats with moderate protein. We strongly believe that many of today’s chronic health problems have a direct link to the consumption of food that is loaded with carbohydrate and devoid of healthy fat.

 

These chronic conditions include:

  • Diabetes/pre-diabetes
  • Kidney Disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
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  • Stroke
  • High Cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Arthritis
  • Achy joints
  • Bowel diseases (such as IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Dementia
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hoshimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Obesity
  • Neuropathy
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Parkinson’s
  • Compulsive/Binge eating disorders
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Sweet Poison

We believe that many current dietary guidelines are flawed. Included in this list are the recommendations by some of the most influential organizations such as:

  • The USDA’s My Plate and the previous Food Pyramid
  • The ADA (American Diabetic Association)
  • The AHA (American Heart Association)

They encourage the intake of a low-fat with plenty of “healthy carbohydrates” which, in our opinion, ignores multitude of new information which highlights the dangers of a carbohydrate laden diet. Yes, even the “healthy whole grains” are ultimately just sugar.

This old, useless dogma is not working. In fact, these recommendations are doing quite the opposite. Let’s consider the legacy of the S.A.D. diet (Standard American Diet) which was officially sanctioned as the healthiest way to eat in the 1970’s.

Since 1970, the incidence of diabetes in the U.S. has increased from 2% of the population (about 4 million people) up to 22% today (greater than 23 million people). Even more alarming, the incidence of diabetes is projected to further skyrocket.1

Similar statistics exist for the obesity rate. In 1970, the obesity rate in the U.S. (defined as a body mass index greater than 30%) was approximately 15%; today that number is 35% and growing!²

Alzheimer’s/Dementia currently afflicts 5.3 million Americans, and that is expected to increase 4-fold over the next few decades.3

Researchers have coined the term “type 3 diabetes” for Alzheimer’s due to the insulin resistance that can now be observed in these diseased brain cells. In fact, if you have type 2 diabetes, you are at a 50% increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s.4

In the 1970’s, nearly 6% of children age 3-17 were diagnosed with “hyperactivity”; today that diagnosis has morphed into ADD/ADHD which is present in close to 10% in this age group.5

The health trends listed above parallel the acceptance of the high carbohydrate, low fat diet. We know that carbohydrates are not essential nutrients. In fact, quite the opposite. One might consider them “anti-nutrients” due to the deleterious effects that over-consumption of them cause. The human liver can create glucose quite efficiently without any processed carbohydrate consumption; a fact conveniently overlooked by by most convention advice and medical practitioners.6 This misplaced allegiance to carbohydrates is making us sick!

The increase in illness and suffering drives our belief that the old recommendations must be replaced. There is an abundance of new scientific data to support the health benefits of the low carbohydrate, moderate protein, high (healthy) fat diet. This new dietary regimen can help improve or even reverse many chronic health problems.

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Healthy Fats and Protein

We offer guidance in navigating the complexities of nutrition, so that the new dietary requirements can be properly satisfied. Once we delve into our clients specific heath needs we customize a program to fit your needs.

  • We teach our clients to understand the labeling “hocus-pocus” used by manufactures to confuse the consumer.
  • We provide specific recipe suggestions and cooking tips.
  • We teach our clients to become “health detectives” when it comes to misinformation.
  • We also teach our clients the difference between good, healthy fat vs. pro-inflammatory ones.
  • We will recommend supplements based in symptoms or lab results.
  • We work in conjunction with your medical providers treatment plans and advice.

 

 

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Beyond Food

There are many non-food essential “nutrients” that we need in order nourish our holistic selves!
These include: Proper sleep, healthy relationships, adventure, and pushing one’s self out of their comfort-zone towards attaining their best selves.

Our aim is to teach you to “rock your life” to places as yet imagined; hence our business name RocketLife Health.

Are you ready to soar?

 

References:

  1. http://www.cdc.gov/Diabetes/statistics/slides/long_term_trends.pf
  2. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2769828/
  4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2769828/
  5. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/adhd.htm
  6. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/75/5/951.2.full

 

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