Reduce The Need For Prescription Drugs

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Imaging A Life Without Prescription Medications

Problem

The American Medical Association has stated that prescription drugs are the fifth leading cause of death in America.
For many commonly prescribed drugs, there is little evidence on long-term effects of their regular use.

Solution

It is possible to live a drug-free, healthy lifestyle! Since implementing our Ideal Protein Method, we’ve seen many patients go from taking 5 or more prescription drugs a day to taking none—and those patients have maintained their results for years.
Our medically-designed plan works to address the underlying issues that cause many of today’s common health conditions.
By following our method, you’ll stabilize blood sugar levels and burn fat, eliminating or reducing the need for medication for high blood pressure, gout, high cholesterol, diabetes and other associated conditions.

Result

Many of our patients have gone from depending on prescription drugs to living a healthy, drug-free life!
There is a safe and effective alternative to taking pills for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

With The Ideal Protein Method, Our Patients See Results Such As

Lose Weight

Weight loss of up to 3–7 pounds per week without strenuous exercise, as well as stable weight and lab values once transitioned to maintenance phase.

Reduce Medications

Reduction or elimination of the need for diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure medications typically within the first 4–6 weeks

Control Cravings

Reduced cravings for unhealthy foods and reduced overall hunger.

Lower Triglycerides

Marked decrease in triglyceride level during the first few weeks of being on the Ideal Protein protocol

Reduce Medications

Reduction or elimination of the need for diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure medications typically within the first 4–6 weeks

Control Cravings

Marked decrease in triglyceride level during the first few weeks of being on the Ideal Protein protocol

Furthermore, with a letter of medical necessity from your physician and appropriate diagnosis codes, you may be able to use a flexible spending or health saving account to cover costs of treatment.
You also may be eligible for a credit towards your taxes for expenses incurred while using our plan.

An Investment In Our Ideal Protein Method Will Last A Lifetime — A Lifetime That Will Be Longer Because Of Your Investment

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Problem

I am a great dieter; in fact, dieting is one of the things I do best.
I have dealt with weight issues since my pre-teen years and have taken part in all the recognized weight loss programs (Weight Watchers -3 times- TOPS, Atkins, South Beach, Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution, Optifast) as well as every fad diet that came along (cabbage soup, cottage cheese, grapefruit, paleo, zones).

I lost weight over and over but eventually gained it all back and then some.

This yo-yo dieting played havoc with my metabolism and eventually led me to have some serious health issues, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, arthritic joint pain.

Traditional medicine dealt with this by prescribing a plethora of pills and shots, including insulin.

My belly looked like a black and blue pin cushion. I could not do any of the activities that I loved.

Solution

Several months ago I decided to take the bull by the horns and started the Ideal Protein (IP) protocol, figuring if this didn’t work I would just resign myself to being fat and unfit

IP is a miracle of modern science and BioIntelligent Wellness and Dr. Cicerone were my guiding angels, providing the support and encouragement I needed to be serious about the protocol.

The food is delicious and plentiful (vegetables, 4 ideal protein packs, lean protein and 80 ounces of water).

The protocol includes extensive blood work, in depth consulting sessions, and a wonderfully informative set of videos that really helped me to understand what was going on with my body.

Result

I have lost almost 50 pounds, have gone from an XL shirt to a medium, 42 pants to a 34 waist.

I try to walk my 10,000 steps (Fitbit) every day and work out with a trainer three times a week.
I am in the best shape of my life, I am fit and healthy and am off all of my meds, including insulin, with blood sugar at a non-diabetic level, and my cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglyceride levels are excellent.
I will say that the one downside is constantly having to buy new clothes as my body changed, but as one nurse commented when I complained: “You’re not shrinking, all that goodness is just more concentrated.”

Believe me, nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.

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– Marcos C.

FAQ’s

We are always ready to answer any of your questions

Is Ideal Protein safe?

Absolutely!

The program itself is clinically-tested and all the products are approved by FDA. The best part of Ideal Protein protocol is, although it follows a ketogenic approach, it overcomes many of the shortfalls of a typical keto diet.

However, it is important to complete a health profile to ensure it is healthy for you to participate. Depending on your health history and active conditions, your doctor may need to sign a release for you to participate.

Is Ideal Protein a high-protein diet?

Ideal Protein is not high-protein but high-quality protein. Ideal Protein, an adequate protein diet, incorporates the perfect combination of highly absorbable protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals – all the necessary ingredients for healthy weight loss.

 

How much does the Ideal Protein diet cost?

With most Ideal Protein clinics, you will need to pay an initial fee of $350 – $450.

With BioIntelligent Wellness, your initial consultation comes free of these upfront charges.

Your coaching visits are only $15 a week and that also covers electronic coaching between your visits. Also, while on the Ideal Protein Phase 1, it’s feasible to budget for around $93 a week for the foods, and for Phase 2, you can expect $62 per week for food.

In Phase 3 or maintenance phase, no Ideal Protein products are required and it’s up to you to decide if you have favorite products you wish to continue using in maintenance.

Are there any side effects?

Like any other diet, yes.

In the initial days, as you are changing your eating habit as well as your routine, you may experience discomfort, hunger, cravings, etc. But worry not. Your Ideal Protein coaches are just a text away to give you the right advice in such cases.

What is ketosis?

Ketosis is a state of body metabolism where your body burns fats (ketone bodies) as the primary source of energy instead of carbohydrates. It is using your stored fat as the primary energy source.

Phase 1 of Ideal Protein puts your body into ketosis. The only difference is, here your body gets the optimal protein needed for maintaining lean mass and other nutrients essential for the body’s biochemical activities. With the needs of your body met, you are able to burn your stored fat with ease.

Ideal Protein Virtual Program

Can I buy Ideal Protein products online?

Yes, we can help you buy your Ideal Protein products online. We are currently helping Ideal Protein dieters of other clinics that need to buy food but plan to continue with their coaching program. If your clinic is closed, we can help you with making sure you have food and coaching support. Since Ideal Protein diet is not a do-it-yourself program, we want to make sure you have the support you need.

Can you ship foods overnight?

1-day shipping is available. Please contact us for pricing.

Can you ship foods to Canada or other countries?

Yes

Do you deliver Ideal Protein food?

If you are a local dieter, contact us about free local food delivery.

Do you have Spanish speaking coaches?

¡Si! Tenemosentrenadores de hablahispana y podemosapoyar a quieneshacendieta Ideal Protein enespañol.

Do you offer coaching if I am still able to get food from my local clinic but not coaching support?

We understand that many dieters are unable to meet with their coach due to the current coronavirus situation and we can help support you during this time.

Do you offer virtual coaching for dieter’s that are in maintenance?

Yes! No matter what phase of the diet you are on, we offer virtual coaching to support you. For many, maintenance is where dieters need even more support in navigating the whole food environment and social challenges. We’re here to help!!

How are virtual visits held?

We offer just about any option for virtual coaching visits and it really depends what works best for you. We typically use telephone, FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, What’s App or Viber.

How do I select my Ideal Protein foods?

Visit the online ordering system to see the products we carry and select the items you would like to order. Once you select your items and submit your delivery address, we will immediately contact you to confirm the shipping speed, give you your total, and obtain payment information.

How does the virtual coaching program work if I am already on Ideal Protein?

If you’re already on the diet and transferring, getting started with us is easy.

  1. You’ll visit the store to select your products.
  2. Complete the Ideal Protein health Profile so your coach can get to know you
  3. We’ll contact you to confirm your shipping details and schedule your coaching visits

Metabolism Testing

Am I required to attend a results session, or can I just get the results?

While a results session is recommended and clients find more value in attending, we are also happy to provide you with just a copy of the report. You will not receive the macronutrient and meal distribution guidelines. If you need additional guidance, you are always welcome to schedule a results session later or to schedule a customized nutrition appointment and those results may be utilized as a foundation of your program.

How do I prepare for the metabolism testing test?
  • Fast for 8‐12 hours prior to test time (no consumption of food or beverages except water)
  • No exercise or strenuous activity 12 hours prior to test
  • Try to remain relaxed during the 3 hours prior to your test
  • Wear comfortable clothing to your test
How does metabolism testing help me lose weight?

Metabolism Testing shows you how to properly nourish YOUR body in a way that meet your body’s minimum requirements for organ function, allowing your body to release its stored fat. Often, our clients are convinced they have a slow metabolism and that’s the reason its so difficult to lose weight. Statistically speaking, most overweight and obese people have an average or fast metabolic rate.

After testing, they realize they have not been eating enough (either insufficient calories or overtraining). When the body perceives its under “stress”, it’s intelligent design signals it to store fat instead of burning it. The old adage eat less and move more is often the opposite of what one needs to do to lose weight.

How does metabolism testing help me stabilize my weight after weight loss?

Many of our clients are more confused about what and how much to eat after weight loss and have increased fear about regaining weight. It’s no surprise, 95% of people who lose weight regain within months or years. Some people try and continue to eat what they did to lose weight and it backfires and sets you up to regain. Others lose connection with their body’s hunger signaling and either eat too much or too little – both can cause you to gain after losing weight.

BioIntelligent Wellness believes metabolism testing is essential data to successfully maintain your weight after losing. Metabolism testing and the results give you real, personalized data to help your nutritionist create a scientifically based, lifestyle plan.

How does metabolism testing help support athletic training and goals?

Your resting metabolic rate (RMR) accounts for about 70% of the calories you burn daily, outside of any activities or exercise. The metabolism test allows you to establish an accurate, personalized foundation for your overall nutritional plan. With the results, you can plan for the number of calories, and macronutrient splits that make the most sense for both your training and your rest days. If you need support, you can work with one of our nutritionists to further dial is your sport-specific performance nutrition plan.

Corporate Wellness

What type of Corporate Wellness programs do you offer?

We offer a variety of programs, from lunch & learns, corporate fitness, structured weight loss programs focusing on improving vital health markers, metabolic testing as well as health & wellness coaching.

What will the Ideal Protein Corporate Program consist of?

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program is typically offered as an onsite or offsite, structured 8-16-week program. The program may be structured with or without a fitness component. This program consists of activities that include health awareness, lifestyle change, and measurable results. Depending on level of participation and program options selected, the activities in each area may include, but are not limited to:

a) Program Launch/Info Meeting
b) Initial One-on-One Coaching Visit (60 minutes)
c) Weekly One-on-One Coaching Visits (20 minutes)
d) Program Conclusion Celebration

When will this program take place?

Corporate Wellness program activities may be scheduled as a one-time event, an ongoing employee benefits offering or a combination of thereof.

Coaching visits may be scheduled during the following times:

  • Before work
  • During work, provided scheduling and workload needs of the company are met
  • Between work (lunch and breaks)
  • After work
Where will this program take place?

Corporate Wellness program activities typically take place in appropriate designated spaces on-site. This may include conference rooms and other available indoor and outdoor areas.

Coaching visits may be scheduled for onsite at your workplace, at either our Carlsbad or Solana Beach location or may be held virtually via Zoom, telephone, FaceTime or Skype.

Who is eligible to participate?

All employees are eligible for voluntary participation in the weight loss program.

Family members, significant others and friends are eligible to participate per guidelines set by the organization.

Select participants may be required obtain medical clearance from their primary care provider to participate in the Ideal Protein corporate weight loss program.

Provider Faq

Are there any Ideal Protein products that someone who is lactose intolerant should avoid?

People who are lactose intolerant do not produce the enzyme lactase are therefore cannot digest the sugar lactose (a disaccharide composed of a molecule of galactose and glucose). If they ingest lactose, they typically can get cramps or gas. This is NOT an allergy, so they wouldn’t have a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction.

Our Ideal Protein products that contain whey isolates (most of the drinks) only contain about 0.05% lactose and this small amount usually does not cause any problems with these folks. I would have them avoid the products that contain whole milk protein (the cappuccino, the chocolate drink, the omelet, the crispy cereal, puddings, etc). The other option is to let them try a “small amount” of some of these foods and to see if they in fact do experience any discomfort. They can take one of the many Ideal Protein products for lactose intolerant people that contain lactase (i.e“Dairy-Eze” or “Lactaid”). But most of these folks just opt to avoid the foods containing the whole milk protein.

Can Gastric bypass/Lapband patients go on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method?

Ideal Protein diet is great for gastric bypass/lap band patients…both for losing weight and to provide a great source of protein in a very small volume of food, Lapbanders will do well with that.

How many calories will I be consuming daily while on the weight loss phase of Ideal Protein diet?

In short, you will be consuming approximately 900-1100 calories from the foods you eat. Unlike the other keto diets, Ideal Protein diet provides adequate amounts of protein to protect you from muscle loss. Ideal Protein diet also provides the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals.

On average, you need 2,000 calories each day to meet your body’s needs, and 900 of these calories are going to come from the Ideal Protein diet. The remaining 1,100 calories will come from fat taken from your own fat stores!

How would the sea salt and supplements affect a dieter that is bipolar and is on Lithium?

Lithium and sodium (chemically very similar) affect each other in an inverse manner. That is as you increase your sodium intake your lithium levels will decrease and if you cut down on salt, your lithium levels could creep up. Lithium unfortunately has a “narrow therapeutic index” meaning the blood level has to be “just right”. Too little and there is no benefit to the patient. Too much and it can be very toxic (usually nausea is the first symptom of too high level). The only really good way to monitor this is do a lithium blood level (Quest of Lab Corp routinely do these). Start the dieter on the program and draw a lithium level at about three weeks. Tell he or she to keep track of the salt they are using. If the blood level comes back a little low, tell them to “back off on the salt a tad”. If it comes back a little high, tell them to use more salt. Hopefully it won’t be a big deal, but at least we’re watching things. It is recommended to repeat the test in a month.

During the first TWO WEEKS of the program, the glycogen stores have been depleted and the dieter is consuming only the barest of necessary carbs for the brain, adrenal medulla, nucleated blood cells and a couple of other cells, that CANNOT use ketonic bodies as a fuel source, they MUST have glucose.

I have a patient who is on Coumadin and was told not to eat any cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, green beans, turnip greens, etc., but he has, and his levels of Coumadin needed have skyrocketed. Can he do the diet and eat something else? Can patients on Coumadin do this diet?

Patients on Coumadin certainly MAY do the diet, over a couple of months, especially if they supplement with some good Omega-3 oils (i.e. fish oil, cod liver oil) and decreasing their blood sugar via the “protocol”, their dosage of Coumadin can usually be reduced. However certain vegetables (due to their high vitamin K content) can cause certain clotting factors to increase thus necessitating a need for an increased dose of Coumadin (Warfarin). Attached is a list of the “K” content of various foods. Patients should pick the vegetables that have the lowest levels of “K” and it should not pose a problem with the diet.

Good recommendations would be: mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, garlic, only iceberg lettuce, celery, etc. I would advise to keep this list handy and the “docs” can give it to patients who must take Coumadin. Also, there’s a pharmacist’s trick, if necessary, the patient can take a “baby aspirin” per day. This will cause the levels of Coumadin to rise in the blood without increasing the dose of the drug. Note: This should only be done if absolutely necessary and the patient should be advised to watch for signs of bruising.

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