My weight loss journey has been anything but easy. I thought I had the recipe: reduced calorie healthy meals + workouts = weight loss. However, I didn’t realize that I was missing a crucial part of the equation, Dr. Alice (@alicenguyen.nd)- more specifically, targeted oral supplements and micro-nutrient intravenous therapy.
Part of the 360 Program that Stark Fitness (@starkirvine) offers is a mandatory visit with their in house, medical guru, Dr. Alice. I didn’t realize how life changing this one visit would impact how I looked at food, fitness and overall health. The key lies within doing an complete analysis of your health history, but more specifically, taking a closer look at what is going on with your body. I did 3 blood tests: one for food allergies, the Vibrant America comprehensive lab panel review my overall well being, and the Micro-nutrient panel. The results were astounding.
From my food allergy test, it revealed that I am highly allergic to whey, casein and dairy. Although I didn’t show outward signs of intolerance such as hives or GI issues, I did notice never feeling quite “right” and took an inventory of how much of these items I was consuming on a regular basis. What I learned what that by consuming these items, my body was constantly in an inflamed state, which made it 100x more difficult to lose weight. Once I cut these items out of my diet, I immediately noticed my stomach was flatter and the results from all of the meal planning and gym sessions were finally beginning to show.
What was more disturbing were my results from the overall levels of my Vibrant America lab panel. I had zero testosterone, which means it is almost impossible to build lean muscle mass and I was deficient in almost every other category. But have no fear, Dr. Alice is here! I was put on a regimen of vitamins to take on a daily basis to get my body back into balance, but what was more interesting was the IV Treatments that were available. On a weekly basis, I was given and IV with a special “Vitamin Cocktail” to give my body everything it was deficient in. I even mentioned to the doc that I was having excessive hair loss, one of the issues most postpartum moms deal with and Dr. Alice added Biotin, a vitamin that promotes nail & hair growth, right into my bag.
Thanks to Dr. Alice, my body is back in sync and on the right path to getting to hitting my weight loss goals.