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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chewing the Fat about Beer Bellies & Weight Loss

By  Dr. Jon Thomas D.C PSc.D, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.
It’s a New Year, but it’s not too late to get started on a weight loss program that helps you to achieve your goals. For many people, entering a new year provides them with a renewed focus on their health. If you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and you’ve been sticking with your plan and succeeding at it, congratulations.
If you’ve had trouble sticking with a resolution to lose weight, you’re certainly not alone. Most people find out that losing weight is more difficult than coming up with a resolution to lose weight. The good news is that it’s never too late to get started.
Most people find out they need some help to lose their unwanted weight. That’s why there are so many weight loss programs around. Unfortunately, most of them don’t work very well, especially in the long run.
One of the big differences between NutriMost and other weight loss programs is that it resets the metabolism. This is critically important because without changing the way a person’s body works, the likelihood is very high that he or she will regain any weight lost. Before going into detail about the metabolism, here are some important things to understand about fat.
What is the purpose of fat?
Although fat has a bad reputation, it plays some important roles in the human body. Fat stores calories, so they will be available when you need them for energy. Fat also releases hormones that control metabolism.
For example, one of those hormones is called adiponectin. It makes people less susceptible to heart disease and other health problems. However, when people have too much fat, their production of adiponectin slows down.
Too much fat also throws other hormones out of balance. When the hormones aren’t balanced and working together the way they should be, it creates all kinds of problems in the body. It can even can set the stage for disease.
What is adipose fat?
Adipose fat, which is sometimes referred to as subcutaneous fat, is the fat directly under the skin. Adipose fat is measured in many ways; for example, with skin-fold calipers to estimate total body fat, or using a special scale that measures body composition. In addition to storing energy, adipose fat provides insulation and cushioning for the body. However, many people have much more cushioning and insulation than they actually need. Most people who are overweight would like to have a lot less adipose fat.
What is visceral fat?
When NutriMost patients talk about the weight they’ve lost, one of the things they frequently mention is the loss of “visceral fat.” It’s mistakenly known as belly fat, abdominal fat, or, in men, beer belly. Visceral fat is actually the fat wrapped around the organs in the abdominal cavity. 
Visceral fat is known as the “Dangerous Fat” having connection to Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes. It is very important for individuals who are on a fat loss plan to understand their specific level of visceral fat and how it is affected through the process.
What are the hazards of adipose & visceral fat?
In addition to making people feel bad about their own appearance, there are several health concerns closely associated with abnormally high fat in the body. In a recent article in Healthy Day about The Dangers of Deep Belly Fat, Chris Woolston asserts that fat around the midsection is a strong risk factor for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some types of cancers.
In the article, Woolston writes, “People with large bellies and deep (visceral) fat tend to lose sensitivity to insulin, a crucial hormone that helps the body burn energy. When insulin loses its power, the body responds by pumping out more of the hormone, which only throws the system further off balance. As a result, people with extra belly fat are vulnerable to a whole cascade of problems known as insulin resistance syndrome or metabolic syndrome.”
How big is too big in the waist?
If you have a large waist or belly, you have visceral fat. How big of a belly is too big? Generally, women with a waist measurement over 35 inches and men with a waist measurement over 40 inches are at increased risk for a variety of health issues. The tape will tell the tale.

NutriMost resets the metabolism
In addition to helping patients lose their excess weight, NutriMost resets the metabolism so that they keep the weight off for good. After you finish your six phases on NutriMost, you will return to the foods you enjoy. At that point, you will know what foods can be disrupting for your body and you will have an understanding of how to deal with them. You’ll have the tools you need for true ongoing weight management.
Have you tried “everything” and found nothing that actually works? Summer weather is just a few months away. Has the time come for you to begin your transformation? Have you had trouble losing weight or finding a weight loss program that helps you to achieve your health goals permanently? If so, it’s time to try something different, something that has worked for lots of other people.
Body Composition Analysis
The starting point for NutriMost is getting a Body Composition Analysis (BCA). The BCA shows hormonal deficiencies and other nutritional deficiencies that inhibit a body’s ability to lose weight. With that information, I can develop the recipes that will turn a patient’s metabolism into a fat-burning machine.
Getting a BCA is completely painless and the cost is a very affordable $27.00. Are you ready to lose twenty pounds or more in 40 days? Call the Vibrant Life Health Center to schedule your appointment.
Make 2016 your best year ever! Get started with NutriMost today!
Call us to set up an appointment and to get started on a new way of life where you’ll be healthier and happier. I will meet with you, explain the NutriMost program, and answer any questions you may have. We’ll discuss your goals and how NutriMost can help you to achieve them.
Remember, true transformation comes from doing things you’ve never tried before. 
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In this article, I have discussed adipose fat, visceral fat, and some of the health risks associated with fat. I’ve also written about the NutriMost weight loss program which addresses both permanent weight loss and ongoing weight management.
If you have a comment about this article, please leave it in the comments section below. If you know of someone who might benefit from the information in this blog, please share it with your friends, colleagues, and on social media.
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At Vibrant Life, we address all of the key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact our office to set up an appointment.
Dr. Jon Thomas is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. His practice, The Vibrant Life Health Center, is located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville. His interest in health and fitness started early, and his athletic pursuits have included BMX racing, Professional Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Baseball, Weight Lifting, and Martial Arts. After studying and learning from some of the top health experts throughout the world, Dr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally. Dr. Thomas is seen regularly on TV on First Coast Living, where he discusses the transformations of his patients. He also speaks at events throughout the community and writes informative articles to improve the health of residents throughout Jacksonville.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Scale-side Manner of Dr. Jon Thomas

By  Dr. Jon Thomas D.C PSc.D, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.

Dr. Jon Thomas
Dr. Jon Thomas
In the not-so-distant past, the personal connection between doctors and patients was commonly referred to as “bedside manner.” The interaction didn’t necessarily have to happen by a bed. It could also happen at the doctor’s office, at a hospital, or elsewhere. Patients who felt like their doctor really connected with them at the personal level would say that doctor had a good bedside manner.
Unfortunately, due to their patient loads and due to other demands of their profession, many doctors now have very little time for developing a good bedside manner. Doctors that do have a reputation for their personal touch are increasingly few and far between. Dr. Jon Thomas, the Director of the Vibrant Life Health Center, is one of them.  
Many of the patients on the NutriMost Weight Loss program at Vibrant Life consent to recording testimonials about their experiences with NutriMost and Dr. Thomas.  Over and over, they say that the biggest difference between Vibrant Life and other programs they’ve tried was the personal connection they had with Dr. Thomas.  The opportunity to contact him whenever they had a problem or a question was something they simply haven’t seen elsewhere.
Dr. Thomas summed up his philosophy on his relationships with patients in a recent segment of First Coast Living. “It’s a blessing to be able to help patients who may have tried it all and never had the kind of success at losing weight that they were after,” he said. “I strongly believe in walking them through the weight loss and fat burning process. There’s more to it than handing people a box of prepackaged food and saying, ‘Here you go. Good luck.’ By the time patients finish a cycle of NutriMost, they’ve achieved success they can see both on their scale and in the mirror. They also have a foundation of knowledge to keep the weight off, and they know they always have a place they can go to find some help.”
You can lose pounds on a scale, but is that really helping you in the long run? NutriMost transforms how a person’s metabolism functions. Read these testimonials and check out the videos to see how NutriMost is changing people’s lives for the better.
Lee recently lost 26 pounds.

Lee appeared with Dr. Thomas recently on a segment of First Coast Living.
“I lost a total of 26 pounds. Dr. Thomas and his staff are fully committed to the success of the patients. NutriMost was surprisingly easy to do. They give you an actual menu with recipes. These are whole foods. These are not prepackaged foods. You can go to the grocery store to get your food.  This program teaches you how to be aware of what you’re putting into your body, the chemicals in foods and how they affect the brain and your overall health.
“At the start, I got a full body assessment to target my issues. NutriMost is not a cookie cutter program. It’s individualized based on the body chemistry and specific needs of the patient. Since finishing the program, it has been surprisingly easy to keep the weight off. You learn about trigger foods and foods that disrupt and cause you to get off balance again. Then you have a nutritional weapon that gets you back on track the next day. It has totally transformed the way I think about food, and not only for myself but for my entire family.
“Dr. Thomas proactively takes the journey with you. It’s not like calling the office and getting an appointment in six or seven days. Dr. Thomas is at your disposal twenty-four hours a day. He is fully invested. If you have any type of issue or concern he’s available immediately to address it and get you back on track. If you plateau, he’ll make a suggestion on what to try to get past it. If you’re at a point where you’re feeling hungry, he’ll tell you what to do.”
Bill lost 37 pounds in 40 days and then kept losing weight!
For some people, enough is not enough. 37 pounds in 40 days was great, but it wasn’t enough for Bill. Listen to his testimony on First Coast Living.
“I lost 37 pounds in 40 days and I’ve continued to lose weight. I’ve now lost a total of fifty pounds. If you listen and do what you’re told to do, you learn what you can and cannot eat. Getting on NutriMost was one of the best moves I’ve ever made in my life. I was skeptical because I’ve been on lots of other weight loss programs. Dr. Thomas does a lot of great things for his patients, but the number one thing for me was being able to stay in contact with him.
“I looked forward to each morning when I would start by weighing in and checking my blood pressure. I had high blood pressure and it’s down thirty points since I got on NutriMost. You learn what to eat and what not to eat. For example, I found out that turkey was a problem for me, mostly because of the sodium.  On the other hand, I also found out that there are some goodies, like M&Ms and Snickers bars, that don’t affect me at all.”
Body Composition Analysis
The starting point for NutriMost is getting a Body Composition Analysis (BCA). The BCA shows hormonal deficiencies and other nutritional deficiencies that inhibit a body’s ability to lose weight. With that information, Dr. Thomas will be able to develop the recipe that will turn a patient’s metabolism into a fat-burning machine.
Getting a BCA is completely painless and the cost is a very affordable $27.00. Are you ready to lose twenty pounds or more in 40 days? Call the Vibrant Life Health Center to schedule your appointment.
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In this article, I have discussed doctors’ bedside manner and also scale-side manner. I’ve also written about the testimonials of two NutriMost patients who had phenomenal success with the program. NutriMost addresses both permanent weight loss and ongoing weight management.
If you have a comment about this article, please leave it in the comments section below. If you know of someone who might benefit from the information in this blog, please share it with your friends, colleagues, and on social media.
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At Vibrant Life, we address all of the key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact our office to set up an appointment.
Dr. Jon Thomas is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. His practice, The Vibrant Life Health Center, is located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville. His interest in health and fitness started early, and his athletic pursuits have included BMX racing, Professional Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Baseball, Weight Lifting, and Martial Arts. After studying and learning from some of the top health experts throughout the world, Dr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally. Dr. Thomas is seen regularly on TV on First Coast Living, where he discusses the transformations of his patients. He also speaks at events throughout the community and writes informative articles to improve the health of residents throughout Jacksonville.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Safe, Fast, Effective Weight Loss

By  Dr. Jon Thomas D.C PSc.D, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.

With other popular weight loss programs, including Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, and Weight Watchers, people might lose up to one or two whole pounds per week. The emphasis here is on the word “might” because there’s no guarantee.
On those other programs, the kind of results most people are looking for typically take twenty to thirty weeks - half a year depending on how you look at it. It’s not unusual for NutriMost patients to lose as much as twenty to forty pounds in forty days.
Can't Lose Weight? It's Probably Not Your Fault
Many people try to lose weight at the beginning of every year and many end up discouraged and disappointed. Additives and chemicals in the foods most Americans eat can disrupt hormones and neurotransmitters. This makes their bodies resistant to weight loss and even exercise.
The NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss program relies on proven technology that reads and details the factors that control fat storage and metabolism.  For lasting and permanent weight loss, the body’s chemistry must be corrected and brought into balance. 
Hormones play a much bigger role in health than most people realize. Surprisingly, relatively healthy individuals who have a good diet including recommended supplements may still suffer from hormonal imbalances. The resulting symptoms can include weight gain, fatigue, and moodiness.
The proper balance of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones is one of the keys to maintaining good health. With NutriMost, you’ll transform your body inside and out. The NutriMost system helps restore Hormone balance and metabolic response so your body learns to consume its stored fat. By correcting deficiencies, NutriMost transforms the body into a fat-burning machine.
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weight loss programs
The NutriMost Difference
Instead of losing one or two pounds per week, NutriMost patients typically lose half a pound to two pounds of fat per day.
Instead of working on losing the weight for half a year to see results, NutriMost patients see substantial results in six short weeks – one and a half months.
NutriMost patients don’t experience the hunger and cravings associated with other programs.
While people in other weight loss programs typically go through mood swings, NutriMost patients typically have improved energy.
Dr. Jon Thomas, Director of
Vibrant Life Health Center
NutriMost is Scientifically Sound
and Doctor Supervised
The NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System is doctor supervised and completely different from any diet program you may have tried in the past. Most weight loss programs focus exclusively on a diet. With NutriMost, the focus is on each patient’s unique chemistry and hormone balance. NutriMost stops fat storage and programs the body to consume the energy stored in fat cells. Many patients lose 20 pounds or more in just 40 days on NutriMost.
NRF: The Most Powerful Technology for a Better Life
The key to the program is NutriMost Resonant Frequency (NRF) technology. It takes a hormonal fingerprint of all the factors that pertain to weight gain and fat retention. The data provided by NRF technology enable practitioners to optimize hormone levels for each patient, and to activate the neurotransmitters for fat loss.
In essence, a recipe will be developed to precisely address any deficiencies the patient may have. For example, the recipe for a patient may be 1270 parts Adrenaline, 830 parts Thymomodulin, 50 parts vitamin B6, etc. With NutriMost, the practitioner develops a recipe to correct hormone levels, a recipe for detoxing the body from any toxic substances, and a recipe for burning fat.
Losing weight is great and it’s the initial objective for most NutriMost patients. However, there are several other important benefits to correcting imbalances in the body. After completing a cycle in NutriMost, many patients find that it takes less time to heal from injuries and illnesses. Many also see significant improvements in these areas:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Liver problems
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Fibromyalgia


246 NutriMost Jacksonville patients lost
5610 pounds of fat in the last six months of 2015!
It’s amazing to look at the numbers and see that Vibrant Life’s NutriMost patients lost tons, literally, of fat in the last half of 2015. Their lives have been transformed! Here are some short quotes from the recorded testimonies of NutriMost patients.
“The interaction with people at the Vibrant Life office makes the program a lot easier. Being able to talk to someone and get answers to questions makes a big difference. When you hit a low point, there’s a way around it. The NutriMost team helped me to stay focused. I lost 75 pounds and I’m off of medicines for blood pressure and high cholesterol. I feel better than I have in fifteen or twenty years.”  Ed's testimonial
“As long as I stayed with the NutriMost routine, the pounds came off. Before I got on the program, I had lots of headaches. I had headaches every day. Since going through NutriMost, I haven’t gotten nearly as many headaches and when I do get a headache, it goes away a lot faster. For me, that’s just amazing. Anybody who’s willing to put their mind to it can take the weight off.” Leslie's testimonial 
“It's been a great experience for me. I was able to stop taking all of my medications and I feel amazing. It's a full health makeover. It's not the weight that you lose, but the knowledge that you gain that makes this program so different from anything else.” Amy's testimonial
It’s not too late to get started on the path to significant weight loss and better health in 2016. Contact the Vibrant Life Health Center today to set up your initial appointment to get started on NutriMost.
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In this article, I have discussed the NutriMost Weight Loss Program and I have compared NutriMost to other popular weight loss programs.NutriMost addresses both permanent weight loss and ongoing weight management. I’ve included quotes from patient testimonials about NutriMost at the Vibrant Life Health Center.
If you have a comment about this article, please leave it in the comments section. If you know of someone who might benefit from the information in this blog, please share it with your friends, colleagues, and on social media.
The Google Plus button and other social media sharing buttons are below.
At Vibrant Life, we address all of the key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact our office to set up an appointment.
Dr. Jon Thomas is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. His practice, The Vibrant Life Health Center, is located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville. His interest in health and fitness started early, and his athletic pursuits have included BMX racing, Professional Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Baseball, Weight Lifting, and Martial Arts. After studying and learning from some of the top health experts throughout the world, Dr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally. Dr. Thomas is seen regularly on TV on First Coast Living, where he discusses the transformations of his patients. He also speaks at events throughout the community and writes informative articles to improve the health of residents throughout Jacksonville.