Ask The Nutritionist
Bill Sickert BSc. JD, CNC
The Four TRUTHS of Weight Loss Revealed
It starts out innocent enough. You put on a few extra pounds
…but not to worry because you know what to do.
You’ve gained a little weight in the past but were always
able to get it off pretty quickly.
Then it happens…it’s not budging!
What the heck is going on?
Has my metabolism slowed down? Am I eating too much?
Not moving or exercising enough? Whatever it is,
the prospect of losing control of your figure can
cause a lot of physical, mental and emotional suffering.
You’re locked out of the House of THIN.
Modern day weight gain for folks can be like getting
a door slammed in your face. The ability of your
metabolism to access the extra fat that accumulates,
especially around your hips, thighs, backside and
stomach, gradually gets worse until one day you’re
Masters of Illusion
Very few industries have perfected the art of persuasion
like the over-promise, under-deliver world of weight loss.
They know how to use psychological triggers and
emotional hot buttons with the skill of a surgeon.
You’re carefully subjected to before and after pictures,
celebrity endorsements,and endorsements by
medical professionals, irresistible infomercials and
a new diet book every week. You almost have to
admire an industry that brings in an estimated
$50 billion a year yet fails the vast majority of
people about 95% of the time. How can they
possibly be so “successful” on one hand and such
a dismal failure on the other? It’s really simple.
Your failure is what keeps them going. They are
in the story-telling and influence business, not the
weight loss business. This swell of emotions
provides the perfect mixture of desperation and
vulnerability. Then, I’m sorry to say, it’s
Marketing 101…TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT
And no industry does it better than the weight loss industry.
It’s Time to Rise above the Hype and Empty Promises
I have to proceed with the belief that you really
want to lose weight. It’s not my place to question
your intentions, but I have coached and counseled
hundreds of people over the past 20 years. I know
what success and failure look like. There are
no gimmicks. However, there are successful and
unsuccessful strategies, and I want you to
understand the difference. I have managed health
supplement companies for over 15 years and
The following four points are both revealing
and critical to understand.
TRUTH # 1
Modern day stubborn weight gain is caused by a
combination of factors. They include metabolic
imbalances, damage to your metabolism, and
disruption of the feel-good chemicals in your brain,
blood sugar problems, sweet cravings, carbohydrate
addiction, emotional eating, over-reactive stress
response and loss of impulse control. These factors
set up a downward spiral that causes your brain to
shut down fat burning.
Within minutes of ingesting, you will feel satisfied,
energized and ready for the day. A quality plant
based protein and greens will enhance brain function
and give you the feeling of satisfaction for two to
three hours. You are creating an alkaline environment
in your body and most breakfasts do the opposite with
acidic foods and acid producing products like coffee,
sugar, bagels and breakfast bars.
TRUTH # 2
Changing your eating habits is absolutely mandatory
,but going “on a diet” is a waste of time. Diets equal
drudgery and resistance, and people just don’t stick
with them. There are two factors in the typical American
diet that will kill your chances of losing that stubborn fat.
They are the insane over-consumption of bad
carbohydrates (refined sugar, fructose, flours/grains)
and bad fats (refined, denatured, deodorized, heated
fats and oils).
Health Made Simple. Imagine a company
that is very advanced from a product design
perspective, but makes the use and benefits of
their products easy and simple. Products have
to taste great; the SevenPoint2 shake is nicknamed
“the shake that tastes like cake” and it does!
Nothing artificial, no GMO ingredients,
no sugars and gluten-free. So smart of a
protein that the ingredients in the protein help
you burn fat faster. Non-dairy and completely
TRUTH # 3
We all experience stress. But there are forms of stress that severely damage our metabolism and set the stage for degenerative disease.
You’ve heard the statement “stress kills.”Not necessarily. There are forms of
stress that our minds and bodies need for optimal health. Regular exercise is an example.
Some of you exercise less
because of pain, inflammation and
a lack of mobility as a result.
Bothstress and pain are highly destructive to your overall health. For right now, it’s enough for you to know that stress and pain from inflammation are a few of the reasons you gained the weight and why it can seem so darn hard to get it off.
Recovery with HydroFX® tablets that are easy to
take and are clinically tested to work against
inflammation and become the way of the future for
Relief can be immediate and lasting but without
a doubt, Recovery with HydroFX® is well worth the
try to feel better and get the recovery for what
ails you! The SevenPoint2 Alkaline Booster is better
known as “the hall pass”. This product is designed
as the best mineral supplement to be taken at night or
when you slip a bit and deviate from that alkaline diet
or just hit a fast food outlet because it was the only
place for food when you were travelling. No problem,
the remedy is as easy as a few capsules of
The typical weight loss supplements on the market
today are either ineffective, dangerous or cause
rebound weight gain. The trend today is to hype the
idea of speeding up your metabolism and increasing
your energy to lose weight. This is a very bad idea!
No matter what the supplement maker may say,
they almost always use stimulants like caffeine.
Here’s the problem. Caffeine and other stimulants
do the exact same thing as toxic emotions.
They trigger a mini stress response. Caffeine
works by causing your adrenal glands to
secrete your stress hormones adrenalin
and cortisol. The temporary effect might be
some weight loss, and I do mean might.
Interestingly, time-released caffeine has merit,
but the cost of the raw material often negates
its use in the supplement world.
However, even though the scale might look good
for a few days, it won’t last and you more than
likely lost your valuable muscle tissue and water,
not fat! Then, as soon as your body adjusts to the
stimulant, you get to experience something
called rebound weight gain. You gain all of the
weight back…and maybe more.
Alkalinity and healthy products that make it easy
for you to achieve the alkaline lifestyle and level
of health. SevenPoint2 takes away the messy
juicer or the difficult to ingest “healthy greens”
products that taste like you licked a lawn mower.
Books on alkalinity are everywhere and the clinical
studies that support the concept for preventing
illness are too many to read! Join us today and
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SevenPoint2 Health Practitioner Spotlight
Dr. Jon Gundlach, DC
Recovery Holds Answers For Athletes
A 16 year old girl comes into my office with left patellar tendonitis. She is a high school cross country runner. She hasn’t been able to run for two weeks because of the pain. After treating her four times with the best soft tissue treatment available, I could tell mechanically everything was functionally normal.
However, the pain was still there and the athlete was crying because she didn’t think she would be able to run in CIF. I decided to have her take three Recovery 3 times a day starting immediately. Four days later the pain was 70% gone and she had just run her first practice in three weeks. Two days after that she ran her first race in almost a month and cut 30 seconds off her best time ever! Of course the knee pain was gone as well. Everyone one was amazed. In fact the top runner on her team wanted to try this new Recovery product. I had her take two Recovery three times a day but also told her to take four Recovery 15 minutes before her race. She cut 20 seconds off her top time and a college coach, who came to watch, asked why she looked so much better than the week before! Recovery was her answer. The coach answered her with a scholarship offer!
These statements and patient examples have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Patient and consumer outcomes may vary and your individual results may vary significantly from those mentioned in this article. Please see a qualified health care practitioner before engaging in any health program or supplement protocol.
“I’m Tom Lucas, 55yrs old. I started out at 206 lbs on October 1st, 2013, and by December 15th I was at 165 lbs. I went from a 40″ waist down to 32″ without exercising! I did this by drinking a Shake and Greens for breakfast and lunch, eating fruit in between and having lean meat and organic vegetables for dinner.
Since I started, I sleep well and feel more energized on a daily basis. SevenPoint2 products have also allowed me to decrease my diabetes medication by half and have reduced my blood sugar by over 40 points. This product has totally changed my life, and I can now bend over and tie my shoes without grunting.
Thank you, Dr. Cohn for these incredible products. I am a new man now!!”
DISCLAIMER: These statements and patient examples have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Patient and consumer outcomes may vary and your individual results may vary significantly from those mentioned in this article. Please see a qualified health care practitioner before engaging in any health program or supplement protocol.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: 7.2 Shake is a vegetarian formula, but I heard meat and dairy is a better source of protein, right?
A: Dead wrong!
Two of the most pervasive myths about vegetarian diets concern protein:
Myth 1: It is hard to get enough protein on a vegetarian diet
Myth 2: Plant protein does not contain all essential amino acids and you have to carefully combine plant foods in your diet in order to get the “right” protein.
Both of these are false.
Q: How much protein do we need?
A: This has been studied extensively.
The protein requirement is not really for protein per se, but for amino acids. We break down all protein we eat into its constituent amino acids and absorb them that way. That’s why diabetics can’t just take insulin orally — the insulin is a peptide hormone, and it would be broken down into its amino acid constituents as it passes through the digestive tract. It doesn’t matter what the source of the amino acid is, beef, egg, or soybean. We really need to get the eight essential amino acids from diet, and it doesn’t matter where they come from. The often quoted protein quality has nothing to do with the amino acid quality; lysine from beans has the same chemical structure as lysine from eggs.
What about protein quality? Many people have been taught that animal proteins are superior to plant proteins because animal proteins have more essential amino acids per gram of protein, some animal proteins are better digested than plant proteins and that the amino acid profiles of animal proteins better match a theoretical ideal protein than plant proteins.
It is true that animal proteins tend to have more essential amino acids per gram of protein, in general, than plant protein. But so what? We get too much protein in our diets anyway. A 12 oz. T-bone steak supplies a whopping 70 grams of protein. Pity our poor kidneys. It’s worthwhile to note that excessive amounts of the sulphur containing amino-acids (methionine and cysteine) have adverse health effects. Generally only animal proteins contain large quantities of this amino acid. Many studies indict excessive protein intake by linking chronic diseases to excess protein in the diet. There is also a limit to the amount of protein we assimilate at any one time. This limit is around 25 grams. Excess protein is broken down and stored as fat. So are animal proteins at an advantage? Maybe not. What do we get from a 12 oz. T-Bone? Fat and probably sick.
Alkaline Recipe Spotlight
Give your body a fresh clean start this New Year with detoxing, alkalizing, good for your total body meals! This delicious and colorful salad can be modified throughout the year to match in-season veggies or personal preferences. Just make sure to keep it organic, non-GMO and within the correct alkaline-acidic proportions, and you’re on your way to a healthy new you!
1/2 head of your favorite lettuce, washed, spun & torn
handful of baby kale, torn
10 stems parsley, chopped
10 stems cilantro, chopped
1 handful pea shoots
1 handful sprouts, broccoli, alfalfa, radish etc.
1/2 carrot, julienned or grated
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
6 radishes, quartered
1/2 stalk celery, sliced (I love the celery heart ribs)
1/2 watermelon radish, slivered
1/2 avocado, sliced
juice of 1/2 lemon
4 Tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
1 lg clove of garlic, finely minced, not pressed
nice pinch of Himalayan salt
fresh ground black pepper
1 drop liquid alcohol free stevia, or 1/2 tsp maple syrup-both are optional
Start with the dressing so the flavours can mingle. Wisk together all dressing ingredients and set aside. Place greens as the base of the salad and arrange all the veggies in little groupings around the perimeter adding the pretty radish in the center. Serve with dressing and toss salad well. Dig in and enjoy!
Recipe by: The Alkaline Sisters