My journey into this field begins with poor health, bad lifestyle practices, and poor education regarding health and wellness. I was overweight, had poor muscle tone and strength, suffered from respiratory, digestive, and pulmonary issues, and was very unhappy with both my health and my limitations of doing the things that I loved due to my poor health and weight issues. I met an herbalist named Tommie Bass in Leesburg, Alabama, and he helped me with some very simple herbs that he literally gathered in the woods near his Appalachian mountain home/shack. I learned quickly how effective these seemingly simple plants could work to aid and to heal, and saying that my life was changed forever was an understatement. I lost over 80 pounds and found relief for my health issues. I quickly allowed Tommie to mentor me and have spent the last 26 years of my life learning, researching, using, recommending, and formulating natural products to aid others as I was helped. I have experimented with diets such as the Zone Diet, the low-carb diet, low fat diets, the Atkins diet, and virtually every diet imaginable that appears to have some merit.
During this time, I transformed my body from an overweight teen to a skinny young adult, to a muscular framed adult, to the build I currently have at 40 of 210lbs at 6% bodyfat. Was it easy and did I do it without mistakes? No. Can we make it easy for you based on our accumulated research, efforts, trials and tribulations, and the known results and testimonials of thousands of others? You bet…
Three primary factors that influence metabolism
Exercise and energy expenditure
Proper hormone balance
Of course, we know that there is a great need for a proper mindset, a proper plan of action, reasonable goals, and support for your efforts and for your plan to lose weight. We will include this in #3, considering the importance of the role of hormones in the way that we think and in the influence of brain activity. Did you know that probiotics (bacteria in the gut), play a very important role in healthy brain function and can aid in weight loss? We have a wonderful design in our human body, and have a built in ability to modify and enhance our ability to store or lose body fat. We just have to utilize the correct fuel and have the correct lifestyle habits for those abilities to be maximized.
Source by Matt St. John ND