Lab test and correct Essential Fatty Acid Ratio. Optimum is Arachidonic Acid (AA) 1.5-4 : 1 Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and maintain for life!
Lab test and correct Magnesium = 65 mg/L and maintain for life!
Lab test and correct Vitamin D = Functional optimum is 55 - 85 ng/mL and maintain for life!
Perform a Bio-Impedance Test. Quality bio-impedance companies have a large amount of experience with the general clinical population as well as extreme elite athletes (Iron Man, USA wrestling, USA Gymnastics, etc.) The values are accurate and eye-opening to clinicians, and the patient tested. (You will commonly identify = “Yes you really are that fat, and you have that little amount of muscle. A raisin is better hydrated than your cells).” The data will require a program that extends beyond symptomatic relief. Or the "unresponsive patient" becomes aware of how far from average (not healthy and not optimum) their overall score is. Basic health principles are amplified times 10 when gathering this data.
- % Body Fat
- Proper cellular hydration
- Bone Mass
- Muscle mass
- Intracellular / Extracellular water ratios
- Total body water
- And more with some machines
Additional Level 1 basics. These are not listed in order of importance. No one can do everything in one swoop. That is why the first four are the first four on EVERY Brain/Body FIT® client. Quick, fast, easy, cost effective for what you get. And the test/nutrients affect every cell in the body, FOR LIFE.
Drink proper amount of water (general rule only water with nothing in it counts). 1 oz per pound of body weight per day. Temperature and activity level may require more.
Balance blood sugar
Proper Hip: Waist Ratio. The biggest part of your butt needs to be bigger than the biggest part of your waist. There are many diagnostics that are more “cutting edge” but do not underestimate the accuracy of this all-important and simple health marker.
Remove food allergies
Get 8 hours of good sleep. Sadly, this is a significant dysfunction for many, and an entire clinic practice (and brain protocols) can be created for this alone.
Get moving! If you or your patients are an inflexible rollie polie olie there is no amount of face/up or face down “techniques” that make up for the above foundations of health. But these people need you to coach them to be self-sufficient and self-empowered. And then, of course, the clinic magic that you provide will work better. Provide the F.I.T.® Clinical Exercises of priority to optimize the healing techniques you provide.
Introduce and encourage your upper age patients to "Silver Sneaker Programs," and Mall Walking programs and a more extensive age range can benefit from Run, Walk for Life. These programs provide a fun social atmosphere and are very safe and beneficial to everyone's health. Being healthy is a joyful art of living and is strongly related by your ability to move!