Dr. B.J. Hardick co-developed the Maximized Living Nutrition Plans in 2009 with fellow authors, Kimberly Roberto and Dr. Ben Lerner. The plans were designed to address the true principles of nutrition that have sustained human life for thousands of years.
These principles can be seen today in cultures around the world that are free of the chronic conditions plaguing North Americans. The nutritional problems facing most North Americans today relate to the following:
Sugar is cheap and addictive and a primary risk factor for diabetes, heart disease and cancer. When too much sugar is consumed, as is the case in the Standard North American Diet, excess sugar not usable for energy is stored as fat. With too much sugar in the bloodstream, insulin becomes constantly elevated leading to Type II diabetes. Sugar also fuels cancerous cells, and impedes the immune system.
North American studies which have linked fat consumption with disease have primarily evaluated the impact of damaged fats on the body, and have overlooked the incredible benefits of healthy fats. Damaged fats such as trans fats (hydrogenated oils), vegetable oils, and canola oil have been denatured through heat and chemical changes, causing them to oxidize and form free radicals which are hazardous to your health. Healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, nuts and seeds provide your body with nutrients to build cell membranes, absorb vitamins and lower inflammation.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved approximately 3,000 food additives, preservatives and colorings for use in the food supply. The average person will ingest 140-150 pounds of additives and chemicals every year, creating a serious imbalance within the body. Because toxins from food and household products are fat-soluble, the body will naturally create fat to safely store the toxins and protect the body. This toxic fat will block nutrients, rob your energy, contaminate your cells, affect your moods and contribute to a host of symptoms and disease.
The Core Plan
This plan addresses the basic needs for everyone, regardless of age, gender, genetic background, or medical history. At the very least, start here!
The Advanced Plan
This plan will accelerate your body’s full potential for health and well-being. It may be used short-term or long-term. You might need this plan – Learn more.