Scientific research overwhelmingly confirms
the fact that a truly effective change in the body at a cellular
level needs to be gradual. You did not become overweight and Insulin
Resistant overnight. Therefore, it is not realistic or safe to attempt
or expect a complete reversal in a few days. Initially, we recommend
that you follow the guidelines of this system for six months. Then,
we suggest that you evaluate your progress either with your own health
professional or with ours at Insulite Laboratories. Just contact
us via email at to arrange a telephone or email consultation.
Please, do not be discouraged! Research shows that rapid weight loss
evident in most fad diets is almost immediately followed by rapid
weight gain. Why? Because the body has a memory. If you have been
overweight for some time, your body recognizes that weight as its
normal state. When you lose weight quickly, the body does not have
time to habituate. It sees the rapid weight loss as abnormal and,
once a diet is stopped, it makes an effort to get back as quickly
as possible to the normal retaining of fat. At Insulite Laboratories,
we emphasize gradual weight loss so that the body can slowly adapt
to a lighter weight. In fact, in an effort to eliminate the dreaded "rebound
effect" of weight loss and gain we recommend in most instances
that the System is used to lose no more than one half to one pound
a week. Insulite Laboratories wants you to be healthy for life, not
thin for one event in your life. Because of the factors above, we
recommend that you dedicate six months to the Insulite System.
The Insulite System is a multi-level program
which helps to reverse Insulin Resistance-linked excess weight and
obesity via a combination of scientifically-designed nutraceuticals
(vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and botanicals) nutritional guidelines, regular exercise suggestions, and comprehensive client
support; including medical advice and a monthly newsletter full of
the latest scientific news and healthy lifestyle tips.
No. We do not believe the stimulant approach
is beneficial for long term weight loss, which is vital for reversing
the symptoms of Insulin Resistance in most people. In fact, reducing
one’s appetite and over stimulating the body will only cause
a rebound of weight gain! Stimulants can be dangerous when taken
on a daily basis and Insulite Laboratories is committed to your well
being by providing a lasting, safe, scientifically-based solution
to your weight and health problems.
Additionally, weight loss products containing stimulants can cause
problems if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma, edema, a history
of stroke, if you are pregnant or if you experience heart palpitations
The InsulX and RejuvenX products are both to
be taken 2 caps twice per day (4 caps of each per day) with meals.
The GlucX product is designed to slow the absorption of sugar in
the blood stream. It is recommended to take 3 caps twice per day
between meals. The Meta-OmegaX product is recommended at 2 caps twice
a day with meals.
The total number of pills is greater than most programs because we
at Insulite Laboratories know that there is no one pill that can
affect the same type of changes as our system. In fact, you are changing
numerous ways in which your body heals itself and these changes need
to be supported with therapeutic doses of nutrients.
Currently, there are no nutritional supplements
for weight loss available over the counter that are FDA-approved.
At present, the FDA does not regulate the manufacture of these types
of products. Therefore, the Insulite System has not been approved
by the FDA.
Our supplements are manufactured using high-quality nutrients that
will affect metabolic change. Our manufacturer certifies the authenticity
of all ingredients in our formulas. Additionally, research conducted
by Insulite Laboratories confirms the safety of this formulation
of nutrients. There are no toxicities to any ingredients in any of
They come from various sources. The adrenals are a high quality freeze dried mix from Denmark; they are porcine. All flax seed, for example, is made from organic flax seeds sourced from the northern USA.
Most minerals, some extracts, and vitamins are sourced from an international source which is the industry standard.
Insulite Laboratories develops relationships only with reputable suppliers and manufacturers who maintain the highest standards of production and testing to ensure the purity and integrity of the ingredients. All products have a certificate of analysis from their source and each batch is individually tested for microbial limits (when applicable), purity, and heavy metals.
Our manufacturers are a cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) company that is fully compliant with the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulations.
The FDA has recently released extensive new cGMP laws for dietary supplement manufacturers with a 2010 deadline for full compliance. Our manufacturer is on schedule to meet the new regulations in advance
of the "comply by" date. They are inspected by the FDA and local/state health departments on a drop in basis. There have never been any complaints from these agencies.
Certificates of Analysis for the Insulite Systems' supplements are available
for review by customers. Email us your name, email address, supplement name, i.e. GlucX and the Lot numbers stamped on the side of the bottles.
Unfortunately, at this time insurance companies
do not recognize the use of nutritional supplements and rarely reimburse
for them. Some companies do in fact reimburse their insured but the
vast majority do not. In the future, we hope that our Insulite System
is adopted by conventional medicine and is used routinely as treatment
for Insulin Resistance and its related disorders.
Yes, the diet and exercise recommendations
are safe for all people over the age of 12. However, it is recommended
that teenagers take the Supplement Plan at half the adult dose since
there have been no clinical studies conducted with teenagers using
the Insulite System nor any other nutrient formula.
Half of the adult dose is: GlucX: 3 caps per day; InsulX: 2 caps
per day; RejuvenX: 2 caps per day and Meta-OmegaX 2 caps per day.
It is ideal to take these nutrients twice per day rather than all
at once. GlucX contains fiber, which may interfere with the absorption
of medications if they are taken simultaneously. We recommend taking
the GlucX 4 hours apart from medications and vitamins.
No. There are no ingredients in the formulas
that will have a negative impact on blood pressure levels. One additional
long-term benefit of using the Insulite System is that, by lowering
circulating fasting insulin levels, you will eventually reduce high
blood pressure. Elevated levels of insulin will actually damage the
interior lining of vessels contributing to high blood pressure, also
known as hypertension.
The diet and exercise guidelines are included
in the price of the Insulite System. We do not sell the different
elements individually, because the System was designed to work as
a whole. Insulite Laboratories finds that the best results are achieved
when combining all of the supplements with lifestyle changes.
Even if you already have a "good" diet and you exercise
regularly, you will likely benefit from the suggestions offered in
the Insulite System. Our diet and exercise guidelines were designed
to enhance the effects of the Insulite System for Excess Weight and
As you begin the Nutrition and Exercise Plans,
and the longer you use the Insulite System, you should feel more
energized and your levels of stamina are apt to stay constant throughout
the day. Afternoon lulls in focus or concentration should decrease.
You are certain to experience a marked reduction in cravings for
simple carbohydrates in the early afternoon. Most people will also
sleep more soundly and will awake more refreshed in the morning.
Yes. We recommend that you are careful about
watching your insulin dosages and blood sugar levels for several
weeks when first starting this program. It is important to monitor
your blood sugar levels 3-4 times per day, especially initially.
The nutrients in this formula are effective at reducing blood sugar
and the diet changes that we recommend may require that Diabetics
use less insulin. Both the nutrients and lifestyle changes can cause
a drastic decrease in insulin requirements. Please work with your
physician to help you find the correct balance of insulin if you
Yes. However, we recommend that you are careful
about watching your blood sugar levels for several weeks when first
starting the Insulite System. It is important to monitor your blood
sugar levels 3-4 times per day especially initially. The nutrients
in this formula are effective at stabilizing blood sugar. The diet
changes that we recommend require that people with hypoglycemia are
vigilant about their blood sugar levels. Additionally, if you suffer
from hypoglycemia, eat 5-6 small meals per day that are protein-based
and decrease consumption of simple carbohydrates.
Yes. If you decide to take glucophage (Metformin)
while using the Insulite System, please make sure to take the glucophage
separately from the GlucX product. GlucX contains fiber, which may
interfere with the absorption of glucophage if they are taken simultaneously.
We recommend taking GlucX 4 hours apart from the glucophage.
Glucophage acts as an anti-hyperglycemic; it reduces glucose thereby
reducing insulin levels. It is prescribed for those with Insulin
Resistance. Some individuals with this condition respond well to
glucophage in terms of losing weight, but we understand that results
Our view on the pharmaceutical treatment of Insulin Resistance is
that there is no single drug on the market that will change your
condition. The only way to reverse the disorder is to reduce elevations
in insulin that are responsible for causing this disorder.
The Insulite System was created to address Insulin Resistance. With
those on glucophage, we cannot say that we have noticed dramatic
results in weight loss or other symptoms related to this condition.
These symptoms can be partially controlled by diet and exercise changes.
The addition of nutrients will help you become more sensitive to
your insulin and reduce the symptoms of Insulin Resistance and excess
weight and obesity.
If you do decide to keep taking glucophage while using the Insulite
System, we recommend that you test your blood sugar daily for the
first few weeks on the System, as the Insulite nutrients and glucophage
together may decrease your blood sugar beyond what you may expect.
This is the good news however. If you find this is happening, speak
to your doctor about withdrawing from the glucophage.
It is safe to combine SSRI's (Selective Serotonin
Reuptake Inhibitors), the most commonly prescribed anti-depressants,
with the Insulite supplements, to the best of our knowledge.
Unfortunately, there are no clinical trials on the use of SSRI's
and nutrients in any combination. We have many clients who are on
SSRI's and there has been no feedback regarding side effects, although
the potential always exists as individuals experience substances
differently. Our formula is made of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins
and there is no toxicity to any ingredient. Examples of SSRI's include
Prozac, Luvox, Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft and Lexapro.
In addition, there are several different classes of anti-depressants,
none of which have undergone clinical trials with nutrients in any
combination. These include NDRIs (Norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake
inhibitors ), which include Wellbutrin, and SNRIs (Serotonin and
norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors), such as Effexor, among others.
The main reason we recommend exercise as a
critical part of this system is that it will reduce your insulin
secretion, an underlying cause of Insulin Resistance, which, in turn,
can lead to excess weight and obesity. Exercise boosts your metabolism,
burns calories and increases the number of insulin receptor sites
on your cells' surface, allowing glucose to enter the cell and be
converted to energy instead of fat. Keep in mind that there is no
single strategy that is effective for weight loss. It takes a complete
system to support these changes metabolically.
Yes, it is safe to take actos and the
Insulite System simultaneously. Actos is an anti-diabetic drug that
is designed to improve the way your insulin is being used or to increase
your sensitivity to your own insulin. This drug improves glycemic
control and, along with the Insulite System, will help you become
more sensitive to your own insulin over time. This could help prevent
you from becoming resistant to the insulin you are taking or injecting.
Actos may be prescribed if you have excess weight as an indirect
way to manage this disorder. Actos by itself will not help you achieve
weight loss. The added benefits of taking the Insulite System are
that you will have the right amount of chromium, vanadium and antioxidants
to improve your sensitivity to insulin and reduce the damage from
having too much insulin in the past. Actos does not do this. Additionally,
we want to reinforce the fact that there is no single pill that can
reverse Insulin Resistance or excess weight and obesity.
We have had feedback from a small percentage
of our customers that they experience gas, bloating, changes in the
frequency of bowel movements and even a change in the color of stools.
This is mainly due to the GlucX product which contains more fiber
than one is usually accustomed to consuming each day. (The minimum
daily fiber requirement for Americans is 35 grams per day.)
This increase in fiber from GlucX can cause these symptoms, which
are completely benign and will resolve over time. However, we recommend
using a smaller number of GlucX capsules to begin with and then work
up to the full dose. For example, use 1 cap twice a day for the first
week and increase to 2 caps twice a day for the second week. Work
up gradually and this will help reduce the side effects. If these
symptoms persist, please contact
our Consulting & Advisory Teams.
We have had feedback from a small percentage
of our customers that they have experienced headaches when starting
to take the Insulite supplements.
There are several reasons that the headaches could be happening,
all of which represent positive changes taking place in your system.
Headaches could be due to your body detoxifying which is a good thing.
Or, it could be low blood sugar, due to your decrease in carbohydrates
and from the supplements, some of which contain blood-sugar lowering
properties. Another reason could be that you are eating carbohydrates
without combining them with protein or fat.
If you are uncomfortable, we suggest that you decrease all supplements
by half for the first two weeks and consume 3 liters of water over
the course of the day. Slowing the dose will take care of this symptom
and drinking plenty of water will help flush out toxins.
Headaches can also result from a change in bowel habits due to starting
the program and making diet changes. Again, drinking plenty of water
with a decrease in the Insulite supplements at the beginning of the
program will help eliminate this problem. If your headaches continue
despite both of these changes, please consult
our Consulting & Advisory Teams.
The pancreatic and adrenal tissues in the supplements
are porcine (pig) derived and are from Australia. They are range-free,
hormone-free and pesticide-free. The glandulars and the gelatin capsules
are the only animal derived substances in our products.
No. In fact, if you are having difficulty conceiving,
lowering your insulin is a way to enhance your ability to conceive.
We do recommend, however, that, if you become pregnant while using
the Insulite System, you discontinue using the supplements during
your pregnancy and then resume them after you finish breastfeeding.
The reason is that, while we know that the Insulite System is safe
and non-toxic in general, these supplements have not been tested
in any clinical trials specifically on pregnant women or infants.
It is safe to continue trying to get pregnant
while you are using the Insulite System. However, if you do get pregnant,
we recommend that you discontinue taking the Insulite supplements
during your pregnancy, and then resume the supplements after you
are finished breastfeeding. The reason is that, while we know that
the Insulite System is safe and non-toxic in general, these supplements
have not been tested in any clinical trials specifically on pregnant
women or infants.
We at Insulite Laboratories want to support
healthy changes that you have made, however, if you conceive while
on the Insulite System of nutrients and lifestyle changes, we recommend
that you discontinue the nutrients until after you have finished
nursing. The reason is that, while we know that the Insulite System
is safe and non-toxic in general, these supplements have not been
tested in any clinical trials specifically on pregnant women or infants.
We strongly encourage you to keep working on the carbohydrate reductions
and exercise plan as these recommendations are both safe for pregnant
as well as nursing mothers.
We at Insulite Laboratories congratulate you
on your pregnancy and birth of your child. We recommend that you
discontinue the use of the nutrients in our systems until you have
stopped nursing. The reason is that, while we know that the Insulite
System is safe and non-toxic in general, these supplements have not
been tested in any clinical trials specifically on pregnant women
or infants. We strongly encourage you to keep working on the carbohydrate
reductions and exercise plan as these recommendations are both safe
for pregnant as well as nursing mothers.
Yes. You may take your multivitamins while
using the Insulite System, however not with the GlucX. Because it
is a soluble fiber, the GlucX may interfere with the absorption of
vitamins (and any other medications). To be safe, we recommend that
GlucX is taken at least an hour before meals.
An underlying factor in obesity is often the
reversible imbalance of blood glucose and insulin called Insulin
Resistance, which reduces the number of insulin receptor sites on
the cell wall. These sites are required for the efficient conversion
of glucose into energy. Healthy people can have 20,000 insulin receptor
sites but Insulin Resistance sufferers may have as few as 5,000.
A reduced number of receptor sites causes glucose to "bounce
off" off the cell wall and be carried to the liver where it
is converted to fat and stored throughout the body. This process
can lead to weight gain and obesity.
All Insulin Resistance-linked conditions significantly raise the
risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Insulin Resistance is the result of imbalances
in your insulin and glucose. These imbalances can cause dramatic
swings in your blood sugar level. The biological effect is that your
brain continues to send signals saying it needs food. As a result,
you continue to feel hungry, yet no amount of food is likely to satisfy
your cravings for very long.
No. Fat does not cause the glucose and insulin "spiking"
that occurs with the repeated consumption of carbohydrates. A diet
high in fat may not, however, enhance your chances of weight loss
and can pose other health risks. The consumption of trans-fats
has been shown to increase insulin insensitivity which can lead
to obesity. Trans fats which are also called "hydrogenated
fats" are found in crackers, some chips, cookies, bakery items,
pastries and margarine and should be avoided completely.
No. Insulin Resistance occurs, perhaps for
many decades, before Type 2 Diabetes is diagnosed. With Insulin Resistance,
the pancreas is producing TOO MUCH Insulin and with Diabetes, the
pancreas can no longer produce insulin. If treated early, Insulin
Resistance will not progress and become Diabetes. Additionally, Insulin
Resistance does not require the daily administration of medication
for control of the condition.
No. With proper nutrients and diet and a moderate
exercise plan, you can REVERSE the conditions of Insulin Resistance,
excess weight gain and obesity which will ultimately prevent the
onset of Type 2 Diabetes.
To transform your body's chemistry in a manner
that will lead to permanent change takes time, commitment, persistence
and patience. To heal the ravages of Insulin Resistance you must
honestly commit to altering your lifestyle. Once you make this commitment,
Insulite Laboratories is here to help.
Before you sign up for the Insulite System, please remember that
no single pill can reverse Insulin Resistance or weight gain. The
way to reverse these conditions is with a complete system that requires
commitment and realistic expectations. Insulite Laboratories recommends
that you lose no more than 1/2 - 1 lb. a week on the System so that
you can experience long lasting weight loss without the heartbreaking "rebound
Gradual weight reduction results in a more
permanent change in the way your cells respond to insulin. Research
shows that rapid weight loss evident in most fad diets is almost
immediately followed by rapid weight gain. Why? Because the body
has a memory. If you have been overweight for some time, your body
recognizes that weight as its normal state. When you lose weight
quickly, the body does not have time to habituate. It sees the rapid
weight loss as abnormal and, once a diet is stopped, it makes an
effort to get back as quickly as possible to the normal retaining
At Insulite Laboratories, we emphasize gradual weight loss so that
the body can slowly adapt to a lighter weight. In fact, in an effort
to eliminate the dreaded "rebound effect" of weight loss
and gain we recommend in most instances that the System is used to
lose no more than 1/2 to 1 lb. a week. Insulite Laboratories wants
you to be healthy for life, not thin for one event in your life.
While you can expect to see and feel changes sooner, we recommend
that you commit to using the Insulite System for at least six months.
At this point, we ask that you contact us for a complimentary consultation
with our Consulting & Advisory Teams. We would like to evaluate your progress with you and
make recommendations for a course of action, if necessary, based
on that evaluation. We cannot and will not make claims that this
System will produce an overnight transformation. Rapid weight loss
is unhealthy and non-permanent. We do guarantee that, if you follow
this program for six months, you will experience weight loss, increased
vitality and better health.
No, this is a system of elements that, when
followed carefully, will completely eliminate the need for "diets".
This is not an Atkins or Protein Power look-a-like plan. While protein
is emphasized on this program, carbohydrates are not excluded. The
Insulite System includes not only a Nutrition Plan but also Supplement
and Exercise Plans, as well as a Support Network. Our Nutrition Plan
recommends a healthier balance of protein and healthier carbohydrates
(e.g. vegetables, fruits) than that which the majority of Americans
currently consume. The Nutrition Plan is carefully designed to keep
your blood sugar stable so that you are hungry only at mealtimes,
you are satisfied easily and your energy stays constant throughout
Additionally, the specialized supplement program "instructs" or "reminds" your
insulin and glucose how to work together again for the prevention
of weight gain.
Another reason that you are likely to succeed with the Insulite System
is the emphasis we place on Support. Studies show that support is
vital to any lifestyle transition. The goal of the Insulite Support
Network is to keep you motivated through weekly messages with advice
on nutrition, healthy recipes, exercise and research on Insulin Resistance
and its related conditions such as obesity, Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome
X), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Pre-Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes
and Cardiovascular Disease. Insulite participants also receive a
monthly newsletter and can obtain feedback on their progress at any
time by contacting us
via email or by calling 1 888 9 TO HEAL.
We are advocates of getting your nutrients
from food rather than snack bars and processed food. However, if
you feel that you must eat protein bars, we recommend eating a high-protein
bar like Balance Bar that is designed to have a ratio of at least
30% protein to 40% carbohydrates. High protein foods like nuts, cottage
cheese and lean meats are also good suggestions when you are on the
Yes. Stress increases circulating levels of
cortisol. As with adrenalin, cortisol causes the release of glucose
from your liver. Therefore, stress increases blood levels of glucose
and consequently causes an increase in insulin secretion from your
pancreas, which further contributes to your Insulin Resistance. Cortisol
also causes an increase in fat storage around your abdomen and thighs.
The Insulite System recommends a more realistic
and healthy nutrition program and emphasizes a reasonable approach
to exercise. Once the user masters both of these concepts, the likelihood
of gaining weight in the future is minimal. The nutrients in our
Supplement Plan increase the way your body uses insulin and reduces
the cardiovascular effects of having too much insulin. The Atkins
diet merely suggests severe carb restriction without emphasizing
the importance of healthy nutrients to reverse the condition of Insulin
Resistance. The Insulite System's goal is to increase the number
of insulin receptor sites on the cell surface. Because of the therapeutic
dose of nutrients delivered in the System, there is reversal of Insulin
Resistance, resulting in more permanent success with weight loss.
We are advocates of healthy eating, not just avoiding one major food
group for fast weight loss. We emphasize increasing green vegetables
and "good fats" in your diet because both promote weight
loss. Additionally, the specialized Supplement Plan "instructs" or "reminds" your
insulin and glucose how to work together again for the prevention
of weight gain.
Another reason that you are likely to succeed with the Insulite System
is the emphasis we place on Support. Studies show that support is
vital to any lifestyle transition. A key objective of the System
is to keep you motivated through weekly messages with advice on nutrition,
healthy recipes, exercise and research on excess weight gain, Metabolic
Syndrome (Syndrome X), Insulin Resistance and related conditions
such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) , Cardiovascular Disease,
Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Insulite System participants also
receive a monthly newsletter and can obtain feedback on their progress
at any time by contacting
us via email or by calling 1 888 9 TO HEAL.
About Ordering the Insulite System for Excess
Weight and Obesity
From outside of the U.S., call 1 970 679 8608 or email
our Customer Care Department for detailed ordering instructions
and shipping information. Please include your mailing address so
that we can ascertain shipping costs.
To order by mail, please send a US check or money order or your credit
card details, your specific product order, choice of shipping options
and mailing address to:
Insulite Laboratories, Inc.
217 Cedar St. #156
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Please note that your order will be shipped as soon as your check,
money order or credit card purchase clears.
Yes, in order to give our customers the least
expensive method of shipping, all orders outside the U.S. will be
shipped via USPS Global Priority. Estimated delivery times will vary
from Country to Country and may take between 7 days - 5 weeks depending
on the country and their customs procedures.
We want our international customers to be aware that cross-border
shipments are subject to opening and inspection by Customs authorities.
We cannot predict how Customs will process international shipments
nor can we refund payment for orders that have been opened or delayed
You (the recipient) are responsible for all extra delivery charges,
duties, tax fees and any other charges that may be incurred by importing
products into your country. Insulite Laboratories has no control
over these charges. We recommend that you contact the shipping destination
Customs office for further information.
Prices and payment are in US dollars. Exchange rates are automatically
calculated on your credit card bill. For todays currency conversion,
we suggest that you access http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic or
another exchange rate resource.
Yes. To order by mail, please send a US$ check
or money order, your specific product order, choice of shipping options
and mailing address to: Insulite Laboratories, 217 Cedar St. #156, Sandpoint, ID 83864, USA. Please note that your order will be shipped as soon
as your check or money order clears.
The Insulite System has been designed to work
together as an integrated program and is not divided into individual
components. Combined, the products reverse Insulin Resistance, a
root cause of excess weight gain and obesity.
"I have been on the Insulite
System for approx 3 months. I have lost 33 lbs, my liver
functions are normal and my A1C came back at 5.1, down from 8.03 months ago. I
was taking 10 Glucovance pills daily, now I take only 2 pills in the
AM. My blood sugar is normal, my energy is higher than it has been in
years and I feel great. Insulite along with a change in my diet has
changed my life.
I tell everyone that asks me what I have done to change my life, about the Insulite program.
Your product is fantastic. I have
cut out all sweets, flour, dairy and have no cravings."
Santa Ana, CA
"In less than 3 weeks I've started losing
weight again after being
"stuck" on Weight Watchers for about a year. I've lost about 4
starting Insulite but more significantly my blood pressure is
well within normal limits now and I can tell my metabolism is
better. I am not getting that slump between meals and am able to control
between-meal snacking, and I have a lot of energy throughout the day rather
than periods where I need to nap. I just ordered the 6 months
supply. Thank you!"
"Obesity is no longer an American disease. Globalization's bounty—economic development, lowered trade costs, and rising incomes—has turned it into a worldwide pandemic for rich and poor alike. If it's left unchecked, the economic health of developing countries will surely be crushed under the weight."
"I cannot believe the difference
the Insulite System has made in how I feel. My appetite has
changed tremendously. I do not crave carbs and sugar and my
appetite is somewhat diminished."
"There is a clear and consistent scientific literature showing pervasive bias against overweight people. It is logical that the bias begets discrimination. There is now sufficient evidence of discrimination to suggest it may be powerful and occurs across important areas of living.
Studies on employment have shown hiring prejudice in laboratory studies. Subjects report being less inclined to hire an overweight person than a thin person, even with identical qualifications. Individuals make negative inferences about obese persons in the workplace, feeling that such people are lazy, lack self-discipline, and are less competent. One might expect these attributions to affect wages, promotions, and disciplinary actions, and such seems to be the case.
Overweight women, for the same work, receive less pay than their thin counterparts. This does not seem to be the case for men, but overweight men sort themselves into lower-level jobs. There is evidence that promotion prospects are dimmer for overweight individuals, and there are many examples of people being fired on account of excess weight."
"I wanted to let you know how much I
appreciate your caring advice and guiding me towards taking control of my health.
It's hard to express in
words how long I have been trying to find the answers you have so easily
provided for me.
I am so excited about the positive changes in my health and I
can't wait to see where I am six months from now, yet alone the year. Thank
Stuarts Draft, VA
"Middle-age people who are overweight but have normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels are kidding themselves if they think their health is just fine."
"Northwestern University researchers tracked 17,643 patients for three decades and found that being overweight in mid-life substantially increased the risk of dying of heart disease later in life even in people who began the study with healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels."
"Thank you so much for putting me on
the right road!"
"Simply losing 5-7% of your body fat (typically 10-15 pounds) and increasing your physical activity by taking a brisk walk 4-5 times a week can reduce your risk of developing Type
II Diabetes by almost 60%."
"The United States is experiencing an epidemic of obesity. Thirty-four percent of adults are overweight and an additional 30% are obese. Thus, 2 of every 3 Americans have an unhealthy body weight. Obesity contributes to over 300,000 deaths per year, principally through its association with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and several cancers. Obesity currently is the second leading cause of preventable death and will soon surpass cigarette smoking, the leading cause. Health economists estimate that obesity costs our nation approximately $100 billion a year. And these figures say nothing about the personal suffering of those affected by obesity."
"I started your product and found
it really boosts my system,
helping me get off ground zero, and stop the spiral downwards.
It gave me the
energy to start exercising and prepare healthy meals.
You are all very supportive, even though I am on the other side
of the world
(Australia). I am very glad that I am on your product, your
are also very encouraging, when I am finding things a bit
harder. Thank you for everything."