DIET AND EXERCISE
Diet and Exercise is a key component of the Pure Recovery California SYSTEM™, which provides personalized nutrition based upon your nutritionist’s recommendations for your individualized health. We promote pure nutrition by being 100% organic and low glycemic. Since neurotransmitters are made of amino acids, nutritional support takes on great significance. “Amino acid loading” adds additional supplies of amino acid building blocks enabling the brain to manufacture substances (like dopamine) and receptors that are deficient. Our creative, inspiring and deliciously satisfying Meals prepared by an organic chef, reduces mood swings and promotes a physiologically healthy body.
The daily fresh organic juice program, contains three essential neurotransmitters – dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin— that are produced in the brain from components of certain foods.
Based on each client’s individualized nutrition plan, we provide daily organic fresh juices, anti-inflammatory juices and green juices to quickly nourish the body.
PRCA SYSTEM™ offers a unique combination of exercise to Replenish Energy, Increase Energy Flow, and Release Stress to create Calming Energy and Balance. Daily exercise consists of Yoga on the Beach with specific breathing exercises enhanced by the soothing ocean then later in the day, workouts sessions are supervised by an expert physical trainer who provides specific regimens based on each client’s physical requirements.
EFFECTS OF DIET AND EXERCISE IN PREVENTING NIDDM IN PEOPLE WITH IMPAIRED GLUCOSE TOLERANCE: THE DA QING IGT AND DIABETES STUDY
OBJECTIVE Individuals with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) have a high risk of developing NIDDM. The purpose of this study was to determine whether diet and exercise interventions in those with IGT may delay the development of NIDDM, i.e., reduce the incidence of NIDDM, and thereby reduce the overall incidence of diabetic complications, such as cardiovascular, renal, and retinal disease, and the excess mortality attributable to these complications.
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In 1986, 110,660 men and women from 33 health care clinics in the city of Da Qing, China, were screened for IGT and NIDDM. Of these individuals, 577 were classified (using World Health Organization criteria) as having IGT. Subjects were randomized by clinic into a clinical trial, either to a control group or to one of three active treatment groups: diet only, exercise only, or diet plus exercise. Follow-up evaluation examinations were conducted at 2-year intervals over a 6-year period to identify subjects who developed NIDDM. Cox’s proportional hazard analysis was used to determine if the incidence of NIDDM varied by treatment assignment.
RESULTS The cumulative incidence of diabetes at 6 years was 67.7% (95% CI, 59.8–75.2) in the control group compared with 43.8% (95% CI, 35.5–52.3) in the diet group, 41.1% (95% CI, 33.4–49.4) in the exercise group, and 46.0% (95% CI, 37.3–54.7) in the diet-plus-exercise group (P < 0.05). When analyzed by clinic, each of the active intervention groups differed significantly from the control clinics (P < 0.05). The relative decrease in rate of development of diabetes in the active treatment groups was similar when subjects were stratified as lean or overweight (BMI < or ≥ 25 kg/m2). In a proportional hazards analysis adjusted for differences in baseline BMI and fasting glucose, the diet, exercise, and diet-plus-exercise interventions were associated with 31% (P < 0.03), 46% (P < 0.0005), and 42% (P < 0.005) reductions in risk of developing diabetes, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS Diet and/or exercise interventions led to a significant decrease in the incidence of diabetes over a 6-year period among those with IGT.
Received April 19, 1996.
Accepted November 14, 1996.