Hi guys! If you’ve been following along on Instagram you may know that I just started going to a local function medicine office, Advanced Integrative Medical 360. They invited me in to try their IV treatments and once speaking with the doctors, I was super invested and wanted to see what else they could help me with.
Before I begin, I do have an IGTV video sharing what I’m about to say so if you’re more of a visual person, find me on Instagram (@kelclight) and check it out.
A little back story on my health, about 5-6 years ago I started getting THE WORST stomach pains ever and for no reason. I had a bunch of tests done and no doctor could find out what was wrong. I ended up going to the allergist and had them test my skin for allergies. Turns out I was allergic to a ton of things that were in my everyday diet like oats, soy, NUTS!! So I stopped eating those things and the stomach pains definitely slowed down but were not gone completely. Around that same time I also found out that my sister and I have a blood condition called, MTHFR. Basically it means that my body doesn’t break down B12 and other B vitamins well which is a problem because B vitamins are essential for a lot of things. Though the doctor I was seeing at the time told me that I didn’t have to worry about it until I was pregnant.
Fast forward to being at AIM360 and telling them these stories about my stomach and blood condition. Turns out Dr. Dubyak knows a ton about MTHFR and so he introduced me to functional medicine. Functional medicine focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease and then using natural treatments to heal. For example, you know whenever you go in for a physical and the doctors asks how your feeling and you say that you’ve been super stressed out, not in a good mood, etc. So the doctor decides to start you on an anti-depressant based off of the way you tell them that you’re feeling. Sounds good, right? Wrong! It is so crazy to me that doctors play the guessing game when it comes to medicine. “Try this and let me know how it’s working in 2-3 months.” And news flash, those medications are not fixing the problem for good, they are only fixing it for as long as you take that medicine.
I’ve always been interested in the natural heeling approach because I hate taking medication. I hate how it changes the way I feel, my skin, etc. So whenever I found out about AIM360, I was so excited to learn more! I had a free consult with Dr. Dubyak to talk about my concerns. He called in a few different blood tests so that he can see exactly what is going on in my body. We had a follow up meeting after my blood results came back to go over what is going on in my body. I am lacking a ton of vitamins, my serotonin levels are very low and that my immune system is all out of wack. Which makes sense because I was having crazy anxiety all of the time for no good reason. (If you don’t know, serotonin is the chemical in our bodies that makes us happy. So lack of serotonin is what causes depression/anxiety) He then explained to me that our immune system effects our bodies way more than we think. Did you know that around 80% of serotonin is made in the gut? WHATTTT?! It all came together. My stomach issues and anxiety have been caused by my lack of serotonin which is happening because my immune system is out of wack because our immune systems are around our gut.
From there, Dr. Dubyak decided to have me get a blood test done specifically for allergies. I told you guys that I had a skin allergy test done a few years ago but the thing with that the test didn’t tell me what I was immune to, meaning what my immune system doesn’t react well to. So, we got the tests done and I’m immune to wheat. I was shocked considering I’ve been eating wheat bread, wheat crackers, etc. for the last 10 years of my life so it makes sense that is a reason that I have stomach issues. This just shows that every body is so different and we really have to treat all of ours differently. We’re told to go for healthier options such as wheat bread, but in my case white or gluten free bread would be the best option.
For the past 6 weeks I have been getting Immunity IVs to help regulate my vitamins. It’s such an easy process, only takes about 30 minutes and has me feeling so good the rest of the day! You may have heard of IV therapy before as it’s super big on the west coast. AIM360 is different from those because they are not just a walk in clinic where you buy an IV and leave. They take on patients that they feel they can help, give them blood tests to find out exactly what’s wrong (no guessing games) and then they treat those issues using IV therapy.
Dr. Dubyak is also a specialist in weight-loss, specifically the KetoBolic diet which is what I’m here to chat with ya’ll about! Because of my MTHFR and gut issues, I have been having the hardest time loosing weight. I workout at least 4 days a week and eat fairly healthy but I haven’t been seeing much difference. I shared with him that I loved my curves but I would really like to tighten things up and just feel better overall so he put me on his 30 Day Weight Loss challenge! Here’s the details as to what comes with the program:
- Fat Blocker: Lipo Sculpt Cream (use 2 times a day on problem areas)
Aminophylline / Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Non-Invasive Fat Loss .Can help: Reduce cellulite and thickness of fatty tissue, Firm Skin, and in addition to stimulating fat breakdown, it can also prevent the conversion to cortisol.
- Fat Burner: KetoXCore supplement (Take 1 scoop in the morning)
Get the jump start you need on a Ketogenic Diet. The KetoXCore Diet Accelerator supplement contains 10 grams of BHB ketones so you can optimize your ketone levels without carbohydrate restriction. American ginseng is added for an energy pick-me-up with a hydrating electrolyte infusion to help get you over the finish line.
- Fat Eliminator: 8 Lipo Lean Injections ( 2 times a week)
LipoLean Mix Starts with a special lipotropics fat burning combination of methione, inositol, choline, carnitine, and B12. Each of these ingredients helps the body turn fat into energy and are also powerful antioxidants.
- Fat Loss Diet: KetoBolic Diet Program- Featuring Dr. Darren Dubyak
The KetoBolic Diet by INEVO Body combines the Ketogenic Diet with metabolic-enhancing foods and nutrients to help stimulate fat-burning. This next generation Ketogenic Diet has been successfully used by hundreds of our patients who want to lose weight, increase metabolism and improve energy.
- New calorie controlled plan with intermittent fasting
- 80+ recipe cookbook
- KetoBolic E-Book
- Fat Loss Coach: 4 Medical Nutrition Specialist Calls
A medical nutrition specialist is a licensed doctor, pharmacist, clinical nutritionist, naturopath or registered dietitian who has experience in recommending nutritional supplements and diet programs.
I’m not going to lie that Ive never been about the whole Keto trend happening right now. However, after talking with Dr. Dubyak, since I’m allergic to wheat and grains are hard on our gut to process, he thinks that this is the best lifestyle change for me. Also I love that he does Keto the healthier way. He really stressed healthy fats, pasture-raised protein, organic veggies, etc. where as those on Keto are normally taught to eat whatever fat they want like lunch meat, salami, and other fats that may be okay on the diet but not overall healthy for your body.
Okay it gets even better. If you guys are interested in this program (originally $1,500) Dr. Dubyak is going to discount it for you guys and offer the Kelclight Special so you only pay $999 just tell him I sent ya.
I am so excited to make this change with my diet and guess what!? I’m taking you guys along for the ride! Below you will find a bi-daily log of my month where I share how I’m feeling each day, my weight and measurements.
Upper thigh: 26′
Smallest part of my waist: 32″