The nature and severity of your health problems, your lifestyle, and your
support system will determine which how much preparation you need and which
track you will follow. Compare the experience of diet revision to going on a
trip of discovery. Adopting a new cuisine is similar to traveling to a foreign
country or camping in the woods. You study the map (th program manual). You buy the
supplies you will need. You pack away the food you will not need. You set the
departure date. You may practice some of the techniques and test some of the
ideas before you finally set out on the journey. You need the support of
other people. You hold meetings with family members to gain their support and
understanding. Whenever possible, include spouse and family. Family groups who
change together, get well together, and grow together. If a child is the focus
of Alpha Nutrition, it is equally necessary to include the whole family in the
program. You may have to inform friends and co-workers that you are going on a
journey of discovery.
Solo, Couples, and Families
The simplest model of change involves a single person doing beneficial change
for themselves, by themselves. The manual addresses the reader as a single
person monitoring symptoms, and making food selection decisions as part of a
self-regulation task. Seldom, however, does one person act alone. We know that
eating is a social act. Even a single person who is seeking their own health
goals will interact with and need the help of friends, family, and other people
who act as food providers. Often, couples and entire families do the program
together. If the program is a group initiative, usually one person acts as the
"leader" and supplies the main energy and direction for change. If you are
leading family diet revision, interpret "you" as the whole group and be prepared
to translate some of the instructions into group dynamics.
The program works well for children. Mother is often the leader when a child
needs help. You cannot isolate one person in a family and change their diet
while everyone else continues to eat all the old foods. The whole family has to
be involved to help one child. When a family does Alpha Nutrition together,
everyone tends to benefit.
You may be motivated to achieve desirable goals, but change is difficult,
even the most desirable, beneficial change. Therefore, you need sustained
motivation to overcome the resistance you will feel and the resistance you will
get from others. You begin with the positive idea that you could feel better, do
better, lose weight, get better nutrition, solve a major health problem, or
prevent a dreaded disease - the energy behind the idea is your motivation. You
carry that energy forward to learn more, plan your implementation of the
program, and set-up a support system that will help you succeed.
Learning and motivation go together. The better you understand your reasoning
behind the program and the issues of change discussed in the program manual, the more
successful you will be. The timing and pace of change are important variables.
The early development of Alpha Nutrition was based on the experience of medical
management of patients who prepared long in advance of their first visit to make
major changes. They were often pushed by a major, chronic illness and had good
reason to want relief as soon as possible. Contact with successful patients
often provided their initial motivation to consider diet revision. The patients
who had suffered from chronic pain or disabling illness would often say "I am
ready to do anything to get better!" - this is the most desirable motivation
state; these patients expressed willingness to cope with the problems of change.
If you have identified a need for change you may still have doubts about what
you should do. You may first try minor changes or may look for easier solutions
than complete diet revision. You probably have discussed your options with
family, friends, and professional advisers and have collected different, perhaps
contradictory opinions. Take more time to read and re-read the Program
instructions. You may need to read other books in the Alpha Education series to
get more information about your specific medical problems before you become
convinced that Alpha Nutrition is the right approach for you.
Starter Packs include:
one Alpha Nutrition Program book; a second book of your choice; a 500 Gram
bottle of Alpha ENF or Alpha DMX. Alpha ENF is a useful tool used in the program
and it is recommended that you take the opportunity to try the formula, learn
what it is and how it works and assess how you can best use it in your diet
Listen to Starting the Alpha Nutrition Program
The Alpha Nutrition Program
The Program is a set of instructions and nutrient tools designed to resolve
disease through diet revision. The program is nutritional therapy, a personal
technology of health restoration and health maintenance. The program is suitable
for adults and children.The
recent edition of the Alpha Nutrition Program is 206 pages, available as a printed
book or as an eBook for download. The author is Stephen Gislason MD.
The Program uses Nutrient Formulas. Alpha ENF is the principle meal replacement formula.
Alpha PMX is a fat free version of Alpha ENF can also be used as food
replacement. Alpha DMX is used instead of of Alpha ENF for diabetes 2 and
whenever reduced caloric intake is desirable.
Starter Packs bundle
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started solving your health problems. The starter packs are sold at discounts to
make it easier and affordable for you to learn more and try our nutrient
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