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Learn about Optimal Health and Fitness and discover for yourself how to feel your best. We have been providing excellent alternative and complementary healthcare and fitness services since 2003. We are a Santa Cruz based small business and absolutely LOVE what we do in our community.
Come into our center and check out the various products we sell to assist you in optimizing your human performance. We always do FREE wellness consults, so be sure to book yours and discover how we can help you achieve your own personal goals.
Bulletproof’s mission is to help people perform better, think faster, and live better using a proven blend of ancient knowledge and brand new technologies, tempered by research, science, and measured results from their customers, top athletes, and medical professionals. Being “Bulletproof®” is the state of high performance where your body, mind, and nervous system work together effortlessly to help you perform at levels beyond what you’d expect. We offer the whole product line, plus coaching around the Bulletproof® diet.
OHF is an inspiring, holistic, and multi-dimensional approach to fitness. OHF workouts challenge the body to work collectively as a whole, firing up the muscles in a sequential pattern. Because of the integration of more muscles into the workout, boot camp can be an effective alternative to conventional training for those trying to lose weight. Think about the things in your life that you do everyday: getting out of bed, walking steps, standing up from a chair, opening a car door and getting into the car. These tasks may seem trivial, but over a lifetime poor movement patterns in performance of these trivial activities will lead to back pain, neck soreness and tightness, and knee damage. Poor movement patterns also create general levels of fatigue and soreness. Our classes are a 60-minute dynamic total body workout designed to improve strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance. Beaches, forests, mountains, and the trails of Santa Cruz will motivate and inspire you to reach your fullest potential.
HIGH QUALITY SUPPLEMENTATION
“Vitamins and supplements are much like anything else – you generally get what you pay for,” says Dr. Weil. There are several brands of supplements considered to be Doctor-Trusted-Brands which have pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. These supplement brands go above-and-beyond the call of duty to adhere to very rigid manufacturing guidelines required by the FDA to be able to be trusted by healthcare practitioners around the world. These supplement brands will also be free of Gluten, Soy, Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Dairy, Wheat, and many other common allergens. It is best to meet with a qualified provider and have them do a comprehensive questionnaire so you can get targeted nutritional support.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over about six thousand years. TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture, tai chi and qi gong, tuina massage, gua sha, cupping, the Five Elements, essential oils, diet and lifestyle modifications to treat or prevent health problems. Chinese Medicine is one of the most profound paradigms to use as a lens when you are wanting to feel better overall. It is a modality that is a balance between art and science.
Herbal medicine refers to using a plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes.Herbal medicine is used to treat many conditions, such as allergies, asthma, eczema, premenstrual syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine, menopausal symptoms, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome and cancer among others. It’s best to take herbal supplements under the guidance of a trained provider. Herbal medicine is the art and science of using herbs for promoting health and preventing and treating illness. It has persisted as the world’s primary form of medicine since the beginning of time, with a written history more than 5000 years old. While the use of herbs in America has been overshadowed by dependence on modern medications the last 100 years, 75% of the world’s population still rely primarily upon traditional healing practices, most of which is herbal medicine.
Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants and they have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as a single essential oil or in complex essential oil blends depending on what your desired benefit is. Just adding some of the most common essential oils like lavender, frankincense, lemon, peppermint and tea tree oil to your natural medicine cabinet can: (1) Fight cold and flu symptoms (2) (3) Relax your body and soothe sore muscles (4) Heal skin conditions (5) Alleviate pain (6) Balance hormones (7) Improve digestion (8) Reduce cellulite and wrinkles (9) Clean your home (10) Used in homemade personal care products
Whole Body Vibration
Whole Body Vibration therapy is used in universities, professional sports teams & medical facilities around the U.S. Bulletproof Vibe is the latest in WBV therapy. WBV was invented by Russian cosmonauts in 1960s and has been seen to: (1) Detoxify and strengthen the immune system (pumps the lymph system thoroughly) (2) Help regain muscle strength & bone density (3) Reduce recovery time (4) Stimulate healthier brain function (5) Each session on the Bulletproof Vibe lasts no longer than 15 minutes.
Online 30-day Whole Foods Ketosis Program
Orientation: What to expect, Q&A, FAQ, Troubleshooting, Special Needs and recommended Supplementation
Why would one benefit from Ketosis educational video by Dr. Michelle Bean
Private Facebook Group with Dr. Bean as Moderator
Weekly Meetings via Live Zoom (replay posted to Facebook Group if you can’t make it)
Access to Dr. Bean by Facebook Message, Email, Phone or Text
When to Eat (timing)
Possible 24-48 hour guided kick-start fast
Your spinal column, made up of 24 independent vertebrae, is what allows your body to move, twist, and bend through every motion of your busy day. It also encases and helps protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every muscle, tissue and organ of the body. This is why we believe the first step to an active lifestyle is a properly functioning spine. When two or more vertebrae aren’t functioning together properly, it is what many chiropractors refer to as a subluxation or a misalignment. These subluxations are actually joint dysfunctions that can cause you to experience pain, discomfort, decreased mobility, or many other symptoms and conditions. Joint dysfunctions often go unnoticed and can cause miscommunication between your brain and body. These symptoms are your body’s only way of letting you know something is wrong. Unfortunately, the absence of pain is not an indication of health. By the time pain and symptoms appear the problem may have been present for months, even years. The great news is that you can help prevent these types of symptoms and conditions with routine chiropractic care.
Learn about intermittent fasting and what it can do for you
The list of benefits from ketones is exhaustive. In addition to the weight loss effects and enhanced energy and muscle performance, ketones have been positively associated with:
- Migraine treatment
- Neuro-protective benefits in seizure disorders; ADHD; Alzheimer ’s disease, memory and cognitive function; Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
- Autism and improved behaviour and social impacts
- Mood stabilization in bipolar disorder (type II)
- Stroke prevention; cardiovascular disease; metabolic syndrome management; improved cholesterol levels
Reviews & Endorsements
“Optimal Health and Fitness approaches health from a holistic view. They were able to assess and give me what I needed to start feeling better in only 4 visits.”