Carrying extra weight is associated with higher levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood, higher fasting blood glucose, higher fasting insulin and fatty liver disease sometimes indicated by high ferritin levels. These biomarkers indicate the risks for developing conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. All of these conditions are associated with a diet high in processed foods, particularly simple sugars, with very little nutritional value. The AstonRX Metabolic program has been designed to reduce these biological markers of lifestyle-related disease and simultaneously help you lose stored body fat.
The metabolism is essentially reset by the end of the 28-days, instead of relying on processed carbohydrates for that quick hit of glucose, your body will be accessing stored fat. You will find that your energy levels are heightened and you won’t be experiencing those exhausting afternoon sugar crashes, you will also be feeling much less hunger than usual!
You can expect to lose up to 10kg by the end of the 28-days, with a new understanding of how to eat to maintain the best possible metabolism and overall health for a better quality of life. So if you’ve ever struggled with yo-yo dieting, this could easily be your last stop.
The Gut Rehab Program is different, it’s not focussed on fat (on you or in your blood). It’s for those who may have been on antibiotics intermittently for years, have been diagnosed with IBS, who can’t seem to eat anything without getting bloated and can’t remember what it’s like to not feel nauseous. These individuals may be experiencing dysbiosis, which is where the gut bacteria has become imbalanced and the host (you) are feeling the consequences.
Within each of us is a unique ecosystem of billions of bacteria, that contributes to both physical and mental health. The gut-brain connection is now understood to be due to the bacteria’s communication to the neurons in the gastrointestinal tract. IBS sufferers are at a much higher risk of experiencing mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Those that experience mood disorders are also much more likely to be diagnosed with IBS.
Improving the microbiome composition may require probiotics (adding bacteria to the gut) and consuming adequate prebiotics (plant foods that feed the good bacteria). The program is individualised based off the results of a Complete Microbiome Mapping Test. Diet plays a huge role in gut health, so there will also be a strict (not as limited as the Metabolic program) list of allowed foods. Symptoms of dysbiosis can be expected to drastically improve. Indigestion, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation, auto-immune disease and even bad breath can all be tied to your microbiome composition. Fat loss may happen as your diet improves and the good bacteria saturate the ecosystem, however is not the overarching goal.