Your Name: Elissa N.
Joined The Program: 06/12/2018
Q: General impressions
Can you give us your general impression of the program? Did it feel different than what you have experienced with your healthcare providers in the past?
A: This is the first medically supervised program that I have ever done. I felt very cared for, supported, and understood. When I started, I felt like we had a concrete plan of action and a process, plus parameters and milestones for success. It was incredibly professional.
Q: How are you feeling?
Now that you have been on the program for 4 months, how are you feeling? Are you noticing any changes in your body and overall sense of energy and mood?
A: It has completely transformed my body. I have lost over 30 pounds and 9% body fat. My energy levels and focus are incredible. I feel more positive and in control, and I do not suffer from any mood swings. I do have times that I am hungry and that is normal.
Q: Time commitment
As a busy professional who places a high value on your time, how do you feel about the time it takes to engage in Dr. Garcia's program? Do you think Dr. Garcia and his staff have been respectful of your time? Do you find the video conferences convenient?
A: I love this the most, it is the best part. I know what I need to do, I’m in and out and on with my life. Time is the most valuable asset in the world, and they completely respect my time.
Q: Program cost
Please give us your opinion on the cost and the return on your investment after joining the program. How do you feel about the level of care of the program in comparison to traditional insurance-based programs?
A: It is an investment, and when you do the math, the long-term benefits outweigh the cost. Like time, money in my opinion is never a real objection. If you are devoted/have your head in the game and are truly ready to make real change, you get your money’s worth. Totally worth every penny.
Can you tell us a bit about the video chat session with our health coaches? Do you feel like using the internet to connect via video takes away from what you have experienced at traditional in-person meetings at a physician's office?
A: I don’t need hand holding, I need support. Taking time to go into an office and wait and then meet does not work with my lifestyle. I love the virtual sessions and check-ins. I have had incredible results, and I have never had such a successful program in my life.
Q: What is your greatest achievement so far?
Can you share your best outcome since starting the program? What are you most proud of achieving? Have you received any compliments since starting the program?
A: I’m my lowest weight and body fat as an adult. I’m proud of my commitment to the program, how I feel, and the knowledge that I’m so much healthier than I have ever been.
Everyone has noticed, I look on the outside how I feel on the inside and that is wonderful.
Q: Advanced testing
A big part of Dr. Garcia's program is the inclusion of advanced DNA and other testing. What did you learn from your test results that has helped you achieve success? Anything surprise you?
A: SO MUCH, while it was not a surprise, I did confirm suspicions about certain foods and supplements. The biggest surprise is that I don’t methylate, so that affects so much of my life. This knowledge is invaluable. You learn to not follow the fad or trend but what is best for YOUR body and YOUR DNA. I talk about it all the time.
Q: Advanced science
As part of your program, you received microtab supplements and engaged in the ProLon fasting mimicking diet. How do microtabs compare to any traditional supplements you might have taken in the past? How did you feel before, during, and after the week you were on ProLon? How many times have you repeated the ProLon program?
A: The microtabs are wonderful. Not only do they provide exact formulas for what I need, I can feel the difference. No more taking tons of pills that settle in my stomach and wondering, is this what I need?
ProLon is amazing. I can tell you it takes a lot of discipline to get through it and it is absolutely going to be part of my lifestyle moving forward. I feel clean, detoxed, lighter, focused, and full of energy and the pause to my system is wonderful. Day 3 is a killer, so get through that and you are home free. Work in time to rest and be gentle with yourself and drink tea and meditate and that helps.
Q: Do you have any final words?
Again, thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with our program. Any final words for anyone who is considering becoming a patient of Dr. Garcia's?
A: You are worth it, you can do it. Make the commitment to yourself, tell everyone you are doing it and ask them to support you. Make it something that you decide for YOU that you will do and give yourself some grace when you don’t have a great day. It works. Graphing my weight and my body fat over the past 16-17 weeks has really kept me motivated.
Dr. Garcia and the whole team are smart, sensitive, science-based professionals and everything he told me was spot on. It is the formula for a better life and I’m so full of gratitude for everyone.