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How I Got My Cholesterol & Triglycerides Under Control
Dear Brian,

I am writing this letter for you to share with your clients. If you are a potential client of Theiss, you have before you an opportunity to truly change your life for the better. As a young man I was extremely skinny and did everything I could do to put on weight, and never had any success. Through my 20’s I tried everything to put on muscle mass including gulping down those chalky horrible protein shakes everyday. In my busy 30’s I just started gaining weight, and as I was beginning my 40’s I became a primary candidate for heart & liver disease.

My Triglycerides had shot up to 500. My Internist put me on Zocor to lower my cholesterol. One month later in spite of the medication, my Triglycerides had shot up to over 600, almost 4 times what is considered the HIGHEST normal range and 17 times the low part of the normal range. My doctor immediately took me off the medication due to fear of creating more liver damage. My cholesterol was now up to 224, pretty high for someone who didn’t appear that overweight. In fact I still considered myself somewhat athletic.

I had known Brian for several years as an acquaintance and doctors who could not help me, told me to go see him. I began a 6 week training program with Brian. He explained to me how my own metabolism would be the key to my success. He started with a VO2 test to get an understanding of how my metabolism was working. He and his staff then customized a nutritional plan and eating habits to begin my recovery.

Brian guaranteed results and I didn’t want the fault of not succeeding again to fall on me. I followed his program as best I could. I stopped eating at some places, (many of which most people think are healthy) and started finding new places to eat. I only missed one day of the Theiss training program due to a prior commitment. At the end of the program, my cholesterol was down from 224 to 176 and my triglycerides had plummeted from 601 to 165! I was ecstatic!

It has now been a few months since I have completed the program. I have had many personal challenges during this time, but the nutritional plan is now simply a part of my everyday lifestyle. By running a few times a week I’ve maintained the weight that I achieved at the completion of the first stage of the program. Oh, I almost forgot to say I lost 24 pounds in 6 weeks; from 203 to 179.

Brian I owe you a debt of gratitude that I could never repay. Thank you! Once I get a couple things cleared up, I will be ready to take the next step toward my fitness- goals. There is no doubt who I will turn to to make those goals a reality.



I Was a Type II Diabetic with Serious Heart Issues
Dear Brian,

Instead of just telling you the impact you’ve had on my life, I’ll let the facts speak for themselves. Before I joined TheissCare, I was as an out-of-control Type II diabetic with serious heart issues. My blood sugar numbers were awful and my cholesterol numbers were fair. My diabetes pill medications were at their maximum levels and I was taking insulin daily in what seemed to be a futile attempt at control.

In addition, my diet wasn’t that bad on the surface. I ate virtually no red meat and did not drink alcohol. While I tried to watch my carbs, I did a bad job of it. Dieting was hard when eating even a little rice or pasta would send my blood sugar skyrocketing. It was especially hard since my heart problems made it difficult for me to just eat meats and other proteins. That type of diet had too much cholesterol. To make a long story short, I was lost. I chose TheissCare because I recognized that I was on a road that literally led to a miserable death and I did not know how to get off. Here’s how it worked.

After doing the daily cardiovascular workout you assigned and following your diet for just three days, I stopped using insulin because my daily pill dosage was enough to control my diabetes. Within a week on the training program, I needed to adjust my pill dosages downwards because diet and exercise alone were starting to control my blood sugar level. After six weeks, I’ve cut my medications more than 70%. During this period, I have lost approximately 15 pounds from 187 lbs. to 172. My blood sugar and cholesterol numbers are now good and heading towards excellent.

As a member of Kaiser-Permanente, I have a “coach” who works with me on diabetes control. She’s the tough-love type who has sent me several serious letters in the past telling me that I was headed towards debilitating diabetes-related complications. How pleased was she about the change? She is already using my story to inspire her other patients. Wow!

Basically, Brian, your training program has helped me turn from someone on a road to nowhere into an inspiration story in six weeks. You’ve put me in a balance that makes me want to keep it maintained simply because it feels so good being there. So this is just the start, not the ending. I look forward to the next stage when I continue my positive gains and develop a long-term program that will keep me in top condition for the rest of my life, which should now be many, many years longer.



I Was Battling High Blood Pressure & Type II Diabetes
Dear Brian,

It’s hard to put into words how much my experience at TheissCare has changed my life for the better. What occurred for me was truly life-saving, as it has been for many others. You, and the staff at TheissCare are to be highly commended for improving peoples’ health and extending their lives by the care, teaching, and principles offered to the participants.

When I arrived at ThiessCare, I was severely overweight, had suffered from a heart disorder, was battling high blood pressure and type II diabetes, and I was so deconditioned that I could barely walk. This was from years of neglecting my health and working at a primarily desk job. With the least exercise my heart rate would go up and it took a long time to recover.

After 6 weeks of ThiessCare wellness physical training and meal plan conditioning I lost 70 pounds (80 pounds of fat), became stronger, and was able to walk long periods of time without fatigue. Many of my poor medical conditions were reversed and my general health has greatly improved. My family has noticed the positive change in my appearance and condition and they are extremely thankful that you were there to help me. I feel better and am far happier as a result.

I have a ways to go to get to the point where I am truly healthy, but I never would have begun to turn my life around if it had not been for you. I am sure that if I had never gone to you for help, my lifespan would have been significantly shorter than it should be. Now I feel empowered to continue working out, losing weight, and make the changes I need to in order to be around to see my children and grandchildren grow and prosper.