You may remember a few weeks ago when I wrote that I was taking a trip to the Amway Center for Optimal Health. Well I’m back now, and armed with some good information, but first let me tell you a bit about what I did.
The whole trip was a little overshadowed by my laptop being stolen (or lost and never turned in), but I tried not to let that put a damper on my mood. I arrived at the glamorous Island hotel in Newport Beach and had the evening to myself to rest up for our jam-packed days ahead.
The next morning, bright and early, I met up with some fabulous bloggers and we headed to the Center for Optimal Health.
Once we arrived, we took an extensive health test which included bone density, measurements, a reach test, sit-ups, a grip test, and we even had our blood drawn. The most exciting thing was the genetic testing, which we should be getting our results back soon. Throughout the afternoon we attended presentations by Dr. Micheline Vargas and Dr. Keith Randolph. Fun fact: Did you know that Nutrilite has hundreds of Doctors and Scientists on staff?
These presentations gave us an inside look into some new ground-breaking information in weight management. Through genetic testing and studies, Nutrilite has discovered that because everyone has different genes, they are predisposed to certain types of diets. That’s why a diet that works for you may not work for your friend. We are predisposed to either a low-fat or low-carb diet and either a high-intensity or low-intensity exercise. Once I get my genetic tests back I will be able to see what diet and exercise plan is best for me and if I need to address any nutritional issues that I may be lacking in.
Another person who recently took the genetic test was someone I was very excited to meet… the new Nutrilite spokesperson, Kurt Warner, who is also from the beautiful state of Iowa and still holds those Midwestern values.
After lunch with Kurt, a tour around the Center for Optimal Health proved that Amway and Nutrilite are serious about the quality and function of their supplements. So much research, development, and testing is being put into these – no wonder they are the #1 selling vitamin and supplement brand.
Yes, that’s us decked out in protective wear really getting a behind-the-scenes look at the process.
After our brains were filled will knowledge and the day was done, we went to eat at the scrumptious True Food Kitchen. After an exhausting day I went back to the hotel and crashed. Stay tuned for day two where we flew to Trout Lake Farm in Washington where the ingredients for the Nutrilite supplements are grown organically – a truly breathtaking place!