Dr. John Fitzgerald, author of Fat Loss The Truth, is know by his patients as Blood Doc John for his radio shows in the late 90's and his work with many professional athletes. He helps numerous UFC professional fighters lose body fat for their bouts. He also ran a diet clinic and wrote nutrition protocols for many other doctor's clinics.
About John Fitzgerald, DC
Dr. John Fitzgerald aka Blood Doc John became well known for his radio shows in the late 90's and his work with professional athletes. He helps UFC professional fighters lose body fat for their bouts. He also ran a diet clinic and wrote nutrition protocols for many other doctors clinics. At last count, there were over 100 clinics that use his weight loss protocols.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a co-founder of My Nutrition Advisor, which is a nutrition based certification that allows personal trainers, coaches, doctors and others who give nutrition advice to use professional tools to make recommendations.
He is also a well-known lecturer and teacher. His lectures commonly include protocols for Weight Management, Athletic Performance and Health & Longevity.
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2:56 John, a chiropractor, had a one of the largest weight loss clinics on the East coast. He burned out and moved to Las Vegas to do currency trading, still high stress. He began to help a professional fighter. Results were so good that word spread and John’s new business was born.
5:02 Protocol Compliance. He finds that professional fighters have such a vested interest in being in their best health and fitness that they comply with his protocols, unlike most of us. When you put out the perfect protocol, it makes no difference if people don’t follow it. A worthless statement is “Eat more fruits and vegetables.” People need a strategy to eat more fruits and vegetables.
7:35 Real World Weight Loss Using Smoothies: Many years ago, John’s cousin contacted him because he wanted to lose 40 lbs, but he refused to exercise and went to Happy Hour 4 or 5 times a week. So John had him have a super food smoothie for lunch, packing in as much nutrition as possible. His cousin started feeling great and lost 30 lbs. He used other strategies, like intermittent fasting.
10:49 Smoothie Strategies for Health: He had his weight loss clients eat what they want, though tracking calories, but have one smoothie every day. He took it one step further to help his clients who had high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Using Pub Med, he found proven ingredients that he could use to help them, like beets. By using these foods in a smoothie people would consume them every day.
16:06 Strategies for Athletes: John most often saw burned out adrenals in his work with fighters and others, due to over-training. He would advise them to do light training and eat foods high in cholesterol, enzymes, adrenal glandular supplements, and smoothies using beets. Juicing was more challenging to consume consistently, but a good tasting smoothie was easy to have every day.
19:33 Addressing Adrenals with Adaptogens to normalize stress response and normalize moods. Macca works best and it works especially well with Cacao. These are in addition to his recommendations to eat foods high in cholesterol, enzymes, adrenal glandular supplements, and his smoothies using beets.
23:03 Super Food Smoothies: John has developed super food smoothie mixes that can either be a delicious smoothie, or used in a myriad of excellent recipes. Discover more at MyNutritionAdvisor.com. There are recipes, courses, food listings and more.
29:32 The Books: John has written a book on intermittent fasting called Fat Loss: The Truth and another called Nutrition Hack: The Truth. Both are available on his web site and on Amazon. The most popular book is the Super Food Recipe Book.
35:34 Super Foods: By adding super foods like spirulina, moringa, macca, turmeric, ginger, wheat grass, chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp seeds into smoothies, the impact upon health is elevated. Taking super foods in capsule form is only a fraction of what you get when you consume the food.
42:37 Meal Timing and Frequency: John used to eat twice a day. He was lean and healthy, but consensus of the day was that eating more often was healthier. He tested his blood discovered that his blood sugar had been stable without the frequent eating. For his patients who would be concerned about low sugar levels, he recommended testing throughout the day with a glucometer. Out of the nearly 500 patients who did this, he only saw actual low sugar in 3. By accident one patient followed the wrong program and ate twice a day within a 6 hour window and her blood sugar improved dramatically. He has since seen this happen again and again. He makes sure that all his clients are also working with their healthcare provider.